Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh Card of the Day
|C'mon ... you know what
the Dark Magician Looks like. ;-)
- Ultra Rare
- Monster, Spellcaster
Number - 46986414
Reviewed - April 16th, 2002
Magician - LOB
Hmm at first glance he looks pretty awesome. He has
2500 ATK and 2100 DEF and it takes 2 tributes to
summon him. But after glancing at him hes not all
hes cracked up to be. Summoned skull has the same
ATK and he comes out for 1 tribute which is better
than 2 obviously. So right now Dark Magician isnt
all that great. Maybe when new sets come out he will
be really usable.
As we all know dark
magician is capable of destroying a blue eyes white
dragon and any other monster in the lobewd set.
This is done simply by playing yami (feild) and
attach swords of dark destruction to dark magician.
If by a chance you do not want your aponent to pull
of a berrior for its bewd play a lord of D.
This prevents all magic/ trap/ and monster effect
cards from affecting hem. Though for it self I
do not like it as much as Summond Skull (2500/1200),
I would rather pay one less tribute and have the
the strongest Spellcaster in our environment!
Let’s look a bit closer, no? Hmmm, 2500 attack
power… Where have I seen this before? Ahh, yes,
Summoned Skull, that was it. Two tribute summon for
the same attack power you can get for just one? Bleh.
If ya do run this bad boy, do yourself a favor and
get the Legend of Blue-Eyes, White Dragon boosters.
That one doesn’t look like a retard holding his
Anyway, back to the review. You can easily pump him
up using Equip magic to surpass the mighty
Blue-Eyes, White Dragon. Even two basic Equips, 2
Book of Secret Arts, will give him just enough to
take out a BEWD. You can also add Sword of Dark
Destruction to pump him up faster. Yami is his field
and Spellcasters and Fiends, the Yami’s
benefactors, are among the strongest in the game,
with powerhouses like La Jinn the Mystic Genie and
Neo the Magic Swordsman. If you are going to base
your deck around a card, this is the card to do it
Rating: 2.5/5 – If you really want a two tribute
summon at 2500 ATK, he’s your man. Otherwise,
trade ‘em for some nice cards like La Jinn and
Raigeki if ya can.
Magician! Black Magic Attack!"
If you watch the popular Yu-Gi-Oh! anime series
airing on the kids WB, you would know that the Dark
Magician is Yugi's signature card other than Exodia.
Despite its reputation, Dark Magician seriously
lacks charisma on the field. There are 5
different level 7+ monsters in the current gaming
format. The Red Eyes Black Dragon and Gaia the
Fierce Knight cards are both weaker in stature to
Dark Magician, yet Tri-Horned Dragon and Blue Eyes
White Dragon both have higher atk ratings. In
the current metagame, even with an attachment, Dark
Magician falls short of the power of a Blue Eyes.
Dark Magician does have its benefits including the
use of Soul Exchange to bring it into play and
destroy one of your opponent's monsters as tribute
and a high level monster almost always makes good
for monster reborn, but then again, all level 7+
monsters have these combos.
Also, let us not forget that Dark Magician requires
2 tribute monsters sacrificed to bring in onto the
play unless special summoned. Summoned Skull, a card
with the exact same ATK rating has a star level of 6
meaning it only requires a single tribute!
Why bother playing Dark Magician when you could just
as easily use Blue Eyes in its place? With Blue
Eyes, you don't need to worry about using attachment
magic. It is true that people use Dragon Capture
Jar, but don't let that discourage you, because most
people either play dragons or keep it safe in their
side decks. Chances are, your opponent would
rather Monster Reborn your dragon.
Despite Dark Magician's mediocre stats, I'd suggest
saving them for later sets, because certain magic
cards will only work while Dark Magician is in play.
Dark Magician seems
good...until you look at ALL the cards in the set.
The 2500 attack power is good...the 2100 defense is
good...but, the 2 tributes aren't. Summoned Skull
has the same attack power for one tribute, so that
takes out Dark Magician in mostly every deck.
all, once again it is DrZaPPeR with another coo cotd....
The card we are going to review today is....
Causual play 4
Tourney play 3.5
-high attack, although summoned skull is still
-Should have some really nice combos in the future
-like any monster traphole, MEB,Raigeki, dark hole,
any sort of removal screws this card.
Reasons for pros:
Well, although summoned skull, is still better then
this card, dark magician still has the 3rd highest
attack in the game so far. bewd has the highest, and
gia the dragon champion has a 2600 attack. So I
guess, thats definitly a pro. It also has high
defense. 2100 defense is very nice, although I don't
know why you'd put it in defense mode if you got it
out. The final pro to this card is the fact, that in
the future I think it will have some very nice
combos out for it. I mean BMG(Black magician girl)
is a good combo with it. Also there are some magic
cards that are pretty good with it, and help it
become better. So I mean in the future I think this
card will become better.
Reasons for cons:
Well, this is pretty standard, for any monster. The
standard monster cons. It is weak to all the removal
cards in the game. Also it is a lvl 7 meaning that
there are 2 tributes in order to summon it.
Otherwise IF using a special summon.
Combos: well besides using cards like change of
heart and soul exchange to get it out faster there
arent any combos with this card until later sets...
This has been another day of cotd goo bye and dont
let the door hit you on the way out ;)