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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 20/09/2018

Update Information

  • Vampire promoted to Tier 1
  • Fur Hire demoted to Tier 2
  • Mermail demoted as KOG Worthy Deck

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.

Amazoness

Tier
1
Cost
Budget

Vampire

Tier
1
Cost
Expensive

Quick chart

DeckCostTier

Amazoness
Budget1

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

Fur Hire
Budget - Expensive2

Masked HERO
Expensive2

Spellbook
Expensive2

U.A
Expensive2

Tier 3

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

DeckCostTier

Batteryman
Expensive3

Geargia
F2P - Expensive3

Gem Knights
Budget - Expensive3

Noble Knight
Expensive3

High Potential

None

KOG Worthy Decks

DeckCostTier

Alien
BudgetKOG Worthy

Anti-Trap
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Anti-Meta Beatdown
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Archfiend Emperor
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Bujin
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Fire Fist Hazy
BudgetKOG Worthy

Gemini
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Hazy Flame
BudgetKOG Worthy

Mermail
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Sea Stealth Attack
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Sylvan
Budget - ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Ultimate Cyber-Stein
F2PKOG Worthy

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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 22days ago
Man this game is so stressful that to calm down I have to drill my gfs back door every time,konami are bad people cause of them my gf is passing bloody stools every day
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 22days ago Reply
Ur beyond sad
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 22days ago Reply
If its true,its true why overthink it?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 22days ago Reply
^LAME-O
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
Dave
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)
DF-Gi-Oh Reply
Because EVERYONE uses it. And is not like the deck is fair, if you encounter someone using the deck, just surrender because you can't do ANYTHING against it. The worst part is that is a deck of furries.
<< Anonymous(Dave)
ReviveAllMetas Reply
^ K, so guys this is the conclusion.
New Meta --> complaint --> nerf --> new meta --> complaint --> nerf --> and so on till we dont have enough gems to spend unless we pay $$$ for it.
This is what konami wants, and they are laughing right NOW !
<< Anonymous(Dave)
Anonymous Reply
well, there are plenty of free to play decks in duel links, you don't really need the last deck to win as long as you know how to play.
If you don't know this fact, well, maybe you are not a player :o
<< Anonymous
Yang Reply
The thing is, Konami treats Anti-Meta players with wanton disregard, and tell others they try to make a diverse meta...
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 Reply
Another wannabe bronze sb player who thinks sb needs grass to operate. Grass is just a win more card. git gud!
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Ever heard of monster gate? Didn't thinks so.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Ever heard of monster gate? Didn't thinks so.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 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
Nagi
Hi, I'm Nagi ( ᐛ )و
Little pets are not tier 0
Just made it to Kog with a non expensive Anti - Meta deck.
Proof : https://youtu.be/4ViJJnnUPX4
<< Anonymous(Nagi)
Anonymous Reply
6th card on top row has quite a long name, its "Karakuri Ninja mdl 339 Sazank". Btw, you guys should now the big difference between burn decks and Anti-metas. Burn decks had lots of spell cards that inflict 'effect damage' such as burning land, Restructer Revolution, Mask of the Accursed, etc, so you can win with such 'effect damage' alone.
This one looks wayyy more like an OTK deck.
<< Anonymous(Nagi )
Anonymous Reply
No need to be so dirty. "a couple of UR cards" you are not fooling anyone cuz ur deck is way more than just a couple of UR cards, URs and SRs from so many different boxes. Either you have no life just to grind those gems or you pay tons of money to Komoney just to even enjoy the game, something f2p players would never be able to do.
<< Anonymous
Just ignore this cmt Reply
Oh damn, the comments are heating up
<< Anonymous(U Meta Slave)
Whalordius 27days ago Reply
@U Meta Slave Lol. You must be joking, I didn't use any, just used SSA and went: BEGONE THOT
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
Corona
For the love of the lord, please nerf fur hire komoney. And don’t wait an entire season to do it. It really sucks the fun out of everything
<< Anonymous(Corona)
Anonymous Reply
I agree. All these people talking trash obviously love easy meta wins. For a game that’s suppose to be based solely off probability it takes that equation out when you’re more than likely going to get a FH monster right off the jump and then from that you have a full field of monsters on your first turn. after that you can’t even do a come back because they will counter anything because of affects
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Agreed. Even with a really solid deck FH + Beatdown is nearly unstoppable. All you need is to draw 1 level 4 or lower FH and you win in one turn by summoning Donpa nad a lvl 7. Using the beatdown skill just makes this deck insane.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 16days ago Reply
Easy counter? We are talking about a deck that you have to 2 for 1 yourself play any spell or trap cards. Loose any monster you put down to a monsters ability that is triggered when it is played for free. Plus to top it all you can search your deck for any fur and play it for free. Not to mention the etb effects of the cards while you play them for free. It's not rare loose turn two no matter what
<< Anonymous(Corona)
Anonymous 16days ago Reply
do you really lose to that deck? you are not very skilled them, it could be nerfed 10 times more and you will still lose
Anonymous 19days ago
Man this place is so full of assigned konami trolls its becoming ridiculous,and all they seem to talk about is how this game is not bad and getting better and how they buy stuff for every critical coment they see meaning that everyone shoud :D what a joke
<< Anonymous(Anki's Dad)
Anonymous 17days ago Reply
I bet you don't wanna hear about it cause you run top meta like amazoness and are very proud of your undersized IQ
<< Anonymous
Anki's Dad 17days ago Reply
So your only complaint is that it's like every other TCG in existence k? Maybe card games aren't for you then guy try COD or some other FPS where you can complain about hackers and aim bots instead
<< Anonymous
Anki's Dad 17days ago Reply
I read it as "I don't understand how card games work and can't fathom why metas exist and people play them so they must be low IQ" Truly you have a brain with many many wrinkles
<< Anonymous
Anki's Dad 17days ago Reply
Say's the spurg that doesn't understand how trading card games work...

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