Masked Tribute (Skill)

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Skill Details

Return 1 card from your hand to your Deck. Then, randomly play 1 "Grand Tiki Elder" or "Melchid the Four-Face Beast" in Defense Position from outside of your Deck. After using this Skill, You cannot Normal or Special Summon any monsters other than "Masked Beast Des Gardius" until the end of your opponent's turn. This Skill can only be used once per turn, and twice per Duel.

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Umbra & LumisLegendary Duelist/PvP Duel Reward

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Skill rebalancing history

Description (Since 2019 Jul 26)

Return 1 card from your hand to your Deck. Then, randomly play 1 "Grand Tiki Elder" or "Melchid the Four-Face Beast" in Defense Position from outside of your Deck. After using this Skill, You cannot Normal or Special Summon any monsters other than "Masked Beast Des Gardius" until the end of your opponent's turn. This Skill can only be used once per turn, and twice per Duel.

Description (Until 2019 Jul 25)

Return 1 card from your hand to your Deck. Then, randomly play 1 "Grand Tiki Elder" or "Melchid the Four-Face Beast" from outside of your Deck. You cannot Summon any monsters other than "Masked Beast Des Gardius" during the turn you activate this Skill. This Skill can only be used once per turn, and twice per Duel.


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Masked Tribute is the perfect example of the nature of many players out there that don't put effort do well in life or school,but when it comes to exploiting duel links skills,they are top notch,if they use this kind of brains on more important things,maybe they will be really successful,this also proves the reason why laws have to be so strict,imagine if they weren't,people would exploit the hell outta them and do really evil stuff,well that's the evil nature of humans,shame....
<< Anonymous(CRUEL FACTS)
I am no body Reply
Even religions can't control humans.
Why do you think laws will?
Long time ago, before modern laws exist. Some prophets created Religions to make sure humans believed in God, so they won't do bad things and go to heaven. BUT yet still Religions cannot control them.

What both religion and law teach us is self control. no matter how scary Hell(religion) or Prison(law) is, human still do bad thing
<< Anonymous(I am no body)
I am no body Reply
There are many factors why human do bad thing, but mostly because they cannot control their GREED.

the Greed to WIN every matches, is what make players rather exploit the game than play fair.
<< Anonymous(I am no body)
Anonymous Reply
My mom gave me permission to do whatever I want so I will
Heavy Starter
Heavy Starter says hi.
Subterrors will remain competitive just like Koa'ki Meirus.
<< Anonymous(Heavy Starter)
Anonymous Reply
Also labyrinth builder
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Great choices.
know your role
Subterrors have been beatable since they were released.

I couldn't care less if they modify the requirements to activate such skill; it's nothing relevant for me, I don't see anything broken there, but more importantly, the deck will remain playable without Umbra & Lumis.

You think the skill is abused because you are terrible at this game. Period, that's the bottom line.
<< Anonymous(know your role)
and shut your mouth Reply
any deck is beatable tho, your first sentence is completely a waste of everyone's reading time
Even if the modify the requirements to activate this skill, Subterrors will stay as a solid competitive deck. So I couldn't care less about any possible nerf.
<< Anonymous(I DON'T CARE)
Anonymous Reply
You know, the servers could crash and an EMP could hit us from space, deleting all Duel Links data. Still "DON'T GIVE A F*?"
<< Anonymous(I DON'T CARE)
Anonymous Reply
Let's say:

Nemesis Warrior, Stygokraken, Final Battle, all Limited 2.

Still think the deck is playable? lol
<< Anonymous(I DON'T CARE)
Anonymous Reply
This was posted long ago, it's really interesting how OP was right. The deck will keep being playable, just like Koa'ki Meiru.
<< Anonymous(I DON'T CARE)
Anonymous Reply
But with this skill nerf, they can't E-Con take then Tribute the monster they stole with Nemesis Warrior so small steps.
Your deck must contain at least 1 copy "Masked Beast Des Gardius" to activate this skill.

This way it should be fair enough and Subterrors players will quit for sure
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
There's plenty of ways to restrict it. Either give it similar restrictions to Cyber Style, require you to have a couple of Des Gardius in your Deck, or Summon Melchid/Tiki from your Deck. Any of those would 🔥 its use in Subterrors while still allowing Des Gardius deck to use it more or less freely.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
"Every time you use this skill, a Baruvian midget will line-dance into your room, kick you in the nuts no less than twelve times, then do the Macarena and disappear."

There. Nerfed it. XD
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
<< Anonymous
TheBlackRose Reply
Evil Rick
They "limit" this but leave Labyrinth Builder intact which can be exploited in the exact same way.
<< Anonymous(Evil Rick)
Arya Reply
So, two dorks leave to get replaced by two other dorks?
<< Anonymous(Evil Rick)
Anonymous Reply
Don't worry as it's not the exact same way. 2 cards is a very high cost and not viable in the 🔥 meta full of treacherous holes and other crap you need to draw cards to respond against asap.
<< Anonymous(Evil Rick)
Anonymous Reply
Returning two cards is a high cost, moreover they can only do it once per duel. Seems legit
this skill will get nerfed
"You cannot tribute it or use it as a material except for masked beast des gradius"

There you go, perfectly balanced, as all things should be
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
"You cannot tribute it..."

So no econ
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Honestly, do we even care about dinos anymore in this meta?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Dinos do decently against some meta decks, blue eyes and decks relying on neos fusion and connector namely atm. But they’ve definitely dropped off in power and overall usefulness
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Dino sucks against neos fusion because of its protection
Can someone explain how Subterror is “abusing this” and how people was abusing Cyber Style?
<< Anonymous(Trey)
Anonymous Reply
Both of them are abused in the same way:

The monsters played by the Skill are used for something else not intended by Konami.
<< Anonymous(Trey)
Anonymous Reply
In Cyber Style's case, the Proto Cybers are not used to fusion summon Cyber End Dragon, but used as tribute for other decks.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
In Masked Tribute's case, Konami already took pre-emptive measure by making the monsters can't be used as material/tribute for any other monster besides Des Gardius, but then people use them to pay the cost for other card's effects instead.
I’m sure it’ll be nerfed before I get it. I’m down to 15 packs in the box I haven’t gotten the SR subterror. Not meant to be for some folks, I guess :(
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
rip RNG
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
rip your wallet
<< Anonymous
Troll detected Reply
Konami never learn, this skill basically Cyber Style 2.0
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
too busy counting money
I mean, you could also use the skill for other things, like summoning Jinzo, making their trap worthless. Jinzo + power of the guardian is pretty OP

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I think TD is more into "never ending combo" deck, man.. this deck ruins the fun
That's what nephthys is for.
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