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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


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This effect can be blocked if a monster sincro was summoned like Azure-Eyes Silver Dragon! =D And he can atack the other player.
How is this an UR? SRH is a better alternative or Wall of D or even Mirror Wall or even Treacherous trap hole.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 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 Reply
SRH need monster too. widespread ruin good for stopping direct attack.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Push this comment back to the top so people can see it
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I'll help pushing.
Good counters against this? So many abuse this trap in the current event and PvP.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Trap Jammer works perfectly or you could use rose archer, because they don't see that one coming.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Treacherous trap hole has severe limitations, decks with trap hole often have very little to none other trap cards. Block trap hole and you've got free access to attack anything in the coming turns. Sometimes I don't even block it, if it is just removes two lvl 4 monsters. They're either replaceable or revivable from the graveyard.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
This card has the same problem that WoD has, very powerful effect but narrow activation timing. You can also scout for it. since there's no delay in the main phase allowing you play around it.
Im starting to think I have some kind of unlimited patience because I dont really hate any trap as most of the commenters here do. Weird. However, canadia seems to be a way more bothering than this one (not that Im asking for any limitation btw, Im just saiyan...)
Have 3 copies in deck. I prefer this over Canadia, now get lost Anki & Silent Magician L8!
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Too many 12 y.o. kids are abusing silent magician so this card is a must.
get 🔥ed anki
got 3 of these, excellent counter in my fur hire deck for the damn blue eyes decks
Well... Konami is 🔥 with me again...
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Desire sensor activate
<< Anonymous(Geo)
Anonymous Reply
Nope happens to me too
<< Anonymous(Geo)
Anonymous Reply
I got my first one with like 25 packs left. Then got my second 2 packs after the reset. Got my third 7 packs after the reset. The one time I haven't gotten 🔥ed by Konami's Desire Detector.
<< Anonymous(Geo)
Anonymous Reply
It'd really suck if it was in the last pack of the box
a good 1 for 1 card that has seen some use in july's king of games lists
Dank Magician
A pretty 🔥ty 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 Reply
you need a monster for SRH , this one just need to attack and will 🔥 the biggest one.
This card good againts Masked Hero,
chaining the Mask Change still destroyed his ass.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
except they chain into def mode.
*maybe still dead because anki def pretty smol.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
"I activate mask change!"
omae wa mou shindeiru
Super Rush h. is best

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