Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution Card Guide & Tips

Legacy of the Duelist

Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist was a modern Yu-Gi-Oh! Game that played by Master Rule 3. It released in 2015 on the Xbox One and PS4 and subsequently got ported to PC in 2016. It consisted of multiple Anime duels ranging from the original Yu-Gi-Oh! anime to Arc-V and contained roughly 7000 cards. It had various multiplayer modes such as ranked and unranked duels and a battle draft mode. The game also features an extensive tutorial for those who are returning to the game after a long absence.

Legacy of the Duelist contains an extensive Tutorial

Link Evolution is the updated version of Legacy of the Duelist. It released on April 2019 in Japan and is set to release during August 20th worldwide. The new title is played using Master Rule 4. It contains all Anime duels from Legacy of the Duelist including some new VRAINS duels. It also now contains over 9000 cards.

Purchasing the Game – JP eShop

As of 20th August 2019, the Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution is now out worldwide!
You can currently purchase Legacy of the Duelist on the Japanese Nintendo eShop and it is fully playable in English. To do this you need to do the following:

  • Set up a Nintendo Account here.
  • Make sure to set the account region to Japan.
  • Create a new account on your Nintendo Switch console.
  • Link the newly created account to the Japanese account you create above.
  • You can now access the Nintendo eShop for the Japan region.
  • You will need to purchase Japanese Yen Nintendo eShop cards which you can then redeem on your account. There are multiple sites online where you can acquire these.

Credit to wat007 on his excellent video tutorial on how to complete the above steps.

Card Guide

Purchasing Cards

Cards are purchased in Legacy of the Duelist using an in-game currency called Duel Points (DP). DP is acquired from playing Duels in Legacy of the Duelist. You earn DP from both winning or losing and cannot purchase any cards using real world currencies.

Each pack costs 400 DP with the exception of Grandpa Muto (1st Booster Pack from the original Yu-Gi-Oh!) whose pack costs 200 DP.

Card Pack Screen

You can use the DP to purchase “Booster Packs” in the game store. Each Booster Pack contains 10 cards with 1 of them being rare. You can acquire 3 of each card, but you can still pull meaningless duplicates if you already have 3 of a card. This can make acquiring 3 of a rare card a relatively tedious process.

You can track how many cards you have in each pack by the number tracker under the pack. For example, I have 312 out of 314 cards from the Mai pack. The number under that shows how many complete playsets you have from that pack.

You can also win cards from Duelists by playing against them in a Duel. You can acquire a card from both winning or losing, with winning increasing the amount of cards you receive.

Best Cards – Booster Pack Selection

Credit to ItsBradazHD for his excellent breakdown video on this


Here are some select best cards from specific booster packs. To view a full-list, see our complete Card Lookup page.

Series: Yu-Gi-Oh!

Grandpa Muto Booster Pack

Mai Valentine Booster Pack

Bakura Booster Pack

Joey Wheeler Booster Pack

Kaiba Booster Pack


Series: Yu-Gi-Oh! GX

Bastion Booster Pack

Alexis Rhodes Booster Pack


Series: Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s

Leo and Luna Booster Pack


Series: Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL

Quinton Booster Pack

Yuma Tsukumo Booster Pack


Series: Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V

Shay Booster Pack

Zuzu Boyle Booster Pack

Gong Strong Booster Pack

Declan Akaba Booster Pack


Series: Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS

Playmaker Booster Pack


Game Tips

Easy DP Grinding

Single Player -> Duelist Challenges -> VRAINS -> The Gore.

If you lose the rock/paper/scissors against The Gore, the AI will often choose to go second against you. You can then immediately surrender the duel to gain roughly 900 DP. You can repeat this process to gain a huge amount of DP quickly.

DP from Surrendering

Alternatively, I find a powerful and fast deck a good way of quickly beating the main campaign for each arc. I built a Blue-Eyes Chaos Max Dragon deck that can almost always summon Chaos Max Dragon on Turn 1. This allows me to often finish Duels by Turn 2/3. In some cases, your opponent will summon a monster with 0 DEF in face-down defense position. You can then attack into it with Chaos MAX Dragon to immediately win the duel. You can acquire all the necessary Blue-Eyes cards from the Seto Kaiba Booster Pack. You can find the our Deck Builder version of the below Chaos-Max Dragon deck here.

Here is also a user generated Blue-Eyes Chaos MAX Dragon deck which could be copied:

Chaos MAX Dragon Deck

Card Response Notification

You can manually stop the constant card response notifications by holding “B”on your controller. This will skip all card response prompts.

You can also change how this system works in the settings menu of the game. You can change it to Default, Pro, or Simple. Simple will let the computer decide when it should prompt you. Pro will skip all prompts unless you manually press A (at the correct time) to respond.

Card Lookup

We have a card lookup guide (data courtesy of https://thecardhub.net/) that you can use to look up a card and find out how to acquire it.

The Card Lookup Guide can be found here: https://db.ygoprodeck.com/lod/

UPDATE: Link Evolution is set to release on Xbox One, PS4 and PC! Alongside that, the Switch version will be receiving a free content update with a whole host of new cards! We will update once more info is revealed. Source.

UPDATE 2: The new content update for an unspecified 2020 date will make the game exceed 10,000 cards and will add more Story/AI duels..


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Creator of YGOPRODeck. My favorite attribute is WATER and my favorite archetype is “Legendary Fisherman”. Always trying to make a competitive WATER deck!

5 thoughts on “Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution Card Guide & Tips

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    August 22, 2019 at 10:49 am



    Could you update the post with a text version of the Chaos Max Deck?

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    August 22, 2019 at 6:39 pm



    I’ve added a link to our deck builder which contains all of the cards in the Chaos Max deck. You can hover over each card to get the name of the card :)

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    August 22, 2019 at 8:36 pm



    Thanks, I appreciate it.

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    September 15, 2019 at 8:52 pm



    Err… I took a look at the deck and maybe I overlooked something, but how am I supposed to summon the fusion monsters if I don’t have Polimerization or anything?

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    September 16, 2019 at 8:51 am



    This is a really good article that will help out a great amount of players.

    I’m happy I got this upgraded version when it come out in April. I still got the original for PS4 but I have no regrets buying a Nintendo Switch.

    I am having a lot of fun playing this every day, I started with VRAINS & Arc-V as the full story for the latter wasn’t in the game it was a single duel with lots of DLC required.

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