|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.
- This card inflicts Piercing damage.
In Japanese, it is written as:
守 備 表 示モンスターを 攻 撃した 場 合、その 守 備 力を 攻 撃 力が 超えた 分だけ 戦 闘ダメージを 与える。」(??? 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
All OCG/TCG "Piercing" cards
All Anime "Piercing" cards
All Manga "Piercing" cards
|Japanese name||Primary type||Secondary type||Attribute||Type||Level/ Rank||ATK||DEF|
|Hellfire Spearman Ghost Lancer||劫火の槍術士ゴースト・ランサー||Normal Monster||0005||00002000||00000000|
|Nine-Tailed Fox||九尾の狐||Effect Monster||FIRE||Yokai||0006||00002200||00002000|
|Pierce Musketeer||ピアース・マスケッティア||Effect Monster||0004||00001700||00001000|
|Japanese name||Card type||Property|
|Aftershock||アフターレフェクト・オブ・インパクト||Spell Card||Quick-Play Spell Card|
|Double Buster Swords||ダブル・バスターソード||Spell Card||Equip Spell Card|
|Dragon's Wrath||ドラゴニック・エンレイジ||Spell Card||Normal Spell Card|
|Neon Laser Blaster||ネオンレーザーブラスター||Spell Card||Equip Spell Card|
|Photon Strike||フォトン・ストライク||Spell Card||Equip Spell Card|
|Primordial Charge||太古の進撃||Spell Card||Continuous Spell Card|
- Prior to Problem-Solving Card Text, This card inflicts Piercing damage appeared in the card text of "Cyberdark Horn" only.