Monster Exchanging for Yusuke


Monday marks the debut of the Yu Yu Hakusho Collab along with the first introduction of cards available in the Event Tab for the Monster Exchange.

Through this event tab, players will be able to trade in variuos dungeon drops for particular skill up materials but the main focus will be on exchanging four 6* GFE/6* YYH Collab cards for Yusuke .

Overall, Yusuke is an incredible card to own as both a sub and leader which makes him a highly desirable monster to own. As such, many players will be wanting to use the Trading Post to acquire Yusuke without heavily rolling in the Collab itself.

This article will explain why Yusuke is powerful along with how to use the Monster Exchange efficiently as well as trade-in recommendations.

For a full review of the Yu Yu Hakusho Collab, please refer to my previous post HERE.

Video commentary

–video coming soon–

Rolling/trading in for Yusuke



Active: Reduces cooldown of other skills by 1 turn. Removes lock status on orbs. Change all orbs to Water & Light orbs (13 turn CD)

Leader Skill: Light attribute cards HP x1.5, ATK x1.5, RCV x1.5. All attribute cards ATK x4 when reaching 7 combos or above. All attribute cards ATK x2.5 when reaching Light & Water combos

Awakenings: Bind Immune Bind Immune Skill Boost Skill Boost Skill Lock Resist Time Extend 45 45 

  • Powerful & synergistic active
  • Incredible Leader Skill
    • One of the best/the best in the game
  • Multi-component ATK multiplier
    • Some damage control
  • Unconditional HP/RCV multiplier
  • Flexible team building
  • Mono colour potency
  • Easy activation
    • Only requires Water & Light combos
  • Double 7c 45 AND Box 
  • Can be used as a powerful sub
  • Balance typing means he can use any Killer Latent
  • Worth Monster Exchanging for
  • Not a pretty girl

Upon his release, Yusuke will become one of the most dominating cards in the game as both a leader and sub. This is because he boasts wonderful offensive awakenings, active, and leader skill that helps him fit in the current meta.

As a leader, he is able to form a 2.25x HP / 225x ATK / 2.25x RCV team that only requires Light cards along with a Water and Light combo. Furthermore, he has a modest form of damage control via his 3-part Leader Skill.

Yusuke can be thought of as a more offensive Edward  by trading out a shield for HP/RCV and a higher ATK multiplier. Both leaders have their pros and cons and if you missed out on Edward, it is well worth pursuing Yusuke.

Combining high unconditional durability with explosive damage is the main reason why Yusuke is a powerful leader. He is able to form a full bind immunity team along with being able to naturally address most problems with ease. As such, he will most likely be the strongest leader you have at your disposal.

In addition to his leadership potential, Yusuke can fill more roles as a sub compared to Edward due to his Void Damage Penetration  awakening which enables him to trivialize damage void encounters. Furthermore, by owning double 7 Combo 45, a bi-elemental board changer, and the ability to equip any Killer Latent, Yusuke is quite self sufficient and requires less support to one shot a boss compared to other pixel options.

Unfortunately, like the Full Metal Alchemist Collab, the Yu Yu Hakusho event features a somewhat lackluster roster which may make it challenging to justify rolling. As such, utilizing the Monster Exchange may be the most efficient way of acquiring Yusuke.

Monster Exchange

The Monster Exchange system (sometimes called Trading Post) enables players to trade various cards with GungHo for a monster of their choosing. In the case of Yusuke, players will be required to trade four 6* GFE/YYH Collab cards.

While this may feel like a steep price, one has to remember that they are acquiring what is arguably one of the best cards in the entire game along with avoiding the need to actually roll in the Collab.

With that being said, it is unwise to blindly nuke your box and should instead try to determine what can be safely parted with.

The following image depicts all the acceptable trades that can be made for Yusuke. Just remember that you require any 4 of the shown monsters and the same one can be used multiple times.


GungHo has been slowly releasing new Mega Awoken evolutions (essentially awoken evolutions) for their older 6* GFE and these new forms can dramatically alter how the card performs. This makes it challenging to predict which card will become powerful moving forward.

With that in mind, it is unlikely that players would need to have 3 or more copies of the above featured cards (with the exception of Cotton ) which may help in some decision making.

Unfortunately, most players do not have 3 or more copies of a single 6* GFE and will have to dig deeper to find cards to trade away. Thankfully, some 6* GFE are either niche/less relevant along with some having less value beyond the first one. Just remember that it may be quite risky to trade away your only copy of a GFE as it will be challenging to replace them.

Exchangeable cards at a glance

The following table will hopefully act as a quick reference guide as to what Godfest Exclusives are safe to trade away assuming you have less cards available. Just remember that you can use the same card numerous times for the Monster Exchange system. On a final note, players must exchange a lower evolution form of the Godfest Exclusive so one may need to un-evolve them.

The Primarily Used as section will give a general indication as to where the card is mostly used as. In addition, the following symbols will be used to help facilitate fast information absorption:

  • download = yes
  • 2558736037bba11c264e4086f62b8246_clipart-question-mark-question-mark-clipart-nature_2400-2400= maybe/somewhat
  • x = no

These should be used as a starting point and not taken as absolute truth. Your individual monster box and needs are unique so still exercise your own judgement.

Monster Exchanging for Yusuke
Card Primarily used as a(n) Currently viable? Valuable in dupes?
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Leader / Inherit 2558736037bba11c264e4086f62b8246_clipart-question-mark-question-mark-clipart-nature_2400-2400 x
Leader / Inherit 2558736037bba11c264e4086f62b8246_clipart-question-mark-question-mark-clipart-nature_2400-2400 2558736037bba11c264e4086f62b8246_clipart-question-mark-question-mark-clipart-nature_2400-2400
Leader / sub download 2558736037bba11c264e4086f62b8246_clipart-question-mark-question-mark-clipart-nature_2400-2400
3391 Sub 2558736037bba11c264e4086f62b8246_clipart-question-mark-question-mark-clipart-nature_2400-2400 2558736037bba11c264e4086f62b8246_clipart-question-mark-question-mark-clipart-nature_2400-2400
3392 Sub x 2558736037bba11c264e4086f62b8246_clipart-question-mark-question-mark-clipart-nature_2400-2400
Leader 2558736037bba11c264e4086f62b8246_clipart-question-mark-question-mark-clipart-nature_2400-2400 x
Sub 2558736037bba11c264e4086f62b8246_clipart-question-mark-question-mark-clipart-nature_2400-2400 2558736037bba11c264e4086f62b8246_clipart-question-mark-question-mark-clipart-nature_2400-2400
Leader download 2558736037bba11c264e4086f62b8246_clipart-question-mark-question-mark-clipart-nature_2400-2400
Sub / Inherit download download
Sub / Inherit 2558736037bba11c264e4086f62b8246_clipart-question-mark-question-mark-clipart-nature_2400-2400 2558736037bba11c264e4086f62b8246_clipart-question-mark-question-mark-clipart-nature_2400-2400
Scheat Sub 2558736037bba11c264e4086f62b8246_clipart-question-mark-question-mark-clipart-nature_2400-2400 x
Sub / Inherit 2558736037bba11c264e4086f62b8246_clipart-question-mark-question-mark-clipart-nature_2400-2400 2558736037bba11c264e4086f62b8246_clipart-question-mark-question-mark-clipart-nature_2400-2400
3370 Sub / Inherit download 2558736037bba11c264e4086f62b8246_clipart-question-mark-question-mark-clipart-nature_2400-2400
Leader / Sub download x
3268 Leader / Sub download x
Sub / Inherit download 2558736037bba11c264e4086f62b8246_clipart-question-mark-question-mark-clipart-nature_2400-2400
Leader 2558736037bba11c264e4086f62b8246_clipart-question-mark-question-mark-clipart-nature_2400-2400 x
Leader / Inherit download 2558736037bba11c264e4086f62b8246_clipart-question-mark-question-mark-clipart-nature_2400-2400
Sub downloaddownload downloaddownload

2 or 1 Yusuke

I can foresee this being a somewhat popular question and it is hard to give a definitive answer without knowing your Monster Box situation. A second Yusuke is naturally a powerful sub on his own team, but it would be quite rare to actually needing to run two as subs on a different team.

As such, it may border more on the edge of luxury but may also be a solution for players who lack enough strong/viable 7c Light/Water cards.

At this point in time, there are most likely no super amazing Collabs coming to NA any time soon along with the 10-stone machines being featured last month. As such, it may be a while before something new and powerful is released so if trading for a second Yusuke will dramatically improve your box it may be worth it.


Yusuke is the new Flavour of the Month as he is incredibly powerful along with being reasonably accessible for most players. These two factors brings us somewhat back into the Dark Athena 3193 era as a large chunk of my Friend’s list is now Yusuke.

While it may feel like a steep cost trading in 4 cards for Yusuke, it is generally worthwhile overall as he will take your Monster Box to the next level.

I plan to write and release a team building guide for Yusuke in the near future.

Let me know if you traded in for him and whether or not you felt it was worthwhile.

Happy Puzzling!

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60 thoughts on “Monster Exchanging for Yusuke”

  1. Trade trade and trade away. Why? Because you can always have a chance to roll those GFE on a monthly basis.


  2. Mantastic, I have a light ideal. Would she be a viable sub instead of a sub yusuke? Assuming I am running another yusuke as leader.


  3. Traded away Sensui for a Yusuke, hard to say if it was worthwhile, but I don’t really see myself using him over Kush for A3 because I’d have to relearn my damage output


  4. Hey 👋🏻
    Is it worth getting this guy over my curent team?
    LIdeal(lightning), FCotton(Indra), Zinogre(hathor), Ryomi(bride persephone), odindra(penelo).
    I would have to sell my only copies of (aten),(baldin), and (scheat).


    1. Yusuke would be a huge upgrade from your current team and you already have many of the stronger subs for him

      Take a look at various yt videos of him and see if it looks appealing


  5. I have dups of eschemali, baldin, and raijin. I was planning on using those in addition to one of my odins (I have only 1 of each). I decided to roll twice and got Minoru, so I thought I could keep my odins, but from your chart it looks like he’s better than either. So it seems that I should just use Rodin for the trade? Or is Rodin worth the 25 stones I have to try for another 6*? (I already have a kush, if that changes anything)


  6. I have a raijin, ryune, and eschamali, no dupes of any of them, and I need help deciding. I haven’t used eschamali for anything in a long time, but I use raijin as an inherit for rikuu team and ryune as inherit for dark-based bh team. Suppose I roll a diamond from the collab… should i do the trade?


      1. I would be hesitant with esch, as I think her next set of evos will be game changing. Her intial hype was crazy, and GH also play into it, seeing as they’ve done color swaps for her. The others I would probably be fine with trading. Take this with a grain of salt.


  7. I would encourage most people to hop on the meta train now while it is just arriving in the station. I skipped Dark Athena and it took months (over a year?) of waiting for her to be dethroned.


    1. I agree that hopping on the hype train right away gives you the most value for the card. Everything will be replaced eventually so by using yusuke now, you can enjoy being on the current top tier meta


  8. Is it worth trading Raizen, Sylvie, Typhon and Eschamali for Yusuke? I have LIdeal, Blue Cotton, Aife, Edward, Alphonse, Hexazeon…


  9. Escha, sylvie, scheat, dmeta and typhon are on the block, no dupes. (Rodin is safe)
    Perfectly good Ameno team but Im tempted, will see if free stones get me a yyh 6star to ease the pain.
    Even then Ill likely wait till the 11th hour and see if the stream on the 27th reveals any game changers. Got burnt on XM, never again!


  10. Rolled but didn’t get him. Feels like i have been playing for forever, so I had a dupe Baldin, Scheat(3rd dupe), Blodin(2nd dupe) and Ryunne(2nd Dupe) which got me him. No regrets.

    But i can see myself running out of 6* dupes very quickly since i know i will want to get Beach Fujin and who knows what else is coming down the pipes.


  11. Do you think trading in d meta and Sylvie is worth? I already have a Yusuke, but I need good 7c subs for him. I also have a green cotton so I don’t think sylvie has any use, but d meta is what I’m debating over.


  12. Traded upon release then rolled a dupe. Lmfao. Do you know if the voids stack? Unfortunately I couldn’t bypass the hype, especially with also having edward, seeing as Yusuke is quite an awesome sub for his team.


  13. Team building seemed really straightforward but I found a problem – there aren’t that many Lt-Wt-Hrt orb changers. I only care about that for FUA setups against nasty resolves. Luckily, Amenominakanushi is, and I heartily recommend it for any Yusuke team.

    Yusuke-Yusuke-Ameno-Lt Ideal-Paimon


    1. If I am not mistaken, there are only 3 cards with that active : ameno, Nene, and barioth (monster hunter card)

      With that being said, dqxq is a viable inheirt, especially if jammer/poison exists


        1. That kind of FUA option is quite poor as it takes up 9 orbs to function whereas a regular FUA only needs 5 heart orbs

          With that being said, the orb changing component is nice


  14. Hey Mantastic, I was wondering whether or not I should trade for Yusuke. I don’t really have a leader that can output a lot of damage. I have (Revo Kush, the new Kaede, Enra…). I wanna trade for Yusuke but I’m planning on trading my only copies of Kurama, Baldin, Red Odin, and Blue Odin. Could you give me some advice on whether or not it is worth it to trade? Thanks!


  15. Do you think its worth trading for yusuke if I do not currently have any good subs for him? I rolled 2 diamonds from the collab and have Blue Odin, Red Odin, Escha, Typhon, and Raijin (no dupes).


      1. My box is
        Of the subs you listed in your other post, I have Apollo and BValk, but if I do trade, I’ll definitely try rolling for some of his better subs in the future. I’m still not quite sure if I should trade, but it’s more because I’ve already rolled 2 diamond collabs and feel like they would be more useful if traded away.


        1. You unfortunately do not have much to work with but simply having Yusuke means you may be able to clear significantly more content compared to right now

          So if you do trade, you may advance yourself but be aware that super end game content will still be out of reach due to a lack of ideal subs


  16. Wow…didn’t know what to do. Decided to give it try and rolled to get a 6 star to go along with the two Dark Metas and a Baldin that I was going to sacrifice…ended up rolling a Yusuke! Pretty sure that’s the last of my luck for the year.


  17. I’m really wrestling with the trade for Yusuke. My trade fodder would be 2 Eschamali, D.Meta and a Ryune. That would leave me with exact 1 copy of each left in my box for later.

    My Yusuke team would look something like b.cotton, odindra, allura, paimon (navi, diaochan and orpharion available too).

    In your opinion, would it be worth the trade in my situation? Thanks for team build/trading write up!


    1. It would be very worthwhile, especially considering you still have a copy of the above listed GFE

      Your Yusuke team covers all the key bases via Odin Dragon and Blue Cotton and for anything at or below a3 should be easy


  18. SO I found myself in a very odd situation. Apparently my luck rise while on the toilet… The other day I took my phone with me to the bathroom, and found myself out of stamina to do anything worthwhile. So I rolled once and there he is, Yusuke Urameshi. (I did roll a few more times when the collab came out but I got nothing but crap, and mr unbinder blue baby guy)

    Got to mention, my Edward also appeared while I was on the toilet, please if I ever try to lend you my phone, politely refuse.


  19. I wasn’t expecting this choice to be so difficult. I’m sorely lacking a good VDP, but I don’t have a lot of trade materials for Yusuke. So far I’ve narrowed it down to a neverused DMeta and dupe Sylvie and a pentamaxed ROdin and Baldin. The other choices are either too good (Yog, Fujin, Cotton) or have been extremely useful to my box (DKali, Eschamali, Raijin). While there’s still time to exchange and with an announcement for May 27th, I plan to see if anything new happens to my current choice of trade fodder, create 100 297s to claim the badge, then exchange for Yusuke. 6*GFEs come and go, but who knows when I get another chance to claim a gamebreaking unit?


    1. If you have a strong team for him, I would go through with the trade. He will replace your current top tier team for pushing into end game content and you do have dupes


    1. I just realized that i didn’t have to have 3 of the collab diamonds to trade…. I honestly could have got him by devolving redodin and dark meta and didn’t realize. I am pretty angry atm…. so I hope it comes back eventually… I feel so dumb…ugh


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