Yami Marik runs an Immortality-Torture Deck, which focuses on slowly torturing his opponents and watching them squirm. In the theme of pain Yami Marik's cards slowly drain an opponent's strength, such as discarding their hand with "Helpoemer", lowering ATK with "Dark Jeroid" and "Plasma Eel", and inflicting effect damage with "Coffin Seller" and "Bowganian". Some of his cards, like "Nightmare Wheel", "Viser Shock" and "Viser Des", are based on torture machines. Yami Marik's Deck otherwise relies on a variety of powerful Trap Cards and Fiend-Type monsters. With "The Winged Dragon of Ra" as his trump card, Yami Marik uses a variety of cards to discard it, then revive it with "Monster Reborn" to devastate opponents. He further relies on retrieving "Monster Reborn" to his hand after using it initially to continue to revive "Ra" again and again, using cards such as "Left Arm Offering" and "Mining for Magical Stones". Yami Marik also uses some of the cards previously used by Rare Hunters such as "Jam Defender" and in the anime "Masked Beast Des Gardius".


Opponent(s) Episode(s) Outcome(s)
Mai Valentine 90-92 Win
Yami Bakura 96-97 Win
Yami Yugi, Joey Wheeler, Seto Kaiba 122-124 Lose
Joey Wheeler 125-128 Win (default)
Yugi Muto/Yami Yugi 138-142 Lose (Duel taken over by Marik Ishtar)
Anime Deck


Manga Deck

Video games

Worldwide Edition: Stairway to the Destined Duel

Deck (Phantom Pyramid)

The Falsebound Kingdom


The Sacred Cards


World Championship 2004

Without the Egyptian God cards available in this game, Yami Marik's Deck focuses on low-Level monsters with devastating effects. He has multiple ways of clearing the field, protecting his monsters, forcing discards, and even burning his opponent's Life Points. In addition, his "Muka Muka" can reach a surprisingly high ATK with the combination of "Infinite Cards".

Low Level, High ATK

The Dawn of Destiny

Yami Marik's signature card is shown to be Dark Hole.


Reshef of Destruction


Nightmare Troubadour

God Phoenix

World Championship 2007

Roar of Ra
Keeper's Judgment

World Championship 2008

Something Hidden
Black Hole Force

Capsule Coliseum

Corridors of Madness
Fire Mountain


  1. He lost this card to Yami Yugi during episode 142.
  2. This card can be seen in his hand during episode 139 after he activates "Zombie's Jewel" to return "Monster Reborn" to his hand.
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