Relinquished


Spellcaster / Ritual / Effect  DARK / 1
You can Ritual Summon this card with "Black Illusion Ritual". Once per turn: You can target 1 monster your opponent controls; equip that target to this card. (max. 1). This card's ATK/DEF become equal to that equipped monster's. If this card would be destroyed by battle, destroy that equipped monster instead. While equipped with that monster, any battle damage you take from battles involving this card inflicts equal effect damage to your opponent.
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CARD ID: 64631466
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YuGiOh! TCG karta: Relinquished

TCG SETS

TCG SetSymbolRarityLowAvgTrend
Dark Beginning 1 DB1-EN015 Super Rare1.00€3.16€2.26€
Dark Legends DLG1-EN055 Super Rare8.50€9.50€9.21€
Legendary Collection 3: Yugi's World Mega Pack LCYW-EN113 Rare0.29€0.42€0.47€
Legendary Duelists: Ancient Millennium LED2-EN000 Common0.02€0.08€0.10€
Magic Ruler MRL-029 Ultra Rare4.99€-,--€8.73€
Master Collection Volume 1 MC1-EN003 Secret Rare3.00€4.23€3.33€
Millennium Pack MIL1-EN008 Common0.02€0.15€0.14€
Retro Pack RP01-EN054 Ultra Rare5.99€10.75€11.00€
Spell Ruler MRL-E029 Ultra Rare4.99€-,--€8.73€
Spell Ruler SRL-029 Ultra Rare2.50€6.73€6.08€
Spell Ruler SRL-EN029 Ultra Rare2.50€6.73€6.08€
Starter Deck: Pegasus SDP-001 Ultra Rare0.02€0.25€0.26€

Card Trivia

 This monster appears in the artwork of Relinquished Fusion.
This monster is the cover card for both Magic Ruler and Spell Ruler.
This card has the lowest Level, ATK and DEF of any Ritual Monster.
In several Yu-Gi-Oh! games, this monster's Eye of Anubis is red, when on the card it is yellow/gold. This happen in the anime as well.
This card was the first Ritual Effect Monster to be released in the OCG.
Thousand-Eyes Restrict which uses this card as Fusion Material,  was the first Fusion/Effect Monster released.
In the OCG, this card and Black Illusion Ritual have never been released together in the same Booster Pack.
There is a misprinted Italian version of Relinquished called Abbbandono. This card's real Italian name is Abbandono.
Until its release in Legendary Collection 3: Yugi's World, this card's lore did not state how to Summon it, in both the TCG and the OCG. The main reason is most likely the insufficient amount of space left to introduce the standard specification for a Ritual Summon.
In Yu-Gi-Oh! The Sacred Cards, this monster was a DIVINE Attribute monster instead of DARK.
The hilt of Sword of Dark Rites is based on this monster's appearance. This is fitting, since Sacrifice (the Japanese translated name of Relinquished) is a part of that card's translated Japanese name: Sacrifice Sword.
The artwork of this card is taken from Yu-Gi-Oh! Duelist Duel 70: The Sacrifice!, specifically from the panel showing this monster being Ritual Summoned.
Relinquished, a ritual monster, is blue in color, like the border of a ritual monster card.  Its fusion form, Thousand-Eyes Restrict, is purple in color, like the border of a fusion monster card.

Rulings


TCG Rulings


Mentions in Other Rulings

Archlord Kristya: If "Archlord Kristya" is equipped to "Relinquished" while face-up and then later destroyed it will return to the Deck.

Chimera the Flying Mythical Beast: If "Chimera the Flying Mythical Beast" is destroyed while equipped to "Relinquished" you can activate its effect.

The Big Saturn: If “The Big Saturn” is destroyed by your opponent while equipped to “Relinquished” its effect still activates.

Viser Des: If "Viser Des" is equipped to "Relinquished" its effect will no longer apply.


OCG Rulings



The effect "Once per turn: You can target 1 monster your opponent controls; equip that target to this card. (You can only equip 1 monster at a time to this card with this effect.)" is an Ignition Effect. (It targets 1 monster in your opponent's Monster Zone. It can also target a face-down Defense Position monster.): Relinquished

The effect "This card's ATK and DEF become equal to that equipped monster's. If this card would be destroyed by battle, destroy that equipped monster instead." is a Continuous Effect. (If this card is equipped with a face-down Defense Position monster, the ATK and DEF of "Relinquished" become 0.)

If the effect "If this card would be destroyed by battle, destroy that equipped monster instead." is applied, the equipped monster is destroyed after damage calculation.

The effect "While equipped with that monster, any battle damage you take from battles involving this card inflicts equal effect damage to your opponent." is a Continuous Effect.

If the effect "While equipped with that monster, any battle damage you take from battles involving this card inflicts equal effect damage to your opponent." is applied, each player takes damage at the same time.

When resolving the effect of "Destiny HERO - Plasma", "Relinquished", or "Thousand-Eyes Restrict" that equips an opponent's monster to it, if "Destiny HERO - Plasma" etc. is no longer face-up on the field, the effect resolution is still applied. In that case, the targeted monster cannot be equipped to Destiny HERO - Plasma" etc. and it is sent from the opponent's Monster Zone to the Graveyard.: When resolving the effect of "Destiny HERO - Plasma" that equips an opponent's monster to it, if "Destiny HERO - Plasma" is no longer face-up on the field, what happens?

If a Pendulum Monster is treated as an Equip Card by the effect of "Relinquished" and it is placed in the Spell & Trap Zone, even if it is placed in the rightmost (or leftmost) Zone, it is not treated as a Pendulum Monster that was placed using the normal procedure. If "Wisdom-Eye Magician" is equipped to "Relinquished" in the rightmost (or leftmost) Spell & Trap Zone, "Wisdom-Eye Magician" is not treated as a card that was placed in the Pendulum Zone, its Pendulum Effect cannot be activated, and you cannot Pendulum Summon using its Pendulum Scale.: Can the Pendulum Effect of "Wisdom-Eye Magician" be activated while it is treated as an Equip Card by the effect of "Relinquished"?

The effect of "Relinquished" can treat an opponent's "Link Spider" as an Equip Card. In that case, since "Link Spider" has 1000 ATK, the ATK of "Relinquished" becomes 1000. However, since "Link Spider" has no DEF, the DEF of "Relinquished" becomes 0. (The effect "If this card would be destroyed by battle, destroy that equipped monster instead." can be applied normally.): Can a Link Monster be treated as an Equip Card by the effect of "Relinquished"?

While a Link Monster, such as "Decode Talker", is treated as an Equip Card by the effect of "Relinquished", even if its Link Arrow points to a Main Monster Zone, you cannot Special Summon a monster from the Extra Deck.: While "Decode Talker" is treated as an Equip Card in the Spell & Trap Zone, can you Special Summon a monster from the Extra Deck to a Main Monster Zone pointed by its Link Arrow?

When Fusion Summoning "Thousand-Eyes Restrict", you can use a "Relinquished" in your hand as a Fusion Material Monster. However, the "Relinquished" cannot be Special Summoned from the Graveyard by "Monster Reborn", etc.: When Fusion Summoning, can a Ritual Monster card in the hand be used as a Fusion Material Monster?: Can you use a Ritual monster in your hand as a Fusion Material?

The effect of "Elemental Hero Absolute Zero" will activate if it is removed from the field while equipped to "Relinquished" or otherwise in the Spell/Trap Card Zone.: When "Elemental Hero Absolute Zero" is removed from the field while being treated as an Equip Card, does its effect activate?

When "Red Dragon Archfiend/Assault Mode" etc is destroyed while in your Spell & Trap Card Zone - for example, it is equipped to "Relinquished" - then you can activate the effect and Special Summon a "Red Dragon Archfiend" etc.: When a "Red Dragon Archfiend/Assault Mode" etc is being treated as an Equip Card and destroyed, can "Red Dragon Archfiend" etc be Special Summoned?

If "Genesis Dragon" is equipped to a monster like "Relinquished" or "Destiny Hero - Plasma" and sent from the field to the Graveyard, then you can activate its which returns all Dragon-Type monsters from the Graveyard to the Deck.: When a "Genesis Dragon" which is being treated as an Equip Card is sent from the field to the Graveyard, can you activate the effect which returns to the Deck?

"Archlord Kristya" will return to the top of the Deck if it is to be sent to the Graveyard while "Archlord Kristya" is being treated as an Equip Card and Equipped to "Relinquished"/"Destiny Hero - Plasma"/etc.: When an "Archlord Kristya" which is treated as an Equip Card is sent to the Graveyard, does it return to the top of the deck with its effect?

If "Fortune Lady Light" becomes an Equip Card by an effect like "Relinquished" or "Destiny Hero - Plasma", then when it is removed from the field its owner can activate its effect which Special Summons a "Fortune Lady" monster.: When a "Fortune Lady Light" being treated as an Equip Card is removed from the field, does its effect activate?

If "Hundred Eyes Dragon" gains the effect of "Relinquished" and then equips itself with a monster, then during the End Phase when "Hundred Eyes Dragon" loses the effect of "Relinquished" the monster equipped to "Hundred Eyes Dragon" can no longer be equipped, so the monster equipped to "Hundred Eyes Dragon" is destroyed.: When "Hundred Eyes Dragon" gains the effect of "Relinquished" and equips itself with an opponent's monster, how does it resolve at the end of the turn?

If "Elemental HERO The Shining" is destroyed while in the Spell & Trap Card Zone - for example, while it is equipped to "Relinquished" - then the effect of "Elemental HERO The Shining" can still return up to two removed from play "Elemental HERO" monsters to your hand.: If a "Elemental HERO The Shining" which is being treated as an Equip Card is destroyed, then can you add removed from play "Elemental HERO" cards to your hand?

Mentions in Other Rulings

Dragon Mastery: If a monster like "Destiny Hero - Plasma" or "Relinquished" is already equipped with a monster by its own effect, then you can still use "Dragon Mastery" to equip it with a Dragon-Type "Dragunity" monster.: If a monster like "Relinquished" is already equipped with a monster, then can you equip another monster to it with the effect of "Dragon Mastery"?

Dragunity Arma Leyvaten: If a monster like "Destiny Hero - Plasma" or "Relinquished" is equipped with a "Dragunity" monster, then you can remove it from play to Special Summon "Dragunity Arma Leyvaten" from your hand or Graveyard.: Can you Special Summon Dragunity Arma Leyvaten" by removing from play a "Relinquished" equipped with a "Dragunity" monster?

Exxod, Master of The Guard: If a monster is equipped to a monster like "Relinquished" as an Equip Card, then the monster is not treated as a Monster Card. Thus, you cannot Special Summon "Exxod, Master of The Guard" by Tributing a "Sphinx" monster that is being treated as an Equip Card and is equipped to another monster.: Can you Special Summon "Exxod, Master of The Guard" by Tributing a "Sphinx" monster that is treated as an Equip Card?

Malefic Truth Dragon: You cannot Special Summon "Malefic Truth Dragon" if a "Malefic" monster like "Malefic Blue-Eyes White Dragon" is destroyed while being treated as an Equip Card and equipped to a monster like "Relinquished

Previously Official Rulings


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Relinquished"s effect to equip itself with a monster can only be activated during your Main Phase 1 or 2 since it is an Ignition Effect.

A monster equipped to "Relinquished" occupies a Spell & Trap Zone of the controller of "Relinquished". So if you already have 5 Spell & Trap Cards on the field you cannot activate the effect of "Relinquished". Any Equip Spell Cards equipped to the selected monster are destroyed. "Relinquished" gains the ATK and DEF of the monster equipped to it, but not the effects of an Effect Monster.

The selected monster is treated as a Monster Card when it is sent to the Graveyard, so the effects of "Sangan" or "Witch of the Black Forest" would activate, but the effect of "Mystic Tomato" would not, since it was not destroyed as a result of battle.

You can not voluntarily destroy a monster equipped to "Relinquished" but you can use "Mystical Space Typhoon" or "Emergency Provisions" to eliminate it.

"Relinquished" inflicts effect damage to your opponent whenever you take battle damage from a battle involving "Relinquished", if it is equipped with a monster. This can occur when “Relinquished” battles another Attack Position Monster, or when it attacks a Defense Position monster with DEF higher than its current ATK.

Mentions in Other Rulings

Ameba / Griggle: This card’s effect is not activated when equipped to an opponent’s "Relinquished"

Batteryman C: A "Batteryman C" equipped to "Relinquished" is not in Attack or Defense Position so it will not be counted for the effect of "Batteryman C".

Blindly Loyal Goblin: Your opponent cannot target your "Blindly Loyal Goblin" with the effect of "Relinquished"

Crystal Tree: When a "Crystal Beast" monster is equipped to "Relinquished" with its effect, a Crystal Counter is placed onto "Crystal Tree".

Cyberdark Impact!: You can return a "Cyberdark" monster that is being treated as a Spell Card (by "Relinquished", etc.) to your Deck with the effect of this card.

Dark Magician of Chaos: If "Dark Magician of Chaos" is equipped to "Relinquished", and is destroyed, then "Dark Magician of Chaos" is removed from play. While "Dark Magician of Chaos" is equipped to "Relinquished", you cannot select "Dark Magician of Chaos" as a card to send to the Graveyard for the effect of "Emergency Provisions".

Dark Ruler Ha Des: If your Fiend-Type monster battles with "Relinquished" equipped with a "Sangan" or a "Witch of the Black Forest" and the equipped card is destroyed instead of "Relinquished", the effect of "Sangan", etc., will activate since it was the effect of "Relinquished" that destroyed it. It was not destroyed as a result of battle with the Fiend-Type monster.

Decayed Commander: "Decayed Commander" does not activate its card-discarding effect ifdue to reflect damage from "Relinquished", etc.

Divine Wrath: You can activate "Divine Wrath" when the opponent uses "Relinquished"’s effect to equip itself with a monster, or when "Relinquished"’s effect inflicts damage.

Dramatic Rescue: You can activate "Dramatic Rescue" when an Amazoness on your side of the field is targeted, such as with "Relinquished", .

Elemental HERO Darkbright: This effect will activate if this card is destroyed while it is being treated as a Spell Card (by "Relinquished", etc.).

Elemental HERO Glow Neos: If you destroy a monster that is being treated as an Equip Spell Card by the effect of "Relinquished", it is treated as a monster after it is destroyed so the additional effect for destroying a Monster Card is applied.

Elemental HERO Mariner"Elemental Hero Mariner" can attack directly.

Eradicator Epidemic Virus: Any card treated as a Spell Card (a monster equipped to "Relinquished", etc.) when this card resolves will be destroyed.

Falling Down: The Archfiend you need for "Falling Down" doesn't have to be a monster. Cards likean Archfiend monster equipped to your "Relinquished", will prevent "Falling Down" from being destroyed.

Fatal Abacus: For the effect of "Fatal Abacus" to trigger, a Monster Card that is being treated as a monster must be sent from the field to the Graveyard. This means that a Monster Card equipped to "Relinquished"that is sent to the Graveyard will not trigger this effect

Giant Kozaky: If "Giant Kozaky" is face-up on the field with "Kozaky", and "Kozaky" is equipped to "Relinquished", "Giant Kozaky" is not destroyed because a card called "Kozaky" is on the field.

Giant Kozaky: If "Giant Kozaky" is equipped to "Relinquished" as an Equip Spell Card, "Giant Kozaky" will not be destroyed by its effect because it's not a monster (even if "Kozaky" is not on the field).

Giant Kozaky: If "Giant Kozaky" is equipped to "Relinquished" and is destroyed by "Mystical Space Typhoon" or the effect of "Relinquished", the effect of "Giant Kozaky" will inflict damage to the controller.

Gorgon's Eye: While "Gorgon's Eye" is active, if "Relinquished" equipped with a monster is in Defense Position, the effect of "Relinquished" is negated, it can no longer be equipped with a monster, and the Monster Card equipped to "Relinquished" is destroyed and sent to the Graveyard.

Green Baboon, Defender of the Forest: You cannot activate this effect when a Beast-Type monster treated as a Spell Card (such as one equipped to "Relinquished") is destroyed.

Guardian Tryce: If "Guardian Tryce" is an Equip Spell Card equipped to "Relinquished"and "Guardian Tryce" is destroyed and sent to the Graveyard, his effect activates.

Heart of Clear Water: If your "Relinquished"is equipped with "Heart of Clear Water" and you its effect to equip it with a Monster Card whose ATK is 1300 or higher, "Heart of Clear Water" is destroyed.

Kaiser Glider: If "Kaiser Glider" is equipped to "Relinquished"and is destroyed and sent to the Graveyard, "Kaiser Glider"s effect activates.

Lesser Fiend: If "Lesser Fiend" battles with "Relinquished" equipped with a Monster Card, and that equipped card is destroyed instead of "Relinquished", it is not removed from play since it is the effect of "Relinquished" that destroyed it and not as a result of battle with "Lesser Fiend".

Magic Reflector: You can activate "Magic Reflector" and put a counter on a Monster Card equipped to "Relinquished", and if the equipped card would be destroyed, remove 1 counter instead.

Morale Boost: "Morale Boost"s effect includes when monsters are equipped to "Relinquished"and when such equipped monsters are removed from the field.

Neo-Spacian Dark Panther: If you target "Relinquished"then you can equip "Neo-Spacian Dark Panther" with Monster Cards through the copied effect, but at the end of the turn, the effect that allowed them to be equipped disappears, and the equipped cards are destroyed.

Nobleman of Extermination: You can select a face-down monster equipped to "Relinquished".

Poison Draw Frog: When a face-up "Poison Draw Frog" equipped to "Relinquished" is sent to the Graveyard, you can draw 1 card.

Primal Seed: The required card only needs to be face-up on the field. It does not need to be a Monster Card, so if "Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning" is equipped to "Relinquished", you can activate "Primal Seed".

Remove Brainwashing: "Remove Brainwashing" has no effect on a Monster Card equipped to "Relinquished"and the Monster Card remains where it is, because it is an Equip Spell Card.

Remove Brainwashing If your opponent takes control of your monster with "Snatch Steal", etc., and you activate "Relinquished"s effect on your next turn to equip the monster to "Relinquished", and your opponent chains "Remove Brainwashing" to "Relinquished"s effect, control of the monster returns to you before "Relinquished"s effect resolves and, since you cannot use "Relinquished"s effect on monsters on your side of the field, "Relinquished"s effect disappears.

Rise of the Snake Deity You can activate this card when your "Vennominon the King of Poisonous Snakes" that is being treated as a Spell Card (by "Relinquished", etc.) is destroyed.

Sacred Phoenix of Nephthys: If "Sacred Phoenix of Nephthys" is destroyed while it is not a Monster Card, such as when it is equipped to "Relinquished"its effect does not activate and it is not Special Summoned.

Shield & Sword: This card has no effect on "Relinquished" because "Relinquished's" original ATK/DEF are both zero.

Skill Drain: Monsters equipped to "Relinquished" while "Skill Drain" is active are negated and destroyed because "Relinquished" no longer has an effect that allows it to be equipped with a monster, and "Relinquished"s ATK and DEF are returned to normal.

Snake Whistle: You cannot activate this card when a Reptile-Type monster that is being treated as a Spell Card (by "Relinquished", etc.) is destroyed.

Spellbinding Circle: If the targeted monster is Tributed, changed into an Equip Spell Card by the effect of "Relinquished", returned to the owner's hand, or otherwise removed from the field without being destroyed, "Spellbinding Circle" remains on the field meaninglessly.

Spirit Reaper: "Spirit Reaper" is only destroyed by its own effect if it is face-up on the field when the effect designating it as a target activates, AND after the effect designating it as a target resolves. . If "Spirit Reaper" is targeted by the effect of "Relinquished", "Spirit Reaper" is an Equip Spell Card after the effect of "Relinquished" resolves, so it is not destroyed.

Terrorking Archfiend: When your only Archfiend monster is an Equip Spell Card equipped to "Relinquished", you cannot Normal Summon or Flip Summon "Terrorking Archfiend".

Thousand Knives: The required card only needs to be face-up on the field. It does not need to be a Monster Card, so if "Dark Magician" is equipped to your "Relinquished", you can activate "Thousand Knives".

Timidity: While the effect of "Timidity" is active, you cannot destroy a face-down Monster Card equipped to "Relinquished".

Token Thanksgiving: "Token Thanksgiving" will destroy a Monster Token equipped to "Relinquished".

Trap Monster: If “Embodiment of Apophis” is a monster and is equipped to “Relinquished”, “Embodiment of Apophis” is treated as any other monster equipped to “Relinquished”, and “Relinquished” gets 1600 ATK and 1800 DEF.

Trojan Blast: You cannot activate "Trojan Blast" when a monster shifts control to become an Equip Card. So you cannot activate "Trojan Blast" when "Relinquished"equips itself with your monster.

Trap Monster"Skull Zoma" is equipped to "Relinquished" by its effect, it is only treated as an Equip Spell Card, not a Trap Card or Monster Card.

Twin-Headed Behemoth: If equipped to "Relinquished" and destroyed, you can use the effect of this card and it will be Special Summoned on your side of the field with ATK/DEF of 1000 points. (If you have not already used this effect once.)

Union Monster: Union Monsters only grant their special effects to a monster when equipped to that monster using the Union Monster's effect. So if "Relinquished" equips itself with a Union Monster, it gains none of the Union Monster's bonuses.

Winged Kuriboh: If "Winged Kuriboh" is treated as an Equip Card (like if it's equipped to "Relinquished") and it's destroyed and sent to the Graveyard, its effect still activates.

Judge List Rulings

Dark Ruler Ha Des: If "Dark Ruler Ha Des" battles with "Relinquished" equipped with a monster (with lower ATK than "Dark Ruler Ha Des's"), then "Relinquished's" effect that destroys the equipped monster instead, and the effect that inflicts damage, are not negated by "Dark Ruler Ha Des".: Dark Ruler Ha Des Vs. Relinquished, Etc.

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Mentions in Other Rulings

Barrel Behind the Door: You can activate "Barrel Behind the Door" against Trigger Effects like"Relinquished" (when it inflicts effect damage, since "Barrel Behind the Door" can be activated during the Damage Step because it is a Counter-Trap Card)The newest errata of this card has Problem-Solving Card Text which shows its effect to inflict damage is a Continuous Effect and not a Trigger Effect.

Collected Power: Monster Cards equipped to "Relinquished" or "Thousand-Eyes Restrict"Relinquished or "Thousand-Eyes Restrict" but if either of these monsters is already equipped with a Monster Card, the new one is destroyed. If these moved to any other monster, the cards are destroyed. states that monsters treated as Equip Cards (except Union monsters equipped by their own effects) cannot have their equip target changed.

Nightmare Wheel: If the monster targeted by "Nightmare Wheel" becomes equipped to "Relinquished", then "Nightmare Wheel" is destroyed.The newest errata of "Nightmare Wheel" has Problem-Solving Card Text which specifies that it is only destroyed by its own effect when its target leaves the field.

Vampire Lord: If "Vampire Lord" is destroyed while equipped to "Relinquished", he won't be Special Summoned, no matter who controls him or who destroyed him.The newest errata of "Vampire Lord" has Problem-Solving Card Text which shows its effect to Special Summon itself will activate regardless of if it was destroyed as a monster.