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.
Card Ratings See Below
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale.
April 20, 2015
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
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
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.
Traditional: 4.8/5 It's the Envoys, and then this
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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