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Top 5 Best Budget decks to use in Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel

Make the rookie mistake of spending your gems too quickly? No worries! Here are 5 suggestions on cheap and competitive decks.

Even though Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel is a free-to-play game, players have realized that building multiple competitive decks can be expensive and sometimes require the user to fork out his/her hard-earned money. Fortunately, there are many decks that can compete without spending any sort of cash or gems earned via the game’s mission system. Here are 5 of our suggestions for budget decks in Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel.

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Top 5 Best Budget decks to use in Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel


One of the most fun decks around, Speedroid is a fun archetype that focuses on wind machine-type monsters, you can also play the Clear Wing Dragons alongside it to make it more competitive and negate your opponents’ effects. Beware that all of the special summonings that you will do to get the best out of the deck is vulnerable to Nibiru, the Primal Being, so special summon with caution!

Key Card: Speedroid Red-Eyed dice

Magical Musketeers

An archetype based on deception and surprise, Magical Musketeers is all about column play on the duel mat and activating Spell and Trap cards in your monster’s column. This is a great deck to counteract cards such as Mystical Space Typhoon and Twin Twisters, cards that target your Spell and Trap zone. Magical Musketeers allow you to activate their archetype’s Spells and Traps from your hand! Magical Musketeer Max is also one of the most powerful link 1 monsters in the game allowing you to strategize based on what your opponent currently has on his field!

Key Card: Magical Musketeer Max


Following on from the success of the VWXYZ monsters, Konami released a much more powerful and updated version of the archetype in ABC back in 2016. A, B and C are unique monsters that can equip themselves to give each other special effects but the best of them all is their big brother ABC Dragon Buster who has an insane removal effect and can catch your opponent by surprise! However, ABC Dragon Buster is such a powerful fusion-type monster that Konami decided to limit the card to 1 so use it wisely!

Key Card: ABC Dragon Buster

Harpie Lady

A great back row destruction deck, Harpie Ladies are a great way to destroy all of those annoying Spells and Traps that your opponent has waiting for you! Cards like Harpie’s Feather Duster and Harpies’ Hunting Ground obliterate your opponent’s backrow allowing you to go for that killer blow. You have nothing to worry about when it comes to gems as Harpie Channeler is the only UR card on the deck, making it cheap enough for you to get your game on!  

Key Card: Cyber Slash Harpie Lady

Mythical Beasts

Pendulum decks can be very expensive in Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel but Mythical Beasts completely break that stereotype! Apart from Mythical Beast Master Cerberus and Mythical Beast Jackal King, the rest of the cards in the archetype are either rare or neutral! If you want to keep it budget, simply just use some spellcasters that easily complement the deck such as Rogue of Endymion and Crusader of Endymion. A great strategy that fully focuses on spellcasters and pendulum monsters.

Key Card: Mythical Beast Master Cerberus

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