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

He appears in-game after the player reaches Stage 13 of Duel World (DM), at which point his Character Unlock Missions become available. Prior to December 21, 2017, he was exclusive to the special event Fear the Deck of Terror! The Destiny Board of Doom, only being able to be dueled or unlocked during the event.

Black Gate Keys are normally required to Duel Yami Bakura at the Gate. During the special event Fear the Deck of Terror! The Destiny Board of Doom, 10-sided dice are required instead.

Description

When Yugi's classmate Bakura was possessed by the evil spirit within the Millennium Ring, he transformed into Yami Bakura. He is merciless and will stop at nothing to achieve his goal. Yami Bakura's Occult Deck focuses on Fiend and Zombie-Type cards.

Biography

Yami Bakura initially appeared in Duel Links during the event "Fear the Deck of Terror! The Destiny Board of Doom."

Upon arrival, he stated he only arrived to keep an eye on Yami Yugi. Upon being confronted by the latter, Yami Bakura stated he wasn't planning anything and simply wanted to not be forgotten.

When he encountered Seto Kaiba, Yami Bakura referred to him as "the game master" before stating he knows his place in Duel Links as an NPC. Kaiba neither confirmed or denied if Yami Bakura truly was one.

By the time the event ended, Yami Bakura disappeared while claiming that he "might ressurect some day."

Gallery

Decks

Character


Opponent

Level 10


Level 20


Level 30


Level 40


Fear the Deck of Terror! The Destiny Board of Doom

During this event, as an event opponent he has the skill "Destiny Board of Doom" at Level 40 and higher (at all levels prior to version 1.7), which lets him start the duel with "Dark Necrofear" in his Graveyard and the effect of the Destiny Board skill activated. Prior to version 1.7, he would always go first as an event opponent.

Level 10

Skill: "Destiny Board of Doom" (Start the Duel with "Dark Necrofear" in your Graveyard. At the end of your 5th turn, you win the Duel. This skill is negated if "Dark Necrofear" leaves your Graveyard.)

Prior the version 1.7, Yami Bakura has the skill "Destiny Board of Doom" and always goes first. From version 1.7 onward, Yami Bakura has no skill at level 10 and is not guaranteed to go first.


Level 20

Skill: "Destiny Board of Doom" (Start the Duel with "Dark Necrofear" in your Graveyard. At the end of your 5th turn, you win the Duel. This skill is negated if "Dark Necrofear" leaves your Graveyard.)

Prior the version 1.7, Yami Bakura has the skill "Destiny Board of Doom" and always goes first. From version 1.7 onward, Yami Bakura has no skill at level 10 and is not guaranteed to go first.


Level 30

Skill: "Destiny Board of Doom" (Start the Duel with "Dark Necrofear" in your Graveyard. At the end of your 5th turn, you win the Duel. This skill is negated if "Dark Necrofear" leaves your Graveyard.)

Prior the version 1.7, Yami Bakura has the skill "Destiny Board of Doom" and always goes first. From version 1.7 onward, Yami Bakura has no skill at level 10 and is not guaranteed to go first.


Level 40

Skill: "Destiny Board of Doom" (Start the Duel with "Dark Necrofear" in your Graveyard. At the end of your 5th turn, you win the Duel. This skill is negated if "Dark Necrofear" leaves your Graveyard.)

Prior the version 1.7, Yami Bakura always goes first.


Level 50

Skill: "Destiny Board of Doom" (Start the Duel with "Dark Necrofear" in your Graveyard. At the end of your 5th turn, you win the Duel. This skill is negated if "Dark Necrofear" leaves your Graveyard.)

Prior the version 1.7, Yami Bakura always goes first.


Roaming Duelist

Level 10


Level 20


Level 30


Level 40



Duelist Chronicles: Battle City Showdown!

Level 20


Level 40

Skill: "Destiny Board of Doom"


Level-up rewards

The following lists are the rewards the player accumulates from having Yami Bakura reach a certain Level.

Level Reward
2 10 Gems
3 1 copy of "Electric Lizard"
4 Compensation (Skill)
5 Deck slot (Yami Bakura)
6 15 Gems
7 1 copy of "Winged Minion"
8 Deck slot (Yami Bakura)
9 25 Gems
10 1 copy of "Taunt"
11 1 copy of "Call of the Earthbound"
12 35 Gems
13 Draw Sense: DARK (Skill)
14 1 copy of "Gernia"
15 50 Gems
16 1 copy of "The Earl of Demise"
17 60 Gems
18 1 copy of "Winged Minion"
19 75 Gems
20 Tether of Defeat (Skill)
21 1 copy of "Headless Knight"
22 100 Gems
23 1 copy of "Puppet Master"
24 120 Gems
25 1 copy of "White Magical Hat"
Level Reward
26 150 Gems
27 Deck slot (Yami Bakura)
28 200 Gems
29 250 Gems
30 300 Gems
31 100,000 Gold
32 200 Gems
33 1 copy of "Headless Knight"
34 250 Gems
35 1 copy of "Goblin Zombie"
36 1 UR Jewel
37 200 Gems
38 1 copy of "Goblin Zombie"
39 250 Gems
40 1 copy of "Dark Ruler Ha Des"
41 Deck slot (Yami Bakura)
42 100 Gems
43 200 Gems
44 250 Gems
45 1 copy of "Dark Ruler Ha Des"

Duel rewards

When dueling against Level 40 or higher Yami Bakura, 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 "Dark Necrofear"
SR "Archfiend Empress"
SR "Dark Voltanis"
SR "Puppet Master"
SR "Trance Archfiend"
SR "The Gross Ghost of Fled Dreams"
SR "White Magical Hat"
SR "Tour Bus To Forbidden Realms"
SR "Peeking Goblin"
SR "Dark Spirit of the Silent"
R "Beast of Talwar"
R "The Earl of Demise"
R "Gernia"
R "Man-Eating Treasure Chest"
R "Electric Lizard"
R "Tour Bus From the Underworld"
R "Dark Mambele"
R "Call of the Earthbound"
R "Fiend Griefing"

Skills

Skill Effect Unlock
Compensation Can be used each time your Life Points decrease by 1000. Send the card on the top of your Deck to the Graveyard, and recover 300 LP.

This Skill can only be used once per turn and twice per Duel.

Level 4
Draw Sense: DARK Can be used each time your Life Points decrease by 1500. During your Draw Phase, instead of conducting your normal draw, draw a random DARK-attribute monster. Level 13
Tether of Defeat Can be used when one of the opponent's monsters is destroyed in battle.

The top card from either your or the opponents Deck is sent to the Graveyard.

Level 20
Destiny Board Can be used if "Dark Necrofear" is in your Graveyard, and your LP are at 2000 or below. At the end of your 5th turn after activating this skill, you win the Duel. This skill is negated if "Dark Necrofear" leaves your Graveyard.
This skill can only be used once per Duel.
Drop
Fiend Farewell Can be used when one of your monsters is destroyed by battle. 1 random Fiend-Type monster from your Deck is sent to the graveyard. Drop
Zorc Appears! Roll a six-sided die. If the result is less than the current turn count, play 1 "Dark Master - Zorc" from your hand.

This Skill can only be used once per Duel.

Event
Balance Your starting hand will reflect the card balance of your deck. This Skill will not activate unless you have at least 6 of each type of card (Monster, Spell, and Trap) in your Deck.

You cannot Special Summon or activate monster effects until the end of the Main Phase of your first turn.

Drop
Draw Pass During your Draw Phase, instead of conducting your normal draw, recover 300 Life Points.

This Skill can only be used three times per Duel.

Drop
Draw Sense: EARTH Can be used each time your Life Points decrease by 1500. During your Draw Phase, instead of conducting your normal draw, draw a random EARTH-attribute monster. Drop
Draw Sense: Spell/Trap Can be used each time your Life Points decrease by 1000. In the Draw Phase, instead of conducting your normal draw, draw a random Spell/Trap Card.

This Skill will only activate if you begin the Duel with a Deck that has 3 or more Spell/Trap Cards with different names.

Drop
LP Boost α Increases starting Life Points by 1000. Drop
LP Boost β Increases starting Life Points by 1500, reduces hand by 1. Drop
LP Boost γ Increases starting Life Points by 2500, reduces hand by 2. Drop

Dialogue

Character-specific

Yami Yugi
  • When starting a Duel with Yami Yugi, Yami Bakura announces "Every game has an end. It's just a question of who the victor will be." followed by "And who will spend eternity roaming the Shadow Realm!"
    • When he loses the Duel, Yami Bakura says "I wouldn't be celebrating if I were you." followed by "I'll be back to show you that your victory was all in vain!"
Yugi Muto
  • When starting a Duel with Yugi Muto, Yami Bakura announces "If you can defeat me you will be free to go, but lose, and the only place you'll end up is the Shadow Realm!"
Yami Marik
  • When starting a Duel with Yami Marik, Yami Bakura announces "Talk it up while you can..." followed by "You'll be the one living in eternal darkness."
    • When he loses the Duel, Yami Bakura says "You haven't seen the last of me."

Card-specific

Monsters
  • When Yami Bakura Summons "Dark Necrofear", a cut-in frame of Yami Bakura briefly appears, and he announces "I Summon the one that will cause your demise..." followed by "Dark Necrofear!" If that player hasn't already Summoned "Dark Necrofear" during that Duel, a cutscene of "Dark Necrofear" being Summoned plays afterwards.
    • Most of the time when Yami Bakura declares an attack with that monster, he announces "Go, Dark Necrofear!" followed by "Doom Gaze!"
    • When Yami Bakura activates the effect of that monster, he announces "Dark Necrofear's effect activates!"
  • When Yami Bakura Summons "Dark Master - Zorc", a cut-in frame of Yami Bakura briefly appears, and he announces "Dark Master Zorc's resurrection is at hand!" followed by "Aaahahahahaha!"
    • Most of the time when Yami Bakura declares an attack with that monster, he announces "I attack with Dark Master Zorc!" followed by "Dark Phenomenon!"
    • When Yami Bakura activates the effect of that monster, he announces "Dark Master Zorc's effect activates! Brainwashed Dice!"
      • When resolving the effect by rolling a 1 or 2, he announces "Zorc Inferno!"
      • When resolving the effect by rolling a 3, 4 or 5, he announces "Dark Catastrophe!"
  • When Yami Bakura Summons "Doomcaliber Knight" he announces "I Summon Doomcaliber Knight!"
    • Most of the time when Yami Bakura declares an attack with that monster, he announces "Go, Doomcaliber Knight!" followed by "Swing your blade to strike down your foes!"
  • When Yami Bakura Summons "Goblin Zombie", he announces "I Summon Goblin Zombie!"
    • Most of the time when Yami Bakura declares an attack with that monster, he announces "I attack with Goblin Zombie!"
  • When Yami Bakura Summons "Man-Eater Bug", he announces "This card hungers for you!" followed by "Man-Eater Bug!"
Spells/Traps
  • When Yami Bakura activates "Destiny Board", he announces "Five simple letters will spell your doom." followed by "I activate the Continuous Trap, Destiny Board!" [sic]
  • When Yami Bakura activates "Ectoplasmer" or it's effect during his opponent's turn, he announces "I activate the Spell Card, Ectoplasmer!"
    • When activating the effect of that card during his turn, Yami Bakura announces "Ectoplasmer, fire!" followed by "You take damage equal to half the Attack Points of the Tributed monster!"
  • When Yami Bakura activates "The Dark Door", he announces "The Spell card, The Dark Door!"
  • When Yami Bakura activates "The Shallow Grave", he announces "The Shallow Grave, activate!" followed by "We each return one of our monsters from the Graveyards to the field."
  • When Yami Bakura activates "Zoma the Spirit", he announces "My Trap Card activates, Zoma the Spirit!" followed by ”I Special Summon Zoma the Spirit in Defense Position”
    • When activating the effect of that card, Yami Bakura announces "If a monster destroys this card, you take damage equal to that monster's attack points."

Unused Dialogue

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

Monsters
  • When Yami Bakura Summons "Necroface", he announces "I Summon Necroface!"
    • When Yami Bakura activates the effect of that monster, he announces "Necroface's monster effect activates!"
Spells/Traps
  • When Yami Bakura activates "Dimensional Fissure", he announces "I activate my Continuous Trap, Dimensional Fissure!"
  • When Yami Bakura activates "Just Desserts", he announces "Just Desserts, activate!" followed by "You take 500 points of damage for each monster on your field."
  • When Yami Bakura activates "Macro Cosmos", he announces "I activate my Continuous Trap, Macro Cosmos!" followed by "So unfortunate, how can you discard a card when you have no Graveyard to discard to?"

Trivia

  • For reasons unknown, Yami Bakura's eyes are colored red, instead of brown like in the anime.
  • Previously, upon being defeated in a Duel, Yami Bakura's sprite would show him with a triumphant grin, while his sprite when he is the victor shows him taken aback. This may have been an oversight on the part of the programmers.
  • In the voice lines found in the game files, Yami Bakura labels "Dimensional Fissure" as a Trap Card when in the actuality, it is a Spell Card.
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