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A Step is one of the 6 phases of a player's turn during a game of Duel Masters.


In Duel Masters, the actions that a player can take during a turn are strictly defined. This order is called a step, with each turn divided into 7 steps. This is shown in detail on the How to Play page.

A turn consists of the following steps.

  • 1) Begin your Turn: Resolve any summoning sickness from creatures in the battle zone.
  • 2) Untap Step: Your creatures in the battle zone and cards in your mana zone are untapped. This is forced.
  • 3) Start of Turn Step: Any abilities that trigger at "the start of your turn" are resolved now.
  • 4) Draw Step: You draw a card. This is forced. If you have no deck, you lose when you draw the last card.
  • 5) Charge Step: You may put a card into your mana zone. This is optional.
  • 6) Main Step: You may use cards, such as summoning creatures, casting spells, generating and crossing cross gear or fortifying castles. You can do these actions as many times as you want, in any order, as long as you can pay their costs.
  • 7) Attack Step: You can attack with creatures or use Tap Abilities. You may do this in any order as long as you have eligible creatures to attack.
  • 8) End Step: The turn finishes after you have no more creatures to attack with.
  • 9) End of Turn triggers: Any abilities that trigger at "the end of your turn" are resolved now.
  • 10) The turn is complete and the active player switches.


Step 1 (Start of Turn step)

Your turn begins, and any creatures that previously were affected by summoning sickness now lose it.

Step 2 (Untap step)

The active player untaps all cards in the battle zone and their mana zone, unless certain effects prevent cards from being untapped. This is the only part of the turn where abilities such as Silent Skill can be used.

Step 3 (Start of Turn triggers)

Any abilities that trigger at "the start of your turn" are resolved now.

Step 4 (Draw step)

The player draws a card from their deck. This is forced. During your first turn, if you are going first, you don't draw a card.

Step 5 (Charge step)

The player can put a card from their hand into their mana zone, to use for summoning creatures or casting spells. However, it isn't compulsory and you can choose not to put anything into the mana zone and proceed directly to the next step.

Step 6 (Main step)

If the player possesses enough untapped mana, they can tap them to pay for the cost of their creature, spell, cross gear, castles or fields.

Creatures go directly into the battle zone, while spells get put into your graveyard after they are cast and resolve, unless other effects state otherwise.

Cross Gear stay in the battle zone and must have their cost paid a second time to be crossed onto a creature of the player's choice.

A castle is placed onto a shield until the shield is removed from the battle zone.

A field stays in the battle zone until removed.

Step 7 (Attack step)

If the player has a creature in the battle zone, he can tap it to attack either a tapped creature, or a player. If he attacks a player and they have a shield, the attacking player must choose a shield for the creature to break. Creatures other than evolution creatures and linked Gods that have been put into the battle zone this turn have summoning sickness can't attack in the same turn, unless effects state otherwise.

This is also the only part of the turn where tap abilities (which are used instead of attacking) can be used.

Step 8 (End of Turn Step)

The player ends the turn, and resolve any pending triggers.

Step 9 (End of Turn triggers

Any abilities that trigger at "the end of your turn" are resolved now.

Step 10 (Turn Ends)

The turn completely ends, and your opponent proceeds to their untap step.


From the Duel Masters - General Game Rules: Version 1.41 (April 12, 2024)

  • 105. State
    • 105.1. Each Duel Masters card has two possible states; Untapped (Potrait position) and tapped (Landscape position).
    • 105.2. Untapped indicates that the card is available for use, normally all tapped cards untap at the start of the controlling player's turn.
    • 105.3. The tapped position indicate the card was used, if summoning a creature, tap cards in mana to pay its cost, if attacking or blocking, tap it to show it's attack/block has been used.
    • 105.4. The position of the card can't be changed arbitrarily.
      • 105.4a You can only tap creatures and tamaseeds in the battle zone as well as cards in a mana zone. You can't change the position of cards in other zones.
    • 105.5. Fields can be put into an upside down position. Cards in this state don't return to their normal position by an effect that would untap them.
    • 105.6. You may untap a card or tap it without actually using it through card effects, although a tapped card may not be "tapped further" and similarly an untapped card may not be "untapped further".

From the Duel Masters - General Game Rules: Version 1.41 (April 12, 2024)

  • 105. 位相
    • 105.1. デュエル・マスターズのカードには位相があります。カードが縦向きの状態をアンタップ状態、横向きの状態をタップ状態と呼びます。
    • 105.2. アンタップは状態は使用可能であることを示します。通常、タップ状態のカードはターンのはじめにすべてアンタップします。
    • 105.3. タップ状態は使用したことを示すものです。クリーチャーが攻撃したり、マナゾーンからコストを支払ったりするときにカードをタップさせます。
    • 105.4. カードの位相を勝手に変化させることはできません。
      • 105.4a バトルゾーンにあるクリーチャーとタマシードと、マナゾーンのカードのみをタップすることができます。他のゾーンのカードの位相を変更することはできません。
    • 105.5. フィールドにおいては上下逆さまという位相が存在します。この状態のカードはアンタップの効果によって正位置に戻ることはありません。
    • 105.6. タップしているカードをさらにタップ状態にする、またはアンタップしているカードをさらにアンタップ状態にすることはできません。(タップしているクリーチャーを「タップする」能力や効果で選ぶ事は可能ですが、その状態にしたことにはなりません)