Special Duel are Ranked Duels with certain conditions and restrictions to the Skills and Decks that you can use. Your rank placement is registered differently from your regular Ranked Duels placement, although the rankings and number of wins required to be promoted, remain the same. For example, you still need to acquire 4 wins to rank up from Platinum 5 to Legendary 1, and 5 consecutive wins to rank up from Legendary 3 to King of Games. Example scenario, if you are King of Games currently in regular Ranked Duels, you can still collect rank placement rewards from Special Duels since you will be starting the climb from Rookie rank.
2. Duel in Special Duels at the PvP Arena!
This time, the special rule is "Draw on the First Turn!" which players that going first can draw on their first turn!
All rewards for the low ranks were abysmal, so it wasn’t worth doing considering even on the very last days there were scum using freaking optimal 6 samurai on the freaking rookie ranks. Like why the hell are those guys not at least Silver.
I thought I would wait to do the gold rank on the last day since I figured that a lot of six sam and AG players had already passed it and gotten to king of games. But it was almost all those two decks anyway. Thank you Konami for making this almost identical to ranked duels. (No, not really.) At least I am finally done with this shit.
Similar to my deck. But I did not get 3nd Floodgate Trap Hole. And that Quick-Play Spell other than Mask Change for sure. I was not being able to hit KOG, it was filled with AG and Six Samurai players. I will try to copy your deck may I be able to defeat them. If it was not depend on luck.
For KOG last month, I had to switch to the Balance skill at the end. The rank up match to KOG kept giving me brick hands. And in that one, I had no d.d. assailant because only 7 monsters and I had SRH added just to add more against the absurd amount of wildheart/tenkbito decks then. But ultimately, I like using destiny calling.
BWT I just got KOG in the special duels and I can 100% confirm that it does NOT need a streak of five wins. It needs either a streak of three, or just X amount more wins than losses. Only thing that needs a streak of 5 wins is ranked duel KOG.
Tbh. I'm kinda disappointed in this event. I mean, the special rule is fine for me, even if the previous ones were better, but placing this event in a meta with a Tier 0 deck which is strongest if you start on the first turn is just crazy. Playing the highest Tier deck is okay, but when the strongest deck by far right now gets even stronger, there's no way to play a creative deck, because it will just be crushed 9/10 times.
I play Amazoness and out of 20 duels I got I got 12x SixSams(no chance), 4x Ancient Gear(maybe 50/50) 3x Parasyte(boring af, but it counters SixSam best, so no accusations) and sadly only 1 creative deck, which FTK'ed me by using all kinds of drawing cards and then using the necessary cards instant kill me, that was fun atleast.
With Parasite I meant the stall decks in general, some with cipher soldier, some with Fortress Warrior e.g., which can be found quite often in the top 100 kc cup decks, because I think with at least a good hand you could counter a six Sam deck, if they would counter them more consistent, Six Sam would'nt be Tier 0 anyways ,I was just too lazy to specify them more precisely.