- This card has a LIGHT counterpart called "Skilled White Magician" whose ATK and DEF are polar opposites of this card. Both cards' effects are similar, with the only difference being that "Skilled White Magician" Special Summons "Buster Blader" instead of "Dark Magician". Both "Buster Blader" and "Dark Magician" are Fusion Materials for "Dark Paladin".
- There are four Spell Counters total on "Skilled Dark Magician". Three on his robe (the shoulders and center) and one on his staff.
- In the anime, by the time 3 Spell Cards are activated, the Spell Counters on this monster's right shoulder, left shoulder and chest plate will glow in consecutive order.
- The 黒魔術師 of this card's Japanese card name (pronounced Kuromajutsushi) can also mean "Necromancer".
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