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Dark Magician of Chaos
- #
IOC-065

When this card is Normal Summoned or Special Summoned successfully, you can add 1 Spell Card from your Graveyard to your hand. A monster that is destroyed by this monster as a result of battle is removed from play instead of going to the Graveyard. When this card is destroyed or removed from the field, it is removed from play.

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Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale.

Date Reviewed:
April 20, 2015

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Kingof
Lullaby

Hello Pojo Fans, 

With all the errataing going on in the OCG, I thought it'd be good to talk about one recently changed card: Dark Magician of Chaos. Yugioh.wikia.com has yet to add the new errata for DMoC, so follow this link or google his new ruling: http://ygorganization.com/vj-april-2015-v-jump-promo-news/ 

The change in wording benefits players that don't like to lose timing on DMoC, like when combining him with Magical Dimension or cards of that nature. By moving the ability to choose to add 1 Spell Card from your grave to your hand to your End Phase instead of when DMoC was Special or Normal Summoned eliminates missing of timing, as well as eliminates the problem that brought DMoC to the ban list in the first place: using that Spell Card right away. Bring DMoC out > add Spell > Play added Spell. In Traditional Format this meant an immediate Monster Reborn, Pot of Greed, Graceful Charity, etc. after having used that card moments earlier. 

While the changes to Dark Magician of Chaos are minimal, they are key, and, in my opinion, make him suitable for play in the TCG once more. Adding the Spell in the End Phase eliminates the ability to use one, summon DMoC, then reuse it again. Yes, DMoC can still remove any monster he destroys in battle which can be a game-altering power, especially with so much focus on the graveyard these days. But DMoC can still be remove by merely dismissing him from the field, and, without any main decked support for when that happens (D.D.R., Escape from The Dark Dimension, etc.) DMoC is likely a one-time use. Also, with no Monster Reborn or Premature Burial, the player has to use Call of The Haunted (has to be set) and Soul Charge (life point loss and loss of Battle Phase).  

Dark Magician of Chaos: Still a great card after the errata, still a game-changing card, and can be inserted back into the TCG without there being abuse of it. 

Advanced-4/5
Art-5/5

Until Next Time

KingofLullaby


Dark

Paladin

Monday
 
For some reason, we open the week with Dark Magician of Chaos.  This puzzles me, as he's been banned for so many years, and whether you've been around long enough to win or lose by him, I'm assuming you very likely know how good he is.  DMoC wasn't one of my cards I listed last week that should be Banned forever...but he does top the list of Banned cards that shouldn't come back.  He's my favorite Spellcaster in the game.  I remember buying box after box of Invasion of Chaos...I wanted two, one to play with, and one to collect and never touch, and I eventually got there.  Honestly, it's been long enough, that as powerful as he is, DMoC should have a Format to return.  Especially given the fact they're only three months long.  Spellbooks would get an immediate boost, but our Spellcaster friend is truly an asset to about any Deck you put him in.  Many of the Dark assets he aided and helped thrive in the past are all but irrelevant now.  I just don't see him coming in and wrecking a Format.  But he's a huge One Turn/First Turn Kill asset also, and that's probably the most logical reason to keep him Banned.  Unless you Ban most, if not all, the pieces, for the many of those, to even attempt to justify a return.  Dimension Fusion and Return From the Different Dimension are Banned, two of DMoC's biggest return assets, which could be pros for him coming back.  Monster Reborn is Banned, and ANY format with DMoC cannot have Monster Reborn available, period.  I'm assuming this was a nostalgia review, that the team hadn't reviewed this guy before, (and I know I did last time when he was still legal) so I'm happy to get to talk about him for now I suppose.
 
Rating:

Traditional:  4.8/5  It's the Envoys, and then this guy 
Advanced:  Banned/5 
Art:  5/5


Baneful

Although it is banned, it plays much better in Traditional than it would in Advanced because there are more powerful spell cards to get back with it and there are more ways to summon it quickly (i.e. Monster Reborn it to get Pot of Greed).  It's would still be a good solid, advantageous, 2800 beater in Advanced though.
 
Traditional - 4/5
Advanced - 3/5 (hypothetically)


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