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Tristan Taylor is a Legendary Duelist in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links. This is a video game depiction of Tristan Taylor, a character from the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime.

He first appeared in the Duel World during April Fools 2018. Despite not being able to be fully dueled at that time, he became a fully capable Duelist in Late May. He was made playable on December 7th, 2018.

Prior to June 25, 2019, he was exclusive to the special event Tabletop RPG: Monster World, only being able to be unlocked during the event.

Blue Gate Keys are normally required to Duel Tristan Taylor at the Gate.

Description

Though Tristan doesn't consider himself a Duelist, he's been present at every one of Yugi and Joey's critical Duels. With an unbreakable bond of friendship, Tristan unconditionally cheers his buddies on to victory.

Gallery

Decks

Character

Tristan Deck

Roaming Duelist

Level 30

Rituals and Tributes

Level 40

Battleguard Bros.

Opponent

Level 10

The A. Forces

Level 20

Robo-Power

Level 30 and Level 40

Same as Roaming Duelist section.

 Tag Duel Tournament (second event) 

Kuriboh Cup

Skill: "Fields of the Warriors" (Begin Duel with the Field Spell "Sogen" activated.)

Power of Friendship (incomplete)

Level-up rewards

The following lists are the rewards the player accumulates from having Tristan Taylor reach a certain Level.

Level Reward
2 10 Gems
3 1 copy of "Acrobat Monkey"
4 Deck Master Effect - Commander (Skill)
5 Deck slot (Tristan Taylor)
6 15 Gems
7 1 copy of "Ogre of the Black Shadow"
8 Deck slot (Tristan Taylor)
9 25 Gems
10 1 copy of "Acrobat Monkey"
11 1 copy of "Ogre of the Black Shadow"
12 35 Gems
13 Fields of the Warriors (Skill)
14 1 copy of "Freed the Brave Wanderer"
15 50 Gems
16 1 copy of "Acrobat Monkey"
17 60 Gems
18 1 copy of "Freed the Brave Wanderer"
19 75 Gems
20 I’m Not Done Yet! (Skill)
21 1 copy of "Ogre of the Black Shadow"
22 100 Gems
23 1 copy of "Freed the Brave Wanderer"
24 120 Gems
25 1 copy of "Tardy Orc"
Level Reward
26 150 Gems
27 Deck slot (Tristan Taylor)
28 200 Gems
29 250 Gems
30 1 copy of "Absolute Crusader"
32 200 Gems
33 1 copy of "Tardy Orc"
34 250 Gems
35 1 copy of "Muscle Medic"
36 1 UR Jewel
37 200 Gems
38 1 copy of "Tardy Orc"
39 250 Gems
40 1 copy of "Absolute Crusader"
41 Deck slot (Tristan Taylor)
42 100 Gems
43 200 Gems
44 250 Gems
45 1 copy of "Motivating Captain"

Duel rewards

When dueling against Level 40 Tristan Taylor, these are the only cards that can drop; at lower levels, cards from the standard pool for Legendary Duelists may also drop.

Rarity Card
UR "Panther Warrior"
UR "Yu-Jo Friendship"
SR "Millennium Shield"
SR "Berserk Gorilla"
SR "Battleguard Rage"
R "Voltic Kong"
R "Little-Winguard"
R "Super Robolady"
R "Super Roboyarou"
N "Roboyarou"
N "Robolady"
N "Cyber Commander"

Skills

Skill Effect Unlock
Deck Master Effect - Commander Can be used if you control a "Cyber Commander".
The ATK/DEF of Warrior-Type and Machine-Type monsters you control increase by 300.
Level 4
Fields of the Warriors Begin Duel with the Field Spell "Sogen" activated Level 13
I’m Not Done Yet! Can be used turn 5 and onward. Your Life Points become 2000.
This Skill can only be used once per Duel.
Level 20
Reload Can be used turn 5 and onward. Add all cards in your hand to your Deck and shuffle it. Then draw the same number of cards that you added to your Deck.
This Skill can only be used once per Duel.
Drop
Super Strength! Can be used turn 5 and onward. Select 1 monster you control. Its ATK becomes 2000.
This Skill can only be used once per Duel.
Drop

Dialogue

Character-specific

Yami Yugi, Yugi Muto
  • When starting a Duel with Yami Yugi or Yugi Muto, Tristan announces "Okay, Yugi! Teach me how to Duel!"
    • When he wins the Duel, he says "Whoa! You lost against me? ME?!? You okay, Yugi?"
    • When he loses the Duel, he says "Yup, that's Yugi for ya." followed by "I never had a chance."
Joey Wheeler
  • When starting a duel with Joey Wheeler, Tristan announces "Joey! Unlike your grades, has your Dueling improved?"
    • When he wins the Duel, he says "C'mon Joey!" followed by "How are you gonna be a true Duelist if you can't beat me?"
    • When he loses the Duel, he says "Even I can tell that your skills are better than ever, Joey!"
Téa Gardner
  • When starting a Duel with Téa Gardner, Tristan announces "If Téa's my opponent, I definitely have a chance!"
    • When he wins the Duel, he says "I knew you'd be a perfect match for me, Téa."
    • When he loses the Duel, he says "Téa! When did you learn these moves?!?"

Card-specific

Monsters
  • When Tristan Summons "Acrobat Monkey", a cut-in frame of Tristan appears, and he announces "Oh man...nightmares! You turn into this thing when you lose." followed by "Acrobat Monkey! Screeeeech!"
    • Most of the time when Tristan declares an attack with that monster, he announces "Pounce, Acrobat Monkey!" followed by "Screeech!"
  • When Tristan Summons "Dark Magician", a cut-in frame of Tristan appears, and he announces "I've got nothing to fear with this guy on my side!" followed by "Yugi's main dude! Dark Magician!"
    • Most of the time when Tristan declares an attack with that monster, he announces “You've got this, Dark Magician!" followed by "Dark Magic Attack!”
  • When Tristan Summons "Gagagigo", a cut-in frame of Tristan appears, and he announces "I'll go with this guy! Gagagigo!"
    • Most of the time when Tristan declares an attack with that monster, he announces "Gagagigo! Attack!"
  • When Tristan Summons "Red-Eyes B. Dragon", a cut-in frame of Tristan appears, and he announces "Joey's monster is here for the rescue!" followed by "Red-Eyes B. Dragon!"
    • Most of the time when Tristan declares an attack with that monster, he announces "It's all on you, Red-Eyes B. Dragon!" followed by "Inferno Fire Blast"
  • When Tristan Summons "Battleguard King", a cut-in frame of Tristan's face briefly appears, and he announces "I'll play this! Battleguard King!"
    • Most of the time when Tristan declares an attack with that monster, he announces "Take 'em down! Battleguard King!"
    • When Tristan activates the effect of that monster, he announces "I activate Battleguard King's effect!"
  • When Tristan Summons "Lava Battleguard", a cut-in frame of Tristan's face briefly appears, and he announces "Let's get wild, Lava Battleguard!"
    • Most of the time when Tristan declares an attack with that monster, he announces "Take 'em down, Lava Battleguard!"
  • When Tristan Summons "Swamp Battleguard", a cut-in frame of Tristan's face briefly appears, and he announces "Join me, Swamp Battleguard!"
    • Most of the time when Tristan declares an attack with that monster, he announces "Take 'em down, Swamp Battleguard!"
  • When Tristan Summons "Command Knight", he announces "I Summon Command Knight!"
    • Most of the time when Tristan declares an attack with that monster, he announces "Go, Command Knight!"
  • When Tristan Summons "Cyber Commander", he announces "Here comes Cyber Commander!"
    • Most of the time when Tristan declares an attack with that monster, he announces "Just lettin' you know, I'm quite the sharpshooter! Fire, Cyber Commander!"
  • When Tristan Summons "Garma Sword", he announces "I Special Summon Garma Sword!"
    • Most of the time when Tristan declares an attack with that monster, he announces "Slice and dice, Garma Sword!"
  • When Tristan Summons "Giga Gagagigo", he announces "I Summon Giga Gagagigo!"
    • Most of the time when Tristan declares an attack with that monster, he announces "Attack, Giga Gagagigo!"
  • When Tristan Summons "Gigobyte", he announces "I Summon Gigobyte!"
    • Most of the time when Tristan declares an attack with that monster, he announces "Gigobyte attacks!"
  • When Tristan Summons "Gogiga Gagagigo", he announces "I Summon Gogiga Gagagigo!"
    • Most of the time when Tristan declares an attack with that monster, he announces "Attack, Gogiga Gagagigo!"
  • When Tristan Summons "Jigabyte", he announces "I Summon Jigabyte!"
    • Most of the time when Tristan declares an attack with that monster, he announces "Attack, Jigabyte!"
    • When Tristan activates the effect of that monster, he announces "I activate Jigabyte's effect!"
  • When Tristan Summons "Launcher Spider", he announces "I Summon Launcher Spider!"
    • Most of the time when Tristan declares an attack with that monster, he announces "Launcher Spider! Fire!"
  • When Tristan Summons "Roboyarou" he announces "I Summon Roboyarou!"
    • Most of the time when Tristan declares an attack with that monster, he announces "Go get 'em, Roboyarou!"
  • When Tristan Summons "Robolady", he announces "I Summon Robolady!"
    • Most of the time when Tristan declares an attack with that monster, he announces "Go, Robolady!"
  • When Tristan Summons "Shovel Crusher", "I Summon Shovel Crusher!"
    • Most of the time when Tristan declares an attack with that monster, he announces "Smash 'em, Shovel Crusher!"
  • When Tristan Summons "Super Robolady", he announces "I Special Summon Super Robolady!"
    • Most of the time when Tristan declares an attack with that monster, he announces "Go, Super Robolady!"
    • When Tristan activates the effect of that monster, he announces "I activate Super Robolady's effect!"
  • When Tristan Summons "Super Roboyarou", he announces "I Special Summon Super Roboyarou!"
    • Most of the time when Tristan declares an attack with that monster, he announces "Go, Super Roboyarou!"
    • When Tristan activates the effect of that monster, he announces "I activate Super Roboyarou's effect!"
  • When Tristan Summons "Tactical Espionage Expert", he announces "Tactical Espionage Expert! Save the hostages!"
    • Most of the time when Tristan declares an attack with that monster, he announces "Go, Tactical Espionage Expert! They won't know what hit 'em!"
  • When Tristan Summons "Test Ape", he announces "I Summon Test Ape!"
    • Most of the time when Tristan declares an attack with that monster, he announces "Scratch 'em up, Test Ape!"
    • When Tristan activates the effect of that monster, he announces "Check out Test Ape's effect!"
  • When Tristan Summons "Thunder Dragon", he announces "I Summon Thunder Dragon!"
    • Most of the time when Tristan declares an attack with that monster, he announces "Go, Thunder Dragon!"
    • When Tristan activates the effect of that monster, he announces "I activate Thunder Dragon's effect!"
  • When Tristan Summons "Thunder Kid", he announces "I Summon this little fella! Thunder Kid!"
    • Most of the time when Tristan declares an attack with that monster, he announces "Thunder Kid, shock 'em!"
Spell/Traps
  • When Tristan activates "Battleguard Howling", he announces "I activate the Trap Card, Battleguard Howling!"
  • When Tristan activates "Battleguard Rage", he announces "I activate the Continuous Trap, Battleguard Rage!"
  • When Tristan activates "Block Attack", he announces "I'll switch you monster to Defense Position! I activate the Spell Card, Block Attack!"
  • When Tristan activates "Cybernetic Zone", he announces "I activate the Quick-Play Spell, Cybernetic Zone!"
  • When Tristan activates "Double Snare", he announces "I activate my Spell Card, Double Snare!"
  • When Tristan activates "Feast of the Wild LV5", he announces "I'll use a Spell Card! Feast of the Wild LV5!"
  • When Tristan activates "Garma Sword Oath", he announces "I activate the Ritual Spell, Garma Sword Oath!"
  • When Tristan activates "Polymerization", he announces "I activate the Spell Card, Polymerization!"
  • When Tristan activates "Rare Metalmorph", he announces "I activate my Continuous Trap, Rare Metalmorph!"
  • When Tristan activates "The A. Forces", he announces "I activate the Continuous Spell, The A. Forces!"

Unused Dialogue

(Voice lines found in game files but not currently not in game yet)

Monsters
  • When Tristan Summons "Gagagigo the Risen", he announces "I Summon Gagagigo the Risen!"
    • Most of the time when Tristan declares an attack with that monster, he announces "Gagagigo the Risen, attack!"
  • When Tristan Summons "Sengenjin", "I Summon Sengenjin!"
    • Most of the time when Tristan declares an attack with that monster, he announces "Go, Sengenjin!"

Trivia

  • Tristan's Skill "Deck Master Effect - Commander" is a reference to when he had "Cyber Commander" as his Deck Master in the Virtual World arc.
  • Tristan's dialogue for "Acrobat Monkey", and the monkey sound effects he makes, are references to how he was turned into a similar looking robot monkey during the Virtual World arc in the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime.
  • The name of Tristan's "Super Strength!" skill is a reference to "Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series", in where one of Tristan's catchphrases is "My voice gives me super strength!".
  • Ishizu Ishtar and Tristan Taylor are the only Legendary Duelists who do not have a cutscene for when they Summon their ace monster(s). Although it should be noted that neither one of them possess an ace monster.
  • Tristan Taylor, Jaden Yuki, and Yusei Fudo are the characters whose dialogue remains unchanged when Dueling against Yami Yugi or Yugi Muto.
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