Downbeat | Deck and Rulings

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TypeNormal Spell


Tribute 1 face-up monster; Special Summon from your Deck, 1 monster with the same original Type and Attribute, that the Tributed monster had on the field but 1 Level lower. You can only activate 1 "Downbeat" per turn.



How to Get

PackAbyss Encounter [R]
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  • Able to Special Summon 1 Monster from your Deck that is 1 level lower, but same Type and Attribute as the Tributed monster from your Field.


  • You need to Tribute 1 Face-up monster you control in order to activate this card.


  • This card has more potential as a foundation for setting up Synchro Summons or XYZ summons in the future if it is implemented to the game.
  • Currently due to the lack of matching cards in the game, we are not able to see much potential for this card yet.

Recommended Monsters

You can use Swamp Mirrorer to select any Type of Attribute and it becomes those properties, then you can use Downbeat to bring out any monster that is 1 level lower than Swamp Mirrorer but has the same Type and Attribute that you declared. You can use Downbeat on Meitiel, Sage of the Sky, Zeradias, Herald of Heaven, Harvest Angel of Wisdom, or Bountiful Artemis, in order to Special Summon The Agent of Creation - Venus from your Deck. The Agent of Creation - Venus is able to subsequently Special Summon Mystical Shine Ball from your Hand or Deck by paying 500 Life Points.





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Just saw a nice video where someone had combined this card with Yubel and Earthbound Immortal Ccapac Apu.
Great in Gem Knights
Easy way to summon Ccapac apu
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Yea with yubel terror
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Easy way to get your amazoness princess on field by tributing any 4 star amazon warrior like paladin, sage, swordswoman, etc. Not a bad option at all.
Does it have to be the original level? Because it doesnt seem to work with the level increase skills
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
not 100% certain but i think it checks the level in the graveyard. so yeah that would mean original level
You guys realise this card doesn’t actually work right? I have a deck full of magnet warriors and when I have one face up on the field downbeat still can’t be activated
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Are you sure you have "Beta the Electromagnet Warrior" in your Deck and not in your hand?

It's literally the only target this card has in a Magnet Warrior deck, since every other Magnet Warriors in DL right now are level 4, with Beta Electromagnet being the only one to be level 3.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
And note that I said "Electromagnet".

Not the original Normal monster one, but the Effect monster you get from leveling up Yugi Muto.
You guys realise this card doesn’t actually work right? I have a deck full of magnet warriors and when I have one face up on the field downbeat still can’t be activated
this one is actually very good for farming as well
useful in an amazoness farming deck
Archfiend emperor + chaos hunter
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Nice combo
I'm not sure i get downbeat, for some reason I can't activate it if there's a lvl 3 monster on field even though I have many monsters in deck with same attribute and type. (all water and sea serpent/fish deck)
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Makes perfect sense if you don't have any copies of Atlantean Pikeman, Imairuka, White Dolphin, Piranha Army or Fishborg Planter in your Deck, since they're the only Level 2 Fish and Sea Serpent-Type monsters in Duel Links.

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