Time Machine | Decks and Ruling

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Time Machine

Time Machine
TypeTrap Card
Card Effect TypeActivation requirement / Card effect


When exactly 1 monster is destroyed by battle and sent to the Graveyard: Special Summon that monster to the same side of the field it was on, in the same battle position it was in when destroyed.

How to get / rarity

Level-up rewardBandit Keith at Lv 40 [SR]
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  • It lets you revive a monster that gets destroyed.
  • You can chain this to a monster's effect that activates when it gets destroyed by battle and sent to the Graveyard.
  • It can lessen the potential damage to your Life Points from attacks.
  • This counts as a special summon, which is good for monsters with effects that can activate when they are special summoned.


  • You can't pick the battle position of the monster that gets revived by this card.
  • It only revives monsters that get destroyed by battle.
  • You can only revive the monster at the time that it gets destroyed.

Tips, related cards, skills

Harpies' Hunting Ground

If your Harpie monster gets destroyed, you can special summon them again using Time Machine. This will bring back your monster, and activate the field spell's effect again.

Special Summon when destroyed

Using Time Machine on monsters that can special summon when they get destroyed will allow you to re-use them again. When your opponent destroys your monster, you will end up with 2 monsters on the field instead.

Activate when special summoned

Cards like Gemini Scorpion, or Delta The Magnet Warrior have effects that will activate right away when they are normal summoned, and/or special summoned, allowing them to use their ability twice with only 1 monster.

Dark Mimics

Using Time Machine on Lv1 will let you special summon Lv3 on your next turn if it doesn't get destroyed, which can total up to +4 extra draws if all the mimics get destroyed. It is also fine if you use Time Machine on Lv3 instead, since you get the draw when it gets destroyed by battle.

Yellow Baboon, Archer of the Forest

You will need to have 2 monsters already in the graveyard, but you can use Time Machine to special summon the destroyed monster back, and be able to special summon Yellow Baboon.

Regretful Rebirth

Basically has the same effect as Time Machine but the monster will get destroyed at your End Phase and it can only be summoned in defense position. It can prevent damage to your Life Points from an attack. Use Regretful Rebirth first before using Time Machine if you need the monster to stay on the field.

This combination is very effective when you have a monster that has an effect that activates when it get destroyed by battle and sent to the Graveyard. E.g. Warm Worm and Blue Dragon Summoner.

Symbols of Duty

Revive your normal monster with Time Machine. Use Symbols of Duty to tribute that normal monster to get a monster that you needed from both players Graveyard.

Soul Resurrection

Has similar effect as Time Machine. It can only summon normal monsters, can be used outside of Damage Step and the monster can only be summoned in defense position. This card can prevent damage to your Life Points from an attack. You can revive any normal monster regardless of level, type or attribute. It can also be used if you needed a monster for a tribute.





Summoning categoriesSpecial Summons from your Graveyard / Special Summons from your opponent's Graveyard

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Anonymous 18days ago
This card kicks stones!
A excellent alternative to the popular Powerful Rebirth.
Can someone explain this to me? Farming Pegasus using the 3SD deck listed on this website. I stall with buster blader, he summons copycat and a turn later toon mermaid. Copycat destroys buster blader but time machine that is face down doesn't activate. Why?
<< Anonymous
A1 Reply
Time machine only activates when only 1 monster is destroyed, i am guessing copy cat was destroyed along with your buster blader, that's two.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
"When exactly 1 monster is destroyed by battle"
"Gimme a time machine." -SNSD
Got it and don't know what to do with it
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Only good use I've seen yet is in a warm worm deck. Thing is it only revives battle deaths and most strong monsters that are worth reviving are almost never destroyed by battle.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I was hoping I could get 3 of them so I can use it on Blue Dragon Summoner or Legion The Fiend Jester multiple times and get Exodia pieces but it's not gonna happen. T_T
maybe UR
<< Anonymous
Inti Reply
Nope it's a SR
This card seems way to good
this card should be higher than UR
what rarity is this
A new toy for Harpies. Fantastic.
finally we can use this card,thanks a lot Bandit
confirmed reward from keith

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