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Category for Slayer

Slayer is an evergreen keyword exclusive to the Darkness Civilization.


It allows creatures that commonly feature lower than usual power to destroy any creature that they battle with.

As it does not choose creatures, it can be used to get around Unchoosable creatures such as Supernova Apollonus Dragerion. The creature with Slayer does not need to lose the battle in order to use it's ability due to its text change from DM-10, but usually creatures with slayer are low in power so they are easily destroyed. As a result, it can be used to exploit creatures with the Win All Battles ability and abilities such as ones from Amnis, Holy Elemental in order to destroy them.

  • This original wording of this ability was only featured on 4 English cards, 2 each in DM-01 and DM-03.

Since a Slayer's purpose is to lose a battle, it is generally seen in creatures with 4000 power or less. However, some newer creatures with slayer have high power, (Such as Truename Screaming Psycho) and they can be used to destroy a creature multiple times, such as linked Gods, Psychic Creatures with Release or Super Psychic Creatures.

Slayers also stack, so if a creature with multiple slayer abilities battles another creature, that creature is destroyed that many times.

Reminder Text

The latest reminder text for Slayer reads;

Slayer (Whenever this creature battles, destroy the other creature after the battle.)

It originally read as

Slayer (When this creature loses a battle, destroy the other creature.)


3 Wailing Shadow Belbetphlo
Darkness / Creature


Slayer (Whenever this creature battles, destroy the other creature after the battle.)


Cards with the Slayer ability

 ■ Acid Reflux, the Fleshboiler
 ■ Wailing Shadow Belbetphlo
 ■ Bone Assassin, the Ripper
 ■ Cursed Pincher
 ■ Gigagriff
 ■ Grinning Axe, the Monstrosity
 ■ Gigagiele
 ■ Beratcha, the Hidden Glutton
 ■ Pierr, Psycho Doll
 ■ Gigaslug
 ■ Death Harp
 ■ Gigakail
 ■ Scalpel Spider
 ■ Automobile Man
 ■ Fuuma Raum
 ■ Fuuma Jaws Jacks
 ■ Trappy Trap Man
 ■ Necrodragon Halberd
 ■ Original Darkness
 ■ Death Arcadia, Devil Saint
 ■ Fuuma Mehlwasp
 ■ Fuuma Deathgator
 ■ Cheval Flute, of the Temporal Foundation
 ■ Bombra 1, Exploding Whale Doll
 ■ Vorg, Ogre Puppet
 ■ Melkomi Tamatama, Shadow of Restraint
 ■ Scratchclaw
 ■ Heehaw, Caterpillar Rider
 ■ Wisp Howler, Shadow of Tears
 ■ Killer Noise Maracas
 ■ Zekkoucho
 ■ Furubokko Glove, Shadow of Flash Hit
 ■ Truename Screaming Psycho
 ■ Ball Man
 ■ Cardamom, Loss of Comfort
 ■ Rettoidd, Demonic Dragon
 ■ Fuuma Huma
 ■ Leatherface, Texas Chainsaw
 ■ Ring Ring Man
 ■ Uroborof, Dragon Edge
 ■ Tigermite, Bomb Devil
 ■ Koshigahevu, Sloth Demon Dragon
 ■ Dango Supopon
 ■ Butch Beads, Guerrilla Division
 ■ Killereye, Dark Armor
 ■ Barrierbara, Barrier Phantom
 ■ Claclamb, Decay Demon Dragon
 ■ Niyaari, Exploding Doll
 ■ Gallows, Revenge
 ■ Sutenyanko
 ■ Jagard, Dark Armor
 ■ Raidbokkas, Rebellion Demon Dragon
 ■ Columbine, M Demon Dragon
 ■ Bochiborof, Aloof Fighter
 ■ Bash, Misfortune Demon 34
 ■ Gashagozra, Misfortune Demon 03
 ■ Sasorimukade, Asura
 ■ Hormone, Bone Drip Doctor
 ■ Absord, Dragon Armored
 ■ Gas, Misfortune Demon 96 / Gredead Gas
 ■ Oute, Misfortune Demon 81
 ■ Ten★Kattsu
 ■ Strong Gedor 卍
 ■ Jajan, Misfortune Demon 93 / Woofer Tess Voice
 ■ Grigedol, Darma
 ■ Dogongiyos, Misfortune Demon 02
 ■ Vogane, Darma
 ■ Takkun, Physician / Influencer
 ■ Celulu, Acupuncturist
 ■ Gort, God of Sealing
 ■ Remember, Evil Fortress Treasure
 ■ Tsuruhashi Doji
 ■ Kirisaki Doji
 ■ Slaven, Tree Control Doll
 ■ Badmin Gai, Crime
 ■ Shinigami, Moon's Dusk
 ■ Akari, Moon's Unreachable Street

Cards that give creatures the Slayer ability


  • It is the Duel Masters' equivalent of Deathtouch from its sister series Magic: The Gathering.
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