Attack Position

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Attack Position

A monster in Attack Position
A monster in Attack Position

Japanese

こうげきひょう

Japanese (ruby)

こうげきひょうじ

Japanese (base text)

攻撃表示

Japanese (romanized)

Kōgeki Hyōji

Japanese (translated)

Attack Display

English

Attack Position

English (anime)

Attack Mode

Attack Position (Japanese: こうげきひょう Kōgeki Hyōji), also referred to as Attack Mode in the anime, is a battle position in which a monster uses its ATK points in battle. It is represented by the Monster Card being placed vertically.

Attack Position monsters can only be face-up. (Previously, the card "Darkness Approaches" allowed a monster to be changed to face-down Attack Position, but it has since received errata to prevent this.) Normally, only Attack Position monsters can attack, but their controller takes battle damage if they lose a battle.

Summoning[edit]

Monsters can normally only be Normal Summoned/Set in face-up Attack Position or face-down Defense Position.

When a monster is Flip Summoned, it is changed from face-down Defense Position to face-up Attack Position.

When a monster is Special Summoned, the player conducting the Summon chooses whether to Special Summon it in face-up Attack Position or face-down Defense Position, unless a card effect specifies otherwise.

Battle[edit]

Main article: Damage calculation

Normally, only Attack Position monsters can attack.

When an Attack Position monster battles, its ATK is used in damage calculation. If it attacks an Attack Position monster with higher ATK or a Defense Position monster with higher Defense, its controller takes battle damage; if its attacked by a monster with higher ATK, its controller takes battle damage.