Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Review: Magical Exemplar

Each time a Spell Card is activated, place 2 Spell Counters on this card when that Spell Card resolves. Once per turn: You can remove any number of Spell Counters from this card; Special Summon 1 Spellcaster-Type monster from your hand or Graveyard whose Level is equal to the number of Spell Counters you removed.

Spellcasters are some of the most powerful monsters in Yu-Gi-Oh!, and Magical Exemplar is no exemption. She is a level four Spellcaster and effect monster with 1790 ATK and 1400 DEF. Her effect allows the play to remove any number of Spell Counters from her to special summon one Spellcaster from the player’s hand or Graveyard whose level is equal to the number of Spell Counters removed. The effect can be activated multiple times per turn.

Spell Counters

Magical Exemplar was originally made to support Spell Counter decks. Her ability is able to take full advantage of many cards in the hand, Graveyard, and on the field. Play this card alongside Magical Citadel of Endymion to conserve Magical Exemplar’s Spell Counters. Magical Citadel of Endymion’s effect will basically give the player additional Spell Counters to use for Magical Exemplar’s effect to swarm the field and set up XYZ and Synchro plays. Furthermore, Spellbooks can play a major in rapidly gaining Spell Counters. This will only set up plays much faster.


Spellbooks can quickly increase Magical Exemplar’s amount of Spell Counters. Combos with Spellbook of Secrets and Spellbook of the Master can give eight or more Spell Counts to Magical Exemplar in a single turn! These combos will enable the player to special summon a powerful monster or a group of monsters for XYZ and Synchro plays.

Magical Exemplar can easily set up the field to Synchro summon Shooting Quasar Dragon. The combo requires her to have eight Spell Counters to be able to special summon a level seven Spellcaster and one level one tuner. In this example Magical Exemplar’s effect will special High Priestess of Prophecy and Effect Veiler. Effect Veiler, High Priestess of Prophecy, and Magical Exemplar will be used to Synchro summon the legendary Shooting Quasar Dragon!

Finally, Spellbook of Wisdom and Spellbook of Fate can protect Magical Exemplar. Protecting her is very crucial to use her combo plays. She can be protected from spell and trap cards. The Spellbook of Fate can banish any potential card that may destroy Magical Exemplar.

Overall, Magical Exemplar is a very good and sometimes overlooked Spellcaster. Her effect can create devastating and game changing plays to give major advantage to her owner. Her combo plays can summon powerful monsters Stardust Dragon and Quasar Dragon in a single turn! A first turn Quasar Dragon can easily lead to an OTK! Consider playing Magical Exemplar the next time you build a Spellcaster deck.

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

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