Spellcaster monsters are some of the most awesome out of all the Yugioh types, there’s something about wizards and magicians that makes them so attractive to use. This list will detail the 10 best Spellcaster monsters, please note however that this does not include archetypes, as the list would be filled with cards related to the Dark Magician. Instead, this list will focus on independant Spellcaster monsters that can fit into a variety of decks, Spellcaster focused or not. Here’s the 10 Best Yugioh Spellcaster Monsters!
10. Fog King
The power of Fog King comes from its versatility, a level 7 monster that can be normal summoned without tributing is extremely good. But if you do tribute monsters, Fog King’s ATK stat becomes the same as the tributed monster’s ATKs combined. You likely won’t use this part of Fog King’s effect but it’s always good to have that option, say your opponent has a 3000 ATK monster on their field but you only have two 2000 ATK monsters, Fog King can be helpful there.
Then there’s the third effect, neither player can tribute monsters. Against something like a Monarch deck, this can prove invaluable but it’s situational, the usefulness changes depending on the deck you’re playing against.
Held deep in the hearts of countless Yugioh players, Relinquished is long gone but not long forgotten. It can be tough to get on the field without cards specifically in the deck to search for Relinquished and its ritual card. However, it’s still a decent Spellcaster monster that can be competent in the right situation. It would be nowhere near the list if it wasn’t a Level 1 monster, as this makes the sacrifice much less painful.
8. Exodia the Forbidden One
Technically cheating, Exodia is kind of an archetype, or is that more the Forbidden One part? Either way, Exodia is a great Spellcaster monster that requires a stall deck to be built around it. The satisfaction of getting all 5 pieces in your hand is one of the better feelings you can have in Yugioh and seeing your opponent get that smug face when you can tell they’ve completed it, is another unique feeling. Exodia is great for the Yugioh game and an epic Spellcaster monster.
Packs you can get this card in: Dark Beginning 1, Legend of Blue Eyes White Dragon, Legendary Collection 3: Yugi’s World Mega Pack, Premium Gold: Return of the Bling, Yugi’s Legendary Decks & Legendary Decks 2
7. Breaker the Magical Warrior
Another old friend, Breaker has been a powerful Spellcaster monster ever since his release, even being on the Forbidden List at one point. His usefulness has nosedived in recent years but he’s still a decent pick for a Spellcaster deck, particularly ones that revolve around Spell Counters.
Packs you can get this card in: Dark Revelation Volume 1, Structure Deck: Spellcaster’s Judgement, Gold Series, Spellcaster’s Command Structure Deck, Battle Pack: Epic Dawn, Legendary Collection 3: Yugi’s World Mega Pack, Starter Deck Yugi – Reloaded, Premium Gold & Battle Pack 3: Monster League
6. Kycoo the Ghost Destroyer
Preventing your opponent from banishing cards is an outrageously amazing ability. It completely negates a number of strategies and tactics that your opponent might try to use. It comes with its downsides though, Kycoo is prone to being taken out with its weak ATK/DEF stats. Still, it can be a game-changer in the right situations and is deserved of a place on the list.
Packs you can get this card in: Labyrinth of Nightmare, Dark Beginning 2, The Dark Emperor Structure Deck, Retro Pack 2, Legendary Collection 3: Yugi’s World Mega Pack & Battle Pack 2: War of the Giants
5. Apprentice Magician
Apprentice Magicians are almost completely mandatory in any Spellcaster deck. The Spell Counter effect is nice but only for decks that utilise Spell Counters effectively. Having a low level Spellcaster available for monster or card effect tributes is great, but you know with Apprentice Magician that if it gets destroyed by battle, you can summon another one. Alternatively, you can choose to summon something like Magician of Faith or Old Vindictive Magician, then flip them in your turn and tribute them.
Packs you can get this card in: Dark Revelation Volume 1, Structure Deck: Spellcaster’s Judgement, Champion Pack: Game Four & Spellcaster’s Command Structure Deck
4. Dark Red Enchanter
This Spellcaster doesn’t just have a cool name with awesome art, it can provide a big boost to any Spellcaster deck. If not for Spell Counters being too slow and unreliable, Dark Red Enchanter would be pummeling most opponents it meets. Having 2300ATK/2200DEF for a 6-star monster is nothing special but discarding cards from your opponent’s hand is a powerful effect.
Packs you can get this card in: Phantom Darkness & Spellcaster’s Command Structure Deck
3. Alchemic Magician
Despite having some fairly ludicrous summoning requirements, Alchemic Magician is a great Spellcaster monster that should be in any Spellcaster deck. Gaining 200 ATK for each Spell in your graveyard is nothing to be sniffed at, that’s 3500 ATK if you have 10 of them in the grave. The secondary effect allows you to send a card to the graveyard to place a Spell (most likely a Quick-Play Spell) in one of your Spell/Trap zones. That’s potentially an extra 400 ATK by the time it comes to your turn.
Packs you can get this card in: Return of the Duelist
2. Number 11: Big Eye
Not just a card to have in your Spellcaster deck but one for any deck that contains level 7 monsters. Having the ability to take control of an opponent’s monster (until it leaves the field) is an insanely powerful effect that can win games on its own. You can do this two times as well, which is crazy when you think how easy it is to summon Big Eye.
1. Effect Veiler
Had to be Effect Veiler, no other non-archetype Spellcaster has had such an impact at all stages of play, from newbie to professional. In a world where you need to be extremely versatile to even be considered, Effect Veiler is a must-have for most decks. Effects are dominating, they are stopping you from using your combos or destroying your precious boss monsters after they’ve been summoned, Effect Veiler can prevent this quite well. It’s also a level 1 Tuner monster which increases its effectiveness even further, making it the best Spellcaster monster by a considerable margin.
Packs you can get this card in: Duelist Revolution, Duelist Pack: Yusei 3, Order of Chaos: Special Edition, Premium Gold, Legendary Collection 5D’s Mega Pack, Synchron Extreme Structure Deck, Duelist Saga & Starter Deck: Link Strike.