Balance (Skill)

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Notable Detail : If your deck consists of 10 monster cards and 10 spell/trap cards, you will have 2 monster and 2 spell/trap in starting hand.

Description (Since 2018 Jun 26)

Your starting hand will reflect the card balance of your deck. This Skill will not activate unless you have at least 6 of each type of card (Monster, Spell, and Trap) in your Deck.


How to get

  • Mako reaches Lvl 20.
  • Other characters can acquire this skill as reward for winning duels against Legendary Duelists.

Rating and Explanation

Having ten monsters, five spells, and five traps in your deck, will make you get two monsters, one spell, and one trap card in your opening hand. The ratio of your deck will affect your starting hand.


Updated History

Description (Until 2018 Jun 25)

Your starting hand will reflect the card balance of your deck.

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FC_T 31days ago
Strange, in the "Description (Since 2018 Jun 26)" it mentions that you must have at least 6 of each type of cards for this skill to activate.

In the "Overview" it says : 10 monsters + 10 spell/traps.

I mean, 10 spell/traps equals to having less than 6 spell or traps right ?
<< Anonymous(FC_T)
Anonymous 31days ago Reply
Yeah, it's because the GameA team is doing a bad job about updating pages (and many other things)
<< Anonymous
FC_T 31days ago Reply
Humm, actually I just tested that a few minutes ago.

I made a 30 cards deck with 4 spells, 6 traps, and 20 monsters.
My skill didn't activate and I didn't get my awesome character line.

The second time I made a 30 cards deck with 6 spells, 6 traps, and 18 monsters.
This time my skill activated and I get my awesome character line.

So I guess 10 spell/trap isn't enough
I dont fully understand the mechanics of this skill
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Especially for pve farm decks this is a very nice skill to have. Decks like Cerberus or Maha Vailo Equip can be on hand in the first round so you get the extra damage for the extra rewards. ;)
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Never play 21 cards.
Play 20 or you won't get a trap in your starting hand.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
You need at least 6 monsters + at least 6 spells + at least 6 traps in your Deck. All of them.
Stupid question, but what would the ratio be like for a 30 card deck? 10 Monsters, 10 Magic and 10 Traps cards?
<< Anonymous(Zontany)
Anonymous Reply
1 monster, 1 trap and 1 spell guaranteed. The 4th card will be random.
for those that want to do "grass is greener" i find this skill works when the ratio is 16/6/6 instead of 18/6/6, its unfortunate but gotta do what u can.
if you don't like Sealed tombs, Balance is probably the best way to play koaki's.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Some people play that deck with Last Gamble but I'm not really sure if that works.
How does this skill work? Does it only guarantee 1 of each card type if you have at least 6 of each in your deck? I have 8 monsters, 6 traps and 6 spells but more often than not I get 2 traps in my opening hand, shouldn't it be 2 monsters?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Look. This is BALANCE. I have 6 Traps 6 Spells and 8 Monsters. Look what have they done. Especially I always have a lot of lot of TreachTrap when battling an anti-trap deck (all the time), no spells! This is rigged.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I suggest checking that the skill is activating. After testing again to see any changes it works like this: 8 monster 6 spell 6 trap creates 1 of each with the 4th randomised.
How many S/T do you need to have for a 30card deck for this skill to work? Doesn´t a 24/6/6 split give you one of each?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
derp, meant 18/6/6 split.
I'm a bit confused. I just got Balanace with Mako, but I can't use the skill with Yami Yugi or even Marik, but I have seen people using it with Aster Phoenix. Do I need to fight Aster at the gate until he personally drop the skill to use with him or any other character besides Mako for that matters?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Its random drop.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
That wasn't exactly my concern, but thanks for clarifying that part.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
it came back with nk and gladiator beasts
<< Anonymous
HC Reply
Maybe it can be useful with cyberdarks as well.
IC weiner
Skill is absolutely useless now.
<< Anonymous(IC weiner)
Anonymous Reply
Doubt it, ladder now is full of balance skill
Sometimes it activates, but doesnt give either the spell or the trap... is that normal? I have 6+ of each tipe of card btw.
<< Anonymous(Dr.Agon)
DrillDude Reply
Is your deck have 20 cards or more than that?

I've tried before, if I have 30 cards (18M, 6S, 6T), I get something like 3 M + 1 S/T in hand.

But if 20 cards deck (6M, 8S, 6T), I always start with 1M,1S,1T + 1 random card. (Every time, and never failed yet, NK deck)

The skill actually doesn't ensure you have 1M,1S,1T, but it reflects your deck.
ADD Zane to the list. Just dropped for me.

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