Exchange of the Spirit | Decks and Tips

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Exchange of the Spirit

Exchange of the Spirit
TypeTrap Card
Card Effect TypeActivation requirement / Cost / Card effect / Condition


If both players have 15 or more cards in their Graveyards: Pay 1000 LP; each player swaps the cards in their Graveyard with the cards in their Deck, then shuffles their Deck. You can only activate 1 "Exchange of the Spirit" per Duel.

How to Get

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OtherDuelist Chronicle: Battle City Showdown! [UR]
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  • Disrupts your opponent’s graveyard setup.
  • Gives you knowledge of your opponent’s deck.


  • The condition of having 15 cards in the graveyard can be difficult and defeats the original purpose of this card.


  • You can use this card to reset your opponent’s graveyard setup by returning everything back to the deck. Although you will also need 15 or more cards in your graveyard to activate Exchange of Spirit.
  • This card can possibly save you when facing a mill deck.





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The effect in anime is so much better. I think if the requirement is: the total number of card in the graveyard from both players is more than 15 would make so much sense. Each player to have 15 is nut. Most of the time the game within 6 turns.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Would be very broken. You can mill 15 cards very quickly and activate this card to make your opponent deck out.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Having similar effect as the anime is exactly why this card is Forbidden in both TCG and OCG for a very long time. If this card has anime effect in DL it would be Forbidden too for sure, since the effect is more busted in Speed Duel format.

Do you really want a card in DL that you can only look at but cannot play?
I feel like someone has fell victim to this card but couldn't really complain about it
Ace cards are UR, Ishizu does'nt have an ace monster, and she used this trap in the anime;I belive it have became UR because it could be considered one of her aces.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
In the anime it was better than this card. The version we have now, is the errata for it. It made it suck so bad now, it used to be much better and kind of op.
What they should do is replace the tip section with "Don't use this." Neither tip will help you, unless BOTH of you have a low deck count, and even then, Jar of Avarice would be ten times better for you.
The effect of the card is superb ! BUT it's kinda difficult to activate. That's pretty much all needed 2 say
<< Anonymous
Dank Magician Reply
This card is absolutely awful though, how on earth do you expect to ever activate this card?
<< Anonymous(Dank Magician)
Anonymous Reply
Needlebug, grass is greener, etc. Good for Exodia too I guess.

quite versatile but the lore seems even more intriguing...

so what happened? there was a normal warrior and then he exchanged his soul/spirit with someone's else?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I dont think theres an actual lore 4 it
I don't understand why this card has A rating value this card working in current decks?

Totally blank with complex explanation...
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
This. How the heck this card's rating is A-?

Sure the effect is devastating, but it's pointless if you can't even activate it due to the overly restrictive activation requirement.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Oh, they've dropped it to B- now XD
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
And now dropped again to C...maybe D in future
ahhh good.. a ruinous fall!
from A- to C
time of another week and the rating fall to D. Is D the lowest? xD
Basically a bluff.
<< Anonymous(Nick)
Anonymous Reply
Makes me question the credibility of the ranks in this site
Neither in deckout own deck this thing is reliable: you need both players which have 15 cards in GY. Lol
Really a great UR reward from konami.
<< Anonymous(Nick)
Anonymous Reply
Talk about it should have been N reward instead but at least they saved us the trouble from Quick deck out victories
broken! absolutely broken!
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
It would be if it didn't have the requirement of having 15+ cards in both players graveyards. Considering that this game has 20 card decks most of the time, I don't see a situation where you would get a chance to use this card.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
when you are playing "deck out" decks this card can be used.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Except, if you're playing a deck-out deck, why would you want to refill your opponent's deck, when you could just mill another five cards for the win instead? And why waste time filling your own graveyard, when you could just focus on filling theirs?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Yes... in the TCG, not in the Duel Links format were most decks consist of 20 cards and by the time 15 hit the Graveyard the Duel its over a long time ago
Sadly this doesn't translate to tgc well. Since 15 cards it almost a normal deck size so unlike th tgc you won't have a huge deck advantage.
if both players cooperated and tried to activate this trap card, they would still find it difficult

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