The four original "Charmers" and their Familiars
Walking with spirits day after day.
Dance with brilliant colors, oh one ring.— The tagline of Structure Deck: Masters of the Spiritual Arts in promotional material
"Aussa the Earth Charmer" appears as a character in World Championship 2006 and in World Championship 2007, and "Eria the Water Charmer", "Hiita the Fire Charmer", and "Wynn the Wind Charmer" all appear in World Championship 2007.
The original four "Charmers", "Aussa", "Eria", "Hiita", and "Wynn", were first released in The Lost Millennium. Two packs later, in Elemental Energy, they had their "Familiar-Possessed" forms released, and their final forms were released two packs after that, in Enemy of Justice. "Dharc" and "Lyna", the DARK and LIGHT "Charmers", do not follow this trend: "Dharc", which was released in The Duelist Genesis, did not get his "Familiar-Possessed" form until 14 packs later in Order of Chaos, and "Lyna", which was released in The Shining Darkness, did not get her "Familiar-Possessed" form until it came out 28 packs latter in Maximum Crisis. "Dharc" appears to be the only male "Charmer" in the archetype; this is supported by its German, Italian and Spanish names (with the masculine nouns "Zauberer", "Ammaliatore" and "Encantador" instead of the feminine "Zaubererin", "Ammaliatrice" and "Encantadora"), but refuted by its French name (with the feminine "Charmeuse").
There is one "Charmer" for each Attribute besides DIVINE. The effect of each "Charmer" allows it to take control of 1 opponent's face-up monster of the same Attribute as that "Charmer" after it was flipped face-up, for as long as the "Charmer" stays face-up on the field.
Each "Charmer" features a familiar, a Level 1 or 2 monster with the same Attribute as the "Charmer". They also also have two sets of advanced forms ("Familiar-Possesseds" and Cataclysmic Charmers), and a series of similarly Attribute-centered Trap Cards known as Spiritual Arts depicting them.
According to The Valuable Book 8, 「霊使い」 stands for 「
Akina Fujiwara designed the "Charmers", although she did not draw their Cataclysmic forms.
|Familiar||Meda Bat||Archfiend Marmot of Nefariousness||Fox Fire||Happy Lover||Gigobyte||Petit Dragon|
|Unpossessed Familiar||None yet||Nefarious Archfiend Eater of Nefariousness||Inari Fire||None yet||Jigabyte||Ranryu|
|Awakened Familiar||None yet||Nefariouser Archfiend||Greater Inari Fire||None yet||Gagigobyte||Rasenryu|
|Link Monster||None yet||Aussa, Immovable||Hiita, Ablaze||None yet||Eria, Gentle||Wynn, Verdant|
|Channeler||None yet||None yet||None yet||None yet||None yet||Wynn|
|Cataclysmic Charmer||None yet||Avalanching Aussa||Blazing Hiita||None yet||Raging Eria||Storming Wynn|
Ariel, Priestess of the Nekroz
|Winda, Priestess of Gusto|
"Unpossessed" is the key card of this deck, preventing "Charmer" monsters from being destroyed by battle allowing their effects to be activated, and also to Special Summon Spellcaster monsters with 1500 DEF from the Deck, including not members of this archetype like "Injection Fairy Lily" or "Windwitch - Glass Bell".
"Awakening of the Possessed" increase the ATK of the player's monsters, protect "Charmers" and "Familiar-Possessed" monsters from being destroyed by card effects and also let the player draw a card if a monster with 1850 original ATK is Normal/Special Summoned, including not members of this archetype like the "Fairy Tail" monsters.