Budget D/D Decklist for both LINK & pre-LINK formats 2018

The D/D Archetype certainly look a HUGE hit upon the release of MR4, forcing the deck to reduce their swarming considerably. Despite this, D/Ds are still good enough to be usable. They won’t win any tournaments but they won’t go down without a fight either. Here’s the deck list I’ve been using for a while and it can hold its own against the likes of Monarch, ABCs, you name it ūüôā

After the list you’ll find an image detailing the entire deck, after which you’ll find potential combos you can use!

DuelingBook download link: https://www.duelingbook.com/deck?id=1808975

You can use that link to immediately visit and look at the deck.

Amazon links have been provided for you to pick up any cards you need, you also get a lot of them in the Pendulum Domination Structure Deck.

Most people use eBay or other sites but have a look, you’ll be extremely¬†surprised to see how cheap it is to order from Amazon ūüôā

yugiohtopdecks rates this deck as costing $40

Prices don’t include Raigeki or Solemn cards as they’re more of a privilege than a necessity.

Monsters – 21

Spells – 13

Traps – 6

Extra Deck





Link Format Extra Deck if needed

Same as above but take out 3 depending on the deck you’re facing and add:

D/D Decklist, an image detailing each card in the deck and extra deck


Example first hands


A possible first hand with this D/D Decklist

A possible first hand with this D/D Decklist




Deceptively good

The below hand doesn’t look too good..

What if I told you, you could reduce your opponent’s life points from 8000 to 300 in your first turn with this hand?

A possible first hand with this D/D Decklist

Let’s activate “Allure of Darkness” and banish “D/D Necro Slime” as you don’t need it right now, drawing 2 cards.

Example D/D turn strategy 1

Now summon “D/D Savant Kepler” and add “Dark Contract with the Gate” to your hand.

Activate “Dark Contract with the Gate” and add “D/D Swirl Slime” to your hand.

Use the effect of “D/D Swirl Slime” to fuse it with “D/D Savant Thomas”, summoning “D/D/D Flame King Genghis” to the field.

Example D/D turn strategy 2

Use the effect of “D/D Swirl Slime” in the graveyard, banishing it to summon “D/D/D Oblivion King Abyss Ragnarok” from your hand.

Activate the effect of¬†“D/D/D Oblivion King Abyss Ragnarok” to summon¬†“D/D Savant Thomas” from your graveyard.

Example D/D turn strategy 3

If you can, you can use the effect of¬†“D/D/D Oblivion King Abyss Ragnarok” to tribute¬†“D/D Savant Kepler” and banish an opponent’s monster.

XYZ summon using¬†“D/D/D Oblivion King Abyss Ragnarok” and¬†“D/D Savant Thomas” to make “D/D/D Super Doom King Dark Armageddon”.

Effect of¬†“D/D/D Flame King Genghis” activates due to a D/D monster being special summoned, allowing you to summon¬†“D/D Savant Kepler” from your graveyard.

Detach¬†“D/D/D Oblivion King Abyss Ragnarok” to activate the effect of¬†“D/D/D Super Doom King Dark Armageddon”, destroying up to 2 monsters your opponent controls.

Activate “Monster Reborn” to summon¬†“D/D/D Oblivion King Abyss Ragnarok” from the graveyard.

Example D/D turn strategy 4

Set “Heavy Storm Duster”.

At this point, your opponent should have  no monsters on the field, allowing you to attack directly with all 3 monsters for 7700 damage!


You can choose to summon “D/D/D Duo-Dawn King Kali Yuga” instead of¬†“D/D/D Super Doom King Dark Armageddon” if your opponent has some pesky spell/trap cards. The max life point damage you’d be able to deal is only 5500 however.

5 thoughts on “Budget D/D Decklist for both LINK & pre-LINK formats 2018

  • September 20, 2018 at 4:27 am

    tributing kepler sends it to extra deck, this is because of it being a pendulum. Pendulum are sent to grave only if a card like lamia says so, discarding, or sent as xyz material. there is a way to otk instead, working around link format and using extra deck one card at a time. fusion slime and a d/d from hand for d’arc, if you have kepler or gate, you can add either lamia or ragnarock if you don’t already have one in hand. summon using lamia’s effect or normal if you had gate, synchro for a level 8 3k beater (i used scarlight red dragon archfiend) then swirl in grave to special ragnarok, ragnarok brings back d’arc. total attack power is 8k, not including the burn damage if any from scarlight. this is only by looking at just 3 cards in hand. 1 is either ragnarock or lamia, 2 is kepler or gate, 3 is swirl slime or swamp king.

    • September 20, 2018 at 7:48 am

      If a Pendulum monster leaves the field for any reason, you have the choice of placing it face up in your extra deck, you don’t have to ūüėõ

      That’s a nice combo by the way!

      • October 22, 2018 at 4:59 pm

        I dont think thats how it works my guy

  • October 30, 2018 at 9:03 am

    Is Megamorph any good in this Deck?

    • October 30, 2018 at 11:14 am

      Absolutely not haha power isn’t a problem for the D/Ds it’s their vulnerability to disruption and board wipes like Mirror Forces :/


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