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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


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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
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
anonymouse Reply
I wonder why normal spell card exist then, the new normal spell effect has speed spell 4 effect
<< Anonymous(Candend)
Not KoG 22days ago Reply
Traps are better than spells because you activate them anytime on the opponent's turn.

Not all opponents have MST or even CC mind you.
<< Anonymous(Not KoG)
Anonymous 22days ago Reply
if only there were spells able to be activated in your opponet's turn bro
they'd be cool I'd call them quick play spells or something
Anonymous 24days ago
Will they ever have the balls to limit this card? It shouldn't even hurt Blue-Eyes.

It's 🔥 when Harpies abuses this card to search when they're already hiding behind every staple in the game.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 24days ago Reply
The limit system in duel links had the potential to finally achieve what everyone wanted: m€m€ decks able to run all staples necessary to compete while op decks get deprived from them without really destroying said decks

Alas their greediness got the best of them for nth time and the list is became a mechanism to push sales
Omg blue eyes boss monsters
nasty in blue eyes deck, or deck that use monster eff in GY, regular deck has trouble dealing with this trap
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Just play Trunade.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
It's forbidden. Remember?
very stupid card limit it, is even good on some decks that like to discard cards so theres no downside
<< Anonymous
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<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
These comments have 200 DEF.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
if they get deleted, revive them with Rekindling
We still don't have any limit 1 staple. This should be the best card to fit into that status.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
pay to win intensifies
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
"It's not broken if no one have it”
<< Anonymous
MangakaJ96 Reply
Drowning M.F. is a battle trap that can be taken out or removed.

Also, Konami usually (if not always) hits cards when the majority of users start using one or more broken card(s) and/or deck(s).
<< Anonymous(MangakaJ96)
Anonymous Reply
Hasn't karma cut been in the top 3 of used traps for more than a year?
Why only her arm got destroyed?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
you need 3 copies to destroy her completely
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
It could've been her legs she needs them for that fanservice
<< 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%
<< Anonymous
MangakaJ96 Reply
Karma Cut is a necessary evil to take care of problematic monsters like ones that can use GY effects or the kind that can't be destroyed by card effects.
<< Anonymous(MangakaJ96)
Anonymous Reply
That isn't a valid reason when Konami knowingly made said monsters broken enough just to give players a reason to buy this trap.

It's like the same company spreads the poison first so that you have to buy his cure.
thank god this card exists. there is WAY WAY WAY too much graveyard abuse in this game. might as well just call the graveyard “hand number 2”
Onomat once got 2 XYZ on board cant do much either. one of their effect negates lvl 5 and above summoning. The other one negates monster effect activates on the field...But

There is but... monster effect have 2 types, one activated in response certain condition. The other one activated without targeted effect.

I gave good example. Tried already. Evilswarm halverk effect if attacked, target 1 monster opponent control return to hand, this one can be negated by XYZ Onomat. Kelbek effect any monster attack this card return to hand, this one cant be negated unless by counter trap

Understand !!
<< Anonymous(anonymous)
Anonymous Reply
No, don't understand. Please explain again in English.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Maybe English isn't his first language...
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Not to mention Onomats don't play XYZ. I mean sure you can splash those Machine Unions in, but why would you do that? It only brick the deck to bring XYZ in.

If you want to play XYZ just play an XYZ-focused deck. Adding VW is a nice idea too.
<< Anonymous(anonymous)
Anonymous Reply
blue eyes could beat over that board easily, harpie couldn't thou.
Get hit by this card, end turn is your only option
<< Anonymous
anonymous Reply
not happen to infernity and onomatoplay. always god hand
<< Anonymous(anonymous)
LordGuitchi Reply
I play Infernity and I must clarify that doesn't apply to it. Onomat, on the other hand, has that beyond broken skill and Dodododraw.
Infernity is a handless deck. Onomat is a brickless deck.

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