Tier List

Updated weekly by The Top Player Council, the best-performing players every 3 months.

Tier List Update: January 18, 2021

  • Blue-Eyes was added to Tier 2.
  • Desperado was promoted to Tier 2.
  • Invoked Neos was demoted to Tier 3.
  • Witchcrafter was removed from the Tier List.

Forbidden/Limited List Changes: December 26, 2020

  • 1 card was added to the Limited 3 List.

Latest Set Release: January 11, 2021

Selection Box Vol.04 was released, adding a powerful new staple in Book of Moon and an assortment of new Xyz Monsters to the toolbox.

Tier 1

Expected to be a large percentage of the top cut in an MCS or KC Cup.*

Noble Knights Last updated: today

Tier 2

Expected to be in the top cut of an MCS or KC Cup, but not a large percentage.*

Blue-Eyes Last updated: today
Desperado Last updated: today
Thunder Dragons Last updated: today

Tier 3

Expected to be played in an MCS or KC Cup, with the possibility of being in the top cut.*

Blackwings Last updated: today
Gouki Last updated: today
Invoked Neos Last updated: today

* The Meta Championship Series (MCS) is the largest, most competitive monthly event. Top cut in an MCS means reaching Top 32 with a minimum win-rate of 71%. KC Cups are the most competitive in-game event. Top cut in a KC Cup means reaching Top 100 Global, usually with a winrate of 55+% over 200+ games.

This is an automatically updated snapshot of the meta, using data from DLM Tournaments, KC Cups, and the King of Games ladder.

Tier 1

The most successful decks currently, with power levels ranging from 12 to 25.*

Noble Knights Power: 20.7
Blue-Eyes Power: 14.5
Thunder Dragons Power: 14.0
Desperado Power: 12.8

Tier 2

Decks with power levels between 5 and 12.*


Tier 3

Decks with power levels between 3 and 5.*

Invoked Neos Power: 4.4
Gouki Power: 3.9
Blackwings Power: 3.4

* The power rankings are computed based on each deck's placings in DLM events, KC cups, and the King of Games ladder. The more competitive and the more recent the event, the more points each deck type earns for placing well in it. The exact power score for a deck type is normalized by taking a deck type's total power and dividing it by the cumulative power of all decks, so a deck with a power score of 5 comprises 5% of the current format's total power.