Tier List

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

Warning: Considering the most recent banlist, the meta still hasn’t settled. As such the Tier List is in a volatile state and is subject to rapid change over the next few weeks.

Tier List Update: June 21, 2021

  • Gaia was added to Tier 3.
  • Harpies were demoted to Tier 2.
  • Thunder Dragons were demoted to Tier 3.

Forbidden/Limited List Changes: May 10, 2021

  • 1 card was removed from the Forbidden/Limited List.
  • 2 card was added to the Limited 3 List.
  • 5 card was added to the Limited 2 List.
  • 3 card was added to the Limited 1 List.

Latest Set Release: June 17, 2021

The Structure Deck EX "Rise of Gaia" was released, bringing new support to Gaia decks.

Tier 1

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

Resonators Last updated: today

Tier 2

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

Harpies Last updated: yesterday
Onomat Last updated: today

Tier 3

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

Gaia Last updated: today
Thunder Dragons Last updated: yesterday

* 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 30.*

Resonators Power: 18.0

Tier 2

Decks with power levels between 5 and 12.*

Harpies Power: 8.6
Onomat Power: 8.5
Gaia Power: 8.1
Water Xyz Power: 5.8
Cyber Dragon Power: 5.8

Tier 3

Decks with power levels between 3 and 5.*

Shiranui Power: 4.8
Tech Genus Power: 4.2

* 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.