Speed Duel (スピードデュエル Supīdo Dyueru) is a beginner format that was used in Yu-Gi-Oh! Official Card Game. It is easy to experience and recommended for players to remember the basics on how to play the game. This concept was first introduced in the "Duel Terminal" system under a different ruling system. It was later used as the main gameplay of Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters Saikyo Card Battle and Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links. There is a format exclusive to the Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS anime, for a Duel taking place in the Data Storm in LINK VRAINS.
The Booster Packs tend to use the names of episodes from the anime.
- 4000 LP
- 4 cards in the starting hand
- 20 to 30 cards in the Main Deck
- 5 cards in the Extra Deck
- 2 Extra Monster Zones
- Each player has 3 Main Monster Zones, 3 Spell & Trap Zones, and 1 Field Zone.
- The available Monster and Spell & Trap Zones are those in the second to fourth column.
- Therefore, the Pendulum Zones are not present.
- Like a normal Duel, the first player doesn't draw on their first turn, the hand size limit is 6, both players can have an active Field Spell Card and there can only be 3 cards with the same name in both the Main Deck and the Extra Deck.
- Skills are also created in Speed Duel Only.
How to play
- Follow the Normal Duel's gameplay.
- There is no Main Phase 2.
In the Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS anime, the Speed Duel is a common-used format.
Speed Duels were legendary Duels played in LINK VRAINS where players use D-Boards to ride the Data Storm. This kind of Duel had disappeared for many years when the Data Storm apparently ceased to exist, making Speed Duels be only known as rumors. However, when Yusaku Fujiki captured Ai, the latter released the Data Storm, thus reviving these Duels.
From Starter Deck 2016
- Dragon Dowser
- Giant Rat
- Performapal Hip Hippo
- Performapal Longphone Bull
- Performapal Secondonkey
- Performapal Sleight Hand Magician
- Ancient Lamp
- Blade Knight
- Des Feral Imp
- Enraged Battle Ox
- Familiar Knight
- Kaiser Glider
- Lord of D.
- Peten the Dark Clown x2
- "The Organization | [VRAINS] New Information from LABO (Week 1) ". YGOrganization. April 5, 2017. https://ygorganization.com/isbeingwiththewindmeaningusingguardiangrarl/. Retrieved April 6, 2017.
- Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 2: "Seize the Wind!"