Cards sent to the Graveyard in many ways:
- After using or negating a played Spell/Trap Card (after the end of the Chain).
- As a Synchro Material Monster, when performing a Synchro Summon
- As a cost or by an effect (that uses this term), like "Elemental HERO Neo Bubbleman", "Codarus" and "Polymerization".
- As a result of:
However, note that 'sent' cards from your hand are not automatically classed as discarded or destroyed.
Proper knowledge of the difference between send, Tribute, destroy, discard and detach could mean the difference between a win and a loss in playing the game. For example, "The Fabled Cerburrel" activates its effect when discarded to the Graveyard by "Card Destruction" but not when sent to the Graveyard by "Hand Destruction".
Another example is the effect of "Dark End Dragon". Because its effect sends monster to the Graveyard, it cannot be chained to by the effects of "Stardust Dragon", "My Body as a Shield", or "Destruction Jammer" because it does not destroy the monster.
Yet another example is why the effects of "Sangan" and "Dandylion" activate when they are Tributed. Their card texts state "When this card is sent from the field to the Graveyard...", therefore they do not have to be destroyed unlike cards such as "Giant Rat" and "Shining Angel".