List of Control Decks | Duel Links

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This page contains the list of the most popular Control Decks in the game, Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links. Use this page to find the best Decks to play against other players in the current meta of the game.

List of Control Decks

S Tier Decks

Deck Detail
Melodious Melodious
Rating: 46 /50
Description
An unorthodox Fusion-based archetype that managed to get a massive boost thanks to the new wave of cards, Melodious Decks will have great control over the battlefield, especially in battle against Special Summoned monsters.

A Tier Decks

Deck Detail
Thunder Dragons Thunder Dragons
Rating: 46 /50
Description
Thunder Dragons use their effect to consantly recycle each other around the Duel so you can continuously summon Xyz Monsters.
Triamid Triamid
Rating: 45 /50
Description
This Deck uses several Field Spells and the effects of its Triamid monsters to gain control of the field.
Blue-Eyes Blue-Eyes
Rating: 45 /50
Description
Blue Eyes is an agressive Deck that constantly places powerful monsters on the field to overwhelm your opponent.
Burning Abyss Burning Abyss
Rating: 44 /50
Description
Do not let the monsters' low ATK fool you, as the power of the Burning Abyss lies in its ability to control the field and amass quite a number of Special Summoned monsters to fight. When built right, even the Graveyard becomes a secondary resource, and it becomes a consistent and self-sustaining Deck that can match any other Deck's firepower.
Water XYZ Water XYZ
Rating: 44 /50
Description
Gain quick control of the Duel by utilizing your WATER Monsters and the Territory of the Sharks skill to Summon powerful Xyz and Synchro WATER Monsters.
Prediction Princess Prediction Princess
Rating: 43 /50
Description
This Deck is a very defensive Deck with its reliance on Effect Monsters that trigger whenever they are flipped face-up. While that may be inherently bad, that weakness is easily fixed with Prediction Princess Tarotrei, being able to flip monsters from face-down to face-up on command, and vice versa.
Ritual Beasts Ritual Beasts
Rating: 43 /50
Description
Ritual Beasts can quickly control the Duel by establishing strong defenses on their side of the field.
Noble Knights Noble Knights
Rating: 43 /50
Description
This Deck uses Noble Knights to summon its Xyz Monsters and increases their ATK with Noble Arms Equip Spells.
Gagaga Onomatopia Gagaga Onomatopia
Rating: 43 /50
Description
A great introductory Deck for those who want to familiarize themselves with the Xyz Summoning method, Onomatopeia specializes in Level 4 monster rushes to get their Rank 4 Xyz Monsters out to control the field.
Invoked Neos Invoked Neos
Rating: 42 /50
Description
Invoked Neos Decks fill the field with Fusion Monsters, particularly through Invoked Fusion Summons.
Gimmick Puppet Gimmick Puppet
Rating: 42 /50
Description
Gimmick Puppets have control over the field through various Xyz Summonings, especial "Number 15: Gimmick Puppet Giant Grinder" that has the ability of destroying Special Summoned monsters.
Invoked Yang Zing Invoked Yang Zing
Rating: 42 /50
Description
An archetype known for their ability to constantly keep their presence on the field, Yang Zing is an archetype that has one of the rare abilities to conduct a Synchro Summon during your opponent's turn to derail their strategy. The archetype also enjoys its synergy with the Invokers engine, enjoying its possible prime as it did in the card game.
Lunalight Lunalight
Rating: 41 /50
Description
A control Deck that has the special option of using the Extra Deck as a Fusion Material resource. Lunalights have enough effects to keep the boss monsters safe for an attempt to win the game.
Satellarknights Satellarknights
Rating: 41 /50
Description
Stellarknights can constantly be recycled onto the field so you can repeatedly Xyz Summon your Boss Monster.
Gouki Gouki
Rating: 41 /50
Description
Gouki monsters allow you to control the field by using their effect to search each other when they are destroyed.
Fortune Lady Fortune Lady
Rating: 41 /50
Description
Fortune Ladies thrive on being Special Summoned, whether immediately or on a delay. The goal is to bring out their signature boss monster, Fortune Lady Every, let it stay on the field for as long as possible, and Synchro Summon other monsters with useful effects.
Crystal Beasts Crystal Beasts
Rating: 41 /50
Description
This Deck is your typical heavy Control. Aim to maintain an advantage on the field as you set up your Crystal Beasts monsters.
Dream Mirror Dream Mirror
Rating: 40 /50
Description
Dream Mirror heavily focuses on the ability to Special Summon monsters depending on the situation, which are further augmented by two Field Spells that can alternate between one another.
Fire King Fire King
Rating: 40 /50
Description
This Deck controls the field by continously Special Summoning Fire King cards to destroy all cards on the field.
Witchcrafters Witchcrafters
Rating: 40 /50
Description
A Deck that challenges a Duelist's ability to maintain card advantage, Witchcrafters live and die by their access to Spell Cards at any given moment. So long as the player has even one on their hands, Witchcrafters have a barrier of protection.
Star Seraph Star Seraph
Rating: 40 /50
Description
This Deck controls the field by continuously Summoning Star Seraph monsters in order to use them as material for an Xyz Summon.

B Tier Decks

Deck Detail
Gravekeeper Gravekeeper's
Rating: 39 /50
Description
A slow-paced Deck that finds its stride in denying the opponent their Graveyard as a second resource, Gravekeeper's force their opponent to rely to cards and effects on hand, which is especially important on a meta that has been growing its usage of the Graveyard with new archetypes.
Desperado Desperado
Rating: 39 /50
Description
This Deck makes use of the skill Master of Destiny along with coin flip effect cards to maintain card advantage.
Evil Eye Evil Eye
Rating: 39 /50
Description
This deck aims to equip Evil Eye of Selene onto your Medusa, Watcher of the Evil Eye.
Crystrons Crystrons
Rating: 38 /50
Description
This Deck controls the field by continuously Synchro Summoning monsters from the Extra Deck.
Counter Fairies Counter Fairies
Rating: 37 /50
Description
When under a good Duelist with great management of cards, this Deck can quite possibly be the most annoying one in the game.
Lightsworn Lightsworn
Rating: 36 /50
Description
This Deck uses Lightsworn monsters to fill your Graveyard and allows you to summon its Boss Monster.
Smile World Smile World
Rating: 36 /50
Description
A recently discovered strategy comes from pairing Amano-Iwato with Yuya Sakaki's "Smile World" Skill to be able to shut down any combos starting with Effect Monsters.
Dragunity Dragunity
Rating: 35 /50
Description
Dragunity Decks use strong monsters and their powerful effects to gain control of the field.
Invoked Magician Girls Invoked Magician Girls
Rating: 35 /50
Description
This Deck synergizes two different archetypes to make a decent Deck that makes use of Invoked Fusion Monsters.
Dark Magician Dark Magician
Rating: 33 /50
Description
This is a Deck that relies on removing your opponent's cards from the field to summon Dark Magician.

C Tier Decks

Deck Detail
Cyber Angels Cyber Angels
Rating: 32 /50
Description
Cyber Angels is a versatile and aggressive Deck that requires good resource management to use.
Ninjas Ninjas
Rating: 30 /50
Description
This Deck aims to control the field by gaining advantage with its Ninja Monsters, Spells, and Traps.
Aromages Aromages
Rating: 30 /50
Description
Aromage Decks aim to flood the field with monsters while constantly increasing your Life Points.
Amazoness Amazoness
Rating: 29 /50
Description
This Deck uses Amazoness Princess and Amazoness Onslaught to flood the field with Amazoness monsters.
Spellbooks Spellbooks
Rating: 26 /50
Description
This Deck relies on Spellbook of Fate to control the field and disrupt your opponent.

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Deck Types

Control Beatdown Burn
Deck Destruction Special Victory
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