"A" Cell Recomposition Device | Decks and Tips

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"A" Cell Recomposition Device

"A" Cell Recomposition Device
TypeSpell Card
Card Effect TypeCard effect / Ignition-like Effect
Supports ArchetypesAlien


Target 1 face-up monster on the field; send 1 "Alien" monster from your Deck to the Graveyard, and if you do, place A-Counters on the targeted monster equal to the sent monster's Level. During your Main Phase, except the turn this card was sent to the Graveyard: You can banish this card from your Graveyard; add 1 "Alien" monster from your Deck to your hand.



How to Get

PackAbyss Encounter [R]
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  • Able place A-counters to any face-up monsters on the Field.
  • Can be banished from the Graveyard to search for any Alien monsters from your Deck.


  • You cannot banish this card from the Graveyard during the same turn it was activated.


  • This card also acts as a protection card that can be activated during your opponent’s attack, to lower their ATK points when battling your Alien monsters.
  • You can also activate this card during your opponent’s End Phase, then proceed to banish this card to search for the Alien monster you require, during your Main Phase.


You can apply A-counters to opponent’s face up monster and destroy it using Mysterious Triangle, and proceed to Special Summon 1 level 4 or lower Alien monster to the Field. You can also apply A-counters to opponent’s face up monster, take control of that monster using Brainwashing Beam, attack if possible, then use Mysterious Triangle to destroy that monster and Special Summon 1 level 4 or lower Alien monster to the Field for another attack.




ActionsSends from your Deck to your Graveyard / Activates from your Graveyard / Adds from Deck to hand
Banished categoriesBanishes itself from your Graveyard / Banishes from Graveyard for cost


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@myself (can't reply in a comment chain, weird)
Aha, just tested. Yes, I do still get to send an Alien to the grave, just no target to add counters to.
What happens if Recombination is chained by something that removes the target from the field (Sea Stealth Attack maybe)? Do you still get to send the Alien to the grave, even though you cannot tack on the counters?
This card have a really cool effect. maybe every alien deck should need atleast 2 of this one.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
u mean 3
This card is the worst enemy of most decks. Seriously, the benefit is way too good from only 1 card
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Please stop. Why would you want this to be nerfed? Is it because it stands a chance against your super expensive archfiend and SSA decks? I reckon the grumblers about free to play decks are Konami employees.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Did i say this need to be nerfed? Dude... Try to read carefully. This is why you often lose in duel, you never read carefully
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
The weakness is it only work on face up monster, decks that relies on having a face down monster to start running (sylvans, worm mill) or decks that cannot be targeted by card effects (hazy, citadel SSA) will render this card useless
Is just me who is having a hard time trying to get this card? This game hate me.
<< Anonymous(JustAnAverageOtaku)
Be positive Reply
Look at the bright side, if you open tons of pack but yet to get this card, you may have gotten tons of UR/SR in the process...:D
<< Anonymous(JustAnAverageOtaku)
UnluckyBastard Reply
I've opened 118 packs and I got only one copie of this card..
<< Anonymous(UnluckyBastard)
Anonymous Reply
Congrats now dig more
<< Anonymous
digger Reply
I dig a minibox 3 times to get 3 UR each
Consider running restart in an alien deck with this. You need recombination in your starting hand or your chances of winning drop dramatically
it takes 4k gems if u are luck to 5.5 get all the staples for the alien deck without triangle,as f2p if u dont have powerful rebirth u will need the rebirth too.Konami would be stupid to nerf this card because other ppl will go for 2 powerful rebirth too and wods maybe,would be shame to limit the card.Why? BECAUSE THEY NERF THE 🔥ING GEMS DROP
This card places so many alien counters on enemy's monsters, making them very easy to beat. Due to this card aliens are op, and people does not pay to obtain it since is just R... i already see an incoming nerf for this card
Recombination device* lol
i just defeat ultimate gear golem 5000 atck with this lol this card is op lol
If I activate this in the Battle Step, does the ATK and DEF decrease miss the timing? I activated this in the Battle Step and nothing happened to the opponents monster stats. He attacked with Zombrya into my Alien Hunter and my Alien Hunter got destroyed. Zombrya had 7 A-Counters. Does somebody know this?
<< Anonymous(maini)
Ravenshadowson Reply
alien hunter doesnt not have the affect of lowering the att/def of a monster. one a few alien cards do it. ie mother, warrior, kid, hunter allows u to attack twice when it kills a a-counter infected monster
<< Anonymous(Ravenshadowson)
maini Reply
Thank you!

So, for activating the effect of lowering the stats, it has to be written on the card?

Because it says "Whenever an Alien Monster battles an opponents Monster", so it should be every Alien Monster and not only the ones who have the effect text on it. That's how I understand it. So, it should also work if I attack with Alien Hunter or Alien Shocktrooper.
<< Anonymous(maini)
Anonymous Reply
Counters usually don't do anything on their own. Though it is dumb that the reduction effect is in parentheses, since that would imply it's not part of their monster effect. That being said, some cards that produce A-Counters (such as this one) don't mention the reduction, and some that don't produce A-Counters (like Telepath) do, which should be a big clue.
This card is OP. I'm gonna leave it there.

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