It is a good time to duel. A lot of new cards have been put into the game that makes it easy for people to play with decks they used before. Now there are many cards that are good too. However, it is not easy to get that ranking of King of Games. Some decks are always better than others. Now that the Kaiba Corp Cup second stage has ended, we know which decks are best and why they work so well. The following are the best Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Links decks in the current meta.
1. Dark Magician
Yugi’s long-time friend Dark Magician is more useful than you might think. There are many cards that help him in the game now, thanks to recent events. The new Future Horizon Box also makes him a great deck to use. Do not spend a lot of money on decks. You do not need to buy extra decks because it is hard to find some cards. But you can get them if you try.
So, how does the latest iteration of Dark Magician work? It’s an incredibly consistent deck with powerful searching, as well as the ability to banish and negate. This was achieved with the help of two cards — Magician Navigation and Dark Magical Circle. Magician Navigation is a card that can be used to summon Dark Magician. It also triggers the effect of Banishing an opponent’s spell or trap once in the graveyard. Magician Navigation can be banished to negate an opponent’s spell or trap and open up a safe direct attack which usually results in a one-turn kill.
However, to start this chain, you need two other cards. The Magician’s Rod is very important because it lets you find spells and trap cards that belong to the Dark Magician. It can be found at the Card Trader. Illusion Magic is a card that can be obtained by leveling up Arkana. Illusion magic will help to put your magicians in your hand and trigger the effects of other cards. If you have not leveled up Arkana yet, take advantage of the 1.5 XP campaign and do so soon.
Other cards you might like are The Eye of Timaeus and Dark Cavalry. They are there to help you play against the other top Deck called Elementsabers. Do not skip these if you want a smooth journey to King of Games. Some decks are not as good against the Dark Magician, but we recommend that you use Ishizu. She can use her Sealed Tombs skill to win in any matchup, including mirrors. Power of Dark is another skill she can use, but it’s not as good as Sealed Tombs.
What are tech cards? Preparing the usual – Treacherous Trap Hole and Cosmic Cyclone. But if you don’t have enough copies, you can replace them with similar powerful cards like Galaxy Cyclone, Fiendish Chain, Enemy Controller, and more. All that is left to do is a practice against some computer players in Duel Links. When you are good at the game, you will have the best deck in Duel Links.
2. Invoked Elementsabers
Warriors, spellcasters, and fusion monsters have joined together to give us an excellent Duel Links deck: Invoked Elementsabers. It is not often that we see a single box provide all of the necessary materials for a tier one deck, but this is the case with Dark Dimensions and this new and explosive archetype.
Elementsabers is a deck that wins in one turn. It has powerful fusion beasts, like Invoked Cocytus and Invoked Purgatrio. To do this, you must understand all of your cards’ synergies. The two most important cards are Aleister the Invoker and Invocation.
When you summon Invoker, he gives you the spell Invocation. You need to fuse him with either a fire monster or water monster. But there is a trick! Your field spell Palace of the Elemental Lords might give you the right attribute, but it also skips your next battle phase. You can use the other solution to change the attributes of a monster. You will need to have monsters from your opponent’s graveyard or from your own graveyard. Invocation is a card that you can use to fuse monsters from either player’s graveyard.
Once you have done that and you’ve summoned a fusion monster, put the card in your deck. Then you can get the card back from your hand and add it to your hand. The other card (Aleister) is used to make the fusion monster stronger. If you have Purgatrio on the field, using this move is almost always a guaranteed win because the fusion monster inflicts piercing damage and can attack every monster your opponent controls once per turn. Cocytus is even safer because it’s immune to enemy card effects and can attack even when it’s in a face-up defense position. This makes the deck not only incredibly consistent and self-sustaining but one that assures quick victories in most matchups.
Some decks do not have much back row removal and this is bad. This deck needs three Cosmic Cyclones to be good because they can remove cards from the back of the opponent’s side of the field. The deck usually triggers with Sorcery Conduit skill so it might need three Cosmic Cyclones to trigger that skill. This skill of Yami Yugi lets you draw a random spellcaster monster every time your life points go down by 1000. Invoker is the only spellcaster in your deck, which makes this skill very useful to find it. This also makes Invoked Elementsabers very consistent.
Invoked Elementsabers is not an easy deck to get. You need two or three copies of many UR and SR cards. You can get it with luck, gem hoarding, and spending money too.
The Synchro deck has been a long time coming. There have been some really good decks before, but this one is better. This zombie samurai deck can attack quickly and does well against other decks. It is the best Duel Links deck right now.
The most successful version currently in the meta is a 30-card deck that makes use of That Grass Looks, Greener. Just like other decks that utilize this card, the goal is to mill part of your deck to the grave. This in turn activates the core card — Burgeoning Whirlflame. This trap allows you to banish two fire monsters from your graveyard and add Burgeoning Whirlflame back to your hand. What is so special about that? Almost all of your Shiranui monsters are fire-type and have effects that can be triggered upon banishment. Solitaire allows you to summon another Shiranui monster once per turn, Samurai adds a monster to your hand, Spiritmaster destroys an opponent’s card, and so on.
But how do you do damage? This is where your synchro cards come in. They require To summon a synchro, you need one tuner monster and one non-tuner monster whose star number equals the synchro you want to summon. There are many good ones like Sunsaga with 3500 attack or Squiresaga that can boost your attack and destroy a spell, trap, and/or monster on the field. However, it’s still recommended to add one Black Rose Dragon to your Extra deck in case you need to find yourself in need of a field clearing ability. Suzuki and Bacon Saver are two other cards that are great additions, which will only complement the archetype and “grass” strategy.
If you want to have the That Grass Looks Greener card in your first hand, then you should use one of two skills. The restart will help you get that card more often. Spell Specialist will also help because it makes the Shiranui deck more consistent. This is how it works: you need to have five or more spell cards with different names in your deck, which significantly increases the chance of your opening hand containing a spell card. Nevertheless, most decks run one copy of Gold Sarcophagus because it can not only search for your Grass card but also trigger monster effects by banishing.
Finally, when it comes to tech cards, you can go wild — since none of the Shiranui cards have made it onto the limited list, you can use two copies of Enemy Controller or whatever else comes to mind. It’s what makes Shiranui so great. But it’s one of the best Duel Links decks for another reason too. You can use the cards in the Soul of Resurrection mini box to play because there are many archetypes in that box. It is as close to free-to-play as you can get in the current meta.
If you want to play with a deck that has wings and is good at getting rid of your opponent quickly, look at the Blackwings. This is a type of OTK (one-turn knockout) deck that uses swarming and quick attacks.
At the center of the Blackwings deck is a card that allows you to search your deck for another Blackwing monster. There are two different cards. They search for monsters with fewer attack points than those already on the field, and they can be used as soon as a new Blackwing monster is summoned onto your side of the field. But what if you don’t draw it in your opening or second hand? Then you can use Blackwing – Simoon the Poison Wind. Don’t be overwhelmed by the wall of text in his description. He can be used when you control no other monsters to bring forth your Whirlwind and summon Simoon himself. From there, you’ll want to summon Blackwing – Oroshi the Squall via Whirwind’s effect. It is a tuner monster that will enable you to bring the big bad from your Extra deck out.
There are many synchros you can use. One of them is Obsidian Hawk Joe. It has 2600 attack points and it can redirect attacks to other monsters. Raikiri the Rain Shower does not have that ability, but when you put both of these monsters together, then when your opponent is about to destroy Joe, just make All that’s left is to resummon Raikiri and wipe the opponent’s board. Don’t underestimate the other cards in your extra deck either. Onimaru the Divine Thunder is immune to destruction from card effects and can gain 3000 attacks if its special summoning conditions are met. There isn’t much more you can ask for.
There are a couple of things to note, however. Unlike most of the decks on this list, Blackwings prefer going second. If you do go first, don’t rush and take out all of your strong cards at once. You never know what your opponent might have in stock (usually a Treacherous Traphole). There also are a variety of skills you can use with this deck, but the strongest is Harpie’s Hunting Ground. You can search for more monsters with Whirlwind. You can also clear the way for an OTK by using Hey, Trunade. Blackbird Close is powerful because you can play it from your hand when your Blackwing synchros are on the field.
Blackwing is not a cheap deck. The cards can be found in one main box, Aerial Assault. If you love to be the beatdown and you want to play Duel Links, it may be a good choice.
5. Cyber Dragon
Zane Truesdale’s Cyberdarks were popular last year, but this time his original archetype is picking up speed — Cyber Dragons. It’s a best-of-both-worlds fusion deck, which combines card destruction with high damage output.
So, how what makes Cyber Dragons tick? There are multiple versions of this deck in the meta, but all of them have three cards at their core. The aptly named Cyber Dragon Core is the first of your essential cards. Once per turn, when normal summoned, it allows you to add one Cyber spell or trap from your Deck to your hand. Use this effect to get Cyberload Fusion or Cybernetic Overflow. Cyberload Fusion is a fusion card as its name implies, but it works differently from Polymerization. It can only use materials from your banished cards and from your field. It then shuffles the fusion materials back into the deck instead of sending them to the graveyard. Cybernetic Overflow can only be used once per turn, but it makes the deck consistent and self-sustaining.
Summon Chimeratech Rampage Dragon with its help. It is a powerful effect monster that can clear your enemy’s back row and attack up to three times per turn in exchange for sending two Light Machine monsters to the graveyard.
Your Cybernetic Overflow trap can also clear spells and traps. To use it, you need to banish Cyber Dragon monsters with different levels from your hand, graveyard, or field. That is why the deck usually has both Level 5 Cyber Dragon and Level 4 Cyber Dragon Vier. Better yet, even if your opponent destroys the trap before you can activate it, its second effect allows you to search for another Overflow or Cyberload Fusion. This gives you the ability to make come-back plays even when faced with difficult matchups.
But what if you are facing monsters that your Chimeratech Rampage Dragon can’t defeat on its own? You may need help. There is a card called Concentrating Current and it helps. You can also use Cyber End Dragon. You can fusion summon it with Cyberload Fusion and then the dragon has 4000 attack points which mean not many monsters The best way to get it out on the field is to play the deck with Zane’s Cyber Style skill. However, you can also play the deck with Draw Sense: Low-Level to ensure you get your Cyber Dragon Core copies when you need them.
Cyber Dragon is not a cheap deck. But it is one of the best decks and you should invest in it because they might give more cards for this archetype in future boxes.