| Attack Bend |
It first appeared in DMR-23 Dogiragolden VS Dormageddon X on Phantasm, Moon's Radiance with the preview of the Metallica race. When the creature with this ability is tapped and your opponent attacks, you may untap it and change the attack target to that creature, or one of your other tapped creatures.
In the original DMR-23 version, it was not possible to change the attack to the creature with the ability itself. This was changed after DMSD-02 Kira's Labyrinth and the DMRP-01 Here Come the Jokers!! sets.
This ability can't be used at all unless the creature that has "attack bend" is tapped.
The timing for the ability is the same as Blocker and Guardman. It is also possible to use other creatures with these abilities to change multiple forms of attacks against you.
As it's not written as "blocker", it's not affected by Blocker Based Removal cards that can remove them.
If the Blocker ability is added with an effect, blocks and attack bends can be alternately performed unless the creature is destroyed, resulting in an "infinite blocker". With an increase of power or the Win All Battles ability, they become an impassible wall.
As the ability is only able to be used after being tapped, this allows the player to be aggressive with the creature and attack, while still leaving it able to attack bend during your opponents next turn. The Labyrinth ability found on many of these same creatures also rewards this, by offering effects that trigger while you have more shields than your opponent.
Some other Metallica have a high cost-to-power ratio such as Sky Chain, Red Wrath or Ka Doubler, Red Attack Silver but are tapped as they are put into the battle zone and are prevented from being tapped by certain restrictions, and can only be used defensively when first played.
While not keyworded, it was referred to officially as Attack Bend in the CoroCoro Comic magazine.
Unofficially, it was referred to as 誘導 (Induction) by some players.
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Destroy ● Discard ● Dragsolution ● Expand ● Forbidden Liberate
Fortify ● Gachinko Judge ● Generate ● Gacharange Summon ● Link ● Reveal ● Seal
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Ability ● Artist ● Card Illustration ● Card Name ● Card Number
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D2 Field ● DG Field ● Dragheart Creature ● Dragheart Fortress ● Dragheart Weapon
Evolution Creature ● Evolution Cross Gear ● Evolution Exile Creature ● Exile Creature
Final Forbidden Creature ● Final Forbidden Field ● Forbidden Core ● Forbidden Creature
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Moonless Night Field ● Neo Creature ● Neo Evolution Creature ● Orega Aura
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Ceremony of Zeron ● Zeron Creature ● Zeron Nebula
Super Deck Zero Duel ● Start Deck Champion Finals
Adds Civilization ● Adds Race ● Alternate Win ● Alternative Cost
Attack Bend ● Basic Card ● Cantrip ● Card Discard ● Chump Block
Cost Reduction ● Deck Manipulation ● Degenerate ● Diamond State
Draw Engine ● Draw Lock ● Draw Source ● Draw Spell
Extra Turn ● Finisher ● Graveyard Fertilizer ● Graveyard Summon
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Infinite ● Infinite Attacker ● Infinite Blocker
Mana Acceleration ● Mana Burn ● Mana Curve ● Mana Summon
Opponent Reliance ● Peeping ● Prevents Attack ● Prevents Defeat
Reset ● Resistance ● Reverse Fury Charge ● Reverse Slayer ● Shield Addition
Shield Burn ● Shield Change ● Shield Peek
Suicide ● Skip the rest of the turn ● Trample
Unattackable ● Unblockable ● Unchoosable
Vigilance ● Win All Battles ● 3D Dragsolution
Cards that can be put into the Battle Zone at the start of the game
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4 or more of this card in your deck ● Activation Cost ● Additional Cost ● Attacking Creature
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Dead Card ● Deck Building ● Deck Compression ● Designer's Combo ● Evolution Icon
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Game Table ● Key Card ● Limited Card ● Mode ● Name Rule ● Optional ● Overkill
Play ● Power Creep ● Psychic Cost ● Quasi-Vanilla ● Real Cost ● Repair
Rock-Paper-Scissors ● Stop ● System Creature ● The Over Eggplant-cross
Touch ● Trivia card ● Twinpactification