This card can only be Special Summoned by removing 1
light and 1 dark monster in your Graveyard from
play. Once during each of your turns, YOU CAN REMOVE
1 FACE UP MONSTER ON THE FIELD FROM PLAY. If you
activate this effect, this card cannot attack during
Type - Spellcaster/Effect
Card Number - IOC-023
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - 07.13.05
Today’s card is Chaos Sorcerer (the Prisoner of
Azkaban, for those of you who haven’t yet realized
these cards are representing the progressive book
titles), a card that I’m sure I’ve already reviewed
at one point.
Despite the enormous time gap, my opinion really
hasn’t changed, despite CED’s being banned. Chaos
Sorcerer is a good monster, simply overshadowed by
the highly respected Black Luster Soldier – Envoy of
the Beginning. If you want more Chaos Monsters to
summon, try this. If you can’t afford BLS-EotB, try
this. If you pray before bed every night that
BLS-EotB will be on the next ban list, get ready to
Traditional – CCCC: 3/5
Traditional – Pure Chaos: 3.5/5
Advanced – CCWC: 4/5
Advanced – Pure Chaos: 4.5/5
OVERALL RATING: 3.8/5
Okay, we do get something out of Harry Potter week,
This card's severely underrated. My old Morph (pre-Tsuku)
deck ran 2 in addition to the BLS (but then again,
this WAS in the Painful Choice era.) Not removing
face-downs hurts (having to attack MoF would just
suck), and although you can usually remove the
bigger threats (the Jinzo, the opposing BLS, the
equipped monster, as rare as that is...) that just
kills it in today's environment.
2000 DEF is good, however -- Tsuku can't just flip
it F/D and kill it like it can with so many other
Honestly, I'd recommend trying one out in addition
to BLS-Envoy -- I'd say it's almost a requirement
should Painful ever get unbanned, or BLS ever gets
2/5 Traditional (we already have CED here, kthxbai)
The poor man's BLS, or perhaps just a rich man's
second BLS...or something like that. If you have
lots of Lights and Darks in your deck, and you don't
think abuse BLS alone is bad enough, then Chaos
Sorcerer might be just the card for you. xD
But seriously, it is a pretty decent card. Early on,
of course, it may be useless, but by mid-late game
it's a good card. The removal effect is very solid,
and so is 2300 ATK.
Watch out for Kycoos xD. Oh wait, Tsukuyomi owns
it...good synergy, huh?
Today’s card is Chaos Sorcerer, a monster with few
similarities to the prisoner of Azkaban. It’s
probably the worst card choice for the week (in
likeness to the Harry Potter series anyway), but it
seemed to be a better choice than Chopman the
Desperate Outlaw. To refresh your mind of what
happens in the third edition of Harry Potter, Harry
returns to the wizarding world after a nice vacation
to learn that his godfather, who recently escaped
from a wizard high security prison, is on a campaign
to kill a rat who was once a good friend of his, but
stopped being so 12 years earlier when the rat
betrayed Harry’s parents, faked his own death, and
caused Harry’s godfather to be put in prison when he
had committed no crime. Of course, Harry doesn’t
learn this all at the same time, but you get the
CS is, for all intents and purposes, a near grade A
monster. Yet due to unfortunate release issues, CS
has always been overshadowed by its bigger chaotic
brothers; BLS and CED. Then considering the fact
that BLS is a more versatile and stronger version of
CS, and you wonder why the higher ups even bothered
to create CS.
Nevertheless, they did, and they made him pretty
good too. With 2300 ATK, CS can nearly contend with
the typical Level 5 and 6 monsters that the opponent
may use. But when you throw in the fact that CS can
only be Special Summoned, you realize that CS is
equally as good as other Level 6s, maybe even a
CS has the all too familiar Chaos summoning method,
requiring the removal of a LIGHT a DARK monster in
your Graveyard from play to Specials Summon CS. As
has been proven time and again by almost everyone to
have played the game of YGO in the past year and a
half, this isn’t a difficult feat to accomplish.
CS’s true effect allows it to remove a face-up
monster on the field from play once every turn, yet
to do so it must forfeit its right to attack.
While it can’t remove face-down monsters, the effect
is still extremely useful. It allows you to
permanently get rid of a monster that has been
beating to ever-loving nose gold out of you, and get
rid of monsters you fear to attack and/or can’t
When using the effect, it would of course be wise to
start with monsters that threaten CS’s existence,
and follow up with wiping the field of “tech”
monsters. As for those pesky face-down monsters that
are just slightly outside of CS’s jurisdiction?
Light of Intervention those moes. All in all, CS is
a very useful monster. Should BLS ever leave us, he
may have the chance to be something; something that
can be used in 3s. At the current point in time
though, everyone wants to use the Warrior.
Advanced: 4.5/5. Competition is the only reason not
to use him.
Traditional: 4/5. The 2300 ATK isn’t quite as
Art: 4/5. His hand motions remind me of the days of
DBZ. Ah how I reminisce…
Stats :Chaos Sorcerer is a Level 6 Monster…
though since he can only be summoned through his
effect, this mainly matters for combining with
Metamorphosis and getting blocked by
Level Limit-Area B and Gravity Bind.
He is a Dark Monster, so he can be Chaos
food if need be. He is also a Spellcaster.
This does give him a little extra support,
though not much. Finally, we have a solid 2300
ATK and 2000 DEF. This means only the top
single tribute Monsters surpass him in ATK, and
he can survive a heat from most beatsticks if he
is shifted into DEF mode. All in all, very
A toned down Black Luster Soldier – Envoy of
the Beginning, he is able to remove opposing
Monsters from play… if they are face up, but
still at the cost of not attacking. Obviously
not so great against unknown set threats, but
hey, we do have Nobleman of Crossout for
Okay, here is where I explain why this is enough
to keep Chaos decks alive if Black
Luster Soldier – Envoy of the Beginning was
to be banned. Just run some Light of
Intervention. Flip effects are toast and
the only way to keep a Monster safe from
Chaos Sorcerer is to use an effect to flip
it face down. You can also run three of these
bad boys. No, it isn’t as powerful as BLS,
but BLS is broken; we don’t want another
ChaosSorcerer is also probably the easiest way
to get Sorcerer of Dark Magic into play
now that Magical Scientist is gone.
2/5-Well, maybe one main decked as an emergency
back up should your “real” Chaos Monsters
somehow get incapacitated.
4/5-That’s right, a four. It is a well built,
balanced monster, and powerful in a deck built
around it. The only reason it doesn’t see play
is because of Broken Luster… I mean Black
Luster Soldier – Envoy of the End.
4/5-There are some good Dark and Light Monsters
in this set, so it’s pretty nasty if you can get
Harry Potter week progresses, we come to a card that
even being a common, an abnormal amount of people
don't even know has been released, and I'm not
Chaos Sorcerer isn't a bad card, it just pales in
comparison to the two Envoys and even Dark Magician
of Chaos. Chaos Sorcerer allows you to remove 1 face
up monster on the field from play, just like BLS. He
also only needs 1 Light and 1 Dark monster to be
removed fro our Sorcerer to be Special Summoned.
Chaos Sorcerer is also a common, meaning he's quite
easily and cheap to obtain unlike DMoC and BLS
(Ultra Rares) and CED (Secret Rare, TLM Variant
now...) which is also a plus. Yet, he does have a
Chaos Sorcerer ONLY has 2300 attack points. A 2400
attack point Sorcerer would've been nice as he
could've matched Jinzo, Phoenix, and the like but
he's vulnerable to them. He can only remove them if
they are ONLY on the field first. If a Jinzo or the
like comes AFTER your Sorcerer is summoned, you've
got a problem.
However, perhaps I'm being overly critical on Chaos
Sorcerer. It isn't a BAD card, it just has
counterparts that are FAR superior. He is decent,
and if BLS and CED were to be banned at the SAME
time, you'd probably see Chaos Sorcerer a lot more.
Traditional: 3.0/5 However, you can use BLS AND CED
here so yea...
Advanced: 3.5/5 No CED here, so yea...
Art: 2.5/5 Not that intimidating
You stay classy, Planet Earth :)
Chaos Sorcerer. I have reviewed this card a grand
total of three times now, and lost every single
review. Pretty much, I'm going to give you nothing
but the basics.
It's recurring removal with an almost negligible
cost. Don't like their Soldier? Kill it. Don't like
their Jinzo? Send it to the flip side. Not battling
is not a big thing, especially if it's something
that you wouldn't be able to kill in battle anyway.
If you don't have Soldier, here's a good
alternative. If you have Soldier but often find
yourself needing that extra Special Summon or that
extra removal, try it out. You may be pleasantly
Traditional (CED): 2.5/5
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