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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
There needs to be a better system to obtain skills rather than get them *randomly* through so many pvp and gate duels. Maybe the card trader can allow us to trade some useless coins for skill a day?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I do agree. It was fun when they allowed for varied playstyles back in the old days, but now certain skills are borderline mandatory in order to play certain decks. Im struggling to get Akiza's "what grows in the graveyard" skill so I can try out Madolche.
RR
I used this for farming quick 3000-4000 points.
<< Anonymous(RR)
RR Reply
Here's how it works:

-You main objective is to get Trinity on the field ASAP while your opponent controls monster(s).
-Blazeman, Vyon, and Woodsman are your main Poly searchers. I don't recommend Fusion sage b/c the cards I mentioned can be used for Trinity, and it's a dead card if you have Poly at the beginning.

NOTE: You need to use real money for the other 2 Blazemen which add consistency.
<< Anonymous(RR)
RR Reply
-Phantom of Chaos: With 3 Woodsman and 1 Vyon, this card is great to search these. Only 1 PoC is needed b/c is not a HERO card.
-I like Lady Heat b/c she can deal finishing burn damage in case OP survived and low on LP.
-Skills Dark sense and fire sense are great. For fire sense, you need to remove fire m. like Lady card so you only search Blazeman.
<< Anonymous(RR)
RR Reply
-I got 1 H Heated for piercing damage, but I don't wait to draw. I will use it if I have it in starting hand. Sometimes, I switch it for Anti-Magic Arrows depending on the event.
-Only 1 Trinity is needed. I got 2 for 2 Vyons and was about to get 3 but Vyon got Limited.
-I forgot to remove Necroshade. It won't help you with Dark sense because it can't search Poly.
<< Anonymous(RR)
RR Reply
Finally:
-You can use any other HERO card as filler, gloosy/prismatic recommended for extra points.
-I almost forgot. I have used this deck in almost every event. So far, it has been very usable for quick points as I can play when nothing is happening at work. No need to wait 10 minutes or anything. Plus deck is very consistent.
thor0047
Should I x1 or x3 reward when i duel with legend duellist ?
????
If I want to get last gamble do I have to duel the legendary duelists with joey???
<< Anonymous(????)
!!! Reply
Do you mean like use joey when dueling the legendary duelist
<< Anonymous(!!! )
???? Reply
Yes thats what I mean't
<< Anonymous(????)
Anonymous Reply
Yes, you need to use Joey in order to get his skill
Anonymous
A matter of luck to get this skills lol, not that I find them too difficult to obtain, but not easy also
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Im confused. Whenever trying to get a skill from a legendary duelist duel do you use the character you want the skill for or you duel the character you want the skill for?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
use the character you want the skill for.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
They drop at least every three years for me (estimated), usually the garbage ones.
Anonymous
You know I often pick up random skills during character unlock events.

Yet I can play casuals for ages and not get anything.
ItzMolin
Farm for skill is harder then farm for card is easy but I want farm for skill easy too
Anonymous
I think the chances are very low... but I'm not entirely sure if I like that or not. Easter players might find it challenging and amusing but I dunno... sometimes it takes a while... lol
Anonymous
Can you still get skill drops from casual duels?
<< Anonymous
??? Reply
yes u can drop in casual duels
(sry my bad english)
<< Anonymous(???)
Anonymous Reply
And that is part of why I don't do Casual Duels at all. (Too many people using 🔥 decks or deliberately aiming to lose quickly just to grind skills.)
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Isn’t that good though? If they lose quickly you win quickly so you can get skills fast
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
If that's why you're doing it, sure, I guess. But it's extremely painful if you just want to test a deck or something. And considering that's one of the main purposes of Casual Duels to begin with (especially when you factor in Ranked, friend duels and duel rooms), it's kinda a problem. You can only really deck-test against either the 🔥 AI, or by risking your Ranked rating.
Anonymous
Can i get skill drop from event duels? For example the actual event against Lumis and Umbra?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Yes. I use Tea for farming L&U and I already got 5 of her skills.
Anonymous
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
Can you obtain skills while battling the same legendary duelist that you are playing as?
<< Anonymous(umop apisdn)
Anonymous Reply
Yes.

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