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Maximum Mode (マキシマムモード Makishimamu Mōdo) is a term in Yu-Gi-Oh! Rush Duel used to refer to a state of three Maximum Monsters that have been simultaneously Maximum Summoned as a single monster. Maximum Monsters can only activate or apply their effects while they are in this state, and this state cannot be entered by Summoning the three Maximum Monsters separately. A Maximum Monster in Maximum Mode cannot exist in Defense Position, nor does it have DEF, and while they are in Maximum Mode, their MAXIMUM ATK is the ATK value applied to the single monster.
The Level, Type, and Attribute of the combined Maximum Monster is based on the central card. Even though a Maximum Monster in Maximum Mode is composed of three monster cards, it is still treated as one monster; if the Maximum Monster in Maximum Mode would be sent to the Graveyard, all three component Maximum Monsters are sent to the Graveyard, and they only count as a single Tribute for a Tribute Summon.
- NeoArkadia (16 November 2020). "[Rush Duels] The Rules of Maximum!". The Organization.
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