Endymion

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Endymion
"Magical Citadel of Endymion"
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  • エンディミオン
  • Endimion (romanized)
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  • 엔디미온
  • Endimion (romanized)
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Great king governing the magical power of genesis! Release the power sleeping within Endymion!!

— The tagline of Structure Deck R: Lord of Magician in promotional material

"Endymion" is an archetype that debuted in Structure Deck: Lord of the Magician, with further support in Structure Deck R: Lord of Magician.

Etymology[edit]

They're named after Endymion from Greek mythology. "Selene, Queen of the Master Magicians" is based on Selene, lover of Endymion.

Lore[edit]

Playing style[edit]

The "Endymion" archetype is an archetype focused on using Spell Counters and Pendulum Monsters, taking advantage of the fact that Pendulum Monsters can be activated as Spell Cards in the Pendulum Zone.

The four key cards of the archetype are their four Effect Pendulum Monsters, "Servant of Endymion", "Magister of Endymion", "Reflection of Endymion", and "Endymion, the Mighty Master of Magic", the latter of which is their boss monster. Each of these monsters have multiple Pendulum Effects and Monster Effects. These effects can be divided into four types across all of these four monsters:

  • Spell Counter-generating Pendulum Effect
  • Monster summoning Pendulum Effect
  • On-field Monster Effect
  • Floating Monster Effect
Summary of Endymion Pendulum Effects
Endymion Level Scale SC Pendulum Effect Summon Pendulum Effect Target Location
Servant 3 Pendulum Scale.png 2 (Continuous) Gain 1 SC after a Spell resolves. (De facto HOPT[a]) Remove 3 SC from this card; Special Summon this card and 1 SC Monster from [Target Location], and each gains 1 SC. Deck[b]
Magister 3 Pendulum Scale.png 8 Extra Deck[c]
Reflection 7 Pendulum Scale.png 2 Hand
Endymion 7 Pendulum Scale.png 8 N/A (HOPT) Remove 6 SC from your field; Special Summon this card, then destroy cards on field, up to the number of friendly SC Cards, then gain SC equal to the number destroyed. N/A
For simplicity's sake, Spell Counter is abbreviated to "SC" in this table. "SC Monster/Card" refers to "monster/card that you can place a Spell Counter on" in PSCT.
Summary of Endymion Monster Effects
Endymion Level Scale Field Effect Floating Effect
Servant 3 Pendulum Scale.png 2
  • If it has SC, it can attack directly.
  • (OPT, Quick) In the opponent's turn, you can discard 1 card; each friendly SC Card gain 1 SC.
If destroyed in the Monster Zone: You can place this card in your Pendulum Zone, then transfer the SC it had as a monster to it.
Magister 3 Pendulum Scale.png 8
  • When this card attacks: You can gain 1 SC.
  • (OPT, Quick) In the opponent's turn, you can remove 3 SC from your field; Special Summon 1 SC Monster from Deck.
Reflection 7 Pendulum Scale.png 2
  • If Special Summoned: You can target 1 enemy card and 1 other friendly card with a SC; return both to the hand. Then you can transfer the returned friendly card's SC to this card.
When this card with an SC is destroyed by battle: You can search 1...
  • "Endymion" card ("Reflection")
  • Normal Spell ("Mighty Master of Magic")
Endymion 7 Pendulum Scale.png 8
  • (OPT, Quick) When a Spell/Trap Card or effect is activated: You can return 1 friendly card with an SC to the hand, and negate and destroy it. Then you can transfer the return friendly card's SC to this card.
  • If it has SC, it can't be targeted or destroyed by enemy card effects.
For simplicity's sake, Spell Counter is abbreviated to "SC" in this table. "SC Monster/Card" refers to "monster/card that you can place a Spell Counter on" in PSCT.

The general playstyle of the "Endymion" archetype involves accumulating Spell Counters by using Spell Cards (including activating Pendulum Monsters in the Pendulum Zone), using the Pendulum Effects of the "Endymion" monsters to Special Summon themselves and each other, and ending the board with at least an "Endymion, the Mighty Master of Magic", who is a card negate, a high-protection boss monster, and a going-second board-breaker through his card destroying Pendulum Effect. Their individual monster effects can serve as additional pieces of disruption: "Reflection" can return an enemy card to the hand when Special Summoned, and "Magister" can Special Summon her directly from the Deck in the opponent's turn.

"Endymion" monsters do not passively generate Spell Counters after they're summoned from the Pendulum Zone; "Magical Citadel of Endymion" and "Endymion's Lab" fill in this gap by being Spell Counter generating Field/Continuous Spells with additional situational effects. The Link Monster "Selene, Queen of the Master Magicians" provides an immediate boost of Spell Counters when Link Summoned, has good Link Points for Pendulum Summoning, and can provide play extension/disruption by summoning "Endymion" monsters from the hand/Graveyard as a Quick Effect. Lastly, "Spell Power Mastery" is the archetype's main search Spell, and also provides additional Spell Counters.

As another archetype of Spell Counter-using Spellcaster Pendulum Monsters, the "Mythical Beast" archetype has excellent synergy with "Endymion". "Endymion" monsters can summon "Mythical Beast" monsters with their Pendulum Effects, including extra negates like "Jackal King" and board breakers like "Master Cerberus". Meanwhile, "Mythical Beast" monsters continuously produce Spell Counters when summoned as monsters, supplementing the Spell Counter needs of "Endymion". Their main support Spell, "Mythical Institution", is also a generic searcher for Spell Counter-using monsters, making it good support for "Endymion".

The archetype also has synergy with the "Magicians", another Pendulum-focused Spellcaster archetype. "Endymion" also supports the generic Pendulum boss monster duo of "Odd-Eyes Absolute Dragon" and "Odd-Eyes Vortex Dragon", as the archetype contains Level 7 monsters.

Recommended cards[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. "Servant", "Magister", and "Reflection" all share the restrictive condition where cards with their name can only be Special Summoned once per turn; this means that each of their Pendulum Effects can also only be used once per turn.
  2. With 1000+ ATK.
  3. Face-up from the Extra Deck.