Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Review: Ebon High Magician

Ebon High Magician


[ATK/2,300 DEF/2,800]

2 Level 7 Spellcaster-Type monsters
While this card has Xyz Material, you can activate a Quick-Play Spell Card or a Trap Card from your hand during your opponent’s turn by detaching 1 Xyz Material from this card at activation. If this Xyz Summoned card is destroyed by battle and sent to the Graveyard, or if this Xyz Summoned card you control is sent to your Graveyard by an opponent’s card effect: You can Special Summon 1 DARK Spellcaster-Type monster from your hand or Deck, then you can destroy 1 card on the field.

Ebon High Magician is a rank seven XYZ monster. This mighty wizard resembles the famous Dark Magician. Ebon High Magician is a defensive card with two unique effects. Players recognize him as being a member of the Dark Magician’s archetype because his artwork resembles the ultimate wizard. His effects also benefit the Dark Magician and all other Dark Spellcasters.

The Master of Quick-Play Spells and Traps!

A master in magic uses his special abilities during your opponent’s turn! Ebon High Magician’s first effect allows you to play a quick-play spell or trap card from your hand during your opponent’s turn! His powerful magic bypasses the game’s rules and creates an amazing defense. You can counter your opponent’s strategy without him or her seeing it coming! Your opponent cannot stop you from playing the trap from your hand.

Furthermore, this effect protects your quick-play spell and trap cards. You do not need to set them on the field. Your opponent is unable to destroy them before the activation because they are in your hand. Keep those cards in your hand until you are ready to play them. Ebon High Magician hides your trap cards in your hand. Then, surprise your opponent by activating the trap from your hand!

Play these cards with Ebon High Magician!

Ebon High Magician’s second effect special summons a Dark Spellcaster from your hand or deck, and destroys one card on the field when he is destroyed by battle or an opponent’s card effect. You special summon a very powerful monster from your hand or deck to replace him. Thus, you are able to maintain a strong field. Furthermore, you gain an advantage by destroying one card on the field. This effect is perfect for destroying your opponent’s signature monster.

I like the effect’s concept of gaining a new monster after losing Ebon High Magician. It fits his defensive scheme by special summoning a new monster on your field. You have the opportunity to special summon a stronger monster on the field. One of my favorite targets for this skill is Dark Magician of Chaos. Dark Magician of Chaos’s effect triggers when he is summoned, and you draw any spell card from your graveyard.

Card Rating

Overall, Ebon High Magician is a good defensive card for Spellcaster decks. He perfectly fits in a deck with Dark Magician. You need to play this card in a deck with many Dark Spellcasters. I enjoy Ebon High Magician’s defensive effects because they counter my opponent’s strategy. I have an answer for my opponent’s next move.

Card Rating: 4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

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