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Magician's Valkyria
Ultra Rare - Shonen Jump

Your opponent cannot select another Spellcaster-Type monster of your side of the field as an attack.

Type - Spellcaster/ Effect Level 4
Card Number - JUMP-EN009

Card Ratings
Traditional: 1.5
Advanced: 5

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.

Date Reviewed - 10.30.06


ExMinion OfDarkness
Magician's Valkyria
Ahh, the semi-Command Knight of the Spellcaster deck.
This card is okay, but not great.  You have a non-searchable Spellcaster that can protect another Spellcaster.  It's typically good to just destroy your opponent's cards as opposed to protect your monsters temporarily, but you could always set up the double-Valkyria lock.
It CAN be revived with Magician's Circle or thrown out with Magical Dimension, but there are better uses for those cards.
I just don't see it being powerful enough to run any strategies around, and the loss of Sorcerer and Tsuku did hamper it a bit.

Magician's Valkyria


Basic Summary: Finally a decent somewhat workable card to use ( thats not now banned =/ etc EoTS ) from the popular Shonen Jump magazine which usually I get  to read the Naruto manga :D. Now I have been waiting this card to released ever since I began to play YGO a few years ago with my first deck being Dark Magician so prepare for a long review since I have a lot of history with mages. Now much like theme based support there is no need to really mention that Valkyria is strickly a Spellcaster based deck only. Now being Light doesn't really mine much anymore but with decent 1600/1800 stats she can hold her own in DeF giving your other mages protection like Skill Dark Magician before it can add 3 counters. Also like Maruading Captain get two on the field ( Or bigger mage like Dark Magician of Chaos ) you have yourself a lock from all attacks. Now like I just mentioned getting two or three on the field is pretty much the main goal to build up resources to pull off a win which is hard for these kind of decks against mainstream style decks but a really good way to achieve this is through Magician's Circle. Now have Magician's Circle set up then attack with Valkyria then pull out another or better yet Injection Fairy Lily since your opponent can't attack with searchers against Injection Fairy Lily to make you pay the cost and still have a monster on the field ( trust me I know this comes from experience ). Now if you run Spellcaster I highly suggest maining triple of her with a few copies of Magician's Circle to swarm and maintain field pressure for your opponent.


Conclusion: I like having her in my trade binder to remind me of my humble beginnings I may take her out of my binder and rebuild my old deck again but enough about me back to business if you run Spellcaster you would be crazy not to run her in triples with Magician's Circle.


Traditional Format > 1.5/5: Like Maruading Captain its hard to pull of the lock effect here since there is soo much mass removal best to leave her in the trade binder if you play in traditional tournaments.


Advance Format > 5/5(Spellcaster): She is good but only in her own deck with proper support.


Artwork > 5/5: Actually she is far superior to DMG in detail in the artwork.


Magician’s Valkyria

How many Spellcaster players have been waiting for this card? I know I have. It adds a new dimension to the Spellcaster deck theme. Its effect is basically like a Marauding Captain except without the instant two-card commitment to the field. If there are certain Spellcaster you want to keep protected from battle, just plop on her on the field and she can take the hit.

She boasts stats of 1600/1800; that’s decent. Rush Recklessly and Blast with Chain can make her big enough to compete with Cyber Dragon. She’s a good card. Before I forget, try her with Magical Dimension and Magician’s Circle; fun stuff.

Final Word: Nice stats, good effect, great with Magical Dimension, and excellent with Magician’s Circle.

P.S. I want to see what kind of Spellcaster decks you guys can come up with. I have a Gravekeeper deck list prepared as my Spellcaster deck. However, I’m sure you guys can come up with something good.

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