Bystial Magnamhut – #DABL-EN006
You can target 1 LIGHT or DARK monster in either GY; banish it, and if you do, Special Summon this card from your hand. This is a Quick Effect if your opponent controls a monster. If this card is Special Summoned: You can activate this effect; during the End Phase of this turn, add 1 Dragon monster from your Deck or GY to your hand, except “Bystial Magnamhut”. You can only use each effect of “Bystial Magnamhut” once per turn.
Date Reviewed: December 26, 2022
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is bad. 3 is average. 5 is great.
Hello Pojo Fans,
Bystial Magnamhut is the second Bystial monster to make our Top 10 and while I didn’t select it to make it this high, I understand why it is.
Same awesome, potentially responsive effect to Special Summon itself as all of the Bystial Dragons have (except Lubellion) through banishing a LIGHT or DARK in either graveyard. Your opponent needs a monster to make it responsive, but that’s a 9 out 10 times situation that they will have something on the field for you to trigger this. Magnamhut has the same ability to be an easy extender on your turn or control against your opponent’s moves if you banish from their grave. However, it is the only Bystial currently on the ban list in the OCG for its search effect of any Dragon-Type when it is Special Summoned. Dragons may be the most supported Type in the game and one of the strongest. While you have to wait for the End Phase to get your search, Maganahut doesn’t have to be on the field. Thin your deck or get something back that was used/destroyed, it is a tremendous plus for you and doesn’t depend on your opponent doing anything against you. Like the other Bystial monsters, you can use Magnamhut for attacking or Extra Deck stuff, but to get the most out of it, you gotta run some Dragon-Type monsters alongside it, which you will.
I like taking away stuff from the opponent, but it is hard to beat a search that isn’t dependent on the monster/card being on the field. They could’ve lowered its ATK/DEF from other Bystial monsters, but they didn’t, and it has the best effect of them arguably. Splashable, disruptive, and potential is there for a search on your opponent’s turn and then on your own: pretty darn good.
Until Next Time
We’ve made it to the top 5 and we got yet another Bystial making the list. From Darkwing Blast, we have Bystial Magnamhut.
Magnamhut is a Level 6 DARK Dragon with 2500 ATK and 2000 DEF. All the stuff from Druiswurm remain here, and it’s great. The first effect remains as well, being able to Special Summon this from the hand by banishing a LIGHT or DARK from either graveyard, becoming a Quick Effect if the opponent controls a monster, which is great to have on another name to have another D.D. Crow like card against the LIGHT and DARK strategies or just an extender for your LIGHT and DARK Decks. The reason Magnamhut is above Druiswurm is due to the second effect, searching for any Dragon monster at the end of the turn this was summoned, which is insane that we get a generic Dragon searcher considering it’s one of the best Types in the game. Being able to get to more Bystials to disrupt the opponent or any other Dragons to help you play the game on your turn is pretty strong. The End Phase bit is kind of what balances this, but not enough since OCG just put this to 1 at the beginning of 2023. It’s a great card for LIGHT and DARK strategies, or to run against them, especially if you’re running Dragons anyways. Even if you aren’t running a Dragon Deck, running this likely means you’re running other Bystials. Oh yeah, hard once per turn, but that’s fine. Magnamhut is a great card.
Advanced Rating: 4.75/5
Art: 4.5/5 Out of the 4 Bystial Level 6s, Magnamhut is my favorite in terms of art.
My #5: Spright Elf
Hope we had a wonderful holiday weekend! Another sneak-peak in our countdown, we vaguely alluded to this guy when we covered Bystial Druiswurm at number 9; Bystial Magnamhut is another member of the Bystial archetype, being a level 6 DARK Dragon monster with 2500 attack and 2000 defense like most of them so far.
Just like Druiswurm (and all the level 6 Bystials, for that matter), Magnamhut has a hard once per turn effect to Special Summon itself from the hand by banishing a LIGHT or DARK monster from either Graveyard, upgrading to a Quick effect if your opponent controls a monster. What puts Magnamhut in particular over the top is its unique effect, which triggers if it’s Special Summoned, allowing you to search ANY Dragon monster except itself or recycle a Dragon from the Graveyard. Not only does this allow Dragon oriented decks (like Dragonmaid and Draogn Link) to get a search going second, it also allows you to grab another Bystial (like Druiswurm) to fire off against your opponent– two monsters for the price of one! A few have even experimented with Iron Dragon Tiamaton for a situational but potentially deadly hand trap. It’s no surprise that Magnamhut was the one limited to 1 in the OCG banlist; while it won’t stop them from being a reliable anti-LIGHT and DARK package for the foreseeable future, hitting Magnamhut should put a few brakes on getting too much value out of them. Now the question is, can you out-magnam the hut?
Art: 3.5/5 There’s a theory that Magnamhut is a transformed version of Dogmatika Theo the Iron Punch because of the gauntlet thingies, but we shall see…(or not, given how cryptic Konami can be about lore)
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