Top 10 Best Yugioh Structure Decks

Structure decks are a cost-effective method of getting into Yugioh, they allow you to obtain a reasonably strong deck without emptying your wallet. Purchasing 3 of the same structure deck is the best way to get going, they usually come with a few cards each that are effective in almost any deck.

Weirdly enough, certain cards can be worth more than what you paid for the whole structure deck after a year or two!

Whether you’re just looking to get started in Yugioh or trying to earn a bit of money, structure decks are for you. Choosing the right one is important though, lucky for you there’s a list right here to help you decide!

P.S – A recommended section has been added to each entry with the function of providing single cards you should add to the structure deck. Using all relevant links, you’ll be able to get a deck ready for dueling instantly!

 


10. Gates of the Underworld

Ah the Dark Worlds, introduced in the GX era and continuing to make players rage-quit to this very day. Each turn is a nightmare to watch and their constant discarding is rage-inducing. Reducing costs is their main focus, Dark World Dealings is an example that favors the Dark World player heavily. Such a strategy is really fun to play though, as you have a ton of options available to you, allowing you to approach a turn exactly how you want.

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9. Rise of the True Dragons

Released nearly 2 years ago, this structure deck offers amazing value for money in the form of the card Return of the Dragon Lords. To put it into perspective, my friend bought 3 Rise of the True Dragons Structure Decks for £25 when they were released, his 3 copies of Return of the Dragon Lords is now worth £30. Some of the monsters and strategies that come with this deck are really fun to use and surprisingly powerful too.

In the more recent Link format, the true dragons have no problem conforming to the new rules as an extra deck isn’t even needed.

You also get cards such as Breakthrough Skill, Hand Destruction, Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon and Foolish Burial!

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Recommended cards to add: None!

 


8. Emperor of Darkness

Released many months before the previous entry, Monarchs are still one of the highest tier archetypes you can use in Yugioh. Link format hasn’t affected them at all, in fact it’s only helped them as Monarchs revolve around having no cards in their extra deck. With the huge array of support cards available, there really isn’t a situation where Monarchs don’t shine. Capable of protecting their monsters, negating enemy monster’s effects and even tributing enemy monsters, the dominance of Monarchs is understandable!

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7. Lair of Darkness

Konami have introduced so many destroy/return cards to the game that they had to release plenty of supports cards to negate such effects. Standard boss monsters are considered garbage if they don’t have their own in-built protection and cards like Raigeki aren’t even banned!

Now though, tributing is all the rage and if you can tribute your opponent’s monsters, there’s not much they can do in return. Lair of Darkness revolves around this strategy, almost completely reducing the effectiveness of your opponent’s support cards immensely.

Not only this, Lair of Darkness is excellent value for money. You’ll obtain cards such as Foolish Burial Goods, Allure of Darkness, Vanity’s Fiend and Tour Guide From The Underworld. It’s worth picking up 3 or more of this structure deck, simply due to the insane amount of great cards you get in the set.

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Recommended cards to add: None. Well, there’s a huge array of decks that can be created by this structure deck. Players are still trying to decide which is the most effective!

 


6. Powercode Link

Konami stepped up their structure deck game massively upon the release of Powercode Link, which contains a wealth of staples. Usually, structure decks contain a small archetype/type core with some half-decent generic support cards. Powercode Link gives you some iffy Cyberse core cards but incredible staples.

LANphorhynchus and Traffic Ghost are about as generic as Link monsters can get. Breathing new life into a ton of older archetypes who are having difficulties adapting to Link format. Scapegoat is arguably the best spell card in the game right now, giving you 4 tokens to be used as Link materials.

Reasoning is another great card but this structure deck’s value comes in the form of its main deck monsters. Effect Veiler, Skull Meister, Goblindbergh, Genex Ally Birdman and Cosmic Compass are all amazing cards!

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Recommended cards to add: Don’t bother trying to make a Cyberse deck out of this structure deck. Just buy it for the staples!

 


5. HERO Strike

Specifically for Masked HERO Dark Law and Elemental HERO Shadow Mist, the HERO Strike structure deck is insanely good. There’s a reason its one of the most expensive structure decks on the market (for non-collectable reasons). Masked HERO cards will never go out of date, they bring so much to the table and can topple countless strategies of a multitude of decks.

Personally I can’t even use my HERO deck built from this set against my friends, Dark Law counters so many of their decks on his own.

In the recent Legendary Hero Decks, HEROs received even more support to help solidify them as a quality archetype.

You also get some awesome cards like Neo-Spacian Grand Mole, Honest, Summoner Monk and Pot of Duality!

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4. Dinosmasher’s Fury

Finally, the dinosaur type is no longer a laughing stock. Too long they sat on the sidelines, too long they remained a joke of a type, now they’re featured as one of the best structure decks in the game. In all fairness, Dinosmasher’s Fury released a ton of new dinosaur cards and support to go with them. Boy were they needed, upgrading the dinosaur type to one that can rival almost any type or archetype in the game.

Not only do you obtain some awesome dinosaur cards, you get plenty of epic cards like Twin Twisters, Unexpected Dai, Ojama Trio, Quaking Mirror Force and Grand Horn of Heaven!

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Recommended cards to add: Double Evolution Pill

 


3. Zombie Horde

Right now, this structure deck is the only one on the to provide enough cards to consider making a competitively viable deck. Generic zombies are now an exceptional rogue choice, topping local tournaments is now possible for such a small price!

Doomking Balerdroch is the main culprit, being an absolute nightmare to deal with for the opponent. Not only is this deck powerful, it has incredible art and a fun playstyle. So overall, it’s clearly one of the best structure deck in Yugioh!

I will always recommend it, but a new structure deck has recently been released which has insane value for money..

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2. Soulburner

Any deck containing a copy of the best hand-trap in the game deserves to be first, even more so with how good the Salamangreat archetype is. As recently as February, a Salamangreat build topped a Regional event which is pretty crazy. So not only does the Soulburner structure deck provide awesome value for money, it has upgrade potential to become tournament level.

Collector wise, you get a variety of shiny cards including 3 Ultra Rares and 4 Super Rares. The addition of Salamangreat Circle to the TCG is huge, and really boosts the power and consistency of Salamangreats seven-fold. Few decks can cope with how reliably potent this archetype is!

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1. Order of the Spellcasters

Order of the Spellcasters is the most recent structure deck to be released, and also by far the best on its own. Providing a number of great staples, it utilises past support for Spellcasters too.

Gameplay wise, Order of the Spellcasters is based around spell counters. In previous years, such a mechanic has always been down-trodden. However, the wave of new support has dramatically increased the effectiveness of spell counters.

Their main boss monster Endymion, the Mighty Master of Magic is a huge upgrade over the previous one, Endymion, the Master Magician. Day-Breaker the Shining Magical Warrior is another great addition.

A variant of this structure deck even managed to reach 2nd place in a Brazilian Regional. Showing just how much it can compete!

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11 thoughts on “Top 10 Best Yugioh Structure Decks

  • November 4, 2018 at 8:14 pm
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    I think Dinosmasher’s Fury deserves the 1st place way more than this Hero structure because by itself alone x3 you can build a fairly competitive deck which works really well

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    • November 5, 2018 at 8:46 am
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      Since the Shadow Mist re-print, the HERO structure deck’s worth has drastically decreased so I will update. Cheers!

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  • November 16, 2018 at 6:21 pm
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    No ABC Structure Deck?

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  • December 6, 2018 at 1:16 am
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    I got Zombie Horde 2 weeks after it released, and let me tell you this: everything was TERRIBLE

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    • December 7, 2018 at 8:55 am
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      No offence mate but Zombie Horde is very good!

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      • December 8, 2018 at 4:54 pm
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        I agree With that i buyed it about 4 days ago and the description is very good. All cards can be Played good together and alone. So far i had 1 Match With it and i completly dominated the Opponent. So from My side it gets a 10/10!

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      • January 17, 2019 at 1:16 am
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        I agree when I first started playing I bought my zombie horde by random ever since I been doing well and/ cards such zombie world, red eyes zombie Necro dragon, call of the mummy,zombie power struggle, cooking balerdroch, and other cards I’m glad to have my zombie horde deck it is amazing!!!

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    • April 29, 2019 at 5:55 am
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      Boi!!!!!!!! try buying 3 zombie horde and mashing it with mayakashi to make a zombie synchro-turbo.

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  • February 20, 2019 at 6:22 pm
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    Don’t forget Soulburner

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    • February 22, 2019 at 12:13 pm
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      Added it mate thanks for letting me know 🙂

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  • May 25, 2019 at 7:26 am
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    What about Cyber Dragon though? 😞

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