Thorn of Malice

  Equip / Spell
Equip only to "Black Rose Dragon" or a Plant-Type monster. It gains 600 ATK. If the equipped monster attacks a Defense Position monster, inflict piercing battle damage to your opponent. If the equipped monster attacks a monster, after damage calculation: The attacked monster loses 600 ATK and DEF. An opponent's monster that battles with the equipped monster cannot be destroyed by that battle. 
CARD ID: 65079854
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YuGiOh! TCG karta: Thorn of Malice


TCG SetSymbolRarityLowAvgTrend
Legendary Collection 5D's Mega Pack LC5D-EN103 Common0.02€0.22€0.31€
Raging Battle RGBT-EN047 Common0.02€0.12€0.12€

Card Trivia

 This card's artwork is similar to that of Closed Forest.
Incidentally, in the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's anime, both cards are used by Signers (this card by Akiza Izinski and Closed Forest by Devack, who is a Dark Signer).  Moreover coincidentally, both cards' artworks possess antipodal color schemes in respect to both types of Signers, with this card's having mostly lighter colors, whereas Closed Forests has mostly darker colors.
This card, like Black Rose Dragon, references the personality of Akiza Izinski. This card represents the pain she felt from her past and how she wished to take it out on others.
This card shares similarities with Double Tool C&D in that it can only be equipped to either a specific Signer Dragon or a certain Type of monster. In this case, Black Rose Dragon or Plant monsters.


TCG Rulings

“Thorn of Malice’s” effect that reduces a monster’s ATK & DEF starts a Chain.: Raging Battle -- Card Rulings (version 1.2)

The ATK & DEF reduction from “Thorn of Malice” lasts as long as the reduced monster is face-up on the field. Effects like “Imperial Order” or “Spell Canceller” will not remove the ATK & DEF reduction.

If your monster equipped with “Thorn of Malice” battles a monster with equal ATK while both monsters are in Attack Position, your monster is destroyed but the opponent’s is not, because the effect of “Thorn of Malice” prevents it from being destroyed.

If your “Thorn of Malice” is equipped to your opponent’s monster, it will not prevent your monsters from being destroyed in battle with the equipped monster. Your “Thorn of Malice” only prevents the opponent’s monsters from being destroyed by your equipped monster.

OCG Rulings

The effect of "Thorn of Malice" which reduces the ATK/DEF of the monster attacked by the equipped monster activates after Damage Calculation and starts a Chain.: Spell Card > Thorn of Malice: Does the effect of "Thorn of Malice" which reduces the ATK/DEF of the opponent's monster start a Chain?

After the effect of "Thorn of Malice" decreases the ATK and DEF of an opponent's monster by 600, the ATK and DEF remain lowered even if "Thorn of Malice" leaves the field or is negated by an effect like "Imperial Order". The decrease to ATK and DEF lasts as long as the monster remains face-up on the field.: How long do you apply the effect of "Thorn of Malice" which decreases the ATK and DEF of a monster?