Hes not the the greatest card in attack and defense but it still pretty good atk/2500 def/2100. Of course he is the original amazing spellcaster from the begining.
He has many uses. One is sacrificing to bring out other cards that require you to sacrifice him. another is to power him up or use cards that help him. and basically many smaller things to improve him on the field.
Strategies and game play:
Not too many except if u wanna keep him out for a while load up on equip cards, traps and cards that help or use Dark magician such as dark magic attack.
Combos with other cards:
some combos you can use are: well to summon him you can use sages stone while dark magican girl is out. You can use the effects of knights title to bring out dark magician knight. then of course the one i find most useful is when you summon him with sages stone to power up dark magician girl and him about the sam or power up dark magician alot and use DM girl to attack my opponents monster then either Dark magician attacks the life points of the other monster.
Ways to counteract it:
basically load up on traps or put face down a man eater bug and hope to god their opponent doesnt have a divine wrath or dark magic attack.
can be summoned many ways
can be sacrificed to summon specific amazing monsters
and has a variety of combos
Other monsters are stronger.
Can be destroyed easily
If used for sacrificing not out very long
there are 3 differnent views and many different rarities of Dark magician. And it is also printed in japanese
Artwork and aesthetics:
The art work is amazing my favorite is this version of Dark Magician. and his art work matches his abilites because he looks like a powerful spelcaster and that he is
10 because of his all around use.