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PvP Best decks [16 July 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 16/07/2019

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  • Nimble Kamikaze OTK Deck Page Added
  • Blue-Eyes Cosmo Brain and Six Samurai promoted as Tier 1 Deck.
  • Koaki Meiru (Neos Fusion) demoted as Tier 3 Deck.
  • Aliens from Neos Space, Crystron, Mermail and Mermail Synchro promoted as High-Potential Deck.
  • Cyber Dragon and Gem-Knight moved to the KOG Worthy Deck Lists.
  • Gren Maju Da Stromberg, Hundred-Eyes Neos, and Infernity moved to Other Popular Deck Lists.

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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.

Blue-Eyes Cosmo

Tier
1
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.

Red-Eyes Fusion

Tier
1
Cost
Premium

Six Samurai Synchro

Tier
1
Cost
Expensive

Shien's Dojo being added to the Semi-Limited List has certainly hindered this deck, but not nearly enough to completely kill it. With its ability to, once per turn, negate the activation of a Spell/Trap Card, Legendary Six Samurai - Shi En is still an incredibly powerful monster that can disrupt your plays and that this deck is able to bring out with almost unparalleled consistency.

While it’s true that Treacherous Trap Hole is a lot more difficult to implement, the “Six Samurai” archetype can always fall back on its own version of the Trap Card: a Trap Card that you always need to keep in mind whenever you are facing this deck.

Subterror

Tier
1
Cost
Moderate

Masked Tribute has definitely played a big role when it comes to the success of this deck and, while it’s true that similar situations haven’t lasted so long in the past, that’s not enough of a reason to dismiss Subterrors from the Tier List.

Subterror decks can be quite threatening, but they are also quite fragile whenever their Trap Card, Subterror Final Battle, is not available: they are unable to interact with the opponent and can easily get OTKed by aggressive decks such as Blue-Eyes and Koa'ki Meiru. Besides of that, Subterror may not be Top Tier Deck after the latest Duel Links Forbidden & Limited card implemented on 26 July 2019.

Quick chart

DeckCostTier

Blue-Eyes Cosmo Brain
Expensive1

Red-Eyes Fusion
Premium1

Six Samurai Synchro
Expensive1

Subterror
Moderate1

Tier 2

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

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.

Triamid

Tier
2
Cost
Budget

Quick chart

DeckCostTier

Geartown Turbo
Expensive2

Triamid
Budget2

Tier 3

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

Dark Magician

Tier
3
Cost
Very Expensive

Electromagnet

Tier
3
Cost
Very Expensive

Koa'ki Meiru (Neos Fusion)

Tier
3
Cost
Expensive

Since both Koa'ki Meiru Urnight and the now Limited Koa'ki Meiru Maximus require Iron Core of Koa'ki Meiru in order to function, it would be impossible to run less than two copies of it, which pretty much means that this deck doesn’t have access to Enemy Controller, Hey, Trunade! and Treacherous Trap Hole anymore.

Sure, Maximus can still be added to the hand via Diamond Core of Koa'ki Meiru, but, if you don’t have Iron Core, you can’t Special Summon it and, due to the fact that you only have two copies of that Spell Card in your entire Deck, you are not that likely to open with it. Consistency has definitely dropped, but Diamond Core alone can keep everything together.

However, the consistency of Koa'ki Meiru Deck might be getting lower after the latest Duel Links Forbidden & Limited card implemented on 26 July 2019.

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.

Silent Spellbook

Tier
3
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

Dark Magician
Very Expensive3

Electromagnet
Very Expensive3

Koaki Meiru (Neos Fusion)
Expensive3

Metaphys
Expensive3

Silent Spellbook
Expensive3

High Potential

Quick chart

DeckCostTier

Aliens from Neos Space
PremiumHigh Potential

Crystron
Very ExpensiveHigh Potential

Mermail Synchro
Very ExpensiveHigh Potential

Mermail
ExpensiveHigh Potential

Mermail Synchro
Very ExpensiveHigh 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

Dino Survival's End
BudgetKOG Worthy

Dragunity Synchro
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

Laval Synchro
Budget - ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Masked HERO
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Morphtronic
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

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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Blue-Eyes Cosmo

Tier
2
Cost
Expensive

Masked Tribute has definitely played a big role when it comes to the success of this deck and, while it’s true that similar situations haven’t lasted so long in the past, that’s not enough of a reason to dismiss Subterrors from the Tier List.

Subterror decks can be quite threatening, but they are also quite fragile whenever their Trap Card, Subterror Final Battle, is not available: they are unable to interact with the opponent and can easily get OTKed by aggressive decks such as Blue-Eyes and Koa'ki Meiru. Besides of that, Subterror may not be Top Tier Deck after the latest Duel Links Forbidden & Limited card implemented on 26 July 2019.

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Johnnie Walker 3days ago
Lol at the dude who says Duel Links is expensive, it doesn't demand too much time to check reddit, duel links meta, youtube or any other social media platform and realize Triamids are top tier and reach KoG very early in the game. F2P never left this game bro.
<< Anonymous(Johnnie Walker )
Anonymous 2days ago Reply
People keep kog(ing) with deskbots, go figure and if you think KoG is not important at all... I bet Triamids will be a top deck in this next WCS. It can be built for free.
<< Anonymous(Johnnie Walker )
Anonymous 2days ago Reply
There is always a deck in the game that is competitive enough for tournaments like the KC Cup or the WCS while being completely affordable with gems. Triamids are a clear example of it.
Anonymous 3days ago
Why Metaphys, a deck that just need 2 UR traps from the same box, is considered "very expensive", but Silent Spellbook, that recquires you to pay a EX structural box, is considered just "expensive"? It does not make sense.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 3days ago Reply
Because they think Metaphys needs 3 Gold Sarc which is not true at all
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
Silent Magician and gold sarc is same cost.. and breaker kaiku costs more this website has wrong info about deck costs..
U V ray 4days ago
I really like how balanced the current meta is, I'm seeing a lot of aliens in the ladder right now and mermails as well. I noticed cyber dragon is quite competitive if you add heavy backrow and play beatdown.
<< Anonymous(U V ray)
Silent 4days ago Reply
How good is alien/mermails? Good enough against Blue eyes red-eyes six sams?
<< Anonymous(Silent)
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
Aliens are so-so. Mermails are good but it have a pretty weak turn 1 play (prefer going second mostly).
<< Anonymous(U V ray)
Anonymous 13hour ago Reply
Crystrons are the new top tier.
Anonymous 9days ago
This is the most degenerate meta.
It is so draw-dependent that
either you or your opponent are auto surrender on the second turn.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
Degenerate lmao, this is the most diverse one since released.
F2P 9days ago
I reached KOG very early in this month with Triamids. It's a great deck and you can build it with gems, the best thing is that it's not being overused because it's not that easy to play it. I don't think it will be limited at all.
<< Anonymous(F2P)
Anonymous 6days ago Reply
That deck is really good.
<< Anonymous(F2P)
Anonymous 4days ago Reply
That deck won't be limited because well, yeah... it's a big brain deck. Most of idiots who complain about duel links ask for a DNA surgery or lava golem ban lol, I guess that's why they won't limit this one since potatoes cannot use it
Anonymous 10days ago
That moment when you're dueling with your biggest rival and your hand comes like this
<< Anonymous
Koneki 5days ago Reply
I will add another monster zone to summon my 4th Blue-eyes
<< Anonymous(Koneki)
Anonymous 5days ago Reply
And that kids, is how link monsters and the extra monster zone was born
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 20hour ago Reply
LMFAO......!!!!
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 8hour ago Reply
Lol
Anonymous 12days ago
Most of these decks are pure cancer and it has to do with the stupid trap cards they have, dual wield and final battle are two cards that make any sort of comeback Impossible and geartown is just ridiculous you can’t get rid of it because that’s what they want
<< Anonymous
Koneck 5days ago Reply
Play yubel la.. watch them trying to NEGATE Yubel Terror Nightmare when they attacking using their Ancient Gear Dragon
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
Most decks can be consider broken if you don't know how to play against them. Get good scrub. And subterror got nerf by masked tribute nerf lol.
<< Anonymous
Silent 21hour ago Reply
No idiot final battle and duel wield both are op along with treouches this is how duel links work after a year some other decks will be op.. meta will change Konami wants money
<< Anonymous(Silent)
Anonymous 9hour ago Reply
Clearly u are a scrub, the OP stuff isn't dual wield. It's Legacy clash. Final battle is better than dual wield but you'll rarely meet them again. Subterror ain't that good post masked tribute nerf. Tier 2/3 probably
Anonymous 12days ago
https://youtu.be/9tJ1kbtlxgA

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小镇怪客托马斯 14days ago
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
Whalordius 3days ago Reply
Sphinx will rape the meta so fast and hard it'll trigger a geological event, im getting three of every triamid card to be on the safe side, because when Sphinx comes out... My God... I can hear the pay to wins crying in fear. It will definitely go tier 1
<< Anonymous(Whalordius)
to guy above 2days ago Reply
Good for you. There are some of us who don't want to be safe, there's no such thing as "safety", "harmony" and "peace" in this poorly made world.
<< Anonymous(to guy above)
???? 2days ago Reply
this deck can make it to Kog in DAY 1. Where is the so called expensive game?
<< Anonymous(小镇怪客托马斯)
Anonymous 13hour ago Reply
easy kog, triamids are really OP, not surprised why they made it to kog so early
Anonymous 15days ago
Metaphys only Tier 3? Atleast put them Tier 2. They better than Six Sams.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 15days ago Reply
better than Six Sams
lol
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 12days ago Reply
If Six Samurai is tier 2, then I would say your tier 1 decks will still consistently lose to it.
F2P 15days ago
I don't think Subterrors will stop being meta, not even if they touch Mask Tribute.
<< Anonymous(F2P)
Anonymous 14days ago Reply
They are good enough to be meta for a long time.

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