Riryoku | Decks and Tips

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TypeSpell Card
Card Effect TypeCard effect / Condition


Target 2 face-up monsters on the field; halve the ATK of 1 monster, and if you do, add that lost ATK to the other monster. These effects last until the End Phase.

How to Get / Rarity

Level-up reward--
Victory against--
Card traderTradable [UR]
[Required trader items]
  • UR Jewel x3
  • Stone of Spell x30
  • 100,000 Gold


Rating9.5 /10

Riryoku is a very powerful card and ranks highly in terms of card efficiency due to its ability to both decrease your opponent’s monster ATK and add it to your own. Unlike equip cards, Riryoku could only be negated by spell jammer or counter traps which could negate spell effects. Could be included in most decks that otherwise do not use effect damage to win.


  • Very useful to defeat any high level attack monster.
  • Damage dealt is similar to direct damage, since it is the base attack of the attacking monster.
  • Very flexible card.


Only useful for 1 turn.


This cards effect only lasts for a turn, so use it wisely. It's usually best to use it on targets that have higher ATK than anything you have on the board or in your hand.

Riryoku works well in any beatdown deck and is necessary to decks to get high score with Over 5,000 (9,999) Damage duel assessment.
→ How to get high score

Related cards

Mirror Wall
Mirror Wall


Stat changesYour monsters gain ATK / Your monsters lose ATK / Your opponent's monsters gain ATK / Your opponent's monsters lose ATK

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anoymous 17days ago
How the hell is this not banned in pvp
anoymous 17days ago
cuz there are enemy controllers, sphere kuriboh, windstorm etc. Duh...
anoymous 25days ago
Not sure why this card is rated as a 9.5. You should only ever run this card in farming decks to increase Cerberus's attack, and never in PVP. Cards like Metalmorph or even other continuous spells such as Gravity Axe are more useful since they are permanent buffs and can't be negated as easily as Riryoku. Nearly every deck has Windstorm of Etaqua, and 1 or more copies of both Enemy Controller and Sphere Kuriboh, which basically just makes Riryoku a wasted card
anoymous 25days ago
Calling it a "great" "counter" to Mirror Wall is a huge stretch. It's a one time use card to bypass Mirror Wall against 1 monster for 1 turn and can easily be negated by the likes of Windstorm, Econ, and Kuriboh, all of which are in near every deck. The opponent having one of the aforementioned cards set is way more likely than the opponent having a Mirror Wall set.
anoymous 25days ago
This card is a great counter to Mirror Wall.
Joel189 25days ago
Should I get a 3rd copy of this card?
No Name Duelist 27days ago
Newbie here, anyone knows how to get riryoku the fastest way??
anoymous 2days ago
do some missions, maybe also convert some UR cards you don't need and wait for it at the Trader. That's what i did
anoymous 29days ago
Is it worth to have a 3rd copy of this card? Like for farming purposes?
TENCHI 30days ago
auto deul decides not to use riryoku. the one right now i am face two twin headed dragon. i used golden apple and so i got a monster with 2800 attack. i have riryoku in my had. im waiting for autoduel to activate riryoku. but instead it ends my turn. i let that one slide. on my next auto duel didnt use riryoku. i turn off auto duel and manually activate riryoku to win the game. riryoku has glitched on me many times before and i have lost multiple times. most of the time that i auto duel im at work so all i see if i won or loss. so i probablly way more than i am aware of. has anyone exerienced this?
DeidaraSanji 25days ago
Yeah, auto battle stupidly uses Riryoku and also Stray Lambs and Tornado in my battles too... Always uses Stray Lambs for no reason, Just summons lambs and ends turn. Newer uses Tornado on strong cards in its situtation for example if Jurassic World and Raise Temprature was both face up on field, always uses on Raise Temperature. Always uses Riryoku on my cards for no reason.
anoymous 1/1/1970
kartu haram jadah.
anoymous 1/1/1970
Allahu Snackbar
anoymous 1/1/1970
Ali baba
Ixidior 1/1/1970
There aeems to be a glitch beetween Ancient dragon and Riryoku. I had in play one twin headed thunder dragon and lord of d and my opponent had one ancient dragon at turn 3. I played riryoku and the game didn't let me target AD to half atk. On turn 4. My opponet played a Riryoku too. He wasn't allowed to target ancient dragon for half atk or add atk...
Vent 1/1/1970
Lord of D effect. While he is on the field you can't target dragon type
anoymous 1/1/1970
Is it worth going for a second Riryoku?
anoymous 1/1/1970
its a must when using high atk monster with riryoku counter at ready..
la fatal 1/1/1970
How to counter this card "Riryoku"?
- only magic jammer?
- Rare metalmorph at the right time?
- Twister ?
anoymous 1/1/1970
Very easily countered by Sphere Kuriboh, Enemy Controller, Windstorm of Etaqua to name a few
anoymous 1/1/1970
Just in a duel and couldn't target his BEWD, only his other card. They JD no magic or trap cards. BEWD was summoned with Flute, but can't see why that would impact it. Any ideas why?
Your mom 1/1/1970
Lord of D. Effect

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