Timaeus the United Dragon – #BACH-EN003
You can send 1 Spellcaster monster, or 1 Spell/Trap that mentions “Dark Magician”, from your hand or face-up field to the GY; Special Summon this card from your hand. During your Main Phase: You can Fusion Summon 1 Fusion Monster from your Extra Deck, using monsters from your hand or field as material, including a Spellcaster monster. You can only use each effect of “Timaeus the United Dragon” once per turn.
Date Reviewed: April 5th, 2022
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
Hello Pojo Fans,
Timaeus the United Dragon eliminates the hassle of finding good Dragon-Type monsters for Dark Magician players trying to summon Dragoon or others without Verte (degenerate card, errata it).
Level 8 LIGHT Dragon has some good support behind it and gives you some chaos fodder if you are playing that route. A 1-for-1 to Special Summon itself, players will gladly give up a Spellcaster or a “Dark Magician” Spell/Trap on the field or in the hand for a 2800ATK monster. You won’t be sending Eternal Soul to the grave, but a used Dark Magic Circle, any “Dark Magician” Spell/Trap in the hand you have no use for at the moment, or even sending Dark Magician himself in order to trip Eternal Soul to bring him back and do even more shenanigans, there are a wide variety of options for summoning Timaeus. At the worst you have a 2800 beater with this card.
Fusion Summoning during your Main Phase just like Poly is HUGE! You need a Spellcaster monster for this Fusion Summon ability Timaeus has, but in the deck it’d be run in that is what you are doing. He is another Fusion Spell Card but is actually a monster, and this effect has no cost with an easy restriction. You likely will use him as the Dragon-Type monster needed for Dragoon or Dark Magician the Dragon Knight or Dark Magician Girl the Dragon Knight, but you have options, many options as long as you have the correct materials.
I used to play Instant Fusion to get to a Dragon-Type because I had no access to Verte and I’m not about doing it that way. I love this card. It is serachable by Illusion of Chaos or Soul Servant, has strong ATK with an easy way of summoning, and is another fusion option. Great for the archetype.
Until Next Time
If you want a better Dragon for Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon in your Dark Magician Deck, then here you go: Timaeus the United Dragon.
Timaeus 2.0 is a Level 8 LIGHT Dragon with 2800 ATK and 1800 DEF. Very nice stats overall, LIGHT is always great, and being a Dragon is nice as well. First effect lets you send a Spellcaster monster or a Spell/Trap that mentions Dark Magician in its text from your hand or face-up field to the graveyard to Special Summon this from the hand, which is a pretty easy condition to pull off since the DM Deck is full of Spellcasters and Spell/Trap support that mentions the ultimate wizard in terms of attack and defense himself, some of which you’d like in the graveyard. Second effect is active during your Main Phase, letting you Fusion Summon a Fusion Monster from your Extra Deck by using monsters from your hand or field, including a Spellcaster. Nice it doesn’t specifically have to be Dark Magician, but that’s the most likely card you’ll use if you’re running this in the Deck it’s meant to be in. Dark Magician plus this, as it is a Dragon, does make either Dark Magician the Dragon Knight for your backrow protection and another card to be named Dark Magician on field or in grave, or you can go for Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon for that negation, destruction, and protection. You got other options in Dark Magician as well, but most of the time I imagine this is being used as a material since the best Fusions do have requirements that he fits. Each effect is a hard once per turn, which is almost always expected when you don’t see the soft once per turn clause. This is probably one of the better ways to access the Dark Magician Fusions in the archetype, mainly the ones he can be used as material for. He’s also more searchable over The Eye of Timaeus at least, so there’s another bonus.
Advanced Rating: 4/5
Art: 4.5/5 Instead of the head, we now get a full Dragon for Timaeus finally.
So, the question through all our minds here should be: Is this better than The Eye of Timaeus? Here, we get a Level 8, Light/Dragon Monster (good so far) with 2800 atk (still good) meh defense at 1800. Special Summoned from the Hand if you discard a Spellcaster or Magic/Trap, (or face-up from your Field) so long as it lists Dark Magician in its name. Appropriate enough there. You can also Fusion Summon a Fusion from your Extra Deck (During your Main Phase) by using Material from your Hand or Field; but you must use a Spellcaster Monster in doing so. The big bonus here, in my opinion, is this card doesn’t Target during its Fusion Summon (Eye of Timaeus does). But other than that, all the Fusion stuff is essentially the same. Special Summoning a 2800 Light/Dragon is awesome, even if it just ends up in a Fusion.
Art: 4/5 The sky is cooler than Timaeus here
After years of being limited to an unsearchable spell card, Timaeus makes its monster debut as a level 8 LIGHT dragon, fulfilling the dreams of many anime fans who wanted Timaeus as an actual monster card (granted, it was basically a spell in the anime, so…). Timaeus has a good 2800 attack for a level 8 monster, countered by a mediocre 1800 defense, so it’s serviceable as an attacker if nothing else.
Both Timaeus’s summoning condition and effect are once per turn, so it’s probably not a good idea to go out of your way to get two on the field, if you ever needed to do that for some reason. Timaeus can special summon itself simply by sending a spellcaster or a spell or trap that mentions Dark Magician from your hand or field to the graveyard. In a true-blue Dark Magician deck, this should be pretty much your entire deck, so Timaeus should almost always be live unless you’re abominably unlucky. Tragically, you can’t send another Timaeus, but unlike Eye of Timaeus, you actually CAN search it with Dark Magician searching tools, so it’s already a plus in my book. Timaeus’s other effect allows you to fusion summon any fusion monster using materials from your hand or field, as long as you use at least 1 spellcaster. Having Dark Magician will immediately give access to Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon, Amulet Dragon, or Dark Magician the Dragon Knight, some of the archetype’s best fusion monsters, though in a jam you can still access other fusion cards, albeit not using Timaeus itself. Essentially, Timaeus functions as a searchable version of its spell, and while it requires more work, being searchable is well-worth it.
Art: 4/5 check out that six pack though
Today we’re looking at Yugi’s ace monster from the Waking the Dragons arc of Duel Monsters. It may have taken a while, but I’m glad Konami got around to printing the cards from that anime-exclusive arc.
Timaeus is a Level 8, Light / Dragon. All good things to have as stats. 2800 ATK is pretty good as well, but we’re not really using this guy for his attackline, as he’s basically a Polymerization on legs. The only restriction is that you must use a Spellcaster as part of said Fusion Summon.
Spellcasters have received a lot of good fusions lately: Quintet Magician, Dragoon, Mysterion, Invoked-archetype, Dark Magician-themed stuff, and the new Witchcrafter Fusion that releases in the near future. This means that even though the Fusion Summon is somewhat restrictive, it’s not as bad as it may seem. It’s also interesting to note that Timaeus, himself, doesn’t need to be a part of this Fusion Summon.
The only real hoop to get over now is getting Timaeus onto the Field, but thankfully, he has a built-in solution. By pitching a Spellcaster or a Spell that mentions “Dark Magician” from your own Hand or Field, you can cheat this guy out from your Hand.
This is nice to have, but honestly, I’d see myself trying to summon him out in other ways. This is because his Fusion ability requires you to use a Spellcaster from your Hand or Field. If you’re pitching one just to summon Timaeus out, that’s one less resource to use for the Fusion Summon (the whole point of running Timaeus in the first place).
I’m conflicted with this guy. He seems pretty good on paper, but I just don’t think he’ll live up to the hype in execution. Even in a dedicated Dark Magician deck, there are better ways of getting your Fusion Monsters into play. Magicalized Fusion and Verte Anaconda immediately come to mind. So, although I think Timaeus brings a good amount of utility to the table, I just don’t think he brings enough to warrant a deck slot. Still, I wouldn’t fault anyone for trying him out and seeing how it goes!
Advanced Rating – 2/5
Art – 3/5
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