Questions tagged [yu-gi-oh]

A trading card game where players summon Monsters and activate Spells and Traps to deplete their opponent's Life Points. The game has a strong fantasy theme, and is usually played with 2 players, although it has been adapted to work with more. It has no direct resource system, but utilizes face-down cards in play. It is based on the Japanese anime "Yu-Gi-Oh!" .

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Why is Pot of Greed banned?

Out of all the Forbidden (banned) cards in Yu-Gi-Oh!, the one that confuses me the most is Pot of Greed. The card effect is simple: Draw 2 cards. I don't see why this is so game-breaking that it ...
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How does the new Sangan errata affect Exodia? [duplicate]

Just reading up on the new sangan errata which is; If this card is sent from the field to the Graveyard: Add 1 monster with 1500 or less ATK from your Deck to your hand, but you cannot activate ...
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Is there a free site to play Yu-Gi-Oh? [closed]

Anything fairly priced will also work. Any suggestions?
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How to calculate the probability to get all cards of Exodia, the Forbidden One by drawing them from my Deck during the Draw phase?

In Yu-Gi-Oh!, there are some cards that allow to the duelist to win a duel automatically. In this case, I'm focusing my question on Exodia, The Forbidden One. To win a duel using Exodia, you must ...
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Special summoning two Interplanetarypurplythorny Dragons consecutively

If one of my monsters is destroyed and I have two Interplanetarypurplythorny Dragons in my hand, can I summon both of them from that one monster destruction (assuming I have space for both monsters)
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How does face-down Attack Position (via Darkness Approaches) work?

The card Darkness Approaches has the following text: Discard 2 cards from your hand. Select 1 face-up monster and flip it face-down, but do not change its battle position. Because it specifically ...
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Can you remove a spell counter to activate an ability during battle?

Breaker the Magical Warrior reads: If this card is Normal Summoned: Place 1 Spell Counter on it (max. 1). [...] You can remove 1 Spell Counter from this card, then target 1 Spell/Trap on the field; ...
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Can effects (like Majesty's Fiend) prevent Exodia from winning?

Majesty's Fiend is on the field. It says Cannot be Special Summoned. Monster effects cannot be activated. If all Exodia cards are collected, does Exodia's player win even though Majesty's Fiend ...
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Buster Blader the DDS did not affect Destiny Hero - Decider effect; why so?

How come Buster Blader, the Dragon Destroyer Swordsman with DNA Surgery set to dragons didn't stop Destiny Hero - Decider's effect from being activated?
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When do flip effects happen in the battle phase?

If my opponent attacks one of my monsters in face down defense position, and that monster has a flip effect such as "destroy target monster," at what point is the card flipped and the effect takes ...
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Tri-Gate effect

So here is one I wish to know: I use Tri-Gate second effect, which allows me to target and banish one card on the field. Then I link that with another monster to bring out another link. Tri-Gate ...
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Why did Yu-Gi-Oh! change from an unlimited deck size to a 60 card maximum deck size?

When Yu-Gi-Oh! first started, an unlimited deck size was allowed. Now there is a limit of 60 cards. It may not always be advantageous to play more cards (see Why would one want more than 40 cards in ...
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Why would one want more than 40 cards in their deck?

Assemble your favorite cards into a Deck that follows these rules: The Deck must be 40 to 60 cards. You can only have up to 3 copies of the same card in your Deck, Extra Deck and Side Deck ...
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Was “Darkness Approaches” errata'd in the OCG because of Link Monsters?

As many players know, "Darkness Approaches" is unique in that it's the only legal way to change a monster's position to face-down Attack Position (there's also an anime card that can do this, but it ...
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Are Twilightsworn considered Lightsworn?

What is the official ruling for Twilightsworn cards? Are they considered Lightsworn? For example, using Judgement Dragon, would Twilightsworn can be used as one of the "Four Lightsworn in the ...
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What are all the ways to win by card effect?

With so many cards added in from ye original game: What are new ways of winning by card effect? I know of Number 88: Gimmick Puppet of Leo, Exodia, and Destiny Board, but I am not sure if any more ...
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Does the print version matter, or the card name?

I thought of this question while reading Why are there illegal cards?, which mentions that the illegal Egyptian God cards were later printed as legal versions with the same names. In Magic, all ...
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Why are there illegal cards?

I mean: why the Egyptian God Cards are not just forbidden cards? Why there's a separate category for illegal cards. I understand that the difference is that you can use Forbidden cards in a private ...
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Why are the OCG and TCG banlists radically different?

From wiki: As of September 2013, the OCG and TCG have had different banlists, with multiple cards in fact being Forbidden in one list but Unlimited in the other (in both directions). Dumb question:...
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Skilled Dark Magician's effect in response to attack

What if I have a Skilled Dark Magician with two spell counters and my opponent uses a spell card (which would give me a third) and attacks, lets says with a monster that has less than 2500 attack. ...
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How am I supposed to position my link monster?

I am brand new to Yu-Gi-Oh, and after playing a few games with Kaiba/Yugi duel decks I have bought a cyberse deck and encountered Link monsters, which confuse me. For example I have an Encode Talker, ...
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What is the point of Legendary Magician of Dark's effect?

Legendary Magician of Dark says that if it attacks reduces the opponent's life points to 0 and some other conditions are met, you win the match. But wouldn't you win anyway just by having reduced ...
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Continuous Trap Card Monsters VS Face Down Defense Ruling

I run a Continuous Trap Card/Paleozoic Trap deck mix. When battling an opponent who uses Ghostricks that forces your opponent to face down defense position cards, and my Tiki Curse is out there in ...
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When a monster is tributed due to the effect of Soul Exchange, whose graveyard does it go to?

The text specifies that I tribute the target of soul exchange "as if [I] controlled it". When I tribute a monster, it normally goes to my graveyard. Is that because I control it?
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How can Final Countdown be exploited?

Consider Final Countdown: Pay 2000 Life Points. After 20 turns have passed (counting the turn you activate this card as the 1st turn), you win the Duel. I know that Final Countdown has been ...
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Evenly Matched and Cosmic Cyclone

I had a question regarding a unique trap called Evenly Matched: At the end of the Battle Phase, if your opponent controls more cards than you do, make your opponent banish cards face-down until ...