DATAMINED DISCOVERIES! - MARCH

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

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

Super Rare Cards

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

Rare/Normal Cards

Fabled%20Gallabas
The%20Fabled%20Kokkator
The%20Fabled%20Ganashia
Fabled%20Dianaira
Fabled%20Dyf
Fabled%20Urustos
Masked%20HERO%20Goka
Masked%20HERO%20Vapor
Elemental%20HERO%20Ice%20Edge
Parallel%20World%20Fusion
Mask%20Charge
Karakuri%20Bushi%20mdl%206318%20%22Muzanichiha%22
Karakuri%20Ninja%20mdl%207749%20%22Nanashick%22
Karakuri%20Showdown%20Castle
Golden%20Gearbox
Karakuri%20Anatomy
Karakuri%20Gold%20Dust
Runaway%20Karakuri
Geargiano%20Mk-II
Geargiauger
Geargiano%20Mk-III
Geargianchor
Geargiarsenal
Hieratic%20Dragon%20of%20Sutekh
Hieratic%20Dragon%20of%20Asar
Hieratic%20Seal%20of%20the%20Dragon%20King
Hieratic%20Seal%20of%20the%20Sun%20Dragon%20Overlord
Hieratic%20Seal%20of%20Supremacy
Dragon%20Knight%20of%20Creation
Paladin%20of%20Felgrand
Darkblaze%20Dragon
Castle%20of%20Dragon%20Souls
Paleozoic%20Pikaia
Paleozoic%20Eldonia
Paleozoic%20Leanchoilia
Paleozoic%20Marrella
Amazoness%20Spy
Amazoness%20Baby%20Tiger
Amazoness%20Onslaught
Crystal%20Blessing
Ancient%20City%20-%20Rainbow%20Ruins
Advanced%20Dark
Rainbow%20Bridge
Ultimate%20Crystal%20Magic
Rainbow%20Path
Rainbow%20Gravity
Allure%20Queen%20LV7
Allure%20Queen%20LV5
Allure%20Queen%20LV3
Queen's%20Bodyguard
Diabolos%2C%20King%20of%20the%20Abyss
Lesser%20Fiend
Tongue%20Twister
Lightning%20Punisher
D-Boyz
Strike%20of%20the%20Monarchs
Silent%20Strider
Synchro%20Boost
Stygian%20Dirge
Kabuki%20Dragon
Drill%20Barnacle
Abyssal%20Kingshark
Earthquake%20Giant
Phoenix%20Beast%20Gairuda
Mad%20Dog%20of%20Darkness
Spell%20Recycler
Armed%20Protector%20Dragon
Blast%20Juggler
Doom%20Donuts
Ryu-Kishin%20Clown
Electric%20Snake
Two%20Thousand%20Needles
Swordsman%20from%20a%20Distant%20Land
Evilswarm%20Zahak
Mysterious%20Puppeteer
Dimension%20Jar
Iris%2C%20the%20Earth%20Mother
Hyena
Mid%20Shield%20Gardna
Lancer%20Dragonute
Metal%20Shooter
Nubian%20Guard
Fiend%20Skull%20Dragon
Face-Off
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!):

Meltiel%2C%20Sage%20of%20the%20Sky
Harvest%20Angel%20of%20Wisdom
Radiant%20Jeral
Zeradias%2C%20Herald%20of%20Heaven
Guiding%20Light
Wingweaver
Tenderness
Photon%20Booster
Constellar%20Belt
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

Dragon's%20Mirror
Tethys%2C%20Goddess%20of%20Light
Confronting%20the%20%22C%22
Danipon
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

Metamorphosed%20Insect%20Queen
Armored%20Bee

Super Rare Cards

Doom%20Dozer
The%20Rock%20Spirit
Gigaplant
Sylvan%20Komushroomo
Hey%2C%20Trunade!
Dark%20Core
Cocoon%20of%20Ultra%20Evolution
Memory%20Loss

Rare Cards

Sylvan%20Hermitree
Sylvan%20Peaskeeper
Sylvan%20Marshalleaf
World%20Carrotweight%20Champion
Alpacaribou%2C%20Mystical%20Beast%20of%20the%20Forest
Sylvan%20Flowerknight
Sylvan%20Bladefender
Winged%20Rhynos
Resonance%20Insect
Insect%20Knight
Des%20Mosquito
Arrivalrivals
Gravity%20Lash
Spikeshield%20with%20Chain

Normal Cards

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

Fossil%20Tusker
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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