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Staple Cards: The Best Cards to Craft

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Here are all the best cards to craft in Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel! Check out our list of staple cards to craft to fit into any of your decks for that competitive edge!

Best Cards to Craft: Deck Staples

Best Effect Monsters

Effect Monster Cards to Craft
Artifact Lancea ImageArtifact Lancea Artifact Scythe ImageArtifact Scythe Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring ImageAsh Blossom & Joyous Spring
Chaos Dragon Levianeer ImageChaos Dragon Levianeer Dimension Shifter ImageDimension Shifter Droll & Lock Bird ImageDroll & Lock Bird
Dinowrestler Pankratops ImageDinowrestler Pankratops Dotscaper ImageDotscaper Effect Veiler ImageEffect Veiler
Fairy Tail - Snow ImageFairy Tail - Snow Fossil Dyna Pachycephalo ImageFossil Dyna Pachycephalo Maxx "C" ImageMaxx "C"
Ghost Belle & Haunted Mansion ImageGhost Belle & Haunted Mansion Knightmare Corruptor Iblee ImageKnightmare Corruptor Iblee Nibiru, the Primal Being ImageNibiru, the Primal Being
PSY-Framegear Gamma ImagePSY-Framegear Gamma The Winged Dragon of Ra - Sphere Mode ImageThe Winged Dragon of Ra - Sphere Mode Tour Guide From the Underworld ImageTour Guide From the Underworld

Best Fusion Monsters

Fusion Monster Cards to Craft
Blue-Eyes Tyrant Dragon ImageBlue-Eyes Tyrant Dragon Destiny HERO - Destroyer Phoenix Enforcer ImageDestiny HERO - Destroyer Phoenix Enforcer El Shaddoll Construct ImageEl Shaddoll Construct
El Shaddoll Winda ImageEl Shaddoll Winda Elemental HERO Absolute Zero ImageElemental HERO Absolute Zero Garura, Wings of Resonant Life ImageGarura, Wings of Resonant Life
Grapha, Dragon Overlord of Dark World ImageGrapha, Dragon Overlord of Dark World Guardian Chimera ImageGuardian Chimera Invoked Mechaba ImageInvoked Mechaba
Masked HERO Dark Law ImageMasked HERO Dark Law Masquerade the Blazing Dragon ImageMasquerade the Blazing Dragon Millennium-Eyes Restrict ImageMillennium-Eyes Restrict
Mudragon of the Swamp ImageMudragon of the Swamp Quintet Magician ImageQuintet Magician Odd-Eyes Vortex Dragon ImageOdd-Eyes Vortex Dragon
Predaplant Triphyoverutum ImagePredaplant Triphyoverutum Predaplant Dragostapelia ImagePredaplant Dragostapelia Starving Venom Fusion Dragon ImageStarving Venom Fusion Dragon
Thunder Dragon Colossus ImageThunder Dragon Colossus Thunder Dragon Titan ImageThunder Dragon Titan Trishula, the Dragon of Icy Imprisonment ImageTrishula, the Dragon of Icy Imprisonment

Best Synchro Monsters

Synchro Monster Cards to Craft
Adamancipator Risen - Dragite ImageAdamancipator Risen - Dragite Baronne de Fleur ImageBaronne de Fleur Baxia, Brightness of the Yang Zing ImageBaxia, Brightness of the Yang Zing
Black Rose Dragon ImageBlack Rose Dragon Borreload Savage Dragon ImageBorreload Savage Dragon Chaos Angel ImageChaos Angel
Coral Dragon ImageCoral Dragon Crystal Wing Synchro Dragon ImageCrystal Wing Synchro Dragon Crystron Quariongandrax ImageCrystron Quariongandrax
Formula Synchron ImageFormula Synchron Garden Rose Maiden ImageGarden Rose Maiden Geomathmech Final Sigma ImageGeomathmech Final Sigma
Herald of the Arc Light ImageHerald of the Arc Light PSY-Framelord Omega ImagePSY-Framelord Omega Ravenous Crocodragon Archethys ImageRavenous Crocodragon Archethys
Scarlight Red Dragon Archfiend ImageScarlight Red Dragon Archfiend Scarred Dragon Archfiend ImageScarred Dragon Archfiend Stardust Charge Warrior ImageStardust Charge Warrior
Swordsoul Grandmaster - Chixiao ImageSwordsoul Grandmaster - Chixiao Swordsoul Sinister Sovereign - Qixing Longyuan ImageSwordsoul Sinister Sovereign - Qixing Longyuan Swordsoul Supreme Sovereign - Chengying ImageSwordsoul Supreme Sovereign - Chengying
T.G. Hyper Librarian ImageT.G. Hyper Librarian Ultimaya Tzolkin ImageUltimaya Tzolkin Virtual World Kyubi - Shenshen ImageVirtual World Kyubi - Shenshen

Best Xyz Monsters

Xyz Monster Cards to Craft
Abyss Dweller ImageAbyss Dweller Beatrice, Lady of the Eternal ImageBeatrice, Lady of the Eternal Cyber Dragon Infinity ImageCyber Dragon Infinity
Cyber Dragon Nova ImageCyber Dragon Nova Dante, Traveler of the Burning Abyss ImageDante, Traveler of the Burning Abyss Dingirsu, the Orcust of the Evening Star ImageDingirsu, the Orcust of the Evening Star
Divine Arsenal AA-ZEUS - Sky Thunder ImageDivine Arsenal AA-ZEUS - Sky Thunder Hieratic Sun Dragon Overlord of Heliopolis ImageHieratic Sun Dragon Overlord of Heliopolis Kashtira Shangri-Ira ImageKashtira Shangri-Ira
Kashtira Arise-Heart ImageKashtira Arise-Heart Number 11: Big Eye ImageNumber 11: Big Eye Number 38: Hope Harbinger Dragon Titanic Galaxy ImageNumber 38: Hope Harbinger Dragon Titanic Galaxy
Number 39: Utopia ImageNumber 39: Utopia Number 41: Bagooska the Terribly Tired Tapir ImageNumber 41: Bagooska the Terribly Tired Tapir Number 46: Dragluon ImageNumber 46: Dragluon
Number 59: Crooked Cook ImageNumber 59: Crooked Cook Number 60: Dugares the Timeless ImageNumber 60: Dugares the Timeless Number 97: Draglubion ImageNumber 97: Draglubion
Odd-Eyes Absolute Dragon ImageOdd-Eyes Absolute Dragon RaiderRaider's Knight Steelswarm Roach ImageSteelswarm Roach
Superdreadnought Rail Cannon Gustav Max ImageSuperdreadnought Rail Cannon Gustav Max Superdreadnought Rail Cannon Juggernaut Liebe ImageSuperdreadnought Rail Cannon Juggernaut Liebe Lyrilusc - Assembled Nightingale ImageLyrilusc - Assembled Nightingale
The Phantom Knights of Break Sword ImageThe Phantom Knights of Break Sword The Zombie Vampire ImageThe Zombie Vampire Tornado Dragon ImageTornado Dragon

Best Link Monsters

Link Monster Cards to Craft
Accesscode Talker ImageAccesscode Talker Apollousa, Bow of the Goddess ImageApollousa, Bow of the Goddess Beyond the Pendulum ImageBeyond the Pendulum
Borrelend Dragon ImageBorrelend Dragon Borrelsword Dragon ImageBorrelsword Dragon Cross-Sheep ImageCross-Sheep
Decode Talker Heatsoul ImageDecode Talker Heatsoul Heavymetalfoes Electrumite ImageHeavymetalfoes Electrumite I:P Masquerena ImageI:P Masquerena
Knightmare Phoenix ImageKnightmare Phoenix Knightmare Unicorn ImageKnightmare Unicorn Linkuriboh ImageLinkuriboh
Mecha Phantom Beast Auroradon ImageMecha Phantom Beast Auroradon Muckraker From The Underworld ImageMuckraker From The Underworld Predaplant Verte Anaconda ImagePredaplant Verte Anaconda
Promethean Princess, Bestower of Flames ImagePromethean Princess, Bestower of Flames Relinquished Anima ImageRelinquished Anima Salamangreat Almiraj ImageSalamangreat Almiraj
Saryuja Skull Dread ImageSaryuja Skull Dread Security Dragon ImageSecurity Dragon Simorgh, Bird of Sovereignty ImageSimorgh, Bird of Sovereignty
Splash Mage ImageSplash Mage Spright Elf ImageSpright Elf Tri-Gate Wizard ImageTri-Gate Wizard
Underworld Goddess of the Closed World ImageUnderworld Goddess of the Closed World Update Jammer ImageUpdate Jammer Worldsea Dragon Zealantis ImageWorldsea Dragon Zealantis

Best Spell Cards

Spell Cards to Craft
Allure of Darkness ImageAllure of Darkness Called by the Grave ImageCalled by the Grave Card of Demise ImageCard of Demise
Crossout Designator ImageCrossout Designator Chicken Game ImageChicken Game Cynet Mining ImageCynet Mining
Dark Hole ImageDark Hole Double Cyclone ImageDouble Cyclone Fire Formation - Tenki ImageFire Formation - Tenki
Forbidden Chalice ImageForbidden Chalice Forbidden Droplet ImageForbidden Droplet Fusion Destiny ImageFusion Destiny
Galaxy Cyclone ImageGalaxy Cyclone Gold Sarcophagus ImageGold Sarcophagus HarpieHarpie's Feather Duster
Interrupted Kaiju Slumber ImageInterrupted Kaiju Slumber Instant Fusion ImageInstant Fusion Lair of Darkness ImageLair of Darkness
Lightning Storm ImageLightning Storm Mystical Space Typhoon ImageMystical Space Typhoon Polymerization ImagePolymerization
Pot of Avarice ImagePot of Avarice Pot of Desires ImagePot of Desires Pot of Duality ImagePot of Duality
Pot of Extravagance ImagePot of Extravagance Pot of Prosperity ImagePot of Prosperity Rite of Aramesir ImageRite of Aramesir
Sinful Spoils of Subversion - Snake-Eye ImageSinful Spoils of Subversion - Snake-Eye Small World ImageSmall World Spell Power Grasp ImageSpell Power Grasp
Super Polymerization ImageSuper Polymerization Triple Tactics Talent ImageTriple Tactics Talent Triple Tactics Thrust ImageTriple Tactics Thrust
Twin Twisters ImageTwin Twisters Ultimate Slayer ImageUltimate Slayer Upstart Goblin ImageUpstart Goblin
Zombie World ImageZombie World

Best Trap Cards

Trap Cards to Craft
Anti-Spell Fragrance ImageAnti-Spell Fragrance Compulsory Evacuation Device ImageCompulsory Evacuation Device Eradicator Epidemic Virus ImageEradicator Epidemic Virus
Evenly Matched ImageEvenly Matched Ghost Meets Girl - A Masterful Mayakashi Shiranui Saga ImageGhost Meets Girl - A Masterful Mayakashi Shiranui Saga GravediggerGravedigger's Trap Hole
Hallowed Life Barrier ImageHallowed Life Barrier Infinite Impermanence ImageInfinite Impermanence Lost Wind ImageLost Wind
Macro Cosmos ImageMacro Cosmos Metal Reflect Slime ImageMetal Reflect Slime Negate Attack ImageNegate Attack
Phantom KnightsPhantom Knights' Fog Blade Paleozoic Dinomischus ImagePaleozoic Dinomischus Solemn Judgment ImageSolemn Judgment
Solemn Strike ImageSolemn Strike Solemn Warning ImageSolemn Warning Royal Decree ImageRoyal Decree
Red Reboot ImageRed Reboot Ring of Destruction ImageRing of Destruction Summon Limit ImageSummon Limit
The Phantom Knights of Shade Brigandine ImageThe Phantom Knights of Shade Brigandine Threatening Roar ImageThreatening Roar There Can Be Only One ImageThere Can Be Only One
Torrential Tribute ImageTorrential Tribute Trap Trick ImageTrap Trick Transaction Rollback ImageTransaction Rollback
VanityVanity's Emptiness

Staple Hand Traps

Hand Trap Staples

Maxx "C" ImageMaxx "C" Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring ImageAsh Blossom & Joyous Spring
Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit ImageGhost Ogre & Snow Rabbit Nibiru, the Primal Being ImageNibiru, the Primal Being
Infinite Impermanence ImageInfinite Impermanence Effect Veiler ImageEffect Veiler
PSY-Framegear Gamma ImagePSY-Framegear Gamma D.D. Crow ImageD.D. Crow
Ghost Belle & Haunted Mansion ImageGhost Belle & Haunted Mansion Droll & Lock Bird ImageDroll & Lock Bird

Hand Traps, cards that function similarly to set trap cards but are activated from the hand, are an absolute necessity for any deck.

The above staples have the highest value particularly Maxx C, Ash Blossom, Nibiru and Infinite Impermanence which are the best to craft early on. Any one of these cards will help to either stop or interrupt your opponent's combos and key effects like with Ash Blossom and Infinite Impermanence or capitalize on them like Maxx C and Nibiru.

Staple Board Wipes & Mass Removal

Board Clears

Lightning Storm ImageLightning Storm Raigeki ImageRaigeki
HarpieHarpie's Feather Duster Twin Twisters ImageTwin Twisters
Crossout Designator ImageCrossout Designator Torrential Tribute ImageTorrential Tribute
Evenly Matched ImageEvenly Matched

Sometimes you need to clear the board to play your strategy without interruption and these are the premier staples to help get that done. Lightning Storm is the perfect go second card being both Raigeki or Harpie's Feather Duster when you need it and Torrential Tribute has remained a relevant board wipe for ages. Pick these up if you're looking to control the field.

Staple Card Draw

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Pot of Prosperity ImagePot of Prosperity Pot of Extravagance ImagePot of Extravagance
Pot of Desires ImagePot of Desires Allure of Darkness ImageAllure of Darkness

Drawing cards is powerful in Yu-Gi-Oh! and these are the staple spells that provide cards quickly and efficiently for almost any deck, just mind the draw backs. If you aren't worried about affecting your deck's combo, then Pot of Desires is perfect for giving you more options. If you're looking for a specific combo piece then Pot of Prosperity lets you check the top cards of your deck before drawing.

Extra Deck Staples

Xyz Monsters

Divine Arsenal AA-ZEUS - Sky Thunder ImageDivine Arsenal AA-ZEUS - Sky Thunder

Don't let the Xyz cost fool you, Divine Arsenal AA-ZEUS - Sky Thunder can be quickly and efficiently summoned from the Extra Deck with its alternative Special Summoning cost for a powerful board clear Quick Effect.

Link Monsters

Accesscode Talker ImageAccesscode Talker Apollousa, Bow of the Goddess ImageApollousa, Bow of the Goddess
Knightmare Phoenix ImageKnightmare Phoenix

Functioning as either consistent win conditions or additional disruption, these Link Monsters are staples of any Extra deck that can fulfill their Special Summoning requirements. Apollousa, Bow of the Goddess can negate your opponents key monster effects and Accesscode Talker can often clear the board and finish the game in the same turn.

What Are Staple Cards?

Crucial Cards for Any Deck

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Though typically dictated by the metagame, Staples are cards that can and will fit into nearly any deck and are generally expected as part of deck building. These cards a priority to craft due to their flexibility as well as their prevalence in the game.

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2 Anonymousover 1 year

if they're not limited: max them to 3 otherwise, just get up to the number of copies you can use

1 Anonymousalmost 2 years

Say how many copies of these staples should we craft? Max it out?


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