If a Pendulum Monster you control attacks or is attacked, your opponent cannot activate Spell Cards until the end of the Damage Step. Unless you have a “Magician” card or “Odd-Eyes” card in your other Pendulum Zone, this card’s Pendulum Scale becomes 4.
Once per turn, when exactly 1 other Pendulum Monster you control (and no other cards) is returned to your hand by an opponent’s card effect (except during the Damage Step): You can Special Summon 1 monster from your hand with the same name as that returned to the hand.
Can Be Found In: Super Starter: Space-Time Showdown (ST14-EN009)
Pendulum monsters might seem at first a kind of creature which requires heavy setup to make them work, specially since they have to balance their scales on the field. However, with their ability to go to the Extra Deck when leaving the field allows them to keep a powerful field pressence, as they will summon bigger quantities of monsters without spending our hand so much. Although these new monsters came out very recently, they already are getting a considerable status with such methods along builds like Qliphoth.
"Stargazer Magician" is along "Timegazer Magician" the very first Pendulum monsters to arrive on the game as well the series. Although with a Scale of 1 which might allow him to fit in several builds his Pendulum effect will change it to 4 unless with another Magician or an Odd-Eyes creature on the other Pendulum Zone, so unless you play arround high level creatures "Stargazer" is forced to play with a very few other creatures. However, "Stargazer" also has the ability to nullify any chance to use spell cards during battles involving Pendulum monsters, basiically stopping Quick-Play spells from being used for affect results in the Battle Phase. His monster effect however is more situational but still useful, as if another Pendulum monster is about to return to our hand we can summon it back again to the field. Overall and which such defensive stats, "Stargazer Magician" will most likely stay in a spell card form on the field for not only its low scale but also protection in battle.
As both Spellcaster and Pendulum, “Stargazer Magician” has many tools to be obtained outside drawing. “Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon” will self-destruct during the End Phase for search any Pendulum we want, not only obtaining “Stargazer” but also able to summon the Dragon later on. If “Stargazer” is in the Extra Deck instead, “Rescue Rat” can either retrieve him back to the hand or summon a new copy from the Deck. Obviously as Spellcaster-type obtains some resources for be brought to the field aside Pendulum Summon, which goes from “Magician’s Circle” being used during a battle to Prophecy members like “Fool of Prophecy” or ”Temperance of Prophecy” bringing him to the monster zone. Otherwise, “Justice of Prophecy” instead can add him to the hand for be used later.
"Stargazer Magician" pendulum effect can be very helpful for any build arround these creatures. Overall will stop stat manipulation spells such as "Forbidden Lance" or "Forbidden Scripture" for overcome our creatures, to tools for stall our field like "Enemy Controller" or "Book of Moon". This protection goes even further combined with "Timegazer Magician", as will additionaly unallow the use of trap cards arround his kind. Since more Pendulum monsters will gather on the Extra Deck, more difficult for the opponent to stop all ours monsters coming back and forth.
"Stargazer Magician" overall is an average Pendulum Monster for his kind. The protection against Quick-Play spells in battle can actually be very helpful as combined with his scale of 1 or 4 can go arround various builds. Obviously the late can be problematic if we want to summon monsters of Level 4 and below, as right now only "Timegazer Magician" and "Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon"are the only other Pendulum monsters available to expand our Pendulum summon options. Additionaly, his monster effect isn’t very useful in most Duels, as in most cases will only stop "Compulsory Evacuation Device" targeting another Pendulum monster and nothing else. So in resume, either "Stargazer Magician" will stay on the Pendulum zone swarming and stopping Quick-Play spells against his kind, or will be summoned later on mostly for wall the opponent and/or as material.
Personal rating: B
+ Protection in battle for Pendulum monsters against Quick-Play spells
+ Well supported as both Pendulum and Spellcaster
- His monster effect is very situational
- Will only get his original and best scale with another Magician or Odd-Eyes on the other Pendulum Zone