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.
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.
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.
How is this card only a considered a B+ here In DL format? You can literally throw this card into nearly any deck not just for DMs. You get a free 2k+ beater and wall just from flipping a back row during opponent turn. Hell in my Dino beatdown petdeck he is the only non Dino besides sphere for the hell of it. Combos well with Canadia too