Karma Cut | Decks and Tips

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Karma Cut

Karma Cut
TypeTrap Card
Card Effect TypeCost / Card effect


Discard 1 card, then target 1 face-up monster your opponent controls; banish that target, then banish all cards with the same name as that monster from your opponent's Graveyard.

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PackSelection Box Vol. 02 Mini [SR]
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  • Banishes an opponent’s monster.
  • Banishes from your opponent’s graveyard.


  • Requires a discard cost.


  • Very useful against archetypes with monsters that change their name in the graveyard. For example Skull Servant, Cyber Dragon, and Dark Magician.

Raigeki Break

Karma Cut is generally a superior version of Raigeki Break because banishing is more powerful than simple destruction and because Karma Cut can disrupt your opponent’s graveyard.


The discarding a Fabled monster as the cost of Karma Cut can trigger their effects.




ActionsDiscards for cost
Banished categoriesBanishes from your opponent's field / Banishes from your opponent's Graveyard


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Anonymous 4days ago
the real problem with cards like karma and fiendish that the canc e r deck will also use it while it was meant to counter those can c er de c ks.thats the problem.komoney should only let non ca n ce r de c ks use these car d s
so shiranooie blue eyes gouki etc shouldnt be able to use these cards.
or better nerf monsters so you dont need this cards .but then you couldnt sell new cards for money?poor money hungry komoney.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 4days ago Reply
so dont let can c er d e ck even profit from those cards(which cards where meant to counter them) even beside the effect itself f uc k heads go plus one or 2
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 4days ago Reply
Don't say that. Konami made a very good job with those.
These cards are very very strong.
This is why they are so very good.
This is frequently used in ranked now. The effect is basically dark core but why no one plays dark core. Dark core is spell so it can be activated faster. The cost also the same discarding 1 card.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 18days ago Reply
So, dark core is not bad. We just need to know how to use it.
Ok,that made me laugh.
<< Anonymous
Faruk Aksoy 17days ago Reply
Of course it is usable. Just learn how to use it. The best way to use Dark Core is to replace it with Karma Cut.
<< Anonymous(Faruk Aksoy)
Anonymous 17days ago Reply
Seriously the only time i find this better than karma cut is in valkyrie deck since they can somehow search it. But Then again they have their own card that almost works exactly as dark core
<< Anonymous
Faruk Aksoy 17days ago Reply
Exactly. Just as you said,Dark Core is also useful in Valkyrie deck. The best way to use Dark Core in Valkyrie deck is to replace it with Valkyrie's Embrace because Dritte can search it.
Anonymous 31days ago
should ve been banned with fiendish chain and karma cut
This meta was never about OTKing, it was all about backrow.
<< Anonymous(Whal)
Lael Reply
Tbh I worried about backrow the most when I reach legend rank lol
<< Anonymous(Whal)
Anonymous Reply
Yugioh has always been all about backrow the moment the game start getting powerful backrow cards.

Even controlling a 5k ATK monster is pointless if you don't have the backrow to protect it, because your opponent now WILL try to stop it with effect (since getting over ATK that high is too difficult, but it's doable with effect)
<< Anonymous(Whal)
Anonymous Reply
Its nothing new in Yugioh

In the future, its all about handtrap. Meanwhile, monsters on the field will consist of something that can negate. You could say it was a new era of backrow, with an exact same method, which is disrupting your opponent.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
basically instead of disrupting your opponent with spell/trap, the game shifts into disrupting your opponent with monster effect, both on the field and in your hand.

Requires a discard cost.

"not con cos lots of decks has useful card to discard.
Already top three used cards in PvP despite people saying “iTs nOt oP bEcaUse iTS a NorMAl TrAp.” Komoney limits overused SR cards based on usage wether you think it’s a good normal trap or not. It will be limited just like Trunade and TTH before it for being an abused staple.
One of those Normal but very good cards
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
You mean in TCG Karma Cut was released as a N rarity but in DL they released it as SR P2W?

F**k you deep in your a*s Komoney!!
What's your problem Komoney!?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Not Normal rarity, but NORMAL TRAP.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
To be fair, when this card is released in OCG/TCG as Common rarity, it was in 2008 (TCG) and 2012 (OCG).

This card wasn't exactly powerful during those times.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I was that one mentioning NORMAL TRAP.
Sorry, I don't know anything about OCG/TCG.
how long until this get limited?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Reason for being limited? Not to mention it just affecting monster, and only Face up. Also came with a cost on the top of it.

You will be surprised on how many cards that better than this one in the future.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
As I usually say, as long as at least one more broken there exists or will be released, every other cards will end up being very balanced.

No reason to limit SR/UR from any box or structure decks.

Only ones worth limiting are free SR/UR from legendary duelist that are too easy to obtain like Amazoness swordsman and enemy controler until Konami makes those available only from boxes too.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
You are basically saying it's fine as long as the broken card cost money; and it's ban worthy if it is free you je**.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Yeah Banlist is supposed to make the game Balanced, it was easy for them to Balance Six sam back then because they only need to ban R cards. However Dm is almost the same as six sam back then (when they go first most of the time they win) But the cant nerf DM because the card that makes that deck consistent is a main Box UR.
SR from Selection Box will usually be released in a main box. But I predict this card will come in a mini box instead. Mini box's SR is more expensive than main box's SR because you need to reset the box to get more than one copy. But I might be wrong. Let's see if Konami are kind enough to release this card in a main box.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Still it depends on the overall box. Some cards are less worth to try to pull because there are less useful cards in that box. See for example the latest minibox
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Yeah basically my point. So you can say coral dragon is more expensive than lets say forbidden lance.. Bacause lance is in a box that have more useful cards
<< Anonymous
Candend Reply
Congrats, bro. Your prediction is right. It's in mini-box
Too bad it targets.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Don't use it on untargetable boss monsters (it's too late then), but on monsters used to bring those out.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Yeah, removing an important material is a good strategy too.
Next main box maybe?
not KoG
Combo with No Mortal Can Resist.

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