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 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.