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For No Cost
コストたお(Kosuto Fumitaoshi)
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For No Cost refers to various card abilities that allow you to play other cards without tapping any cards in your mana zone and paying for its cost.


Most of these cards include コストを支払わずに (Kosuto o Shiharawazu ni) which means "for no cost" in their card text.

It refers mainly to cards that do the following;

  • Cards that allow you to play them;
  • Cross Gear that you can cross to creatures for no cost.
  • Creatures (including Psychic Creatures) that you can put into the battle zone for no mana cost.

Named Abilities such as Shield Trigger, Gravity Zero and Strike Back and Ninja Strike allow you to play creatures and spells for no cost when the varying conditions are met.

Unnamed abilities such as Reanimate and Recruit are a kind of "for no cost" ability, even though they don't specifically mention the phrase in the card text.

Abilities that allow you to play cards "For No Cost"

Keyword Abilities

Ability Words

Unnamed Abilities

For No Cost cards

Mentions "For No Cost"

Doesn't explicitly mention "For no Cost"

Anti-For No Cost cards

Cards that have an effect when cards are played for no cost.

Trigger: Card:
Reaction if a card is played without tapping mana Magnum, Allshot Puppet
Magnum, Fast Attack Puppet
Momoking -Tabimaru-
Reaction if put into battle zone without summoning Onikamas, Strange Flow
Matador Marcuze
Senno, Brainwash
Gallows Devil Dragon, Dead Sea Dragon
Bimnum, Misfortune Demon 77
Testa Rossa, Survival Star
Reaction if being used for no cost Entertainer of Stealing and Lying
Deathmatch Beetle
Forever Princess, Eternal Ruler
Ballom Quake, Lord of Demons
King Alcadeias, Dark Gaia
Queen Alcadeias, Dark Gaia
Caterpillar Master
Reaction if during your turn Magnum, Shortshot
Double Revolver Dragon
Everyone Gathered Together! Aqua Three Brothers / Hyperspatial JCA Hole
Reaction if during opponent's turn Pokchinchin
Reacts if you use a card that costs more
than the number of cards in your mana zone
Oriotis, Control Wings
Mixel, Strange Stone / Jamming Chaff
Defense Armor, Absolute Fear
Yadoc, Beast Army
Reacts if your opponent puts a creature into the battle zone from anywhere other than their hand. Drag Henge
Darpi Luppi
Primal Giant
Neither player can put a creature into the battle zone from anywhere other than their hand. Tekara, Inspection Guard
Reacts if your opponent would put a creature that costs 4 or less into the battle zone from anywhere other than their hand. U・S・A・BRELLA
Wanabi Wallaby
Judgment Ballista
Reacts when your opponent would put a creature into the battle zone, if they had put 2 or more other creatures into the battle zone that turn. Retweegyo #Cherry #Full Bloom

While multiple cards throughout the game have had effects based on countering For No Cost cards, the DMRP series of booster packs had started to included multiple cards with abilities that prevent them during your opponent's turn. These include Onikamas, Strange Flow, Deathmatch Beetle, Senno, Brainwash and Matador Marcuze.