|Period||25 October 2019 - 11 November 2019|
Older Boxes mostly contain outdated cards that have not seen play in a very long time, which is why, if you have a limited amount of resources available, you should generally just stay away from them.
Nobody should have to dig through a Box like The The Ultimate Rising to try and get a copy of Sphere Kuriboh because they might end up exhausting all their gems in the process, but what if those 200 packs costed 5,000 gems instead of 10,000? Would it be worth it then to invest? This is the question that I’m going to try and answer here; I’m going try and direct you towards the Boxes that contain the highest amount of value in order for you to take full advantage of the current sale.
I will be giving each card that’s good enough to be a reason to invest in a specific Box a rating from one to three stars in order to make this guide easier to go through. Let’s jump into it!
|DARK Fiend ★1|
ATK 300 / DEF 200
|The Ultimate Rising [UR]|
|When an opponent's monster declares an attack: You can send this card from your hand to the Graveyard; change the attacking monster to Defense Position. When you Ritual Summon a monster, you can banish this card from your Graveyard as 1 of the monsters required for the Ritual Summon.|
Sphere Kuriboh has managed to stay relevant for a very long time and is still played to this day despite the fact that monsters like Ancient Gear Reactor Dragon are able to bypass it.
Sonic Bird is still played in Vendread, Cyber Angel, and Magician of Chaos decks because of its ability to search any Ritual Spell upon being Normal Summoned. If you are currently playing one of these decks and you are having trouble with consistency, you might want to consider investing in this Main Box.
Senju of the Thousand Hands is the universal searcher for Ritual Monsters and, just like Sonic Bird, it’s still played in a few specific decks.
We have a lot of Trap Cards that are potentially more impactful and devastating than Mirror Wall, but I still felt like it was worth mentioning it because of the fact that it can be activated during the Damage Step and because of its synergy with certain Skills.
Legion the Fiend Jester has some synergy with Silent Magician because of the Skill Light and Dark, but we already know the Skill is going to be changed, so there’s no point getting two or three copies of this monster.
The only other cards that are worth mentioning here are The Agent of Creation - Venus and Mystical Shine Ball, but, despite the recent support for “The Agent” archetype, they haven’t seen any competitive play, so Flame of the Tyrant is just another Mini Box that no one should ever dig through.
Because of its ability to negate Monster effects, Divine Wrath can still be considered a viable card. Recent lists that feature this card also include the Rebirth of Parshath, which requires you to reveal a Counter Trap in order to be activated.
Nobleman of Extermination is still a decent option when it comes to backrow removal, but it has arguably been outclassed by cards like Hey, Trunade! and Cosmic Cyclone.
Xing Zhen Hu is a Continuous Trap that has actually seen some play relatively recently. Being able to lock your opponent’s backrow during the end of the turn is still pretty good since we only have 3 Spell & Trap Zones available.
Gale Lizard can still be seen in certain Neos Fusion and Invoked Neos decks because of its ability to get rid of problematic monsters such as Legendary Six Samurai - Shi En, and because of the fact that it’s a Level 4 WATER monster. Flip Flop Frog represents a much cheaper alternative to this card, which is why its rating is so low.
Land of the Titans is almost universally recognized as the worst Mini Box that has ever been released in Duel Links and for a good reason. With the exception of Gearfried the Iron Knight and Security Orb, none of these cards have ever seen the competitive play and most of them were completely forgotten just a few months after their release.
Obedience Schooled can still be used to Summon Beast Synchro Monsters, but, since we barely have any, it’s not a good enough reason to throw away your gems.
|DARK Zombie ★4|
ATK 1700 / DEF 800
|Crimson Kingdom [UR]|
|During your Main Phase: You can send 1 Zombie-Type monster from your Deck to the Graveyard. If this card is sent to the Graveyard: You can banish 1 Zombie-Type monster from your Graveyard, except "Gozuki"; Special Summon 1 Zombie-Type monster from your hand. You can only use each effect of "Gozuki" once per turn.|
Buster Blader, the Dragon Destroyer Swordsman
|LIGHT Warrior ★8|
ATK 2800 / DEF
|Generation Next [UR]|
|1 "Buster Blader" + 1 Dragon-Type monsterMust be Fusion Summoned and cannot be Special Summoned by other ways. This card cannot attack directly. This card gains 1000 ATK and DEF for each Dragon-Type monster your opponent controls or is in their Graveyard. Change all Dragon-Type monsters your opponent controls to Defense Position, also Dragon-Type monsters in your opponent's possession cannot activate their effects. If this card attacks a Defense Position monster, inflict piercing battle damage to your opponent.|
Buster Blader, the Dragon Destroyer Swordsman is an incredibly powerful card, especially when combined with the Continuous Trap DNA Surgery. Keep in mind that you are going to need both Buster Whelp of the Destruction Swordsman and Destruction Swordsman Fusion in order to play Buster Blader DNA Surgery, neither of which you will find in the Crimson Kingdom.
For some unknown reason Buster Blader was not reprinted in Power of Bravery, so, if you want to play Buster Blader DNA Surgery, you actually have to dig through this Main Box to get it. Even if you get lucky and you manage to pull a Buster Blader, the Dragon Destroyer Swordsman in your very first pack, you still need this card.
Yes, you can play Goddess with the Third Eye and/or The Light - Hex-Sealed Fusion, but Buster Blader can be Special Summoned via Buster Whelp and it can also be searched via Emblem of Dragon Destroyer, so you probably still want to one or two copies of it.
Dekoichi is still played in Desperado and Cyberdark Desperado decks. Dekoichi increases your chances of drawing Desperado Barrel Dragon and, since it’s a DARK Machine, if destroyed, it also allows you to Special Summon it.
Sasuke Samurai #2 has been used in a few Blue-Eyes decks to shut down the opponent’s backrow for the turn.
Fire King Avatar Yaksha
|FIRE Beast-Warrior ★4|
ATK 1800 / DEF 200
|Dawn of Destiny [R]|
|If a face-up "Fire King" monster you control is destroyed by a card effect (except during the Damage Step): You can Special Summon this card from your hand. If this card is destroyed and sent to the Graveyard: You can destroy 1 card in your hand or that you control. You can only use this effect of "Fire King Avatar Yaksha" once per turn.|
|Late Jan 2020||Joey Wheeler (DSOD) Unlock Event - Memories of a Friend|
|Early Feb 2020||KC Cup: 1st Stage [Feb 2020]|
|Duel Quest Event|