The Kashtira archetype officially arrived in Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel in August—but not at full power.
The Rage of Chaos Selection Pack in Master Duel added several Kashtira cards to the digital game on Aug. 10, including Kashtira Fenrir, Kashtira Unicorn, and Kashtira Shangri-Ira. But several powerful cards from the archetype and arguably the deck’s strongest monster, Kashtira Arise-Heart, are not available in Master Duel yet.
Kashtira Arise-Heart is the archetype’s main boss monster that further enables the deck’s strategy of banishing cards. Without it in Master Duel, though, a full-power Kashtira deck is not available.
This has many players asking the all-important question: When will Kashtira Arise-Heart be added to Master Duel?
What is Kashtira Arise-Heart’s release date in Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel?
Konami has confirmed that Kashtira Arise-Heart is set to be added to Master Duel on Oct. 10. The card will be a part of the game’s next Selection Pack, Flame of Fury, as an Ultra Rare (UR).
Even though the Kashtira archetype was introduced in August, Arise-Heart was somewhat surprisingly not a part of the initial batch of cards for the strategy. And then it wasn’t included in one of the next packs in September, leaving fans curious as to when this powerful boss monster would be released in the digital game.
As of August 2023, the only Kashtira cards in Master Duel were Kashtira Fenrir, Kashtira Riseheart, Kashtira Unicorn, Kashtira Ogre, Kashtira Shangri-Ira, Kashtira Birth, and Kashtira Preparations. But now, we know that at least Kashtira Arise-Heart, Tearlaments Kashtira, and Pressured Planet Wraitsoth are coming on Oct. 10. It’s unclear at this time if other Kashtira cards like Scareclaw Kashtira, Kashtiratheosis, and Kashtira Big Bang will also be included in the October pack, but I would be surprised if they weren’t considering the other Kashtira support that’s confirmed.
When the archetype’s additional support cards are added to Master Duel in a few days, Kashtira will immediately be a contender for one of the top meta decks in the game. Therefore, you might want to prepare yourself to see plenty of Kashtira Arise-Heart and the archetype’s other cards on the ranked ladder moving forward.