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Yu-Gi-Oh!: Marik's Best Battle City Cards

Yu-Gi-Oh!: Marik's Best Battle City Cards

Marik Ishtar faced off against the gang during the Battle City arc of the show. Here are some of his best cards during his run on the anime. 

Despite not being a great duelist (Joey and Mai really did defeat him, in all honesty), one of the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime's best villains is Marik Ishtar, who faced off against the gang during the Battle City arc of the show. His deck wasn't revealed to viewers until the finals when he went up against Mai Valentine.

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Marik has an array of powerful cards in his deck that made him quite a formidable opponent. One of these, of course, was the immensely powerful Winged Dragon of Ra, a card imbued with strength beyond measure. The following list is in no particular order

10. The Winged Dragon Of Ra

Yu-Gi-Oh! Winged Dragon of Ra

While not being a good card in real life, The Winged Dragon of Ra is hugely powerful in the anime. It has a list of effects that truly need a book to be fully understood.

It's immune to basically everything and is just about impossible to destroy. How anyone managed to go up against this card and win is mind-boggling, it had new powers every single episode that made it a force to be reckoned with.

9. Egyptian God Slime

Yugioh Obelisk The Tormentor against Marik in Yu-Gi-Oh!

Egyptian God Slime, which shares its design with Obelisk the Tormentor, is a pseudo-Egyptian God card. The card, which is a fusion between Metal Reflect Slime and Revival Jam, has attack points determined by Metal Reflect Slime and is returned to the field every turn when it is destroyed.

Considering the high stats that it is almost always going to have, Egyptian God Slime is an impenetrable wall that isn't going to be toppled easily.

8. Monster Reborn

Yugioh! Monster Reborn

A standby in just about any anime deck is Monster Reborn. As the card allows a player to bring a monster back from either player's graveyard, it's a great option to have. In addition, it has a special effect for Marik that gives him a huge leg up over the competition.

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This card allows him to bring The Winged Dragon of Ra back from the graveyard in its Phoenix mode, which gives it plenty of other additional abilities that make it even harder to defeat than it already was.

7. Lava Golem

Yugioh Lava Golem

Lava Golem is a card that is summoned to the opponent's side of the field by tributing their monsters. The card has 3000 attack points but inflicts its owner with 1000 points of damage with every turn that passes.

Considering that the anime starts players off with 4000 attack points and the array of stalling abilities Marik has in his deck, this will be a tough one to beat when going up against him.

6. Pot Of Greed

Pot of Greed in the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime

Pot of Greed is a standard in any deck, allowing the player to draw two cards from their deck when played. This card has been banned in the real-life card game since its inception, so, of course, just about every single anime player has it in their deck.

It's a free advantage that many players, including Marik, make good use of.

5. Makyura The Destructor

Yugioh Makyura The Destructor

On the turn that Makyura is sent to the graveyard, its owner has the ability to play trap cards from the hand, which is a very powerful effect with a deck like Marik's.

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Makyura The Destructor's effect works particularly well in Marik's deck because it is filled with powerful trap cards. Using them right from the hand makes them even more powerful, so this card massively benefits Marik.

4. Nightmare Wheel

Yu-Gi-Oh! Mai battles Marik

Nightmare Wheel is a card that, in the anime, allowed Marik to choose one monster on the opponent's side of the field and basically remove it from the game.

This card was used prominently against Mai when they dueled during the Battle City Finals, and it did quite a number on her.

3. Revival Jam

Yu-Gi-Oh! Marik

Revival Jam, like the Egyptian God Slime that it is a part of, basically reforms the second that it is destroyed.

This is another one of Marik's stalling techniques that assist cards like Lava Golem, which need to be on the field for a few turns to really show off their true power.

2. Malevolent Catastrophe

Yu-Gi-Oh! Mirror Force

Malevolent Catastrophe acts sort of like Mirror Force; when an opposing monster attacks, the card can be activated. Upon activation, it destroys all of the opponent's monsters.

However, this card is even stronger than Mirror Force, as it also destroys defense position monsters, which were sometimes used in the anime, unlike the real-life card game.

1. Sacred Stone Of Ojhat

Yugioh! Mai and Joey during her duel with Marik

In effect, the Sacred Stone of Ojhat stops the opponent from changing the positions of their monsters unless by effect, but in Marik's duel with Mai, she was actually chained to the stone and couldn't move which made dueling near impossible.

As with many of the cards Marik plays, the results of his deck are often catastrophic and touched by a dark magic. How this effect worked is a mystery, but it was a truly awful one no matter the situation.



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