New Master Rule Key Points

Starting from this Spring, the Link Monsters and Link Summoning that debut in the Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS animation will debut in the OCG too!

Starting from March 25, 2017 along with the Starter Deck that contains those Link Monsters, the new Master Rule will take effect!

Check out the new points from the previous “Master Rule 3” and experience the new form of dueling!


New points to the “New Master Rule”

New Extra Monster Zone

The Duel Field has changed, expanding the monster zones to allow you to summon out a 6th monster.

Link Monsters debut!

Link Monsters are the new monsters that can be summoned from the Extra Deck.

Link Markers provide a new form of battle strategy, and this new type of monster cannot go to defence position (and have no defence points)

New summoning method “Link Summon”!

Link summons (Similar to Synchro Summons and Xyz summons)uses face-up monsters on the field as its materials for this new summoning method. This Link summon will be introduced here for you to summon out your Link Monsters from the Extra Deck!

To start, here are the basics of Link Summons.

Link Summon Basics (1) It uses face-up monsters on the field for materials.

Link Summon Basics (2) When Link summoning a “Link-n” monster, you need to use “n” amounts of Link materials.

(Replace n with the same number)

Basic Link Summoning would count 1 monster as 1 Link Material

Link Summon Basics (3) The requirements of the monsters for the Link Materials are listed under the Link Monster’s Monster-Type on the card.

Here is an example.

If summoning a Link-1 “Link Spider”

It’s “Link-1” and its materials are “1 Normal Monster”…

Send a Normal Monster to the Graveyard to link summon to the Extra Monster Zone!

If summoning a Link-3 “Decode Talker”

So what if it is “Link-3” and it’s materials are 2 or more Effect Monsters?

Not forgetting Link Summon Basics (2), you use 3 Effect monsters to Link Summon Decode Talker!

With that, those are the basics to Link Summon.

Link Summon Basics (4) A “Link-n” monster counts as “n” amounts of Link materials.

(Replace n with the same number)

For example, a “Link-2” monster counts as 2 materials when using it for a Link Summon.

When using it to summon a “Decode Talker” that states its materials as “2 or more Effect Monsters”, instead of using 3 Effect Monsters, you can use a “Link-2” Effect Monster and a single Effect Monster to Link Summon it.

New Monster type Cybers-Type” debuts!

The new Monster type “Cybers-Type”  debuts.

They are a monster type used by the main protagonist of the new animation “Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS” and there will be more “Cybers-Type” monsters in the future.

Changes from the previous Master Rule

Here are the changes from the previous “Master Rule 3”!

The Monster Zones will be renamed as the “Main Monster Zones”

The Monster Zones from the past will be now renamed as “Main Monster Zones”

Pendulum Zones will combine with the Spell & Trap Card Zones

The Pendulum Zones will combine with the left-most and right-most Spell & Trap Card Zones.

Changes to special summoning monsters from the Extra Deck

When summoning Fusion, Synchro, Xyz or Pendulum monsters from the Extra Deck, they will be special summoned to your Extra Monster Zone.

(If you are special summoning monsters from anywhere besides the Extra Deck, you will use the Main Monster Zones as before.)

However, there are ways to special summon Extra Deck Monsters to zones aside from your Extra Monster Zone.

Main Monster Zones pointed to by your Link Monster’s “Link Markers” can be used to special summon monsters from your Extra Deck.

Use the Link Monsters who will debut from here to achieve victory!

In this scenario, the 2 Main Monster Zones indicated can be used to special summon monsters from the Extra Deck!

New Master Rule Q&A

Q: If Special Summoned an Extra Deck Monster normally, and it goes to the Graveyard, and I want to Special Summon it with “Monster Reborn”, which Zone does it go to?

A: It goes into the Main Monster Zone, not the Extra Monster Zone.

Q: Can you use “Book of Moon” on Link Monsters?

A: Link Monsters cannot be in defence position, so you cannot target them with “Book of Moon”.

Q: If your opponent’s only monster is in their Extra Monster Zone, can you attack them directly?

A: If there’s a monster in the Extra Monster Zone, unless some kind of effect is in play, you would have to attack that monster first.

Q: Can you destroy 2 Set Spell & Trap Cards in your Left Most and Right Most Spell & Trap Zones with “Wavering Eyes”?

A: The Left Most and Right Most Spell & Trap Zones are regular Spell & Trap Zones, and do not become Pendulum Zones unless you activate a Pendulum Card in them, or if a Pendulum Card is placed in them by a card effect. A Set Spell & Trap Card in either of those Zones cannot be destroyed by “Wavering Eyes”.

DSUMMON Explaination:

Source: Beyond the duelBeyond the duel, Official Yugioh Website

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