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News and Events

June 7 2024 Maintenance

Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel -  Updates and Maintenance

The most recent maintenance period for Master Duel was on June 7, 2024!

June 7 2024 Maintenance and Version Update

2024 World Championship Announced

Master Duel - WCS 2024 Qualifiers

Konami has announced that the 2024 World Championship will be taking place on September 7-8 in the United States!

This will be Master Duel's second appearance in the event, following last year's debut!

World Championship Qualifiers

Master Duel - WCS 2024 Qualifiers

The second-ever WCS Qualifiers for the 2024 World Championship is set to take place this June 2024!

Round 1 Start June 11, 2024
Regional Qualifiers June 21, 2024
Event Ends June 24, 2024

World Championship 2024 Qualifiers Event

Road to Worlds 2024

Master Duel - Road to Worlds 2024 Campaign

With the World Championship 2024 Qualifiers being very close, Master Duel has launched a couple of campaigns for everyone to enjoy! These include special bundles and login bonuses!

Road to Worlds 2024 Campaigns

Latest Updates

June 7 2024 Banlist Update

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A banlist has taken effect after maintenance on June 7th, 2024. Eight cards in total have had their playability status changed, just in time for the upcoming World Championship Qualifiers!

June 7 2024 Banlist Update

Two New Selection Packs Available

Lord of Dimensions

Master Duel - Lord of Dimensions Selection Pack

A new Selection Pack has been released starting June 7, 2024; this Selection Pack release features the debut of some very powerful cards that have made their rounds in the TCG/OCG scene.

Some of the new cards being added include support for Odd-Eyes and Pendulum monsters, Sky Strikers getting a new boss monster, a new archetype in Vaalmonica, and the much-anticipated Fire King cards that synergize perfectly with the Snake-Eyes archetype!

Confirmed Cards for Lord of Dimensions Selection Pack
Selettrice Vaalmonica ImageSelettrice Vaalmonica Odd-Eyes Arcray Dragon ImageOdd-Eyes Arcray Dragon
Combined Maneuver - Engage Zero! ImageCombined Maneuver - Engage Zero! Exceed the Pendulum ImageExceed the Pendulum
Garunix Eternity, Hyang of the Fire Kings ImageGarunix Eternity, Hyang of the Fire Kings

Lord of Dimensions Selection Pack

Victory in Progress

Master Duel - Victory in Progress Selection Pack

A second Selection Pack is releasing ont he same day, June 7, 2024. This Selection Pack focuses on powerful cards that have been staples in the Meta since last year; most likely since the previous World Championship Qualifier!

Confirmed Cards for Victory in Progress Selection Pack
Effect Veiler ImageEffect Veiler Water Enchantress of the Temple ImageWater Enchantress of the Temple
Noh-P.U.N.K. Deer Note ImageNoh-P.U.N.K. Deer Note Ukiyoe-P.U.N.K. Amazing Dragon ImageUkiyoe-P.U.N.K. Amazing Dragon
Diabellstar the Black Witch ImageDiabellstar the Black Witch

Victory in Progress Selection Pack

Origin of the Galaxy Structure Deck

Master Duel - Origin of the Galaxy Structure Deck

A brand-new Structure Deck has been released, this time highlighting the Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon and its various support cards from the Photon and Galaxy archetype!

Confirmed Cards for Origin of the Galaxy Structure Deck
Number 62: Galaxy-Eyes Prime Photon Dragon ImageNumber 62: Galaxy-Eyes Prime Photon Dragon Galaxy-Eyes Solflare Dragon ImageGalaxy-Eyes Solflare Dragon Galaxy-Eyes Full Armor Photon Dragon ImageGalaxy-Eyes Full Armor Photon Dragon

Origin of the Galaxy Structure Deck

Alternate Card Arts for Sky Striker Cards

Two cards from the Sky Striker archetype have received special Alternate Card Arts, which are available for a limited time through their Secret Pack, Singular Strike Overthrow!

Original Card Art Alternate Card Art
Sky Striker Ace - KagariSky Striker Ace - Kagari
Available since Launch
Sky Striker Ace - Kagari Alternate Card ArtSky Striker Ace - Kagari
Released June 7, 2024
Sky Striker Mobilize - Engage!Sky Striker Mobilize - Engage!
Available since Launch
Sky Striker Mobilize - Engage! Alternate Card ArtSky Striker Mobilize - Engage!
Released June 7, 2024

Revived Legion Selection Pack Released

Master Duel - Revived Legion Selection Pack

A New Selection Pack has been released after maintenance on May 9th, 2024!

This new Card Pack features additional support to Salamangreat and other Cyberse-related archetypes, as well as the debuts of two retrain-centric archetypes in Horus and Memento!

Confirmed Cards for Revived Legion Selection Pack
Altergeis Adminia ImageAltergeis Adminia
Evolzar Lars ImageEvolzar Lars
Chimera the King of Phantom Beasts ImageChimera the King of Phantom Beasts
Fusion Armament ImageFusion Armament
S:P Little Knight ImageS:P Little Knight

Revived Legion Selection Pack

A Full Course of Magic Secret Pack Released

Master Duel - A Full Course of Magic

After the maintenance update on April 24 2024, a new Secret Pack has been added to the in-game shop called A Full Course of Magic, providing the Nouvelles and Suship archetypes their very one Secret Pack, among other cards themed around food!

A Full Course of Magic Secret Pack

Selection Packs Ending Shop Duration

Two Selection Packs are set to end their availability in the in-game shop at the start of maintenance.

Selection Packs Ending Availability
Master Duel - Return of the King Selection PackReturn of the King Master Duel - Blazing Arena Selection PackBlazing Arena

Two New Cards Added to Master Pack

There are two new cards added to Master Duel for the first time via Master Pack, where they cannot be obtained anywhere else outside of crafting them.

Cards Added to Master Pack
Doomstar Ulka ImageDoomstar Ulka Overexaggeration ImageOverexaggeration

Cards Added to Secret Packs

The following cards have been added to their appropriate Secret Packs, added after maintenance on May 9, 2024!

Denizens of Sacred Tree GroveDenizens of Sacred Tree Grove
Naturia Mole Cricket ImageNaturia Mole Cricket Naturia Camellia ImageNaturia Camellia Naturia Blessing ImageNaturia Blessing
Electron IllusionsElectron Illusions
Evil★TwinEvil★Twin's Trouble Sunny Lil-la Rap ImageLil-la Rap

Cards Added to Legacy Pack

The following cards have been added to the Legacy Pack, added after maintenance on May 9, 2024!

Cards Added to Legacy Pack
Hamburger Recipe ImageHamburger Recipe Hungry Burger ImageHungry Burger

Duel Pass Refresh

Duel Pass Refresh

The Duel Pass has refreshed its rewards, and with it comes new rewards to collect!

Current Duel Pass Duration
February 7, 2024 - April 21, 2024
Duel Pass Rewards Gold Duel Pass Rewards
  • x300 Gems
  • x30 UR Craft Points
  • x30 SR Craft Points
  • x30 R Craft Points
  • x27 N Craft Points
  • Sinful Spoils of Subversion - Snake-Eye Icon (Level 50 Duel Pass)
  • x700 Gems
  • x100 UR Craft Points
  • x100 SR Craft Points
  • x80 R Craft Points
  • x80 N Craft Points
  • Mint Frame (Level 25 Gold Duel Pass)
  • Snake-Eyes Flamberge Dragon Wallpaper (Level 50 Gold Duel Pass)
  • Noble Arms - Caliburn Mate (Level 75 Gold Duel Pass)

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World Championship 2024 Qualifiers

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World Championship 2024 Qualifiers Pages
Event Rules and Rewards Best Decks

Most Recent Updates

June 7 2024 Server Maintenance Update June 7 2024 Banlist Update
Lord of Dimensions Selection Pack Victory in Progress Selection Pack
Origin of the Galaxy Structure Deck VS NEW CHALLENGER! Secret Pack
Revived Legion Selection Pack A Full Course of Magic Secret Pack


Master Duel List of Codes Version 1.8.0 Details and Changes
Team Battle Mode Launched Mobile Version Release Date
Casual Mode Rules and Rewards Casual Mode Launched
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Deck Lists and Archetypes

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Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel Deck Archetypes

Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel Decks

Deck Tier List: Best Decks for Season 30

List of All Covered Decks

Aggro Decks

List of All Aggro Decks
D/D/D Aggro Code Talker / Prank Kids Zoodiac
Blue-Eyes Virtual World SPYRAL Control
Toon Kingdom Red-Eyes Blue-Eyes
Zoodiac Prank-Kids Zoodiac Tri-Brigade
Pure Tri-Brigade Ancient Gear Dragonmaid
Tri-Brigade Lyrilusc (Bird Up) Dinosaur Raidraptor
HERO Dragon Link Despia
Magikey Adamancipator Black Luster Soldier
Pendulum Magician Stardust Dragon Tenyi Swordsoul
Cyberdark @Ignister Cyber Dragon
The Winged Dragon of Ra Despian Predaplant Despia Darklord
Odd-Eyes Performapal Numeron FTK Six Samurai
ABC Trickstar Windwitch Blackwings
Fluffal Cupid Pitch Turbo Lunalight
Vampire Ultra Athletes Thunder Dragon
Z-ARC Pendulum Magician Adventurer Rose Dragon Tenyi Adventurer P.U.N.K.
Suship Pure D/D/D Numeron Egyptian Gods
Galaxy Eyes OTK Borrelend Dragon Link Vaylantz
Beetrooper Icejade Ra Therion ABC
Libromancer Mathmech Spright Evil☆Twin
Spright Tri-Brigade Ishizu Chaos Slifer Arcana Knights
Gaia OTK Vernusylph Ancient Warriors
Ghoti Springans 8-Axis Gizmek Orochi
Danger! Dark World Mikanko Scareclaw Kashtira
Zombie World P.U.N.K. Hungry Burger Nouvelles Obelisk the Tormentor
Mannadium Gate Guardian Gold Pride P.U.N.K.
Superheavy Samurai Nemleria Dragon Rulers
Snake-Eye T.G. Diabellstar Skull Servant
Kaiju Resonators Earthbound
Malefic Kozmo Armored Xyz Shark
Unchained Battlin' Boxer Chimera Illusion
Fire King Snake-Eyes Vaalmonica Memento

Control Decks

List of All Control Decks
Invoked Shaddoll Eldlich Control Drytron Fairy
True Draco Dark Magician Traptrix
Phantom Knights Madolche Relinquished
P.U.N.K. DPE Scythe Evil★Twin
Paleozoic Frog Salamangreat Gravekeepers
Monarch Tellarknight Agent
Exosisters Darklord Plunder Patrol
Rikka Floowandereeze Adventurer Phantom Knights
Dinomoprhia Tri-Brigade Gladiator Beast Adventurer Witchcrafter
Dark Magician Gravekeeper Branded Tri-Brigade Branded Despia
Zombie Vampire Blue-Eyes Jet Dragon Spellbook
Branded Cyber Dragon Branded Zombies Pure Scareclaw
Dinomorphia Runick Labrynth
Harpies Buster Blader Umi Control
Endymion Nekroz Spright
Spright Runick Ishizu Runick Branded Ishizu
Crystal Beasts Orcust Altergeist
Witchcrafter Subterror Krawler Mayakashi
Ishizu Tearlaments Evilswarm Melffy Spright
Bystial Branded Dogmatika Bystial Naturia Runick
Generaiders Kashtira Purrely
Ninja Rescue-ACE Gishki Spright
Prediction Princess Vanquish Soul Jinzo
Egyptian God Ojama Control Aromage
Ghostrick Kuriboh Anti-Meta Stun
Runick Spright Fur Hire Horus Control

Burn Decks

List of All Burn Decks
Red-Eyes Burn Timelord Burn Chain Burn
D.D. Dynamite Igknight OTK Cubic
Dinosaur Bishbaalkin FTK Volcanic Snake-Eyes Transaction Rollback Burn

Alt-Win Decks

List of All Alternate Win Decks
Crooked Cook Exodia Flower Cardian Exodia Treasure Panda Exodia
Suicide Defense OTK

All Budget Decks

List of All Budget Deck Guides
Budget Shark Xyz Budget Eldlich Budget Hippo Turbo
Budget Despia Budget F.A. Metalfoes Budget Blue-Eyes White Dragon
Budget Chain Burn Budget Majespecter Budget Yosenju
Budget Flower Cardian Budget True Draco Budget Amorphage
Budget Ishizu Tearlaments

Best Cards for Decks

Lists of Best Cards for Deck Building
Best Staple Cards Best Searchers Best Hand Traps
Best Board Wipes Best Negates Best Fusion Monsters
Best Synchro Monsters Best Xyz Monsters Best Link Monsters
Best Structure Decks Best Decks to Go 1st or 2nd

Card List

List of All Cards

List of All Cards

List of Best Cards

Best Cards
Best Searchers Best Hand Traps
Best Board Wipes Best Negates
Best Fusion Monsters Best Synchro Monsters
Best Xyz Monsters Best Link Monsters

The Best Cards to Craft

Beginner Guides

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Beginner's Guides

All Beginner's Guides

Beginner's Guides
How to Farm Gems Best Way to Spend Gems
How to Craft Cards Best Cards to Craft
How to Use Pendulum How to Use Synchro
How to Use XYZ Summon How to Use Link Summon
Best Normal and Secret Packs to Buy How to Unlock Secret Packs
Best Starter Deck Best Early Decks to Craft
How to Get and Use Orbs Terms and Glossary
How to Farm SR and UR Materials Replay Guide: How to Save Replays
Cross Progression: How to Transfer Data Things to Do Daily
Trophies and Achievements Guides to Ranking Up
List of Secret Missions How to Report Players
How to Use Legacy Pack Tickets Best Deck Engines

FAQ Section

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ Section
How to Earn Keys Duel Live: How to Spectate Duels
Can You Reroll? Is the Duel Pass Worth it?
How Many of Each Card Can You Have? Is Master Duel Pay to Win?
Daily Reset Time Should You De-Rank Your Account?

About Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel

The Latest Yu-Gi-Oh Game from Konami!

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Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel is Konami's newest entry to the Yu-Gi-Oh franchise and is taking the world by storm! With new and updated graphics and animations and playability on nearly all consoles, Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel is the most advanced entry in the franchise to date!

The Next Platform for Professional Tournaments

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It was confirmed by Konami's Senior Producer, Kenichi Kataoka, in their official Master Duel trailer that Master Duel will be the next platform for official Yu-Gi-Oh tournaments. If you're looking for a competitive scene to play one of the most famous card games of all time, Master Duel is a great place to get started!

Welcomes New Players and Veterans Alike

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Synchro? Fusion? Link Summon? XYZ? Pendulum? Master Duel has it all! Veterans will feel at home with Master Duel's freedom in deck making, as most of the latest decks will be available (depending on non-banned cards) to the players that are active within the Yu-Gi-Oh competitive scene.

However, this does not mean new players will be left behind! The game offers several guides and tutorials to get you started to catching up with the newest features of Yu-Gi-Oh! And if that's not enough, we at Game8, offer the highest quality Yu-Gi-Oh guides for Master Duel to help you start on your journey!

PC Requirements

While consoles need not worry about their device's capability to run the game, PC users will have to check their systems to see if their current machine is capable of playing the game. Below are the required specs for Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel on the PC!

Part Minimum Recommended
Required 64 Bit OS. 64 Bit OS.
OS Windows 10 Home (64bit) latest revision Windows 10 Home (64bit) latest revision
Processor Intel Core i5-7300U Intel Core i5-9400F
GPU Intel(R) HD Graphics 620 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
DirectX Version 11 Version 11
Network Broadband Internet connection Broadband Internet connection
Storage 16 GB available space 16 GB available space
Sound Card On Board On Board
Monitor Resolution 1280 x 720 1920 x 1080

Recommended specs are from Steam's official Master Duel page.

Release Date

Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel's initial release date was on January 18, 2022. While the mobile release date was on January 26, 2022 for select countries, but it is now available worldwide as of February 2nd.

Platform Date
PC January 18, 2022
PS4/PS5 January 18, 2022
Xbox One/Xbox Series X/S January 18, 2022
Android/iOS January 26, 2022

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