Konami is turning up the heat on 2 July 2020 with a new product! The Legendary Duelists sets have had some high demand cards in them, often leading them to fetch quite the high price. From competitive beasts like Millennium-Eyes Restrict to amazing support for casual decks like Red-Eyes Baby Dragon and Ancient Gear Fusion, these sets offer reprints for cards that lacked them to that point, so this is definitely something that Legendary Duelists: Season 1 delivers! In addition to reprints of such cards, Legendary Duelists: Season 1 also gives players a sneak peek into the next main set: Rise of the Duelist with four preview cards! This unique set contains seven Secret Rares, 16 colorful Ultra Rares (a new rarity), four standard Ultra Rares, and 94 Commons. Each mini-box has an MSRP of 14,99 €.
Legendary Duelists: Ancient Millennium introduced a new version of Thousand-Eyes Restrict to the game - Millennium-Eyes Restrict. This Fusion Monster is able to equip to an opponent’s monster, either on their field or in their GY, then negate any monster effects with the same name as the monster it’s attached itself to. What makes this effect so powerful comes from it’s quick effect nature, allowing it to work similarly to Called by the Grave. With Millennium-Eyes Restrict at your side, your opponent’s Ash Blossoms, Effect Veilers, or any other handtraps become obsolete! As a Level 1 Fusion Monster, Millennium-Eyes is also a perfect match for Instant Fusion!
Legendary Duelists: Season 1 also contains some long awaited reprints for the Red-Eyes and Ancient Gear decks. Red-Eyes Baby Dragon recruits any Level 7 or lower Red-Eyes card from your deck and then equips itself to it. Meanwhile Gearfried the Red-Eyes Iron Knight can get rid of cards equipped to him to Special Summon a Red-Eyes monster from your GY or destroy one of your opponent’s Spell/Trap cards. These two cards are some of the staple cards in the Red-Eyes deck, but up until now, their lack of a reprint made this a very pricey casual strategy. The same held true for the Ancient Gear cards, revolving around powerful mechanical Fusion Monsters to overwhelm your opponent. No Fusion deck is complete without a great Fusion Spell and that’s where Ancient Gear Fusion shines. It let’s you summon an Ancient Gear Fusion Monster, letting you use monsters from your deck if you use Ancient Gear Golem or Ancient Gear Golem - Ultimate Pound as materials. Legendary Duelists: Season 1 gives players another chance to complete their decks by providing reprints of these hard-to-get cards.
As mentioned above, this set also provides a sneak peek into Rise of the Duelist. With cards like Curse of Dragon, the Cursed Dragon, duelists get a new way to play a deck focused around Gaia The Fierce Knight and his Fusion counterpart. Last but not least, there’s also Melffy Rabby from a brand new archetype of Level 2 Beast-type monsters that can return themselves to your hand to activate their effects and then Special Summon themselves again at the end of your turn.