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 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.



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


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Anonymous 18days ago
Not rod for me. Been checking CT every 8 hours since the addition. Wtf Konami.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 8days ago Reply
same here feels bad
Anonymous 17days ago
Now my DM Deck ist half prismatic :)
Anonymous 19days ago
Finally got my 3rd copy. Next season Dark Magician for sure.
Cuk 28days ago
Now i can upgrade thus card to prismatic
Anonymous 28days ago
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
Anonymous Reply
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
they have lol
Have three
why cant this card add “Eye of Timaeus” from the deck?
<< Anonymous(anon)
Anonymous 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.
Damn i missed this event. Will there be another way to get it?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 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

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