Start Step



Japanese (romanized)



Start Step

The Start Step (Japanese: スタートステップ Sutātosuteppu) is the first step of the Battle Phase.

Draw PhaseStandby PhaseMain Phase 1Battle PhaseMain Phase 2End PhaseStart StepBattle StepDamage StepEnd StepTurn Structure Chart
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Order of a turn.

Breakdown of the Start Step

  • Even if the turn player wishes to end the Battle Phase at this point, they must proceed to the Battle Step in order to do so.[1][2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Konami Digital Entertainment (10 June 2015). "Striking from the Darkness: Marik's Juragedo". Konami. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
  2. Konami. Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game - Official Rulebook Version 9.1. pp. 33.

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