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Instant Destructions are a series of cards whose text mentions a certain unique effect that destroys all monsters on the opponent’s side of the field.


Cards that give the user a victory condition

In the anime only:

In a video game only:

Cards that give both players a victory condition

  • "Last Turn": You must have 1000 or fewer Life Points to activate this card. When activated, you choose one monster you control, and all other cards on the field and in both players' hands are sent to the Graveyard. Your opponent then Special Summons a monster from their Deck. A special Battle Phase occurs in which the two monsters battle and battle damage is ignored. The player whose monster remains alone on the field at the End Phase of this turn wins the Duel. This card is currently Forbidden.

In the anime only:

  • "Deuce": This card allows either player to win the Duel if they damage the opponent twice in a row; however, only one monster per player may attack per turn.
  • "Draw of Fate": This card negates an opponent's attack and then has both players draw 1 card. Whoever has not used their drawn card by the End Phase loses the Duel.

Cards that give the opponent a victory condition

  • "Relay Soul": This card allows you to Special Summon a monster from your hand, and prevents all damage to you while it stays face-up, but if it leaves the field, then your opponent wins the Duel. (In the anime, this card activated when the user's Life Points became 0 and prevented the user from losing, instead giving the opponent the only way to win the Duel of destroying the Special Summoned monster.)

In the manga only:

  • "Zero Gate of the Void": Similar to the anime effect of "Relay Soul", this card Special Summons "Void Ogre Dragon" when the player's Life Points hit 0 while their hand and field are empty, and gives the opponent the only way to win the Duel of destroying "Void Ogre Dragon".

See also


  • All Duel winner monsters that have been released in the TCG are DARK. The only monsters that are not are the OCG-only "Holactie" who is DIVINE, the OCG-only "Creator of Miracles" who is LIGHT, the anime-only "Numeronius Numeronia" who is LIGHT, and the OCG-only "Don Thousand/Monster C" who has no Attribute.
  • When successfully pulling off an alternate victory condition in the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tag Force series of video games, the game will display the text (for example) 'You won using the effects of "Exodia the Forbidden One".' Strictly speaking, this is not accurate as victory conditions are not card effects (which can be negated) but rather conditions (which cannot). This text error occurs even in the original Japanese versions of the games.
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