Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Review: Dark Burning Magic

[Quick-Play Spell Card]

If you control monsters whose original names are “Dark Magician” and “Dark Magician Girl”: Destroy all cards your opponent controls.

Dark Magician is one of the oldest cards in Yu-Gi-Oh! He debuted in Starter Deck Yugi, and has been reprinted many times for over two decades. Dark Magician did not receive a lot of support during his first ten years. He finally became an archetype with the release of Dragons of Legend, and more support was made in the years to follow. Dark Burning Magic is one of those support cards released in Legendary Decks II.

Dark Burning Magic destroys all of your opponent’s cards on the field if you control Dark Magician and Dark Magician Girl on the field. It is the best mass card removal in a Dark Magician deck. It provides much needed protection for Dark Magician and Dark Magician Girl. Dark Burning Magic is a powerful combination of Heavy Storm and Raigeki. You get both cards’ effects in a single card, but Dark Burning Magic must meet its requirements to be played.

Play these cards with Dark Burning Magic!

Furthermore, you may play it during your opponent’s turn. If your opponent overextends or plays a powerful monster, then play Dark Burning Magic to destroy your opponent’s resources. I want to gain maximum value of my cards when possible. I would save the card for when my opponent overextends his or her field, and then destroy all of his or her resources. I want to destroy as many cards as possible instead of using it to destroy a single card.

Unfortunately, the effect is very restrictive. You must have the original Dark Magician and Dark Magician Girl on the field to play this card. Cards that become Dark Magician by name cannot be substituted for Dark Magician because they have different original names. For example, Magician of Dark Illusion becomes Dark Magician when it is on the field. However, its original card name is not Dark Magician, thus you are unable to play Dark Burning Magic if you only control Magician of Dark Illusion and Dark Magician Girl.

Overall, Dark Burning Magic is the ultimate spell card for Dark Magician and Dark Magician Girl. I recommend playing one copy in a deck. It destroys your opponent’s entire field in an instant! Your opponents will not see this Quick-Play Spell Card coming their way. Play this card at the right moment and you may be able to win the duel with a double Dark Magic attack.

Card Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)

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