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Discard
ディスカード (Disukādo)
Japanese Wiki: 2571
Category for Card Discard.

Discard is a keyword action.

Details

It is act of putting a card from a players hand into its owner's graveyard.

Various cards and abilities require you to discard cards as a part of their cost (ex: Headlong Giant), or allow you to discard cards from your opponent's hand (ex: Lost Soul), or even both.

When making an opponent discard, many effects discard cards at random, but some let the player who will be discarding decide which card to lose, while some even let the effect's controller decide on the card for the opponent by first revealing the opponent's hand. Usually the latter effect is the most expensive option in terms of raw mana cost, and the former two effects are lower in mana cost.

Since Duel Masters allows for hand refilling as a part of making progress towards ending the game due to its shield-breaking aspect, discard can be a potent strategy to counteracting the additional cards gained by a player whose shields were broken.

To counteract the potency of discard in Duel Masters, some cards actually gain benefits or protection from being discarded or otherwise turning the typically negative effect into positive gain, for example Berlin, Bell Gravekeeper and cards with a "Madness" ability.

Certain keywords also benefit from discard, such as Soul Recall, and No Choice or creatures with Graveyard evolution. As such, Self Discards had been used to fill one's graveyard, sometimes Strike Back cards also being used for this advantage.

List of famous Card Discard cards

Related Categories

  • For cards that allow you to discard your opponents cards, see Card Discard.
  • For cards that allow you to discard your own cards, see Self Discard.
  • For cards that can be put into the battle zone when they would be discarded, see Discard Substitution.

Rulings

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

  • 701.7. Discard
    • 701.7a To discard a card, put it from a player's hand into its owner's graveyeard.
    • 701.7b By default, effects that cause a player to discard a card allow the affected player to choose which card to discard. Some effects, however, require a random discard or allow another player to choose which card is discarded.

From the Duel Masters - General Game Rules: Version 1.12 (September 28th, 2018)

  • 701.7. 捨てる
    • 701.7a カードを捨てるとは, それを手札からそのプレイヤーの墓地に置くことです.(\ストライク・バックを使用する時は, 手札に加える前ですがアクションとしては捨てる動作と同じ事を行います)
    • 701.7b 通常, プレイヤーにカードを捨てさせる効果は, その影響を受けるプレイヤーに捨てるカードを選ばせます.一部の効果は, 無作為に捨てることを要求したり, あるいは他のプレイヤーに選ばせることを要求することもあります.