Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Links Character Skill Guide [For Beginners]

Overview

Hello every and welcome to a quick mini guide on Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Links. This guide is all about the deck skills in the game. We’ll be going over what they are and how to get some through out the game. Also, check out this awesome new site with card packs and deck builders!

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Deck Skills

What are they and how to use them

So if anyone is familiar with the old school Yugioh game then you’re probably a little confused with a few of Duel Links mechanics. The fact that the main field only has 3 zones instead of 5, you only have 30 cards in a deck instead of 40, but the most common one is the Deck Skills.

Deck Skills are abilities that can be equipped to your deck to give them special traits that can change the course of the game. Each skill is different and every character unlocked has different deck skills they can obtain adding a wide variety of them.

Equipping duel skills is a great thing to do to further your own skill in Duel Links. Choosing a deck skill is all about the deck you’re currently running.

Some deck skills revolve around boosting your spells and traps, or your monsters, or even your life points. So you want to have a deck skill that compliments the kind of deck you’re running.

There are quite a few deck skills in the game so you wont really know which ones are best until you try some out. The best advice is to build several decks with different strategies to them and test each deck to your liking.

Some of the better deck skills are ones that give you a high advantage from the start of any duel. Like beginning the duel with more life points or starting with a field spell automatically in play that assists your monsters.

Some even allow you to get extra cards as the duel is going on. For example, one of the deck skills you get from Yami Yugi allows you to draw a random Spell or Trap card whenever your life points drop below 1800.

So knowing exactly which ones to have on your deck and when to use them is a huge part of having deck skills. So take your time in testing each one and really knowing how you want your deck to be played.

How to get them?

The main way you obtain Deck Skills is through leveling up each character. When you win duels you get experience for your characters and when you level up you get duel rewards.

Some of the rewards are duel skills that fit the characters theme but can be used in any manor you wish on whatever deck you build. Yugi’s deck skills typically have to do with his spells or dark monsters, Joey’s deck skills pay high priority to his monsters and attack boosts.

So just keep playing your characters and leveling them up. You’ll have a nice chunk of duel skills in no time and you’ll be able to tell which ones work best for you.

Skill Table for All Characters

Below are a list of all the available skills in the game thanks to gamea.

Yami Yugi

Skill Description How to get
[Power of Dark]
Begins Duel with the Field Spell “Yami” activated.
Lv 4
[Draw Sense: Spell/Trap]
Can be used each time your Life Points decrease by 1800. In the Draw Phase, instead of doing a normal draw, draw a random Spell/Trap card.
Lv 13
[Sorcery Conduit]
Can be used each time your Life Points decrase by 1800. In the Draw Phase, instead of doing a normal draw, draw a random Spellcaster-Type monster.
Lv 20
[Destiny Draw]
Can be used each time your Life Points decrease by 2000. In the Draw Phase, instead of doing a normal draw, draw the card of your choice.
Drop

Seto Kaiba

Skill Description How to get
[Peak Performance]
Begins Duel with the Field Spell “Mountain” activated.
Lv 4
[Beatdown!]
Boosts the ATK of face-up attack position monsters you control by 300 per level 5 or more monsters you control. You can only use the skill once per turn.
Lv 13
[Draw Sense: High Level]
Can be used each time your Life Points decrase by 1800. In the Draw Phase, instead of doing a normal draw, draw a random level 7 or more monster.
Lv 20
[Heavy Starter]
If your Deck has 3 or more Level 5 or higher monsters with different names, you will have improved chance of having a Level 5 or higher monster in your starting hand..
Drop

Joey Wheeler

Skill Description How to get
[LP Boost α]
Increases starting Life Points by 1000.
Lv 3
[Grit]
The skill is activated randomly when your turn starts. Your Life Points does not get decreased to less than 1 until your opponent’s next turn ends.
Lv 13
[Reinforcement]
Can be used each time your Life Points decrease by 1800. In the Draw Phase, instead of doing a normal draw, draw a random Warrior-Type monster.
Lv 20
[Roll ‘n’ Boost]
Can be used each time your Life Points decrease by 2000. Show 1 monster card in your hand to the opponent and roll the die once. The Level of the monster shown becomes that of the die number untile the end of the turn.
Drop
[Last Gamble]
Can be used in your Main Phase, starting from the fifth turn. Upon activation, reduces your LP to 100 and discards 2 cards from your hand. You roll a die and draw that number of cards. This skill can only be used once per Duel.
Drop
[Luck on Your Side]
If your Life Points drop below 1000, your coin tosses always land on heads.
Drop

Tea Gardener

Skill Description How to get
[Holy Guard]
You receive no battle damage during your turn.
Lv 3
[LP Boost γ]
Increases starting Life Points by 2500, reduces hand by 2 cards.
Lv 13
[Life Cost 0]
You can use the skill when your Life Points are 1000 or less. You do not have to spend Life Points to activate a card until your opponent’s next turn ends. You can only use the skill once per Duel.
Lv 20
[Surprise Present]
Select 1 card Set in your Spell & Trap Zone, and force it on your opponent. Only the player that activates this skill can view this card. This skill can only be used once per Duel.
Drop
[Duel, standby!]
Gives 1 more card in each player’s starting hand.
Drop

Mai Valentine

Skill Description How to get
[Aroma Strategy]
You can see the card at the top of your deck even before drawing it.
Lv 4
[LP Boost β]
Increases starting Life Points by 1500, reduces hand by 1 card.
Lv 13
[Draw Sense: WIND]
Can be used each time your Life Points decrase by 1500. In the Draw Phase, instead of doing a normal draw, draw a random Wind-Attribute monster.
Lv 20
[Harpies’ Last Will]
6 “Harpie” cards in your Graveyard are banished, and 1 “Harpie’s Feather Duster” card is added to your hand from outside your Deck.
Drop
[Flight of the Harpies]
Can be used each time your Life points decrease by 1800. In the Draw Phase, instead of doing a normal draw, draw a random “Harpie” card.
Drop
[Harpie’s Hunting Ground]
Begin Duel with the Field Spell “Harpies’ Hunting Ground” activated.
Drop

Weevil Underwood

Skill Description How to get
[Insect Uprising]
You can use the skill when you control 3 or more Insect-type monsters. Decreases the ATK of face-up attack position monsters your opponent controls by 800. You can only use the skill once per turn.
Lv 4
[Draw Sense: Low Level]
Can be used each time your Life Points decrease by 1800. In the Draw Phase, istead of doing a normal draw, draw a level 1-4 monster card.
Lv 13
[Parasite Infestation]
Can be used after the starting hand is distributed. Shuffle random number of Parasite Paracide into your opponent’s deck.
Lv 20
[Buzz On]
Can be used each time your Life Points derease by 1800. In the Draw Phase, instead of doing a normal draw, draw a random Insect-Type monster.
Drop
[Moth to the Flame]
Turn counts are double-speed for any “Petit Moth” with “Cocoon of Evolution” equipped on your side of the field.
Drop

Bandit Keith

Skill Description How to get
[Switcheroo]
Return 1 card in your hand to your Deck and draw another. The skill can only be used once per turn and twice per Duel.
Lv 4
[Sleight of Hand]
Can be used each time your Life Points decrease by 1900. You add a 7 Completed, that is hidden behind your wristband, to your hand.
Lv 13
[Restart]
Can be used after starting hand is distributed. Shuffle all the cards from your hand into the Deck. Then draw the starting hand again.
Lv 20
[Baggy Sleeves]
If one of yoour monsters of Level 5 or higher is destroyed in battle, in your next Draw Phase a normal draw gives you 2 cards.
Drop
[Cheater’s Coin]
If your Life Points are at least 1000 more than opponent’s, and if you have at least 5 cards in your hand, your coin tosses always land on heads.
Drop
[Bandit]
Can be used if your Life Points are at 1500 or below. Select and take control of 1 card Set in your opponent’s Spell & Trap Zone. This skill can only be used once per Duel
Drop

Rex Raptor

Skill Description How to get
[Dinosaur Kingdom]
Begin duel with the field spell “Jurassic World” activated.
Lv 4
[Draw Sense: High Level]
Can be used each time your Life Points decrease by 1800. In the Draw Phase, instead of doing a normal draw, draw a random level 5 or more monster
Lv 13
[Dino Destruction]
Can be used if a Level 6 Dinosaur-Type monster is on your field. If that monster attacks a monster in a Defense Positin this turn, the opponent takes battle damage equal to the amount that ATK exceeds DEF. This skill can only be used once per turn.
Lv 20
[Titan Showdown]
Whichever player has double or more LP than the other takes double battle damage.
Drop
[Dinos Find a Way]
Can be used each time your Life Points decrease by 1800. In the Draw Phase, instead of doing a normal draw, draw a random Dinosaur-Type monster.
Drop
[Dino Rampage]
Can be used each time your Life Points decrease by 1800, and you have a Dinosaur-Type normal monster on your field. That monster can attack twice during the Battle Phase, this turn. This skill can only be used once per turn.
Drop

Mako Tsunami

Skill Description How to get
[Mythic Depths]
Begins Duel with the Field Spell “Umi” activated.
Lv 4
[Draw Sense: WATER]
Can be used each time your Life Points decrease by 1500. In the Draw Phase, instead of doing a normal draw, draw a random Water-Attribute monster.
Lv 13
[Balance]
Your starting hand will reflect the card balance of your deck.
Lv 20
[Menace from the Deep]
Can be used if “Umi” is on the field, and you have a Water-attribute normal monster on your field. That monster can attack your opponent directly. this turn. At the end of the Battle Phase, that monster is sent to the Graveyard. This skill can only be used once per turn.
Drop

Odion

Skill Description How to get
[Chain Reaction]
Can be used each time you activate a Trap card. Decreases your opponent’s Life Points by 200.
Lv 4
[Draw Sense: Spell/Trap]
Can be used each time your Life Points decrease by 1800. In the Draw Phase, istead of doing a normal draw, draw a random Spell/Trap card.
Lv 13
[Endless Trap Inferno]
Can be used each time your 3 trap cards are sent to the graveyard. A random trap card in your graveyard is shuffled into your deck.
Lv 20
[Bluff Trap]
Can be used each time your Life Points decrease by 1200. “Statue of the Wicked” is set in your Spell & Trap Zone.
Drop

Ishizu

Skill Description How to get
[Draw Pass]
In the Draw Phase, instead of doing a normal draw, restores Life Points by 300. The skill can be used only three times per Duel.
Lv 4
[Graceful Smile]
In the Draw Phase, you can show the card you draw if it is a Fairy-Type monster. Then you restores your Life Points by 500.
Lv 13
[Precognition]
Can be used when your opponent’s Life Poitns are more than twice your Life Points. You can see cards at the top of decks of both players.
Lv 20
[Gravekeeper’s lot]
Can be used each time your Life Points decrease by 1800. In the Draw Phase, instead of doing a normal draw, draw a random “Gravekeeper’s” card.
Drop
[No Mortal Can Resist]
Can be used when your Life points are at least 1000 less than the opponent’s. All monsters in the opponent’s Graveyard changes to Skull Servants (Zombie / DARK / Level 1 / ATK: 300 / DEF: 200). This skill can only be used once per turn.
Drop

Pegasus

Skill] description How to get
[LP Boost α]
Increases starting Life Points by 1000.
Lv 4
[Mind Scan]
If your Life Points are 3000 or more, you can see the cards Set in your opponent’s field.
Lv 13
[Master of Rites]
Can be used each time your Life Points decrease by 1800. In the Draw Phase, instead of doing a normal draw, draw a random Ritual monster or spell card.
Lv 20
[It’s a Toon World]
Begin Duel with the Continuous Spell “Toon World” activated.
Drop
[Creator]
Can be used if your Life Points drop below 2000. In the Draw Phase, instead of doing a normal draw, a powerful card, from outside of your Deck, is added to your hand. This skill can only be used once per Duel.
Drop
[Extra, Extra]
Can be used if your Life Points decrease by 2000. In the Draw Phase, a card you draw is duplicated.
Drop
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