Although the theme of the duelists character seems to be suitable for playing angle-theme deck, but the skill unlock from leveling up does not fully support the concept to play such mentioned style. It is suggested that player construct a beatdown deck for her to be use farming levels from duelists to receive leveling up reward gems. → Fairy: deck recipe
Skill to use Cyber-Stein
Life Cost 0 is a very unique skill in current skill pool of duel links’s available characters. Since the skill can be used only once in a duel when your Life Points are 1000 or less. This skill could turn the table of the game’s situation when properly strategized with the proper deck such as Cyber-stien deck. → Ultimate Cyber-Stein: deck recipe
For other skills acquired by level-up, see the Skill section below.
Get Monster anti-support cards
Tea’s duel reward card are useful in the case that player are looking for cards that could counter a specific type of monster deck (Machine, Fiend, Warrior, Fish, Rock-type monster deck) which is all “R” rarity card reward and is not difficult to obtain based on rarity drop rate.
For “UR” and “SR” reward is for “Black Magician” support cards theme-deck. If player is not planning in constructing this type of deck, it is suggested that player should spend gate key on other legendary duelists.
Tea Gardner's skills
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Holy Guard You receive no battle damage during your turn.
LP Boost γ Increases starting Life Points by 2500, reduces hand by 2 cards.
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.
Surprise Present Select 1 card Set in your Spell & Trap Zone, and force it on your opponent. Only the player that activates this skill can view this card. This skill can only be used once per Duel.
No, she does have an advantage. With duel standby instead of milling for 20% of the deck with the opening hand you mill for 25%. On top of that you start out with more cards in your hand. Only better skill rn would be destiny draw IMO since switcheroo got nerfed.
Tea actually has a few notable duels, for example when she defeated Mai to help Yugi get Star Chips to get into Pegasus's castle. She's definitely not an idiot, and isn't that bad at dueling either. In the first episode, Tea beats Joey 5-0 (it's true that Joey sucked at the time, but it still shows that Tea is pretty good for not being a serious duelist).
Holy Guard is not useless. I play a Fire -Tyrant Dragon Deck and there's a card called "the thing in the crater" that you can suicide into special summoning a stronger pyro monster, there's also the effect of Rigorous Reaver and the like. These suicidal strategies sometimes come at the expense of your life points but not with Tea. It's also a great counter for Pegasus because you can kill Relinquished without being punished.