Since the new Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel’s free-to-play game started rolling out for iOS and other multiple platforms; many new users have installed the game and started playing. However, some new geeks are still confused while making some starting moves. Hence, here we have the proper Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel beginners guide for iOS users.
Are you new to Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel? Want to know how to how start playing Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel on iPhone? Need beginners to guide for Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel? Let’s check out this guide from Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel players.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel Guide F2P iOS
This is a guide for anyone who wants to play Yuigoh Master Duel and stay as F2P as possible. When you boot up the game, it will ask you a couple of questions and then drop you into 3 tutorial games (you can skip them if you want). Once you complete the tutorial, you’ll be given a choice of 3 starter decks. One is focused on dragons and fusion summoning, one is focused on the Synchron archetype and synchro summoning, and the last one is focused on the Cyberse archetype and link summoning. I suggest choosing the one you like the best because it doesn’t matter since we’re not going to be taking these decks into rank, and you get the remaining two later through mission rewards. Now that you’re at the main screen, go collect the free login rewards. Next, go to the shop, and under the Special tab, purchase the Duel Pass (gold). It will cost 600 gems, but the cool thing is that you can purchase the Duel Pass with free gems you’ve collected from the login rewards, and the pass will give you 600 gems as you complete it (so free). The pass is going to give you a lot of crafting materials that are going to be needed to craft cards.
While we’re at the shop, DO NOT BUY any of the normal packs (Stalwart Force, Revival of Legends, and especially the Master pack). Stalwart Force contains 2-3 cards for different archetypes, but there is better to obtain archetype cards. Revival of Legends has cards that will help improve the three starter decks, but again if you want to play those decks, there is a better method for obtaining the cards. And the Master pack is just a no. It contains all the cards in the game, and the odds of you getting the specific card you want from the Master pack is less than 1%, so stay away. If you’re looking for a specific card, just craft it. From here, I suggest completing as much of the Solo Mode as possible. Complete Duel Strategy, The Absolute Monarch, and The Warriors of the Six Elemental Lords. Completing these three will give you different cards, a Monarch structure deck, crafting materials, and more gems.
Remember how I said there was a better method for obtaining archetype cards? It’s called secret packs. Secret packs are packs that will have specific archetype cards in them. You unlock secret packs by obtaining an SR or UR card from that archetype. For example, if I wanted to unlock the secret pack for the Cyber Dragon archetype, I would craft an SR or UR card from that archetype then the secret pack would be unlocked. Secret packs are where you want to spend the majority of your gems. Sidenote: I recommend focusing on building one deck at a time. It’s better to have one completed deck than multiple incomplete decks. And that’s it. Hopefully, this is helpful.
After playing Master Duel for a bit longer, I strongly suggest doing as much of the Solo Mode as possible. The more Solo mode scenarios you do, the more free cards and structure decks you’ll get. This will also unlock some of the secret packs along the way.
The secret packs go away after 24 hours.
Good pickups are the bundle deal that gives you ten packs and a copy of Solemn Judgment, Lightning Storm, and Ash Blossom. You’re getting ten packs at a discounted price of 750 gems, and Solemn Judgment, Lightning Storm, and Ash Blossom are very good generic staple cards that can be used in almost any future deck.
I would personally add that buying the shop bundles (at least Ash and Lightning Storm) is likely worth it. There are seven hundred fifty gems for ten packs, and a meta-relevant UR is pretty good. Judgment is a little more iffy, but it’s probably still good if you get lucky with your pulls.