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KC Cup [February 2018]

Duel Links KC Cup February 2018, the meta decks, guide.
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update 06/02/2018

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Overview

1st StageFeb 8 - unknown
2nd Stageunknown

Currently we haven’t received much information yet about the next KC Cup but in this article we are going to assume it will work the same as last time.

Stage 1 of the KC Cup will start on the 8th of February, which last time consisted of 20 Duel Levels (Dlv), which work like the ladder system: you had to go “+3” to advance one level , and going “-3” would result in a demotion. You couldn’t be demoted from rank 5,10,15 and 20 and to rank up from level 19 to 20 you needed a win streak. Last time around, stage 1 gave out a lot of gems which gives you an incentive to get as high as possible.

If you get to Dlv 20 you can participate in stage 2 , which will start on the 16th of February (if you get to Dlv 20 after stage 2 started you can still join in). If you achieved King of Games in January you are qualified to join stage 2 no matter what Dlv you are on the 16th, but if you aren’t Dlv 20 yet and you want to go for it for the gems, you can still do that after stage 2 already started.

In stage 2 you try to get as high as possible on the Global/Regional ranking to receive prismatic UR/SR tickets, Gold and an Icon. If you finish in the top 500 of your Region you will get an invite for the World Championship Qualifiers (which will be held in a few months).

The World Championship Qualifiers will be a PvP event where people who qualified for it will fight for an invite to the World Championship which was held in Japan last year.

For Stage 2 each player will have an individual ranking depending on your Duel Points (DP). Everyone starts with 0 DP at the start (you can go under 0 DP) and you will win about 1000 DP when winning and lose 1000 DP for a loss. However the higher you climb the less DP you gain for a win and the more DP you lose for a loss.

This means you need a consistent and also fast deck to make your climb as efficient as possible. In this article we will list the current best decks (tier list) and which ones are good choices. Or if you won’t play any of these decks you can use this list to know what to expect people will be playing.

Tiers

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). Currently we have 0 decks in Duel Links that are Tier 0 (which is great, this means the game is rather balanced), Cyber Angels before all the nerfs were 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.

Currently we have 2 decks in Duel Links that correspond to this. “Red-Eyes Zombie Dragon” and “Gladiator Beasts”.

Tier 2

Tier 2 decks have a bit more weaknesses than tier 1 decks but your opponent needs to draw them early on. An example of this is Hazy Flame, one of the best counters to it is Floodgate Trap Hole, which if you don’t draw at the start is a big problem.

The Current tier 2 decks we have are “Hazy Flame” and “Saffira Cyber Angels”

Tier 3

These decks are very strong but have either one big, or a lot of weaknesses. An example of this is Ancient Gears. If they destroy your Ancient Gear Castle early on (with Gladiator Beast Bestiari, Storm, Cosmic Cyclone) you lost a major win condition which could easily result in your loss.

These are the tier 3 decks currently available: “Ancient Gears”, “Dark Worlds”, “Dino Control”, “Snipe Hunter Control”, “ Volcanics Control”, “Endless Trap Hell”

Tier 4

The decks in Tier 4 clearly feel weaker than other decks higher up on the tier list. They can do the same stuff other decks high on the tier list do, but just much slower or less consistent. However when playing ranked they can still be piloted to KoG in the right hands. However since these decks lack consistency when compared to other deck, we will not include them here because there are not good choices for the KC Cup. However to give you an idea of what these decks are, here are some examples: “Gaia Plate Magnet Warriors”, “Six Samurais”, “Dark Magician”, “Phoenix”, …..

Common Decks

Probably the most common decks you’ll face during the KC Cup will be Red-Eyes Zombie Dragon and Saffira Cyber Angels. The reason these are good picks is because they can close out games very fast.

Saffira Cyber Angel

A lot of times Saffira Cyber Angels will either win or lose on turn 2/3 , even if the winrate with this deck is lower than for example Gladiator Beasts, because they can play games much faster they could be the better pick to climb early on (when one win is about the same DP as one loss).

Saffira, Queen of DragonsSaffira, Queen of DragonsSaffira, Queen of DragonsCyber Angel DakiniCyber Angel IdatenCyber Angel Benten
Cyber Angel BentenCyber Angel BentenSenju of the Thousand HandsSenju of the Thousand HandsSenju of the Thousand HandsCyber Petit Angel
Cyber Petit Angel
Hymn of Light
Hymn of Light
Hymn of Light
Machine Angel Ritual
Fairy's BlessingFairy's Blessing--------

Set Skill

[Skill] descriptionUsers
Balance
Your starting hand will reflect the card balance of your deck.
Check here!

Red-Eyes Zombie Dragon

Red-Eyes Zombie Dragon is in the highest tier right now and is a solid pick because they can also finish games fast, but even if they do face a harder matchup they can go the control route and still get the win (where Saffira Cyber Angels is not as good when playing a control style).
Because Red-Eyes Zombie Dragon is also less expensive to build it will be more common for that reason.

GozukiGozukiGozukiRed-Eyes WyvernRed-Eyes Zombie DragonRed-Eyes Zombie Dragon
Samurai SkullSamurai SkullBacon SaverRed-Eyes InsightRed-Eyes InsightEnemy Controller
Enemy ControllerSuper Rush HeadlongSuper Rush HeadlongStormStormRed-Eyes Spirit
Red-Eyes SpiritCurse of Anubis--------

Set Skill

[Skill] descriptionUser
Beatdown!
Boosts the ATK of face-up attack position monsters you control by 300 per level 5 or more monsters you control. You can only use the skill once per turn.

Seto Kaiba
Straight to the Grave
Begin Duel with the Field Spell "Wasteland"

Bonz
The Tie that Binds
Until the end of you turn, the ATK of all face-up monsters on your field increases by the number of monsters on your field times 100. This skill can only be used once per turn.

Yugi Muto

Gladiator Beast

When getting to higher DP, Gladiator Beasts will become much more common because a loss will cost you more DP than a win will get you. Gladiator Beasts are the best pick for consistency because they are so well rounded, they have a way to deal with backrow and monsters, they can also bring out big monsters if needed.

Gladiator Beast LaquariGladiator Beast LaquariGladiator Beast LaquariGladiator Beast BestiariGladiator Beast BestiariGladiator Beast Murmillo
Gladiator Beast MurmilloGladiator Beast DimacariSuper Rush HeadlongSuper Rush HeadlongEnemy ControllerEnemy Controller
Floodgate Trap HoleFloodgate Trap HoleImpenetrable AttackImpenetrable AttackWall of DisruptionWall of Disruption
Windstorm of EtaquaCurse of Anubis----
Gladiator Beast EssedariiGladiator Beast NerokiusGladiator Beast Heraklinos---

Set Skill

[Skill] descriptionUsers
Balance
Your starting hand will reflect the card balance of your deck.
Check here!

Hazy Flame

Next on the list of most common decks will probably be Hazy Flame. There are cheap versions that can be build, they can close out games fast with an early Beast Rising or Beatdown (skill) or they can also play the waiting game if they fear Wall of Disruption/Mirror Wall by waiting until they draw Beast Rising. The version with Aroma Strategy is the most consistent one though as they can play more control oriented with Soul Exchange and other backrow (the versions without Aroma Strategy only run 5-7 backrow to raise the chances of the top card on their deck being a monster).

Flame TigerHazy Flame SphynxHazy Flame SphynxHazy Flame Sphynx
Hazy Flame CerbereusHazy Flame CerbereusHazy Flame CerbereusSoul ExchangeSoul ExchangeSoul Exchange
Super Rush HeadlongSuper Rush Headlong
Super Rush Headlong
Beast Rising
Beast Rising
Beast Rising
Windstorm of EtaquaCurse of Anubis--------

Set Skill

[Skill] descriptionUser
Aroma Strategy
You can see the card at the top of your deck even before drawing it.

Mai

Ancient Gear

From the tier 3 decks we only suspect Ancient Gears and Dino Control will be commonly played. Dark Worlds, Snipe Hunter Control and Volcanics Control are very expensive and Endless Trap Hell is a very slow deck which will only be played by people trying to tilt others and not actually climb.

Ancient Gear GolemAncient Gear GolemSergeant ElectroSergeant ElectroSergeant ElectroAncient Gear Knight
Ancient Gear KnightAncient Gear KnightHeavy Knight of the FlameSphere KuribohSphere KuribohSuper Rush Headlong
Super Rush HeadlongSuper Rush HeadlongFloodgate Trap HoleFloodgate Trap HoleFloodgate Trap HolePulse Mines
Windstorm of EtaquaCurse of Anubis----

Set Skill

[Skill] descriptionUser
Middle Age Mechs
Begin Duel with the Continuous Spell "Ancient Gear Castle" activated.

Vellian

Dino Control

Black BrachiosBlack BrachiosBlack BrachiosSergeant ElectroSergeant ElectroSergeant Electro
HydrogeddonHydrogeddonHydrogeddonFossil DigSuper Rush HeadlongSuper Rush Headlong
Super Rush HeadlongEnemy Controller
Enemy Controller
Anti-Magic Arrows
Anti-Magic ArrowsWall of Disruption
Wall of DisruptionFloodgate Trap Hole--------

Set Skill

[Skill] descriptionUser
Dinosaur Kingdom
Begin duel with the field spell "Jurassic World" activated.

Rex

Comments

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Anonymous 5hour ago
how to get the tickets and the icon ???? i didn't receive anything
<< Anonymous
KONAMI support team latest Reply
Thank you for contacting Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links support.

We are sorry to hear the inconvenience you have experienced.

Please wait three weeks until we have tracked and suspended every cheater's accounts from the 2018 KC Cup.

We highly appreciate your cooperation and hope to hear from you soon.

Regards,

KONAMI support team ⌘
<< Anonymous(KONAMI support team)
Dkayed latest Reply
hey konami, why'd you ban me when it was the cheating ching chong that were cheating?
<< Anonymous(Dkayed)
KONAMI employee latest Reply
Hello Duelist,

Dkayed from the N/A Region never made it to the top 500.

We highly appreciate your concern and hope to hear from you soon.

Sincerely,

KONAMI employee :]
<< Anonymous(Dkayed)
Dkayed latest Reply
@Anonymous I am NOT a CHEATER retard!!!
Anonymous 10hour ago
And my SR/UR??
<< Anonymous
sad man 7hour ago Reply
i didnt get too
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 5hour ago Reply
how to get the tickets and the icon ???? i didn't receive anything
Anon 14hour ago
How do you check your KC rating?
<< Anonymous(Anon)
Anonymous 13hour ago Reply
look it up in pvp area
<< Anonymous
Anon 13hour ago Reply
Yeah I did but it isn't listed only specific people are and if you aren't listed you can't see what rank you actually are. So I was wondering if there was another way to see what you got.
Anonymous 17hour ago
cmon konami banned all user & ip who cheating at KC Cup Feb 2018!
Anonymous 1days ago
Is it just me or was this KC Cup really short XD not everyone has weeks free to play 24/7. 20 Lvls to get to stage 2! ahaha so ppl who put money and time into this game get even more rewards than those who don't have the time because we cant get to stage 2 lol.
<< Anonymous(Retard)
Weevil Maniac 1days ago Reply
I know her! it's lolatrap from tumblr!
<< Anonymous
Ulle 17hour ago Reply
Dude you had a entire month (January) to reach KOG do be qualified for Stage 2 in KC CUP + another week in Stage 1. And the climb in Stage 1 isn't as hard as the usual ranked duels climbing.
Puki 20hour ago
https://youtu.be/8sIXbKssjbQ

Red Eye Slash Dragon Deck
Razaelriezen 5days ago
Just gonna say report cards you feel are too op that’s how they get hit
Flood gate is way too over powered
Gives too much pluses and no draw back if once a turn it wouldn’t be as bad
But not onl does it block a summon sets it and it takes up space and can’t hangs position. It needs hit to 1 or banned.
<< Anonymous(Razaelriezen )
Anonymous 4days ago Reply
SR/UR from boxes will never get limit hit.
<< Anonymous
Cyber Infinity 1days ago Reply
" Anonymous 3days ago close reply
If you notice a pattern, KONAMI never limits or bans SRs or URs from the boxes"
--
No, they're just being smart. You'd be hella pissed if you invested money to get 3 copies of some UR/SR only for konami to ban/limit them later.
<< Anonymous(Cyber Infinity)
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
only idiots pay for 3 cards let they be pissed
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
^ filthy poor dude, begone peasant
Anonymous 1days ago
Shadow children card game?
Anonymous 1days ago
The worst event ever! Yes, I maxed my dlvs to 20 and reached stage 2 using Phoenix and AGs, but, I'm really sick of those using CAs and burning decks. It really sucks!!! Konami should do something about it the next KC Cup. They should ban specific cards only during the competition.
<< Anonymous
KONAMI support team 1days ago Reply
We are sorry to hear the inconvenience you have experienced.

Please, if you are facing tough opponents, go to the shop and spend 1000$, oops I mean take advantage of our great SALES for expensive cards you've always needed or wanted(you don't need free cards).

We highly appreciate your cooperation and hope to hear from you soon.

Regards,

KONAMI support team
<< Anonymous(KONAMI support team)
KONAMI TEAM 1days ago Reply
We are sorry to hear the inconvenience you have experienced.

Please, if you are facing tough opponents, go to the shop and spend 1000$, oops I mean take advantage of our great SALES for expensive cards you've always needed or wanted(you don't need free cards).

We highly appreciate your cooperation and hope to hear from you soon.

Regards,

KONAMI support team
<< Anonymous(KONAMI TEAM)
KONAMI LANJIAO TEAM 1days ago Reply
We are sorry to hear the inconvenience you have experienced.

Please, if you are facing tough opponents, go to the shop and spend 1000$, oops I mean take advantage of our great SALES for expensive cards you've always needed or wanted(you don't need free cards).

We highly appreciate your cooperation and hope to hear from you soon.

Regards,

KONAMI support team
<< Anonymous(KONAMI LANJIAO TEAM)
KONAMI LICK MY **** 1days ago Reply
We are sorry to hear the inconvenience you have experienced.

Please, if you are facing tough opponents, go to the shop and spend 1000$, oops I mean take advantage of our great SALES for expensive cards you've always needed or wanted(you don't need free cards).

We highly appreciate your cooperation and hope to hear from you soon.

Regards,

KONAMI support team
Odd 2days ago
Had a perfect 15 duel winning streak, then all of a sudden I start to lose against random Asian players that are all running Dino decks... INTERESTING....
<< Anonymous(Odd)
KONAMI support team 1days ago Reply
We are sorry to hear the inconvenience you have experienced.

Please, if you are facing tough opponents, go to the shop and spend 1000$, oops I mean take advantage of our great SALES for expensive cards you've always needed or wanted(you don't need free cards).

We highly appreciate your cooperation and hope to hear from you soon.

Regards,

KONAMI support team
Anonymous 2days ago
Now I faced my first cheater. He was going to lose with his GB against my stall and while I was using the effect of Golden Ladybug, suddenly I got an instant loss due to time out. I have saved the replay and screenshot of his name. Can I send this to Konami to have him banned?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 2days ago Reply
Think of it like this stall take 0 skill cheating takes -1 skill cheaters are just trying to show who can use less skill
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 2days ago Reply
Who said burn/stall doesn't need skill? Whatever deck you play, you need to think before playing any card. And there are many decks in this game that counter burn/stall, such as Hazy Flame or Phoenix. Even Dino can defeat burn/stall if they get backrow removal early. People, please, use your brain before saying anything.
<< Anonymous
anonymous 1days ago Reply
Yup, you deserve it.
No doubt about it.
<< Anonymous
anonymous 1days ago Reply
Really?
Anonymous 1days ago
Why is stage 2 for 3 days only?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
Nobody knows :D

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