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piercing battle damage


Piercing battle damage is battle damage dealt by a monster attacking a Defense Position monster if the defending monster's DEF is lower than the attacking monster's ATK. This type of battle damage is only dealt if granted by a card effect; otherwise, no battle damage is dealt in this situation.

Although "Piercing" is the official term, iit is occasionally colloquially referred to instead as "Trample", borrowing the term from Magic: The Gathering.

Interestingly, because 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.


For cards whose effects allow themselves to inflict piercing battle damage, the following text appears on the card:

If this card attacks a Defense Position monster, inflict piercing battle damage to your opponent.

Prior to the Problem-Solving Card Text, it would be formatted as:

During battle between this attacking card and a Defense Position monster whose DEF is lower than the ATK of this card, inflict the difference as Battle Damage to your opponent.

On "Cyberdark Horn" only, prior to the Problem-Solving Card Text (when "piercing" became widely used), the following text appeared:

This card inflicts Piercing damage.


The following cards automatically have or allow Piercing in OCG and TCG:

All OCG/TCG "Piercing" cards

  Japanese name Rank Level Attribute Type Card type ATK DEF
Airknight Parshath 天空騎士パーシアス 5 LIGHT Fairy Effect Monster 1,900 1,400
Ally of Justice Thunder Armor A・O・J サンダー・アーマー 8 DARK Machine Effect Monster 2,700 2,200
Ancient Gear Gadjiltron Dragon 古代の機械巨竜 8 EARTH Machine Effect Monster 3,000 2,000
Ancient Gear Golem 古代の機械巨人 8 EARTH Machine Effect Monster 3,000 3,000
Aromage Bergamot アロマージ-ベルガモット
Effect Monster
Effect Monster
Avenging Knight Parshath 神聖騎士パーシアス 8 LIGHT Fairy Synchro Monster 2,600 2,100
Bachibachibachi バチバチバチ 3 LIGHT Insect Effect Monster 800 800
Big Bang Shot ビッグバン・シュート Spell Card Spell Card
Equip Spell Card
Bitelon バイトロン 6 WATER Reptile Effect Monster 2,400 1,000
Blackwing - Bora the Spear BF-黒槍のブラスト 4 DARK Winged Beast Effect Monster 1,700 800
… further results

All Anime/Manga "Piercing" cards

  Japanese name Rank Level Attribute Type Card type ATK DEF
Buster Knuckle バスターナックル・アーマー 3 EARTH Machine Effect Monster 0 0
Cyber Angel - Dakini サイバー・エンジェル-荼吉尼- 8 LIGHT Fairy Ritual Monster 2,700 2,400
Paleozoic Fossil Dragon - Skullgeoth 古生代化石竜 スカルギオス 8 EARTH Rock Fusion Monster 3,500 0
Paleozoic Fossil Knight - Skullking 古生代化石騎士 スカルキング 8 EARTH Rock Fusion Monster 2,800 1,300
Satellite Laser Balsam サテライト・レーザー X-06S バルサム 8 LIGHT Machine Fusion Monster 0 2,000
Wisel Attack 3 ワイゼルA3 3 DARK Machine Effect Monster 1,600 0

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