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YuGiOh - Marik Structure Deck

Updated on May 8, 2012

A Long Awaited TCG Release: Structure Deck Marik

Way back - March 25th 2004, fact fans - there was a YuGiOh! structure deck released in Japan for the OCG celebrating Marik's deck in the anime. We waited but it never appeared in English. Now years later, when we'd long since given up hope, we've finally got an English-Language TCG Marik Structure Deck - released on October 19th 2010. On this page, you'll find everything you need to know about the deck, including a background, full spoiler list, videos, a card list for the old OCG Marik Structure Deck, featured cards, price comparisons and much more. Make sure to vote for your favourite card and give us your thoughts on the confirmed card list on our guestbook too.

The Marik Structure Deck is the first deck released since Duelist Toolbox, and the first structure deck since Machina Mayhem. Of course it contains a healthy dose of Gravekeepers and probably most significantly, TCG debuts for Mystical Beast of Serket and Temple of the Kings (although Temple of the Kings will be immediately forbidden in the advanced format game). The Marik deck remains one of the best ways to get started with the YuGiOh! Trading Card Game - if you're just starting out, we'd highly recommend it as a first deck. It is followed up by the release of the Dragunity Legion Structure Deck.

Marik Structure Deck - TCG
Marik Structure Deck - TCG

Full Card List for Structure Deck Marik

The full Marik spoiler list is now confirmed as:

SDMA-EN001 Gil Garth

SDMA-EN002 Mystic Tomato

SDMA-EN003 Viser Des

SDMA-EN004 Legendary Fiend

SDMA-EN005 Dark Jeroid

SDMA-EN006 Newdoria

SDMA-EN007 Gravekeeper's Spy Ã2

SDMA-EN008 Gravekeeper's Curse

SDMA-EN009 Gravekeeper's Guard Ã2

SDMA-EN010 Gravekeeper's Spear Soldier

SDMA-EN011 Gravekeeper's Chief

SDMA-EN012 Gravekeeper's Cannonholder

SDMA-EN013 Gravekeeper's Assailant Ã2

SDMA-EN014 Lava Golem

SDMA-EN015 Drillago

SDMA-EN016 Bowganian

SDMA-EN017 Gravekeeper's Commandant

SDMA-EN018 Gravekeeper's Visionary

SDMA-EN019 Gravekeeper's Descendant

SDMA-EN020 Mystical Space Typhoon

SDMA-EN021 Nightmare's Steelcage

SDMA-EN022 Creature Swap

SDMA-EN023 Book of Moon

SDMA-EN024 Dark Room of Nightmare

SDMA-EN025 Necrovalley Ã2

SDMA-EN026 Foolish Burial

SDMA-EN027 Magical Stone Excavation

SDMA-EN028 Allure of Darkness

SDMA-EN029 Acid Trap Hole

SDMA-EN030 Mirror Force

SDMA-EN031 Skull Invitation

SDMA-EN032 Coffin Seller

SDMA-EN033 Nightmare Wheel

SDMA-EN034 Metal Reflect Slime

SDMA-EN035 Malevolent Catastrophe

SDMA-EN036 Dark Illusion

SDMA-EN037 Mystical Beast of Serket

SDMA-EN038 Temple of the Kings

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Card List for the old Japanese OCG Marik Structure Deck

As we mentioned above, the Marik Structure Deck was released way back in the day in Japan. Here's the spoiler list for it - whilst there's the odd similarity, it's very different indeed:

SDM-001 Humanoid Slime

SDM-002 Makyura the Destructor

SDM-003 Revival Jam

SDM-004 Guardian Sphinx

SDM-005 Dark Jeroid

SDM-006 Newdoria

SDM-007 Helpoemer

SDM-008 Gravekeeper's Curse

SDM-009 Gravekeeper's Spear Soldier

SDM-010 Gravekeeper's Chief

SDM-011 A Cat of Ill Omen

SDM-012 An Owl of Luck

SDM-013 Cobra Jar

SDM-014 Lava Golem

SDM-015 Byser Shock

SDM-016 Drillago

SDM-017 Lekunga

SDM-018 Bowganian

SDM-019 Granadora

SDM-020 Viser Des

SDM-021 Magical Stone Excavation

SDM-022 Mystical Space Typhoon

SDM-023 Monster Reborn

SDM-024 Jam Breeding Machine

SDM-025 Card of Safe Return

SDM-026 Creature Swap

SDM-027 Dark Room of Nightmare

SDM-028 Stumbling

SDM-029 Nightmare's Steelcage

SDM-030 Spell of Pain

SDM-031 Malevolent Catastrophe

SDM-032 Jam Defender

SDM-033 Mirror Force

SDM-034 Reckless Greed

SDM-035 Coffin Seller

SDM-036 Rite of Spirit

SDM-037 Rope of Life

SDM-038 Nightmare Wheel

SDM-039 Acid Trap Hole

SDM-040 Widespread Ruin

SDM-041 Worm Drake

SDM-042 Giga Gagagigo

SDM-043 Mother Grizzly

SDM-044 Wandering Mummy

SDM-045 Swarm of Scarabs

SDM-046 Swarm of Locusts

SDM-047 Lord Poison

SDM-048 Rush Recklessly

SDM-049 Infinite Cards

SDM-050 Pyramid Energy

SDM-051 Non-Spellcasting Area

SDM-052 Bottomless Shifting Sand

SDM-053 Curse of Royal

SDM-054 Staunch Defender

SDM-055 Compulsory Evacuation Device

Featured Card 1 - Temple of The Kings

Temple of the Kings
Temple of the Kings

A TCG debut and set to go straight onto the banned list (and it's obvious why), nonetheless we guess everyone will want this for their collection. Here's the translated text:

You can activate Trap Cards on the same turn they are Set. You can send this face-up card and 1 face-up "Mystical Beast of Serket" you control to the Graveyard to Special Summon 1 Monster Card from your hand, Deck or Extra Deck.

Order Your Copy of the Marik Strcture Deck

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Featured Card 2 - Metal Reflect Slime

Metal Reflect Slime
Metal Reflect Slime

Metal Reflect Slime made its debut in Phantom Darkness as an ultra-rare, but becomes easy to get hold of with its release in the Marik structure deck:

After activation, Special Summon this card in Defense Position; it is treated as an Effect Monster Card (Aqua-Type/WATER/Level 10/ATK 0/DEF 3000). This card cannot attack. (This card is also still treated as a Trap Card.)

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      5 years ago

      I remember years ago, I bought the OCG Marik deck in some thrift store. I knew if I didn't get it then, I would never see it again. I was right, I guess. I still have the deck too. Most of the cards, I never knew what they were. After finding out online, it was amazing.

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      6 years ago

      I am shocked to see how different the Marik Decks from English and Japan are!

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      7 years ago

      In comparison with the original deck, the newer deck can be viewed as follows:

      For tournaments: The OCG structure deck has a very high amount of banned cards, so the newer deck has the advantage there.

      For local use: The newer deck has 13 fewer cards than the new deck (55 in the OCG deck, 42 in the new one). The newer deck, if owned by an owner of a lot of cards, can easily power it up with the God Cards, Blockman, a few level 4 beat-down monsters, Swords of Revealing Light and more to make it a virtually unbeatable deck, while the OCG version doesn't really have compatibilities with other cards. This is mainly because the number of Spells and Traps exceeds the number of monsters painfully (3 monsters don't even have effects). The main goal is to use traps and Lava Golem, but modern Spell and Trap usage can easily revers this card.

      Overall: In 2004, the OCG Marik deck was probably a force to be reckoned with, but compared to the modern version, it isn't nearly as much of a threat as it was.

      It should also be noted that this deck is not a 5D's approved deck, which obviously lifts some deck restrictions and makes it much better, as this deck includes a few cards that are banned in general and/or advanced tournament, such as Mystical Beast of Serket, Temple of the Kings, and Mirror Force.

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      7 years ago

      Love this thing, I bought three, got some royal tributes and recruiters, added some staples and I'm beating $1000 decks at locals lol.

    • Bus Stop Toy Shop profile imageAUTHOR

      Bus Stop Toy Shop 

      7 years ago

      @anonymous: Don't know if there's a video of the OCG deck anywhere - can anyone else help? I'll put it up if I can find it. We had the OCG ones in stock for a long time and I always meant to buy myself one before they sold out, but they all went...

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      7 years ago

      i bought the 2004 Marik deck and i want to see which deck would be better,

      you guys should have a comparison video of both decks, if you can get ur hands on the 1st 2004 deck.


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