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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
Essentially lowers the number of cards in your deck by 1.
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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Comments

Luis Felipe 4days ago
I'll hope someday this cards will be in a better way available in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links:

* Dark Witch (in a pack or as a victory reward)
* Queen of Autumn Leaves (in a pack or as a victory reward)
* Battle Steer (in a pack or as a victory reward)
* Battle Ox (in a pack rather that only by defeating Kaiba)
* Crass Clown (as a victory reward)
* Hunter Owl & Other Owl Monsters (in a pack or as a victory reward)
* Summoned Skull (in a pack or as a victory reward)
* Magician of Black Chaos (in a pack or as a victory reward)
* Black Luster Knight (in a pack or as a victory reward)
* Zera the Mant (in a pack or as a victory reward)
* Garma Sword (in a pack or as a victory reward)
anoymous 3days ago
there's warrior dai grepher on flame tyrant deck. Have same attack as ox but have better defense and its only rare rarity so pretty easy to get
Not your valentine 5days ago
Why doesn't harpie girl apply to harpie lady effects, it does in game rules..
anoymous 2days ago
Harpie girl is technically not called harpie lady so some cards don't work while some do. Such as if the card says a "harpie" card it would work,but if it said "harpie lady" it would not.
anoymous 7days ago
Uh Axe Raider needs to be replaced by Warrior Dai Grepher and Jerry Beans Man.

And no. Jar of Greed doesn't need to be fixed. There are many cases it's better than Shard of Greed.
anonymous 6days ago
They meant the description for Jar of Greed needed to be fixed, since the information above claims it raises ATK.
anoymous 7days ago
Jar of Greed is useful to counter by boosting the ATK of your monster... WHAT?
anoymous 7days ago
oh, also nvr knew curse of anubis boost atk as well :P
anoymous 7days ago
@web-admin: plz update this page. to my understanding at least, jar of greed do not boost atk LOL
anoymous 14days ago
This list is out of date & pointless as it has some fairly pointless "necessary" cards on the list... and a lot of fairly necessary cards are omitted.

Such a list would be better replaced with a categorization by rewards (duels/level), card trader, and by sets. Each set's UR/SR cards could be rated out of 10 and put on a list to see the order.
Jeffery 28days ago
U can get red eyes metal dragon as a duel reward I got it from Joey as a level 10,reward but you need a assent points over 4000
me 14days ago
no you dont need mor than 1000 points, just a random drop and easy
Mason(RadDreams) 1/1/1970
Would really love it if there was a way in duels with real players to allow a time limit for turns. Like possibly allowing each player 1min per turn. For instance if you do not end our turn in time, you time out and your turn ends. Very similar to how Hearthstone works. Also, there needs to be a policy for disconnects or rage quits. If a player leaves the game and does not come back, the person/player still in the game receives a win.
anoymous 27days ago
Have you even played the game... Everything you just said already exists in it
anoymous 29days ago
There is.. Its pvp, they teach you about it very early on..
Hunter 1/1/1970
Evaluation for Jar of Greed and Polymerization need to be fixed.

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