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PvP Best decks [Aug 4 Updated]

This page notes decks in Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Links and their rating to help players build their own decks.
Duel Links Breaking News
New Pack: Infernity Destruction
update 04/08/2020

Updated Information

  • Infernity and The Weather Decklist Updated
  • Gouki is promoted as Tier 3 Deck.
  • Demise Ritual and Fur Hire Updated.
  • X-Saber Synchro Decklist Updated.
  • Witchcrafter is promoted as Tier 1 Deck
  • Blue-Eyes Synchro is promoted as Tier 2 Deck
  • Shiranui Synchro is demoted as Tier 2 Deck

New / Updated Decks

Demise Ritual Deck

Fur Hire Deck

The Weather Deck

Infernity Deck

X-Saber Synchro Deck

Deck tier list

NOTES

The GameA Tier List is primarily based on King of Games decks submitted by users.

Tier list

Decks in Tier 1 and 2 are ones that are known to have achieved good success against other decks/players.

Meta decks

Meta decks are decks that are often commonly used by players in PvP. Meta decks will often change depending on newer cards or strategies, so we will keep updating this page often to keep everyone informed of newer decks.

Tier 0

Tier 0 decks are decks that completely dominate a meta and you either play the same deck or a deck that completely counters it (but loses to almost any other deck).

No deck can currently be classified as Tier 0

Tier 1

These decks are very well rounded. They have ways to deal with almost every deck and have very few weaknesses themselves.

Blackwing Synchro

Tier
1
Cost
Expensive

Witchcrafter

Tier
1
Cost
Expensive

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DeckCostTier

Blackwing Synchro
Expensive1

Witchcrafter
Expensive1

Tier 2

Tier 2 decks have a bit more weaknesses than tier 1 decks but your opponent needs to draw them early on.

Blue-Eyes Synchro

Tier
2
Cost
Expensive

Dark Magician

Tier
2
Cost
Expensive

Invoked Elementsaber

Tier
2
Cost
Expensive

Shiranui Synchro

Tier
1
Cost
Budget - Expensive

Quick chart

DeckCostTier

Blue-Eyes Synchro
Expensive2

Dark Magician
Expensive2

Invoked Elementsaber
Expensive2

Shiranui Synchro
Budget - Expensive2

Tier 3

These decks are very strong but have either one big, or a lot of weaknesses.

Crystron and Crystron SSA

Tier
3
Cost
Expensive

Cyber Dragon

Tier
3
Cost
Budget - Expensive

Gouki

Tier
3
Cost
Expensive

Invoked Neos

Tier
3
Cost
Premium

Masked HERO

Tier
3
Cost
Expensive

Ritual Beast

Tier
3
Cost
Budget - Expensive

Quick chart

DeckCostTier

Crystron
Expensive3

Crystron SSA
Expensive3

Cyber Dragon
Budget - Expensive3

Gouki
Expensive3

Invoked Neos
Premium3

Masked HERO
Expensive3

Ritual Beast
Budget - Expensive3

High Potential

These decks are high potential as the Top Tier Decklist.

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DeckCostTier
None

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Comments

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Anonymous 5days ago
Wtf. I was decking out some guy and it said "No winner after 28 turns" when he was about to drck out (zero cards in deck).
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 3hour ago Reply
That's a ruling in the speed duel format ... unfortunately most of us does not read the ruling books of yu gi oh and feels shocked when something like this happens
<< Anonymous
Anonymous latest Reply
That's not a ruling. That's probably a bug or something else.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous latest Reply
My longest duel was 43 turns, so that's certainly not a rule XD
Yami Aster 11days ago
How tf is masked hero lower than dark magician and blackwing? Especially now that the first one is nerfed? It can roll right over these even going first at times if you know how to play it right.
<< Anonymous(Yami Aster)
Anonymous 4days ago Reply
I made a new account (already have kog on other)got 3 circle 3 nav and go KoG with like a 80% win rate. Yes it can brick but generally you'll be okay. DON'T play eye of timaeus it's a trap.
<< Anonymous
Yami Aster 4days ago Reply
I think it is still really good too even though I still like my hero deck better. I know what you mean about eye of timaeus. Sometimes it is not good. I also have the ritual version with Master of Rites and a synchro one with night's end sorcerer. The only thing I am on the fence about is a predaplant version.
<< Anonymous(Yami Aster)
Anonymous 6hour ago Reply
You have to compare each deck with existing meta, such as Hero against aleister. If you had a hard time against it, it make sense both Blackwing and DM on upper tier than hero.
Btw, blackwing can use Necrovalley even in their first turn which can disrupt most meta.
<< Anonymous
Yami Aster 4hour ago Reply
Necrovalley isn't really that bad for heroes with everything they have to get rid of it. The real problem is witchcrafters. And I wouldn't say it is horrible against shiranui, but not great either. And then shadow game can be a real 🔥 to it. It's still good against a lot of other things. I think it fell because it isn't as versatile as it was before witchcrafters and just less people using it.
Anonymous
Invoker engine is too powerful, they have been in tier list since darklord meta, i guess they will limit to 3 in next ban list
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
The difference is that Elemantal Lord cards have mediocre effects, bad summoning requirements and terrible drawbacks once destroyed.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
yeah compared to chaos dragon that's so easy to summon, can be searched with melody and has good effect.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 4days ago Reply
Lords are easy to get out for their effects. Rex is ring of destruction, phosphorage is raigeki, windrose is feather duster, grandsoil is monster reborn. Outside umbramirage they're all very potent effects.

Outside sabers well thats your fault using them outside their archetype as its boss monsters
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
Blackwings and shiranui are still more broken, played more then invoked sabers and need a stronger limit.
Anonymous 25days ago
Hard stuck in plat rank i now regret the millions of gems wasted on noble knights instead of staple cards and meta decks
<< Anonymous
NKnight 19days ago Reply
Not a waste, and dont regret. I get legend 3 with nobles (july2020), simply add a mix with shiranui and mordschalg, this is my recipe for competitive noble knight:

skill: level augementation

medraut x3
drystan x2
borz x1
gwen x1
Shiranui squirell x2
Phantom sword shiranui x1
galaxy ciclon x1
cosmos cicoln x1
mordschlag x2
arfeudutyr x1
gallatin x1
destini x1
glory to noble x2
treach x1
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 12days ago Reply
Dragonuity book
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 9days ago Reply
That literally isn't possible due to <<Maths>>
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 4days ago Reply
Really?? You expected to reach kog with a noble knights deck in 2020? Not to mention the 'life boost a" skill.
Anonymous 10days ago
where is my megalith it should be on tier 1
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 10days ago Reply
It isn't tiered because it's not that good at all
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 9days ago Reply
if only it is actually tier 1.
Anonymous
I'm a f2p player, I'm almost kog with shiranui deck and I have 13000 gems, but I don't know how to spend them, I'm uncertain between buying truth universe's pack to make D/D/D deck and judgment force's pack to make Luna light and Lightsworn. What's your advice?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 11days ago Reply
shiranui is still better. they are not worth buying.i think you should wait for new packs
Anonymous
Both gamea and dlm tierlist is innacurate.Dlm underate many decks while gamea overate a lot of deck.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
And you know the real tierlist dont you?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
The kC already has an answer, and one thing for sure is Crystron a tier 1.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 16days ago Reply
they are not tier 1 , many ppl play necrovalley or kycco or other anti banish cards from gys that makes them along shiranui at least tier 2 not 1
Anonymous
Why is blue eyes still on the tier list??
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Perhaps because of spirit dragon. Still, considering how the current meta works, treating it as tier 3 is kinda overrated ( this also applied to dragunity as well ). Those dragons deck hasn't received any support to make it a tier deck. It might be kog worth, but not tiered at very least
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Bewd were tier for long time in early 2019.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Being tiered in the past doesnt mean it will be there forever. Alternatives hasnt even released yet at this point outside of skill
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 21days ago Reply
Idk if I read this correct but IMO Blue Eyes is a horrible match up for Cyber Dragon. Once you figure out the timing of the Blue Eyes cards (if you don’t already know them) it’s super easy to beat with cyber Dragons. Especially if you run Cyber Dragon Drie.
Anonymous 27days ago
I have no idea why Superheavy Samurai deck is not in tier 3 list? With this deck i win nine from ten duels against Lunalight and i often manage to win against other decks from this tier.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 26days ago Reply
It performs very bad against strong backrow decks, almost every competitive deck has 6 traps/spells with disruptive effects, thicc samurais have nothing to do against them.
Anonymous
SSA is meta today, very funny
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 27days ago Reply
yep, who expected it will be back?
Anonymous
Why not put hero in "premium" considering how many stratos you use on the deck?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Heroes should be labeled not available since selection box 3 is off the shelf right now and stratos is yet to show up in a proper box.
<< Anonymous
Marvel - Disney fan 27days ago Reply
That is because purchasing Stratos is not a P2W act but is an act of common sense. Owning this card symbolises players gratitude towards Konami for all these years. If you don't own 2-3 of it and you keep playing the game, this makes you ungrateful person undeserving of respect.
<< Anonymous(Marvel - Disney fan)
Anonymous 27days ago Reply
Why should anyone be grateful towards the one milking you dry?

If they give Stratos for FREE I might be okay with owning some. If they don't make that effort then neither will I.
<< Anonymous(Marvel - Disney fan)
Anonymous 27days ago Reply
Actually, "this" ungrateful person is buying KONAMI stuff since psx era, and still going on up to now. We just don't brag unlike someone who is full of himself.

Unless you had stock on their company, you are no different than us. Just admit it kiddo
Anonymous
As someone with low budget in terms of gems and money, which deck would you recommend me to build to rankup?
There seems to be too many options, neos fusion/aromages/new ex deck/ritual beasts/Shiranui...
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Lunalight is the best choice I think. You need to open only one box to make it viable.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Stall always needed expensive backrow to do well. And we are way past the hayday of stall when we had ojama go, destiny draw and extra extra with no limit. Also the best version of stall right now uses ritual beasts.
<< Anonymous(Whalordius)
Anonymous Reply
Cyber dragon is 2 run through of future horizon, 1 run through of cybernetic rebellion and 2-3 cosmic cyclones. Not bad if you have cosmic lying around, otherwise not cheap.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
You do not have to go for the most optimized/expensive stalls. The casual zero gems zero money stalls are good enough. You just need a few cards that Legendary duelists/PvE drop and you are good to go. Most stalls are so different from one another that you cannot always be prepared for them all. Just make an Original stall and even losing will be fun when you will feel your opponent's frustration.

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My longest duel was 43 turns, so that's certainly not a rule XD
Magician Girls? Red-Eyes? You must be kidding
If only the character limit on the survey wasn't so small.
It's a good deck. It only lacks the support it has outside the duel links game
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