[OCG] Next Challengers rulings + more rulings

07/19/2014
Next Challengers:

Next Challengers: Entermate Cheermole
•The Monster Effect that modifies ATK is an Ignition Effect. (This effect targets 1 face-up monster on the field whose ATK is different than its Original ATK)
•If the Original ATK and the ATK on the field of the targeted monster is the same when the Monster Effect that modifies ATK resolves, neither “•” part of the effect is applied.
•The Pendulum Effect that increases ATK does not start a chain.

Next Challengers: Entermate Trampolynx
•The Monster Effect that returns a card in the Pendulum Zone to the hand is an optional Trigger Effect. (This effect targets 1 card in either player’s Pendulum Zones)
•The Pendulum Effect that returns a card in the Pendulum Zone to the hand starts a chain. (This effect targets 1 card in either player’s Pendulum Zone. This card itself can also be targeted)

Next Challengers: Block Spider
•The monster effect that prevents the opponent from attacking other Insect-Type monsters is a Continuous Effect.
•The effect that Special Summons a Block Spider from the Deck is an optional Trigger Effect. (This effect does not target. It can also be activated during the Damage Step)

Next Challengers: Canon the Melodius Diva
•Special Summoning this card by its monster effect does not start a chain.
•The monster effect that changes the Battle Position of a “Melodious” monster is an Ignition Effect. (This effect targets 1 face-up “Melodious” monster you control. This card itself can also be targeted)

Next Challengers: Serenade the Melodius Diva
•The Monster Effect that treats this card as 2 tributes for a Tribute Summon of a Fairy-Type monster is not treated as a Continuous, Ignition, Trigger or Quick Effect.
•The Monster Effect that allows you to Normal Summon a “Melodious” monster in addition to your Normal Summon is not treated as a Continuous, Ignition, Trigger or Quick Effect. (If that effect is applied, the Normal Summon of the monster is performed without starting a chain)

Next Challengers: Elegy the Melodius Diva
•The monster effect that prevents “Melodious” monsters from being destroyed by card effects is a Continuous Effect. (Providing this card was Special Summoned, it is also applied to this card)
•The monster effect that increases the ATK of Fairy-Type Monsters is a Continuous Effect.

Next Challengers: Laureate Francois the Melodius Prima
•The monster effect that adds 1 LIGHT Fairy-Type monster from your Graveyard to the hand is an Ignition Effect. (This effect targets 1 LIGHT Fairy-type monster in your Graveyard)

Next Challengers: Superheavy Samurai Kabuto
•The monster effect that changes Battle Positions and increases DEF is an optional Trigger Effect. (It cannot be activated during the Damage Step)
•The part of the effect that changes Battle Positions and the part of the effect that increases DEF are considered to happen simultaneously.

Next Challengers: Superheavy Samurai Tenbin
•Special Summoning this card from the hand by its monster effect does not start a chain.
•The monster effect that Special Summons a “Superheavy Samurai” monster from your Graveyard is an optional Trigger Effect. (This effect targets 1 Level 4 or lower “Superheavy Samurai” monster in your Graveyard. This effect can also be activated during the Damage Step)

Next Challengers: Superheavy Samurai Soul Fire Armor
•The monster effect that equips this card is an Ignition Effect. (This effect targets 1 face-up “Superheavy Samurai” monster you control)
•The monster effect that decreases DEF and prevents a monster from being destroyed is a Quick Effect. (Discarding this card from your hand is a cost. This effect targets 1 face-up Defense Position “Superheavy Samurai” monster you control. Also, this effect can be activated during the Damage Step from the Start of the Damage Step until Before Damage Calculation)

Next Challengers: Superheavy Samurai Soul Great Wall
•The monster effect that equips this card is an Ignition Effect. (This effect targets 1 face-up “Superheavy Samurai” monster you control)
•The effect that negates an attack and reduces the DEF of the equipped monster to 0 is treated as the effect of an Equip Spell Card. (It activates and starts a chain)
•The part of the effect that negates an attack and the part of the effect that reduces the DEF to 0 are considered to happen simultaneously.

Next Challengers: Superheavy Samurai Soul Break Armor
•The monster effect that equips this card is an Ignition Effect. (This effect targets 1 face-up “Superheavy Samurai” monster you control)
•The monster effect that inflicts damage is an Ignition Effect that activates in the Graveyard. (Banishing all copies of this card from your Graveyard including the one activating the effect is a cost to activate this effect. This effect targets 1 face-up “Superheavy Samurai” monster on the field whose DEF is lower than its Original DEF)

Next Challengers: Superheavy Samurai Soul Big Bang
•The monster effect that equips this card is an Ignition Effect. (This effect targets 1 face-up “Superheavy Samurai” monster you control)
•The monster effect that negates activations and destroys the card is a Quick Effect that activates in the Graveyard. (It can also be activated during the Damage Step)
•The part of the effect that negates activations and destroys the card and the part of the effect that destroys all monsters on the field and inflicts 1000 damage to both players are not considered to happen simultaneously.
•The part of the effect that destroys all monsters on the field and the part of the effect that inflicts 1000 damage to both players are considered to happen simultaneously.
•If it is not possible to negate that activation and destroys the card, the part of the effect that destroys all mosnters on the field and inflicts 1000 damage to both players is not performed.

Next Challengers: Edge Imp Scissors
•The effect that Special Summons this card from the Graveyard is an Ignition Effect that activates in the Graveyard. (Returning 1 card from your hand to the top of your Deck is a cost to activate this effect)

Next Challengers: Furnimal Lion
•The monster effect that increases ATK is a mandatory Trigger Effect that activates when this card declares an attack.

Next Challengers: Furnimal Bear
•The monster effect that sets 1 Toypot from the Deck in the Spell & Trap Zone is an Ignition Effect that activates in the hand. (Sending this card from the hand to the Graveyard is a cost to activate this effect. This effect does not target)
•The monster effect that adds 1 Polymerization from your Graveyard to your hand is an Ignition Effect. (Tributing this card you control is a cost to activate this effect. Also, this effect targets 1 Polymerization in your Graveyard)

Next Challengers: Furnimal Dog
•The monster effect that adds 1 Edge Imp Scissors or 1 “Furnimal” monster from your deck to your hand is an optional Trigger Effect. (This effect can also be activated during the Damage Step. Also, this effect does not target)
•This effect can be activated when this card is Normal Summoned from the hand or when it is Special Summoned from the hand successfully.

Next Challengers: Furnimal Owl
•The monster effect that adds 1 “Polymerization” from the Deck to the hand is an optional Trigger Effect. (This effect can also be actiavted during the Damage Step)
•The effect that Fusion Summons a “Des-Toy” monster is an Ignition Effect. (Paying 500 Life Points is a cost to activate this effect. This effect cannot be activated if you do not have the Fusion Materials in your hand or field)
•The part of the effect that sends the Fusion Materials from your hand or field to the Graveyard and the part of the effect that Fusion Summons the Fusion Monster are not considered to happen simultaneously.

Next Challengers: Furnimal Cat
•The monster effect that adds 1 “Polymerization” from your Graveyard to your hand is an optional Trigger Effect. (This effect targets 1 Polymerization in your Graveyard)
•As long as this card is used as a Fusion Material, the effect can be activated even if this card is sent from the hand or field to the Graveyard.

Next Challengers: Furnimal Rabbit
•The monster effect that adds 1 Edge Imp Scissors or 1 “Furnimal” monster from your Graveyard to your hand is an optional Trigger Effect. (This effect targets 1 Edge Imp Scissors or 1 “Furnimal” monster in your Graveyard)
•As long as this card is used as a Fusion Material, the effect can be activated even if this card is sent from the hand or field to the Graveyard.

Next Challengers: Qliphoth Tool
•The Pendulum Effect that prevents you from Special Summoning monsters except “Qliphoth” monsters does not start a chain.
•The Pendulum Effect that adds 1 “Qliphoth” card from your Deck to your hand starts a chain. (This effect activates during your Main Phase. Also, paying 800 Life Points is a cost to activate this effect)

Next Challengers: Qliphoth Archive
•The monster effect that allows you to Normal Summon this card without tributes is not treated as a Continuous, Ignition, Trigger or Quick Effect.
•The monster effect that makes this card become Level 4 and makes its ATK become 1800 is not treated as a Continuous, Ignition, Trigger or Quick Effect.
•The monster effect that makes this card be unaffected by monster effects activated by monsters with a lower Level or Rank than this card is a Continuous Effect.
•The monster effect that returns a monster to the hand is an optional Trigger Effect. (This effect targets 1 monster on the field)
•The Pendulum Effect that prevents you from Special Summoning monsters except “Qliphoth” monsters does not start a chain.
•The Pendulum Effect that increases the ATK of “Qliphoth” monsters does not start a chain.

Next Challengers: Qliphoth Genome
•The monster effect that allows you to Normal Summon this card without tributes is not treated as a Continuous, Ignition, Trigger or Quick Effect.
•The monster effect that makes this card become Level 4 and makes its ATK become 1800 is not treated as a Continuous, Ignition, Trigger or Quick Effect.
•The monster effect that makes this card be unaffected by monster effects activated by monsters with a lower Level or Rank than this card is a Continuous Effect.
•The monster effect that destroys 1 Spell or Trap Card on the field is an optional Trigger Effect. (This effect targets 1 Spell or Trap Card on the field)

•The Pendulum Effect that prevents you from Special Summoning monsters except “Qliphoth” monsters does not start a chain.
•The Pendulum Effect that decreases the ATK of “Qliphoth” monsters does not start a chain.

Next Challengers: Qliphoth Disk
•The monster effect that allows you to Normal Summon this card without tributes is not treated as a Continuous, Ignition, Trigger or Quick Effect.
•The monster effect that makes this card become Level 4 and makes its ATK become 1800 is not treated as a Continuous, Ignition, Trigger or Quick Effect.
•The monster effect that makes this card be unaffected by monster effects activated by monsters with a lower Level or Rank than this card is a Continuous Effect.
•The monster effect that Special Summons 2 “Qliphoth” monsters from the Deck is a Trigger Effect. (This effect does not target. This effect can be activated if the monsters tributed to Tribute Summon this card include 1 or more “Qliphoth” monsters)
•Destroying the monster Special Summoned by this effect during the End Phase does not start a chain.
•The Pendulum Effect that prevents you from Special Summoning monsters except “Qliphoth” monsters does not start a chain.
•The Pendulum Effect that increases the ATK of “Qliphoth” monsters does not start a chain.

Next Challengers: Qliphoth Shell
•The monster effect that allows you to Normal Summon this card without tributes is not treated as a Continuous, Ignition, Trigger or Quick Effect.
•The monster effect that makes this card become Level 4 and makes its ATK become 1800 is not treated as a Continuous, Ignition, Trigger or Quick Effect.
•The monster effect that makes this card be unaffected by monster effects activated by monsters with a lower Level or Rank than this card is a Continuous Effect.
•The monster effect that allows this card to attack twice during a Battle Phase and inflict piercing battle damage is a Continuous Effect. (This effect is applied if the monsters tributed to Tribute Summon this card include 1 or more “Qliphoth” monsters)
•The Pendulum Effect that prevents you from Special Summoning monsters except “Qliphoth” monsters does not start a chain.
•The Pendulum Effect that decreases the ATK of “Qliphoth” monsters does not start a chain.

Next Challengers: Apoqliphoth Killer
•The monster effect that makes this card unaffected by spell or Trap Cards and by the monster effects activated by monsters with a lower LEvel or Rank than this card is a Continuous Effect.
•The effect that decreases the ATK of Special Summoned monsters by 500 is a Continuous Effect.
•The effect that makes the opponent send a monster from the hand or that they control to the Graveyard is an Ignition Effect. (This effect does not target. The opponent chooses a monster in their hand or that they control to send to the Graveyard)

Next Challengers: Satellarknight Sirius
•The monster effect that shuffles 5 monsters in the Deck and draws 1 card is an optional Trigger Effect. (This effect targest 5 “Satellarknight” monsters in your Graveyard. This effect can be activated during the Damage Step)
•This effect cannot be activated if you have no cards in your Deck.

Next Challengers: Satellarknight Procyon
•The monster effect that sends a “Satellarknight” monster from your hand to the Graveyard and draws a card is an optional Trigger Effect. (This effect can also be activated during the Damage Step)
•The part of the effect that sends a “Satellarknight” monster from your hand to the Graveyard and the part of the effect that draws 1 card are considered to happen simultaneously.

Next Challengers: Satellarknight Betelgeuse
•The monster effect that sends this card to the Graveyard and adds 1 “Satellarknight” card from your Graveyard to your hand is an optional Trigger Effect. (This effect targest 1 “Satellarknight” card in your Graveyard. Also, this effect can be activated during the Damage Step)
•The part of the effect that sends this card to the Graveyard and the part of the effect that adds the targeted card to your hand are considered to happen simultaneously.

Next Challengers: Shaddoll Hound
•The monster effect that adds a “Shaddoll” card from your Graveyard to your hand is an optional Trigger Effect. (This effect targets 1 “Shaddoll” card in your Graveyard. Also, this effect can be activated during the Damage Step)
•The monster effect that changes the Battle Position of 1 monster on the field is a Trigger Effect that activates in the Graveyard. (This effect targets 1 monster on the field. Also, this effect can be activated during the Damage Step)

Next Challengers: Taotie, Evil of the Yang Zing
•The monster effect that Special Summons a “Yang Zing” monster from your Deck is a Trigger Effect that activates in the Graveyard. (This effect does not target. Also, this effect can be activated during the Damage Step)
•The monster effect that performs a Synchro Summon is a Quick Effect that can be activated during the opponent’s Main Phase or Battle Phase only. (This effect does not target. This effect cannot be activated during the Damage Step)
•The monster effect that makes a Synchro Monster that used this card as a Synchro Material unable to change control is not treated as a Continuous, Ignition, Trigger or Quick Effect (this effect does not start a chain when it is applied)

Next Challengers: Jiaotu, Darkness of the Yang Zing
•The monster effect that Special Summons a “Yang Zing” monster from your Deck is a Trigger Effect that activates in the Graveyard. (This effect does not target. Also, this effect can be activated during the Damage Step)
•The monster effect that Special Summons monsters from the Deck is an Ignition Effect. (Sending 2 “Yang Zing” monsters from your hand to the Graveyard is a cost to activate this effect. This effect Special Summons 1 “Yang Zing” monster with 0 ATK and 1 “Yang Zing” monster with 0 DEF)

Next Challengers: Lindbloom
•The effect that makes the ATK of monsters become their DEF is a mandatory Trigger Effect.
•This effect activates even if other monsters you control battle with your opponent’s monsters.

Next Challengers: Night Dragolich
•The monster effect that changes monsters to Defense Position is a Continuous Effect.
•The monster effect that reduces DEF is a Continuous Effect.

Next Challengers: Unmasked Dragon
•The monster effect that Special Summons a Wyrm-Type monster from the Deck is a Trigger Effect that activates in the Graveyard. (This effect does not target)

Next Challengers: Machina Megaform
•The monster effect that Special Summons a “Machina” monster is an Ignition Effect. (This effect does not target. Tributing this card on the field is a cost to activate this effect)
•The monster effect that Special Summons this card from the Graveyard is a Trigger Effect that activates in the Graveyard. (Banishing a Machina Fortress sent to the Graveyard is a cost to activate this effect. This effect cannot be activated during the Damage Step)

Next Challengers: Zaborg the Mega Monarch
•This card can be Tribute Summoned by tributing 1 monster that was Tribute Set.
•The monster effect that destroys a monster on the field and sends cards from the Extra Deck is a mandatory Trigger Effect. (This effect targets 1 monster on the field)
•If this card was Tribute Summoned by tributing a LIGHT monster, the “•” part of the effect is performed as well. (You verify the opponent’s Extra Deck and choose which cards to send to the Graveyard as well, not just from your Extra Deck)
•The part of the effect that destroys a monster on the field and the part of the effect that sends cards from the Extra Deck are not considered to happen simultaneously.

Next Challengers: Valerifawn, Mystical Beast of the Forest
•The monster effect that Special Summons a Beast-Type monster from the Graveyard is an Ignition Effect. (This effect targets 1 Level 2 or lower Beast-Type monster in your Graveyard. Discarding 1 card from your hand is a cost to activate this effect)
•This effect cannot be activated if you don’t have a Level 2 or lower Beast-Type monster in your Graveyard.

Next Challengers: Rescue Rat
•The monster effect that Special Summons Pendulum Monsters from your Deck is an Ignition Effect. (This effect does not target. Tributing this card you control is a cost to activate this effect)
•The part of the effect that negates the effects of the Special Summoned monsters and destroys them during the End Phase does not start a chain)
•The pendulum effect that adds Pendulum Monsters from the Extra Deck to the hand starts a chain. (This effect is activated during your Main Phase. Banishing this card in your Pendulum Zone is a cost to activate this effect. This effect does not target

Next Challengers: Watchdog
•The monster effect that sets 1 Continuous Spell Card from your Deck in your Spell & Trap Zone is an Ignition Effect. (This effect does not target. Sending 1 Spell Card from your hand is a cost to activate this effect)
•This effect can only be activated during the Main Phase 2 of the turn in which this card is Normal Summoned. Providing this card was Normal Summoned this turn, this effect can be activated even if this card was Normal Summoned during Main Phase 1.

Next Challengers: Denkou Sekka
•The monster effect that prevents players from setting Spell and Trap Cards and from activating them is a Continuous Effect.
•This effect is applied if you control face-up Spell or Trap Cards, providing you control no set Spell or Trap Cards.
•If you only control 1 set Spell or Trap Card, when that Spell or Trap Card is activated, this effect starts applying and the opponent cannot activate their set Spell or Trap Cards in a chain.
•The effects of face-up Spell or Trap Cards can be activated normally. (The Continuous Effects of Continuous Spell or Trap Cards are applied normally)

Next Challengers: Denominator 002
•The monster effect that adds 1 “Denominator” card from your Deck to your hand is an optional Trigger Effect. (This effect can be activated during the Damage Step)
•The monster effect that increases the ATK and DEF of other Machine-Type monsters is a Continuous Effect)

Next Challengers: Ms. Judge
•The monster effect that negates effects is a Continuous Effect.
•This effect is performed when the activated opponent’s card resolves. (Applying this effect is mandatory. This effect does not start a chain when it is applied)

Next Challengers: Beggin’ Goblin
•The monster effect that adds 1 “Goblin” card from your Deck to your hand is a mandatory Trigger Effect.
•The opponent decides whether to negate this effect or not when the effect resolves.
•If this effect is negated, the opponent chooses 1 card from their own hand and gives it to the player who activated the effect of this card.

Next Challengers: The Ultimate Herald
•This monster effect is a Quick Effect. (Sending 1 LIGHT Fairy-Type monster from your hand to the Graveyard is a cost to activate this effect. This effect can also be activated during the Damage Step)
•The “•” effect that negates activations and destroys the card is activated by chaining it directly when the opponent activates a Spell Card, Trap Card, or the effect of a monster. (This effect cannot be activated in a chain to the activation of the effect of a Continuous Spell or Trap Card)
•The “•” effect that negates Special Summons and destroys the monster is activated when the opponent performs a Special Summon that does not start a chain like a Synchro Summon, Xyz Summon or a Pendulum Summon.

Next Challengers: Des-Toy Scissors Bear
•The monster effect that equips a monster to this card is an optional Trigger Effect. (This effect activates at the end of the Damage Step. This effect does not target)

Next Challengers: Des-Toy Scissors Wolf
•The monster effect that allows this card to attack multiple times is a Continuous Effect.
•This effect is still applied even if the Fusion Materials used for the Fusion Summon of this card are no longer in the Graveyard afterwards.
•If this card is flipped face-down or banished by the effect of Interdimensional Matter Transporter, it can only attack once.

Next Challengers: El Shaddoll Egrystal
•The monster effect that negates Special Summons, destroys the monster and sends a “Shaddoll” card to the Graveyard is a Quick Effect. (This activated when the opponent performs a Special Summon that does not start a chain like a Synchro Summon, Xyz Summon or a Pendulum Summon. Also, this effect cannot be activated if you do not have a “Shaddoll” card in your hand)
•The part of the effect that negates Special Summons and destroys the monster and the part of the effect that sends a “Shaddoll” card in your hand to the Graveyard are not considered to happen simultaneously.
•The monster effect that adds 1 “Shaddoll” Spell or Trap Card from your Graveyard to your hand is a Trigger Effect that activates in the Graveyard. (This effect targets 1 “Shaddoll” Spell or Trap Card in your Graveyard. This effect can be activated during the Damage Step)

Next Challengers: El Shaddoll Shekhinaga
•The monster effect that negates effect activations, destroys the monster and sends a “Shaddoll” card to the Graveyard is a Quick Effect. (This effect is activated by chaining it to the activation of the effect of a Special Summoned monster. Also, this effect cannot be activated if you do not have a “Shaddoll” card in your hand)
•The part of the effect that negates the activation and destroys the monster and the part of the effect that sends a “Shaddoll” card in your hand to the Graveyard are not considered to happen simultaneously.
•The monster effect that adds 1 “Shaddoll” Spell or Trap Card from your Graveyard to your hand is a Trigger Effect that activates in the Graveyard. (This effect targets 1 “Shaddoll” Spell or Trap Card in your Graveyard. This effect can be activated during the Damage Step)

Next Challengers: Wyarm the Progenitor Dragon
•The monster effect that only allows you to control 1 copy of this card is not treated as a Continuous, Ignition, Trigger or Quick Efffect.
•The monster effect that prevents this card from being destroyed in battle or being affected by monster effects is a Continuous Effect.
•This card cannot be Special Summoned from the Graveyard by effects like Monster Reborn.
•Token Monsters can be used as Fusion Materials for this card.

Next Challengers: Yazi, Wickedness of the Yang Zing
•The monster effect that prevent this card from being targeted by the opponent’s card effects is a Continuous Effect.
•The monster effect that destroys a “Yang Zing” monster you control and 1 card the opponent controls is an Ignition Effect. (This effect targets 1 face-up “Yang Zing” monster you control and 1 card the opponent controls)
•The monster effect that Special Summons a Wyrm-Type monster from your Deck is a Trigger Effect that activates in the Graveyard. (This effect does not target. This effect can also be activated during the Damage Step)

Next Challengers: Herald of Rainbow Light
•The monster effect that banishes cards that are sent from the hand or Deck to the Graveyard instead of sending them to the Graveyard is a Continuous Effect.
•The monster effect that negates activations is a Quick Effect. (Tributing this card you control is a cost to activate this effect. This effect can also be activated during the Damage Step)
•This effect is activated by chaining it directly to the activation of a Spell Card, Trap Card or the effect of a monster. (This effect cannot be activated in a chain to the activation of the Effect of a Spell or Trap Card)
•The monster effect that adds 1 Ritual monster or Ritual Spell Card from your Deck to your hand is a Trigger Effect that activates in the Graveyard. (This effect can also be activated during the Damage Step. Whether to add a Ritual Monster or a Ritual Spell Card is deicded when the effect resolves)

Next Challengers: Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon
•The monster effect that modifies ATK is an Ignition Effect. (This effect targets 1 face-up monster the opponent controls. Detaching 2 Xyz Materials from this card is a cost to activate this effect)
•The halved ATK of the opponent’s monster and this card’s increased ATK by this card’s effect remain increased on the next turn and ownards as well.
•The ATK of the targeted monster becomes half of its ATK on the field.

Next Challengers: Stellarknight Trihiver
•The monster effect that returns all other cards on the field to the hand is a mandatory Trigger Effect. (This effect does not target)
•The monster effect that sends 1 random card in the opponent’s hand to the Graveyard is an Ignition Effect. (This effect does not target. Detaching 1 Xyz Material from this card is a cost to activate this effect)
•The monster effect that Special Summons a “Satellarknight” Monster fronm your Graveyard is a Trigger Effect that activates in the Graveyard. (This effect targets 1 “Satellarknight” Monster in your Graveyard. This effect can be activated during the Damage Step)

Next Challengers: Wonder Balloon
•The effect that places Balloon Counters on this card is not performed when this card is activated. The activation of that effect can be performed after the activation of this card has been performed. (Sending cards to the Graveyard is performed when that effect is activated)
•Sending any number of cards to the Graveyard is a cost to activate the effect that places Balloon Counters on this card. (This effect can only be activated during your Main Phase)
•The effect that reduces ATK does not start a chain.

Next Challengers: Mimiclay
•This effect targets 1 face-up Defense Position Level 2 or lower monster you control.
•The last thing to happen when this effect resolves is Special Summoning a monster.
•If the targeted monster has been flipped face-down or it has left the field when this effect resolves, the part of the effect that Special Summons a monster is not performed.

Next Challengers: Draw Muscle
•This card cannot be activated during the Damage Step.
•This effect targets 1 face-up Defense Position monster with 1000 or less DEF you control.
•The las thing to happen when this effect resolves is drawing 1 card.
•Even if the targeted monster has left the field when this effect resolves, the part of the effect that draws a card is still performed.

Next Challengers: Magical Star Illusion
•This effect does not target.
•This card can be activated even if both players control the same amount of monsters.
•This card cannot be activated unless both players control face-up monsters. (The same happen is neither player controls any face-up monsters)
•Monsters you control gain 100 ATK for the sum of the Levels of the monsters you control, monsters the opponent controls gain 100 ATK for the sum of the Levels of the monsters they control.

Next Challengers: Solo: First Movement
•This effect does not target.
•This card cannot be activated during a turn in which you have Special Summoned monsters other than “Melodious” monsters.
•You decide whether to Special Summon monsters from the hand or from the Deck when the effect resolves.

Next Challengers: Toypot
•The effect that draws a card is not performed when this card is activated. The activation of that effect can be peformed after this card is activated. (Discarding a card from the hand happens when that effect is activated)
•Discarding a card from your hand is a cost to activate the effect that draws a card. (This effect can only be activated during your Main Phase)
•The part of the effect that draws 1 card and the part of the effect that Special Summons a monster from the handd or discards it are not considered to happen simultaneously.
•The effect that adds 1 Edge Imp Scissors or 1 “Furnimal” Monster from the Deck to the hand activates in the Graveyard and starts a chain. (This effect can be activated even if this card is not sent from the field to the Graveyard, but from the hand or Deck as well. This effect can also be activated during the Damage Step)

Next Challengers: Saqliphoth
•The effect that increases the ATK of the equipped monster and prevents it from being destroyed in battle does not start a chain.
•The effect that allows the equipped monster to be treated as two tributes for a Tribute Summon does not start a chain. (This effect can also be applied for a Tribute Set)
•The effect that adds 1 “Qliphoth” monster from the Deck to the hand activates in the Graveyard and starts a chain. (This effect can also be activated during the Damage Step)

Next Challengers: Qliphothress
•The effect that allows you to Normal Summon a “Qliphoth” monster in addition to your Normal Summon does not start a chian.
•The effect that prevents the Normal Summon of “Qliphoth” monsters does not start a chain.
•Card effects that negate Normal Summons like Horn of Heaven or Evolzar Laggia cannot be activated when a “Qliphoth” monster is Normal Summoned (or Tribute Summoned) in face-up Attack Position while this effect is being applied.

Next Challengers: Hexatellarknight
•The effect that increases the ATK/DEF of “Tellarknight” Xyz Mosnters does not start a chain.
•The effect that negates attacks starts a chain. (Sending 1 “Tellarknight” card from your hand is a cost to activate this effect. This effect does not target)
•The effect that negates attacks is not applied if this card is destroyed by the effect of Mystical Space Typhoon in a chain.

Next Challengers: El Shaddoll Fusion
•This card cannot be activated during the Damage Step.
•This effect does not target.
•You decide which monsters to send from your hand or field to the Graveyard as Fusion Materials for a “Shaddoll” Fusion Monster Card when this effect resolves.
•The part of the effect that sends Fusion Materials to the Graveyard and the part of the effect that Fusion Summons a Fusion Monster from the Extra Deck are not considered to happen simultaneously.

Next Challengers: Subspace Wyrmhole
•The effect that increases the ATK and DEF of Wyrm-Type monsters does not start a chain.
•The effect that destroys 1 card on the field starts a chain. (This effect can only be activated during your Main Phase. Banishing 3 Wyrm-Type monsters from your graveyard is a cost to activate this effect. This effect targets 1 card on the field.
•The effect that destroys 1 card on the field is not applied if this card is destroyed by the effect of Mystical Space Typhoon in a chain.

Next Challengers: Oracle of the Herald
•The effect that Ritual Summons does not target.

Next Challengers: The Monarchs Thunder
•Tributing a Level 5 or higher face-up monster that was Normal Summoned is a cost to activate the effect that negates effects and draws 1 card. (This effect targets 1 face-up card on the field. This card cannot be activated during the Damage Step)
•The part of the effect that negates effects and the part of the effect that draws 1 card are not considered to happen simultaneously.
•The effect that changes attributes starts a chain. (Banishing this card from the Graveyard is a cost to activate this effect)

Next Challengers: Fiendish Bamboo Sword
•The effect that increases 0 ATK does not start a chain.
•The effect that returns a card to the hand and allows the equipped monster to attack directly starts a chain. (This effect can only be activated during your Main Phase. This effect targets 1 “Bamboo Sword” card you control. The targeted card is returned to the hand when the effect resolves)
•The effect that adds 1 “Bamboo Sword” card from the Deck to the hand starts a chain. (This effect can be activated even during the Damage Step)

Next Challengers: Entertainment Flash
•This card cannot be activated during the Damage Step.
•This effect does not target.
•This effect cannot be activated if the opponent does not control a face-up Attack Position monster.
•Only the monsters that are changed to face-up Defense Position by this effect are unable to change their Battle Position until the end of the next turn.

Next Challengers: Entermate Revival
•This card can be activated during the Damage Step.
•This effect does not target.
•You chooses which monster to Special Summon from the hand or Deck when this effect resolves.
•This effect can be activated even if a monster you control is destroyed and banished.
•This effect is activated at the End of the Damage Step if a monster you control is destroyed in battle.

Next Challengers: Jack in the Box
•This effect targets 1 face-up monster the opponent controls (the attacking monster)
•A face-down monster can be chosen to be sent to the Graveyard.
•If the opponent controls 2 or more monsters aside from the attacking monster, the monster to be sent to the Graveyard is chosen by the player who activated this card.
•The part of the effect that negates the attack and sends a monster to the Graveyard and the part of the effect that reduces ATK are not considered to happen simultaneously.

Next Challengers: Phantom Knights Shadow Veil
•The effect that increases ATK and DEF targets 1 face-up monster you control. (If this effect is activated during the Damage Step, it can be activated from the Start of the Damage Step until Before Damage Calculation)
•The effect that Special Summons this card as a Normal Monster activates in the Graveyard and starts a chain. (If multiple copies of this card are in the Graveyard, the effects of each of them can be activated in a chain)
•This card treated as a Normal Monster is not treated as a Trap Card. (It cannot be destroyed by Mystical Space Typhoon. Also, at the time it is Special Summoned it does not use a Spell & Trap Zone)

Next Challengers: Apoqliphoth
•This effect does not target.
•This effect cannot be activated during the Damage Step.
•You decide a number between 1 and 3 to add that many “Qliphoth” Pendulum Monsters to add to the hand when the effect resolves. (You cannot choose to add 0 monsters)
•This card cannot be activated if you have no “Qliphoth” Pendulum Monsters in your EXtra Deck. (It can be activated as long as you have 1 or more “Qliphoth” Pendulum Monsters in your Extra Deck)

Next Challengers: Qliphortran
•If this card is activated during the Damage Step, it can be activated from the Start of the Damage Step until Before Damage Calculation.
•This effect is only applied to face-up “Qliphoth” monsters you control you control when this effect resolves that have been Normal Summoned. (It is not applied to face-down monsters or monsters that appear on the field afterwards)
•These effects are also applied to “Qliphoth” Normal Monsters and mosnters that had their effects negated by other card effects.

Next Challengers: Rampaging Yang Zing
•This effect does not target.
•The ATK and DEF modified by this effect is not treated as Original ATK and DEF.
•Even if the monster affected by this effect is not destroyed at the End of the Damage Step, the ATK and DEF are no longer doubled at the End of the Damage Step.

Next Challengers: Naturia Sacred Tree
•The effect that Special Summons a Level 4 or lower EARTH Plant-Type monster from the Deck starts a chain. (Tributing an EARTH Insect-Type monster you control is a cost to activate this effect. This effect does not target. This effect cannot be activated during the Damage Step)
•The effect that Special Summons a Level 4 or lower EARTH Insect-Type monster from the Deck starts a chain. (Tributing a EARTH Plant-Type monster you control is a cost to activate this effect. This effect does not target. This effect cannot be activated during the Damage Step)
•The effect that adds 1 “Naturia” card from the Deck to the hand starts a chain. (This effect does not target. This effect can be activated during the Damage Step)

Next Challengers: Spring of the Dragon Souls
•This effect targets 1 monster in your Graveyard.
•This card cannot be activated during the Damage Step.
•The last thing to happen when this effect resolves is Special Summoning a monster. (The Type of the targeted Special Summoned monster is treated as Wyrm-Type)
•The effect that destroys the Summoned monster and the effect that destroys this card do not start a chain.
•This effect can target a monster whose original Type is Wyrm.

Next Challengers: Fusion Reserve
•This effect does not target.
•This effect cannot be activated during the Damage Step.
•The Fusion Monster is revealed to the opponent when this effect resolves.
•The part of the effect that adds a Fusion Material Monster to the hand and the part of the effect that adds 1 Polymerization from the Graveyard to the hand are not considered to happen simultaneously.
•You can choose not to perform the part of the effect that adds 1 Polymerization from the Graveyard to the hand.
•If the monster cannot be added from the Deck to the hand, Polymerization cannot be added from the Graveyard to the hand.

Next Challengers: Solemn Advice
•This effect can be activated during the Damage Step.
•Paying 3000 Life Points is a cost to activate this effect.
•This effect can be activated even if you control face-up cards in your Spell & Trap Zone as long as this is the only set card in your Spell & Trap Zone.
•The effect that negates the activation of Spell Cards, Trap Cards or the effects of Effect Monsters is activated by chaining it directly to their activation. Furthermore, this effect can only negate the activation of Spell and Trap Cards. (This card cannot be activated in a chain to the activation of the effect of a Spell or Trap Card)
•The effect that negates Summons can be activated when a Summon that does not start a chain is performed, like a Synchro Summon, Xyz Summon or Pendulum Summon.

Next Challengers: D.D. Encounter
•This effect does not target.
•This card cannot be activated during the Damage Step.
•This card cannot be activated if either player only has banished monsters that cannot be Special Summoned.
•This card cannot be activated if either player is unable to Special Summon by activating Scapegoat or similar.
•This card cannot be activated if either player has no available Monster Card Zones.

Next Challengers: Number F0: Future King Hope
•Treating this monster as a Rank 1 monster is not treated as an effect.
•The monster effect that prevents this card from being destroyed in battle and reduces battle damage to 0 is a Continuous Effect. (It is only applied during Damage Calculation when this card battles. Also, if the opponent’s monster has lower ATK, it is destroyed in battle normally)
•The monster effect that takes control of the opponent’s monster is an optional Trigger Effect. (This effect cannot be activated if the opponent’s monster is destroyed in battle and sent to the Graveyard. This effect does not target)
•The monster effect that detaches 1 Xyz Material when this card would be destroyed by a card effect instead is a Continuous Effect. (Detaching 1 Xyz Material from this card is not a cost. Also, this effect can be applied during the Damage Step)
•This card is not treated as an “Utopia” monster.

Next Challengers: Gagaga Samurai
•The monster effect that allows a monster to attack twice is an Ignition Effect. (Detaching 1 Xyz Material from this card is a cost to activate this effect. This effect targets 1 “Gagaga” monster you control)
•The monster effect that changes this card to face-up Defense Position and performs Damage Calculation is an optional Trigger effect. (This effect does not target)
•The part of the effect that changes this card to face-up Defense Position and the part of the effect that performs Damage Calculation are not considered to happen simultaneously. (This card effect enters the Damage Step and performs Damage Calculation)

Next Challengers: Gagaga Mancer
•The monster effect that Special Summons monsters is an Ignition Effect. (This effect targets 1 “Gagaga” monster in your Graveyard)
•The monster effect that increases ATK is a Trigger effect that activates in the Graveyard. It can be activated when this card is detached as an Xyz Material to activate the effect of an Xyz Monster. (This effect targets 1 face-up Xyz Monster you control. This effect can be activated during the Damage Step)

Next Challengers: Gado Go!
•This effect can be activated by targeting 1 “Gagaga”, “Dododo” or “Gogogo” monster you control. (sic)
•This card can be activated during the Damage Step.
•This card cannot be activated when a “Gagaga”, Dododo” or “Gogogo” monster is destroyed and sent to the Graveyard by a card effect.
•The part of the effect that Special Summons the targeted monster and the part of the effect that Special Summons “Gagaga”, “Dododo” or “Gogogo” monsters in face-up Defense Position are not considered to happen simultaneously. (Special Summoning the targeted monster from the Graveyard is mandatory, but you can choose not to Special Summon monsters from the hand)

Next Challengers: High Five the Sky
•This effect targets 1 face-up Xyz Monster that has performed an attack this turn.
•This card cannot be activated during the Damage Step.
•It is not mandatory to perform an attack after this card is activated.
•An Xyz Monster that declared an attack and had its attack negated cannot be targeted for this effect.
•An Xyz Monster that declared an attack and stopped its attack as a result of a replay cannot be targeted for this effect.

Next Challengers: The Door of Destiny
•The effect that negates an attack and Special Summons this card as an effect monster is activated when the opponent declares a direct attack while this card is set in the Spell & Trap Zone.
•When this card is activated, the direct attack of the opponent’s monster is negated, then this card is Special Summoned as an Effect Monster in the Monster Zone. (If the attack cannot be negated, this card remains face-up in the Spell & Trap Zone. The part of the effect that negates the attack and the part of the effect that Special Summons this card are not considered to happen simultaneously)
•The effect that inflicts damage and increases this card’s ATK is activated and resolved as a monster effect once this card has been treated as an Effect Monster after its activation. (This effect does not target)
•The part of the effect that inflicts damage and the part of the effect that increases this card’s ATK are considered to happen simultaneously.

Next Challengers: Elemental HERO Blazeman
•The monster effect that adds 1 Polymerization from the Deck to the hand is an optional Trigger Effect. (This effect can also be activated during the Damage Step)
•The monster effect that changes this card’s Attribute, ATK and DEF is an Ignition Effect. (The “Elemental HERO” monster is sent from the Deck to the Graveyard when the effect resolves. The last thing to happen when this effect resolves is sending that monster to the Graveyard)

Next Challengers: Naturia Gaiastralio
•The monster effect that negates activations and destroys the card is a Quick Effect. (Sending 1 card from your hand to the Graveyard is a cost to activate this effect. This effect can also be activated during the Damage Step)
•This effect is activated when the opponent activates the effect of a Spell Card, Trap Card or Effect Monster’s effect by chaining to it directly. (This effect can also be activated when the opponent activates the effect of a Spell or Trap Card)
•This effect can also be activated in a chain to an effect that activates in the hand or in the field as long as it targets 1 card on the field.

Next Challengers: Mecha Phantom Beast Jacruslan
•The monster effect that discards cards from the opponent’s hand is an optional Trigger Effect. (Tributing any number of “Mecha Phantom Beast” Tokens you control is a cost to activate this effect. This effect does not target. This effect cannot be activated if the opponent has no cards in their hand)
•The monster effect that protects other “Mecha Phantom Beast” monsters from being destroyed by battle or card effects is a Continuous Effect.
•The effect that sets a Quick-Play Spell Card from the Deck in your Spell & Trap Zone is an optional Triger Effect. (This effect does not target. This effect can also be activated during the Damage Step)

Next Challengers: Ghostrick Dorklord
•Winning the Duel when this card has 10 Xyz Materials is not treated as an effect. (This is a win condition. When there are 10 Xyz Materials under this card, the Duel is won)
•The monster effect that adds 1 “Ghostrick” Spell or Trap Card from the Deck to the hand is an Ignition Effect. (Detaching 1 Xyz Material from this card is a cost to activate this effect- This effect does not target)
•The effect that attaches 1 “Ghostrick” card from the hand to this card is an Ignition Effect. (This effect does not target)

07/19/2014
Assorted rulings:

Q: Can a monster that performed 2 attacks by the effect of Gagaga Samurai be targeted by the effect of High Five the Sky and perform yet another attack?
A: No, it cannot.

Source: http://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=13366&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: Can an Xyz Monster that has performed an attack by the effect of High Five the Sky be targeted for another copy of High Five the Sky and perform yet another attack?
A: No, it cannot.

Source: http://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=13367&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: In order to fulfill the Win Condition of Ghostrick Dorklord that wins the Duel once it has 10 Xyz Materials attached to it, must the effect that attaches a “Ghostrick” card to it from the hand be used?
Can the Win Condition be fulfilled by reaching 10 Xyz Materials by effects like Overlay Regen?
A: The Win Condition of Ghostrick Dorklord is not limited to the effect that attaches “Ghostrick” cards to it from the hand. The Win Condition can be fulfilled by reaching 10 Xyz Materials by effects like effects like Overlay Regen.
Furthermore, if this card is Xyz Summoned using a Ghostrick Alucard with 9 Xyz Materials, so that it has 10 Xyz Materials when it is successfully Xyz Summoned, a victory can be declared.

Source: http://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=13368&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: Can monsters the opponent controls be used as Fusion Materials while performing the Fusion Summon by the effect of El Shaddoll Fusion?
A: While performing a Fusion Summon by the effect of El Shaddoll Fusion, in most cases you send Fusion Materials from your hand or your side of the field to the Graveyard and perform the Fusion Summon.
However, providing the effect of Cursed Shadow’s Snare is applied, 1 face-up monster the opponent controls can be used as a Fusion Material.

Source: http://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=13369&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: If a face-down Defense Position Snowman Eater is flipped face-up by the effect of Shaddoll Hound, does its effect activate?
A: In that case, the effect of Snowman Eater that destroys 1 face-up monster activates normally. (Snowman Eater is not a FLIP Effect Monster)

Source: http://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=13370&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: After a Phantom Knights Shadow Veil is Special Summoned by its own effect, if Royal Decree is activated, is it placed in the Spell & Trap Zone?
A: Even in that case, since that Phantom Knights Shadow Veil is not treated as a Trap Card, it is not negated by the effect of Royal Decree and remains in the Monster Zone. (Even if Royal Decree is activated, it is not placed in your Spell & Trap Zone)

Source: http://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=13371&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: If Book of Moon is activated targeting a Phantom Knights Shadow Veil Special Summoned by its own effect, is it set in your Spell & Trap Zone?
A: In that case, it is set in the Monster Zone in face-down Defense Position. (It is not set in your Spell & Trap Zone)
Furthermore, in that case, after that Phantom Knights Shadow Veil is flipped to face-down Defense Position, even if it is flipped face-up, it is treated as a Normal Monster (Warrior-Type/DARK/Level 4/0 ATK/400 DEF), but it is no longer banished when it leaves the field. (If it is destroyed or similar, it is sent to the Graveyard)

Source: http://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=13372&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: If Phantom Knights Shadow Veil is Special Summoned by its own effect, does it occupy 1 Monster Zone and 1 Spell & Trap Zone?
A: In that case, it does not use a Spell & Trap Zone. As long as you have an available Monster Card Zone, a Phantom Knights Shadow Veil in your Graveyard can be activated even if you have no available Spell & Trap Zones.

Source: http://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=13373&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: If there are 3 copies of Phantom Knights Shadow Veil in your Graveyard, can their effects be activated in a chain?
Also, if you want to activate Mirror Force when the opponent declares a direct attack, how is the chain built?
A: If there are 3 copies of Phantom Knights Shadow Veil in your Graveyard, their effects can be activated in a chain from a single direct attack.
Furthermore, if you want to activate Mirror Force when the opponent declares that direct attack forming a chain with Phantom Knights Shadow Veil, the chain can be built in any order you wish.
(For example, you can build the following chain)
Chain Link 1: Mirror Force
Chain Link 2: Phantom Knight Shadow Veil (#1)
Chain Link 3: Phantom Knight Shadow Veil (#2)
Chain Link 4: Phantom Knight Shadow Veil (#3)

Source: http://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=13374&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: A Gagaga Cowboy with 1 Xyz Material and a Gagaga Samurai with 2 Xyz Materials were used as Xyz Materials for Number F0: Future King Hope.
In this case, how many Xyz Materials does Number F0: Future King Hope have?
A: Unlike placing Number C39: Utopia Ray on top of Number 39: Utopia or attaching the target monster of Rank-Up-Magic Barian’s Force as an Xyz Material, when Xyz Summoning Number F0: Future King Hope the only Xyz Materials that are used are the monsters written in the Xyz Monster (In this case, it’s 2 Xyz Monsters of the same Rank that are not “Number” monsters).
In the proposed scenario, the Xyz Materials used to Xyz Summon Number F0: Future King Hope are Gagaga Cowboy and Gagaga Samurai.
Furthermore, the Xyz Materials attached to Gagaga Cowboy and Gagaga Samurai are not treated as Xyz Materials for Number F0: Future King Hope and are sent to the Graveyard.

Source: http://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=13375&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: The materials necessary to Xyz Summon Number F0: Future King Hope are 2 monsters that are not “Number” monsters of the same Rank, but how is it Xyz Summoned?
Also, its Rank is always treated as 1, but are 2 Rank 1 Xyz Monsters necessary?
A: The materials necessary to Xyz Summon Number F0: Future King Hope are 2 monsters that are not “Number” monsters of the same Rank. (“Number” Xyz Monsters cannot be used as the Xyz Materials, including “Number C” monsters)
For example, since both Gagaga Cowboy and Gagaga Samurai are Rank 4 Xyz Monsters, Number F0: Future King Hope can be Xyz Summoned using those 2 cards as materials.
Furthermore, Number F0: Future King Hope’s Rank is always treated as 1, but at the time of its Xyz Summon the materials do not need to be 2 Rank 1 Xyz Monsters. (Number F0: Future King Hope can be Xyz Summoned using 2 Rank 1 monsters, but it can be Xyz Summoned using 2 Rank 7 monsters or 2 Rank 10 monsters as long as they are of the same Rank)

Source: http://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=13376&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: Gagaga Mancer became an Xyz Material for Number 39: Utopia.
If that Gagaga Mancer is detached to activate the effect of NUmber 39: Utopia that negates attacks, when does the effect of Gagaga Mancer that increases ATK activate?
A: The effect of Gagaga Mancer that increases ATK can be activated after the effect of the Xyz Monster that detaches it finishes resolving.
Therefore, in the proposed scenario, the effect of Gagaga Mancer can be actitvated as chain link 1 after th effect of Number 39: Utopia negates the attack.
(It does not activate in a chain to the effect of Number 39: Utopia)

Source: http://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=13377&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: What kind of Special Summon can be negated with the effects of Solemn Advice?
A: The effect that negates Summons can negate Special Summons that are not performed by activating an effect. That is to say, it can be activated in response to Synchro Summons, Xyz Summons, Pendulum Summons, Cyber Dragon or Black Luster Soldier – Envoy of the Beginning’s Special Summons written in their texts.
Furthermore, since it also has the effect that negates the activation of Spell Cards, Trap Cards or the effect of an Effect Monster, this effect can be used in response to the Special Summons from effects that include Special Summons.
Therefore, it can be activated in response to cards like Polymerization, Monster Reborn or Blaster, Dragon Ruler of Infernos and negate those effects.

Source: http://www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=13378&keyword=&tag=-1

Q: What kind of Special Summon can be negated with the effects of The Ultimate Herald?
A: The effect that negates Summons can negate Special Summons that are not performed by activating an effect. That is to say, it can be activated in response to Synchro Summons, Xyz Summons, Pendulum Summons, Cyber Dragon or Black Luster Soldier – Envoy of the Beginning’s Special Summons written in their texts.
Furthermore, since it also has the effect that negates the activation of Spell Cards, Trap Cards or the effect of an Effect Monster, this effect can be used in response to the Special Summons from effects that include Special Summons.
Therefore, it can be activated in response to cards like Polymerization, Monster Reborn or Blaster, Dragon Ruler of Infernos and negate those effects.

Q: What kind of Special Summon can be negated with the effect of El Shaddoll Egrystal?
A: It can negate Special Summons that are not performed by activating an effect.
That is to say, it can be activated in response to Synchro Summons, Xyz Summons, Pendulum Summons, Cyber Dragon or Black Luster Soldier – Envoy of the Beginning’s Special Summons written in their texts, but it cannot be used in response to the Special Summons from effects like Polymerization, Monster Reborn or Blaster, Dragon Ruler of Infernos.

Source: www.db.yugioh-card.com/yugiohdb/faq_search.action?ope=5&fid=13380&keyword=&tag=-1

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