How to unlock

The Paradox Brothers are obtainable through the event "Paradox Brothers: Guardian of the Gate!" which works similarly to the other Legendary Duelist character unlock events. The event's first appearance is May 24 -31.


Para and Dox, are brothers who duel in a tag team format that worked as eliminators. They were hired by Maximillion Pegasus in the Duelist Kingdom tournament, and ended up dueling against Yugi and his companion. It was also the first tag team duel in the anime/manga.


Exclusive skills

[Skill] descriptionHow to get
Elements Unite!
You will start the duel with 500 Life Points and your starting hand will be 1 card, which is "Gate Guardian". In addition, you will start the Duel with Suijin, Kazejin, and Sanga of the Thunder on the side of your field. Their effects are negated and they cannot attack as long as they are face-up on the field.
Can be used after starting hand is distributed. Shuffle all the cards from your hand into the Deck. Then draw the starting hand again
Thunder, Water, and Wind
Can be used when you life pints decrease by 1800. Randomly add one "Sanga" "Kazejin" or "Suijin" to your hand (these cards are not drawn from your deck). Can only be used once per duel
Three-Star Demotion
Can be used when your Life Points are 1,000 or below. Until the End Phase, reduce the Level of all monsters in your hand by 3. This skill can be used to "Suijin, "Kazejin", and "Sanga of the Thunder," regardless of your remaining Life Points. This skill can only be used once per turn.
Labyrinth Builder
Shuffle 2 cards from your hand into the Deck to create "Labyrinth Wall" on your side of the field. This skill can only be used once per Duel.
Guardian Call
Can be used when your Life Points decrease by 1800. Randomly add 1 "Guardian" card from your Deck to your hand. This skill can only be used once per Duel.

Common skills

Level-up rewards

What is level reward?

Level reward is what you can obtain by leveling up characters, including gems, cards, skills, extra deck slots.

Paradox Bros level rewards

2Gem x10
4Skill: Elements Unite!
5Deck Slot (Paradox Brothers)
6Gem x15
7Remove TrapRemove Trap
8Deck Slot (Paradox Brothers)
9Gem x25
10Labyrinth WallLabyrinth Wall
11Magical LabyrinthMagical Labyrinth
12Gem x35
13Skill: Restart
14Wall ShadowWall Shadow
15Gem x50
17Gem x60
18Magical LabyrinthMagical Labyrinth
19Gem x75
20Skill: Thunder, Water, and Wind
21Wall ShadowWall Shadow
22Gem x100
23Magical LabyrinthMagical Labyrinth
24Gem x100
25Wall ShadowWall Shadow
26Gem x150
27Deck Slot (Paradox Brothers)
28Gem x200
29Gem x250
31Gold x100,000
32Gem x200
33Labyrinth WallLabyrinth Wall
34Gem x250
35Monster GateMonster Gate
36UR Jewel x1
37Gem x200
39Gem x250
40Lost GuardianLost Guardian
41Deck Slot (Paradox Brothers)
42gems x100
43gems x200
44gems x250
45Jirai GumoJirai Gumo

Duel reward cards

Whate is duel reward?

Reward cards are card that You can get as reward for gaining a victory over legend duelists.

Exclusive duel reward cards

Labyrinth WallLabyrinth Wall [SR]5.0/10
Extra GateExtra Gate [SR]5.0/10
DNA CheckupDNA Checkup [SR]6.0/10
Damage GateDamage Gate [SR]5.0/10
Dimension GateDimension Gate [SR]5.0/10
Labyrinth TankLabyrinth Tank [R]3.0 /10
Dungeon WormDungeon Worm [R]1.0 /10
Monster TamerMonster Tamer [R]1.0 /10
Beastking of the SwampsBeastking of the Swamps [R]1.0 /10
Giga-Tech WolfGiga-Tech Wolf [R]1.0 /10

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Gate GuardianGatekeeperTripwire BeastTripwire BeastTripwire BeastMaster & Expert
Master & ExpertMaster & ExpertGuardian of the LabyrinthGuardian of the LabyrinthGuardian of the LabyrinthLightning Conger
Lightning CongerLightning CongerKumootokoKumootokoKumootokoSectarian of Secrets
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is anyone else having immense trouble with lv 30? no matter what deck i use they get 2 tanks out right away and i can't get anything to counter
<< Anonymous
dabolds Reply could make a deck with mako and get EXTREMELY lucky and draw Levia dragon and three cost downs...if you would get that lucky then you probably didn't get to go second for that to even work lol:P
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Just have a bunch of relinquished. Works great. That or have some kaiba man and b dragon eggs with corresponding dragon
<< Anonymous
I got lucky Reply
My starting hand consisted of 3 Blue Eyes and a Polymerization
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I used Pegasus
it does not matter who they at im at stage 60 maxed all my players and im free 2 play so they need to add more stage increase players level to 40 and add more LD duelist does not matter who just add them so i can get some gems
<< Anonymous(Dawn (part 3))
Dawn (part 4) Reply
To conclude, there should be an easier way to farm for Gems in-game if you put in the muscle work, or at least ways to obtain cards from packs. They're already updating Ranked Duels with new ways to earn prizes. Maybe you can convert extra Duel Assessment points into Gems, or maybe this so-called Card Converter where you can swap in multiple cards/gold/stones for specific cards from Packs.
<< Anonymous(Dawn (part 4))
Dawn (afterthought) Reply
(I mean, I've burned through thousands of Gems just trying to get a damn RAI-MEI. People laugh and say "save your gems" and I'm struggling to get a Norm card.)
<< Anonymous(Dawn (part 2))
Anonymous Reply
People still play Pokemon Go?
<< Anonymous
Playmaker Reply
buy during sale....
any way to get the 2 quick victories mission vs Paradox Bros lvl 20?
<< Anonymous
Mark Reply
I used strong level 4 monsters (1900 attack), equip spells, Metalmorph, and Dark Core to get rid of their monsters.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Skill: Power of the dark
Turn 1 (PB)
PB sets normal monster
Turn 2 (Player)
Summon 🔥 Archfiend, equip +500 or more
Set Security Orb or Dimensional Prison
Attack with 🔥 Archfiend.
PB loses 1100-1500
Turn 3 (PB)
PB Summons normal monster
Attacks with normal monster
Activate trap
Turn 4 (Player)
Summon 1800 ATK
Attack with 🔥 Archfiend first (PB loses 1100-1500)
Then attack with 1800 ATK
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I just use Destiny Hero Anki deck if I need quick victories. Easy when you open with a good hand.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I was like, "lol Anki is not a D-Hero" until I realized why

Yeah that's an appropriate title, he's practically a honorary D-Hero at this point haha
A lot of player will leave lmao
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Sangan, suijin, kazejin when first came out were suppposed to be "god" like cards and gate guardian an unbeatable monster. They failed. Almost 20 years and Konami has totally forgotten them. I would like to see some serious support for these classic cards...
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
If they release their GX great cards that will already help.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Still can't even get Cannon Solider
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
They’ll solve the problem if they turn him into a normal monster specifically for this game. Then I’ll have an easier time with Fusion Reserve.
Why many poeple complaining about this event ?

i think, for FTP Players :
Regardless which character that'll comes out, konami will give you more cards, especially more gems to to obtain (if you already on max stage and maximized all character level) and now you're struggling to get a gems, plus more variety of playable characters.

And For P2W Players :
Nah, i think not a single problem right ? Because you'll say "screw the rules, i have money!" to get all cards and gems. so i'll just enjoy playing that new character.

So what's the problem ?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I myself kinda dislike this event because their signature cards that you're guaranteed to get from unlocking them are craps(and probably their special event cards as well). Relinquished are amazing and Necrofear is decent but Gate Guardian? Blergh. At least Lava Golem could have some use
<< Anonymous(DaSwifta)
Anonymous Reply
Man who u tellin im pissed they give us these losers instead of marik...i been waitin for months
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
The problem is people are idiots. They see the Paradox Brothers and think they replaced some other potential character for no logical reason. They don't think "oh, hey, more characters, cool". They think "well, guess I'm never going to see Marik/whatever other random character, so I hate these guys".
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
To the guy who said he will never see marik again... Omg, this is such a childish remark. You five year old? We play whatever comes and have fun along the way. Get a life kid. Do something else. The world not only anime and yourself.
Having Gate guardian as the signature card is disrespectful to us the players. Not only is it a rare, but one that can be easily taken from the card trader. They could have given us tons of cards, but no, they give us Gate guardian. One example: shadow ghoul would have been the perfect signature card.
<< Anonymous(Milliardo )
Anonymous Reply
Shadow Ghoul is already in the game and a normal.
<< Anonymous(Milliardo )
Anonymous Reply
I agree. They should have given us Jirai Gumo. Or simply not have even put Gate Guardian in the game until now.
<< Anonymous(Milliardo)
Anonymous Reply
Unless you have more than 4 monster cards in your graveyard that card is ass. Takes far too long for that card to scale and it requires a tribute. Even if you do power it up by discarding monsters it isn't that wise because at this point there are a number of solutions ranging from spot removal, position changing, and atk reduction that will simply destroy it (dropping a basket full of eggs)
<< Anonymous(Milliardo )
Anonymous Reply
could have been their dark guardian, altough hard to summon, completly undestructible and 3800 ATK, making it very strong
Gate Guardian sucks though and is to hard to summon
<< Anonymous(Piroca)
Anonymous Reply
I don't know where you're hearing this, Konami hasn't come out with any gate guardian support whatsoever.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
In the anime in that labyrinth duel, the Gate Guardian pieces were immobile until all 3 were summoned. I wouldn't be surprised if this is emulated as an ability by allowing you to summon Gate Guardian by sending its pieces from the hand (still terrible, but so is Weevil's Moth skill).
<< Anonymous(Piroca)
Anonymous Reply
Those are cards from "cardmaker" page, so, they´re just fan creations, gate guardian has no official support nor confirmed for future releases.
<< Anonymous
Piroca Reply
Yes man! I was extremely stupid and I'm ashamed, they are indeed fan creations. But the maker put his heart on those cards, the artwork is fantastic
So, what's going to be their UR? Possibilities I see are:

Labyrinth Wall - not worth being UR, but it definitely makes sense as their ace card

Jirai Gumo - Could see some fun uses

Riryoku - Would be a really weird choice since it's been in the game since day 1, but the bros used Riryoku and it's an UR, so it's a possibility
<< Anonymous
Deinos Reply
A 2200 beater based on a coin toss and weak to rotating cards. I'd say he's not OP..
<< Anonymous(Deinos)
Anonymous Reply
you can just summon him and not attack treat him like a defensive wall, jirai gumo>cocoon of evolution because 2200>2000
<< Anonymous
Deinos Reply
I'm not a fan of using a powerhouse for defensive purposes. Yes, the threat is real, but with al those flip effects, otc, even some rotating cards.. my guess he won't be long on the field.
Second coin toss can benefit something or when its available the card last turn. That would be great.
If anything when they are available i would rather put in a dark elf or zombyra. But thats future talk,haha.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Actually Shadow Wall was very op in the anime, it could move anywhere through the labyrinth and destroy any monster. So it could be an UR. But no one would use it...
Player J
This forum thread doesn't really say any of the Paradox Brothers skills.

Thus, I wish to offer some advice on what skills I would be fun.

1)Power of the Labyrinth: Begin the duel with a Labyrinth Wall in face up defense position.
^ Very close to the Anime.

2)Draw Sense: Guardian-Level: Can be used each time your Life Points decreases by 1800. In the Draw Phase, instead of doing normal draw, draw a random monster of level 7 or higher.
^ Can help get Kazejin, Sanga, & Suijin to hand.

3)Brothers Help: Can be used each time your Life Points decreases by 1800. In the Draw Phase, instead of doing normal draw, you can draw 2 cards.
^ In the Anime, During the duel with Yugi + Joey, 1 of the Paradox Brothers wanted to play a card. However, he didn't have the follow up card in his hand. He was hoping his brother had the follow up card to help him. As it turns out in the animie, his brother did have the extra card to help him!
<< Anonymous(Player J)
Ulle Reply
I think they'll have skill to special summon Gate Guardian. Something like:

"If you've got all 3 parts of the Gate Guardian in your hand you can special summon it"
<< Anonymous(Player J)
Anonymous Reply
Power of the Labyrinth should have a requirement that you can't Normal Summon/Set on T1. That would help balance a little bit. Also, for Brother's Help increase LP drop requirement to 2000. But either way, I love these ideas :D
<< Anonymous(Player J)
Anonymous Reply
those skills would be broken.... labyrinth wall burn decks would be rampant and drawing extra cards as a skill is insane. there's a reason pot of greed is banned
<< Anonymous(Player J)
Anonymous Reply
1. Sounds broken as hell, I really doubt we'll see this one at all
2. We already have draw sense high level, so that skill is super redundant.
3. Thats a really cool comeback skill id likw to see, preferably with 1500 over 1800
If you need help farming with these guys thus deck is perfect for farming 8k on Tea,Rex,Wevill,Odion and yugi.The aim is to get Piranha'so attack above 5know and using normale monsterso for drawork power faster.This deck is quick and fairly cheap as you can use a different ritual monster.
<< Anonymous
Realm Reply
Or you can play a kaibaman-kidmodo-blue eyes or unhappy girl deck, you know, like the ones every other LD can use to farm skill.
<< Anonymous(Realm)
Realm Reply
My above comment was just a joke though. Nvm it.
<< Anonymous
Al Anderson Reply
i have a deck like this, farm joey too, dont summon guardian and you will see
<< Anonymous
OutOfBounds Reply
nice, still a very nice deck for farming, even after sooooo long :]
Is it just me or the rewards for para just meh
<< Anonymous(Josh)
Anonymous Reply
Monster Gate can be useful.
<< Anonymous(Josh)
Anonymous Reply
only one worth getting are labyrinth wall (unless you own big shield gardna) and DNA check up
<< Anonymous(Josh)
k' Reply
just meh
<< Anonymous(Josh)
Anonymous Reply
Beast king is good free fusion substitute
A hidden surprise secret special mission reward for summoning gate guardian and deal battle damage to opponent until 0, thus received a SR token~!!
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
What I would really really want to know is if there is a reward for summoning Gate Guardian 100 times.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Gate Guardian sleeves and playmat
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I'm jelly now ;-;
<< Anonymous
Ryu. Reply
Thanks for the heads up.
didn't know about that.
Yeah I know gate guardian existed long before the paradox brothers, but not many people including myself, bothered to go through the trouble to summon him.

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