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Duel Disks are a series of devices manufactured by KaibaCorp as a portable form of the Dueling Arenas used in the early part of the Yu-Gi-Oh! second series anime. They use a portable hologram generator to display Duel Monsters cards and in the case of the Mark 1, the player's hand. Since their introduction in the anime and manga, they have become a staple among duelists.

Yu-Gi-Oh!

DiaDhank

DiaDhank

The Sacred Guardians readying their DiaDhanks.

The Duel Disk is based on an ancient Egyptian artifact called a DiaDhank, a golden device worn similarly to the Duel Disk that uses the user's Ba (Life Force) to summon Ka (spirit monsters) from their stone tablets and control them.

Unlike the Duel Disk, the DiaDhank can only control up to 3 monsters at once. In place of the Life Point counter is the Eye of Wdjat, which contains a glowing yellow meter that measures the user's Ba, as the disk measures life points.

Since summoning monsters drains life force, the losing duelist faints or dies. It is heavily implied only Millennium Item bearers can use a DiaDhank. Notice that DiaDhanks were seen in the final season of Yu-Gi-Oh, and Yu-Gi-Oh GX also note that Abidos the Third, the 5th shadow rider used a DiaDhank n flashbacks dueling his servants in episode 40 For instance, in the vision that Yami Yugi saw in his duel with Dartz he did not use his DiaDhank to summon Obelisk the Tormentor. He used his Millennium Puzzle to summon Obelisk. Also, in the vision that Kaiba and Yami Yugi saw in episode 132, both Priest Seto and King Atem used their Millennium items

DiaDhank lineart

DiaDhank lineart

The design of the second Duel Disk suggests that Seto Kaiba designed it based on memories from his past life as Priest Seto, who used the Millennium Rod.

The Academy Duel Disk also seems to take elements from the DiaDhank, as its shape when in standby mode looks like the blades on the DiaDhank. Yubel's dueling arm looks like a demonic version of the ancient device as well.

Shimon Muran describes a DiaDhank as a device use for calling for Shadow Creatures that are sealed away in Stone Tablets.

DiaDhanks did not appear in the manga. Rather the priests used the power of their Millennium Items to summon the creatures from the stone tablets.

Duel Disk (version 1)

Duel Disk 1

Duel Disk 1

During the Duelist Kingdom arc, Seto Kaiba developed the first generation Duel Disk prototypes as a means of countering Maximillion Pegasus' mind reading abilities.

Seto speculated that Pegasus needed face to face contact for his mind reading to work so as a feature of the disks, holographic projections of the cards obstruct the duelists from seeing each other.

This Duel Disk was physically and functionally different than the ones that would follow. Where the others are a single piece construct which houses the Deck, Graveyard, Life Point counter and Field, the first Duel Disk system had 2 components joined by a retractable cable.

The wrist component stores the Deck, Life Point counter and the actual disk component holds 5 cards. Users would load the cards as explained later into the disk and throw it like a yo-yo, causing a hologram to be projected from it.

The Duel Disk system also changed the rules of Duel Monsters. They followed Duelist Kingdom rules except for the following changes:

  • Both players draw until they have 5 cards in their "hand". If they have 5 cards in their hand, they can't draw any more cards.
  • 1 monster card is placed on the "Main card stage", the centre place on the disk.
  • The other 4 cards are placed face-down into the other places, the "Sub card stage".
  • The players can only attack with the monster in the main card stage, providing it is in Attack Position first. It can attack the opponent's main card stage monster or one of the sub stage cards.
  • Any monsters in the sub card stage are considered to be in Attack Position and damage calculation is done accordingly. Spell and Trap Cards are destroyed with no calculation done.
  • The players may shuffle their sub card stages at their discretion.

An early variation of this system is used in Toei's Yu-Gi-Oh! movie.

Duel Disk (version 2)

Duel Disk 2

Duel Disk 2

Prior to the Battle City Tournament, KaibaCorp developed the second generation Duel Disk, the first one to be released to the public. Issued to participants of Battle City, this Disk played the game according to the new revisions (which make it closer to the real world version.) After Battle City was over, the Duel Disk was made available to purchase by anyone, as two boys can be seen using them in an episode after the tournament ended.

Unlike the previous Duel Disk, it did not need to be thrown (In the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime, sealers flew out of the Duel Disk to the sides of the dueling area. These disappeared in Yu-Gi-Oh! GX). When in use, it resembled an arm blade. Monsters that are in play are placed on the 5 slots on the blade.

Duel Disk lineart

Duel Disk lineart

Directly underneath each Monster slot is another slot for Spell and Trap Cards. If a Duelist were to activate a Set card, they would activate a button on the round portion of the disk. Another slot can open on the front end of the disk that is used for the Field Spell Card.

The center of the Disk includes the Deck and Graveyard slot and Life Point counter. The bottom part of the disk (the part that goes around an user's arm) also contains a retractable cable that could be attached to Dueling Arenas if one player opted not to use a Duel Disk. Ever since their introduction, almost all duels were conducted with these or with the later introduced Chaos Duel Disk.

In the manga, both magic and Trap Cards were placed on the same slots for monsters but in the anime this is improved by having a seperate set of slots for magic and traps under the Duel Disk.

Also in the anime, 2 holographic devices fly from the disk and set themselves on each side of the duel space to create the holograms for the monsters. While in the manga the holograms are projected straight from the Duel Disk itself.

In Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, This version of the Duel Disk is shown being used by citizens of Satellite, indicating that this model has become obsolete, replaced with the more modern versions shown in GX as well as the Duel Runner and other Duel Disk versions that are shown.

Also, the protagonist of 5D's, Yusei Fudo, is shown to remove a Duel Disk from his Duel Runner which has a startling resemblance to this version, possibly indicating that he has modified the obsolete model for use with his Duel Runner.

Despite other models of Duel Disks being used primarily in each series, this version of the Duel Disk has appeared in all 3 anime series, as shown with all the students who tried out for Duel Academy prior to receiving the Academy-issued Duel Disk and the residents of Satellite.

Mattel Duel Disk

Mattel's Duel Disk 2

The toy company Mattel produced replicas of this Duel Disk. There are a couple of notable differences between the Mattel Duel Disk and its fictional counterpart. The Spell and Trap Cards are loaded into the bottom of the blade but most notably, it cannot project holographic images.

While the toy Duel Disk was advertised as being compatible with the TCG, there are a few flaws that make this impractical:

  • Most players used card protectors to prevent damage to their cards. Cards in protectors will not fit into the Duel Disk.
  • The Deck Zone can only hold about 50 to 69 cards safely. The Academy Duel Disk can hold 70 cards in total. While most players stick to the minimum, there are those who use bigger Decks and cannot use the Duel Disk. The new rules made a maximum of 60 cards making the limited holding capacity problem moot. Cards with protectors do not fit in the Duel Disk, and due to that and other things, the Duel Disk damages cards.
  • The Graveyard can only hold about 25 cards. This would present a problem when playing against someone who relies on running an opponents Deck out. It also has "walls" with a little slot, which means removal often means bending the cards.
  • No place for Fusion Monsters or cards that have been removed from play. (This is also true in the anime, as any removed from play cards are often placed into the duelist's pockets.)
  • The Life Points counter can only go up to 9990 life points. While both players start with 8000, 4000 or 2000, it could rise to 9000 or 10,000+ Life Points due to card effects. The reason for the zero at the end is because while there are four buttons on the disk, only 3 of them change the counter, the last one lights up the display. This also serves the problem that some cards can cause the Life Points in the ones place to be a number different than zero.
  • The way the Duel Disk moves from stand-by to in use is also different. In the anime, the Graveyard is locked over the Deck and the two field parts are retracted into the main part of the disk. When triggered, the field parts and graveyard are unlocked and the central piece rotates the graveyard and field into play position. The toy does not have a rotating center and the two halves of the field aren't locked in closer to the central piece. When the player triggers the play mode, the smaller half of the field, in which is spring loaded, is released from its lock at the same time as the larger half, which has a weaker spring, and thus the smaller part pushes the larger part into play position.

Chaos Duel Disk

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Chaos Disk Big

The large, bladed Disk of the Orichalcos Soldiers

The Chaos Duel Disk is a Duel Disk designed for the members of the organization called Doma in the Waking the Dragons arc. Functionally, it is identical to the Battle City Duel Disks.

It looks different to the Battle City disk in that it resembles a scythed blade. It is believed to be modeled after the scythes on the armour of the Orichalcos Soldiers.

Mattel Chaos Disk

Mattel's Chaos Duel Disk

Like the Duel Disk 2, The company Mattel manufactured replicas of the Chaos Duel Disk for use with the real TCG, however, the same flaws in the Battle City disk appeared in these ones..

These include not being able to use card protectors, a lack of an Extra Deck Zone and not being able to have more life points than 9999 even though a card effect such as "Solemn Wishes" can boost your Life Points beyond this.

Therefore, in order to calculate the user's Life Points if they exceed this the user must use some way to keep track such as a calculator. It also folds in differently; instead of the front tip folding into the center, the monster zone closest to the Field Card Zone is visible.

In the anime, the Chaos Duel Disk folded in on itself until the field was completely folded into the hinged 'spell trigger' part of the disk and then folded into the central part of the disk, creating a compact form. The toy is much the same, but cannot fold all the way as the anime disk can, but instead leaves the first 2 card spaces out.

The hinge on the toy is the whole of the first and second card spaces, which pushes to the back of the central part and though not as compact as the anime Chaos disk, it is still the most compact and light-weight of the toy Duel Disks.

Yu-Gi-Oh! R

Black Disk

Richie's Black Disk.

In the spinoff manga Yu-Gi-Oh! R, the Duel Disk 2 is used, identical to the ones used in the series proper, with one notable exception. The Black Disk is a special one-of-the-kind Disk owned by Yako Tenma, and given to the strongest of his Card Professors, originally Richie Merced. The Black Disk's color cannot be changed to anything else. Following Richie's defeat, Bandit Keith takes the Disk, as he has proven himself to be stronger than Richie. He uses it in his duel with Jonouchi. When Keith attempted to slip a card from his wristband to the disk, it set off the cheat-prevention alarm, indicating that the disk would not accept any cards on the disk aside legitimate ones within the duel. The disk was taken by Jonouchi upon Keith's defeat, and he gave it to Tilla Mook. These Duel Disks also have another key difference when compared to their battle city counterparts, as they do not have separate spell/trap and monster card zones as one can see in some panels that the duelists play face down spell or trap cards alongside their monster cards.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monsters

Capsule Shooter

Capsule Monsters Shooter

Capsule Shooter

In Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monsters, The Capsule Shooter is the Capsule Monsters version of the Duel Disk. The capsule is removed from the belt and slotted into the Capsule Shooter, then launched. 3 slots are shown for capsules, but as one of Alexander followers played four monsters, there could be more.

Yu-Gi-Oh! GX

Academy Duel Disk

Academy Disk

Academy Duel Disk, the 1st version

DuelDisk

Academy Duel Disk

A streamlined version of the second Duel Disk. This is the standard Duel Disk issued to students of the various Duel Academies established by Seto Kaiba in the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX series. Aside from the obligatory alternate folding feature, and a cosmetic refit, this Disk functions identically to the second Duel Disk. The shift from standby to active mode of this version of the Duel Disk is much less pronounced than the Battle City variant, only requiring the top section of the card platform to extend.

Mattel Academy Disk

Mattel's Academy Duel Disk

As with the Duel Disk and Chaos Disk, the toy company Mattel made replicas of the Duel Academy Disk. They fixed one of the main problems of the Disks in resizing the card zones, along with Deck and Graveyard to fit cards with protective sleeves without problems. Although, it can only hold 40 cards with sleeves. Many of the other problems remained.

  • No place for removed from play cards and the Fusion Deck.
  • Straps are one size only. This was a major problem for players who were bulky in the wrist region and used the Academy Disk in order to save space and not use a table or for fans who wished to use the disk as part of a cosplay outfit.
  • The Life Point counter is still limited to 9990.
  • Owners of the Academy Disk accounted that between different Academy Disk that there was a variance of 34 - 40 cards held within the Deck Zone.

Though the main flaw with the Duel Disk was addressed in the new Academy Disk, many of the major flaws still remained unaddressed. Though the Duel Disks are perceived as "toys", few use the Academy Disk in place of taking up space on a table. Along with the release of the Academy Disk, Mattel produced a specialized carrying pack for the new disks, though none have been actually seen used or in stores. Due to past sales of the Academy Disk and the limited popularity with the toy as a Dueling medium Mattel discontinued the production of the Academy Disk several months after its release.

Academy Duel Disk (version 2)

An updated version of the Academy Duel Disk which now has the color of the user's respective dorm on it. In season four, the duelists are using these new Duel Disks.


Many characters who no longer attend Duel Academy (such as Aster Phoenix and Zane Truesdale) continue to use the silver style Academy Duel Disk. The change is cosmetic only and the Disks still retain the exact functionality of the original Academy Duel Disks.

In November 2007, a real-world version of the red-trimmed Slifer Red disk was also produced in Japan, known as Academy Duel Disk Osiris Red and came boxed with several Booster Packs and promotional cards.

Others

Other versions of the Duel Disk appear in GX, and by the time the series takes place, it seems as if many duelists have taken to individually customizing their disks.

Duel Coats

Duel Coat - A different version of the Duel Disk. It is used primarily by both Vellian Crowler and Jean-Louis Bonaparte. The latter's has a wheel attached to its underside to compensate for his short stature. Unlike many other Duel Disks, the card platform is completely separate from the Deck and Graveyard section.

In it's standby position, the card platform is slung across the back and carried by a strap, leaving both arms free. When active, the card platform is held in front of the body, much like a guitar.

The Deck and Graveyard are contained in a hub on the support strap, usually resting in the center of the duelist's chest. The Duel Coat also does not require the user to manually draw a card, the disk will automatically eject a card into the duelist's hand during each Draw Phase.

DuelCoat

Crawler Duel Disk

Titan's Duel Disk - Titan's Duel Disk is an altered version of the Duel Coat. It resmbles a bat wing and the holograms are projected from a device worn on Titan's shoulder. Titan Duel Disk
Professor Viper's Disk - Professor Viper's Duel Disk is an altered version of the Duel Coat, like Titan's Duel Disk. It is a very heavy Duel Disk that works like a fold-out table. The armor on Viper's shoulders look snake-like in appearance. The Graveyard is actually found in a compartment on his coat. ViperDuelDisk

Academy-like Duel Disks

Admiral's Duel Disk - Admiral's Disk is encrusted with jewels and other treasures of the sea. Sea Duel Disk
Jewel Disk - The Gecko family's most valuable possession. Offered as a prize by Adrian Gecko in the "Duel for Jewels" tournament. Looks the same as the Admiral's, but golden in color. Jewel Disk
Amnael's Duel Disk - This Duel Disk is used by the seventh and final of the Shadow Riders, Amnael. It is a black model of the Academy Duel Disk. It appears as an unlockable in Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Spirit Caller on which it is known as the Alchemy Disk. Amnael Disk
Jim Crocodile Cook's Duel Disk - This disk resembles the KC mass production Duel Disk, but is shaped like a boomerang and features a handle extending off the main zone, which Jim uses to carry it. The edges are apparently very sharp, and it can be used as a blade. JimCookDuelDisk
Adrian Gecko's Duel Disk - Adrian's Duel Disk appears to be a slightly modified Academy Disk with a blue inside & gray outline. In standby mode, rather than having the back three slots visible, only the back two slots are visible. The third/middle slot is hidden under the other two, so when Adrian activates it, the back two slots extend out to reveal the middle one. AdrianGeckoDuelDisk

Pseudo Academy-like Duel Disks

Dark World Duel Disk - The same as the Academy Duel Disk, but with a sharper edge. This is the Disk used by most inhabitants of the Dark World, including Freed. It is activated by pulling a switch. DuelDisk3
Brron's Duel Disk - A black version of the Dark World Disk with a green trim. DarkWorldDuelDisk

Personalized Duel Disks

Gravekeeper's Chief's Duel Disk. - This disk is used by Gravekeeper's Chief and appears to actually be made out of stone. Gravekeeper Duel Disk
Camula's Duel Disk - This Duel Disk is used by the second of the Shadow Riders, Camula. It is shaped like a bat wing. Vampire Duel Disk
Tania's Duel Disk - This Duel Disk is used by the third of the Shadow Riders, Tania. It resembles a large sword blade, with spikes around the Deck Zone. In several video games, it is referred to as the Amazoness Disk. TanyaDuelDisk
Kaibaman's Duel Disk - A Duel Disk resembling the wing of the "Blue-Eyes White Dragon". KaibamanDuelDisk
Abidos' Duel Disk - This Duel Disk is used by the fifth of the Shadow Riders, Abidos the Third. It resembles a scarab beetle. Pharoh Duel Disk
Axel and Mr. Brodie's Duel Disk - A Duel Disk shaped like a gun that can also shoot flaming cards. It also features a hidden camera, as seen in Axel's Duel with Trueman. AxelBrodieDuelDisk
The Rock Spirit's Duel Disk - A Duel Disk used by Titan the Rock Spirit. RockTitanDuelDisk
Masked Knight's Duel Disk - Used by the Three Masked Knights, these disks have blades that pop to show the Card Zones when activated. These Duel Disks appear similar to Yubel's first Duel Disk. MaskedKnightDuelDisk
The Supreme King's Duel Disk - When the Disk is activated, 5 Monster Card Zones appear out of center of the Duel Disk and spin around it for approximately a second, before aligning themselves horizontally. HaouJadenDuelDisk
Yubel's second Duel Disk - A purple Duel Disk with three blades on it that work as a normal Duel Disk does and was used by Jesse Anderson while possessed by Yubel. It resembles the DiaDhank. YubelDiskII

Organic Duel Disks

Several characters in Yu-Gi-Oh! GX have Duel Disks that seem to literally be part of their bodies, and are thus organic in nature.

Yubel's first Duel Disk - A Duel Disk with a tray shaped like a bat wing and a graveyard like a sharp-toothed mouth. It is used by Marcel Bonaparte when he is possessed by Yubel and also by Yubel herself when she duels on her own. When Yubel activates it, it grows from her arm. DuelDisk6
Zure's Duel Disk - A Duel Disk that is part of Zure's body. Zure activates the Disk by pulling on a horn on his arm, revealing a flap of skin with 5 Monster Card Zones. ZureDuelDisk
Trueman's Duel Disk - Trueman's Duel Disk is merged with his suit, and is shaped like a dragon's wing. He can produce the Disk from his suit in a manner similar to some Duel Monster Spirits. MrTDuelDisk
Nightshroud's Duel Disk - This Duel Disk is used by Nightshroud, when the entity reveals it's true form. It is incorporated into Nightshroud's body, with each of his five wings holding a Monster Card Zone and a Spell & Trap Card Zone. Darkness Disk

Pseudo-Organic Duel Disks

Alien of Light's Duel Disk - The Alien's Duel Disk seems to be perpetually active, as seen when he was wearing it while exiting it's ship. Semicircular in shape, it's rounder than most others. As the Alien is from another dimension, it is unlikely that this device is a Duel Disk at all, but rather an instrument from The Light of Destruction's world that serves the same function. Aliendisk
Scarr's Duel Disk - Used by Scarr, this is a single-bladed disk that can also function as a weapon and he threatens a small boy with prior to dueling Jaden Yuki. DuelDisk4

Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's

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Black Rose Dragon in back of Duel Disk

Black Rose Dragon in the back of Duel Disk.

Duel Disks in New Domino City are sharper-looking than the previous types. Unlike previous Duel Disks, there is a chamber for the Extra Deck located on the opposite side of the spot where the Main Deck is inserted. (This can be seen more clearly in the picture to the right.) In several episodes of the anime and in the opening intros, the Deck Zone is shown to be able to shuffle the Deck or eject cards that have been searched from the Deck while the cards are locked in.

Some Duel Disks are compatible with a type of motorcycle known as a Duel Runner. In these cases, the Wrist Dealer is able to attach the card zones to the Duel Runner and then detach itself so the duelist only holds the Deck on his/her arm. (The hands-free shuffling/searching feature is very handy for Turbo Duels.)

Customized Duel Disks also exist in New Domino, as seen in the photos below.


5D's Real Life Duel Disk

Konami released the first Duel Disk of the 5D's Era, starting with Duel Disk - Yusei Version. It was released in the OCG Market on September 26, 2009 for 4,000 Yen (Including Tax). It includes Yusei's Duel Disk and 2 Promotional Cards: "Vice Dragon" and "Shield Wing" (both will be Duel Terminal compatible). The Yusei Duel Disk can hold up to 50 sleeved cards in the Deck area, but only holds around 15-18 sleeved cards in the Graveyard. The Life Point Counter can go up to 99990 Life Points and can only display 0 in the single-digit column.

In November 2010, Konami released an update to this Duel Disk, the Duel Disk - Yusei Version 2010. This version addresses many of the issues present in the 2009 version and the Mattel versions. In addition to being the first Duel Disk with spaces for the Removed from Play and Extra Deck zones, this is also the first Duel Disk to feature a bottom covering on the arm blade. Konami has removed the "flip action" feature present in the 2009 version, opting instead for a more realistic portrayal of the Duel Disk featured in the show - the clips that hold the cards on the blade are similar to those on the original Mattel disks. The Deck Zone can hold 50 sleeved cards, and the Graveyard can hold up to 30 sleeved cards.

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Duel Disk - Yusei Version

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Duel Disk - Yusei Version with a random assortment of cards

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Duel Disk - Yusei Version 2010

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The Extra Deck and Removed from Play zones on the Duel Disk - Yusei Version 2010

Specific Examples

Duel Disks show different colors and decorations, possibly in addition to compatibility with Duel Runners, depending on the tastes and tasks of the duelist using the Disk.

Hybrid Duel Disks

Yusei Fudo's Duel Disk is a modified version of the Battle City Duel Disk. When connected to his Duel Runner, it attaches just below the dashboard. When in use, it will fold together as it normally would. When inactive, the two parts of the blade separate and fold vertically on each side of the Duel Runner. Like most other hybrid Duel Disks, the Deck Zone is on his Wrist Dealer and not in the Duel Disk itself. Yusei also has a two-way microphone installed in his disk, as seen in episode 61. Unlike the regular Battle City Duel Disk, Yusei's appears to not fold away for ground mode when not in use, and always looks "active" whenever he pulls it out. Yusei Duel Disk
Jack Atlas' Duel Disk is a single-bladed version with a style reminiscent of the Battle City Duel Disk. It is usually attached to his Duel Runner, where it forms the left armrest. It is the only hybrid Duel Disk shown that doesn't feature a removable Deck Zone as the Deck slot is located on the inner corner of the blade rather than at his wrist. Jack Duel Disk
Leo and Luna's Duel Disks are smaller blue/pink and white versions of the standard model with yellow gems. Yusei modified their old ones to fit their arms. It can be used in conjunction with the Duel Board. Leo & Luna's Duel Disk
Crow Hogan's Duel Disk is a customized Duel Disk resembling the Chaos Duel Disk. It also resembles Richie's Duel Disk from Yu-Gi-Oh! R. When connected to his Duel Runner, it is attached just below the dashboard. When inactive, the card zones fold in a semicircle around the center area. Like most other hybrid Duel Disks, the Deck Zone is on his Wrist Dealer and not in the Duel Disk itself. It's Life Point counter has the unique feature of doubling as a GPS. The Deck slot has a beak-like spike on top of it. 100px
Sherry LeBlanc's Duel Disk is similar in design to Crow Hogan's only with inverted colors and the board being straight with circular edges. When attached to her Duel Runner, Duel Disk's base is attached below the dash board with the blade swirving around to face the long neck of the Duel Runner and connect to it vertically. When inactive in ground mode, it folds into three corners around the Duel Disk's base. The Field Spell Card zone has an attachment that functions like a police tazer after it pops out. Sherry's Duel Disk
Akiza Izinski's new Duel Disk is purple with a dark red trim. Similar to Yusei's, when her disk is attached to her Duel Runner, it is positioned just below the dashboard. When not in use, the blade folds over the Duel Disk's base with the the outer four slots connected to the Duel Runner's steerer. While inactive for ground mode, the disk will connect to her Wrist Dealer and the blade will still slide over the Duel Disks blade, but the addition of the outer four slots contracting into the disk's base. Akiza's Hybrid Duel Disk
Elsworth's Duel Disk, like other hybrid models, has a seperate Wrist Dealer that connects to the actual Duel Disk when for ground duels. It is black with an oblong base with the card zone base shaped like a katana blade. Like Jack Atlas's Duel Disk, it holds all five card slots on one blade. Similar to the Chaos Duel Disk, when not in use the blade folds into each slot until completely folded into the hing which then slides into the Duel Disk base, creating a compact form. In episode 110, it is shown that it contains a parachute (It also was shown in that episode that he can use the blade as a weapon if necessery). Mizoguchi Duel Disk
Bruno's Duel Disk, while in his Vizor persona, is shown in the trailer for Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tag Force 5. It has a metallic-purple main base with a teal gem; but it's tray resembles a stealth bomber. Since the Monster Card Zones are designed the same way as those on his duel runner; this may speculate if it is a hybrid model. TG05-Vizor-Disk

Standard Duel Disks

The standard New Domino City Duel Disk. It bears the same colors as the original model and it is the most used color by duelists in the anime. No Duel Disks of this type have been shown to combine with Duel Runners. Red White and Blue
Lenny's Duel Disk is a light and dark gray version of the standard model with with navy gems. Plain
Akiza Izinski's old Duel Disk is a red version of the standard model with purple gems. Rose Disk
Mr. Armstrong's Duel Disk is a black and dark gray version of the standard model with amber gems. This version is also used by Dragan during his ground duel against Jack. In some video games, guards in the jails also used this disk. This disk was obtainable in-game and was called the 'Jail Disk', suggesting that it may be a Sector Security-issue model. Takasu Duel Disk
Professor Frank's Duel Disk is a green version of the standard model with yellow gems. Frank Duel Disk
Greiger's Duel Disk is a tan and black version of the standard model with green gems. Bommer Duel Disk
Commander Koda's Duel Disk is a blue gray version of the standard model with teal gems. Kodo Duel Disk
Lazar's Duel Disk is a gold colored version of the standard model with orange gems. It was briefly abandoned by Lazar during the Black fog incident, but makes a reappearance later in season two. Jeager Duel Disk
Leo's Old Duel Disk is a blue and white version of the standard model with yellow gems. Leo's old disk
Sayer's Duel Disk is a goldish version of the standard model with red gems. Sayer loses this Duel Disk after his second duel with Carly and instead uses a Sector Security Duel Disk. 100px
Carly's Duel Disk is a silverish version of the standard model with blue gems that was loaned to her. This Duel Disk was lost when Carly was killed and turned into a Dark Signer. Silver
Sector Security Duel Disk is a metallic blue and white version of the standard model with green gems. It is used primarily by members of Sector Security, a prime example being Trudge. It is also used by Sayer when he pretends to be a member from Sector Security. Ushio Duel Disk
Dexter's Duel Disk is a dark teal version of the standard model with cerulean gems. It's been shown in Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's World Championship 2010: Reverse of Arcadia. Dexter's Duel Disk
Heitmann's Duel Disk is green with yellow gems, much like Professor Frank's, the main exception is that his is more of a lime-green color. Heitmann's Duel Disk
Syd's Duel Disk is a black and dark-grey version of the standard model with purple gems. Syd's Duel Disk
Bruno's Duel Disk in his normal persona, as shown in Tag Force 6, is a gold left-handed version of the standard model with green gems. TF6 Bruno Duel Disk

Other Duel Disks

Gill Randsborg's Duel Disk is the shield of his knight armor. DeLauncebeaux Duel Disk
The third Duel Academy student's Duel Disk is predominately yellow. This model is presumably used by all the students at the New Domino City Duel Academy. It appears similar to "Power Tool Dragon's" head. Duel Academy Disk 5Ds
The Dark Signers' Duel Disks are almost completely black, and are decorated to look like the head of a dragon. The Deck is placed in the mouth of the dragon head. These disks are used by the Dark Signers Carly Carmine, Misty Tredwell, Devack, and Roman Goodwin. Roman's Duel Disk is modified to attach to his mechanical arm instead of going around his wrist. Dark Duel Disk
Rex Goodwin's first Duel Disk is his mechanical left arm. It is later torn off and replaced with Roman's severed arm. Duel Arm
Later, Rex Goodwin duels without a disk, but utilizes an altar on top of the Stairway to the Dragon Star instead. It is used by Rex in his 3-on-1 Turbo Duel against Yusei, Jack, and Crow. It looks like a Inca-style dueling arena. It is also the third ancient Duel Disk (the first being the DiaDhank, the second being the one used by the Orichalcos Soldiers) shown in the anime. 100px
The Skeleton Knight's Duel Disk contains an extra slot to hold his hand, while he holds the reigns of his horse. SkeletonKnightDuelDisk
The Duel Disks used in Crash Town are shaped like guns. The duelist who pulls first and puts his Duel Disk on his arm faster gets the first turn. They are slightly similar to Axel Brodie's Duel Disk. In English version, these Duel Disks are remodeled to look less violent. Kiryu CrashTown

Future Duel Disks

Future Duel Disks

In Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's - Episode 134, Yusei and the others were given a vision of the future, showing how New Domino City would develop and how technology would evolve. In that vision new Duel Disks were shown that no longer rely on metallic frames, but teal energy beams that that cards rest on. This technology is used in the Duel Disks wielded by the Three Pure Nobles, as they are from the future.

Yliaster Duel Disks

Lester's Duel Disk was the first example of a futuristic Duel Disk seen in the anime. The Deck, Graveyard, and Field Spell Zones are a part of the central body with the Spell, Trap and Monster Card zones are played on the teal energy beams between the six gold cylinders. When not in use, it goes on Lester's back instead of around his wrist. Lucciano Duel Disk
Primo's sword transforms itself into a sort of Duel Disk. However this only ocurrs when he merges with Terrible Omen. When this occurs, the hilt lowers itself from the blade and then the hilt itself divides into 2. In Tag Force 5 Primo uses his sword Duel Disk on ground duels. However when this happens the hilt is removed from the blade and floats beside the Deck like Lester's. Placido's Sword Duel Disk2
Jakob's Duel Disk opens from the compartment hidden in his chest and resembles closely to Professor Viper’s Duel Coat. Like Lester and Primo’s Duel Disks, the field is formed by teal energy beams. In BELIEVE IN NEXUS Jakob's Duel Disk is wider. Jose's Duel Coat
Aporia's Duel Disk is similar to Lester's, inherited after Lester, Primo, and Jakob combined to form him. When combined with his Duel Runner, the six gold cylinders form wing-like appendages on his back. 5Dx141 Connect
Z-one's hoverchair manifests two oversized arms and a proportionate Deck for Duels. The holograms simply appear out of the cards when he plays them. It is used for both Ground and Turbo Duels. 5Dx146 Z-one accessorized

Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D: Bonds Beyond Time

Paradox's Duel Disk

Paradox wields a bladed, hybrid disk in his right hand, one of the few characters to do so. Paradox's Duel Disk

Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL

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