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Cast is a keyword action.


It is the action of playing a spell from your hand, so that the spell produces an effect from the Spell Ability.

Casting a spell consists of the following procedure.

  • 1) Reveal the card from its current zone.
  • 2) If it has a Modal ability, choose it. (Hyperspatial spell, Double Evolution Burst)
  • 3) If you have additional or Alternative Cost's, apply them.
  • 4) If there is any Cost Increase or Decrease, apply it.
  • 5) Pay the total cost of the card by tapping cards in your mana zone for mana,

After the above, resolve the spell.

Usually, you may only cast spells from cards in your hand. However, various cards allow you to cast spells by other abilities.

Zone: Card:
Mana Zone Blade of Enchanting Pulses
Thunder Moon, the Enlightened
Deck Marianna, Channeler of Suns
Top of Deck Spell Great Blue, Blue Divine Dragon
From the top of the Deck Neo Wave Catastrophe
Positron Sign
Graveyard Vacuum, the Hidden Curse
Opponents Graveyard Caribbean Moon, the Enlightened
Shields Cosmic Darts
Opponents Shields Bluum Erkis, Flare Guardian

As cards in Duel Masters can be played even if they can't perform their full effect, spells can still be cast in order to gain secondary actions such as a Charger keyword, to for a "When you cast a spell" trigger event.

  • However, cards such as Eldritch Poison (in its Japanese printing) may not be used as it requires one of your darkness creatures to be destroyed as an additional cost, and a card such as Miraculous Meltdown has a limit on being cast if your opponent doesn't control more shields than you do.

Casting a spell is sometimes also referred to as "shoot", "chant" or "strike". It has also been expressed as a "super move" in the manga series.


From the Duel Masters - General Game Rules: Version 1.20 (July 17, 2020)

  • 701.4. Cast
    • 701.4a To cast a spell, you must pay its mana cost and then resolve its spell abilities. Usually, players can cast spells only during their main step.

From the Duel Masters - General Game Rules: Version 1.20 (July 17, 2020)

  • 701.4. 唱える
    • 701.4a 唱えるとは, 呪文の効果が発生するように, 呪文を現在あるゾーン (通常は手札)から, コストを支払って使うことです.プレイヤーは通常メインステップにのみマナコストを支払って呪文を唱えることができます.