Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Reviews: Eternal Soul

Every “Dark Magician” in your Monster Zone is unaffected by your opponent’s card effects. If this face-up card leaves the field: Destroy all monsters you control. You can only use the following effect of “Eternal Soul” once per turn. You can activate 1 of these effects;
● Special Summon 1 “Dark Magician” from your hand or GY.
● Add 1 “Dark Magic Attack” or “Thousand Knives” from your Deck to your hand.

Eternal Soul is one of the best Trap cards made for the Dark Magician. The artwork depicts Dark Magician on a stone tablet. It is very similar to the stone tables in the anime with Atem and Kaiba. This card was released in Legendary Decks II. In addition, Eternal Soul is one of the most commonly played Trap cards in Dark Magician decks.

Eternal Soul protects Dark Magician from your opponent’s card effects. Dark Magician needs this card to have protection on the field. He is a very vulnerable card without support on the field. Your opponent’s only options are to destroy Dark Magician by battle or destroy Eternal Soul. However, if your opponent destroys Eternal Soul, then all of your monsters will be destroyed.

Play these cards with Eternal Soul!

Eternal Soul’s second effect special summons Dark Magician from your hand or graveyard. Eternal Soul’s third effect adds Dark Magic Attack or Thousand Knives from your deck to your hand. You may only activate either the second effect or the third effect once per turn. I prefer to special summon Dark Magician if he was destroyed by battle. My opponent must destroy Eternal Soul if he or she wants to truly destroy my Dark Magician.

Furthermore, Dark Magic Attack and Thousand Knives are good cards to add to your hand. I recommend adding Thousand Knives to your hand. It destroys your opponent’s monster. Your opponent’s monster is the biggest thread to your Dark Magician, and it is wise to destroy it. On the other hand, Dark Magic Attack destroys all of your opponent’s Spell cards and Trap cards.

Combo 1: Eternal Soul
  1. Activate Eternal Soul’s second effect to special summon Dark Magician
  2. Play the The Eye of Timaeus
  3. Fusion summon Dark Magician the Dragon Knight

Overall, Eternal Soul is one of the best cards to play in a Dark Magician deck. It is essential card to play in the deck. Eternal Soul protects Dark Magician from your opponent’s effects, and gives you access to him and his support. It helps the deck be consistent. I recommend playing two or three copies of Eternal Soul in your deck.

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

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