Meta Ready Dark Magicians (Undefeated)

Deck Information
Deck Type: Non-Meta Decks
Deck Master: Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon
TCG/OCG: TCG
Submission Date: September 20th 2020
Author: jobe04051993
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After taking a loss to a fellow board member on here who played an Infernoble deck, named SoulKing13, I realized what this deck really needed in it's strategy. So I tested it out on the Nexus AI. No losses. I went on to try it out against 7 Top Tier Meta decks including Infernoble Knights which impressed me. I'll drop the combo info below in the comments.



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MonsterDark Magician x3
Magician of Dark Illusion x2
Apprentice Illusion Magician x3
Dark Magician Girl x2
Magician's Rod x3
Magicians' Souls x3
SpellsDark Magical Circle x3
Allure of Darkness x2
Harpie's Feather Duster x1
Pot of Duality x1
Spellbook of Knowledge x2
The Eye of Timaeus x2
Forbidden Droplet x1
Secrets of Dark Magic x2
Soul Servant x3
Successor Soul x2
TrapsSolemn Judgment x2
Infinite Impermanence x3
ExtraDark Magician the Dragon Knight x1
Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon x2
Dark Paladin x1
Dark Cavalry x1
The Dark Magicians x3
Dark Magician Girl the Dragon Knight x1
Number 11: Big Eye x1
Ebon Illusion Magician x1
Norito the Moral Leader x1
Magi Magi Magician Gal x1
Imduk the World Chalice Dragon x2
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36 thoughts on “Meta Ready Dark Magicians (Undefeated)


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    September 20, 2020 at 1:12 am

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    Explanation coming up.

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    September 20, 2020 at 3:57 am

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    For this meta you need way more than just imperm. You’re playing a control deck, I’d advise no less than 9 hand traps in the main. I’d suggest 3 imperm, 3 gamma, 3 nibiru; they’re all the highest impact and hardest to play around. I think you need some more high impact cards, look into a sanctum scythe package. It would completely stop a dragon link or infernoble player’s turn which you do need since your main engine is a bit too slow. You also don’t normal summon much so consider sphere mode as a side deck option to break established combo boards

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    September 20, 2020 at 5:46 am

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    @SoulKing13 I know this isn’t going to be consistently winning tournaments but do you have any ideas or advice to make Dark Magician at least viable or able to win and compete with meta decks?

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    September 20, 2020 at 6:06 am

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    Those are options. But this deck kicks ass. Let me give you match results from each deck:

    Salamangreats = Match 1: ✔ / Match 2: ❎ / Match 3: ✔
    Infernoble Knights = Match 1: ✔ / Match 2: ❎ / Match 3: ✔
    Altergeist = Match 1: ✔ / Match 2: ✔
    Predaplant Verte/Dragoon = Match 1: ✔ / Match 2: ✔
    Dinos = Match 1: ✔ / Match 2: ✔
    Sky Strikers = Match 1: ✔ / Match 2: ✔
    Eldlich = Match 1: ✔ / Match 2: ✔

    Notes:
    -*In the Salamangreats match up, player went first twice and still lost because I kept disrupting their plays and I manipulated The Dark Magicians effect to outpace/set Solemns/or Dogmatika traps face down to negate effects. Opponent took a beat down first match. I surrendered the second match because I got out maneuvered then I won the third by outpacing and disrupting the opponent again by banishing and negating so they lost after I remove that Borrel link monster due to Judgments effect, when I brought their LP down to 0.
    -*Infernoble match up, they got it the worst. Disrupted their key cards and they surrendered going first in the first match. Second match they outpaced me by a slight margin due to the spam effects and Gearfrieds effect. Smfh. But then I came back to disrupt and banish their cards, they surrendered. Forbidden Droplets really pissed them off in both matches so they quitted the third.
    -*Altergeists match up, so annoying but I stopped their traps and banished their monsters. They surrendered the first match, then in the second match they tried to come back but it failed when I summoned Dragoon on my first turn thanks to Timaeus (again) and Souls combo so it was surrender when realized they were out of options.
    -*In the Verte match up, they summoned Dragoon first turn in the first match (I was scared at first) but I had Forbidden Droplet in my hand to bypass him and I summoned Dragoon in both matches to win. Second match, they tried to use Verte again going second but I negated it with Dragoon on the field (since I used Souls & the Timaeus combo) and they surrendered.
    -*Dinos match up, TeamSamuraix1 deck with improved upgrades. Easy clap. Barely any inconvenience. Disrupted and drew a lot of cards thanks to The Dark Magicians. Opponent was mad and disconnected in the second match. I had 7 cards in my hand by the time my opponents LPs dropped to 0. I kept manipulating Magicians effect & Servant.
    -*Sky Strikers match up, LMFAO. This deck kept adding spells that were useless when I kept disrupting the Strikers. Opponent lost both matches by surrendering. That girl card is annoying I had to banish her several times. Smfh.
    -*Eldlich match up, also another deck that was easy to beat so thats done and over with. Finalized my win streak as 7-0 so far. Opponent surrendered both matches.

    Toughest match ups were Infernobles perhaps and Salamangreats. If you negate the key cards you can stopped their whole combo. Negated cards maybe 2 or more times thanks to The Dark Magicians setting ability, the handtraps, Droplets, and my favorite card: Successor Soul. Successor Soul is highlight and MVP of this deck, it has not let me down in any of these match ups. Another great disruption.

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    September 20, 2020 at 6:34 am

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    This deck I posted is viable now. I realized the deck I used in my previous upload was beaten so easily by SoulKing13is because DM doesnt disrupt enough on your opponents turn and your opponent can get away with a lot (also causing yourself to missplay or a miss play even while distracted). But now with Dragoon and The Dark Magicians on your field, your opponent cant really stop this deck even with Ash Blossom (I negate it and/or it becomes a miss to some or most times since I got draw power). I tested this deck out at least 10 times with Nexus, Single matches, and ACTUAL matches (the ones I listed above with its TCG banlist follow up). Honestly this deck did way better than my previous deck after I lost to SoulKing. It actually stopped Infernobles this time around due to the disruptions including Droplets because of extra DM Circles on my field also helped along with Dragoon. Very great deck you should try. The key of this deck is going for Dragoon for negation and going for The Dark Magicians for draw power/negation when you set a trap face down. Great combos and disruptions especially with Impermanence too.

    Deck looks confusing at first but you’ll get the hang of it. Very good deck. I really outdid myself on this one. I still feel like it could be better with certain cards but I stay creating a lot of DM decks to see what works best. I create about 10 different DM decks per month so DM can keep up with the meta and be more relevant. So I’ll still keep you informed on any changes.

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    September 20, 2020 at 6:47 am

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    Combo explanation coming up!!!

    Tier Magician!!!

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    September 20, 2020 at 7:13 am

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    Salamangreats as promised. RIP.
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    September 20, 2020 at 1:58 pm

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    Good job bud :) I think once you become comfortable with this deck try it out on duelingbook rated. There’s a big skill gap between the players on nexus on those on duelingbook so once you become confident in your skills and you know the combos in your deck, try out a different platform and different people. I dont think you should play exclusively on nexus as it doesn’t attract very strong players. Nexus typically attracts people who are just learning decks so the skill gap can be fairly low. I’m sure good players do use nexus from time to time however the majority of higher skilled players do not use nexus. Branch out :)

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    September 20, 2020 at 2:26 pm

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    @KingJedi it honestly would take a lot of DM to compete in today’s meta though DM has some interesting tools post megatins. Destined Rivals is a really cool card though a bit slower than something like psy-framegear gamma and imperm which are just better due to being able to be used more liberally that DR. I’d say you should play at least 9 hand traps (Main-decking 3 imperm, 3 nibiru, 3 gamma is safest). Since DM does not use their ED very much you can also play a dogmatika engine, this would give you some really powerful forms of interaction that most decks cannot reliably stop. Summoning an ecclesia to search a dogmatika punishment means you have a trap card that can take out 2 cards your opponent controls which will really hurt combo. Cards like artifact sanctum and ice dragon’s prison also really hit hard as they’re often unexpected tech people don’t see coming. Cards like Summon Limit have always gone hand and hand with DM as the DM strategy doesnt summon all too much. Imo you need to pair DM with another engine to make it really threatening, on its own DM is not fast enough to keep up with more modern strategies

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    September 20, 2020 at 4:22 pm

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    This deck is pretty fast for me. 7-0 still remains. You want to put in hybrid monsters. That wont work with any DM decks. Plus this isnt a control deck. This deck is about drawing while negating and disrupting the board which its been doing perfectly (and it’s only been a few days already). You can use either Solemn or Dogmatika. I rather Solemn because monsters really dont be the main problem of most decks unless it’s Effect or Extra Deck monsters.

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    September 20, 2020 at 4:35 pm

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    He’s basically saying DM need more disruptions on your opponent’s turn or Tribute monsters for their spam boards but I say you can add in another Forbidden Droplet to shut down spam monsters and their effects in 1 turn. Hybrid cards dont work well with DM decks so you’re about as stuck as you were building a DM deck. Adding more hand traps to this deck would make it slow, pointless, and dumb. If Konami decides to fully make DM support that can be meta relevant and disrupt a lot without being negated then yes DM can be Tier 0. Best consistency is the Magicians fusion. It can back you a lot on your turn and your opponent’s turn also.

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    September 20, 2020 at 8:23 pm

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    I was saying that you’d really want hand traps for when you lose the die roll and slow down combo. I’d suggest high impact stun or floodgates when going first cause you don’t offer enough disruption in your own engine that are high enough impact. Destined Rivals and DMC are nice but removing monsters and preventing combo extension are so strong right now. Simply negating effects isnt enough, this is why cards like effect veiler and imperm on their own don’t cut it anymore. This is why Gamma and Nibiru are the best hand traps atm cause they either negate & destroy or remove a bunch of your opponent’s resources off the board without hurting your own engine :)

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    September 20, 2020 at 8:32 pm

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    And thats why I also put in Solemn & Successor to help disrupt. Dragoon def took out the metas.

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    September 20, 2020 at 9:42 pm

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    Dragoon is very good in DM (its good in any control deck) but I still think a few hand traps are required for when you lose the die roll

  • September 21, 2020 at 8:36 pm

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    Nice decklist bro, just had a few questions.

    Why HFD? wouldn’t dark magic attack work better with dark magical circle?

    Why only 1 forbidden droplet? From what I can c u cant search it.

    Why dark paladin & dark cavalry? I don’t see what they can offer that dragun can.

    Again, not trying to condemn the deck, just trying to understand a few of the card choices.

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    September 22, 2020 at 1:26 am

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    Depends on what your preference is. Like I said I have 10 different DM decks per month. If meta changes, so does DM. IT’S THAT SIMPLE. I have so many ideas and etc so yeah. It all depends on you as a duelist.
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    September 22, 2020 at 1:39 am

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    Jobe if you’re going to play dogmatika punishment in a non-dogmatika deck then i’d highly recommend playing N’Tss in your extra deck so punishment can pop 2

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    September 23, 2020 at 12:29 am

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    You have yet to show me how to beat Dragon Link in all forms, including the heavier rokket build, 3-axis, and the meta reliable version. If you finally do, I’ll respect your decklist until PHRA, because then it’ll be me Pking you pretty hard with *TIME THIEVES*

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    September 23, 2020 at 3:17 am

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    I’d be interested to see that match :)

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    September 23, 2020 at 6:47 am

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    Created me a new DM deck last night. DM strikes meta again. Undefeated yet again.

    I might call this God Tier Dark Magician. Super OP af. (I accidentally switched Dragoon to defense, smfh). How you guys feel about this new meta ready DM deck? Drew my entire deck within 3-4 turns. Crazy.

    Built an consistent DM deck that synergies with Dragoon, Magicians, MOC, and DMTDK. Brought them all out in one turn. Toyed with the opponent towards the end since I had an unbreakable board.

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    September 23, 2020 at 10:20 am

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    Um that board is nice but nothing too intimidating if im going to be honest with you…its 1 negate. The ritual isn’t really that much of a threat since the combo decks don’t really use too many spells. Lets take dinosaurs as an example, if they lead with lightning storm or dark ruler no more, that board is shut off and oviraptor is a 1 card combo that would bring UCT and send all your monsters to the GY (The Dark Magician’s wouldnt trigger) and then has a bunch of options (they’d probably set up Laggia and a Simorgh Lock if they didnt just OTK you). You saw how infernobles work in the hands of a more experienced player, setting up multiple negates after breaking your board, Dragon Link can much of the same.

    Also not sure how much you’re searching and/or drawing in 1 turn and how critical it is to your strategy but Droll is back in the game and becoming a very common side deck card, so watch out. This is why I’m telling you bud you need hand traps for going second and higher impact traps for going first.

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    September 23, 2020 at 4:09 pm

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    Wrong. Disruptions from Dragoon, Navigation, & Combination would and can stop that from happening. This player had no cards left to use after I negated 3-4 cards in 1 turn.

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    September 23, 2020 at 5:14 pm

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    Well, there’s a little thing called Forbidden Droplets and Triple Tactics Talents to deal with Dragoon, that most people are playing, that are also more generic. You also have to note Dragon link could decide to go Borrelsword and Silverrokket/Magnarokket to deal with Dragoon on the field and before hand. Rouge decks have some gimmicky forms of removal that could kill this card and Kaijus could just make it go. You’re also forgetting hand traps for navigation as I’m sure it’s summoning needs to be able to go off, and even then these decks (especially Dragon Link in every form) are resilient to hand traps and interuption. Combination isn’t that big of a deal as it could probably be removed by Cosmic or Twisters. Also they could just pop themselves (Tracer) before you get to negate another card, so that they get another monster anyway. Also there’s chainblocking, which means unless it targets, like Imperm or Veiler, then you won’t be able to negate the key choke point, though that doesn’t exist with Dragon Link, besides Romulus, which unless you gamma it, it’s not going to do much.

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    September 23, 2020 at 5:54 pm

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    Some could argue that Seyfert is another choke point, they would probably have that resolve the most as players usually wait for Striker Dragon and Romulus to hand trap or disrupt.

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    September 24, 2020 at 2:36 am

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    This God Tier Dark Magician deck got me undefeated.
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    September 25, 2020 at 2:31 pm

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    Would like to see a match with this deck going against Dragon Link, as so far, you haven’t shown what this deck is capable of going up against most of the decks in this meta.I am NOT trying to say this deck is bad. Looks pretty solid, as far as I can see. I just think it could use some more testing against the meta.

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    September 25, 2020 at 3:12 pm

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    Like he said, except his deck is OK, if it was for rouge. The fact that he boasts his DM deck to being the best deck that combats the format is actually pitiful, as the new cards won’t automatically push it from rouge to tier 1. If they were good, they would’ve seen more play by now. But the only noteoworthy card of the archetype right now is Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon

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    September 26, 2020 at 4:17 am

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    Anybody wanna duel me with Infernobles and Dragon Link? Find me on here then duel me on DuelingNexus. Set the date and time.

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    September 26, 2020 at 8:13 pm

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    Dueling Nexus is full of viruses and the interface is horrible. No thanks.

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    September 27, 2020 at 2:12 am

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    Its better than the dumbass manual site DuelingCrook.

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    September 27, 2020 at 10:18 am

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    Maybe you’d actually learn how to play paper Yu-Gi-Oh if you used DuelingBook. You’d be able to learn the actual rulings of the cards you use. But,based on your conduct, you’d likely dispute the ruling with someone who knows more than you do and then eventually banned after arguing with a judge.

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    September 27, 2020 at 2:04 pm

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    this is more of a brickfest that blue eyes

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    September 29, 2020 at 2:19 pm

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    “Its better than the dumbass manual site DuelingCrook.” I am both a nexus player and a book player. While both are fairly decent, I would use book for the challenge. I found a lot of rulings there that I did not know. You understand way more better how the meta flunctuates. If they cheat, just call a judge. If that judge isn’t correct, then call for an appeal. I agree with the Frankenturkey on the last sentence.

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    September 29, 2020 at 2:21 pm

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    “Dueling Nexus is full of viruses and the interface is horrible. No thanks.” You get used to it. The interface is bad on first glance, that’s what I thought too. Its an ok alternative for EDOpro.

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    September 29, 2020 at 10:55 pm

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    @combofan Why not use EDOpro?

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    September 30, 2020 at 1:42 am

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    Sadly the pc can’t handle such a beauty.

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