Zane Truesdale

This page notes Zane Truesdale's skills, level-up rewards, starter deck, and cards and skills you can get by winning a duel against Zane Truesdale.
update 26/04/2022

Description in the game

After graduating from Duel Academy, Zane Truesdale was on the fast track to becoming the greatest Duelist in the pro leagues. However, his defeat against Aster Phoenix set him on a dark path where his only desire was victory - at any cost. As the master of the Cyber Style, Zane uses Cyber End Dragon to power his Underworld Deck with forbidden techniques.


Zane Truesdale (Ryo Marufuji in JP) is the top duelist of Duel Academy, being one of the few people who were able to beat Jaden in a duel, as well as the rival of Jaden Yuki in Yu-Gi-Oh! GX. Later in the anime/manga, after experiencing several losses and losing hope, he participated in an underground duel where he is then forced to change his ways and eventually becomes "Dark Zane", becoming more aggressive and unforgiving with his playstyle.

Signature Cards

Cyber Dragon & Cyber End Dragon

Cyber Dragon
Cyber Dragon
LIGHT Machine ★5
ATK 2100 / DEF 1600
Cybernetic Rebellion [UR]
If your opponent controls a monster and you control no monsters, you can Special Summon this card (from your hand).
Cyber Dragon
Cyber Dragon
LIGHT Machine ★5
ATK 2100 / DEF 1600
Cyber Style Extreme [UR]
If your opponent controls a monster and you control no monsters, you can Special Summon this card (from your hand).
Cyber End Dragon
Cyber End Dragon
LIGHT Machine ★10
ATK 4000 / DEF 2800
Zane Truesdale [UR]
"Cyber Dragon" + "Cyber Dragon" + "Cyber Dragon"
A Fusion Summon of this card can only be done with the above Fusion Material Monsters. If this card attacks a Defense Position monster, inflict piercing battle damage to your opponent.

His signature card is Cyber Dragon, which is an archetype consisting of mostly light attribute monsters. Cyber Dragon shares many similarities to Blue-Eyes White Dragon, with the exception that it is not a normal monster. After his personality transformation later in the series, Zane uses a different deck. While still focusing on Cyber Dragons, they mostly consists of their darkened version.

Related Decks

Cyber Dragon Deck

How to Unlock Zane Truesdale

Trigger Event

Unlock Mission will appear while you Reach Stage 6 in (GX) World.

Zane Truesdale's Unlock Event

Complete all Character Unlock MissionsBlack Keys x50
Successfully perform 3 Fusion Summon(s) in Duels against Zane Truesdale.SR Jewel x3
Win 1 Duel(s) during your opponent's turn against Zane Truesdale at level 30, while playing as Aster Phoenix.Gold x8,000
Inflict 3000 or more points of battle damage with a single attack in a Duel against Zane Truesdale at level 30 using Jaden Yuki.Gold x8,000
Summon "Pair Cycroid" 1 time(s) while playing as Syrus Truesdale, in a Duel against Zane Truesdale.Gold x8,000
Summon "Rainbow Dragon" 1 time(s) while playing as Jesse Anderson, in a Duel against Zane Truesdale.Gold x8,000

Zane's skills

Exclusive skills

[Skill] descriptionHow to get
Draw Sense: Light
Can be used each time your Life Points decrase by 1500. In the Draw Phase, instead of doing a normal draw, draw a random Light attribute monster.
Cyber Style
Can be used each time your Life Points are at 3000 or below. Play 1 "Proto-Cyber Dragon" on from outside of your Deck for every 1000 Life Points below 4000. This skill can nly be used once per Duel.
Heavy Starter
If your Deck has 3 or more Level 5 or higher monsters with different names, you will have improved chance of having a Level 5 or higher monster in your starting hand.
No Excuses!
Can be used if your Life Points drop below 1000. Instead of doing a normal draw, "Power Bond" is added to your hand from outside of your Deck. This skill can only be used once per Duel.
Fatal Five
If a monster attacks 5 times during one turn, you win the Duel.

Common skills [Updated]

Level Up Rewards

2Gem x10
3Cyber OuroborosCyber Ouroboros
4Skill: Draw Sense: Light
5Deck Slot (Zane Truesdale)
6Gem x15
7Cyber PhoenixCyber Phoenix
8Deck Slot (Zane Truesdale)
9Gem x25
10Ruthless DenialRuthless Denial
11Cyber NetworkCyber Network
12Gem x35
13Skill: Cyber Style
14Evolution BurstEvolution Burst
15Gem x50
16Cyber PhoenixCyber Phoenix
17Gem x60
18Cyber Dragon DreiCyber Dragon Drei
19Gem x75
20Skill: Heavy Starter
21Evolution BurstEvolution Burst
22Gem x100
23Cyber NetworkCyber Network
24Gem x120
25Cyber Dragon DreiCyber Dragon Drei
26Gem x150
27Deck Slot (Zane Truesdale)
28Gem x200
29Gem x250
30Cyber End DragonCyber End Dragon
31Gold x100,000
32Gem x200
33Cyber PhoenixCyber Phoenix
34Gem x250
35Evolution BurstEvolution Burst
36UR Jewel x1
37Gem x200
38Cyber NetworkCyber Network
39Gem x250
40Cyber Dragon DreiCyber Dragon Drei
41Deck Slot (Zane Truesdale)
42gems x100
43gems x200
44gems x250
45Future FusionFuture Fusion

Duel Rewards

Zane's Lvl 40 Drop Rewards (Roaming Event)

Zane's Lvl 40 Drop Rewards (Unlock Event)

Starter deck

What is a Starter Deck?

A starter deck is the default set of cards of a certain character which you will automatically get once you obtain that character.

Cyber KirinCyber KirinProto-Cyber DragonProto-Cyber DragonProto-Cyber DragonDisk Magician
Disk MagicianDisk MagicianCyber Soldier of DarkworldCyber Soldier of DarkworldCyber Soldier of DarkworldBrave Scizzar
Brave ScizzarBrave ScizzarCyber FalconCyber FalconCyber FalconBat
BatPolymerization---Cyber End Dragon

Previous Event

Zane is playable at Victory Carnival 2018

The Event was held on 15 July 2018 in Tokyo Japan and 22 July 2018 in Osaka Japan. Players will get to experience playing Duel Links in a large touch screen!

Zane Truesdale's Deck

During Jump Victory Carnival 2018, Zane Truesdale was included as a playable character for people who went to the event and tried Duel Links section. Here, Zane used a fusion based Cyber Dragon deck with Classic Cyber Dragon cards combined with more modern support. Particularly we saw cards such as Cyber Dragon, Cyber Dragon Core, Evolution Burst, Power Bond, Power Wall, Cyber End Dragon, and Cyber Twin Dragon which are still unavailable to Duel Links players as of now. This may suggest that they will soon be added to Duel Links, which has long been sought after by the community. This also may also suggest that Zane Truesdale himself will soon be playable and come with support focused around Cyber Dragons and not Cyber Dark Dragons.

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Note:Atticus is not added to the game yet, but their names were found in the code of the game at least.

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Note: Marik Ishtar, Solomon Muto, and Yami Joey are currently unplayable.
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Hot New Top
Is this guy dead in anime?
<< Anonymous(Valencia)
Zane lover Reply
Umm.okay forget everything about that(:
<< Anonymous(Zane lover)
Confused Dude Reply
So he's just went into shadow realm and come back after few episodes later yeah?
<< Anonymous(Confused Dude)
Zane lover Reply
Yeah it's same like this(but it's name is not shadow realm)
<< Anonymous(Zane lover)
Anonymous Reply
i wonder how you feel about HellKaiiser
ow the edge
we need limiter removal and power bond to go along with his deck
I have problem with mission use aster Phoenix fight Zane truedale at lv 30 but then I did but not worked !!? Please help this is last thing to unlock him please help !
<< Anonymous(Polarbear)
Anonymous Reply
look the mission say that you should won against him in zane turn like set monster in defence position with 2000 and he attacked with 1600atk monster and he has only 400lp or using traps that inflict damage to him in his turn there are some but donot remember them now because until now not trying to unlock him because i canot get thunder giant from 🔥ing jaden yuki even thought i defeated lv40 a
Normal Zane?
In July, Jaden/Yubel will be released as an unlock character. We have seen this name as well as a duplicate Zane Truesdale in the GX datamined character list for a while now. But now that we know they are willing to release a duplicate character, could it be possible that the recent rarity changes for cyber dragon and cyber twin dragon were made because they also intend to give us duel academy Zane with these cards as his level up/drop rewards?
<< Anonymous(Normal Zane?)
Kazuto Reply
I also really want the standard Duel Academy Zane.
Can you still get Cyberdark cards?
<< Anonymous(Zontany)
Anonymous Reply
Yes, just duel Zane at the Gate.
<< Anonymous
Zontany Reply
Cool, thank you. I thought they were only available during the his event or with unique tickets.
<< Anonymous(Zontany)
Anonymous Reply
yeah, get everything from the gate
I'm not really a big fan of Dark Zane, I hope they either implement Duel Academy Zane or some sort of character skin feature.
add this card konami, naow
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Rampage dragon and this is what we need to make cyber dragon viable
<< Anonymous
w Reply
OTK :D Like it
<< Anonymous(w)
Anonymous Reply
R card
<< Anonymous(w)
Hayden2000 Reply
Yeah that'll be nice including the fortress one
It's still possible to farm cyberdark cannon or just in the unlock event?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Yes he is in the gate now you can farm him anytime
Cyberdragon Fan
Cyber Dragon + King of The Swamp + Cyberstyle gave me one of the most satisfying times ever thanks to crazy otk
Can you do a Zane truesdale character unlock event
<< Anonymous(Adwin)
Anonymous Reply
Zane is already at the Gate, so you can unlock him anytime.
Biggest thing I hate about Zane; Konami do you seriously expect everyone to spontaneously have Pair Cycroid when you get Syrus? Make the unlock mission more doable so that we can play the game with characters/decks we like.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
just got the card today :D
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I know man, you have to jump through so many hoops, I just realised that pair cycroid was a random drop from Cyrus after finally summoning rainbow dragon.
If they made it a level up reward for Cyrus that’d be cool... but rng is always a terrible way to earn a character
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
It's not like you're at a super-massive disadvantage by having to take a decent chunk of time to unlock a character.

That being said, getting a Pair Cycroid drop is going to be quicker than most Gate unlock events' unlocks anyway. Those usually take days.

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