Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie Pyramid of Light – Yuugi Deck Analysis

Yami no Yuugi and Yuugi from the Duel Art illustration book

The future of everything is hidden inside my deck!

Yami no Yuugi

Deck Grade
Attack Grade: A
Defense Grade: A
Speed Grade: S
Combo Grade: S
The three God Cards pulverize all enemies! The Three God Cards, also called the “Mythic Divine Beasts” or the “Illusionary Beasts” first appear starting with The Saint Dragon of Osiris/Osiris the Heavenly Sky Dragon (Slifer the Sky Dragon in the English dub). They’re the main feature of Yugi’s deck, but even if he can’t summon a God Card, he’s able to fight just fine with his Spellcaster-types that primarily focus on the Black Magician (Dark Magician).

The following Deck List uses the original Japanese names. Not all of these cards exist in the OCG/TCG; some of those that do have different effects than what was shown in the movie. Further, some of the names may have changed in the English dub; where known, these are noted in parentheses.

Deck List

  • King’s Knight
  • Queen’s Knight
  • Kuriboh
  • Swift Gaia the Fierce Knight
  • Jack’s Knight
  • Skilled Black Magician x2 (Skilled Dark Magician)
  • Dark Hero Zombire (Zombyra the Dark)
  • Gemini Elf
  • Magic Hierophant of Black (Sorcerer of Dark Magic)
  • Big Shield Guarder (Big Shield Gardna)
  • Black Magician Girl (Dark Magician Girl)
  • Black Magician (Dark Magician)
  • Saint Magician (Magician of Faith)
  • Retrained Elf Swordsman (Obnoxious Celtic Guardian)
  • Magician’s Valkyria x2
  • Curtain of Black Magic (Dark Magic Curtain)
  • Metamol Pot (Morphing Jar)
  • Watapon
  • The Saint Dragon of Osiris (Slifer the Sky Dragon)
  • The Winged Dragon of Ra
  • The God of Obelisk (Obelisk the Tormentor)
  • Exchange
  • Diffusion Wave (Diffusion Wave-Motion)
  • Philosopher’s Jewel (Sage’s Jewel/Sage’s Stone)
  • Pot of Greed
  • Multiply
  • Resurrection of the Dead (Monster Reborn)
  • Double Magic (Double Spell)
  • Premature Burial
  • Mage Power
  • Protective Sealing Swords of Light (Swords of Revealing Light)
  • Devil’s Sanctuary (Fiend’s Sanctuary)
  • Thousand Knives
  • Blood Compensation (Ultimate Offering)
  • Dimension Magic (Magical Dimension)
  • Holy Barrier – Mirror Force (Mirror Force)
  • Reverse of Reverse
  • Dust Tornado

Main Combo 1

The Saint Dragon of Osiris (Key Card) + King’s Knight + Queen’s Knight (+ Jack’s Knight)

  • Conducts a Quick-Play Summon of a God by utilizing the three Knights needed for the three Tributes for summoning a God. Though the movie didn’t show this other technique, it’s also possible to ensure the Tributes with Blood Compensation (Ultimate Offering). 

Main Combo 2

Pot of Greed + Watapon

  • When it’s drawn from the Deck other than by a normal draw, Watapon will summon itself through its own card effect. If three monsters are all togther on the field when this happens, you’ll be able to summon a God! However, this combo will require a bit of luck, since you can’t aim to activate Watapon’s effect.

Secret Combo

Black Magician (Dark Magician) + Diffusion Wave (Diffusion Wave-Motion)

  • A powerful combo that’s used in the original Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters anime. This clears out the opponent’s field with a Diffusion Wave, which only a Level 7 or  higher Spellcaster-type can use!

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