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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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PackArena of Sanctuary [SR]
Selection 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


Hot New Top
Not KoG 5days ago
Karma Cut has been in the playroom for 2 years. It needs to be semi-limited.
<< Anonymous(Madam Verre)
Anonymous 5days ago Reply
You have a problem with maths? Because karma cut is hardly a 7 month card.
<< Anonymous(Not KoG)
Anonymous 4days ago Reply
Yes it does. The problem is is that it’s been forced on us loads over the last few months so right now it’s everywhere.

That wouldn’t be such a problem if this card wasn’t almost singlehandedly winning duels. In this trap meta going second is pretty much an auto-lose, not healthy at all.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
During bw and cydra era going 1st was auto loss. Times change.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
No mistake to limit this card. It should be a limit 1.
Anonymous 27days ago
Most of the tiered deck are all vulnerable to banishment, 🔥 Desperado, Noble Knight, ecc. Currently among the top anti-meta cards, it would be a mistake to semi-limit it.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 7days ago Reply
This card imo will never ever get banned. or limited. Yes it is powerful in current meta but faaaaar from broken. Its a 2for1 card. Sooner or later a newer, better, more broken card will get released and karna cut will just fade like tons of other generic trap cards that were staple in past (see canadia, sakuretsu, widespread ruin, dimension prison, raigeki break, floodgate etc etc etc).
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 7days ago Reply
I don't know anon the fact that is the best trap in the game now but it is in a mini box is kinda suspicious, like they knew this would happen
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
What the 🔥 is this cope. RBreak and Floodgate are currently the 2nd and 3rd most popular trap cards in the official ranking for platinum and above /today/. Htf can you say they "faded" jesus christ the comments I read here
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
At early game, this card stop your opponent combo by banishing one of their face up monster. In the late game this card banish any monster with the same name in the graveyard, completely shut down opponent plays.

Except they got another monster to rely on.
Anonymous 2days ago
This card a deserve ban.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 2days ago Reply
lol amazoness is good and not abomination so st fu(🔥s limited key cards so have to put backrow in) .floodgate and canadia is also good if used in fair numbers.3 canadia 2 floodgate sh u t ur du mb mouth.
<< Anonymous
Blue Eyes Enthusiast 2days ago Reply
go get some pu ssy
<< Anonymous(Blue Eyes Enthusiast)
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
^I'm not ga y
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
Persomally, in KOG level, I rarely see canadias. The reason why canadia is still popular is because most people dont have book of moon yet. Digging selection boxes cost too much even for whales. See karma cut. When it was released before 7 months in selection boxes was quite rare to see. Once it came in a mini box, everyone got a playset making it the most popular card.
2life 5days ago
i hate this card. by discarding an effect monster which activates in the graveyard gives the player an unfair advantage. konami *again* geared this toward their meta decks like dark magician and blue eyes white dragon. very dissappointed to see that it isn't limited
<< Anonymous(2life)
Anonymous 5days ago Reply
hey if it gets rid of some p2w decks i'm okey with it or are you saying it helps them?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 2days ago Reply
it helps p2w more then f2p so yes.its an unfair card.
Anonymous 4days ago
I don't really mind this, but it's probably going to be limited-2. F2P players, don't get 3.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 2days ago Reply
Agree, it's SR so it will likely have the same fate as bottomless trap hole. I believe it will be semi-limited by the end of february.
Anonymous 26days ago
This card doesnt allow to use eye of timeus on dark magician..WTF...even after activation
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 22days ago Reply
^No. Opponent chained Karma Cut on OP's Timaeus.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 21days ago Reply
Totally overkill
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 16days ago Reply
Yes...thats what happened
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 16days ago Reply
well if it's Karma Cut chained into Timaeus then it's obvious

Karma Cut resolve first, and Timaeus can't resolve properly because its target is now gone, and you can't summon with just Timaeus alone, you need the DM monster too
If you chain Canadia to flip your targeted monster down, does it protect you?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I think this one is a different matter comparing to "it or that target"

"same original Type as that monster's", the monster has to be face-up on the field for Super Team Buddy Force Unite! to resolve anyway. As face-down monsters have no original type
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I thought it remembered the type from the previous step when it targeted the face-up monster
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Unless it is specified in the text like "Mask Change", otherwise generally I believe face-down cards lose all identities and card effects that require name, type, lv, attributes, ATK/DEF will resolve with nothing.

If you floodgates a normal summoned Black Wing, Black Whirlwind resolves with nothing. Same as a floodgated Destiny HERO - Drilldark
<< Anonymous
anonymous 27days ago Reply
only if u g 1st turn to put canadia, if u g 2nd turn then ur question is useless, most effect card except monster need to set 1st b4 u can activate the effect
Anonymous 28days ago
It's really annoying that sometimes you lost not because of the strategy or the deck tier, but only because of this single card.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 28days ago Reply
Anyone remember the phrase "E-Con wins games"?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 28days ago Reply
Hope this card gets the same treatment
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 27days ago Reply
The new floodgate traphole.
Anonymous 28days ago
F2P = Free to Pay!
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 28days ago Reply
*Forced* to Pay
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 28days ago Reply
forfeiting till paying
Anonymous 29days ago
Best trap card in the game. No.1
Deserve a limit 2.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
This card is too good and too broken.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
it will happen just be patient, that's why this card is just a SR and in a minibox.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
a card that can single handedly win you a duel deserve to be in the banlist, nobody can deny that the current meta is just stale and consisted of too many broken cards, everyone is waiting for that damn banlist
<< Anonymous(Konami)
Anonymous Reply
imposter deserve a nice fk your mother will die tomorrow
This is getting limited to 2 soon just think about it: very strong, the best of the discard bunch, they made it a SR when it could have been UR easily, it is on a minibox when this is mainbox material, why?

I'm getting bad vibes from this card I won't dig for more than 2 copies
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Wouldn't surprise from konami tbh
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Did you really compared this card to Raigeki? Are you rookie rank? This card can shutdown most decks that have cards with similar names in the gy. Banishing is too strong, Raigeki is only good to remove backrow ans thats it. Karma Cut is insane, as a Blue Eyes and DM player, getting Karma Cut on my Blue eyes/DM and seeing all cards getting banishes is just an insta loss.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
"getting Karma Cut on my Blue eyes/DM and seeing all cards getting banishes is just an insta loss."

aren't there some cards that as a cost or effect can shuffle back those cards?
<< Anonymous
Steo Kiaba Reply
There is

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