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Card Type
カードタイプ (Kādo Taipu)
Japanese Wiki: 5299
Card types are a gameplay characteristic of each card in the Trading Card Game.

Details

The card types determine the various gameplay mechanics that a card may have or how they are used (ex: Summon, or Cast).

Currently, there are 10 main card types:
(Card types marked with a star don't exist by themselves.)

When viewing the front side of a card, each card in the game has one of these card types printed on their card type line. However, in the case of double sided cards such as a Psychic or Dragheart, the card type on the front and back side may differ.

"Evolution", "Psychic", "Exile", "Dragheart", "Super", "Forbidden", "D2", "Final", "Happiness", "Neo" and "DG" are not a true card type as they don't exist on their own without the other card types. and are instead known as Supertypes.

These are referred to as "Supertypes" and are found on the following card types.

While cards are physically used, Seal is treated as a Keyword Action rather than a card type.

List of Card Types

Creature

Cross Gear

Castle

Cell

  • Psychic cell
  • Dragheart cell

Spell

Weapon

Fortress

Impulse

Field

Core

Rulings

Card abilities often refer to card types. For example: Terror Pit's ability says "Destroy one of your opponent's creatures". This ability mentions the card type of creature specifically, which covers any variation such as an Evolution Creature or Psychic Creature.

Survivor, Wave Striker and Gods can be easily mistaken by a card type due to how they are referred to on the effect text of other cards, however they aren't a card type. They are only races and/or keyword abilities.

Rulings

From the Duel Masters - General Game Rules: Version 1.9 (August 9th, 2018)

  • 204. Card Type
    • 204.1. Card type is a characteristic of a card which is usually printed just under the illustration.
    • 204.2. Card types include "Creature", "Spell", "Cross Gear", "Castle", "Weapon, "Fortress", "Impulse", "Field" and "Core".
    • 204.3. Cards may have special types. They are written just before the card type. Special types include "Evolution", "Psychic", "Psychic Super", "Exile" "Dragheart", "Forbidden", "D2", and "Neo".
      • 204.3a "Creature" can have "Evolution", "Psychic", "Psychic Super", "Exile", "Dragheart", "Forbidden", "Neo" etc.
      • 204.3b "Impulses" can have "Forbidden" as a special type.
      • 204.3c "Field" can have "D2" or "Final Forbidden" as a special type.

From the Duel Masters - General Game Rules: Version 1.8 (August 9th, 2018)

  • 204. カードタイプ
    • 204.1. カードタイプはカードの持つ特性です.通常イラストのすぐ下に印刷されています.
    • 204.2. カードタイプには, 「クリーチャー」, 「呪文」, 「クロスギア」, 「城」, 「ウエポン」, 「フォートレス」, 「鼓動」, 「フィールド」があります.
    • 204.3. カードは, 特殊タイプを持つことがあります.それらはカードタイプの直前に書かれます.特殊タイプには, 「進化」, 「サイキック」, 「サイキック・スーパー」, 「エグザイル」, 「ドラグハート」, 「禁断」, 「D2」などがあります.
      • 204.3a 「クリーチャー」は「進化」, 「サイキック」, 「サイキック・スーパー」, 「エグザイル」, 「ドラグハート」, 「禁断」を特殊タイプに持ちえます.
      • 204.3b 「鼓動」は「禁断」を特殊タイプに持ちえます.
      • 204.3c 「フィールド」は「D2」を特殊タイプに持ちえます.