Tribute, called Release (Japanese: リリース Rirīsu) in the OCG and the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's and Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL anime series (previously called Sacrifice (
Monsters are Tributed in two ways:
- As a Tribute Summon requirement.
- As a cost, by an effect, or as part of a Summoning condition (that uses this term).
Unless a card specifically states that you can Tribute monsters in your hand or under your opponent's control, such as "Gishki Aquamirror" and "Reptilianne Vaskii", you can only Tribute monsters you control (on the field).