Dark Magician Deck (Dragoon-less)

Deck Information
Deck Type: Fun/Casual Decks
Deck Master: Dark Magician
Submission Date: January 15th 2021
Last Updated: January 16th 2021
Author: seanban
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I tried to avoid bricky starting hands as much as possible, but I guess that's pretty hard to do with a dark magician deck. I believe it just follows standard Dark Magician meta: I will usually use Magician's Rod to search for Dark Magical Circle unless I see a potential combo (?) for Secrets of Dark Magic to then activate another spell for the draw effect, or if I can use Magicians' Soul to send a Dark Magician/Girl to the GY then I'll search Soul Servant for the extra draw(s) (honestly even if I'm not using  Magician's Rod to search that I will usually try to do that Soul Servant move anyways if I don't know what else to play). I will also use the Rod to search for Eternal Soul or Navigation if I already have a Dark Magician in my hand/GY and a Dark Magical Circle on the field.

If I don't have Dark Magical Circle readily accessible then I try to use Bond Between Teacher and Student just to get Dark Burning Magic (hence my 1 copy of Dark Magician Girl). Usually in this case I would have used Magicians' Soul to get my Dark Magician on the field. If I have Eternal Soul out at that point then I will almost always use Secrets of Dark Magic if I can, just in case the Eternal Soul gets destroyed.

If I can't get a combo started I special summon Apprentice Illusion Magician, just to get Dark Magician in my hand at least and just barely reduce my chances of getting a bricky draw on the next turn, but sometimes I also use her discard effect to send a Dark Magician to the GY and then use Soul Servant to get another draw (usually to search and draw Eternal Soul or Dark Magical Circle if I already have Eternal Soul). Otherwise, she's a way for me to at least get a monster on the field. As for my other spells, I use 1 copy of  The Eye of Timaeus to use Dark Magician the Dragon Knight (or the DMG version if I am absolutely desperate I guess) and 1 Illusion Magic for chain blocking or just a way to get Dark Magician into my hand, as well as 1 Magicalized Fusion for an emergency fusion though I will usually try to save it for Quintet Magician.

For traps I will of course abuse the living heck out of Eternal Soul and Magician Navigation with Dark Magical Circle for the banish during my opponents turn as soon as they summon a threatening monster or use a scary spell (will usually use Navigation first to get a negate set up on my next turn and also because Eternal Soul is a little risky, but I'll use Eternal Soul if I have to summon from the GY). I feel like 2:2 is a pretty decent ratio for that? I do pretty decently with that at least. I also do 2:2 for Solemn Judgment and Solemn Strike. I only use Strike for interrupts and Judgment (usually) if I feel like the card they just played could potentially dismantle my board, which usually just means I keep Judgment there to protect Eternal Soul. I play 2:2 for Infinite Impermanence and Ash Blossom for my standard handtraps (I used to run Imperm at 3 but it's been feeling kind of useless lately. Finally for the traps I used 3 Crackdowns cause I've found those to just be stupid useful stall cards. I usually wait until they summon a Link/Fusion/Synchro/Xyz monster thats pretty powerful or has a scary effect and then I steal it right away, and it's also useful for my link summons.

For my extra deck, I will usually go for Ebon Illusion Magician for the additional banish effect, for a pretty fun (and I'd imagine annoying) double banish if I have Dark Magical Circle out. Or if I'll do that link climb I learned from Team Samurai's video using Dracossack to for the 2 tokens > I:P Masquerena > Knightmare Unicorn (then use the discard effect if I can) > Accesscode Talker for banish and then OTK if I can. I learned that Geonator Transverser is a potential out to Red-Eyes Dragoon from one of Trif's videos, but I haven't had the chance to use it yet in case I ever need to summon Magicians' Soul for the draw effect without any plans to link climb (which I haven't done yet but its there just in case), and I also have the same mentality for Link Spider. Lastly I have Predaplant Verte Anaconda in case I need to copy Magicalized Fusion for an emergency fusion (I'm almost certain it can be used for Quintet Magician if I have enough spellcasters in the GY but I haven't been able to use to use that yet).

As you can see, I'm not using a spellbook engine so I'm not using Crowley, although if you guys think I should switch some cards out for a spellbook engine, as I said in the short deck summary I am fairly new to yugioh so I would appreciate any possible tips for improvement. Also since I am pretty new, I only know cards from other deck profiles and cards that I've encountered in duels. I have considered throwing in a copy or 2 of Foolish Burial Goods for my Soul Servants but I'm not 100% on which cards I want to switch out. Anyways thanks for taking the time to read all this if you got this far.

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MonsterDark Magician x3
Dark Magician Girl x1
Apprentice Illusion Magician x3
Magician's Rod x3
Magicians' Souls x3
Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring x2
SpellsDark Magical Circle x3
Soul Servant x3
Secrets of Dark Magic x1
The Eye of Timaeus x1
Illusion Magic x1
Bond Between Teacher and Student x1
Magicalized Fusion x1
Dark Burning Magic x1
TrapsEternal Soul x2
Crackdown x3
Magician Navigation x2
Infinite Impermanence x2
Solemn Strike x2
Solemn Judgment x2
ExtraDark Magician the Dragon Knight x1
The Dark Magicians x1
Dark Magician Girl the Dragon Knight x1
Quintet Magician x1
Ebon Illusion Magician x1
Mecha Phantom Beast Dracossack x1
Number 11: Big Eye x1
Knightmare Unicorn x1
Knightmare Phoenix x1
I:P Masquerena x1
Accesscode Talker x1
Predaplant Verte Anaconda x1
Link Spider x1
Geonator Transverser x1
Linkuriboh x1
SideDark Ruler No More x3
Secret Village of the Spellcasters x2
Nibiru, the Primal Being x3
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2 thoughts on “Dark Magician Deck (Dragoon-less)

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    January 15, 2021 at 9:07 pm



    please sort the deck.. for the sake of mine and ToonLord’s (mostly toonlord’s) sanity

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    April 7, 2021 at 6:32 pm



    Play 3 Ash adn 3 Imperm for the love of god

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