Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Review: Silent Magician

[Spellcaster/Effect]

ATK/1,000 DEF/1,000

Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must be Special Summoned (from your hand) by Tributing 1 Spellcaster-Type monster, and cannot be Special Summoned by other ways. This card gains 500 ATK for each card in your hand. Once per turn, during either player’s turn, when a Spell Card is activated: You can negate the activation. If this card is destroyed by battle, or if this card in its owner’s control is destroyed by an opponent’s card effect: You can Special Summon 1 “Silent Magician” monster from your hand or Deck, except “Silent Magician”, ignoring its Summoning conditions.

Silent Magician (the archetype) was introduced in the original Yu-Gi-Oh! anime. Yugi plays Level monsters in the final season of the show. Silent Magician fits the theme for Yugi’s deck of spellcasters. Silent Magician (the monster) was created many years after the original Yu-Gi-Oh! concluded. Her powerful effects update the archetype for the modern format.

First Effect

You cannot normal summon Silent Magician to the field like most monsters. Her effect requires you to tribute one spellcaster to special summon her. In addition, this is the only method to special summon Silent Magician. The cost to play her balances this card. Silent Magician has very powerful effects. She can negate Spell cards, and quickly increase her ATK.

Second Effect

Silent Magician gains 500 ATK (attack points) for every card in your hand. She can quickly become a powerful monster. Her effect has amazing synergy with Spellbooks. You will have many cards in your hand and you can draw twice per turn with Spellbook Grand Tower. If you have four cards in your hand, then Silent Magician will have 3,000 ATK.

Third Effect

Silent Magician negates the action of a Spell card during either player’s turn. This effect is very powerful. You may activate her skill at any time during a turn. Silent Magician counters your opponent’s strategy. This effect also does not have a cost.

Fourth Effect

When your opponent destroys Silent Magician in battle or by an effect, you may special summon any monster with Silent Magician in its name except for a copy of “Silent Magician”. This ability improves Silent Magician LV8. The effect makes the card easier and quicker to summon. Silent Magician LV8 needs this type of card to compete in today’s format. You have a very powerful monster on the field.

Play these cards with Silent Magician!
  • Silent Magician LV8
  • Spellbook Grand Tower
Card Rating:

Overall, Silent Magician is one of the most essential monsters to play in a deck with Silent Magician LV8. Players no longer need to increase the level of monsters to advance to Silent Magician LV8. You can play the deck’s signature monster with a more efficient method. Silent Magician also is a great card for negating your opponent’s Spell Cards. I recommend playing Silent Magician in a deck for the “Silent Magician” archetype.

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