Summoned Skull

Fiend / Normal  DARK / 6
''A fiend with dark powers for confusing the enemy. Among the Fiend-Type monsters, this monster boasts considerable force.''

(This card is always treated as an "Archfiend" card.)

CARD ID: 70781052
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TCG SetSymbolRarityLowAvgTrend
Anniversary Pack YAP1-EN003 Ultra Rare5.95€6.90€7.27€
Booster Pack Collectors Tins 2002 BPT-002 Secret Rare19.50€29.93€28.25€
Dark Beginning 1 DB1-EN142 Super Rare2.50€2.72€2.68€
Dark Legends DLG1-EN025 Common0.10€0.49€0.23€
Demo Deck 2015 DEM2-EN002 Common0.10€-,--€0.36€
Demo Pack DEM1-EN001 Common0.03€0.16€0.13€
Duel Terminal 5a DT05-EN001 Duel Terminal Rare Parallel Rare1.89€-,--€2.60€
Duelist Pack: Yugi DPYG-EN002 Super Rare0.39€0.59€0.42€
Legendary Collection 3: Yugi's World Mega Pack LCYW-EN010 Super Rare2.99€-,--€4.24€
Legendary Collection 4: Joey's World Mega Pack LCJW-EN235 Rare0.08€0.38€0.28€
Metal Raiders MRD-003 Ultra Rare4.00€15.79€9.74€
Metal Raiders MRD-E003 Ultra Rare4.00€15.79€9.74€
Metal Raiders MRD-EN003 Ultra Rare4.00€15.79€9.74€
Millennium Pack MIL1-EN028 Common0.02€0.16€0.20€
Retro Pack RP01-EN024 Super Rare1.40€2.71€2.62€
Starter Deck: Yugi SDY-004 Common0.02€0.06€0.08€
Starter Deck: Yugi SDY-E004 Common0.02€0.06€0.08€
Starter Deck: Yugi Evolution SYE-005 Common0.04€0.37€0.18€
Starter Deck: Yugi Reloaded YSYR-EN004 Common0.02€0.17€0.17€
Summoned Skull Sample promotional card SDY-004 Common0.02€0.06€0.08€
Yugi's Legendary Decks YGLD-ENA06 Common0.02€0.30€0.26€

Card Trivia

 In the manga, this card functioned as Yugi Mutou's ace monster before he received his grandfather's Deck that contained Dark Magician.
This card's first Konami OCG/TCG artwork is taken from , specifically from the panel showing this monster being Summoned.
This card's third Japanese artwork is taken from , specifically from the panel showing this monster being Summoned. However, its appearance is flipped horizontally.
This card has several counterparts.
Advanced/Upgraded: Archfiend Commander;
Fusion: Manifested Skull;
Gemini/Red-Eyes: Red-Eyes Archfiend of Lightning;
Retrained: Skull Archfiend of Lightning;
Ritual: Advent Skull Archfiend;
Synchro: Beckoned Skull;
Toon: Toon Summoned Skull;
Xyz: Transcended Skull;
Zombie: Archfiend Zombie-Skull.
This monster possibly appears in the artworks of Ring of Fiendish Power and/or Level Tax, though it may be confused with Skull Archfiend of Lightning instead.
The Bandai version of this card has 1800 DEF and the monster is colored violet; the Konami version is typically colored white and has 1200 DEF in contrast.
The new artwork of this card in the Anniversary Pack features it with a new look similar to the Bandai style; it appears with red skin, no eyes, larger un-horned wings, five-fingered claws (as opposed to its three-clawed hands featured in the anime and the artwork of Skull Archfiend of Lightning), bony feet, a tail, and a scythe as its weapon (not featured in previous artworks).
According to Master Guide 1, the alternate artwork of this card (the 2nd Konami artwork) released at the Asia Championship 2001 in Japan qualifies as the rarest card ever released, as well as the other alternate artwork promotional cards released at that same conference.
As its card text implies, this monster has the second highest ATK of all Fiend Normal Monsters, behind only Zoa.
In its original manga artwork, Summoned Skull looks almost identical to the artwork of the Magic: the Gathering card . The two also are both extremely rare and powerful demons, and Summoned Skull was Level 7 in the manga, much like Lord of the Pit's Converted Mana Cost of 7. Its Japanese name, which translates to Summoned Demon, is similar to Lord of the Pit's printed type line of Summon Demon. Given the strong similarities between Magic: the Gathering and the early form of Duel Monsters (then called Magic and Wizards), this was likely intentional on Takahashi's part.


TCG Rulings

Mentions in Other Rulings

Makiu, the Magical Mist: “Makiu, the Magical Mist” targets the selected “Summoned Skull” or Thunder-Type

Judge Program Forum Rulings

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This card is considered an "
Archfiend" card. "Archfiend" cards are:
Anything with "Archfiend" in the name.
A Deal with Dark Ruler
Axe of Despair
B. Skull Dragon
Beast of Talwar
Fiend Skull Dragon
Lesser Fiend
Shadow Tamer
Summoned Skull
Toon Summoned Skull

Previously Official Rulings

Mentions in Other Rulings

Battle-Scarred: You can select an Archfiend that doesn't require you to pay Life Points as a target for "Battle-Scarred" (such as "Summoned Skull", "Archfiend Soldier", or "Fiend Skull Dragon").

The Dark - Hex-Sealed Fusion: To use the second effect of this monster, you must Tribute this monster plus the legal Fusion Material Monster(s) written on the Fusion Monster. For example, to Special Summon "B. Skull Dragon" you must Tribute "The Dark - Hex-Sealed Fusion" as well as either "Red-Eyes B. Dragon" or "Summoned Skull".