New Master Rule Updates
The OCG Official Website has updated their site with visuals and more updates for the New Master Rule! Here is the translated article to go through all the changes!
PS: Guess this article confirms that Pendulum Monsters pendulum summoned from the Extra Deck will go to the Extra Monster Zone, while Pendulum Monsters pendulum summoned from your hand will go to your Main Monster Zones.
New Master Rule Key Points
Starting from this Spring, the Link Monsters and Link Summoning that debut in the Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS animation will debut in the OCG too!
Starting from March 25, 2017 along with the Starter Deck that contains those Link Monsters, the new Master Rule will take effect!
Check out the new points from the previous “Master Rule 3” and experience the new form of dueling!
New points to the “New Master Rule”
New Extra Monster Zone
Link Monsters debut!
Link Monsters are the new monsters that can be summoned from the Extra Deck.
Link Markers provide a new form of battle strategy, and this new type of monster cannot go to defence position (and have no defence points)
Link summons (Similar to Synchro Summons and Xyz summons)uses face-up monsters on the field as its materials for this new summoning method. This Link summon will be introduced here for you to summon out your Link Monsters from the Extra Deck!
To start, here are the basics of Link Summons.
Link Summon Basics (1) It uses face-up monsters on the field for materials.
Link Summon Basics (2) When Link summoning a “Link-n” monster, you need to use “n” amounts of Link materials.
(Replace n with the same number)
Basic Link Summoning would count 1 monster as 1 Link Material
Link Summon Basics (3) The requirements of the monsters for the Link Materials are listed under the Link Monster’s Monster-Type on the card.
Here is an example.
If summoning a Link-1 “Link Spider”
It’s “Link-1” and its materials are “1 Normal Monster”…
If summoning a Link-3 “Decode Talker”
So what if it is “Link-3” and it’s materials are 2 or more Effect Monsters?
With that, those are the basics to Link Summon.
Link Summon Basics (4) A “Link-n” monster counts as “n” amounts of Link materials.
(Replace n with the same number)
For example, a “Link-2” monster counts as 2 materials when using it for a Link Summon.
When using it to summon a “Decode Talker” that states its materials as “2 or more Effect Monsters”, instead of using 3 Effect Monsters, you can use a “Link-2” Effect Monster and a single Effect Monster to Link Summon it.
New Monster type Cyverse-Type” debuts!
They are a monster type used by the main protagonist of the new animation “Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS” and there will be more “Cyverse-Type” monsters in the future.
Changes from the previous Master Rule
Here are the changes from the previous “Master Rule 3”!
The Monster Zones from the past will be now renamed as “Main Monster Zones”
Pendulum Zones will combine with the Spell & Trap Card Zones
The Pendulum Zones will combine with the left-most and right-most Spell & Trap Card Zones.
When summoning Fusion, Synchro, Xyz or Pendulum monsters from the Extra Deck, they will be special summoned to your Extra Monster Zone.
(If you are special summoning monsters from anywhere besides the Extra Deck, you will use the Main Monster Zones as before.)
However, there are ways to special summon Extra Deck Monsters to zones aside from your Extra Monster Zone.
Main Monster Zones pointed to by your Link Monster’s “Link Markers” can be used to special summon monsters from your Extra Deck.
Use the Link Monsters who will debut from here to achieve victory!
New Master Rule Q&A
Q: If Special Summoned an Extra Deck Monster normally, and it goes to the Graveyard, and I want to Special Summon it with “Monster Reborn”, which Zone does it go to?
A: It goes into the Main Monster Zone, not the Extra Monster Zone.
Q: Can you use “Book of Moon” on Link Monsters?
A: Link Monsters cannot be in defence position, so you cannot target them with “Book of Moon”.
Q: If your opponent’s only monster is in their Extra Monster Zone, can you attack them directly?
A: If there’s a monster in the Extra Monster Zone, unless some kind of effect is in play, you would have to attack that monster first.
Q: Can you destroy 2 Set Spell & Trap Cards in your Left Most and Right Most Spell & Trap Zones with “Wavering Eyes”?
A: The Left Most and Right Most Spell & Trap Zones are regular Spell & Trap Zones, and do not become Pendulum Zones unless you activate a Pendulum Card in them, or if a Pendulum Card is placed in them by a card effect. A Set Spell & Trap Card in either of those Zones cannot be destroyed by “Wavering Eyes”.
Source from OCG Official Website