Axe of Fools | Decks and Tips

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Axe of Fools

Axe of Fools
TypeSpell Card
Card Effect TypeContinuous-like Effect / Trigger-like Effect


The equipped monster gains 1000 ATK, but its effects are negated. During each of your Standby Phases: Inflict 500 damage to the controller of the equipped monster.

How to get / Rarity

PackAbyss Encounters [SR]
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  • Greatly increases the ATK of the equipped monster.


  • The controller of the equipped monster takes 500 Life Points damage
    every one of their Standby Phase.
  • The monster equipped with this card has its effects negated.


  • You can use Parallel Twister or Double Cyclone to destroy Axe of Fools
    in order to have that monster regain its effects. These cards acts as a
    killswitch to Axe of Fools’ effects.
  • Gandora that has regained its effects after Axe of Fools was removed,
    will stay on the Field.
  • Similar strategy can be used to negate Spirit-type monsters to prevent
    them from returning to the owner’s hand.


You can use Massivemorph on your opponent’s monster to disable it from direct attacking, and then equip that monster with Axe of Fools to make your opponent take 500 Life Points damage every one of their standby phase.

Negate Effects

The Unfriendly Amazon would benefit the most from using Axe of Fools because it will negate this monster’s effect of requiring a Tribute of your own monster during each of your standby Phases, and greatly increases its own ATK to a whooping 3000 ATK. Similarly, you can Normal Summon Mist Archfiend and equip it with Axe of Fools, therefore Mist Archfiend will not be destroyed during the End Phase and you do not take 1000 damage. Using Axe of Fools on Gandora the Dragon of Destruction will negate its effect of being destroyed during the turn it was Normal Summoned, but it will also rob its effect of banishing cards from the Field to increase its ATK. Using Axe of Fools on Cloudian - Eye of the Typhoon will further increases its ATK to 4000, while allowing it to be switched to DEF position without being destroyed, but at the same time it loses its immunity in Battle and can be destroyed by your opponent’s monsters.

Healing Support

Since using Axe of Fools will require Life Points every turn, you can consider using these healing cards. Golden Ladybug is overall better because it will not clog your backrow.




Monster/Spell/Trap categoriesNegates the effects of Effect Monsters
LPDamages you / Damages your opponent
Stat changesEquipped gains ATK

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Hot New Top
Rare Metal Dragon + Powerful Rebirth + this = PROFIT
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
why would you equip rare metal dragon? it's effect is can't be normal summoned which is not a oroblem anymore if it's already on the field by the effect of powerful rebirth. better used with armor exe
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I think that's the thing - Rare Metal Dragon has nothing to negate, so it loses nothing.

.....but in that case why not just use something like BEWD instead
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 2days ago Reply
Powerful Rebirth is lv4 or lower. But still, you are right as you can go Kaibaman -> BEWD instead.

So there's really no point in using Rare Metal Dragon here.
+ Panther Warrior = easy 3k beater at 500 LP to keep on the field.
<< Anonymous(sjp91)
Anonymous Reply
No thanks I'm good
<< Anonymous
sjp91 Reply
Why? I'll tell you why, it's because if you go back and take a screenshot of the thread it's going to look very similar to mine. Conversations on this thread should be strictly yugioh or duel links related and nothing else, it's as simple as that.
<< Anonymous
sjp91 Reply
I didn't derail anything but you sure did by saying "watch out, grammar please" which was both stupid and unprovoked.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 2days ago Reply
Lol wow 55 comments?
Jeyes fluid
Cannot wait for BMK Barbaros Ür now
<< Anonymous(Jeyes fluid)
Anonymous 2days ago Reply
Yeah, this will be great with BMK Barbaros Ür.
Anonymous 2days ago
Anonymous 6days ago
Give this to your monsters while having Prime Material Dragon out on the field. It'll turn that -500 LP into a +500 LP every turn.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 6days ago Reply
You must of missed the part about negating effects
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 2days ago Reply
And you missed that he meant to equip the other monsters not the Prime Material itself
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 2days ago Reply
You missed the part where idgaf
This + Archfiend Emperor, the First Lord of Horror?
<< Anonymous(Genius)
Anonymous Reply
you get a chance to deal 4000 battle damage for one turn. Also you can use his effect before setting the axe, so if your opponent set only one or two cards you can possibly get a OTK.
defending comments got deleted while offensive and insulting comment stays.

*slow claps*
<< Anonymous(sjp91)
Anonymous Reply
It's because they know sjp91 is a drama queen retard. They want him gone be he can't figure that out.
<< Anonymous
sjp91 Reply
And you can't figure out that name calling and random discussions about grammar are stupid and pointless.
<< Anonymous(sjp91)
Anonymous Reply
watch out, grammar please
<< Anonymous
sjp91 Reply
Watch out, on stay topic please (ie: this card)
I quit this on my opponents Gladiator Beast bestiari but they still activated the effect after it attacked and return it to the deck destroying my axe what gives???
<< Anonymous(Kakashi)
Kakashi Reply
I equipped**
<< Anonymous(Kakashi)
Anonymous Reply
Returning to the deck is treated as a cost according to GB cards' ruling.

Cost is not an effect, therefore it cannot be negated by Axe of Fools, even if the effect that requires that cost is negated. That's why Bestiari still can get out of the field.

And since Bestiari is no longer on the field after the cost is paid, its effect is no longer negated, and another GB is summoned into the field.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
In other words, using Axe of Fools on GB monsters is a foolish idea XD
What would happen if you equip this to Gearfried?
<< Anonymous(Oks)
Wuju Reply
Gearfried eff is negated. Axe is not destroyed.
Good for amazoness swordwoman deck
Another mask of the accursed... this card will improve burn decks since in the current meta spell and trap effects are much more important than the atk of the monsters. Even this card will increase the atk of a monster my enemy controls, there are so many ways to protect myself by monster attack for example draining shield, mind eye temple, massivemorph etc... this card also negates the effect of an opponent's monster, another reason to use this card on opponent's monsters and not on my owns
<< Anonymous(sjp91)
Anonymous Reply
theirs massivemorph as well also combo with draining shield or temple + enchanted
<< Anonymous(sjp91)
Anonymous Reply
theirs massivemorph as well also combo with draining shield or temple + enchanted
<< Anonymous
sjp91 Reply
That's true just gotta be careful when boosting the attack of your opponents monster since it could backfire if you're not prepared
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
This card has way too much potential to be a dead draw or backfire in such a deck. You'd be better off with Burning Land if anything. (I wouldn't be shocked if Goblin Thief was better in such decks, actually.)
master dartz
HI AGAIN neo spacians!!!
<< Anonymous(master dartz)
sjp91 Reply
Equip it on their grand mole and watch your opponent cry lol (good thing mole isn't in this game yet)

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