Secrets of Dark Magic
Activate 1 of the following effects.
● Fusion Summon 1 Fusion Monster from your Extra Deck, using monsters from your hand or field, including “Dark Magician” or “Dark Magician Girl”, as Fusion Material.
● Ritual Summon 1 Ritual Monster from your hand, by Tributing monsters from your hand or field, including “Dark Magician” or “Dark Magician Girl”, whose total Levels equal or exceed the Level of the Ritual Monster.
March 17th, 2020
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
Hello Pojo Fans,
Secrets of Dark Magic is the Spell Card DM-based decks have been waiting for: a searchable fusion within the archetype.
Fusion or Ritual Summon capabilities in one card is great, eliminating the need to run extra cards in a deck that is typically type-based outside those card (Fairy monsters searching Ritual, KoTS searching Poly, etc.). As a Quick-Play, it gives you more capabilities for damage. Yes, for the ritual part you need to include Dark Magician or Dark Magician Girl as the monster(s), but that’s a fair trade as this is DM/DMG support. This being searchable by Inheritance and Rod…I can’t even tell you how happy I was as a Dark Magician deck user. Sure, now you need a Dragon or Warrior for the Fusion Summons, but that is as easy as Instant Fusion or Keeper of Dragon Magic.
This is a great support card for people struggling within this archetype to Fusion/Ritual Summon consistently.
Until Next Time
Dark Magician has needed some searchable versatility like this, and now they got it with Secrets of Dark Magic.
SoDM is a Quick-Play Spell that can either let you Fusion Summon a monster using the proper materials (must include a Dark Magician or Dark Magician Girl) or Ritual Summon using equal or greater Levels (again, need Dark Magician or Dark Magician Girl). The game isn’t short on either Fusion or Ritual Spells, but we didn’t have a card that could do either until now. I can appreciate them giving us a more consistent option to summon Fusions or Rituals in Dark Magician as this is searchable off cards like Magician’s Rod or Dark Magical Circle and it takes less space than using a Ritual Spell like Chaos Form or a Fusion Spell like Polymerization. Dark Magician never really had a Fusion Spell for themselves until now, at least one that was searchable. Secrets of Dark Magic can be a cool card for Dark Magician Decks that use their Fusions or Rituals, it can be good as a 1 of.
Advanced Rating: 3.75/5
Art: 5/5 It’s a swirl and a Ritual at the same time, looks really cool as well.
Secrets of Dark Magic is a rather nifty Quickplay Magic card, and a nice new piece of dual Fusion and Ritual Support. Both effects here are essentially the same, just you get to either summon a Fusion or Ritual Monster. The Monsters selected for your Summon have to come from the Field and Hand totaling or exceeding the Level of the Monster you Special Summon.
You have to use Dark Magician or Dark Magician Girl as part of the required material. Given how easy it is to bring those Monsters out, and given the theme(s), I find that an appropriate condition. Naturally, the Fusion side makes me think of Dark Paladin, but Quintet Magicain also comes into play. Amulet Dragon could be a fun one to pull off with this too.
On the Ritual side, there’s Magician of Black Choas, as well as the Max version, perhaps a Black Luster Soldier or variant as well. Being able to pull from either side is rather fun and keeps things open for you. Any kind of protection here would’ve been welcome, even just the turn you brought out the Monster. But maybe that would have been too much since this can work for Fusion and Ritual.
Art: 4/5 Still the Magician Seal, and the staffs at the bottom seem to belong to Magician of Black Chaos. The swirls around the seal obviously pertain to Fusion.
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