Become a Duelist
Play a single player game.
This is an easy trophy. All you have to do is choose Single Player from the main menu, choose a gender (which one you choose doesn't really matter), skip through the announcer's speech, and play a duel. You don't need to win the duel, just finish it.
First to become a true Duelist
Win a Preliminary Tournament.
The single player mode starts off every time with a preliminary tournament. Just win 3 duels during this time to move on to the final tournament. You will most likely get this trophy during your second try at a preliminary tournament due to lack of decent cards.
Note: If you lose at any point during the single player mode, you will have to restart the whole thing again. What I would recommend, if you don't want to redo all your progress each time, is that if you see you're about to lose, just quit to the game's main menu. This requires you to save your progress after each win. When you quit to the game's main menu, you will lose the progress for that duel, but your saved progress from all the previous duels that you've won is still there, essentially meaning that the duel you just exited out of... kinda never happened. This is a great way for learning an opponent's deck and then going into your own deck and restructuring it to better fit the opponent.
Become a Signer
After winning a preliminary tournament, you will enter the final tournament. In this final tournament, duels are now played in matches, instead of single duels. Matches are in best-2-out-of-3 format, and the opponents are much tougher than in the preliminary duels. Their will be either Jack or Yusei as one of the opponents in the final tournament. They will always win their match duels, so as long as you can keep winning too, you are guaranteed to duel them. For this trophy, you must defeat Yusei in the final tournament. He is pretty tough, even with a strong deck, and will require a decent amount of luck and strategy to beat.
Be prepared for a lot of low level monsters Yusei will be summoning. He'll use equip magic cards to increase his monsters' stats. He will be relentlessly attacking you. To defeat him, use monsters of LV4 or lower but with high attack points (to destroy his monsters before they can engage their assault and lower Yusei's life points quickly), have a few magic cards that increase your life points and/or decrease his, have a few LV5 or higher monsters-again with high attack point stats. Round that off with a few equip magic cards and some summon-cancelling trap cards, and you should be all set. Also keep in mind that you should still have a relatively small deck (around 40-45 cards) and a full side deck of 15 cards to switch between duels in a match. This will help you get the cards you need, when you need them and fast.
I mentioned above in the trophy description for First To Become A True Duelist
a glitch that can really help you out. Refer to that if you are struggling to win. Also check out this video made by X3xAnsemx3x of his duel against Yusei.
Absolute King of the Turbo Duel
After winning a preliminary tournament, you will enter the final tournament. In this final tournament, either Jack or Yusei will be one of the opponents. For this trophy, you must defeat Jack in the final tournament. Like Yusei, he is pretty tough, even with a strong deck, and will require a decent amount of luck and strategy to beat.
This one will probably take more than luck and strategy to finish. If you haven't already, and are able to do so, buy a couple of the DLC booster packs to give you the advantage you need. Jack is an overpowering opponent who has his name as the definition of special summoning and extreme power. He'll make quick use of his cards by either sending them to the graveyard to be retrieved later, creating huge fusion monsters like "Five-Headed Dragon
" (link to a picture of the colossus provided, just click on the name in quotes). To defeat Jack, use counter cards like "Magic Jammer
" (to cancel magic cards that help him summon or fuse monsters), "Swords of Revealing Light
" (to keep his monsters from attacking you), and "Dark Hole
" (for times when you're faced with high powered monsters and you've got nothing). Also keep in mind that the first opportunity to activate a card doesn't necessarily mean it's the best time. For example using "Dark Hole" when Jack has a LV3 dragon on the field and that's it... probably isn't as good of a time as when you're facing behemoths like "Five-Headed Dragon" or the infamous "Blue-Eyes White Dragon
". Use carefully judgement and don't rush decisions.
I mentioned above in the trophy description for First To Become A True Duelist
a glitch that can really help you out. Refer to that if you're struggling to win. Also check out this video made by underlordtico of his duel against Jack.
You have talent!
Save an original Deck Recipe.
After winning a duel in single player mode, you will earn cards as a reward for winning. You will earn 1 card for every 20 points received during the end-of-duel scoreboard, where you earn points based on things like how many traps/magics you activated, no damage received, deflected attacks, etc. After you earn cards from winning, you can either quit to the main menu or continue dueling to earn more cards until you lose. either way, once you are back at the main menu, choose "deck edit" to be brought to your trunk and current deck. for this trophy, all you need to do is add or replace any number of cards from your trunk to your deck, and then save the deck recipe in the deck options menu.
Create a Friend!
Play a Tag Duel.
Choose "multiplay" from the main menu, choose "player match" and then choose "custom match", and define your match search terms to tag duel. ( all other options are personal preference). Once matched, play the tag duel and finish it. you do not have to win to get this trophy.
Also, for those who are new to the game of Yu-Gi-Oh!, a tag duel is a 2v2 duel where its you and another player on one team versus two other players on the opposing team. how a tag duel works starts out the same as a normal duel, where rock-paper-scissors decides which team goes first. once the duel starts, the turns roll like this: Player 1 from [rock-paper-scissors winning team, from now on Team 1] goes first, then Player 1 from [rock-paper-scissors losing team, now Team 2]. after Player 1 from Team 2 finishes his turn, it moves on to Player 2 of Team 1, then to Player 2 of Team 2. once Player 2's turn is over, the cycle rolls back around to Player 1 on Team 1. cards played by the other team member can be activated by either player on the same team, but only cards that are on the field. life points are shared by the teammates, so if one player gets damaged, it draws from the team's life points.
You became a tag Duelist!
Win a Tag Duel for the first time.
(please see Create A Friend!
for how to enter the tag duel mode and how a tag duel works)
As stated above, enter a tag duel match and finish it. but this time you must win. This trophy and all other wins obtained during tag duels are much easier when you have 3 other boosters you know playing.
Becoming a special Duelist
Win and get a Rare Card.
This trophy should unlock most likely after your first win. If not, just keep winning duels, though honestly it shouldn't take you more than two or three. This trophy unlocked for me after my first win. Once you win, you will get cards as a reward, the trophy will unlock after you have viewed all obtained cards and have chosen either yes or no to save the game.
Inflict at least 1 million total damage.
This trophy is for your overall duels, not at one time (good lord that'd be awful). There are no restrictions as to which mode you must be playing in to have damage points count towards 1 million, but it would be easier to do in single player if you don't have any boosters, and easier in multiplayer if you have boosters. When going the boosting route, have your opponent boosters fill their decks with cards that will increase their life points. Then just keep attacking them or using cards to decrease their life points, and repeat. When going the single player route, there are 8,000 life points for each duelist. it will take 125 duels to reach that amount if you play just single player, and that number requires you to deal 8,000 points of damage each duel. damage dealt in duels lost also count towards this total.
100 wins in Single Mode.
Despite saying single mode, and referring to a "lonely" duelist, you can earn this trophy in single player or 1v1 online. just win 100 times through either game mode and this trophy is yours
100 wins in Tag Duel.
This trophy must be done in multiplay mode, and once again is HIGHLY recommended that you do this with 3 other boosters from this site. Just win 100 tag duels and this trophy is yours
200 wins in any mode.
You could earn this trophy using any of the following 3 ways:
- Single player only
- A combo of single player and multiplayer
- Multiplayer only
I would recommend using the middle method because you can earn the other 2 trophies that require a certain number of wins.
Play single player first and accumulate 100 wins first, create your awesome all-powerful deck and then hit multiplayer and accumulate 100 tag duel wins. doing that is probably the fastest way of getting all 3 trophies