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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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Anonymous 26days ago
a good 1 for 1 card that has seen some use in july's king of games lists
Good counters against this? So many abuse this trap in the current event and PvP.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
ever heard of treacherous trap hole ? that card is like 100 times crazier than this
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 28days ago Reply
destroy it before it destroys you
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
Also, note that Widespread Ruin will destroy your opponent's strongest monster even if your opponent is not attacking with it.
<< 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 28days ago Reply
Push this comment back to the top so people can see it
Well... Konami is fking with me again...
<< Anonymous(Geo)
Anonymous Reply
not only with you i have same problem every f time
<< 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 fucked by Konami's Desire Detector.
Dank Magician
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 Reply
you need a monster for SRH , this one just need to attack and will kill 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
Wall Of D. is stronger... and it is SR
<< Anonymous(WALLOFD)
Anonymous Reply
Why reduce an attack when you can just destroy?
<< Anonymous(WALLOFD)
Anonymous Reply
Scroll down, an anon mentioned the same thing and another anon explained why that statement is not exactly right.
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 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.
Must get 3 of this
<< Anonymous
Messenger Reply
Your seeing to far in to the future.Please, turn back
<< Anonymous
you jest Reply
yeah .... right.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 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 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
I'm waiting for mirror force
this card sucks

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