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PvP Best decks [April 13 updated!]

This page notes decks in Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Links and their rating to help players build their own decks.
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Deck tier list

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.

How to beat Sylvan?

Many people are using Sylvan deck currently in the ranked match. If you want to know how to deal with the deck, check the link!

New decks

Arcbrave Dragon

You need to purchase Dragonic Knights to build this deck.

Masked HERO

Geargia

Amazoness

Karakuri

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). Currently we have 0 decks in Duel Links that are Tier 0 (which is great, this means the game is rather balanced), Cyber Angels before all the nerfs were 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.

Cyber Angel

Tier
1
Cost
Expensive

Sylvan

Tier
1
Cost
Budget - Expensive

Masked HERO

Tier
1
Cost
Expensive

Geargia

Tier
1
Cost
Budget-Expensive

Quick chart

DeckCostTier

Cyber Angel
Expensive1

Sylvan
Budget - Expensive1

Masked HERO
Expensive1

Geargia
Budget-Expensive1

Tier 2

Tier 2 decks have a bit more weaknesses than tier 1 decks but your opponent needs to draw them early on. An example of this is Hazy Flame, one of the best counters to it is Floodgate Trap Hole, which if you don’t draw at the start is a big problem.


DeckCostTier

Alien
Budget2

Archfiend Emperor
Expensive2

Sea Stealth Attack
Expensive2

red eyes zombie
Expensive2

Golden Flying Fish
F2P - Budget2

Gaia Plate
Budget - Expensive2

Hazy Flame
Budget2

Tier 3

These decks are very strong but have either one big, or a lot of weaknesses. An example of this is Ancient Gears. If they destroy your Ancient Gear Castle early on (with Gladiator Beast Bestiari, Storm, Cosmic Cyclone) you lost a major win condition which could easily result in your loss.

DeckCostTier

Amazoness
Expensive3

Snipe Hunter
Expensive3

Gladiator Beasts
Budget - Expensive3

Aromage
F2P3

Control Dinosaur
Budget3

Fire Fist Hazy
Budget3

Destiny Hero
Budget - Expensive3

Lava Golem Weevil
Budget - Expensive3

Temple of the Mind’s Eye Burn
Budget - Expensive3

Arkbrave Slash
Budget - Expensive3

Tier 4

The decks in Tier 4 clearly feel weaker than other decks higher up on the tier list. They can do the same stuff other decks high on the tier list do, but just much slower or less consistent. However when playing ranked they can still be piloted to KoG in the right hands.

DeckCostTier

Dark World
Expensive4

Ancient Gear
Budget4

Nephthys
Expensive4

Six Samurai
Expensive4

mill
Budget4

Dark Magician
F2P4

KOG Worthy Decks

DeckCostTier

Bujin
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

gemini zombie
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Call of the Mummy
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Frog Monarch
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Psychic
BudgetKOG Worthy

Red Rotus Venus
Budget - ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Papa-Corn
Budget - ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Red Eyes Slash
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

That Grass Looks Greaner (Magnet)
Budget - ExpensiveKOG Worthy

E Hero Beat
Budget - ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Water Beatdown
Budget - ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Ras Disciple OTK
Budget - ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Ultimate Cyber-Stein
F2PKOG Worthy

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Heeyyy 2days ago
I'M ALREADY AT KOG RANK WITH MY DARK MAGICIAN DECK !!! WOOHOOOO AND I'VE BEEN PLAYING JUST 4 TWO MONTHS. GOTTA SAY THIS GAME HIGHLY ENJOYABLE AND PRETTY MUCH ADDICTIVE. I SPENT NO CASH AT ALL, JUST LVL UP CHARACTERS 2 GET GEMS, DON'T LISTEN TO HATERS BCUZ THAT'S WHAT THEY DO, THEY JUST HATE.
<< Anonymous(Heeyyy)
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
Cant be too difficult to build a flying fish deck and beat sylvans.
<< Anonymous(Heeyyy)
Anonymous 17hour ago Reply
What’s your deck recipe if you don’t mind me asking
<< Anonymous(Heeyyy)
AK-47 Gold 10hour ago Reply
I don't believe you. Dark Magician is hella weak.
<< Anonymous(AK-47 Gold)
Anonymous 10hour ago Reply
LoL DM deck can kill your filthy sylvan deck, dumbass. Just need Thousand Knives or teching Chalice in it
... 6days ago
My God... the victim playing of some dudes is just UNREAL -.-
"Admin dis, Admin dat; Konami dis, Konami dat".
The game is f2p, so stop crying like little babies please -.-
<< Anonymous(...)
LOLsoooTrue! 6days ago Reply
Indeed
<< Anonymous(...)
Anonymous 2days ago Reply
Lol it's true
<< Anonymous(...)
YEAH! 1days ago Reply
With that shield of victimhood, they try to go untouched!
Bill 1days ago
Why is geargia listed as budget? It costs 3 ties of the brethren to make it optimal
Vizpero 1days ago
Whale kog deck Silvan counter
https://youtu.be/kyfvEsAqAHU
BigrussX5 1days ago
Wait so people don't even consider Toon decks any tier anymore? Lol not even a "other"? Kinda offended now
<< Anonymous(BigrussX5)
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
You're offended because a website doesn't categorize a series of cards in a recreational app on a smartphone in a hierarchical list?

Sounds like a you problem.
T 6days ago
And remember, Sylvans just counter other Sylvans. They're contradicting and it's kind've funny, but also sad.

Sylvans V. Sylvans, every other tournament Ever. Why people? Why use something so pathetic that isn't strong? Only Rose Lover makes the deck run reality. That much better. Special summon from grave a plant monster and the card with be unaffected by trap cards when done. Over power the deck with Rose Lover and then, you're "guaranteed" a 'win'. It's honestly not that fun is it? Sylvans is really the definition of 'cuc', anyone who plays it would be considerably a cuccer. It's Great. Great game, tbh, terrific and so much fun. Same strat over and over again, that is how Sylvans work. Depending on what you draw and what you discard, sure, you could be considered a "guaranteed" win but you won't be having fun or trust in your cards. You're only disrespecting the game with the strategy you're using because, you're only following what you think is good. And what you think is considerably "good" is gonna Cuc over someone that is trying to have a fun game. My reason would be, help out the other players having fun and don't Cuc anymore. Be more original than what everyone is being. It all starts with someone.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 2days ago Reply
They even delete Valencia's innocent posts, and wiped out a whole thread of Marik fanpost in the Upcoming Events section. They also bombed all dolphin-posts, some of them were not offensive though. If it's a program sure, you can just put keystrings like "Dr. Keke Odin" and the likes, but still see the remnants of that overabused spam, so no it's not a program.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 2days ago Reply
^ all that stuff needed deleted anyways as fun as it was making fun of them it was complete garbage that just promoted more people acting like that
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
Hmm, I bet you're one of those who got swayed into the dark side ლ(ಠ益ಠლ)
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
Acting like what? We're all good samaritans here. >_>
Anonymous 4days ago
This game is so DRAMATIC. Losed a bunch of duels against ssa, geargia, ca, masked hero and felt like I already missed sylvan. Next 10 duels were sylvan decks lol. And now I wish this deck should be disappeared...again.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 4days ago Reply
Wooo moody...
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 4days ago Reply
If you don't want to face meta decks, don't go beyond gold rank.
<< Anonymous(-_-)
Anonymous 2days ago Reply
He should be disappeared
Anonymous 2days ago
The rank system is actually terrible. Won 8 of last 10 games and no rank up. Legend 2 btw. They should change it where if you win 4 out of 5 games you rank up, not win 5 duels in a row to rank up. ridiculous.
Anonymous 2days ago
Tier 3 Description: "... an example of this is ancient gears"

Has ancient gears listed as tier 4. UPDATE YOUR TEXT.
Anonymous 12days ago
How can you say there are no Tier 0 decks when Sylvans absolutely dominate the ladder?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 9days ago Reply
Sylvans are not at all tier 0 mate . They r tier 1 for sure they r easily countered by hazy and CAffira . But other tier 1 decks fall prey to it except for geargias.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 8days ago Reply
Geargia vs sylvan mostly depends on who goes first
<< Anonymous
Megazrex 4days ago Reply
All decks can be countered.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 3days ago Reply
The only real Tier 0 deck was CA with 3 Dakini and 3 ritual.
Sylvans are a joke compared to the old CA
Anonymous 5days ago
GameA ratings is a joke, putting together SSA and ALien ON THE SAME TIER, unbelievable. Even a Whale-centric SSA can easily defeat Sylvans! Because of these tier-systems and ratings GAmeA lost all the credibility for me. Can't believe they're fcking this up so badly.
<< Anonymous
Don't complain 5days ago Reply
If you have enough skills and experience to verify their rating, then you shouldn't read their rating at all.

I only came here looking for info like certain LD's deck, new deck ideas, constructive comments, etc.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 4days ago Reply
yeah its wrong ssa shouldn't be the same tier as aliens. it should be 2 tiers below. the deck is trash now. loses to sylvans, mask change and geargia - the top 3 so yeah kind of useless. and yeah wahle-centric is the best ssa deck and still sucks
Anonymous 5days ago
KoG Amazoness

https://youtu.be/6Ew-eZvm1uQ

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