Best Character to Level Up: level reward tier list

This page notes what level reward is, level reward tier, and the list of all level reward cards.
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Level reward

What is level reward?

Level reward card is what you can obtain by leveling up characters, including gems, cards, skills, extra deck slots. Which cards and skills you acquire is different according to which character you get to level up.

Level reward details

A table below describes what sorts of reward and how many of each you can get by leveling up a character to 30 (current max level).

Reward typeObtainable quantity
Extra deck slot3

Level reward tier list

Evaluation criteria

Basically a tier list below shows cards and skills that do a fairly good job regardless of a theme of your deck. That means useful level rewards for you will differ from the list if you have a specific theme on your deck. For example, Mai Valentine should be the first to farm for you to build a Wind deck, since you can get Harpie monsters and supports by leveling up her.

S-rank tier

You should level up characters in this tier to 20-25 regardless of a theme of a deck you use.

Bandit Keith

Card/Skill you should get

4[Skill] Switcheroo
Shuffle 1 card from your hand to the Deck, then draw a card. The skill can only be used twice per Duel.

Rating explanation

  • The Switcheroo skill is the most versatile skill.
  • Metalmorph gives your monster significant ATK boost. Also the card can also be obtained as one of the rewards for winning a duel against Joey Lvl 30 or more.

Mai Valentine

Card/Skill you should get

25Windstorm of EtaquaWindstorm of Etaqua

Rating explanation

  • You can easily get essential cards of Harpie deck by leveling up Mai. For your information, Mai's starter deck contains one Harpie Lady, one Harpie Lady Sisters, and one Elegant Egotist.
  • Windstorm of Etaqua is useful to defend your monster from being attacked. It can be used as substitute for Enemy Controller.


Card/Skill you should get

21Curse of AnubisCurse of Anubis

Rating explanation

  • You may give priority to leveling up other characters once you get Curse of Anubis trap.

A-rank Tier List

Mako Tsunami

Card/Skill you should get

3, 16, 23UmiUmi
4[Skill] Mythic Depth
Begins Duel with the Field Spell "Umi" activated.
25Water HazardWater Hazard

Rating explanation

  • "Umi" field spell or the Mythic Depth skill is one of key cards for Water deck.
  • Thanks to the new booster pack, Age of Discovery, Water deck has a potential for being one of the best decks in current card pool

Tea Gradner

Card/Skill you should get

3[Skill] Holy Guard
You receive no battle damage during your turn.
7Ancient ElfAncient Elf
14, 21Freya, Spirit of VictoryFreya, Spirit of Victory
16, 23Court of JusticeCourt of Justice
20[Skill] Life Cost 0
You can use the skill when your Life Points are 1000 or less. You do not have to spend Life Points to activate a card until your opponent's next turn ends. You can only use the skill once per Duel.

Rating explanation

  • Tea's skills are useful. The Holy Guard skill is used to beat Kazejin, Suijin, and Sanga of the Thunder with Yomi Ship. The Life Cost 0 skill is necessary to use the effect of Cyber-Stein.
  • You can obtain Fairy monsters and supports that are necessary to build Fairy deck.
  • Using Fairy deck, you can easily achieve the condition, Summon Light-attribute monsters 200 times, for making Ishizu unlock missions challengable.

Rex Raptor

Card/Skill you should get

4[Skill] Dinosaur Kingdom
Begin duel with the field spell "Jurassic World" activated.
14Two-Headed King RexTwo-Headed King Rex

Rating explanation

  • The Dinosaur Kingdom skill is necessary to build Dinosaur deck, seems to be the most powerful deck.
  • Two-Headed King Rex is one of the two main force of Dinosaur deck. This card is also one of the rewards for winning a duel against Rex all levels.

B-rank Tier List

Yami Yugi

Card/Skill you should get

4[Skill] Power of Dark
Begins Duel with the Field Spell "Yami" activated.
25Mystic BoxMystic Box

Rating explanation

  • The Power of Dark skill works very well especially in the early stage of the game.
  • Mystic Box is one of a few monster removal. It also can be obtained as one of the rewards for winning a duel against Yami Yugi Lvl 40.

Joey Wheeler

Card/Skill you should get

25Heart of the UnderdogHeart of the Underdog

Rating explanation

  • You should take Polymerization from Joey's level reward. You can also obtain it from the Card Trader, but it requires some Trader items.
  • Unnecessary to level up Joey more than 5.

C-rank Tier List

Seto Kaiba

Card/Skill you should get

4[Skill] Peak Performance
Begins Duel with the Field Spell "Mountain" activated.
14Ryu-Kishin PoweredRyu-Kishin Powered

Rating explanation

  • The Peak Performance skill will be set to Winged Beast deck that contain cards that can be obtained even in the early stage of the game, such as Harpie monsters, Faith Bird, Skull Red Bird.


Card/Skill you should get

16Jar of GreedJar of Greed

Rating explanation

  • Jar of Greed works very well to get cards necessary to perform a combo.
  • Mimicat is the most useful card in Toon deck, but the deck type is not a top deck in the Meta.

Ishizu Ishtar

Card/Skill you should get

21Gravekeeper's AssailantGravekeeper's Assailant
23Gravekeeper's SteleGravekeeper's Stele

Rating explanation

  • You may level up Ishizu when you want to use Gravekeeper's deck.

Weevil Underwood

Card/Skill you should get

3Parasite ParacideParasite Paracide
20[Skill] Parasite Infestation
Can be used after the starting hand is distributed. Shuffle random number of Parasite Paracide into your opponent's deck.

Rating explanation

  • The parasite Infestation skill will be used with burn deck that wins a duel by inflicting effect damage.


Gem, card, skill, and deck slot

As noted at the top of the page, you can get gems, cards, skills, and deck slots by raising character's level. Is is common to all available characters.

Reward typeObtainable quantity
Extra deck slot3

Level and reward type

An association between level and reward type is same in available characters with except of Joey who gives you his first skill at level 3.

2Gem x10
3Card 1
4[Skill 1]
5Deck Slot 1
6Gem x15
7Card 2
8Deck Slot 2
9Gem x25
10Card 3
11Card 4
12Gem x35
13[Skill 2]
14Card 5
15Gem x50
16Card 6
17Gem x60
18Card 7
19Gem x75
20[Skill 2]
21Card 8
22Gem x100
23Card 9
24Gem x120
25Card 10
26Gem x150
27Deck Slot 3
28Gem x200
29Gem x250
30Gem x300


anoymous 7days ago


"How many XP needed for each lv up"
anoymous 1/1/1970
Uh no. In level 33 there is a SD with a deck called Graveyard Power, which utilize Wonder Balloons, Bazoo and Excellion. It's hard, harder than some things in stage 39 so I wouldn't say stage 33-38 is the best stage to farm.
anoymous 4days ago
For auto duel: -3 spell purification (removes CONTINUOUS spell only. If you use twister, it might not remove wonder balloons.) -etaqua, kuriboh and cards that work in similar ways, as many as possible (monsters in this deck hv low def) -lots of high atk low lv monster. 90% win but just forget about high score. It is hard to auto & high score against this deck.
anoymous 1/1/1970
That deck is crap. You can't seriously have trouble against it.
Rodrigo Borges 1/1/1970
HLP 1/1/1970
Hi, I did not level characters up first. Instead I do level stage up to 36 now. Should I re-play from beginning stages (such as 20) because it will be easy to farm and level characters up, before do the stages? And if let's say I play in stage 20, it will give rewards very low price? Many thanks!
PJ 1/1/1970
Between stages 33-38 is the best stages to farm. It's fairly easy to level up a character. Getting to Level 20 can take a couple of days.

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