‘Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links’ Exodia Deck Recipe: Best Cards To Unleash Forbidden One

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Duelists can summon Exodia in 'Duel Links' Konami

The Exodia Special Duel event is now live on Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links, which allows duelists to unleash the Forbidden One for the first time in the mobile game’s existence. While there are plenty of cards that can help with your strategy, we have come up with a deck recipe to unleash Exodia as quickly and easily as possible. Check out our Exodia deck in Duel Links below.

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Our Exodia Deck with some of the cards we consistently won with in 'Duel Links' Photo: Konami

While everyone taking part in the Special Duel PVP tournament will have access to Exodia, there are certain cards in Duel Links that can help duelists pull all five cards to summon Exodia and automatically win the duel.

There are a few things to keep in mind when playing a deck centered around summoning Exodia. The first is you need to keep your deck at 20 cards no matter what. The “Grandpa’s Cards” ability will automatically add the five pieces of Exodia to your deck, bringing it up to 25, so you’ll want to keep your deck to the legal minimum of 20 cards.

Secondly, the point of these decks is to have cards that let you draw to get to the five pieces quicker. Cards like Jar of Greed and Shard of Greed are essential, since they give you the drawing power you need without sacrificing anything. The only downside is they are slower than you’d like, especially Shard of Greed which needs two turns to take effect.

You can find Shard of Greed in The Ultimate Rising set and Jar of Greed from the Card Trader for relatively cheap.

Another crucial part of the strategy is a combination of Magical Merchant and Backup Soldier cards. Magical Merchant excavates your deck, discarding until you draw a spell or trap card. This will mill through your deck faster and get you the Jar or Shard of Greed you’re looking for.

However, if you draw any of the pieces of Exodia using this effect they will be discarded to the graveyard, which is why you need Backup Soldier to put them in your hand from your graveyard. But beware, this effect only works for normal monsters, so the head of Exodia, which is an effect monster, won’t be able to return to your hand. Utilize this effect if you already have it in your hand.

Common Charity is another great trap card that lets you draw two cards by removing one normal monster from your hand. Fill your deck with normal monsters to take advantage of this card.

This is also a great strategy if you decide to run Heart of the Underdog (can be obtained when Joey reaches level 25). If you have this card in play, whenever you draw a normal monster, you can draw again.

Blue Dragon Summoner is also another solid card to help you thin your deck and draw the cards you need. If you need a normal monster to sacrifice for Common Charity, you can use Blue Dragon Summoner’s effect to get one into your hand. It can also be used to bring one of the pieces of Exodia directly into your hand from your deck. Blue Dragon Summoner can be found in the Card Trader.

The Exodia event in Duel Links runs until March 21, so be sure to try out your Exodia strategies before then.

We’ve found consistent success using these cards, but we want to know if you have any other strategies and cards you use to unleash Exodia in Duel Links. Let us know your favorite cards in the comments section below.

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