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Destiny Draw (rule)

Japanese

デスティニードロー

Japanese (romanized)

Desutinīdorō

English

Destiny Draw

Destiny Draw is a feature existing introduced in Yu-Gi-Oh! The Duelists of the Roses and primarily used in most games of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tag Force series, except for the original Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Tag Force and Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Tag Force Evolution. Destiny Draws can be enabled or disabled, but not during the course of a duel that has already been started.

Duelists of the Roses

In Duelists of the Roses, a Destiny Draw can be initiated if the player's Deck Master is at a high enough rank. The player can draw any card (even those not included in the main deck or chest) to reverse various scenarios. The card drawn via this effect is not added to the deck or the chest once the duel is finished.

Tag Force

In the Tag Force series, when editing a Deck, the player can set any number of cards as Destiny Cards. During a duel, if a player's Life Points fall below 4000 and their opponent controls monsters while they do not control any monster with an ATK higher than theirs, as long as that situation is not overturned, they will given the option of activating the Destiny Draw feature -- using it will randomly select one of the Destiny Cards in the Main Deck, and place that card on top of the Deck for the player to draw. This overrides cards whose effects make them place themselves or other cards on top of that player's Deck, such as "Malevolent Nuzzler" or "Phoenix Wing Wind Blast". Each side can only perform a Destiny Draw once per Duel, even in a Tag Duel.

If animations are turned on when a Destiny Draw is performed, a special animation is used for their draw. Most duelists share poses for their Destiny Draws, but various characters such as Vellian Crowler, Vice Chancellor Bonaparte, Damon, Jinzo, and Ms. Dorothy have unique animations.

The vast majority of characters can use this feature, but its application differed for non-anime characters across various installments. All characters had Destiny Cards set for each of their Decks in Tag Force 2, but in Tag Force 3, game-original characters only have Destiny Cards in their Decks that are only used when the player uses a Deck with Forbidden cards. Tag Force 4 keeps the model from Tag Force 3, but it does allow them to have a single card marked as a Destiny Draw in their third Decks as well. Every game from Tag Force 5 onwards allows all game-original characters to have Destiny Cards in all of their Decks, but the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5C's cast and the various Ghosts disregard the Destiny Draw system in Tag Force 4 and Tag Force 5.

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