Tether of Defeat (skill)

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Great for Beatdown and Mill hybrid decks. Very flexible skill as you can choose whether to thin your deck or mill your opponent's deck when you destroy your opponent's monster.


Can be used when one of the opponent's monster is destroyed in battle. The top card from either your or your opponent's deck is sent to the graveyard.

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Rating and explanation

This skill may potentially be top-tier. The only flaw that it has is that your opponent's monsters must be destroyed by battle to activate this skill. So it is difficult to activate this skill if your opponent is running cards that forbid you to destroy their monsters. Cards like Mirror Wall and Windstorm of Etaqua are commonly used in most beatdown decks which prevents you to destroy their monsters.

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Anonymous 27days ago
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Some guy
This is bakura's only normal skill (ie non drop skill that you gotta randomly find from legendary duelist) that's actually decent.
compensation and draw sense dark are just awful. They gave bakura crappy normal skills apart from this one.
<< Anonymous(Some guy)
Bakura Reply
Compensation is actually very useful as a substitute for the fiend farewell skill, or something similar to the fiend farewell deck. Draw sense however is just garbage, like no shit we're going to summon dark/fiend monsters, what'd you expect? Plant monsters? Compensation is also pretty bad since you need to get inflicted 1000 damage to activate it, and the health you recover is just dissappinting.
Should Tether be ignoring the effects of cards it sends to the graveyard? This feels like a bug.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Skill effects are like phantom effects... nothing can activate in response to its effect for example card effects when sent to gy
I ran out of cards two times because I used Fiend Farewell and Magical Merchants to thin out my deck and my opponents then used this skill T_T
(I definitely wasn't prepared for so many Bakuras in PvP lately)
Does this skill allow you to tribe set or did I get cheated somehow
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
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<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Well, if the person running a deck with this skill, send one effect monster from their deck to graveyard, it is a easy way to especial summon a monster, but no, this skill only send cards to graveyard, nothing else
My god, today was the first time I played against someone using this skill, how can they allow this fucked up skills? 3SD, this shit and the one from keith that steals one of your trap cards, like really? shitty skills need to be thrown in the trash
<< Anonymous(LOBO)
Anonymous Reply
Not many people use the latter 2 skills, though ToD is more popular with Vampire Lord (I do use Bandit, and it would be very powerful if the activation condition wasn't so harsh). 3SD is very popular though.
<< Anonymous(LOBO)
Really? Reply
These silvers and golds going around screaminng "everything is so op!! OMG I didn't lose because I suck and have 30 card deck!! I lost because that particular skill I first so today was OP!!!" Like, are you serious?
<< Anonymous(LOBO)
Anonymous Reply
Well, i don't like decks built over skills, like mostly HHG, and 3*D. But this skill is not like those, is a fair one, and hard condition to use unlike other skills, plus isn't drop skill,so anyone can use it. So, not OP, but good yes.
This skill is really op
<< Anonymous(Anonymos)
Anonymous Reply
What's so op about this?are you guys trolling?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
3SD is no match for the legendary top tier Tether of Defeat. But for real I have no idea how anyone thinks this skill is good rn LOL
Daemon Blitzkrieg
This skill should be able to be used from the Battle Phase, not the Main Phase...OF THE NEXT TURN, to be best effective but still my legit fav skill.

And everyone claiming OP, it's not, it really isn't. Just be glad it isn't as "OP" as it SHOULD be.
Played against a couple decks and it feels busted as hell. He just discarded all of my answers and steamrolled my board
This skill is too op. Bakura can get lucky with a good starting hand and its snowballed thereafter. This skill disrupt any chance for opponent comeback. Its unfair especially for decks that required stalling to work. Give this skill more limitations please.
Where does it say that?
Does not work for me - it says, you have to lose 1000 life points. Not as described here... this makes it less playable, imo!
<< Anonymous
Greatfawn Reply
That's the skill compensation

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