ATK/ 3,200 DEF/ 2,800
Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must be Special Summoned (from your hand) by Tributing 2 Level 6 or higher Spellcaster-Type monsters, and cannot be Special Summoned by other ways. During either player’s turn, when a Trap Card is activated: You can negate the activation, and if you do, destroy it. This card must be face-up on the field to activate and to resolve this effect.
Sorcerer of Dark Magic is a Spellcaster with impressive powers. Yugi plays this card in Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: Pyramid of Light. Sorcerer of Dark Magic has an impressive 3,200 Attack Points and 2,800 Defense Points. He has a similar design to the Dark Magician. He wields a powerful wand and his armor has the same style as the Dark Magician. Sorcerer of Dark Magic has two effects, and one of those effects restricts a player’s ability to summon him.
Movie Appearance: Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: Pyramid of Light
Sorcerer of Dark Magic appears in Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: Pyramid of Light. Yugi plays this powerful spellcaster during his duel against Kaiba. Sorcerer of Dark Magic provides an instant shift of momentum in Yugi’s favor. Sorcerer of Dark Magic attacks and destroys Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon. This spellcaster also counters Kaiba’s attempt to activate Deck Destruction Virus.
Sorcerer of Dark Magic is a difficult spellcaster to summon to the field. You cannot normal summon this monster from your hand. You may only special summon Sorcerer of Dark Magic by using two level 6 or greater spellcasters as tributes. It is not an easy requirement. First, you must successfully summon two level 6 or greater spellcasters to the field, and hope your opponent does not destroy those monster. Then, you special summon Sorcerer of Dark Magic.
Unfortunately, Sorcerer of Dark Magic cannot be special summoned from the graveyard. You are unable to easily summon him if your opponent destroys him. You must wisely play this spellcaster during a duel. Cards such as Monster Reborn, Call of The Haunted, and Spellbook of Life are not able to special summon Sorcerer of Dark Magic.
Special Summon Sorcerer of Dark Magic
You need two level 6 or higher spellcasters to tribute to special summon Sorcerer of Dark Magic. One of the quickest methods is playing two copies of High Priestess of Prophecy. She reduces the amount of resources to play him. High Priestess of Prophecy special summons herself to the field, and you need to special summon two copies of her. Then, tribute both copies of High Priestess of Prophecy to special summon Sorcerer of Dark Magic.
Play these cards to special summon Sorcerer of Dark Magic
Sorcerer of Dark Magic may negate the activation of Trap cards and destroy Trap cards during either player’s turn. He protects himself from Trap cards such as Mirror Force. Most of your opponent’s Traps are useless cards against him. Sorcerer of Dark Magic can attack the opponent without the fear of most Trap Cards.
However, Sorcerer of Dark Magic is unable to destroy Counter Traps. He can only destroy normal Trap cards. The second effect of Sorcerer of Dark Magic is Speed Spell 2, and Counter Traps are faster cards at Speed Spell 3. Your opponent can play a Counter Trap card such as Solemn Judgment to destroy Sorcerer of Dark Magic.
Overall, Sorcerer of Dark Magic falls short of being a great card because he has difficult restrictions to summon him. He has impressive stats, and delivers massive damage. His effect to negate and destroy Traps is a strong ability. He is able to protect himself from Trap cards. However, Sorcerer of Dark Magic is a very difficult card to summon. A deck with Sorcerer of Dark Magic needs cards to easily special summon level 6 or higher spellcasters.
Card Rating: (2.5 / 5)