Support is an unofficial term for an interaction in which a card specifically affects cards with a particular property in some way beneficial to the player who possesses the supported card. For example, "The Warrior Returning Alive" adds 1 Warrior-Type monster from its controller's Graveyard to their hand, thus it supports Warrior-Type monsters.
The most obvious example of support is for archetypes, but support cards may also provide support for Attributes, Types, or monsters with a certain Level, Rank, ATK, or DEF, among other groups of cards.
If a card instead affects the possessor of a card(s) with the specified property in a negative way, the interaction is instead referred to as anti-support. For example, "Acid Rain" destroys all Machine-Type monsters on the field, thus it anti-supports Machine-Type monsters.
- "Harpie's Pet Baby Dragon" provides support for the "Harpie" archetype.
- "Barrier Statue of the Torrent" provides support for WATER-Attribute monsters.
- "Magician's Circle" provides support for Spellcaster-Type monsters.
- "Advanced Ritual Art" provides support for Ritual Monsters.
- "Amplifier" provides support for "Jinzo".
List of support cards
This list excludes archetype support cards, which are listed below.
List of archetype support cards
|Japanese name||Level||Rank||Attribute||Type||Card type||Monster type||ATK||DEF||Supports archetype(s)|
|"A" Cell Scatter Burst||「Ａ」細胞散布爆弾||Spell Card||Spell Card
Quick-Play Spell Card
|1st Movement Solo||独奏の第１楽章||Spell Card||Spell Card
Normal Spell Card
|1st Movement Solo (anime)||独奏の第１楽章||Spell Card||Melodious|
|Absorb Fusion||吸光融合||Spell Card||Spell Card
Normal Spell Card
|Abyss Actor - Evil Heel||魔界劇団－デビル・ヒール||8||DARK||Fiend||Monster Card||3,000||2,000||Abyss Actor|
|Abyss Actor - Funky Comedian||魔界劇団－ファンキー・コメヂィアン||1||DARK||Fiend||Monster Card||300||200||Abyss Actor|
|Abyss Actor - Pretty Heroine||魔界劇団－プリティ・ヒロイン||4||DARK||Fiend||Monster Card||1,500||1,000||Abyss Actor|
|Abyss Actor - Superstar||魔界劇団－ビッグ・スター||7||DARK||Fiend||Monster Card||2,500||1,800||Abyss Script
|Abyss Actor - Wild Hope||魔界劇団－ワイルド・ホープ||4||DARK||Fiend||Monster Card||1,600||1,200||Abyss Actor|
|Abyss Actor's Costume Box||魔界劇団の衣装箱||Spell Card||Abyss Costume|
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