Yugi Muto's Decks
Yugi plays a Strategy Deck, containing various flexible strategies for any situation, however, 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.
- 1 Toei anime
- 2 Yu-Gi-Oh! anime
- 3 GX
- 4 Movies
- 5 Manga
- 6 Novel
- 7 Scripted Duels
- 8 V Jump Magazine
- 9 Video games
- 9.1 Duel Monsters
- 9.2 Dark Duel Stories (Duel Monsters III: Tri-Holy God Advent
- 9.3 The Eternal Duelist Soul
- 9.4 The Sacred Cards
- 9.5 World Championship Tournament 2004
- 9.6 Dawn of Destiny
- 9.7 Reshef of Destruction
- 9.8 7 Trials to Glory: World Championship Tournament 2005
- 9.9 World Championship 2007
- 9.10 World Championship 2008
- 9.11 Nightmare Troubadour
- 10 Notes
|First series anime|
The only known card in Yugi's own Deck is "Blackland Fire Dragon".
|Mokuba Kaiba||8||No result|
|Para and Dox||19-21||Win (with Joey Wheeler)|
|Bandit Keith/Marik Ishtar||50-51||No result|
Yugi's Duelist Kingdom Deck is an EARTH/DARK Normal Monster Deck, which he received from his grandfather. Despite this being Solomon's Deck, Yugi never received his grandfather's "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" that was part of the Deck as it was ripped in half by Seto Kaiba. Most of his Normal Monsters have low ATK, but he supports them with Magic Cards such as "Horn of the Unicorn" to raise their strength, while also maximizing his more powerful monsters' potential through cards like "Burning Land" and "Makiu, the Magical Mist." If put on the defensive, he uses "Swords of Revealing Light" and "Magical Hats" to buy time for a comeback, or "Mirror Force" and "Spellbinding Circle" for a surprise counterattack. He also includes a bit of support for his signature card, "Dark Magician", like "Mystic Box" and "Book of Secret Arts". If all else fails, he resorts to Summoning mighty Ritual Monsters including "Black Luster Soldier" and "Magician of Black Chaos" for a reversal finish. The Deck also had "The Forbidden One" cards in it, which he used in the first episode to defeat Kaiba, but Weevil Underwood threw them overboard on the ship to Duelist Kingdom, and Joey Wheeler was only able to recover two of them, so Yugi abandoned Exodia. When Yugi dueled Ghost Kaiba, he used Monster Reborn to revive "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" to finish him off.
|Bakura Ryou/Yami Bakura||13||Win|
|Rare Hunter 2 and Rare Hunter 3||68||Win (with Seto Kaiba)|
|Lumis and Umbra||70-73||Win (with Seto Kaiba)|
|Joey Wheeler/Marik Ishtar||75-78||DRAW|
|Seto Kaiba, Yami Marik, Joey Wheeler||122-124||Win|
|Marik Ishtar/Yami Marik||138-142||Win|
|Joey Wheeler||143||Not shown|
During the Battle City preliminaries and quarter-finals, Yugi runs a Magnet Warrior/Spellcaster Deck that focuses on "Dark Magician Girl" and supports both Spellcasters through "Magic Cylinder" and "Magic Formula". His Deck also includes more control cards that allow him to manipulate an opponent's cards, such as "Change of Heart", "Lightforce Sword" and "Mystical Refpanel". During his Duel against Seto Kaiba in the semi-finals and his Duel against Yami Marik in the finals, his Deck shifts its focus to an Egyptian God Deck, whose strategy involves swarming the field through "Soul Rope" and "King's Knight" to Summon "Slifer the Sky Dragon", and further strengthen his monster through cards such as "Card of Sanctity" and "Disgraceful Charity".
If "Slifer" is destroyed, Yugi falls back on destructive OTK strategies, either by using "Dark Paladin" and enhancing its power through "Red-Eyes Black Dragon" (which he received from Joey Wheeler after winning it back from the Rare Hunter) and "Diffusion-Wave Motion", or with "Obelisk the Tormentor" (in his Duel against Yami Marik) by Summoning it through a combination of "Fiend's Sanctuary" and "Multiply" and supporting its effect with cards like "Soul Taker".
|Battle City Deck|
|The Big Five (through Tristan Taylor)||111-113||Win (with Joey Wheeler)|
|Noah Kaiba||117-119||Win (Duel taken over for Seto Kaiba)|
Yugi's Virtual World Deck is largely similar to his Battle City Deck, though he did not have the luxury of his God Cards. He also included several cards he had formerly used in Duelist Kingdom, but not in Battle City. He also introduces new support for his Duelist Kingdom themes, such as "The Rock Spirit" (EARTH monsters) and "Sangan" (low ATK). For his Duel with Noah Kaiba, Yugi would shuffle his Deck together with the remainder of Seto's own.
|Virtual World Deck|
Waking the Dragons
Yugi plays a Kuriboh/Spellcaster/Timaeus Deck during the Waking the Dragons arc, focusing on Summoning the 5 Kuriboh Brothers through "Five Star Twilight" and combining them to form "Kuribabylon" and raising its ATK through "Pump Up" and "The Seal of Orichalcos" (the latter when he was under its influence). He also makes use of his "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".
Because of Yami Yugi's loss to Rafael, Yugi's soul was taken and thus he played no part in the Duels for the rest of the season, except a Duel against Yami that acted as a test of the Yami Yugi's character. Cards used by Yami Yugi after this point are listed at Yami Yugi's Decks, as Yugi had no part in any further alterations to the Deck.
|Waking the Dragons Deck|
|KC DuelTek 760||185-186||Win|
|Leon von Schroeder||196-198||Win|
In the Grand Championship arc, Yugi plays a Spellcaster/Three Musketeers of Face Cards Deck, which focuses on Summoning his Magicians quickly through "Skilled Dark Magician" and "Watapon", and supports older combos involving them with cards like "Emblem of Dragon Destroyer" and "Necromancy". He again makes use of his Knights' swarming abilities, this time to Summon "Royal Straight Slasher" who he used in an attempt to destroy the illegal card "Golden Castle of Stromberg". In addition, most of his Kuriboh support cards made no appearance.
|Grand Championship Deck|
Dawn of the Duel
|Yami Bakura (through Tristan Taylor)||215-218||Win|
During the Dawn of the Duel arc, Yugi uses a Silent/Toy Deck that focuses mainly on cards that have effects that happen gradually throughout the Duel, like "Silent Swordsman LV0" and "Ground Erosion", and maximizes their effects through his "Turn Jump". To protect his "Silent Swordsman LV0", he relies on "Mirage Ruler" or "Ambush Shield". He also supports his "Marshmallon" through cards like "Marshmallon Glasses" and "Witch of the Black Forest". He includes several cards to protect his Life Points, such as "Lengard" and "Soul Shield". For last resorts, he moves on to his "Gandora the Dragon of Destruction" and supports its Summoning through "Blockman". During the beginning of the Ceremonial Battle, he makes use of the "Gadget" archetype which he uses to power-up his Trap Monster "Stronghold the Moving Fortress" through "Ties of the Brethren". He also further supports his "Magnet Warriors" with cards like "Magnet Reverse" and "Magnet Force", the latter he used to defeat the Egyptian Gods. During the last turns of the final Duel, he focuses on strengthening his "Silent Magician LV0" in order to beat Atem's "Dark Magician", through "Card of Sanctity". This Deck represents the strength Yugi has without the help of Yami Yugi as well as his playful side. As a result he does not use the "Dark Magician" and its related cards (except for "Buster Blader"), leaving them to Yami Yugi when they build separate Decks for the final ceremonial Duel.
|Dawn of the Duel Deck|
|Jaden Yuki||179-180||Not shown|
In Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, Yugi's Deck featured cards that he had previously used in a variety of arcs, including some not seen in a while. The Duel between him and Jaden Yuki is known to have taken place sometime after a second version of Battle City.
In episode 18, Yugi's Deck was to be displayed in a special room within Duel Academy, where it was stolen by Dimitri, who used it in two Duels. Here, the Deck focused on retrained "Chaos" versions of Yugi's "Chaos" Ritual monsters.
Pyramid of Light
Yugi's full Deck list was given in the novelization of the film. Cards that were not seen in the movie are listed in italics.
|Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: Pyramid of Light|
3D Bonds Beyond Time
|Paradox||Win (with Jaden Yuki and Yusei Fudo)|
The Dark Side of Dimensions
|Maximillion J. Pegasus||60-62||Lose|
|Early Manga Deck|
Yugi's Duelist Kingdom Deck included these cards as well as one unnamed monster.
|Duelist Kingdom Deck|
In Yu-Gi-Oh! R, Yugi uses a Toy Deck, centered around Yugi's childish side, using cards such as "Toy Magician" and "Toy Box". Similar to the Millennium World arc, Yugi and Yami utilize separate Decks.
|Yu-Gi-Oh! Novel Deck|
North American World Championship Qualifier 2011
|Yusei Fudo||North American WCQ 2011||Win|
Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Providence 2012
|Maximillion Pegasus||YCS Providence 2012||Win|
|Yami Bakura||YCS Providence 2012||Win|
|Mai Valentine||WC 2013||Win|
North American World Championship Qualifier 2014
World Championship 2016 Special: Yugi vs. Kaiba
|Seto Kaiba||World Championship 2016 Special||Win|
V Jump Magazine
|Dark Yugi (Atem) Deck|
Yugi uses assorted low-level monsters as a first-tier opponent in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters. The only card previously attributed to Yugi in his decks is Time Wizard, which was later given to Katsuya Jonouchi in the manga.
|Cards Used By Yugi|
Dark Duel Stories (Duel Monsters III: Tri-Holy God Advent
Yugi's deck in Yu-Gi-Oh! Dark Duel Stories is based off cards he used in Duelist Kingdom and Battle City, such as Gaia The Fierce Knight and D. Magician Girl. True to his anime and manga appearances, his most powerful card is D. Magician, while his signature card is shown to be Kuriboh. The rest of his deck consists of assorted low-level monsters (mostly repeats).
The Eternal Duelist Soul
The Sacred Cards
World Championship Tournament 2004
|World Championship 2004 Deck|
Dawn of Destiny
|Dawn of Destiny Deck|
Reshef of Destruction
7 Trials to Glory: World Championship Tournament 2005
World Championship 2007
World Championship 2008
|Give You Courage|
|Magic Darkness (Version 1)|
|Magic Darkness (Version 2)|
|Magic Darkness (Version 3)|