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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update 15/02/2017


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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Optional 10days ago
Does anyone know if tokens count as monsters destroyed? I think not
<< Anonymous
Anoymous 8days ago Reply
No, it doesn't count. Tokens doesn't considered as anything in duel assessment.
<< Anonymous(Optional)
Anoymous 5days ago Reply
No, I think it checks for cards sent from the field to the graveyard by actions you take. Tokens aren't actually cards.
<< Anonymous(Optional)
emudia 2days ago Reply
The answer is : Yes. Why? Because I always use Surprise Present's skill to farm any LD (except Kaiba because you know what), and everytime I win, I always get Destroy 10 monsters from Duel Assesment. Just try it :D
<< Anonymous
Anoymous 22hour ago 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.
Anoymous 2days ago
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
Anoymous 2days ago Reply
Your opponent healed from 4k and you took no dmg?
Anonymous Commenter 21days ago
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 Replyer 21days ago Reply
<< Anonymous(Anonymous Commenter)
Anoymous 21days ago Reply
If you lose, the bonus becomes 50 instead of 100.
<< Anonymous(Anonymous Commenter)
Anoymous 9days ago Reply
When you lose the duel, The glossy cards get you only 50 and the prismatics get you 100
Anoymous 10days ago
do you think you can draw? i can!!
TKSainto 14days ago
Why sometimes I don´t get the effect damage only assessment using Gravekeeper´s Vassal?
<< Anonymous(TKSainto)
Uroucyon_GameA 13days ago Reply
you have to beat your opponent using effect damage only, which is from vassal. If you inflict any battle damage then you will lose the bonus.
<< Uroucyon_GameA
TKSainto 10days ago Reply
I got it, I´m running Cocoon, I believe sometimes LD attacks and gets battle damage, thanks!
Anoymous 14days ago
If I use a prismatic card as a tribute for a ritual, does that count as "Played Prismatic Card"?
<< Anonymous
Uroucyon_GameA 13days ago Reply
it won't.
Anoymous 29days ago
You forgot to add 100 points for Special summon, which is auto-included when you Ritual or Fusion
You forgot to add special victory, i got it from using destiny draw, its worth 3000 points
<< Anonymous
Anoymous Reply
Sorry, i meant destiny board
How people got 1000 point for played glossy card??
<< Anonymous(Glossy)
Daemon Blitzkrieg Reply
Because DEY SO GLOSSEH!!!~ Also, 100 x # of Glossy cards played in the Duel. So, easy Math, 10 Glossy cards were played or Activated.
"Victory by Effect Damage Only" can be also obtained by doing damage only with effects and winning the duel by a Deck Out Victory. In other words, you can use a Raimei and win by Deck Out without causing battle damage and you'll get a "Victory by Effect Damage Only" reward.
Monsters that are special summoned through another card effect don't get the assesment points "played a Glossy or Prismatic". That means Glossy or Prismatic Fusion and Ritual Monsters dont get assessment points.
<< Anonymous
Anoymous Reply
Yes they do. I have glossy fusions and always get assessment points for playing them.
does discarding a prismatic/glossy give points?
<< Anonymous
Anoymous Reply
No, they were not played.

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