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Soul Exchange

Soul Exchange
TypeSpell Card
Card Effect TypeCard effect / Condition


Target 1 monster your opponent controls; this turn, if you Tribute a monster, you must Tribute that monster, as if you controlled it. You cannot conduct your Battle Phase the turn you activate this card.

How to get / Rarity

PackValkyrie's Rage [UR]
Level-up reward--
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  • Makes 1 or 2 tribute monster much easier to do, while also destroying your opponent's monster as well.
  • Allows you to use opponent's monster without any type, level, element or any kind of restriction.


  • Essentially a dead card if you don't have a monster to tribute summon in your hand.
  • Can't attack the turn you use this card.


Legion the Fiend Jester can take advantage of this card, allowing you to destroy your opponent's monster, tribute summon a high level spellcaster monster in a turn, and it will also activate it's ability to get another card from your deck.

Use monsters that can be summoned with only 1 tribute so you don't have to sacrifice your own monster. Cards like Angel 07 and Teva can be very powerful and build quite an advantage.



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I love how Paradox Bros. lv40 keeps wasting this card to bring out Labyrinth Wall
This card effect is so dumb, even when I destroy my own monster which got targeted by this card, opponent can still tribute summon using only his monsters, except that he cannot enter battle phase.
Great strategie for this card is to use tribute doll
I finally get it... this was in the 3rd last pack, I DID IT ! (F2P)
<< Anonymous
Anonymous No. 2 Reply
You just finished wasting 10000 gems.
I caught myself in the same trap thinking the card was really good (I even went so far as to obtain THREE copies of it), and I ended up not using it at all due to being very slow (the drawback of not being able to attack the turn you use it is too excessive).
<< Anonymous(Anonymous No. 2)
Anonymous No. 2 Reply
Unless you are specifically building a super expensive monarch deck, in which cause I don't feel bad because you're probably a whale anyway, but I doubt that's the case here since you specifically stated "F2P".
<< Anonymous(Anonymous No. 2)
Anonymous Reply
Same except with fusion gate and I still haven't gotten it
I need Wallet Exchange.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
go exchange your wallet with your mom's, if you have the guts
Warning, despite clear text implications of ritual cards using monsters as tribute, for whatever reason you can't use it in the same way in duel links, despite being a canon ruling. I tried this for my relinquished, the option didn't come up, despite the opponent having a face up applicable monster.

tl;dr can't be used to tribute opponents monsters in ritual summons, even though you actually can in the real game. It doesn't devalue the card too much, but it's irritating when it's something you SHOULD be allowed to do.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
this is because soul exchange clearly states that its only for TRIBUTE summons. yes, you tribute monsters for rituals, but those are RITUAL summons.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
That isn't the case at all. It works for any applicable Tribute. I'd guess in this case they were using Contract with the Abyss and the monster was above LV1.
<< Anonymous
yukicrewger2 Reply
it does not say its for a tribute summon. It just says for tribute. This means it should work on ritual summons, and even for effects that require you to tribute a monster to activate.
<< Anonymous(yukicrewger2)
Anonymous. Reply
"this is because soul exchange clearly states that its only for TRIBUTE summons. "
Actually it does NOT "clearly state" that it's only for "tribute summons" you moron. It just says that if you tribute a monster. Not tribute summon it.
The second guy's comment below yours is correct. The tc 🔥 probably used a ritual card like contract with the abyss which has it's own rules and restrictions.
I don't get it. Why isn't this card played often? Extremely resourceful and powerful. And not to mention you can get 3 copies of it.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Because it's potentially be a dead card, dude

Especially if u use three of it in a deck.
I can't imagine how much money people have spent to get 3 copies of this thing. ffs
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I have one. Will dig for 2 more and then i'll try to get 2 Angmarl from Electric Overload. Yeah, it'll be a long grind.
I have 3 soul exchange, and are 🔥. Hazy fluz and ninja 3DS countering this card. Totally useful.
<< Anonymous(KasparianF2P)
Anonymous Reply
PD. i meant useless
Is there any alternative to this card? Its so hard to get this card.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
E-con is the only one really. It requires 3 cards (e-con, a monster to tribute for 2nd effect, and a 5 star+ monster to use opponents monster as a tribute).
sometimes it doesnt let me use it properly.

ex. i tried to soul exchange an 8 star monster to summon my 6 star... didnt work. why?!

ex 2 tried to soul exchange a SILENT MAGICIAN LV 8 for a level 6 monster.... i got nothing
<< Anonymous(Balerion)
Anonymous Reply
Dude try again you have to do it up to 2 times in a row to make it work on silent magician because it's special...
<< Anonymous(Balerion)
Anonymous Reply
I think Soul Exchange cannot work, try Enemy Controller, take his Silent Magician instead bro, works all the time.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Silent magician isn't effected by spells
<< Anonymous(Balerion)
Anonymous Reply
Silent magician isn't affected by spell cards.
You can tribute an opponents level 8 monster for a level 6 unless they have a special ability that negates your 🔥.

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