Best decks [4/24 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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update 24/04/2017

Toon deck added to the list!

Toon deck with new toon cards added to the list, but it is not much competitive in the current meta.

Deck tier list

Meta decks

Meta decks are decks that are often commonly used by players in PvP. They are properly working decks with good synergy and can make plays or combos. Decks in Tier 1 and 2 are ones that are known to have achieved good success against other decks/players.

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.

Decks to farm LDs

For decks to farm each Legendary Duelist, check the links below.

Tier 1

Decks in Tier 1 means that they often perform consistently well against a lot of matchups. Often having consistent hands and ready to handle most situations. This makes it difficult to go against them.


With 2 relinquished in the deck, it can take control of any monster you put on the field, they also bring Interdimensional Matter Transporter and Fulfillment of the Contract to make it stay on the field.

Statue Control

Guardian Statue can be difficult if you can't handle their back row. Any attack that you try to do will probably be met with a spell/trap that stops your attack, and any monster you put to the field will only just be returned to your hand.

Harpies' Hunting Ground

This deck got many supports from the relase of Wonders of the Sky. A common card they use is Sonic Duck which has 1900 attack, and any monster that you use to try to take it down will only be met with an Order to Charge.

Tea's Burn deck

Tea's Burn deck has started to become truly competitive due to it's reliability with the addition of Burning Land and Lady Assailant of Flames.

Venus deck

It's obviously a deck in the top tier if your starting hand contains The Agent of Creation - Venus, Order to Charge, and White Elephant's Gift.

Tier 2

Decks in Tier 2 are still considered very good, they can handle a lot of matchups, but sometimes still require a bit of luck to be able to run smoothly.

Relinquished (Harpies' Hunting Ground)

Still strong in the meta since there's still no hard counter to harpies' hunting ground decks and the Order to Charges, especially since Twister is no longer obtainable.

Deep-seated balloons

Most people don't run multiple spell removal cards in their deck, making this viable and difficult to handle.

Desert twister

If played correctly, this deck can clear your field, leaving you with no chance to counter against their attack at all.

Clown Control

Due to lack of more or better spell/trap removal cards, defensive decks like clown control are pretty strong since they play defensively while being able to destroy/return all your monsters.


Gravekeeper decks can run much faster now due to cards like Soul Exchange and Double Summon. They can summon Oracle in a turn, destroying your set cards to prevent flip effects or weakening your monsters right away.

Parasite Burn

Still strong in the meta since Jade Insect Whistle can prevent you from further draws and newer burn cards are added into the game.

Tier 3

Tier 3 decks are decks that are more gimmicky. They are made with the aim to win quickly and with ease if everything goes well. These can also come with a quick loss if you're unlucky.

Tier 4

Tier 4 are decks that perform above average. Through persistence and some changes to fit the meta, they can still reach KoG.

Tier 5

Tier 5 are usually decks that can work quite well, but can often be countered by some cards either due to changes in the meta or lack of more supports to further boost their strengths. These decks can still defeat players who are unprepared, especially ones that can OTK.

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RobotechMaster 1days ago
How about you pull your head out of your butt because your advice here is obsolete. Not everybody started the game when ultimate Rising packs were out. How about you use that thing between your shoulders called a head and help those who have not started the game when ultimate Rising packs were out and make some decks with the current packs in game or is that too hard for your brain to figure out. Jesus You're supposed to be helping people you're not doing your job morons
Inti 1days ago
Look in the beginners guide and there is not that many good competitive decks sadly that newer people can build and they have showed what decks can be built with the newer sets. The only current competitive deck a new player can make is Pure Harpie Ladies, Gravekeepers, Bluff Trap, and Luck On Your Side.
RobotechMaster 18hour ago
I don't need help. I was trying to speak up for those who do. There's not much out there I understand but still not everything revolves around ultimate Rising packs with the amount of different cards in the game it can be quite confusing for anybody who is not familiar with the game.
Inti 15hour ago
Yeah I figured that and I am saying on here they showed what you can make with out having to use cards from those packs with the best in my opinion being Gravekeepers, Pure Harpie Ladies, Bluff Trap, and Luck On Your Side.
Uroucyon_GameA 5hour ago
These decks are mostly ones that people have tried, used and found that it works well for them. The pages of each decks contains alternatives for cards that are no longer obtainable. Just because you can't make it EXACTLY like the examples listed does not necessarily mean the deck becomes bad.
Uroucyon_GameA 5hour ago
Old and working decks will not be removed, but we will keep in mind to always make decks with obtainable cards in the future.
Inti 2days ago
You guys have Victory Viper listed twice and you guys are crazy if you think Toons can reach KOG lol.
FeetOnMyDeek 2days ago
Wtf Toon Decks are so underrated and now with better support cards. It should honestly be in one of these tiers.
anoymous 2days ago
I think they will just give them a few days to to get some duels in with the new cards to see how effective the are right now
Inti 2days ago
It gets shit on by Relinquished,Harpie's Hunting Ground, and Twister/Wild Tornado.
anoymous 1days ago
The toon cards that we have are not enough to be competitive in this meta especially its weakness is super vulnerable (the Toon World being destroyed).
anoymous 9hour ago
Magic deflector could in theory protect your toon world, but seeing as you cant get multiple copies of the good toon cards ie. mimicat, rollback, toon magician girl, it's not really viable
Jerry Beans Man 2days ago
I used a plant deck all of 4/20
Real yugioh!! 4days ago
What time does toon world start in Australia? Admin is abit stupid.. give us some info..
anoymous 3days ago
Does Google exist in Australia? Could maybe ask that question on that site and find a time converter to figure this out.
anoymous 5days ago
anoymous 5days ago
dont think the ranking is right
anoymous 5days ago
bye bye dinos
anoymous 5days ago
Right when I made a dino deck they dropped to tier 2 xD Glad I just finished my HHG one earlier this morning
VALI 5days ago
Can someone give me an explanation of why Gravekeepers deck dropped down to tier 2?
anoymous 5days ago
Lol explain dino from 1st to 4th.
ThatAsianGuy 1days ago
well, current back row meta drops dino deck to the bottom of the sea, because it's really weak to defensive traps. it's not like HHG which can make a clear path before them green ducks make their attack. dinos would just crash their head on the huge "-50% attack mudafuckin wall"
Mont09T 5days ago
Where is desert Twister last Gamble deck?
anoymous 6days ago
Relinquished will go down after switcheroo been nerf
Manolasso 5days ago
Is that so? With the upcoming event they will probably release another gettable Relinquished and its ritual: 3x Bird + 3x Senjuu + 3x Relinquished + 3x basically doesn't "NEEEED" Switcheroo. There are other reasons why Relinquished deck is down
Ohoo 3days ago
With 3 ritual, and 3 Relinquished, and without Switcheroo I think people with not use Thunder Dragon anymore, and replace with 1 requinquished, and 1 ritual, which will be pretty much the same strenght for this deck.
Inti 2days ago
People will still use Relinquished with Switcheroo lol.
Aaron_Tellez 6days ago
Falta el deck beatdown, muchos son Kog

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