KC Cup: 1st Stage (Feb 2019)

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Stage 1 of the KC Cup will start on February 6th. You'll start the event with the Duelist Level based on your final rank of the Ranked Duels season 36 (1 Jan 2019 09:00 - 1 Feb 2019 09:00).

1st Stage Duration6 Feb 13:00 - 18 Feb 12:59

KC Cup Challenge Stamps

Duel 1 timeCard Sleeves: KC Cup
Duel 2 timesGame Mat: KC Cup
Duel 3 timesGems x40
Duel 4 timesGold x5,000
Duel 5 timesGems x50
Duel 6 timesGold x10,000
Duel 7 timesGems x100

Rank & Duel Level

RankDuel Level
Rookie & BronzeDLV1
Legend & King of GamesDLV10

Notable Change

  • Once you reach DLv. 17, your DLv. will not decrease below DLv. 17


Total Rewards

Here are the rewards you'll get by going through DLv. 1 - 20 (Max).

  • R Jewel x50
  • SR Jewel x4
  • UR Jewel x2
  • Gems x1200
  • R Ticket x1
  • R Ticket (Glossy) x1
  • SR Ticket (Glossy) x1

Note: : The UR & SR rewards are almost same with previous KC Cup rewards, but there are some new cards updated. Here is the list:

1st Stage Shared Decks

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Send us screenshots of your deck which is used to get thrugh the 1st stage of the KC Cup and the proof.

Number of users per deck

Ancient Gear12
Armades Control1
Buster Blader DNA Surgery2
Chain Beat1
Dark Magician1
Fur Hire3
Gladiator Beast1
Gusto Burn1
Hazy Flame3
Koa'ki Meiru16
Masked HERO3
Noble Knight2
Silent Swordsman Amazoness1



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PurpleYetiMind ScanFeb 14

A comment from PurpleYeti:

Credit goes to SO BRUTAL's Jan 2019 KOG list. I switched out 2 Wall of Disruptions for 1 Floodgate Trap Hole and 1 Mirror Wall to better respond to Ancient Gears.


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ShrngnMajraBalanceFeb 15

A comment from ShrngnMajra:
This deck is pretty budget as evidenced by the 2 jars of greed but they work great for deck thinning.

My skill is balance so you open up on recombination more often than not along w alien kid and a battle trap and anti-magic arrows. My go-to OTK stray is to get overlord on field along with a warrior and use anti magic arrows to push for game.

If that dosent work I get as many monsters into the GY as possible so i can get a 4200 max atk ananta on board and sit on it until i can push for game with either an empty field or anti magic arrows.



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zzamaroHoly GuardFeb 10

A comment from zzamaro:

The skill of the Holy guard is crucial to make this deck work. You spam attacks and banish all of your opponent's monsters with Onslaught and not worry about a thing about cards like WoD or monster with higher ATK-DEF since you will not lose any LP which is a major weakness for Amazoness when I used the skill Endless Traphole with Odion (so I could recycle Onslaught). Heirloom is another powerful card that I used if my Onslaught was removed.

  • I always left Queen on Defense position to protect her from threats like the Drowning Mirror Force unless the back row was empty.

  • Straight Flush: Many of my opponents set 2 cards but would use the last zone when activating a card from hand and I ended using this car a lot. However, when I saw my opponent setting only 1 car, then I either used this card as a bluff or used it as discard cost for Princess. If you don't like this card, then it can be replaced with a 2nd Heirloom or Cyclone.

  • Unfortunately, while I was able to beat AGs a few times with this deck, a strong hand and luck are needed. Onslaught and Heirloom were the keys to beat AGs.


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CurraheeParasite InfestationFeb 11


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JasperHoly GuardFeb 15

A comment from Jasper:
My deck is an Amazoness/control deck, mainly amazoness. Onslaught is to get rid of monsters with nasty effects, but main goal is to crash into reactor dragon/Maximus w/swordswoman, or swing in for direct attack and negate the drowning/widespread/etc with a united front— the mvp of the deck. Though situational, this deck shines against decks with beat sticks like ancient gears, blue eyes, Koaki Meiru, and decks that rely on monsters more than backrow.

Ancient Gear


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SchwarzenMiddle Age MechsFeb 7

A comment from Schwarzen:
Hey, reached maxed level with this deck. The deck was Ancient Gear and I found that Breaker the Magical Warrior and Solemn Scolding came in really clutch. Otherwise, it is a standard Ancient Gear deck.


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Choppa200Middle Age MechsFeb 8

A comment from Choppa200:
Ultimate Ancient Gear Soldier Claps. Very Good 90% Win Rate gets insta-scoops on summon can OTK winged kuriboh plays.+2 from Wyvern into Ancient Gearbox. Can beat grit. For mirror match e-con and sphere kuriboh are vital to otk your opponent with their own Ult.

Ancient gear. or atk over theirs with yours. Gearframe can be used effectively against Spellbook of fate, silent magician and sphere and ult. ancient gear can help get over lvl 8. Sphere and econ take maximus on summon can help stall you for a turn ive beaten koakis consecutively without taking damage with econ into ult.

ancient gear golem following. 90% draw into fusion consistency. Middle Age mechs gets over maximus with ancient gear golem and can get over def position ancient gear golem from mirror match if sp summoned in defense which forces your opponent to summon in attack also You can summon your ancient gear golem if you get over your opponents first ult. ancient gear golem and ancient gear golem.


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sveitsiMiddle Age MechsFeb 9

A comment from sveitsi:

pretty much goal is to summon ultimate ancient gear golem first turn, if you are not going first. If u go first and summon ultimate golem opponent will just get rid of it with maximus or vampire vamp. If going first just set canadia/pulse and summon wyvern.

Only had 1 gearbox. Wyvern is one of the best cards in the deck because it's basically +2 with box. Fusion recovery plant can get a +1 with the gearbox in the end phase or add back golem for the next turn.
Middle age mechs came clutch few times if I bricked I could still summon a golem and win.

Good matchup against normal AG because they will have hard time outing your ultimate gear golem and after they out ultimate golem they will have to out the normal golem.


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poogieMiddle Age MechsFeb 10

A comment from poogie:
In all seriousness, this deck thrives on the reactor matchup, you'll mostly win it since they cannot attack over UAGG. Be careful of econ taking, and don't be afraid to tth your UAGG if it does happen.


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UhlerMiddle Age MechsFeb 10


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MetalEtemonMiddle Age MechsFeb 10

A comment from MetalEtemon:

Note: Most fun & interactive deck I have ever played. The duels usally end on Turn 2. Got from Stage 1 to 20 with almost no losses. The only way this deck loses, is if you get OTKed first. Thats why adding backrow, makes this deck twice as strong then the Gearbox, Gearframe Combo. No matter which meta we are in, Canada/Floodgate still just win games on their own. Activate Pulse Mines BEFORE Sandman is summoned.


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Wobbl3Middle Age MechsFeb 12

A comment from Wobbl3:
Its a simple Ancient Gear Spam summon deck everything is meant to be destroyed so you can get the upper hand or the OTK.


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kikealucard Deck 2BalanceFeb 13

Other Lvl Max Players

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TuTataMiddle Age MechsFeb 12
timothyMiddle Age MechsFeb 12
ScomfortMiddle Age MechsFeb 16
RodarkMiddle Age MechsFeb 17



Hot New Top
Makrov krauz
I tried this deck on level max kc Cup.
A meme deck at best but sometimes it shines.
-5/10 win rate, loses to heavy backrow decks and vampires, usually wins against AGs, 50%-50% against koaki, hallowed life barrier and Fabled Dianaria are cluch against Koa'ki, heros and sometimes vampires.
-it rarely bricks but even so with Grit and hallowed life barrier you can stall.
-dark core and offerings are replaceable with snipe hunter but not necessarily for better.
-from my experience dark world dealing is the least useful card, it just allows you to swarm the field but the problem is non of the synchro monsters (except ASW and gigantic castle) can deal with big monsters so I prefere econ, dark core and offering.
-Hollowed life barrier is the main engine, free summon + full turn protection from damage and battle destruction.
-Econ is replaceable with Trunade but in this OTK meta Econ is very useful.
-replace ASW with Armades
<< Anonymous(Makrov krauz)
Anonymous Reply
i think i meet your deck yesteday and won......thanks..hahahaha
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
4kids was the worst company that ever dubbed Anime, if you think their job with YGO was poorly done, then you must see what they did to One Piece. Omfg... just plain awful
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
4kids sucked hard.
Btw, congratz Makrov. That's quite an original deck. b.b
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
However, 4Kids had one of the best openings for Yugioh 5DS, considering it was dubbed.
Makrov krauz
Reached duel level max on the first day with Geargia.
I sent the deck on the 2nd day but it hasn't been uploaded for some reason.

-The current meta is very OTK heavy with less backrows than before and here where Geargias shine.
-Magic deflector steals games against koa'ki, AGs, hero and other spells dependent decks but still, the card is pretty much replaceable with a 3rd floodgates.
-Cosmic cyclone to set your field and it's also good against AGs.
-Super rush headlong is pretty much useless against koa'ki and AGs so I took it out.
-Enemy controller worked way better for me than a 2nd pulse mines, especially against AGs and Koa'ki
-Make sure to regularly check your LP.
Good luck everyone!
<< Anonymous(Makrov krauz)
Anonymous Reply
But balance skill won't activate at all isn't it?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Never mind. I thought balance must have 8/6/6
<< Anonymous
Makrov krauz Reply
thank you
I was running 2 from dlv 10 to 15 but I found enemy controller to be extremely significant against UAGG and Koa'ki, not to mention Econ is very versatile.
<< Anonymous(Makrov krauz)
Nk Reply
congrats Makrov Krauz
Koa'ki from DLv.10 straight to 19, and Yubel to DLv.MAX.. I don't know why Koa'ki didn't make it it's a win-lose win-lose situation but today I played my favorite stall deck then a straight 5 win streak against the meta. She/He always saves me every time. I love you Yubel.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
DLv.MAX is easer than KOG
I think I will try to play Amazoness with Canadia/Floodgates
I am poor and also do not want to join AG/Koaki madness
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Yeah I also reach dlv max thanks to yubel although my cards not as complex as you. It can hold off against AG and koaki
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Shame on you. Having to use a broken deck to reach lvl max.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
To last anon that comment my comment at the last second row i don't have complete cards for koaki yet like the first anon.I was first use cyberdark to climb up to dlv15 but start from there my deck is otked by koaki although can still win against AG so I changed to yubel.I only loss if they used ice or my hand is bad
Some guys are just like this:

When there is no F2P deck: "Omg Konami where is my F2P?"

Then they give you Koa'Ki Meiru + Last Gamble and you are like:

"Omg cancer deck".

LOl you guys are the Toxic Ones, not Konami. Ancient gear is Bricky AF, sometimes they cant even start with the Wyvern on field.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
>f2p deck
pick one
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I must admit you are right about this, on the other hand... I'm seeing quite a bunch of Karakuris, Ancient Gears, Vampires and Buster Blader. Not just koa'ki meiru.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
just built Koa'ki Meiru for free. No regrets.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I've been saying this for days lol, you read my mind or something.
Blue-Eyes wins.
If you want to win against Ancient Gear, the only thing you need to do is play as Arkana and use Blue-Eyes.

You need 0 money.
Simply because you can get a 3rd copy of Dragon of White with a Dream SR ticket.

Thank me later, my win rate against them is probably above 90%. I play it with spellbooks which you can get from a Tiny Box as Visions of Ice is. Totally F2P.

Thank me later.
<< Anonymous(Evil Rick)
Anonymous Reply
Blue eyes all the way.
<< Anonymous(Evil Rick)
Anonymous Reply
Stardust Dragon lol

No wonder you keep losing and complaining about this KC Cup.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
it's pretty easy to banish geartown with dragon spirit of white. It's quite a great counter to AG.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
No treacherous and no econ just spellbooks of fate seems a bit risky but somehow effective, youll have a decent winrate against AG but u wont be able to play tth though
I'm a low rank player (gold) and kinda suck at dueling. But I loved yugioh since forever. But I can't even pass stage 1 and stuck at dlv 17. To many AG and Koaki. I've give up.
<< Anonymous
Videy Reply
Put poisonous wind in your deck, ez counter too ko'aki. And for AG use the blue eyes ex structure deck.
<< Anonymous
F2p Reply
I got yubel but is there a way new players can gey yubel?? It kills ag ofcourse
<< Anonymous(F2p)
Anonymous Reply
<< Anonymous(F2p)
Anonymous Reply
Or wait until the yubel event comes back so youcan get the exclusive yubel cards needed like terror incarate.
Justin Timberlake
Must add that... THE ARTWORK plays a BIG role in the western world.

Haven't you noticed, guys?.

If the dominant archetypes in the meta are CUTE LOOKING cards such as Sylvans, Cats (furries) and Amazons Ladies. Then PEOPLE RAGE A LOT !!!!!! LOL ! It's true... but... if they give us Rusty looking dudes as Ancient gear and Aggressive looking Koa'ki Meirus; then only a few complain.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
tbh... the op is really onto something.
western world is weird, isnt it?

I bet a dark world F2P deck would never be hated here wtf xd
<< Anonymous(Justin Timberlake )
Anonymous Reply
Everytime I think you’re autism peaked you do stuff like this
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Damn, that Celestial is one charming fella .
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Lel must admit I really the artwork of ancient gears; I've played them a lot in the TCG
DLv. Max max with this "NO BOX RESET" Koa'ki deck. I only have two Urknights and Diamond Cores.

Other decks I used, Lava Assailant (stall) for starting dv up to 16, and Balance Noble Knights for dv 16-18. The rest, Koa'ki. Somehow NK and Koa'ki plays similar (use cards that will adapt to the current situation.)

Two losses from dv 19-20
1. Anki that used Cyclones for my traps on first turn and went for OTK.
2. Silent Spellbook that banished my DMF turn after turn. I nearly won, opponent has 100 lp left.

Drowning MFs were the MVP tho.
<< Anonymous(Shriek)
Anonymous Reply
It's because the game is NOT P2W.

<< Anonymous
CK15 Reply
Game isn't, AG, BE and SS decks are.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
However, that hashtagger who wrote,

"It's because the game is NOT P2W."

I think everyone knows who this spammer is and what he's doing in this site. I wonder if he already reached 1st stage max or the dude's too busy making internet memes and anti-p2w campaign in this site. Hmmmm,
<< Anonymous(Shriek)
Anonymous Reply
AWESOME; stop the hating .
Peace <3
Lovely Aster
Duel level max. Same as last season with 1 level per day. Zzz
<< Anonymous(Lovely Aster)
Lovely Aster Reply
<< Anonymous
Lovely Aster Reply
"No one asked you to post your deck" So what? I don't need anyone's permission. I'll post what I want. "Tryhard" lol This deck is not even tier 2. Too much salt and salt is already stupid. Maybe I should get my old unga bunga dragon pierce/burn deck with peak performance out for stage 2. XD
<< Anonymous(Lovely Aster)
Anonymous Reply
We are just curious why are u posting that?
Its just a common zon deck. Hope its not for showing off?
<< Anonymous
Lovely Aster Reply
Because it is my ❤ favorite deck. That is all I can tell you.
AG is overhyped to the max. Certainly not tier 1.
<< Anonymous
DDR Reply
You sound like some guy that got whooped hard by AG deck. lmao
<< Anonymous(DDR)
Anonymous Reply
no. i just kinda knew B4Bear when Amazons and Heroes still the meta. he posted some of his shite decks before and some were really outrageous. just pointing fingers at him now because he just wont shut up hating AG and it's his mistake he got lured by it
<< Anonymous
DDR Reply
It was meant for B4Bear. Wrong reply button lol. Cheers.
<< Anonymous(B4Bear)
Anonymous Reply
Evil Rick
This is gonna be the WORST and most frustrating cup in this game

Nothing but broken decks (mostly Koa'ki) and with your chance of winning based only if you have an OTK deck and if you are lucky enough to go second.

This is just not fun anymore.
<< Anonymous(Evil Rick)
Anonymous Reply
I’m glad you’re alive I thought you died the other day
<< Anonymous(Evil Rick)
CK15 Reply
So, were you crying during the Fur Hire cup? How about when Sylvans dominated? Cyber Angels?

Cry harder, at least Koa'kis are relatively cheap.
<< Anonymous(CK15)
Anonymous Reply
Fur hire and sylvans could be obtained in a mini box, koaki needs you to open 2 main boxes
<< Anonymous(Evil Rick)
Anonymous Reply
Oh, look! It's Evil Rick complaining about decks again... Just play the damn game, man. KC Cup isn't a mandatory event to play Duel Links, so if you aren't satisfied and don't have the ability of, well, think, just don' participate. It's better than scoop the duels.
Reached DLVMax with Masked Heros, still going strong despite not being Tier 1

Beat AG and Vampires 8/10 times and it's 50/50 against Ko'aki

Ko'aki needs to be nerfed because using Trunade in the deck is ridiculously overpowered. I auto lose when they pop Trunade
<< Anonymous(Aster is #1)
Anonymous Reply
Thanks. This deck is weak against backrow but with the right hand, you can bait them out with Mask Changes and such.

I ran 2 cosmic cyclones at first but then struggled against AG and Ko'aki but then decided to use Offerings instead and I beat AG and Ko'aki with them most of the times.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
How I dealt with AG:

1) Stall with Decider, they can't hit you except with Wyvern and you can beat Wyvern fairly easily, I usually end the duels fast against AG because they don't have defensive backrow.

2) Make their geartown miss timing which is super easy with so many chainable S/T.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
How you deal with heavy backrow setup?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Decider, Mask Change, your own backrow puts pressure on the board so they'll usually start to use their backrow on your 1600 Heros.

I didn't encounter many backrow decks tbh, it was mostly Ko'aki, Vampires, AG and Blue Eyes.

It's 50/50 against Ko'aki
Blue Eyes and Vampires are easy
AG is a 8/10 win

The real problem for this deck is usually Silent Magician or Swordsman

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