Speed Duels offer a different experience playing Yu-Gi-Oh. They're a great way to teach new players about the game, without throwing them straight into the complexity of full Master Rule play.

But the Speed Duel format's more than just a learning tool for beginners. It's been a place for cool reprints, amazing foil upgrades, and it's even imported a few of those 20 year-old Normal Monsters we never got from the Japanese OCG. The most notable difference is the use of Skill Cards, a new type of card exclusive to Speed Duels that brings fresh new concepts to old strategies. Competition in Speed Duels is a real thing, with online communities hammering away to create truly competitive metagames. Now the format's competitive side is set to take off with the Speed Duel: Battle City Box.

With the Battle City Box coming up in a few weeks, you might be curious about competitive Speed Duels yourself. Let's take a look at five sample deck lists to get you started. Remember these are baselines: try them out, explore and tweak them to your taste, or just get to know the format and make your own entirely different deck!

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Deck - Dan's Serpent Night Dragon Deck by Dan Parker

'Dan's Serpent Night Dragon Deck' - constructed deck list and prices for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: Dan Parker

Event:

Rank:

Speed Duel

Market Price: $18.92

Cards

Sphere Kuriboh

Market Price: $2.45

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When an opponent's monster declares an attack: You can send this card from your hand to the Graveyard; change the attacking monster to Defense Position. When you Ritual Summon a monster, you can banish this card from your Graveyard as 1 of the monsters required for the Ritual Summon.

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Gentlemander

Market Price: $0.14

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When an opponent's monster declares an attack: You can Special Summon this card from your hand. Your opponent cannot attack any monsters except this one.

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Champion's Vigilance

Market Price: $0.79

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If you control a face-up Level 7 or higher Normal Monster, when a monster would be Summoned OR a Spell/Trap Card is activated: Negate the Summon or activation, and destroy that card.

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Serpent Night Dragon

Market Price: $0.32

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A dragon created from the soul of a wicked knight.

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Nightmare Sonic Blast!

Market Price: $0.15

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You can activate this Skill while you control "Serpent Night Dragon". 

Once per turn, you can reveal the top 4 cards of your Deck, use 1 of the following Skills, depending on the number of monsters revealed.
1: Add one of the revealed cards to your hand.
2: Destroy 1 card your opponent controls.
3 or more: Apply both effects.
Then place the rest of the revealed cards on top of your Deck in any order.

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Tribute Doll

Market Price: $0.35

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Tribute 1 monster; Special Summon 1 Level 7 monster from your hand that can be Normal Summoned or Normal Set. It cannot attack this turn.

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Double Coston

Market Price: $1.17

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This card can be treated as 2 Tributes for the Tribute Summon of a DARK monster.

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Blue Dragon Summoner

Market Price: $1.30

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If this card is sent from the field to the Graveyard: You can add 1 Dragon, Warrior, or Spellcaster-Type Normal Monster from your Deck to your hand.

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This is a more linear, old school deck using older cards you may be familiar with. It's a simple build that beginners can pick up pretty easily, revolving around a singular goal and very powerful defensive options. It's great for learning the basics of Speed Duels, and it's incredibly inexpensive to put together.

The deck revolves around Serpent Night Dragon. Search it with Blue Dragon Summoner, and get it into play cheap and fast with Double Coston and Tribute Doll. Gentlemander and Sphere Kuriboh keep you safe, and once Serpent Night Dragon on the field you can use Champion's Vigilance and the Skill Card Nightmare Sonic Blast! That skill can stack your deck, add monsters to your hand, and destroy cards all at once.

The Serpent Night Dragon deck's concerned with winning through battle and monster control. To go in a completely different direction…

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Deck - Dan's Twisted Personality Burn Deck by Dan Parker

'Dan's Twisted Personality Burn Deck' - constructed deck list and prices for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: Dan Parker

Event:

Rank:

Speed Duel

Market Price: $21.06

Cards

Zoma the Spirit

Market Price: $3.39

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Special Summon this card in Defense Position as an Effect Monster (Zombie-Type/DARK/Level 4/ATK 1800/DEF 500). (This card is also still a Trap Card.) If this card is destroyed by battle: Inflict damage to your opponent equal to the ATK of the monster that destroyed it.

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Mask of the Accursed

Market Price: $0.25

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The equipped monster cannot attack. Once per turn, during your Standby Phase: Inflict 500 damage to the controller of the equipped monster.

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Nightmare Wheel

Market Price: $0.45

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Activate this card by targeting 1 monster your opponent controls; it cannot attack or change its battle position. When it leaves the field, destroy this card. During each of your Standby Phases: Inflict 500 damage to your opponent. That monster must be on the field to activate and to resolve this effect.

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Lava Golem

Market Price: $2.00

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Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must first be Special Summoned (from your hand) to your opponent's side of the field by Tributing 2 monsters they control. You cannot Normal Summon/Set the turn you Special Summon this card. During each of your Standby Phases: Take 1000 damage.

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Gravekeeper's Curse

Market Price: $0.17

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When this monster is Summoned, inflict 500 damage to your opponent.

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Rite of Spirit

Market Price: $0.98

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Select 1 Monster Card that includes Gravekeeper''s in its card name from your Graveyard and Special Summon it in face-up Attack or Defense Position. This card''s activation and effect is not affected by Necrovalley.

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Blast Sphere

Market Price: $0.31

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Before damage calculation, if this face-down Defense Position card was attacked by an opponent's monster: Equip this card to the attacking monster. Then, during your opponent's next Standby Phase, destroy the monster this card is equipped to, and if you do, inflict damage to your opponent equal to the destroyed monster's ATK on the field.

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Twisted Personality

Market Price: $0.41

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Each time a player loses LP, place 1 counter on this card (max. 3). Once per turn, during your Main Phase, you can use 1 of the following Skills.

• Remove 2 counters from this card, then discard 1 random card from your opponent's hand.
• Remove 3 counters from this card, then destroy 1 face-up card your opponent controls.

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The goal of this deck is to beat your opponents with effect damage instead of all-out attacks. Stun their monsters with the mighty Nightmare Wheel or Mask of the Accursed, and rid the field of bigger threats with Lava Golem. The Twisted Personality skill lets you leverage those burn effects into counters that fuel removal each turn, stripping resources from your opponent!

One of the standard plays for this deck is to Normal Summon Gravekeeper's Curse, burn for 500 damage, then attack for 800 more. Doing so means your opponent loses Life Points twice, placing two counters on Twisted Personality. Remove them to force a random discard, and they lose almost a third of their Life Points plus a quarter of their starting hand. Burn damage is a bigger threat in Speed Dueling because each player only starts with 4000 Life Points, but the damage dealt is still the same as it would be in regular play.

Next, check out the most popular deck in current competition.

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Deck - Dan's Ultimate Great Moth Deck by Dan Parker

'Dan's Ultimate Great Moth Deck' - constructed deck list and prices for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: Dan Parker

Event:

Rank:

Speed Duel

Market Price: $144.94

Cards

Cocoon of Ultra Evolution

Market Price: $6.40

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Activate the following Skill(s) during your Main Phase.

• You can Tribute 1 Insect monster from either field equipped with an Equip Card, and if you do, Special Summon 1 Insect monster from your Deck, ignoring its Summoning conditions, also flip this card over.
• You can shuffle 1 Insect monster from your GY into the Deck, then draw 1 card, also flip this card over.
Each of these Skills can only be used once per Duel.

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Zoma the Spirit

Market Price: $3.39

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Special Summon this card in Defense Position as an Effect Monster (Zombie-Type/DARK/Level 4/ATK 1800/DEF 500). (This card is also still a Trap Card.) If this card is destroyed by battle: Inflict damage to your opponent equal to the ATK of the monster that destroyed it.

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Newdoria

Market Price: $0.82

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When this card is destroyed by battle and sent to the Graveyard, select 1 monster on the field and destroy it.

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Parasite Paranoid

Market Price: $21.92

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(Quick Effect): You can target 1 face-up monster on the field; equip this card from your hand to that target. The equipped monster becomes an Insect monster, cannot attack Insect monsters, also its effects that activate by targeting an Insect monster(s) are negated. You can only use this effect of "Parasite Paranoid" once per turn. If this Equip Card is sent to the GY: You can Special Summon 1 Level 7 or higher Insect monster from your hand, ignoring its Summoning conditions.

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Dekoichi the Battlechanted Locomotive

Market Price: $9.47

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FLIP: Draw 1 card. If you have face-up "Bokoichi, the Freightening Car" card(s) on your side of the field, draw an additional card for each of them.

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Perfectly Ultimate Great Moth

Market Price: $0.27

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This card cannot be Normal Summoned or Set. This monster can only be Special Summoned by Tributing "Petit Moth" on the 6th of your turns after "Petit Moth" has been equipped with "Cocoon of Evolution".

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Sphere Kuriboh

Market Price: $2.45

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When an opponent's monster declares an attack: You can send this card from your hand to the Graveyard; change the attacking monster to Defense Position. When you Ritual Summon a monster, you can banish this card from your Graveyard as 1 of the monsters required for the Ritual Summon.

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Night Beam

Market Price: $7.95

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Target 1 Set Spell/Trap Card your opponent controls; destroy that target. Your opponent cannot activate the targeted card in response to this card's activation.

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This is the deck you're guaranteed to see in Speed Duel tournaments right now. Cocoon of Ultra Evolution (Skill Card) and Parasite Paranoid are regarded as the best skill and best combo in the current Speed Duel meta, so your typical competitive players will gravitate towards this strategy. To explain: you can equip Parasite Paranoid to a face-up monster, including an opposing one, and it turns that monster into an Insect. From there, Cocoon of Ultra Evolution (Skill Card) lets you tribute an Insect equipped with an Equip Card… which you just set up with Parasite Paranoid… to Special Summon an Insect from your deck, ignoring its Summoning Conditions.

That means you'll Tribute off an opposing monster and pop out Perfectly Ultimate Great Moth at 3500 ATK for free. The deck's incredibly linear and predictable, but the power output just cannot be denied. This is the matchup you want to practice for, even if it's a mirror match.

That said, the most popular contender to Moth is…

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Deck - Dan's Inner Conflict Warrior Deck by Dan Parker

'Dan's Inner Conflict Warrior Deck' - constructed deck list and prices for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: Dan Parker

Event:

Rank:

Speed Duel

Market Price: $21.32

Cards

Zoma the Spirit

Market Price: $3.39

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Special Summon this card in Defense Position as an Effect Monster (Zombie-Type/DARK/Level 4/ATK 1800/DEF 500). (This card is also still a Trap Card.) If this card is destroyed by battle: Inflict damage to your opponent equal to the ATK of the monster that destroyed it.

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Command Knight

Market Price: $0.38

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All Warrior-Type monsters you control gain 400 ATK. If you control another monster, monsters your opponent controls cannot target this card for an attack.

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Gearfried the Iron Knight

Market Price: $0.44

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When an Equip Card(s) is equipped to this card: Destroy that Equip Card(s).

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Inner Conflict

Market Price: $0.50

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Activate this Skill during your Main Phase. Once per Duel, you can pay half your LP and take control of 1 monster your opponent controls until the End Phase, but it cannot attack directly this turn.

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Wild Tornado

Market Price: $0.17

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Select 1 face-up card in the Spell & Trap Zone; destroy that face-up card, then, its controller can Set 1 Spell or Trap from their hand. If this Set card is destroyed or sent to the GY: Target 1 face-up card on the field; destroy that target.

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Blade Knight

Market Price: $5.36

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While you have 1 or less cards in your hand, this card gains 400 ATK. If you control no other monsters, negate the effects of Flip monsters destroyed by battle with this card.

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Dark Ruler Ha Des

Market Price: $0.42

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Negate the effects of Effect Monsters destroyed by battle with Fiend-Type monsters your control. This card cannot be Special Summoned from the Graveyard.

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Double Cyclone

Market Price: $0.28

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Select 1 Spell or Trap Card you control and 1 Spell or Trap Card your opponent controls. Destroy the selected cards.

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Offerings to the Doomed

Market Price: $0.78

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Destroys 1 face-up monster. Skip your next Draw Phase.

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Hyper Hammerhead

Market Price: $0.14

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When this monster battles an opponent's monster, unless the opponent's monster is destroyed by battle, it is returned to its owner's hand at the end of the Damage Step.

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This is your typical control deck. It's all about the resource grind and outlasting other strategies. This is the other deck you're guaranteed to see at tournaments, as it's so well suited to handle what Moth is trying to throw at you. The Inner Conflict skill, Hyper Hammerhead, Offerings to the Doomed, and the when-destroyed effect of Wild Tornado all help keep Perfectly Ultimate Great Moth in line.

Finally, here's a deck that's a little more out-of-the-box.

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Deck - Dan's Water Control Deck by Dan Parker

'Dan's Water Control Deck' - constructed deck list and prices for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: Dan Parker

Event:

Rank:

Speed Duel

Market Price: $30.29

Cards

Windstorm of Etaqua

Market Price: $1.24

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Change the battle positions of all face-up monsters on your opponent's side of the field.

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The Legendary Fisherman II

Market Price: $6.45

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This card's name becomes "The Legendary Fisherman" while on the field or in the GY. While "Umi" is on the field, this card is unaffected by other monsters' effects. If this face-up card is destroyed by battle, or leaves the field because of an opponent's card effect while its owner controls it: You can add 1 Level 7 WATER monster from your Deck to your hand.

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Big Wave Small Wave

Market Price: $0.19

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Destroy all face-up WATER monsters on your side of the field. Then you can Special Summon WATER monsters from your hand, up to the same number of monsters destroyed by this effect.

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Umi

Market Price: $0.37

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All Fish, Sea Serpent, Thunder, and Aqua monsters on the field gain 200 ATK/DEF, also all Machine and Pyro monsters on the field lose 200 ATK/DEF.

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Catch of the Day

Market Price: $0.45

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If you control "The Legendary Fisherman", you can activate "Umi" directly from your Deck or GY. This Skill can only be used once per Duel.

Once per turn, when "The Legendary Fisherman" you control destroys a monster by battle or inflicts battle damage to your opponent, you can Special Summon 1 Level 4 or lower WATER monster from your Deck or GY in Defense Position.

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Yomi Ship

Market Price: $0.91

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When this card is destroyed by battle and sent to the Graveyard: Destroy the monster that destroyed this card.

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Metal Reflect Slime

Market Price: $0.69

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Special Summon this card in Defense Position as an Effect Monster (Aqua/WATER/Level 10/ATK 0/DEF 3000). (This card is also still a Trap.) This card cannot attack.

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Maryokutai

Market Price: $0.22

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During your opponent's turn, when your opponent activates a Spell Card (Quick Effect): You can Tribute this card; negate the activation, and if you do, destroy it.

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This deck's trying to leverage the power of Maryokutai and Yomi Ship with the Catch of the Day skill: once per turn, when you destroy a monster by battle or deal battle damage to your opponent with The Legendary Fisherman II, Catch of the Day lets you Special Summon a Level 4 or lower Water monster from your Deck or Graveyard. You can keep bringing back Maryokutai to negate spell cards, or Yomi Ship for monster control.

This is a much more aggressive kind of control deck that's seen almost zero play. Negating spell cards is incredibly powerful since most Speed Duel decks need to resolve a key spell, especially some of the decks we won't cover today. Think The Flute of Summoning Dragon in the Dragon Caller deck, or Black Illusion Ritual in Relinquished!

Speed Duels have a lot to offer, and at least ten more decks are going to become competitive with the release of the Battle City Box. Heavy Metal Raiders (Skill Card) and Spell Proof Armor stand out as two cards that are going to get a lot of love, as well as many of the new skills and the Egyptian God Cards!

With the Battle City Box about to kick everythinng off, I hope lots of people check out Speed Duels in 2021! These decks can get you started, but the format's going to be wide open across the coming months, and there's lots of room for innovation as competitive Speed Dueling gets bigger.