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Datamined Discoveries! - March 2018

March 29th Update

By SpoonCats


With another maintenance update comes new discoveries; upcoming events, main box, new cards and new skills have been found courtesy of XOF, YAZAN and RoMeCAESAR!

New Event

While not officially confirmed, datamined images of a playmat, card sleeves, and a banner have been found for Tristan Taylor (Hiroto Honda in the JP version), a beloved character from the original Duel Monsters anime!

To further the possibility of a Tristan event, his character textures and cut-ins have also been found in-game. In fact, enough textures have been found to suggest either a comprehensive event or perhaps a very elaborate April Fool’s joke!



New Skills

A whopping 16 new skills have been found in the latest datamine! Some appear to be for Syrus Truesdale, hinting at an unlock event in the future. Bear in mind that some of these skills may be NPC-only, and not available to players.



New Cards

Many new cards have been found, as well as confirmation of the next Main Box: ‘Valiant Souls’ which is expected to be released on April 3rd - 2 days before the upcoming KC Cup!

A list of the speculated SR/UR cards are below, including Dark World Dealings - previously only available in Selection Box Vol. 1.

Some of these cards are from the datamined Dragon Structure Deck, which will likely be released soon.



Valiant Souls UR Cards:

  1. Elemental HERO Plasma Vice
  2. Hardened Armed Dragon
  3. Eclipse Wyvern
  4. Vision HERO Witch Raider (confirmed!)
  5. Fires of Doomsday
  6. Masked HERO Anki
  7. Karakuri Ninja mdl 339 “Sazank”
  8. Needle Ceiling (confirmed!)
  9. Paleozoic Canadia
  10. Dark World Dealings (confirmed!)

Valiant Souls SR Cards:

  1. Elemental HERO Bladedge
  2. Mask Change
  3. Karakuri Muso mdl 818 “Haipa”
  4. Geargiattacker
  5. Photon Wyvern
  6. Blast with Chain
  7. Fusion Reserve
  8. Fabled Soulkius

Here’s a full list of all the datamined cards with rarities:

Ultra Rare Cards

Duel Links Card: Elemental%20HERO%20Plasma%20Vice
Duel Links Card: Masked%20HERO%20Anki
Duel Links Card: Vision%20HERO%20Witch%20Raider
Duel Links Card: Karakuri%20Ninja%20mdl%20339%20%22Sazank%22
Duel Links Card: Eclipse%20Wyvern
Duel Links Card: Paleozoic%20Canadia
Duel Links Card: Amazoness%20Princess
Duel Links Card: Rainbow%20Overdragon
Duel Links Card: Rainbow%20Dragon
Duel Links Card: Rainbow%20Dark%20Dragon
Duel Links Card: Crystal%20Bond
Duel Links Card: Fires%20of%20Doomsday
Duel Links Card: Hardened%20Armed%20Dragon
Duel Links Card: Needle%20Ceiling
Duel Links Card: Dragon's%20Mirror
Duel Links Card: Dark%20World%20Dealings

Super Rare Cards

Duel Links Card: Fabled%20Soulkius
Duel Links Card: Elemental%20HERO%20Bladedge
Duel Links Card: Mask%20Change
Duel Links Card: Karakuri%20Muso%20mdl%20818%20%22Haipa%22
Duel Links Card: Geargiattacker
Duel Links Card: Arkbrave%20Dragon
Duel Links Card: Crystal%20Beast%20Emerald%20Tortoise
Duel Links Card: Crystal%20Promise
Duel Links Card: Crystal%20Raigeki
Duel Links Card: Photon%20Wyvern
Duel Links Card: Cyber%20Archfiend
Duel Links Card: Blast%20with%20Chain
Duel Links Card: Fusion%20Reserve

Rare/Normal Cards

Duel Links Card: Fabled%20Gallabas
Duel Links Card: The%20Fabled%20Kokkator
Duel Links Card: The%20Fabled%20Ganashia
Duel Links Card: Fabled%20Dianaira
Duel Links Card: Fabled%20Dyf
Duel Links Card: Fabled%20Urustos
Duel Links Card: Masked%20HERO%20Goka
Duel Links Card: Masked%20HERO%20Vapor
Duel Links Card: Elemental%20HERO%20Ice%20Edge
Duel Links Card: Parallel%20World%20Fusion
Duel Links Card: Mask%20Charge
Duel Links Card: Karakuri%20Bushi%20mdl%206318%20%22Muzanichiha%22
Duel Links Card: Karakuri%20Ninja%20mdl%207749%20%22Nanashick%22
Duel Links Card: Karakuri%20Showdown%20Castle
Duel Links Card: Golden%20Gearbox
Duel Links Card: Karakuri%20Anatomy
Duel Links Card: Karakuri%20Gold%20Dust
Duel Links Card: Runaway%20Karakuri
Duel Links Card: Geargiano%20Mk-II
Duel Links Card: Geargiauger
Duel Links Card: Geargiano%20Mk-III
Duel Links Card: Geargianchor
Duel Links Card: Geargiarsenal
Duel Links Card: Hieratic%20Dragon%20of%20Sutekh
Duel Links Card: Hieratic%20Dragon%20of%20Asar
Duel Links Card: Hieratic%20Seal%20of%20the%20Dragon%20King
Duel Links Card: Hieratic%20Seal%20of%20the%20Sun%20Dragon%20Overlord
Duel Links Card: Hieratic%20Seal%20of%20Supremacy
Duel Links Card: Dragon%20Knight%20of%20Creation
Duel Links Card: Paladin%20of%20Felgrand
Duel Links Card: Darkblaze%20Dragon
Duel Links Card: Castle%20of%20Dragon%20Souls
Duel Links Card: Paleozoic%20Pikaia
Duel Links Card: Paleozoic%20Eldonia
Duel Links Card: Paleozoic%20Leanchoilia
Duel Links Card: Paleozoic%20Marrella
Duel Links Card: Amazoness%20Spy
Duel Links Card: Amazoness%20Baby%20Tiger
Duel Links Card: Amazoness%20Onslaught
Duel Links Card: Crystal%20Blessing
Duel Links Card: Ancient%20City%20-%20Rainbow%20Ruins
Duel Links Card: Advanced%20Dark
Duel Links Card: Rainbow%20Bridge
Duel Links Card: Ultimate%20Crystal%20Magic
Duel Links Card: Rainbow%20Path
Duel Links Card: Rainbow%20Gravity
Duel Links Card: Allure%20Queen%20LV7
Duel Links Card: Allure%20Queen%20LV5
Duel Links Card: Allure%20Queen%20LV3
Duel Links Card: Queen's%20Bodyguard
Duel Links Card: Diabolos,%20King%20of%20the%20Abyss
Duel Links Card: Lesser%20Fiend
Duel Links Card: Tongue%20Twister
Duel Links Card: Lightning%20Punisher
Duel Links Card: D-Boyz
Duel Links Card: Strike%20of%20the%20Monarchs
Duel Links Card: Silent%20Strider
Duel Links Card: Synchro%20Boost
Duel Links Card: Stygian%20Dirge
Duel Links Card: Kabuki%20Dragon
Duel Links Card: Drill%20Barnacle
Duel Links Card: Abyssal%20Kingshark
Duel Links Card: Earthquake%20Giant
Duel Links Card: Phoenix%20Beast%20Gairuda
Duel Links Card: Mad%20Dog%20of%20Darkness
Duel Links Card: Spell%20Recycler
Duel Links Card: Armed%20Protector%20Dragon
Duel Links Card: Blast%20Juggler
Duel Links Card: Doom%20Donuts
Duel Links Card: Ryu-Kishin%20Clown
Duel Links Card: Electric%20Snake
Duel Links Card: Two%20Thousand%20Needles
Duel Links Card: Swordsman%20from%20a%20Distant%20Land
Duel Links Card: Evilswarm%20Zahak
Duel Links Card: Mysterious%20Puppeteer
Duel Links Card: Dimension%20Jar
Duel Links Card: Iris,%20the%20Earth%20Mother
Duel Links Card: Hyena
Duel Links Card: Mid%20Shield%20Gardna
Duel Links Card: Lancer%20Dragonute
Duel Links Card: Metal%20Shooter
Duel Links Card: Nubian%20Guard
Duel Links Card: Fiend%20Skull%20Dragon
Duel Links Card: Face-Off
Duel Links Card: Reverse%20Glasses

Swordsman from a Distant Land, Virus Cannon, Maximum Six, Mid Shield Gardna, and Cyber Archfiend are speculated to be new Ranked Duel rewards.

Finally, a few of these new cards are from the ongoing Jesse Anderson event, and the new ‘Amazoness’ cards are likely from the upcoming Elegant Mai event.

Keep in mind that much of the datamined information is speculation, and remains unconfirmed until officially announced by Konami.


March 16th Update

By Yami Hammy


With another maintenance update comes new discoveries; the identity of the ‘superb’ duelist, new cards and new skills have been found courtesy of XOF and YAZAN!

‘Superb’ Téa Gardner


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Téa will be the next ‘superb’ roaming duelist with a deck upgrade, bringing with her a powerful Counter Trap Fairy deck! This event is expected to take place from March 22nd - 28th.

These are the upcoming drop rewards you have to look forward to (RNG willing!):

Duel Links Card: Meltiel,%20Sage%20of%20the%20Sky
Duel Links Card: Harvest%20Angel%20of%20Wisdom
Duel Links Card: Radiant%20Jeral
Duel Links Card: Zeradias,%20Herald%20of%20Heaven
Duel Links Card: Guiding%20Light
Duel Links Card: Wingweaver
Duel Links Card: Tenderness
Duel Links Card: Photon%20Booster
Duel Links Card: Constellar%20Belt
Duel Links Card: Divine%20Punishment

Top Player Council Thoughts

superforms says:

Meltiel, Sage of the Sky (UR): The core monster of Counter Fairies. Counter Traps are a tricky thing to slide into a deck in general because they can’t always deal with established threats (like a REZ, for example). Meltiel gives you extra ways to deal with things that don’t get directly destroyed by your Counter Traps. This is incredibly important because it gives you a way to mitigate the effects of going second. The LP gain is also not insignificant, giving you more fuel for Seven Tools of the Bandit and Solemn Scolding.

Divine Punishment (SR): Negates a ton of stuff while the Field Spell (The Sanctuary in the Sky) is up. A very versatile negation card with no discard cost. Divine Punishment notably cannot stop already face-up backrow (Sea Stealth Attack, Beast Rising, Call of the Archfiend) nor can it stop normal summons (like Solemn Scolding can).

Harvest Angel of Wisdom (SR): Could see use in more defensive Counter Fairy decks that run less Counter Traps and take advantage of Harvest’s recycling effect.

Zeradias, Herald of Heaven (SR): Elemental HERO Captain Gold for Counter Fairies. Searches the Field Spell (The Sanctuary in the Sky), adding consistency, and extra copies work as big beaters.

Radiant Jeral (SR): Decent wall and boosts your LP if discarded for a Counter Trap cost with Sanctuary on the field, but pretty terrible relative to the other cards.

Photon Booster (R): The first thing that comes to mind is the Ra’s Disciple OTK deck, although there will likely be other uses.

Older cards that work well with these include Bountiful Artemis and Cards from the Sky. Also note that The Sanctuary in the Sky is an R Ticket reward from Ranked Duels, so that may be a worthwhile use for your R Tickets this season!

The Decks

Counter Fairies can be incredibly strong when (1) they open well, (2) they go first, and (3) their opponent does not have access to big Normal Summoned monsters. Combo and effect reliant decks like Hazy Flame and Sylvans can struggle against Fairies, while Dinos and Fishes should dominate them with big 4-star monsters.

As many of these cards do nothing without each other, Duel, standby! or Restart seem necessary for consistency. Other skills like Fairy’s Smile or Endless Trap Hell will likely have issues with bricking.

Conclusion

This is an event worth farming; our first in a while! While Counter Fairies will almost certainly not be Tier 1, they have definite potential to impact the meta. All of Téa’s UR/SR drops are worth getting three copies of, except for Radiant Jeral.

Miscellaneous Cards

Duel Links Card: Dragon's%20Mirror
Duel Links Card: Tethys,%20Goddess%20of%20Light
Duel Links Card: Confronting%20the%20%22C%22
Duel Links Card: Danipon
Duel Links Card: Super%20Solar%20Nutrient
  • Dragon’s Mirror (UR) will likely only be playable through the datamined skill from last month’s update.
  • Tethys, Goddess of Light (SR) has now been revealed as a reward in the Pick-a-Gift Campaign!
  • Super Solar Nutrient (SR) could possibly be a new Card Trader addition given how much plant support has been released through it recently.

Crystal Beast Sapphire Pegasus and Rare Value were both upgraded in rarity from R to UR. Jesse Anderson will be the next obtainable duelist in late March, so it’s likely these are either his drop or level up rewards!

A possible new Card Trader feature has been found, ‘premium’ and ‘shine’ cards:



New Skills

Skills have been found in the game files relating to Amazoness Village, Gilford the Lightning and Sogen. Konami is clearly getting into the April Fools’ spirit by creating a skill that starts the duel with the ‘Field Spell’ Blast Held by a Tribute which is in fact Ishizu’s signature Trap card!



Deck Customization

A feature that had been requested by players since Duel Links’ inception will soon be here! Players will finally be able to choose a sleeve and gamemat for each and every deck - no need to visit the Card Studio everytime you want a new look.

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Box Sale

To celebrate 65 million downloads there will be a 3 day sale, but the specifics are still a mystery.

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And lastly a new icon, perhaps summon Hungry Burger 100 times? Who knows!

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Keep in mind that much of the datamined information is speculation, and remains unconfirmed until officially announced by Konami.


March 9th Update

By Yami Hammy


With another maintenance update comes new discoveries; a new minibox, an unlockable character, and new skills have been found courtesy of XOF!

New Minibox - Rampage of the Forest


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Ultra Rare Cards

Duel Links Card: Metamorphosed%20Insect%20Queen
Duel Links Card: Armored%20Bee

Super Rare Cards

Duel Links Card: Doom%20Dozer
Duel Links Card: The%20Rock%20Spirit
Duel Links Card: Gigaplant
Duel Links Card: Sylvan%20Komushroomo
Duel Links Card: Hey,%20Trunade!
Duel Links Card: Dark%20Core
Duel Links Card: Cocoon%20of%20Ultra%20Evolution
Duel Links Card: Memory%20Loss

Rare Cards

Duel Links Card: Sylvan%20Hermitree
Duel Links Card: Sylvan%20Peaskeeper
Duel Links Card: Sylvan%20Marshalleaf
Duel Links Card: World%20Carrotweight%20Champion
Duel Links Card: Alpacaribou,%20Mystical%20Beast%20of%20the%20Forest
Duel Links Card: Sylvan%20Flowerknight
Duel Links Card: Sylvan%20Bladefender
Duel Links Card: Winged%20Rhynos
Duel Links Card: Resonance%20Insect
Duel Links Card: Insect%20Knight
Duel Links Card: Des%20Mosquito
Duel Links Card: Arrivalrivals
Duel Links Card: Gravity%20Lash
Duel Links Card: Spikeshield%20with%20Chain

Normal Cards

Duel Links Card: Cross-Sword%20Beetle
Duel Links Card: Desert%20Protector
Duel Links Card: Sylvan%20Snapdrassinagon
Duel Links Card: Sylvan%20Guardioak
Duel Links Card: Sylvan%20Mikorange
Duel Links Card: Numbing%20Grub%20in%20the%20Ice%20Barrier
Duel Links Card: Sylvan%20Lotuswain
Duel Links Card: Duck%20Dummy
Duel Links Card: Cockroach%20Knight
Duel Links Card: Demotion
Duel Links Card: Rocket%20Pilder
Duel Links Card: Blessings%20of%20the%20Nile
Duel Links Card: Sylvan%20Waterslide
Duel Links Card: Mirror%20Mail
Duel Links Card: Spatial%20Collapse
Duel Links Card: Full%20House

There will also be a sale:

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New Gate Duelist

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It has been revealed that Dr Vellian Crowler will be the newest addition to the gate, bringing with him Ancient Gear cards previously from the event. He will also be unlockable, great news for newer players or those who didn’t get an opportunity last event!

New Skills

New skills relating to The Winged Dragon of Ra have been found! This may hint that the arrival of Marik Ishtar is not too far.



Miscellaneous Cards

Duel Links Card: Fossil%20Tusker
Duel Links Card: Gigantes

These cards were also found in the datamine, however it is unknown what they are intended for, most likely NPC cards in the DD Tower event.

Keep in mind that much of the datamined information is speculation, and remains unconfirmed until officially announced by Konami.

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