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Half Shut

Half Shut
TypeSpell Card
Card Effect TypeCard effect


Target 1 face-up monster on the field; it cannot be destroyed by battle this turn, but its ATK is halved until the End Phase.

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Pack: Neo-ImpactUR


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  • Can be used in two ways: defending your monster from being destroyed by battle and decreasing the ATK of a monster your opponent controls by half.


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  • This spell card can be activated at Damage step.
  • When a monster that this spell card targets becomes face-down, the monster can be destroyed by battle.


Stat changesYour monsters lose ATK / Your opponent's monsters lose ATK
Attack categoriesCannot be destroyed by battle

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Anonymous 21days ago
Sick meme bro
So get this:
I activated "Wall of Disruption" on Dakini. Next turn, I activated "Half Shut" to get my GB effect. But after the turn was over, Dakini´s ATK went back to the original, disregarding the effect of "Wall of Disrutpion". Shouldn´t "Half Shut" restore the half of ATK at the end of turn instead of full restore?
<< Anonymous(So get this:)
Anonymous Reply
full restore
<< Anonymous(So get this:)
Gemini Reply
No. She'll regain her original attack after half shut.
How does this card work on facedown monsters (being flipped face up from an attack) but super rush headlong can't be activated? I guess its in the mechanics but I don't know lol
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Easy answer. For SRH : "destroy that opponent's monster AT THE START OF THE DAMAGE STEP". The monster is not face up yet.
Lol, this card is amazing against wall of disruption. :P
<< Anonymous
Why? Your attack still reduced next turn
work wonder with tyrant dragon or tyrant wing
I seem to have found a bug with this card and the Malus Token from The Golden Apples. The token was at 2300/2300 and was targeted by Half Shut during my battle step. The ATK was directly halved, but was reset to 0 at the end of the turn rather than back to 2300.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
The same thing happens with Cerberus and Piercing Moray. Seems like any monster that has the ability to permanently gain atk gets reset to its original atk after being targeted by this card.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
it's not a bug, it's their original atk
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I encountered that bug too, pretty annoying.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
not a bug, this card return target to their original attack after their effect worn off, so for most token, it's 0.
Why is this card not countered by "fairy's hand mirror"?? It target exactly one monster but i couldn't activate the trap this a bug or what??
<< Anonymous(TheMad)
Anonymous Reply
1.Why u playing FHM in the first place and 2.This card cannot be activated during the Damage Step
It's so annoying how this card acts as a quick play spell card only half the time. Sometimes I'm able to activate it from my hand, and at other times I'm not prompted to activate it from my hand. Is this a bug? It has lost me several duels. So irritating
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
It always has to be your turn to be able to activate from hand. Otherwise if you want to activate it during opponent's turn, you have to set it beforehand
Half shuts a token and the token becomes 0 atk what the hell?
this card doesn't been activated at damage step. I just want to trade it, it just freaking me out. it occurred twice
<< Anonymous(dan)
dan Reply
doesn't have been*
<< Anonymous(dan)
blake Reply
you would have to have it placed on the field prior to not from hand activation.
<< Anonymous(blake)
Anonymous Reply
Actually you should be able to activate it from your hand during your damage step, just like enemy controller
Great against Golden Apples and Adhesion Trap Hole, since the target returns to the original attack in the End Phase.

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