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

Prior to May 11, 2018, he was exclusive to the special event Duelist Chronicles: Battle City Begins!, only being able to be dueled or unlocked during the event.

Prior to being made available as a playable character in-game, he was able to be played at the Duel Links arcade machines at JUMP Victory Carnival 2017, which was held on July 22, 2017 in Tokyo and July 29, 2017 in Osaka.[1][2]

Red Gate Keys are normally required to Duel Arkana at the Gate.

Description

One of Marik's nefarious Rare Hunters. Arkana believes he is the one true Master of Magicians. He has no qualms about harming his own cards - as long as it guarantees him a victory. During Battle City, Arkana faced Yami Yugi in a clash of Dark Magicians - where one mistake could lead to an eternity in the Shadow Realm.

History

Arkana awoke after his defeat in Battle City, bombarded by painful memories that Marik had stirred up in his mind. Fortunately, Arkana was so elated to have survived that he was able to suppress the pain. Some time later, Arkana entered the world of Duel Links.

When Yami Marik returned, Arkana rejoined the Rare Hunters, but was defeated and sent to the Shadow Realm. Arcana was later released once Marik's reign of terror came to an end.

Gallery

Decks

Character

Arkana Deck

Opponent

Level 10

Level 20

Tricky Trickster Deck

Level 30

Ectoplasmic Cannon Deck

Level 40

Dark Spellcaster Deck

Duelist Chronicles: Battle City Begins!

Level 20

Skill: "Power of Dark" (Begin Duel with the Field Spell "Yami" activated.)

A Trickster's Show

Level 40

Skill: "Power of Dark" (Begin Duel with the Field Spell "Yami" activated.)

Cruel Dark Magician Deck

Tag Duel Tournament (second event)

Blue-Eyes Cup

Skill: "Master of Trickery" (If your team has less than 2000 Life Points, set one "Dark Renewal" from outside the deck.) 
Dark Magical Symphony (incomplete)

Skills

Skill Effect Unlock
Card Shuffle Can be used by paying 300 Life Points. Shuffle your Deck. This skill can only be used once per turn. Level 4
Master of Magicians Can be used after your Life Points decrease by 2000. Randomly add 1 "Thousand Knives," "Dark Magic Attack," or "Dark Magic Expanded" to your hand. This skill can only be used once per Duel. Level 13
A Trick up the Sleeve Your starting hand will include 1 Level 7 or higher DARK Spellcaster-Type monster, randomly selected from your Deck. This skill will not activate if your Deck does not include any Level 7 DARK Spellcaster-Type monsters. Level 20
Show of Nightmares Can be activated if you have 3 or more Spell cards with different name in your Graveyard. Randomly add 1 spell card in your graveyard to your hand. This skill can only be used once per duel. Drop
Power of Dark Begin Duel with the Field Spell "Yami" activated. Drop

Level-up rewards

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

Level Reward
2 10 Gems
3 1 copy of "Malice Doll of Demise"
4 Card Shuffle (Skill)
5 Deck slot (Arkana)
6 15 Gems
7 1 copy of "The Stern Mystic"
8 Deck slot (Arkana)
9 25 Gems
10 1 copy of "Witch Doctor of Chaos"
11 1 copy of "Malice Doll of Demise"
12 35 Gems
13 Master of Magicians (Skill)
14 1 copy of "Tragedy"
15 50 Gems
16 1 copy of "Maniacal Servant"
17 60 Gems
18 1 copy of "The Stern Mystic"
19 75 Gems
20 A Trick up the Sleeve (Skill)
21 1 copy of "Malice Doll of Demise"
22 100 Gems
23 1 copy of "Magician's Rod"
24 120 Gems
25 1 copy of "Illusion Magic"
Level Reward
26 150 Gems
27 Deck slot (Arkana)
28 200 Gems
29 250 Gems
30 300 Gems
31 100,000 Gold
32 200 Gems
33 1 copy of "Dark Eradicator Warlock"
34 250 Gems
35 1 copy of "Skilled Dark Magician"
36 1 UR Jewel
37 200 Gems
38 1 copy of "Magician's Rod"
39 250 Gems
40 1 copy of "Dark Magic Curtain"
41 Deck slot (Arkana)
42 100 Gems
43 200 Gems
44 250 Gems
45 1 copy of "Skilled Dark Magician"

Duel rewards

When dueling against Level 40 Arkana, 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 Magician"
SR "Dark Eradicator Warlock"
SR "Anti-Magic Arrows"
SR "Mystic Box"
SR "Diffusion Wave-Motion"
R "The Stern Mystic"
R "Maniacal Servant"
R "Witch Doctor of Chaos"
R "Thousand Knives"
N "Chosen One"

Dialogue

Character-specific

Yami Yugi
  • When starting a Duel with Yami Yugi, Arkana says "There only needs to be one Duelist who wields Dark Magician." followed by "This Duel will decide the real Master of Magicians!"
    • When he wins the Duel, he says "Hahahaha! This is why I'm the Master of Magicians!" followed by "The king of ALL Dark Magicians!"
    • When he loses the Duel, he says "How could this be? Monsters are supposed to respond best to fear!" followed by "You can't command their respect with kindness and trust!"
Yami Marik
  • When starting a Duel with Yami Marik, Arkana says "It will be dishonorable if I went easy on you, Master Marik." followed by "So witness my true magic!"
    • When he wins the Duel, he says "I believe I've proven my worth, Master Marik."
    • When he loses the Duel, he says "Give me another chance! Spare me from the Shadow Realm!" followed by "Forgive me, Marik!"

Card-specific

Monsters
  • When Arkana Summons "Dark Magician" (using his alternate artwork), a cut-in frame of Arkana appears, and he announces "Hahahaha! Here comes the greatest magician of all!" If that player hasn't already Summoned "Dark Magician" (using his alternate artwork) during that Duel, a cutscene of "Dark Magician" being Summoned plays afterwards.
    • Most of the time when Arkana declares an attack with that monster, he announces "Dark Magician serves me - and only me! Dark Magic Attack!"
  • When Arkana Summons "Legion the Fiend Jester", he announces "Brace yourself for Legion the Fiend Jester!"
    • Most of the time when Arkana declares an attack with that monster, he announces "Attack, Legion the Fiend Jester!"
    • When Arkana activates the effect of that monster, he announces "Legion the Fiend Jester's effect activates!" (spoken as "Legion of the Fiend Jester's effect activates!")
  • When Arkana Summons "Malice Doll of Demise", he announces "This monster should strike you with fear! Malice Doll of Demise!"
    • Most of the time when Arkana declares an attack with that monster, he announces "Malice Doll of Demise attacks!" followed by "Cleaver Heaver!"
    • When Arkana activates the effect of that monster, he announces "Malice Doll of Demise! Activate your effect!"
  • When Arkana Summons "Mystic Tomato", he announces "This card'll do! Mystic Tomato!"
    • Most of the time when Arkana declares an attack with that monster, he announces "Mystic Tomato attacks!"
    • When Arkana activates the effect of that monster, he announces "I tricked you! Mystical Tomato's effect activates!"
  • When Arkana Summons "The Illusory Gentleman", he announces "Come on out! The Illusory Gentleman!"
    • Most of the time when Arkana declares an attack with that monster, he announces "The Illusory Gentleman! Attack!"
  • When Arkana Summons "Trap Master", he announces "Join us, Trap Master!"
    • Most of the time when Arkana declares an attack with that monster, he announces "Grind 'em, Trap Master!"
    • When Arkana activates the effect of that monster, he announces "Trap Master's effect activates!"
Spell/Traps
  • When Arkana activates "Anti-Magic Arrows", he says "Since your cards annoy me, I'll simply not allow you to play them." followed by "My Quick-Play Spell! Anti-Magic Arrows!"
  • When Arkana activates "Card Shuffle", he announces "I activate my Spell Card, Card Shuffle!"
    • When he activates the effect of that card, he says "I honed this technique since my apprentice days."
  • When Arkana activates "Dark Renewal", he announces "I activate my Trap Card! Dark Renewal!"
  • When Arkana activates "Dark Magic Curtain", he announces "This is the key to my victory!" followed by "Dark Magic Curtain!"
  • When Arkana activates "Dark Room of Nightmare", he announces "I activate my Continuous Spell! Dark Room of Nightmare!"
  • When Arkana activates "Ectoplasmer", he announces "This Spell Card drains the very soul of my monster to create pure, concentrated energy! The Continuous Spell, Ectoplasmer!"
    • When Arkana activates the effect of "Ectoplasmer", he announces "My monster will be turned into a hollow shell, but I don't care as long as I win! Fire its ectoplasm!"
  • When Arkana activates "Magical Star Illusion", he announces "I activate the Spell Card, Magical Star Illusion!"
  • When Arkana activates "Monster Reborn", he announces "Monster Reborn!"
  • When Arkana activates "Thousand Knives", he announces "This Spell Card will slice and dice! Thousand Knives!"
  • When Arkana activates "Tragedy", he announces "I activate my Trap Card! Tragedy!"

Unused Dialogue

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

Monsters
  • When Arkana Summons "D/D Pandora", he announces "Presenting, D/D Pandora!"
    • Most of the time when Arkana declares an attack with that monster, he announces "D/D Pandora attacks!"
    • When Arkana activates the effect of that monster, he announces "D/D Pandora's effect activates!"
  • When Arkana Summons "Magical King Moonstar", he announces "Come on out, Magical King Moonstar!"
    • Most of the time when Arkana declares an attack with that monster, he announces "Magical King Moonstar attacks!"
    • When Arkana activates the effect of that monster, he announces "Magical King Moonstar's effect activates!"
  • When Arkana Summons "Pandora's Jewelry Box", he announces "Here comes Pandora's Jewelry Box"
    • Most of the time when Arkana declares an attack with that monster, he announces "Pandora's Jewelry Box attacks!"
    • When Arkana activates the effect of that monster, he announces "Pandora's Jewelry Box's effect activates!"
    • When Arkana activates the Pendulum effect of that monster, he announces "Pandora's Jewelry Box's Pendulum effect activates!"
Spells/Traps
  • When Arkana activates "Beckon to the Dark", he announces "I activate my Spell Card! Beckon to the Dark!"
  • When Arkana activates "Cursebreaker", he announces "I activate my Spell Card! Cursebreaker!"

Trivia

  • Arkana is the only character who can Summon a monster that causes a different cutscene to play than its original counterpart; in this case "Dark Magician".

References

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