Joey Wheeler

This page describes Joey Wheeler's skill, cards, and decks in Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Links.
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Character details

How to farm Lvl 40


Level 5 is enough

After you get a copy of Polymerization as a reward for leveling up Joey to 5, you may give preference to other Legendary Duelists over Joey for leveling up.

Get Joey to acquire "Gambling" skills

Based on Joey’s dueling style in Yu-gi-oh anime that greatly depends on luck, effects that contains the use of dice and/or coins seems to be represent in his drop skill sets. Although not very reliable in the duel, these skill could turn the tides of duel if you are facing a defeat.
→ Luck on Your Side: deck recipe

For notes about other skills, see a skill section below.

Take Metalmorph from Joey!

  • Joey’s duel reward card pool contains one of the most strong card in the game; Metalmorph although some of the card reward in “R” rarity are not so useful like Red-Eyes Black Metal Dragon.
  • Although Joey could be unlock and duel at early level, it is suggested that player don’t over spending gate key on him yet, in the beginning (wait for level 40 to be available).
  • Here is a deck to get around 6000 score against Joey.
    → High Score Cerberus agianst Joey Lvl40

How to unlock

Joey unlock missions

Trigger event
Once you reach Stage 3, Joey appears at the Gate and Joey unlock missions become avaialable.
Unlock missionsReward
Reaches Stage 3.--
Win 1 Duel(s) against Joey Wheeler at Level 1 in Duel World.--

Joey's skills

How to get skills

There are two ways to acquire skills: level reward and duel reward (drop skill). For details, check our skill database.

Joey's exclusive skills

[Skill] descriptionHow to get
[LP Boost α]
Increases starting Life Points by 1000.
The skill is activated randomly when your turn starts. Your Life Points does not get decreased to less than 1 until your opponent's next turn ends.
Can be used each time your Life Points decrease by 1800. In the Draw Phase, instead of doing a normal draw, draw a random Warrior-Type monster.
[Roll 'n' Boost]
Can be used each time your Life Points decrease by 2000. Show 1 monster card in your hand to the opponent and roll the die once. The Level of the monster shown becomes that of the die number untile the end of the turn.
[Last Gamble]
Can be used in your Main Phase, starting from the fifth turn. Upon activation, reduces your LP to 100 and discards 2 cards from your hand. You roll a die and draw that number of cards. This skill can only be used once per Duel.
[Luck on Your Side]
If your Life Points drop below 1000, your coin tosses always land on heads.
[More skills are expected.]
Report Skill name and details by submitting comments or screenshot at the bottom of the page.

Common skills

For details of the skills below, visit the skill database.
Other acquirable skills
LP Boost β, γDraw Sense: EARTH
Draw Sense: FIREDraw Sense: Low-Level
Draw Pass--
[More skills are expected.]
Report Skill name and details by submitting comments or screenshot at the bottom of the page.

Additional notes

LP Boost Alpha and Grit

Based on Joey’s persistent characteristics from Yu-gi-oh anime. These two skills represent those traits into the game and gives the player some advantages to take more damage and turning the situation of the game later. Although the skill does not really support the latter part directly.


The only dependable skill that Joey could obtain from leveling up reward. As in the current card pool, there are few strong and usable Warrior-type monster (e.g. “Judge Man”, “Axe Raider”). So make sure to construct a deck with the right card, when Joey is equipped with this skill.

Level-Up Rewards

What is level rewards?

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

Rewards for leveling up Joey

2Gem x10
3[Skill] LP Boost Alpha
4Deck Slot (Joey)
6Gem x15
7Flame Swordsman
8Alligator's Sword
9Gem x25
10Deck Slot (Joey)
11Legendary Sword
12Gem x35
13[Skill] Grit
14Mystical Sheep #1
15Gem x50
16Alligator's Sword Dragon
17Gem x60
18Time Wizard
19Gem x75
20[Skill] Reiinforcements
21Thousand Dragon
22Gem x100
23Rocket Warrior
24Gem x120
25Heart of the Underdog
26Gem x150
27Deck Slot (Joey)
28Gem x200
29Gem x250
30Gem x300

Reward cards

What are reward cards?

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

Joey Wheeler duel rewards

The list of cards that you can obtain by winning a duel against level 40 Joey Wheeler is below.

Card / [Rarity]Joey's Level
Time WizardTime Wizard [SR]30 or above
MetalmorphMetalmorph [SR]30 or above
Shield & SwordShield & Sword [SR]30 or above
Graceful DiceGraceful Dice [SR]30 or above
Skull DiceSkull Dice [SR]30 or above
Gilford the LightningGilford the Lightning [SR]30 or above
Swamp BattleguardSwamp Battleguard [N]All levels
HinotamaHinotama [R]All levels
SogenSogen [R]All levels
Lava BattleguardLava Battleguard [N]All levels
Red-Eyes Black Metal DragonRed-Eyes Black Metal Dragon [R]All levels
Alligator's SwordAlligator's Sword [R]All levels
GraverobberGraverobber [R]All levels
ExchangeExchange [R]All levels

Common duel rewards

Joey Wheeler Lvl 10-30 also drops the following cards that are R rarity and common to all Legendary Duelists.

Joey's starter deck


Joey in manga/anime

Joey Wheeler is one of Yugi Muto's friends and classmates. He had teased Yugi at first, but changed his mind after seeing Yugi's bravery. He improved his skills to play the card game, and he and Yugi Muto helped each other.


Joe 26days ago
Hey! Has anyone thought of listing Monsters, spells, and traps that legendary duelists specifically refer to by name?
anoymous 27days ago
Hi there, is the starter deck really complete? Because the given deck include only 19 cards, but 20 cards are needed. Has someone futher advice? Thanks
anoymous 27days ago
Thank you
anoymous 27days ago
Hi, according to there should be three M-Warrior #2
cless_weapon 1/1/1970
The cards gains in lv 10-20 are the same? If yes, is there any advantage in fighting lv 20?
Maulwurf93 1/1/1970
Just wanted to let you know that lvl 30 Joey just used Block Attack against me, so that you can add it to the list :)
PancakeyyCakes 1/1/1970
LP boost b: 1500 life points minus 1 card from starting hand
Ohdyn 1/1/1970
PG, i have the same problems. I cant unlock Joey - now i am lvl 6, and I dont have Joey =(
Do you have a solution yet?
stevezo22 1/1/1970
I might be right or wrong but try tapping on the gate
WorldCloud 1/1/1970
If you have a solution pls share it! i have the same problem! stage 6 and i dont have Joey
ohdyn 1/1/1970
do you see a "mission" to unlock joey? .-/
Ohdyn 1/1/1970
wich icon? do you mean the "missions"? maybe you can post a screenshot?
MrE 1/1/1970
On top left click the icon. It will say what to do to unlock him.
Ohdyn 1/1/1970
DamnBet, I'm also waiting for support-feedback... tell me if you get an answer
DamnBet 1/1/1970
Same problem, not a solution, i wrote to assistance today, hope they answer
anoymous 1/1/1970
How do I get joey out of the gate
MrE 1/1/1970
Did you get to stage 3?
Raviael 1/1/1970
I did get this skill few days ago.

LP Boost β (Drop)
Increases starting Life Points by 1500, reduces hand by 1 card.

Confirmation below:
Seth Elliott 1/1/1970
Hi, how to clear stage 3 mission? I already beat Joey both in the gate & duel world. But still Im on the stage 3 with level 13. Is this normal? Thanks guys! : )
anoymous 1/1/1970
Can someone explain the mechanics of Grit? Like, how often does it happen? Does it happen when you actually need it or at literally random times (e.g. possibly the second turn)? 1/1/1970
Grit only activates first turn or doesn't active all match.
anoymous 1/1/1970
Joey Wheeler Skill (Drop)
Last Gamble
Can be used in your Main Phase, starting from the fifth turn.
Upon activation, reduces your LP to 100 and discards 2 cards from your hand.
You roll a die and draw that number of cards.
This skill can only be used once per Duel.
PG 1/1/1970
Im already lvl 6 and unlocked tea, But still i am not able to unlock joey wheeler! Even if i bet him many times...
GameA1 1/1/1970
Hi Anonymous, Thank you for your information. I added it to the page!

Commens and feedback



Latest Comment

You need to adjust your thought. Because the AI seems to know what you wanted the most and decide...
i am so upset that yugi muto didn't drop even 1 union attack but i have been fighting lv.30 ...

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