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PvP Best decks [22 Apr 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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Deck tier list

NOTES

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

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.

Six Samurai Synchro

Tier
1
Cost
Expensive

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DeckCostTier

Six Samurai Synchro
Expensive1

Tier 2

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

Geartown Turbo

Tier
2
Cost
Expensive

Geartown Turbo is a relatively recent addition to the game. This deck is able to Summon multiple 3000 ATK monsters with the ability to disable the opponent’s backrow on attack declaration in a single turn, quickly overwhelming the opponent and ending games.

Koa'ki Meiru

Tier
2
Cost
Expensive

Since both Koa'ki Meiru Urnight and the now Limited Koa'ki Meiru Maximus require Iron Core of Koa'ki Meiru in order to function, it would be impossible to run less than two copies of it, which pretty much means that this deck doesn’t have access to Enemy Controller, Hey, Trunade! and Treacherous Trap Hole anymore.

Sure, Koa'ki Meiru Maximus can still be added to the hand via Diamond Core of Koa'ki Meiru, but, if you don’t have Iron Core of Koa'ki Meiru, you can’t Special Summon it and, due to the fact that you only have two copies of that Spell Card in your entire Deck, you are not that likely to open with it. Consistency has definitely dropped, but Diamond Core alone can keep everything together.

Masked HERO

Tier
2
Cost
Expensive

Masked HERO is another deck that didn’t really get any worse: Mask Change and Masked HERO Anki are able to generate early OTKs and Destiny HERO - Decider is a fantastic card against Geartown Turbo and even Buster Blader. Destiny HERO - Celestial’s presence in the Semi-Limited List makes this Deck unable to run cards such as Hey, Trunade! and Enemy Controller freely.

Quick chart

DeckCostTier

Geartown Turbo
Expensive2

Koaki Meiru
Expensive2

Masked HERO
Expensive2

Tier 3

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

Dino Survival's End

Tier
3
Cost
Budget

This Control Deck has completely monopolized PvP lately, boasting, quite frankly, amazing results and carrying an incredible amount of people to KoG. Being so accessible and easy to build is certainly a big part of the appeal of this Deck, but that’s not to say that its spot on the Tier List is not deserved.

Karakuri Synchro

Tier
3
Cost
Expensive

Karakuri Synchro is a remarkably powerful and consistent Deck. Karakuri Anatomy allows you to replenish the resources spent on Synchro Summoning and draw through your Deck.

Yubel Nephthys

Yubel Nephthys
Yubel Nephthys
Tier
3
Cost
Expensive

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DeckCostTier

Dino Survival's End
Budget3

Karakuri Synchro
Expensive3

Yubel Nephthys
Expensive3

High Potential

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KOG Worthy Decks

Quick Chart

DeckCostTier

Alien
BudgetKOG Worthy

Amazoness (Banish Control)
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Ancient Gear Fusion Beatdown
PremiumKOG Worthy

Anti-Trap
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Anti-Meta Beatdown
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Archfiend Emperor
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Armades Control
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Batteryman
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Blue-Eyes Cosmo Brain
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Bujin
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Buster Blader DNA Surgery
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Cyberdark
Budget - ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Dragunity Synchro
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Fur Hire
Budget - ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Geargia
F2P - ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Geartown Nephthys
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Gem Knights
Budget - ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Gemini Control
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Gladiator Beasts
Budget - ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Grass Spellbook
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Hazy Flame
BudgetKOG Worthy

Kinetic Soldier DNA Surgery
Budget - ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Laval Synchro
Budget - ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Mermail
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Morphtronic
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Nephthys Ritual
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Noble Knight
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Rocket Swords Woman
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Rooklord Beatdown
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Parasite Infestation
Budget - ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Sea Stealth Attack
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Silent Swordsman
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Silent Spellbook
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Silent Spellcaster Beatdown
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

U.A
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Vampire
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Wind-Up
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

X-Saber Wheeleder
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

Yubel Fire King
ExpensiveKOG Worthy

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Regarding to comments on this page

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Anonymous 16days ago
Desk bot is tier 1
Kinda an easy way 2 deal with sams
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 9days ago Reply
It's only good against people who don't read cards. Bit like Stromberg.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 3days ago Reply
i've never read stromberg and i still win against them with six sams cause of all their protection LOL
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 3days ago Reply
It's not like 004 was the only playmaker in the whole deck
Philip 4days ago
I'm a F2P player and made this deck with the cards i own:
3x Lightray Diabolos
3x That grass looks greener
3x Wulf,lightsworn beast
1x Lyla,lightsworn sorceress
1x Jain,lightsworn paladin
1x Celestia,lightsworn angel
2x BEWD
2x Dragon spirit of white
2x Protector with eyes of blue
1x White stone of legend
2x Alexandrite dragon
1x Arkbrave dragon
1x Dragon knight of creation
1x Eclipse wyvern
1x Silver's cry
1x Ancient birthright
1x Dragon's rebirth
1x Wall of disruption
1x Castle of dragon souls
1x Ultimate providence

Extra deck:
1x Azure eyes
2x Giganticastle
1x Stardust dragon
1x Avenging knight Parshath
<< Anonymous(Philip)
Anonymous 4days ago Reply
1) 20 card deck
2) don’t play one copy of random cards, play three
<< Anonymous
Philip 4days ago Reply
It's just a fun deck and it wouldn't work with 20 cards since it depends on that grass looks greener to send light monsters from the deck to the graveyard,because monsters like wulf,arkbrave and diabolos need graveyard setup to work and like i said i'm f2p so i don't have the gems to use just for a fun deck.
Anonymous 7days ago
I think people don’t get what tier 0 is. When a deck is tier 0 they’re seen almost all the damn time, they have minimal weakness and tramples most decks. Six sams are not as the same level as Fur Hire, Sylvan, or Cyber Angel during their prime. People reached kog by running decks made to counter the tier 0 deck. Six Sam is popular and good but not invincible.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 5days ago Reply
Just ban dual wield, i dont care about shi en or wathever but this card is the definition of cancer card, strong card with low effort that can end the duel even on a whimp is just disgusting
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 5days ago Reply
Six sams are not as the same level as Fur Hire, Sylvan, or Cyber Angel during their prime.

Yes, because Six Sam is even more powerful than them. Six Sam is more comparable to the Bamboo FTK.

Also, if you need to run a specific counter deck just to win against SixSam, then SixSam IS too OP. if it wasn't that OP, you wouldn't need to run a specific counter deck.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 4days ago Reply
Thing is you don't need to use a specific counter deck, they can lose vs lots of commom decks, what this guy tries to say is that the deck is indeed good and has a nice consistency, but it's not unbeteable
<< Anonymous
Silent 4days ago Reply
Six samurai is the best most powerful most consistent deck right now.. only noobs can lose using this deck.. u got armades for cipher dual wield and inishi is too much for any deck to handle i can see dojo and inishi get hit by ban list
Anonymous 7days ago
Meh, Samurais are just tier 1
deskbots, hazy flames and parasite + golem beat them
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 5days ago Reply
Yet people call them Tier 0 LMAO
Anonymous 5days ago
For well over a year now every couple of months this game gets even worse, its nearly unplayable now. I guess konami wants to kill it of asap since most of the fans have already spent on it and its time to restart so everyone can spend again
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 5days ago Reply
Except the game is still completely playable, PVP isn't the only thing in the game.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 5days ago Reply

And dataminers confirmed that they plan to add Zexal, Arc-V, and even Vrains world to DL.
<< Anonymous
yuya 5days ago Reply
We'll see how p2w players or f2p players who act as p2w players survives vrains.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 5days ago Reply
I did a while ago but I think I will hang around on the forums to see the whole thing come crashing down :)
Anonymous 6days ago
When will Konami release Dark Law or acid? It's been a while since they last added hero support cards
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 6days ago Reply
We have a little more power creep to go before we see them I think.
These are sad times 10days ago
*masked heroes gets removed from the tier list on dlm*

Look how they massacred my boy
<< Anonymous(These are sad times)
Anonymous 9days ago Reply
They're still around, waiting in the darkness, ready to pounce.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 9days ago Reply
More like waiting for Dark Law. That masked hero will shake up the meta.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 9days ago Reply
That's what I meant, and it would dominate not shake up the meta.

That card makes Shien seem like Axe Raider.
Frankerton 7days ago
My main deck isn't even on this list and I've torn up Six Samurai decks with it... weird.
Anonymous 9days ago
look at the heroes deck, its basically king of the tiered deck. I dont even remember this deck gone from tier list
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 8days ago Reply
Yeah, it always floats between tier 1, 2, or 3, but it never really left the meta. Konami paid more attention to make the deck balanced, since, you know, Japanese players love HEROes.
Enishi 8days ago
Six samurai is tier 0
<< Anonymous(Enishi)
Anonymous 8days ago Reply
0,5
Anonymous 13days ago
where they moved the Laval Synchro Deck?????
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 13days ago Reply
i can´t find it too

<< Anonymous
Anonymous 9days ago Reply
It's right there in the KoG worthy section.
Anonymous 9days ago
look at the heroes deck, its basically king of the tiered deck. I dont even remember this deck gone from tier list

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