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Ancient Rules

Ancient Rules
TypeSpell Card
Card Effect TypeCard effect


Special Summon 1 Level 5 or higher Normal Monster from your hand.

How to Get

Level-up rewardMokuba Kaiba Lvl 23
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Rating8.5 / 10


  • Use this card to perform a combo using high-level monsters.
  • You can still summon another monster when you activate this spell card.


  • You can only summon non-effect monsters.





  • Gemini Monsters can't be special summoned by this card since they are treated as effect monsters while in hand.


Dragon Decks

Dark Magician


Summoning categoriesSpecial Summons from your hand


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Bryan 19days ago
I find duel links card rarity broken Ancient Rules is an extremely good card but only a Rare card. There are cards that are Super Rare or Ultra Rare and not as useful as Ancient Rules.
<< Anonymous(Bryan)
Anonymous 17days ago Reply
Most likely because it’s a lv up card like windstorm
Anonymous 19days ago
So aside from Dark Magician deck, this card wasn't as meta changing as I thought it would be. Still deserves SR status, tho.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 19days ago Reply
no one plays normal monsters,its all about effects.the only reason anyone plays DM b/c of it spells/traps makes it good
Your Name(Option)
So... blue eyes wasn't easy enough to summon... with both a ritual monster that can summon it from the hand and deck, and Kaibaman? I'm going to hate this card meta.
<< Anonymous(Your Name(Option))
Mokuba Reply
Tbh if you looked at the meta this is a card that you are very very very unlikely to encounter. No worries guys ^_^
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
^in gold maybe
<< Anonymous(Mokuba)
Anonymous Reply
Guess you haven't played against Dark Magician KoG deck lmao
<< Anonymous(Your Name(Option))
Anonymous Reply
I like how you mention meta as if you're actually into it, but in the same breath you mention a trash ritual monster (with a momentum killing non attack clause) and a weak monster card that has zero synergy with any other card in the deck other than ones named "blue eyes white dragon".

Ancient rules is a great card. Except whenever it isn't turn 1 with blue eyes in the hand.
How is this only rare card? At least this card should be SR.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Such a joke. The problem with soul exchange is that you lose an attack turn which you may have won already with ancient rule. Forcing your monsters sitting around for another turn doing nothing is the kind of lazy ass mentality. Ancient rules is almost always paired with a high atk monster so taking down their monster is not so surprising.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Ancient wish is also a special summon, so you dont lose your normal summon on top of it. Good luck with having soul exchange if your monster requires more than 1 summon and will almost always a dead card at multiple points having to wait for opponent to summon a monster first in order to use soul exchange. What more? Wouldnt have to waste gems on a nearly useless large box.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Well good luck trying to overcome against a master of oz with ancient rules + blue eyes. For the weak monsters, you are right, skipping the battle phase is not really good but soul exchange can get rid of any problematic monster (except a few) and is applicable for both normal and effect monsters. ancient rules is a cool card as well but it is only an f2p version of soul exchange imo
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
That's why you get wrecked vs. a Dark Magician KoG deck
I have a question guys why this card dosent work with toon monsters?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
A pathetic and unfunny attempt to cover your bad question with a very non-witty retort. Did it feel good to have your fingers hit "H" and "A" back and forth over and over again?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
can you maybe be a bit less rude?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
<< Anonymous
Sir Reply
ure just mad you have no sense of humor
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what rarity is this card?
<< Anonymous(TimShoey)
Derp Reply
<< Anonymous(TimShoey)
Anonymous Reply
Well done!
<< Anonymous(TimShoey)
Anonymous Reply
Very well done!
Now that we have dark magician support, I need this card... But leveling Mokuba up to lvl 35 for the second one will be boring :(
<< Anonymous
Mokuba Reply
There is a thing called as auto-duel ;)
Lol I still see Kaibaman get run left right and centre when this card is 100× better. Sure it can get negated by level 8 horus but kaibaman can get negated by a lot more and takes up your normal summon. For you blue eyes players please start using this. You will much prefer it
<< Anonymous(Kaibaman's investor)
Kaibaman's lawyer Reply
<< Anonymous(Kaibaman's lawyer)
Kaibaman's Dog Reply
Arff! Arrff! (sniffs at penises)
<< Anonymous
Seed of Kaibaman Reply
<< Anonymous(Seed of Kaibaman)
Kaibaman's fan Reply
This is op card its gonna kick ass in pvp!!! Please remove it
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Hmm are u trying to say its a balanced game yugioh is developing to? Highly doubt so.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
more like they are still selling and earning well using the same strategy of countering OP shit with OP shit
<< Anonymous(Anonymous)
Anonymous Reply
well we can't do anything about it. this game is based on anime and manga ofcourse there will be OP and shit cards. sice this is card trading game all you have to do is collect all the card to win
<< Anonymous(Anonymous)
Anonymous Reply
Not even close to being OP. It's playable currently, but this is the kind of card that is going to be quickly power crept. It's already not even playable in any tier 1 deck.
Who d use this in red eyes deck.they sent to graveyard anyway. Also tribute doll is died in this deck
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