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Overdrive
Japanflag Oオーバー・ドライブ
(Ōbā Doraibu)
Overdrive
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DM-24 Violence Heaven
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Category for Overdrive

Overdrive is a keyword shared among each of the 5 monocolored civilizations.

Details

It is featured on both creatures and spells. It enables you to tap mana cards of different civilizations for an ability when you summon the creature or cast the spell with this ability. You must tap a card of each civilizations in order to pay the overdrive cost. For example, if an overdrive ability requires you to tap a water and light card, You cannot tap a water and light card to fulfill both requirements.

Reminder Text

The latest reminder text for Overdrive reads;

Overdrive—"CIVILIZATION" x# (When you summon this creature, you may tap # additional "CIVILIZATION" cards in your mana zone. If you do, this creature gets the following Overdrive ability.)
Overdrive "ABILITY"

Example

Gardening Drive
Nature / Spell / 3
■ Put the top card of your deck into your mana zone.
Overdrive—Light x1 (When you cast this spell, you may tap another 1 light card in your mana zone. If you do, this spell gets the following Overdrive ability.)
Overdrive Return a spell from your mana zone to your hand.
Dm24-109


Cards with the Overdrive ability

Rulings

  • Q: Does the Overdrive ability get paid the same way as a usual cost?
    • A: Yes, you simply pay additional costs when you summon the creature or cast the spell.
  • Q: I summon a creature that has a regular Come Into Play effect and that creature also has an Overdrive effect. In which order you use those effects?
    • A: Do these abilities in any order.
  • Q: There's a spell with an overdrive effect and it also has a regular effect. In which order do I use those effects?
    • A: Trigger those effects in written order.
  • Q: How do you use two types of overdrive effects on the same card?
    • A: You tap cards of both civilizations from your mana zone. Just make sure that they are different cards.
  • Q: If you summon a creature with 2 different overdrive effects, in which order you use those effects?
    • A: You may use them in any order.

Color percentages

There are a total of 31 cards with the Overdrive ability, which divide by civilization as such:

Trivia

  • It is based on the Kicker ability from Magic The Gathering.