When Cards Collide
By Ryoga

11: Dark Magic Attack
Edit 1: Not too Much


Last Solution:

  1. Normal Summon Strike Ninja in ATK position.
  2. Activate Soul Release to remove Hyper Hammerhead, Mad Dog of Darkness, and Skilled Dark Magician in your Graveyard from play.
  3. Activate Dimension Fusion by paying 2000 Life Points. Special Summon all four of your monsters removed from play in ATK position. Your opponent Special Summons Catapult Turtle in Defense Position (your LP now 1600).
  4. Activate Rush Recklessly, targeting Hyper Hammerhead (1 Spell Counter on Skilled Dark).
  5. Hyper Hammerhead attacks Catapult Turtle, Berserk Gorilla attacks Mad Dog of Darkness, Mad Dog of Darkness attacks D. D. Warrior Lady, and Strike Ninja and Skilled Dark Magician attack your opponent directly doing 0 + 100 + 400 + 1700 + 1900 = 4100 damage to your opponent’s Life Points, destroying all of your opponent’s monsters and removing D. D. Warrior Lady and Mad Dog of Darkness from play (your opponent’s LP now 6800).
  6. Activate Monster Reborn, targeting Catapult Turtle from your opponent’s Graveyard (2 Spell Counters on Skilled Dark Magician).
  7. Tribute Hyper Hammerhead, Strike Ninja, and Berserk Gorilla to use Catapult Turtle’s effect three times and do 1100 + 850 + 1000 = 2950 damage to your opponent’s Life Points (your opponent’s LP now 3850).
  8. Normal Summon Magical Scientist by paying 500 Life Points for Ultimate Offering’s effect (your LP now 1100).
  9. Activate Magical Scientist’s effect by paying 1000 Life Points to Special Summon on of the Lv. 6 2000ATK monsters from your Fusion Deck to your side of the field (your LP now 100).
  10. Activate Metamorphosis, tributing the Fusion Monster, to summon another Lv. 6 2000ATK monster from your Fusion Deck (3 Spell Counters on Skilled Dark Magician).
  11. Tribute Skilled Dark Magician to activate his effect and Special Summon Dark Magician from your Deck.
  12. Tribute the Fusion Monster, Dark Magician, and Magical Scientist to use Catapult Turtle’s effect three more times and to do 1000 + 1250 + 150 = 2400 damage to your opponent’s Life Points (your opponent’s LP now 1450).
  13. Activate Return From the Different Dimension by paying half of your Life Points to Special Summon Mad Dog of Darkness to your side of the field (your LP now 50).
  14. Tribute Mad Dog of Darkness and Catapult Turtle to use Catapult Turtle’s effect twice and do 950 + 500 = 1450 damage to your opponent’s Life Points .

Final Result: Him - 0, You – 50


Problem - Win the Game in One Turn:

            And on we go, another puzzle of the “loads-o-cards” vein. You’ve got a Dark Magician Deck and he has a strange Fiend Deck. Have a go! As always, Equip Spell Cards are equipped to the card that they are above/below.


Field: (the upper part of the screen are your opponent’s cards)

    Premature Burial (face-up)    
Labyrinth Wall (face-up DEF)

Thebean Nightmare (face-up ATK)

Beast of Talwar (face-up ATK)

Giant Orc (face-up ATK)

The End of Anubis (face-up ATK)
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  Double Coston (face-up DEF)   Skilled Dark Magician (face-up ATK with 0 Spell Counters)  
  Enemy Controller (face-down) Dedication Through Light and Darkness (face-down) Return From the Different Dimension (face-down) Ultimate Offering (face-up)


Your Hand: 
Sage’s Stone, Dark Core, Witch of the Black Forest, Tribute Doll, Dark Magician, Dark Magician of Chaos


Your Life Points:                                 2000  

Your Opponent’s Life Points:             15,000


Your Graveyard Contains the Following Cards: 
Double Spell, Mystical Space Typhoon, Getsu Fuhma, Diffusion Wave-Motion, Night Assailant, Dark Magician Girl, Soul Reversal, Special Hurricane, Premature Burial, Night Assailant


Your Opponent’s Graveyard Contains the Following Cards: 
Monster Reborn, Book of Moon, Black Tyranno


Your Deck Contains the Following Cards:
Dark Magician, Dark Magician of Chaos, Zaborg the Thunder Monarch, Dark Magician, Dark Magician of Chaos


No Cards Have Been Removed From the Current Duel.
All Monsters, except Beast of Talwar, currently on the Field have been Normal/Tribute Summoned.
You start during your Main Phase 1 having done nothing this turn.


Well, hope you enjoy yourselves with this one. No real trick to it, just card picking. See how many attempts it takes. Also, who thinks that Dark Ruler Hades would be more appropriate for the name of Dark Ruler Ha Des (just like Pharonic Protector in AST. It should be Pharonic Guardian!).  

7/7/5: Since I wrote this, I have been informed that the card was called Pharonic Protector as otherwise, it would be able to be selected from the deck by Arsenal Summoner. Big whoop! Give the card a little bit more use and continue the continuity! Just imagine other cards named after sets. Hold on. I do that with BOG. *rubs hands evilly*



Name # Type Other Attribute L A D Rarity ID # Text
Beast Of Talwar PSV-103 Fiend   DARK 6 2400 2150 Ultra Rare 11561845 Only the master of the sword among the Fiend-Type monsters is permitted to hold the Talwar.
Black Tyranno IOC-075 Dinosaur Effect EARTH 7 2600 1800 Ultra Rare 38670435 If the only cards on your opponent's side of the field are Defense Position Monster Cards, this card can attack your opponent's Life Points directly.
Book of Moon PGD-035 Quick   SPELL       Rare 14087893 Flip 1 face-up monster on the field into face-down Defense Position. 
Dark Core MFC-035 Normal   SPELL       Rare 70231910 Discard 1 card from your hand to the Graveyard to remove 1 face-up Monster Card on the field from play.
Dark Magician LOB-005 Spellcaster   DARK 7 2500 2100 Ultra Rare 46986414 The ultimate wizard in terms of attack and defense.
Dark Magician Girl MFC-000 Spellcaster Effect DARK 6 2000 1700 Secret Rare 36033121 Increase the ATK of this monster by 300 points for each "Dark Magician" or "Magician of Black Chaos" in either player's Graveyard.
Dark Magician of Chaos IOC-065 Spellcaster Effect DARK 8 2800 2600 Ultra Rare 40737112 When this card is Normal Summoned or Special Summoned successfully, you can add 1 Spell card from your hand from your Graveyard to your hand. A monster that is destroyed by this monster as the result of a battle is removed from play instead of going to the Graveyard. When this monster is destroyed or removed from the field, it is removed from play.
Dedication Through Light and Darkness IOC-095 Quick   SPELL       Super Rare 69542930 You can only activate this card by offering "Dark Magician" on your side of the field as a Tribute. Select 1 "Dark Magician of Chaos" from your hand, your Graveyard o your Deck and Special Summon it.
Diffusion Wave-Motion MFC-107 Normal   SPELL       Secret Rare 87880531 Pay 1000 Life Points. Select 1 Level 7 or higher Spellcaster-Type monster on your side of the field. During this turn, only the selected monster can attack and it attacks all monsters on your opponent's die of the field. The effects of Effect Monsters destroyed by the selected monster in battle cannot be activated.
Double Coston AST-078 Zombie Effect DARK 4 1700 1650 Rare 44436472 If you Tribute Summon a DARK monster, you can treat this 1 monster as 2 Tribute Monsters for the Tribute Summon.
Double Spell MFC-106 Normal   SPELL       Ultra Rare 24096228 Discard 1 Spell Card from your hand. Select 1 Spell Card from your opponent's Graveyard and activate it from the Graveyard as your Spell Card.
Enemy Controller AST-037 Quick   SPELL       Ultra Rare 98045062 Select and activate 1 of the following effects: -Change the Battle Position of 1 face-up monster on your opponent's side of the field; -Offer 1 monster on your side of the field as a Tribute. Select 1 face-up monster on your opponent's side of the field. Take control of the selected card until the End Phase of the turn this card is activated.
Force of Habit BOG-US001 Normal   TRAP       Excessively Rare 12345678 You may only activate this card during your opponent's Main Phase when they activate a Spell or Trap card. You have Priority until the end of this Main Phase (you may activate abilities of Spell Speed 1 while your opponent cannot). This Main Phase cannot end until both you and your opponent agree to end it.
Getsu Fuhma IOC-089 Warrior Effect DARK 4 1700 1200 Rare 21887179 If a monster that battles with this monster is a Fiend or Zombie-Type monster, destroy that monster at the end of the Damage Step.
Giant Orc MFC-012 Fiend Effect DARK 4 2200 0 Common 73698349 When this card attacks, it is changed to Defense Position at the end of the Battle Phase. This position cannot be changed until the end of your next turn.
Labyrinth Wall MRL-055 Rock   EARTH 5 0 3000 Common -- These walls form a labyrinth with no exit for enemies.
Monster Reborn LOB-118 Normal   SPELL       Ultra Rare 83764718 (Edited) Select 1 monster from either you or your opponent's Graveyard. Special Summon the selected monster on your side of the field.
Mystical Space Typhoon MRL-047 Quick   SPELL       Ultra Rare 05318639 Destroys 1 Magic or Trap card on the field.
Night Assailant AST-080 Fiend Effect DARK 3 200 500 Common 16226786 FLIP: Select 1 monster on your opponent's side of the field and destroy it. When this card is sent directly from your hand to the Graveyard, return 1 Flip Effect Monster from your Graveyard to your hand.
Premature Burial PSV-037 Equip   SPELL       Ultra Rare 70828412 Pay 800 Life Points. Select 1 Monster Card from your Graveyard, Special Summon it to the field in face-up Attack Position, and equip it with this card. When this card is destroyed, the monster is also destroyed.
Return from the Different Dimension EP1-EN008 Normal   TRAP       Common 27174286 Pay half of your Life Points. Special Summon as many of your monsters as possible that have been removed from play on your side of the field. During the End Phase, remove from play all monsters that were Special Summoned by this effect.
Sage's Stone ROD-003 Normal   SPELL       Secret Rare 13604200 You can only activate this card when there is a face-up "Dark Magician Girl" on your side of the field. Special Summon 1 "Dark Magician" from your hand or Deck.
Skilled Dark Magician MFC-065 Spellcaster Effect DARK 4 1900 1700 Super Rare 73752131 Each time you or your opponent activates 1 Spell Card, put 1 Spell Counter on this card (max. 3). You can Special Summon 1 "Dark Magician" From your hand, Deck, or Graveyard in face-up Attack or Defense Position by offering this monster with 3 Spell Counters as a Tribute during your Main Phase.
Soul Reversal AST-088 Quick   SPELL       Common 78864369 Return 1 Flip Effect Monster from your Graveyard to the top of your Deck.
Special Hurricane AST-084 Normal   SPELL       Rare 53698242 Discard 1 card from your hand. Destroy all Special Summoned monsters on the field.
The End of Anubis AST-000 Fiend Effect DARK 6 2500 0 Secret Rare 65403020 While this card is face-up on the Field, all Spell, Trap, and Monster Effects that target cards in the Graveyard or activate in the Graveyard are negated.
Theban Nightmare AST-063 Fiend Effect LIGHT 4 1500 500 Rare 51838385 While there are no cards in the hand and in the Spell & Trap Card Zone of this card's controller, increase the ATK of this card by 1500 points.
Tribute Doll MFC-039 Normal   SPELL       Rare 02903036 Activate this card by offering a monster on your side of the field as a Tribute. Special Summon 1 Level 7 monster from your hand. That monster cannot attack this turn.
Ultimate Offering SDY-050 Continuous   TRAP       Common 80604091 A the cost of 500 Life Points, a player is allowed an extra Normal Summon or Set.
Witch of the Black Forest  MRD-116 Spellcaster Effect DARK 4 1100 1200 Rare 78010363 (Edited) When this card is sent from the field to the Graveyard, select 1 monster with a DEF of 1500 or less from your Deck, show it to your opponent, and add it to your hand. Then shuffle your Deck.
Zaborg the Thunder Monarch AST-023 Thunder Effect LIGHT 5 2400 1000 Super Rare 51945556 When this card is Tribute Summoned successfully, destroy 1 monster on the field.