PvP Best decks [18 Jan Updated]

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update 18/01/2019

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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.

Koa'ki Meiru




Quick chart


Koaki Meiru


Tier 2

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


Armades Control

Masked HERO

Silent Spellbook

Silent Spellcaster Beatdown

Tier 3

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


Amazoness (Banish Control)

Blue-Eyes Cosmo Brain

Buster Blader DNA Surgery

Fur Hire
Budget - Expensive3

Karakuri Synchro


High Potential


KOG Worthy Decks


BudgetKOG Worthy

ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Anti-Meta Beatdown
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Archfiend Emperor
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

ExpensiveKOG Worthy

ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Budget - ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Dragunity Synchro
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

F2P - ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Gem Knights
Budget - ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Gemini Control
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Gladiator Beasts
Budget - ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Grass Spellbook
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Hazy Flame
BudgetKOG Worthy

Kinetic Soldier DNA Surgery
Budget - ExpensiveKOG Worthy

ExpensiveKOG Worthy

ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Noble Knight
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Sea Stealth Attack
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Yubel Fire King
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

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letsmakeatrip 19hour ago
Current DM Decklist

3x Dark Magician
3x Dark Magician Robe
3x Cosmo Brain
1x Dark Magician of Illusion
1x Magicians Rod - Will Change to 2
2x Enemy Controller
2x Paleozonic Canadia
1x Thousend Knifes - Will Change to Dark Magic Curtain
1x Dark Magic Atack
1x Floodgate Trap Hole - Hopefully Change to the second DMA
1x WOD
1x Dark Magician Expanded

Skill A Trick Up the Sleeve

Any ideas to improve? brought me to legendary allready and its very fun to play
Anonymous 19hour ago
we need this card to make ancient gear good again
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 13hour ago Reply
Anonymous 20hour ago
it's my 1st time reaching Legend rank and i always go 1st is it normal ?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 20hour ago Reply
welcome to hell
Anonymous 2days ago
Silent Swordsman top tier right now. Its insane. Works well with last gamble and amazon which is what I use. Using it before it gets nerfed.
Anonymous 3days ago
oh sh*t i realize heores are f'd up at legend everybody has trunade or cyclones with first hand
What O.o 3days ago
How to counter them koaki's ? Any tips?
<< Anonymous(What O.o)
Anonymous 3days ago Reply
yubel with kuribohs
<< Anonymous(What O.o)
What O.o 2days ago Reply
Thanks, makrov.
<< Anonymous(What O.o)
Chulo 2days ago Reply
Basically 3 methods
1) Use vampires as said above
2) Have 3 Paleozoic Canadia
3) Have 3 Floodgate Trap Hole
This shit is the new fur hires, not unbeatable, but definitely warps the meta on countering them
<< Anonymous(What O.o)
Makrov krauz 2days ago Reply
welcome ^^
Anonymous 4days ago
Man... them koakis are just plain invincible,with the way konami are going they should just release a quick-play spell card that cannot be negated and activates exsodias effect and sell it of say 50$ a copy
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 4days ago Reply
They would be more than happy to but they know it would kill the game and they wanna milk it for as much as possible plus a little more before killing it of like they done with the one before
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 4days ago Reply
50$ is pretty cheap

Do not you need 150$ to open the box completely?

Next step: release a card that totally counter this deck for another 50$

<< Anonymous
Anonymous 4days ago Reply
That my good sir is exactly the way konami are thinking only in a less obvious way
Makrov krauz 4days ago
Some useful tips:
-Koa'ki Meiru maintenance cost always start from the monster in the far left zone and ends with the one in the right zone regardless of the summoning order, maximus is an exception here, its maintenance cost effect always activate last regardless of the monster zone it's in.
-if rooklord destroys yuel terror incarnate and fire king island the mandatory effect of the island will activate first then it can be chained by the optional effect of yubel terror incarnate, ultimate nightmare will be summoned first then immediately get destroyed by fire king effect, this goes for every card that destroys the field spell and yubel at the same time.
-if you chain any card that can destroy yubel terror incarnate to its turn end destruction effect terror incarnate will miss timing.
-necrovalley doesn't prohibit or negate Canadia special summoning from the graveyard, it's a bug that will be fixed soon.
-In order to prevent the Cosmo brain from tributing a newly set Psychic ace you have to set your toggle botton to ON or else you won't be asked to activate anything.
-a card that need 2 or 3 steps in order to fully resolve like vamipres kingdom and ties of the brethren can easily be disrupted, if you destroys the kingdom after targeting and before your opponent can send a monster to graveyard the destruction effect of kingdom will not be activated, if you flip the monster facedown ties will not summon any monster.
Player One 4days ago
Should older decks like Sylvans have their cards removed off the ban list now that there are other more powerful decks out there?
<< Anonymous(Player One)
Anonymous 4days ago Reply
They will only unban it if it brings profit.

Looks like new decks are selling well.
Anonymous 4days ago
wtf koa' ki meiru is the mvp, even without canadias or floodgates it kick ass with their own normal traps. Very f2p imho
Gem Deprived Duelist 6days ago
Vamps and Koa' are actually budget, change my mind!
<< Anonymous(Gem Deprived Duelist)
Jks 5days ago Reply
the optimal versions of both decks are expensive especially balance koa'ki meiru.
Anonymous 6days ago
#iwantmygems I also want Ishizu to sit on my face and fill my mouth with her stale greasy millennium bricks

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