If this card is discarded to the Graveyard by a card effect: If it was discarded from your hand to your Graveyard by an opponent's card effect, you can target 1 monster in your opponent's Graveyard; add 1 "Dark World" card from your Deck to your hand, then Special Summon that target (if any) in face-up Defense Position.
When this card is discarded to your Graveyard via opponent’s Card Effect, you can Special Summon 1 monster from your opponent’s Graveyard in face-up Defense position.
Additionally, its effect allows you to add 1 Dark World card from your Deck to your hand.
0 DEF stats susceptible to position switching plays.
If you discarded it with your own card effects, you can only trigger the effect that allows you to add 1 Dark World card from your Deck to your hand.
It is very important to take note that, cards that requires a discard as a cost to use, like Tribute to the Doom, Magic Jammer, Cursed Seal of Forbidden Spell, will not trigger Dark World monsters effects if you discarded Dark World monsters as a cost.
You can search for any Dark World monster to add from the Deck to your hand by using this monster’s effect.
You can take control of your opponent’s strong monsters that are in their graveyard, and prevent them from Special Summoning it from their graveyard.
Since Snoww, Unlight of Dark World is unable to trigger its full effects if you discarded it with your own card effects, you will need Ceruli to be Special Summoned to your opponent’s field, and then use Ceruli’s effect to discard this card to the Graveyard, to trigger its effect. Also note that Snoww’s effect can also be activated during Damage Step if it was discarded to the Graveyard.
These are the cards that has effects of discarding cards from your hand to the graveyard. This concept is different than discarding cards as a cost to trigger the card effect. Dark World Lightning has effects that discards 1 card from your hand. Into the Void’s effect will discard your entire hand during your End Phase, so if you discarded all your Dark World monsters, you can trigger their effects. Dragged down to the Grave has mandatory effects for both players to choose 1 card from each other’s hand and discard it, and draw 1 card. Trance Archfiend’s effect allows you to discard 1 Fiend-type monster once per turn, to boost its ATK by 500 for that turn.
Activates from your Graveyard / Adds from Deck to hand
Special Summons from your opponent's Graveyard
Snoww has one of the most hated PSCT in various Yugion community, due to how confusing it is.
Really, based on Konami's explanation on how the card works, the PSCT should be like this:
If this card is discarded to the Graveyard by a card effect: You can add 1 "Dark World" card from your Deck to your hand; also, if this card was discarded from your hand to your Graveyard by an opponent's card effect: You can target 1 monster in your opponent's Graveyard; Special Summon that target (if any) in face-up Defense Position.
As it is right now, the text makes it as if the entire effect only applies if she is discarded by your opponent's card effect, which also makes the very first line of sentence redundant (it sounds like she checks the discard twice when her effect only activates when discarded by the opponent anyway).
And that's what confused people. In this case the PSCT makes more problem instead of solving any.
I just started this game and got this snoww chick. That wording seems jacked up to me. I played the card game in 2000-2002. A lot has changed since then. Same with MagicTG. Went to first open box tourney in 15 years had no clue the craziness they added to that game.
heads up; for those who might get confused by the wording by the card, Snoww gets the deck search as long as she is discarded, however, she only gets the summon from the opponent's graveyard when she is discarded by an opponents card effect.