3 Level 4 Spellcaster-Type monsters
This card gains 200 ATK for each Spell Card in your Graveyard. Once per turn, during your End Phase: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card and send 1 card from your hand to the Graveyard; choose 1 Spell Card from your Deck, then Set it in your Spell & Trap Card Zone.
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.
3 is average.
5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - Nov. 6, 2012
Moving from Normal Monster to XYZ, we look at
Alchemic Magician. She is a Rank 4 XYZ Monster, XYZ
Summoned with three Level 4 Spellcaster-type
Monsters, so you're only going to see her in a
Spellcaster Deck. Normally I dislike Monsters that
require three Monsters to XYZ Summon, unless the
effect really pays off for it, but I think overall,
this could be worthwhile. She is a Dark
Spellcaster, and has 1500 attack and defense, which
is unremarkable for her Rank and the Material
involved, First off, Alchemic Magician gets 200
attack for each Magic card in your Graveyard. I'm
thinking based on that you don't want to play her
too early, and you likely want at least five Magic
cards in your Graveyard so she has 2500 attack. In
a Spellbook Deck, this is quite easy to obtain, and
even several, she could end up quite the beast.
What else can she do? Well, by discarding an XYZ
Material, and a card from your Hand, you can add a
Magic card from your Deck, and set it in your Magic
and Trap Zone. That may seem not so great, as you
give up TWO cards to gain one, but the card you
discard from your Hand can be any type, say a Magic
card? That's 200 more attack, plus, she gives you
another Magic card. Even if it's destroyed before
you use it, that's 200 more attack yet again.
Traditional: 3/5 (Spellbook Deck)
Advanced: 4/5 (See above)
Spellcasters have not cracked the top tier, so
Alchemic Magician has not been a factor in today’s
game. They may yet become a force to be reckoned
with if Prophecy/Spellbook decks become viable. As
for now, Alchemic Magician may only be able to find
a home on tier two in a Gravekeeper deck. Let’s take
a look at both of those deck types to see how
Alchemic Magician can be of use.
In a Gravekeeper deck, we have the all powerful
Gravekeeper’s Spy which can special summon another
Gravekeeper so all we have to do is summon another
Gravekeeper and we have what we need to Xyz summon
In a Prophecy deck, we could summon Magical
Exemplar, activate two spell cards, and then special
summon Summoner Monk from the graveyard, discard a
spell card and then special summon a Spellcaster
from your deck. You could also summon the Monk and
use its effect to special summon Exemplar and do the
same thing. You also have access to plenty of spells
to load the graveyard with the Spellbooks and you
have plenty of ways to special summon Spellcasters
from the grave with Spellbook of Life, Call of the
Haunted x3 and Monster Reborn.
Once you have Alchemic Magician on the field, you
could have a very powerful monster with a huge
attack. I am sure that everyone in the game has
always wished that they could search for any spell
card they wanted in their deck as spell cards tend
to be the most powerful cards you have. Imagine
being able to search for Monster Reborn, Dark Hole,
or Heavy Storm once per turn for three turns. That
is what Alchemic Magician gives you.
Now for the down side. You can not play it that
turn, and it becomes vulnerable to your opponent’s
spell and trap removal cards. Your opponent also
knows what it is so they can be prepared for it on
your next turn. Of course, you could set a quick
play spell card like Book of Moon and play it on
your opponent’s turn.
If you are playing a Spellcaster deck, I would
recommend putting Alchemic Magician in your extra
deck. Other than that, unless you are playing DNA
Surgery, you are not playing Alchemic.
Today, The Almighty Pojo wants us to turn lead
into gold with our review of Alchemic Magician.
Magician is a Rank 4 DARK/Spellcaster-type Xyz, with
1500 ATK and DEF, needing 3 level 4 Spellcasters to
This card gains 200 ATK for each Spell card in your
graveyard. Once per turn, during your end phase: You
can detach 1 Xyz material from this card and send 1
card from your hand to the graveyard; Choose 1 spell
card from your deck, then set it in your spell/trap
It can take a little bit to set up the summoning of
Magician, but it can be a handy little card. Getting
3 level 4 Spellcasters on your field might take a
turn or two, even with the Gagagas. While her stats
aren't the best, hopefully when it hits the field,
it will be somewhere in the middle of the duel so
you could have at least 3-4 spells in your graveyard
to try to get her up past 2000 ATK, because her 1500
ATK and DEF won't hold off much. Dark is good, it's
half the equation for Chaos Sorcerer/Black Luster
Soldier. Her ability to send a card from your hand
and detaching a Xyz material to get a spell card,
any spell card, from your deck and set it in your
spell/trap zone is pretty good. You can use it as an
obvious defensive move, using cards like Enemy
Controller, Shrink, Book of Moon or any of
the Forbidden Quick-Play cards *Lance/Chalice* Or
use it to get Cards like Mystical Space Typhoon or
Heavy Storm to set up for your next turn. But be
warned, your opponent will know what card you pick
from your deck, so choose wisely.....Holy Grail
Tomorrow: It's a Giant Rock!
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