Magician's Rod | Decks and Tips

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Magician's Rod

Magicians Rod
Monster TypeSpellcaster
Card typeEffect
Card Effect TypeTrigger Effect / Condition
Related to ArchetypesDark Magician


When this card is Normal Summoned: You can add 1 Spell/Trap Card from your Deck to your hand, that specifically lists the card "Dark Magician" in its text. During your opponent's turn, if you activate a Spell/Trap Card or effect while this card is in your Graveyard (except during the Damage Step): You can Tribute 1 Spellcaster-Type monster; add this card to your hand. You can only use each effect of "Magician's Rod" once per turn.

How to get / Rarity

Level-up rewardArkana at lvl 23 & 38 [SR]
Victory against--
Card traderTradable [SR]
82,000 xGold
SR Jewel x8
Stone of DARK x80
OtherTour Guide's Mission Bingo Event [SR]




  • Able to get Dark Magician support spell/trap cards from your deck.
  • Can return to your hand from the graveyard.


  • Needs to be normal summoned for its effect to activate.
  • Effect can only get the cards from the deck, which can be bad if you only have a few and get them in your starting hand.
  • Second effect requires a tribute of a spellcaster-type monster to return to your hand.


Monster or Spell/Trap removal

Magician's Rod gives you many options as to which one to take, and you get to decide which one you need for certain situations. This also helps with getting Dark Magic Attack more consistently, since you can only get 1 copy from Yami Yugi's level up reward.


While a Dark Magician turbo deck can already work well on its own, you can still play with its variances through these support cards. They have different playstyles that are useful in certain situations. Dedication through Light and Darkness can be used as a surprise during battle phase to get an extra attack, Sage's Stone can help with swarming the field, while Knight's Title can be good if your Dark Magician is locked or affected with a attack decreasing debuff.

Spellcaster tribute

You can use Magician's Rod's second effect to return it to your hand by tributing these monsters. They have effects that will activate in the graveyard, and will also help with searching a Dark Magician from your deck/graveyard.


Dark Magician Deck


ActionsAdds from Deck to hand / Activates from your Graveyard / Tributes for cost / Adds from Graveyard to hand


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This card gonna be semi-limited in next banlist mark my words.
<< Anonymous
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<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
If Magician's Rod is changed to face-down defense position with Floodgate trap hole, I can still get one spell or trap card from my deck. Why is that? I thought, after the new update that the card should remain face up to resolve the effect. Is anyone able to explain this? Thanks!
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
There is no such update. Read the rule update again:
<< Anonymous
Trigger effects Reply
Thanks for the helpful link. The rule clearly states that the card must remain in the Monster zone, there is no difference whether face up or face down. Thanks again.
Why I can't add Eye Of Timaeus with it's effect?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Because it doesn't list the specific card "Dark Magician" in it's name. It only lists a "Dark Magician" monster
Awesome card
Not rod for me. Been checking CT every 8 hours since the addition. Wtf Konami.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
same here feels bad
Now my DM Deck ist half prismatic :)
Finally got my 3rd copy. Next season Dark Magician for sure.
Now i can upgrade thus card to prismatic
ya everyone got 3 copy now and leveling arkana useless now except for gem
This card is DOPE
any way to get this card now
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Other than Arkana’s level up rewards? Not atm
<< Anonymous
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<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
they have lol
Have three

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