Best Decks in Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel: Ranked from Worst to Best

We’ve ranked the best decks from Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel, the ones with the best tricks up its sleeve to give you the winning edge.

After a long delay, Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel was finally released on January 19, 2022. Both the card game and anime fans can now enjoy this truly remarkable and addicting game. Moreover, even general card game fans will also love this game.

Yu-Gi-Oh contains a lot of variety of cards to choose from. Monsters, Spells, Traps which with their own unique powers. For new players or even newcomers to the whole franchise, creating the perfect deck will take some time and a lot of trial and error. Hence, we bring you some of the best decks in Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel.

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Top 10 Best Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel Decks

Link Generation starter deck

Link Generation is one of the three starter decks in Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel. The Link Generation plays with style and some impressive advanced tricks among the three. Hence, being a beginner, this deck will be hard to play with and will take some getting used to. Nonetheless, it is a very fun deck to use.

The main theme of this deck is to use Link Summoning to send Link Rating monsters to the graveyard and use them to summon stronger ones, and so on. This deck has some great cards from Cyberse, worth mentioning are Decode Talker and Brave Drive.

Main Deck:

  • Proton x2
  • Digitron x2
  • Suppression Collider x2
  • Texchanger x3
  • Backlinker
  • Launcher Commander x3
  • Bitrooper x2
  • Link Streamer x2
  • Bravedrive x3
  • Dual Assembwurm x2
  • Share the Pain x2
  • Blustering Winds x2
  • Parallel Twister x2
  • Cynet Universe x2
  • Link Bound x2
  • Spool Code x2
  • Cyberse Beacon x2
  • Cynet Cascade x2
  • Jelly Cannon x2

Extra Deck:

  • Link Spider
  • LANphorhynchus
  • Progleo
  • Decode Talker
  • Rasterliger

9. Power of the Dragon

Power of the Dragon

Power of the Dragon is also one of the three starter decks you can choose from once you start playing. Although it is a starter deck, it is a very dependable deck to use. Not to mention very easy to use. Anyone trying this game for the first time can easily pick this one without a second thought.

Power of the Dragon uses a lot of classic and nostalgic cards such as the Blue-Eyes White Dragon and King Dragun. It is a fairly balanced deck focusing on Dragons and Fusion Summoning. This technique gives you an army of dragons ready to destroy your foes.

Main Deck:

  • Luster Dragon x3
  • Divine Dragon Ragnarok x2
  • Blue-Eyes White Dragon x2
  • Twin-Headed Behemoth
  • The Dark – Hex-Sealed Fusion x2
  • Kidmodo Dragon x2
  • Lord of D. x2
  • Lancer Dragonute x2
  • Axe Dragonute x2
  • Kaiser Glider x2
  • Strong Wind Dragon
  • The Flute of Summoning Dragon x2
  • Stamping Destruction x3
  • Back to Square One x2
  • Fusion Substitute x2
  • Rush Recklessly x2
  • Silver’s Cry x2
  • Ring of Destruction x2
  • Threatening Roar x2
  • Defense Draw x2

Extra Deck:

  • King Dragun x3
  • Five-Headed Dragon x2

8. Six Samurai

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The Six Samurai is one of the simpler decks in the game. It does not rely on complex techniques or tricks and sticks to the basics, with its relatively low level but powerful cards. Moreover, the main goal of this deck is to summon a lot of the mentioned low-level monsters then sacrifice them to summon the strongest cards that will change the tides of the game. This deck will also give you spells that will allow you to draw and summon your main Six Samurai cards directly.

Main Deck:

  • Shien’s Squire x1
  • Secret Six Samurai – Fuma x1
  • Kagemusha of the Six Samurai x1
  • Secret Six Samurai – Genba x1
  • Legendary Six Samurai  – Kageki x3
  • The Six Samurai – Zanji x2
  • The Six Samurai – Nisashia x1
  • The Six Samurai – Irou x2
  • Legendary Six Samurai – Kizan x3
  • Legendary Six Samurai – Enishi x1
  • Shien’s Daredevil x1
  • Secret Six Samurai – Kizaru x1
  • Grandmaster of the Six Samurai x2
  • Enishi, Shien’s Chancellor x1
  • Great Shogun Shien x2
  • Raigeki x1
  • Monster Reborn x1
  • Reinforcement of the Army x1
  • Smashing Ground x1
  • Shien’s Smoke Signal x3
  • Legendary Ebon Steed x1
  • Six Samurai United x1
  • Gateway of the Six x1
  • Shien’s Dojo x1
  • Mystical Space typhoon x1
  • Six Scrolls of the Samurai x1
  • Asceticism of the Six Samurai x1
  • Return of the Six Samurai x1
  • Double-Edged Sword Technique x1
  • Musakani Magatama x2

Extra Deck:

  • Secret Six Samurai – Rihan x3
  • Legendary Six Samurai – Shi En x2
  • Shadow of the Six Samurai x2

7. Exodia One Turn Kill

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Exodia is one of the most iconic cards of the series, mainly due to it being overpowered by having the ability to win a game in one turn. Hence, drawing the full set of Exodia is one of the best feelings in the entire game.

This deck has a mix of strategies, in addition to some lucks. The strategy is quite simple. First, you will be using a lot of card drawing abilities, spells, etc., to increase your chances of getting all the Exodia parts. Meanwhile, there will be a few attacking and defensive cards to keep you standing. Your most useful cards will be Broken Bamboo Sword, Curse Bamboo Sword, Blue-Eyes White Dragon, and Magical Library. Your win is confirmed right there if you can hold on for long enough and get all the Exodias.

Main Deck:

  • Exodia The Forbidden One x1
  • Right Leg Of The Forbidden One x1
  • Left Leg Of The Forbidden One x1
  • Left Arm Of The Forbidden One x1
  • Right Arm Of The Forbidden One x1
  • Blue-Eyes White Dragon x3
  • The White Stone Of Legend x2
  • Magicians’ Souls x2
  • Royal Magical Library x3
  • Upstart Goblin x3
  • Trade-In x3
  • Golden Bamboo Sword x3
  • One Day Of Peace x1
  • Triple Tactics Talent x3
  • Broken Bamboo Sword x 3
  • Cursed Bamboo Sword x3
  • Pseudo Space x3
  • Chicken Game x3

Extra Deck:

Linkuriboh x1

6. Synchro of Unity

Synchro of Unity

Synchro of Unity is the last starter deck in Yu Gi Oh Master Duel. Even though it is just a starter deck, using the right combinations can make this deck one of the strongest in the existing meta.

At first, using the Synchro Summoning mechanic may be a bit confusing, but since it’s a starting deck, it is designed to be easily grasped. Then, using Synchro Summoning, you will be combining different Tuner monsters to summon strong Synchro Monsters that will deal massive damage. So not only will your play area be filled with low monsters to hold the line, but you will also constantly be synchro summoning monsters to attack as well as apply buffs/ nerfs.

Main Deck:

  • Turbo Synchron x2
  • Speed Warrior x3
  • Nitro Synchron x2
  • Shield Wing x2
  • Junk Synchron x3
  • Shine Knight x2
  • Rockstone Warrior x2
  • Max Warrior x3
  • Tasuke Knight
  • Turret Warrior x2
  • The Warrior Returning Alive x2
  • Synchro Blast Wave x2
  • Shard of Greed x2
  • Mystical Space Typhoon x3
  • Half Shut x3
  • Kunai with Chain x2
  • Synchro Deflector x2
  • Limiter Overload x2

Extra Deck:

  • Junk Warrior
  • Flamvell Uruquizas
  • Turbo Warrior
  • Nitro Warrior
  • Colossal Fighter

5. Eldlich


If you love playing tactically, tiring out your opponents, taking it slowly rather than attacking head-on, then the Eldlich deck build is a worthy choice for you. This deck uses loads of spells and trap cards to restrict opponents’ gameplay and essentially ruins their plans.

Your main goal will be to use your spells and traps to trap your opponent while using the handful but strong monster cards to attack. As the deck’s name suggests, your best card here is Eldlich the Golden Lord.

Main Deck:

  • Eldlich the Golden Lord x3
  • Lava Golem x2
  • Maxx “C” x3
  • Cursed Eldland x2
  • Eldlixir of White Destiny x1
  • 3x Pot of Extravagance x3
  • Eldlixir of Black Awakening x2
  • Golden Land Forever! x1
  • Huaquero of the Golden Land x2
  • Conquistador of the Golden Land x3
  • Eldlixir of Scarlet Sanguine x3
  • Skill Drain x3
  • Infinite Impermanence x2
  • Vanity’s Emptiness x1
  • Solemn Judgment x3
  • Imperial Order x1
  • There Can Be Only One x3
  • Rivalry of Warlords x1
  • Gozen Match x1
  • Mistake x1

Extra Deck:

  • Superdreadnought Rail Cannon Gustav Max x3
  • Link Spider x1
  • Imduk the World Chalice Dragon x2
  • Superdreadnought Rail Cannon Juggernaut Liebe x1
  • Number 81: Superdreadnought Rail Cannon Super Dora x1
  • Skypalce Gangaridai x1

4. Drytron


Using Drytron deck, you’ll be using all types of summoning, such as ritual summoning, XYZ summoning, and Link Summoning, to summon Drytrons and other powerful monsters. Furthermore, you will also have access to a card that restricts opponents from using summons as well.

Keep on using summon combos to fill your play area with monsters boasting high attack powers in a matter of minutes. Although it will take a bit of practice to get used to all the cards here, it is worth it.

Main Cards:

  • Drytron Meteonis Draconids x1
  • Herald of Ultimateness x1
  • Cyber Angel Benten x3
  • Drytron Alpha Thuban x3
  • Drytron Zeta Aldhibah x3
  • Drytron Gamma Eltanin x1
  • Drytron Delta Altais x1
  • Diviner of the Herald x3
  • Herald of Orange Light x3
  • Eva x2
  • Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring x3
  • Maxx “C” x2
  • Drytron Nova x2
  • Drytron Fafnir x1
  • Meteonis Drytron x2
  • Cyber Emergency x3
  • Foolish Burial x1
  • Called by the Grave x2
  • Crossout Designator x1
  • Infinite Impermanence x2

Extra Deck:

  • Divine Arsenal AA-ZEUS – Sky Thunder x1
  • Beatrice, Lady of the Eternal x1
  • Drytron Mu Beta Fafnir x2
  • Lyrilusc – Assembled Nightingale x1
  • Borrelsword Dragon x1
  • Knightmare Unicorn x1
  • Union Carrier x1
  • I:P Masquerena x1
  • Linkuriboh x1
  • Black Rose Dragon x1
  • F. A. Dawn Dragster x1
  • Herald of the Arc Light x2
  • Elder Entity N’tss x1

3. Sky Striker

Sky Striker

The Sky Striker deck uses Sky Striker monsters and spell cards to perform Link Summons and keep the playfield advantageous towards you using the Spells. This deck is very versatile as it can both cause direct damage as well as control the game by denying the opponent as much freedom as possible.

New players might not be too fond of this deck as it is mostly Sky Striker archetypes and not much else. But if you are bent on climbing the ranks of Yu Gi Oh Master Duel, this deck is a strong contender.

Main Deck:

  • Sky Striker Ace – Raye x3
  • Sky Striker Ace – Roze x1
  • Effect Veller x3
  • Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring x3
  • Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit x2
  • Maxx “C” x3
  • D.D. Crow x2
  • Nibiru, the Primal Being x1
  • Formud Skipper x3
  • Sky Striker Mecha Modules – Multirole x2
  • Sky Striker Airspace – Area Zero x1
  • Sky Striker Mobilize – Engage! x2
  • Sky Striker Mecha – Shark Cannon x2
  • Sky Striker Maneuver – Jamming Waves! x1
  • Sky Striker Maneuver – Afterburners! x2
  • Sky Striker Mecha – Hornet Drones x1
  • Sky Striker Mecharmory – Hercules Base x2
  • Sky Striker Mecha – Widow Anchor x2
  • Reinforcement of the Army x1
  • Foolish Burial x1
  • Foolish Burial Goods x3
  • Sky Striker Maneuver – Scissors Cross x1
  • Infinite Impermanence x2

Extra Deck:

  • Sky Striker Ace – Kagari x1
  • Sky Striker Ace – Kaina x2
  • Sky Striker Ace – Hayate x2
  • Sky Striker Ace.- Shizuku x3
  • Sky Striker Ace – Zeke x2
  • Linkuriboh x1
  • Crystron Halqifbrax x1
  • Accesscode Talker x1
  • Knightmare Phoenix x1
  • Knightmare Unicorn x1

2. Prank Kids Fusion Deck

Prank Kids Fusion Deck

Our 2nd Spot for the best deck in Yu Gi Oh! Master Duel goes to Prank Kids Fusion Deck. A vicious yet straightforward deck. You get a lot of strong Prank Kids cards, which are relative of lower rarity and level but also reliable. Therefore you can purchase them cheap or craft them with minimal resources from the Prank Panic! pack.

The aim is to fill the play area with as many of these cards as possible, granting you the ability to summon scary strong Monster cards using Fusion Summon. On the other hand, your traps and spells will keep opponents from trying to clear your hands or the playing field.

Furthermore, the most useful cards here are the Rip-Roaring Roaster which destroys all enemy traps and spells, and Thunder Dragon Colossus, which exerts heavy damage.

Main Deck:

  • Prank-Kids Fansies x3
  • Prank-Kids Dropsies x3
  • Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring x3
  • Prank-Kids Lampsies x3
  • Prank-Kids Rocksies x3
  • Thunder Dragon x3
  • Raigeki x1
  • Polymerization x3
  • Monster Reborn x1
  • Prank-Kids Place x3
  • Prank-Kids Pranks x2
  • Twin Twisters x2
  • Prank-Kids Pandemonium x3
  • Infinite Impermanence x3
  • Skill Drain x3
  • Prank-Kids Plan x1

Extra Deck:

  • Prank-Kids Rocket Ride x2
  • Prank-Kids Weather Washer x2
  • Thunder Dragon Colossus x1
  • Prank-Kids Battle Butler x1
  • Toadally Awesome x1
  • Prank-Kids Meow-Meow-Mu x2
  • Prank-Kids Dodo-Doodle-Doo x3
  • Prank-Kids Bow-Wow-Bark x1
  • Prank-Kids Rip-Roarin-Roaster x1
  • Accesscode Talker x1

1. Virtual World

Virtual World

One of the strongest decks to exist in the game right now, if not the strongest. If you’re serious about becoming a champion in this game, you should really go for this deck build.

The deck uses a strong combination of Virtual World cards and Synchro Summoning Cards to summon unique monsters with powerful skills. Use these cards to swarm your playing field with monsters. Then with these, you can attack and sacrifice them to the graveyard using certain spell cards to summon stronger monsters or raise the attack power of existing monsters.

The best cards here are the Virtual World Beast- Jiujiu, which can’t be destroyed as long as cards are in the graveyard. The second-best is the True King of All Calamities, which can deal a lot of damage and make certain enemy cards useless.

Main Deck:

  • Virtual World Mai-Hime – Lulu x3
  • Virtual World Hime – Nyannyan x2
  • Virtual World Roshi – Laolao x3
  • Virtual World Xiezhi – Jiji x3
  • Virtual World Kirin – Lili x3
  • Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring x3
  • Maxx “C” x1
  • Nibiru, the Primal Being x1
  • PSY-Framegear Gamma x2
  • PSY-Frame Driver x1
  • Virtual World City – Kauwloon x3
  • Virtual World Gate – Qinglong x3
  • Crossout Designator x3
  • Called by the Grave x2
  • Emergency Teleport x2
  • Pot of Desires x3
  • Virtual World Gate – Xuanwu x1
  • Virtual World Gate – Chuche x2

Extra Deck:

  • Virtual World Phoenix – Fanfan x1
  • Virtual World Kyubi – Shenshen x1
  • Virtual World Beast – Juijiu x1
  • The Phantom Knights of Break Sword x1
  • Gaia Dragon, the Thunder Charger x1
  • Constellar Ptolemy M7 x1
  • True King of All Calamities x1
  • Divine Arsenal AA-ZEUS – Sky Thunder x1
  • Cloudcastle x1
  • Vermillion Dragon Mech x1
  • Coral Dragon x1
  • Ravenous Crocodragon Archethys x1
  • Stardust Charge Warrior x1
  • Ultimaya Tzolkin x1
  • Crystal Wing Synchro Dragon x1

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