U.A. Penalty Box | Decks and Tips

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U.A. Penalty Box

U.A. Penalty Box
TypeTrap Card
Card Effect TypeTrigger-like Effect / Condition / Quick-like Effect
Supports ArchetypesU.A.


At the start of the Damage Step, if your "U.A." monster battles an opponent's monster: You can banish that opponent's monster until your opponent's 2nd End Phase. You can only use this effect of "U.A. Penalty Box" once per turn. You can banish this card from your Graveyard; add 1 "U.A." Spell Card from your Deck to your hand.

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PackGaia Genesis [SR]
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  • All your U.A. monsters can banish your opponent’s monsters during the start of Damage Step, the banish monster will return to the Field during the end of your opponent’s 2nd End Phase.
  • Can be banished from your Graveyard, to search for any U.A. Spell card from your Deck.


  • Continuous Trap Card potentially clog your backrow.


Archetype Monsters

These are the U.A. monsters that can benefit from U.A. Penalty Box effect that banishes opponent’s monsters during the start of Damage Step.


U.A. Penalty Box’s effect can be used to search for these U.A. Spell cards.


U.A. Deck



ActionsReturns from Banished Zone to field / Activates from your Graveyard / Adds from Deck to hand
Banished categoriesBanishes from your opponent's field / Banishes itself from Graveyard for cost


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<< Anonymous(streamer)
Anonymous Reply
Paleozoic Marella is the real mvp, it sends penalty box to the graveyard and you get to draw an ultra stadium. Goddamn, totally busted, whoever thinks U.A. are weak have no idea, maybe they will receive more support in the future. It claps !
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
this might be the nightmare of reactor dragon, damn ! at least not many people are playing U.A. right now. But maybe they should... damn this deck claps if you have the right cards + marella.
rate 10/ 10
One of the best traps in the game.
My opponent used right away its GY effect when I destroyed it. Is this a glitch? I thought it worka like breakthrought skill that only on your own turn can use GY effects.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
No this is not a glitch unless it was on your turn. If it happened on their turn they are allowed to use it's graveyard effect. I know because I face the lv 57 standard U.A. deck each day.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Breakthrough Skill's effect can only be used in your own turn because it says so. U.A. Penalty Box doesn't have that restriction.

In general, Trap Cards and their effects can be used in either turn unless they say otherwise.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Yeah, it was my turn. Everything happened on my turn. My opponent used its graveyard effect on my turn which was to search the field spell.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Oh, yeah, I just re-read breakthough skill's effect. It's been so long I forgot its full effect and how it exactly works. Should have done that from the beginning. Sorry guys, and thank you.
Oh boi, That Nick is the most hardcore Duel Links hater I've read in a while lol, He never says something good about the game.

The only reason he comments here is to vent trash at the game with a lot of fallacies and prejudices. Quite a nasty guy.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
That's why they need to teach the importance of birth control in the schools.
<< Anonymous
Nick Reply
Oh boy, you tried... but your call is wrong.
I don't see you when I comment something you accept. This is the problem, mate.
You're not there!
This deck is still strong in the current meta. I've just encountered like 3-4 U.A.s in legend 2.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
U.A. is a pretty cool archetype, I always laughed at people who thought Cyber Style nerf ruined the deck. One guy at duel links meta even WON A TOURNAMENT PLAYING U.A. he won like 150$ or something, probably a bit more, maybe 200
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
So cool
Onslaught, but slower
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
he's thinking the banishing will activated on 2nd end phase
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Well,this card works by banishing the monster your monster yse to attack and after you pass 2 tirns,you return the banished monster back to your opponent.That means by that time,your opponent would have summoned nonsters to replace the banished monster and when you return them the banished monster, since the card slot will be filled with monsters,it gets auto destroyed.
<< Anonymous(Anonymous)
Anonymous Reply
*I mean banishing the monster your opponent ysed to attack
<< Anonymous(Anonymous)
Anonymous Reply
Is banishes but it's not like onslaught really, once its destroyed you get no monster to special summon
Customers... please put 3 copies of this in a tiny 20's deck.

The konami's strategy:

1. release new Boxes which contain new powerful archetypes... OP cards with absurd mechanical.
2. Later, ban previous OP cards and then...
3. jump to step 1.

A game's balancing needs an unbalancing first. Good philosophy!
<< Anonymous(Nick)
Anonymous Reply
It is not always necessary to ban old cards.

Sometimes they just start suck against new and more powerful decks
Card is to overpowered
Card should come back if you destroy or banish the card imo
Ho Lee Fuk
so you got sick of fur and amazoness, eh?
how about a combination of them, crazy swarm and pseudo onslaught
<< Anonymous(Ho Lee Fuk)
Anonymous Reply
Funnily enough, U.A. is a very trash deck in real life, let's see if it will be better in DL.

Reminder, U.A. only has 1 level 4, the rest of the monsters are level 5 or higher.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
But then again, ice barriers were one of the worst in real life but were quite dominant back in the early days in duel links
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
cancel that, IB was worse than any other deck in dl
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
cancel that, IB was worse than any other deck in dl
Oh that's not even bad card,but the bad is the banished monster return to the field after 2nd end phase
<< Anonymous(Bahaa)
Bahaa Reply
On the opponent end phase

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