Mistaken Accusation | Decks and Ruling

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Mistaken Accusation

Mistaken Accusation
TypeSpell Card
Card Effect TypeActivation requirement / Card effect / Condition


If your opponent has more total cards in their hand and their side of the field than you do: Target 1 face-up card on the field; neither player can activate cards with that name, or their effects, for the rest of this Duel, except that target. You can only activate 1 "Mistaken Accusation" per turn.

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  • Creates lockdown for your opponents on certain key cards.


  • Your opponent needs to have more cards in total (Hand and Field) compared to you, in order for you to activate.


  • If you use Mistaken Accusation on your opponent’s monster to disable the same Name and Type of that monster, you can still use cards like Tribute of the Doom, or Dark Core, to remove that monster from the Field to completely disable your opponent from using that monster throughout the Duel.
  • You can even use Mistaken Accusation on you opponent’s monster first, then return it to your opponent’s Hand or Deck. They cannot use that monster for the rest of the Duel.


These are some examples of key cards you can use Mistaken Accusation on. Since Mistaken Accusation is a Quick-Play Spell that can be set, you can use during your opponent’s turn when they use any of Amazoness Onslaught, Mask Change, Spellbook of Fate, Spellbook of Eternity (They are considered face-up cards once your opponent activates it) As for Wiz, Sage Fur Hire and Mayhem Fur Hire, you may face some challenge as Wiz can negate your Mistaken Arrest for one time, so you need to bait them to use their negation before you use Mistaken Accusation.




Monster/Spell/Trap categoriesPrevents activation of Effect Monsters / Prevents activation of Spell Cards / Prevents activation of Trap Cards


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Witch of the Black Forest's lore states that she is: "A seemingly young witch who lives deep in a dense forest. With the eye in the forehead, she sees the truth."
Maybe in this card, Mistaken Accusation, the witch hears Sangan's story and helps him out of jail?
can this be used to counter Harpie?
<< Anonymous
somesmuck Reply
Yes, if you manage to get this against their synchro monster then it will negate it's effect for the rest of the duel. However, they can still go into rank 4 plays with their other monsters, so be careful of that.
So, if activated on Amazoness Queen, would this also inactivate Amazoness Princess' effects bc name changes to Amazoness Queen on the field? Same for "Umi" field cards too
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Yeah, it works that way for both. It'd be different (and more complicated) if it stopped more than just activated effects, but since it does, it works fine.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Yes all cards that go by Amazoness Queen while on the field, deck, extra deck, and graveyard are affected.
So if use use it on any amazoness Card will it disable all Amazoness Card that opponent control
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
No, it will disable the additional copies of the target only.

It does not disable the target, and does not disable the rest of the archetype. If it disable the rest of the archetype it would be way too OP lol
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
From what I understand it also negates in the graveyard or the hand / deck.
In a Blue Eyes mirror match target your own White Stone. Send it to the graveyard to SS BE. All of your opponent's white stones are forever negated and can't summon anything.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I shall be the only one to summon BE White Dragon using White Stone.
this card is kinda confusing. "neither player can activate that card or effects with that name for the rest of the duel, except that target". Is it contradiction or not? because the targeted card is the one with that name.
<< Anonymous(candend)
Anonymous Reply
It's not a contradiction, since "except" means it excludes the target.

It simply means it prevents use of additional copies of the target, but does not prevent use of the one copy that became the target.
what about using this in Infernity decks?
Use this card on Witchcrafter Verre once.
Then destroy it. GG.
This card is more broken than you think
Kills spellbook, amazoness, and possibly masked hero.

Just need to find the right deck for this
Considering you must have less cards (in hand / field) than your opponent + a first copy of the card you want to shut down is already active on the field... This Spell is crap.
<< Anonymous
Aquablast Reply
I actually find myself unable to use this card, because I never seem to be at a card disadvantage during the right moment. But this card has the potential of ruining someone's deck completely, it might work better if you're using a deck that often puts you at card disadvantage.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
i once 🔥 spellbook by targetting fate. it's actually good in discarding-based deck.
Wait, "neither player can activate cards with that name, or their effects, for the rest of this Duel"
Does that mean we can't use the effect of an already face up card on the field?
Example : I target an onslaught on the field, can that already face up onslaught be used to banish my monsters?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I am also confused,neither players can activate this card for the rest of the duel, except the target??If no one can activate it ,how can it has a target? Self-activate traps?
<< Anonymous(Anonymous)
Anonymous Reply
I hope this clears things up.

Let's say you are against amazoness. Then, when your opponent has more cards than you, you activate this card and target his already face up onslaught. By doing this, your opponent cannot activate another copy of onslaught that he has, but his ALREADY face up onslaught still function like usual (Can still banish monsters, can still SS an amazoness)
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
So what if the targeted onslaught gets destroyed, removed or banished, does it mean both side can't activate any other more onslaught on current duel.
Or the effects gone together with the absent or targeted onslaught?
<< Anonymous
Aquablast Reply
Nobody can activate onslaught ever again in that duel.
I am afraid that this card could make pvp more unfun and coinflip based.

Especially in mirror.
Use it on your own card and your opponent is screwed if he didnt activate essential cards first in the duel.
As he cant anymore.

Gotta keep your hand and field more empty than the opponent i guess.

It does not prevent monster summons right? Only the effects of those monsters?
<< Anonymous
Aquablast Reply
No, it doesn't prevent monster summoning, just the activation of their effects.

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