[OCG] Code of the Duelist Rulings Re-Post

A re-post of OCG Rulings for COTD that you can help you understand the newly released TCG Version of the set (now with official TCG names!).

COTD-EN001 Cyberse Wizard

Q: Can I activate the effect of Cyberse Wizard during my Main Phase 2?
A: You can activate the effect of Cyberse Wizard during your Main Phase 2. (You can do so even if you already attacked monsters other than the monster that you target.) In that case, the effect only changes the targeted monster to Defense Position.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20875&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: I activate the effect of Cyberse Wizard, targeting my opponent’s Cracking Dragon. If my opponent chains Compulsory Evacuation Device, and returns Cyberse Wizard to the hand, how does its resolve?
A: Even if Cyberse Wizard is no longer on the field when its effect resolves, the effect is applied normally. During the Battle Phase this turn, your other monsters cannot attack unless they attack the targeted Cracking Dragon.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20810&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: I activate the effect of Cyberse Wizard, targeting my opponent’s Cracking Dragon. If my opponent chains Compulsory Evacuation Device, and returns Cracking Dragon to the hand, how does the effect of Cyberse Wizard resolve?
A: In this scenario, the Cracking Dragon targeted with the effect of Cyberse Wizard has returned to the hand by the time the effect resolves, so it cannot be changed to Defense Position. In that case, the parts of the effect that prevent your monsters from attacking except to attack that target, and that allow your Cyberse-Type monsters to inflict piercing battle damage, are not applied.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20946&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: I activate the effect of Cyberse Wizard, targeting my opponent’s Cracking Dragon and changing it to Defense Position. During the Battle Phase of this turn, if my opponent activates Compulsory Evacuation Device and returns Cracking Dragon to the hand, can my Cyberse Wizard still attack?
A: In this scenario, due to the effect of Cyberse Wizard, it is not possible for monsters on your field to attack monsters other than the targeted Cracking Dragon, and they cannot attack directly. Therefore, since the targeted Cracking Dragon was returned to the hand, Cyberse Wizard cannot attack.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20945&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: I activate the effect of Cyberse Wizard, targeting my opponent’s Cracking Dragon and changing it to Defense Position. During the same turn, if I Special Summon a Backup Secretary by its own effect, how will it be able to attack during the Battle Phase?
A: In this scenario, after the effect of Cyberse Wizard resolves, it is applied to all monsters/Cyberse-Type monsters on your field during this turn. Therefore, the newly Special Summoned Backup Secretary cannot attack unless it attacks the targeted Cracking Dragon, but it will also inflict piercing battle damage to your opponent.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20944&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: Hack Worm and Jack Wyvern are face-up on my opponent’s field in Attack Position. In this situation, I activate the effect of Cyberse Wizard, and change Jack Wyvern to Defense Position. During the same turn, if I also have a Paladin of Felgrand on my field equipped with United We Stand, how will it be able to attack during the Battle Phase?
A: In this scenario, due to the effect of Cyberse Wizard, monsters on your field cannot attack unless they attack the targeted Jack Wyvern. However, since Paladin of Felgrand is unaffected by other monsters’ effects while equipped with an Equip Card, it is unaffected by the effect of Cyberse Wizard and can also attack Hack Worm.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20798&keyword=&tag=-1

COTD-EN003 Stack Reviver

Q: I activate Mimiclay, targeting a face-up Defense Position Stack Reviver on my field, and Special Summon another Stack Reviver from my Deck. If I Link Summon a Honeybot using both copies of Stack Reviver as Link Materials, can I activate the effect of a Stack Reviver?
A: In this scenario, the Stack Reviver that was Special Summoned from the Deck by the effect of Mimiclay will be banished instead of sent to the Graveyard when used as a Link Material for a Link Summon. Even in that case, you can activate the effect of that banished Stack Reviver. (The other Stack Reviver that was used as a Link Material to Link Summon Honeybot can be targeted with the effect.)

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20874&keyword=&tag=-1

COTD-EN004 Launcher Commander

Q: Skill Drain is face-up on the field, and the effects of all face-up monsters on the field are negated. In this situation, if I activate the effect of Launcher Commander, will it be negated?
A: While the effect of Skill Drain is applying, if you activate the effect of Launcher Commander by Tributing that same Launcher Commander, the effect will not be negated and resolves normally. If you activate the effect of Launcher Commander by Tributing a different Cyberse-Type monster, the effect is negated by Skill Drain and the targeted monster is not destroyed.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20873&keyword=&tag=-1

COTD-EN005 Salvagent Driver

Q: Decode Talker and Salvagent Driver are face-up on my field. In this situation, when my Decode Talker declares an attack, my opponent activates Mirror Force and destroys both Decode Talker and Salvagent Driver. At this time, can I activate the effect of Salvagent Driver that Special Summons it from the Graveyard?
A: The effect of Salvagent Driver can be activated when a Cyberse-Type Link Monster on your field is destroyed by your opponent’s card while it is already present in your hand or Graveyard. Therefore, in this scenario, you cannot activate the effect of Salvagent Driver because it was destroyed by your opponent’s card effect at the same time as your Cyberse-Type Link Monster.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20937&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: I activate Monster Reborn and Special Summon a Link Spider from my opponent’s Graveyard to my Main Monster Zone. When it is Special Summoned, my opponent activates Torrential Tribute and destroys Link Spider. At this time, can I activate the effect of Salvagent Driver that Special Summons it from my hand or Graveyard?
A: Even in this scenario, since a Cyberse-Type Link Monster on your field was destroyed by your opponent’s card, you can activate the effect of a Salvagent Driver in your hand or Graveyard.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20938&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: A Fullmetalfoes Alkahest on my field is equipped with a Firewall Dragon that belongs to my opponent. In this situation, if my opponent activates Mystical Space Typhoon and destroys the equipped Firewall Dragon, can I activate the effect of Salvagent Driver that Special Summons it from my hand or Graveyard?
A: As in this scenario, if a Cyberse-Type Link Monster on your field is destroyed by your opponent’s card while treated as an Equip Card, you cannot activate the effect of a Salvagent Driver in your hand or Graveyard.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20840&keyword=&tag=-1

COTD-EN006 Trickstar Lilybell

Q: When I Normal or Flip Summon a Trickstar Lilybell, my opponent activates Forced Back, negates the Summon, and returns Trickstar Lilybell to my hand. Afterward, can I activate the effect of Trickstar Lilybell that Special Summons it if is added to the hand?
A: Even in this scenario, Trickstar Lilybell was added to your hand by a method other than drawing, so you can activate its effect that Special Summons it.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20872&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: Trickstar Lilybell is face-down in my Monster Zone. In this situation, if Trickstar Lilybell is returned to the hand by the effect of Compulsory Evacuation Device, can I activate its effect that Special Summons it?
A: Even in this scenario, Trickstar Lilybell was added to your hand by a method other than drawing, so you can activate its effect that Special Summons it.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20943&keyword=&tag=-1

COTD-EN007 Trickstar Lycoris

Q: If the effect of my opponent’s The Eye of Truth is applying, can I activate the effect of a Trickstar Lycoris in my hand?
A: If your hand is revealed by the effect of The Eye of Truth, you cannot activate the effect of a Trickstar Lycoris in your hand.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20844&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: If Trickstar Lycoris is in my hand, can I activate its effect that Special Summons it more than once on the same Chain?
A: If there are multiple copies of Trickstar Lycoris in your hand, you can activate each of their effects that Special Summon them from your hand. However, Trickstar Lycoris must be revealed in your hand to activate its effect, and remains revealed until the effect resolves, so a single Trickstar Lycoris can only activate its effect once in a Chain.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20843&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: I activate the effect of a Trickstar Lycoris in my hand, targeting a face-up Trickstar Candina on my field. If my opponent chains Book of Moon and changes Trickstar Candina to face-down Defense Position, how does the effect of Trickstar Lycoris resolve?
A: Even if the “Trickstar” monster targeted with the effect of Trickstar Lycoris is in face-down Defense Position when the effect resolves, the effect is applied normally. (Trickstar Lycoris is Special Summoned, and your face-down Defense Position Trickstar Candina is returned to the hand.)

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20871&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: I activate the effect of a Trickstar Lycoris in my hand, targeting a face-up Trickstar Candina on my field. If my opponent chains Ring of Destruction and destroys Trickstar Candina, how does the effect of Trickstar Lycoris resolve?
A: As in this scenario, if the “Trickstar” monster targeted with the effect of Trickstar Lycoris was destroyed and is no longer on the field when the effect resolves, Trickstar Lycoris is still Special Summoned from your hand but the part of the effect that returns the targeted monster to your hand is not applied.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20869&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: I activate the effect of a Trickstar Lycoris in my hand, targeting a face-up Trickstar Candina on my field. If my opponent chains Enemy Controller and gains control of Trickstar Candina, how does the effect of Trickstar Lycoris resolve?
A: Even if the “Trickstar” monster targeted with the effect of Trickstar Lycoris is on your opponent’s field when the effect resolves, the effect is applied normally. (Trickstar Lycoris is Special Summoned, and Trickstar Candina is returned from your opponent’s field to the owner’s hand.)

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20870&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: I activate the effect of a Trickstar Lycoris in my hand, targeting a face-up Trickstar Lilybell on my field. If my opponent chains Mind Crush, and discards Trickstar Lycoris from my hand, how does its effect resolve?
A: As in this scenario, if Trickstar Lycoris is no longer in your hand when resolving its effect, no part of the effect is applied.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20868&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: Will the effect of Trickstar Lycoris that inflicts damage to my opponent apply when they draw a card(s) for their normal draw in the Draw Phase?
A: When your opponent draws for their normal draw in their Draw Phase, they are adding a card to their hand, so the effect of Trickstar Lycoris that inflicts 200 damage to your opponent is applied.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20942&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: Trickstar Lycoris is face-up on my field. In this situation, my opponent activates Preparation of Rites, and adds a Level 7 or lower Ritual Monster from their Deck to their hand, then a Ritual Spell Card from their Graveyard to their hand. After adding those 2 cards to their hand, how much damage does my opponent take from the effect of Trickstar Lycoris?
A: In this scenario, after Preparation of Rites finishes resolving, the effect of Trickstar Lycoris is applied and inflicts 400 damage to your opponent.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20839&keyword=&tag=-1

COTD-EN008 Trickstar Candina

Q: Trickstar Candina is face-up in my Monster Zone. In this situation, if my opponent activates Compulsory Evacuation Device and returns Trickstar Candina to my hand, will its effect that inflicts 200 damage to my opponent apply?
A: The effect of Trickstar Candina is a Continuous Effect, and is applied immediately after your opponent’s Spell/Trap Card resolves, so if Trickstar Candina is no longer on your field at that time, the effect is not applied. (Your opponent takes no damage.)

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20939&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: Trickstar Candina is face-up in my Monster Zone. In this situation, if my opponent activates Creature Swap and gains control of Trickstar Candina, will its effect that inflicts 200 damage to my opponent apply?
A: The effect of Trickstar Candina is a Continuous Effect, and is applied immediately after your opponent’s Spell/Trap Card resolves, so if Trickstar Candina is no longer on your field at that time, the effect is not applied. (Your opponent takes no damage.)

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20940&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: Trickstar Candina is face-up in my Monster Zone. In this situation, if my opponent activates multiple Spell/Trap Cards in a single Chain, for example Jar of Greed as Chain Link 1, Secret Barrel as Chain Link 2, and Chain Strike as Chain Link 3, how is the effect of Trickstar Candina applied?
A: In this scenario, as soon as each Spell/Trap Card resolves, the effect of Trickstar Candina is applied immediately. That is, once Chain Strike resolves, the effect of Trickstar Candina inflicts 200 damage to your opponent, then when Secret Barrel resolves, it inflicts another 200 damage to your opponent, and lastly after Jar of Greed resolves, the effect applies once again.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20803&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: If the activation of my opponent’s Spell/Trap Card is negated by Solemn Judgment, will the effect of Trickstar Candina be applied?
A: If the activation of your opponent’s Spell/Trap Card is negated by your Solemn Judgment, the effect of Trickstar Candina is not applied.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20941&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: Trickstar Candina is face-up in my Monster Zone, Trickstar Light Stage is face-up in my Field Zone, and Dark Room of Nightmare is face-up in my Spell & Trap Zone. In this situation, if my opponent activates Pot of Duality, how does the effect of each card apply?
A: In this scenario, after your opponent’s Pot of Desires resolves, the effect of Trickstar Candina is immediately applied and inflicts 200 damage to your opponent. By doing so, the effect of Trickstar Light Stage is then applied and inflicts another 200 damage to your opponent. Afterward, since both Trickstar Candina and Trickstar Light Stage inflicted damage to your opponent, the effect of Dark Room of Nightmare will activate twice in a new Chain.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20805&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: While Trickstar Candina is face-up on my field, my opponent activates Disciples of the True Dracophoenix from their Deck using the effect of Ignis Heat, the True Dracowarrior. Afterward, will the effect of Trickstar Candina that inflicts 200 damage to my opponent apply?
A: If a Continuous Spell Card is activated from the Deck using the effect of your opponent’s Ignis Heat, the True Dracowarrior, the effect of Trickstar Candina is not applied.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20801&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: While Trickstar Candina is face-up on my field, my opponent activates Magician’s Right Hand using the effect of Performapal Sky Magician. Afterward, will the effect of Trickstar Candina that inflicts 200 damage to my opponent apply?
A: If a Continuous Spell Card is activated using the effect of your opponent’s Performapal Sky Magician, the effect of Trickstar Candina is not applied.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20802&keyword=&tag=-1

COTD-EN009 Gouki Twistcobra

Q: If I activate the first effect of Gouki Twistcobra by Tributing a Gouki Riscorpio, whose original ATK was halved to 1150 by the effect of Shrink, how much ATK will the targeted monster gain?
A: The original ATK described in the effect of Gouki Twistcobra is the printed ATK of the Tributed monster. Therefore, since Gouki Riscorpio was Tributed, the targeted monster gains 2300 ATK.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20841&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: A Defense Position Gouki Suprex and an Attack Position Gouki Twistcobra are face-up on my field. During the Damage Step in which my opponent’s Cyberse Wizard is attacking my Gouki Suprex, can I activate the effect of Gouki Twistcobra by Tributing the battling Gouki Suprex?
A: Even in this scenario, when activating the effect of Gouki Twistcobra during the Damage Step, you can Tribute the battling Gouki Suprex. In this case, damage calculation is not performed and the Damage Step ends, but the effect of Gouki Twistcobra is applied normally.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20842&keyword=&tag=-1

COTD-EN014 Cracking Dragon

Q: I Special Summon a Dogoran, the Mad Flame Kaiju from my hand to my opponent’s field by Tributing 1 monster on my opponent’s field. In this case, if Cracking Dragon was face-up on my field, can I activate its effect?
A: In this scenario, Special Summoning Dogoran, the Mad Flame Kaiju to your opponent’s field is not treated as your opponent Special Summoning a monster, so the effect of Cracking Dragon cannot be activated.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20824&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: During my turn, my opponent activates Call of the Haunted and Special Summons a Dino-Sewing from their Graveyard with 0 ATK. In this case, if Cracking Dragon was face-up on my field, can I activate its effect?
A: Even in this scenario, since your opponent Special Summoned 1 monster, you can activate the effect of Cracking Dragon. Dino-Sewing is a Level 4 monster, so the effect of Cracking Dragon will make it lose ATK equal to its Level × 200, which is 800. However, since Dino-Sewing has 0 ATK, your opponent takes no damage. Also, if you attack Dino-Sewing with Cracking Dragon this turn, Dino-Sewing will gain 1000 ATK and DEF, but since the effect of Cracking Dragon was applied, its resulting ATK will be 200.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=10313&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: When my opponent Special Summon an Xyz or Link Monster, can I activate the effect of Cracking Dragon?
A: Xyz and Link Monsters have no Levels, so when your opponent Special Summons an Xyz or Link Monster, you cannot activate the effect of Cracking Dragon.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20466&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: When my opponent Normal Summons a Salvagent Driver, I activate the effect of Cracking Dragon. If Book of Moon is chained to the effect, and Salvagent Driver is changed to face-down Defense Position, what happens?
A: When resolving the effect of Cracking Dragon, if the monster your opponent Normal or Special Summoned is in face-down Defense Position, neither part of the effect is applied.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20825&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: When my opponent Normal Summons a Stack Reviver, I activate the effect of Cracking Dragon. In this case, how much damage is inflicted to my opponent?
A: In this scenario, since Stack Reviver is a Level 2 monster, the effect of Cracking Dragon will make it lose ATK equal to its Level × 200, which is 400. However, since Stack Reviver is a monster with 100 ATK, it only loses that 100 ATK, and the damage inflicted to your opponent is also 100.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20846&keyword=&tag=-1

COTD-EN015 Supreme King Dragon Odd-Eyes

Q: If I activate the Pendulum Effect of Supreme King Dragon Odd-Eyes, but my opponent chains Mystical Space Typhoon and destroys it, how does the effect resolve?
A: In this case, if the Supreme King Dragon Odd-Eyes that activated its effect is destroyed by Mystical Space Typhoon, the Pendulum Effect cannot destroy it, and you cannot add a Pendulum Monster with 1500 or less ATK from your Deck to your hand.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20823&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: If White Dragon Ninja is face-up on my field, can I activate the Pendulum Effect of Supreme King Dragon Odd-Eyes?
A: Even if the effect of White Dragon Ninja is applying, you can activate the Pendulum Effect of Supreme King Dragon Odd-Eyes. In that case, Supreme King Dragon Odd-Eyes is not destroyed when resolving its effect, and you cannot add a Pendulum Monster with 1500 or less ATK from your Deck to your hand.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=110&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: Supreme King Dragon Odd-Eyes and a Dinomist Rex that was Special Summoned by the effect of Dinomist Rush are both face-up in my Monster Zone. In this case, if Dinomist Rex inflicts battle damage to my opponent while unaffected by other cards’ effects, will the effect of Supreme King Dragon Odd-Eyes double that damage?
A: The effect of Supreme King Dragon Odd-Eyes that doubles battle damage inflicted by Pendulum Monsters on your field is not an effect that is applied to those monsters. In this scenario, the battle damage inflicted to your opponent by Dinomist Rex, which was Special Summoned by the effect of Dinomist Rush, is still doubled.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20845&keyword=&tag=-1

COTD-EN023 World Legacy – “World Chalice”

Q: Is the effect of World Legacy – “World Chalice” that sends a monster(s) to the Graveyard when it is Special Summoned from the Extra Deck an effect that negates the Special Summon?
A: The effect of World Legacy – “World Chalice” that sends monsters to the Graveyard when they are Special Summoned from the Extra Deck is not one that negates the Special Summon. The effect is activated in response to the successful Special Summon, and sends the Summoned monsters to the Graveyard. If a monster sent to the Graveyard by the effect of World Legacy – “World Chalice” was (for example) a Link Monster that was Link Summoned, it was sent to the Graveyard after being properly Special Summoned, so it can be Special Summoned with Monster Reborn, etc.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20854&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: Macro Cosmos is face-up on my opponent’s field, and its effect that banishes any card that would be sent to the Graveyard is applying. In this situation, when Gaia Saber, the Lightning Shadow is Link Summoned, can I activate the effect of World Legacy – “World Chalice” that sends monsters to the Graveyard when they are Special Summoned from the Extra Deck?
A: Even if the effect of Macro Cosmos is applying, you can activate the effect of World Legacy – “World Chalice”. Both World Legacy – “World Chalice” itself, when Tributed to activate its effect, and the monster that was Special Summoned from the Extra Deck (in this case, Gaia Saber, the Lightning Shadow) are banished instead of being sent to the Graveyard.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20851&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: Decode Talker is face-up in my Extra Monster Zone. In this situation, I activate 2 copies of Pendulum Reborn in the same Chain, and Special Summon a Guiding Ariadne and Archfiend Eccentrick from my face-up Extra Deck. At this time, if my opponent activates the effect of their World Legacy – “World Chalice” that sends monsters to the Graveyard when they are Special Summoned from the Extra Deck, what happens?
A: In this scenario, the effect of World Legacy – “World Chalice” is applied to both Guiding Ariadne and Archfiend Eccentrick. (However, since both Guiding Ariadne and Archfiend Eccentrick are Pendulum Monsters, they are added face-up to the Extra Deck instead of sent to the Graveyard.)

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20852&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: I activate Invocation, and Fusion Summon an Invoked Raidjin. At this time, if my opponent activates the effect of their World Legacy – “World Chalice” that sends monsters to the Graveyard when they are Special Summoned from the Extra Deck, but I chain the effect of Invoked Raidjin and change it to face-down Defense Position, what happens?
A: In this scenario, if Invoked Raidjin was Special Summoned from the Extra Deck but is face-down when the effect of World Legacy – “World Chalice” resolves, the effect is applied normally and the face-down Invoked Raidjin is sent to the Graveyard.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20853&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: I Normal Set a World Legacy – “World Chalice” in face-down Defense Position. Thereafter, when World Legacy – “World Chalice” leaves the field after being flipped face-up, can I activate its effect that Special Summons 2 “”World Chalice”” monsters from my Deck?
A: As in this scenario, even if World Legacy – “World Chalice” was originally Normal Set and then leaves the field after being flipped face-up, you can activate its effect that Special Summons 2 “”World Chalice”” monsters from your Deck.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20850&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: I Normal Summon a World Legacy – “World Chalice” face-up. In this situation, if my opponent activates Phoenix Wing Wind Blast and returns World Legacy – “World Chalice” to the top of the Deck, can I activate its effect that Special Summons 2 “”World Chalice”” monsters from my Deck?
A: As in this scenario, if a Normal Summoned World Legacy – “World Chalice” is returned to the Deck, its effect that Special Summons 2 “”World Chalice”” monsters from your Deck cannot be activated.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20848&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: I Normal Summon a World Legacy – “World Chalice” face-up. In this situation, if World Legacy – “World Chalice” is banished face-down by the effect of Transmission Gear, can I activate its effect that Special Summons 2 “”World Chalice”” monsters from my Deck?
A: As in this scenario, if a Normal Summoned World Legacy – “World Chalice” is banished face-down, its effect that Special Summons 2 “”World Chalice”” monsters from your Deck cannot be activated.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20849&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: A Normal Summoned World Legacy – “World Chalice” is face-up on my field, but its effects are negated by the effect of Effect Veiler. In this situation, if World Legacy – “World Chalice” leaves the field, can I activate its effect that Special Summons 2 “”World Chalice”” monsters from my Deck?
A: Even if World Legacy – “World Chalice” leaves the field while its effects are being negated, you can activate its effect that Special Summons 2 “”World Chalice”” monsters from your Deck.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20847&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: Auram the World Chalice Blademaster and a World Legacy – “World Chalice” that was Normal Summoned are both face-up in my Main Monster Zones. In this situation, when World Legacy – “World Chalice” leaves the field and I activate its effect that Special Summoned 2 “”World Chalice”” monsters from my Deck, what happens if my opponent chains Ojama Trio?
A: In this scenario, since 3 Ojama Tokens are Special Summoned by the effect of Ojama Trio, you will only have 1 available Main Monster Zone when resolving the effect of World Legacy – “World Chalice”. In that case, the effect of World Legacy – “World Chalice” is not applied. (No monsters are Special Summoned from the Deck.)

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20804&keyword=&tag=-1

COTD-EN024 Jain, Twilightsworn General

Q: Jain, Twilightsworn General, Lyla, Twilightsworn Enchantress, and Lumina, Twilightsworn Shaman are all face-up on my field. In this situation, if I activate the first effect of Jain, Twilightsworn General by banishing a “Lightsworn” monster from my hand or Graveyard, how will the other effects of each monster be activated?
A: In this scenario, once the first effect of Jain, Twilightsworn General resolves, the second effects of both Lyla, Twilightsworn Enchantress and Lumina, Twilightsworn Shaman that send 3 cards from the top of your Deck to the Graveyard will activate in a new Chain. Next, after those effects resolve, the effect of Jain, Twilightsworn General that sends 2 cards from the top of your Deck to the Graveyard activates and resolves.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20799&keyword=&tag=-1

COTD-EN025 Lyla, Twilightsworn Enchantress

Q: Supply Squad is face-up on my opponent’s field. In this situation, if my opponent activates Mystical Space Typhoon, and I chain the effect of Lyla, Twilightsworn Enchantress that destroys a Spell/Trap Card on the field, do I have to target the activated Mystical Space Typhoon?
A: The effect of Lyla, Twilightsworn Enchantress must be chained directly to the activation of a Spell/Trap Card or the effect of a Spell/Trap Card, but it can target any other Spell/Trap Card on the field. (In this scenario, you can also target Supply Squad with the effect of Lyla, Twilightsworn Enchantress.)

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=6100&keyword=&tag=-1

COTD-EN028 Punishment Dragon

Q: If all the cards in both Graveyards and that are banished face-up are “Lightsworn” cards, such as Minerva, Lightsworn Maiden and Lightsworn Barrier, can I activate the effect of Punishment Dragon that returns those cards to the Deck?
A: If all the cards in both Graveyards and that are banished face-up are “Lightsworn” monsters, you cannot activate the effect of Punishment Dragon. If all the cards in both Graveyards and that are banished face-up include both “Lightsworn” monsters and “Lightsworn” Spell/Trap Cards, you can still activate the effect of Punishment Dragon. (In that case, only the Spell/Trap Cards are returned to the Deck.)

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20813&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: If all the cards in both Graveyards and that are banished face-up are Fusion, Synchro, Xyz, and/or Link Monsters, can I activate the effect of Punishment Dragon that returns those cards to the Deck?
A: Even if all the cards in both Graveyards and that are banished face-up are Fusion, Synchro, Xyz, and/or Link Monsters other than “Lightsworn” monsters, you can activate the effect of Punishment Dragon. Fusion, Synchro, Xyz, and Link Monsters are returned to the Extra Deck instead of the Main Deck.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20814&keyword=&tag=-1

COTD-EN030 Traptrix Mantis

Q: Traptrix Mantis and Relinquished are both face-up on my field, and Relinquished is equipped to a face-down monster by its own effect. In this situation, when activating the effect of Traptrix Mantis, can I target that face-down monster equipped to Relinquished?
A: As in this scenario, if Relinquished is equipped with a face-down monster, that monster is considered a Set Spell/Trap Card on your field, so you can target it with the effect of Traptrix Mantis. (The equipped monster is returned to the hand, and you can then Set another Spell/Trap Card from your hand.)

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20855&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: I activate the effect of Traptrix Mantis and return a Set Spell/Trap Card on my field to my hand. Afterwards, if I want to Set a Spell/Trap Card from my hand with this effect, can I Set an Artifact Moralltach?
A: After returning a Set Spell/Trap Card to your hand with the effect of Traptrix Mantis, you can Set an Artifact Moralltach from your hand by applying its effect.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20856&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: I activate the effect of Traptrix Mantis and return a Set Spell/Trap Card in my Spell & Trap Zone to my hand. Afterwards, if I want to Set a Spell/Trap Card from my hand with this effect, is it Set to the same Spell & Trap Zone that the returned card was in?
A: After returning a Set Spell/Trap Card to your hand with the effect of Traptrix Mantis, if you have other usable Zones available, you can Set a Spell/Trap Card from your hand to those other Zones. (Just as you do when Setting Spell/Trap Cards during your Main Phase, you can choose any available Zone.) Furthermore, if you Set a Field Spell Card, you must use the Field Zone.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20857&keyword=&tag=-1

COTD-EN033 Zombina

Q: While there are no monsters in my Graveyard, Zombina and Zombie Master are both destroyed at the same time by my opponent’s Dark Hole. In this case, can I activate the effect of Zombina in the Graveyard?
A: As in this scenario, even if Zombina and the other Level 4 or lower Zombie-Type monster are destroyed and sent to the Graveyard at the same time by your opponent’s card, you can activate the effect of Zombina.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20859&keyword=&tag=-1

COTD-EN035 Orbital Hydralander

Q: If there are no monsters in my Graveyard, can I activate the effect of Orbital Hydralander?
A: If there are no monsters in your Graveyard, you cannot activate the effect of Orbital Hydralander, because it is not a situation where all monsters in your Graveyard have different names. (Since the effect cannot be activated, you cannot send 3 cards from the top of your Deck to the Graveyard as the cost.)

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20927&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: If there is only 1 monster in my Graveyard, can I activate the effect of Orbital Hydralander?
A: If there is only 1 monster in your Graveyard, you cannot activate the effect of Orbital Hydralander, because it is not a situation where all monsters in your Graveyard have different names. (Since the effect cannot be activated, you cannot send 3 cards from the top of your Deck to the Graveyard as the cost.)

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20926&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: There are 2 monsters in my Graveyard, with different names. I activate the effect of Orbital Hydralander by sending 3 cards from the top of my Deck to the Graveyard, and all 3 are Spell/Trap Cards. If my opponent chains The Transmigration Prophecy, so that there is only 1 or no monsters left in my Graveyard, how does the effect of Orbital Hydralander resolve?
A: In this scenario, if there are less than 2 monsters in your Graveyard with different names when the effect of Orbital Hydralander resolves, it will not be a situation where all monsters in your Graveyard have different names, so you cannot destroy a card on the field.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20925&keyword=&tag=-1

COTD-EN036 The Ascended of Thunder

Q: When I attempt to Special Summon The Ascended of Thunder by its own effect, my opponent activates Solemn Judgment, negates the Summon, and destroys it. In this case, will the effect of The Ascended of Thunder that increases my Life Points by 5000 activate?
A: In this scenario, if the Special Summon of The Ascended of Thunder was negated by Solemn Judgment, and it was destroyed, it was never treated as a card Special Summoned by its own effect, so the effect that recovers your Life Points does not activate.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20924&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: I Special Summon The Ascended of Thunder from my hand by its own effect. Afterward, if Interdimensional Matter Transporter is activated and banishes it until the End Phase, and The Ascended of Thunder is then destroyed by battle or my opponent’s card effect, will the effect that increases my Life Points by 5000 activate?
A: In this scenario, if The Ascended of Thunder was Special Summoned by its own effect and then banished until the End Phase by the effect of Interdimensional Matter Transporter, it is not treated as having been Special Summoned by its own effect, so the effect that increases your Life Points by 5000 will not activate when The Ascended of Thunder is destroyed by your opponent’s card.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20821&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: I Special Summon The Ascended of Thunder from my hand by its own effect. Afterward, if Book of Moon is activated and changes it to face-down Defense Position, and The Ascended of Thunder is then destroyed by battle or my opponent’s card effect, will the effect that increases my Life Points by 5000 activate?
A: In this scenario, if The Ascended of Thunder was Special Summoned by its own effect and then changed to face-down Defense Position by Book of Moon, it is not treated as having been Special Summoned by its own effect, so the effect that increases your Life Points by 5000 will not activate when The Ascended of Thunder is destroyed by your opponent’s card.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20822&keyword=&tag=-1

COTD-EN037 Parry Knights

Q: There are 5 monsters in my Main Monster Zones. In this situation, an opponent’s monster attacks and destroys 1 of my monsters by battle, and I take battle damage as a result. In this case, can I activate the effect of Parry Knights that Special Summons it from my hand?
A: The effect of Parry Knights activates after damage calculation. Even if your opponent’s monster attacks yours and destroys it by battle, your monster is not sent to the Graveyard until the end of the Damage Step. In this case, you cannot activate the effect of Parry Knights.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20858&keyword=&tag=-1

COTD-EN038 Supreme King Dragon Starving Venom

Q: When activating the effect of Supreme King Dragon Starving Venom, can I target another copy of Supreme King Dragon Starving Venom on the field or in the Graveyard?
A: When activating the effect of Supreme King Dragon Starving Venom, you can target another copy of Supreme King Dragon Starving Venom. In that case, the name of Supreme King Dragon Starving Venom does not change, and the part of the effect that replaces it with the target monster’s original effects is not applied. However, even in this case, the part of the effect that allows your monsters to inflict piercing battle damage this turn is applied.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20819&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: When activating the effect of Supreme King Dragon Starving Venom, can I target a Token on the field?
A: When activating the effect of Supreme King Dragon Starving Venom, you cannot target a Token.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20876&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: When activating the effect of Supreme King Dragon Starving Venom, can I target an Abyss Stungray in the Monster Zone treated as a monster by its own effect?
A: When activating the effect of Supreme King Dragon Starving Venom, you can target an Abyss Stungray in the Monster Zone treated as a monster by its own effect. In that case, the name of Supreme King Dragon Starving Venom becomes Abyss Stungray, but it is not treated as a Trap Card, also it does not gain the “If Summoned this way” effect of Abyss Stungray. Even in this case, the part of the effect that allows your monsters to inflict piercing battle damage this turn is applied.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20818&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: I activate the effect of Supreme King Dragon Starving Venom, targeting a Supreme King Dragon Clear Wing in my opponent’s Graveyard. If my opponent chains Call of the Haunted, and Special Summons that Supreme King Dragon Clear Wing from the Graveyard, how does the effect of Supreme King Dragon Starving Venom resolve?
A: When resolving the effect of Supreme King Dragon Starving Venom, if a monster that was targeted in the Graveyard is no longer in the Graveyard, Supreme King Dragon Starving Venom does not gain its name or original effects. However, even in this case, the part of the effect that allows your monsters to inflict piercing battle damage this turn is applied.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20807&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: I activate the effect of Supreme King Dragon Starving Venom, targeting a Beast King Barbaros on my opponent’s field. If my opponent chains Book of Moon, and changes Beast King Barbaros to face-down Defense Position, how does the effect of Supreme King Dragon Starving Venom resolve?
A: When resolving the effect of Supreme King Dragon Starving Venom, if the targeted monster on the field is in face-down Defense Position, Supreme King Dragon Starving Venom does not gain its name or original effects. However, even in this case, the part of the effect that allows your monsters to inflict piercing battle damage this turn is applied.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20820&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: I activate the effect of Supreme King Dragon Starving Venom, targeting a Link Slayer on my opponent’s field. If my opponent chains Compulsory Evacuation Device, and returns Supreme King Dragon Starving Venom to the Extra Deck, how does its effect resolve?
A: When resolving the effect of Supreme King Dragon Starving Venom, if that same Supreme King Dragon Starving Venom is no longer on the field, it cannot gain the targeted monster’s name or original effects. However, even in this case, the part of the effect that allows your monsters to inflict piercing battle damage this turn is applied.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20808&keyword=&tag=-1

COTD-EN039 Supreme King Dragon Clear Wing

Q: Supreme King Dragon Clear Wing is on my field in face-down Defense Position. In this situation, if an opponent’s monster attacks Supreme King Dragon Clear Wing, can I activate its effect before damage calculation that destroys the opponent’s battling monster?
A: Even if an opponent’s monster attacks your face-down Defense Position Supreme King Dragon Clear Wing, since Supreme King Dragon Clear Wing is flipped face-up before damage calculation, you can activate its effect that destroys the opponent’s monster.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20817&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: Supreme King Dragon Clear Wing was sent from my Extra Deck to the Graveyard by the effect of Zaborg the Mega Monarch. In this situation, can I activate the effect of Supreme King Dragon Clear Wing that Special Summons it from the Graveyard?
A: A Supreme King Dragon Clear Wing that was sent from the Extra Deck to the Graveyard was not properly Special Summoned. Therefore, it cannot be Special Summoned from the Graveyard by any card effects, including its own.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20809&keyword=&tag=-1

COTD-EN042 D/D/D Wave High King Caesar

Q: When my D/D/D Wave High King Caesar attacks and destroys my opponent’s Ancient Gear Howitzer by battle, the effect of Ancient Gear Howitzer that Special Summons an “Ancient Gear” monster from the Deck is activated in the Graveyard. At this time, can I chain the effect of D/D/D Wave High King Caesar to negate the activation?
A: As in this scenario, even if a monster effect that includes Special Summoning activates outside of the field, you can chain the effect of D/D/D Wave High King Caesar. In that case, the activation of the effect is negated, but since Ancient Gear Howitzer cannot be destroyed while in the Graveyard, the part of the effect that increases the ATK of D/D/D Wave High King Caesar and another “D/D” monster on your field by 1800 cannot be applied.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=10287&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: D/D/D Wave High King Caesar and D/D/D Gust High King Alexander are both face-up on my field. In this situation, when my opponent activates Monster Reborn, I chain the effect of D/D/D Wave High King Caesar that negates the activation. If my opponent further chains Compulsory Evacuation Device and returns D/D/D Gust High King Alexander to the Extra Deck, how does the effect of D/D/D Wave High King Caesar resolve?
A: Even in this scenario, the activation of your opponent’s Monster Reborn is negated by the effect of D/D/D Wave High King Caesar, and it is destroyed. However, since there are no other “D/D” monsters on your field at this time, the part of the effect that increases the ATK of D/D/D Wave High King Caesar and another “D/D” monster on your field by 1800 cannot be applied.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=10708&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: I activate the first effect of D/D/D Wave High King Caesar, and the ATK of it and a D/D/D Gust High King Alexander on my field are increased by 1800. Afterward, if Skill Drain is activated during this turn, what happens to the ATK of those monsters?
A: In this scenario, if Skill Drain is activated after the effect of D/D/D Wave High King Caesar has resolved, the ATK increase still remains for both monsters until the end of the turn.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=10770&keyword=&tag=-1

COTD-EN043 Firewall Dragon

Q: Can I use face-down monsters to Link Summon a Firewall Dragon or Gaia Saber, the Lightning Shadow?
A: A monster used as Link Material for a Link Summon must be face-up in the Monster Zone. Therefore, you cannot use face-down monsters as Link Materials for a Link Summon.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20936&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: Link Spider is in my Extra Monster Zone, and Firewall Dragon is in the Main Monster Zone under it in the same column. In this situation, can I activate the effect of Firewall Dragon that returns monsters to the hand by targeting 2 monsters?
A: The effect of Firewall Dragon that returns monsters to the hand targets those monsters, up to the number of monsters mutually linked with Firewall Dragon. In this scenario, the only monster mutually linked with Firewall Dragon is Link Spider, so the effect of Firewall Dragon can be activated targeting 1 monster.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20935&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: Imduk the World Chalice Dragon is in my opponent’s Extra Monster Zone, and Firewall Dragon is in my Main Monster Zone in the same column. In this situation, can I activate the effect of Firewall Dragon that returns monsters to the hand?
A: The effect of Firewall Dragon that returns monsters to the hand targets those monsters, up to the number of monsters mutually linked with Firewall Dragon. In this scenario, your Firewall Dragon and your opponent’s Imduk the World Chalice Dragon are mutually linked, so you can activate the effect of Firewall Dragon.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20934&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: Link Spider is in my Extra Monster Zone, and Firewall Dragon is in the Main Monster Zone under it in the same column. In this situation, I activate the effect of Firewall Dragon that returns monsters to the hand. If my opponent chains Compulsory Evacuation Device and returns Link Spider to the Extra Deck so that it is no longer mutually linked with Firewall Dragon, how does the effect of Firewall Dragon resolve?
A: Even if Firewall Dragon is no longer mutually linked with another monster when its effect resolves, the targeted monsters are returned to the hand normally. Also, if Firewall Dragon was returned to the hand instead, the result would be the same and its effect would resolve normally.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20861&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: Firewall Dragon is in my Main Monster Zone, and a Launcher Commander is in another Main Monster Zone adjacent to it. In this situation, if my opponent activates Dark Hole and destroys both monsters, can I activate the effect of Firewall Dragon that Special Summons a monster from my hand?
A: In this scenario, although Launcher Commander is sent to the Graveyard while linked to Firewall Dragon, Firewall Dragon itself is sent to the Graveyard at the same time, so you cannot activate its effect that Special Summons a monster from your hand.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20929&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: Firewall Dragon is in my Extra Monster Zone, and a Jack Wyvern is in my opponent’s Main Monster Zone in the same column. In this situation, if my opponent Tributes their Jack Wyvern to Tribute Summon Salvagent Driver, can I activate the effect of Firewall Dragon that Special Summons a monster from my hand?
A: In this scenario, even if your opponent’s Jack Wyvern is sent to the Graveyard while linked to your Firewall Dragon, you can activate the effect of Firewall Dragon that Special Summons a monster from your hand.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20930&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: Firewall Dragon is in my Extra Monster Zone, and a Jack Wyvern is in my opponent’s Main Monster Zone in the same column. In this situation, if Firewall Dragon attacks that Jack Wyvern and destroys it by battle, can I activate the effect of Firewall Dragon that Special Summons a monster from my hand?
A: In this scenario, your opponent’s Jack Wyvern was destroyed by battle and sent to the Graveyard while linked to your Firewall Dragon, so you can activate the effect of Firewall Dragon that Special Summons a monster from your hand.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20931&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: Link Spider is in my Extra Monster Zone, Firewall Dragon is in the Main Monster Zone under it in the same column, and Macro Cosmos is face-up on the field. In this situation, if my Link Spider is destroyed by the effect of my opponent’s Raigeki Break, can I activate the effect of Firewall Dragon that Special Summons a monster from my hand?
A: In this situation, the destroyed Link Spider is banished instead of sent to the Graveyard due to the effect of Macro Cosmos, so the effect of Firewall Dragon cannot be activated.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20932&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: Link Spider is in my Extra Monster Zone, Firewall Dragon is in the Main Monster Zone under it in the same column, and Macro Cosmos is face-up on the field. In this situation, if my Link Spider is destroyed by battle with an opponent’s monster, can I activate the effect of Firewall Dragon that Special Summons a monster from my hand?
A: In this situation, the destroyed Link Spider is banished instead of sent to the Graveyard due to the effect of Macro Cosmos, so the effect of Firewall Dragon cannot be activated.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20933&keyword=&tag=-1

COTD-EN044 Trickstar Holly Angel

Q: Trickstar Holly Angel is face-up in my Extra Monster Zone. In this situation, I activate Soul Charge and Special Summon Trickstar Lilybell and Trickstar Lycoris from my Graveyard to the 2 Main Monster Zones linked to Trickstar Holly Angel. In this case, how much damage is inflicted to my opponent by the effect of Trickstar Holly Angel?
A: In this scenario, 2 “Trickstar” monsters are Special Summoned to the Zones linked to Trickstar Holly Angel, but both monsters were Special Summoned at the same time by the effect of Soul Charge, and the effect of Trickstar Holly Angel is only applied once. (Your opponent takes 200 damage.)

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20928&keyword=&tag=-1

COTD-EN046 Topologic Bomber Dragon

Q: A Topologic Bomber Dragon that was Special Summoned from the Graveyard by the effect of Monster Reborn is face-up in my Main Monster Zone. In this situation, if my opponent Link Summons a Link Spider to the Extra Monster Zone in the same column, will the effect of Topologic Bomber Dragon that destroys all monsters in the Main Monster Zones activate?
A: In this scenario, since your opponent Special Summoned a Link Spider to a Zone linked to Topologic Bomber Dragon, the effect of Topologic Bomber Dragon activates. Since Topologic Bomber Dragon is in the Main Monster Zone, it is destroyed by its effect.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=14644&keyword=&tag=-1

COTD-EN048 Ib the World Chalice Priestess

Q: Ib the World Chalice Priestess is in my Main Monster Zone, and Ningirsu the World Chalice Warrior is in a Main Monster Zone adjacent to it. In this situation, if my opponent activates Dark Hole, can I apply the effect of Ib the World Chalice Priestess that sends it to the Graveyard when a monster linked to it would be destroyed?
A: In this scenario, since Ib the World Chalice Priestess is also linked to Ningirsu the World Chalice Warrior, its first effect prevents it from being destroyed by battle or card effects, so it will not be destroyed by Dark Hole. As a result, since Ningirsu the World Chalice Warrior would be destroyed, you can apply the effect of Ib the World Chalice Priestess and send it to the Graveyard instead.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20806&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: Can I activate Spellbook of Life by targeting an Ib the World Chalice Priestess in my Graveyard? Also, when activating Spellbook of Life, can I banish an Ib the World Chalice Priestess from my Graveyard as the cost?
A: Ib the World Chalice Priestess is a Spellcaster-Type monster, so it can be Special Summoned with the effect of Spellbook of Life. For example, if you activate Spellbook of Life by banishing Crowned by the World Chalice from your Graveyard, and targeting Ib the World Chalice Priestess, Ib the World Chalice Priestess is Special Summoned and equipped. In that case, since Ib the World Chalice Priestess does not have a Level, the effect of Spellbook of Life that increases the equipped monster’s Level is not applied. Also, a Spellcaster-Type Link Monster such as Ib the World Chalice Priestess cannot be banished from the Graveyard to activate Spellbook of Life.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=11568&keyword=&tag=-1

COTD-EN050 Ningirsu the World Chalice Warrior

Q: I Link Summon a Ningirsu the World Chalice Warrior to my Extra Monster Zone. If there is a “World Chalice” monster in an opponent’s Main Monster Zone in the same column, can I activate the effect of Ningirsu the World Chalice Warrior that draws cards?
A: In this scenario, when Ningirsu the World Chalice Warrior is Special Summoned to the Extra Monster Zone and there is a “World Chalice” monster on your opponent’s side of the field linked to it, you can activate its effect that draws cards.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20898&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: I Link Summon a Ningirsu the World Chalice Warrior to my Main Monster Zone linked to a Link Spider in my Extra Monster Zone, and there is a Crowned by the World Chalice and Chosen by the World Chalice in each adjacent Main Monster Zone. If I activate the effect of Ningirsu the World Chalice Warrior that draws cards, but my opponent chains Compulsory Evacuation Device and returns Ningirsu the World Chalice Warrior to my Extra Deck, what happens?
A: If Ningirsu the World Chalice Warrior is no longer on the field when its effect resolves, there will be no “World Chalice” monsters linked to it, so you do not draw any cards.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20899&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: I activate the effect of Ningirsu the World Chalice Warrior that sends a card on each side of the field to the Graveyard. When it resolves, what happens if I choose a Paleozoic Anomalocaris on my field as one of the cards to send to the Graveyard?
A: In this scenario, since Paleozoic Anomalocaris is unaffected by monster effects, it is not sent to the Graveyard by the effect of Ningirsu the World Chalice Warrior. In this case, the opponent’s chosen card is sent to the Graveyard normally.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20800&keyword=&tag=-1

COTD-EN051 Gaia Saber, the Lightning Shadow

Q: Can I equip Gaia Saber, the Lightning Shadow with 7 Completed? If so, can I choose to increase the DEF by 700?
A: Gaia Saber, the Lightning Shadow is a Machine-Type monster, so it can be equipped with 7 Completed. When activating 7 Completed, you normally choose to increase either the ATK or the DEF of the equipped monster by 700, but since Gaia Saber, the Lightning Shadow is a Link Monster, it has no DEF. Therefore, if you equip 7 Completed to a Link Monster, you must select “ATK” for the effect.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=6078&keyword=&tag=-1

COTD-EN052 Missus Radiant

Q: Missus Radiant on the field is destroyed by battle or card effect and sent to the Graveyard. In this case, if I activate the effect of Missus Radiant that adds an EARTH monster in my Graveyard to my hand, can I target Missus Radiant itself?
A: In this scenario, when you activate the effect of Missus Radiant that was destroyed and sent to the Graveyard, you can target that same Missus Radiant. (Missus Radiant is a Link Monster, so it returns to your Extra Deck instead of being added to your hand.)

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20897&keyword=&tag=-1

COTD-EN053 Trickstar Light Stage

Q: I activate the effect of Trickstar Light Stage, targeting a Set card in my opponent’s Spell & Trap Zone. If the targeted card is Dark World Brainwashing, and my opponent chains it, how does the effect of Trickstar Light Stage resolve?
A: If the card targeted with the effect of Trickstar Light Stage is chained and becomes face-up, the effect of Trickstar Light Stage is not applied. (In this scenario, the effect of Dark World Brainwashing can be activated during this turn, also it is not sent to the Graveyard during the End Phase.)

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20895&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: I activated and resolved the effect of Trickstar Light Stage, so that the targeted Set card in my opponent’s Spell & Trap Zone cannot be activated until the End Phase. If my opponent activates a Mystical Space Typhoon and destroys Trickstar Light Stage, what happens to that Set card?
A: If Trickstar Light Stage is destroyed after applying its effect, the effect is no longer applied. The targeted card can now be activated normally, and it is not sent to the Graveyard during the End Phase if it is not activated at that time.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20896&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: While Trickstar Light Stage is face-up in my Field Zone, a Trickstar Lilybell on my field attacks directly with its effect and inflicts battle damage to my opponent. At this time, does the effect of Trickstar Light Stage inflict 200 damage to my opponent?
A: If a “Trickstar” monster inflicts battle damage to your opponent, the effect of Trickstar Light Stage inflicts damage to your opponent immediately after damage calculation. In this scenario, the effect is immediately applied after damage calculation, then you can choose to activate the effect of Trickstar Lilybell that adds a “Trickstar” monster in your Graveyard to your hand.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20894&keyword=&tag=-1

COTD-EN055 Air Cracking Storm

Q: My Cracking Dragon equipped with Air Cracking Storm destroys an opponent’s monster by battle, and I activate the effect of Air Cracking Storm that allows the equipped monster to attack a second time during this Battle Phase. When Cracking Dragon attacks a second time, what happens to the attack if my opponent activates Mystical Space Typhoon and destroys Air Cracking Storm?
A: After the effect of Air Cracking Storm is applied, if Air Cracking Storm is no longer equipped when your monster is attacking a second time, it is no longer able to make a second attack. In this scenario, if Air Cracking Storm was destroyed during the Battle Step before you declared the second attack with Cracking Dragon, Cracking Dragon cannot declare another attack. Also, if Air Cracking Storm was destroyed during the Battle Step after the second attack was declared, the attack stops without continuing to damage calculation.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20837&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: I have 2 copies of Cracking Dragon on my field, and 1 is equipped with Air Cracking Storm. My Cracking Dragon equipped with Air Cracking Storm destroys an opponent’s monster by battle, and I activate the effect of Air Cracking Storm that allows the equipped monster to attack a second time during this Battle Phase. If Air Cracking Storm is then destroyed by Mystical Space Typhoon, can my other Cracking Dragon attack during this Battle Phase?
A: During the turn you activate the effect of Air Cracking Storm, monsters other than the equipped monster cannot attack. Even if Air Cracking Storm is subsequently destroyed, that restriction is still applied and your other monsters cannot attack. In this scenario, after Air Cracking Storm is destroyed, your other Cracking Dragon cannot attack.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20877&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: I have 2 copies of Cracking Dragon on my field, and 1 is equipped with Air Cracking Storm. My Cracking Dragon equipped with Air Cracking Storm destroys an opponent’s monster by battle, and I activate the effect of Air Cracking Storm that allows the equipped monster to attack a second time during this Battle Phase. During this Battle Phase, if Tailor of the Fickle is activated and equips Air Cracking Storm to my other Cracking Dragon, can that one attack?
A: During the turn you activate the effect of Air Cracking Storm, monsters other than the equipped monster cannot attack. Therefore, in this scenario, even if Air Cracking Storm is equipped to a different monster by the effect of Tailor of the Fickle, the newly equipped Cracking Dragon cannot attack.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20838&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: A Cracking Dragon affected by Forbidden Lance and a Jack Wyvern equipped with Air Cracking Storm are both face-up on my field. When Jack Wyvern attacks and destroys an opponent’s monster by battle, I activate the effect of Air Cracking Storm that allows the equipped monster to attack a second time during this Battle Phase, but prevents my other monsters from attacking. During this Battle Phase, can I still attack with Cracking Dragon?
A: During the turn you activate the effect of Air Cracking Storm, monsters other than the equipped monster cannot attack. This is not treated as part of the effect of Air Cracking Storm, so even if the effect of Forbidden Lance makes Jack Wyvern unaffected by Spell effects, it cannot attack during this Battle Phase.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20878&keyword=&tag=-1

COTD-EN056 Smile Universe

Q: When I declare an attack with a monster, my opponent activates Magic Cylinder and negates the attack. During this turn, can I activate Smile Universe?
A: Even if your monster’s attack was negated by Magic Cylinder, since you attacked with that monster this turn, you cannot activate Smile Universe.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20836&keyword=&tag=-1

COTD-EN057 World Legacy Discovery

Q: World Legacy Discovery is face-up in my Field Zone. In this situation, if Imduk the World Chalice Dragon is destroyed by battle and sent to the Graveyard, or sent to the Graveyard by my opponent’s card effect, can I activate the effect of World Legacy Discovery that Special Summons a “World Chalice” monster from my Graveyard in Defense Position?
A: Even if a “World Chalice” Link Monster is destroyed by battle or leaves the field because of your opponent’s card effect, you can activate the effect of World Legacy Discovery. However, you cannot target a “World Chalice” Link Monster with that effect, so you must have an appropriate “World Chalice” monster in your Graveyard to target.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20893&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: World Legacy Discovery is face-up in my Field Zone. In this situation, if Lee the World Chalice Fairy is destroyed by battle and sent to the Graveyard, or sent to the Graveyard by my opponent’s card effect, can I activate the effect of World Legacy Discovery by targeting that same Lee the World Chalice Fairy?
A: In this scenario, since the Lee the World Chalice Fairy that allowed you to activate the effect of World Legacy Discovery was sent to the Graveyard, you can target it with that effect.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20892&keyword=&tag=-1

COTD-EN059 March of the Dark Brigade

Q: Can I activate March of the Dark Brigade by targeting a Michael, the Arch-Lightsworn in my Graveyard?
A: You can activate March of the Dark Brigade by targeting a Michael, the Arch-Lightsworn in your Graveyard. (Since Michael, the Arch-Lightsworn is a Level 7 monster, it can only be targeted if you have 7 or more cards in your Deck.) In this case, since Michael, the Arch-Lightsworn is a Synchro Monster, it returns to your Extra Deck instead of your hand, and you do not banish any cards from the top of your Deck afterward.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20835&keyword=&tag=-1

COTD-EN060 Twilight Twin Dragons

Q: I have have 3 or less cards in my Deck, can I activate Twilight Twin Dragons? Also, if I have 3 or less cards in my Deck, can I activate the second effect of Twilight Twin Dragons when it sent from my Deck to the Graveyard by the effect of a “Lightsworn” monster?
A: If you have 3 or less cards in your Deck, you cannot activate Twilight Twin Dragons, nor can you activate the second effect of Twilight Twin Dragons.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20834&keyword=&tag=-1

COTD-EN061 Emerging Emergency Rescute Rescue

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20907&keyword=&tag=-1

COTD-EN062 Spellbook of Knowledge

Q: Macro Cosmos is face-up on my opponent’s field, and its effect that banishes any card that would be sent to the Graveyard is applying. In this situation, can I activate Spellbook of Knowledge?
A: Even if the effect of Macro Cosmos is applying, you can activate Spellbook of Knowledge. In that case, the “Spellbook” Spell Card or Spellcaster-Type monster that you would send to the Graveyard is banished instead, so you cannot draw 2 cards.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20902&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: Can Mystical Refpanel be chained to Spellbook of Knowledge?
A: Mystical Refpanel is activated by chaining to a Spell Card that targets/affects 1 player. The effect of Spellbook of Knowledge does not affect only the player, so Mystical Refpanel cannot be chained to it.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20903&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: Spellbook Magician of Prophecy is Set in my Monster Zone. When resolving the effect of Spellbook of Knowledge, can I choose that Set Spellbook Magician of Prophecy as the Spellcaster-Type monster that is sent to the Graveyard?
A: The effect of Spellbook of Knowledge sends 1 “Spellbook” Spell Card that is either face-up on your field or in your hand to the Graveyard, or 1 face-up Spellcaster-Type monster from your field to the Graveyard. (You cannot send Spellcaster-Type monsters that are face-down on the field, nor “Spellbook” Spell Cards that are Set in your Spell & Trap Zones.) In this case, if there are no appropriate cards you can send to the Graveyard, you cannot activate Spellbook of Knowledge.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20865&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: White Wing Magician is face-up in my Monster Zone. When resolving the effect of Spellbook of Knowledge, can I choose White Wing Magician on my field as the Spellcaster-Type monster that is sent to the Graveyard?
A: Even in this scenario, when resolving the effect of Spellbook of Knowledge, you can choose a White Wing Magician on your field as the card to send to the Graveyard. In that case, since Pendulum Monsters are added face-up to the Extra Deck instead of being sent to the Graveyard, you cannot draw 2 cards.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20866&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: A Tricky Token that was Special Summoned by the effect of Tricky Spell 4 is face-up on my field. When resolving the effect of Spellbook of Knowledge, can I choose the Tricky Token on my field as the Spellcaster-Type monster that is sent to the Graveyard?
A: Even in this scenario, when resolving the effect of Spellbook of Knowledge, you can choose a Tricky Token on your field as the card to send to the Graveyard. In that case, since Tokens disappear when they leave the field, you cannot draw 2 cards.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20901&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: I activate Spellbook of the Masters, targeting a Spellbook of Knowledge in my Graveyard. When resolving the copied effect of Spellbook of Knowledge, can I send the activated Spellbook of the Masters to the Graveyard?
A: Even if you apply the effect of Spellbook of Knowledge using the effect of Spellbook of the Masters, you cannot choose the activated Spellbook of the Masters as the card you send to the Graveyard. (In this scenario, since you must have a Spellcaster-Type monster on your field and reveal a “Spellbook” Spell Card in your hand to activate Spellbook of the Masters, you can send any of those cards to the Graveyard when resolving the effect.)

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20867&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: I activate Spellbook of Knowledge, and then chain Spellbook Organization from my hand. In this case, when resolving the effect of Spellbook of Knowledge, can I send the activated Spellbook Organization to the Graveyard?
A: In this scenario, if Spellbook Organization was chained to Spellbook of Knowledge, it will be face-up in your Spell & Trap Zone when the effect of Spellbook of Knowledge resolves, so you can send it to the Graveyard with that effect. (You also draw 2 cards as usual.)

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20379&keyword=&tag=-1

COTD-EN064 Boogie Trap

Q: If I activate Boogie Trap by targeting a Fiendish Chain in my Graveyard, but my opponent chains D.D. Crow and banishes that Fiendish Chain, how does the effect of Boogie Trap resolve?
A: If the Trap Card targeted with Boogie Trap is no longer in the Graveyard when its effect resolves, the effect is not applied.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20833&keyword=&tag=-1

COTD-EN055 Castle Link

Q: When activating the effect of Castle Link that targets 1 Link Monster on the field, can I target a Imduk the World Chalice Dragon that is in the Main Monster Zone directly underneath an Extra Monster Zone?
A: The effect of Castle Link moves 1 targeted Link Monster to a Main Monster Zone linked to it. (It cannot be moved to an Extra Monster Zone.) Therefore, in this scenario, since Imduk the World Chalice Dragon does not have any Link Arrows pointing to a Main Monster Zone, it cannot be targeted with the effect of Castle Link.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20811&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: I activate the first effect of Castle Link, targeting 1 Honeybot in my opponent’s Main Monster Zone. If I also chain Ojama Trio, and Special Summon Ojama Tokens to the Main Monster Zones linked to Honeybot, how does the effect of Castle Link resolve?
A: The effect of Castle Link is not applied if all of the Main Monster Zones linked to the targeted Link Monster are occupied when it resolves. (In this scenario, Honeybot remains face-up on the field.)

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20900&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: I activate the first effect of Castle Link, targeting 1 Honeybot in my Main Monster Zone. If my opponent chains Enemy Controller, and takes control of my Honeybot, how does the effect of Castle Link resolve?
A: When resolving the effect of Castle Link, if control of the targeted Link Monster is changed by an Enemy Controller that was chained to the effect, the effect of Castle Link resolves normally. In this scenario, after Honeybot changes control, you still move it to an adjacent Main Monster Zone that is linked to it. (Even if Honeybot moves Zones, the effect of Enemy Controller does not disappear, so during the End Phase it will return to your Main Monster Zone normally.)

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20812&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: Ib the World Chalice Priestess and Imduk the World Chalice Dragon are face-up in my Main Monster Zones. In this situation, I activate the second effect of Castle Link that switches the Zones of 2 Link Monsters on the same side of the field. If my opponent chains Compulsory Evacuation Device and returns Imduk the World Chalice Dragon to the Extra Deck, how does the effect of Castle Link resolve?
A: In this scenario, since Ib the World Chalice Priestess is the only Link Monster in your Main Monster Zone when the effect of Castle Link resolves, the effect cannot be applied. (Ib the World Chalice Priestess remains where it is in its Main Monster Zone.) At this time, if there are 2 Link Monsters in your opponent’s Main Monster Zones, the effect still applies and switches them.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20815&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: Ib the World Chalice Priestess and Imduk the World Chalice Dragon are face-up in my Main Monster Zones. In this situation, I activate the second effect of Castle Link that switches the Zones of 2 Link Monsters on the same side of the field. If my opponent chains Forbidden Lance and makes Imduk the World Chalice Dragon unaffected by Spell effects, how does the effect of Castle Link resolve?
A: In this scenario, since there are 2 Link Monsters in the Main Monster Zones, those are the 2 that are chosen when the effect of Castle Link resolves. However, since Imduk the World Chalice Dragon is unaffected by Spell effects, you cannot move it to another Zone. (Both Ib the World Chalice Priestess and Imduk the World Chalice Dragon remain where they are in their Main Monster Zones.)

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20816&keyword=&tag=-1

COTD-EN066 Defense Zone

Q: Defense Zone is face-up in my Field Zone. U.A. Playmaker is face-up in my Main Monster Zone, and U.A. Powered Jersey is face-up in my Spell & Trap Zone of the same column. Also, U.A. Blockbacker is face-up in my opponent’s Main Monster Zone, and U.A. Penalty Box is face-up in the opponent’s Spell & Trap Zone of the same column. In this case, which cards in the Spell & Trap Zones cannot be targeted or destroyed by which player’s effects?
A: The effect of Defense Zone is one that prevents cards in a player’s Spell & Trap Zone from being targeted or destroyed by their opponent’s card effects, as long as they are in the same column as a monster in that player’s Main Monster Zone. Therefore, in this scenario, the U.A. Powered Jersey on your field cannot be targeted or destroyed by your opponent’s card effects, while the U.A. Penalty Box on your opponent’s field cannot be targeted or destroyed by your card effects. (The result is the same even if Defense Zone is face-up in your opponent’s Field Zone instead.)

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20826&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: If both players have Defense Zone face-up in their Field Zones, how are their effects applied?
A: The effect of Defense Zone is one that prevents cards in a player’s Spell & Trap Zone from being targeted or destroyed by their opponent’s card effects, as long as they are in the same column as a monster in that player’s Main Monster Zone. In other words, even if both players have Defense Zone in their respective Field Zones, there is no difference in how the effect is applied.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20827&keyword=&tag=-1

COTD-EN067 Three Strikes Barrier

Q: If there are no monsters on my field, can I activate Three Strikes Barrier and select the effect that prevents monsters on my field from being destroyed by battle?
A: Even if there are no monsters on your field, you can activate the effect of Three Strikes Barrier that prevents monsters on your field from being destroyed by battle. This effect is applied not only to any monsters that are on your field when the effect resolves, but also any monsters that you Summon afterward.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20880&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: I activated Three Strikes Barrier this turn, and selected the effect that reduces all battle damage I take this turn to 0. Does this include battle damage that I would take for both direct attacks by my opponent’s monsters, and battles involving our monsters?
A: The effect of Three Strikes Barrier reduces all battle damage you would take this turn to 0, including for both direct attacks and battles involving 2 monsters.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20879&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: If I activate 2 copies of Three Strikes Barrier in the same turn, can I select the third effect for both?
A: If you activate 2 copies of Three Strikes Barrier in the same turn, you can select the third effect for both of them. In that case, when a monster on your field inflicts battle damage to your opponent, each effect is applied. (For example, if your Cyberse Wizard with 1800 ATK attacks your opponent’s Hack Worm with 400 ATK, your opponent takes 1400 damage, and you gain 2800 Life Points from the effect of Three Strikes Barrier.)

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20881&keyword=&tag=-1

COTD-EN068 Trickstar Reincarnation

Q: While the effect of Imperial Iron Wall is applying, can I activate Trickstar Reincarnation? Also, what happens if my opponent chains Imperial Iron Wall to my Trickstar Reincarnation?
A: Trickstar Reincarnation cannot be activated if the effect of Imperial Iron Wall is applying. Also, if Imperial Iron Wall is chained to Trickstar Reincarnation, neither part of the effect of Trickstar Reincarnation is applied.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20888&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: If my opponent has 5 cards left in their Deck and 6 cards in their hand, can I activate Trickstar Reincarnation?
A: If the number of cards remaining in your opponent’s Deck is less than the number of cards in your opponent’s hand, your opponent cannot draw the same number of cards that would be banished from their hand, so you cannot activate Trickstar Reincarnation.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20889&keyword=&tag=-1

COTD-EN069 Pulse Mines

Q: Can I activate Pulse Mines if there are no Attack Position monsters on my opponent’s field?
A: Even if there are no Attack Position monsters on your opponent’s field, you can activate Pulse Mines. In that case, although the effect that changes all Attack Position monsters on your opponent’s field to Defense Position is not applied, the effect that changes any monster that is Normal or Special Summoned to your opponent’s field this turn to Defense Position will apply.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20882&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: Can I activate Pulse Mines if the only monsters on my opponent’s field are Link Monsters?
A: Even if the only monsters on your opponent’s field are Link Monsters, you can activate Pulse Mines. In that case, although the effect that changes all Attack Position monsters on your opponent’s field to Defense Position cannot be applied to Link Monsters, the effect that changes any monster that is Normal or Special Summoned to your opponent’s field this turn to Defense Position will apply.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20883&keyword=&tag=-1

COTD-EN070 Supreme King Rage

Q: If Supreme King Z-ARC is in my Extra Monster Zone, and there are no monsters in my Main Monster Zones, can I activate Supreme King Rage?
A: As in this scenario, if Supreme King Z-ARC is the only monster on your field, you cannot activate Supreme King Rage. Since the effect of Supreme King Rage destroys all monsters on your field except Supreme King Z-ARC, you cannot activate it unless there is at least 1 monster on your field other than Supreme King Z-ARC.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20886&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: If Supreme King Z-ARC is in my Pendulum Zone, can I activate Supreme King Rage?
A: Even if Supreme King Z-ARC is in your Pendulum Zone, you can activate Supreme King Rage. However, you cannot activate it unless there is at least 1 monster in your Monster Zone other than Supreme King Z-ARC.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20885&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: While the effect of Vanity’s Emptiness is applying, can I activate Supreme King Rage? Also, what happens if my opponent chains Vanity’s Emptiness to my Supreme King Rage?
A: Supreme King Rage cannot be activated if the effect of Vanity’s Emptiness is applying. Also, if Vanity’s Emptiness is chained to Supreme King Rage, all monsters on your field other than Supreme King Z-ARC are destroyed normally, but you cannot Special Summon any “Supreme King Dragon” monsters with different names from your hand, Deck, Extra Deck, or Graveyard.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20887&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: I activate Supreme King Rage. If my opponent chains Book of Eclipse and changes all face-up monsters on the field to face-down Defense Position, what happens?
A: The effect of Supreme King Rage will destroy all monsters on your field other than Supreme King Z-ARC, but if Book of Eclipse is chained and changes Supreme King Z-ARC to face-down Defense Position, Supreme King Z-ARC will also be destroyed, and the part of the effect that Special Summons “Supreme King Dragon” monsters is applied.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20884&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: I activate Supreme King Rage. When the effect resolves, if the effect of Forbidden Lance has been applied to a Supreme King Dragon Darkwurm on my field, so that it is not destroyed by the effect of Supreme King Rage, what happens?
A: The effect of Supreme King Rage will destroy all monsters on your field other than Supreme King Z-ARC, and if it does, Special Summon “Supreme King Dragon” monsters with different names from your hand, Deck, Extra Deck, or Graveyard. Note that when the effect resolves, if at least 1 monster on your field is destroyed, the part of the effect that Special Summons “Supreme King Dragon” monsters with different names from your hand, Deck, Extra Deck, or Graveyard will be applied even if not all of those monsters on the field were destroyed. (For example, if there are 2 copies of Supreme King Dragon Darkwurm on your field, but 1 is unaffected by Spell/Trap effects due to the effect of Forbidden Lance, the other will be destroyed, so the part of the effect that Special Summons is applied.)

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20863&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: If I activate Supreme King Rage, can I Special Summon “Supreme King Dragon” monsters from my Extra Deck to my Main Monster Zones with its effect?
A: When Special Summoning “Supreme King Dragon” monsters from your hand, Main Deck, or Graveyard with the effect of Supreme King Rage, those monsters are Special Summoned to the Main Monster Zones. If you Special Summon any monsters from your Extra Deck, they are normally Special Summoned to an Extra Monster Zone, but they can be Special Summoned to a Main Monster Zone that is linked to a Link Monster on the field, such as a Decode Talker in your opponent’s Extra Monster Zone.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20862&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: A Supreme King Dragon Starving Venom that was first Fusion Summoned is in my Graveyard. In this situation, if I activate Supreme King Rage, can I Special Summon that Supreme King Dragon Starving Venom from the Graveyard?
A: Supreme King Dragon Starving Venom is a monster that can only be Special Summoned by Fusion Summon or by its other written procedure, and cannot be Special Summoned from the Graveyard afterward with effects such as Monster Reborn. However, since the effect of Supreme King Rage ignores the Summoning conditions written in its text, a Supreme King Dragon Starving Venom that was previously properly Special Summoned by Fusion Summon or its other written procedure can be Special Summoned.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=16454&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: When my opponent Tribute Summons Zaborg the Mega Monarch, its effect sends Supreme King Dragon Starving Venom, Supreme King Dragon Clear Wing, and Supreme King Dragon Dark Rebellion from the Extra Deck to the Graveyard. In this situation, if I activate Supreme King Rage, can I Special Summon those monsters from the Graveyard?
A: Fusion, Synchro, and Xyz Monsters sent directly from the Extra Deck to the Graveyard by the effect of Zaborg the Mega Monarch were never properly Special Summoned. Therefore, in this scenario, Supreme King Dragon Starving Venom, Supreme King Dragon Clear Wing, and Supreme King Dragon Dark Rebellion cannot be Special Summoned from the Graveyard with the effect of Supreme King Rage. (Furthermore, if there are no other “Supreme King Dragon” monsters you can Special Summon in your hand, Deck, Extra Deck, or Graveyard, you cannot activate Supreme King Rage.)

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20864&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: I activate the second effect of Supreme King Rage, targeting a face-up Supreme King Dragon Dark Rebellion on my field. If Forbidden Lance is chained, and Supreme King Dragon Dark Rebellion becomes unaffected by Trap effects, how does the effect of Supreme King Rage resolve?
A: When resolving the effect of Supreme King Rage that activates in the Graveyard, if Supreme King Dragon Dark Rebellion is unaffected by Trap effects, no “Supreme King Dragon” monsters can be attached to it as Xyz Materials. (No monsters are chosen from the Graveyard or Extra Deck.)

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20829&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: I activate the second effect of Supreme King Rage, targeting a face-up Supreme King Dragon Dark Rebellion on my field. If my opponent chains Enemy Controller and takes control of Supreme King Dragon Dark Rebellion, how does the effect of Supreme King Rage resolve?
A: When resolving the effect of Supreme King Rage that activates in the Graveyard, if Supreme King Dragon Dark Rebellion is on your opponent’s side of the field, “Supreme King Dragon” monsters are attached to it from your Extra Deck and/or Graveyard normally.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20828&keyword=&tag=-1

COTD-EN072 Twilight Eraser

Q: While Lyla, Twilightsworn Enchantress and Lumina, Twilightsworn Shaman are face-up on my field, I activate Twilight Eraser. If Compulsory Evacuation Device is chained, and Lumina, Twilightsworn Shaman is returned to my hand, how does Twilight Eraser resolve?
A: When resolving Twilight Eraser, even if there are not 2 “Lightsworn” monsters with the same Type but different names on your field, the effect is applied normally.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20890&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: I activate Twilight Eraser, targeting an World Legacy Discovery in my opponent’s Field Zone and a World Chalice Guardragon in their Monster Zone. If Raigeki Break is chained, and World Chalice Guardragon is destroyed, how does Twilight Eraser resolve?
A: When resolving Twilight Eraser, even if one of the targeted cards is no longer on the field, the other target (in this case, World Legacy Discovery) is banished normally.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20891&keyword=&tag=-1

COTD-EN073 Twilight Cloth

Q: I activate Twilight Cloth, targeting Jain, Twilightsworn General. If my opponent chains Book of Moon and changes Jain, Twilightsworn General to face-down Defense Position, how does Twilight Cloth resolve?
A: When resolving Twilight Cloth, even if the targeted monster is in face-down Defense Position, you still banish one or more “Lightsworn” monsters from your Graveyard, but the targeted monster does not gain any ATK or DEF.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20909&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: When the second effect of Twilight Cloth is activated in the Graveyard, does it only affect “Lightsworn” monsters that are face-up on my field at the time it resolves?
A: The effect of Twilight Cloth that activates in the Graveyard is applied to all “Lightsworn” monsters that are face-up on your field during this turn. “Lightsworn” monsters that are face-up on your field when the effect resolves, as well as “Lightsworn” monsters that you Summon afterward, will be affected.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20911&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: Can I activate the second effect of Twilight Cloth when it is sent from the Deck to the Graveyard if I do not have any “Lightsworn” monsters on my field?
A: The effect of Twilight Cloth that activates in the Graveyard is applied to all “Lightsworn” monsters that are face-up on your field during this turn. “Lightsworn” monsters that are face-up on your field when the effect resolves, as well as “Lightsworn” monsters that you Summon afterward, will be affected. Therefore, even if you do not currently have any “Lightsworn” monsters on your field, you can activate the effect of Twilight Cloth.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20910&keyword=&tag=-1

COTD-EN074 Dark World Brainwashing

Q: When my opponent activates the effect of XX-Saber Gottoms, which is to discard 1 random card from the opponent’s hand, can I chain the effect of Dark World Brainwashing?
A: Even in that scenario, you can activate the effect of Dark World Brainwashing. The targeted “Dark World” monster is returned to the hand normally, and the effect of XX-Saber Gottoms will be to discard 1 random card from the opponent’s (your) hand.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20378&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: While Grapha, Dragon Lord of Dark World is face-up on my field, my opponent activates the effect of their Ryko, Twilightsworn Fighter when it is Normal Summoned or flipped face-up. If I activate Dark World Brainwashing, but my opponent chains Mystical Space Typhoon and destroys it, what happens?
A: When resolving the effect of Dark World Brainwashing, if Dark World Brainwashing itself has been destroyed, the effect is not applied. (Grapha, Dragon Lord of Dark World remains on the field, and the effect of Ryko, Twilightsworn Fighter banishes 1 card on the field normally.)

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20914&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: While Grapha, Dragon Lord of Dark World is face-up on my field, my opponent activates the effect of their Ryko, Twilightsworn Fighter when it is Normal Summoned or flipped face-up. If I activate Dark World Brainwashing, but my opponent chains Compulsory Evacuation Device and returns Grapha, Dragon Lord of Dark World to my hand, how does the effect of Dark World Brainwashing resolve?
A: When resolving the effect of Dark World Brainwashing, if the targeted “Dark World” monster is no longer on the field, you cannot return it to the hand with the effect of Dark World Brainwashing, so the monster effect it was chained to remains unchanged. (The effect of Ryko, Twilightsworn Fighter banishes 1 card on the field normally.)

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20913&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: While Grapha, Dragon Lord of Dark World is face-up on my field, my opponent activates the effect of their Ryko, Twilightsworn Fighter when it is Normal Summoned or flipped face-up. If I activate Dark World Brainwashing, but my opponent chains Forbidden Lance and makes Grapha, Dragon Lord of Dark World unaffected by Trap effects, how does the effect of Dark World Brainwashing resolve?
A: When resolving the effect of Dark World Brainwashing, if the targeted “Dark World” monster is unaffected by Trap effects, you cannot return it to the hand with the effect of Dark World Brainwashing, so the monster effect it was chained to remains unchanged. (Grapha, Dragon Lord of Dark World remains on the field, and the effect of Ryko, Twilightsworn Fighter banishes 1 card on the field normally.)

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20912&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: My opponent activates the effect of Master Peace, the True Dracoslaying King that destroys 1 other card on the field, while it is also unaffected by monster and Trap effects as a result of being Tribute Summoned by Tributing a monster and a Continuous Trap Card. In this case, if I chain the effect of Dark World Brainwashing, what happens?
A: The effect of Dark World Brainwashing is not treated as one that affects the monster activating its effect. In this scenario, the effect of Master Peace, the True Dracoslaying King changes from “Destroy (the targeted card)” to “Discard 1 random card from your opponent’s hand.”

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20904&keyword=&tag=-1

COTD-EN075 Break Off Trap Hole

Q: Mystery Shell Dragon is in my Main Monster Zone in the same column as the Extra Monster Zone, and Galaxy Serpent is in a Main Monster Zone adjacent to it. In this scenario, if I Link Summon a Link Spider to my Extra Monster Zone using Galaxy Serpent, can my opponent activate Break Off Trap Hole?
A: In this scenario, when Link Spider is Link Summoned, Mystery Shell Dragon becomes linked to it. Break Off Trap Hole can be activated when a monster is Link Summoned, and the effect destroys all monsters on the field that are not linked. In this scenario, since the only monsters on the field are linked, Break Off Trap Hole cannot be activated.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20915&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: While there are no monsters on my opponent’s field, I activate Monster Reborn and Special Summon a Honeybot to my center Main Monster Zone, while Bittron and Backup Secretary are in the Main Monster Zones adjacent to it on the left and right, respectively. If I Link Summon a Imduk the World Chalice Dragon to the left Extra Monster Zone using Bittron as Link Material, and my opponent activates Break Off Trap Hole, which monsters on the field are destroyed?
A: Break Off Trap Hole can be activated when a monster is Link Summoned, and the effect destroys all monsters on the field that are not linked. (When the effect resolves, monsters that are linked to Link Monsters other than the one that was Special Summoned are not destroyed.) In this scenario, Honeybot and Backup Secretary are linked, but Imduk the World Chalice Dragon does not have a link with any other monster, so only Imduk the World Chalice Dragon is destroyed.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20832&keyword=&tag=-1

COTD-EN076 Heavy Storm Duster

Q: Can I activate Heavy Storm Duster during my opponent’s turn?
A: You can activate Heavy Storm Duster during your opponent’s turn. In that case, you can even activate it during the Battle Phase or Main Phase 2, but not during the Damage Step.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20916&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: During my Main Phase 1, I activate Heavy Storm Duster. If my opponent chains Seven Tools of the Bandit and negates the activation, can I conduct my Battle Phase this turn?
A: As in this scenario, if the activation of your Heavy Storm Duster is negated during your turn, you can conduct a Battle Phase this turn.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20918&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: During my Main Phase 1, I activate Heavy Storm Duster. If my opponent chains Trap Stun and negates the effect, can I conduct my Battle Phase this turn?
A: As in this scenario, if the effect of your Heavy Storm Duster is negated during your turn, you cannot conduct a Battle Phase this turn.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20917&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: My opponent activated Frozen Soul, and my Battle Phase was skipped as a result. During the End Phase of this turn, can I activate Heavy Storm Duster?
A: In this scenario, your Battle Phase is skipped by the effect of Frozen Soul when you try to enter it. Since you cannot conduct a Battle Phase during the turn you activate Heavy Storm Duster, even if your Battle Phase is skipped when you conduct it, you cannot activate Heavy Storm Duster.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20906&keyword=&tag=-1

COTD-EN078 Recall

Q: Can I activate Recall if my opponent has no cards in their Deck?
A: You cannot activate Recall if your opponent has no cards in their Deck.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20920&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: If my opponent activates the effect of Effect Veiler from their hand, or the effect of Sangan in their Graveyard, can I activate Recall?
A: You can chain Recall to your opponent’s monster effects that activate outside of the field. Also, when Recall is chained to the effect of a monster in your opponent’s Graveyard, such as Sangan, it will not be destroyed, but the activation is negated and your opponent draws 1 card normally.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20919&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: My opponent activates the effect of Master Peace, the True Dracoslaying King that destroys 1 other card on the field, while it is also unaffected by monster and Trap effects as a result of being Tribute Summoned by Tributing a monster and a Continuous Trap Card. In this case, if I chain Recall, what happens?
A: In this scenario, since Master Peace, the True Dracoslaying King is unaffected by Trap Cards, the activation of its effect is not negated by Recall and it is not destroyed, so its effect destroys the targeted card normally. Even in that case, your opponent draws 1 card.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=17304&keyword=&tag=-1

COTD-EN079 Blind Obliteration

Q: If the only face-up monsters on the field are Level/Rank 12 monsters, such as Supreme King Z-ARC or Number 77: The Seven Sins, can Blind Obliteration be activated?
A: Blind Obliteration destroys monsters whose Levels/Ranks are lower than the added result of the 2 die rolls, which means the highest possible total of 12 will only destroy face-up Level/Rank 11 or lower monsters on the field, and Level/Rank 12 monsters can never be destroyed by this effect. Therefore, if the only face-up monsters on the field are Level/Rank 12, you cannot activate Blind Obliteration.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20905&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: If the only face-up monsters on the field are Link Monsters, can Blind Obliteration be activated?
A: Since the effect of Blind Obliteration destroys monsters whose Levels/Ranks are lower than the added result of the 2 die rolls, Blind Obliteration cannot be activated if the only face-up monsters on the field are Link Monsters.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20921&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: If my opponent activates Blind Obliteration, can I chain My Body as a Shield?
A: Since it is unknown whether or not the effect of Blind Obliteration will destroy monsters on the field until it resolves, you cannot normally chain My Body as a Shield to it. However, if there are any Level/Rank 1 monsters on the field, they will be destroyed regardless of the outcome of the die rolls. In that case, the effect of Blind Obliteration is considered one that would destroy a monster on the field, and My Body as a Shield can be chained.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20860&keyword=&tag=-1

COTD-EN080 Transmission Gear

Q: If the effects of Imperial Iron Wall or Chaos Hunter prevent me from banishing cards, can I activate Transmigration Gear?
A: The effect of Transmission Gear makes one or the other player banish their battling monster face-down depending on the outcome of the rock-paper-scissors game. If the effects of Imperial Iron Wall or Chaos Hunter are applying, you cannot activate Transmission Gear.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20923&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: A Geargiano Mk-III is face-on my opponent’s field, and it is unaffected by Spell/Trap effects due to the effect of Forbidden Lance. In this situation, if Transmission Gear is activated during damage calculation when Geargiano Mk-III battles my Geargiano Mk-II, what happens if I win the rock-paper-scissors game?
A: The effect of Transmission Gear makes the losing player banish their battling monster face-down, and is not an effect that is applied to the battling monster, so even in this case your opponent must banish their Geargiano Mk-III.

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20922&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: My opponent’s Geargiano attacks a Geargiano Mk-II on my field. During damage calculation, if I activate Transmission Gear, but my opponent chains their own Transmission Gear, what happens?
A: In this scenario, when resolving the effect of Transmission Gear that was activated as Chain Link 2, the player who loses the game of rock-paper-scissors must banish their battling monster face-down, so either the opponent’s Geargiano or your Geargiano Mk-II is banished. When resolving the Transmission Gear that was activated as Chain Link 1, since no monsters are currently battling, the effect is not applied. (Players do not play another game of rock-paper-scissors, and no monster is banished face-down.)

Source: https://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20908&keyword=&tag=-1

COTD-EN091 Infernity Patriarch
•The 1st effect of this card that Special Summons itself from the hand is not considered an Ignition, Trigger, Quick, or Continuous Effect. (Special Summoning Infernity Patriarch this way does not create a chain.)
• The 2nd effect of this card that prevents an “Infernity” monster(s) from being destroyed is not considered an Ignition, Trigger, Quick, or Continuous Effect.
• This effect can be applied when an “Infernity” monster is destroyed by battle or card effect. (You can use this effect during the Damage Step.)

Q: When an “Infernity” monster on my side of the field is destroyed by battle, and I apply the effect of Infernity Patriarch in my Graveyard, when is Infernity Patriarch banished?
A: When an “Infernity” monster would be destroyed by battle, if you want to apply the effect of Infernity Patriarch in your Graveyard, it is banished from the Graveyard after damage calculation.

Source: http://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=16935&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: I activate the effect of Infernity Necromancer, and Special Summon Infernity General from my Graveyard. At this time, if my opponent activates Torrential Tribute, so that 2 of my “Infernity” monsters would be destroyed, can I apply the effect of an Infernity Patriarch in my Graveyard instead?
A: Even if 2 or more “Infernity” monsters would be destroyed at the same time, you can apply the effect of an Infernity Patriarch in your Graveyard. In this scenario, your 1 Infernity Patriarch is banished from the Graveyard, and neither Infernity Necromancer nor Infernity General are destroyed by the effect of Torrential Tribute.

Source: http://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=16933&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: If Infernity Patriarch and Infernity Beetle are both face-up on my side of the field, and my opponent activates Deck Devastation Virus, so that both of them would be destroyed at the same time, can I apply the effect of Infernity Patriarch instead?
A: The effect of Infernity Patriarch can only be applied if Infernity Patriarch is already in your Graveyard. Therefore, in this scenario, you cannot apply the effect of Infernity Patriarch.

Source: http://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=16937&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: I have 0 cards in my hand, and both Infernity Archfiend and Stygian Street Patrol are face-up on my side of the field. In this scenario, if my opponent activates the effect of Evilswarm Exciton Knight, can I apply the effect of an Infernity Patriarch in my Graveyard?
A: Even if an “Infernity” monster and a non-“Infernity” monster would be destroyed at the same time, you can apply the effect of an Infernity Patriarch in your Graveyard. In this case, by applying the effect of Infernity Patriarch, Infernity Archfiend is not destroyed by the effect of Evilswarm Exciton Knight, but Stygian Street Patrol is destroyed normally.

Source: http://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=16932&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: Infernity Archfiend is face-up on my side of the field, and Infernity Patriarch is in my hand. If my opponent activates Dark Hole, but I chain Raigeki Break so that Infernity Patriarch is discarded and I now have 0 cards in my hand, can I apply the effect of Infernity Patriarch?
A: In this scenario, if you activate Raigeki Break as Chain Link 2 by discarding Infernity Patriarch, when Dark Hole resolves at Chain Link 1 you will have no cards in your hand and an “Infernity” monster on your side of the field would be destroyed. Therefore, you can apply the effect of Infernity Patriarch and banish it from your Graveyard instead.

Source: http://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=16934&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: If Infernity Knight is in face-down Defense Position on my side of the field, and would be destroyed by Shield Crush, can I apply the effect of Infernity Patriarch in my Graveyard? Also, if Infernity Archer is in face-down Defense Position on my side of the field, and would be destroyed by an opponent’s monster’s attack, can I apply the effect of Infernity Patriarch in my Graveyard?
A: The effect of Infernity Patriarch can only be applied when a face-up “Infernity” monster on your side of the field would be destroyed by battle or card effect. Therefore, when a face-down “Infernity” monster is attacked by an opponent’s monster and flipped face-up, and would be destroyed by that battle, you can apply the effect of Infernity Patriarch. But if your face-down “Infernity” monster would be destroyed by a card effect such as Shield Crush, you cannot apply the effect of Infernity Patriarch.

Source: http://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=16936&keyword=&tag=-1

COTD-EN092 Gogogo Aristera & Dexia
• The 1st effect of this card that prevents “Gogogo” monsters from being attacked or targeted by card effects is a Continuous Effect.
• The 2nd effect of this card that grants an effect to an Xyz monster is not considered an Ignition, Trigger, Quick, or Continuous Effect. (This effect is not an effect that activates.)
• The gained “●” effect is a Trigger Effect. (This effect targets 1 face-up Attack Position monster on your opponent’s side of the field.)
• Changing the targeted monster to Defense Position, and making its DEF 0, both occur simultaneously.

Q: If I have 2 copies of Gogogo Aristera & Dexia face-up on my side of the field, will each of their effects that prevent my opponent from targeting other “Gogogo” monsters on my side of the field with attacks or card effects apply?
A: Even in this scenario, the effect of each Gogogo Aristera & Dexia is applied normally.

Source: http://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=16931&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: If I have 2 copies of Gogogo Aristera & Dexia face-up on my side of the field, and their effects are applying, can my opponent attack either monster?
A: In this scenario, since the only monsters on your side of the field are “Gogogo” monsters, your opponent cannot attack either Gogogo Aristera & Dexia. Note that if the effect of a monster such as Number 47: Nightmare Shark is applied, and a monster is able to attack directly, your opponent can declare a direct attack.

Source: http://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=16930&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: While the effect of a face-up Gogogo Aristera & Dexia is applying, can my opponent target face-down Defense Position “Gogogo” monsters for attacks or card effects?
A: While the effect of a face-up Gogogo Aristera & Dexia is applying, your opponent cannot target any face-up “Gogogo” monsters on your side of the field for attacks or card effects. Therefore, any face-down Defense Position “Gogogo” monsters can be targeted with attacks or card effects.

Source: http://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=16929&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: Number 55: Gogogo Goliath is Xyz Summoned using Gogogo Aristera & Dexia and Gogogo Golem as Xyz Material. If the “●” effect gained by Number 55: Gogogo Goliath is activated, can a monster with 0 DEF be targeted?
A: Yes, a monster with 0 DEF can be targeted. In this case, it still switches to Defense Position.

Source: http://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=16928&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: Number 39: Utopia is Xyz Summoned using Gogogo Aristera & Dexia and Gogogo Gigas as Xyz Material. The “●” effect gained by Number 39: Utopia is activated by targeting an opponent’s Galaxy Dragon. If Number 39: Utopia is then destroyed by battle or card effect, what happens to the DEF of Galaxy Dragon?
A: In this scenario, Gogogo Aristera & Dexia was used as Xyz Material, and the gained effect was activated, so it has already been applied. Therefore, even if the Xyz Monster leaves the field, the targeted monster’s DEF remains 0.

Source: http://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=16926&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: Number 39: Utopia is Xyz Summoned using Gogogo Aristera & Dexia and Gogogo Ghost as Xyz Material. The “●” effect gained by Number 39: Utopia is activated by targeting an opponent’s Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon. Then, during the Battle Step, if the effect of Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon is activated and it is banished until the end of the Battle Phase, what happens to the DEF of Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon when it returns to the field?
A: In this scenario, once Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon is banished, the gained “●” effect no longer applies. Therefore, when Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon returns to the field at the end of the Battle Phase, its DEF will be 2500.

Source: http://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=16925&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: Gogogo Aristera & Dexia and Gogogo Giant are both used as Xyz Material for an Xyz Summon, and the “●” effect gained by the Xyz Monster is activated by targeting an opponent’s Galaxy-Eyes Full Armor Photon Dragon. If Zero Gravity is chained, and Galaxy-Eyes Full Armor Photon Dragon is changed to Defense Position, how does the “●” effect resolve?
A: In this scenario, if the “●” effect granted by Gogogo Aristera & Dexia is activated, but Zero Gravity is chained, the targeted monster cannot be changed to Defense Position by that effect. Therefore, the DEF of Galaxy-Eyes Full Armor Photon Dragon does not become 0.

Source: http://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=16927&keyword=&tag=-1

COTD-EN099 Ancient Gear Golem – Ultimate Pound

Q: While the only monster on my opponent’s side of the field is Elemental HERO Clayman, my Ancient Gear Golem – Ultimate Pound attacks it and destroys it by battle. In this case, can I activate the effect of Ancient Gear Golem – Ultimate Pound that allows it to attack again?
A: When Ancient Gear Golem – Ultimate Pound destroys an opponent’s monster by battle, even if there are no other monsters on your opponent’s field afterward, you can activate its effect to attack again in a row. When Ancient Gear Golem – Ultimate Pound attacks once again, the attack will be a direct attack on your opponent.

Source: http://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20599&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: An Ancient Gear Golem – Ultimate Pound on my field is destroyed by battle or card effect. If Ancient Gear Golem – Ultimate Pound is the only “Ancient Gear” monster present in my Graveyard, can I activate its effect?
A: When Ancient Gear Golem – Ultimate Pound is destroyed by battle or card effect, you can only activate its effect if you have a copy of Polymerization in your Deck as well as another “Ancient Gear” monster in your Graveyard. In this scenario, the effect of Ancient Gear Golem – Ultimate Pound cannot be activated.

Source: http://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20598&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: Necrovalley is face-up in my opponent’s Field Zone. In this situation, if my Ancient Gear Golem – Ultimate Pound is destroyed by battle or card effect, can I activate its effect?
A: Even while the effect of Necrovalley is applying, you can activate the effect of Ancient Gear Golem – Ultimate Pound. However, since the effect is one that is applied to a card(s) in the Graveyard, it will be negated. (You do not add a Polymerization from your Deck to your hand, or another “Ancient Gear” monster from your Graveyard to your hand.)

Source: http://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20595&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: An Ancient Gear Golem – Ultimate Pound on my field is destroyed by battle or card effect. If I activate its effect, but then chain Needlebug Nest so that Polymerization is no longer in my Deck, how does the effect of Ancient Gear Golem – Ultimate Pound resolve?
A: When the effect of Ancient Gear Golem – Ultimate Pound resolves, if Polymerization is no longer in your Deck, you cannot apply the part of the effect that adds one to your hand, so you also cannot add an “Ancient Gear” monster from your Graveyard to your hand.

Source: http://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20596&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: An Ancient Gear Golem – Ultimate Pound on my field is destroyed by battle or card effect. If I activate its effect, but then my opponent chains the effect of D.D. Crow and banishes the only other “Ancient Gear” monster from my Graveyard, how does the effect of Ancient Gear Golem – Ultimate Pound resolve?
A: When the effect of Ancient Gear Golem – Ultimate Pound resolves, even if there are no other “Ancient Gear” monsters in your Graveyard, you still add 1 Polymerization from your Deck to your hand.

Source: http://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=20597&keyword=&tag=-1

 

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