Karakuri Deck Guide | Duel Links

This is a guide for building a Karakuri Deck in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links. Learn which cards are needed to build this Deck, how to play the Karakuri, as well as counters, and more!

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This is a guide for building a Karakuri Deck in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links. Learn which cards are needed to build this Deck, how to play the Karakuri, as well as counters, and more!

Karakuri Deck Information

Karakuri Basic Information

Rating Core Card
One Kill
Karakuri Shogun MDL 00 Burei UR.PNGKarakuri Shogun MDL 00 "Burei"


  • Highly aggressive deck.
  • Good card draw.
  • Potential for OTK.

Deck Concept

Karakuri is a swarmy deck that focuses on the Synchro monsters and its mechanic. They also draw a lot of cards making it easier to OTK in the middle stages of a duel.

Boxes and Structure Decks Needed

Box/Structure Deck Image Box/Structure Deck Name
Galactic Origin Galactic Origin
Valiant Souls Valiant Souls
Stardust Acceleration Stardust Acceleration
Revolution Beginning Revolution Beginning
Future Horizon Future Horizon
Dark Dimension Dark Dimension
Aerial Assault Aerial Assault
Arena of Sanctuary Arena of Sanctuary

Karakuri Deck Build


Character Skill
Leo.pngLeo Level Augmentation
Reveal 1 monster in your hand and select 1 monster on your side of the field. The selected monster's level increase by the level of the monster you revealed. This Skill can only be used once per Duel.

Main Deck

Card Name Copies
Righty DriverEnlarge Righty Driver x3
Karakuri Bonze mdl 9763 "Kunamzan"Enlarge Karakuri Bonze mdl 9763 "Kunamzan" x2
Karakuri Ninja mdl 339 "Sazank"Enlarge Karakuri Ninja mdl 339 "Sazank" x2
Karakuri Komachi MDL 224 "Ninishi"Enlarge Karakuri Komachi MDL 224 "Ninishi" x2
Karakuri Muso mdl 818 "Haipa"Enlarge Karakuri Muso mdl 818 "Haipa" x1
Karakuri Merchant MDL 177 "Inashichi"Enlarge Karakuri Merchant MDL 177 "Inashichi" x1
Lefty DriverEnlarge Lefty Driver x1
Donpa Marksman Fur HireEnlarge Cosmic Cyclone x3
Offerings to the DoomedEnlarge Offerings to the Doomed x2
Karakuri Gama OilEnlarge Karakuri Gama Oil x1
Karakuri Cash CacheEnlarge Karakuri Cash Cache x1
Karakuri Cash InnEnlarge Karakuri Cash Inn x1

Extra Deck

Card Name Copies
Karakuri Shogun MDL 00 "Burei"Enlarge Karakuri Shogun MDL 00 "Burei" x2
Karakuri Steel Shodun MDL 00X "Bureido"Enlarge Karakuri Steel Shodun MDL 00X "Bureido" x2
Underworld Fighter BalmungEnlarge Underworld Fighter Balmung x1
Samurai DestroyerEnlarge Samurai Destroyer x1
Brionac Dragon of the Ice BarrierEnlarge Brionac, Dragon of the Ice Barrier x1

Card Alternatives

Psi-ReflectorPsi-Reflector Living FossilLiving Fossil Fiendish ChainFiendish Chain

How to Play Karakuri

Main Combo

Karakuri Shogun MDL 00 Burei UR.PNG

1. Have Karakuri Komachi mdl 224 "Ninishi" on the field. Normal Summon Karakuri Muso mdl 818 "Haipa".
2. Resolve the effect of Karakuri Komachi mdl 224 "Ninishi"s to Normal Summon Karakuri Bonze mdl 9763 "Kunamzan".
3. Use Karakuri Komachi mdl 224 "Ninishi" and Karakuri Muso mdl 818 "Haipa" to Synchro Summon Karakuri Shogun MDL 00 "Burei".

Counters for Karakuri


  • Not enough support.
  • Hard to comeback against a strong board.
  • Weak when it comes to the late game.

Flood the Board

Whether it is via Spell and Trap cards or Monsters, Karakuri decks have a hard time when it comes to removing cards. Flood the board to make sure you have enough threat to deal with theirs.

Try to Hold Out Until the Late Game

When the duel reaches the late game, Karakuri decks tend to run out of steam fast. Take advantage of this by constantly removing threats and keeping your Life Points high.

Related Links

Deck Types

Control Beatdown Burn
Deck Destruction Special Victory

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