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Palladium Oracle Mahad | Deck and Rulings

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Palladium Oracle Mahad

Palladium Oracle Mahad
AttributeLIGHT
Monster TypeSpellcaster
Card typeEffect
Card Effect TypeTrigger Effect / Continuous Effect
Level★7
Passcode71703785
ATK2500
DEF2100
SupportsDark Magician
Anti-supportsDARK
Related to ArchetypesDark Magician

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When you draw this card: You can reveal this card; Special Summon it from your hand. If this card battles a DARK monster, its ATK is doubled during the Damage Step only. If this card is destroyed by battle or card effect: You can Special Summon 1 "Dark Magician" from your hand, Deck, or Graveyard.

How to Get

PackDark Dimension [UR]
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Evaluation

RatingA-

Pros

  • Special Summons itself for no cost.
  • Can double its own attack.
  • Floats into Dark Magician.

Cons

  • Does not work with most Dark Magician support.
  • Getting him in your starting hand can leave him stuck there.
  • Attack boost only works against DARK monsters.

Tips

Attribute Change

DNA Transplant changes all monsters on the field to DARK attribute so that Palladium Oracle Mahad can double his attack no matter what he battles. Aside from DNA Transplant there are also some other less efficient attribute changing effects such as Scroll of Bewitchment and the Genex Ally cards.

Top Deck

Here are some cards that can put Palladium Oracle Mahad at the top of your deck for you to draw and Special Summon.

Dark Magician

Summon this monster when Palladium Oracle Mahad is destroyed. Dark Magician himself is not a good monster, what makes him good is the tons of support that comes with him.

Decks

Rulings

Classifications

ActionsReveals your hand for cost / Activates from your Graveyard
Summoning categoriesSpecial Summons itself from your hand / Special Summons from your hand / Special Summons from your Deck / Special Summons from your Graveyard
Stat changesChanges own ATK value

Comments

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Mason
Someone pointed out since he is a “high prority” card he most likely will be in your starting hand vs drawing it. Duel Links apparently doesn’t follow normal RNG, this is more apparent with the skill Switcheroo when switching out a high priority card, that’s why sometimes you get the same card back. I’m sure someone on here is more capable of explaining Konami’s bs than me.
<< Anonymous(Mason)
Anonymous Reply
Someone should collect some data on that phenomenon and calculate if it's a coincidence or if the usual rng is really violated. But we would probably need datas from 1000 or more duels
<< Anonymous(Mason)
Anonymous Reply
well, I'm still digging old box for my second Ultimate Providence (R card) and already spent 5200 gems but still not get it.. RNG, you know..
Anonymous
I play 1 Mahad in my 30 cards grass deck. I swear he always shown up in my first hand XD
Draws
Is its effect activated by the automatic draws at the start of a duel?
<< Anonymous
Blue Reply
I've been playing DL since day 1 and have spent over $2,000 on it.... It doesn't summon on opening hand lol
<< Anonymous(Blue)
Anonymous Reply
$2,000?! I mean, it's your money, so you can spend it how you want if it's legal, but damn that's a lot!
<< Anonymous
another whale Reply
nah, that's still a little.. I already spent $5600 on it.
<< Anonymous(Billionaire)
Anonymous Reply
$2,000 in general isn't much, but on a single game it is.
Blue
If anyone is question why this isn't activating when you draw your first hand it's because the duel hasn't technically began, yet. My question and concern is 9/10 duel's I'm drawing 1-2 of the 2 I have in my deck. I've been playing this card fairly consistently since it came out and it's been the same issue since day 1. Also, I've been using Sera and her Reload ability quite a bit since unlocking it. When you pop Reload and draw into Palladium it doesn't proc. Since it's 5 turns in isn't it safe to say the duel has begun? The skill has the exact same wording as the card "Add all the cards in your hand to your Deck and shuffle it. Then
-DRAW- the same number of cards that you added to your Deck." They either need to fix the mechanic's of the ability or the wording, imo.
Anonymous
It's a very powerful card, but Konami has been very sneaky, because up till now I have about 80% chance I have Mahad in my opening hand (in a deck with only 1 copy and 30 cards). It is still okay to tribute summon it, but its a shame that they made it this way :(
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I used to have him in my dark magician deck and quickly realized what a mistake that was. I use him with magician girls instead so that I can least throw him out with chocolate's effect to use for the graveyard if he ends up in my hand at the start.
Anonymous
EPIC !
Anonymous
Of course, spellcaster card
Anonymous
This guy never gets old.
Anonymous
Can i Special Summon a Magician of Chaos from the graveyard with this card all the time or is it required to Ritual Summon it first?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
You have to Ritual Summon it first.

Being named "Dark Magician" doesn't automatically change the card type too, Magician of Chaos is still a Ritual monster, not a Normal monster.
Anonymous
If this guy is in your opening hand, try using Plaguespreader Zombie's effect in the graveyard to throw it back on the top of your deck for your next draw.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
That’s actually pretty cool, I might try that
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Or use a more splashable and easier to obtain card like Magical Mallet.
Anonymous
Why Cant I summon him with the effect of platener dragon? (In the End Phase, add from your deck a lvl 7 Light or Dark monster.)
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
"When you draw this card ..." add isn't draw
Anonymous
can you summon dark magician girl with this?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
No the other version mana can and she’s not in DL right now

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