Skilled Dark Magician | Decks and Ruling

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Skilled Dark Magician

Skilled Dark Magician
Monster TypeSpellcaster
Card typeEffect
Card Effect TypeContinuous Effect / Ignition Effect


Each time a Spell Card is activated, place 1 Spell Counter on this card when that Spell Card resolves (max. 3). You can Tribute this card with 3 Spell Counters on it; Special Summon 1 "Dark Magician" from your hand, Deck, or Graveyard.

How to get / Rarity

Level-up rewardArkana Lvl 35 & 45 [SR]
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  • High attack for a level 4 monster, and can be easily increased if used with Yami Yugi's "Power of Darkness"


  • Can be slow if you don't have multiple spell cards that can be easily activated.


Spell counter storage

You can use Magical Citadel of Endymion's spell counters for Skilled Magician's effect to special summon a Dark Magician.

Building up the counters

If you summon Skilled Dark before you use a field spell, you can use the field spell card, murmur, and then re-use the field spell to get 3 counters quickly in a turn. Spell Power grasp can add 2 spell counters with 1 card. You can use cards like Dark World Dealings for a quick and always usable at all times kind of card to get a counter. Cursed Bamboo can also be a good way to get 3 spell counters quickly, but you will need other bamboo equip cards.



How can I attain a skilled dark magician on duel links
<< Anonymous(Reaper422)
Anonymous Reply
Arkana level up reward.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Read the article above, it's outright mentioned there....Arkana's level-up reward on lv 35 and 45.
not KoG
Can I get a third Skilled Dark Magician?
<< Anonymous(not KoG)
Anonymous Reply
Yes, use a Dream Ticket.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Very sure SR/UR Dream Ticket doesn't have level-up cards.
I wonder why this card cannot do what Red, White and Blue can do from the graveyard. Red, White and Blue all say you can banish from graveyard to add 1 spell counter to a card. But Skilled Dark Magician does not say that.
I'm just wondering why...
<< Anonymous(Jon)
Anonymous Reply
Because this was the original "Skilled ... Magician" card. White is also very old and doesn't have the effect you've mentioned. The Blue and the Red ones are quite new cards though, that's why they have better effects.
<< Anonymous
Jon Reply
Thank you for answering my question. I hadn't noticed white was the same. :-)
John Rambo
good vanilla
Can this card pull Dark Magician Of Chaos as well?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
doesnt say monster so no
This card is better then all the other 1900 monster. If you see the stats then I think this magican is at the moment one of the best and sure in the future too.
How i can i get arkana character?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
there was an event that just ended to get wont be back for a while
Mah Boi
Didn't this card have 1800 Atk and Def back then?
<< Anonymous(Mah Boi)
Anonymous Reply
It's Skilled Blue Magician you were talking about. Red=1600, White=1700, Blue=1800, Dark=1900
<< Anonymous(Mah Boi)
Mah Boi Reply
But I remember this card in Nightmare Troubadour with 1800 ATK and DEF, not the Blue one...
How do I get it?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Arkana lvl 40 level up reward
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Its level 35 actually
I wonder when will the other two, "Skilled Blue Magician" and "Skilled White Magician" will appear.. Compared to this, they are not op
Umm.. Okay so we only getting 1 copy?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Decent beater card. Yami field. works with dark magician and spell heavy decks against com

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