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PvP Best decks

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.

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).

Tier 1

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

Fur Hire

Tier
1
Cost
Mid - Expensive

Amazoness

Tier
1
Cost
Budget

Masked HERO

Tier
1
Cost
Expensive

Spellbook

Tier
1
Cost
Expensive

Quick chart

DeckCostTier

Fur Hire
Budget - Expensive1

Amazoness
Budget1

Masked HERO
Expensive1

Spellbook
Expensive1

Tier 1.5

DeckCostTier

Vampire
Expensive1.5

Tier 2

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

DeckCostTier

Alien
Budget2

Archfiend Emperor
Expensive2

Batteryman
Expensive2

Bujin
Expensive2

Fire Fist Hazy
Budget2

Geargia
F2P - Expensive2

Gem Knights
Budget - Expensive2

Inzektor
Expensive2

Noble Knight
Expensive2

Sea Stealth Attack
Expensive2

Tier 3

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

DeckCostTier

Arkbrave Slash
Budget - Expensive3

Control Dinosaur
Budget3

Crystal Beasts
Budget3

Cyber Angel
Expensive3

Gladiator Beasts
Budget - Expensive3

Golden Flying Fish
F2P - Budget3

Hazy Flame
Budget3

Paleozoic
Expensive3

Red Eyes Zombie
Expensive3

Snipe Hunter
Expensive3

Six Samurai
Expensive3

Sylvan
Budget - Expensive3

KOG Worthy Decks

DeckCostTier

Anti-Meta Beatdown
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Ultimate Cyber-Stein
F2PKOG Worthy

Ohter popular decks [Updated]

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Anonymous 17hour ago
Konami are clearly very incompetent,I bet some other company made the game for them and now they cant even run it,what a joke :)
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 12hour ago Reply
Duel Links, yeah. But Yugioh as a whole?

Nope, NAS and Shueisha actually have more rights to Yugioh than Konami.

Especially Shueisha. Remember, Yugioh started as a manga in V-Jump. Shueisha owns V-Jump.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 12hour ago Reply
(btw, NAS is the one who owns the anime, and owns every single card that appeared in the anime. Hence why Dueling Network was sued by NAS and not by Konami, because a ton of the cards in the game are from the anime, and thus are NAS' property)
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 12hour ago Reply
Konami merely has the rights to print and distribute the physical cards, and hold tournaments, as well as in charge of Duel Links.

Shueisha and NAS actually has more control over TCG/OCG banlist compared to Konami.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 12hour ago Reply
You can read more about the dynamics between Konami, Shueisha, and NAS in this Pojo thread:

https://www.pojo.biz/board/showthread.php?t=1300317
Anonymous 9days ago
Cards that need to be add to the semi limited list: Dyna, Wiz, amazon princess, vison hero vyon, TTH and spell book of fate.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 8days ago Reply
i like this, also lets limit one of every card...
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 8days ago Reply
make the game balance by only allowing 1 copy of each card in a deck
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 17hour ago Reply
too bad TTH will never gets hit by the banlist
Nagi 20days ago
Hi, I'm Nagi ( ᐛ )و
Little pets are not tier 0
Just made it to Kog with a non expensive Anti - Meta deck.
Proof : https://youtu.be/4ViJJnnUPX4
<< Anonymous(Coke )
Anonymous 17days ago Reply
Karakuri sazank

Yeap I would say this is burn deck too. I guess that's it in legend. Nothing that is honest straight up duel. Staying in lower rank is more fun.
<< Anonymous(Nagi)
Anonymous 10days ago Reply
6th card on top row has quite a long name, its "Karakuri Ninja mdl 339 Sazank". Btw, you guys should now the big difference between burn decks and Anti-metas. Burn decks had lots of spell cards that inflict 'effect damage' such as burning land, Restructer Revolution, Mask of the Accursed, etc, so you can win with such 'effect damage' alone.
This one looks wayyy more like an OTK deck.
<< Anonymous(Nagi )
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
No need to be so dirty. "a couple of UR cards" you are not fooling anyone cuz ur deck is way more than just a couple of UR cards, URs and SRs from so many different boxes. Either you have no life just to grind those gems or you pay tons of money to Komoney just to even enjoy the game, something f2p players would never be able to do.
<< Anonymous
Just ignore this cmt 1days ago Reply
Oh damn, the comments are heating up
Anonymous 3days ago
People complain f2p decks, but also complain konami for nerf gems. the most noobs in this aren't the one who played sylvans or plays fur hire, are the ones that the only word they know is "braindead" thinking that their decks needs a high iq to be played.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
To be fair, that is true. With weak f2p decks, you need a lot of thinking to minimize resource wastage and still get through powerful cards that the p2w decks have. And after complicated strategizing and calculation your f2p deck still get crushed simply because your opponent has too many powerful URs and SRs. Not everyone are rich kids
Pattern 5days ago
This will be the continues pattern.

New box releases a strong deck.
If its f2p or cheap to build,the majority of players move to this box.
Therefore it will be played the most.
It gets nerfed because its played the most.

New box gets released, if its f2p or cheap to make it will take the place of the previous nerfed box as most played.
Etc.

Dont stare blind on most played for nerfs.

Meanwhile georgia and noble knight are super unbalanced but fly under the radar as they are not the most played.

In short.
Dont play decks that the majority plays as those will already get nerfed (up to overnerf possibly) for being seen a lot. Regardless if they are also too strong or not.
<< Anonymous(Pattern)
Fuyukaze 3days ago Reply
Geargia and Noble Knights aren't that unbalancef because they rely on one and two things respectively. Geargia needs to be at least getting the first turn if you don't want TTH or SB Banish to slaughter you and get Ties of the Brethren in their opening hand. Noble Knights just need to get Turn 1 as any set of cards, as long as they're running Balance, will grant them disruption the next Turn.
<< Anonymous(Pattern)
Fuyukaze 3days ago Reply
*unbalanced
<< Anonymous(Pattern)
Fuyukaze 3days ago Reply
TL;DR: They're coin toss decks to play. If they go first, they have high chances of winning. If they go second, their chances to win fall way beyond 50% because of TTH and Canadia, respectively.
<< Anonymous(Fuyukaze)
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
Both very expensive. For Geargia you need multiple copies of Ties of Brethen for it to be at least decent. They are URs from different box. As for Noble Knights, there are absolutely mandatory URs and SRs too for it to be decent but at least they are from the same box
Anonymous 3days ago
This game is very easy to learn,you play decks that konami tells you to play or you never win. simple
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 3days ago Reply
And thay's why you never have fun and will make complains when current op meta got nerved, pfff typical
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 3days ago Reply
If you say this before this month's banlist I can understand, but now?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
He is right to a certain extent. You need to spend so many Gems just to build a decent deck by getting multiple copies of URs/SRs from different boxes. Miss any of those key powerful cards and your f2p deck is thrash at best. Complaining is more enjoyable than playing with f2p decks against super expensive decks. This game is quite p2w, typical of Komoney.
Anonymous 7days ago
So wait... Why did Fur Hire drop to Tier 1?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 7days ago Reply
Because they shouldn't have been Tier 0 in the first place dude
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
They are definitely Tier 0, but after the banlist, they are definitely Tier 1.
Anonymouse 6days ago
Imo the fh nerf won't change much, cause people can still run one Dyna and two Donpas (or one Donpa and one E-con). A more punishing nerf would be to semi Donpa and Beat/Wiz and perhaps still limit Dyna. As for the Beatdown nerf, people can run The Tie That Binds instead for the lower level monsters.
<< Anonymous
Fuck fur hire 5days ago Reply
It's not about if u can win with mhero or not but using mask change is kinda brainless move all 12 year old hero players use to win in 4klp
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 3days ago Reply
sorry to say that, but either your deck isn't well built or you are just a bad player, bro. I've been playing MH for the last 4 months and reached KOG every season. MH is by far one of the best decks in the hands of a good player ;)
<< Anonymous
Fuck fur hire 2days ago Reply
In the hands of a good player?? All you do is use chalice cyclone swithheroo celestial poly trunade and spam mask change so skillfull only those 12 year olds will fail with a broken deck like masked hero...
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
Lol shut up retard
Anonymous 1days ago
New packs come in and form the new meta, while old cards seldom use it that often. YuGiOH supposed to be a mixture of variety card types that have a fair balance to each other. I quitted this game because its boring knowing that the new pack will dominate the meta, whats the point of yugioh then?
Anonymous 5days ago
Oooh nooo, vampire is the next on the top tier list. Come on players, ask konami to limit vampires NOW !
Lets kill it when its popular !
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 5days ago Reply
I hope you dont mean spellbook with silent magician as brain required.
It is among the easiest decks in this game atm.
Spellbook rotations are figured out in a few min.
Silent magician removed all the brain that normal spellbook required to keep its monsters alive.
As silent magician is so durable.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 4days ago Reply
Vampire requires a bit more thinking than Fur Hire.

Plus, it's not cheap at all. Running Vampire in Ranked pretty much requires you to get 2-3 Gozuki and Samurai Skull.
Not only Gozuki is an UR, but also, Gozuki and Samurai Skull are in two different main boxes. So that's three boxes (1 mini and 2 main) you have to open.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 4days ago Reply
This deck is anything but F2P. Even if you only use one Gozuki, you still have to search through Generation Next and Resonance of Contrast for Samurai Skull and Vampire Grace. Getting 3 cost rare cards easily 100 packs on avg minimum. On top of all the searching through Empire of Scarlets and Crimson Kingdom for Gozuki... one of the most expensive decks tbh. NOT F2P AT ALL.
<< Anonymous
Spellbook f2p player 2days ago Reply
True my I'm f2p and my 25 card dmoc tricky spellbook needs alot of thinking and they released this p2w version silent spellbook which is super easy to use and too strong my gems on that vision box is now a waste just like sylvan and fur players
Anonymous 2days ago
PVP is just a complete joke because of the streak system. If all you needed was x amount of wins to hit KoG that “May” be better so literally everyone has a chance EVERY season if you play a lot or non-stop. Since a broken deck gets released from a mini box every so often. Hence Sylvans & Fur-Hire.
Anonymous 12days ago
I think people complain too much. Personally I think half the game is finding ways to beat the meta without losing to rogue decks. It's not like meta decks are completely unbeatable, but you're too busy whining to make your own deck better.
<< Anonymous
Fuyukaze 3days ago Reply
People just hate control decks, don't they? Noble Knights can easily defeat FH by destroying upon Summon with Drystan. Geargia can beat them by teching in Forbidden Chalice that way, with Balance, they can get either a Chalice or TotB. Balance pretty much assures you have a sure tech in your hand.
<< Anonymous
Fuyukaze 3days ago Reply
Not to mention, Geargia and Spell Absorbing Life can also wipe their Field upon Summon.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 3days ago Reply
Every time I lose to the Fur hire, it's because of the Enemy controller.

They spam the field and then take away your monster, so cheap
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 3days ago Reply
Then stop complaining when the banlist comes. But I think you will still complain

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