Mystical Refpanel List

Last Updated: July 27, 2020

 

The purpose of this article is to provide a comprehensive list of Spell Cards that Mystical Refpanel can be used against (or with). Mystical Refpanel is one of the oldest cards in this game. It has only ever been printed once in each the OCG and TCG, has one of the most vaguely-worded effects in the game, and only a handful of rulings that give us a general idea of which cards it interacts with.

 

 

Mystical Refpanel
Normal Trap
Activate only when a Spell Card that targets 1 player is activated. The effect of that Spell Card is applied to the other player instead.

“Targeting a player” is somewhat of an absurd notion, and Mystical Refpanel is the only card that uses that terminology, for lack of anything better. Cards that are considered to target 1 player have very basic effects that fall under a few general categories: Gaining Life Points, inflicting damage, drawing cards, and discarding/shuffling cards from the hand, among some other miscellaneous effects. Something not mentioned on the card itself (but covered by rulings) is that it can only be chained to a Normal or Quick-Play Spell activation, and not a Continuous, Field, Equip, or Ritual Spell, or the effect of a Spell (such as the second effect of Miracle Synchro Fusion). But memorizing these rules defeats the purpose of this article, so here are the lists.

Database List
These are the cards that have official Database rulings stating that Mystical Refpanel can be chained to them.

Allure of Darkness
Blue Medicine
Cold Feet
Destiny Draw
Dian Keto the Cure Master
Evil Mind (first effect only)
Final Flame
Goblin’s Secret Remedy
Hinotama
Into the Void
Mooyan Curry
Ookazi
Pot of Desires
Pot of Duality
Raimei
Red Medicine
Soul of the Pure
Sparks
Supremacy Berry
Triple Tactics Talent (first and third effects only)

Master List
This is the full list of cards that you can chain Mystical Refpanel to, and includes the cards listed above, as well as those determined by extrapolation or individual inquiries. As a disclaimer, this list is not official and may not be 100% complete, but it includes/excludes any Spells you’re going to find at a tournament.

Abyss Script – Opening Ceremony
Abyssal Designator
Advance Draw
Allure of Darkness
Ancient Leaf
Assault Teleport
Blue Medicine
Boon of the Meklord Emperor
Card of Sanctity
Cards for Black Feathers
Cards of Consonance
Celestial Observatory
Chain Strike
Chaos Greed
Cold Feet
Confiscation
Core Compression
Delinquent Duo
Destiny Draw
Dian Keto the Cure Master
Dodododraw
Dragon’s Gunfire (first effect only)
Emergency Provisions
Evil Mind (first effect only)
Fengsheng Mirror
Final Flame
First Step Towards Infestation
Gagagadraw
Goblin’s Secret Remedy
Golden Bamboo Sword
Graceful Charity
Greed Grado
Hieroglyph Lithograph
Hinotama
Hypernova Burst
Into the Void
Kuji-Kiri Curse
Legacy of a HERO
Linear Accelerator Cannon
Magic Planter
Magical Blast
Magical Mallet
Memories of Hope
Meteor of Destruction
Mind Wipe
Mirage Tube
Mooyan Curry
Mystik Wok
Ookazi
Orcustrated Return
Pantheism of the Monarchs
Poison of the Old Man
Pot of Desires
Pot of Duality
Pot of Generosity
Pot of Greed
Psi-Impulse
Psychic Wave
Raimei
Red Dragon Vase
Red Medicine
Reload
Restructer Revolution
Sacred Sword of Seven Stars
Soul of the Pure
Space Gift
Sparks
Supremacy Berry
Sylvan Charity
The Beginning of the End
The Big Cattle Drive
The Cheerful Coffin
The Forceful Sentry
The Humble Sentry
The Inexperienced Spy
Triple Tactics Talent (first and third effects only)
Thunder Short
Trade-In
White Elephant’s Gift

Database Exclusion List
These are the cards that you CANNOT chain Mystical Refpanel to, as indicated by official Database rulings. (There are of course hundreds of other cards that you cannot use Mystical Refpanel with, but these are the ones that Konami has specifically given individual Database rulings for.)

Card Destruction
Card of Demise
Card of the Soul
Cards from the Sky
Frozen Rose
Galactic Charity
Gold Moon Coin
Gold Sarcophagus
Lullaby of Obedience
Mesmeric Control
Pendulum Halt
Pot of Extravagance
Sekka’s Light
Solar Recharge
Spellbook of Knowledge
That Grass is Greener
The Monarchs Stormforth
Tremendous Fire
Tribute Burial

Other Information

As mentioned earlier, the cards listed above have the same basic effects (Life Point changes, drawing, etc.), but if you’re wondering why certain cards aren’t listed that you feel should be, these are things that prevent a card from interacting with it.

● Spells that affect both players, such as Upstart Goblin or Card of Demise.
● Spells that target a card, Special Summon monsters, or affect specific cards, such as Burning Draw or Raigeki.
● Spells that search a card from your Deck or send a card from your Deck to the Graveyard, such as Reinforcement of the Army or Foolish Burial.
● Spells that do not apply any effects when they resolve, such as Super Rejuvenation or Frozen Rose.
● Any Continuous, Field, Equip, or Ritual Spell, any Spell effect, or the activation of a Pendulum Monster as a Spell.
● Mystical Refpanel cannot be activated during the Damage Step, so it cannot be used against Spells such as Sebek’s Blessing or the drawing effect of Crusadia Testament.

Remember that Mystical Refpanel only switches the effect of the Spell to the other player, but any of the Spell’s costs will always be paid by the activating player beforehand, and any conditions associated with activating that Spell Card are not switched. So, if you chain Mystical Refpanel to your opponent’s Pot of Duality, you perform the excavating and adding effect, but your opponent is still the one who cannot Special Summon that turn (or activate another copy of Pot of Duality). If you chain Mystical Refpanel to your opponent’s Pot of Desires, your opponent will have already paid the cost of banishing 10 cards, but when it resolves, you draw 2 cards without having to banish anything.

As a final note: The Spell effect is still treated as one performed by the original activating player. If you chain Mystical Refpanel to your opponent’s Graceful Charity, you will draw 3 cards and discard 2, but those cards are still treated as being discarded by your opponent’s Graceful Charity (for the purposes of “Dark World” monsters, etc.), not your own Mystical Refpanel.

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