Mako Tsunami

This page notes Mako Tsunami's skills, level-up rewards, starter deck, and cards and skills you can get by winning a duel against Mako Tsunami.
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A partner of Water monsters

Mako's Mythic Depths skill seems to be the only skill that makes Water-attribute monster (Fish, Sea Serpent, Aqua-type monster) playable in meta competitive. This skill also provides great advantage for deck containing “Levia-Dragon - Daedalus” to activate its field clearing effect, also most of the useful Water-type monster can be obtain from Age of Discovery pack.
→ Daedalus: deck recipe

Do not have to get his level up higher

The only useful card for Water-attribute monster deck that player can receive from level-up rewards is “Water Hazard” (Receive when reach level 25). However it is also possible to obtain that card from dueling him at the gate, so player do not spend too much time grinding his level.

Defeat him to farm drop skills

Most of the dueling reward cards that player could obtain from him are only useful to Water deck. The monster obtained from him are not so useful when compared to other Fish-type monster obtained from Age of Discovery pack. Still, it is not a suggestion that players should ignore dueling him, since the difficulty for beating his level 40 deck is not so hard, players could duel him to farm for the skill drop.
→ How to get drop skills

Mako Tsunami's skills

Note: More skills are expected! Report Skill name and details by submitting comments or screenshot at the bottom of the page.

Leaked skills

[Skill] descriptionHow to get
Sea Stealth
Activates if "Umi" is on your field. Monsters you have Normal Summoned, Special Summoned, or Flip Summoned become invisible to the opponent until end of their turn. If "Umi" leaves your field, all monsters become visible.

Exclusive skills

[Skill] descriptionHow to get
Mythic Depths
Begins Duel with the Field Spell "Umi" activated.
Draw Sense: WATER
Can be used each time your Life Points decrase by 1500. In the Draw Phase, instead of doing a normal draw, draw a random Water-Attribute monster.
Your starting hand will reflect the card balance of your deck.
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.

Common skills

Mako's 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.

Mako Tsunami rewards list

2Gem x10
4Skill: Mythic Depths
5Deck Slot (Mako)
6Gem x15
7The Legendary FishermanThe Legendary Fisherman
8Deck Slot (Mako)
9Gem x25
10Lost Blue BreakerLost Blue Breaker
11Power of KaishinPower of Kaishin
12Gem x35
13Skill: Draw Sense: WATER
14Hydro Pressure CannonHydro Pressure Cannon
15Gem x50
17Gem x60
18Skull MarinerSkull Mariner
19Gem x75
20Skill: Balance
21Power of KaishinPower of Kaishin
22Gem x100
24Gem x120
25Water HazardWater Hazard
26Gem x150
27Deck Slot (Mako)
28Gem x200
29Gem x250
30Gem x300
31Gold x100,000
32Gem x200
33Fish and KicksFish and Kicks
34Gem x250
35Amphibious Bugroth MK-3Amphibious Bugroth MK-3
36UR Jewel x1
37Gem x200
38Beautunaful PrincessBeautunaful Princess
39Gem x250
40Fish Depth ChargeFish Depth Charge
41Deck Slot (Mako Tsunami)
42gems x100
43gems x200
44gems x250
45Aegis of the Ocean Dragon LordAegis of the Ocean Dragon Lord

Reward Cards

What are reward cards?

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

Exclusive duel rewards

Card / [Rarity]Mako's Level
The Legendary FishermanThe Legendary Fisherman [UR]30 or above
Orca Mega-Fortress of DarknessOrca Mega-Fortress of Darkness [SR]30 or above
Phantom Dragonray BrontoPhantom Dragonray Bronto [SR]30 or above
Water HazardWater Hazard [SR]30 or above
Return of the DoomedReturn of the Doomed [SR]30 or above
Forgotten Temple of the DeepForgotten Temple of the Deep [SR]30 or above
Great WhiteGreat White [R]All levels
Lost Blue BreakerLost Blue Breaker [R]All levels
Torpedo FishTorpedo Fish [R]All levels
Cannonball Spear ShellfishCannonball Spear Shellfish [R]All levels
Steel ShellSteel Shell [R]All levels
Deepsea WarriorDeepsea Warrior [N]All levels

Mako's starter deck

The Legendary FishermanSpike SeadraFlying FishFlying FishFlying FishFiend Kraken
Fiend KrakenFiend KrakenThe Furious Sea KingThe Furious Sea KingThe Furious Sea KingRoot Water
Root WaterRoot WaterWhite DolphinWhite DolphinWhite DolphinHitodenchak


Description in the game

Mako Tsunami participates in many tournaments so that he can use the prize money to buy a fishing boat and sail the mighty waves. He masterfully used his Sea Deck to give Yugi and Joey some of the toughest Duels ever. His signature monster "The Legendary Fisherman" unleashes its true strength when it swims out into his "Umi" field.


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Well, I screwed myself over not knowing we needed Legendary Fisherman later in the game. Now I am stuck at level 48 because I got ride of Fisherman and always trying to get more blue keys to farm Mako.
<< Anonymous(Génesis)
Dangelo Reply
Thank you so much I hope this helps I did the same thing and soldnhim been stuck for a month
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Don't worry i sold 4!!! Jeje, buy now im stuck in level 57.
<< Anonymous
TKSainto Reply
I have 2, I can help you if we can talk on chat while having the duel, using my 2 Fishermans, Exchange and that one card to get a monster from Graveyard, if you want help, just tell me.
<< Anonymous(Génesis)
Anonymous Reply
This helps a lot thank you!ive been stuck on 48 for 2 weeks
Can he get Balance?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Lvl 20 reward
i made 150 tribute summons and still haven't got mako yet
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Me too
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Make sure you do an actual Tribute Summon.

Tributing to Special Summon, like it says, counts as Special Summon, not Tribute Summon.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Tributing for Ritual Summon also counts as a Special Summon, since Ritual Summon is a type of Special Summon.
okay, so apparently you needs to do 150 tribute summons, THEN level up a stage in order for mako too appear.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
thanks for commenting this, I just got the 150 tributes and was so confused lol
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
If only it was possible to sticky comments, this is the one that should be stickied on this article.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Has anyone who has trouble unlocking Mako's unlock mission did this?

I don't remember how I got mine, but I did unlock Mako during the time where I'm still eager to increase my stage level.
<< Anonymous
GameA1 Reply
Hi Anonymous,
Thank you for your post. This skill seems common drop to all characters :)
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I performed 151 tribute summon.. but mako did not appear in my account.. do we have any stage level requirement? Im at mission stage 15 currently
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Well I performed 218
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
A mi me pidio 300 no 150
I performed more than 150 tribute summon but the character is still not yet unlocked ? Can anyone tell me why? I am at stage 18
<< Anonymous(Jack)
Waterflu Reply
Hey Jack, I have a friend that obtained it at 167 and another at 191. Dunno if its a bug or just form 150 onwards but thought would help
<< Anonymous(Jack)
Just Someone Reply
So did you unlock him already? Is there like a stage requirement or something?
vs mako tsubami lvl20 :O
<< Anonymous(Anonymous)
Xenon Reply
You can get every rarity from every lvl. Just that higher level mean way higher chance to obtain for example SR/UR.
<< Anonymous(Anonymous)
Anonymous Reply
I know that man but the chance is 10% with 3400 score and mako vs 20lvl
I have 151 tribute summons and guess what... No Nano. Tf?
<< Anonymous(Disappointed )
Pr0ton Reply
Hi, try further. The tribute summons during tutorial don't count but are shown in the stats.
So keep going, for me he apears around 175 summons.
<< Anonymous(Pr0ton)
Silent Reply
I've done over 200 and still haven't got him
one of the few good duelists yuugi and pals encountered in dueling kingdom
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
i think u mean one of the few that didnt cheat
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
When you think about it, most of the known major tournament duelists that were such before the start of the series are kind of messed up, aside from Mako. Kaiba was pretty sadistic, Keith was... destroyed by Pegasus beating him, Weevil was dishonest even before Yugi beat him, Mai was super-depressed... I guess Rex and Rebecca weren't too bad.
i have 150 tribute summons but i did not get Mako Tsunami can somebody help me?
I just realized the article still says that there's no need to level him up beyond lv25, when now you need to level him up to 38-40 if you want to play Flying Fish deck XD

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