Yu-Gi-Oh: Duel Links is one of the most popular online simulators for Yu-Gi-Oh!, and one of the few official ones out there. Its unique format is a big draw, but if you're not careful you might wind up wasting your in-game currency on things you don't need.
Gems are incredibly valuable, so unless you want to dump a lot of money in the game, it is important to know the best ways to spend them. In Duel Links, cards are obtained by opening booster packs in boxes, with each box containing different sets of cards. This list will tell you five of the best boxes to dig into.
Updated January 11th, 2022 by Johnny Garcia: Yu-Gi-Oh!: Duel Links continues to grow and expand. With the release of Arc V World, Pendulum Monsters have entered into the game, and unlike other new summoning mechanics, has become an instant fixture of the metagame, with some of the best decks utilizing them already. With Master Duel on the horizon, Duel Links will no longer be the only way to play the game digitally, but it will be the only way to play its unique format. The game continues to get active updates with multiple boxes often releasing a month, almost always shaking up the metagame when they release.
10 Chronicle Of Glory
This box is a good buy for any players that might want to make a new deck centered around different kinds of cards. In Chronicle Of Glory, it offers quite a few powerful synchro and ritual monsters as well as quite a few useful effect monsters. Plenty of the UR and SR cards that are offered in this mini box can even point players in what direction they want a new deck to go in.
For instance, lots of the cards in this box are Megalith cards, and they even have effects that apply to other Megalith cards, so maybe players want to try those cards out. There are also quite a few Mathmech cards that can appeal to players who might like Cyberse cards.
9 Truth Universe
This box is great for two main reasons: Malefic monsters and D/D monsters. The Malefic monsters added to the game are great for getting powerful monsters on the field quickly since they can be special summoned by banishing their non-Malefic versions from the player's hand, deck, or extra deck.
Not only that, but the D/D monsters that have been added are great to use in a deck because so many of them have effects that help the player get more monsters on the field or gain more attack power. It's fairly easy to summon their D/D/D fusion types with great effects, and many of these cards are N or R rarity so they're fairly easy to get.
8 Future Horizon
Future Horizons has a fitting name, as many of the cards in this box are only going to get better as time goes on. As a main box, it has multiple archetypes included, with the two most noteworthy being Cyber Dragon and Superheavy Samurai.
The Cyber Dragon cards are all incredibly powerful and can be complemented with Cyber Dragon Vier (obtained from ranked tickets). Also, the entire Superheavy Samurai deck is obtainable from this box alone. There's also Dark Magical Circle, one of the best Dark Magician cards, as well as Lefty and Righty Driver, which will get better as more synchros are added to the game.
7 Lords Of Shining
Lords of Shining is the first mini box on this list that has a lot of value stuffed into it. Wiretap is a solid generic counter trap card for trap negations, and White Stone of Ancients is responsible for bringing Blue-Eyes decks to the forefront.
The biggest reason to invest in this box, however, is the Darklord cards. Despite multiple cards being on the limited list, the deck continues to thrive due to the power of their monsters. Almost all of these have a hefty number of Attack points. Since it's a mini box, it's a lot easier to collect all the cards needed for the deck.
6 Soul Of Resurrection
Part of the reason mini boxes are so good to dig into is that archetypes are generally fully available in just that one box. Soul of Resurrection has this in Shiranui. The entire archetype is obtainable from this box, and it's one of the best in the current game.
Not only that, but it also comes with good generic zombie support in the way of Book of Life and Dragonecro Nethersoul Dragon. Raigeki Break is also a good generic removal card that can help set up the graveyard, something that will continue to become more important as the game goes on.
5 Force Of Infinity
Mini boxes are often some of the best boxes to dig into, and Force Of Infinity is no exception. Like Soul Of Resurrection, Force Of Infinity contains a meta Archetype with all its key cards available inside of it. This would be Abyss Actors, which where it currently stands is one of the best Pendulum Archetypes currently available.
In addition to Abyss Actors, it comes with another low rarity Penduum Archetype with Dinomist also included. If you want to play some anti-Synchro strategies as well, Force Of Infinity comes equipped with Mekklords to boot.
4 Antinomic Theory
Antinomic Theory was the box that came out when Xyz Monsters were really starting to get going. They introduced a ton of powerful Xyz Monsters and decks, most notably the powerful Water Xyz Toolbox.
On top of powerful cards like Lantern Shark, Bahamut Shark, and Buzzsaw Shark, it also saw the release of Mystical Space Typhoon, which officially gave Cosmic Cyclone a run for its money as one of the best backrow removal cards in the game. It also included fan-favorite Archetypes like Burning Abyss and T.G., both of which have seen support in other boxes, and have the potential to become meta threats.
3 Judgement Force
Judgement Force quickly became one of the best boxes Duel Links has seen upon its release, completely shaking up the metagame. It contains very powerful support for Blue-Eyes, with Maiden with Eyes of Blue, Sage with Eyes of Blue, and, the face of the box, Blue-Eyes Spirit Dragon, all being included.
Not only that, Lunalight and Lightsworn cards are also both in the box, with the latter being one of the best draw engines in the game currently. Cards like Glow-Up Bulb and the Orcust lineup are only going to get better as more cards enter the fray as well.
2 Sign Of Harpies
Harpies were one of the best decks during the early Duel Links days. It spent a long time being irrelevant, and much too slow for the format. However, upon the release of Sign Of Harpies, it instantly became one of the best boxes to dig into.
Not only does it include everything a Harpie deck needs to survive in the metagame, but it also has some solid staples. Most notable are the Xyz Monsters Daigusto Emeral and Blade Armor Ninja, both cards that even saw TCG success. Even Lightning Vortex is no slouch, as a one-sided field wipe will never not be good, especially in Duel Links.
1 Dark Dimension
With the introduction of the Dark Side of Dimensions world, Duel Links would receive one of the most meta-defining boxes in the game's history. This main box contained multiple powerful archetypes, including Gravekeepers, Magician Girls, Thunder Dragons, and most importantly; Invoked.
The Invoked engine quickly became one of the best engines in the game with how splashable it was. Elementsabers, also included in the box, let players play the deck in a purer version. Dark Dimension came loaded with tons of powerful, meta-defining cards that are still incredibly powerful to this day. There's practically no worthless high rarity card, making it one of the best boxes in the history of Duel Links.
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