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PvP Best decks [Jul 11 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 11/07/2018

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.

Competitive Meta Decks in Tournament

Tier 1

Tier 2

Tier 2Spellbook
Spellbook
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Tier 3

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). Currently we have 0 decks in Duel Links that are Tier 0 (which is great, this means the game is rather balanced), Cyber Angels before all the nerfs were 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.

Amazoness

Tier
1
Cost
Budget

Fur Hire

Tier
1
Cost
Mid - Expensive

Masked HERO

Tier
1
Cost
Expensive

Spellbook

Tier
1
Cost
Expensive

Quick chart

DeckCostTier

Amazoness
Budget1

Fur Hire
Mid - Expensive1

Masked HERO
Expensive1

Spellbook
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

Alien
Budget2

Archfiend Emperor
Expensive2

Bujin
Expensive2

Fire Fist Hazy
Budget2

Geargia
F2P - Expensive2

Gem Knights
Budget - Expensive2

Noble Knight
Expensive2

Sea Stealth Attack
Expensive2

Tier 3

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

DeckCostTier

Arkbrave Slash
Budget - Expensive3

Control Dinosaur
Budget3

Crystal Beasts
Budget3

Cyber Angel
Expensive3

Gladiator Beasts
Budget - Expensive3

Golden Flying Fish
F2P - Budget3

Hazy Flame
Budget3

Paleozoic
Expensive3

Red Eyes Zombie
Expensive3

Snipe Hunter
Expensive3

Six Samurai
Expensive3

Sylvan
Budget - Expensive3

KOG Worthy Decks

DeckCostTier

Ultimate Cyber-Stein
F2PKOG Worthy

Ohter popular decks

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Comments

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Anonymous
See... No meta deck for new pack. So I gonna spend my 3k gems looking for 2 more kozuki & wyvern for my zombie red eyes deck, wish me luck guys
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
There are no good or bad cards. Its how u use them.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Agreed. I think Mushroom man and Raigeki are on the same level. All cards are created equal!
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
U r obviously retarded. Waste time talking to ya.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
What? I was agreeing with you. A truly skilled duelist will be able to get just as much value out of Mushroom Man as Raigeki! It's all about how you use the cards!
Anonymous
Sooo guys..after playing for 9 months, today I decided to delete this game. I was already thinking about it for a while but this week's event covinced me the game isn't worth playing . I've built a great deck, and was super excited about it. I went from plat 1 to plat 5 with 16 wins in 18 games. I had a win streak of 14 and only lost to toons. I t looked like I came up with an own deck that will wasily take me to kog. The next 3 days tho my win rate dropped to like 40%, and I went back to plat 1(I had a win streak of 8 in this period too tho). So that made me realise how stupid the ranked system is. Skill doesn't matter almost at all. It.s almost only about luck. Your starting hand, the cards you draw, Your opponent's cards, your opponent's starting hand. I even think now, kog is for those players that are lucky enough to get good matchups and starting hands. I don't believe it's because they play well. You can reach kog or be stuck in plat 1 with the exact same deck. Luck plays a way bigger factor in this game than it should in my opinion. And this weakness of the game is even more emphasised by the ranked duel system. Getting 5 wins in a row requires a fckin lot of luck, no matter how good your deck is. You can have the godliest deck and may still not be able to get to kog just because of how much luck kog requires. I really think the current format needs some serious change. it should be rather like win 4 games outta the last 5 and promote. This consecutive win thing is bullshit. Win rate should be the thing that matters, not the luck that is required to win 5 games in a row
<< Anonymous
Anon Reply
Lmao you probably just played his deck badly. Technical play is super important for getting kog. It's so easy if you understand how to play the game well lmao.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
yeah what ever this guy said
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply

What about doing a magic approach? Where you can sack your whole hand once for a redraw and if you decide to sack your hand again you loose a card? It would relieve a bit of the starting hand problem and gives you a fairer shot of not getting a trash hand
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I'm sorry but how didn't you realise this game is heavily shaped around luck at the very start? Like it's a card game... hello?
The whole point of kog is to be difficult to reach it. Why would it be easy?
Anonymous
If you're reaching kog it's because you're running a meta deck. Listen to me when I say you have no originality when you copy these decks. Do you feel like more of a winner because you're using a deck you didn't even come up with? I'm not some butt hurt kid who keeps losing, I realize this is just yugioh. But I grew up playing it and would like the integrity of the game to come back to it . Who the wants to keep playing draw out, fire king, inflict life points, or of course the red eyes decks? This right here just shows what kind of sheep live in this game. No thought for yourself.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
ye i lost to a guy wtih dig beak therefore its op
<< Anonymous
Player J Reply
HAHAAHHAAHHAAHHAHAAHAHAHAHAH

I have a picture of the OP after he lost to a meta deck!

I even added some advice on their!
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
just try using a good card next time you duel.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
And pray for rngesus. On my promo match to kog had to fight with red eyes last gamble that use providence on 3 of my phoenix before last gamble and last gamble roll 6. He already been bless with luck with starting hand and draw after that plus last gamble luck. As conclusion this game is 85% luck 15% skill. If u play this game long enough u know its true
Anonymous
New tier:
Tier 1: SSA, spellbooks, amazoness and masked hero
Tier 2: Rezd, bujin, archifiend, geargia
Tier 3: Sylvans and cyber angels.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 31days ago Reply
Another wannabe bronze sb player who thinks sb needs grass to operate. Grass is just a win more card. git gud!
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 31days ago Reply
Ever heard of monster gate? Didn't thinks so.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 31days ago Reply
Ever heard of monster gate? Didn't thinks so.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 30days ago Reply
First draw = 4 cards,
Blue boi into library, library into secret, secret into master, master into fate, set fate.

The best play without grass can mill your deck from 30 cards to 22 cards (counting the first draw). Monster gate depends on luck, I don't play it anymore.
Anonymous
Duel links is over. I remember first pegasus event and kc cup event, what a hype that was real duel links but now it became "buying more card packs game" and too many unnecessary events, too much decks and stuff. I cant enjoy, im done But thank you duel links they were really good times, i loved you so much. see you in another life kc cup mako rex days.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
love it when u make several comments saying that this was a joke and people still take it serious and think they're the next coming of jesus for figuring it out. ur retarded.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I've never spent a dime on this game and I'm a legend rank just because u dont have every card this websites promoting for a deck does not mean u cannot win without paying
<< Anonymous(GaryRose)
Mah Boi Reply
You're just forgetting that the real life cards, despite being more expensive, aren't threatened by the end of all hype this game still has so far. Konami might just abandon Duel Links in the future, because that's what happens to most Smartphone Games...
<< Anonymous(Job ahead)
Anonymous Reply
lol, this is so long
Anonymous
Is it possible to climb out of Plat without playing phoenix; Naturia; Red Eyes; Ice barrier?
Never thought I'd miss the good old relinquished; 3SD and HHG meta :(
<< Anonymous
Inti Reply
Naturia is a really cheap decent deck and Red-Eyes can easily be built on a budget.
<< Anonymous
Mr. Johnson Reply
Yes,it is possible to catapult to platinum without those decks,and believe or not its not so hard to reach.. This is the deck what I played through all leagues to Plat 1(it was modified step by step from league to league,depends on gems and Ranked rewards tickets).
<< Anonymous(Mr. Johnson)
Anonymous Reply
What deck? I don't see any deck.
<< Anonymous(Mr. Johnson)
Anonymous Reply
Mr. Johnson, stop tending to your Johnson or else, we'll have problems, do we?
Anonymous
Currently in Legend 5 and it's nothing but Alien. This game is boring and not worth playing anymore. I've played since day one and it's straight cancer now.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Man in kog 69.69 ally of justice and worms absolutely wreck
<< Anonymous
e-con-take Reply
I'm in Legacy 4 and all I see is Dragunity, Blue Eyes Digimon and Harpie Dragon Beatdown. I am so disappointed by the ladder that I'm afraid to duel. I wish my Alien deck decks more support, because it only works in Legend 14....
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
lol you guys are nothing. I am on Legend Area 51. all I see is Aliens with big boss card Apokarimon. They aLways draw 9999 beater immune to anything on the first turn
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
mhm you guys are nothing... i am in rank konamis bad descions 43 and all i see is aliens and sylvans
Anonymous 29days ago
So dudes, I decided to destroy the myth behind Silent Magician and the "pay to win" issue; I tested if it was true, so I choose Cyber Angels, a Spell based deck. Took out Saffira and started playing, and guess what EVERY SINGLE TIME I FACED THAT POOR WIFE, I ENDED WINNING; because she's only able to negate spells ONCE PER TURN.

How do you say the card is too op?
I don't bother if these EX packs become series, they are exclusive cards for fans, who want to support the game. No one is forcing you to buy it, because it's not by any means "Overpowered".

So that's it, even Handicaped, with a Spell-based deck, and NO SAFFIRA AT ALL.
You can win against Silent Magician.
And these haters, yeah, these people that keep complaining. I'm afraid they have never played duel links; but they keep hating, trying to boycott the game for no reason.

Anyway, leaving these raging and incoherent folks aside, I wish you all happy dueling !
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 21days ago Reply
Sylvan beat many decks which are best in tcg? Please mention those because I don't know any top tier tcg decks that got released in duel links.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 20days ago Reply
Waifu might not be op, but is truly beautiful ♥__♥
<< Anonymous
spellbook god 19days ago Reply
Meh, a good spellbook player will time his SBM effect for the right card. I win against that outdated TRASH deck EVERY TIME ;-)
<< Anonymous(spellbook god)
Anonymous 18days ago Reply
Remember that after killing Silent Waifu, shes gives u a free 3500 monster immune to spells, thats why ppl say that she op, even more in a game that we don't have Mirror Force.
African American
Never spent a single cent on this game.
<< Anonymous(African American)
^true champ Reply
No complains and no regrets :D
<< Anonymous(African American)
Anonymous Reply
Lol those who vent rage at konami have never playerd blizzard's hearthstone. Oh man, that's pay to win at its best
<< Anonymous(African American)
Anonymous Reply
since they do not have any argument to bash this game, now they try to annoy ppl with their porn pics lol
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
^Wow... frankly man thats sooo lame and immature
Ojama for the win!
I've beaten all of these "meta" tier 1 decks with ojama deck
<< Anonymous(8==D)
Anonymous Reply
Pal he wasn't even talking to you and you're on the wrong yugioh website with all that stuff you're talking about.
<< Anonymous(8==D)
8==D Reply
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<< Anonymous(8==D)
8==D Reply
Restrict1 add above ran out space obedience school main deck if want
<< Anonymous
8==D Reply
I commented off the top of page where it talks of ojamas
Dave 15days ago
I think I have a serious question for the haters of this deck. What is the point of releasing new decks if you are not going to play with them?, sylvans came out, you didn't play them, amazoness were released, you didn't play them either, and now these cats "fur hire" arrived and you still complain. What do you want?, perhaps you want a very exclusive deck, highly expensive, but then you'll have the excuse to call duel links "pay to win". It seems to me, that the most noob among noobs want to condition people's opinion, our opinion. The deck is cool and fun to play and also not very expensive.
<< Anonymous(Dave)
Glass 1days ago Reply
The deck is not even being overused in my opinion.
<< Anonymous(Glass)
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
Not overused in low ranks. But highly overused from platinum onwards. So that more or less shows where your ranking is.
<< Anonymous(Dave)
Anonymous 20hour ago Reply
U r right, because it's new, next month the most popular deck will be another one. Yep! as simple as that :)
<< Anonymous(Dave)
Anonymous 3hour ago Reply
People hates this deck for no reason, all I'm seeing lately is amazoness and d-heroes.
Anonymous 29days ago
is there a reason why people still care about this poopy ass game?
<< Anonymous(Clueless)
Anonymous. 29days ago Reply
Agreed. A game with good ratings means it's popular not that it's good. There's a difference.
It's possible for many who are clueless morons to like a crap game, such as this. Still doesn't mean it's good.
<< Anonymous(Anonymous.)
Anonymous 29days ago Reply
Agreed. But it is also possible that it is in fact a good game that's why thousands like it. Actually there really is no way to say a game is good except for doing surveys or ratings which as you said is not an assurance. However, calling people morons for liking a game you don't like is very disrespectful.
<< Anonymous
F2P 29days ago Reply
It is a bad game based on superior anon OP standards. F**k other people's opinions. Anon OP's word is gospel! This game is bad! Praise be to Anon OP!
<< Anonymous(F2P)
Anonymous 29days ago Reply
i mean yugioh is an objectively uncompetitive card game tho lmao

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