Duel Links – Tips, Tricks, & Guides

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links Tips, Tricks, Cheats , and How to Guides

duel links temp titleKey features:

  • Genre: Strategy
  • Origin: Japan
  • Number of Players: 1
  • System Support: online and offline play

Manufacturer: Konami
Developer:
Release Date: JA: April 2016
US: Jan 11, 2017
UK: Jan 11, 2017
Media: Android, iOS devices,  and PC
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Fantasy Violence, Mild Blood, Suggestive Themes)

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. has announced it will release key new Yu-Gi-Oh! titles across a number of formats in 2016, allowing an even wider audience to enjoy the series, which is already popular worldwide as a card game and range of console titles.

Tips, How to Guides, Cheats, and Unlocks

How To Unlock Every Legendary Duelist

You begin with either Yami Yugi or Seto Kaiba but from there duelists will have to complete tasks and grow in rank to unlock some of the strongest duelists in Yu-Gi-Oh!.

However, not every duelists in Duel Links can be unlocked simply by raising your Stage Rank. Certain duelists have special conditions that need to be met before they appear in the Duel World. And even then, you’ll have to complete that duelist’s special task list.

Here’s a list of all the duelists you can unlock in Duel Links and the conditions needed to do so. They are split into two groups, the first is by Stage Rank, which will unlock a duelist simply by reaching that level and the other is through special conditions.

Some of these special conditions are hard to track but if you are in the main menu and press the information icon (the icon that is shaped like a person) then you can see all of your play data since you began. Scroll down and you’ll see information like how many traps you’ve played or how many tribute summons you have performed.
Use this to track your progress with the duelists unlocked through special conditions.

NOTE: Pegasus is coming to Duel Links but it seems through a special event that has not gone live.

STAGE UNLOCKS

Joey Wheeler – Stage 3
Tea Gardner – Stage 5 (Stage 6 unlock missions)
Mai Valentine – Stage 10 (Stage 11 unlock missions)
Yami Yugi/Seto Kaiba – Stage 15 (Stage 16 unlock missions)
Rex Raptor – Stage 20 (Stage 21 unlock missions)

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

Bandit Keith – Duel Legendary Duelists 50 times
Weevil Underwood – Win duels against standard duelists 100 times
Mako Tsunami – Perform 150 Tributes  
Odion – Activate 300 traps
Ishizu – Summon light-attribute monsters 200 times

School Quizzes

One aspect of Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links are the Duel School quizzes, which put duelists in scenarios to win in one turn to teach them how to use certain strategies.

However, you won’t unlock the Duel Links Duel School quizzes until you reach Stage 5 and that will only give you access to the level 1 quizzes. There are three levels of quizzes that will unlock at Stages 8 and 13, respectively, with varying difficulties

LEVEL 1

Quiz 1

Purpose: Summon a monster with high ATK.

Win Condition: Drop opponent’s lifepoints to zero in one turn.

Solution: Summon Axe Raider and attack directly.

Quiz 2

Purpose: Tribute summon a high level monster.

Win Condition: Drop opponent’s lifepoints to zero in one turn.

Solution: Tribute summon Judge Man and attack.

Quiz 3

Purpose: Tribute summon a high level monster using two monsters as tribute.

Win Condition: Drop opponent’s lifepoints to zero in one turn.

Solution: Tribute summon Gaia the Fierce Knight and attack.

Quiz 4

Purpose: Change battle position of your monster.

Win Condition: Drop opponent’s lifepoints to zero in one turn.

Solution: Flip summon Feral Imp and attack.

Quiz 5

Purpose: Select right targets to attack.

Win Condition: Drop opponent’s lifepoints to zero in one turn.

Solution: Attack Beautiful Headhuntress with Axe Raider, attack Hero of the East with Celtic Guardian and then attack directly with Roboyarou.

Quiz 6

Purpose: Use a Spell Card and defeat your opponent’s monster.

Win Condition: Drop opponent’s lifepoints to zero in one turn.

Solution: Normal Summon Baby Dragon, then use Block Attack to switch opponent’s Axe Raider to defense mode. Attack Axe Raider with Baby Dragon and then attack directly with Battle Warrior.

Quiz 7

Purpose: Use Spell Cards to enhance your monster’s attack.

Win Condition: Drop opponent’s lifepoints to zero in one turn.

Solution: Play Banner of Courage then attack Cyber Falcon with Trakodon.

Quiz 8

Purpose: Use a Trap Card to enhance a monster.

Win Condition: Drop opponent’s lifepoints to zero in one turn.

Solution: Activate Reinforcements and choose Silver Fang. Attack Snake Hair with Silver Fang.

Quiz 9

Purpose: Use Spell and Trap Cards to destroy high attacking monsters.

Win Condition: Drop opponent’s lifepoints to zero in one turn.

Solution: Summon Blackland Fire Dragon. Activate Order to Charge and tribute Mammoth Graveyard to destroy Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon. Attack directly with Blackland Fire Dragon.

Quiz 10

Purpose: Destroy your opponent’s Spell/Trap cards using your own.

Win Condition: Drop opponent’s lifepoints to zero in one turn.

Solution: Activate De-Spell to destroy opponent’s Dark Energy. Attack Ryu-Kishin with Lady of Faith.

Quiz 11

Purpose: Destroy your opponent’s Trap Card before attacking.

Win Condition: Drop opponent’s lifepoints to zero in one turn.

Solution: Activate Remove Trap to destroy opponent’s Mirror Wall. Attack Dark Magician with Blue-Eyes White Dragon.

Quiz 12

Purpose: Activate a Monster Effect.

Win Condition: Drop opponent’s lifepoints to zero in one turn.

Solution: Activate Karate Man’s effect. Attack Faith Bird with Karate Man.

Quiz 13

Purpose: Activate a Flip Effect.

Win Condition: Drop opponent’s lifepoints to zero in one turn.

Solution: Normal Summon Claw Reacher then Flip Summon Hane-Hane. Target King of Yamimakai and attack directly with Claw Reacher and Hane-Hane.

Quiz 14

Purpose: Use a Field Spell Card.

Win Condition: Drop opponent’s lifepoints to zero in one turn.

Solution: Activate Mountain from your hand. Attack Bottom Dweller with Crawling Dragon and then attack directly with Baby Dragon.

Quiz 15

Purpose: Fusion Summon a monster.

Win Condition: Drop opponent’s lifepoints to zero in one turn.

Solution: Flip Summon the Blue-Eyes White Dragon on the field. Activate Polymerization from your hand and select Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon from your Extra Deck. Use all three Blue-Eyes from your field and hand to fusion summon in attack mode. Attack Perfectly Ultimate Great Moth with Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon.

Quiz 16

Purpose: Ritual Summon a monster.

Win Condition: Drop opponent’s lifepoints to zero in one turn.

Solution: Activate Turtle Oath from your hand and select Crab Turtle from your hand. Use Rock Spirit and Enchanting Mermaid from your hand as tributes. Ritual Summon Crab Turtle in attack mode and attack Judge Man.

LEVEL 2

Quiz 1

Purpose: Check card attributes.

Win Condition: Drop opponent’s lifepoints to zero in one turn.

Solution: Summon Faith Bird in attack mode and attack M-Warrior #2 with Element Magician. Activate Element Magician’s effect to attack one more time, then attack directly with Element Magician and Faith Bird.

Quiz 2

Purpose: Inflict effect damage.

Win Condition: Drop opponent’s lifepoints to zero in one turn.

Solution: Activate Meteor Flare on your side of the field. Discard Raimei and Bowganian from your hand to activate. Play Final Flame and then normal summon Gravekeeper’s Curse in attack mode and activate its effect.

Quiz 3

Purpose: Reversal of attack and defense.

Win Condition: Drop opponent’s lifepoints to zero in one turn.

Solution: Tribute Killer Needle to summon Hercules Beetle. Activate Shield and Sword from your hand and attack Wolf Axwielder with Hercules Beetle.

Quiz 4

Purpose: Use Sealmaster Meisei.

Win Condition: Drop opponent’s lifepoints to zero in one turn.

Solution: Normal Summon Sealmaster Meisei in attack mode and then play Talisman of Trap Sealing from your hand. Attack Gravekeeper’s Vassal with Silver Fang and then attack directly with Sealmaster Meisei.

Quiz 5

Purpose: Fuse Thunder Dragon.

Win Condition: Drop opponent’s lifepoints to zero in one turn.

Solution: Use the effect of Thunder Dragon in your hand to discard it to bring two Thunder Dragon’s to your hand. Play Polymerization to fuse the two Thunder Dragon’s in your hand to Fusion Summon Twin-Headed Thunder Dragon in attack mode. Attack Flame Swordsman with Twin-Headed Thunder Dragon.

The Ultimate Rising 1

Purpose: Use Summoner of Illusions’ effect.

Win Condition: Drop opponent’s lifepoints to zero in one turn.

Solution: Normal Summon Goblin Calligrapher in attack mode. Flip Summon Summoner of Illusions and tribute Goblin Calligrapher to activate its effect. Summon Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon from your Extra Deck in attack mode and attack Horn Imp with Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon and then attack directly with Summoner of Illusions.

The Ultimate Rising 2

Purpose: Use Charmer monsters effects.

Win Condition: Drop opponent’s lifepoints to zero in one turn.

Solution: Set Wynn of the Wind Charmer in facedown defense position. Activate Book of Taiyou on the field to flip Wynn faceup and activate its effect. Take control of Harpie Lady Sisters and attack directly with Wynn and Harpie Lady Sisters.

LEVEL 3

Quiz 1

Purpose: Check card Types and use to your advantage.

Win Condition: Drop opponent’s lifepoints to zero in one turn.

Solution: Use Warrior’s Elimination to Destroy Swamp and Lava Battleguard. Summon The Hunter with 7 Weapons and choose Dragon for its effect. Attack Kuomori Dragon with The Hunter with 7 Weapons and destroy it. Attack directly with Alligator’s Sword.

Quiz 2

Purpose: Use Lord of D and Flute of Summoning Dragon to summon high level dragons.

Win Condition: Drop Opponent’s lifepoints to zero in one turn.

Solution: Use The Flute of Summoning Dragon and special summon Serpent Night Dragon and Seiyaryu. Tribute summon Curse of Dragon by tributing Lord of D. Attack Thousand Dragon with Seiyaryu, attack Alligator’s Sword Dragon with Curse of Dragon and attack Flame Swordsman with Serpent Night Dragon.

Quiz 3

Purpose: Summon Nuvia the Wicked

Win Condition: Drop opponent’s lifepoints to zero in one turn.

Solution: Set Nuvia the Wicked in facedown defense position. Play Book of Taiyou to flip Nuvia the Wicked into faceup attack position. Attack Sonic Maid with Ancient Elf and then attack directly with Nuvia the Wicked.

Quiz 4

Purpose: Use Amazoness Village to your advantage.

Win Condition: Drop opponent’s lifepoints to zero in one turn.

Solution: (coming soon)

Get Gaia the Dragon Champion

One of the new cards that will be entering Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Links soon is the powerful fusion card known as Gaia the Dragon Champion. This creature card is a seven star summon monster that has 2600 attack and 2100 defense, which makes him very hard to put down.

GaiatheDragonChampion-YGLD-EN-C-1EIt was announced via a message sent in Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Links that a plethora of cards will be added as rewards for those who level up their duelists. However, it’s important to note that Gaia the Dragon Champion will not be available until February 13 as that is when the update goes live.

In order to get Gaia the Dragon Champion, you will simply need to level up Yami Yugi,  to at least level 35 (every duelist in Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Links has a hard cap at level 30 right now). Since every 5 levels you unlock a new card, one is going to have to do a bit of grinding if they want this powerful card in their deck.

You will need a Polymerization card in order to fuse both Gia the Fierce Knight and Curse of Dragon. You can earn this card by ranking up Joey Wheeler to level 5. With some patience and a bit of grinding, you will unlock Gaia the Dragon Champion and take to the skies to slaughter your enemies.

Farming for Rare Cards

One of the keys to success in Duel Links is getting the rarest cards because, normally, they have the best effects or the strongest monsters to dominate PVP and defeat Legendary Duelists with ease. Tthe easiest way to do that (outside of paying real life money to purchase cards at the shop) is to farm rare cards from Legendary Duelists.

Farming for rare cards relies on getting the highest duel assessment possible to get from 6-9 gifts after every duel, raising your chances for rare cards.

So how do you get that high of a duel assessment? By using this farming deck that contains only one monster, Mythical Beast Cerberus.

WHAT YOU NEED
  • Two Mythical Beast Cerberus (can work with just one) Obtained through Card Trader.
  • Two Riryoku (can work with just one) Obtained through Card Trader.
  • Sorcery Conduit or Draw Sense: Low Level character skill
  • All spells (especially Stop Defense)
  • Enchanted Javelin trap card (optional)
STRATEGY

Again, to farm for rare cards in Duel Links you’ll need only one monster in your 20-card deck: Mythical Beast Cerberus.Mythical Beast Cerberus-BP03-EN-C-1E

If you have Cerberus as your only monster, how do you get it on the field before your lifepoints hit zero? You need to use a character’s skill to get Cerberus into your hand. The easiest way to do that is to raise Yami Yugi to level 20 and equip Sorcery Conduit. Sorcery Conduit lets you draw a random spellcaster monster from your deck after taking 1800 points of damage. With Cerberus as your only monster, it’s not random but a certainty that you’ll draw Cerberus on your next turn.

This is where Enchanted Javelin can help. If you don’t draw Cerberus in your opening hand but have an Enchanted Javelin, you can negate the gain the damage you are about to take from a direct attack and still activate Sorcery Conduit.

Now that you have Cerberus on the field, you can raise its attack power by 500 for every spell played by either duelist. The whole point of this deck is to summon Cerberus and use all spell cards to get its attack points to over 9999.

The key to getting Cerberus to that attack power is to play a few spell cards to make it stronger than anything your opponent can throw at you because the AI will just set their monsters in defense mode and stay in a holding pattern. This allows for you to stall and draw spell after spell card until you can push Cerberus’ attack power to that monstrous level.

Use spells like Blue Medicine, De-Spell and Stop Defense to run through your hand and to buff up Cerberus. Stop Defense is very crucial for when you are ready to make your final attack as the AI will more likely than not have their monsters in defense.

Riryoku is crucial, especially when you have a second Cerberus, by letting you boost your first Cerberus using the boosted attack of your second Cerberus to get the attack to over 100 thousand.

How to Get Union Attack

Almost all of these decks use the extraordinarily powerful Union Attack card, which adds up the attack of all face-up monsters on your side of the field and gives it to whichever monster you choose. This allows cards like Gravekeeper’s Vassal to unleash powerful 10,000+ damage strikes.

Unfortunately, acquiring Union Attack is not an easy feat. The card itself is a drop from a legendary duelist and only one that appears during specific timed events. The duelist that drops the card is Yugi Moto (not to be confused with Yami Yugi). It is a Super Rare card so the drop rate for it is fairly low and when paired with the multitude of other cards that Yugi Moto can drop, well, the likelihood of getting the card falls pretty low. There are some strong deck combos that will increase the change of it dropping by rewarding higher points, such as the Unhappy Girl deck. The event comes and goes at regular intervals and is normally active for only a week. During the event, Yugi Moto will appear around every 1-2 hours or so.

WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR

What you need to look out for is your opponent decking out before you can win, or you decking out and not being able to deal enough damage to take out your opponent in one strike (because once Cerberus attacks, all of the attack boost goes away).

Traps like Michizure can also hamper your strategy and get rid of Cerberus.

Is there a special Farm deck you use for Duel Links? Let us know..

The Destiny Board of Doom: Yami Bakura unlock

Fear the Deck of Terror! The Destiny Board of Doom event has come to Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links and like the Welcome to Toon World event, players can unlock special cards and a brand new character.

“The Destiny Board of Doom” is an event in the game. During the event, Yami Bakura appears at the gate and players are able to duel against him to unlock Yami Bakura and earn prizes. Collect the “Ten-Sided Dice” and use them to challenge him to earn points which gives exclusive cards, sleeves, mat and icon.

Event Period (GMT +00:00)   Mar 23 – Apr 3, 2017

Yami Bakura is the character featured in this new Duel Links event and players will have to duel and collect ten-sided dice to challenge him. The higher your Stage level, the more dice you can obtain. Note, you’ll need to be at least Stage level 4 to participate. Accumulate 200,000 points in your duels with Yami Bakura and you will unlock this new duelist.

Bakura will first appear in the Duel Gate at level 10 and every time you defeat him, his level will increase. The higher the level Bakura is when you duel him, the more points you get, whether you win or lose. So try and defeat Bakura at level 30 or higher to get the most out of your dice.

Required Ten-Sided Dice and acquired Points
Yami Bakura’s
Level
Required Ten-Sided Dice (QTY) Acquired Points
10 5 DA x1
20 10 DA x3
30 20 DA x7
40 40 DA x18
50 0 DA x20

Note: DA = Duel Assessment

Yami Bakura Lvl 50

Yami Bakura lvl. 50 will spawn in Duel World like Yugi Muto did. You are not required to spend any “Ten-Sided Dice” to duel him. You can obtain special Reward(s) and a large amount of Event Points by defeating him. However, challenging Bakura in Duel World will also give duelists a chance to obtain special rewards and a large amount of event points when he is defeated.

There’s also plenty of other prizes to win like cards, sleeves and mats along with rare stones for trading so keep dueling even after you unlock Yami Bakura. You can even farm for his signature cards. Here are the cards you can win for defeating Bakura either in the Duel Gate or Duel World.cards you can win for defeating Bakura either in the Duel Gate or Duel World

credit: Konami

Destiny Board of Doom

During this event, Yami Bakura will always activate “Destiny Board of Doom”, which is an event exclusive skill that works differently than the skill that you can obtain when playing as Yami Bakura. In this event, it comes with some “special” rules:

  • Yami Bakura begins the duel with “Dark Necrofear” in the graveyard.
  • Yami Bakura always goes first.
  • Yami Bakura will automatically win the Duel at the end of the player’s 5th turn.
  • This skill is negated when “Dark Necrofear” is no longer in the graveyard.
  • The “Dark Necrofear” that is in the graveyard at the beginning of the duel cannot be special summoned from the graveyard, as it has not been special summoned properly prior to being sent to the graveyard.
Event point rewards

By earning certain amount of Points, you will receive Gold, jewels, Gems, Duel Orbs, Cards, and the special character, Yami Bakura! Here is a list of required points to unlock Yami Bakura and get cards.

Event exclusive rewards

This table does not show Jewels, Gems, Gold, and Duel Orb.

PointS Reward
100,000 Man-Eating Treasure Chest
200,000 Yami Bakura unlocked!
360,000 Event Card Sleeve
650,000 Headless Knight
1,100,000 Event Game Mat
2,000,000 Dark Spirit of the Silent
3,000,000  White Magical Hat
4,000,000 Event Icon
The amount of obtainable items in total
Gold 350,000
Gem 450
Jewel UR x4, SR x8, R x22
Drop cards

Here is a list of duel rewards cards only Yami Bakura drops.

Card [Rarity] Rating
(-/10)
Electric Lizard Electric Lizard [R]
Man-Eating Treasure Chest Man-Eating Treasure Chest [R]
The Earl of Demise The Earl of Demise [R]
Gernia Gernia [R]
Call of the Earthbound Call of the Earthbound [R]
White Magical Hat White Magical Hat [SR]
The Gross Ghost of Fled Dreams The Gross Ghost of Fled Dreams  [SR]
Dark Spirit of the SilentDark Spirit of the Silent [SR]
Puppet Master Puppet Master [SR]
Peeking Goblin Peeking Goblin [SR]

Some images by duellinks.gamea.co

Duelist Challenges

Duelist Challenges are (essentially) a variation on Duel Quizzes. These new quizzes will gift duelists with rewards like new monster cards and gems that you’ll need to open new packs.

Completion of each quiz will give one reward depending on the Challenge you complete. There are six Duelist Challenges in all, with the last Challenge rewarding duelists with the new fusion monster, Skull Knight.

Some quick notes on the Duelist Challenges in Duel Links . First, you can only receive a reward for completion once. Also, Duel Quizzes do not count towards the completion of Stage Missions.

Here are the rewards for completing each Duelist Challenge.

REWARDS

Challenge #1 – 30 Gems

Challenge #2 – Ancient Brain

Challenge #3 – 40 Gems

Challenge #4 – Tainted Wisdom

Challenge #5 – 50 Gems

Challenge #6 – Skull Knight

However, not all of the Duelist Challenges are available after downloading the latest Duel Links update. The first two will be available, with the second opening up after you complete the first.

The subsequent Duelist Challenges will become available each day this week. You may need to complete the preceding Duelist Challenges to unlock them, it’s not entirely clear at this point. We’ll be sure to update when the new Challenges appear.

Here’s the complete schedule of the Duelist Challenges.

SCHEDULE

Challenge #3 – May 10

Challenge #4 – May 11

Challenge #5 – May 12

Challenge #6 – May 13

So how do you complete each of the Challenges? Like the Duel Quizzes, you’ll need to defeat your opponent in one turn. Some of the Challenges are pretty straightforward but others are more tricky.

Check out our step-by-step guide to completing each Duelist Challenge. We will update this when the other Challenges are unlocked.

HOW TO COMPLETE EACH CHALLENGE

Challenge #1

This one is rather simple, and focuses on summoning The Atmosphere to overcome Blue Eyes White Dragon. You start with three cards in your hand: The Atmosphere, Big Insect and the spell card, Multiplication of Ants.

Your opponent has 4000 lifepoints.

Step 1: Summon Big Insect (attack or defense mode, it doesn’t matter)

Step 2: Play Multiplication of Ants to tribute Big Insect and summon two insect tokens (battle position doesn’t matter).

Step 3: Special Summon The Atmosphere in attack mode by removing Big Insect from your graveyard and the two insect tokens on the field.

Step 4: Activate The Atmosphere’s effect to absorb Blue Eyes White Dragon.

Step 5: Attack directly and win.

Challenge #2

This Challenge can be a bit tricky because the two monsters in your hand have effects that revolve around equipping spell cards. If you choose the wrong one, you’ll fail.

In your hand you have Woodland Sprite, Vylon Charger and two Black Pendants. Your opponent has 2900 lifepoints.

Step 1: Summon Woodland Sprite in attack position.

Step 2: Equip both Black Pendants to Woodland Sprite.

Step 3: Use Woodland Sprite’s ability to send one Black Pendant to the graveyard to deal 500 points of effect damage. Black Pendant’s ability will activate once it’s sent to the graveyard inflicting another 500 points of damage.

Step 4: Repeat Step 3

Step 5: Attack directly with Woodland Sprite and win.

Challenge #3

The third Challenge revolves around Victory Viper XX03 and the use of its effects and spell card, Power Capsule. The opponent has 2000 life points and B.E.S. Big Core on the field. All you have in your hand is one Victory Viper and three Power Capsule.

Step 1: Summon Victory Viper XX03 in attack position.

Step 2: Play 1 Power Capsule to summon a token in attack position.

Step 3: Play another Power Capsule to summon another token in attack position.

Step 4: Play the third Power Capsule and increase your attack points of Victory Viper by 400 points.

Step 5: Attack Big Core with one of the tokens. Your token will be destroyed by Big Core will be destroyed by its own effect.

Step 6: Attack directly with Victory Viper and the other token and win.

Challenge #4

 

Paradox Brothers

The Paradox Brothers event forces gamers to collect duel gate keys by defeating other players in the Duel World to challenge the brothers. There are rewards that give Gems, coins and new cards after collecting enough points.

Paradox Rewards
The rewards for defeating the Paradox Brothers Konami

After each duel with the Paradox Brothers, your Duel Assessment will determine how many points you receive and the more times you defeat them the higher and faster your points rise and accumulate. Note, you’ll need to be at least Stage level 4 to participate. Accumulate 180,000 points in your duels with the Paradox brothers and you will unlock this new duelist.

The Paradox Brothers will first appear in the Duel Gate at level 10 and every time you defeat them, their level will increase to 20, 30 and then 40. The higher the level the brothers are when you duel them, the more points you get, whether you win or lose.

The easiest and fastest way to unlock the brothers is to duel them at level 40, but it’s not that easy.

WHAT TO EXPECT

At level 20, the brothers start with Shadow Ghoul on the field and this particular deck has a lot of five-star and higher monsters. This would normally would be difficult to get the monsters needed on the field to summon but the Paradox Brothers use the spell card, Monster Gate to tribute a monster on their field and special summon a monster from the top card of their deck.

The Paradox Brothers are easy at this level but if you take them lightly, you will pay.

At level 30, the brothers begin with Labyrinth Tank on the field, a beastly 2400 attack monster. You’ll want to swarm the field with your own high-level monsters or use your traps and spell cards to get rid of the Tank. Once Labyrinth Tank is gone, the brothers are rather easy.

Once you get the Paradox Brothers at level 40, things get very interesting. Labyrinth Wall is already on the field. What makes the wall especially difficult is that it has 3000 defense, which makes it almost impossible to overcome. The Paradox Brothers use this wall to protect their lifepoints while they try and get the pieces of Gate Guardian ready.

They summon monsters that act as two tributes, like Wind Prodigy and Kaiser Seahorse, to get Suijin, Kaizejin and Sanga of the Thunder on the field. If you can burn through their lifepoints with spell and trap cards or use cards like Stop Defense to get Labyrinth Wall into attack position to destroy it with one of your own monsters.

DUEL WORLD

The Paradox Brothers will also appear in Duel World once in awhile, and you can duel them for free. However, this new event gives players an option to duel them at a higher or lower level.

The Para Gate is a much harder difficulty, pitting you against the brothers at level 50, but gives a higher Duel Assessment score. Dox gate is the opposite. The caveat is that if you lose, you’ll be deducted 700 points, so you won’t automatically get a card if you lose.


Beware, at Level 50 the Paradox Brothers start with Gate Guardian on the field. This monster has 3750 attack points (even stronger than Blue Eyes White Dragon) and the duelists use cards like Fairy Meteor Crush to deal piercing damage.

How To Get & Use Exodia

As it stands right now, parts of Exodia are not available through card packs or character unlocks. Instead, if you are going for an Exodia deck build, you’ll need to unlock Yugi Muto. 

The only to get Yugi Muto was through a previous event so if you don’t have him, there’s no way to get Exodia. We’re sure the event or an additional way to unlock Yugi Muto will be available in the future but for right now, we’re out of luck.

Yugi’s level 4 ability is called Grandpa’s Cards and that will put the five pieces of Exodia into your deck. One drawback to this is that your deck will grow by five cards so it will take a bit longer to get through your deck, even with a 20 card deck to start with. Some ways to help this is to use cards like Blue Eyed Summoner which will help you draw pieces of Exodia. There are several more options to pick from so the possibilities are endless when it comes to this

You will win any duel you are in if you hold all five pieces of Exodia in your hand. This means that you’ll want to focus on cards that will help you burn through your deck and find the pieces as quick as possible..

How To Unlock Bonz

Bonz, the Zombie duelist, can be unlocked through a special event running from Dec. 19 to Dec. 27. Duelists have to grind and earn points by facing off against NPCs, Legendary Duelists, the Vagabond and other players in PVP to fill up the Duel Meter.

There are two Duel Meters during the Bonz event; one is a daily meter that gives gems, rare stones and other goodies. The Cumulative Meter hides the best rewards and is where you can unlock Bonz.

To unlock Bonz in Duel Links, you’ll need to accumulate 1900 points in total. Defeating Standard Duelists earns 15 points, while a loss gives 10. Defeating the Vagabond, Legendary Duelists or winning in Ranked Duels nets 20 points while a loss earns 15.

You can earn the most points by facing Bonz himself. Defeat him and you’ll earn 50 points, while a loss will still earn you 30. Like many other roaming foes, Bonz will only appear in the Duel World after a certain number of matches so keep at it until he appears for a chance at the most points.

Dueling Bonz during this event is also a great chance to earn his exclusive cards. If you missed out on the Bonz Halloween event in Duel Links, you can earn his Pumpking the King of Ghosts and the Ghostrick cards, which are a ton of fun to play.

This time around, Bonz may drop even more Ghostrick cards, as well as some great Zombie cards. Take a look at the Level 40 drops for Bonz in Duel Links.

BONZ LEVEL 40

Pumpking of Ghosts (x3)
Castle of Dark Illusions (x3)
Pumprincess the Princess of Ghosts (x3)
Crass Clown (x2)
Zombie Master (x1)
Wonder Balloons (x2)
Call of the Mummy (x1)
Mask of the Accursed (x1)
Nightmare’s Steelcage (x1)
Call of the Haunted (x2)
Tutan Mask (x1)

Bonz’s strategy is to raise the attack of his monsters using Castle of Dark Illusions. He’ll also look to lower the attack of your monsters with Pumprincess and Wonder Balloons. Castle of Dark Illusions can be tricky to get around with almost 2000 defense, but the strategy here is rather simple: get as many high-attack monsters as fast as possible on the field to overwhelm Bonz.

Bonz is relatively easy to unlock in Duel Links and really takes more time than skill. Continue to duel the NPCs and defeat Bonz whenever he shows up and you’ll unlock him in no time.

How To Unlock Arkana

The latest update to Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links implements Battle City , where duelists play through important scenes from the Battle City arc in the original Yu-Gi-Oh! Anime.

In the same fashion duelists unlocked Yugi Muto in Duelist Kingdom, Duel Links players will now be able to unlock Arkana and his spellcaster/Dark Magician support.

BASICS

The Battle City event transports duelists to a game board where they move using dice rolls. Duelists win dice by defeating other standard and Legendary duelists, as well as the Vagabond. Players also receive dice by participating in PVP battles and completing certain tasks, like playing three PVP matches.

On the game board, duelists roll a three-sided dice by relinquishing seven dice that will only allow players to move one to three spaces. There are spots on the board that you can’t pass; you will stop there no matter what you roll. These spots are duels based on the anime.

There are also special spaces for story moments and for obtaining Support Items. Support Items are essentially dice where you can choose how many spaces you move, from one to three.

This update also introduces Millennium Coins, currency you can win by landing on the special coin space or by fulfilling certain requirements in a duel. These coins are used to play the Card Lottery where duelists earn gems, coins, keys and rare cards.

UNLOCKING ARKANA

It’s rather easy to unlock Arkana in Duel Links. Duelists simply have to make their way through the first round of Battle City.

There are four zones with 15 spaces in each. Make your way through duels until you defeat the boss of each zone. To unlock Arkana, you’ll just have to make it through all of Round 1, which shouldn’t take a lot of time if you put in the effort to collect as many dice as possible.

Defeat Brainwashed Joey twice in the final zone to complete Round 1 and unlock Arkana.

How to Unlock Jesse Anderson

Jesse Anderson is  finally available to unlock thanks to a new event built around his ace card, Rainbow Dragon.

The Awaken Rainbow Dragon event starts March 28 and ends April 5, and lets players collect Duel Energy to unlock rewards including Jesse Anderson. If you’re looking for the quickest and easiest way to unlock Jesse in Duel Links, follow these steps.

UNLOCKING JESSE ANDERSON

To unlock Jesse Anderson, duelists will have to accumulate 200,000 Duel Energy points.

Increase the amount of points you earn simply by dueling, with victories yielding more points than loses. The easiest and quickest way  to raise your Duel Energy points is to farm “Superb Tea.”

Couple that with the Bonus Reward Campaign, which increases your Duel Assessment after each duel by 1000, and you’ll be rising the ranks of the event in no time. Zane Truesdale will also appear in Duel World after you hit 100,000 Duel Energy points. Duelists will be able to defeat him to obtain an increased amount of Duel Energy.

You can also duel to earn Crystal Fruits that can be used against Jesse Anderson in the Duel Gate. Dueling him in this way will give a multiplier to your scores, which can be used to unlock Jesse faster.

OTHER GOODIES

If you’re looking to farm Jesse Anderson in the Duel Gate for more copies of his Crystal Beast cards, duelists will be able to do so until the event is over in April.

EX Jewels can also be earned by completing specific event missions like defeating Jesse a certain number of times or as part of your Duel Rewards after duels. You can exchange EX Jewels for cards that were previously only obtainable from past Jesse Anderson and Zane Trusdale events. If you’re looking for more Crystal Beast and Cyber Dragon cards, you’ll want to pick up these EX Jewels.

HOW TO FARM ELEGANT MAI

Elegant Mai, the revamped Legendary Duelist, has returned to the popular mobile game with new drops that can help build better Amazoness decks.

HOW TO FARM ELEGANT MAI

From May 2-9, Elegant Mai will appear in Duel Links at Level 30 and 40 for duelists to battle and, hopefully, win some new cards. The biggest challenge will be to get the highest score after defeating Elegant Mai to farm her best cards.

There are a few decks that will work to farm Elegant Mai in Duel Links and we’ll go over a few of our favorites here. But first, let’s talk about the cards you can win.

NEW ELEGANT MAI DROPS

Revamped Legendary Duelists bring new cards to Duel Links that can really change the game. With Elegant Mai, her various Amazoness cards will pair nicely with the ones that were released in the Valiant Souls box.

Here are all the drops from dueling Elegant Mai at Level 40:

Amazoness Princess (UR)
Swift Birdman Joe (SR)
Queen’s Pawn (SR)
Amazoness Archers (SR)
Spy-C-Spy (SR)
Amazoness Shamanism ( R )
Harpie Lady 2 ( R )
Harpie Lady 3 (R )
Amazoness Blowpiper (N)
Tactical Espionage Expert (N)

yugioh duel links elegant mai - card drops

HOW TO FARM ELEGANT MAI AT LEVEL 40

Elegant Mai’s deck at Level 40 focuses on swarming the field with her Harpie monsters and destroying your back row using Harpie’s Hunting Ground. However, the big weakness of the deck (and the crux of most farming decks) is summoning a monster with defense high enough to thwart her attacks.

Mai uses two cards that can throw a wrench into your plans. Quill Pen of Gulldos will send one card on the field back to your hand after sending two Wind-Attribute monsters from the graveyard to the deck. Spiritual Wind Art – Miyabi is a trap card that sends a card on the field to the bottom of the deck. Mai only has one of each, so if you can get around them you will be in the clear.

Dark Necrofear Wall

This deck revolves around filling your graveyard with Fiend-type monsters to special summon Dark Necrofear in defense mode until you can power-up Gravekeeper’s Vassal for the win. Cards like Kuriboh and Sphere Kuriboh are perfect for stalling and filling the graveyard, while using monsters that draw cards can be extremely helpful.

yugioh duel links elegant mai farm deck

Ideally, Labyrinth Builder is the ability of choice to get the Labyrinth Wall up on the field as fast as possible, but if you don’t have it, Yami Bakura’s Fiend Farewell works very well.

Ra the Unhappy Girl

This deck revolves around summoning the Unhappy Girl and preventing attacks from Mai’s monsters. Using Golden Ladybug and other cards that recover life points to power up the Winged Dragon of Ra and hit the finishing blow is the win condition for this deck.

If you need other farming deck ideas, the Duel Links subreddit is the perfect place to find some.  

HOW TO UNLOCK/FARM SYRUS

 Syrus Truesdale is now available to unlock in Konami’s popular mobile game along with new cards and skills.

Like past unlockable duelists in Duel Links Syrus requires a bunch of grinding to get, but the game does offer more incentives than normal in the form of a new skill that can only be unlocked the same way as Syrus.  Plus there’s cards to farm.

HOW TO

To unlock Syrus in Duel Links, duelists will need to fill up the Duel Meter. Like other events that revolve around the Duel Meter, the more duels you participate in the faster it fills up. Victories gain more points than losses and certain duels are worth more. Syrus is unlocked when you accumulate 4400 points.

The fastest way to get there is to duel in PVP, against the Vagabond and Legendary Duelists. Syrus himself will appear in Duel World after a few duels and defeating him will net a lot of points.

Facing off against Syrus in Duel World also offers a chance to obtain some of his exclusive cards. If you’re looking to farm Syrus, a deck based around summoning the Winged Dragon of Ra is your best bet.

Duel Links Syrus Drop RewardsHere are the drop rewards for dueling Syrus in Duel Links.

SYRUS LEVEL UP REWARDS & SKILLS

With every new duelist in Duel Links, level-up rewards and special skills are added to the game. Syrus Truesdale brings a bevy of cards from the Vehicroid archetype and his skills reflect them and fusion summoning.

Syrus Truesdale

Here’s a list of the reward cards that can be obtained by leveling up Syrus.

Level 3 – Fusion Guard
Level 7 – Carrierroid
Level 10 – Rescueroid
Level 11 – Ambulanceroid
Level 14 – Ambulance Rescueroid
Level 16 – Supercharge
Level 18 – Stealthroid
Level 21 – Vehicroid Connection Zone
Level 23 – Submarineroid
Level 25 – Stealthroid
Level 33 – Vehicroid Connection Zone
Level 35 – Steamroid
Level 38 – Vehicroid Connection Zone
Level 40 – Drillroid
Level 45 – Truckroid

Syrus’ skills are optimized to get his Vehicroids in his hand to fusion summon them using Polymerization or Vehicroid Connection Zone. Some of the effects of the new skills haven’t been discovered yet but we’ll update as soon as we learn more.

Here’s a list of the skills Syrus can learn through level up and from the special event.

Check out My Ride! (Level 4)
Draw Sense: Earth (Level 13)
Check Out My Fusion! (Level 20)
Training Wheels (Duel Meter – 9200 points)

Have you unlocked Syrus in Duel Links yet?

We’ll have more details on this game as they become available, stay tuned!

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