Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links has been released on mobile devices for almost a month now, and in that time players have begun to concoct strategies to get the most out of the digital card game.
One of the keys to success in Duel Links is getting the rarest cards because, normally, they have the best effects or the strongest monsters to dominate PVP and defeat Legendary Duelists with ease. Tthe easiest way to do that (outside of paying real life money to purchase cards at the shop) is to farm rare cards from Legendary Duelists.
Farming for rare cards relies on getting the highest duel assessment possible to get from 6-9 gifts after every duel, raising your chances for rare cards.
So how do you get that high of a duel assessment? By using this farming deck that contains only one monster, Mythical Beast Cerberus.
WHAT YOU NEED
- Two Mythical Beast Cerberus (can work with just one)
Obtained through Card Trader.
- Two Riryoku (can work with just one)
Obtained through Card Trader.
- Sorcery Conduit or Draw Sense: Low Level character skill
- All spells (especially Stop Defense)
- Enchanted Javelin trap card (optional)
Again, to farm for rare cards in Duel Links you’ll need only one monster in your 20-card deck: Mythical Beast Cerberus.
If you have Cerberus as your only monster, how do you get it on the field before your lifepoints hit zero? You need to use a character’s skill to get Cerberus into your hand. The easiest way to do that is to raise Yami Yugi to level 20 and equip Sorcery Conduit. Sorcery Conduit lets you draw a random spellcaster monster from your deck after taking 1800 points of damage. With Cerberus as your only monster, it’s not random but a certainty that you’ll draw Cerberus on your next turn.
This is where Enchanted Javelin can help. If you don’t draw Cerberus in your opening hand but have an Enchanted Javelin, you can negate the gain the damage you are about to take from a direct attack and still activate Sorcery Conduit.
Now that you have Cerberus on the field, you can raise its attack power by 500 for every spell played by either duelist. The whole point of this deck is to summon Cerberus and use all spell cards to get its attack points to over 9999.
The key to getting Cerberus to that attack power is to play a few spell cards to make it stronger than anything your opponent can throw at you because the AI will just set their monsters in defense mode and stay in a holding pattern. This allows for you to stall and draw spell after spell card until you can push Cerberus’ attack power to that monstrous level.
Use spells like Blue Medicine, De-Spell and Stop Defense to run through your hand and to buff up Cerberus. Stop Defense is very crucial for when you are ready to make your final attack as the AI will more likely than not have their monsters in defense.
Riryoku is crucial, especially when you have a second Cerberus, by letting you boost your first Cerberus using the boosted attack of your second Cerberus to get the attack to over 100 thousand.
WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR
What you need to look out for is your opponent decking out before you can win, or you decking out and not being able to deal enough damage to take out your opponent in one strike (because once Cerberus attacks, all of the attack boost goes away).
Traps like Michizure can also hamper your strategy and get rid of Cerberus.
Is there a special Farm deck you use for Duel Links ? Let us know what cards you use in the comments section below.