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Dark Magician: deck recipe [Feb 2020 Updated]

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Overview

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Updated Version

Standard Version

Magician of Dark IllusionMagician of Dark IllusionKycoo the Ghost DestroyerMagician's RodMagician's RodMagician's Rod
Dark MagicianDark MagicianDark MagicianDark Magical CircleDark Magical CircleDark Magical Circle
Dark Magic AttackIllusion MagicThe Eye of TimaeusMagician NavigationMagician NavigationMagician Navigation
Treacherous Trap HoleTreacherous Trap Hole--Dark CavalryDark Paladin
[Skill] descriptionUser
Sealed Tombs
Until the end of the opponent's next turn, neither player can banish cards from the Graveyard or Special Summon monsters from the Graveyard. This skill can only be used once per Duel.
Ishizu Ishtar
Ishizu Ishtar

Light and Dark DM Version

Palladium Oracle MahadPalladium Oracle MahadPalladium Oracle MahadMagician's RodMagician's RodMagician's Rod
Night's End SorcererDark MagicianDark MagicianDark MagicianDark Magical CircleDark Magical Circle
Dark Magical CircleDark Magic AttackEnemy ControllerMagician NavigationMagician NavigationMagician Navigation
Champion's VigilanceTreacherous Trap Hole----
Vermillion Dragon MechArmades, Keeper of BoundariesAzure-Eyes Silver DragonGiganticastleCrystron AmetrixCrystron Ametrix

Silent Dark Magician Version

Silent Magician LV8Silent MagicianSilent MagicianSilent MagicianMagician's RodMagician's Rod
Magician's RodLegion the Fiend JesterLegion the Fiend JesterDark MagicianDark MagicianDark Magician
Dark Magical CircleDark Magical CircleDark Magical CircleIllusion MagicMagician NavigationMagician Navigation
Magician NavigationTreacherous Trap Hole----
[Skill] descriptionUser
Light and Dark
This Skill can be used when your Life Points decrease by 1000. Choose 1 of the following:
• Return 1 DARK monster from your hand to your Deck. Then, add from your Deck to your hand, 1 LIGHT monster with the same Level and Type as the monster you returned.
• Return 1 LIGHT monster from your hand to your Deck. Then, add from your Deck to your hand, 1 DARK monster with the same Level and Type as the monster you returned.
This Skill can only be used once per turn, and twice per Duel.
Umbra & Lumis
Umbra & Lumis

How to Use [Silent Dark Magician Version]

Magician’s Rod

When it’s Normal Summoned, Magician’s Rod allows you to add from your Deck to your hand a Spell/Trap Card that specifically lists the card “Dark Magician” in its text. You can use this effect to search Dark Magic Attack or Magician Navigation, and then Tribute Magician’s Rod for a Silent Magician.

Silent Magician

You can Special Summon Silent Magician by Tributing a Spellcaster-Type monster you control. If you Tribute Legion the Fiend Jester to Special Summon Silent Magician, you will get to add a Dark Magician from your Deck or Graveyard to your hand, which will allow you to activate Magician Navigation.

Silent Magician is able to, once per turn, negate the activation of a Spell Card, which is particularly relevant in the current meta. Moreover, since, after being negated, the card is simply sent to the Graveyard without being destroyed, you can safely use this effect to negate Geartown or Ancient Gear Fortress.

While its original ATK and DEF are definitely on the low side, thanks to its effect, Silent Magician can quickly become a pretty big threat, gaining 500 ATK for each card in your hand. Additionally, if Silent Magician is destroyed by battle or card effect, you can Special Summon from your hand or Deck a Silent Magician LV8, a 3500 ATK monster that your opponent cannot take control of via Enemy Controller and that also cannot be weakened by World Legacy Clash.

How to Use [Light and Dark DM Version]

Normal Summon Magician’s Rod

When it’s Normal Summoned, Magician’s Rod allows you to add from your Deck to your hand a Spell/Trap Card that specifically lists the card “Dark Magician” in its text.

You can use Magician’s Rod’s effect to search Dark Magic Attack or Magician Navigation. Other cards I would consider running and that can also be searched via Magician’s Rod’s effect are Illusion Magic to increase your chances of having a Dark Magician in your hand for Magician Navigation, another copy of Dark Magic Attack for back row removal, and Thousand Knives for monster removal.

Activate Magician Navigation

Magician Navigation allows you to Special Summon a Dark Magician from your hand and a Level 7 or lower DARK Spellcaster-Type monster from your Deck. You can use Magician Navigation to Special Summon Night's End Sorcerer and banish up to two cards from your opponent's Graveyard.

Use Night's End Sorcerer's effect to banish cards like Darklord Superbia, Banishment of the Darklords, The Sanctified Darklord, Cyberdark Cannon, Leng Ling, Secret Six Samurai - Fuma, Subterror Nemesis Warrior or any “Subterror Behemoth” monster.

You can banish Magician Navigation from your Graveyard to target a face-up Spell/Trap Card your opponent controls and negate its effects until the end of the turn. You can use this effect to prevent your opponent from searching a “Darklord” card via Banishment of the Darklords, Summoning Elemental HERO Brave Neos via Neos Fusion, or even from shuffling all of your Attack Position monsters into the Deck with Drowning Mirror Force.

Keep in mind that you can only activate this effect of Magician Navigation if you control a Dark Magician and you can’t do it during the same turn the Trap Card was sent to the Graveyard

Palladium Oracle Mahad

When you draw Palladium Oracle Mahad, you can reveal it to your opponent and then Special Summon it from your hand. If you happen to open with Mahad already in your hand, which doesn’t qualify as “drawing it”, thanks to Light and Dark, you can just shuffle it back into your Deck and eventually you will be able to Special Summon it.

If Palladium Oracle Mahad battles a DARK monster, its ATK is doubled during the Damage Step only, meaning it reaches 5000 ATK, which is more than enough to get over a Desperado Barrel Dragon, any “Darklord” monster, any “Vendread” monster, or a Legendary Six Samurai - Shi En. Additionally, if Mahad is destroyed by battle or card effect, it allows you to Special Summon a Dark Magician from your hand, Deck or Graveyard.

Additional Notes

Skill

[Skill] descriptionUser
Light and Dark
Choose 1 of the following: -Return 1 DARK monster from your hand to your Deck. Then, add from your Deck to your hand, 1 LIGHT monster with the same Level and Type as the monster you returned. -Return 1 LIGHT monster from your hand to your Deck. Then, add from your Deck to your hand, 1 DARK monster with the same Level and Type as the monster you returned. This Skill can only be used once per turn, and twice per Duel.
Umbra & Lumis
Umbra & Lumis

This Skill allows you to add Dark Magician to your hand by shuffling a copy of Palladium Oracle Mahad back into the Deck and vice versa.

Weaknesses of Light and Dark DM Version

  • Your opponent can get rid of Palladium Oracle Mahad by Tributing it for Lava Golem, returning it to your hand via Legendary Six Samurai - Enishi or Six Style - Dual Wield, or by shuffling it back into your Deck with Drowning Mirror Force.

  • The Sanctified Darklord can be used to negate Palladium Oracle Mahad’s effects, allowing pretty much any “Darklord” monster to get over it, and, even if your opponent doesn’t have the Trap Card available, they still have Darklord Desire as a last resort.

  • If you open with Night’s End Sorcerer already in your hand, you automatically lose one of the most impactful plays you can make, which is Special Summoning it from your Deck via Magician Navigation. You might even want to consider running another copy of the Level 2 DARK Spellcaster or a Level 2 LIGHT Spellcaster like Otohime just to shuffle it back into your Deck.

Weaknesses of Silent Dark Magician Version

  • Silent Magician’s floating effect can be prevented by Armades, Keeper of Boundaries, Ancient Gear Reactor Dragon, and U.A. Mighty Slugger.

  • Both Silent Magician and Palladium Oracle Mahad can be dealing with without destroying them. Options include: returning them to the hand (Legendary Six Samurai - Enishi and Six Style - Dual Wield), shuffling them back into the Deck (Drowning Mirror Force), banishing them (Fortune Lady Every, Subterror Behemoth Umastryx, and Metaphys Daedalus), sending them directly to the Graveyard (Cyber Angel Dakini, Lava Golem, and Darklord Desire).

  • Silent Magician floats into a 3500 ATK monster that is immune to Spell Cards; Mahad floats into a 2500 ATK monster with no effect.

  • If you open with Night’s End Sorcerer already in your hand, you automatically lose one of the most impactful plays you can make, which is Special Summoning it from your Deck via Magician Navigation. Silent Magician LV8 and Night’s End Sorcerer just love to be there with you at the start of the Duel.

Comments

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Anonymous 21days ago
Tier 1.
nothing else to say.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 19days ago Reply
> This deck cannot beat Lunalight

If it matters, I have beaten Lunalights twice already, but I lose almost every other match up (about 48% winrate)
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 19days ago Reply
Kuriboh decks beating both Lunalight and Dark Magician means Kuriboh decks is tier 0.

All hail the furry ball !!!
<< Anonymous
tier 1 18days ago Reply
tier 1.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
yep, it feels very stable
Anonymous 21days ago
Is 3 circle important? I've been running balance to add consistency with just 2 circle, do I need to dig the box again?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 20days ago Reply
3 silent magician are impotant
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 4days ago Reply
ok
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
The answer is:
2 circles are ok
Anonymous 15days ago
I got Navigation in the first 5 packs.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 4days ago Reply
congrats.
<< Anonymous
F2P 1days ago Reply
this deck is actually easy to build, you need 1 box and a couple of tickets.
Anonymous 1days ago
I haven't played this deck, but it looks like it's a very reliable one.
Congrats to the ones who built it for free, it's super solid.
Anonymous 4days ago
Tier 1
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
Absolutely. 100% tiered.
Amazing Deck
this deck is amazing, 100% recommended; it's not even broken I don't think it needs a limit. As a matter of fact, Ninjas counter them.
<< Anonymous(Amazing Deck)
Anonymous 29days ago Reply
Pog Champ
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 29days ago Reply
Blue eyes didn't get banned when they were best deck of the game
<< Anonymous(Amazing Deck)
Anonymous 4days ago Reply
nice review
<< Anonymous(Amazing Deck)
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
one of the best ever
G 4days ago
Damn, i love this deck..
<< Anonymous(G)
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
gotta agree with the G this time.
Anonymous 4days ago
silent magician is nice with this deck
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
true, it topped the kc cup.
sfa 4days ago
it's aging very well.
<< Anonymous(sfa)
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
ages like wine
Anonymous
I SEE IT TIERED ALREADY!!!
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 15days ago Reply
only bad players thought otherwise
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 15days ago Reply
You can't blame people a year ago for thinking DM wasn't good in Duel Links.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 4days ago Reply
Solid meta, I know.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
EPIC META DECK!!
f2p 1days ago
I built this deck for free, thanks godnami.
Anonymous 4days ago
Cool meta deck
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
it is.

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