I heard a rumour saying that black rose dragon's effect can be activated when skill drain is on the field because destroying or tributing the dragon is a cost to activate its effect, so the dragon will not be on the field when the effect resolves. Please confirm this. Only players who are 100% sure about this ruling can answer this question please, thank you.

  • If Black Rose Dragon is face-up on the field when his effect resolves, that effect will be negated by Skill Drain. But if Black Rose Dragon is not face-up on the field when his effect resolves, the effect will not be negated. For example, player A Synchro Summons Black Rose Dragon while Skill Drain is face-up on the field. He choose to activate BRS's trigger effect to destroy the field. The opponent chains Bottomless Trap Hole to BRD's effect. The chain resolves backwards. First Bottomless Trap Hole resolves and removes BRD from play, and then BRD's effect resolves, and since "he is not face-up on the field when the effect resolves", the effect is not negated by Skill Drain. The same applies to BRD's ignition effect. ATEMVEGETA (Talk) 08:54, 16 April 2009 (UTC)


Thank you ATEMVEGETA! But I think my question is "Is tributing or sending the Black Rose Dragon to the Graveyard a cost to activates its destruction effect?

--when you use the 1st effect of Black Rose Dragon,it destroys all cards on the field INCLUDING Black Rose Dragon.


Re: Jampjong

When you said destroy the black rose dragon, did you mean that it's a cost?


No, it's part of the Black Rose Dragon's effect.Bainina 08:24, 18 April 2009 (UTC)


It does activate. It was stated on the official website.

You're right that Skill Drain doesn't stop effects from Activating, it only stops effects from Resolving if it's still face up on the field.

Also, remember to sign your posts with 4 tildes Falzar FZ 22:45, January 7, 2010 (UTC)

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