Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links is a new card-battling RPG for the iOS and Android platforms. You start off as either Yami Yugi or Seto Kaiba, and your goal is to become the top duelist out there by building the strongest deck, using the myriad available strategies, and collecting orbs so that you can add to your decks. Read on for some tips and tricks for Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links!
There are loads of free gems being given away, despite the fact that they are the premium currency of the game. You are going to need new cards as quickly as possible, so be sure to use them to acquire new cards and add them to your deck. You can also pick up free gems by completing missions and collecting the rewards, or by tapping in hidden areas around the map. This includes the street lights in the PvP Arena area and the spinning card in the shop area, as well as the trash can in the Card Studio area and the fountain in the Gate area.
Before you purchase card packs, though, check out the kind of cards that are possible to earn in each set. Tap on the specific lineup (Neo-Impact, The Ultimate Rising, etc). Scroll down to the bottom of the list to see what cards are left in the deck. You might want different cards depending on what your style of battle is, so pay close attention to what is on offer in each deck.
The difference between summoning and setting a card is that setting a card places it in a defensive position, while summoning a card places it in the attack position. In defense position, a card protects you from any life-point damage even if it gets overpowered by your rival’s card, and the damage done to your set card is determined by its defense rather than its attack. If your opponent attacks your set card and its attack power is less than its defense, it will do life point damage to the opponent, but the opponent’s card will stay on the board.
This is best used for trickery, because when you set a card (as opposed to summoning it), your adversary will not be able to see the defense stat until after they launch an attack on the card. This opens up strategies involving various common-but-strong cards. An example of this is the Anti-Aircraft Flower, which has no attack power but 1,600 defense power. A card like this, combined with a good spell booster, will be nearly impossible to successfully attack without using a level 6-8 card.
Auto-deck building will fill your deck with 20 cards, but you can have up to 30 cards in your deck, and it doesn’t do a very good job building for complex battle strategies. Go through and build the deck yourself for the best bets. Ignore other tip websites which tell you to have “a few spell cards” in your deck. Load the deck with spell cards because you can put as many of them down as you want per turn. The best starting point is to add attack- and defense-boosting equipment cards that can give your monsters an extra edge. Other great all-purpose cards are life-point boosters, cards that do direct damage to your opponent, or cards that prevent your opponent from being able to damage your life points when they overcome one of your attackers.