October 2020 Skill Rebalancing

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The October 2020 Skill Rebalancing is the sixteenth Skill Rebalancing to go into effect in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links. It was implemented with App Version 5.1.0 on October 14, 2020. The Skill texts were updated on October 22, 2020.

Updated Skills & official in-game rationales[edit]

  • "Restart"
    • Can be used only once after starting hands are dealt. Redraw your starting hand. Your first Draw will be skipped if you use this Skill.
      This Skill will not activate if your Deck does not contain 7 or more copies each of Spell and Trap Cards.
    • "The activation condition for this Skill will be more difficult as it increases the chances of getting a winning hand."
  • "Switcheroo"
    • Can be used each time your Life Point decrease by 1500. Return 1 card in your hand to your Deck and draw another. This Skill can only be used once per Duel.
    • "The activation condition for this Skill will be more difficult as it increases the chances of getting a winning hand."
  • "Bandit"
    • Can be used if your Life Points are at 1500 or below. Return 1 card from your hand to your Deck. Then, select 1 Set card in your opponent's Spell & Trap Zone and steal it.
      This Skill can only be used once per Duel.
    • "The activation condition for this Skill will be more difficult, as more cards that let players easily reduce their Life Points have been added to the game since the addition of the Skill."
  • "Shadow Game"
    • At the end of the turn, both players lose Life Points equal to the number of cards in their Graveyard time 100 (max. 400).
      This Skill will not be applied to a player with 1000 or less Life Points.
    • "A condition will be added to this Skill to ensure that it does not single-handedly ensure victory."
  • "Access Denied"
    • Can be used from your 5th turn and onward, when you have 1000 or less Life Points. Until the end of your opponent's next turn, neither player can Summon an Effect Monster nor activate the effects of their monsters. This Skill can only be used once per Duel.
    • "The activation condition for this Skill will be more difficult, as it greatly reduces the interactivity of Duels."
  • "Ojama Overflow"
    • This Skill can be used from your 5th turn onwards, when you have 500 Life Points or less. Play as many copies of "Ojama Token" as you can on your opponent's side of the field in Defense Position. This Skill can only be used once per Duel.
    • "The activation condition for this Skill will be more difficult, as it can make it impossible for the other player to win when used early on."
  • "Show of Nightmares"
    • Can be used if you have 3 or more Spell Cards in your Graveyard. Add 1 random Spell Card from your Graveyard to your hand. Then, return 1 card from your hand to your Deck. This Skill can only be used once per Duel.
    • "The activation condition for this Skill will be more difficult, as more cards that let players send Spell Cards to their Graveyard have been added to the game since the addition of the Skill."
  • "Afterlife Lockdown"
    • Can be used when you control a "Cubic" monster. During this turn, opponent [sic] monsters destroyed in battle will return to their owner's Deck instead of their Graveyard.
      This Skill can only be used once per turn and twice per Duel.
    • "We are strengthening some character-exclusive Skills to make them easier to use."
  • "Red-Eyes Fusion"
    • Can be used if your Life Points are at 2400 or below. Return 1 "Red-Eyes" card from your hand or 1 "Red-Eyes Black Dragon" from your Graveyard to your Deck, and add 1 "Red-Eyes Fusion" from your Deck to your hand. This Skill can only be used once per Duel.
    • "We are strengthening some character-exclusive Skills to make them easier to use."