PvP Best decks [5/25 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 25/05/2017

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.

New decks

Three-Star Demotion deck

Elements Unite! deck

Tier 1

Clown Control

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9.5 / 10Mid - HighUnnecessary

Due to lack of more or better spell/trap removal cards, defensive decks like clown control are pretty strong since they play defensively while being able to destroy/return all your monsters.

Harpies' Hunting Ground


This deck got many supports from the relase of Wonders of the Sky. A common card they use is Sonic Duck which has 1900 attack, and any monster that you use to try to take it down will only be met with an Order to Charge.

Statue Control


Guardian Statue can be difficult if you can't handle their back row. Any attack that you try to do will probably be met with a spell/trap that stops your attack, and any monster you put to the field will only just be returned to your hand.

Tea's Burn deck


Tea's Burn deck has started to become truly competitive due to it's reliability with the addition of Burning Land and Lady Assailant of Flames.

Desert Twister


If played correctly, this deck can clear your field, leaving you with no chance to counter against their attack at all.



With 2 relinquished in the deck, it can take control of any monster you put on the field, they also bring Interdimensional Matter Transporter and Fulfillment of the Contract to make it stay on the field.

Venus deck


It's obviously a deck in the top tier if your starting hand contains The Agent of Creation - Venus, Order to Charge, and White Elephant's Gift.

Tier 2

Relinquished (Harpies' Hunting Ground)

Still strong in the meta since there's still no hard counter to harpies' hunting ground decks and the Order to Charges, especially since Twister is no longer obtainable.

Deep-seated balloons

Most people don't run multiple spell removal cards in their deck, making this viable and difficult to handle.


Gravekeeper decks can run much faster now due to cards like Soul Exchange and Double Summon. They can summon Oracle in a turn, destroying your set cards to prevent flip effects or weakening your monsters right away.

Parasite Burn

Still strong in the meta since Jade Insect Whistle can prevent you from further draws and newer burn cards are added into the game.

Tier 3

Luck on Your Side

If you manage to get low LP to get the skill going, this deck can destroy any monster or spell/trap your opponent has. but it can be tricky to pull off and might not work as well against players who know better.

Bluff Trap

Can be dangerous to go against since they can tribute summon and destroy your back row very easily, but it comes with a requirement of lowering their LP to activate.

Doomsday Horror

Good in the meta for now since people don't bring 3 spell/trap removal to go against their 3 skull lairs. Able to destroy any face-up monsters using Skull Lair and re-using monsters through Doomsday Horror, but relies heavily on Magical Merchant and some RNG.


Currently strong in the meta due to the new gemini cards released from the new pack. It can get a very strong start that can summon high level gemini monsters in a turn, but unable to bounce back if your opponent is able to deal with them.

Tier 4

Tier 5

Recently added decks

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Black Lusty Soldier
A lot of hate for this guy but he is much better than MoBC at this point with his support. Easy 1st turn summon no matter what hand. Lots of OTKs so far.
<< Anonymous(Black Lusty Soldier)
Whale Reply
We found the whale.
<< Anonymous(Black Lusty Soldier)
Blank-oc Reply
You must be rich guy
<< Anonymous(Black Lusty Soldier)
Josh Reply
It's not hard to invest in a playset
<< Anonymous(Black Lusty Soldier)
Anoymous Reply
How about you pull your head out of your butt because your advice here is obsolete. Not everybody started the game when ultimate Rising packs were out. How about you use that thing between your shoulders called a head and help those who have not started the game when ultimate Rising packs were out and make some decks with the current packs in game or is that too hard for your brain to figure out. Jesus You're supposed to be helping people you're not doing your job morons
<< Anonymous(RobotechMaster)
Vali 30days ago Reply
why the fuck are you blaming them admins? blame konami, it's konami's fault that they removed one of the best (if not the FUCKING best) booster pack in the game. just suck it up son, life as a pvp duelist in this game is hard without ultimate rising, i have every component of HHG's deck but them Order To Charges. No way i can get to KOG. But at least i'm not a whiny little bitch.
<< Anonymous(RobotechMaster)
The Guy 28days ago Reply
Whise words. On the other hand, why did they remove ultimate rising from store? all other packs are useless without at least one of this packs
<< Anonymous(RobotechMaster)
Anoymous 27days ago Reply
You do realize that it's not writer problem that the current meta most OP decks got cards which cannot be obtained?
<< Anonymous(RobotechMaster)
Anoymous 27days ago Reply
This list provides Example Decks of the most powerful Decks players will be facing in PvP. "The most powerful" are obviously built with all cards in the game in mind. Also, players can easily go to their Recipes and see alternatives. Copying Decks to the last card is a terrible idea anyway as a lot of success comes down to personal preferences and playstyle. It's still a luck-based game afterall.
Anoymous 19days ago
I hope this works
<< Anonymous
Anoymous 16days ago Reply
Ofc it will work. 14 URs and 6 SRs...
<< Anonymous(Slowking)
Boxman 12days ago Reply
I think u meant lousy players use every card exploits to get ahead in game. What skill needed to do card exploit? Lol.
<< Anonymous
Manolasso 12days ago Reply
Mirror Wall is a dead card in high plat. I'll say just that
<< Anonymous(Manolasso)
Anoymous 12days ago Reply
Most traps are
habieboer 9days ago
I was reached gold 4 with this deck. If i didn't face harpie lady deck maybe i can go tier 2.
<< Anonymous(I believe you!)
I believe you! 2days ago Reply
Habieboer than does the following play: -SE his opponent monster leaving them with no monster on field. -Brings out Beast of Talward -He sets Michizure -Equips Gravity Axe + Black Pendant. His monster than has about 3500 or so attack. -He does 1 massive hit. Reducing his opponent life points down to about 500. At this point the game is already over. Continue...
<< Anonymous(I believe you!)
I believe you! 2days ago Reply
The reason why is because even if his opponent can kill or get rid of the Beast of Talwar. The Black Pendant is still equipped to the monster. Which means if Talwar dies or goes back to the hand I.E anything. The Black Pendant will hit the grave dealing 500 damage to the opponent who is already that low. Habieboer is declared the winner & the crowd goes wild! Yes, Habieboer will reach KOG!
<< Anonymous(habieboer)
Anoymous 6hour ago Reply
Lol... You do realize that you skip battle phase if you use soul exchange right? Therefore habieboer is declared stupid. Period.
<< Anonymous
I believe you! 2hour ago Reply
Yes, everyone knows soul exchange skips battle phase. Does it look like Habieboer cares? He will pass 1 turn to make his opponent sweat. The threat still endure! The play will still continue on his next turn. Resulting in Habieboer as the winner! V for Victory!
Anoymous 6days ago
You guys should really recheck the meta, Gravekeepers, Relinquished, Harpies, and Last Gamble Dester Twister are the only T1 decks, Tea Burn, and Venus are to inconsistent, and statue control doesn't have enough early game to stabilize consistently
<< Anonymous
Anoymous 5days ago Reply
Not really since Venus decks run vanilla beaters which can be used with OtC if necessary, and 3 E-Cons are staple. Even starting off with a lone sphere isn't too bad if you run WEG
<< Anonymous
Anoymous 5days ago Reply
Lol can anyone spot the trash relinquished player that's just butthurt that his relinquished keeps getting OtC'd as soon as it's summoned
<< Anonymous
tea 2days ago Reply
agree especially the burn deck
<< Anonymous
Anoymous 1days ago Reply
Lol and relinquished isn't "to inconsistent"... i've slayed relinquished plenty with Venus Control...
there is a new pack...U guys really should update that page! Machines/Fairys/Harpyies are Tier 1!
Just look at the top ranks on KC Cup!
<< Anonymous
Anoymous Reply
tier 1/1.5
<< Anonymous
im 8000 DP ive fought a fairy deck angel no.7 + court justice and fcking victory or what is it called lvl 1 fairy type retard card too hard to handle she summons high level monster every turn no tribute WTF
<< Anonymous
Mainguy29 Reply
Let's be real. Every one of you use the same cards no matter what deck you create. Sphere kuriboh, mirror wall, enemy controller, 4 star lady bug of doom, windstorm of et, jerry bean man and like 5 other lol. And you cornballs that spend hundreds to get doubles of sphere and mirror wall cuz you can't be creative and win without them lmao.
<< Anonymous
anoymous Reply
Daedalus is crap too now. Dies faster than Dinos lol
Yall need to fix the spell card Twister. Its broken as shit. Half the time, it just destorys the card without stopping effects, its horseshit
<< Anonymous(Dominick)
Dominick Mama's ExBF Reply
What? Stop dodging you prick, evn thou I was her BF, she never let me came inside, how the fck that I can breed this lil dimwitt overhere.
<< Anonymous(Dominick)
Dominick Mama Reply
Jesus christ, how can you say he's not your's? He looks like a retarded raccoon, he is obviously your son. I would not of cheated with harris if you knew how to last longer then 2 damn minutes!! I was prego before that incident. Maybe he would know how to properly play his spell cards if he had a father figure in his life, but nope, you left even faster then you bust nuts. Worthless prick
<< Anonymous(Dominick)
Dominick Mama's ExBF Reply
WTF Crisha!!! Now you blaming my gen as an excuse????? Do you ever look at a mirror??? DId you know why I'm always closing my eyes everytime we kissed?? Or I'm always demanding doggo style?? Or if its not possible, then Ill ask a BDSM so you can wear a mask??? Its because you face is A FCKIN BIG TURNDOWN. Did you not relize that????
<< Anonymous(Dominick)
NoobSlayer27 Reply
lmao so this is where all this Dominick stuff started up, @Dominick you need to put twister on your deck feget lmao
Beast Master
I used this deck to climb up the rank. What do you guys think?
<< Anonymous(Beast Master)
Anoymous Reply
<< Anonymous(Beast Master)
Coyote Reply
No traps and say mirror wall is for noobs lmao
<< Anonymous(Beast Master)
Anoymous Reply
Except the fact Electro can target set spells too... I understand you're running equips but if you're going to have things like Leotaur, Bazoo, and 4 Star lady bug, etc... there's NO reason you shouldn't be able to take down electro so you're points seem irrelevant and not using MW because it's for "noobs" is stupid
<< Anonymous(Beast Master)
Beast Master Reply
What are you talking about? Sergeant Electro targets SET cards, can't you read? You're no use.
Hillary Clinton
Donald Trump is tempermentally unfit to be president.
<< Anonymous(Hillary Clinton)
Barack Obama Reply
Did not! I wiretapped you way back during the campaign.
<< Anonymous(Hillary Clinton)
Anoymous Reply
<< Anonymous(Hillary Clinton)
George W Bush Reply
I'll be back one day, mark my words
<< Anonymous(Hillary Clinton)
Bill Clinton Reply
I swear that I did not look at Trump's round ass
Wtf Toon Decks are so underrated and now with better support cards. It should honestly be in one of these tiers.
<< Anonymous(FeetOnMyDeek)
Anoymous Reply
Magic deflector could in theory protect your toon world, but seeing as you cant get multiple copies of the good toon cards ie. mimicat, rollback, toon magician girl, it's not really viable
<< Anonymous(FeetOnMyDeek)
Anoymous 30days ago Reply
can toon world deck defeat harpie hunting ground
<< Anonymous(FeetOnMyDeek)
Inti 30days ago Reply
No HHG destroys this deck lol.
<< Anonymous(FeetOnMyDeek)
pikachu 24days ago Reply
Where is Pikachu?
This game sucks now. Its totally pay to win. Buy packages copy decks. Perfect. Goodbye duellinks.
<< Anonymous(fckyoukonami)
Anoymous Reply
you can easily get KOG with a f2p harpie deck, very cheap
<< Anonymous(fckyoukonami)
Anom Reply
Oh shit, duel links is p2w just like in real life... Who would've thought?
<< Anonymous(fckyoukonami)
CanadianDevil Reply
Please, come back to my game
<< Anonymous(fckyoukonami)
Anoymous Reply
That's the entire point of Trading Card Games. You buy packs and hope you get the rare cards. We all have to buy our cards. They don't come to us for free. Its exactly like the real card games. You don't walk into a card store and expect them to give you cards for free. Lol.
It actually works lol try it. Riryoku Option and give it to Gradius gives you ×3 3000+ atk beaters
<< Anonymous(Gradius)
Anoymous Reply
He never claimed to own the deck you freaking degenerate
<< Anonymous(Gradius)
Brandon B Reply
'Degenerate' somebody's frustrated at life
<< Anonymous(Gradius)
Anoymous Reply
I'mad salty about life
<< Anonymous(Gradius)
Anoymous Reply
He never claimed it.... but u sure do love showing off this deck like your some bad ass that discovered how powerful Gradius can be.

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