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 this turn.
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 - 10.12.05
With Black Luster Soldier – Envoy of the Beginning
banned, something needs to fill that void in all of
our hearts: Chaos Sorcerer. He’s never been as good
as BLS and he still isn’t. He’s always been a great
card, but he’s not any better now.
2300 ATK is great, removing any face-up monster is
also great. But the fact is he just can’t turn games
around like BLS could. He’s certainly a useful
monster, worth running if you have the necessary
LIGHTs and DARKs; but unlike his predecessor, it
isn’t worth tossing a bunch of LIGHTs and DARKs into
your deck just so you can run him.
A nice advantage, though, is that he can be run in
threes – so if you do have lots of LIGHTs and DARKs,
he can make for a rentsy Chaos Deck.
Everyone was so happy that Black Luster Soldier --
Envoy of the Beginning was banned. But guess what?
You STILL have reason to fear your opponent uttering
the words, "Remove 1 Light and 1 Dark..."
He may not be as broken as his brother, but he's
still powerful enough on his own. 2300 ATK is a
fairly powerful force in this format. If your
opponent has a face-up, you automatically are going
to get a +1 out of summoning him as he can remove
something upon summon. Granted, there are still
answers to him -- Smashing Ground, Sakuretsu Armor,
Bottomless Trap Hole, a Goblin Attack Force or
Steamroid kamikaze, D. D. Assailant ram/remove...but
that can be said for just about ALL monsters.
Look at it this way; he was in the winning deck from
a Shonen Jump Challenge. This pretty much means
you'll be dealing with carbon copies of the deck
(and thus, Chaos Sorcerer as well) for a good while.
Ugh. If you're using this as a replacement for BLS,
you're an idiot. You're probably one of the same
idiots that uses Enemy Controller as a replacement
for Book of Moon, and you're probably one of the
same idiots who still uses Metamorphosis because you
haven't realized how bad it is in the new format.
But if you're using it because you realize it's a
good card… Bravo. This card is an awesome one.
Summoning for free is a huge advantage in this
format, and 2300/2000 spits in the face of Enemy
Controller users. The part where you can get +1
every turn? That's awesome as well. The part where
there are NO GOOD LIGHTS LEFT TO PLAY? That sucks.
There are plenty of decks this can fit into, but
don't alter your whole damn deck around it like a
moron. It's a horrid early game card (complete
Reaper/Don food…) and the chances of reliably
getting a LIGHT in the graveyard are slim to none in
an improper deck. On the other hand, it goes awesome
in a Speed Relinquished and I'd imagine it would do
well in a Silent Swordsman deck.
Ah…Everybody’s little replacement to the “Pot of
Greed” monster. Except this guy’s actually BALANCED!
Chaos Sorcerer is simple enough to describe. Its ATK
is higher than that of a Cyber Dragon, its effect
forces your opponent into playing defensively, and
its ability can also be enhanced by Book of Moon and
Tsukuyomi. It’s also a level six monster that can be
morphed into a wide variety of powerful fusions,
such as Fiend Skull Dragon, Ryu Senshi, and Dark
Blade the Dragon Knight. This card is NOT made for
pure aggro, so please remember that if you consider
running copies of this spellcaster.
This card doesn’t define formats. It’s not insanely
broken, and if it’s making you run light and dark
monsters you don’t need to run in a theme, then
someone should smack you. This card ISN’T a
necessity, but it’s a very powerful advanced format
tool for control players.
In traditional, you have the two ridiculous monsters
that trump this. In limited, you may have a few
issues in obtaining the light and dark monsters
necessary to special summon this. However, if you’re
playing with Dark Revelations 2 booster packs, this
may be worth your 2nd or 3rd pick, simply because
the card pool is a lot larger in that booster set.
It’s obviously going to define your limited deck.
Like yesterday, we reviewed Chaos Sorcerer recently.
He 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
major downside. However, this is an option for a
"Chaos" deck now that BLS is gone, and he may see
some play, we'll see.
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 even though they
are only available in Traditional.
Traditional: 3.0/5 However, you can use BLS AND CED
here so yea...
Advanced: 3.9/5 No more BLS so try it if you can't
give up Chaos.
Art: 2.5/5 Not that intimidating
You stay classy, Planet Earth :)
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