The Golden Apples | Deck and Rulings

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The Golden Apples

The Golden Apples
TypeTrap Card
Card Effect TypeActivation requirement / Card effect / Lingering Effect


When you take battle damage while you control no monsters: Gain LP equal to the battle damage you took, and if you do, Special Summon 1 "Malus Token" (Fiend-Type/DARK/Level 1/ATK ?/DEF ?). Its ATK and DEF are each equal to the amount of LP you gained by this effect.

How to Get / Rarity

PackFlame of the Tyrant [SR]
Level-up reward--
Victory against--
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Recovers damage received and summon a potentially strong monster


Only works if you take a direct attack while your LP is higher than the attack and when there are no monsters in your field.


  • Pair this with cards like Enchanted Javelin to ensure your survival
  • Field spell Yami will always make the token have higher attack than the attacking monster due to token monster type





Summoning categoriesSpecial Summons Tokens
LPYou gain Life Points
Stat changesChanges ATK value / Changes DEF value

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Everytime this card is flipped I alt + F4
is it worth to get 3 of them??
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
hoestly, all my gem has only opened mini box, never ones i opened full box. i opened this box for legion jester for my dm deck. i had 3 oflegion jester but only 2 golden apple and warm worm because once i got jester i resetted it immediately. is it worth to open it for the fourth time?
<< Anonymous
me Reply
<< Anonymous(me)
Anonymous Reply
No, since you need to have 0 monsters, 3 of it would be a brick...
You can't summon the token if your LP is lower than attacking monster atk.
last 2 pack remaining.still no golden apple :(
<< Anonymous(Serbeus)
Anonymous Reply
Y u need golden apples.. Lol
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Golden apple is one of the best trap card available, say hi to anti meta deck
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
lol worst trap available
<< Anonymous(Serbeus)
Anonymous Reply
RNGesus left you a birth
Is there any reason why this wouldn't activate after getting hit by crowlers machines??because it fkn didn't
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Because his monsters doesn't allow you to activate any cards until the end of damage step. Apple's activation is during damage step.
Try not to use INTERDIMENSIONAL MATTER TRANSPORTER or DIMENSIONHOLE on your Malus Token or else you will loose it.
<< Anonymous(Pob)
Anonymous Reply
Dimension Gate...?
<< Anonymous(Pob)
Anonymous Reply
When tokens removed from the field or flipped face down, it disappear.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
^ first statement correct, second statement not really, token cannot be flipped face down, so any effect that flip monster face down does not affect token, and cannot target by such card effect (example book of moon)...
How does the CPU activate 2 golden apples on one attack, but I have tried 5 times and I can only activate just the one? I've tapped on both golden apples and it only activates one of them wtf is going on?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
To expand on that very vague comment, if you go to Settings (in Duel) -> Under "Activation Confirmation" check "Toggle Button". After that, there will be a button in the bottom left corner of your duel screen at all times, and if you click it and set it to "On" you will be able to activate multiple Golden Apples.
<< Anonymous
Or you could just turn on self chain.....much easier
<< Anonymous(IDGAF)
Anonymous Reply
ur retarded
<< Anonymous
anonymous Reply
its because you are garbage
Why I can´t use Trap Jammer against those ugly apples??
<< Anonymous(Doom)
Anonymous Reply
trap jammer is during the battle phase. golden apple is after battle. such a card like mirror wall can activate before the battle phase to stop monsters like mirage dragon from ensuring your mirror wall does not activate during the battle.
You can use Reinforcements on the attacking monster to give your Malus Token a permanent 500 point boost
This would be so good with Joey's "Grit" skill. Let them pummel you then swing back for a comeback win.
<< Anonymous
VeganCrocodile Reply
except Joey's skill is randomly activated
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
WHat does grit do? I never see it being activated
<< Anonymous
Just a Guy Reply
At the start of every one of your turns, you get a random chance of your life points not going below 1 until your next turn. The chance is very low however.
Can you get more than 1 golden apple card in Duel Links??
<< Anonymous(Curio)
Anonymous Reply
yes just reset the pack once you get 1
Holy mother of glitches! I had a golden apples lose all its attack down to 0 for no reason. Anyone ever run into this ?

So first I used a golden apple in response to a Mako deck's Umi-boosted Hammer Shark, therefore 1700+200 = 1900 stats. On a later turn he used Riryoku to halve my attack (for one turn), and I used Etaqua to put his monsters in defense. When the turn ended... instead of returning my attack back to full, it went to 0 ! Bizarre !

I clicked too fast through the end to save the log (which I wish I did), but wowowow weird.
<< Anonymous(Andrew)
Anonymous Reply
It's not a bug per-se, at least not on GoldenApple's token. It's the effect of riryoku which returns the victim's attack to its original value, which for the token's case is unfortunately 0.

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