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Some abilities say that if one thing (a game event) would happen, another thing happens '''instead'''.
 
Some abilities say that if one thing (a game event) would happen, another thing happens '''instead'''.
   
For these abilities, the original event never occurs. It's replaced by an entirely new event that happens when the first event would have happened. For example, if your [[Aqua Knight]] would be [[destroy]]ed, it returns to your [[hand]]. Your opponent wouldn't be able to trigger their abilities of cards such as [[Mongrel Man]] that [[draw]] a card when a creature is destroyed as the Aqua Knight is never destroyed. However, if two insteads would take place at the same time, a double substitution effect will occur and the instead that would protect the creature will not occur. For example, if a [[Shield Force]]d [[Perfect Galaxy, Spirit of Immortality]] battles a [[Rumble Lecter, Terror Awakened]], It would be destroyed and put into the [[Graveyard]] due to the Double substitution effect.
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For these abilities, the original event never occurs. It's replaced by an entirely new event that happens when the first event would have happened. For example, if your [[Aqua Knight]] would be [[destroy]]ed, it returns to your [[hand]]. Your opponent wouldn't be able to trigger their abilities of cards such as [[Mongrel Man]] that [[draw]] a card when a creature is destroyed as the Aqua Knight is never destroyed. However, if two insteads would take place at the same time, a double substitution effect will occur and the instead that would protect the subjected creature from a regular event will not occur. For example, if a [[Shield Force]]d [[Perfect Galaxy, Spirit of Immortality]] battles a [[Rumble Lecter, Terror Awakened]], It would be destroyed and put into the [[Graveyard]] due to the Double substitution effect.
   
 
==Examples==
 
==Examples==

Revision as of 09:01, March 26, 2014

Instead is an important keyword in the Duel Masters Trading Card Game.

Details

Some abilities say that if one thing (a game event) would happen, another thing happens instead.

For these abilities, the original event never occurs. It's replaced by an entirely new event that happens when the first event would have happened. For example, if your Aqua Knight would be destroyed, it returns to your hand. Your opponent wouldn't be able to trigger their abilities of cards such as Mongrel Man that draw a card when a creature is destroyed as the Aqua Knight is never destroyed. However, if two insteads would take place at the same time, a double substitution effect will occur and the instead that would protect the subjected creature from a regular event will not occur. For example, if a Shield Forced Perfect Galaxy, Spirit of Immortality battles a Rumble Lecter, Terror Awakened, It would be destroyed and put into the Graveyard due to the Double substitution effect.

Examples

Examples include:

  • Aqua Knight
    When this creature would be destroyed, return it to your hand instead.
  • Ouks, Vizier of Restoration
    When this creature would be destroyed, add it to your shields face down instead.
  • Shaman Broccoli
    When this creature would be destroyed, put it into your mana zone instead.

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