Starting in Power of the Duelist, Upper Deck Entertainment began simplifying many of the previously standardized effect descriptions.
- Inflict X points of damage to your opponent's Life Points ➨ Inflict X damage to your opponent.
- Increase your Life Points by X points ➨ Gain X Life Points ➨ Gain X LP.
- Increase the ATK/DEF of this card by X points ➨ This card gains X ATK/DEF.
- Attack your opponent's Life Points directly ➨ Attack your opponent directly.
- A card with "X" in its card name ➨ A/An "X" card.
- You can only activate this card when ➨ Activate only when.
- On your side of the field ➨ you control
- Tribute 1 monster on your side of the field ➨ Tribute 1 monster
- Special Summon "X" to your side of the field ➨ Special Summon