|Opponent Reliance |
相手依存 (Aite izon)
Opponent Reliance is a term used for referring for various card effects that only rely on various game elements from your opponent to trigger, such as a civilization, race or other characteristics and game options.
It basically refers to cards that rely on various strategies/civilizations/races/etc to work. This can give the card an edge over that element, but against decks that don't use those elements they simply clog up valuable deck space, although this is mitigated by the fact that cards not useful in a particular matchup can simply be put into the mana zone. Regardless, cards that rely on the opponent are usually shunned by players and unless there's a reason that the card can be used in competitive play, (Such as Joan of Arc, Goddess of Victory which does not have an opponent reliant ability as it's only ability, or Storm Javelin Wyvern which makes an excellent counter against Light and Water system creatures) it is usually not recommended to use those cards. This is due to the following reasons;
- There is no way opponents will use the same type of deck over and over; For example, while one has an anti-Light civilization card in their deck expecting an opponent using said civilization, they might be running into a Light and Darkness civilization using opponent that have only a small concentration of light cards in their deck, an opponent with a Light Darkness Fire deck, or even a Light Water Darkness Fire Nature deck.
- Cards of said civilization may have counters against these strategies; For example, an Amnis, Holy Elemental used against a Darkness Civilization deck may find itself reverse-countered by creatures with Slayer.
However, some opponent-reliant cards, such as Alphadios, Lord of Spirits or Psychic Suva, the Awakened God have effects that affect all civilizations other than their civilization of choice, usually their own civilization, or affect all creatures aside of a specific race, such as Gods. These are considered extremely powerful against decks that don't use that civilization of choice, usually ending up in instant defeat. However, against opponents that use that various civilization or race of choice, (Such as Dorballom, Lord of Demons versus Mono-Darkness Control) They are usually useless. However, mono civilization decks (Until Dragon Saga) and decks that concentrate on races such as Gods are few and far between so it usually does not matter.
There is also a kind of opponent reliance where the card is reliant on the opponent's movements, such as Jester Brain which allows the player to draw 3 cards which cancel when the opponent returns up to 3 shields to his hand, 1 per card is drawn. While a 3 shield burn is generally good, the opponent may choose not to return any shields to his hand which prolongs defeat, or he may just return those shields to his hand only to use a bunch of Shield Triggers which usually leads to the player's immediate defeat. As they give an unpredictable advantage, they are usually shunned by players.
Civilization Based Reliance
|Fire/ Creature |
■ This creature can't attack players.
Race Based Reliance
|Fire/ Creature |
■ Climax Doron Go: When one of your fire exile creatures that costs 7 or more is destroyed, you may put this creature from your hand into the battle zone.
- Abilities that rely on Blockers to trigger can also be considered opponent reliance as not all decks have Blockers. However, since Blockers are more common than various races or civilizations in competitive play and are an important role in gameplay if the player wishes to play in a middle-to-slow-paced game, the reliance is smaller than said gaming elements. Cards that give your opponent's creatures Blocker, such as Diablost, the Shady General and Iron Rose, Full Metal can help increase the range, however.
- ZERO is a keyword built completely on opponent reliance, as it is not effective against decks that simply ramp. However, it can be lethal against decks that use Revolution Change or Invasion frequently.
Awaken ● Battle ● Block ● Break ● Cast ● Charge ● Cross
Destroy ● Discard ● Dragsolution ● Expand ● Forbidden Liberate
Fortify ● Gachinko Judge ● Generate ● Gacharange Summon ● Link ● Reveal ● Seal
Search ● Shuffle ● Summon ● Switch ● Tap ● Trigger ● Upside Down ● Use
Ability ● Artist ● Card Illustration ● Card Name ● Card Number
Card Rarity ● Card Type ● Cost ● Civilization ● Mana Cost ● Mana Number
Power ● Race ● Soul ● Subtype ● Summon Cost ● Supertype
Dragheart Creature ● Dragheart Fortress ● Dragheart Weapon
Evolution Creature ● Evolution Cross Gear
Evolution Dragheart Creature ● Evolution Exile Creature ● Evolution Psychic Creature
Exile Creature ● Final Forbidden Creature ● Final Forbidden Field ● Forbidden Core ● Forbidden Creature
Forbidden Field ● Forbidden Impulse ● Gacharange Creature ● Happiness Field ● Moonless Night Field
Mono Artifact ● Neo Creature ● Neo Evolution Creature ● Neo Gacharange Creature ● Orega Aura
Psychic Creature ● Psychic Field ● Psychic Super Creature
T2 Field ● 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
Hand Addition ● Hand Change ● Increase Power
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
Blocker Based Removal ● Bounce ● Can Attack Untapped Creatures
Card Based Removal ● Decrease Power ● Fixed Removal ● Force Battle ● Mass Removal
Power Based Removal ● Reset ● Sealing ● Self Removal ● Tap In ● Tap and Destroy
4 or more of this card in your deck ● Activation Cost ● Additional Cost ● Attacking Creature
Can't be destroyed ● Choose a race ● Color Accident ● Concept ● Consists of ● Counter
Dead Card ● Deck Building ● Deck Compression ● Designer's Combo ● Evolution Icon
Evolution Source ● Face Up ● Forced ● Gacha Figure ● Game
Game Table ● Hyperspatial Cost ● Key Card ● Limited Card ● Mode ● Name Rule
Optional ● Overkill ● Play ● Power Creep ● Quasi-Vanilla ● Real Cost ● Repair
Rock-Paper-Scissors ● Stop ● System Creature ● The Over Eggplant-cross
Touch ● Trivia card ● Twinpactification