Dark Synchro Material Monsters (ダークシンクロ()(ざい) (formatted as DS(ダークシンクロ)()(ざい) exclusively in card text) Dāku Shinkuro Sozai) are monsters used for a Dark Synchro Summon, one of which is a Dark Tuner. You can also use Dark Synchro Substitute Monsters for Dark Synchro Summoning.

Tokens, Spell Monsters, and Trap Monsters can be used as Dark Synchro Material Monsters.

If the Dark Synchro Monster requires Dark Synchro Material Monsters of a specific Attribute, you can use a monster with multiple Attributes (like "Elemental Mistress Doriado") as a Dark Synchro Material Monster.

Dark Synchro Material Monsters are sent to the Graveyard, not destroyed or Tributed.

Ruling Dispute

In Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's and some fan works, Dark Synchro Material Monsters are merely treated as regular Synchro Materials, and this term does not exist. In fan works that separate Dark Synchros and Dark Tuners from their counterparts, these Materials became their own category to match the separation, bringing this term into play.

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