Best decks [4/27 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 26/04/2017

Toon deck added to the list!

Toon deck with new toon cards added to the list, but it is not much competitive in the current meta.

Deck tier list

Meta decks

Meta decks are decks that are often commonly used by players in PvP. They are properly working decks with good synergy and can make plays or combos. Decks in Tier 1 and 2 are ones that are known to have achieved good success against other decks/players.

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.

Decks to farm LDs

For decks to farm each Legendary Duelist, check the links below.

Tier 1

Decks in Tier 1 means that they often perform consistently well against a lot of matchups. Often having consistent hands and ready to handle most situations. This makes it difficult to go against them.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Decks in Tier 2 are still considered very good, they can handle a lot of matchups, but sometimes still require a bit of luck to be able to run smoothly.

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.

Desert twister

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

Clown Control

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.


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

Tier 3 decks are decks that are more gimmicky. They are made with the aim to win quickly and with ease if everything goes well. These can also come with a quick loss if you're unlucky.

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 4 are decks that perform above average. Through persistence and some changes to fit the meta, they can still reach KoG.

Tier 5

Tier 5 are usually decks that can work quite well, but can often be countered by some cards either due to changes in the meta or lack of more supports to further boost their strengths. These decks can still defeat players who are unprepared, especially ones that can OTK.

Regarding to comments on this page

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anoymous 7days ago
bye bye dinos
anoymous 7days ago
Right when I made a dino deck they dropped to tier 2 xD Glad I just finished my HHG one earlier this morning
VALI 8days ago
Can someone give me an explanation of why Gravekeepers deck dropped down to tier 2?
anoymous 7days ago
Lol explain dino from 1st to 4th.
ThatAsianGuy 3days ago
well, current back row meta drops dino deck to the bottom of the sea, because it's really weak to defensive traps. it's not like HHG which can make a clear path before them green ducks make their attack. dinos would just crash their head on the huge "-50% attack mudafuckin wall"
Mont09T 8days ago
Where is desert Twister last Gamble deck?
anoymous 9days ago
Relinquished will go down after switcheroo been nerf
Manolasso 8days ago
Is that so? With the upcoming event they will probably release another gettable Relinquished and its ritual: 3x Bird + 3x Senjuu + 3x Relinquished + 3x basically doesn't "NEEEED" Switcheroo. There are other reasons why Relinquished deck is down
Ohoo 6days ago
With 3 ritual, and 3 Relinquished, and without Switcheroo I think people with not use Thunder Dragon anymore, and replace with 1 requinquished, and 1 ritual, which will be pretty much the same strenght for this deck.
Inti 4days ago
People will still use Relinquished with Switcheroo lol.
Aaron_Tellez 9days ago
Falta el deck beatdown, muchos son Kog
anoymous 9days ago
How about KingHalo's Gemini Deck? At least 8,0 rating IMO.
anoymous 8days ago
looks cool on video, but you'll realize after a while that it's either win fast or lose fast due to having bad hands.
anoymous 9days ago
Wont relinquished switcheroo get fcked by the coming update??
anoymous 9days ago
alot of decks are. They fixing to make an unhealthy meta of strictly harpie hunting ground, not cool konami, not cool.
anoymous 8days ago
They really should nerf hhg but oh well
anoymous 8days ago
They really should nerf hhg but oh well
anoymous 8days ago
dude all your comments are there :D
anoymous 9days ago
Why does my comments keep being deleted ??
anoymous 9days ago
Because they suck
anoymous 8days ago
if it's very offensive then it probably will get deleted lol.
Aaron_Tellez 10days ago
Falta el deck beatdown, muchos son rey de los duelos con este deck. Me incluyo
anoymous 10days ago
Shit ratings.
In fact

Harpies 9,5
Relinquished 8,5
Soul exchange gravekeepers 9
Venus 6
Statue 7
Standby garbage
Clown 7,5
Parasite 8
Warmworm 7,5
anoymous 10days ago
says a salty harpies player. Your ratings are shit. GTFO salty harpie cunt.
anoymous 9days ago
Seriously, you're probably in gold 3 or something. Gtfo of here with your shitty ratings
OP 9days ago
i use dino deck with 3x sergent electro, btw im in plat 3 and cant deal with harpies, rest of them are easy. Harpies are so strong because of birdfaces effect so this ratings are exact.
anoymous 9days ago
Harpies 9.5... says the guy who clearly has never been KOG lol.
Fabio 9days ago
Wtf is wrong with you guys? It is his opinion. You can only talk like that, because you feel so secure in the internet as an anonymous. The rating of the website is bullshit tbh. Even I am only a Platin player, I can critisize the rating they gave, can't I?
anoymous 9days ago
chill the fuck out everyone...just a game.
Manaia 8days ago
I also disagree with the rating. Believe me or not, I tried Statue Control, Venus Control and Standby Burn. Statue and Venus are indeed very good decks but the Gravekeeper deck is just as good, if not better. I personally would remove Standby from the Tier 1 decks and replace it by the gravekeeper deck. We will see if the rating changes tomorrow with the alteration in skills.
Aaron_Tellez 11days ago
Soy rey de los duelos, ya puedo regresa a mi vida jajaja el deck más complicado para mi fue gaykeepers xD
anoymous 12days ago
Just made it to KOG. Thank god the grind is over.

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