• If the Battle Phase is not entered on any turn, its self-destruction effect will not activate.
  • During your Battle Phase, after you attack with this card, you can return this card to your hand with "Compulsory Evacuation Device", then in your Main Phase 2 you can discard it to use its effect.
    • Or, you can use "Begone, Knave!" to return it to your hand after attacking.
    • "Deck Devastation Virus" can be used instead to destroy your opponent's monsters with ATK equal and lower to 1500.
  • Note that the monsters you can summon alongside "Plaguespreader Zombie"/"Pain Painter" are Level 3, 4 and 5, allowing you to easily Synchro summon a Level 5, 6 or 7 Synchro monster respectively.
  • This card works well in "Skull Flame" decks, as you can summon two "Burning Skull Heads" and sacrifice them for a "Skull Flame", dealing 2000 damage and getting out a 2600 ATK beatstick.
  • This card can also be used in a "Ghostrick" deck to summon "Ghostrick Jiangshi" and "Ghostrick Stein" to quickly summon a Rank 3 monster, like "Ghostrick Alucard".

Traditional Format


  • Zombie monsters with 2000 or less ATK that can be Special Summoned from the hand:
 Japanese namePrimary typeSecondary typeAttributeLevelPSATKDEF
Armored Zombie鎧武者ゾンビNormal MonsterDARK315000
Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring灰流うららEffect MonsterTuner monsterFIRE301800
Astra GhoulsアストラグールズEffect MonsterEARTH502000
Bacon SaverタスケルトンEffect MonsterDARK2700600
Beast of the Pharaohファラオの化身Effect MonsterEARTH3400600
Blood Suckerブラッド・サッカーEffect MonsterDARK413001500
Blue-Blooded Oni蒼血鬼Effect MonsterDARK410001700
Bone CrusherボーンクラッシャーEffect MonsterEARTH41600200
Burning Skull Headバーニング・スカルヘッドEffect MonsterFIRE31000800
ChewboneチュウボーンEffect MonsterFlip monsterEARTH3300300
... further results
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