Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Review: The Eye of Timaeus

(This card is also always treated as “Legendary Dragon Timaeus”.)
Target 1 “Dark Magician” monster you control; Fusion Summon 1 Fusion Monster from your Extra Deck that lists that monster on the field as Fusion Material, using it as the Fusion Material. You can only activate 1 “The Eye of Timaeus” per turn.

The Eye of Timaeus is a normal spell card, and this card supports the Dark Magician. It is Dark Magician’s special version of polymerization. It is one of the most popular cards from the original anime. Its effect in the anime is nearly identical to its effects in the real game.

Anime History:

Yugi received The Eye of Timaeus from Dark Magician Girl. The card became part of his deck’s main strategy. Yugi often fused The Eye of Timaeus with Dark Magician or Dark Magician Girl. He created the popular fusion monsters of Amulet Dragon and Dark Magician Girl the Dragon Knight!


The Eye of Timaeus fusion summons any fusion monster with the requirement of a card with Dark Magician in its name. You only need Dark Magician or Dark Magician Girl on the field to activate the effect. It is a useful and efficient method for a fusion summon.

The best benefit of this effect is you only need one of the materials for the fusion summon. It is an easy requirement to meet its conditions. Many cards in the game special summon Dark Magician and spellcasters to the field.

In addition, you can build the deck around Dark Magician or Dark Magician Girl without the additional fusion materials. This strategy allows the deck to feature cards to support the archetype and increase the deck’s consistency. You are still able to play these fusion monsters without the other fusion materials.

  • Weakness:

However, The Eye of Timaeus requires Dark Magician or Dark Magician Girl to be on the field for the activation of its effect. You must protect these cards. An opponent can negate their summon before you have the opportunity to activate The Eye of Timaeus.

Fusion Monsters:

The archetype of the Dark Magician has many options of fusion monsters for The Eye of Timaeus. Each fusion monster is an good option against certain decks. The Eye of Timaeus puts a lot of momentum in your favor with a powerful monster.

  • Amulet Dragon

Amulet Dragon is an unique Fusion Monster with useful effects. its fist effect banishes spell cards in either player’s graveyard. This effect is a great ability against decks with spells that activate in the graveyard or decks with cards that return spells from the graveyard to the hand.

In addition, Amulet Dragon special summons any spellcaster from your graveyard after it is destroyed. You may special summon the Dark Magician. The field is set for The Eye of Timaeus to special summon another fusion monster.

Dark Cavalry is a fusion monster of the Dark Magician and any warrior. This card’s value comes from his second effect. Dark Cavalry negates and destroys any card when the card’s effect attempts to destroy any card on the field. It is an useful ability to protect your cards on the field.

  • Dark Magician The Dragon Knight

Dark Magician The Dragon Knight is a fantastic card for the Dark Magician. His effect protects your spells and traps from the opponent. He provides protection for Eternal Soul and Dark Magical Circle. These two cards are key pieces to the deck. You need to protect them.

Dark Magician Girl The Dragon Knight is a basic fusion monster with a single ability. This card is a popular monster due to its history in the anime. Dark Magician Girl The Dragon Knight destroys one card when you discard a card from your hand. It is a decent card by today’s standards. You will most likely summon one of the other monsters in this list.

The most powerful card on this list is Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon. The Eyes of Timaeus easily special summons this fusion monster with the Dark Magician. You instantly have a major advantage and control of the game.

However, you cannot use the full potential of Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon with The Eyes of Timaeus. The fusion uses one normal monster that is the Dark Magician. You can only use Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon’s ability to destroy monsters once per turn.

List of Fusion Monsters for The Eye of Timaeus:
NameCard TypeFusion MaterialTypeLevelAttribute
Amulet DragonFusion Monster"Dark Magician" + 1 Dragon monsterDragon8Dark
Dark CavalryFusion Monster“Dark Magician” + 1 Warrior monsterSpellcaster8Dark
Dark Magician the Dragon KnightFusion Monster"Dark Magician" + 1 Dragon monsterDragon8Dark
Dark Magician Girl the Dragon KnightFusion Monster"Dark Magician Girl" + 1 Dragon monsterDragon7Dark
Dark PaladinFusion Monster"Dark Magician" + "Buster Blader"Spellcaster8Dark
Master of ChaosFusion Monster
"Dark Magician" + 1 "Chaos" or "Black Luster Soldier" Ritual Monster

Card Rating:

Overall, The Eye of Timaeus is a powerful spell card for the Dark Magician. It instantly turns the duel in your favor. The Eye of Timaeus can special summon Red-Eyes, Dark Dragoon from the extra deck. You have one of the strongest cards in the game on the field. I recommend playing two to three copies of The Eye of Timaeus in your deck.

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

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