if they resumed Yu Gi Oh after several years of not shuffling a deck and are totally confused by the new mechanics and card types of Master Duel With weird names like ‘Link’, ‘Synchro’, ‘XYZ’ and ‘Pendulum’, this little guide is for you.
Next, we are going to explain how the game systems work that had not been introduced at the time when we saw Yugi face Pegasus and Marik in ‘anime’.
How do the type of Link Cards work in Yu Gi Oh Master Duel?
The summoning mechanism is the number of monsters already face-up on the battlefield that will be used as sacrificial material. Very few ‘Link monsters’ allow to be summoned with tokens.
The type of letters Link in Yu Gi Oh Master Duel they have arrows around the monster art that correspond to the number of monsters they require to be summoned. Those arrows point to monster fields and can have beneficial effects for the owner of the card or unpleasant effects for the opponent if they point to their fields. The higher Link’s number, which ranges from 0 to 5, the more powerful the monster’s attack will be.
These are cards that have no defense, only attack. They are placed in the extra monster zone and cannot be turned face down.
How is the XYZ Card type used in Yu Gi Oh Master Duel?
The summoning mechanism is the level (number of stars: 1 -13) of the cards that are to be used as sacrificial material. The higher the level of the required monsters, the more powerful the one that will be summoned.. There are exceptions, like Futurotopia monsters, which can have level 1 but card attack level 5 and up.
Each turn you can detach one or more of the cards that were used as summoning material to have various effects. Detached cards will go to the graveyard. Some XYZ Monsters have the drawback of becoming vulnerable if they no longer have cards that were Summoning Material.
If they are Special Summoned from the Graveyard, they will not have the attached cards. In this case they will not be able to apply the effects they had before being destroyed.
How to use the type of Synchro Cards in Yu Gi Oh Master Duel?
Its base is a special type of monster called ‘Tuner’, whose name they translated into Spanish as “singer”, which are supplemented by other ‘non-Tuner’ monster types in order to make up the total number of stars (level) of the Synchro monster to be called to the battlefield.
How does the type of Pendulum Cards work in Yu Gi Oh Master Duel?
this kind of monster can be called to both the battlefield and the spell/trap field. Its effect varies depending on where it can be climbed. When treated as Spell Cards, a maximum of two can be brought up to the Pendulum Zone and can only be placed face up. The two pendulum cards handle a scale that goes between 0 and 13 that allows several monsters to be summoned at the same time in a special way, whose scale is included in that interval, which is read as “1 to 12”.
When they die, they go on top of the extra deck face up. Trap/Spell cards to summon from the graveyard will not work to bring them back to our battlefield. They can only be summoned in Main Phase 1.
The card types and summons we mention in this article are often used in online duels, especially ranked ones. The reason is the immediacy with which they allow cards with high attack levels and devastating effects to be summoned onto the field.
May the heart of the cards guide you as you use these types of mechanisms in Yu Gi Oh Master Duel. Lots of orange candles so you can beat someone online.
Article written by Nathalia Giraldo based on a copy of the game for Nintendo Switch