Here is the tier list of the top tier Yu-Gi-Oh! decks for 2013. The top tier is tier one, followed by tier 2 and tier 3. The list came from the Yu-Gi-Oh! wiki community, so talk to them if you feel the list is wrong.
Spellbook/Prophecy - Spellbook cards are spell and trap cards that support the Prophecy archetype as well as other spellcasters. The main boss monster is High Priestess of Prophecy, but others such as Fortune of Prophecy and Hierophant of Prophecy have recently been introduced.
Mermaill/Atlantean - This deck combines the Mermaill and Atlantean archetypes, both of which consist of water attribute aqua, fish, and sea serpent type monsters. The lower level monsters activate their effects when sent to the graveyard, and the higher level monsters can send the lower ones to the grave. These combos allow you to quickly activate many effects and swarm the field.
Wind-Up - This deck has been top tier for years. It focuses on spamming the field with special summons, and gaining hand advantage with Wind-Up Factory. The deck was hit by the March banlist, putting Magician to 1 and Zenmaity to 0.
Fire Fist - This deck revolves around the Fire Formation spell and trap cards. The spells and traps are continuous, and the monsters' effects can be activated by sending the Fire Formation cards to the grave. The effect monsters are level 3 and 4, and the level 4's are more useful, plus they let you summon Tiger King.
Geargia - The level 4 Geargia monsters are the best. If you have Geargiarsenal, you use its effect to summon Geargiarmor, then use Geargiarmor's effect to flip it face-down. When it gets flipped, you can add Geargiaccelerator to your hand, and use its effect to special summon itself during your turn. Then most of the time you will xyz summon Gear Gigant X and use its effect to add a machine to your hand. You can combine this deck with the Machina or Karakuri archetype.
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Dracossack on November 29, 2013:
Dragunity rulers is still close to one regardless
T on November 07, 2013:
this list is based off the banned/limited list so stop complaining
tallguy61 on October 18, 2013:
drGON RULERS ARE FORBIDDEN :/
mr mix on September 28, 2013:
Where are Karakuris and dragonrulers ( both tier 1-2)
and prophecy and geargia in tier 1? This is a bad joke
malcolm on August 17, 2013:
Lmao dragon ruler is most diffently a tier 1 deck. Where they at?
Joey on August 15, 2013:
where are heraldic beasts
If you know who I am Ill give you cookie on August 14, 2013:
WTH? where is dragon rulers O.O
dark soulist on July 24, 2013:
You know this is a whacked list when agents are tier 2 and hieratic and inzektors are tier 3.
breno on July 15, 2013:
Mr Spaz on July 13, 2013:
You seem to have forgotten Dragon Rulers.
loly on May 27, 2013:
Inzekors.... Tier 3... You joking?
CIAgent42 on April 27, 2013:
Quick question - Where are the Naturia's? Did they just die, or were they never any good? Also, Zombie and Destiny HERO's? Really?
miesterteehee on April 19, 2013:
blackwings arnt that good.......try fire kings tier 2
blacklighting on April 18, 2013:
fire fist is not teir one
ace nelson on April 08, 2013:
No chaos dragon? Interesting...
noob on April 06, 2013:
Funny how dragunity isn't on here, but yet I kick tier 1 and 2 all day
hello on March 29, 2013:
This is pretty spot on to the real one
yo on March 20, 2013:
WTF!! inzektor tier 3?? D:!
davo on March 07, 2013:
wheres the thunder family?