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The next maintenance period for Master Duel for March 28, 2023 is finished!
March 28, 2023 Server Maintenance Patch Notes and Status
Only purchasable once per account for 750 Gems, players can purchase a special Master Pack bundle, that comes along with a free copy of a popular hand trap: Nibiru, the Primal Being!
|Featured Free Card in Master Pack Bundle|
|Nibiru, the Primal Being|
A fourth chapter in the World Legacy Solo Mode Gate "Where the World Legacy Leads" has been added, continuing the story of the first three chapters!
A new Selection Pack has been released on March 28, 2023. This provides support to The Winged Dragon of Ra, alongside support for Krawler, Mayakashi and Witchcrafter archetypes, and the debut of !
|Confirmed Cards Announced for Passage of the Sun Selection Pack|
● (UR) The Winged Dragon of Ra
● (UR) Krawler Soma - NEW
● (UR) Witchcrafter Vice-Madame - NEW
● (UR) Yuki-Onna, the Icicle Mayakashi - NEW
● (UR) Dyna Tank - NEW
Passage of the Sun Selection Pack Guide
A new Structure Deck has been released on March 15th, 2023, providing additional support for the Gaia the Fierce Knight and Black Luster Soldier archetypes!
|Confirmed Cards for Spiral Spear Strike Structure Deck|
● (UR) Gaia the Magical Knight of Dragons
● (SR) Gaia the Magical Knight
● (R) Curse of Dragon, the Cursed Dragon
Spiral Spear Strike Structure Deck Guide
A new Selection Pack has been released on March 9th, 2023, featuring Gem-Knights, Crystal Beasts, and debut of the "Ishizu" cards!
|Confirmed Cards for Strong Will Selection Pack|
● (UR) G Golem Invalid Dolmen - NEW
● (UR) Gem-Knight Lady Rose Diamond - NEW
● (UR) Ultimate Crystal Rainbow Dragon Overdrive - NEW
● (UR) Kelbek the Ancient Vanguard - NEW
● (UR) Kurikara Divicarnate - NEW
● (UR) Keldo the Sacred Vanguard - NEW
● (SR) Agido the Ancient Sentinel - NEW
Strong Will Selection Pack Guide
Alongside the release of the Strong Will Selection Pack, the following cards will be immediately entered into the Forbidden & Limited Card Banlist upon release on March 9th.
|Newly Semi-Limited Cards|
|Agido the Ancient Sentinel||Kelbek the Ancient Vanguard||Keldo the Sacred Vanguard|
Log in for three days anytime between February 24 to April 30 to gain special rewards, including unique cards!
|Power Pros Collaboration Login Rewards|
Login #1 Reward:
Pawapuro - Icon
Login #2 Reward:
Power Pro Lady Sisters
Login #3 Reward:
Power Pro Knight Sisters
Three unique mini-events will run throughout March, with the first edition of the Tryout Duels!
|Tryout Duels Event Dates|
|Tryout Duel #1||Tryout Duel #2||Tryout Duel #3|
|03/02 - 03/06||03/10 - 03/13||03/31 - 04/03|
March 2023 Tryout Duels Event Page
The 2023 Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship has been announced, and Master Duel will be participating for the first time as one of the tournament divisions!
Yu-Gi-Oh World Championship 2023 News
A new Selection Pack has been released, adding support for the "Elemental HERO" and "Morphtronic" archetypes, as well as the debut of "Sprights" to Master Duel!
|Confirmed Cards for Sprites of Miracle Selection Pack|
● (UR) Gigantic Spright - NEW
● (UR) Spright Elf - NEW
● (UR) Power Tool Braver Dragon - NEW
● (UR) Psychic End Punisher - NEW
● (UR) Red Nova Dragon
Sprites of Miracle Selection Pack Guide
A second new Selection Pack has been released, celebrating the first anniversary of Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel! It features some of the most iconic cards in the franchise's history, and cards used by memorable characters in the show and manga!
|Confirmed Cards for New Steps for Duelists Selection Pack|
● (UR) Royal Straight Slasher - NEW
● (UR) Slifer the Sky Dragon
● (UR) Ancient Fairy Dragon - ERRATA
● (UR) Blaster, Dragon Ruler of Infernos
● (UR) Red Nova Dragon
New Steps for Duelists Selection Pack Guide
The Duel Pass has refreshed its rewards, and with it comes new rewards to collect!
|Current Duel Pass Duration|
|January 27, 2023 - April 12, 2023|
|Duel Pass Rewards||Gold Duel Pass Rewards|
For the first time in Master Duel, a Secret Pack has been given an update: the Secret Pack Singular Strike Overthrow has added four brand-new cards to their current pool!
|New Cards Added to Singular Strike Overthrow|
|Sky Striker Mobilize - Linkage!||Surgical Striker - H.A.M.P.|
|Passage of the Sun Selection Pack Released|
|March 28, 2023 Server Maintenance, Patch Notes and Status||Spiral Spear Strike Structure Deck Released|
|Strong Will Selection Pack Released||March 2023 Tryout Duels Event|
|March 9th, 2023 Banlist Update||Master Duel 1st Anniversary News|
|Sprites of Miracle Selection Pack Released||New Steps for Duelists Selection Pack Released|
|Yu-Gi-Oh World Championship 2023 News||Singular Strike Overthrow Secret Pack Updated|
|Team Battle Mode Launched||Mobile Version Release Date|
|Casual Mode Rules and Rewards||Available Consoles|
|Casual Mode Launched||Version 1.3.1 Details and Changes|
Passage of the Sun Selection Pack Released
Support for the Winged Dragon of Ra, Mayakashi, Witchcraftters and more!
Maintenance is scheduled a day after the March 2023 Duelist Cup ends!
Deck Tier List March 2023
Check out our latest update in the Tier List for Best Decks of March 2023!
Duelist Cup March 2023 Announced
The third Duelist Cup, Master Duel's competitive event, is now live!
Spiral Spear Strike Structure Deck Released
Gaia the Fierce Knight and Black Luster Soldier now have their own Structure Deck!
Strong Will Selection Pack Released
The Ishizu Cards are here, along with G Golem and support for old archetypes!
03/09/2023 Banlist Update
The infamous "Ishizu" cards are already hit even before they arrive in Master Duel!
Tryout Duels Announced
Three mini-events will be happening throughout March 2023, with special rules!
03/01/2023 Banlist Update
Eight cards will have their playability status changed to change up the meta!
Master Duel's 1st Anniversary!
As of February 2023, Master Duel is officially one year old, with rewards for players!
1st Anniversary Packs Guide
Players can get one of eight special packs, with one guaranteed Royal Finish UR Card!
Sprites of Miracle Selection Pack
Elemental HERO and Morphrtronic get support; Sprights make their debut!
New Steps for Duelists Selection Pack
Celebrate the 1st anniversary of Master Duel with cards used by legendary Duelists!
Vortex of Magic Structure Deck
The legendary Dark Magician archetype gets its very own Structure Deck!
Master Duel in 2023 World Championship
The World Championship is back after three years, and Master Duel is included!
Singular Strike Overthrow Secret Pack Update
Four new cards have been added in Master Duel's first-ever Secret Pack update!
Team Battle Mode Guide
Compete in 3v3 or 5v5 teams and help your team win!
How to Spot a Bot?
Players seem to have encountered a spreading problem in Master Duel.
Mobile Version Release Date
Find out when the Mobile Version will release!
Banned and Limited Card List
Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel has a different pool of Banned and Limited cards compared to other versions of Yu-Gi-Oh!
Learn about all the platforms Master Duel is on!
Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel Deck Archetypes
Deck Tier List: Best Decks for Season 15
|List of All Aggro Decks|
|D/D/D Aggro||Code Talker / Prank Kids||Zoodiac|
|Blue-Eyes||Virtual World||SPYRAL Control|
|Zoodiac||Code Talker Prank-Kids||Zoodiac Tri-Brigade|
|Pure Tri-Brigade||Ancient Gear||Dragonmaid|
|Tri-Brigade Lyrilusc (Bird Up)||Dinosaur||Raidraptor|
|Magikey||Adamancipator||Black Luster Soldier|
|Pendulum Magician||Stardust Dragon||Tenyi Swordsoul|
|The Winged Dragon of Ra||Despian Predaplant||Despia Darklord|
|Odd-Eyes Performapal||Numeron FTK||Six Samurai|
|Fluffal||Cupid Pitch Turbo||Lunalight|
|Vampire||Ultra Athletes||Thunder Dragon|
|Z-ARC Pendulum Magician||Adventurer Rose Dragon Tenyi||Adventurer P.U.N.K.|
|Suship||Pure D/D/D||Numeron Egyptian Gods|
|Galaxy Eyes OTK||Borrelend Dragon Link||Vaylantz|
|Beetrooper||Icejade Ra||Therion ABC|
|Spright Tri-Brigade||Ishizu Chaos||Slifer Arcana Knights|
|List of All Control Decks|
|Invoked Shaddoll||Eldlich Control||Drytron Fairy|
|True Draco||Dark Magician||Traptrix|
|Rikka||Floowandereeze||Adventurer Phantom Knights|
|Dinomoprhia||Tri-Brigade Gladiator Beast||Adventurer Witchcrafter|
|Dark Magician Gravekeeper||Branded Tri-Brigade||Branded Despia|
|Zombie Vampire||Blue-Eyes Jet Dragon||Spellbook|
|Branded Cyber Dragon||Branded Zombies||Pure Scareclaw|
|Harpies||Buster Blader||Umi Control|
|Spright Runick||Ishizu Runick||Branded Ishizu|
|List of All Burn Decks|
|Red-Eyes Burn||Timelord Burn||Chain Burn|
|D.D. Dynamite||Igknight OTK||Cubic|
|Dinosaur Bishbaalkin FTK|
|List of All Alternate Win Decks|
|Crooked Cook Exodia||Flower Cardian Exodia||Treasure Panda Exodia|
|List of All Budget Deck Guides|
|Budget Shark Xyz||Budget Eldlich||Budget Hippo Turbo|
|Budget Despia||Budget F.A. Metalfoes||Budget Blue-Eyes White Dragon|
|Budget Chain Burn||Budget Majespecter||Budget Yosenju|
|Budget Flower Cardian||Budget True Draco||Budget Amorphage|
|Lists of Best Cards for Deck Building|
|Best Staple Cards||Best Searchers||Best Hand Traps|
|Best Board Wipes||Best Negates||Best Fusion Monsters|
|Best Synchro Monsters||Best Xyz Monsters||Best Link Monsters|
|Best Structure Decks|
|Best Searchers||Best Hand Traps|
|Best Board Wipes||Best Negates|
|Best Fusion Monsters||Best Synchro Monsters|
|Best Xyz Monsters||Best Link Monsters|
|How to Farm Gems||Best Way to Spend Gems|
|How to Craft Cards||Best Cards to Craft|
|How to Use Pendulum||How to Use Synchro|
|How to Use XYZ Summon||How to Use Link Summon|
|Best Normal and Secret Packs to Buy||How to Unlock Secret Packs|
|Best Starter Deck||Best Early Decks to Craft|
|How to Get and Use Orbs||Terms and Glossary|
|How to Farm SR and UR Materials||Replay Guide: How to Save Replays|
|Cross Progression: How to Transfer Data||Things to Do Daily|
|Trophies and Achievements||Guides to Ranking Up|
|List of Secret Missions||How to Report Players|
|How to Use Legacy Pack Tickets||Best Deck Engines|
|How to Earn Keys||Duel Live: How to Spectate Duels|
|Can You Reroll?||Is the Duel Pass Worth it?|
|How Many of Each Card Can You Have?||Is Master Duel Pay to Win?|
|Daily Reset Time||Should You De-Rank Your Account?|
Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel is Konami's newest entry to the Yu-Gi-Oh franchise and is taking the world by storm! With new and updated graphics and animations and playability on nearly all consoles, Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel is the most advanced entry in the franchise to date!
It was confirmed by Konami's Senior Producer, Kenichi Kataoka, in their official Master Duel trailer that Master Duel will be the next platform for official Yu-Gi-Oh tournaments. If you're looking for a competitive scene to play one of the most famous card games of all time, Master Duel is a great place to get started!
Synchro? Fusion? Link Summon? XYZ? Pendulum? Master Duel has it all! Veterans will feel at home with Master Duel's freedom in deck making, as most of the latest decks will be available (depending on non-banned cards) to the players that are active within the Yu-Gi-Oh competitive scene.
However, this does not mean new players will be left behind! The game offers several guides and tutorials to get you started to catching up with the newest features of Yu-Gi-Oh! And if that's not enough, we at Game8, offer the highest quality Yu-Gi-Oh guides for Master Duel to help you start on your journey!
While consoles need not worry about their device's capability to run the game, PC users will have to check their systems to see if their current machine is capable of playing the game. Below are the required specs for Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel on the PC!
|Required||64 Bit OS.||64 Bit OS.|
|OS||Windows 10 Home (64bit) latest revision||Windows 10 Home (64bit) latest revision|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-7300U||Intel Core i5-9400F|
|Ram||8 GB RAM||8 GB RAM|
|GPU||Intel(R) HD Graphics 620||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650|
|DirectX||Version 11||Version 11|
|Network||Broadband Internet connection||Broadband Internet connection|
|Storage||16 GB available space||16 GB available space|
|Sound Card||On Board||On Board|
|Monitor Resolution||1280 x 720||1920 x 1080|
Recommended specs are from Steam's official Master Duel page.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel's initial release date was on January 18, 2022. While the mobile release date was on January 26, 2022 for select countries, but it is now available worldwide as of February 2nd.
|PC||January 18, 2022|
|PS4/PS5||January 18, 2022|
|Xbox One/Xbox Series X/S||January 18, 2022|
|Android/iOS||January 26, 2022|
|Master Duel||Cross Duel|
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