"Piercing Battle Damage" Tip Card

Japanese (base text)



piercing battle damage

Piercing battle damage is battle damage dealt by a card effect to the controller of a Defense Position monster by an attacking monster. If the defending monster's DEF is lower than the attacking monster's ATK, the difference is inflicted as battle damage. It is occasionally referred to unofficially as "trample" damage, due to that term having a similar meaning in Magic: The Gathering.

Interestingly, because some Equip Spell Cards that allow monsters to inflict piercing damage deal damage to the opponent of the controller of the Equip Spell Card rather than the opponent of the controller of the monster, if a player equips a card like "Fairy Meteor Crush" to an opponent's monster and the opponent attacks the player's Defense Position monster, the opponent will take battle damage instead of the player.


Player A's "Dark Driceratops" (ATK 2400) attacks Player B's Defense Position "Mystical Elf" (DEF 2000). Regardless of whether "Mystical Elf" is destroyed or not, Player B takes the difference (400 points in this case) as damage.


Effects that give monsters the ability to inflict piercing battle damage have the following text:

If (???*) attacks a Defense Position monster, inflict piercing battle damage to your opponent.

Prior to Problem-Solving Card Text, the same effect would be described as:

During battle between (???*) and a Defense Position monster whose DEF is lower than the ATK of this card, inflict the difference as Battle Damage to your opponent.

Also prior to Problem-Solving Card Text, on "Cyberdark Horn" from Duelist Pack: Zane Truesdale only:

This card inflicts Piercing damage.

In Japanese, it is written as:

「(???*)が (しゅ) () (ひょう) () モンスターを (こう) (げき) した () (あい) 、その (しゅ) () (りょく) (こう) (げき) (りょく) () えた (ぶん) だけ (せん) (とう) ダメージを (あた) える。」(??? ga Shubi Hyōji Monsutā wo kōgeki shita bāi, sono Shubiryoku ga koeta-bun dake Sentō Damēji wo Ataeru)

*="This card" or referring to another card


The following cards automatically have or allow Piercing in OCG and TCG:

All OCG/TCG "Piercing" cards

 Japanese namePrimary typeSecondary typeAttributeTypeLevel/ RankATKDEF
Airknight Parshath天空騎士パーシアスEffect MonsterLIGHTFairy519001400
Ally of Justice Thunder ArmorA・O・J サンダー・アーマーEffect MonsterDARKMachine827002200
Amazoness Empressアマゾネス女帝Fusion Monster
Effect Monster
Ancient Gear Gadjiltron Dragon古代の機械巨竜Effect MonsterEARTHMachine830002000
Ancient Gear Golem古代の機械巨人Effect MonsterEARTHMachine830003000
Ancient Gear Golem - Ultimate Pound古代の機械巨人-アルティメット・パウンドEffect MonsterEARTHMachine830003000
Ancient Gear Reactor Dragon古代の機械熱核竜Effect MonsterEARTHMachine930003000
Aromage Bergamotアロマージ-ベルガモットEffect MonsterFIREPlant624001800
Avenging Knight Parshath神聖騎士パーシアスSynchro Monster
Effect Monster
BachibachibachiバチバチバチEffect MonsterLIGHTInsect3800800
Battlewasp - Ballista the ArmageddonB・F-決戦のビッグ・バリスタSynchro Monster
Effect Monster
BitelonバイトロンEffect MonsterWATERReptile624001000
Blackwing - Bora the SpearBF-黒槍のブラストEffect MonsterDARKWinged Beast41700800
Blackwing Armed WingBF-アームズ・ウィングSynchro Monster
Effect Monster
DARKWinged Beast623001000
Blue-Eyes Chaos Dragon青眼の混沌龍Ritual Monster
Effect Monster
Blue-Eyes Chaos MAX Dragonブルーアイズ・カオス・MAX・ドラゴンRitual Monster
Effect Monster
Bujingi Ibis武神器—オハバリEffect MonsterLIGHTWinged Beast41600300
Buster Blader, the Dragon Destroyer Swordsman竜破壊の剣士-バスター・ブレイダーFusion Monster
Effect Monster
Chaos Ancient Gear Giant古代の機械混沌巨人Fusion Monster
Effect Monster
Chronomaly Mud Golem先史遺産マッドゴーレム-シャコウキEffect MonsterEARTHRock417001000
Cross-Sword Beetleクロスソード・ハンターEffect MonsterWINDInsect418001200
Crusadia Leonis百獣のパラディオンEffect MonsterEARTHBeast312001600
Cyber Angel Dakiniサイバー・エンジェル-荼吉尼-Ritual Monster
Effect Monster
Cyber End Dragonサイバー・エンド・ドラゴンFusion Monster
Effect Monster
Cyberdark Hornサイバー・ダーク・ホーンEffect MonsterDARKMachine4800800
Cyberse Wizardサイバース・ウィザードEffect MonsterLIGHTCyberse41800800
D/D/D Destiny King Zero LaplaceDDD運命王ゼロ・ラプラスPendulum Monster
Effect Monster
D/D/D Dragonbane King BeowulfDDD剋竜王ベオウルフFusion Monster
Effect Monster
D/D/D Supersight King Zero MaxwellDDD超視王ゼロ・マクスウェルPendulum Monster
Effect Monster
Dark Cavalry超魔導騎士-ブラック・キャバルリーFusion Monster
Effect Monster
Dark Driceratops暗黒ドリケラトプスEffect MonsterEARTHDinosaur624001500
Darklord Edeh Arae堕天使エデ・アーラエEffect MonsterDARKFairy523002000
Darklord Nergal堕天使ネルガルEffect MonsterDARKFairy827002500
Darkness Destroyerダークネス・デストロイヤーEffect MonsterDARKFiend723001800
Deskbot 007ブンボーグ007Pendulum Monster
Effect Monster
Destiny HERO - DrilldarkD-HERO ドリルガイEffect MonsterDARKWarrior416001200
Digital Bug Rhinosebus電子光虫-ライノセバスXyz Monster
Effect Monster
Dinomist Rexダイナミスト・レックスPendulum Monster
Effect Monster
Dinowrestler Chimera T Wrextleダイナレスラー・キメラ・T レッスルFusion Monster
Effect Monster
Downerd Magicianダウナード・マジシャンXyz Monster
Effect Monster
Dragunity Angusticlaviiドラグニティ-アングスEffect MonsterWINDWinged Beast521001000
Drill Synchronドリル・シンクロンEffect MonsterTuner monsterEARTHMachine3800300
Elemental HERO BladedgeE・HERO エッジマンEffect MonsterEARTHWarrior726001800
Elemental HERO DarkbrightE・HERO ダーク・ブライトマンFusion Monster
Effect Monster
Elemental HERO Plasma ViceE・HERO プラズマヴァイスマンFusion Monster
Effect Monster
Enraged Battle Ox激昂のミノタウルスEffect MonsterEARTHBeast-Warrior417001000
Evil HERO Inferno WingE-HERO インフェルノ・ウィングFusion Monster
Effect Monster
Evil HERO Malicious EdgeE-HERO マリシャス・エッジEffect MonsterEARTHFiend726001800
Exarion Universeイグザリオン・ユニバースEffect MonsterDARKBeast-Warrior418001900
F.A. Dawn DragsterF.A.ライトニングマスターSynchro Monster
Effect Monster
... further results (87 more)
 Japanese nameCard typeProperty
Big Bang Shotビッグバン・シュートSpell Card
Equip Spell Card
Equip Spell Card
Cyclon LaserサイクロンレーザーSpell Card
Equip Spell Card
Equip Spell Card
Dragon's Rage竜の逆鱗Trap Card
Continuous Trap Card
Continuous Trap Card
Ebon Arrowブラック・アローTrap Card
Normal Trap Card
Normal Trap Card
Fairy Meteor Crushメテオ・ストライクSpell Card
Equip Spell Card
Equip Spell Card
Fire Formation - Kaiyo炎舞-「開陽」Trap Card
Continuous Trap Card
Continuous Trap Card
H - Heated HeartH-ヒートハートSpell Card
Normal Spell Card
Normal Spell Card
Kozmo LightswordKozmo-レイブレードSpell Card
Equip Spell Card
Equip Spell Card
Meteorainメテオ・レインTrap Card
Normal Trap Card
Normal Trap Card
Phantasm Spiral Crash幻煌龍の螺旋突Spell Card
Equip Spell Card
Equip Spell Card
Photon Tridentフォトン・トライデントSpell Card
Quick-Play Spell Card
Quick-Play Spell Card
Piercing!貫通!Spell Card
Normal Spell Card
Normal Spell Card
Roaring Earth吠え猛る大地Trap Card
Continuous Trap Card
Continuous Trap Card
Salamangreat Claw転生炎獣の烈爪Spell Card
Equip Spell Card
Equip Spell Card
Scrap Fistスクラップ・フィストSpell Card
Quick-Play Spell Card
Quick-Play Spell Card
Sonic Boom超音速波Trap Card
Normal Trap Card
Normal Trap Card
Spiral Spear Strike螺旋槍殺Spell Card
Continuous Spell Card
Continuous Spell Card
Strike Slashストライク・ショットTrap Card
Normal Trap Card
Normal Trap Card
Super Quantal Mech Sword - Magnaslayer超量機神剣-マグナスレイヤーTrap Card
Normal Trap Card
Normal Trap Card
Sword of Kusanagi草薙剣Spell Card
Equip Spell Card
Equip Spell Card
Thorn of Malice憎悪の棘Spell Card
Equip Spell Card
Equip Spell Card
Train Connection機関連結Spell Card
Equip Spell Card
Equip Spell Card
Vylon Componentヴァイロン・コンポーネントSpell Card
Equip Spell Card
Equip Spell Card

All Anime "Piercing" cards

 Japanese namePrimary typeSecondary typeAttributeTypeLevel/ RankATKDEF
Airknight Parshath天空騎士パーシアスEffect MonsterLIGHTFairy00050000190000001400
Amazoness Empressアマゾネス女帝Fusion MonsterEARTHWarrior00080000280000002400
Ancient Gear Golem古代の機械巨人Effect MonsterEARTHMachine00080000300000003000
Ancient Gear Golem古代の機械巨人Effect MonsterEARTHMachine00080000300000003000
Ancient Gear Reactor Dragon古代の機械熱核竜Effect MonsterEARTHMachine00090000300000003000
Assault Blackwing - Kusanagi the Gathering StormA BF-叢雲のクサナギSynchro Monster???00090000300000000???
Assault Wheelアサルト・ホイールEffect MonsterEARTHMachine00040000230000000000
BachibachibachiバチバチバチEffect MonsterLIGHTInsect00030000080000000800
Battlewasp - Ballista the ArmageddonB・F-決戦のビッグ・バリスタSynchro MonsterInsect00120000300000000???
Blackwing - Bora the SpearBF-黒槍のブラストEffect MonsterDARKWinged Beast00040000170000000800
Blackwing Armed WingBF-アームズ・ウィングSynchro MonsterDARKWinged Beast00060000230000001000
Blue-Eyes Chaos MAX Dragonブルーアイズ・カオス・MAX・ドラゴンRitual MonsterDARKDragon00080000400000000000
Buster Knuckleバスターナックル・アーマーEffect MonsterArmor monsterEARTHMachine00030000000000000000
Chronomaly Mud Golem先史遺産マッドゴーレム-シャコウキEffect MonsterEARTHRock00040000170000001000
Cyber Angel Dakiniサイバー・エンジェル-荼吉尼-Ritual MonsterLIGHTFairy00080000270000002400
Cyber End Dragonサイバー・エンド・ドラゴンFusion MonsterLIGHTMachine00100000400000002800
Cyberdark Hornサイバー・ダーク・ホーンEffect MonsterDARKMachine00040000080000000800
Cyberse Wizardサイバース・ウィザードEffect MonsterLIGHTCyberse00040000180000000800
D/D/D Dragonbane King BeowulfDDD剋竜王ベオウルフFusion MonsterDARKFiend00080000300000002500
Dark Driceratops暗黒ドリケラトプスEffect MonsterEARTHDinosaur00060000240000001500
Darkness Destroyerダークネス・デストロイヤーEffect MonsterDARKFiend00070000230000001800
Deskbot 007ブンボーグ007Pendulum MonsterEARTHMachine00070000050000000500
Destiny HERO - DrilldarkD-HERO ドリルガイEffect MonsterDARKWarrior00040000160000001200
Drill Synchronドリル・シンクロンEffect MonsterTuner monsterEARTHMachine00030000080000000300
Elemental Hero BladedgeE・HERO エッジマンEffect MonsterEARTHWarrior00070000260000001800
Elemental Hero DarkbrightE・HERO ダーク・ブライトマンFusion MonsterDARKWarrior00060000200000001000
Elemental Hero Plasma ViceE・HERO プラズマヴァイスマンFusion MonsterEARTHWarrior00080000280000002300
Enraged Battle Ox激昂のミノタウルスEffect MonsterEARTHBeast-Warrior00040000170000001000
Evil Hero Inferno WingE-HERO インフェルノ・ウィングFusion MonsterFIREFiend00060000210000001200
Evil Hero Malicious EdgeE-HERO マリシャス・エッジEffect MonsterEARTHFiend00070000260000001800
Familiar-Possessed - Hiita憑依装着-ヒータEffect MonsterFIRESpellcaster00040000185000001500
Flower Cardian Boardefly花札衛-猪鹿蝶-Synchro MonsterDARKWarrior00060000200000002000
Fossil Dragon Skullgios古生代化石竜 スカルギオスFusion MonsterEARTHRock00080000350000000000
Fossil Warrior Skull King古生代化石騎士 スカルキングFusion MonsterEARTHRock00080000280000001300
G Golem Invalid DolmenGゴーレム・インヴァリッド・ドルメンLink MonsterEARTHCyberse0000280000000???
Gaia Dragon, the Thunder Charger迅雷の騎士ガイアドラグーンXyz MonsterWINDDragon00070000260000002100
Gaia Soul the Combustible Collective爆炎集合体ガイヤ・ソウルEffect MonsterFIREPyro00040000200000000000
Granel AttackグランエルAEffect MonsterEARTHMachine00010000130000000000
Granel Attack 3グランエルA3Effect MonsterEARTHMachine00030000180000000000
Gravekeeper's Spear Soldier墓守の長槍兵Effect MonsterDARKSpellcaster00040000150000001000
Gyaku-Gire Panda逆ギレパンダEffect MonsterEARTHBeast00030000080000001600
Hi-Speedroid KendamaHSR魔剣ダーマSynchro MonsterWINDMachine00060000220000001600
Infernity Dwarfインフェルニティ・ドワーフEffect MonsterDARKWarrior00020000080000000500
Jumbo Drill穿孔重機ドリルジャンボEffect MonsterEARTHMachine00040000180000000100
Lancer Archfiendランサー・デーモンEffect MonsterDARKFiend00040000160000001400
Mad Archfiendマッド・デーモンEffect MonsterDARKFiend00040000180000000000
Mad Archfiendマッド・デーモンEffect MonsterDARKFiend00040000180000000000
Mad Sword Beast猛進する剣角獣Effect MonsterEARTHDinosaur00040000140000001200
Malefic Cyber End DragonSin サイバー・エンド・ドラゴンEffect MonsterDARKMachine00100000400000002800
Mefist the Infernal General地獄将軍・メフィストEffect MonsterDARKFiend00050000180000001700
... further results (31 more)
 Japanese nameCard typeProperty
Alert Lancerアラート・ランサーSpell CardNormal Spell Card
Ancient Gear Mask古代の機械仮面Spell CardEquip Spell Card
Big Bang Shotビッグバン・シュートSpell CardEquip Spell Card
Burning Strikeバーニング・ストライクTrap CardContinuous Trap Card
Cyclon LaserサイクロンレーザーSpell CardEquip Spell Card
Dark Spearブラック・スピアSpell CardEquip Spell Card
Dimensional Catapult次元破壊砲-STUSpell CardEquip Spell Card
Dragon's Rage竜の逆鱗Trap CardContinuous Trap Card
Drain Strikeドレイン・ストライクSpell CardEquip Spell Card
Ebon Arrowブラック・アローTrap CardNormal Trap Card
Fairy Meteor Crushメテオ・ストライクSpell CardEquip Spell Card
H - Heated HeartH-ヒートハートSpell CardNormal Spell Card
M ForceM・フォースSpell CardQuick-Play Spell Card
Meteor Waveメテオ・ウェーブTrap CardNormal Trap Card
Meteorainメテオ・レインTrap CardNormal Trap Card
Pendulum Illusionペンデュラム・イリュージョンSpell CardContinuous Spell Card
Photon Spearフォトン・スピアSpell CardEquip Spell Card
Piercing!貫通!Spell CardNormal Spell Card
Reservation Reward速攻予約持典Spell CardContinuous Spell Card
Roaring Earth吠え猛る大地Trap CardContinuous Trap Card
Superior Protector孤高の守人Trap CardNormal Trap Card
Thorn of Malice憎悪の棘Spell CardEquip Spell Card
Train Connection機関連結Spell CardEquip Spell Card
Xyz Meteorエクシーズ・メテオTrap CardNormal Trap Card

All Manga "Piercing" cards

 Japanese namePrimary typeSecondary typeAttributeTypeLevel/ RankATKDEF
Blackwing - Bora the SpearBF-黒槍のブラストEffect MonsterDARKWinged Beast00040000170000000800
D/D/D Supersight King Zero MaxwellDDD超視王ゼロ・マクスウェルPendulum MonsterDARKFiend00070000280000002500
Darklord Edeh Arae堕天使エデ・アーラエNormal MonsterDARKFairy00050000230000002000
Elemental Hero BladedgeE・HERO エッジマンNormal MonsterEARTHWarrior00070000260000001800
Hellfire Spearman Ghost Lancer劫火の槍術士ゴースト・ランサーNormal Monster00050000200000000000
Lancer Lindwurmランス・リンドブルムNormal MonsterWINDDragon00040000180000001200
Nine-Tailed Fox九尾の狐Effect MonsterFIREYokai00060000220000002000
No. 52 - Diamond Crab KingNo.52 ダイヤモンド・クラブ・キングXyz MonsterEARTHRock00040000000000003000
Pierce Musketeerピアース・マスケッティアEffect Monster00040000170000001000
Stardust Assault Warriorスターダスト・アサルト・ウォリアーSynchro MonsterWINDWarrior00060000210000001200
White Aura Whale白闘気白鯨Synchro MonsterWATERFish00080000280000002000
 Japanese nameCard typeProperty
Aftershockアフターレフェクト・オブ・インパクトSpell CardQuick-Play Spell Card
Double Buster Swordsダブル・バスターソードSpell CardEquip Spell Card
Dragon's Wrathドラゴニック・エンレイジSpell CardNormal Spell Card
Fairy Meteor Crushメテオ・ストライクSpell CardEquip Spell Card
Fairy Meteor Crushメテオ・ストライクSpell CardEquip Spell Card
Haunted Lance伏魔殿の螺暈崇Spell Card
Neon Laser BlasterネオンレーザーブラスターSpell CardEquip Spell Card
Photon Strikeフォトン・ストライクSpell CardEquip Spell Card
Primordial Charge太古の進撃Spell CardContinuous Spell Card


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