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The four original "Charmers" and their Familiars
The four original "Charmers" and their Familiars
  • れい使つか
  • 霊使い (base)
  • れいつかい (ruby)
  • Reitsukai (romanized)
  • Spirit Charmer (translated)
  • la Charmeuse
  • the Charmer (translated)
  • Verzaubererin
  • Enchantress (translated)
  • Ammaliatrice
  • Ammaliatore
  • 령사
  • 靈師 (Hanja)
  • Ryeongsa (romanized)
  • Spirit Charmer (translated)
  • Encantador(a)
  • Enchanter (translated)
  • el/la Encantador/a
  • the Enchanter/ess (translated)
  • Encanatador/a (formerly)
  • Enchanter/ess (translated)
Anime appearances
Manga appearances

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

"Charmer", known as "Spirit Charmer" (れい使つかReitsukai) in the Japanese version, is an archetype of six Level 3 Spellcaster Flip monsters with 500 ATK and 1500 DEF.


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 excluding 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 「せいれい使い」 (Spirit Charmer), 「霊術」 stands for 「せいれいじゅつ」 (Spirit Art).

Akina Fujiwara designed the "Charmers", although she did not draw their Cataclysmic forms.

Charmer Dharc Aussa Hiita Lyna Eria Wynn
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
Familiar-Possessed Dharc Aussa Hiita Lyna Eria Wynn
Link Monster Dharc, Gloomy Aussa, Immovable Hiita, Ablaze Lyna, Lustrous Eria, Gentle Wynn, Verdant
Channeler None yet Aussa None yet None yet None yet Wynn
Cataclysmic Charmer None yet Avalanching Aussa Blazing Hiita None yet Raging Eria Storming Wynn
Spiritual Art Greed Kurogane Kurenai Hijiri Aoi Miyabi
Related Milla the Temporal Magician Gishki Ariel
Naelshaddoll Ariel
Ariel, Priestess of the Nekroz
Winda, Priestess of Gusto

Playing style[edit]

"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.

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