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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  • 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.


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How can i improve I only have gems to spend no money
Yeaaah me too Hercules beetle
Guys does anyone knows how to get Hercules beetle ?
<< Anonymous
MrDuncan Reply
Would like to know
How is this DM Deck for starters?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Can't comment much since you are beginner.

But just take note for future improvement:
Take away ritual, more protection (quick spell/ trap), more board control (counter trap, dark magic attack), either no high leveled monsters or have them summoned through special summon method (sage stone, magician circle), and level up arkana use his cards for DM decks.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Another note:
Metalmorph is a good card for beginner. Just remember, activate it only during damage step. It can catches your opponent off guard and prevent them from making any counter attack (unless they also have cards that activate during damage step)
This deck is trash. If you want a decent Dark Magician Deck, max out Arkana use his DM support cards + Master of Magicians.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Did you see how old this post is?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Yea. It was simply ment as a notice and a friendly reminder, just in case someone comes across this page and assumes it would be a deck worth going for.
<< Anonymous
James Reply
I just started and wanted to make a DM deck. Sadly enough arkana isn't available anymore. So should i still go for this one. So yes should i make some adjustments or?
You can only open one Legion The Fiend Jester from Flames of the Tyrant. Is there another way to unlock him since this deck calls for 2?
<< Anonymous(AJ)
Anonymous Reply
Reset the box after getting everything else that you want and then go for a second one. That's about it.
Neo the magic swordsman is a better alternative to rogue doll... your welcome :D
<< Anonymous
Wow cool great wow Reply
wait there's something stronger than a Lv 4 Rogue Doll?!?!?!?!?!
<< Anonymous
KenzieWenzie Reply
I also thought Gemini Elf was a good choice :)
Does anyone know how to get the original art for the Dark Magician
<< Anonymous(Fresh)
Anonymous Reply
It was a preregistration thing. When GX came to the game, you were given two UR tickets that allowed you to get that + Blue Eyes original artwork.
<< Anonymous(Fresh)
Random person Reply
I got the o.g art tradeing the rare and super rare and ultra rare tickets that you get at certain events and there in the tickets I hope this helps because that’s how I got mine.
Haven't collected a lot of cards to work with but here's my Spellcaster Deck

Skill: Power of Dark


Dark Magician
Dark Magician Girl
Silent Magician LV4 x2
Silent Magician LV8
Magical Something
Legion The Fiend Jester
Blue Dragon Summoner
Maiden Of Macabre
Magical Undertaker x2
Neo The Magic Swordsman


Enemy Controller
Magic Formula
Silent Burning
Level Up!
Arcane Barrier
Mirror Wall
Wall Of Disruption
Magician's Circle

Anyone suggest how I can make this deck better. Much appreciate the support :)
<< Anonymous(XShadowHunterZX)
Anonymous Reply
Go with one of the two types. Either a level up deck with Silent Magician or a DMG deck
<< Anonymous(XShadowHunterZX)
Anonymous Reply
Just go with full silent magician with Level Up. Lol
I’m trying to show my deck to ask for advice but it keeps telling me that the file is too big. It’s just a screen shot. What am I doing wrong?
<< Anonymous
BubblePig Reply
Ask what?
<< Anonymous(BubblePig)
Anonymous Reply
are you a pig?
<< Anonymous(BubblePig)
Anonymous Reply
are you a pig?
<< Anonymous
BubblePig Reply
No. I’m a bubble that looks like a pig :-)
Yami Yugi
It's awesome but I think the skill should be destiny draw
I think duellinks is unfair to DM. there are so many great supporting cards to DM deck that are still not included in duel links. in other games, those cards allowed me to summon both MDG and DM in my first turn. at some point, DM and buster blader then next turn i got dark paladin.
well even if i think it's a bit unfair, i'm sticking to DM deck! enjoying my favorite cards, that's why i'm playing the game!
here's to hoping konami adds more magician cards!

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