DRAGON BALL SUPER CARD GAME

RULE

GAME Q&A

General Rules

Q1.When a card’s skill contradicts the rules, what takes precedence?
A1.The card’s skill takes precedence.
Q2.Can players look at each other’s life and decks?
A2.No, they can’t. The contents of both players’ decks, life cards, and their opponent’s hands are hidden information, and cannot be looked at during a game. You cannot change the order of cards in your deck, either.
Q3.Can players look at the cards in each other’s Drop Areas and Leader Areas?
A3.Yes, they can. Players are free to look at all cards other than those in each player’s deck, life, and opponent’s hand.
Q4.How many cards can you have in your hand?
A4.There is no limit to the number of cards you can have in your hand.
Q5.Can I place cards from the Battle Area into the Drop Area whenever I feel like it?
A5.No, you cannot.
Q6.What does it mean to “draw a card”?
A6.When you “draw a card,” you take the top card of your deck ? without revealing it to anyone ? and place it in your hand.
Q7.When I move cards to a different Area, can I choose to move them to an opponent’s Area?
A7.No, you can’t. When moving cards, you can only move them to your own areas, unless explicitly otherwise specified.

Deck Creation

Q1.How many cards can I have in my deck?
A1.Exactly 50 cards, excluding your Leader Card. You cannot have more or less than 50 cards in your deck.
Q2.How many Leader Cards can I use in a game?
A2.You are allowed to use a single Leader Card.
Q3.How many cards with the same name can I use in a deck?
A3.As many as you like. However, you can only have four of a card with the same card number in a deck.
Q4.How many cards with the same character name can I use in a deck?
A4.As many as you like. However, you can only have four copies of a card with the same card number in a deck.

Game Setup

Q1.When starting a game, how should players decide who goes first?
A1.Dice, rock-paper-scissors and other means of generating a random outcome are all acceptable.
Q2.How many times can a player redraw their hand at the start of the game?
A2.One time only.
Q3.When redrawing your hand, is it necessary to return your entire starting hand to the deck?
A3.No, it’s not necessary. You may return as many (or as few) cards as you like to the deck, then redraw that same number of cards.
Q4.Do you have to place the cards in your Life Area in a set order?
A4.No, you don’t. You may place the top eight cards of your deck in the Life Area in whatever order you choose.

Charge Phase

Q1.When going first, do you draw a card from the deck during your first turn’s Charge Phase?
A1.No. Players who go first do not draw during their first turn’s Charge Phase.
Q2.Can you choose not to switch your cards in Rest Mode to Active Mode during the Charge Phase?
A2.No, you can’t. You must switch your cards in Rest Mode to Active Mode during the Charge Phase.
Q3.Can you choose not to draw a card during your Charge Phase?
A3.No, you must draw a card.
Q4.Can you choose not to place a card in the Energy Area during your Charge Phase?
A4.Yes, this is a valid option.

Main Phase

Q1.Can you take actions during the Main Phase in whatever order you choose?
A1.Yes, you can.
Q2.Can you play as many Battle Cards as you like during a single turn?
A2.Yes, you can.
Q3.Is there a limit to the number of Battle Cards you can play in the Battle Area?
A3.There’s no limit. You can play as many Battle Cards as you like.
Q4.Can you play as many cards with the same name and character name in the Battle Area as you want?
A4.Yes. There’s no limit to the number of cards you can play in the Battle Area with the same name.
Q5.Can you play as many Extra Cards as you want during a single turn?
A5.Yes, there’s no limit to the number of Extra Cards you can play during a turn.
Q6.Where do Extra Cards go after their skill triggers?
A6.Extra Cards are placed in the Drop Area when they trigger.
Q7.Can you activate [Activate: Main] as many times as you want during a single turn?
A7.Yes, you can.
Q8.Can the player who goes first start a battle on the first turn of the game?
A8.No, they cannot. No battles can occur on the first turn of the game.

Skills

Q1.Can you activate the skills of cards in the Drop Area or Energy Area?
A1.No, you cannot. As a general rule, skills can only be activated on cards in the Battle Area.
Q2.What do the different parentheses on card skills mean?
A2.{}are used for card names, <> for character names, and 《》 for special traits.Cards and skills that refer to card text in parentheses affect cards with the same card text in the same kind of parentheses.
Q3.How long are permanent skills active for?
A3.Permanent skills remain active continuously from the moment they activate.
Q4.Do permanent skills remain active during your opponent’s turn as well?
A4.Yes, unless otherwise specified.
Q5.When do auto skills activate?
A5.They automatically activate at the specified timing.
Q6.Do auto skills activate even during your opponent’s turn?
A6.Yes, they do.
Q7.How do you resolve multiple auto skills activating at the same time?
A7.You may resolve them one by one in the order of your choosing.
Q8.What happens when both your and your opponent’s auto skills activate at the same time?
A8.Resolve the auto skill of the player whose turn it is first, and then resolve the other player’s auto skill.
Q9.What happens when an auto skill activates during the resolution of a skill?
A9.Resolve the activated auto skill after fully resolving the current skill.
Q10.Which activates first: auto skills or permanent skills?
A10.Permanent skills activate first.
Q11.When the target of an attack during battle changes to a different card, do the “when attacked” auto skills on that card activate?
A11.Yes, they do. “When attacked” skills activate the moment the attack target is changed to them, even if they weren’t originally the target of attack.
Q12.When choosing “up to 1 card,” can you opt not to choose a card?
A12.Yes, you can.
When a card asks you to choose “up to” some number of cards, choosing zero cards is a valid option.
Q13.When a card asks you to choose “one card,” can you opt not to choose a card?
A13.No, you cannot.
If the wording on the card does not include the words “up to,” you must choose the specified number if possible.
Q14. If you could only choose 1 card for a skill that specifies to choose 2 cards, do you have to choose and apply the skill to that 1 card?
A14.Yes, you must.
If you can choose the specified number of cards, choose cards as close as you can to that number.
Q15.Unless otherwise specified, do skills that affect Battle Cards affect Battle Cards in all areas?
A15.No, they only affect Battle Cards in the Battle Area.
Unless otherwise specified, such skills only affect Battle Cards in the Battle Area.
Q16.You activate a skill that allows you to search through your deck. As part of resolving that skill, can you take a thorough look at the cards in your deck and confirm what cards are in your deck and Life Area?
A16.No, you cannot.
Resolve the skill as quickly as possible, and do not look at other cards unless absolutely necessary.

Battle

Q1.Can you attack your own cards?
A1.No, you can only attack your opponent’s cards. Generally, you can only attack Battle Cards in Rest Mode.
Q2.Can you attack your opponent’s Battle Cards that are in Active Mode?
A2.No, you cannot.
Q3.Can you attack a Leader Card in Active Mode?
A3.Yes, you can.
You can attack a Leader Card regardless of what mode they are in.

Offense Step & Defense Step

Q1.Can you play Battle Cards during your Offense Step while attacking? Can you play Battle Cards during your Defense Step while being attacked?
A1.No, you cannot.
Q2.Can you activate [Activate: Main] skills during your Offense Step while attacking or being attacked?
A2.No, you cannot.
You can only activate [Activate: Battle] skills during the Offense Step and Defense Step before attacking or being attacked.
Q3.Can you activate [Awaken] during the Offense Step or Defense Step?
A3.Yes, you can.

Combo

Q1.When can you combo?
A1.During your Offense Step while attacking, or Defense Step while being attacked.
Q2.Do you have to combo during a battle?
A2.No, you do not.
Q3.How many cards can you combo with during a single battle?
A3.As many as you wish.
Q4.How many times can you combo during a single step?
A4.As many times as you wish.
Q5.Can you simultaneously combo with 2 or more cards?
A5.No, you cannot.
Combos fundamentally use 1 card at a time.
Q6.When are cards in the Combo Area moved to the Drop Area?
A6.They are placed in the Drop Area when the battle is over.
Q7.Can you activate [Counter: Attack] after you combo?
A7.No you cannot.
[Counter: Attack] activates when a player attacks.
Q8.Can you activate [Blocker] after you combo?
A8.No, you cannot.
[Blocker] activates when a player attacks.

Damage Step

Q1.If the both cards in a battle have the same power, which one wins?
A1.The attacking card wins.
Q2.If the power of the attacking card is lower than the power of the attacked card, what happens to the attacking card?
A2.Nothing happens when an attacking card loses a battle.
Q3.When you are dealt damage and add a card from your Life Area to your hand, can you choose which card to add to your hand?
A3.Yes, you can choose which card to add to your hand from your Life Area.
Q4.What happens to a KO’d Battle Card?
A4.It is placed in the Drop Area.

Keyworded Skills

[Blocker]
Q1.When you have a Battle Card with [Blocker] in play, do you have to activate its [Blocker] skill when the opponent attacks?
A1.No, you can choose not to activate [Blocker] during attacks.
Q2.Which resolves first: [Blocker], or an auto skill triggered by attacking?
A2.Resolve the auto skill triggered by attacking first, then resolve [Blocker].
[Strike] ([Double Strike] [Triple Strike] [Quadruple Strike])
Q1.When you are dealt two or more damage, do you add two cards to your hand simultaneously?
A1.No. Add them one at a time.
Q2.How much damage does a card with both [Double Strike] and [Triple Strike] deal to your opponent’s life?
A2.It deals three damage.
If a card has multiple [Strike] skills, the [Strike] skill that does the most damage applies.
Q3.If a card that originally had [Double Strike] gains [Double Strike] from another card or skill, does it gain [Triple Strike]?
A3.No, it does not.
[Dual Attack]
Q1.A card with [Dual Attack] had its first attack negated. Can you still switch it to Active Mode after the attack?
A1.Yes, you can.
Even if an attack is negated, skills that trigger at the end of a battle still resolve, allowing you to switch a card with [Dual Attack] to Active Mode.
Q2.If a card that originally had [Dual Attack] gains [Dual Attack] from another card or skill, does it gain [Triple Attack]?
A2.No, it does not.
[Critical]
Q1.If a card with [Critical] deals two or more points of damage, do that many cards get placed in the Drop Area from the opponent’s Life Area?
A1.Yes, they do.
[Revenge]
Q1.A Battle Card with [Revenge] was KO’d by an attack. Can you still KO the attacking card?
A1.Yes, you can.
Q2.A Battle Card with [Revenge] is attacked, and you activate the [Blocker] skill from another card to switch the target of the attack. Do you still get to KO the attacking card at the end of the battle?
A2.No, you do not.
You cannot resolve the [Revenge] skill of a card that did not participate in a battle.
Q3.You negate an attack targeting one of your Battle Cards with [Revenge]. Can you still KO the attacking card at the end of the battle?
A3.No, you cannot.
If the attack was negated, the card is not considered to be participating in battle at the end of the battle, so [Revenge] does not resolve.
Q4.If an attacked card gains [Revenge] during a battle, can you KO the attacking card at the end of the battle using [Revenge]?
A4.Yes, you can.
The card is participating in battle at the end of the battle, so you can KO the attacking card at the end of the battle using [Revenge].
[Counter]
Q1.Where can you activate [Counter]-type skills from?
A1.Unlike other skills, [Counter] can only be activated from your hand.
Q2.Can you activate a [Counter]-type skill in response to your own actions?
A2.No, you cannot.
[Counter] can only be activated in response to your opponent’s actions.
Q3.Which resolves first, a [Counter]-type skill or an opponent’s auto skill that is triggered by that Counter?
A3.The [Counter]-type skill resolves first.
Q4.Can you activate multiple [Counter]-type skills at once?
A4.No, you cannot.
Even if the specified timing is the same, you can only activate one counter per counter timing.
Q5.When activating a Battle Card’s [Counter]-type skill, can you activate it without paying the card’s energy cost?
A5.No, you must pay the energy cost.[Counter] skills can be activated from your hand by paying the card’s energy cost.
Q6.What happens to energy spent to pay for an action negated by a [Counter]-type skill?
A6.It remains spent.Even if the action was negated, you do not regain spent energy.
[Evolve]
Q1.Where can you activate [Evolve] skills from?
A1.Unlike other skills, you can only activate [Evolve] from your hand.
Q2.When you play a card with [Evolve], do its “when you play this card” skills activate?
A2.Yes, they do.
Q3.Does a card played with [Evolve] remain in the same position, remain affected by card effects, and retain power additions/subtractions from the card it evolved from?
A3.Yes, it does.
Q4.What happens to the cards stacked under a card played with [Evolve]?
A4.They are treated as a single card along with the cards stacked above it. Unless a skill specifies otherwise, all card text contained on those cards is ignored, and none of the cards can participate in battle.
Q5.Can you evolve a card that has already evolved from a different card?
A5.Yes, you can.
Place the new card on top of the existing stack of cards.
Q6.Are you allowed to look at the cards placed under cards played with evolve?
A6.Yes, you are.
Q7.If a card played with [Evolve] moves to a different area, what happens to the cards below it?
A7.They are placed in the Drop Area.
[Awaken]
Q1.Can you activate the skills from a Leader Card’s Awakened form before it awakens? How about the other way around?
A1.No you cannot activate the skills from a Leader Card’s Awakened form before it awakens. You can only activate the skills currently visible on the card.
Q2.You awaken your Leader Card after declaring an attack. At this point, can you activate the skills of your awakened leader card that trigger when the card attacks?
A2.No, you cannot.
The Leader Card was not awakened at the time you declared your attack, so the skills do not activate.
Q3.Does an awakened Leader Card remain in the same position, remain affected by card effects, and retain power additions/subtractions from its non-awakened form?
A3.Yes, it does