- The effect of “Blackwing – Shura the Blue Flame” activates when monsters are destroyed and sent to the Graveyard at the end of the Damage Step. This is the same timing as the effects of cards like “Hydrogeddon,” “Blue Thunder T-45,” “Goyo Guardian,” and “Elemental Hero Flame Wingman” [sic].
- In order for its effect to activate, “Blackwing – Shura the Blue Flame” must be face-up on the field when the monster it destroyed by battle is sent to the Graveyard. This means:
- If Shura and the other monster destroy each other by battle (equal ATK), Shura’s effect does not activate.
- If Shura is destroyed by a Flip Effect like “Man-Eater Bug,” Shura’s effect does not activate.
- If Shura is flipped face-down after damage calculation by a card effect, such as “Desertapir,” Shura’s effect does not activate.
- If Shura is removed from play [sic] by battling “D.D. Warrior,” Shura’s effect does not activate.
- If Shura is destroyed by an effect after the monster it destroyed by battle was sent to the Graveyard, such as “Michizure,” Shura’s effect DOES activate, and you can Special Summon a monster.
- NOTE: These rules also apply to any other monster with the text “When this card destroys an opponent’s monster by battle and sends it to the Graveyard….” (Examples: “Hydrogeddon,” “Goyo Guardian,” or “Elemental Hero Flame Wingman” [sic].)
- These rules do NOT apply to monsters with the text “When this card destroys an opponent’s monster by battle….” (but does not specify “and sends it to the Graveyard”). (Example: “Blue Thunder T-45”.) Monsters with that text will activate their effects in ALL of the above scenarios.
Hieratic Monster Rulings
- If you Tribute a Hieratic monster as a cost, You can still Special Summon a Dragon-Type Normal Monster. The Special Summon effects read as follows. “When this card is Tributed: Special Summon 1 Dragon-Type Normal Monster from your hand, Deck, or Graveyard, and make its ATK and DEF 0.” Hieratic Dragon of Gebeb must Summon a “Hieratic” Normal Monster, but the effect is the same other than that. This is a mandatory effect, so it’s going to activate no matter when or how your Dragon is Tributed.
- The Special Summon effect does not Chain to whatever Tributes the Hieratic monster. This Special Summon effect is a Trigger Effect. Trigger Effects are Spell Speed 1, so they don’t Chain to any already activated effects. They have to wait until any current Chain is finished, and then all Trigger Effects that were triggered in the process will begin a new Chain afterwards.
- The monster’s ATK and DEF are 0 the moment it reaches the field, so Bottomless Trap Hole can’t be used.
- Even if the card is Tributed for an effect like a Ritual Spell Card, the effect will activate.
- A monster Summoned by this effect is Summoned with its ATK and DEF treated as 0. Therefore, at the time of the successful Special Summon, the ATK and DEF is considered to be 0.
- When the effect of "Necrovalley" is applying, you cannot Special Summon a "Hieratic" Normal Monster from the Graveyard with the effect of "Hieratic Dragon of Gebeb", etc. Therefore, when the effect of "Necrovalley" is applying, you can only Special Summon a "Hieratic" Normal Monster with the effect of "Hieratic Dragon of Gebeb", etc, from the hand or Deck.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Konami OCG FAQ: Effect Monster > Hieratic Dragon of Gebeb
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Konami TCG Strategy Site: What are the Hieratic Seals?
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Konami OCG FAQ: Effect Monster > Hieratic Dragon of Eset
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Konami OCG FAQ: Effect Monster > Hieratic Dragon of Nebthet
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Konami OCG FAQ: Effect Monster > Hieratic Dragon of Su
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Konami OCG FAQ: Effect Monster > Hieratic Dragon of Tefnuit
- ↑ Konami OCG FAQ: When is the ATK and DEF of a Dragon-Type Normal Monster Summoned from the hand/Deck/Graveyard by the effect of "Hieratic Dragon of Gebeb" reduced to 0?
- ↑ Konami OCG Card Database: If "Hieratic Dragon of Gebeb", etc, is Tributed while "Necrovalley" is applying, can you Special Summon from the Graveyard?
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