Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel is a pretty complex adaptation of the massively popular card game. Konami has taken tons of cues from Hearthstone in making this game, and it shows. The players hopping onto the hype train this time are expected to put a lot of time into this game. And with more than 10,000 cards to collect there’s going to be a lot of work to be done. Thankfully, the developer has learned from the mistakes of previous games, and added card crafting. There’s also a pack-based system as well, with a unique draw system. The Secret Packs system in this game is kind of like a bonus for opening extra packs, so it’s pretty nice to have. Use this guide to learn all about card crafting and Secret Packs in Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel.
The basics of card crafting and Secret Packs in Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel
Once you complete the tutorial you’ll be given a choice of 3 starter decks built around an archetype in the meta-game. One is built around Cyberse cards, another focuses on Synchrons, and the other is a classic Blue Eyes Dragon deck. The choice here isn’t too important, as you’re not going to be using this deck for too long.
Play through some duels, focusing on the Missions that the game gives you. this will earn you your first few Gems. The Gems are primarily how you get new cards, aside from crafting. Gems are the premium currency you use to buy packs, structure decks and more. But for this guide, let’s focus on Card Crafting and Secret Packs in Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel.
You can also complete missions to earn more Gems, which is pretty helpful. Be sure to check the free login rewards each day as well. Also, make sure to grab the Duel Pass once you have saved up 600 Gems from the free login rewards and quests. The Battle Pass rewards are more than worth it if you can get it for free.
Now, let’s talk about Packs When you open up the card shop, you will see a few different normal and premium card packs. Stalwart Force, Revival of Legends, the Master Pack and others. Stalwart Force contains 2-3 cards for different archetypes, but there is a better method for obtaining archetype cards. Revival of Legends has cards that will help to improve the 3 starter decks. And the Master pack contains all of the cards in the game. So if you’re trying to get a certain Rare card, the Master Pack usually has the worst odds. But if you’re aiming for bulk general additions to your collection, it’s not too bad.
The Secret Packs are generated when you randomly acquire one of the super rare (SR) or ultra rare (UR) cards from an archetype. These are secret bundles that appear in the shop after you get these rare drops. They will appear in the shop, and can be purchased for the next 24 hours. You can also reset this timer to 24 hours if you receive or craft another card belonging to the secret pack. The Secret Packs in Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel all cost 100 Gems each.
Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel Secret Packs List
PLEDGE OF SWORD
A deck based on the combination of X-Saber and Amazoness warriors.
Themed decks which can be built around the cards of Zubaba, Gagaga, Gogogo, or Dododo.
A deck of powerful machines, combined with XYZ summons.
CAPTIVATING CURTAIN CALL
A deck built around the theme of performance, with cards that can dodge attacks and come back just as hard.
A SONG OF ZEPHYR AND PETALS
Full of the Melodious who support with fusion summons, and Windwitches who bring damage dealing, with emphasis on overloading the board.
A deck about replenishing your hand frequently, and special summoning by purposely destroying your own weaker cards.
INVADERS FROM OUTER SPACE
An alien themed deck that lets you dictate your enemies’ moves and leave them open for attacks.
MAGNIFICENCE OF ANGELS
A deck of fairy monsters like the Valkyrie, who summon allies and have lots of support.
Full of powerful fusion monsters, supplemented by the HERO cards.
RULERS OF DARKNESS
A deck of darkness monsters who can resurrect cards from the Graveyard.
Deck of destiny, with cards that snowball in attack power and can manipulate the enemy board.
Huge power potential from spells and trap cards, but draws from life points.
GREAT SHOGUN’S RULE
A deck about swarming the board with Samurai, and summoning more powerful cards.
A deck of tricks brought about by the Dark Magician.
THE AZURE IN THE IVORY
Centered around the mythical Blue-Eyes White Dragon card, and building to summon it.
Another currency you will make a lot of use of is the Craft Points. Along with Gems, these are the ways you’re going to grow your collection. And since there are more than 10,000 cards to fool around with and build decks out of, there’s a lot of collecting to do.