Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Review: Palladium Oracle Mahad

Palladium Oracle Mahad


ATK/2,500 DEF/2,100

When you draw this card: You can reveal this card; Special Summon it from your hand. If this card battles a DARK monster, its ATK is doubled during the Damage Step only. If this card is destroyed by battle or card effect: You can Special Summon 1 “Dark Magician” from your hand, Deck, or Graveyard.

Palladium Oracle Mahad was released in Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions Movie Pack. He is a supportive member of the Dark Magician’s archetype. Palladium Oracle Mahad is also one of the few cards to be based on a character from the anime. He is obviously Mahad from the anime and manga. This card has the character’s name in its title and the same stats as Dark Magician.

The History of Dark Magician

Mahad is one of the six priests under Pharaoh Atem, and wielded the Millennium Ring. He was also Mana’s teacher in the art of magic. He sacrificed his life to protect Atem  Thief King Bakura in a battle. Mahad used his Ba and his Ka to become the Dark Magician. Mahad continues to serve Atem in spirit as the Dark Magician in Yugi’s deck.

Special Summon!

Palladium Oracle Mahad’s first effect special summons him when you draw him. This skill is amazing because you do not require resources to play him. You can focus on your resources on other cards in the deck. He basically plays himself when you draw him. You gain a strong monster with 2,500 ATK, and he can destroy many monsters in this game.

Play these cards with Palladium Oracle Mahad!

Palladium Oracle Mahad’s second effect doubles his ATK when he battles a DARK monster. His ATK rises to 5,000! His effect provides effective offense against opponents with dark monsters. Furthermore, Palladium Oracle Mahad is a useful card to play when your opponent has a strong DARK monster the field. He can destroy very strong cards such as Blue-Eyes Chaos MAX Dragon and Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon.

In addition, Palladium Oracle Mahad’s third effect special summons the famous Dark Magician if he is destroyed by battle or a card’s effect. You instantly get a new monster with respectable stats on the field. Furthermore, Dark Magician is the deck’s main monster, and you want to play him. This effect has the option to special summon Dark Magician from the hand, deck and graveyard. I recommend special summoning Dark Magician from the graveyard to save your copies in your deck or hand.

However, your opponent can bypass Palladium Oracle Mahad’s third effect, and prevent you from activating it! His effect only activates when he is destroyed by battle or a card’s effect. Your opponent bypasses this condition if he or she banishes Palladium Oracle Mahad from the field. Then, you would be unable to use his effect to special summon Dark Magician!

Play these XYZ Monsters with Palladium Oracle Mahad!

Finally, Palladium Oracle Mahad is a level seven monster, and this means he can be used as material for some of the best XYZ monsters in the game. His first effect makes this strategy a lot easier. You do not need to use resources to summon him on the field. You can use your resources to summon another monster such as Dark Magician. Then, use Dark Magician and Palladium Oracle Mahad as material to special summon a rank seven XYZ monster.

Overall, Palladium Oracle Mahad is a fantastic card to play with the Dark Magician. I recommend playing at least one copy of him in your deck. His effects perfectly complements the deck. Palladium Oracle Mahad transitions to the Dark Magician, and allows you to maintain a strong field. He helps the deck special summon its ace monster Dark Magician.

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

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