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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Juan Umana
Duel links is a cool way to kill the downtime at work.
<< Anonymous(Juan Umana)
Piroca Reply
Yes! But it's actually killing the uptime too! Unemployment soon :(
<< Anonymous(Piroca)
Joeisjack 20days ago Reply
Does anyone know if tokens count as monsters destroyed? I think not
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
It can't really just count graveyard or if it does it's a total screwup by konami as there are all kinds of weird destruction conditions such as returning to deck, extra deck (fusion deck pre-synchro era), remove from play etc.
<< Anonymous
Common sense Reply
Actually no... if an effect does not say destroy a monster or card and a monster or card is not destroyed by battle then it is not destroyed, banishing a card is not destroying, returning to the hand is not destroying, tributing for a ritual or fusion summon is not destroying... on a side note... IF IT DOES NOT GO TO THE GRAVEYARD IT IS NOT DESTROYED.
<< Anonymous(Optional)
Optional Reply
Well dam. Honestly tho it doesnt even matter because at most you get like 300 DA and thats like nothing.
<< Anonymous(Common sense)
Realm 25days ago Reply
You are an idiot.
Does special summoning a fusion monster count as performing a fusion summon?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Nope, as the assessment says 'Perform a fusion summon', which means you must fusion summon in the normal way. The same goes to ritual summon.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Yes it count, fusion summon considered as special summon. If you don't believe try performing one fusion summon againts LD level 10 and see the duel assesment.
<< Anonymous
Realm 25days ago Reply
Fusion summon counted as Special Summon. Special Summon isnt counted as Fusion Summon.
Anyone else not getting their "Ritual Summon" points since version 1.7.1 update?
<< Anonymous(Leukocyte)
lord2022 Reply
not testing it yet thanks for info bro
Based on this how did I get 2500 points for comeback victory AND get no damage for 500 points how is it possible I had both
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Your opponent healed from 4k and you took no dmg?
<< Anonymous
Common sense Reply
Must have been a glitch.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Yami yugi lvl 10 will heal himself with red potion so you technechally are lower then him in lp
Anonymous Commenter
I once got a 50 points for gloss, but it says 100 shown above. Does 50 only count when you play a gloss monster card in face-down defense mode, but dies afterwards by the opponent?
<< Anonymous(Anonymous Commenter)
Anonymous Reply
If you lose, the bonus becomes 50 instead of 100.
<< Anonymous(Anonymous Commenter)
Anonymous Reply
When you lose the duel, The glossy cards get you only 50 and the prismatics get you 100
<< Anonymous
Common sense Reply
no... playing a glossy card counts as 350 according to that screenshot that you posted
<< Anonymous(Common sense)
common sense is Reply
He played 7 glossy card.
If I use a prismatic card as a tribute for a ritual, does that count as "Played Prismatic Card"?
<< Anonymous
Uroucyon_GameA Reply
it won't.
<< Anonymous
Common sense Reply
Not unless you normal summoned the glossy card to the field first then used it as a rutual summon material.
Anonymous Replyer
Probably a ridiculous question, but if you set a glossy/prismatic monster card in face-down defensive position, will it count as being played to your duel assessment?
<< Anonymous(Anonymous Replyer)
Anonymous Reply
<< Anonymous(Anonymous Replyer)
Common sense Reply
However if you set a prismatic twin headed behemoth and let it get destroyed and special summon it back to the field during the end phase you get that assessment achievement.
Ridiculous question is coming.. how to know how much dp i have?
I'm having an issue where I use the vassal + union attack + spell reclamation combo for over 10000 damage to win game but in the duel assessment, I don't get the 1000 points for victory by effect damage. Any reason why this is happening?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
have you attacked with other monsters?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
you need to win with ONLY effect damage so if your enemy attacks with 1300atk your gravekeepers recruiter with 1500def you did fighting damage to enemy
Juan Umana
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