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Cyberdark Impact! Zane Truesdale Strikes!

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Update

July 30th

Zane Lvl: 60 will now appear as an option for “Underworld Duels”, defeat him to get a ton of points!

zane level 60

There’s no need to farm him since the 6,000 point victory bonus along with the 2,000 for winning nets you 8,000 duel assessment anyway!

zane level 60

July 27th

Zane Lvl: 50 will now spawn in Duel World (GX) with a stronger deck in tow!

zane level 50

There are also new event missions with 100 gems up for grabs!

Mission Reward
Win 1 Duel with Cyberdark Dragon in your Deck, while playing as Zane Truesdale 10 Gems
Summon Cyberdark Dragon 1 time in Duel World 20 Gems
Summon Cyberdark Dragon 2 times in Duel World 20 Gems
Summon Cyberdark Dragon 3 times in Duel World 20 Gems
Reduce your opponent’s LP to 0 by inflicting battle damage with Cyberdark Dragon 30 Gems

Event Information

  • Zane Truesdale has returned, bringing with him fearsome Cyberdark cards, defeat him to obtain them all!
  • This event takes place from July 23rd to August 3rd.
  • Duel against Legendary/Standard Duelists and in Ranked Duels to collect “Genex Medals” which you use to duel Zane at the gate.
  • You can get 100 Genex Medals from playing 5 Ranked Duels.
  • For the first time there is a “Reward Multiplier” at the gate just like against Standard Duelists. Use “x 1” until you get a playset of all the cards then duel Zane Lvl: 10 at “x 3” to get lots of EXP!
  • Obtain EX Jewels by dueling Zane to use at the Card Trader EX to trade for whatever card(s) you’re missing or Booster Items!
  • There are 4 new Booster Items:

Drop Rewards

Duel Links Card: Cyberdark%20Dragon
Duel Links Card: Cyberdark%20Horn
Duel Links Card: Cyberdark%20Edge
Duel Links Card: Cyberdark%20Keel
Duel Links Card: Cyberdark%20Impact!
Duel Links Card: Cybernetic%20Zone
Duel Links Card: Damage%20Polarizer
Duel Links Card: Ruthless%20Denial
Duel Links Card: Cyber%20Ouroboros
Duel Links Card: Lizard%20Soldier

Level-Up Rewards

These are the cards and skills he can attain, you can view the full list on the Skills page!

Duel Links Card: Cyber%20Ouroboros
Duel Links Card: Cyber%20Phoenix
Duel Links Card: Ruthless%20Denial
Duel Links Card: Cyber%20Network
Duel Links Card: Evolution%20Burst
Duel Links Card: Cyber%20Dragon%20Drei
Duel Links Card: Cyber%20End%20Dragon
Duel Links Card: Future%20Fusion
Level Skill
4 Draw Sense: LIGHT
13 Cyber Style
20 Heavy Starter

Event Missions

Mission Reward
Win 1 Duel against Zane Truesdale at Level 10 in Duel World 5 EX Jewel
Win 1 Duel against Zane Truesdale at Level 20 in Duel World 10 EX Jewel
Win 1 Duel against Zane Truesdale at Level 30 in Duel World 15 EX Jewel
Win 1 Duel against Zane Truesdale at Level 40 in Duel World 20 EX Jewel
Win 1 Duel against Zane Truesdale at Level 50 in Duel World 25 EX Jewel
Win 1 Duel against Zane Truesdale at Level 60 in Duel World 50 EX Jewel
Win 20 Duels against Zane Truesdale in Duel World 25 EX Jewel
Win 40 Duels against Zane Truesdale in Duel World 25 EX Jewel
Play 30 Duels against Zane Truesdale in Duel World 50 EX Jewel
Play 60 Duels against Zane Truesdale in Duel World 25 EX Jewel

EX Jewel Rewards

Duel Links Card: Cyberdark%20Horn
Duel Links Card: Cyberdark%20Edge
Duel Links Card: Cyberdark%20Keel
Duel Links Card: Infernal%20Dragon
Duel Links Card: Cyber%20Repair%20Plant
Duel Links Card: Ruthless%20Denial
Duel Links Card: Cybernetic%20Zone
Duel Links Card: Cyber%20Barrier%20Dragon
Duel Links Card: Attack%20Reflector%20Unit
Duel Links Card: Cyber%20Ouroboros

Top Player Council Thoughts

“What are your thoughts on the new Cyberdark cards?”


Mistilteinn says:

The new Cyberdark cards won’t do anything in the meta. We needed Cyberdark Claw and Cyberdark Cannon for it to be playable.

Negative1 says:

This question is actually 2 questions. Explicitly I am being asked about my thoughts on garbage cards, but implicitly I am being asked about how we have been given garbage cards instead of Cyber Dragon. My answer is that Konami just memed the entire Duel Links community and I find that hilarious.

Yehhey says:

Bad. No effective way to setup a first turn Cyberdark with level 3 Dragon without Cyberdark Claw or Cyberdark Cannon neither of which they gave us.


“What are your thoughts on Zane’s level-up cards and unique skills?”


Mistilteinn says:

Besides some potential shenanigans with Future Fusion I don’t see them doing much. Cyber Style is an interesting skill but without Cyber Dragon the cards fall apart.

Negative1 says:

Why did you errata Future Fusion Konami, that card could have been so much fun. The rest are 🗑️!

Yehhey says:

Future Fusion is the only interesting card that pops out. We can’t even use it on Cyber End Dragon or Chimeratech Overdragon though because they didn’t give us regular Cyber Dragon. I guess Red-Eyes Slash Dragon is the best target or Worm Zero if you want to summon a “fat” Evil Dragon Ananta.


Cumulative Rewards

You can obtain card sleeves, game mat and icon at 1 million, 1.8 million and 3.6 million points respectively.


Farm Decks

We will continue to add more decks so stay tuned!

Lvl: 40 Cloudian Farm - credit: Jadehex

skill Draw Sense: WATER
Duel Links Card: Summoner%20of%20Illusions
Duel Links Card: Zeradias,%20Herald%20of%20Heaven
Duel Links Card: Zeradias,%20Herald%20of%20Heaven
Duel Links Card: Zeradias,%20Herald%20of%20Heaven
Duel Links Card: Gravekeeper's%20Vassal
Duel Links Card: Cloudian%20-%20Turbulence
Duel Links Card: Magic%20Planter
Duel Links Card: Union%20Attack
Duel Links Card: Union%20Attack
Duel Links Card: The%20Sanctuary%20in%20the%20Sky
Duel Links Card: The%20Sanctuary%20in%20the%20Sky
Duel Links Card: The%20Sanctuary%20in%20the%20Sky
Duel Links Card: Dimensionhole
Duel Links Card: Secret%20Pass%20to%20the%20Treasures
Duel Links Card: Spirit%20Barrier
Duel Links Card: Spirit%20Barrier
Duel Links Card: Spirit%20Barrier
Duel Links Card: Good%20Goblin%20Housekeeping
Duel Links Card: Good%20Goblin%20Housekeeping
Duel Links Card: Good%20Goblin%20Housekeeping
Duel Links Card: Blue-Eyes%20Ultimate%20Dragon
Duel Links Card: Master%20of%20Oz

Strategy

  • You win if you have Cloudian - Turbulence + The Sanctuary in the Sky/Spirit Barrier combo!
  • If you don’t have Cloudian - Turbulence in your opening hand take 1500 damage so you can activate your skill and draw it.
  • Use Zeradias, Herald of Heaven to search for the field spell.
  • Use Good Goblin Housekeeping to draw into Summoner of Illusions and Dimensionhole - you’ll need them before the last turn so don’t return them to the bottom of the deck!
  • Set Summoner of Illusions second to last turn and activate Dimensionhole banishing it (so it doesn’t get destroyed).

Last Turn

You should only have Cloudian - Turbulence and a facedown Summoner of Illusions in your monster zones.

  1. Flip summon Summoner of Illusions and tribute Cloudian - Turbulence to special summon Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon/Master of Oz.
  2. Summon Gravekeeper’s Vassal.
  3. Target Vassal with two Union Attack and Secret Pass to the Treasures.
  4. Enter the Battle Phase and attack directly for victory!

Replacements

  • Good Goblin Housekeeping and Magic Planter can be replaced by other draw cards (filter by “Drawing” in the Card Editor), for example, Shard of Greed, Legacy of Yata-Garasu etc. However, if you replace Good Goblin Housekeeping you’ll need to add Pot of Benevolence to avoid drawing Summoner of Illusions or Dimensionhole last.

Lvl: 40 Cloudian - Nimbusman Farm - credit: DL Noir

You can watch his tutorial on YouTube!

skill Draw Sense: Low-Level
Duel Links Card: Cloudian%20-%20Nimbusman
Duel Links Card: Cloudian%20-%20Turbulence
Duel Links Card: Cloudian%20-%20Turbulence
Duel Links Card: Cloudian%20-%20Turbulence
Duel Links Card: The%20Sanctuary%20in%20the%20Sky
Duel Links Card: The%20Sanctuary%20in%20the%20Sky
Duel Links Card: The%20Sanctuary%20in%20the%20Sky
Duel Links Card: Cloudian%20Squall
Duel Links Card: Cloudian%20Squall
Duel Links Card: Spirit%20Barrier
Duel Links Card: Spirit%20Barrier
Duel Links Card: Spirit%20Barrier
Duel Links Card: Good%20Goblin%20Housekeeping
Duel Links Card: Good%20Goblin%20Housekeeping
Duel Links Card: Good%20Goblin%20Housekeeping
Duel Links Card: Jar%20of%20Greed
Duel Links Card: Jar%20of%20Greed
Duel Links Card: Jar%20of%20Greed
Duel Links Card: Paleozoic%20Marrella
Duel Links Card: Paleozoic%20Marrella

Strategy

  • How this farm works is very simple: you get out Cloudian - Turbulence + Spirit Barrier and he cant do anything.
  • If you don’t have Cloudian - Turbulence in your opening hand take 1800 damage so you can activate your skill and draw it.
  • The Sanctuary in the Sky acts as a second barrier, but doesn’t protect from Cyberdark Edge direct attacks. However, it will usually give you enough time to stall until you draw Spirit Barrier.
  • Activate Cloudian Squall when you draw it to put out a plethora of counters.
  • You dont have to worry about Power Wall; he doesnt use it when Cloudian - Nimbusman attacks.
  • As the setup and finish for this farm is so simple, the rest of the space is simply draw power/deck thinning. The Paleozoic Marrella is just there to dump a Good Goblin Housekeeping to the grave to draw more with the other two copies.

Last Turn

  1. Tribute all your monsters to summon Cloudian - Nimbusman, usually coming out at over 10,000 ATK.
  2. Enter the Battle Phase and attack one of his monsters with the lowest ATK for victory!

Replacements

  • Good Goblin Housekeeping and Jar of Greed can be replaced by other draw cards (filter by “Drawing” in the Card Editor), for example, Shard of Greed, Legacy of Yata-Garasu etc.

Lvl: 40 Labyrinth Builder Farm - credit: Jadehex

skill Labyrinth Builder
Duel Links Card: Anteatereatingant
Duel Links Card: Gravekeeper's%20Vassal
Duel Links Card: Planet%20Pathfinder
Duel Links Card: Planet%20Pathfinder
Duel Links Card: Planet%20Pathfinder
Duel Links Card: Zombie%20World
Duel Links Card: Magic%20Planter
Duel Links Card: Union%20Attack
Duel Links Card: Union%20Attack
Duel Links Card: Shield%20&%20Sword
Duel Links Card: Secret%20Pass%20to%20the%20Treasures
Duel Links Card: Spirit%20Barrier
Duel Links Card: Spirit%20Barrier
Duel Links Card: Spirit%20Barrier
Duel Links Card: Good%20Goblin%20Housekeeping
Duel Links Card: Good%20Goblin%20Housekeeping
Duel Links Card: Good%20Goblin%20Housekeeping
Duel Links Card: Jar%20of%20Greed
Duel Links Card: Jar%20of%20Greed
Duel Links Card: Jar%20of%20Greed

Strategy

  • Activate your skill to play Labyrinth Wall.
  • Spirit Barrier prevents Cyberdark Edge poking you to death.
  • Use Planet Pathfinder to search for Zombie World to stop Cyberdark Dragon from climbing over Labyrinth Wall (can’t equip Zombie monsters).
  • Use your draw cards to finish the duel quicker.

Last Turn

  1. Activate Shield & Sword.
  2. Switch Labyrinth Wall into attack position.
  3. Special Summon Anteatereatingant.
  4. Summon Gravekeeper’s Vassal.
  5. Target Vassal with two Union Attack and Secret Pass to the Treasures.
  6. Enter Battle Phase - attack Zane’s life points directly!

Replacements

  • Anteatereatingant can be replaced by Alector, Sovereign of Birds, The Tricky or The Fiend Megacyber.
  • Good Goblin Housekeeping and Jar of Greed can be swapped for any other draw cards. For example, Legacy of Yata-Garasu and Shard of Greed.

Zane Truesdale Lvl: 40 Decklist

Duel Links Card: Cyberdark%20Edge
Duel Links Card: Cyberdark%20Edge
Duel Links Card: Cyberdark%20Horn
Duel Links Card: Cyberdark%20Horn
Duel Links Card: Cyberdark%20Keel
Duel Links Card: Cyberdark%20Keel
Duel Links Card: Cyberdark%20Cannon
Duel Links Card: Cyberdark%20Cannon
Duel Links Card: Cyberdark%20Claw
Duel Links Card: Cyberdark%20Claw
Duel Links Card: Exploder%20Dragon
Duel Links Card: Exploder%20Dragon
Duel Links Card: Power%20Bond
Duel Links Card: Cyberdark%20Impact!
Duel Links Card: Polymerization
Duel Links Card: Cyberdark%20Inferno
Duel Links Card: Cybernetic%20Zone
Duel Links Card: Rare%20Metalmorph
Duel Links Card: Power%20Wall
Duel Links Card: Damage%20Polarizer
Duel Links Card: Cyberdark%20Dragon
Duel Links Card: Cyberdark%20Dragon
Duel Links Card: Cyberdark%20Dragon

Zane Truesdale Lvl: 50 Decklist

Duel Links Card: Cyberdark%20Edge
Duel Links Card: Cyberdark%20Edge
Duel Links Card: Cyberdark%20Edge
Duel Links Card: Cyberdark%20Horn
Duel Links Card: Cyberdark%20Horn
Duel Links Card: Cyberdark%20Horn
Duel Links Card: Cyberdark%20Keel
Duel Links Card: Cyberdark%20Keel
Duel Links Card: Cyberdark%20Keel
Duel Links Card: Cyberdark%20Cannon
Duel Links Card: Cyberdark%20Cannon
Duel Links Card: Cyberdark%20Claw
Duel Links Card: Cyberdark%20Claw
Duel Links Card: Power%20Bond
Duel Links Card: Cyberdark%20Impact!
Duel Links Card: Cyberdark%20Inferno
Duel Links Card: Overload%20Fusion
Duel Links Card: Cybernetic%20Zone
Duel Links Card: Rare%20Metalmorph
Duel Links Card: Power%20Wall
Duel Links Card: Cyberdarkness%20Dragon
Duel Links Card: Cyberdark%20Dragon
Duel Links Card: Cyberdark%20Dragon

Zane Truesdale Lvl: 60 Decklist

Duel Links Card: Cyberdark%20Edge
Duel Links Card: Cyberdark%20Edge
Duel Links Card: Cyberdark%20Horn
Duel Links Card: Cyberdark%20Horn
Duel Links Card: Cyberdark%20Horn
Duel Links Card: Cyberdark%20Keel
Duel Links Card: Cyberdark%20Keel
Duel Links Card: Cyberdark%20Cannon
Duel Links Card: Cyberdark%20Cannon
Duel Links Card: Cyberdark%20Claw
Duel Links Card: Cyberdark%20Claw
Duel Links Card: Future%20Fusion
Duel Links Card: Cyberdark%20Impact!
Duel Links Card: Cyberdark%20Inferno
Duel Links Card: Big%20Bang%20Shot
Duel Links Card: Big%20Bang%20Shot
Duel Links Card: Rare%20Metalmorph
Duel Links Card: Power%20Wall
Duel Links Card: Trap%20Jammer
Duel Links Card: Attack%20and%20Receive
Duel Links Card: Cyberdarkness%20Dragon
Duel Links Card: Cyberdark%20Dragon

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Take screenshots (post in the comments below), when the event is over the person with the:

  • Best drop
  • Highest event points
  • Most prismatic cards

Will have their name posted here, immortalised forever on Duel Links Meta!


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