Dark Magician Combo: deck recipe

This page notes Dark Magician Deck profile, including essential cards and the best character and skill to use the deck.
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Deck to achieve 8-9k against Pegasus!
update 09/02/2017



  • You can pressure your opponent with strong tribute monsters and spell card effect synergy.
  • Fun deck. If you are a fan of the anime, it might remind you of some Yugi duels.


  • The low level monsters don’t have good stats and can get easily killed if you can’t protect them with a trap card.
  • If you take long to tribute summon your Dark Magicians, this deck may lose to a faster deck.

Example deck

Dark MagicianDark Magician Girl
Dark Magician Girl
Legion the Fiend JesterLegion the Fiend JesterDouble Coston
Blue Dragon SummonerBlue Dragon SummonerBlue Dragon SummonerRogue DollRogue DollRogue Doll
Sage's StoneThousand KnivesDark Magic AttackWonder WandRiryokuMagician's Circle
Windstorm of EtaquaMirror Wall--------

Set skill

[Skill] descriptionUser
Power of Dark
Begins Duel with the Field Spell "Yami" activated.

How to use the deck

The deck’s objective is to make use of the low level monster’s effects in order to summon Dark Magician (DM) from your deck or hand so you will have a good advantage with your spells Dark Magic Attack and Thousand Knives, as well as a high stats monster on the field.

Support Cards

Thousand Knives
Thousand Knives
May save your DM from dying from monster’s effects like Yomi Ship or Hane-Hane, it can also open way for a direct attack.
Magician's Circle
Magician's Circle
can be used to summon more spellcaster’s in 1 turn, including DMG.
Mirror Wall
Mirror Wall
Mirror Wall and Windstorm of Etaqua are used to protect your low stats monsters before you can play your DM.

When to use Dark Magic Attack

Be careful with trap cards like Blast Held by a Tribute. If your opponent has many set spell or traps, wait until you can destroy them with Dark Magic Attack. You may have your DM back from graveyard with Legion’s effect, but it’s not so reliable once you would have to summon it again somehow and you might lose control of the game, but don’t be too afraid as well, one set card could be just bluff or not be a dangerous card to you.

Other useful cards

Dark Effigy
Dark Effigy
A budget substitute for Double Coston.
Arsenal Summoner
Arsenal Summoner
Rogue Doll is in the deck because it is a normal spellcaster monster, so she can be used with Legion’s effect, but if you don’t have them you can put Arsenal Summoner.
Champion's Vigilance
Champion's Vigilance
Useful to protect your Dark Magician against card such as Blast Held by a Tribute.
Escape from the Dark Dimension
Escape from the Dark Dimension
After using Common Charity and removing your Dark Magician from play. You can special summon it with the use of this card.
Common Charity
Common Charity
A useful draw engine for this deck, along side with Escape from the Dark Dimension you can special summon the monster you removed.


Sai 1days ago
Dank Magician
Sai 6hour ago
Version 2
dom 1days ago
6 tribute monsters is over kill take it down to 5
anoymous 2days ago
farming tea for 2 weeks now and all i have to show for it is 2 sr magic formulas someone kill me
DOM 4days ago
2 sages stones with mai tea level 30 within 30 mins of each other
JustEndMe 5days ago
Anybody needs 10 solemn wishes.... I'll trade for sage stones...
Mark 7days ago
Can you help
Me with my deck. Recomendations?
WROKZ 4days ago
I reckon you only need one normal spell caster and that's neo. Jester can bring him from grave and blue dragon from deck. If u have half shot. Use it to protect your double custom and jester as these cards get Dm on the field following turn.
Mr.tepo 9days ago
anoymous 10days ago
how to have 2 dark magician?
im kinda new here huehue please help T_T
Midrib 9days ago
You can farm Yugi Level 40 at the gate, he drops him, and old players had a chance to get him from celebration events and such, currently I got 4 Dark magicians even though i dont think i dropped one from yugi.
Benny 11days ago
My spellcaster gang
Benny 4days ago
Reset the box after you got one
anoymous 5days ago
How do you get 3 legions? I can only have one.
anoymous 14days ago
This deck will not survive against traps and spells. Michzure, order to charge, mirror wall, blast held,etc. great summoning system but DMG and DM are too vulnerable. Pls share wif me how u guys deal with this.
SchlachtTomate 10days ago
champions vigilance realy helps out with that. one of the best countertraps in the game.
zhizen 14days ago
try last gamble OTK darkmagician combo. put 2-3 storm
anoymous 15days ago
What's a good replacement for rogue doll? I didn't play until after the Pegasus event
Moses 10days ago
Neo the Magic Swordsman, frontier Wiseman
oi 13days ago
arsenal sumonner
anoymous 15days ago
Should I run 2 dark magicians or 1 for this deck ? Anyone ?
anoymous 13days ago
I run just one dark magician and one dark magician girl
anoymous 16days ago
I can't get sages stone to save my life its so annoying its the only card I need to complete this deck. been farming tea for a while now with at least 7000 and above duel assessment and no luck wats so ever.
SchlachtTomate 10days ago
rng can be a bitch sometimes. i got 4 of sage stone, 4 of the heal barry and 0 of the 500 life per draw card.

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