Rise of the Duelist features the return of Yugi’s classic ‘Gaia the Dragon Champion’, remastered with new abilities. The new form increases its attack every time it wins a battle and is able to destroy any card by spending the increased attack. Cards like ‘Gaia the Fierce Knight’ and ‘Catapult Turtle’ receive new forms as well, and a new Normal Spell card lets players choose to use the effects of classic cards like ‘Pot of Greed’, ‘Change of Heart’ and ‘The Forceful Sentry’. The set includes new Noble Knight creatures, as well as Infernoble Knights. Rise of the Duelist includes new cards for themes introduced in the Secret Slayers and Mystic Fighters sets, as well.
Rise of the Duelist contains 100 new cards, including 10 Secret Rares; 14 Ultra Rares; 26 Super Rares; and 50 Commons. The booster set will also feature 20 previously unavailable cards from oversea promotions and pack-ins.
The Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG: Rise of the Duelist is the first new product announced by Konami Digital Entertainment since the delay of Eternity Code due to impacts of the coronavirus on its operations (see “‘Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG’ Printer Shuts Down”).