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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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  • 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
Get hit by this card, end turn is your only option
<< Anonymous
anonymous 4days ago Reply
not happen to infernity and onomatoplay. always god hand
Anonymous 25days ago
Just need to vent, I hate this card, especially after going second six times in a row against decks that casually set up two big monsters and 2+ backrow first turn, so your options are to either just eat the Cut or do nothing and lose anyway.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 23days ago Reply
^ cringe nOOb
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 23days ago Reply
That guy is cringe I agree because I managed to get first place in many duel links meta weekly tournaments using a deck that costed exactly zero gems.

Believe me, you can win tournaments in this game without ever spending a single gems on your account. I'm not lying I swear.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 23days ago Reply
Gems spent = Zero
Money spent = $9999999999

Yes it's possible to win with zero gems
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 23days ago Reply

best post I read this entire week

it was so obvious and yet I didn't think about it until now
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
Faruk Aksoy 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 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 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
Anonymous 23days ago Reply

Getting hit by backrow removal NEVER concern disruption/removal Traps and Quick-Play Spells since they can just chain themselves.

Just accept it, Dark Core is bad because it's a normal Spell, not a Quick-Play or Trap that can disrupt on opponent's turn.
I hope that this card will be a limit 1. We don't have any staple at limit 1 yet.
<< Anonymous
anonymous Reply
put 3 giant rex in your 20 card decks. problem solved
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 23days ago Reply
We kinda already have now.

Grass and Star Blast.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 23days ago Reply
*Grass was at limited 1 before it was banned, iirc
Now that most of the strong floaters are out of the stage I think is fine to limit 2 this card.

But also address TD that activate effects anywhere: hand, gy, banish zone, your pocket, etc.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
What TD could possibly be ban worthy?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Anything that turbos out levianeer

I'd like it if they limited levianeer instead but we all know that won't happen and why.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Every card in TD deck limited 3
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 23days ago Reply
Levianeer can be limited, as long as it's limited 3.

Aloof Lupine to limited 2
Raiden to limited 2
Dragondark to limited 2

Levianeer to limited 3
Dragonhawk to limited 3

Just need Konami to do that, and TD becomes balanced.
Anonymous 23days ago
I see a lot of people hate this card on DL however TCG/OCG doesn't even care about it.

Mainly because of small deck and run multiple copies of same name monster cards

If only there is card like this but not banish entire copy of it and it's a trap (We already have the spell one)
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 23days ago Reply
a lot? don't underestimate what an aut!stic troll can do that spam any kind of comments in this site. u're just being f0oled
if they limit this, people will just use raigeki break instead
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Raigeki cannot destroy any NK equip spell as they will bounce back from the grave immediately. It cannot destroy a monster equipped with destiny too making it so useless sometimes.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Use timing u dumb, chain it while the equip reactivate in grave or waste destiny effect then destroy it with other way
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Raigeki is fine. You don't necessarily lose when they raigeki you first turn since enough monsters can act from graveyard.

But when you summon your first monster and get karma cut you are pretty much forced to just end your turn and pray
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 25days ago Reply
There's no need to pray, just outright surrender lol
Garbage Event
The Survey is up for this Garbo. You know what to do everyone. I don't say you must
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
how? like this?
"Discard 1 card, then target 1 face-up monster your opponent controls; banish HALF of that target.."

That already reduces its power by 50%
I just won a game with this card. I'm going to be KoG.
<< Anonymous
rookies Reply
TD and Metaphys said we see you later!
I'd rather have this at 3 or at 2 as the highest limit.

If we lose it what other generic card can we use to out a desperado or a noble knight with 7 million equips?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
There's stuff like brionac or malevolent sin but I get your point those monsters would use tons of resources and your normal summon + they are very fragile to disrupt, while karma cut isn't.

I'd be okay with karma at 3 too only if they limit 3 a card in decks that depend on sending x card to the gy
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Ironically, Noble knight user also use this a lot, while at the same this this is the best trap to counter them.

Guess you could use canadia to counter some meta. Some cards better off in field face down rather than goes to graveyard
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Yep, the limit 3 would come handy in this situation.

Imagine if NK had merlin at 3 and Karma also at 3
Does anyone doubt that this will soon be limited / banned?
<< Anonymous(CU)
Anonymous Reply
limit 1, you should only have 1 in deck at any time
<< Anonymous(CU)
Anonymous Reply
i dont use ur wrong.
<< Anonymous(CU)
Anonymous Reply
Basically the only card in Blue eyes deck that could 🔥 META safely

It will be.

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