Dark Magician Three-Star Demotion: deck recipe

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This deck is aimed towards F2P players, by using cards that are mostly obtainable through farming in the game, with the exception of Legion the Fiend Jester and Double Summon. For a more in-depth explanation about Three-Star demotion deck, check the other version using this skill.

skillThree-Star Demotion
Essential cards
Box resetUnnecessary - Recommended
PackFlame of the Tyrant
Chaotic Compliance

Example deck

Barrel DragonBarrel DragonBlue Dragon SummonerBlue Dragon SummonerLegion the Fiend JesterLegion the Fiend Jester
Dark MagicianDark MagicianDark MagicianSupremacy BerrySupremacy BerrySupremacy Berry
Double SummonDouble SummonDark Magic AttackEnemy ControllerThousand KnivesChampion's Vigilance
Champion's VigilanceChampion's Vigilance--------

Set skill

[Skill] descriptionUser
Three-Star Demotion
Can be used by paying 3000 Life Points. Until the End Phase, reduce the Level of all monsters in your hand by 3. This skill can only be used once per turn.

Paradox Brothers

F2P availability

Getting Dark Magician

Using the 2 search cards, you can get them from either your deck or graveyard to your hand. If you get first turn, it's best to use these 2 to get more to your hand, thinning your deck and getting multiple copies. You can make the best use out of a single skill activation that costs 2,000 LP by using Double Summon and get both DM on the same turn.

Barrel Dragon or Dark Magician

The starting hand often will determine which one is better to summon. If you have a Champion's Vigilance, you can summon DM and wait a turn so that it's ready to use on the next. Summon Barrel Dragon when you don't have anything that you can use. It's recommended to play it more safe and attack when you are certain. If your monster is destroyed, it can be hard to make a comeback when you can't recover your LP to activate the skill again. If your opponent has multiple spell/trap cards, it could be Order to Charge or Mirror Wall. Activate Barrel Dragon's ability each turn and don't attack into a attack position monster if you are not certain.


Dark Magician Girl

Instead of Barrel Dragon, you can use DMG together with Sage Stone and make it more spellcaster oriented. Summoning DM might be easier, but DMG has lower attack, defense, and less useful effect.


If you find that the deck is lacking some draw power, you can use cards like Crystal Seer, or Jar of Greed so you can get the ones you need faster.

Other normal monsters

Instead of only using Champion's Vigilance for DM, you can bring more normal monsters, or exchange them with Barrel Dragon. This will make it more normal monster oriented, but it can still work since they have their own supports as well as searchable with Legion the Fiend Jester, or Blue Dragon Summoner.


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Anoymous 6days ago
anyone have a version of this w/out 3 star demotion?
<< Anonymous
Anoymous 5days ago Reply
lol ?
<< Anonymous
Anoymous 3hour ago Reply
Buy Mausoleum Of The Emperor field spell
Anoymous 9hour ago
So how is this after nerf?
<< Anonymous
Anoymous 9hour ago Reply
It's not consistent anymore
ALUCARD 25days ago
Made it to king of games with my version
<< Anonymous
Anoymous 6days ago Reply
Why do u think they nerf 3sd? Its a known fact its over powered. Using this way to win a game is by no means honourable and ridiculous cheap. Don't live in self denial dude.
<< Anonymous
Anoymous 6days ago Reply
never said it wasn't op. i just think saying "where is your pride, don't you know this is a card game?!!?!?!" is really dumb lol. never used 3sd and i do think it's a dumb skill, so please don't act like i'm living in denial or some shit
<< Anonymous
Anoymous 6days ago Reply
Sorry dude. Think I overstate it. My main intention is to discourage people who are thinking they are "so proud" winning with a 3sd.
<< Anonymous
Anoymous 6days ago Reply
All good bro, I was being overly aggresive myself.
Anoymous 11days ago
Is this deck still going to work after the nerfs by using Maloseum?
<< Anonymous
Anoymous 11days ago Reply
Yeah but with masoleum you need to draw the field spell first, so it's a little bit incosistent, unless you dedicate your deck to search it.
Anoymous 11days ago
I really don't understand why people complain so much over those skills, the only thing i hated so far is the fact you can have only one structure pack for gems, rest is about p2w, so gives an unfair vantage to those who pay, despite that, konami is doing a good job
<< Anonymous
Anoymous 11days ago Reply
people complain about 3sd because it's retarded
Anoymous 19days ago
From teana 40
Anoymous 24days ago
Can this work without a Sage's Stone? RNG really hates me with that card
<< Anonymous
Anoymous 24days ago Reply
Maybe but they are very recommended in this deck. If you have one or two double summon then put that instead
After Grinding with 3K Keys i Finally got it !

Feellss Good Man
<< Anonymous(GunsBuzzing)
Anoymous 27days ago Reply
I got 3SD on a random 40 Weevil duel with only 2000 pt rewards. My Paradox Bros are still at Level 8. FeelsRNGman.
I really want to know who said that 2 jester and 2 double summon is F2P, i really wanted to play a F2P competitive deck, but all is based in kuriboh, MW and OtC, not fun
<< Anonymous(DexterKoller)
Anoymous Reply
it just means they are obtainable without pack reset, which requires a lot more gems, making this more F2P friendly if you are careful with your gems. even players who don't pay a single cent gets thousands of gems for free, i don't get why you're even whining about it.
<< Anonymous
Anoymous Reply
ehhh not. u need 10.000 gems to open 200 packs now if ure unlucky and get the card u need at the end of the pack which happens always to me if i need smth several ure going to need about 20-30k. so u have farm those gems a half year? keep living in your dreamworld playing best decks without paying
<< Anonymous
Anoymous Reply
lol... hate to break it to you, but if you always think about the worst case scenario, then might as well not play, since this game relies very heavily on its RNG. You can even say you get the card you want/need as the last card in a duel = loss = whine again. Plus, it's not like you need to have these 100% exact same cards, learn to play and make with what you have.
<< Anonymous
Anoymous Reply
u aren't playing competetiv i guess so it isn't worth to speak how this game works. Against ld's and sd's u're right just use whatever u have.
If you use any 3SD deck, you are just as pathetic and trashy as Tea Burn scrubs. Get good
<< Anonymous(Anonymous)
Anoymous Reply
so salty... lol
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Easy to say when you are a trashy 3SD player. Get good, scrub
<< Anonymous(Anonymous)
Anoymous Reply
Trashy huh lol maybe you should get good at beating them. 3SD are easy to play around
<< Anonymous(Anonymous)
Anoymous Reply
This deck is so easy to beat with clown control, only champions vigilance bothers, but once returning one monster or 2 is over
With dark burning attack and dark magic attack this deck is insane
All of the good decks can be run by a braindead in this game. Dumb excuses lol.

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