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I play with a Structure Deck: Zombie Horde and my friend is always using The End of Anubis against me. My Red-Eyes Zombie Necro Dragon has the following effect:

Gains 100 ATK/DEF for each Zombie monster on the field and in the GYs. When another Zombie monster is destroyed by battle: You can Special Summon 1 Zombie monster from either GY to your field. You can only use this effect of "Red-Eyes Zombie Necro Dragon" once per turn.

We were wondering if The End of Anubis' effect

While this card is face-up on the field, all effects of Spell, Trap, and Monster Cards that target a card(s) in the Graveyard or that activate in the Graveyard are negated.

negates the effect of my Red-Eyes Zombie Necro Dragon.

Thank for your help!

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No, the effect will not be negated.

The critical phrase in The End of Anubis' effect here is (emphasis mine):

that target a card(s) in the Graveyard

The only cards in the game which are defined by the game rules to inherently target are Equip Spell cards. All other cards/effects are not considered to target another card unless explicitly stated as such.

Red-Eyes Zombie Necro Dragon does not require a target for its effect; the monster is chosen at resolution without being targeted. Therefore, the effect of Necro Dragon will not be negated.

  • Indeed, the Red-eyes does not target, as its text does not specify it. Just like you said, only until resolution is that the monster is chosen. – DarkCygnus Nov 12 at 22:20
  • Thank you for this detailed answer! – Loïc Nov 13 at 18:36

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