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I have been enjoying Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links. As a mobile app game, it has brought back so many fond memories of the original anime and card game tournaments as a kid for me. Konami made something special here.

Of course, the main appeal for me entails collecting in-game cards toward fun deck concepts. After all, the hunt for the top-tier cards is always exciting – digital or otherwise. Putting together a solid deck is why I love the strategy component. You can get real creative with the process.

Below I will list three cards for each type category that are some of the best at the moment. Obviously, there are other deck-worthy ones than just the ones described, but these are excellent by themselves. As Konami introduces more patches and potential cards down the road, all kinds of cards will fight for a slot in your deck.

So, without further ado.


Sphere Kuriboh
Sphere Kuriboh
Can you say “hand trap?” Sphere Kuriboh is a must in any deck. Being able to thwart an attack from your opponent by discarding it is a huge advantage. In general, hand-trap cards are next to impossible to respond to practically. And for what it is worth, its secondary effect is a nice bonus if you happen to use Ritual Summons.

What is there to say about Sphere Kuriboh other than the fact that it is a baller?

Mythical Beast Cerberus
Mythical Beast CerberusThis card has one sole purpose in the community – to “farm” other cards. Once you get this card, you should be able to accumulate a lot of in-game currency to unlock stuff. It pays for itself in no time.

Levia-Dragon – Daedalus
Levia-Dragon - DaedalusAs the “boss” monster of a deck considered in the top three, Levia-Dragon Daedalus is nothing to scoff at regarding raw power. Capable of wiping a board by draining the sea, this commotion in the ocean shows no mercy.


Wonder Balloons
Wonder Balloons

The best Spell in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links at the moment. These balloons are no joke. You can toss excess cards in your hand to lower the offensive power of your opponent’s monsters. Until popped, Wonder Balloons is anything but a celebration for your opponent’s army.

TwisterBlow past obstacles with a storm. For a small price, Twister targets many relevant Spells or Traps (*cough* Wonder Balloons) you would want to destroy on the spot.

Stray Lambs
Stray Lambs

These lambs are more than just cute – they are practical. These tokens can set you up for success or stall out for a comeback play. Looks are indeed deceiving, don’t you think?


Mirror Wall
Mirror Wall
When your opponent’s monsters look in a mirror, they’re in for an unpleasant surprise. Simply put, this Trap is especially handy against a horde of monsters staring you down.

MichizureThis Trap lets you take down a critical threat on your opponent’s side of the board if you lose a monster. Because targeted removal is scarce with the current card offerings, this Trap is beneficial to have.


More often than not, the simplest cards prove to be the most efficient and effective. This Trap boosts a monster’s offensive power by 500 at a moment’s notice. Ideally, you are targeting your own monster for an upperhand. Usually, this is just enough power to come out ahead in a given situation.

So remember: there are plenty of lovely cards than just the ones I listed to juice up your deck’s strength. Be on the lookout for these cards and more. Happy Dueling, Yu-Gi-Oh! fans.

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