Which first structure deck to choose?


Choosing between Fusion, Synchro, and Link Summoning is a lot to ask of a new player, so here are the three decks you get for beating the tutorial.

Master Duel Starter Structure Decks

Yu Gi Oh! Master Duel is easily the Yu-Gi-Oh! most ambitious! game never made. With tens of thousands of maps and up-to-date rulesets to play, it has overtaken Legacy of the Duelist and Duel Links as the best way to play the TCG online.

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Although every player starts with the same Starter Deck, completing the initial tutorial will reward you with the choice of one of three Structure Decks (with two more available for purchase for 300 gems each from the in-game store). These decks are more advanced and each focuses on a different type of Special Summon that you need to get familiar with. For new players, the choice can be overwhelming, especially when focusing on mechanics you haven’t been introduced to yet. So where should you turn?


Here’s everything you need to know to help you decide which of the three free structure games is right for you. Keep in mind that there will be opportunities later on to acquire the two you didn’t choose, so don’t worry too much about the decision.

dragon power


Dragon Power is probably the deck for any newcomer to Yu-Gi-Oh! you might want to choose, since it uses cards known to many older anime watchers, like Lord of D. and the iconic Blue-eyes White Dragon.

It also uses the oldest special summon mechanic of the three, being a dragon-centric deck focused on fusion summoning to extract powerful monsters like King Dragon and Five-Headed Dragon from your supplemental deck. Plus, who wouldn’t want to launch a charge of powerful dragons onto the field?

Main Bridge:

  • Luster Dragon (x3)
  • Divine Dragon Ragnarok (x2)
  • Blue-Eyes White Dragon (x2)
  • Two-Headed Behemoth
  • The Dark – Spell Sealed Fusion (x2)
  • Kidmodo Dragon (x2)
  • Lord of D. (x2)
  • Dragonute Lancer (x2)
  • Dragonute Ax (x2)
  • Kaiser Glider (x2)
  • Mighty Wind Dragon
  • The Dragon Summoning Flute (x2)
  • Stamp Destruction (x3)
  • Back to square one (x2)
  • Fusion Substitute (x2)
  • Reckless Dash (x2)
  • Silver Scream (x2)
  • Ring of Destruction (x2)
  • Menacing Roar (x2)
  • Defense Draw (x2)

  • King Dragun (x3)
  • Five Headed Dragon (x2)

Unit Sync


The second of three starter structure decks uses the Synchronized Summon mechanic first introduced in Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D. Synchro Summoning seems complicated at first, as you need to combine Tuner Monsters with others of the exact level to Synchro Summon a Monster from the Extra Deck.

There’s a lot to follow, and Synchro of Unity is probably the most mechanically complex of the three decks, but it’s always been designed with new players in mind. If you want to dive deep, this is an interesting deck that can really help you catch up with that modern Yu-Gi-Oh! looks like.

Synchro of Unity uses many warrior monsters to help summon Synchro Warriors, which have incredible effects to buff you and seriously hamper your opponent.

Main Bridge:

  • Synchronous turbo (x2)
  • Speed ​​Warrior (x3)
  • Nitro Synchron (x2)
  • Shield Wing (x2)
  • Junk Synchron (x3)
  • Shining Knight (x2)
  • Rockstone Warrior (x2)
  • Max Warrior (x3)
  • Knight Tasuke
  • Turret Warrior (x2)
  • The Warrior Returning Alive (x2)
  • Synchro Blast Wave (x2)
  • Shard of Greed (x2)
  • Mystical Space Typhoon (x3)
  • Half Closed (x3)
  • Kunai with chain (x2)
  • Synchro Deflector (x2)
  • Limiter overload (x2)

  • Unwanted Warrior
  • Flamvell Uruquizas
  • turbo warrior
  • nitro warrior
  • colossal fighter


Of the three decks, Link Generation easily has the highest “cool factor”. Using VRAINS’ Link Summoning mechanic, which allows you to send monsters with a Link Rating to the graveyard to summon even bigger ones, the Link Generation deck uses the Cyberse archetype. It’s full of digital and tech-inspired monsters that look awesome, and it even has a low-poly frog with Texchanger.

If you want to see how great Yu-Gi-Oh! can get into its card art and themes, while exploring one of the newest mechanics added to the game, Link Generation is the one you want.

Main Bridge:

  • Protons (x2)
  • Digitron (x2)
  • Suppression Collider (x2)
  • Currency changer (x3)
  • Backlinker
  • Launcher Commander (x3)
  • Bittrooper (x2)
  • Streamer link (x2)
  • Brave drive (x3)
  • Double assembly (x2)
  • Share the pain (x2)
  • Strong Winds (x2)
  • Parallel Tornado (x2)
  • Cynet Universe (x2)
  • Related link (x2)
  • Coil code (x2)
  • cyberse beacon (x2)
  • Cynet Waterfall (x2)
  • Jelly Cannon (x2)

  • Spider Link
  • LANphorhynchus
  • Progleo
  • Decode the speaker
  • Rasterliger

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