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Tap
タップ (Tappu)

Tap

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Tap or Untap is a keyword action.

Details

It's the process of turning a creature or card in your mana zone sideways to the right in a 90 degree angle.

Tapping a card shows that it has been used for the turn. Creatures are normally tapped when they are used to attack or use their tap abilities or block any attack. Only tapped creatures can be attacked under normal circumstances.

Mana is usually tapped to pay for the cost of summoning a creature, casting a spell, generating or crossing a cross gear, or for other effects. Multicolored cards are placed in the mana zone already tapped, and so cannot be used in the same turn they are placed there.

If you evolve over a tapped creature, the evolution creature remains tapped.

Untapping a creature or card in your mana zone means to turn it straight. Untapping your creatures and mana is always done at the start of your turn before you draw, and players cannot choose to not untap their creatures and mana unless an effect like Silent Skill or Freeze says so.

Associated Categories

  • For cards that allow you to tap your opponent's creatures, see Creature Tapper
  • For cards that allow you to tap your cards in the mana zone instead of attacking, see Tap Ability

Rulings

From the Duel Masters - General Game Rules: Version 1.8 (June 11th, 2018)

  • 701.2. Tap and untap
    • 701.2a To tap a card, rotate it 90 degrees from the normal position.
    • 701.2b To untap a card, rotate it back to the normal position.

From the Duel Masters - General Game Rules: Version 1.8 (June 11th, 2018)

  • 701.2. Tap / untap
    • 701.2a カードをタップするとは, カードを正位置から 90 度回転させることです.
    • 701.2b カードをアンタップするとは, カードを正位置に戻すことである.