DNA Surgery | Decks and Tips

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DNA Surgery

DNA Surgery
TypeTrap Card
Card Effect TypeActivation requirement / Continuous-like Effect


Activate this card by declaring 1 Monster Type. All face-up monsters on the field become that Type.

How to get / rarity

Level-up rewardWeevil Underwood Lv 40 [SR]
Victory against--
Card traderGold x70,000
SR Jewel x8
Stone of Trap x60




  • This card can be searched by A Cat of Ill Omen from your deck.
  • It manipulates the Monster Type on the field which certain themed decks may benefit. E.g. Declare Thunder-Type then use Makiu, the Magical Mist and Declare Dragon-Type to increase Buster Blader's attack.
  • Your opponent might be running a deck that benefits with the Monster Type that you declared.


Tips, related cards, skills

Destroy them all!

Declaring all monsters into a certain type, will allow you to use cards that destroys all monster of that type. Cards like Eradicating Aerosol and Breath of Light are examples of such cards. It's important to remember that using these cards will also destroy your own monsters.

A Cat of Ill Omen

There are a lot of potential combos by using DNA Surgery, but its main problem is that you can only obtain 1, and getting it early in a duel can be a problem. You can get 2 copies from leveling Ishizu, which can be used to get DNA Surgery from your deck easier.




ActionsDeclares a Type
Stat changesChanges Type


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Unga bunga player think this card will make Buster Blader meta
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
shut up
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Well, it is quite meta now....
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 4days ago Reply
update: blader is meta
2 dna surgery ruling
Kinetic soldier deck vs buster blader deck. I let him resolve his dna surgery first calling dragon, I had the option to chain mine but common knowledge I decided to use mines after so mines would replace his. He fusion summons dark paladin, I use my dna surgery calling warrior, and he still got the boosts cuz all the monsters were still dragon. My Soldier didn’t not receive a boost either, so his dna surgery was still in effect. Is this an error in the game?
great card
If you choose "spirit" do all the face up monsters also get returned to hand? If yes, I think there could be a combo with a card that makes your monsters stay on the field.

Has anyone tried or knows if this works
<< Anonymous(Syfodias)
Anonymous Reply
...Spirit isn't a Type...
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
holy molie u're dumb asf, SPIRIT is a sub type so in essence it's still a "type"
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Even ignoring the fact "Sub-Type" is a fan-term and not an official one, they're not types. And the fact they're not types is relevant here, because DNA Surgery can only change Types.

It's about as close to a Type as an archetype is. >.>
<< Anonymous(Syfodias)
Anonymous Reply
Similarly, "Tuner", "Synchro", and "Fusion" are not a Type either.
I think this card could be a key player in defeating plant decks. Because any effects of plant monsters traps and spells relies on plant type monsters, so when you change the type of all monsters on the field it could be a quick way to cut those plants down to size!
has anyone tried bujins with this card?
it could make them all to beast-warriors so every bujin could use the graveyard-effects
buster blader vs all meta
fur hire,amazoness,mask hero auto surrender xD
<< Anonymous(Jomblo)
Anonymous Reply
buster blader
the dragon destroyer :v
<< Anonymous(Jomblo)
Anonymous Reply
Buster blader + this card = Buster blader, the ultimate Destroyer
Drnk az fuk
so is this Duel links way of taking things off the Limited list LOL
<< Anonymous(Drnk az fuk )
Anonymous Reply
Haven't seen this in Trader inventory yet and when you look to see how to obtain it only say's level up reward from Wevill
<< Anonymous
OldtimerOCG Reply
You can also farm it from Bastion at the gate :)
<< Anonymous(OldtimerOCG)
Anonymous Reply
wrong card...Bastion gives out DNA Checkup :)
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
No, Bastion gives DNA Transplant. Para and Dox give DNA Checkup.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
fool Card Trader drop DNA surgery :v
skill : Balance
3x King of the Swamp
3x Red-Eyes B. Dragon
1x Buster Blader
1x Vision Hero Witch Rider
3x Red-Eyes Insight
2x Polymerization
1x Fusion Recycling Plant
3x Red-Eyes Spirit
3x DNA Surgery
Fusion :
2x Buster Blader - Dragon Destroyer
2x Red-Eyes Slash Dragon
1x Dark Paladin
If both players use this trap and ask for 2 different types does it cancel out?
<< Anonymous
IC weiner Reply
No, the newest one played would take precedence so if DNA was on the field as Insect and the other player played DNA surgery and called out Dragon then Dragon would be the type canceling out the first DNA
will this be good with tribe shocking virus?

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Comments (updated every hour)

If not mistaken, that's a "miss timing" there. "When" this cards is s...
First midfielder = you can forget about it If you are f2p or softcore player, I suggest variet...
No, still works at 1000LP or less, it's such a broken ability with the cards that are out now.
Effect that applies to monsters on the field, disappear when that monster is removed from the field.
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