Relinquished (archetype)

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  • サクリファイス
  • Sakurifaisu (romanized)
  • Sacrifice (translated)
  • Le Renoncé
  • Aufgegeben
  • Abbandono
  • 새크리파이스
  • Saekeuripaiseu (romanized)
  • Renunciado
  • Renunciado
Anime appearances
Manga appearances

"Relinquished", known as "Sacrifice" (サクリファイス Sakurifaisu) in the OCG, is an archetype of DARK Spellcaster monsters used by the Maximillion Pegasus in the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime and manga. It contains a single sub-archetype - "Eyes Restrict" (known as "Eyes Sacrifice" in the OCG).

Due to their Japanese names, "Samsara Lotus", "Samsara Kaiser", "Byroad Sacrifice", and "Sword of Dark Rites" are also members of this archetype; however, since support for this archetype only supports monsters that cannot be Normal Summoned/Set, this is not an issue.


The core intended members of the archetype are Level or Link 1 DARK Spellcaster monsters with 0 ATK, and, for the Ritual and Fusion Monsters, also 0 DEF.

Monster card type Relinquished / Eyes Restrict Summon procedure
Ritual Relinquished Black Illusion Ritual1
Fusion Thousand-Eyes Restrict "Relinquished" + "Thousand-Eyes Idol"2
Millennium-Eyes Restrict "Relinquished" + 1 Effect Monster2
Link Relinquished Anima 1 Level 1 monster, except a Token3

  1. Specified Ritual Spell.
  2. Fusion Materials.
  3. Link Materials.


Pegasus used a series of other DARK monsters alongside "Relinquished" in the manga and anime. In the card game, these monsters were later given retrained forms with effects that supported the playstyle of "Relinquished" / "Eyes Restrict".

Monster Retrained
Dark-Eyes Illusionist Millennium-Eyes Illusionist
Illusionist Faceless Mage Illusionist Faceless Magician
Thousand-Eyes Idol Golden-Eyes Idol

The archetype's associated Fusion Spell Card is "Relinquished Fusion".

Playing style[edit]

The "Relinquished" / "Eyes Restrict" monsters all have effects that let them equip other monsters to themselves, and gain ATK/DEF equal to the monsters they are equipped with. As a Deck, the Deck generally aims to turbo out "Millennium-Eyes Restrict" as quickly as possible and equipping the opponent's monsters to it, boosting its stats to very high levels and negating the effects of the opponent's key monsters.

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