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Yami Yugi usually plays the same Strategy Deck as Yugi Muto, due to occupying the same body. He plays very flexible strategies, preparing him for any situation. Two Types that can be seen consistently throughout Yugi's Decks are the Fiend-Type and the Spellcaster-type, possibly to reflect Yami's mystical and somewhat dark nature. It becomes focused on the Summoning of the Egyptian Gods and the "Dark Magician" in later arcs.

1st Anime

See: Yugi Muto's 1st anime Deck

2nd Anime

Duelist Kingdom

See: Yugi Muto's Duelist Kingdom Deck

Battle City

See: Yugi Muto's Battle City Deck

Virtual World

See: Yugi Muto's Virtual World Deck

Waking the Dragons

Opponent(s) Episode(s) Outcome
Gurimo 145-146 Win
Rafael 156-158 Lose
Weevil Underwood 160-162 Win
Yugi Muto 163 Win
Orichalcos Soldier 164 Win
Rafael 174-176 Win
Dartz 177-182 Win (with Seto Kaiba)

Yugi plays a Kuriboh/Spellcaster/Legendary Dragons Deck during the Waking the Dragons arc, focusing on Summoning the 5 Kuriboh Brothers through "Five Star Twilight" and combining them to form "Kuribabylon", whom he raises its ATK through "Pump Up" and "The Seal of Orichalcos" (the latter when he was under its influence). He also makes use of his "The Eye of Timaeus" card he received in order to defeat Dartz, by fusing it with his Magicians in order to Summon powerful Fusions. He supports his strategy by using "Excalibur" or "Altar of Restoration". In his final Duel against Dartz, he focused on the three "Legendary Knights" to his most powerful monsters through their own special abilities or by fusing them into "Timaeus the Knight of Destiny". This Deck was eventually used exclusively by Yami Yugi after Yugi's soul was taken.

Waking the Dragons Deck

Grand Championship

See: Yugi Muto's Grand Championship Deck

Dawn of the Duel

Opponent(s) Episode(s) Outcome
Yugi Muto 221-224 Lose

During the Dawn of the Duel, for his final Duel with Yugi he decides to use his own cards separate from Yugi's. Yami Yugi used a Dark Magician/Egyptian God Deck, focusing on swiftly Summoning the three God Cards using "Summoning Clock" and "Tricky Spell 4". If they are destroyed, he uses his "Dark Magician" cards, whose Summoning is supported by "Dark Magic Curtain". He enhances his Magicians' ATK with "Magicians Unite" and "Book of Secret Arts". He also uses "Dark Spear" to enhance his "Dark Magician", and "Dark Illusion" to protect his Magicians.

Other anime

Pyramid of Light

See: Yugi Muto's Pyramid of Light Deck


See: Yugi Muto's GX Deck

3D Bonds Beyond Time

See: Yugi Muto's Tenth Anniversary Movie Deck

The Dark Side of Dimensions

See: Virtual Dark Yugi's Deck


Early manga

Duelist Kingdom

Battle City

Memory World


Opponent(s) Episode(s) Outcome
Yako Tenma 1-2 No result
Deschutes Lew 3 Win
Tilla Mook 4 Win
Kirk Dixon 6 Win
Maico Kato 8 Win
Gekko Tenma/Yako Tenma 9-11 Win
Cedar Mill 32 Win
Yako Tenma 38-44 Win
Masumi Momono SP1 Win

In Yu-Gi-Oh! R, Dark Yugi uses his "Dark Magician" and other Spellcaster and Warrior-Type monsters. Yugi has his own Deck in this series.


See: Yugi Muto's Novel Deck

Scripted Duels

Live-action Speed Duel 2020

Opponent Tournament Outcome(s)
Maximillion Pegasus Match of the Millenium Win

Video games

The Eternal Duelist Soul

Worldwide Edition: Stairway to the Destined Duel

The Falsebound Kingdom


Normal Monsters

Effect Monsters

The Sacred Cards

World Championship 2004

Dawn of Destiny

Yami Yugi's Signature card is shown to be Dark Magician.

Reshef of Destruction

7 Trials to Glory: World Championship Tournament 2005

World Championship 2007

World Championship 2008

Nightmare Troubadour


Deck Recipe

Duel Terminals


  1. This card is Summoned in episode 182 to aide in the battle against The Great Leviathan.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 This card is Summoned in episode 183 to aid in the battle against The Great Leviathan.
  3. This card is received from Maximillion Pegasus in episode 154. Until episode 181, it was simply known as "nameless card" and was not used.
  4. 4.0 4.1 This card was played as a Magic Card. It was depicted as a Trap Card in the dub. It is a Trap Card in the TCG/OCG.
  5. This card is used with "Legendary Knight Timaeus" against The Great Leviathan in episode 182.
  6. This card is acquired episode 147.
  7. This card is received from Rafael in episode 174. He had taken it from Mai, who had in turn taken it from Joey. He returns it to Joey in episode 182.
  8. In episode 174, Yami Yugi uses this card during his Duel against Rafael. He discards this card in order to activate the effect of "Kuriboo".
  9. This card can be seen in his hand after he activates "Graceful Charity" in episode 146.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 This card was played as Normal Monster. It is an Effect Monster in the TCG/OCG.
  11. Yugi obtains this card from Gekko Tenma.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 This card was played as a Trap Spell Card.