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Counter Gate

Counter Gate
TypeTrap Card
Card Effect TypeActivation requirement / Card effect


When an opponent's monster declares a direct attack: Negate the attack, and if you do, draw 1 card, then if it is a monster, immediately after this effect resolves, you can Normal Summon it in face-up Attack Position.

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Level-up rewardSeto Kaiba (DSOD) at Lvl 10, 16 and 23 [SR]
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  • Prevents a direct attack.
  • Gives you a draw.
  • Gives you a free Normal Summon.


  • Can only be used when opponent attacks directly.


Top Deck

Use these cards to put a powerful monster you can Normal Summon at the top of your deck before using Counter Gate.




ActionsYou draw cards
Summoning categoriesAllows multiple Normal Summons / Normal Summon with card effect
Attack categoriesNegates attacks


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I used it in a duel when I was getting attacked directly, drew dark magician but it didn’t let me summon it. Why does it work sometimes but not others?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
are joking?,how you even thinking lv 7 monster can be normal summoned without tributing
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
it doesn't say "ignoring its summoning conditions"
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Yeah but why Kaiba always screws the ruels and summons blue eyes white dragon with this card???
So let's say the opponent declares a direct attack while I control a monster (via Gear Golem the Moving Fortress for instance). Can you tribute your monster on the field if you activate Counter Gate and draw a 5+ star monster?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Absolutely. Tribute summon is a type of normal summon so the answer is yes you can.
whats the point buying defense draw. if i knew this card would come out
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
This only works for direct attacks though.
What’s that red dragon monster featured on the card’s artwork. What that monster ever real?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Unfortunately nope, not every creature on Spell/Trap card artworks actually exist as a monster card.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Aww. Because that Red Dragon is one of the reasons why I play Counter Gate. Hopefully Konami will release him from his literal trap.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
you could use it with dragunity tuners i guess
Idk to me it seems u dnt need to tribute because it says u xan normal summon it if its a monster is like a s special summon but is considered a normal without habing to tribute. Dsnt say u must tribute.
<< Anonymous(JG)
Anonymous Reply
It doesn't say so, because it's a very basic ruling. A level 5 or higher monster needs tributes to be Normal Summoned, that's one of the first few things you read in the rulebook.
This is better than that SR trap from mini box last year
wtf COUNTER GATE !!!!!!!!
counter gate? what the hell? "distant travelers" can't enter freely anymore?
"if it is a monster, immediately after this effect resolves, you can Normal Summon"
can i summon any level monster or level 4 and lower?
<< Anonymous(nemesis)
Anonymous Reply
Yeah, unless that level 4 or lower monster says they cannot be Normal Summoned.
<< Anonymous(nemesis)
Anonymous Reply
You can Normal Summon a Level 5 or higher, but that isn't going to magically ignore the required Tributes. You'd still need to Tribute 2 monsters to Normal Summon a drawn Blue-Eyes White Dragon, for example.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
No it doesn't
<< Anonymous(nemesis)
V1perMcKay Reply
Absolutely but if you draw a higher level monster, you must tribute monsters on your field so if you control only 1 monster but the monster that was drew by this effect needs two you cannot normal summon it. When it comes to those that cannot be normal summoned, it won't allow you to summon the monster you drew by this card's effect.
I just played a match and someone used it against me,surprised to see that’s it’s still under construction
card is a potential 3 for 1 guaranteed 2 for 1 but still too many traps more impactful that have the danger of being removed from field before an attack is declared (Dimensional Prison, Wall of D, Widespread, etc). Poor mans Drowning Mirror Force, a card much more impactful with the drawback of having to wait for a direct attack. This card is luck based not worth a highly situational single atk negate and the draw with the hope that’s it’s a monster depending on situation that can be normal summoned

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