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PvP Best Decks & Tier List [Oct 23]

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 23/10/2021

Updated Information

  • Melodious and Water Xyz is promoted as Tier 2 Deck.
  • Blue-Eyes Synchro is demoted as Tier 3 Deck.
  • Gaia and Resonator are removed from Tier List.
  • Dark Gaia, Satellarknight, and T.G. Deck are updated.
  • Mayosenju Deck is added and Darklord Deck is updated.
  • Melodious Deck is updated.
  • Gaia & Thunder Dragon Deck are updated.
  • Evil HERO Deck is updated.
  • Superheavy Samurai Synchro Deck is updated.
  • Dark Magician Deck is updated.

New / Updated Decks

Dark Gaia Deck

Satellarknight Deck

T.G. Deck

Darklord Deck

Mayosenju Deck

Melodious Deck

Gaia Deck

Thunder Dragon Deck [Post-Banlist]

Evil HERO Deck

Deck tier list

NOTES

The GameA Tier List is primarily based on King of Games decks submitted by users and performance in Tournament.

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.

Harpie

Tier
1
Cost
Expensive

Quick chart

DeckCostTier

Harpie
Expensive1

Tier 2

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

Lunalight

Tier
2
Cost
Budget - Expensive

Melodious

Tier
2
Cost
Expensive

Water Xyz

Tier
2
Cost
Expensive

Quick chart

DeckCostTier

Lunalight
Budget - Expensive2

Melodious
Expensive2

Water Xyz
Expensive2

Tier 3

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

Blue-Eyes Synchro

Tier
3
Cost
Expensive

Thunder Dragon

Tier
3
Cost
Expensive

Triamid

Tier
3
Cost
Budget

Quick chart

DeckCostTier

Blue-Eyes Synchro
Expensive3

Thunder Dragon
Expensive3

Triamid
Budget3

High Potential

These decks are high potential as the Top Tier Decklist.

Quick chart

DeckCostTier
None

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Regarding to comments on this page

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  • Gaia Deck is Updated and promoted as Tier 3 Deck.
  • Resonator and Onomato are promoted as Tier 1 Deck.
  • T.G. and Triamid are promoted as Tier 3 Deck.
  • Blue-Eyes is removed from the Tier List.

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 🔥ed. 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!
NeoBatman:D
Wow masked hero is in the meta for almost 7 months. Nicely done Konami, glad I bought the deck back in the day and Zero regrets so far. I won't really bother if you limit it soon or whatsoever, I already have my Buster Blader deck (purchased it with gems!). But this deck will remain forever as one of my very favorites.
<< Anonymous(NeoBatman:D)
Anonymous Reply
I haven't seen one of these in ages, unless I use mine just for a change.
<< Anonymous(NeoBatman:D)
Anonymous Reply
Same with furries i have a secret deck that beat most meta even ags and dinos
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Up you go
<< Anonymous(NeoBatman:D)
Anonymous Reply
It's a year now XD
Anonymous
I think they should just DISABLE the comment section, the game is going to do fine anyway just like in the OCG YouTube channel. No big deal.
<< Anonymous
ShadowMist Reply
Omg the guy is going to mention racism in a YGO game, nice way to play victim and get away with the porn.
Totally out of context.
<< Anonymous(Announcer )
Anonymous Reply
Lmao
<< Anonymous([AJ] Maxwell)
Main Square Reply
I think they should be disabled as well.
<< Anonymous([AJ] Maxwell)
Anonymous Reply
You're the one that's disabled here
Anonymous
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 Reply
Ur beyond sad
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
If its true,its true why overthink it?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
^LAME-O
Valiant Souls
Lol this is by far the best meta we've had. I'm seeing a lot of different decks lately: Subterrors, Metaphys, Blue-Eyes, Red-Eyes, Koa'ki Meiru, buster blader, amazoness, U.A. and even fur hires. The game has improved a lot.
<< Anonymous(Valiant Souls)
Damn Son Reply
Amano Iwato is already another 100% META deck, it counters everything. Damn !
<< Anonymous(Valiant Souls)
Anonymous Reply
Why don't you mention Amano Iwato and Triamids?
<< Anonymous(Valiant Souls)
Anonymous Reply
Oh I c, "7 days ago" lol
NVM
<< Anonymous(Valiant Souls)
Anonymous Reply
Now Triamids, Gem Knights and Electromagnets are everywhere :Pog:
Josh
Go to Ranked duels

Make a list of the most played decks
I encountered :
11 Dinosaurs
4 Madolches
5 Nepthys
3 Lavals
2 SSA
5 Masked dudes
4 Prinzessin
4 Reactor dragon (yeah, only 4)

Total 43 matches

Whoever says Ancient Gears are going to dominate has no clue about the game.
That's why you some ppl here are mere commenters and not players, sorry dudes. It's just the truth.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
:0
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Madolches
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
That list is a lie... The newbies can buy 1 so they use them with silent swordsman
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I'm talking about the list of most used cards
Anonymous
I stopped playing for a couple of months and came back about 1 week ago.

- Easy King of Games
- Easy DLV MAX

• No trick up the Sleeve
• No canadia
• No Breaker the Magical Warrior
• Bought it with gems (Purchase history shown at the end of the video)
• You can get a third copy of Dragon Spirit of White with Tickets.

• This of course means, the game is not 'Time demanding' at all. Decks who were released months ago can be 100% competitive.

Almost all my duels are shown here:
https://youtu.be/RvYVAPWGUvc

• Hope the video entertains you. (Before you say something funny, I upload videos like... every 2 months, I'm not a content creator.)
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I like beatdown version of the deck, but Trick Up the Sleeve seems to be a lot better.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Thanks for sharing pal, I prefer to play trick up the sleeve but it was really awesome the way u reached kog as Kaiba. The otk potential is crazy.
<< Anonymous
zz Reply
looks tiered to me, but yeah trick up the sleeve might be better and it allows you to play sasuke samurai
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I like this deck, but seriously, isn't arkana a better character to play blue-eyes white dragon?
Anonymous
Koaki is the first tier 0 deck
far more dangerous than fure hire or sylvans before their nerf
staples like fth canadia dmf wod wr cc do nothing against koakis
you have to play spellbooks to negate diamond core but even so you will lose most of the games
<< Anonymous(Self-reply)
Anonymous Reply
^ LOL

I have never 🔥ed anyone even anonymously, I am just annoyed when people ask something again repeatedly despite the fact that I explained it already

You guys have some problems, but I will try not to judge, this site just must open the registration
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Cyber Angels were introduced way too early and as a result were completely OP for their time, but not so much anymore since they are so vulnerable to backrow. At this point Koa'kis are better. They are probably some of the most annoying decks to face, right next to Anki OTK and Silvans. Fur hires were never as bad as this, and amazoness was pretty much f2p. Shouldn't have been nerfed imo.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
The only deck worse than Koa'ki to face are annoying wevil parasyte garbage and, god forbid, bamboo OTK back in the day.
<< Anonymous(A)
Anonymous Reply
I'm hesitating to buy packs to make a Koa'ki deck because I know it'll be inevitable that Konami will nerf that deck to 🔥 next month. That's how it always happens. Happened to me with CA, Silvans, fur hire and SSA, and will happen to Koakis too, you just know it. What even is the point in trying to build a meta deck as f2p when it'll be nerfed next month :/
Anonymous
here is the suggestions for the ranked in legend:
You cannot rank down.No streak system
to rank up from legend 1 or 2 or 3 you need to go + 3.from legend 4 you need to go +4 total. and from legend 5 you need to go total + 5 .you can multiply this if you think they are small.like +6,+8,+10.(not streak)
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
The 'luck' here is the problem. It was a programmed luck. Try play Shiranui for a while, for example. You will notice that most of every rank up match, your starting hand will consist of all the tuners you had in deck.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
If your running 4 or more tuners in a shira deck, you're playing it wrong.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
That's the wonderful part of it. Of course, I just play 3 tuners. Yet they all are always out in first 2 turns if it were a rank up match
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
It's not only a matter if time.. u can keep trying but u u are unlucky you'll lose the 5th game many times and get frustrated doesn't matter what deck u play it needs alot of luck from l5 to kog 5 win streak since everyone is playing best decks lol
Anonymous
Gamea tier list is the actual tier list unlike side deck tier list of duel links meta
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I won't be able to use them if I don't have all the cards anyway.
Knowing how to play doesn't necessarily mean I want to use them. That's one dimensional mind.
The information can also be useful to figure how to counter the particular deck, or to find out more efficient builds.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
is there any japanese tier list?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
ok hater
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
yeah DLM take side deck into account, but... side decking is something they invent themselves! We don't have side deck when we climb rank for KoG or climb rank in KC Cup.
Joshua
>_< well, what can I say man? this weirdo, this troll that keeps spamming: "this game sucks a sssssss" every day in the board, trying to convince everyone to leave the game is actually some kind of mentally sick idiot who is always thinking about one thing: "money".

Every day repeats the same stuff man wtf seriously. His hate for Duel Links is real.

You know, maybe if we actually spend like 3$ in the game this idiot will finally learn his lesson and stop acting in such lame way. >_<!
<< Anonymous(Joshua)
Daniel@OCG Reply
I hope you don't take this as a personal attack, because it's not, but let me tell you one thing: I have no sympathy for hypocrisy.
Let's say a random person actually posts something related with the game, (some deck, some good drop, anything). Then you and/or any other guy start calling such person: "meta slave", "cock smoker" or something like that.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
^GPU troll^
<< Anonymous(Joshua)
DancingPEPE Reply
I believe the boycott intend is pretty evident by now.
<< Anonymous(Joshua)
lolol Reply
You know what's really funny? the fact even that 'exclusive' content as card sleeves or blue eyes support can be purchased with gems as well lol
小镇怪客托马斯
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(小镇怪客托马斯)
Anonymous Reply
How do u know the OP is the one who plays in the video?
<< Anonymous(Nate)
Anonymous Reply
KOG DAY 1? WOW
<< Anonymous(小镇怪客托马斯)
Anonymous Reply
The best f2p deck.
<< Anonymous(小镇怪客托马斯)
Anonymous Reply
Just in case people don't know how strong Triamids are.

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