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PvP Best decks [19 August 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

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.

Cyberdark Desperado

Tier
1
Cost
Premium

Triamid

Tier
1
Cost
Budget

Quick chart

DeckCostTier

Cyberdark Desperado
Premium1

Triamid
Budget1

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 Cosmo

Tier
2
Cost
Expensive

After A Trick Up the Sleeve was changed, Blue-Eyes Cosmo Brain lost its incredible consistency together with its competitive viability, but the introduction of The White Stone of Ancients has brought this deck back to life. Snipe Hunter can enable quick OTKs on Turn 2, Dawn Knight can send The White Stone of Ancients to the Graveyard directly from the Deck and Beatdown! allows you to overwhelm pretty much any opponent.

Cyberdark Neos Fusion

Tier
2
Cost
Premium

Geartown Turbo

Tier
2
Cost
Expensive

Geartown Turbo’s popularity is definitely tied to the steady rise “Control” decks have seen lately. Ancient Gear Reactor Dragon’s ability to shut down the opponent’s back row on attack declaration makes potentially devastating Trap Cards such as Drowning Mirror Force and Wall of Disruption completely useless.

Silent Spellbook

Tier
2
Cost
Expensive

The increased consistency granted by the new Skill Light and Dark, which pretty much doubles the chances of having a Silent Magician in the opening hand, Silent Magician’s ability to negate the activation of Spell Cards like Neos Fusion and Red-Eyes Fusion and Spellbook of Fate still being an incredibly powerful card are all factors that certainly contributed to the return of this deck. Silent Spellbook is now more relevant and, thanks to the WCS 2019 Support Campaign’s UR Dream Ticket, more accessible.

Quick chart

DeckCostTier

Blue-Eyes Cosmo Brain
Expensive2

Cyberdark Neos Fusion
Premium2

Geartown Turbo
Expensive2

Silent Spellbook
Expensive2

Tier 3

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

Electromagnet

Tier
3
Cost
Very Expensive

Metaphys

Tier
3
Cost
Expensive

Metaphys Daedalus’s ability to banish all other face-up Special Summoned monsters on the field and Metaphys Tyrant Dragon’s immunity to Trap Cards make Metaphys a quite powerful deck that can easily stand up to Tier 1 and Tier 2 decks like Six Samurai and Blue-Eyes. Consistency is pretty good, but, even with Metaphys Dimension, the deck lacks ways of interacting with the opponent during their turn.

Red-Eyes Fusion

Tier
3
Cost
Premium

Six Samurai Synchro

Tier
3
Cost
Expensive

Subterror

Tier
3
Cost
Moderate

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DeckCostTier

Electromagnet
Very Expensive3

Red-Eyes Fusion
Premium3

Six Samurai Synchro
Expensive3

Metaphys
Expensive3

Subterror
Moderate3

High Potential

Quick chart

DeckCostTier

Aliens from Neos Space
PremiumHigh Potential

Crystron
Very ExpensiveHigh Potential

Mermail Synchro
Very ExpensiveHigh Potential

V for Vendread
Very EspensiveHigh Potential

KOG Worthy Decks

Quick Chart

DeckCostTier

Amazoness "Control"
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Alien
BudgetKOG Worthy

Ancient Gear Fusion Beatdown
PremiumKOG Worthy

Anti-Trap
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Anti-Meta Beatdown
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Archfiend Emperor
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Archfiend Emperor (Turbo)
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Armades Control
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Batteryman
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Bujin
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Bujin Neos
PremiumKOG Worthy

Buster Blader DNA Surgery
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Cyber Dragon
Very ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Cyberdark
Budget - ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Cyberdark Neos Fusion
PremiumKOG Worthy

Darklord
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Dark Magician
Very ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Dino Survival's End
BudgetKOG Worthy

Dragunity Synchro
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Electromagnet
Very ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Epsilon Turbo
LowKOG Worthy

Fur Hire
Budget - ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Geargia
F2P - ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Geartown Nephthys
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Gem Knights
Budget - ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Gemini Control
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Gladiator Beasts
Budget - ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Grass Spellbook
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Hazy Flame
BudgetKOG Worthy

Karakuri Synchro
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Kinetic Soldier DNA Surgery
Budget - ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Koaki Meiru (Neos Fusion)
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Laval Synchro
Budget - ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Masked HERO
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Morphtronic
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Mermail
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Neos Fusion
PremiumKOG Worthy

Neos Monarch
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Nephthys Ritual
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Noble Knight
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Red-Eyes Buster Blader
PremiumKOG Worthy

Rocket Swords Woman
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Rooklord Beatdown
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Parasite Infestation
Budget - ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Sea Stealth Attack
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Silent Swordsman
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Silent Spellcaster Beatdown
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Steelswarm Neos
PremiumKOG Worthy

Subterror
ModerateKOG Worthy

U.A
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Vampire
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Wind-Up
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

X-Saber Wheeleder
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Yubel Fire King
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Yubel Nephthys
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

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Comments

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Jeff A. 1hour ago
If Vendreads can win against ancient gear, desperado and neos fusion.

They are pretty much top tier. You only need 2 copies of revendread slayer to make the best version, that's F2P
Opinion 8days ago
I never spent a SINGLE CENT on this game and I never missed a King of Games rank during any season.

Build any Triamid, Electromagnet, Hazy Flame deck and that's all you need to reach Kog. Each two months a new Mini Box is introduced which comes with new Free to Play decks. They are easy to build. This is way this idiot who owns GameA deletes posts like this one, he has no proof, nor evidence, nor rational argument, nothing. He posts random slander against the game, which is less expensive than other card games.
<< Anonymous(Opinion)
Anonymous 7days ago Reply
I think people is role playing, everyone calls himself opinion now
<< Anonymous(Opinion)
Anonymous 7days ago Reply
the 2nd guy name "Opinion" is not the same as the op
<< Anonymous(Opinion)
Anonymous 6days ago Reply
Op is right
<< Anonymous(Opinion)
Anonymous 1hour ago Reply
Game has never been expensive.
Right now vendreads are top tier and they only need 2 copies of slayer
Anonymous 2days ago
GameA, please implement account system and ban anonymous comments. This website is for Duel Links, a card game that's advertised to children.

If proven that children visit this website while you have no notice of sensitive content, you will be shut down thru the Children Internet Protection Act.

Mark my words, if you don't clean-up your comments section, your days are numbered.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
People has been posting tons of vulgar comments and even pornography which is actually not supposed to be even allowed in this site.

I agree with OP said. This kind of regulation should be implemented.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
GameA will probably just delete this comment and pretend that there is no problem. They don't know that they bear responsibility.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
Lol
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 4hour ago Reply
I did not know that you could shut down any site just by posting tons of porn in the comments anonymously
Anonymous 3days ago
Has there ever been 30th deck?
小镇怪客托马斯 7days ago
This is a free to play friendly deck. Easy to build with gems.

https://youtu.be/Do0x_g3jmTY

I think the Vendread archetype takes skill and it's also really fun to play.
It's definitely tiered.
<< Anonymous(小镇怪客托马斯 )
Norien 7days ago Reply
All I see is that this game is far from being expensive. F2P decks come out each 2 months
<< Anonymous(小镇怪客托马斯 )
Great Deck 6days ago Reply
New top tier apparently.
And it doesn't need sonic bird.
<< Anonymous(小镇怪客托马斯 )
Anonymous 5days ago Reply
definitely top
<< Anonymous(小镇怪客托马斯 )
Anonymous 4days ago Reply
it keeps winning tournaments, definitely top tier
free 8days ago
Vendread seems to be very competitive and F2P
<< Anonymous(free)
Anonymous 8days ago Reply
I don't see many skills to play it, the only problem I've seen.
<< Anonymous(free)
Anonymous 6days ago Reply
It can be played with Beatdown or Master of Rites/II. Why do you even need a skill to play a deck.

Your rant maked me think that you're one of those people who ranted when masked tribute was adjusted.
<< Anonymous(free)
Anonymous 6days ago Reply
OTK Revendread is the best way to play it. No sonic bird
Anonymous 6days ago
This game is always F2P ... if you create new account every certain period so you will never run out of gems and always have a chance to try the very latest archetype

Afraid of losing event cards from your previous account? Did you not realize that cards from event have very little impact to the meta? Last time Konami actually gave meta cards from events was in 2017
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 6days ago Reply
Survival's End actually brought Dinos to tier 3 deck at the moment, but shortly after that Konami did too much powercreep by releasing Neos Fusion. So yeah, we can't compare SE to 2017's Cyber Angel and Amazoness Princess
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 6days ago Reply
Forget EX Structure Deck if you are F2P. But creating new account give you a chance to explore the latest box, and you can spend Dream Tickets on any card that suits the archetype from that box
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 6days ago Reply
There is no such thing as explore konami tells you what decks to play and their price tags
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 6days ago Reply
You don't need explore if you are the type of person who is never bored playing the same deck for a year like 2018's Masked Hero players
Anonymous 7days ago
I hate this game it continues to give me Ancient gear opponents when I play Subterrors and Desperado players when I change it to Blue eyes
Or even worse, it is Neos player with 3 BDSM
Lava golems
Opinion 8days ago
I find it really stupid how people believe this game is expensive.

What a joke, there's some guy who thinks you need to spend cash to go beyond Platinum. Pathetic, there are plenty of people who keep KoG(ing) for free during endless months/seasons.
Anonymous 7days ago
six sams tier 3 according to this lmaoooooooo ok explain why everyone and their sister uses it and is the single most annoying deck to play against. i wish triamid was tier 1 bu cmon, whoever makes this is just plain dumb
小镇怪客托马斯
You guys wont believe your eyes if you watch this video. This Chinese player reached KoG in the 1st day of the season (yesterday) with F2P Triamids!! Really impressive, hope you enjoy the replays.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1T21jmuTp0
<< Anonymous(小镇怪客托马斯)
Anonymous 29days ago Reply
How do u know the OP is the one who plays in the video?
<< Anonymous(Nate)
Anonymous 26days ago Reply
KOG DAY 1? WOW
<< Anonymous(小镇怪客托马斯)
Anonymous 23days ago Reply
The best f2p deck.
<< Anonymous(小镇怪客托马斯)
Anonymous 9days ago Reply
Just in case people don't know how strong Triamids are.
F2P 10days ago
Tier lists are completely referential.
Both Triamids and Electromagnets were in Day 2 of the WCS tournament.

That's F2P
And top tier
<< Anonymous
Dorian 10days ago Reply
I never liked Blackwings
<< Anonymous(Dorian)
Anonymous 9days ago Reply
comments were deleted because there were some trolling
<< Anonymous(Dorian)
Anonymous 9days ago Reply
I do not understand what's good in Triamids besides it is cheap to build
I never lost to it
It’s not nearly so oppressive as Desperado, Neos, or Metaphys decks
<< Anonymous
guy above is bad 9days ago Reply
Dude above is bad, I bet he doesn't even make it to kog. Triamids are Day 1 KOG material => https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1T21jmuTp0

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