What to During the Early Stage | Duel Links

This article will show you all the things you should do during the early stage of the game, Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links. Learn the benefits of Leveling Up your characters, the Decks you should have during the early stage, and what to do to progress through the game.

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This article will show you all the things you should do during the early stage of the game, Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links. Learn the benefits of Leveling Up your characters, the Decks you should have during the early stage, and what to do to progress through the game.

Choosing a Character

At the very start of the game you will be given the chance to control either Yami Yugi or Seto Kaiba. Choosing a character will grant you control of their respective Starter Decks. Choosing Yami Yugi will grant you access to Dark Magician and Seto Kaiba will give you Blue-Eyes White Dragon.

Leveling up your Characters

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At the start of the game, you will have access to the character you chose during the tutorial period but after a few battles you will have access to Joey Wheeler and his deck. You can level up your characters by playing as them during Duels.

It is recommended that you battle against the A.I. Duelists before you try to duel in PvP mode. Leveling up your characters will also grant you Character Level-Up Rewards, you can receive N to UR Cards from your character's Deck, Gems, and Keys.

Which Characters Should You Level Up

Aside from Leveling Up your chosen character, it is recommended that you level up Joey Wheeler because he is one of the first characters you will unlock in the game. Leveling up Joey Wheeler will give you the base for his Red-Eyes Deck.

Leveling Up either Yami Yugi or Seto Kaiba will also grant you access to cards from their decks that cannot be found in Boxes. It is advised that you Level up the first two characters that you unlock.

Beginner Friendly Decks

At the start it easier to stick with the Decks of your starting characters. If you chose Yami Yugi, building on the Dark Magician Deck is highly advised. If you chose Seto Kaiba, build on the Blue-Eyes Deck.

Since Joey Wheeler will be the next character to be unlocked it is recommended that you build on his Red-Eyes Deck. All the Decks mentioned are very good Decks that will help you progress through the game.

Deck Strength & Weakness
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Dark Magician
Strength: A very consistent Deck with a lot of support cards. Summoning a Dark Magician card is very easy because of the amount of support monsters that can be used as a Tribute.
Weakness: The amount of support cards will take up a lot of space in a beginner's Deck.
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Blue-Eyes
Strength: A very attack heavy Deck. This card, when used right, can finish off opponents in a limited amount of turns.
Weaknesses: It takes a lot of time to get all the pieces of this Deck.
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Red-Eyes
Strength: Also an attack heavy Deck that will surely be friendly towards beginners. Once you have access to Joey Wheeler's Deck, assembling this deck can be easy by purchasing the Return of the Red-Eyes Structure Deck.
Weakness: You are going to have to put some Normal Cards in your Deck because most of the main pieces of this Deck can only be Tribute Summoned.

How to Progress through the Game

There are two sides to Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links, you either play through the game's story mode or play Ranked Duels. Either way you can get rewards from both modes, there are rewards that you can only get by playing Story Mode and there are some you can get by participating in PvP Duels.

Playing both modes is highly recommended as there are rewards in both that will help you improve your Decks.

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