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TypeRock, Spirit, Effect


Cannot be Special Summoned. Monsters cannot activate their effects, except Spirit monsters. Once per turn, during the End Phase, if this card was Normal Summoned or flipped face-up this turn: Return this card to the hand.

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Level-up rewardGong Strong at Lvl 7, 16, and 25 [SR]
Victory against--
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OtherCard Flipper Campaign [SR]
Inglorius Bastion Event [SR]




  • Prevents all non-Spirit monsters from activating effects.
  • Can continuously lock-out monster effects.
  • Good stats.


  • Returns to the hand during the End Phase.


Normal Summon

Since this monster cannot be Special Summoned, you can use effects like Double Summon or Arrivalrivals to give you an extra Normal Summon for this card.

Staying on the Field

Izanagi lets you keep your Spirit monsters on the field while he is face-up. Mirror of Yata has a similar effect but only on the monster it is equipped to, it also provides the monster with one-time protection from destruction.

Rock Stun

Refers to a strategy which involves using Rock-type monsters with effects that restrict your opponent's plays. Koa'ki Meiru Wall and Koa'ki Meiru Sandman deck go well with this card because they negate your opponent's Spell and Trap cards respectively while Amano-Iwato prevents them from using monster effects. Amano-Iwato returning to your hand can then be used for both Koa'ki Meiru monster's maintenance cost.



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We have no Ash Blossom, Ghost Ogre, cherries and those things are what made this card used. Best thing to stop is, maybe SK and Skull meister. Probably not worth running because we’re not hand trap heavy meta
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
We already have cards to keep Spirits on the field even during opponent's turn.

Use Spiritual Energy Settle Machine or Izanagi to keep Amano-Iwato in the field even during opponent's turn.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
use the skill duel standby
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Actually it is good in the TCG not only because it can prevent handtraps, but also because most of the negation in the tcg is in the form of monster effects, so you can just summon this, activate raigeki and there's absolutely nothing your opponent can do
<< Anonymous
Boo Reply
Nova Dragon negates raigeki
we need more cards like this one to stop all those that vomit monsters into the field.

Give us last warrior from another planet
Stun decks will save this game.
Why do we get this card again? The deck is already dead.....
Wow a Jinzo for monsters, that's amazing. Will this card synergize with the rock type monsters of the upcoming box? Maybe with ties of the brethern?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Ties of the Brethren doesn’t work with this for one simple reason: “Cannot be Special Summoned”
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Can dna surgery keep it on the field?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Going back to the hand has nothing to do with its card type.
If you want to keep him on the field, you should negate its own effect during each end phase
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
You only need to negate that effect once. Afterwards, it won't return to your hand anymore.
This card allows you to use Kidmodo to special summon during your turn, then go into the battle phase.
Kidmodo normally stops you from battling the turn it is special summoned, but not with this card.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
From what I read on this card text, it also is a hard counter to Yubel and Magician Girls monster effects.

Nice !
Buster blader + DNA cannot negate the effect of this card because it doesn't require activation. You can say its effect is innate.

Cards like this one are: D-hero Decider, Amazoness swordswoman, Elemental HERO wildheart.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
God, I remember trying soo many different things on swordswoman and not a thing ended up getting through
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Epic card.
this card is bugged, it does not Return back card to the hand during the end phase . lot of tea "standby' deck use this card. especially during kc cup.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
This is 🔥ing broken and shouldn't be in the game
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
It's the skill that is broken, not the card. Only Tea with Duel Standby runs this card. Just like no one plays Cup of Ace except Sartorius with Master of Destiny
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Some decks actually do run Cup of Ace without the skill, like Warm Wurm and Iron Chains mill
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Well yeah, that's a different case. In that case whether Cup of Ace lets you draw or lets your opponent draw barely matters, you draw you get more key cards, opponent draw then it's easier to mill them to death.
when the bastion event again? only got 1..
<< Anonymous
Evil Underwood Reply
No.. this deck will remain playable. As matter of fact, decks rarely die in the ladder, i mean.. look at samurais or darklords. Nothing happened to them, Amano will be less popular but still viable.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
No deck dies in Bronze rank
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Damn, that anon destroyed you. People can climb with non meta any day.
<< Anonymous(Evil Underwood)
Anonymous Reply
lol are you an idiot? Duel Standby is the only way and only reason Amano is even played.

They killed the skill = they killed the deck. Period.
Why a lot of the people using Duel, Standby! don't also use mirror of Yata for more consistency?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
No, Duel Standby makes the deck actually work. Play a few games with it and you’ll see why pretty quickly
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
He's NOT saying Duel Standby should be changed with Mirror of Yata, though.

He said why not use both for more consistency.
this card works wonders against many deck types: but gets absolutely wrecked by U.A.s Ultra Athlete's "Effect" is not triggered normally - It's more like the passive ability to Special Summon BY returning a card, NOT by returning the card and then getting to special summon. Make sense? Also, if you're unsure, look for colons and the word "if". Usually giveaways that Amano Iwato will shut them down. (p.s. vamps are actually a little hard too but noooobody plays that sh** anymore lol)

Never thought a rock could be a spirit type monster. Amazing.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
And Maharagi continues to cry in a corner...

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How did you summon them? By the effect of a battlin boxer card? Maybe said effect locks you to on...
You are fired!
You're seriously underestimating it, lol
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