For No Cost
コストたお(Kosuto Fumitaoshi)
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Category: For No Cost

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.

Details

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;

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
Reaction if put into battle zone without summoning Onikamas, Strange Flow
Matador Marcuze
Senno, Brainwash
Gallows Devil Dragon, Dead Sea Dragon
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 used on non-active players turn Magnum, Shortshot
Double Revolver Dragon
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

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.

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