Magician of Chaos
June 25, 2019
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
About time we get Chaos Form support for Dark Magician, here’s Magician of Chaos.
Magician of Chaos is a Level 7 DARK Spellcaster Ritual with 2500 ATK and 2100 DEF. Dark Magician stats should of been expected basically, DARK is nice, and Spellcaster is always fun. The Ritual Spell is Chaos Form, but it isn’t the mandatory one, meaning Advanced Ritual Art is a good option because thankfully this is the same Level as Dark Magician. This card’s name becomes Dark Magician while on the field or in the graveyard, giving it great synergy with Dark Magical Circle and Eternal Soul (if Magician of Chaos is properly Ritual Summoned for the latter mostly) along with all those Dark Magician support Spells and Traps like the card we saw yesterday. Once per turn, when a Spell/Trap card or effect is activated (Quick Effect), you can target a card on the field and destroy it. It works off your Spells and Traps as well, so it can kinda be better than just negating something as you wouldn’t want to negate your own cards and your opponent will have to properly play around this card so they don’t lose one of their important cards. Very nice removal for a deck that could use it, Dark Magical Circle can’t remove everything at once and cards like Dark Magic Attack, Dark Burning Attack, and Dark Burning Magic might be too bricky for you to max out on. If this Ritual Summoned card is destroyed by battle or effect (which is good to specify Ritual Summoned since this is easy to revive off Eternal Soul) you can Special Summon a Chaos or Black Luster Soldier Ritual Monster from your hand ignoring the summoning conditions, excluding Magician of Chaos of course. So this thing can summon Blue-Eyes Chaos MAX Dragon in a deck it wasn’t originally meant to be summoned in, but I guess they didn’t care for Dark Magician being able to access Chaos MAX Dragon, though now Dark Magician will eventually get Magician of Black Chaos MAX to the TCG at some point. It summons Black Luster Soldier Rituals as well for any future ones along with Super Soldier being good options. Magician of Chaos is a pretty good card, worth building a Dark Magician deck around Ritual Summoning for, as you can get off without building your Dark Magician deck with the Rituals, but another version with them is feasible and has different benefits. I just don’t think Magician of Chaos and Ritual Spells will fit in well with regular Dark Magician builds since it can get bricky, but again it’s worth building a Dark Magician deck around Ritual Summoning just to make use of this.
Advanced Rating: 3.75/5
Art: 4.5/5 Looks like Dark Magician to me, but the robe and rod look upgraded and I like it a lot.
Magician of Chaos, a really fun and interesting Ritual Monster, continues things on this week. Everything stat wise is the same as his non Ritual, non Effect counterpart. Chaos Form can Ritual Summon this card, and Advanced Ritual Art is a good choice, as you could dump Dark Magician and bring this out. So he becomes Dark Magician while on the Field and in the Graveyard, go figure.
A Quick Effect let’s you, once per turn when a Magic/Trap card is activated, let’s you Target (note Target) a card on the Field and destroy. Any card, any position, belonging to either player. I’m a fan of this. Next we see that if this card is destroyed by Battle, assuming it was first Ritual Summoned, you can Special Summon (ignoring its Summoning requirements) a chaos or Black Luster Soldier Ritual Monster.
That’s not bad, but you’re probably not using much, if any, of those cards outside of this in your Dark Magician build, and that’s me assuming you’re using this at all. The destruction is a fun and useful effect, but it doesn’t negate anything, and that could prove troublesome. But with how easy it is to activate, you could/should get multiple uses from that effect. It’s a fun card for sure, so use and enjoy if you build around it.
Art: 5/5 LOVE LOVE LOVE this outfit, the Magician seal in below him, and around the top of the staff, and the background is phenomenal too.
Hello Pojo Fans,
Magician of Chaos is a much better upgrade from its predecessor.
Smaller stats to match Dark Magician, fitting since it takes on the name once on the field and in the grave. Taking the name of Dark Magician lends it the power to combo with Dark Magic Attack, Dark Magic Circle, and Eternal Soul. The destruction option of a card every turn a card effect is activated is something the archetype needed (but not in ritual form). You can activate your own cards and trigger this effect, making certain you get that destruction effect. The replace effect MoC has isn’t really important outside of a dedicated Chaos or BLS build, but it is good that it can replace itself with a Ritual Monster without needing to Ritual Summon, but it would be better if it could summon the monster from the deck instead of only from your hand.
If this monster could have been used without having to Ritual Summon it first it would have been a great addition to the archetype. As is, it is a decent addition for someone who wants to run a split build with Chaos or BLS monsters requiring rituals.
Until Next Time
Dark Magician stats on the Ritual Body make up Magician of Chaos. If you’re running Chaos Form in the Dark Magician deck, this will destroy one targeted card per turn after a Spell or Trap is activated. Unfortunately, it doesn’t negate anything. If Magician of Chaos is destroyed by anything after being Ritual Summoned, you get to Special Summon any other Chaos or Black Luster Soldier Ritual Monster from your hand for free. This second effect is very free and a good form of replacement if Magician of Chaos is destroyed. he’s fun in the fun deck. I think he’s necessary for the chaos ritual deck. And he just looks amazing. However, he isn’t necessary, and Rituals can be bricky and slow. Run for fun.
Score: 3.5/5 Art: 5/5
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