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This page shows the list of staple cards which many players will put into their decks with evaluation and how to get.
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List of Staple Cards

The list of staple cards in Yu-Gi-Oh Duel links is below. It shows only cards which are currently playable in the game.

From booster pack

Pack: Age of Discovery
CardEvaluation
Stray Lambs
Stray Lambs
Can be used to defends your Life points being attacked directly and help you tribute summon (set).
Michizure
Michizure

One of a few monster removal cards.
Yomi Ship
Yomi Ship

Can be used to defends your Life points being attacked directly and help you tribute summon (set).
Pack: Ultimate Rising
CardEvaluation
Axe Raider
Axe Raider
Has the Highest ATK among low level monsters without disadvantaging effect.
Wonder Balloons
Wonder Balloons
Reduces the ATK of monsters your opponent controls significantly and help your monsters to beat them.
Reinforcements
Reinforcements
Can boosts the ATK of your monster by 500 even during your opponent's turn.
Sphere Kuriboh
Sphere Kuriboh
The best card to counter One Turn Kill. Additionally helps you ritual summon a monster.
Order to Charge
Order to Charge
One of a few monster removal cards.
Twister
Twister
One of a few spell/trap removals, and relatively easy to use.
Shard of Greed
Shard of Greed
Works very well if you use lockdown deck.

From level reward

CardEvaluation
Character (Level)
Metalmorph
Metalmorph
Necessary to beat a high ATK monster your opponent controls.
Bandit Keith (Lvl 25)
Windstorm of Etaqua
Windstorm of Etaqua
Can be used as substitute for Enemy Controller.
Mai Valentine (Lvl 25)
Curse of Anubis
Curse of Anubis
Useful to counter by boosting the ATK of your monster.
Odion (Lvl 21)
Jar of Greed
Jar of Greed
Useful to counter by boosting the ATK of your monster.
Pegasus (Lvl 16)
Polymerization
Polymerization
Useful to counter by boosting the ATK of your monster.
Joey Wheeler (Lvl 5)

From duel reward

CardEvaluation
Character (Level)
Enemy Controller
Enemy Controller
Can be used in many ways and easy to use due to its quick-spell type.
Seto Kaiba (Lvl 30 or more)
Battle Ox
Battle Ox
High ATK among low level monsters.
Seto Kaiba (Lvl 30 or more)
Metalmorph
Metalmorph
Necessary to beat a high ATK monster your opponent controls.
Joey Wheeler (Lvl 30 or more)

From card trader

CardRating Explanation
Required Item
Riryoku
Riryoku

*Unlocked at Stage 17
Gives you monster significant ATK boost.
  • 100,000 Gold
  • UR Jewel x3
  • Stone of Spell x30
Mythical Beast Cerberus
Mythical Beast Cerberus
Necessary to high score Cerberus deck.
  • 50,000 Gold
  • SR Jewel x5
  • Stone of Earth x20
Bazoo the Soul-Eater
Bazoo the Soul-Eater
Can have up to 2500 ATK and will be used in any kinds of deck.
  • 50,000 Gold
  • SR Jewel x5
  • Stone of Earth x20
Blue Dragon Summoner
Blue Dragon Summoner

*Unlocked at Stage 17
Can search high ATK normal monsters, such as Axe Rader and Judge Man.
  • 40,000 Gold
  • SR Jewel x4
  • Stone of Wind x15
Flash Assailant
Flash Assailant

Can have 2000 ATK easily since your starting hand is 4 cards in Duel Links' speed duel.
  • 40,000 Gold
  • SR Jewel x4
  • Stone of Darkness x15

Rating explanation

Differences from OCG/TCG

There are differences between speed duel format and rules applied to playing OCG/TCG. The rating above is made considering the formal of the game.

Speed DuelOCG/TCG
Deck size20-3040
Field size3 cards5 cards
LP40008000
Starting hand4 cards5 cards

Evaluation criteria

Let you
draw cards
Since deck size in Duel Links is smaller that of TCG/OCG, probability of drawing a card that you want is higher than that of playing TCG/OCG.
High
stats
Since not many effect monsters are available in Duel Links currently , stats, especially high ATK, is the most important to win a duel.
VersatileCards can work alone and without combinations with other cards.

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Seto
Seto
Joey
Joey
Mai
Mai
Tea
Tea
Weevil Underwood
Weevil
Rex
Rex
Mako
Mako
Keith
Keith
Ishizu
Ishizu
Odion
Odion
Pegasus
Pegasus
Bakura
Bakura
Yami Marik
Marik
Yugi Muto
Yugi
Note: Yami Marik, Yami Bakura, and Yugi Muto are currently unavailable in the game.

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