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"Bounty Hunter's Duty" is the eightieth episode of Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS anime. It aired in Japan on December 5, 2018.

Blood Shepherd manages to deal with Lightning's tactics and gain the upper hand in the Duel. However, Lightning then summons more monsters to attack Blood Shepherd's Drones. At this point, no one can predict how the fierce battle between the two will go. Can Blood Shepherd really triumph against Lightning and stop him in his track?!

Featured Duel: Lightning vs. Blood Shepherd

Duel continues from the previous episode.

Turn 3: Blood Shepherd
Blood Shepherd Normal Summons "Drone Pawn" (600/0). Blood Shepherd activates the effect of "Battledrone General", allowing him to Special Summon a "Drone" monster from his GY to the zone "General" points to. Blood Shepherd Special Summons "Scud Drone" (800/1100), whose effect lets Blood Shepherd draw 1 card as it was Special Summoned from the GY via the effect of another "Drone" monster. He uses "Scud Drone" to Link Summon "Battledrone Sergeant" (800/↓). Blood Shepherd activates the other effect of "General"; letting him target "Drone Pawn" (as it is a Level 4 or lower "Drone" monster with 1000 or less ATK) and allow it to attack directly this turn.

"Drone Pawn" attacks Lightning directly (Lightning 4000 → 3400). As a "Drone" monster inflicted Battle Damage by attacking directly, Blood Shepherd activates the effect of "General", allowing him to tribute that monster to inflict damage equal to its ATK (Lightning 3400 → 2800). As a "Drone" monster inflicted Battle Damage by attacking directly this turn, the effect of "Sergeant" allows it to attack directly as well. "Sergeant" attacks directly (Lightning 2800 → 2000), and Blood Shepherd activates the effect of "General" by tributing "Sergeant" (Lightning 2000 → 1200). "General" attacks an "Armatos Legio Centurion", but Lightning activates the effect of "Centurion", allowing him to negate an attack on an "Armatos Legio" monster once while it is face-up on the field. Blood Shepherd activates the Continuous Spell "Drone Unity", which will increase the ATK of an attacked Attack Position "Drone" monster by the total ATK of all other "Drone" monsters Blood Shepherd controls. During Blood Shepherd's End Phase, the effect of "Battledrone Warrant" (1200/←↓) activates in the GY, Special Summoning itself as Blood Shepherd controlled no cards in his Main Monster Zones.

Turn 4: Lightning
Lightning activates the Continuous Spell "Armatos Lex", letting him return a Spell Card from his GY to his Deck and add an "Armatos Legio" card from his Deck to his hand. He returns "Judgement Arrows" to his Deck and adds "Armatos Legio Gradius" to his hand. He activates the effect of "Armatos Colosseum", sending "Gradius" from his hand to his GY to Special Summon "Armatos Legio Speculata" (0/1800) and "Armatos Legio Seeker" (0/400) from his GY in Defense Position to zones a "Centurion" points to. He uses "Speculata" and a "Centurion" to Link Summon "Armatos Legio Legatus Legionis" (2400/←↓→).

"Centurion" attacks "General", with Lightning activating the effect of "Seeker" as an "Armatos Legio" Link Monster that points to it is battling, letting Lightning destroy the opponent's monster at the start of the Damage Step without applying Damage Calculation. "Legatus Legionis" attacks and destroys "Warrant" (Blood Shepherd 3500 → 2300).

Turn 5: Blood Shepherd
Blood Shepherd Normal Summons "Drone Recycler" (100/???) and activates its effect, letting him banish a "Drone" Link Monster from his GY to Special Summon a "Drone" monster from his hand whose Level is equal to the Link Rating of the banished monster. Blood Shepherd banishes the Link-2 "Warrant" and Special Summons the Level 2 "Drone Carrier" (800/1000) in Defense Position. As "Carrier" was Special Summoned by the effect of another "Drone" monster, its effect lets Blood Shepherd Special Summon another "Drone" monster from his GY: he Special Summons "General" (2400/←↓→). Blood Shepherd activates the effect of "General", allowing him to Special Summon a "Drone" monster from his GY to the zone "General" points to. He Special Summons "Drone Pawn". Blood Shepherd tunes the Level 4 "Recycler" with the Level 2 Tuner "Carrier" to Synchro Summon the Level 6 "Commandrone Double Sniper" (2000/2600) in Attack Position. Blood Shepherd activates the other effect of "General"; letting him target "Drone Pawn" (as it is a Level 4 or lower "Drone" monster with 1000 or less ATK) and allow it to attack directly this turn. Lightning activates the effect of "Legatus Legionis", allowing him to Once per Turn tribute an "Armatos Legio" monster to Special Summon 1 "Armatos Legio" monster from his GY with a different name. Lightning tributes "Seeker" to Special Summon "Armatos Legio Scutum" (0/1800) from his GY in Defense Position to the zone "Centurion" points to.

As an "Armatos Legio" Link Monster points to "Scutum", the effect of "Scutum" prevents Blood Shepherd from attacking monsters except for that Link Monster. "Drone Pawn" attacks directly, but the effect of "Armatos Lex" lets Lightning negate direct attacks as long as both players control a monster. Since a card or effect that would negate an attack was activated, the effect of "Double Sniper" places one Drone Counter on itself after the effect resolves (Double Sniper Drone Counters 0 → 1). When "Double Sniper" has at least one Drone Counter on it, it can attack directly as well as make a second attack during each Battle Phase. "Double Sniper" attacks Lightning directly, but Lightning activates the effect of "Armatos Lex" to negate the attack (Double Sniper Drone Counters 1 → 2). "Double Sniper" attacks "Centurion"; but Lightning activates the effect of "Centurion" to negate the attack.

Because Lightning activated a monster effect while "Double Sniper" has 2 or more Drone Counters on it, Blood Shepherd activates the effect of "Double Sniper" to negate that effect, destroy the monster and inflict 1000 Damage to Lightning, but the other effect of "Scutum" prevents "Armatos Legio" Link Monsters that point to it from being destroyed by battle or card effects once per turn. The attack continues but "Centurion" is not destroyed (Lightning 1200 → 900). "General" attacks and destroys "Centurion" (Lightning 900 → 200).

Blood Shepherd activates the other effect of "Drone Unity", letting him tribute a "Drone" monster to draw a card. He tributes "Drone Pawn" and draws "Drone Force Fusion". He activates "Drone Force Fusion", letting him Fusion Summon a Fusion Monster using materials he controls on the field, including at least one "Drone" monster. Blood Shepherd fuses "Double Sniper" and "General" to Fusion Summon "Fortressdrone Beehive" (0/3000) in Attack Position. The effect of "Beehive" activates as it was Fusion Summoned, putting a number of Drone Counters on it equal to the Level of the Fusion Material (Beehive Drone Counters 0 → 6). The other effect of "Beehive" lets Blood Shepherd remove any number of Drone Counters from it to Special Summon an equal amount of "Drone Tokens" to his field. He removes 5 counters (Beehive Drone Counters 6 → 1) to Special Summon 5 "Drone Tokens" (0/0) all in Attack Position, while the effect of "Beehive" increases its ATK by 1000 for every "Drone" monster on the field besides itself ("Beehive": 0 → 5000 ATK). Blood Shepherd sets a card.

Turn 6: Lightning
Lightning draws "Judgement Arrows". Lightning activates the Link Spell Card "Judgement Arrows", but Blood Shepherd activates the effect of "Snatch Drone", negating the effect of "Judgement Arrows" since it has the same name as the card previously destroyed by "Snatch Drone". As Blood Shepherd controls a "Drone" Monster, he activates his set "Capture Drone" by targeting a Link Monster his opponent controls, in this case "Legatus Legionis". That target has its effect negated and cannot be used as Link Material nor be tributed, and while "Capture Drone" is face-up Lightning's Link Monsters cannot attack. Lightning activates the other effect of "Armatos Lex", letting him Once per Turn tribute an "Armatos Legio" monster he controls to draw a card. Lightning tributes "Scutum" and draws "Armatos Legio Magica Alcum". He Normal Summons "Magica Alcum" (0/1600) and activates its effect, letting him use the effect of an "Armatos Legio" Link Monster that points to it as its own effect, as well as preventing that monster from being destroyed by card effects this turn. Through the effect of "Magica Alcum" Lightning activates the effect of "Legatus Legionis", sending to the GY a card it points to in order to destroy all face-up cards in the opponent's Main Monster Zones and Spell/Trap Zones. Lightning sends "Judgement Arrows" to the GY and destroys all 5 "Drone Tokens" ("Beehive": 5000 → 0 ATK), "Capture Drone", "Snatch Drone" and "Drone Unity". The effect of "Judgement Arrows" activates as it left the field, destroying all monsters it points to, but "Legatus Legionis" is not destroyed due to the effect of "Magica Alcum".

"Armatos Legio Legatus Legionis" attacks and destroys "Fortressdrone Beehive" (Blood Shepherd 2300 → 0).

Featured cards

The following cards appeared in this episode. Cards in italics debuted here.

Lightning
Blood Shepherd