Duel, standby! (Skill)

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Good skill for faster and burst decks since it makes you start with an extra card, even though your opponent also draws one extra. If your deck moves faster, you can make it work better for you.

Description (Since 2018 Jun 26)

Each player's starting hand increases by 1 card. You cannot activate Spell/Trap Cards or monster effects on your first turn.


How to get

  • Reward for defeating Legendary Duelists when you play as Tea Gardner.

Rating and explanation

It's generally considered average since you can use this skill with any deck, but there are always better skills that can be used, ones that can fit better with the deck themes to boost it's potential.


Burn OTK
Effect damage burn that can win a duel in 1 turn.

Updated History

Description (Until 2018 Jun 25)

Gives 1 more card in each player's starting hand.

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Dkayed broke this skill again not so long ago, it's still playable
They crippled this skill very badly. Hope they improve it a little or make Surprise Present a little stronger.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous. Reply
Definitely agree about improving this skill again and surprise present does need a little boost. Underrated skill.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Yep, why not?
Each player starts with 1 extra card.
I don't see the unilateral advantage of this (rather not in all cases).

Have more cards in hand is a wish of both duelists.
Tell to Konami's genes!

Now, the skill is for your opponent only.
Absurd! Finally we have a skill with benefits for your opponent.

Remove or replace this skill/πŸ”₯ with another one, stupid genius.
Say: In Konami we are out of brain! Sorry! We appologize to you! It was a mistake!

Italian: FATELA LA FIGURA DI MERDA - Take a translator LoL

KONAMI's πŸ”₯s.
Really I think they take drugs.
<< Anonymous(Nick)
Anonymous Reply
This skill make duels end in 1 or 2 turn, how is that enjoyable lol. It is one of the skill that promote otk/ftk, and it is a common knowledge that konami hates ftk/otk deck.
<< Anonymous
Nick Reply
But if your opponent has an Ojama, silent deck and you have set this skill/πŸ”₯....
... your opponent has still 1 extra card plus the all advantages of this change. xD

In all cases, this isn't a skill anymore, so remove it. Stop.

Instead... now it's worse.
It's a clumsy attempt to put a piece in the hole.

Paywall is the only thing Konami has in his mind.
<< Anonymous(Nick)
Anonymous Reply
"You need to read better!!!

The irony is hilarious, due to you not being able to structure sentences correctly.
English might not be your primary language, but don't go insulting people with your atrocious typing.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
konami hates? rn 50% are koaki´s... 30% AG.. they are OTK dekcs mostly LOL
There's a bug with it. I know that you can't use effects cards and monster. But i'm stall and I can last second or third turn and wing kuriboh spell card won't activate.
I think komami only needs to forbid player to activate effects to damage LP for this skill. Or else, it become too useless.
I got this one in my first casual duael match
Unnerf? :D
Been trying to get Last Gamble with Joey for forever, but I switched to Tea for like a day to level her up and get the level 25 reward... This stupid thing drops like 3 duels in. Probably one of the best skills in the game so I'm not complaining, but man the drop rates are funny in this game.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I got Shadow Game for Marik while farming Elegant Mai.

Meanwhile, still 0 Princess drop.

I always thought Skill has even lower drop rate than SR/UR cards, this is ridiculous lol
This game is so full of πŸ”₯. I have been working for this skill since πŸ”₯ing January and nothing. But I used stupid πŸ”₯ Bonz this morning and have gotten 3 skill drops in less than 10 duels...
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
why do you play it then if its πŸ”₯?
i will never understand these kind of people
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
LOL same to me I thought i was lucky XDD
I just got this Skill after winning a duel against the lv40 Yami Marik while using Tea lmao
Someone give me a deck to farm with using tea and what LD to fight. I can’t find anything when I search it

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