Until the end of this turn, all DARK Spellcaster-Type monsters with 2000 or more ATK you currently control cannot be destroyed by battle, their effects are negated, also they are unaffected by your opponent's card effects.
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June 22, 2016
It's a reliable form of
protection, being both protected by opponent's
effects and battle. It makes your Dark
Magician cards indestructible for one turn.
Since, the card would be most likely used during the
opponent's turn or during your Battle Phase, it
typically won't hurt the monsters that do have
effects. The restrictions largely make this a
Dark Magician support. It could possibly
support other rogue archetypes with enough monsters
to meet this criteria (though DARK Spellcaster
decks, like Gravekeepers, use low level monsters a
lot of the time). It goes without saying that
if this were a quick play or if this worked on
weaker/non-dark Spellcasters, it would be even
better. Nonetheless, it's a good support card.
Hello Pojo Fans,
A Dark Magician-like trap
makes an appearance on our CoTD: Black Illusion.
While it was used in the
show with Dark Magician, Black Illusion works with
any DARK Spellcaster that has 2000 or more ATK. It
makes all Spellcasters that fit this criteria
invincible for the turn, but also negate their
effects. For Normal casters this isn't a problem,
and in a pinch it shouldn't matter if you lose out
on an effect. Chaos Sorcerer, DM, DMG, and many more
are going to love this card. Gravekeepers alongside
Necrovalley gain protection from this card,
something that they were lacking in their archetype.
It has one-up on Spellbook of Wisdom, covering all
Spellcasters, however it is a trap, while Spellbook
of Wisdom is a Quick-Play and won't be endangered by
having to sit on the field for a turn.
Until the end of this
turn, all DARK Spellcaster-Type monsters with 2000
or more ATK you currently control cannot be
destroyed by battle, their effects are negated, also
they are unaffected by your opponent's card effects.
Black Illusion has a lot of things going for it,
including a name that actually includes the word
'Black' without being censored. It's a Normal Trap
Card that protects all of the Dark Spellcaster-type
monsters with 2000 or more attack under your control
from opponent's card effects and battle destruction.
This immunity lasts until the end of the turn that
it's activated and also negates the effects of the
monsters it protects. Of course, Dark Magician
doesn't have any effects as a Normal monster, so
that doesn't matter. Furthermore, most of the Dark
Magician monster support uses effects before you
would want to activate Black Illusion. While it
might not be searchable in the deck that it was made
for, there is a good amount of future potential for
other decks that run strong Dark Spellcasters.
Score: 3.5/5 Quickplay Spell would have been
Art: 3/5 Shield and Rod.
This card is one of the most unfortunately timed
cards of all time. Black Illusion was first released
in August 2014 in the OCG, before the Dark
Magician’s renaissance in the Dark Illusion set
released earlier this year. And while it’s clearly
meant for the Dark Magician, it is completely
defunct, outdated, and utterly useless in the new
I say that for two reasons. First, if this trap had
been released along with the other Dark Magician
support cards, it would not have protected “Dark
Spellcasters with 2000 ATK or more” – it would have
just protected Dark Magician, thus allowing it to be
searched by Dark Magic Circle, Dark Magic
Succession, or Magician’s Rod. Second, if Black
Illusion had been timed with the other support, it
definitely would have protected Dark Magician from
your own effects as well, thus being able to prevent
Eternal Soul from killing him should it get
destroyed while face up. Of course, I’m speculating.
It could be that this trap might have been the same
no matter what. But what is unfortunate is that
because of the reasons listed above, this trap is
inferior and should not be used in the theme.
It’s truly a shame since it’s a really pretty card,
especially as a secret rare. But this card has
little potential and is outclassed by other Dark
Magician card in pretty much every way. I could
maybe this as future support for a dark spellcaster
theme in the future that isn’t Dark Magician but
uses high-attack monsters unlike Shaddoll, but that
could be a long time coming.
Future Potential: 1.5/5
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