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Tribute Doll

Tribute Doll
TypeSpell Card
Card Effect TypeCost / Card effect / Condition


Tribute 1 monster; Special Summon 1 Level 7 monster from your hand that can be Normal Summoned or Normal Set. It cannot attack this turn.

How to Get / Rarity

Level-up reward--
Victory against--
Card traderTradable [R]
[Required trader items]
  • R Jewel x5
  • Stone of Spell x10
  • 15,000 Gold


Not useful since a summoned monster cannot attack right after it is summoned.


ActionsTributes for cost
Summoning categoriesSpecial Summons from your hand
Attack categoriesPrevents your monsters from attacking

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SilentGamer 4days ago
Useful to summon Barrel Dragon. Even it can't attack but you can still activate its effect
Useful to sp summon can't atk but may save your lp.good with dark magician*2 and dark magician girl in deck
<< Anonymous
TECS Reply
Not only life. Your opponent probably won't destroy your monster - so you summon 7stars much sooner.
I'm having trouble with Tribute Doll as well. Used Regretful Rebirth on my Blue Dragon Summoner and I couldn't activate it. Couldn't even activate it on monsters I normal summoned in the same turn.

<< Anonymous
TECS Reply
Only 7 stars. Blue dragon is 8.
When does the card trader have it available
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Right now!
<< Anonymous
TECS Reply
(^_^) I just bought my third. Time to play with it.
ZJoeDaddy InGameNam
I have not seen this explained yet. To use Tribute doll to special summon level 7 in same turn do this.

Set Tribute doll first in the magic zone, then summon a normal monster level 1-4. You can now activate Tribute doll, and you tribute the normal monster you summoned to special summon your level 7. MAKES A GREAT OPENING MOVE!!!

ALSO, This level 7 cannot attack this turn, BUT, special effects can still be activated.

EXAMPLE, I use this to special summon with double barrel dragon and activate the effect to destroy opponents monster same turn.
is there any extra req for the monster being tributed? im trying to use this on a unhappy girl to summon bewd, but i cannot activate this spell, ever, i just can place it...
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
blue eyes has 8 star tribute doll only works for level 7 monster
Base combo for gift of martyr
This card is very buggy from my experience. Like Cry Havoc, you should be able to both normal summon in addition to using tribute doll according to its description. For example, you should be able to summon Feral Imp and then use Tribute Doll to summon Dark Magician in the same turn. I've seen CPUs use it. However, I'm unable to even activate this card.

Btw, message to mods: Is there a way to create an account on this website? I find myself commenting on much of it. I'm part of where I do research for Pokemon Go. Would like to be part of this website as well if possible. Thanks.
<< Anonymous(CreativiTimothy)
Anonymous Reply
weird, i have been using this spell for long, i never had this bug. i can normal summon and immediately use tribute doll to special summon any 7 star monster. according to ur example, you summon feral imp and tried to use tribute doll so summon dark magician, in that case: 1. do u have dark magician in ur hand? 2. you didnt use scapegoat on that turn right?
<< Anonymous(CreativiTimothy)
CreativiTimothy Reply
Yeah I had Dark Magician in my hand. I did not use any other spells and traps during that turn. I'm not sure why. I'm on iOS
<< Anonymous(CreativiTimothy)
Anonymous Reply
Same but when u have it on auto battle or a computer dueler use it on same turn dk why it those this i could won alot of duels with it will let me use it
I got it to work once now it justs sits on my trap/spell zone
Sometimes I can't get it to activate ?I see people summon a monster and tribute with tribute doll and tribute monsters on field already but I can't make it activate it just sits in spell and trap zone ?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
My Dark Magician HAS 7 stars, still doesn't work...
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
That can you normal summon -_- if you already normal summon, that wont work
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I thought so as well, but then how come the computer always summons a monster and THEN uses that in the same turn? Must be a bug of some sort
<< Anonymous
Chesire Reply
No it totally work with monster you normal summoned the same turn, I did it so many times, it must be a bug on your part. :/
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