How to Get High Score

This page notes what the score is in Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Links, the list of conditions, and how to gain high score.
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Based on Duel Assessments

The amount of score is based on the conditions players achieve in a duel. The more amount of score can be obtained as the achieved assessments are difficult.

One Reward by 1,000 Score

Players can obtain one reward per 1000 score when winning a duel. For example, when the score is 2000 or more but less than 3000, you can get 2 rewards.


Over 6,000 score

Quick Victory and Comeback Victory can be active at the same time and gives you score of 2,500. Not easy to achieve two of them in a duel, but not impossible.

Over 9,999 Damage and Cards on the Brink

To achieve those two is the most popular way to get high score from Legendary Duelists. See the list of cards that can increase their ATK over 10,000.

Quick Victory and No Damage

Quick Victory and No Damage are the easiest conditions to achieve. Using high stats monster cards and equip spell may also allow you to achieve Over 3000 Damage.

Depends on your opponent

If your opponent use spell cards decreasing your life points, LP on the Brink will be easier to achieve. Understanding cards in the opponent's deck is important.

List of assessments by type

Standard conditions

Following conditions cannot be overlapped.

Duel Loss1,000Lose a duel.
1,500End a duel in a draw.
Duel Victory
2,000Win a duel.
Deck Out Victory
2,100Win a duel by reducing your opponent cards in the deck to 0.
Quick Victory2,500Win a duel within turn 1 - 4.
Special Victories3,000
Surrender0Surrender a duel.

LP/deck on the brink

Following conditions can be added to the score by each.

Comeback Victory500Win the duel when your LP is lower than your opponent at the start of your turn.
LP on the Brink1,000Win a duel when you life point is 100 or less.
Low LP500Win a duel when you life points is 1000 or less.
Cards on the Brink500Win a duel when the number of cards in your deck is 0.
Few Cards200Win a duel when the number of cards in your deck is 5 or less.


The following conditions can be added to the score by each.

Victory by Effect Damage Only1,000Reduce the opponent's life points to 0 by only effect damage.
No Damage Taken
500Win a duel without receiving damage.
Destroy 10
(or 7 or 5)
Destroy 10 or more monsters.
Over 3000 Damage!500Decrease the opponent's life points by more than 3,000 with one attack.
Over 5000 Damage!1800Decrease the opponent's life points by more than 5,000 with one attack.
Over 9999 Damage !3,000Decrease the opponent's life points by more than 9,999 with one attack.


The following conditions can be added to the score by each.

Perform a Ritual Summon400Conduct at least one ritual summon.
Perform a Fusion Summon400Conduct at least one Fusion Summon.
Perform a Tribute Summon300Conduct at least one tribute summon.
Perform a Special Summon100Conduct at least one Special Summon.
Activate a Spell100Use at least one Spell card.
Activate a Trap100Use at least one Trap card.

Glossy/Prismatic card

The following conditions can be added to the score by each. More score you can get as you use more glossy/prismatic cards.

Played Prismatic Card200Use a prismatic card.
Played Glossy card100Use a glossy card.


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Divanihsta 16days ago
Hey, This has probably been mentioned somewhere before but i figured id add it just in case cause i haven't seen one but this deck is pretty easy to attain with f2p through Trader and Special Missions. 8300 is consistently achievable for your LD farming. Pretty much just aromage + ra with your and Life Boost-α Fragrance storm for card draw horseytail as tech if you want to make 9999+ easier. Only downside is Enemy Controller but meh not every LD runs it and you can run tech cards for specific LDs
<< Anonymous(Divanihsta)
Anonymous 16days ago Reply
I'm trying to figure out what cards they are.
<< Anonymous(Divanihsta)
Divanihsta 16days ago Reply
Since theres no preview and apparent downscaling i decided to try to reupload the deck lets hope its not garbage.
<< Anonymous(Divanihsta)
Anonymous 16days ago Reply
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<< Anonymous
Divanihsta 16days ago Reply
No problem bruh i was farming odion still no Recruit so ill keep on but cerberus was annoying and took way to much effort and time so i tried this and it works great because summoning a diving gives you +1000 as well and with ra you are auto on brink. But the rewards are definetly flying :D
Wouldn't maju garzette e good way for 9999+ atk points
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Yes, but you'll gonna have to tribute 2 Five-Headed Dragon for it to have that 10k ATK necessary for the assessment.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Good luck getting 2 FHD into the field.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I'd imagine they were referring to Great Maju Garzett, which would only require 1 FHD.

That being said, 2 FHD in a grinding duel isn't super-impossible given Future Fusion and Chazz's skill that gives Dragon's Mirror.
<< Anonymous
G00nter 16days ago Reply
Can Garzett be used with Pirhana Army/Union Attack?
I've been reaching 7000-8000 points within 10 turns using this fur hire ra deck! Very simple to use: clean your opponent's field with your fur hire's effects, and thin out your deck with beat until you draw different dimension capsule or ra itself. Use mayhem so you can swarm your field even with ra on it! It's a cheap fast farming deck!!!
<< Anonymous(Pduque13)
Too small 25days ago Reply
Your image is too low quality can't understand any of the cards
<< Anonymous(Too small)
Anonymous 25days ago Reply
not that you need to anyway
Como assim vitória deretorno, no meu fala que tem que ganhar uma revanche contra o Chazz usando Yuki mas eu luto contra ele e nada
<< Anonymous
Segamegadrive Reply
Brother de retorno eh o mesmo que de virada
<< Anonymous
Gordo Duelista Reply
Luta de revanche, você precisa estar com seus LP abaixo do oponente (tipo, oponente com 4000 e você com 2000) aí você vai e vira o jogo, ou seja, mesmo com LP menor que o do oponente (tem que ser uma diferença considerável, geralmente eu deixo cair 2k de diferença pra virar o jogo) e ganha.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
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<< Anonymous(Gordo Duelista)
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what about summoning divine monsters (have to have been originally divine; for instance a swamp mirrorer trap card summoned as divine monster doesn’t count towards this)
Does anyone know if tokens count as monsters destroyed? I think not
<< Anonymous(Optional)
Anonymous Reply
On a related note, repeatedly attacking apophis when NPC has tiki gives 10 monsters destroyed, too (and the AI always chooses to re-set it, which is a cheap way to stall while setting up your 10000+ hit against It's All Traps during a double gate key event).
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Best is when the AI has Tiki and 2 Apophis.

You can keep attacking Apophis without having to worry about other backrow cards, since Tiki makes the two Apophis stuck to the field, permanently locking their S/T zones.
<< Anonymous(Realm)
Not very nice Reply
In this game words may have different meanings for example how a fusion summon isn’t a special summon but in reality it is. The game can have different terminology so don’t judge someone for not yet having that knowledge. You wouldn’t want people calling you an idiot if you just started learning to build cars.We Need this world to be a better place! YOUR AMAZING for attempting to help!
<< Anonymous
Honestly why be so rude. How does it benefit your life? Do you really have nothing better to do then abuse people over the internet. Well I hope you realize your mistake and revert to the amazing person youve been before!
Brings it something, like a better chance of a UR/SR, when I get a High score about 10.600 ?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Very technically, in that you have more rewards and so more chances. Each reward has the same chance still though.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
So it brings nothing. 8000. Not more or less.
<< Anonymous
You have a higher chance when battling higher level AI players or LD’s. Pay attention and test it if you want duel 5 times a lv10 then a lv40.Happy To Help!
Does special summoning a fusion monster count as performing a fusion summon?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I agree, also a square is a perfect rectangle lol. If you don’t know what your taking about shut up
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
A fusion summon is ALWAYS a special summon lmao
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
The issue here is that there is a difference between special summoning a fusion monster, and fusion summoning a fusion monster.

Basically, if you special summon a fusion monster using anything whose card text does not explicitly call it as a "fusion summon", then it's not a fusion summon.
<< Anonymous
2ndCommenter;I agree Reply
Exactly, so your thinking to literally because we all think of the definition of special being unique or different. Which leads to the conclusion that a fusion summon must be a special summon but in the terminology of the game it isnt.
I saw a match that their lp was over 60000 how could this happen?
<< Anonymous(Moos)
Anonymous Reply
super ez
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Ok how?
<< Anonymous
TFOH Reply
Probably something like an Aromage deck with Nutrient Z, Draining Shield, and Aegis of Gaia. That's only like 21k plus something like 14k from Aroma Garden after a long duel and whatever Draining Shield can get.
<< Anonymous(TFOH)
Anonymous Reply
The Ra-Kiseitai deck can reach enough LP to give Ra its max 65,355 ATK.
Summoning a DIVINE card gives 1000.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
If you use Yami Marik's new skill with Ra, it's not hard to get Perform a Tribute Summon, LP on the Brink, 9999+ damage, and DIVINE bonus in one fell swoop.
Robin Lionheart
Looks like Glossy cards are only worth 50 points now, not 100.
<< Anonymous(Robin Lionheart)
Xenon Reply
You didn't lose or? Because this half the appearance bonus(glossy/prismatic). What I recognized is, that set glossy/prismatic monster don't count until they are flip summoned from you(if destroyed by opponent, they don't count too).
<< Anonymous(Xenon)
Anonymous Reply
Just to add, if you used a glossy/prismatic card as fusion material from hand, or discard the glossy/prismatic card from your hand to pay a card's cost, it also won't be counted as playing a glossy/prismatic card.

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realyy wee just need master jinzo to fuck up buster blade deck
but u can use golden apple
Considering how much casual Japanese players love HEROes, I'm not surprised.
Maybe still a bit too good for DL.
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