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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




  • 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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a classic :V
This should add that you get the card from Mokuba at level 35. This had me confused for the longest time.
L.I von Vackt
Using it with my Cosmo Queen, Kick 🔥 !!!!
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 🔥 you have no sense of humor
Harem king
i hate this card, damn..
<< Anonymous(Harem king)
Anonymous Reply
Why? Because you losE againts it lol
What makes this card so much better than kaibaman to summon a blue eyes like don't they pretty much do the same thing?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous. Reply
" Anonymous 6hour ago Reply
kaibaman can be floodgated or anything else that would stop the effect"
Dumb reason. The blue-eyes that you summon using ancient rules can also get floodgated. Also.. if you summon kaibaman, your opponent knows you're gonna special summon BEWD next, so they'll wait until you do that before they floodgate it. common sense. Duh.
<< Anonymous(Anonymous.)
Anonymous. Reply
Whether you special summon using ancient rules or kaibaman, the blue-eyes either way is vulnerable to getting floodgated.
<< Anonymous(Anonymous.)
Anonymous Reply
I think the reasoning behind their Floodgate point is Champion's Vigilance making Blue-Eyes slightly more resilient to it. Plus, a 700 DEF Kaibaman's much easier to attack over than a 2500 DEF BEWD.
<< Anonymous
ZZ Reply
Simple answer: this card is much more versatile and can be used to Summon Dark Magician too (for decks that run Dark Eradicator Warlock or Sorcerer of Dark Magic)
How does this deck have two copies of this if you only get it when Mokuba is leveled up to 23? Unless I forgot how to math that only adds up to one card
<< Anonymous(BubblePig )
Malefic Reply
Mokuba lvl 35 reward is also Ancient Rules bro
How is this only rare card? At least this card should be SR.
<< 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
<< Anonymous
Joey Wheeler Reply
It's only a level up reward
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 Reply
Most likely because it’s a lv up card like windstorm
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 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.
what rarity is this card?
<< Anonymous(TimShoey)
Derp Reply
<< Anonymous(TimShoey)
Anonymous Reply
Well done!
<< Anonymous(TimShoey)
Anonymous Reply
Very well done!

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