Play Modes

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Duelyst sports several game modes that differ in rules and rewards.

Game mode selection screen

Training grounds[edit | edit source]

New players start with the Trainings grounds' tutorial in order to learn the basics of the game. Training grounds are also home to challenges where one must defeat the opponent in only one turn. Challenges are intended to improve a player's skill, and offer rewards upon completion.

Ranked ladder[edit | edit source]

Win streak in ranked ladder

On ranked ladder, players compete against other players. Winning a game earns the player a chevron, while losing makes one lose a chevron. Upon gaining or losing enough chevrons, the player's rank is changed. There are 30 total ranks which make up 5 divisions, and a different number of chevrons is needed at each rank to reach the next one:

  • Bronze Division: Rank 30 - Rank 21 (1-2 chevrons)
  • Silver Division: Rank 20 - Rank 11 (3-4 chevrons)
  • Gold Division: Rank 10 - Rank 6 (5 chevrons)
  • Diamond Division: Rank 5 - Rank 1 (5 chevrons)
  • S-Rank Division

Once a player enters a division, he or she cannot drop below the minimum rank for that division. E.g., Silver Division players cannot drop below rank 20, Gold Division players cannot drop below rank 10, and so on.

Win streaks earn players additional chevrons: Starting at 3 wins in a row, one gets 2 chevrons for each win. Win streaks are only possible from Bronze Division, rank 25 to Diamond Division, rank 5.

Ranks are reset each season. Seasons last from the first to the last day of every month.

Player gets rewards after season's end:

RANK 20 REWARD 1 x Monthly Epic + Spirit + Gold

RANK 10 REWARD 1 x Monthly Legendary + 1 x Monthly Epic + Spirit + Gold

RANK 5 REWARD 1 x Monthly Rare + 1 x Monthly Legendary + 1 x Monthly Epic + Spirit + Gold

RANK: S-Rank REWARD 1 x Monthly Common + 1 x RANDOM Legendary + 1 x Monthly Rare + 1 x Monthly Legendary+ 1 x Monthly Epic + Spirit + Gold

The Gauntlet[edit | edit source]

A deck being constructed in The Gauntlet

The Gauntlet is a game mode where one chooses a faction and builds a deck out of random cards. In contrast to the other modes, entering The Gauntlet costs 150 gold, and rewards the player with increasingly valuable rewards depending on how many wins one achieves. Rewards include cards, orbs, gold and with at least 7 wins another Gauntlet ticket to start a new run.

Upon entering, the player is presented three random factions that he or she may choose to play. Then, one constructs the deck by choosing one of three random cards until 30 cards have been assembled. The cards presented are not limited to what the player owns, and there is no limit to the number of copies of each card allowed in the deck.

A Gauntlet run ends when the player accomplishes 12 wins or reaches 3 losses.

Gauntlet guides can be found here.

Sandbox[edit | edit source]

Sandbox deck selection screen

Sandbox mode allows the player to test two decks against each other. This can be used when trying to improve an old deck by directly comparing it to the new version, or to safely learn and test a deck against common ranked ladder decks.

Sandbox also makes it possible to stage a desired screenshot.

NOTE: This mode is currently unavaiable.

It is possible to reactivate this mode with one of T2k5's scripts.