- This card can be searched by "Dogu", "Witch of the Black Forest", "Single Purchase", "Painful Escape", "Magical Contract Door", "A Deal with Dark Ruler", "Goblin Zombie" and "Chaos Zone".
Summoning this card
"A Deal with Dark Ruler" can be activated, in response to other monsters' Summon condition or Card Effect.
Via Summoning Condition
Via Card effect
After using the following monsters' effects:
- "Archfiend Emperor, the First Lord of Horror"
- "Darkest Diabolos, Lord of the Lair"
- "Darklord Zerato"
- "Stardust Dragon"
- "Stardust Dragon/Assault Mode"
Using while it has high ATK
- This card can do massive damage and possibly cause an OTK with "Solitary Sword of Poison".
- "Berserk Dragon" can be equipped with and/or be aided by "Fairy Meteor Crush", "Armory Arm", "Big Bang Shot" or "Meteorain" to inflict damage when attacking Defense Position monsters
- You can search for some of those by using Hidden Armory.
- "A Deal with Dark Ruler" can be used after using the field clearing effect of to Summon this card.
- Use "Reverse Trap" to raise its ATK for a turn.
- This can be a good counter to "D.D. Warrior Lady", as many would simply want to banish "Berserk Dragon" (to prevent a second one from appearing with the combo above).
- Use "Skill Drain", "Forbidden Scripture". ""Forbidden Chalice" or "Shrink" to fully restore this cards ATK after being weakened by it's own effect.
- This card can be useful in any Deck with a high number of Level 8 or higher monsters such as "Malefic", "Gimmick Puppet" or those that use Rank 8 or 10 Xyz Monsters.
- As soon as possible, Tribute this card for "Great Maju Garzett".
- Tribute Summon "The Creator" with at least 1 Level 8 monster, then activate "A Deal with Dark Ruler" to Special Summon "Berserk Dragon". Activate the effect of "The Creator" to get the Level 8 monster back for a possible OTK.
- Use "Ojama Trio" to put 3 Tokens on your opponent's field, after this use "Zero Gravity" to change them to Attack Position, so use this card to attack all Tokens and make an OTK.
- This card can be used in an "Archfiend" Deck: "A Deal with Dark Ruler" can be searched with "Archfiend Heiress" and activate it when your "Archfiend Emperor, the First Lord of Horror" is destroyed with its own effect.
- Use "Ghost of a Grudge" or "The Legendary Fisherman III" to maximize the damage inflicted by this card.
- An OTK is possible if this is done the turn this card is Summoned and your opponent controls at least 3 monsters.
- This card can be kept at 3500 ATK consistently if "Alector, Sovereign of Birds" can be kept on the field, and use its power to negate this card's effect during your Main Phase 2, so its unable to trigger during the End Phase.
- This card has the highest attack of any Zombie-type monster with 0 defense, and provides good fodder for "Shiranui Samuraisaga" or "Shiranui Shogunsaga" effect.