Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Review: Magician of Dark Illusion

[Spellcaster/Effect]

ATK/2,100 DEF/2,500

This card’s name becomes “Dark Magician” while on the field. You can only use each of these effects of “Magician of Dark Illusion” once per turn.
● During your opponent’s turn, if you activate a Spell/Trap Card or effect (except during the Damage Step): You can Special Summon this card from your hand.
● If you activate a Spell/Trap Card or effect while this card is face-up on your field (except during the Damage Step): You can target 1 “Dark Magician” in your GY; Special Summon it. This effect can only be used once while this card is face-up on the field.

Magician of Dark Illusion is a spellcaster, who gains the name of the Dark Magician. His artwork depicts a shadowy figure with the shape of the Dark Magician. The artwork fits the name of the card. The card shows an illusion of the ultimate wizard in terms of attack and defense.

First Effect:

Magician of Dark Illusion’s name becomes Dark Magician when he is on the field. Therefore, Magician of Dark Illusions interacts with Dark Magician’s support. This archetype has a large amount of support.

Therefore, you can consistently play a deck. Magician of Dark Illusion is a nice substitute for Dark Magician. You can play cards such as Dark Magic Attack.

For example, you may activate The Eyes of Timaeus and use Magician of Dark Illusion in place of the real Dark Magician. His name on the field allows him to be material for the fusion. The Eyes of Timaeus and Magician of Dark Illusion can fusion summon powerful cards such as Dark Paladin.

Second Effect:

Magician of Dark Illusion special summons himself from your hand after you play a Spell or Trap during your opponent’s turn. You do not need to tribute any monsters summon him. You save monsters in your hand and gain the effects from the Spell that you played moments ago.

Furthermore, I recommend a Quick-Play Spell or Trap for the activation of the second effect. Dark Magician has many useful spells and traps for his advantage. I recommend cards such as Soul Servant and Eternal Soul. You may activate them during the opponent’s turn.

Play these Spell cards with Magician of Dark Illusion:

Third Effect:

Magician of Dark Illusion special summons a Dark Magician from your graveyard if you activate a Spell or Trap card with him on the field. You can activate this effect during either players’ turn. Two spellcasters will reside on your field.

Furthermore, the effect is a useful method to special summon the Dark Magician from the graveyard. The requirement is very simple. You only need to activate a Spell or Trap. You gain the effects of the Spell or Trap and Dark Magician from the graveyard.

However, you may only activate this effect once.  This limitation prevents abuse from the card. The limitation also requires players to carefully activate the effect at a good moment.

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Card Rating:

Overall, Magician of Dark Illusion is a useful card for decks with the Dark Magician. This monster special summons himself to the field. In addition, he special summons the legendary Dark Magician. You can create fantastic combos with this monster. I recommend playing one or two copies of Magician of Dark Illusion in a deck with the Dark Magician.

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

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