[VJMP Spoilers] New Master Rule

Massive changes to the rules! Are you ready for the Extra Monster Zone and Main Monster Zones!

The Newly Created Extra Monster Zone
You can only use one of them!
When the Duel begins, neither Extra Monster Zone is considered to belong to a specific player. When a player Special Summons a monster to one of them, that Zone then becomes treated as part of that player’s field, and the other then becomes treated as the other player’s field. The tactics of a Duel will change drastically depending on who can grab an Extra Monster Zone first! An Extra Deck Monster can only be Summoned to the Extra Monster Zone! But if you Summon a Link Monster to one of the Extra Monster Zone first, you can utilize it to its max potential!
*Extra Deck Monsters, like Fusion, Synchro, Xyz, and Link, cannot be Summnoned to the Main Monster Zone, beware!

For info on Link Summoning, check out the Link Summoning article!

The Monster Zone of old is now called the Main Monster Zone!
Pendulum Zones now take up the Left Most and Right Most Zones of your Spell & Trap Zones instead! And when they do, those Zones become Pendulum Zones!

The Zones Pointed at by Link Markers Can be Used to Bring Out Extra Deck Monsters

Although Extra Deck Monsters can only be Summoned to the Extra Monster Zone normally, if you have Zones that have markers pointing to them, those Zones can be used to Summon Extra Deck Monsters! So if you get out a Link Summon quickly, you can bring out Fusion, Synchro, and Xyz Monsters in succession. Of course, you can Summon another Link Monster in one of these Zones, so if you play your cards right, you can fill your entire Main Monster Zone with Extra Deck Monsters! The new metagame will require careful consideration of where to place monsters!

Super Quick Q&A for the New Rules!
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 face-down, 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”.

Translated by The Organization
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31 thoughts on “[VJMP Spoilers] New Master Rule”

  1. Fakky says:

    Question, what if Pendulum monsters are in the extra zone, can you still pendulum summon them in the main monster zone?

    1. Filip (MaJu ) V. (@MagicJukebox_V) says:

      Pendulum monsters that were originally main deck monsters can only be summoned to the main monster zones.
      The only monsters that can be summoned to the extra deck zone are original extra deck monsters: Synchro, Xyz, Fusion and Link.

    2. DSummon says:

      So far the changes mention that they only affect Synchro, Xyz, Fusion and Link monsters, so Pendulum summons are probably not affected

  2. Leviathan says:

    I have some questions…… Can we put monster without have link or extra deck monsters in extra monster zone… to block the “link zone”????
    And if i destroy those monsters, the extra deck monsters will be destroed too???

    1. Filip (MaJu ) V. (@MagicJukebox_V) says:

      First: Yes, you can summon an extra deck monster in you “extra” monster zone to block yourself… though I have no idea why you would do that. The other extra deck monster zone can still be used by your opponent, you cannot use both zones.
      Second one is not clear for me either. I presume they can still remain there, but you can’t further special summon on them (like placing an Xyz with higher rank on a lower rank Xyz). But that’s guesswork at this moment, not a fact.

    2. DSummon says:

      Each player may only occupy 1 Extra Monster Zone, so it won’t be possible to ‘block’ it off from your opponent.

      Also so far the info indicate that only when you Fusion / Synchro / Xyz / Link summon that monsters will go into the Extra Monster Zone.

    3. Rick L Sadler says:

      Just wait until they release a Kaiju XYZ or something. “You can special summon this card to your opponent’s extra monster zone.”

  3. midnight says:

    omg konami is killing the game

    1. ronelm2000 says:

      More like rebalancing summon spam.

  4. cassio says:

    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.

    But i need to have a Link Monster and need ss in determined zone linked by Link Monster?

    1. DSummon says:

      Nope, you don’t need to have a Link monster. It just goes to the Main Monster Zone

  5. Tom Mccurry says:

    These rule changes are so damn stupid and konami is screwing over this game and milking it dry

  6. tebosik says:

    does that mean that the position of a monster on the main monster zone can’t be changed once a EX-Monster is linked to it ? Also the opponents monsters will be effected by the links if they point to them ?

    1. DSummon says:

      Hmm, do you mean battle position? Or their location in reference to the zone used?

      And technically yes, the opponent’s monsters would be affected, though there aren’t any cards with such an effect currently.

  7. DatTwo2 says:

    How does this affect Burning Abyss monsters? If you have a Link monster, do Burning Abyss monsters all get destroyed?

    1. DSummon says:

      No rulings are available on that for now, so we will have to wait for further details on the rule changes to answer you.

  8. ronelm2000 says:

    Column Destruction is apparently more relevant than ever.

  9. Tony Hipp says:

    Konami y’all are basically killing the game as we
    Know it I’ve been playing this since it started I’m done

  10. Dustin says:

    So basically if and when these changes happen, I’d like to point out (Myself included) that many people are going to not spend money on the game. Adding the pendulum mechanic ruined the game for many players also. I hope they can see this is wrong.

  11. Horace jacobs says:

    Heh you cant summon shooting quazar anymore XD. MY friend is going to be pissed…

    1. Lvl1Shield says:

      You can, you just need a Link Monster to Link up more Zones so you can. It takes a little more, but you still can :p

    2. Dunames says:

      You can still SS Shooting Quasar Dragon by following steps:
      1. NS Junk Synchron to SS Dopplewarrior from grave
      2. Synchro summon Denglong; SS two tokens, and add Taotie from deck by effect of Denglong
      3. Send Pulao from deck by Denglong; Denglong becomes LV1
      4. Synchro summon T.G. Recipro Dragonfly with Denglong + token; SS Chiwen from deck by effect of Denglong
      5. Synchro summon Tatsunoko with Chiwen + T.G. Recipro Dragonfly. Now you have Tatsunoko and a token on field
      6. Synchro summon Baxia with Tatsunoko + Taotie (from hand)
      7. Baxia destroys itself to SS Pulao from grave
      8. Since a Yang Zing monster is destroyed, use effect of Chiwen to reborn itself. Now you have Pulao, Chiwen and a token
      9. Synchro summon Celestial Double Star Shaman with Pulao + Chiwen;
      then SS T.G. Dragonfly (at MAIN MONSTER ZONE!) and Dopplewarrior from grave
      10. Synchro summon Accel Warrior with Celestial + token + Dopplewarrior; then SS two tokens again
      11. Send Jet Synchron from deck by Accel; Accel becomes LV6
      12. Synchro summon Yazi with Accel + token; there is still a token on field now
      13. Reborn Jet Synchron by discarding a card form your hand
      14, Synchro summon second Baxia with Yazi + Jet Synchron
      15. Baxia destroys the token to SS Celestial at MAIN MONSTER ZONE
      16. Synchro summon Shooting Quasar with Celestial + Baxia + T.G. Dragonfly

  12. StarFoxin says:

    Can I block my opponent’s extra monster zone with Ojama King/Ground Collapse?

    1. DSummon says:

      More rulings on the matter needed. Its unclear whether Ojama King and other similar cards can target the Extra Monster Zone.

  13. shirokurosaki28 says:

    can someone explain to me on how am i suppose to Synchro summon now? cause i have a hard time summoning my Quasar already and now i’ts going to be even more harder

    1. Dunames says:

      Junk Warrior + Dopplewarrior in grave. See my reply above.

    2. DSummon says:

      That’s pretty useful, thanks for sharing!

  14. StarFoxin says:

    What about effects that special summon extra deck monsters? Like instant fusion or ultimaya Tzolkin?

    1. DSummon says:

      There is no information specific to that for now, so we will have to wait for more rulings.

  15. CASSIO says:

    An Extra Deck Monster can only be Summoned to the Extra Monster Zone! But if you Summon a Link Monster to one of the Extra Monster Zone first, you can utilize it to its max potential!

    So if i ss a bahamut shark on extra monster zone i can’t active your effect?

    1. Nikola T says:

      The way I read it implies it only applies to built-in, or inherent, special summoning from the extra deck. That means card like Bahamut Shark and Instant Fusion can special summon an extra deck monster to the main monster zones because they are being caused by a card effect.

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