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This page notes decks in Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Links and their rating to help players build their own decks.
Duel Links Breaking News
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update 17/11/2018

Update Information

  • Silent Spellbook demoted to Tier 2
  • Buster Blader DNA Surgery demoted to Tier 3
  • Geargia promoted to Tier 3
  • Sylvan demoted as Other Popular Deck
  • Blackwing and Harpie are promoted as Other Popular Deck
  • Bujin and Dragunity Synchro are promoted to High Potential Section
  • Reptilianne Decklist Updated and promoted to Other Popular Section

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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.

Masked HERO

Tier
1
Cost
Expensive

Vampire

Tier
1
Cost
Expensive

Quick chart

DeckCostTier

Masked HERO
Expensive1

Vampire
Expensive1

Tier 2

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

DeckCostTier

Blue-Eyes Cosmo Brain
Expensive2

Silent Spellbook
Expensive2

Tier 3

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

DeckCostTier

Buster Blader DNA Surgery
Expensive3

Fur Hire
Budget - Expensive3

Geargia
F2P - Expensive3

Gladiator Beasts
Budget - Expensive3

U.A
Expensive3

Yubel Fire King
Expensive3

High Potential

DeckCostTier

Bujin
ExpensiveHigh Potential

Dragunity Synchro
ExpensiveHigh Potential

KOG Worthy Decks

DeckCostTier

Alien
BudgetKOG Worthy

Amazoness
BudgetKOG Worthy

Anti-Trap
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Anti-Meta Beatdown
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Archfiend Emperor
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Batteryman
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Cyberdark
Budget - ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Fire Fist Hazy
BudgetKOG Worthy

Geargia
F2P - ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Gemini Control
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Gem Knights
Budget - ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Hazy Flame
BudgetKOG Worthy

Mermail
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Morphtronic
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Noble Knight
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Sea Stealth Attack
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Wind-Up
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

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Anonymous 20hour ago
I'm thinking of building vampires, but i'm afraid they get nerfed after the kc cup, what you think guys?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 20hour ago Reply
Prepare for the worst. If they do nerf vampire, you know, "to promote deck diversity"; are there any other cards in that box you like to own? Inzektor? Or you prefer to open stardust acceleration for some generic synchro support?

No one can answer as when and whether they do nerf vamps.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 2hour ago Reply
As f2p my advice is save your gems for the NEXT meta not the current one.
Anonymous 1days ago
BEWD is overrated crap. Replace bujin with bewd.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
*bewd with bujin
Anonymous 1days ago
wow, tier system better here now then ever b4!
bujins might be high potentiall though, but I guess they will be or maybe good enough even in the meta, hmmmmmmmm
Anonymous 2days ago
Hey guys, need some advice. I have tons of gems and want to invest in a new top tier deck, have already a Masked Hero Deck but it is getting kind of boring... you think what kind of decks will be mostly avoided by the next banlist?
<< Anonymous
Another Anon 2days ago Reply
How much gems you have?

>17k can consider stardust. Has many generic support for synchro, staple cards, strong archetype I.e. x saber, blue eyes etc

<17k wait and see what next mini bring.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
use something good that's also kinda fresh, i'd go for either vampires, dragunitys, bewd or bujins if i were you, vamps are really good now but most likely will get hit, dragunity and bujins are unexplored and bewd are a decent tier 2 deck
Anonymous 2days ago
It is sad to see that all tier 1 & 2 decks are expensive. I hope we can get a tier 2 deck with next minibox.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
BEWD is not really expensive, you can also use sb engine, snipe hunter, 1900 normal dragon, lyla, psycich ace or destuctotron.
and you can use birthright insteed of silver's cry f.ex.
you can also run it with ancient rules, and with more big normal monsters. you can then use f.ex AmA.
you can also put in some steppels in it.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
you can also buy 1 with gems and 1 with money, then you get 2 birthright and 3 white spirit, and 2 bingo if you want to use that.
<< Anonymous
DDR 1days ago Reply
Looks like someone can't differentiate between "inexpensive" and free lul
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
all decks are cheap if u play a little bit
Your Name(Option) 2days ago
No dragunity?
Anonymous 2days ago
Zionist is so pissed haha !
Why do you want to boycott Duel Links so much dude? ! lol
game is fun ! 4days ago
No, the game is not falling apart.
(But maybe that's what you want?).

The game succeeded long ago, and it has been better since 5D's were released, the addition of Amazoness Onslaught freed plenty of other meta decks such as Gladiator Beast, acuactreess and even Aliens came back to action. X Sabers became highly competitive as well, they made it to the top in the last meta championship of DLM if I remember correctly.

So, why do you guys keep telling everyone the game is bad huh?, take your hate to some other place man!
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 4days ago Reply
Alright, I'll stay low yet vigilant. My weekend vacation is nearly done, it's all up to you guys and the lovable mods :)
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 4days ago Reply
The comment section of the site is the best, when I get bored or salty of something I come here to get rid of all the saltiness, keep the good work you guys XD
<< Anonymous
lol 4days ago Reply
Glad someone has fun reading ^^
<< Anonymous(lol)
:o 4days ago Reply
XSabers are actually pretty much competitive.
Garfield 5days ago
I'm a newbie, which deck should i invest? Vampire or masked hero?
<< Anonymous(Garfield)
Anonymous 5days ago Reply
I only mentioned NK because it's GOOD against masked Hero. Since Masked starts with a decider or two hero monsters then 1-2 backrow, Noble Knights can check their backrow early on, forcing them to use Mask Change early, then on their next turn or you next turn, you can easily destroy Anki with Drystan effect.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 5days ago Reply
NK is also good against Cosmo Bewd, can easily destroy cosmo once it's summoned, halting opponent's combo/gameplay.

too Bad, NK Balance needs 3 Drystan and 3 Medraut.
<< Anonymous(Garfield)
Anonymous 4days ago Reply
Noble knights is a very safe bet
I smell another heros nerf and potentially vamipres nerf after the kc Cup
<< Anonymous
Garfield 4days ago Reply
Woah, very useful information, i'll think that, thanks for your help bro
Anonymous 5days ago
I could beat silent magician with my tier 20 deck and also blindfolded.
Just the Truth 5days ago
I hope they NEVER limit Silent Magician and/or Spellbooks.

Because some retards will say: "Really Konami? I invested thousands of dollars in those cards. You for real?, what a cash grabber ewwww !!!". "No respect for players !!". "They are forcing us to buy more cards".

They hate this game so much and don't even play here. They just want to get rid of a competitor in the market. They are Lame. -_-"
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 4days ago Reply
Just ignore them, anyway it seems like people are becoming aware of their posting patterns and such. It's good that they're advocating something, but there's a basic flaw and I could only describe it like a literal gaping hole. Those observed his/their SPAM posts for a while, it is evident that they're BIASED and LACKS NEUTRALITY.

Those were signs for me that they wren't open-minded at all.
<< Anonymous
Seriously bruh 4days ago Reply
The op must be Pegasus J. Crawford.
He knows what some angry dudes are thinking lol
<< Anonymous(Seriously bruh)
Sage001 4days ago Reply
I think the context OP just mentioned is going to happen as soon as they limit m. heroes,( even if the deck leaves the current meta just because it's overpowered by new archetypes). Toxic ppl is like that.
<< Anonymous(Just the Truth)
Anonymous 4days ago Reply
The only reason I'd see to limit any spellbook card is to make them not waste 5 mins of your life every turn, not by it strength
Anonymous 5days ago
They seriously need to nerf Silent Magicians and Spellbooks. Broken as hell.

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