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Event Information

  • Zane Truesdale is set on a dark path to victory and only you can stop him!
  • This event takes place from June 4th to June 11th.
  • Dueling in Ranked Duels and against Legendary/Standard Duelists or the Vagabond in any Duel World will increase the chance of him appearing, but the Regional Representative Qualifiers has no effect.
  • Zane Truesdale will only appear in Duel World (GX) - not in DM!
  • He will not appear at the gate and the chance of him appearing is not affected by dueling at the gate.

Drop Rewards

Duel Links Card: Chimeratech%20Overdragon
Duel Links Card: Cyber%20Dragon%20Zwei
Duel Links Card: Cybernetic%20Fusion%20Support
Duel Links Card: Cyber%20Repair%20Plant
Duel Links Card: Infernal%20Dragon
Duel Links Card: Cyber%20Kirin
Duel Links Card: Proto-Cyber%20Dragon
Duel Links Card: Damage%20Polarizer
Duel Links Card: Cybernetic%20Zone
Duel Links Card: Kaiser%20Dragon

Event Missions

Mission Reward
Win 1 Duel against Zane Truesdale Cyber Barrier Dragon
Win 3 Duels against Zane Truesdale Attack Reflector Unit
Win 7 Duels against Zane Truesdale Infernal Dragon
Play 15 Duels against Zane Truesdale Chimeratech Overdragon
Achieve 1 No Damage win in Duels against Zane Truesdale Damage Polarizer
Successfully perform 3 Fusion Summons in Duels against Zane Truesdale Cybernetic Zone

Top Player Council Thoughts

“What are your thoughts on Infernal Dragon?”


All Day says:

Just seems so much extra to have any sort of impact 🚮.

Super Vegito says:

Trash!


“What are your thoughts on Cybernetic Zone?”


All Day says:

I go through all this work to fusion summon just to have my double ATK monster get thwarted by Enemy Controller and then destroyed 🚮.

Super Vegito says:

Useless!


“What are your thoughts on Damage Polarizer?”


All Day says:

Has zero impact on the current meta.

Super Vegito says:

Effect damage hasn’t been relevant in the meta for a while, it won’t see any play.


Farm Decks

Lvl: 40 Dark Paladin Farm - credit: Jadehex

skill Restart
Duel Links Card: King%20of%20the%20Swamp
Duel Links Card: King%20of%20the%20Swamp
Duel Links Card: King%20of%20the%20Swamp
Duel Links Card: Buster%20Blader
Duel Links Card: Buster%20Blader
Duel Links Card: Buster%20Blader
Duel Links Card: Gravekeeper's%20Vassal
Duel Links Card: Dark%20Magician
Duel Links Card: Dark%20Magician
Duel Links Card: Dark%20Magician
Duel Links Card: Union%20Attack
Duel Links Card: Union%20Attack
Duel Links Card: Polymerization
Duel Links Card: Polymerization
Duel Links Card: Polymerization
Duel Links Card: Emblem%20of%20Dragon%20Destroyer
Duel Links Card: Emblem%20of%20Dragon%20Destroyer
Duel Links Card: Emblem%20of%20Dragon%20Destroyer
Duel Links Card: Pot%20of%20Benevolence
Duel Links Card: Secret%20Pass%20to%20the%20Treasures
Duel Links Card: Dark%20Paladin
Duel Links Card: Dark%20Paladin

Strategy

  • Summon Dark Paladin as soon as possible and use his effect to negate all Zane’s troublesome spells: Power Bond, Polymerization and Flash Fusion. You can discard key cards (Gravekeeper’s Vassal, Union Attack and Secret Pass to the Treasures) as the cost as you can recover them later with Pot of Benevolence.
  • Use King of the Swamp + Emblem of Dragon Destroyer to thin your deck.
  • Use Pot of Benevolence to prevent Zane from decking out and/or to add one of your key cards back to your deck.
  • Only attack defense position monsters so you don’t lose the “Effect Only Damage” bonus.

Last Turn

  1. You will need 2 Dark Paladin on the field, summon another if you only have one.
  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

  • King of the Swamp can be replaced for Fusion Sage or Fusion Recycling Plant.
  • The second Dark Paladin can be replaced by Elemental HERO Neos Knight/Dark Flare Knight, but be sure to keep a fusion substitute monster on hand so you can summon him.

Lvl: 40 Ra-Temple Farm - credit: Plaininsane

skill LP Boost α
Duel Links Card: The%20Winged%20Dragon%20of%20Ra
Duel Links Card: Kiseitai
Duel Links Card: Kiseitai
Duel Links Card: Kiseitai
Duel Links Card: Golden%20Ladybug
Duel Links Card: Golden%20Ladybug
Duel Links Card: Golden%20Ladybug
Duel Links Card: Planet%20Pathfinder
Duel Links Card: Planet%20Pathfinder
Duel Links Card: Cosmic%20Compass
Duel Links Card: Double%20Summon
Duel Links Card: Storm
Duel Links Card: Temple%20of%20the%20Mind's%20Eye
Duel Links Card: Defense%20Draw
Duel Links Card: Wall%20of%20Disruption
Duel Links Card: Wall%20of%20Disruption
Duel Links Card: Wall%20of%20Disruption
Duel Links Card: Massivemorph
Duel Links Card: Massivemorph
Duel Links Card: Massivemorph

Strategy

  • Search Temple of the Mind’s Eye with Planet Pathfinder and activate it as soon as possible.
  • Activate Golden Ladybug each turn to gain LP.
  • Set Kiseitai if you draw it but don’t set a third one if you already have two in your spell/trap zone. You can target the monster that Kiseitai has latched onto with Massivemorph to gain double LP each turn.
  • Use Wall of Disruption and Massivemorph to protect your LP and stall.

Last Turn

  1. Activate Storm to destroy your field spell.
  2. Summon Cosmic Compass and activate its effect to special summon two tokens.
  3. Activate Double Summon and tribute summon The Winged Dragon of Ra using your three Monsters.
  4. Activate Ra’s effect when prompted to pay your life points to increase its attack and to obtain the “LP on Brink” bonus.
  5. Enter the Battle Phase and attack the monster with the lowest ATK!

Replacements

  • The skill can be replaced for Restart, but I like having the 1000 LP buffer for Temple of the Mind’s Eye if needed.
  • Double Summon can be swapped for Arrivalrivals.
  • Wall of Disruption/Defense Draw can be substituted for Draining Shield, Floodgate Trap Hole, Windstorm of Etaqua, Curse of Anubis etc.

Lvl: 40 Ra-Unhappy Girl Farm - credit: Rezileen

skill LP Boost α
Duel Links Card: The%20Winged%20Dragon%20of%20Ra
Duel Links Card: The%20Unhappy%20Girl
Duel Links Card: The%20Unhappy%20Girl
Duel Links Card: The%20Unhappy%20Girl
Duel Links Card: A%20Cat%20of%20Ill%20Omen
Duel Links Card: Golden%20Ladybug
Duel Links Card: Golden%20Ladybug
Duel Links Card: Golden%20Ladybug
Duel Links Card: Cloudian%20-%20Turbulence
Duel Links Card: Cloudian%20-%20Turbulence
Duel Links Card: Rai-Mei
Duel Links Card: Rai-Mei
Duel Links Card: Rai-Mei
Duel Links Card: Shard%20of%20Greed
Duel Links Card: Shard%20of%20Greed
Duel Links Card: Pot%20of%20Benevolence
Duel Links Card: Spirit%20Barrier
Duel Links Card: Spirit%20Barrier
Duel Links Card: Spirit%20Barrier
Duel Links Card: Windstorm%20of%20Etaqua

Strategy

  • Once you have The Unhappy Girl/Cloudian - Turbulence + Spirit Barrier the farm is 100% successful!
  • Activate Golden Ladybug each turn to gain LP.
  • Use Rai-Mei to search for The Unhappy Girl and A Cat of Ill Omen to search for Spirit Barrier.
  • Fill your field will The Unhappy Girl and Cloudian - Turbulence.

Last Turn

You should have three monsters on the field.

  1. Tribute summon The Winged Dragon of Ra using your three Monsters.
  2. Activate Ra’s effect when prompted to pay your life points to increase its attack and to obtain the “LP on Brink” bonus.
  3. Enter the Battle Phase and attack the monster with the lowest ATK!

Replacements

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

Lvl: 40 Cloudian Farm - credit: Jadehex

I dont think Cloudians are optimal because triggering Draw Sense: WATER is kind of sketchy but it’s here just in case you can’t make the other farm decks.

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.

Zane Truesdale Lvl: 40 Decklist

Duel Links Card: Cyber%20Dragon
Duel Links Card: Cyber%20Dragon
Duel Links Card: Cyber%20Dragon
Duel Links Card: Infernal%20Dragon
Duel Links Card: Infernal%20Dragon
Duel Links Card: Cyber%20Dragon%20Core
Duel Links Card: Cyber%20Dragon%20Core
Duel Links Card: Cyber%20Dragon%20Core
Duel Links Card: Cyber%20Dragon%20Drei
Duel Links Card: Cyber%20Dragon%20Drei
Duel Links Card: Cyber%20Dragon%20Drei
Duel Links Card: Cyber%20Dragon%20Zwei
Duel Links Card: Cyber%20Repair%20Plant
Duel Links Card: Cyber%20Repair%20Plant
Duel Links Card: Cybernetic%20Fusion%20Support
Duel Links Card: Power%20Bond
Duel Links Card: Polymerization
Duel Links Card: Machina%20Armored%20Unit
Duel Links Card: Flash%20Fusion
Duel Links Card: Rare%20Metalmorph
Duel Links Card: Cyber%20End%20Dragon
Duel Links Card: Cyber%20Twin%20Dragon
Duel Links Card: Chimeratech%20Overdragon


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  • Best drop will have their name posted here
  • Most prismatic cards will have their name posted here
  • Best meme will have their name posted here

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