Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Structure Deck Review: Spellcaster's Command


Spellcaster's Command was originally released in North America on March 31st, 2009, and re-released in the summer of 2014. New players from recent years had the opportunity to buy this classic structure deck from the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's era. This was the second Structure Deck to feature Spellcasters. The structure deck contains 40 cards and one ultra rare card. It also contains previously hard to find cards such as Breaker the Magical Warrior and Dark Red Enchanter.

The Master Magician!

Spellcaster's Command's first boss monster and only foil card is Endymion, the Master Magician. This powerful Spellcaster requires you to discard a card to destroy a card on your opponent's field, and you can special summon him by using the deck's exclusive field spell. Dark Red Enchanter is the deck's second monster. I'm very surprised he was not a super rare because he is worthy of the title. He is a key offensive monster built into the deck's scheme.

Notable Reprints

The structure deck's best reprint is Magical Citadel of Endymion. This Field Spell has only been printed in Spellcaster's Command, and once again I'm surprised another card such as this was not a super rare. The reprint in 2014 gave players easy access to the card as it is the only means to obtain it in a sealed product.

Magical Exemplar and Breaker the Magical Warrior are my favorite reprints in this structure deck. Their abilities fit in every Spellcaster deck. Breaker is considered to be a staple in many Spellcaster decks. His ability to destroy Spells and Traps makes him very valuable. Magical Exemplar is great for special summoning monsters from your hand or graveyard.

Deck's Strategy

The deck's strategy is very simple. Beginners can quickly master the deck's basic strategy. The goal is to gather has many Spell Counters on Magical Citadel of Endymion as possible to protect your field and special summon Endymion from your hand or graveyard.  Endymion will destroy cards on your opponent's field, and Dark Red Enchanter will force your opponent to discard a card. Magical Exemplar serves as the deck's monster reborn to special summon Spellcasters from the graveyard.

You can further build upon the deck by adding more support cards. Arcanite Magician, Explosive Magician, and T.G. Hyper Librarian are great Synchro monsters to add to the Extra Deck. Your deck will become much faster with using Spellbooks. Spellbooks are also great for building many Spell Counters per turn as their combos generate a lot of spell cards every turn.

The Final Word

Spellcaster's Command is a nice structure deck to buy for players interested in building a Spell Counter and collectors! Spellcaster's Command was a respectable structure deck for its time. Its reprint in 2014 was not necessary. The most important cards in the deck could have been reprinted in special sets. The deck has grown nicely over the years as Spellbooks boosted Spell Counter decks. Spellcaster's Command is only lacking super rares. The structure deck would have received a slightly higher rating if key cards were super rares.

Rating: 3 out of 5