Magician of Dark Illusion | Decks and Ruling

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Magician of Dark Illusion

Magician of Dark Illusion
Monster TypeSpellcaster
Card typeEffect
Card Effect TypeContinuous Effect / Condition / Trigger Effect
SupportsDark Magician
Related to ArchetypesDark Magician


This card's name becomes "Dark Magician" while it is on the field. You can only use each of these effects of "Magician of Dark Illusion" once per turn.
● During your opponent's turn, if you activate a Spell/Trap Card or effect (except during the Damage Step): You can Special Summon this card from your hand.
● If you activate a Spell/Trap Card or effect while this card is face-up on your field (except during the Damage Step): You can target 1 "Dark Magician" in your Graveyard; Special Summon it. This effect can only be used once while this card is face-up on the field.

How to Get




  • Can be special summoned.
  • Treated as Dark Magician while on the field.
  • Revives Dark Magician.


  • Can only be special summoned when you activate a Spell/Trap card during your opponent’s turn.


  • Magician of Dark Illusion can be used in almost any deck that has a decent amount of Spell/Trap cards they can flip during the opponent’s turn.

The Eye of Timaeus

You can use The Eye of Timeaus on Magician of Dark Illusion to summon any Fusion monster with Dark Magician listed as material.

Dark Magical Circle

Special Summoning Magician of Dark Illusion can trigger Dark Magical Circle’s removal effect because he is treated as Dark Magician on the field. Magician of Dark Illusion can then revive Dark Magician to further make use of Dark Magical Circle on another turn.

Dark Magician Support

Because Magician of Dark Illusion is treated as a Dark Magician on the field. Here are some support cards you can use with him. Using these cards during your turn will also trigger Magician of Dark Illusion to revive your Dark Magician.


You can use these cards to tribute Magician of Dark Illusion and special summon a stronger monster from your deck. Use Dedication Through Light and Darkness to summon Dark Magician of Chaos. Use Knight’s Title to summon Dark Magician Knight. And before Magician of Dark Illusion is tributed you will be able to revive Dark Magician.


Dark Magician Deck



Summoning categoriesSpecial Summons itself from your hand / Special Summons from your Graveyard
Stat changesTreated as alternate name


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Unban this or limit alternative white dragon with spirit and sage at limit 3 to really 🔥 the blue eyes deck. No playing for you blue eyes. If I can’t play than neither should you. “Laughs in dark magician”
Is the second effect an ignition effect or what? It is not triggering.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
On the description it says splel/trap or effect?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
<< Anonymous
C Reply
I used on main phase The Eye of Timaeus, targeting Magician of Dark Illusion as a "Dark Magician" on the field, while having another "real" Dark Magician on the graveyard. I was hoping it's effect would allow me to recover the DM to the field, but it didn't activate. Instead, just the effect of The Eye of Timaeus kept going and summoned a fusion monster. Did I missunderstood something?
<< Anonymous(C)
Anonymous Reply
Maybe MoDI needs to wait for the spell/trap to resolve whatever it is trying to do?
This card will get hit on the next banlist mark my words.
<< Anonymous(lp)
Anonymous Reply
lol btw this card is too broken with Enemy controller you know why? Cuz you can tribute 1 dark magician steal your opponents monster and then you get your dark magician monster back!

What a sweet combo
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
<< Anonymous(lp)
Nice(six) Reply
you bet
<< Anonymous(lp)
Anonymous Reply
Limited to 1 lol people only use 1 copy anyways
Epic card
Easy to summon, I like it
hei you can use it in spellbook deck wit the arkana skill(a trick up the sleeve)to sumon it when you activete fate!
Does Dark Magician Girl gain ATK if this guy is on the graveyard?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
no, it's only treated as DM while on the field
<< Anonymous
GOD Reply
yes my son bcuz the effect of dm girl and this boi effect is bcum a dm so it work logic
I saw this in the UR ticket rewards recently and figured it was available for every ticket... So when I got a different card with that ticket and then couldn't find it on a different UR ticket I was pissed
<< Anonymous
Cool Story Reply
Cool story bro.
Is it only me who think that AI half of the times don't know how to use those effects?
Just a random comment to confirm that the effect id not triggering for some cards:
-ennemy controler during opponent main phase : ok
-dna surgery during opponent main phase : not working
-wall of disruption during the battle step (not damage step) : not working

Pretty sure it was working fine a week ago... wtf?
<< Anonymous(Mike)
Nick Reply
I'm not surprised. Some cards have bugs you discover when you start a chain.
Below, I had reported the funny case where a card (half-shut) triggers differently if you have, just in the hand, another specific quick spell card (forbidden chalice) which it fixes and restores, temporarily, the correct activation conditions of that card. LoL

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