Phantom Knights will never fall! No matter how many times you destroy them, they will always revive!

— Yuto on the "Phantom Knights"

"The Phantom Knights", known as "Phantom Knights" (幻影騎士団ファントム・ナイツ Fantomu Naitsu) in the OCG, is an archetype of DARK Warrior monsters and Pseudo-Trap Monster used by Yuto in Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V anime and manga. It is a sub-archetype of the "Phantom Knights" archetype.



The monsters visually appear to be ghostly beings, while the Pseudo-Trap Monsters appear to be animated armor/weapons surrounded by ghostly flames. They use the naming scheme "The Phantom Knights of {adjective} {clothing item/weapon}" in the TCG, or "Phantom Knights {adjective} {clothing item/weapon}" in the OCG, with the namesake item being featured in the artwork of each respective card.


The adjectives for the monsters appear to be words related to disrepair, disuse, and emptiness; while the adjectives for the Pseudo-Trap Monsters seem to relate to darkness, death, emptiness, and mistake.

In Japanese, their Kanji reads "げんえいだん" (Gen'ei Kishidan)

Playing style

"The Phantom Knights" monsters involve manipulating their cards while they are in the Graveyard. Though they have other effects, the Main Deck monsters share a common effect of banishing themselves from the Graveyard in order to search each other/their Spell/Trap Cards out or place each other/their Spell/Trap Cards in the Graveyard. Their Spell and Trap Cards also activate from the Graveyard in order to Special Summon more "The Phantom Knights", including multiple Pseudo-Trap Monsters. These plays are meant to set up the Xyz Summon of Rank 2-4 DARK Xyz Monsters, supporting them with stat-increasing and protection effects.

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