Counter

Different Counters in the artwork of "Counter Cleaner"
Different Counters in the artwork of "Counter Cleaner"

Japanese

カウンター

Japanese (romanized)

kauntā

English

counter

A counter (Japanese: カウンター Kauntā) is a generic marker that can be put on cards. They can only be placed on cards with specific effect, and the type of counters vary between cards.

There are official Counters in form of cards. But players also commonly use small objects, such as coin, beads, and dice to represent counters.

Playstyle

Counters are generally placed on card(s) for specific effect, varying from ATK/DEF modification, prevent destruction/damage, as cost for futher effect(s), or gain effect simply by having counters etc. Many of these effects also amplify based on the number of placed counters or amount of removed counters; the more counters, the more effect.

Counters can be specific to a single card, specifically shared through a series/archetype, or span through a large group of similar cards.

Notable archetypes revolving around counters include: "Alien", "Cloudian", "Mythical Beast", "Predaplant" and "Venom".

Gallery

Cards that use non-specific counters

TCG/OCG

 Japanese namePrimary typeSecondary typeAttributeTypeLevel/ RankATKDEF
B.E.S. Big Core巨大戦艦 ビッグ・コアEffect MonsterDARKMachine623001100
巨大戦艦 ビッグ・コアMk-ⅡEffect MonsterFIREMachine624001100
B.E.S. Big Core MK-3巨大戦艦 ビッグ・コアMk-ⅢEffect MonsterLIGHTMachine827001900
巨大戦艦 ブラスターキャノン・コアEffect MonsterEARTHMachine925003000
巨大戦艦 カバード・コアEffect MonsterEARTHMachine72500800
巨大戦艦 クリスタル・コアEffect MonsterWATERMachine521001000
巨大戦艦 テトランEffect MonsterWINDMachine618002300
BOXサーEffect MonsterEARTHWarrior418001000
バルーン・リザードEffect MonsterEARTHReptile45001900
ダーク・カタパルターEffect MonsterEARTHMachine410001500
デス・モスキートEffect MonsterDARKInsect3500500
ファイヤークラッカーEffect MonsterFIREFiend41700200
ファイアウォール・ドラゴン・ダークフルードEffect MonsterDARKCyberse3000
弾帯城壁龍Effect MonsterEARTHDragon602100
メタル・シューターEffect MonsterLIGHTMachine5800800
Miracle Jurassic Egg奇跡のジュラシック・エッグEffect MonsterEARTHDinosaur402000
No.51 怪腕のフィニッシュ・ホールドEffect MonsterEARTHRock326000
EMターントルーパーEffect MonsterLIGHTWarrior412001200
熾天蝶Effect MonsterWINDInsect2100
 Japanese nameCard typeProperty
古代の機械城Spell Card
Continuous Spell Card
Continuous Spell Card
巨大要塞ゼロスSpell Card
Field Spell Card
Field Spell Card
B・F・NTrap Card
Continuous Trap Card
Continuous Trap Card
ご隠居の大釜Spell Card
Continuous Spell Card
Continuous Spell Card
剣闘獣の檻-コロッセウムSpell Card
Field Spell Card
Field Spell Card
カウンタークリーナーSpell Card
Normal Spell Card
Normal Spell Card
剛鬼死闘Spell Card
Field Spell Card
Field Spell Card
キックファイアTrap Card
Continuous Trap Card
Continuous Trap Card
リミット・コードTrap Card
Normal Trap Card
Normal Trap Card
Link Turretリンク・デス・ターレットTrap Card
Continuous Trap Card
Continuous Trap Card
マジック ・ ガードナーSpell Card
Normal Spell Card
Normal Spell Card
星遺物の導く先Spell Card
Continuous Spell Card
Continuous Spell Card

Anime

 Japanese namePrimary typeSecondary typeAttributeTypeLevel/ RankATKDEF
B.E.S. Crystal Core巨大戦艦 クリスタル・コアEffect MonsterWATERMachine00050000210000001000
B.E.S. Tetran巨大戦艦 テトランEffect MonsterWINDMachine00060000180000002300
Balloon Lizardバルーン・リザードEffect MonsterEARTHReptile00040000050000001900
Big Core巨大戦艦 ビッグ・コアEffect MonsterDARKMachine00060000230000001100
Dark Catapulterダーク・カタパルターEffect MonsterEARTHMachine00040000100000001500
Firewall Dragon Darkfluidファイアウォール・ドラゴン・ダークフルードLink MonsterDARKCyberse0000300000000???
 Japanese nameCard typeProperty
Ancient Gear Castle古代の機械城Spell CardContinuous Spell Card
Magic ReflectorSpell CardNormal Spell Card
Shield RecoverySpell CardNormal Spell Card
Speed Spell - TakeoverSp-テイクオーバーSpeed Spell CardNormal Speed Spell Card
Wonder BalloonsSpell CardContinuous Spell Card

Manga

 Japanese nameCard typeProperty
Court Battleコート・バトルSpell CardField Spell Card
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