The new Master of Pendulum Structure Deck introduced a ton of awesome, competitive cards that are sure to affect the dueling community in the weeks to come. Pendulum Call is one of the best search cards to be released in a while, and it's popping up in a ton of Odd-Eyes Magician decks that have been topping Regionals. For just one discard, you can search your deck for two different Magician Pendulum Monsters. Players have been discarding useful things like Performage Damage Juggler to get a search, and even Magicians to bring back with Oafdragon Magician's effect.


Pendulum Call also keeps your Magician Pendulum Spells from being destroyed until the end of your opponent's next turn, giving you some much needed added defense from cards like Mystical Space Typhoon and Twister. Sometimes that can interfere with your own Wisdom-Eye Magician, but the added protection is too good to pass up. Maybe even more importantly, Pendulum Call prevents a blowout from Waving Eyes, which has been plaguing the competitive circuit for weeks.

The only real downside is that you can't activate Pendulum Call if you've already activated a Magician monster's Pendulum Effect that turn, but that's not too big of a deal since you can search out Dragonpulse Magician and Dragonpit Magician, effectively setting you up a 2-7 Pendulum Scale. You can also activate the Pendulum Spell effects of your Magician cards after Pendulum Call resolves, life Oafdragon Magician's recursion. We really haven't seen this kind of Pendulum support in any releases so far, and it's not surprising that Pendulum Call's seeing so much play!

-Doug Zeeff