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

Level-up reward--
Victory against--
Card trader--
OtherEpic Yami Event [UR]




  • 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.

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.




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


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Anonymous 21hour ago
Can't seem to get the first effect to work. I use traps mostly during the main phase but never get the option to special summon this card
Anonymous 4days ago
Is the second effect an ignition effect or what? It is not triggering.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 21hour ago Reply
not during dmage step. it means WoD, draining shield, sakuretsu, widespread, or any spell/trap cards that activates in damage step will not trigger its effect
Anonymous 23hour ago
I am going crazy for this one, been farming for days now I got all the other cards 7-8k farms consistent (silent sword deck), but not a single one illusion except from the mission :@
Anonymous 2days ago
More than I get when I actually farm the fucker
Anonymous 3days ago
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
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 2days ago Reply
Because he's free and f2p need to feel like they don't get good stuff
Anonymous 3days ago
Do u think magician of dark illusion is viable in spellbook deck?
Anonymous 4days ago
Can you get multiple copies or just the one
Anonymous 6days ago
You can use it in any deck.the first effect is usable for any deck.the second one is for dark magician deck
Anonymous 23days ago
This card will be played more in stall deck than in Dark Magician deck
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 21days ago Reply
I was planning to build deck like that. Alternate version of witch Raider or something, but with DM spam instead
Anonymous 23days ago
Playmaker 23days ago
This is good, still waiting the robe, the rod(so we can have 3), alternate art dark magician(the robe) or Dsod ver
Anonymous 23days ago
Great card, no doubt

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