Notice as to a change in the way Ignition Monsters work
Thank you Yu-Gi-Oh! Patrons for playing the game.
For those who play the Yu-Gi-Oh! Official Card Game, we always wish to improve the game so that our customers can enjoy an exciting Duel at any time. Though we commonly change the rules of each card we make for the concerns of Game Balannce, at this time, we would like to announce we are changing the way monsters' Ignition Effects work.
Date of the Ruling Change being applied
Saturday, March 19, 2011
This ruling goes into effect on Saturday, March 19th, 2011, which is the same date as the release of our Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal Official Card Game "Starter Deck".
- The Point of the Rule's Change:
Monsters with Ignition Effects could activate their effects at the same time they were Normal Summoned, Flip Summoned, or Special Summoned.
Monsters with Ignition Effects cannot activate their effects at the same time they were Normal Summoned, Flip Summoned, or Special Summoned.
A monster's Ignition Effect basically becomes an effect that can be activated during the Main Phase so long as there is nothing else going on at the same time. So now, if another effect or action is resolving, you cannot activate an Ignition Effect until the timing of that specific effect has ended.
You can continue to use the old ruling of using Ignition Effects when you Normal, Flip, or Special Summon until March 18th, 2011 ends. Afterward, it is forbidden to do so from March 19th, 2011 onwards.
This will indeed have an impact on the game as we know it, since some of the big power cards are indeed ignition effect monsters.
Here is a brief list of notable monsters affected by this ruling...
Dark Armed Dragon
Demise, King of Armageddon
Dragunity Knight - Gae Dearg
Superancient Deepsea King Coelacanth
Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon
Lumina, Lightsworn Summoner
Scrap Twin Dragon
Ally of Justice Decisive Armor
Ancient Fairy Dragon
Dark End Dragon
Brionac, Dragon of the Ice Barrier
Gungnir, Dragon of the Ice Barrier
Karakuri Shogun mdl 00 Burei
Blackwing - Gale the Whirlwind
Blackwing - Sirocco the Dawn
Infernity Doom Dragon
Hand of the Six Samurai
Legendary Six Samurai - Mizuho
Elemental Hero Prisma
And those who aren't...
Black Rose Dragon
Green, Red, and Yellow Gadgets
Blackwing - Blizzard the Far North