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Widespread Ruin

Widespread Ruin
Widespread Ruin
TypeTrap Card
Card Effect TypeActivation requirement / Card effect


When an opponent's monster declares an attack: Destroy the Attack Position monster your opponent controls with the highest ATK (your choice, if tied).

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PackClash of Wings [UR]
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  • Effectively destroys your opponent’s monster with the highest ATK, if it was in Attack Position when any of your opponent’s monster declares attack.


  • Can only be activated during your opponent’s Battle Phase and only when they declare attack.


  • All-rounder tech card that can be used in almost any Deck.
  • It may still be a challenge if you plan to use it together with Treacherous Trap Hole, as you cannot use Treacherous Trap Hole if you have Trap cards in your Graveyard.
  • This card can be played around by your opponent if they use cards like Hey,Trunade! Or Anti-Magic Arrows to prevent you from activating your backrow when they attack.




ActionsActivates upon attack declaration
Monster/Spell/Trap categoriesDestroys your opponent's Attack Position Monster Cards


Hot New Top
Geo 27days ago
Well... Konami is fking with me again...
<< Anonymous(Geo)
Tone City 21days ago Reply
I wish they had a like button on here haha
<< Anonymous(Geo)
Anonymous 17days ago Reply
not only with you i have same problem every f time
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 17days ago Reply
Desire sensor activate
<< Anonymous(Geo)
Anonymous 10days ago Reply
Nope happens to me too
Anonymous 13days ago
Good counters against this? So many abuse this trap in the current event and PvP.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 10days ago Reply
ever heard of treacherous trap hole ? that card is like 100 times crazier than this
Dank Magician 25days ago
A pretty shitty card, a worse SRH that is slower and doesn't always destroy the card you want. TBH destruction effects are easily preventable in the current meta. It is banishing which is the powerhouse.
<< Anonymous(Dank Magician)
Anonymous 15days ago Reply
you need a monster for SRH , this one just need to attack and will kill the biggest one.
Anonymous 18days ago
This card good againts Masked Hero,
chaining the Mask Change still destroyed his ass.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 18days ago Reply
except they chain into def mode.
*maybe still dead because anki def pretty smol.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 17days ago Reply
"I activate mask change!"
omae wa mou shindeiru
Anonymous 17days ago
Super Rush h. is best
WALLOFD 25days ago
Wall Of D. is stronger... and it is SR
<< Anonymous(WALLOFD)
Anonymous 18days ago Reply
Why reduce an attack when you can just destroy?
<< Anonymous(WALLOFD)
Anonymous 17days ago Reply
Scroll down, an anon mentioned the same thing and another anon explained why that statement is not exactly right.
Anonymous 19days ago
As underwhelming as this card may seem (for a UR anyways), you have to admit it’s pretty annoying to see in PvP. It’s basically a free monster destruction, and thanks to all the CA nerfs, not too many decks can protect itself from it.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 19days ago Reply
Because Duel Links cards pool are getting stronger, look at those so called cancer in the past like OTC and SRH, people used to whine like a baby about those cards, now they don't care anymore because people barely use it now.
Anonymous 24days ago
How is this an UR? SRH is a better alternative or Wall of D or even Mirror Wall or even Treacherous trap hole.
<< Anonymous
24days ago Reply
They all have their own advantages and disadvantages.

WOD for example, only works best when the opponent control 2 monsters or more. Sometimes just 800 ATK drop is not enough.

Mirror Wall has heavy LP cost and doesn't actually remove the strongest monster, if your opponent doesn't attack with the strongest monster first.

Treacherous hits two at once, but has "no trap in graveyard" restriction.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 24days ago Reply
Also, note that Widespread Ruin will destroy your opponent's strongest monster even if your opponent is not attacking with it.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 24days ago Reply
Forgot to mention SRH.

SRH is a spell, having both this card and SRH actually means you have up to 6 cards to destroy your opponent's monsters, which is always a good thing as opposed to only up to 3 cards.

Not to mention, against Horus/Silent deck for example, Widespread would be the better choice.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 21days ago Reply
SRH need monster too. widespread ruin good for stopping direct attack.
Anonymous 29days ago
Must get 3 of this
<< Anonymous
Messenger 27days ago Reply
Your seeing to far in to the future.Please, turn back
<< Anonymous
you jest 25days ago Reply
yeah .... right.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 25days ago Reply
I don't think this will be limited. Players will soon regret using real money or gems to pull this. ESPA ROBA * cough *
<< Anonymous
Jinzo 21days ago Reply
Dont count your chickens before they hatch who ever said I was gonna be a drop I know thats what you are hinting at bby
Anonymous 25days ago
I'm waiting for mirror force
Anonymous 26days ago
this card sucks
Anonymous 29days ago
only activate if oponent attacks, you probably want to have a mirror wall or something that will deal damage to his HP and destroy his monster... it is a N card.
<< Anonymous(Aquablast)
Anonymous 29days ago Reply
It's a UR. I believe they have it up there wrong.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 28days ago Reply
Well this is instant removal WOD and Mirror Wall sometimes does not instantly remove cards. They have their own merits once monster is dealt with you can pretty much deal LP damage anyway and to say this card should be a N rarity is clear understatement you must not have played the game for long to not realise how good was non targeting monster removal was. Sure its slow but its still does the job
<< Anonymous
timo werned 28days ago Reply
if i actitvated the spell in your ass?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 27days ago Reply
Lol heres a happy fella who obvsly hasnt been blasted in the behind with this n card yet X)

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