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Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh! Card of the Day
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 Ebon High Magician
- #TDIL-EN052

2 Level 7 Spellcaster-Type monsters While this card has Xyz Material, you can activate a Quick-Play Spell Card or a Trap Card from your hand during your opponent's turn by detaching 1 Xyz Material from this card at activation. If this Xyz Summoned card is destroyed by battle and sent to the Graveyard, or if this Xyz Summoned card you control is sent to your Graveyard by an opponent's card effect: You can Special Summon 1 DARK Spellcaster-Type monster from your hand or Deck, then you can destroy 1 card on the field.

Card Rating
Advanced: 3.44 

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Date Reviewed: Aug. 26, 2016

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Ebon High Magician

Ebon High Magician is definitely the most lackluster of the cards we reviewed this week. I thought it would be a lot better than it is, but frankly, the Dark Magician deck is such a finely oiled machine (with Eternal Soul) that Ebon High is just unnecessary. To me, his only real saving grace is actually his destruction ability because I don’t believe it targets. 

Now on the surface, Ebon appears to have a collaboration of highly useful abilities, so I think I’d probably get some heat from my opinion, but the fact of the matter is that Ebon Illusion Magician is just better than him at the moment. Summoning a Dark Magician from the deck and then banishing an opponent card is much better than just waiting to use Ebon High’s hand ability or wait for him to get destroyed. Ebon Illusion is active while Ebon High is passive. That never wins. And unfortunately, Ebon High can pretty much ONLY be used in Dark Magician decks, because you need two level seven spellcasters to XYZ summon him! Why doesn’t Ebon Illusion Magician have this restriction? My only explanation is that maybe Konami thought Ebon High would be more powerful when they designed it. 

Now I don’t think Ebon High’s future is particularly dour. His effects are powerful, but I just don’t like him right now. Ebon High Magician’s only place at the moment is in Dark Magician decks, but Ebon Illusion is always going to be preferred except in the rarest of circumstances. However, unlike Ebon Illusion Magician, Ebon High could potentially be used outside of a Dark Magician deck one day. As an example, if Spellbooks were to make a comeback, Ebon High could definitely find a place in the deck, while Ebon Illusion would most definitely not be used. And let’s not forget that because the Dark Magician deck generally doesn’t struggle to stuff its extra deck with 15 cards, Ebon High will probably still be included in most builds as an emergency button against anti-targeting bosses. 

Advanced: 2.5/5

Future Potential: 2.5/5


Kingof
Lullaby

Hello Pojo Fans, 

Finishing up Illusion week is the new Xyz Spellcaster Ebon High Magician. 

Two Level 7 Spellcasters isn't so far out of the question now with all the support out. Keep a resource you don't want being destroyed in your hand and, by detaching a material, you can activate it from the hand during the opponents turn! Wow! That is a powerful effect. As long as Ebon has a material attached and you have a card in your hand, the opponent now has to worry about if that card will be the end of them.  

When Ebon hits the grave because of your opponents card effect or battling, you can drop a DARK Spellcaster from your hand or deck, then destroy a card on the field. +1 off it leaving the field, replenish your presence on the field, and take away something of theirs. Ebon is one of the better Xyz monsters I've come across in a while. You can set up another Ebon Xyz Summon off the first ones dismissal from the field. The one knock on it would be its low ATK, but its high DEF could come in handy.  

By itself it is a great monster in terms of effects. The requirement of Spellcaster-Type monsters keeps it true to the archetype and prevents abuse within the game, and with the new support it make it, along with other Spellcaster Xyz monsters easier to summon. 

Advanced-4/5
Art-5/5 

Until Next Time
KingofLullaby


Warlockblitz
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Hello Pojo Fans,
 
Finishing up Illusion week is the new Xyz Spellcaster Ebon High Magician.
 
Two Level 7 Spellcasters isn't so far out of the question now with all the support out. Keep a resource you don't want being destroyed in your hand and, by detaching a material, you can activate it from the hand during the opponents turn! Wow! That is a powerful effect. As long as Ebon has a material attached and you have a card in your hand, the opponent now has to worry about if that card will be the end of them.
 
When Ebon hits the grave because of your opponents card effect or battling, you can drop a DARK Spellcaster from your hand or deck, then destroy a card on the field. +1 off it leaving the field, replenish your presence on the field, and take away something of theirs. Ebon is one of the better Xyz monsters I've come across in a while. You can set up another Ebon Xyz Summon off the first ones dismissal from the field. The one knock on it would be its low ATK, but its high DEF could come in handy.
 
By itself it is a great monster in terms of effects. The requirement of Spellcaster-Type monsters keeps it true to the archetype and prevents abuse within the game, and with the new support it make it, along with other Spellcaster Xyz monsters easier to summon.
 
Advanced-4/5
Art-5/5
 
Until Next Time
KingofLullaby


Dark

Paladin
Ebon High Magician closes the week, an XYZ Monster.  Dark, Spellcaster, Rank 7, XYZ Summoned with two Dark Magicains...err, two Level 7 Spellcasters, I mean, and has 2300 attack and 2800 defense.  A little extra attack would be nice (a High Magician could have a little more attack after all 2500, 2600, shouldn't be asking too much) but anyway.  While this card has XYZ Material, you can activate a Quickplay Magic or Trap card from your Hand during your opponent's turn, by discarding one Material.  You do this when said card is activated.  If destroyed in battle or by an opponent's card effect (if it was XYZ Summoned) you can Special Summon a Dark Spellcaster from your Hand or Deck, and then destroy one card on the Field.  So not only does it replace itself with something when it's destroyed, you +1, since you get to destroy a card too.  Again, the attack is a little lower than I'd like, but you can sit on the 2800 defense.  A solid XYZ for a Dark Magicain/Spellcaster player for sure. 
 
Rating:  3.75/5
 
Art:  5/5

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