Welcome back Duelists! As you probably know by now, believing in the heart of the cards is the number one step to victory, and to do that you’ll need some awesome cards! We’re here with a guide on how to get more cards and gems in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links. Of course you’ll need some gems to shop with, so we have some pointers on getting those too.

Like most mobile collectible card games, a lot of getting the cards you want has to do with luck. There are other methods of gaining cards of course, which is what we’ll go over in this guide. Let’s get started with our guide on how to get more cards and gems in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links!

1. Level up character decks!

When you use individual character decks, all experience earned goes into that deck. Sometimes when you level up a character unique deck, you’ll earn precious gems, and sometimes you’ll get cards out of it too. This is one of the easiest ways to get new cards and gems at the same time, so make sure to try out all of the character decks – don’t just stick to using one character! Just remember that each character has prerequisites that you’ll need to fulfill before you unlock them.

2. Score high on the Duel Assessment!

At the end of every duel, you’ll be graded on your performance. Certain actions you take during a duel will add points to your total score, and you’ll earn rewards at the end! For every 1000 points you score, you’ll get to open a chest. Chests sometimes have new cards and gems inside them, so it’s important that you do your best! Here’s a couple of conditions we’ve discovered:

  • Simply winning a duel nets you 2000 points.
  • Taking no damage to you LP is worth 500 points.
  • Activating spell cards are 100 points each.
  • Tribute summoning higher level monsters is worth 300 points.

Of course there are more conditions to discover, so play your best!

3. Check out the card trader!

The Card Trader shows up once you reach Stage 7. He sells a variety of cards ranging from normal cards to ultra rare ones! However, if you want to buy cards better than normal rarity, you’ll need items in addition to the gold. You can get items by converting old cards you don’t use anymore. The main items you’ll need for trading are the elemental stones. The stones you’ll get match the element of the monster you’re converting. For example, converting the light-type Wattkid will get you a Stone of Light.

The Card Trader is probably the only surefire way to get specific cards, but just be ready to work for it – you’ll need a lot of elemental stones to get the best cards!

4. Check the possible rewards!

If you’re hunting after a specific card, it might be helpful to check the possible drops. When dueling legendary duelists in the gate, you can tap on the “Lv. ? Victory Rewards” button at the bottom of the screen. Here you’ll see a list of possible card drops from winning the duel. The higher the level of your opponent, the better the rewards will be.

5. Shop around!

Of course, you can always visit the Card Shop to buy packs using your hard-earned gems. Card packs have three cards inside them and you can either buy one pack for 50 gems or 10 packs for 500 gems. Unfortunately there is no “buy 10 get 1 free” deal here like other card games, so it’s up to you which options to go for. The current lineup you see doesn’t last forever, so make sure to buy packs if you see cards you like.

That’s all for our guide on how to get more cards in Duel Links. If you have any other tips or tricks to share, let us know in the comments below!

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