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Discard is a keyword action.
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
- 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.