Magician's Rod | Decks and Tips

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Magician's Rod

Magician's 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 lvl 23 & 38 [SR]
Victory against--
Card trader--
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.



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


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Anonymous 1days ago
The META has diversity because.

We have Electromagnets.
We have Six Samurais.
We have Blue-eyes
We have Red-eyes
We have Neos Fusion
We have Koa'ki Meiru
We have Survival's End
We have TRIAMIDS (F2P and can climb in DAY 1)
We have Dark Magician
We have Mermails
We have Crystrons
We have Cyber Dragon Beatdown + King of the Swamp
We have Gem Knights

But ok, let me repeat it once again.

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Anonymous 1days ago
Inbreeding is dangerous for society.
anon 1days ago
why cant this card add “Eye of Timaeus” from the deck?
<< Anonymous(anon)
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
Yeah this is the problem with dark magician cards because dark magician is both a card and an archetype.Rod actually wants dark magician card itself for card's text but eye of timaeus mentions DM as an archetype in its text.
Anonymous 6days ago
any way to get this card now
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 6days ago Reply
Other than Arkana’s level up rewards? Not atm
Anonymous 14days ago
Damn i missed this event. Will there be another way to get it?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 6days ago Reply
Same I missed it too and I hope it comes back
3rd copy finally with the event. Yes!
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Could this be a hint that they are going to add more dark magician support soon?
<< Anonymous
Ooparts Reply
Yeah, it could be a hint.

Like how we got 3 Mahjong Munia Maidens few events before Subterror is released.

MMM is not subterror card I know, but it works wonders for subterror.

Besides, both BEWD & REBD have received enough love already. DM deserved the same amount of love too.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
For those who have leveled up Arkana, now we ended up with 5 copies of this card already....-.-'
they should add magical dimension
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Not that I think about it, I haven't seen that card around so far
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I agree, I saw npc yami yugi using it at tagduel
Awesome card, nice to see we have 3 copies of it now. But they should add dark magic attack to ranked duels reward
Can you get the eye of Timaeus with Magician’s Rod effect?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I don't know, is the Eye of Timaeus ever going to be playable here? we can't be so sure.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
No this card doesn’t search for EoT. Even in the TCG.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Eye of Timaeus refer to "Dark Magician" as an archetype, not specifically the level 7 2500 ATK vanilla.

So no, Magician's Rod cannot search Eye of Timaeus.
Seriously another magicians rod lol, at this point Konami is just dangling dmg support at us and not giving us the good cards lol
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
A 3rd rod is actually amazing but I get what your saying
Can it search dark burning attack?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
It cannot. Dark Burning Attack lists "Dark Magician Girl", while this card specifically asks for just "Dark Magician".
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
If it is Dark Burning Magic then yes it can, since Dark Burning Magic also specifically listed "Dark Magician" in its text.

But we don't have Dark Burning Magic yet in DL :p
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I'm wondering when are we going to get Magician's Robe....
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
There you go, it's already in the game

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