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    Deck Leader FAQ by Lord Blade

    Version: 0.7 | Updated: 08/04/04 | Search Guide | Bookmark Guide

    Yu-Gi-Oh: Duelist of the Roses
    Deck Leader FAQ
    by Adam "Lord Blade" Taylor
    v0.7
    
    Special Thanks to unmove...
    First off, I'd like to give my thanks to unmove. He had gathered a vast amount
    of information about deck leader abilities from various sources. This FAQ
    wouldn't be possible without his help.
    
    Other thanks go out to:
    Dome1983
    chuckberts
    finfreeze
    Tadpole999
    JADI
    Supersaiyan4Gotenks
    BondJamesBond
    Stryker1190
    zikomo
    
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    General Note about Deck Leaders
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    All creatures of a type will have the same abilities (meaning all Warriors
    will have the same ability list at SD) with a couple of minor exceptions.
    - Low Summoning Cost abilities will not appear on creatures with 1 to 3 stars
    - Creatures of low level (generally 1 to 3) will have an extra ability
    
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    Gaining and Losing Ranks
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    All creature cards have an Experience (XP) amount (which is a hidden number).
    As a card gains more XP, it will start to gain ranks.
    In order to be used as a Deck Leader, a card needs at least one rank (1LT).
    Cards can also lose XP, and be reduced in rank. Though they will never be
    reduced below 1LT. So once they're usable as a Deck Leader, they will always
    be.
    
    The following increases XP:
    - Every turn face up on the field
    - Being in play face up when a match ends
    - Defeating enemy cards
    - Having multiple copies of the card out (face up) increases how much XP is
    gained
    
    The following decreases XP:
    - Being placed into the Graveyard from play (being defeated in battle or by a
    trap or magic card)
    - Being placed into the Graveyard from your hard (being discarded, or used in
    a fusion)
    
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    Ability Descriptions
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    *** EXTENDED SUPPORT RANGE ***
    (usually aquired Mid to Late level)
    
    - This increases the range a Deck Leader's abilities work from the regular 3x3
    (the 8 squares around a DL) range to a 5x5 range (the 24 sqaures around a DL)
    - This does not apply to Exodia's range for summoning the complete Exodia
    
    Example:
    D - Deck Leader
    X - Range in which abilities activate
    
    Normal 3x3
    
    XXX
    XDX
    XXX
    
    Extended - 5x5
    
    XXXXX
    XXXXX
    XXDXX
    XXXXX
    XXXXX
    
    *** INCREASED STRENGTH FOR SAME TYPE FRIENDLIES ***
    (usually aquired early as one of the first abilities)
    
    - Increases the Attack/Defense of any creatures you control of the same type
    as your Deck Leader within your Deck Leader's range
    
    Power Increase = Star Level x 100 (to a max of 500)
    
    *** WEAKEN SPECIFIC ENEMY TYPE ***
    (usually aquired mid to late rank)
    
    - Decreases the Attack/Defense of any creature of the specified type that comes
    within your Deck Leader's range
    
    Power Decrease = Star Level x 100 (to a max of 500)
    
    *** SPELLBIND SPECIFIC ENEMY TYPE ***
    (usually aquired mid range)
    
    - Automatically spellbinds any creature of the specified type that comes within
    your Deck Leader's range
    
    *** DESTROY SPECIFIC ENEMY TYPE ***
    (aquired after Spellbind ability)
    
    - Automatically destroys any creature of the specified type that comes within
    your Deck Leader's range (the creature goes to the Graveyard)
    
    *** INCREASED RESISTANCE FOR SAME TYPE FRIENDLIES ***
    (aquired mid range)
    
    - Any of your creatures of the same type and within your Deck Leader's range
    will be immune to enemy traps, spells and creature abilities
    
    *** DECREASE SUMMONING COST ***
    (usually aquired very late)
    
    - Decreases the cost to play creatures of the same type as your Deck Leader
    
    The decrease depends on the Star Level of your Deck Leader:
    1-3 Stars = Not Applicable (the creature won't gain this ability)
    4-6 Stars = -1 to cost
    7+ Stars = -2 to cost
    
    *** INCREASED DECK LEADER MOVEMENT ***
    (aquired mid to late level)
    
    - Your Deck Leader can move two squares instead of one
    
    *** INCREASED MOVEMENT FOR SAME TYPE FRIENDLIES ***
    (aquired early to mid level)
    
    - Increases the movement range of same type creatures by 1 as long as they are
    within your Deck Leader's range
    - This DOES NOT stack with the bonus movement gained from terrain
    
    *** CHANGE TERRAIN TYPE ***
    (aquired late)
    
    - Changes the terrain of the sqaure your Deck Leader moves onto into the
    specified type
    
    *** OPEN CARD ***
    (aquired around the COL level)
    
    - Any opponent card moved within your Deck Leader's range is flipped up
    
    *** DIRECT DAMAGE HALVED ***
    (aquired late level)
    
    - Direct damage attacks are halved (ie. Final Flame)
    
    *** LP RECOVERY ***
    
    - You gain the indicated amount of Life Points at the beginning of your turn
    
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    Deck Leader Info
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    The information for each type of creature will be listed in the following
    manner:
    
    * Type Name - Max Level Checked:
    - (ie. Dragon, Warrior, etc) followed by the highest level this creature has
    been raised to so far
    
    * Low Level Limit:
    - Highest star level this creature can be and still have a "low level ability"
    
    * Low Level Ability:
    - What the creature will gain for being a low star level deck leader
    
    * Slot Arrows:
    - Wether or not the creature earns extra slot arrows
    - A creature can increase the graveyard slots to up to 5 arrows (three
    horizontal and two diagonal)
    - The first of these arrows will be gained at MAJ rank, the last at SD rank
    
    * Find Hidden Card:
    - Wether or not the creature earns has the Find Hidden Card ability
    - This ability is gained at the MAJ rank and is NOT listed on the card
    
    * Abilities:
    - A list of all the abilities this creature type will earn and what level they
    are earned at
    
    **
    *** DRAGON - SD ***
    **
    
    Low Level Limit: 3
    
    Low Level Ability: Open Card
    
    Slot Arrows: No
    
    Find Hidden Card: No
    
    Abilities:
    - Increased Deck Leader Movement (ADM)
    - Decreased Summoning Cost (SADM)
    
    **
    *** SPELLCASTER - SD ***
    **
    
    Low Level Limit: ?
    
    Low Level Ability: Change Terrain - Yami
    
    Slot Arrows: Yes
    
    Find Hidden Card: No
    
    Abilities:
    - Extended Support Range (VADM)
    - Increased Strength for Same Type Friendlies (COL)
    - Weaken Specific Enemy Type: Fiends (SADM)
    
    **
    *** ZOMBIE - VADM ***
    **
    
    Low Level Limit: ?
    
    Low Level Ability: Decrease Direct Damage
    
    Slot Arrows: Yes
    
    Find Hidden Card: Yes
    
    Abilities:
    - Extended Support Range (MAJ)
    - Increased Strength for Same Type Friendlies (LTC)
    - Weaken Specific Enemy Type: ?
    
    **
    *** WARRIOR - SD ***
    **
    
    Low Level Limit: 1-2
    
    Low Level Ability: Open Card
    
    Slot Arrows: Yes
    
    Find Hidden Card: No
    
    Abilities:
    - Extended Support Range (ADM)
    - Weaken Specific Enemy Type: Dragon (SD)
    
    **
    *** BEAST WARRIOR - SD ***
    **
    
    Low Level Limit: ?
    
    Low Level Ability: ?
    
    Slot Arrows: Yes
    
    Find Hidden Card: Yes
    
    Abilities:
    - Increased Movement for Same Type Friendlies (MAJ)
    - Extended Support Range
    - Decreased Summoning Cost
    
    **
    *** BEAST - BG ***
    **
    
    Low Level Limit: ?
    
    Low Level Ability: ?
    
    Slot Arrows: No
    
    Find Hidden Card: Yes
    
    Abilities:
    - Increased Movement for Same Type Friendlies (CPT)
    - Increased Strength for Same Type Friendlies (LTC)
    - Weaken Specific Enemy Type: Fish (BG)
    
    **
    *** WINGED BEAST - COL ***
    **
    
    Low Level Limit: ?
    
    Low Level Ability: ?
    
    Slot Arrows: No
    
    Find Hidden Card: Yes
    
    Abilities:
    - Increased Deck Leader Movement
    - Weaken Specific Enemy Type: Fish (SD)
    
    **
    *** FIEND - SD ***
    **
    
    Low Level Limit: 2
    
    Low Level Ability: Change Terrain - Yami (RADM)
    
    Slot Arrows: No
    
    Find Hidden Card: No
    
    Abilities:
    - Increased Strength for Same Type Friendlies (COL)
    - Weaken Specific Enemy Type: Spellcaster (BG)
    - Extended Support Range (VADM)
    
    **
    *** FAIRY - SD ***
    **
    
    Low Level Limit: 1
    
    Low Level Ability: Decrease Direct Damage (VADM)
    
    Slot Arrows: Yes
    
    Find Hidden Card: No
    
    Abilities:
    - Increased Strength for Same Type Friendlies (1LT)
    - Increased Resistance for Same Type Friendlies (LTC)
    - Spellbind Specific Enemy Type: Zombie (COL)
    - Destroy Specific Enemy Type: Fiend (BG)
    - Extended Support Range (RADM)
    - LP Recovery (SADM)
    
    **
    *** INSECT - SD ***
    **
    
    Low Level Limit: 1
    
    Low Level Ability: Change Terrain - Forest (COL)
    
    Slot Arrows: No
    
    Find Hidden Card: Yes
    
    Abilities:
    - Weaken Specific Enemy Type: Sea Serpent (MAJ)
    - Increased Strength for Same Type Friendlies (LTC)
    - Extended Support Range (BG)
    
    **
    *** REPTILE - ? ***
    **
    
    Low Level Limit: ?
    
    Low Level Ability: Decrease Direct Damage
    
    Slot Arrows: Yes
    
    Find Hidden Card: Yes
    
    Abilities:
    - Extended Support Range
    - Increased Strength for Same Type Friendlies (CPT)
    - Spellbind Specific Enemy Type: Aqua
    - Destroy Specific Enemy Type: Insect
    
    **
    *** DINOSAUR - SD ***
    **
    
    Low Level Limit: 2
    
    Low Level Ability: Open Card (CPT)
    
    Slot Arrows: Yes
    
    Find Hidden Card: ?
    
    Abilities:
    - Decrease Summoning Cost
    - Increased Movement for Same Type Friendlies (2LT)
    
    **
    *** FISH - COL ***
    **
    
    Low Level Limit: ?
    
    Low Level Ability: Open Card (CPT)
    
    Slot Arrows: ?
    
    Find Hidden Card: Yes
    
    Abilities:
    - Increased Movement for Same Type Friendlies (1LT)
    
    **
    *** SEA SERPENT - SD ***
    **
    
    Low Level Limit: ?
    
    Low Level Ability: ?
    
    Slot Arrows: Yes
    
    Find Hidden Card: No
    
    Abilities:
    - Decrease Summoning Cost (SD)
    - Increased Movement for Same Type Friendlies (MAJ)
    
    **
    *** MACHINE - SD ***
    **
    
    Low Level Limit: 1
    
    Low Level Ability: Open Card (CPT)
    
    Slot Arrows: Yes
    
    Find Hidden Card: Yes
    
    Abilities:
    - Increased Movement for Same Type Friendlies (1LT)
    - Increased Deck Leader Movement (BG)
    - Decrease Summoning Cost
    
    **
    *** THUNDER - SD ***
    **
    
    Low Level Limit: 2
    
    Low Level Ability: Open Card
    
    Slot Arrows: Yes
    
    Find Hidden Card: Yes
    
    Abilities:
    - Extended Support Range
    - Weaken Specific Enemy Type: Zombie
    
    **
    *** AQUA - RADM ***
    **
    
    Low Level Limit: ?
    
    Low Level Ability: Change Terrain Type - Umi
    
    Slot Arrows: No
    
    Find Hidden Card: No
    
    Abilities:
    - Extended Support Range
    - Increased Strength for Same Type Friendlies
    - Weaken Specific Enemy Type: ?
    
    **
    *** PYRO - VADM ***
    **
    
    Low Level Limit: ?
    
    Low Level Ability: Decrease Direct Damage
    
    Slot Arrows: Yes
    
    Find Hidden Card: Yes
    
    Abilities:
    - Extended Support Range
    - Increased Strength for Same Type Friendlies
    - Weaken Specific Enemy Type: ?
    - Spellbind Specific Enemy Type: Beast
    - Destroy Specific Enemy Type: Plant
    
    **
    *** ROCK - BG ***
    **
    
    Low Level Limit: ?
    
    Low Level Ability: ?
    
    Slot Arrows: Yes
    
    Find Hidden Card: No
    
    Abilities:
    - Extended Support Range
    - Increased Resistance for Same Type Friendlies
    - Increased Strength for Same Type Friendlies
    - Spellbind Specific Enemy Type: ?
    - Destroy Specific Enemy Type: Dinosaur
    
    **
    *** PLANT - SD ***
    **
    
    Low Level Limit: ?
    
    Low Level Ability: LP Recovery (SADM)
    
    Slot Arrows: No
    
    Find Hidden Card: No
    
    Abilities:
    - Increased Strength for Same Type Friendlies (CPT)
    - Extended Support Range (COL)
    - Spellbind Specific Enemy Type: Dragon (BG)
    - Destroy Specific Enemy Type: Thunder (RADM)
    
    **
    *** IMMORTAL - SD ***
    **
    
    Low Level Limit: ?
    
    Low Level Ability: Open Card
    
    Slot Arrows: No
    
    Find Hidden Card: No
    
    Abilities:
    - Change Terrain Type - Crush

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