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Silent Magician
- #DPRP-EN002

Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must be Special Summoned (from your hand) by Tributing 1 Spellcaster-Type monster, and cannot be Special Summoned by other ways. This card gains 500 ATK for each card in your hand. Once per turn, during either player's turn, when a Spell Card is activated: You can negate the activation. If this card is destroyed by battle, or if this card in its owner's control is destroyed by an opponent's card effect: You can Special Summon 1 "Silent Magician" monster from your hand or Deck, except "Silent Magician", ignoring its Summoning conditions.

Card Rating
Advanced: 3.65 

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 is Horrible. 3 is Average. 5 is the highest rating.


Date Reviewed: June 21, 2017

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RCG

Silent Magician

 

Unlike yesterday’s card, Silent Magician is a wonder to behold, and one of my favorite cards released in the last few years. Not only did Konami firmly answer the question of her gender after so many years of questioning it by displaying her in full glory, but it’s an amazing little tech card that could be splashed in a wide range of decks. Personally, I’m happy to see her get new support. Silent Magician is historically important, being the monster that literally wrapped up the original Yu-Gi-Oh story.

 

More often than not, Silent Magician will be sitting at around 2000 to 2500 ATK right off the bat. This makes her far superior to Silent Swordsman, who starts off as a sitting duck. Not only that, but if you perhaps desired to run a monster to retrieve with her second effect (which I don’t recommend), Silent Magician LV8 is superior to Silent Swordsman LV7. There’s a plethora of archetypes that currently could make great use of Silent Magician. From Majespecter to Wind Witch to Pendulum Magician to Eidolon, spellcaster decks are full of monsters that could make you a happy duelist by turning each of any of them into a 3000 ATK+ beauty that casts aside opponent spells.

 

Currently, the format is just operating at a ludicrous speed. The top decks are so fast, it’s easy to see why Silent Magician might have trouble catching up at the moment. However, she definitely has a future place in this game. Her effect is so unique and incredible, it only takes the right environment for her to be mighty. And for those fellow COTD reviewers who rate art, I challenge you to show me a card with a better picture. This card is gorgeous in every way.

 

Advanced: 3.5/5

Future Potential: 4/5

Art: A billion/5


Kingof
Lullaby

Hello Pojo Fans,
 
As someone who played Silent Magician/Silent Swordsman back in the day, I love seeing the new support cards.
 
Same effect as her counterpart Silent Swordsman, tribute a monster the same type as her (Spellcaster) to Special Summon her. The more cards you have, the more ATK she gains. This can be a detriment. While you want hand advantage you do want to play your cards without any restrictions holding you back. Negation once per turn of a Spell like Silent Swordsman is handy, forcing your opponent to lose at least one card that turn. Special Summon a Silent Magician once she's destroyed, regardless of summoning conditions means you'll be going straight for LV8, there's literally no reason you shouldn't unless they are all out of your deck. If you summon her right away to begin you'll have a 1500ATK Spellcaster, which likely won't stand up against much. Like Silent Swordsman, Silent Magician has good support behind her and can be protected.
 
 
Advanced-3/5
Art-4.5/5- This art is gorgeous
 
Until Next Time
KingofLullaby


Warlockblitz
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Silent Magician is very similar to her brother from yesterday. The stats are exactly the same except Silent Magician is a Spellcaster-type monster. Even the summoning condition is the same, just tribute a Spellcaster instead of a Warrior. She even negates the same way that Silent Swordsman does. Where Silent Swordsman pumps up every Standby Phase, Silent Magician gains 500 Atk for each card in your hand. If she is destroyed, she obviously will be getting Silent Magician Lv 8 from the deck who has 3500 Atk and is immune to all opponent's Spell effects. Silent Magician has a more immediate Atk potential which makes her in and of herself better than Silent Magician. However, Silent Swordsman Lv 7 is a better board protector than Silent Magician Lv 8. They score the same as twins should be at the same Lv....hehehehehe #DadJokes. 
 
Score: 4/5
Art: 5/5 Yeah, real good.
 
-WarlockBlitz


Syn

Today we're having a look at another Silent monster, Silent Magician. Weighing in as a light spellcaster with 1000 attack and defence, Silent Magician doesn't look like much to begin with, but unlike her Swordsman counterpart, Magician is more playable.
 
Now, Silent Magician can't be normal summoned or set, and she can ONLY be special summoned from your hand by tributing a spellcaster monster you control. Not so bad on its own, and she'd need a good set of effects to make up for losing her normal summon ability.
 
What do you get from this monster? First up, she gets 500 attack for every card in your hand. And that can be great. With her and a spellcaster that you can summon out, on the first turn she'll be weighing in at atleast 2500 attack, depending if you went first or not. And that is vastly superior to Swordsman's attack gain. You don't have to spend resources protecting her to give her a decent attack boost.
 
Like Swordsman, her second effect lets you negate the activation of an opponents spell card once per turn. And again, it's a pretty good effect. Nothing game breaking though.
 
And lastly, when Silent Magician is destroyed by battle OR in its owners control and destroyed by an effect, you can summon any Silent Magician monster, except itself from your hand or deck. That destruction might seem oddly worded as other destruction effect monsters just say "if this monster on the field is destroyed by an opponent's card", however this is phrased so that it can be destroyed by battle from either field, BUT has to be destroyed by your opponents effect while you control it. Strange.
 
The option to summon Silent Magician LV 4 or LV8 is good though, and with the support spell cards for the "Silent" archetype, it might actually be a fun casual deck to try.
 
Advanced 4/5


Crunch$G
Yesterday we reviewed a retrain of the Silent Swordsman series and now we look to the retrain of the Silent Magician and its retrain.
 
Summoned just like Silent Swordsman, only this time you have to tribute a Spellcaster. Makes sense considering Magician is a Spellcaster and Swordsman is a Warrior. This card gains 500 ATK for each card in your hand. Hopefully you keep cards in your hand, otherwise this gal dies very easily. Magician can negate a spell, just like Swordsman. Again, spell negation is very good. If this card is destroyed by battle or by card effect in its owner's control, you can summon a Silent Magician from the deck ignoring the summoning conditions. So when she is destroyed, she can summon a 3500 ATK monster in Silent Magician LV8, who is unaffected by spells. Yeah, that seems pretty good.
 
As I said yesterday, I mix this gal with Silent Swordsman in Lightsworns since they can summon both. It is actually really fun.
 
Advanced Rating: 3.5/5

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