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TypeTrap Card
Card Effect TypeActivation requirement / Card effect


When a Spell/Trap Card, or monster effect, is activated during the Damage Step: Negate the activation, and if you do, destroy it.

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  • Does not require any cost to negate Spell/Trap/Monster effects during the Damage Step.


  • Can only be activated during the Damage Step.
  • Unable to negate any Spell/Trap/Monster effects outside the Damage Step.



Super Rush Headlong can be countered if your opponent activates it during the Damage Step. Flip effects like Sylvan Komushroomo are negated as the effect activates during the Damage Step.

Notes :

  • Although the costless negation is rather attractive, this card is not as versatile as the mainstream negation cards like Ultimate Providence as it can negate more Spell/Trap/Monster effects at any Phase, with a cost.




Monster/Spell/Trap categoriesNegates the activation of Effect Monster's effect / Negates the activation of Spell Cards / Negates the activation of Trap Cards / Destroys Monster Cards / Destroys Spell Cards / Destroys Trap Cards


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Doesn't that card hard counters Witchcrafter and Predaplant?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
It would work if you intended to negate verre ATK boost, but her main issue is actually the effect negation part. Cards such as Ultimate Providence work better as it work for both effect.
Does this work on power of the guardians (while it is already on the field). Curious if it's played and your opponent attacks you if you can destroy it from gaining another counter?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
...No. It can't be used against Spell/Trap effects (which is the case for every Counter Trap in Duel Links, and almost every Counter Trap in the TCG/OCG), just activations, and the Spell Counter placement effect activates in the Battle Step, not the Damage Step, anyway.
This card has sure bug or I can't understand the text. I am attacking, and my opponent activates Canadia, Drowning Mirror Force or Enemy Controller and my Face-Off trap won't activate and nullify their traps/spell/monstercard, sometimes it works, sometimes don't - why? Bug or I don't understand this card.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
don't activate and even don't nullify their traps/spell/monstercard effects*
*looks at picture art*

wtf 2 shi ens
<< Anonymous(Dragon)
Anonymous Reply
Shadow of the Six Samurai - Shien isn't Shi En. He's likely Kagemusha of the Blue Flame.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Secret Skills of the Six Samurai shows that it could also possibly be Secret Six Samurai - Rihan.
Doesn't this make Trap Jammer useless now?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Not all Battle Phase traps are/can be activated in the Damage Step. This is useless against a card like Wall of Disruption or Widespread Ruin.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
On the contrary, it’s very useful against WoD and WS since those are only activated during the damage step
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
^ wrong

Read again the comment directly above yours.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
You commenting pushed this comment to the top. You just played yourself.
It’s such a good « FREE » card
This card absolutely kills sylvan effects. Combined with Memory Loss you can really reliably contain the chain effects.
Is this card can counter sphere ebola???
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Sure, you can use it on Sphere Kuriboh. If someone magically happens to activate it in the Damage Step (which isn't possible).
Lol people on this page dont know the difference between battle phase and damage step. I guess it's mostly Sylvan players
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Wait until we get cards that deal with Battle Step, it will be even more hilarious lol
this can totally screw gladiator beasts and cyber angels
<< Anonymous(MMMM)
Anonymous Reply
Probably because it wasn't activated in the Damage Step? (In before it was something like Enemy Controller or "A" Cell Recombination Device that CAN'T be activated in the Damage Step to begin with.)

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