How to beat/farm Seto Kaiba Lvl 40

This page notes level 40 Seto Kaiba's deck, characteristics, and tips for defeating him.
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How to farm Lvl 40
Decks to farm Kaiba Lvl 40

Spirit Ryu deck

Cat's Ear deck

Spirit Ryu deck (5,000 - 6,000)

Notice: Spirit Ryu no longer works as of version 1.3.0
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A combination of Cat's Ear Tribe and Spirit Ryu to lock and stall for turns. Using similar methods to other high score deck with Cú Chulainn the Awakened, this deck is made to go against Kaiba to be able to handle the Enemy Controllers and his high attack monsters. Use skills like Draw Sense: Earth or Restart to get either Spirit Ryu or Cat in your starting hand.

Cat's Ear deck (3,000 - 4,000)

Level 40 Seto's deck



  • High ATK monsters

    Vorse Raider have the highest ATK at 1900 among low level monsters.
  • Enough tribute summon supports

    By using Twin-Headed Behemoth and Cost Down, Seto tribute summons high ATK high level monsters.

Annoying cards

CardEffect Summary
Vorse Raider
Vorse Raider
  • 1900 AKT is the higest among low level monsters in current card pool.
D.D. Warrior
D.D. Warrior
  • Banishes your monster.
Enemy Controller
Enemy Controller
  • Change battle position of your monster.

Tips for defeating Seto


  • Use monster removal

    Since it is difficult to destroy Seto's high ATK monsters in a battle, use monster removals to beat them.
  • Equip spells/Wonder Balloon don't work well

    You may not apply those cards since Seto use Twister to remove those cards.
  • Attack with Element Soldier/Doom

    Destroy monsters Kaiba controls with using Element Soldier / Element Doom and support cards such as Sword of Dark Destruction or other equip spells. Those Element monsters can negate the effect of D.D. Warrior.

  • Perform Tribute and Ritual summon

    Performing both Tribute and Ritual summon gives you 700 score in total. If you have already unlocked Pegasus, use Relinquished to perform ritual summon. For tribute summon, Shadow Ghoul is ok since it is very easy to get.

  • Finish with Shadow Ghoul's over 3000 damage

    Shadow Ghoul gains 100 ATK for each monster in your graveyard. Use Sword of Dark Destruction, Reinforcements and other ATK boost to increase the ATK of the monster over 3,000, then attack Kaiba's Life Points directly with the monster.

Best cards to counter Seto's deck

CardEvaluation/How to Get
4-Starred Ladybug of Doom
4-Starred Ladybug of Doom
Works very well since Seto use level 4 monsters.
Sphere Kuriboh
Sphere Kuriboh
Defends your monsters from being attacked, and helps your monsters to beat Seto's low DEF monsters.
The Hunter with 7 Weapons
The Hunter with 7 Weapons
Easily beat Seto's Beast Worrior-type monsters.
Helps your low level monsters to attack Vorse Raidor.
Riryoku Field
Riryoku Field
Negates the effect of Enemy Controller.

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Tommy 3hour ago
Looks like there's finally a solution to farming Kaiba consistently AFTER the update!! I found this optimized deck for farming Kaiba. The deck apparently will consistently get you 6000+ assessment points. By FAR the best way I've seen!! What do you guys think:
anoymous 4hour ago
Wouldn't conscription be incredibly useful here? 75% success rate
anoymous 4hour ago
But what would you do after that? It won't sit there too long.
anoymous 7hour ago
Cat + Wonder Balloons + Burn Variant may work.
Use Magical Hats, Windstorm of Etaqua, Abyssal Designator, etc. to stop D.D. Warrior and you should be fine.

Any other problems with this?
anoymous 6hour ago
Maybe complete Burn Deck may be viable?
anoymous 6hour ago
Just realized he has Twister...
anoymous 7hour ago
Hope he uses up all of his 3 Monster Zones, so that he cannot summon D.D. Warrior.
anoymous 7hour ago
Or in addition to that, maybe use Cup of Ace to draw into Burn Combo faster. If Kaiba draws, you can also try to stall him out. It's risky but maybe worth it.
anoymous 7hour ago
Though you might want Yugi's Destiny Draw Skill instead of Draw Sense Earth/Low Level. This is especially useful because you run Abyssal Designator. Maybe?
anoymous 8hour ago
so nothing works now.... ideas anyone?
anoymous 21hour ago
Would a clown deck work?
anoymous 5hour ago
don't think so, since he got Twister and DD Warrior is still a bi*ch
Fapinou 1days ago
Fapinou 15hour ago
Cat's Ear deck, but i didn't updated
Falcon 16hour ago
What type of deck did you used??
anoymous 1days ago
I use the Pure cat ear deck and it still works??
anoymous 1days ago
No it doesn't, not if you have updated
✺Boc4rdi GOD 1days ago
Use Milenium Scorpion / Ryrioku fiels / BAOU sword... and defensive trap/spells... insect imitation is very good... scorpion has 1800 def... the sword will negate DD warrior..... maybe in REX deck, you go with 1900 dinos + scorpion.. it's an old farm deck.. i will try yo make one today and see if works.
anoymous 1days ago
Why so much "..." ? Its fcking annoying
anoymous 2days ago
Confirmed: Konami has fixed. Both decks are obsoleted. No one work anymore.
anoymous 2days ago
If you use Sogen or Forest Field Spell cards that will increase the attack of almost all his monsters. Considering Vorse Raider and Battle Ox are 1900 and 1700 respectively that would put them at 2100 and 1900 atk. You might be able to use Naturia Dragonfly or best case Celtic Guardian (both 4 star earth cards so draw low level or draw earth) to stall and then equip them with equip spells to bring them up to 1700 or 1900 (why Celtic Guardian would be best) then keep the Riryoku Fields, Windstorm of Etaquia, Magical Arm Shield and/or other protective cards until you can summon Blue Eyes Ultimate or whatever powerful end monster you used to finish Kaiba with. I dont know if this will work in reality sounds good on paper. Any suggestions?
anoymous 2days ago
He'll just suicide DD Warrior into your Blue Eyes or any powerful monsters you summon. The best way to defeat him is using a beat down deck with defensive spell/traps like mirror wall, windstorm of etaqua, magical arm shield, and michizure. Use Riryoku for offensive maneuver. Set magical arm shield and leave one monster zone open in case he attacks with DD warrior.
OP 2days ago
Alright I just ran this deck line up of 2 Celtic Guardian, Naturia Dragonfly, Versago, 2 Blue Eyes White Dragons, 1 Black Pendant, 2 Gravity Axe, 1 Polymerization, 2 Sogen,Forest, Mirror Wall, Magic Jammer, Magical Arm Shield, 3 Riryoku, Enchanted Javelin, and Blue Eyes Ultimate I tried this twice worked once probably wouldve worked both times but i miss timed a trap use at your own risk.
anoymous 2days ago
i have tried aqua chorus but that requires you to have two cats on the field and it also requires that Kaiba doesnt have two of a kind of any of his monsters. They have essentially made it impossible to reliably beat Kaiba. At this point I am stage 50 and I dont think I could even beat Kaiba with any deck anymore.
anoymous 2days ago
i have tried aqua chorus but that requires you to have two cats on the field and it also requires that Kaiba doesnt have two of a kind of any of his monsters. They have essentially made it impossible to reliably beat Kaiba. At this point I am stage 50 and I dont think I could even beat Kaiba with any deck anymore.
ANgry NoOB 2days ago
What's the point of using this deck if IN THE FIRST PLACE, WHAT I WANT FROM KAIBA IS ENEMY CONTROLLER? Then you dare INCLUDE IT IN A SIMULATED DECK IN ORDER TO FARM HIM? Are the admins/contributors of this site nuts, or just stupid?!
ISexUrMomOnXboxLive 2days ago
dumbo, enemy controller isn't in the build. Look again. Enemy controller is what kaiba has in his lvl 40 deck. p.s. I did your mom, 1v1 me on rust. Im 13.
anoymous 2days ago
this dude went full retard.
anoymous 2days ago
?? Are you just stupid?
Domiel 3days ago
Confirmed: Neither Cats Ear or Spirit Ryu work. He will Always attack Spirit Ryu and if he has +1 more monsters on the field then you do CET then he will suicide one and leave at least one monster on the field.

I swear, Konami is literally making it more and more difficult to get Enemy Controller. I have completed every set in the game so far, have opened over 900 packs, have gotten King of Games and yet, the one card I am missing and so far the hardest task in the game has been trying to obtain a single copy of Enemy Controller.
anoymous 2days ago
Lucky I am because I already got 3 of these
I love decks in butt 3days ago
Cat's ear deck no longer works anymore too. He keeps suiciding. Last game I had 2 on the field and he suicided to 1 of them and the other on the next round.
Inti 2days ago
Don't use tribe anymore and you should't have gotten the update.
anoymous 3days ago
Spirit Ryu no longer works to stall attacks anymore
Geniodistratto 3days ago
Sadly I have to tell you that neither cat's earth trine works anymore
Geniodistratto 3days ago
Kaiba attacks it even if he doesn't have more damage than your LP, even if cat ear is in attack position
I love decks 69 3days ago
why doesn't cat ear work anymore?
Geniodistratto 3days ago
It actually doesn't want me to load this screen
Geniodistratto 3days ago
It did not load then screenshot, sorry
anoymous 3days ago
I was able to defeat Kaiba with Cerberus deck. This deck is not possible without Mako's Balance skill. You need 3 cerberus and 2 Riryoku to succeed. He was able to use enemy controller on one of my Cerberus but luckily I have 3 of them so it wasn't a problem.
anon 2days ago
How do you deal with D.D. Warrior with this deck? Would he just banish your Cerberus?
anoymous 5days ago
Need help. At stage 45 you need to use joey to defeat lvl40 kaiba, any recommended decks, struggling to defeat him rn
anoymous 5days ago
The pic doesnt come up so i will just write it down Twin Barrel Dragon X2 (jerry bean or axe raider if u want) Sphere Kuriboh X1 Leotaur X2 HunterX2 Unfriendly AmazonX1 Time WizardX1 (joey use him alot in the anime) REBD X1 RiryokuX1 TwisterX2(useless dont put it in my mistake) Grace ful dice x1 Mirror wall Metal morph Wind if etaqua Magical hat
anoymous 5days ago
Dunno if u already beat him or not but i use this one u can replace for anything that power up your mons Hunter is the hero here always choose Beast Warrior so that u can fight his Vorse Raider
kaous 6days ago
For those who don't have a second Riryoku, you can also use any +500 ATK Equip Spell that can be equipped on Kaiba's Blue-Eyes. Use it before using Riryoku to give Cu Chulain +1750 ATK (500 + 1750 + 3000 = 5250). Kaiba will not Twister the equip cards on his own blue eyes.

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