Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel: Best Dark Magician Deck (2023)

With the Dark Magician remaining as one of the most iconic cards in Yu-Gi-Oh! history, it makes sense for fans of the long-lasting card-game franchise to have it as one of the key pieces of their prized decks. In the new Yu-Gi-Oh! game, Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel, which combines multiple playstyles in the series, the Dark Magician remains a surprising staple for players in the mood for intense meta builds.

However, just because there are other iconic cards out there doesn’t mean the Dark Magician is running out of steam anytime soon. With the right combination of cards, one can make a potent Dark Magician deck in Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel and take a page off the Pharaoh’s book.

6 Sweet And Slow

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Despite the rather “basic” nature of the Dark Magician as a Normal Monster in a Yu-Gi-Oh! deck, its combo possibilities make it quite a formidable centerpiece of a slow-starting control deck in the Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel meta. This particular deck establishes deck control early, courtesy of unleashing the Dark Magician from the GY (Eternal Soul) after transferring it there (Magicians’ Souls).

Not to mention, draw control (Magician’s Rod) allows players to spam backline destruction (Dark Magic Attack) and banishment/hand returns (Dark Magic Circle), giving players constant access to a Dark Magician. Players can protect their own backline through Dark Magician the Dragon Knight (via Eye of Timaeus) and, at the same time, stop enemies from countering spells via Magicians’ Combination.

Deck List

Monsters

  • Dark Magician (3)
  • Effect Veiler (1)
  • Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring (3)
  • Magicians’ Souls (3)
  • Apprentice Illusion Magician (3)
  • Dark Magician Girl (1)
  • Magician’s Rod (3)

Spells

  • Called by the Grave (1)
  • Soul Servant (3)
  • Dark Magical Circle (3)
  • Magicalized Fusion (1)
  • The Eye of Timaeus (3)
  • Dark Magic Attack (1)
  • Secrets of Dark Magic (1)

Traps

  • Solemn Judgment (3)
  • Solemn Strike (3)
  • Magician Navigation (1)
  • Eternal Soul (2)
  • Magicians’ Combination (1)

Extra Deck

  • Accesscode Talker (1)
  • Linkuriboh (1)
  • Selene, Queen of the Master Magicians (1)
  • Security Dragon (1)
  • Akashic Magician (1)
  • Wee Witch’s Apprentice (1)
  • Dark Magician the Dragon Knight (2)
  • Number 11: Big Eye (1)
  • Link Spider (3)
  • Ebon Illusion Magician (1)
  • Amulet Dragon (1)

5 Amulet Offensive

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Considering the slow tempo style of the Dark Magician in almost any Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel deck, it also helps to remember that this means this masterpiece of a Yu-Gi-Oh! card lacks any real “punch” for finishing touches. This particular deck tries to compensate for any lack of hardline offense through the Amulet Dragon, with this card serving as the secondary priority monster aside from Dark Magician.

Similar to other Dark Magician decks, this build relies on summoning Dark Magician early (Magicians’ Souls, Eternal Soul) and acquiring necessary Spell cards (Magician’s Rod) to either do a special summon with banishment (Dark Magic Circle) or even backline destructions (Dark Magic Attack). What serves as the kicker here is the Amulet Dragon, which not only banishes Spell cards from the GY but also gains attack power per Spell banished. When summoned properly, this can easily finish off opponents before they get a chance to strike back.

Deck List

Monsters

  • Dark Magician (3)
  • Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring (3)
  • Apprentice Illusion Magician (3)
  • Dark Magician Girl (1)
  • Magician’s Rod (3)
  • Magicians’ Souls (3)
  • Red Eyes Black Dragon (1)

Spells

  • Called by the Grave (1)
  • Soul Servant (3)
  • Dark Magical Circle (3)
  • Magicalized Fusion (1)
  • The Eye of Timaeus (3)
  • Dark Magic Attack (1)
  • Secrets of Dark Magic (1)

Traps

  • Solemn Judgment (3)
  • Solemn Strike (3)
  • Magician Navigation (1)
  • Eternal Soul (2)
  • Magicians’ Combination (1)

Extra Deck

  • Accesscode Talker (1)
  • Linkuriboh (1)
  • Link Spider (3)
  • Ebon Illusion Magician (1)
  • Amulet Dragon (2)
  • Imduk the World Chalice Dragon (1)
  • Knightmare Phoenix (1)
  • Knightmare Unicorn (1)
  • Norito the Moral Leader (1)
  • Predaplant Verte Anaconda (1)
  • Dark Magician the Dragon Knight (2)
  • Relinquished Anima (1)
  • Selene, Queen of the Master Magicians (1)
  • The Dark Magicians (1)

4 Handtrap, Quickplay Offensive

Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel: Best Dark Magician Deck (3)

Aside from the sheer firepower of Quickplay Spells, the arrival of handtraps changed the entire meta of the Yu-Gi-Oh! landscape, and it’s something that affects Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel as well, specifically with Dark Magician decks. Due to the slow nature of this deck, the addition of hand-cast handtraps and Quick Spells allow players to access the signature Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Dark Magician rather efficiently, courtesy of the GY (Magicians’ Souls), with anti-effect boosts (Eternal Soul), or for half LP (Dark Magic Curtain).

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A lot of the monsters in this deck are handtraps and all geared towards helping players search for Dark Magician as soon as possible. Spell Cards such as Secret Village of the Spellcasters, Called by the Grave, and Lightning Storm all serve as nifty protections as well. This deck plays similarly to the meta, wherein enemies are prevented from countering while players devastate them on the field.

Deck List

Monsters

  • Dark Magician (3)
  • Maxx “C” (3)
  • Ash Blossom and Joyous Spring (3)
  • Magicians’ Souls (3)
  • Magician’s Rod (3)
  • Apprentice Illusion Magician (2)
  • Palladium Oracle Mahad (1)
  • Dark Magician Girl (2)

Spells

  • Secret Village of the Spellcasters (3)
  • Soul Servant (3)
  • Chicken Game (3)
  • Dark Magical Circle (2)
  • Called by the Grave (2)
  • Terraforming (1)
  • Lightning Storm (2)
  • Secret of Dark Magic (1)
  • Dark Magic Curtain (1)

Traps

  • Skill Drain (3)
  • Eternal Soul (3)

Extra Deck

  • The Dark Magicians (2)
  • Ebon Illusion Magician (2)
  • Ebon High Magician (1)
  • Divine Arsenal AA-ZEUS - Sky Thunder (1)
  • Linkuriboh (1)
  • Selene, Queen of the Magicians (1)

3 Card Security

With the right Yu-Gi-Oh! combo setup, any Dark Magician deck can get on a tempo and continuously resummon Dark Magician with banishments (Dark Magical Circle) or even destroy the enemy’s backline (Dark Magical Attack). However, one key component that players often have trouble with in this Master Duel deck is consistency, particularly securing the kinds of cards they need specifically when they need them.

In this deck, the key to the build is timing a draw (Upstart Goblin) by ensuring proper effect cards are placed on top of the deck. Players can do so by identifying potential strategies against opponent counters, such as negating destructions (Solemn Judgment) or securing a Dark Magician Summon (Soul Servant). Aside from these, it’s important for players to maximize the presence of the powerful Yu-Gi-Oh! card Dark Magician anywhere on the battlefield, be it to boost the attack of Dark Magician Girl while in the grave or triggering Dark Magical Circle for a banishment.

Deck List

Monsters

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  • Dark Magician (3)
  • Magicians’ Souls (3)
  • Ash Blossom and Joyous Spring (3)
  • Maxx “C” (3)
  • Magician’s Rod (3)
  • Dark Magician Girl (1)
  • Effect Veiler (1)

Spells

  • Upstart Goblin (3)
  • Dark Magical Circle (3)
  • Soul Servant (3)
  • Secrets of Dark Magic (1)

Traps

  • Solemn Judgment (3)
  • Skill Drain (3)
  • Eternal Soul (3)

Extra Deck

  • Dark Magician of the Dragon Knight
  • The Dark Magicians
  • Number 11: Big Eye
  • Ebon Illusion Magician
  • Link Spider
  • Imduk The World Chalice Dragon
  • Link Kuriboh
  • Artemis, The Magistus Moon Maiden
  • Crystron Halqifibrax
  • Knightmare Cerberus
  • Knightmare Phoenix
  • I:P Masquerena
  • Knightmare Unicorn
  • Selene, Queen of the Master Magicians
  • Accesscode Talker

2 Aces Up The Sleeve

Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel: Best Dark Magician Deck (5)

One of the most vital features of any Dark Magician deck in Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel is the ability to cast the Dark Magician as soon as the battle begins. However, one unique feature players should exploit regarding this Yu-Gi-Oh! card is sheer adaptability, especially with the many cards that trigger effects with a Dark Magician.

This particular deck once again makes use of summoning the Dark Magician through various means (Soul Servant, Eternal Soul) but rather also utilizes other cards to compensate for various situations. For instance, players can rely on banishments (Dark Magical Circle), backline destructions (Dark Magical Attack), and backline defense (Solemn Judgment). Moreover, players can use cards such as Super Polymerization to use enemy monsters as fusion material and secure frontline defense with Destiny Hero - Destroyer Phoenix Enforcer.

Deck List

Monsters

  • Dark Magician (2)
  • Magicians’ Souls (3)
  • Maxx “C” (2)
  • Magician’s Rod (3)
  • Destiny HERO - Celestial (1)
  • Dark Magician Girl (1)
  • Destiny HERO - Dasher (1)
  • Gadarla, the Mystery Dust Kaiju (3)

Spells

  • Monster Reborn (1)
  • Upstart Goblin (3)
  • Magicalized Fusion (1)
  • Fusion Destiny (2)
  • Chicken Game (3)
  • Magician’s Salvation (1)
  • Dark Magical Circle (1)
  • Super Polymerization (2)
  • Called by the Grave (2)
  • Soul Servant (3)
  • Secrets of Dark Magic (1)

Traps

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  • Magician Navigation (1)
  • Solemn Judgment (1)
  • Eternal Soul (1)

Extra Deck

  • Mudragon of the Swamp (1)
  • Starving Venom Fusion Dragon (1)
  • Predaplant Dragostapelia (1)
  • Dark Magician the Dragon Knight (1)
  • The Dark Magicians (1)
  • Destiny Hero - Destroyer Phoenix Enforcer (1)
  • Predaplant Triphyoverutum (1)
  • Quintet Magician (1)
  • Imduk the World Chalice Dragon (1)
  • Relinquished Anima (1)
  • Artemis, the Magistus Moon Maiden (1)
  • Predaplant Verte Anaconda (1)
  • Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning (1)
  • Selene, Queen of the Master Magicians (1)
  • Accesscode Talker

1 Tempo And Adaptability

Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel: Best Dark Magician Deck (6)

One of the main plays any Dark Magician specialist should aspire to master in Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel would be the ace card’s reliance on tempo and adaptability. At its core, decks with this Yu-Gi-Oh! card heavily rely on reacting to the opponent’s plays and, through Dark Magician sacrifices, constantly prevent them from engaging on the offensive.

In this regard, the usual combo of Eternal Soul, Soul Servant, and Dark Magical Circle is a great way of ensuring backline destruction. Meanwhile, punishments such as Solemn Strike, Solemn Judgment, and Chicken Game can prevent opponents from getting the upper hand. Interestingly enough, players on a bind can rely on Extra Deck cards such as Link Spider, Ebon Illusion Magician, and The Dark Magicians for further versatility.

Deck List

Monsters

  • Dark Magician (3)
  • Magicians’ Souls (3)
  • Maxx “C” (3)
  • Magician’s Rod (3)
  • Dogmatika Ecclesia, the Virtuous (1)
  • Dark Magician Girl (1)

Spells

  • Magician’s Salvation (1)
  • Dark Magical Circle (3)
  • Soul Servant (3)
  • Secrets of Dark Magic (1)

Traps

  • Magician Navigation (1)
  • Dogmatika Punishment (3)
  • Ice Dragon’s Prison (3)
  • Solemn Strike (3)
  • Skill Drain (3)
  • Gozen Match (3)
  • Eternal Soul (2)

Extra Deck

  • Elder Entity N’tss (2)
  • The Dark Magicians (1)
  • The Titaniklad, the Ash Dragon 91)
  • PSY-Framelord Omega (1)
  • Number 11: Big Eye (1)
  • Ebon Illusion Magician (1)
  • Divine Arsenal AA-ZEUS - Sky Thunder (1)
  • Link Spider (1)
  • Linkuriboh (1)
  • Knightmare Phoenix (1)
  • I:P Masquerena (1)
  • Knightmare Unicorn (1)
  • Accesscode Talker (1)

Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel was released on January 18, 2022, for the Nintendo Switch, PS4, Android, Xbox One, iOS, PS5, PC, Xbox Series X/S.

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FAQs

How do you make a Dark Magician deck in master duel? ›

So we're going to send the one the field or the one in the hand to draw. Two very good pot of greed.

What's the best deck in Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel? ›

Tri-Brigade Zoodiac is currently the best meta deck in Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel. The biggest reason behind this deck's success is due to the compatibility between the two archetypes.

How do Dark Magician decks work? ›

The Dark Magician deck has a few ways of summoning Dragoon. It can Fusion summon it directly, either with Secrets of Dark Magic, its in-archetype Fusion spell, or with Red-Eyes Fusion, sending a Dark Magician and a Red-Eyes Black Dragon from the deck to Grave.

Is Dark Magician of Chaos Limited? ›

While "Dark Magician of Chaos" is now Unlimited in the TCG and the OCG, this OTK is dead because "Dark Magician of Chaos" has undergone an errata can only be used once per turn, and its user must wait until the end phase of a turn in which they Normal or Special Summon it.

What rarity is Dark Magician in master duel? ›

Dark Magician is a Normal card in Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel!

Is DDD deck good? ›

Ddd is a great deck. If played right they are devastating. My recommendation would be to follow the list given to you but also tweak it a bit. The game is about fun and creativity.

What is the current best deck in Yugioh? ›

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What is the most powerful Dark Magician card? ›

1/15 Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon

It can also negate a card or effect at the simple cost of discarding a card and gain Attack while doing so. Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon is incredibly hard to get rid of, with multiple power effects to make it not just the best Dark Magician card, but one of the best cards in the game.

How good is Dark Magician? ›

The Dark Magicians

It has powerful stats of 2,800 ATK, 2,300 DEF, and a strong effect that can easily take over the game. If the card is destroyed, you get to special summon a Dark Magician and a Dark Magician Girl from your hand, deck, or graveyard, making it quite sticky on the board.

How do you summon Dark Magician easily? ›

Since Dark Magician Girl is a Level 6 Spellcaster with 2000 ATK, it can be easier to Summon than the Dark Magician. You can Special Summon it from your Deck with Magician's Circle whenever a Spellcaster-Type monster attacks, or you can Normal Summon it by Tributing just 1 monster.

Who uses Dark Magician? ›

In episode 13, Yami Yugi uses this card during his Duel against Yami Bakura. It appears as Yugi himself dressed as the "Dark Magician" and he is able to communicate with his other half through it.

What can Dark Magician fused with? ›

This card can also be Fusion Summoned by "The Eye of Timaeus", "Dragon's Mirror", "Dragonmaid Changeover", "Odd-Eyes Fusion", "Spiral Fusion" and "Branded in White".

Is red-eyes Fusion Limited? ›

You can only activate 1 "Red-Eyes Fusion" per turn.

Why is Magician of Black Chaos banned? ›

Explanation by TSD. Dark Magician of Chaos was banned because of an infinite loop involving him. Also, the spell retreiving was very powerfull. And since he is removed when destroyed, D.D.R.

Can you use Dark Magician of Chaos effect every turn? ›

You can only use this effect of “Dark Magician of Chaos” once per turn. If this card destroys an opponent's monster by battle, after damage calculation: Banish that opponent's monster.

How Much Is Dark Magician of Chaos worth? ›

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What secret pack is Dark Magician in? ›

Darkest Magics

What packs have Dark Magician in master duel? ›

One option is to buy packs with Master Duel's currency: Gems. Dark Magician can be found in the Darkest Magics set or the Master Pack. The former is a Secret Pack, so you will need to open some other packs before finding it.

When did Dark Magician Girl come out? ›

Originally released in December 2016 with a rerelease in August 2020.

Is Dark Magician in YuGiOh master duel? ›

game, Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel, which combines multiple playstyles in the series, the Dark Magician remains a surprising staple for players in the mood for intense meta builds. However, just because there are other iconic cards out there doesn't mean the Dark Magician is running out of steam anytime soon.

What packs have Dark Magician master duel? ›

One option is to buy packs with Master Duel's currency: Gems. Dark Magician can be found in the Darkest Magics set or the Master Pack. The former is a Secret Pack, so you will need to open some other packs before finding it.

What are the best secret packs in master duel? ›

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  • 8/10 Celestial Dragon and Bear.
  • 7/10 Cross-Dimensional Contracts.
  • 6/10 Enchanted Threads of Shade.
  • 5/10 Immortal Royalty.
  • 4/10 Singular Strike Overthrow.
  • 3/10 Moonlit Avian Dance.
  • 2/10 Echo Chamber Nation.
  • 1/10 Those Who Stand Against Kings.
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How do you craft cards in master duel? ›

To craft cards in YuGiOh Master Duel, open the Deck menu and edit a deck. Now, search for the card you wish to craft using the menu on the right side of the screen. Select the card you want to craft, then on PC you'll be able to click the Generate button in the bottom left of the screen.

How do you summon Dark Magician? ›

You can Special Summon it from your Deck with Magician's Circle whenever a Spellcaster-Type monster attacks, or you can Normal Summon it by Tributing just 1 monster. Dark Magician Girl also gains 300 ATK for every Dark Magician in your Graveyard.

When did Dark Magician Girl come out? ›

Originally released in December 2016 with a rerelease in August 2020.

How do you use the magician's robe master duel? ›

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What secret pack is Dark Magician in? ›

Darkest Magics

How many secret packs do you need for master duel? ›

These booster card packs are guaranteed to contain four of the eight cards featured in the preview.
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Curse of the SerpentVenom, Reptilianne
Cyber City GuardiansVirtual World, Tindangle
Darkest MagicsDark Magician
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How do you unlock the Dark Magician secret pack? ›

To unlock Darkest Magics, all you need to do is craft an Ultra Rare or Super Rare card featured in the pack. The card “Dark Magical Circle” has been confirmed to make this deck appear in your shop, and it only costs 30 crafting points.

What pack is Jinzo in Master Duel? ›

Jinzo can be acquired from the Legacy Pack.

What secret pack is Maxx C in? ›

Included in the Master Pack

You can also get Maxx C from the Master Pack.

What secret pack has Swordsoul? ›

Finally bringing the mighty Destiny Hero – Destroyer Phoenix Enforcer, as well as the Swordsoul line, Refined Blade is one of the hottest secret packs in the game.

Should I dismantle extra cards master duel? ›

Dismantling excess cards in Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel is the best way to work towards a better set of cards. Dismantling any three cards of a set rarity will allow you to craft another card of that same rarity, thanks to CP.

How do I spend my CP to create a card? ›

Craft Cards Using CP

To begin, select a card from your Deck (middle section) or from the Card List (rightmost section). The selected card will pop up on the leftmost side of the screen. At the very bottom, after the card description, is the option to Generate a Card using CP.

How do you make exodia in master duel? ›

Crafting Exodia

To unlock Exodia the Forbidden One main Card, players have to craft the Card inside the Deck Edit menu. It costs 30 SR currency, which can be easily obtained from the duel pass or by dismantling other unwanted Cards. Duelists can obtain these unwanted Cards when opening Packs.

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