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--
Card trader--




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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Anonymous 4hour ago
this trap is quite TILTY, once you trigger it u know u fckd up lmao
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
Back when I first play DL, this card is still quite good. A few months later, nobody even remembered this card exist XD
<< Anonymous
Valencia Reply
It used to be amazing and helped me a lot. But now, you end up risking getting killed way too much for this card to work, or it just gets destroyed before you can use it.
this is basically better than the enchanted javelin xDD like 200% better, why is the enchanted javelin exist even ?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
A. You have to take the attack directly, not against a monster.
B. You need enough life points to take the hit in the first place, or else you lose.

For actual power creep against Enchanting Javelin, see Draining Shield.
Can you use the golden apples trap card without the token
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
You can't choose to not Summon a Token if that's what you're asking. If it's not, then I'm VERY confused, since I'm pretty sure the only card we have that could prevent it is Calming Magic, a card I have NEVER seen used in Duel Links.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I don't even remember Calming Magic is already in DL, until I checked XD
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
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<< 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)...
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.

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