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Dark Magician: deck recipe [After Sept 2019]

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Overview

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Example Deck

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 Magic AttackEnemy Controller
World Legacy ClashWorld Legacy ClashWorld Legacy ClashMagician NavigationMagician NavigationMagician Navigation
Champion's VigilanceTreacherous Trap Hole--Vermillion Dragon MechArmades, Keeper of Boundaries

Silent Dark Magician Version

Palladium Oracle MahadSilent MagicianSilent MagicianSilent MagicianMagician's RodMagician's Rod
Magician's RodLegion the Fiend JesterLegion the Fiend JesterLegion the Fiend JesterNight's End SorcererDark Magician
Dark MagicianDark MagicianDark Magic AttackMagician NavigationMagician NavigationMagician Navigation
Treacherous Trap HoleTreacherous Trap Hole--Vermillion Dragon MechArmades, Keeper of Boundaries

Set 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

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 3days ago
Mahad is bs, I put 3 copies of it on my deck and usually it come 2 on my starting hand quite often. tf ma lad!
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 7hour ago Reply
Yea, I put 3 copies in the DM deck, and most of the time I have 1 or 2 on opening hand, which is bs. Now with beatdown and Light & dark skill nerf, I'm testing it with balance which add the consistency of the deck flow.
Ultimate Sorcerer 22days ago
My Dark Magician deck though

Dark Magician x3
Dark Magic Curtain x1
Dark Magic Veil x2
Magician Navigation x1
Dark Magician Robe x3
Thousand Knofe x2
Dark Magic Attack x1
Chaos Form x1
magician Of Chaos x1
Treacerous Trap Hole x1
Eye of Timeus x2 (for Dark Cavalry, amulet dragon, Dark Paladin)
Power Guardian x1
Dark Magic Expanded x1

Work well till legend with Destiny Draw.
<< Anonymous(LOL)
slasher00x 13days ago Reply
lol im also a f2p player and i already have 3x navigation and finally got my 1st mahaad. it works pretty nice
<< Anonymous
It is sick isn't it? 3days ago Reply
Imagine being poor enough to not have or ask for $1 (or $2) from your mommy when they have UR/SR sales. Why don't you sell those real cards you've been collecting when you were a kid? Not that hard to find change lying around either.
<< Anonymous(It is sick isn't it?)
Melvin 3days ago Reply
I usually use debit cards to spend those 3 or 9$. This game is highly affordable, way less expensive than Magic and Hearhtstone.
I don't think you need to spend those pennies to win, but well... I do it from time to time to support the game and YGO.
<< Anonymous(Ultimate Sorcerer)
Melvin 3days ago Reply
I spend money to gain more money. Banlist doesn't affect my income from youtube
Dark Magician expert 10days ago
forget these decks, rather try this one. Extra deck cards are Dark Cavalry, Dark Paladin, Amulet Dragon. I wrote about the deck on Reddit. https://www.reddit.com/r/DuelLinks/comments/dgfbhg/deck_dark_magician_dark_cavalry_version/
<< Anonymous(Dark Magician expert)
Anonymous 8days ago Reply
Did you reach kog with it? looks fairly decent
<< Anonymous
Dark Magician expert 4days ago Reply
I did. I changed 1 WLC for 1x Concentrating Current because Dark Cavalry would just 1 hit K.O. low defense monsters lol. I am also switching traps all the time, using Canadia, Mirror Wall, etc.

With the recent balance in the game, where Beatdown got nerfed, and a lot of other cards, this deck became just so much stronger. It could very well be tier worthy now.
Anonymous 11days ago
Beatdown >>>> light and darkness
Anonymous 13days ago
cosmo brain/mahad is also a thing for light and dark ;)
Anonymous 17days ago
Why don't use Eye of Timadeus? Dark Cavalry is a very strong card for otk.
Anonymous 18days ago
They should add dark academy for dm support to apply some sort of graveyard help to the deck
Anonymous 22days ago
Beatdown is still likely to be the best skill to use with it. Dark Magician isn't that strong without it, and we still don't have circle.
<< Anonymous
Silent 20days ago Reply
To search the magician of Chaos light and dark is best and there's power of guardians with it to boost it.. if u play with neos then beatdown is best.. if mahad then light and dark
Silent 23days ago
I hope they release dsod yugi with a dark magician skill that could help
Anonymous 23days ago
3x Mahad is just asking to lose. It's best effect depends on you drawing it, and having so many copies increases the chances of starting the game with two or even the three of them. Light and Dark can only do so much.

IF anyone wants to run more than 1 Mahad, try putting Dark Magic Veil and use Bandit Keith. Use DMV, pay the 1000LP cost, summon DM from hand, then Switcheroo Mahad. I'm amazed no one thought of it.

Since the box brought new ways to summon DM from hand, graveyard or even deck, 3x Navigation became unnecessary too. Replace it with some staples of your choice, Thousand Knives or one more Dark Magic Attack. You can also include either DMoC (now more easily summoned with the new support) or Choco Magician Girl (in order to cut the opponent's attack from half, speed up the deck AND Special Summon).
<< Anonymous
Silent 23days ago Reply
Only time will tell probably the mcs/ kc cup
Watty
What is a good basic dark magican deck out of these cards?
Dark magician ×3
Magicians robe ×3
Dark magic attack ×3
Dark magic expanded x3
Thousand knives ×3
Blue dragon summoner ×3
Ancient rules ×2
Wall of distruption ×2
Enemy controller ×2
Magicians rod ×1
Legion the fiend jester ×1
Sergeant electro ×1
Widespread ruin ×1

And other cards like magician girl, sages stone, wonder wand, mausoleum of emperor, dark effigy, floodgate,windstorm of etaqua etc.

Any other cards i should use? I know it is recommended to have 2 magician rods.

Thanks for any advice.
<< Anonymous(Watty)
Anonymous 23days ago Reply
I take it you didn't open the box yet. Or I'd recommend Dark Magic Veil and Magician's Defense. DMV works wonders with Switcheroo.
CR90
Below is my DM deck profile. I know removing DM girl would probably improve it's consistency, but I'd like to keep her if I could. Other thoughts?
2X - Dark Magician
2X - Dark Magician Girl
3X - Legion of Fiend Jester
2X - Magician's Rod
2X - Gemini Elf
1X - Thousand Knives
1X - Dark Magic Attack
2X - Sage Stone
1X - Enemy Controller
1X - Dark Magic Curtain
1X - Magic Formula
1X - Parallel Twister
1X - Treacherous Trap Hole
<< Anonymous(CR90)
Anonymous Reply
-gemini elf
-Paralel Twister
+Dark magic Expanded
+Cosmo Brain

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