Palladium Oracle Mahad | Deck and Rulings

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Palladium Oracle Mahad

Palladium Oracle Mahad
Monster TypeSpellcaster
Card typeEffect
Card Effect TypeTrigger Effect / Continuous Effect
SupportsDark Magician
Related to ArchetypesDark Magician


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


  • 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.


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.


Dark Magician Deck



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


Hot New Top
Anonymous 5days ago
Anonymous 5days ago
Waiting for Palladium Oracle Mana now
Anonymous 14days ago
I like using Yami Yugi's skill Destiny Draw to get this guy out
<< Anonymous(Anonymous)
Anonymous 6days ago Reply
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 9days ago Reply
This happens to me with BE Solid dragon also, when White Stone is my only Special Summoning method that works only from the deck and I only have 1 Solid Dragon in my deck.

It seems that Konami punishes players for buying only 1 copy of a UR/SR and wants to make you think about buying a second or third one.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 9days ago Reply
Or, you know, you just notice the 1/8 hands you open with Mahad more often than the 7/8 you don't. (Opening with your 1 Mahad in a 30 card deck is about a 13% chance, slightly above 1/8).

For a 20-card deck, that's 1/5, so going to happen noticeably often regardless.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 9days ago Reply
They should add a skill that stops you from getting a specific card in your first 10 draws.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 6days ago Reply
finally somebody said it!.. the deck shuffle dynamic in this game are busted literally draw the exact same hand every duel
Anonymous 14days ago
kinda brutal
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 9days ago Reply
Very powerful
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Also if you're gonna focus on any one box, I reccomend this one as it has a lot of great archtypes available. Then you can grab purgatrio when you're done. Invoked is splashable with many rogue decks and archtypes.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
In reality, F2P players are never supposed to buy more than 1 time the same box.
When you go through a box the first time you get 100% return on investment because you had none of most cards before.
When you buy the same box again you are getting only 15% return on investment.
Gems are not free, they cost time. Farming too much in a "F2P" game can hinder your studies/career which can cost money.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
it depends, going 3 times on the same box can give you a fully self-sufficient deck as opposed to spreading out through a bunch of boxes with incomplete archtypes
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
In that case you will never get your hand on a Wall of D, Drowning, Canadia, and other staple cards.

F2P players would get a greater variety of generic supports if they buy each pack once. When the meta changes they will be able to use the appropriate one in the same deck.
Buying the same box x3 won't give you a complete deck either. For instance Purgatrio and invoker are from different boxes.
ah yes, easy wins
This guy never gets old.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Mahad's already dead, of course he never gets old.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
right? isn't that cool? I hope this world ends asap
Special Summon only seems to work if you draw it during your own turn, can anyone else confirm this?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Did you draw it during the damage step? It won't work then.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
With the skill light & dark you cannot special summon him basically mahad is useless already
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Read the card description.

This is a fix.
Very weak
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(Blue)
Anonymous Reply
<< Anonymous(Blue)
Anonymous Reply
Skills don't directly activate card effects, iirc.

Same reason why Tyranno Hassleberry's Dino DNA skill doesn't activate Aromage monsters' "when you gain LP" effect.
Why doesn’t mahad after being destroyed and summoning dark magician activate dark magical circle?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
"except during the Damage Step"

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