Want to have all the answers whilst dueling? check out how to build a balanced deck in Yu-Gi-Oh! Master duel.

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Konami has released over 10 thousand cards since Yu-Gi-Oh! inception in 1996 by Kazuki Takahashi. Constructing a deck of 40 or 60 cards can be extremely challenging! Not to worry! We have some tips for you on how to build a balanced and competitive deck in Yu-Gi-Oh! Master duel.

How to Build a Balanced deck in Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel

Choose an Archetype

There are hundreds of Archetypes within the Yu-Gi-Oh! world! However, they all look so fascinating which makes the player’s choice so much harder! From Dragons such as Dragunity and Blue-Eyes, to Spellcasters such as Dark Magician and Magistus, there is something there for all Yu-Gi-Oh! fans. Want to be more competitive? Check out our top 5 decks which include specific archetypes.

Use Some Staple Cards

Cards such as Monster Reborn, Twin Twisters, and Raigeki, are known in the Yu-Gi-Oh! community as Staples. These cards are so versatile and powerful that you can include in any deck, just balance them out in terms of what you need e.g. Monster destruction or Spell and Trap removal.


Handtraps are undoubtedly the most important type of card in Yu-Gi-Oh! currently! Cards like Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring, Effect Veiler and Infinite Impermanence are crucial to your path to Diamond rank! Handtraps can completely change the game, stopping your opponents’ combo, or gaining an advantage during your turn.

Practise makes Perfect

Finally, just practice with your deck in both ranked and casual gameplay, and get to Diamond rank as quickly as possible!