Simplified Effect Text

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Starting in Power of the Duelist, Upper Deck Entertainment began simplifying many of the previously standardized effect descriptions.

Changes[edit]

  • Inflict X points of damage to your opponent's Life Points → Inflict X damage to your opponent
  • Increase your Life Points by X points → Gain X Life Points
  • Decrease your Life Points by X points → You lose X Life Points
  • Increase the ATK/DEF of this card by X points → This card gains X ATK/DEF
  • Decrease the ATK/DEF of this card by X points → This card loses X ATK/DEF
  • Attack your opponent's Life Points directly → Attack your opponent directly
  • A card with "X" in its card name → A/An "X" card
  • You can only activate this card when/while → Activate only when/while
  • On your side of the field → you control
  • Offer 1 monster on your side of the field as a Tribute → Tribute 1 monster on your side of the field → Tribute 1 monster
  • Special Summon "X" to your side of the field → Special Summon "X"
  • When/If this card is Normal/Flip/Special Summoned successfully → When/If this card is Normal/Flip/Special Summoned
  • The/Your Deck is then shuffled / Then shuffle the/your Deck → (removed)

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