Ranked Duels Guide - Season 72 | Duel Links

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This is a comprehensive guide to Ranked Duels in the game Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links. Read on to learn how to Duel against other players, increase your rank, and obtain the many rewards available in each season.

What are Ranked Duels?

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Ranked Duels are monthly events in Duel Links where players can increase their rank by Dueling other players in PvP Duels. A season begins on the first day of each month and ends on the first day of the next month. When a season ends, a new season begins immediately after.

Current Season of Ranked Duels

Current Season Season 72
Season Duration 01/01/2021 (Sat) 1:00 AM UTC ~ 02/01/2022 (Mon) 12:59 AM UTC

How to Play Ranked Duels


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When you choose to Duel against other players in Ranked Duels, the game will search for an appropriate match for you based on your current rank. You will only be matched with opponents that have a rank close to yours.

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Dueling in Ranked Duels is much more challenging than Dueling in the Duel World because you are no longer dealing with an A.I. opponent. Before you participate in Ranked Duels, you must make sure that you have a thought-out Deck. To find the best Decks in the current meta, check out our latest Decks Tier List.

Decks Tier List

Ranking Up

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At the start of each season, every player will begin at Rookie Rank 1. The greatest achievement in Ranked Duels is to gain the King of Games rank before the season ends. As your rank increases, the more rewards you obtain and the stronger your opponents become.

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You can increase your rank by winning a certain number of Duels. If you lose enough Duels, you will receive a demotion and your rank will decrease. At the start of a new season, all ranks from the previous season will be reset. This gives ample opportunity for newer players to rise the ranks.

Gifts and Rewards

Gifts and Rewards

New Ranked Duel Ticket Rewards
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Old Cards Added to Ranked Duels
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Lunar Queen Elzaim.PNGLunar Queen Elzaim Bat.pngBat

Cumulative Rewards

For most of your victories in Ranked Duels, you will be rewarded 5 Gems. However, you can receive other special rewards after attaining a certain number of victories.

Victories Rewards
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Ranked Duels N Ticket Rewards

Ranked Duels R Ticket Rewards

Zombie TigerZombie Tiger Winged MinionWinged Minion Wind EffigyWind Effigy
Warrior of ZeraWarrior of Zera Union RiderUnion Rider Tyranno InfinityTyranno Infinity
Two-Headed King RexTwo-Headed King Rex Trial of NightmareTrial of Nightmare Torpedo FishTorpedo Fish
Synchro MagnetSynchro Magnet Spirit of the BreezeSpirit of the Breeze Shadow TamerShadow Tamer
Second GoblinSecond Goblin Saber BeetleSaber Beetle Roc from the Valley of HazeRoc from the Valley of Haze
Renge Gatekeeper of Dark WorldRenge, Gatekeeper of Dark World Red-Eyes Black Metal DragonRed-Eyes Black Metal Dragon Rare Metal DragonRare Metal Dragon
Rare FishRare Fish Raging Flame SpriteRaging Flame Sprite Rabid HorsemanRabid Horseman
R-Genex OracleR-Genex Oracle Quick-Span KnightQuick-Span Knight Oyster MeisterOyster Meister
OverdriveOverdrive OilmanOilman Mystic HorsemanMystic Horseman
Mist Valley ShamanMist Valley Shaman Minoan CentaurMinoan Centaur Mid Shield GardnaMid Shield Gardna
Maximum SixMaximum Six Magna DragoMagna Drago Madolche ChouxvalierMadolche Chouxvalier
Mad Sword BeastMad Sword Beast Lost Blue BreakerLost Blue Breaker Lord of D.Lord of D.
Little-WinguardLittle-Winguard Light EffigyLight Effigy Lava DragonLava Dragon
Larvae MothLarvae Moth KiseitaiKiseitai KeldoKeldo
Kalantosa Mystical Beast of the ForestKalantosa, Mystical Beast of the Forest Jigen BakudanJigen Bakudan HorusHorus' Servant
Guiding LightGuiding Light Ground Attacker BugrothGround Attacker Bugroth Great WhiteGreat White
GravekeeperGravekeeper's Vassal GravekeeperGravekeeper's Cannonholder Grave ProtectorGrave Protector
Gladiator Beast AndabataGladiator Beast Andabata Gishki NataliaGishki Natalia Gishki EmiliaGishki Emilia
Giltia the D. KnightGiltia the D. Knight Giant FleaGiant Flea Gazelle the King of Mythical BeastsGazelle the King of Mythical Beasts
GaroozisGaroozis Gaia The Fierce KnightGaia The Fierce Knight G.B. HunterG.B. Hunter
FusionistFusionist Flying Kamakiri #2Flying Kamakiri #2 FlyfangFlyfang
Energy BraveryEnergy Bravery Emissary from PandemoniumEmissary from Pandemonium Elemental HERO NecroshadeElemental HERO Necroshade
Dragon Core HexerDragon Core Hexer Divine Dragon RagnarokDivine Dragon Ragnarok Decayed CommanderDecayed Commander
Dark HunterDark Hunter Dark DriceratopsDark Driceratops Dark CatapulterDark Catapulter
D.D. DestroyerD.D. Destroyer Curse of DragonCurse of Dragon Crawling Dragon #2Crawling Dragon #2
Bracchio-RaidusBracchio-Raidus Beast of TalwarBeast of Talwar AlligatorAlligator's Sword
Cannonball Spear ShellfishCannonball Spear Shellfish BerfometBerfomet Armored CybernArmored Cybern
Amazoness FighterAmazoness Fighter Amazoness Chain MasterAmazoness Chain Master AgidoAgido
Thousand KnivesThousand Knives StormStorm Hidden Temples of NecrovalleyHidden Temples of Necrovalley
Black Illusion RitualBlack Illusion Ritual Dangerous Machine Type-6Dangerous Machine Type-6 The Mask of RemnantsThe Mask of Remnants
Spacetime TranscendenceSpacetime Transcendence Curse of the Masked BeastCurse of the Masked Beast Ghost of a GrudgeGhost of a Grudge
Pyramid EnergyPyramid Energy TeleportTeleport Gladiator TamingGladiator Taming
Harpie’s Feather RestHarpie’s Feather Rest Survival InstinctSurvival Instinct Shadow of EyesShadow of Eyes
Hard-sellin’ GoblinHard-sellin’ Goblin GraverobberGraverobber CloningCloning
Aqua ChorusAqua Chorus Amazoness ShamanismAmazoness Shamanism Dice Re-RollDice Re-Roll
Covering FireCovering Fire Astral BarrierAstral Barrier The League of Uniform NomenclatureThe League of Uniform Nomenclature
Hallowed Life BarrierHallowed Life Barrier Big BurnBig Burn Really Eternal RestReally Eternal Rest
Powersink StonePowersink Stone Smashing HornSmashing Horn GjallarhornGjallarhorn
WastelandWasteland Warrior EliminationWarrior Elimination Triangle Ecstasy SparkTriangle Ecstasy Spark
The Flute of Summoning DragonThe Flute of Summoning Dragon Steel ShellSteel Shell HinotamaHinotama
Goblin ThiefGoblin Thief Exile of the WickedExile of the Wicked ExchangeExchange
Eternal DroughtEternal Drought Elegant EgotistElegant Egotist Dust BarrierDust Barrier
Dark-Piercing LightDark-Piercing Light Breath of LightBreath of Light Acid RainAcid Rain
SogenSogen A Feather of the PhoenixA Feather of the Phoenix Primal CryPrimal Cry
The Sanctuary in the SkyThe Sanctuary in the Sky Ancient RulesAncient Rules TransmodifyTransmodify
Berserker CrushBerserker Crush Necklace of CommandNecklace of Command Double AttackDouble Attack
WattkeyWattkey CelestiaCelestia Pain to PowerPain to Power
Chaos DistillChaos Distill Power ConverterPower Converter TrancefamiliarTrancefamiliar
Memory Crush KingMemory Crush King Fire LilyFire Lily Venom BurnVenom Burn
Synchro EjectionSynchro Ejection

Ranked Duels SR Ticket Rewards

Water HazardWater Hazard Time WizardTime Wizard Supremacy BerrySupremacy Berry
Solemn WishesSolemn Wishes Skull-Mark LadybugSkull-Mark Ladybug Skull InvitationSkull Invitation
Skull DiceSkull Dice Silent GraveyardSilent Graveyard Shield & SwordShield & Sword
Second Coin TossSecond Coin Toss SageSage's Stone Reverse TrapReverse Trap
Return of the DoomedReturn of the Doomed ReloadReload Rare MetalmorphRare Metalmorph
Perfectly Ultimate Great MothPerfectly Ultimate Great Moth Orca Mega-Fortress of DarknessOrca Mega-Fortress of Darkness Mystic BoxMystic Box
Millennium ScorpionMillennium Scorpion MetalmorphMetalmorph Magic FormulaMagic Formula
Insect ImitationInsect Imitation Hunting InstinctHunting Instinct Heavy Mech Support PlatformHeavy Mech Support Platform
Heart of the UnderdogHeart of the Underdog HarpieHarpie's Pet Dragon Harpie Lady Phoenix FormationHarpie Lady Phoenix Formation
Great MothGreat Moth GravekeeperGravekeeper's Stele GravekeeperGravekeeper's Recruiter
GravekeeperGravekeeper's Priestess GravekeeperGravekeeper's Chief Graceful DiceGraceful Dice
Giant Axe MummyGiant Axe Mummy Fossil ExcavationFossil Excavation Forgotten Temple of the DeepForgotten Temple of the Deep
Enemy ControllerEnemy Controller Diffusion Wave-MotionDiffusion Wave-Motion Collected PowerCollected Power
Cocoon of EvolutionCocoon of Evolution Chimera the Flying Mythical BeastChimera the Flying Mythical Beast ChampionChampion's Vigilance
Catapult TurtleCatapult Turtle Burst Stream of DestructionBurst Stream of Destruction Black PteraBlack Ptera
Big Evolution PillBig Evolution Pill Battle OxBattle Ox Amazoness WillpowerAmazoness Willpower
Amazoness TigerAmazoness Tiger Amazoness SageAmazoness Sage A Wingbeat of Giant DragonA Wingbeat of Giant Dragon
Toon MermaidToon Mermaid Rain of MercyRain of Mercy Gilford the LightningGilford the Lightning
Spiritual Earth Art - KuroganeSpiritual Earth Art - Kurogane BeetronBeetron Tour Bus To Forbidden RealmsTour Bus To Forbidden Realms
Toon Dark Magician GirlToon Dark Magician Girl Red-Eyes SpiritRed-Eyes Spirit Meteor Dragon Red-Eyes ImpactMeteor Dragon Red-Eyes Impact
Divin Knight IshzarkDivine Knight Ishzark Power InjectorPower Injector Kidmodo DragonKidmodo Dragon
PikeruPikeru's Circle of Enchantment Perfect Machine KingPerfect Machine King Legacy of Yata-GarasuLegacy of Yata-Garasu
Behemoth the King of All AnimalsBehemoth the King of All Animals AnteatereatingantAnteatereatingant Red-Eyes InsightRed-Eyes Insight
Masked Beast Des GardiusMasked Beast Des Gardius Dark JeroidDark Jeroid Gravity BlasterGravity Blaster
Swift Birdman JoeSwift Birdman Joe QueenQueen's Pawn Dance Princess of the Ice BarrierDance Princess of the Ice Barrier
Amazoness ArchersAmazoness Archers Horn of the UnicornHorn of the Unicorn Neo-Parshath the Sky PaladinNeo-Parshath the Sky Paladin
Jurassic WorldJurassic World DestroyersaurusDestroyersaurus SalamandraSalamandra
Spell Shield Type-8Spell Shield Type-8 Solemn ScoldingSolemn Scolding Zure Knight of Dark WorldZure, Knight of Dark World
WetlandsWetlands Milla the Temporal MagicianMilla the Temporal Magician Creature SeizureCreature Seizure
Amulet of AmbitionAmulet of Ambition Black BrachiosBlack Brachios Zombie WorldZombie World
The Masked BeastThe Masked Beast Archfiend of GilferArchfiend of Gilfer Phantom MagicianPhantom Magician
Swords at DawnSwords at Dawn Lightning BladeLightning Blade The Light - Hex-Sealed FusionThe Light - Hex-Sealed Fusion
Lancer LindwurmLancer Lindwurm Phantom Beast Wild-HornPhantom Beast Wild-Horn Phantom Beast Cross-WingPhantom Beast Cross-Wing
Golden HomunculusGolden Homunculus Rose ArcherRose Archer Des VolstgalphDes Volstgalph
Harvest Angel of WisdomHarvest Angel of Wisdom Cyber ArchfiendCyber Archfiend Dodger DragonDodger Dragon
Spy-C-SpySpy-C-Spy Throwstone UnitThrowstone Unit Eternal RestEternal Rest
Evilswarm OEvilswarm O'lantern Heartless Drop OffHeartless Drop Off Maiden of the AquaMaiden of the Aqua
Gladiator Beast TygeriusGladiator Beast Tygerius Gladiator Beast EquesteGladiator Beast Equeste Herald of Purple LightHerald of Purple Light
Malevolent NuzzlerMalevolent Nuzzler Earthbound SpiritEarthbound Spirit Spellbreaker of the Ice BarrierSpellbreaker of the Ice Barrier
Earth EffigyEarth Effigy Goblin Marauding SquadGoblin Marauding Squad Djinn Presider of RitualsDjinn Presider of Rituals
Sand MothSand Moth Hyper Psychic BlasterHyper Psychic Blaster Gem-TurtleGem-Turtle
Comrade Swordsman of LandstarComrade Swordsman of Landstar Genesis DragonGenesis Dragon Vylon AlphaVylon Alpha
Dwarf Star Dragon PlaneterDwarf Star Dragon Planeter Fusilier Dragon the Dual-Mode BeastFusilier Dragon, the Dual-Mode Beast NightNight's End Sorcerer
Hyper Psychic RiserHyper Psychic Riser CheepcheepcheepCheepcheepcheep The Lady in WightThe Lady in Wight
Vylon SphereVylon Sphere Cyber Dragon VierCyber Dragon Vier Familiar-Possessed DharcFamiliar-Possessed - Dharc
Vampire HunterVampire Hunter Synchro MonumentSynchro Monument LeodrakeLeodrake's Mane
Naturia CliffNaturia Cliff Contaminated EarthContaminated Earth Hidden PassageHidden Passage
Zero SpriteZero Sprite Storm ShooterStorm Shooter Senet SwitchSenet Switch
Iron Chain BlasterIron Chain Blaster Gem-Knight PearlGem-Knight Pearl Night PapilloperativeNight Papilloperative
Archfiends AscentArchfiend's Ascent Satellite CannonSatellite Cannon CosmosCosmos
Legacy HunterLegacy Hunter The CalibratorThe Calibrator

Ranked Duels UR Ticket Rewards

Rank Up Rewards

Each time you rank up in Ranked Duels, you receive 10 Gems. However, when you rank up from one class to another, such as when ranking up from Rookie to Bronze, you can obtain additional bonus Gems.

Rank Reward
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King of Games
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