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How to get drop skills

What drop skills are

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.

Which duelists to farm

Lvl 40 Rex is the best!

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. Rex is considered the easiest because he doesn't have any attack increasing cards other than his field spell, and most of his monsters have only about 1800 attack.

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.

PvP Duels

There's also a chance for a skill to drop when you play PvP. This only applies to Ranked Duels, and Casual Duels. Friend Duels won't give you any rewards. This can be a better option sometimes if you are low on keys, or don't want to spend any, and you can keep dueling other players without a limit. The common strategy that people like to do is to go to Casual Duels using decks that causes them to lose the duels fast, or simply keep passing the turns until your opponent beats you.

Decks to farm skills

The main thing that you'll want to achieve is a high score, and can farm fast and consistently. Cerberus decks are often used due to how easy it is to get attack more than 9999 damage which gives 3000 pts, and the cards needed in a Cerberus decks aren't difficult to obtain.
→ 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.

Deck recipe is currently in progress. Stay tuned!

High Score Cerberus

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

Tethys deck

Tethys deck can be used to farm easily farmable LDs like Rex Raptor pretty fast and consistently, and it also doesn't require any character specific skills so you can use it on any characters. Unfortunately, Tethys was only available through an event, but if there are future obtainable ways and you get 1 or 2 copies of her, you can use her in the Tethys fairy deck for skill farming.

Other useful cards

If you don't have cerberus or scorpion then you can use any cards that can increase your attack points endlessly like Mystical Beast of Serket, Guardian Baou or Piercing Moray + Jam Breeding Machine. This will need to be used in a different deck using fusion summon, ritual summon and other ways to get a higher score.

Skills to aim for

While the character exclusive skills aren't a necessary thing to have, some skills are really good depending on your deck and some are fun to use.

Popular Drop Skills

[Skill] descriptionUser
Destiny Draw
Can be used each time your Life Points decrease by 2000. In the Draw Phase, instead of doing a normal draw, draw the card of your choice.
Yami Yugi
Yami Yugi
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.
Joey Wheeler
Joey Wheeler
Duel, standby!
Gives 1 more card in each player's starting hand.
→ Burn OTK
Tea Gardner
Tea Gardner
Harpie's Hunting Ground
Begin the Duel with the Field Spell "Harpies' Hunting Ground" on the top of your deck.
→ Harpy Beatdown: deck recipe
Mai Valentine
Mai Valentine
Titan Showdown
Whichever player has double or more LP than the other takes double battle damage.
Rex Raptor
Rex Raptor
It's a Toon World
Begin Duel with the Continuous Spell Toon World activated.
→ Toon: deck recipe
Maximillion Pegasus
Maximillion Pegasus
Creator
Can be used if your Life Points drop below 2000. In the Draw Phase, instead of doing a normal draw, a powerful card, from outside of your Deck, is added to your hand. This skill can only be used once per Duel.
Maximillion Pegasus
Maximillion Pegasus
Fiend Farewell
Can be used when one of your monsters is destroyed by battle. 1 random Fiend-Type monster from your Deck is sent to the graveyard.
→ Fiend Farewell: deck recipe
Yami Bakura
Yami Bakura
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.
Paradox Brothers
Paradox Brothers
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.
Paradox Brothers
Paradox Brothers
Shadow Game
At the end of their respective turn, each player will lose LP equal to "100" times the number of cards in their own graveyard.
Yami Marik
Yami Marik
Life Cost 0
You can use the skill when your Life Points are 1000 or less. You do not have to spend Life Points to activate a card until your opponent's next turn ends. You can only use the skill once per Duel.
Odion
Odion
Firm as the EARTH
Can be used after your Life Points are at 3000 or below. Play the Field Spell "Gaia Power." If there already is Field Spell on your side of the Field, rerturn it to your hand. This skill can only be used once per Duel.
Bastion Misawa
Bastion Misawa
→ Check skill database for more drop skills

FAQ

How can I set/switch Skill?

In the deck edit mode, tap the skills at the top and it will show you a list of skills that you have unlocked that can be used.

What will happen if I get replicated skill?

Getting duplicate skills will automatically be converted to gems while duplicate unnecessary rare cards can be converted to gold or SR/UR orbs.

Comments

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Anonymous 12days ago
What can we do to get skills faster now? Which is better losing or winning? Like I think now ranked is way too slow to farm skill.
umop apisdn 12days ago
Can you obtain skills while battling the same legendary duelist that you are playing as?
<< Anonymous(umop apisdn)
Anonymous 12days ago Reply
Yes.
Anonymous
can you make a deck recipe for selft destruct / selft damaging deck for OTK suicide? you know for faster skill farming
<< Anonymous
ValleCula Reply
As you wish. As soon as I'm done with DW FTK, I'll work on that.
Nick
pvp's rating is ridiculous
Anonymous
This was very old. Please update it or delete it if you don't. I don't know that farming legendary Duel list still drop skill anymore?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
They still do, considering just this week I got two Skills while farming.
Kaien
farming LD or quick lost ranked duel ?
best way to farm skill
<< Anonymous(Kaien)
Anonymous Reply
lost ranked is way FASTER to get some.
Anonymous
If in doubt, just suicide spam in casual duels- no harm to your record and if you're lucky you'll nab a skill
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
how high the drop rate is?
Anonymous
I think that getting every reward on an event is the key. I got every reward on the Officer Tetsu event and then, on the very next duel I Got 3 skills
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
There is unfortunately no correlation unfortunate, you just got extremely, extremely lucky (please share XD )
Anonymous No. 2
I just nuked 5k color gems on lvl 40 duelists, 90% of which were 8k+ score wins, and all I got were 2 Draw Sense skills.
I swear I'm never gonna get that f***ing Destiny Draw.
<< Anonymous(Anonymous No. 2)
akubane Reply
maybe try ranked instead, the skill drop rate feels better there.
<< Anonymous(akubane)
Anonymous No. 2 Reply
I know Ranked is best, but my staple decks depend on skills, so I can't just play any character I need skills on in Ranked.
<< Anonymous(Anonymous No. 2)
Anonymous Reply
Just get up to a rank where you can’t get demoted from (bronze 1, silver 1, etc) and use an auto loss deck
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
No need for auto loss deck. Just disconnect (don't surrender) and you will still get the accessment point.
Anonymous
Did they change the skill drop rate? I swear I’ve been farming for weeks and got like 1 skill. I’ve gotten farther than 120 wins so far
Anonymous
do skills drop from vagabond/regular duelist
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
No
Anonymous
Fun fact: skill drop rate from LD is petty crap

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