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OCG Rulings

  • It targets 1 Level 7 or higher Dragon-Type monster in your Graveyard.[1]
  • The effect of "Decoy Dragon" always activates when it is targeted for an attack. (Even if there are no Level 7 or higher Dragon-Type monsters in your Graveyard, it activates and makes a Chain Link, but it resolves without effect.)[1]
  • If the effect of "Decoy Dragon" is applied, after the targeted monster is Special Summoned, the target of the attack is changed to that monster, enter the Damage Step, and perform damage calculation.[1]
  • If the opponent attacks "Decoy Dragon" and its effect is activated, and you Chain the effect of "Electromagnetic Turtle", due to the effect of "Electromagnetic Turtle" resolving, the effect of "Decoy Dragon" resolves during the End Step of the Battle Phase. The targeted Dragon-Type monster is still Special Summoned from your Graveyard, but because the attack is completed, you do not perform damage calculation.[2]
  • Because the effect of "Decoy Dragon" is activated when it targeted for an attack, if a face-down "Decoy Dragon" is targeted for an attack, its effect does not activate.[3]
  • If a Dragon-Type monster is Special Summoned and battles due to the effect of "Decoy Dragon", you do perform damage calculation. Also, if a Dragon-Type monster Special Summoned by the effect of "Decoy Dragon" and battles a LIGHT monster you control, you cannot activate the effect of "Honest" in your hand.[4]
  • The effect of "Decoy Dragon" performs damage calculation as part of its resolution, so if you Special Summon "Felgrand Dragon" by the effect of "Decoy Dragon", the effect of "Felgrand Dragon" will not activate immediately. After damage calculation has concluded, the effect of "Felgrand Dragon" will activate and increase its ATK by the Level of the targeted monster × 200. (In other words, damage calculation is conducted while "Felgrand Dragon" still has 2800 ATK.)[5]
  • The effect of "Decoy Dragon" is a mandatory effect that activates when it is targeted for an attack. Even while there are no Field Spell Cards in the Field Zones, you can target "Malefic Blue-Eyes White Dragon" for the effect of "Decoy Dragon". In that case, since the effect of "Decoy Dragon" performs damage calculation immediately after Special Summoning, "Malefic Blue-Eyes White Dragon" will not be destroyed by its own effect right away. After damage calculation has concluded, if "Malefic Blue-Eyes White Dragon" has not been destroyed by that battle, it will be destroyed by its own effect. (Note that if "Malefic Blue-Eyes White Dragon" was destroyed by battle, it is sent to the Graveyard normally as a result of battle.)[7]
  • If "Magic Cylinder" is activated in Chain to the effect of "Decoy Dragon", the attack of the attacking monster will be negated. When resolving effect of "Decoy Dragon", the targeted monster will be Special Summoned normally, but since the attack was already negated, the Special Summoned monster does not become the new attack target and damage calculation is not conducted.[8]

Previously Official Rulings

  • "Decoy Dragon" must be face-up at the time it is declared as the target of your opponent's attacking monster or its effect will not activate.
  • If you have a "Decoy Dragon" equipped with "Ring of Magnetism" and your opponent's monster declares an attack against it, the effect of "Decoy Dragon" is still activated and your opponent's attacking monster must still battle with the Level 7 or higher Dragon-Type monster that you Special Summon from your Graveyard.
  • If the Level 7 or higher Dragon-Type monster has an effect that activates when it is Special Summoned, the effect will begin a new Chain after it is Special Summoned by "Decoy Dragon".


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Konami OCG Card Database: Decoy Dragon
  2. Konami OCG Card Database: If I activate the effect of "Electromagnetic Turtle" in Chain to the effect of my "Decoy Dragon", how do the effects resolve?
  3. Konami OCG Card Database: Does the effect of "Decoy Dragon" activated if it is targeted for an attack while face-down?
  4. Konami OCG Card Database: If a monster is Special Summoned and battles due to the effect of "Decoy Dragon", does "Honest" etc. meet its activation timing?
  5. Konami OCG Card Database: If "Felgrand Dragon" is Special Summoned by the effect of "Decoy Dragon", does its effect activate?
  6. Konami OCG Card Database: When resolving the effect of "Decoy Dragon", if it is no longer on the field, how does the effect resolve?
  7. Konami OCG Card Database: While there is no Field Spell Card on the field, if the effect "Decoy Dragon" is activated, can I target "Malefic Blue-Eyes White Dragon"?
  8. Konami OCG Card Database: If "Magic Cylinder" is activated in Chain to the effect of "Decoy Dragon", how do the effects resolve?
  9. Konami Judge Program Forum: Individual Email Rulings VS Individual Card Rulings
  10. UDE FAQ: Individual Card Rulings [A-C]
  11. UDE FAQ: Individual Card Rulings [D-E]
  12. UDE FAQ: Individual Card Rulings [F-H]
  13. UDE FAQ: Individual Card Rulings [I-K]
  14. UDE FAQ: Individual Card Rulings [L-O]
  15. UDE FAQ: Individual Card Rulings [P-R]
  16. UDE FAQ: Individual Card Rulings [S-T]
  17. UDE FAQ: Individual Card Rulings [U-Z]
  18. UDE FAQ: SPECIFIC CARDS RULINGS

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