Some skills are obtainable as drops from Legendary Duelists from the gate or the ones that appear in Duel World, the skills that you can get are random from character exclusive skills, such as "Destiny Draw" of Yami Yugi and "Harpie's Hunting Ground" of Mai, to common skill drops, such as "LP Boost" skills and "Draw Sense" skills, that all characters can get.
You can fight any Legendary Duelists (LD) to get a chance to drop skills, the easiest ones being Tea Gardner, Weevil Underwood, Rex Raptor or Odion. Additionally it's better to duel against the lvl 40s since the chance of getting better cards, gems and skills are higher compared to the lower lvls.
LDs you may avoid
Some Legendary Duelists like Kaiba, Joey, Bandit Keith or Ishizu are known to be difficult to farm, especially if you are using standard farming deck using cerberus.
Be careful on spending Gate Keys
Keep in mind that the colored gate keys, other than white, are used by 2 characters. If you plan on choosing one then make sure that you check the other character to see if you want to get a specific card from them, so that you don't end up using all of that colored key. → Details of Gate Key
Character featured events are chances!
There have been multiple event featured in the game, and during those event periods, players can challenge them without spending Gate Keys! The GameA website also shows decks to farm those LDs for a limited time with no set skill.
The whole idea is to get the score as high as you can, with 8000 giving 8 cards which is the maximum number of drops that you can get from a single duel, and cerberus is often used due to how easy it is to get attack more than 9999 damage which gives 3000 pts. → How to get a high score
High Score Scorpion
I strongly recommend you to use this deck for the following three points:
No card from booster packs needed.
Can get around 6,000 score against Rex stably.
No skill is required that means you can use any character with this deck.
Basically your Yami Yugi, Weevil Underwood, and a character who has already acquired drop "Draw Sense: Light" skill, can handle a deck with cerberus and put 19 spell cards which includes stop defense works. Their "Sorcery Conduit" skill and "Draw Sense: Low-Level" skill allows you to get the monster to your hand. This is known to be an easy way to achieve a high score. → High Score Cerberus: deck recipe
[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. → Roll 'n' Boost: deck recipe
[Menace from the Deep] Can be used if "Umi" is on the field, and you have a Water-attribute normal monster on your field. That monster can attack your opponent directly this turn. At the end of the Battle Phase, that monster is sent to the Graveyard. This skill can only be used once per turn. → Menace from the Deep: deck recipe
Both you will only get skills fighting legendary duelists with the duelist you want the skills for.
I believe there are actual requirements that need to be met in order to obtain drop skills eg. could be something like if you destroy a certain attribute monster by battle enough times you get the 'Draw Sense' for that attribute. If only someone actually knew what these were...
That would explain why I mostly only seem to be getting elemental draw sense ones. I have only gotten about three drop skills: Draw sense Earth, Draw sense Wind, and Balance. When will I ever start getting the fun stuff?
Getting skills is the single worst part of this game. I hate farming for these skills. The game is determined to make sure you never get skills, and if you get a skill at all, the game makes sure you get either a pathetic skill like draw fire or a duplicate skill. The worst part: the odds of getting skills feel like less than 1/1000%!!!!! I mean I'm all for having a challenge at getting the best skills, BUT HOLY S**T DID KONAMI GO WAYYY TOOO FAR WITH THIS!! I've only gotten 2 exclusive skill drops, and some characters I can't get skill drops for at all. It doesn't even matter if I'm using a farming deck. The game just says LOL NO SKILLS FOR YOU, and then I've gotta do the key collectithon all over again, which by the way, THE GAME MAY NOT DECIDE TO GIVE YOU ANY KEYS!!!!!N t