Yu-Gi-Oh! Rush Duel

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Rush Duel (遊戯王ラッシュデュエル, Yū☆Gi☆Ō Rasshu Dyueru), or Rush Duels for short, is a card game introduced in Japan alongside the Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS anime series.[1] It is currently exclusive to Japan.[2]


A Yu-Gi-Oh! Rush Duel field

The rules for Rush Duels share some similarities to those of Speed Duels, but have additions of their own. These rules are the primary differences that Rush Duels were advertised as having:

  • Players can Normal Summon/Set as many monsters as they want in a single turn. Level 5 and higher monsters must still be Tribute Summoned normally.
  • Players start the Duel with four cards in their hand. During their Draw Phase, the turn player draws cards until they have five cards in their hand. If the player has five or more cards in their hand, they draw one card.
    • There is no limit to the number of cards in a player's hand.
    • The player who goes first is still allowed to draw a card on the first turn.
    • If a player would draw but does not have enough cards left in their Deck (e.g. the player has four or less cards in their Deck and no cards in their hand during the Draw Phase), that player loses the Duel.

Other differences in rules include:

  • The field is similar to that of Speed Duels. Players have three Monster Zones and three Spell & Trap Zones. Although no Extra Deck cards have been revealed for Rush Duels yet, there is an Extra Deck Zone. There are no Pendulum Zones or Extra Monster Zones.
  • Unlike Speed Duels however, players start with 8000 LP and can have 40-60 cards in their Deck.
  • The effects of monsters on the field can only be activated once per turn while they are face-up on the field,[3] similar to a card in the TCG/OCG stating "Once per turn".
  • Card effects list their activation requirements and costs on a separate line to their effect to make it easier to understand.
  • All the [Requirement] and [Effect] of a card are treated as being resolved at the same timing. If the [Requirement] or [Effect] of the last used card meets the activation requirement of a Trap Card, that Trap Card can be activated without missing the timing.
  • If 2 or more Trap Cards can be activated at the same timing, only 1 of them can be activated. The non-turn player chooses first whether or not to activate a Trap Card. If they do not, the turn player can then choose whether or not to activate a Trap Card.
  • Like Speed Duels, there is no Main Phase 2. Rush Duels also do not include the Standby Phase.[3]
  • Some cards are specifically marked as Legend Cards. A Deck can contain a maximum of 1 Legend Card.[4]

Legal cards[edit]

Similar to the TCG's Speed Duel format, only cards produced for Yu-Gi-Oh! Rush Duel products will be legal in Rush Duels.[5]

Rush Duel cards use a new layout that is intended to be simple to understand and attractive to the eye. The art frames and effect text boxes are both significantly larger; the Level has been altered to a number over the Level star graphic and moved above the Type line alongside the ATK and DEF values, and the cards have "RUSH DUEL" printed at their base.


As it is treated as a different card game, Yu-Gi-Oh! Rush Duel products will run in a separate product line to Yu-Gi-Oh! Official Card Game products. The first sets released for Rush Duel will be Starter Deck Yuga - Cut Through! Sevens Road!! and Starter Deck Luke - Explosive Supremacy! Dragears!!, which can also both be purchased in one set.

The following sets contain cards that can be used in Rush Duels:

 Set typeJapanese release date
Saikyō Jump May 2020 promotional cardMagazine promotional card2 April 2020
Starter Deck Set - Yuga vs. RookStarter Deck4 April 2020
Starter Deck Yuga - Cut Through! Sevens Road!!Starter Deck4 April 2020
Starter Deck Rook - Explosive Supremacy! Dragears!!Starter Deck4 April 2020
Deck Modification Pack - Hyperspeed Rush Road!!Booster Pack11 April 2020
Start Rush CampaignPromotional card11 April 2020
Weekly Shōnen Jump 2020, Issue 21–22 promotional cardMagazine promotional card27 April 2020
Saikyō Jump July 2020 promotional cardMagazine promotional card4 June 2020
Victory Pack Legendary Red-EyesBooster PackAugust 2020
Deck Modification Pack - Shocking Lightning Attack!!Booster Pack1 August 2020
Character Pack - Gakuto/Roa/RominBooster Pack19 September 2020


 Japanese namePrimary typeSecondary typeAttributeTypeLevel/
Answerer the Demonic SwordsmanけんアンサラーNormal MonsterFIRESpellcaster62000500Legal
Arma Knightアンモ・ナイトNormal MonsterWATERAqua410001200Legal
Binding ChainふういんくさりNormal MonsterLIGHTFairy310001100Legal
Black Dragon's ChickこくりゅうひなEffect MonsterDARKDragon1800500Not yet released
Blue-Eyes White Dragon青眼の白龍ブルーアイズ・ホワイト・ドラゴンNormal MonsterLIGHTDragon830002500Legal
Brave of Dawn, LydacrossあかつきゆうしゃライダクロスEffect MonsterLIGHTWarrior721001500Legal
Crawling DragonうドラゴンNormal MonsterEARTHDragon516001400Legal
Dark Magicianブラック・マジシャンNormal MonsterDARKSpellcaster725002100Not yet released
Dark Sorcererダーク・ソーサラーNormal MonsterDARKSpellcaster415000Legal
Defensive Dragon MageしゅりゅうどうEffect MonsterLIGHTSpellcaster2500500Legal
... further results (53 more)
 Japanese nameCard typePropertyStatus
1 UpワンアップTrap CardNormal Trap CardLegal
Call of the EarthboundばくれいいざなTrap CardNormal Trap CardLegal
Counter Bombカウンター・ボムTrap CardNormal Trap CardLegal
Counteroffensive DragonstrikeはんこうりゅうげきTrap CardNormal Trap CardLegal
Curtain of SparksのカーテンTrap CardNormal Trap CardLegal
Dark Liberationダーク・リベレイションTrap CardNormal Trap CardLegal
Dark Magic Attack黒・魔・導ブラック・マジックSpell CardNormal Spell CardNot yet released
Darkness ApproachesやみおとずSpell CardNormal Spell CardLegal
Dragon Encounterドラゴン・エンカウントTrap CardNormal Trap CardLegal
Dragonic Pressureドラゴニック・プレッシャーSpell CardNormal Spell CardLegal
... further results (16 more)

In the anime[edit]

In the Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS anime, Rush Duels were created by main protagonist Yuga Ohdo as an alternative format that anyone can enjoy, in contrast to the "rigid and uncool" Duels run by adults.[6]



  1. Ness (December 21, 2019). "The Organization | Rush Duel information". YGOrganization. Retrieved December 22, 2019. 
  2. Dan (January 20, 2020). "The Organization | [TCG] Major Changes For TCG Products". YGOrganization. Retrieved February 8, 2020. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 NeoArkadia (February 16, 2020). "[Rush Duel] Game Play Information and Yuga's Ace!". YGOrganization. Retrieved February 16, 2020. 
  4. NeoArkadia (March 6, 2020). "[Rush Duels] Blue-Eyes White Dragon and Legend Cards". YGOrganization. Retrieved March 6, 2020. 
  5. NeoArkadia (February 6, 2020). "[Rush Duels] More Information on First Products". YGOrganization. Retrieved February 6, 2020. 
  6. Satchmo (December 21, 2019). "The Next Yu-Gi-Oh! Anime". YGOrganization. Retrieved December 22, 2019. 

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