YuGiOh! Duel Links Best Packs To Buy (Guide for Beginners and Intermediate Players)

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If you’re a YuGiOh! Duel Links player, then your goal is to create an unstoppable deck that can dominate both PVP and NPCs in the game, right?

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Building a deck can be difficult with the newer packs releasing new cards and there are not many guides being available to help you buy the right packs.

Well, I’ve constructed the ultimate guide for buying packs in YuGiOh! Duel Links that will inform you on the must-have cards from each pack and which packs compliment your overall playstyle!

Here is an in-depth guide on the card packs in YuGiOh! Duel Links:

The Ultimate Rising (1 Pack: $0.99 | 50 Gems – 5 Packs: $4.99 | 250 Gems – 10 Packs: $9.99 | 500 Gems – 30 Packs: $29.99)

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This pack includes a variety of cards, with the main cards being revolved around several of Seto Kaiba’s monsters and Ritual/Fusion Summoning. The ace of this pack is the Blue Eyes Ultimate Dragon.

Buy this pack if: 

  • You chose Seto Kaiba as your main character.
  • You are running a Ritual Summoning Deck.
  • You’re a beginner in the game.

Neo-Impact (1 Pack: $0.99 | 50 Gems – 5 Packs: $4.99 | 250 Gems – 10 Packs: $9.99 | 500 Gems – 30 Packs: $29.99)

This pack includes a variety of cards, with the main cards being revolved around enhancing Blue Eyes White Dragon Decks and Ritual Summoning Decks. Rare trap cards such as Magician’s Circle and Mirror Wall are available. The ace of this pack is the Meteor Black Dragon. 

Buy this pack if:

  • You’re running a Ritual Summoning Deck
  • You’re running a Spellcaster Deck
  • Magician’s Circle is a must have for any Spellcaster Deck
  • You have Yami Yugi’s “Power of Dark” skill or Seto Kaiba’s “Peak Performance”
  • You’ve unlocked Joey Wheeler
  • Joey is the first character you will unlock after choosing between Yami and Seto. He automatically has a Red Eyes Black Dragon, which is needed to fusion summon Meteor B. Dragon with Meteor Dragon. Both of those monsters can be obtained in this pack.

Age of Discovery (1 Pack: $0.99 | 50 Gems – 5 Packs: $4.99 | 250 Gems – 10 Packs: $9.99 | 500 Gems – 30 Packs: $29.99)

This pack includes a variety of cards, with the main cards being revolved around Sea Serpent, Aqua, and Fish cards. The ace of this pack is the Levia Dragon Daedalus.

Buy this pack if:

  • You’re running a Red Eye’s Black Dragon Deck
  • Obtaining Black Dragon’s Chick will allow you to special summon a Red Eye’s Black Dragon from your hand when this card is in face-up position. 
  • You’re running a WATER Deck
  • Big Wave Small Wave, Levia Dragon, and Needle Sunfish are the perfect cards for a WATER Deck. Using Big Wave Small Wave to send Needle Sunfish to the graveyard will decrease the attack of one of your opponent’s monsters by 500 points, then you can special summon Levia Dragon to deliver a serious attack. The trap card Michizure is a great addition to this combo, for when Big Wave Small Wave sends Needle - -- Sunfish to the graveyard, you can activate this trap card and destroy one of your opponent’s monsters. 

Flame of the Tyrant (1 Pack: $0.99 | 50 Gems – 5 Packs: $4.99 | 250 Gems – 10 Packs: $9.99 | 500 Gems – 30 Packs: $29.99)

This pack includes a variety of cards, with the main cards being revolved around FIRE monsters. The ace of this pack is the Tyrant Dragon.

Buy this pack if: 

  • You’re running a Pyro Deck.
  • The Thing in the Crater and Twin-Headed Fire Dragon will fit well in a Pyro Deck. When The Thing in the Crater is destroyed, special summon Twin-Headed Fire Dragon to counterattack on your next turn. 

Wonders of the Sky (1 Pack: $0.99 | 50 Gems – 5 Packs: $4.99 | 250 Gems – 10 Packs: $9.99 | 500 Gems – 30 Packs: $29.99)

This pack includes a variety of cards, with the main cards available, are Desert Twister, Summoned Skull, Magician of Black Chaos, and Black Skull Dragon. The ace of this pack is the card known as The Atmosphere. 

Buy this pack if: 

  • You’re running a Yami Yugi Deck with “Power of the Dark” skill.
  • Magician of Black Chaos is a great Ritual Monster to utilize in a Yami Yugi Deck. Summoned Skull is another great card that should be used when using the “Power of the Dark” skill. Yami Yugi should be the character to use when using this deck because his skill, “Power of the Dark”, boosts the attack of Spellcasters. 
  • You’ve obtained a Red Eyes Black Dragon.
  • The fusion card, B. Skull Dragon, can be obtained in this pack, along with the other half of the fusion, Summoning Skull.

Land of the Titans (1 Pack: $0.99 | 50 Gems – 5 Packs: $4.99 | 250 Gems – 10 Packs: $9.99 | 500 Gems – 30 Packs: $29.99)

This pack includes a variety of cards, with the majority of the cards being revolved around EARTH monsters. A rare card known as Seed of Flame is the only FIRE monster in this pack. The aces of this pack are Green Baboon, Defender of the Forest and Yellow Baboon, Archer of the Forest. 

Buy this deck if: 

  • You’re running an EARTH Deck.

Chaotic Compliance (1 Pack: $0.99 | 50 Gems – 5 Packs: $4.99 | 250 Gems – 10 Packs: $9.99 | 500 Gems – 30 Packs: $29.99)

This pack includes a variety of cards that can enhance any deck such as Ritual Summoning Decks or Gemini Monster Decks. The ace of this pack is Yami Yugi’s Black Luster Soldier. 

Buy this pack if:

  • You’re running a Ritual Summoning Deck as Yami Yugi or Joey Wheeler.
  • Black Luster Soldier is a great addition to any Ritual Deck. Using Yami Yugi with this card will play a special animation when summoned. 
  • Joey Wheeler’s skill, “Field of the Warriors”, will boost the power of the Black Luster Soldier.

Dawn of Destiny (1 Pack: $0.99 | 50 Gems – 5 Packs: $4.99 | 250 Gems – 10 Packs: $9.99 | 500 Gems – 30 Packs: $29.99)

This pack includes a variety of cards, with the main cards available, are Dark Flare Knight, Magical Exemplar, Tribute to the Doomed, and Anti-Magic Prism. The ace of this pack is Sacred Phoenix of Nephthys. 

Buy this deck if: 

  • You’ve obtained Dark Magician, Flame Swordsman, Flame Manipulator, and Masaki the Legendary Swordsman
  • Dark Magician can be obtained by unlocking Yami Yugi.
  • Flame Swordsman, Flame Manipulator, and Masaki the Legendary Swordsman can be obtained by unlocking Joey Wheeler.
  • Dark Flare Knight is the Fusion monster of Dark Magician and Flame Swordsman that can be obtained in this pack. You would have to fuse Flame Manipulator and Masaki the Legendary Swordsman to summon - - - Flame Swordsman, then you would fuse Flame Swordsman and Dark Magician to summon Dark Flare Knight. 
  • You’re running a FIRE Deck
  • Cards like Sacred Phoenix of Nephthys, Hand of Nephthys, and Fire King Island would go well with this type of deck. 

Crimson Kingdom (1 Pack: $0.99 | 50 Gems – 5 Packs: $4.99 | 250 Gems – 10 Packs: $9.99 | 500 Gems – 30 Packs: $29.99)

This pack includes a variety of cards, with the main cards available, are Dark Paladin, Knight of the Red Lotus, and Red-Eyes Wyvern. The ace of this pack is Vampire Lord.

Buy this pack if: 

  • You’re running a Red-Eyes Black Dragon Deck.
  • Red Eyes Wyvern can be obtained in this pack and will be a great addition to this type of deck.
  • You have obtained a Dark Magician and Buster Blader
  • Dark Paladin is the fusion card of Dark Magician and Buster Blader, and it can be obtained in this pack.
  • You’re running a Zombie Deck.
  • Cards like Vampire Lord or Gozuki will enhance your Zombie Deck. Gozuki can send a Zombie-type monster to the graveyard and allow you to Special Summon any Zombie-type card from your hand. 

Valkyrie’s Rage (1 Pack: $0.99 | 50 Gems – 5 Packs: $4.99 | 250 Gems – 10 Packs: $9.99 | 500 Gems – 30 Packs: $29.99)

This pack includes a variety of cards, with the main cards available, are Sky Scourge Enrise, The Fiend Megacyber, Adhesion Trap Hole, and Escape from the Dark Dimension. The ace of this pack is the Dunames Dark Witch.

Buy this pack if: 

  • You’re running a Ritual Summoning Deck
  • Zera the Mant is a powerful Ritual monster that can be obtained in this pack. 
  • You’re running a DARK Deck.
  • Escape from the Dark Dimension can special summon one of your banished DARK monsters.

Echoes of Silence (1 Pack: $0.99 | 50 Gems – 5 Packs: $4.99 | 250 Gems – 10 Packs: $9.99 | 500 Gems – 30 Packs: $29.99)

This pack includes a variety of cards, with the main cards being revolved around enhancing Level (LV) Monster Decks. The ace of this pack is Silent Magician LV8.

Buy this pack if: 

  • You’re running a Silent Magician Deck
  • Silent Magician LV8 can be obtained in this pack and comes with a special animation using Yugi Muto.

Electric Overload (1 Pack: $0.99 | 50 Gems – 5 Packs: $4.99 | 250 Gems – 10 Packs: $9.99 | 500 Gems – 30 Packs: $29.99)

This pack includes a variety of cards, with the main cards available, are Chiron the Mage and Shinato, King of a Higher Plane. The ace of this pack is XYZ-Dragon Cannon.

Buy this pack if: 

  • You’re running a Machine Deck.
  • XYZ Dragon Cannon is a powerful fusion card that can be obtained in this pack in addition to its fusion materials: X-Head Cannon, Y-Dragon Head, and Z-Metal Tank.

Servants of Kings (1 Pack: $0.99 | 50 Gems – 5 Packs: $4.99 | 250 Gems – 10 Packs: $9.99 | 500 Gems – 30 Packs: $29.99)

This pack includes a variety of cards, with the main cards available, are Vorse Raider, Man-Eater Bug, and Elemental HERO Flare Neos. The ace of this pack is Dark Magician of Chaos.

Buy this pack if: 

  • You’re running a Yami Yugi Deck
  • Dark Magician of Chaos is a great addition to a Yami Yugi “Power of the Dark” Deck.
  • You’re running an Elemental HERO Deck
  • Elemental HERO Flare Neos is a fusion card that can be obtained in this pack. Elemental HERO Neos can be obtained by unlocking Jaden Yuki and Neo-Spacian Flare Scarab can be obtained in this pack.  

Generation Next (1 Pack: $0.99 | 50 Gems – 5 Packs: $4.99 | 250 Gems – 10 Packs: $9.99 | 500 Gems – 30 Packs: $29.99)

This pack includes a variety of cards, with the main cards being revolved around Fusion Summoning monsters and can enhance Fusion Decks. The ace of this pack is Arcana Knight Joker. 

Buy this pack if: 

  • You’re running a Fusion Summoning Deck
  • Arcana Knight Joker is a great fusion card that can be used in this type of deck. Its fusion materials are Queen’s Knight, Jack’s Knight, and King’s Knight. 

Blades of Spirits (1 Pack: $0.99 | 50 Gems – 5 Packs: $4.99 | 250 Gems – 10 Packs: $9.99 | 500 Gems – 30 Packs: $29.99)

This pack includes a variety of cards, with the main cards being revolved around enhancing a Six Samurai Deck. Cyber Harpie Lady and Elemental HERO Neos Alius are available in this pack. The ace of this pack is Great Shogun Shien. 

Buy this pack if: 

  • You’re running a Six Samurai Deck
  • Six Samurai-related monster, spell, and trap cards can be obtained in this pack.
  • You’re running a Harpie Lady Deck
  • Cyber Harpie Lady is a great addition to this deck and has 1800 ATK points.
  • You’re running an Elemental HERO Deck.
  • Elemental HERO Neos Alius is a great card to have in this deck and has 1900 ATK points. 

Galactic Origin (1 Pack: $0.99 | 50 Gems – 5 Packs: $4.99 | 250 Gems – 10 Packs: $9.99 | 500 Gems – 30 Packs: $29.99)

This pack includes a variety of cards, with the main cards available, are Rush Recklessly, Exiled Force, and First Aid Squad. The ace of this pack is Elemental HERO Terra Firma. 

Buy this pack if: 

  • You’re running an Elemental HERO Deck
  • The fusion card, Elemental HERO Terra Firma, can be obtained in this pack.

Resonance of Contrast (1 Pack: $0.99 | 50 Gems – 5 Packs: $4.99 | 250 Gems – 10 Packs: $9.99 | 500 Gems – 30 Packs: $29.99)

This pack includes a variety of cards, with the main cards available, are Defense Draw, Bujin Yamato, and Snipe Hunter. The ace of this pack is Red Eyes Slash Dragon.

Buy this pack if: 

  • You’re running a Red-Eyes Black Dragon Deck, Warriors or Fusion Deck.
  • Red Eyes Slash Dragon can be obtained in this pack. Fusing Red-Eyes Black Dragon and a Warrior Monster will summon this card. 

Primal Burst (1 Pack: $0.99 | 50 Gems – 5 Packs: $4.99 | 250 Gems – 10 Packs: $9.99 | 500 Gems – 30 Packs: $29.99)

This pack includes a variety of cards, with the main cards available, are Ghost from the Past and Dark World Lightning. The ace of this pack is Volcanic Doomfire.  

Buy this pack if: 

  • You want to obtain Ghosts from the Past, a trap card that allows you to banish two monsters in your graveyard to lower the attack of one of your opponent’s monsters to 0 until the end of the turn. 

Rampage of the Forest (1 Pack: $0.99 | 50 Gems – 5 Packs: $4.99 | 250 Gems – 10 Packs: $9.99 | 500 Gems – 30 Packs: $29.99)

This pack includes a variety of cards, with the main cards being revolved around enhancing an Insect Deck. The ace of this pack is Metamorphosed Insect Queen. 

Buy this pack if: 

  • You’ve unlocked Weevil Underwood and his skill, “Parasite Infestation”.
  • This will allow you to utilize a combo with Metamorphosed Insect Queen and Cocoon of Ultra Evolution; both cards can be obtained in this pack. When your opponent draws and special summon Parasite Paracide, equip it with any equip spell card and the conditions will be fulfilled for Cocoon of Ultra Evolution, which will allow you to tribute Parasite Paracide to special summon Metamorphosed Insect Queen, 

Abyss Encounters (1 Pack: $0.99 | 50 Gems – 5 Packs: $4.99 | 250 Gems – 10 Packs: $9.99 | 500 Gems – 30 Packs: $29.99)

This pack includes a variety of cards, with the main cards being revolved around WATER monsters. The Legendary Fisherman II and Elemental HERO Captain Gold are available in this pack. The ace of this pack is Water Dragon Cluster. 

Buy this pack if: 

  • You’re running an Elemental HERO Deck
  • Elemental HERO Captain Gold is available in this pack. Be sure to use Jaden Yuki’s skill, “Where the Heroes Dwell”, to use this monster. 

Visions of Ice (1 Pack: $0.99 | 50 Gems – 5 Packs: $4.99 | 250 Gems – 10 Packs: $9.99 | 500 Gems – 30 Packs: $29.99)

This pack includes a variety of cards, with the main cards available, are The Tricky, Spellbook Magician of Prophecy, and Treacherous Trap Hole. The ace of this pack is White Night Dragon. 

Buy this pack if: 

  • You’re running a Dragon Deck.
  • White Night Dragon is a great addition to this type of deck. It can negate any spell/trap cards that target it and if a monster on your side of the field is targeted for attack, it will redirect the attack towards itself. 

Valiant Souls (1 Pack: $0.99 | 50 Gems – 5 Packs: $4.99 | 250 Gems – 10 Packs: $9.99 | 500 Gems – 30 Packs: $29.99)

This pack includes a variety of cards, with the main cards being revolved around enhancing a Hero Deck with cards like Mask Change, Vision HERO Witch Raider, and Elemental HERO Bladedge. The ace of this pack is Elemental HERO Plasma Vice. 

Buy this pack if: 

  • You’re running a HERO Deck
  • Elemental HERO Plasma Vice, Vision HERO Witch Raider, and Mask Change will further enhance any HERO-themed Deck. 

Clash of Wings (1 Pack: $0.99 | 50 Gems – 5 Packs: $4.99 | 250 Gems – 10 Packs: $9.99 | 500 Gems – 30 Packs: $29.99)

This pack includes a variety of cards, with the main cards available, are Widespread Ruin and Gatling Dragon. The ace of this pack is Alector, Sovereign of Birds

Buy this pack if: 

  • You want the fusion card, Gatling Dragon.
  • This card is the fusion of Bandit Keith’s Barrel Dragon and Blowback Dragon.

Crusader Battlegrounds (1 Pack: $0.99 | 50 Gems – 5 Packs: $4.99 | 250 Gems – 10 Packs: $9.99 | 500 Gems – 30 Packs: $29.99)

This pack includes a variety of cards, with the main cards available, are D.D.R. – Different Dimension Reincarnation, Secret Six Samurai – Rihan, and Nobleman of Crossout. The ace of this pack is Silent Swordsman LV7.

Buy this pack if: 

  • You’re running a Six Samurai Deck
  • The fusion card, Secret Six Samurai – Rihan, can be obtained in this pack.
  • You’re running a Silent Swordsman Deck
  • Silent Swordsman LV cards can be obtained in this pack. 
  • You wish to run a Noble Knights Deck
  • These cards can be obtained in this pack and their effects combined with the equip spell cards can deliver powerful attacks to any opponent. Highly recommended for PVP matches. 

Empire of Scarlet (1 Pack: $0.99 | 50 Gems – 5 Packs: $4.99 | 250 Gems – 10 Packs: $9.99 | 500 Gems – 30 Packs: $29.99)

This pack includes a variety of cards, with the main cards available, are Vampire Kingdom, Flash of the Forbidden Spell, and Zaborg the Thunder Monarch. The ace of this pack is Vampire Scarlet Scourge

Buy this pack if: 

  • You’re running a Vampire/Zombie Deck
  • Powerful zombie cards like Vampire Scarlet Scourge and spell cards like Vampire Kingdom will enhance this type of deck. 

Burning Nova (1 Pack: $0.99 | 50 Gems – 5 Packs: $4.99 | 250 Gems – 10 Packs: $9.99 | 500 Gems – 30 Packs: $29.99)

This pack includes a variety of cards, with the main cards available, are Gem-Knight Fusion, Dust Tornado, and Magician of Faith. The ace of this pack is Elemental HERO Nova Master.

Buy this pack if: 

  • You’ve purchased Jaden Yuki’s HERO Rising Pre-Built Deck
  • Elemental HERO Nova Master is a great addition to this pre-built deck, allowing you to draw a card when it destroys your opponent’s monster. 

Gaia Genesis (1 Pack: $0.99 | 50 Gems – 5 Packs: $4.99 | 250 Gems – 10 Packs: $9.99 | 500 Gems – 30 Packs: $29.99)

This pack includes a variety of cards, with the main cards being revolved around EARTH and WATER monsters. Galaxy Cyclone and Drowning Mirror Force are available in this pack. The ace of this pack is Elemental HERO Gaia.

Buy this pack if: 

  • You’re running an Elemental HERO + EARTH Deck
  • Elemental HERO Gaia is available in this pack and can be summoned by fusing an Elemental HERO with an EARTH attribute monster. It can halve the attack of an opponent’s monster and add the same amount to its own attack. 

Power of Bravery (1 Pack: $0.99 | 50 Gems – 5 Packs: $4.99 | 250 Gems – 10 Packs: $9.99 | 500 Gems – 30 Packs: $29.99)

This pack includes a variety of cards, with the main cards being revolved around Synchro Summoning. Memory of an Adversary and Morphtronic Celfon are available in this pack. The ace of this pack is Power Tool Dragon.

Buy this pack if: 

  • You’re running a Synchro Summoning Deck
  • Aim for Power Tool Dragon when purchasing this pack. 

Stardust Acceleration (1 Pack: $0.99 | 50 Gems – 5 Packs: $4.99 | 250 Gems – 10 Packs: $9.99 | 500 Gems – 30 Packs: $29.99)

This pack includes a variety of cards, with the main cards being revolved around Synchro Summoning. Silver’s Cry, The White Stone of Legend, and Azure-Eyes Silver Dragon are available in this pack and can enhance any Blue Eyes White Dragon Deck. The ace of this pack is Stardust Dragon. 

Buy this pack if: 

  • You’re running a Blue Eyes White Dragon Deck
  • You’re running a Synchro Summoning Deck 
  • You’ve unlocked Yusei Fudo or purchased his pre-built deck.
  • Stardust Dragon can be obtained in this pack, giving the player the chance to have 2 Stardust Dragons when using Yusei Fudo and his skill “Mark of the Dragon – Head”!

Secrets of the Ancients (1 Pack: $0.99 | 50 Gems – 5 Packs: $4.99 | 250 Gems – 10 Packs: $9.99 | 500 Gems – 30 Packs: $29.99)

This pack includes a variety of cards, with the main cards being revolved around Synchro Summoning. Junk Synchron is available in this pack. The ace of this pack is Ancient Fairy Dragon.

Buy this pack if:

  • You’ve unlocked Luna in the game.
  • Her deck will allow you to have two Ancient Fairy Dragons as her 1st skill has one automatically in the deck.
  • You want to obtain an extra Junk Synchron
  • Yusei’s skill gives him a Stardust Dragon and Junk Synchron. Obtaining this card gives you an extra Junk Synchron and will make Synchro Summoning easier. 

Blackstorm Rising (1 Pack: $0.99 | 50 Gems – 5 Packs: $4.99 | 250 Gems – 10 Packs: $9.99 | 500 Gems – 30 Packs: $29.99)

This pack includes a variety of cards, with the main cards being revolved around Blackwing Decks and Dragunity Decks. Breaker the Magical Warrior, Harpies’ Hunting Ground, and Harpie Queen are available in this pack. The ace of this pack is Black-Winged Dragon. 

Buy this pack if: 

  • You’ve unlocked Crow in the game.
  • This pack has an abundance of cards that will benefit Crow’s Deck.
  • You want Harpie Queen for your Harpie Lady Deck.

Revolution Beginning (1 Pack: $0.99 | 50 Gems – 5 Packs: $4.99 | 250 Gems – 10 Packs: $9.99 | 500 Gems – 30 Packs: $29.99)

This pack includes a variety of cards, with the main cards being revolved around Synchro Summoning. Miracle Fusion, Shrink, and Unending Nightmare is available in this pack. The ace of this pack is Junk Destroyer. 

Buy this pack if: 

  • You want an extra Junk Destroyer for Yusei’s Deck
  • Junk Synchron and a non-tuner monster will be used to Synchro Summon Junk Destroyer. The more non-tuner cards used to summon this card, the more monsters you can destroy on your opponent’s side of the field. 

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