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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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)
Anoymous Reply
If you lose, the bonus becomes 50 instead of 100.
<< Anonymous(Anonymous Commenter)
Anoymous Reply
When you lose the duel, The glossy cards get you only 50 and the prismatics get you 100
<< Anonymous
Common sense 12days ago Reply
no... playing a glossy card counts as 350 according to that screenshot that you posted
<< Anonymous(Common sense)
common sense is 9days ago 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 12days ago Reply
Not unless you normal summoned the glossy card to the field first then used it as a rutual summon material.
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 Reply
Your opponent healed from 4k and you took no dmg?
<< Anonymous
Common sense 12days ago Reply
Must have been a glitch.
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)
Anoymous 26days ago Reply
<< Anonymous(Anonymous Replyer)
Common sense 12days ago 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.
Does anyone know if tokens count as monsters destroyed? I think not
<< Anonymous(Optional)
Anoymous 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 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 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 12days ago 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.
Juan Umana 25days ago
Duel links is a cool way to kill the downtime at work.
<< Anonymous(Juan Umana)
Piroca 14days ago Reply
Yes! But it's actually killing the uptime too! Unemployment soon :(
Anoymous 15days ago
Ridiculous question is coming.. how to know how much dp i have?
Anoymous 27days ago
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
Anoymous 26days ago Reply
have you attacked with other monsters?
<< Anonymous
Anoymous 15days ago 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
Anoymous 23days ago
Does special summoning a fusion monster count as performing a fusion summon?
<< Anonymous
Anoymous 22days ago 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.
Juan Umana 25days ago
Love duel links. Hope it stays. Planning to have an epic summer vs my co workers on downtime .
do you think you can draw? i can!!
Why sometimes I don´t get the effect damage only assessment using Gravekeeper´s Vassal?
<< Anonymous(TKSainto)
Uroucyon_GameA 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 Reply
I got it, I´m running Cocoon, I believe sometimes LD attacks and gets battle damage, thanks!

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