Rules Bulletin: 10th January 2013

Number 8: Heraldic King Genom-Heritage

In this bulletin:

  • Number 8: Heraldic King Genom-Heritage
  • Mystical Beast of Serket
  • The Big Saturn
  • Pumpking The King of Ghosts
  • Return Zombie
  • The Agent of Wisdom – Mercury

Number 8: Heraldic King Genom-Heritage
Xyz Effect Monster
Rank 4/Light/Psychic/ATK 2400/DEF 2000
2 Level 4 “Heraldic Beast” monsters
Once per turn: You can target 1 face-up Xyz Monster your opponent controls; this card’s name and original ATK become that monster’s name and current ATK, and this card’s effect becomes that monster’s original effect, then that monster’s ATK becomes 0, and its effects are negated. These changes last until the End Phase.

Q: If “Number 8: Heraldic King Genom-Heritage” that has gained the ATK and effect of “Heroic Champion – Excalibur” activates its effect, what would be its ATK?
A: During effect resolution, the effect of “Heroic Champion – Excalibur” will be negated, and the original ATK of 2000 acquired. If the effect is activated, its original ATK will be doubled to 4000. (9th January 2013)

Source: 遊戯王カードWiki – 《No.8 紋章王ゲノム・ヘリター》

Mystical Beast of Serket
Effect Monster
Level 6/Earth/Fairy/ATK 2500/DEF 2000
Destroy this card if you do not control “Temple of the Kings”. Each time this card destroys a monster by battle, the destroyed monster is removed from play, and this card gains 500 ATK.

Q: What is the classification of its effects?
A: The self-destruct and banishing are Continuous Effects, the self-strengthening is a Trigger Effect. (9th January 2013)

Source: 遊戯王カードWiki – 《聖獣セルケト》

The Big Saturn
Effect Monster
Level 8/Dark/Machine/ATK 2800/DEF 2200
This card cannot be Special Summoned from the hand or Deck. Once per turn, during your Main Phase, you can discard 1 card and pay 1000 Life Points to have this card gain 1000 ATK until the End Phase. When this card is destroyed and sent to the Graveyard by an opponent’s card effect, both players take damage equal to this card’s ATK.

Q: Will the effect activate if destroyed from Hand, Deck?
A: Yes, it will activate. (10th January 2013)

Source: 遊戯王カードWiki – 《The big SATURN》

Pumpking The King of Ghosts
Effect Monster
Level 6/Dark/Zombie/ATK 1800/DEF 2000
If “Castle of Dark Illusions” is face-up on the field, increase the ATK and DEF of this card by 100 points. As long as “Castle of Dark Illusions” remains face-up on the field, the ATK and DEF of this card continues to increase by 100 points during each of your Standby Phases. This effect continues until your 4th turn after this card is activated.

Q: What is the classification of its effects?
A: They are Continuous Effects. (10th January 2013)

Source: 遊戯王カードWiki – 《ゴースト王-パンプキング-》

Return Zombie
Effect Monster
Level 4/Dark/Zombie/ATK
During your Standby Phase, if this card is in your Graveyard and you have no cards in your hand, you can pay 500 Life Points to add this card to your hand.

Q: If the amount of cards in the hand is increased by another effect during the resolution of this effect, will the effect to add this card to the hand activate?
A: Yes, it will activate. (10th January 2013)

Source: 遊戯王カードWiki – 《リターン・ゾンビ》

The Agent of Wisdom – Mercury
Effect Monster
Level 4/Light/Fairy/ATK 0/DEF 1700
During your Standby Phase, if you controlled this face-up card and had no cards in your hand at the end of the opponent’s last End Phase: Draw 1 card.

Q: Does the drawing effect create a Chain Block?
A: Yes, it creates. (10th January 2013)

Q: If the amount of cards in the hand is increased by another effect during the resolution of this effect, will the effect to draw activate?
A: No, it will not activate. (10th January 2013)

Source: 遊戯王カードWiki – 《英知の代行者 マーキュリー》

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