Power of the Duelist, the twentieth expansion set in the YU-GI-OH! Trading Card Game, was released as a 60 card set in North America on August 16, 2006. This set introduced more HERO monsters.This was the first expansion set to have 4 letters in the set name on a card.
Notable cards from Power of the Duelist
Normal monster cards
Sabersaurus (POTD-EN002) is a level 4 earth attribute dinosaur-type monster with 1900atk/500def. This card was used in Dino Rabbit decks and was usually special summoned by the effect of Rescue Rabbit, but currently sees little to no tournament play.
Effect monster cards
Destiny HERO – Dasher (POTD-EN017) is a level 6 dark attribute warrior-type monster with 2100atk/1000def.
Once per turn: You can Tribute 1 other monster; this card gains 1000 ATK until the End Phase. If this card attacks, change it to Defense Position at the end of the Battle Phase. One time only, when you draw a Monster Card during your Draw Phase while this card is in your Graveyard: You can reveal it; Special Summon it. This card must be in the Graveyard to activate and to resolve this effect.
This card was used in dark attribute themed decks to special summon certain monsters from the graveyard, such as Dark Magician of Chaos. Destiny HERO – Dasher currently sees little to no tournament play.
Fusion monster cards
Chimeratech Overdragon (POTD-EN034) is a level 9 dark attribute machine-type Fusion monster with ?atk/?def.
“Cyber Dragon” + 1 or more Machine-Type monsters
Must be Fusion Summoned and cannot be Special Summoned by other ways. When this card is Fusion Summoned: Send all other cards you control to the Graveyard. The original ATK and DEF of this card each become equal to the number of Fusion Material Monsters used for its Fusion Summon x 800. Each turn, this card can attack your opponent’s monsters a number of times equal to the number of Fusion Material Monsters used for its Fusion Summon.
This card was used in extra decks of machine decks and could be fusion summoned by Future Fusion and Overload Fusion for a potential one turn win. Chimeratech Overdragon currently sees little to no tournament play.
Overload Fusion (POTD-EN042) is a normal spell card.
Banish, from your side of the field or your Graveyard, the Fusion Material Monsters that are listed on a DARK Machine-Type Fusion Monster Card, then Special Summon that Fusion Monster from your Extra Deck. (This Special Summon is treated as a Fusion Summon.)
This card was used in certain machine decks to perform a one turn win, but currently sees little to no tournament play.
Future Fusion (POTD-EN044) is a continuous spell card.
Reveal 1 Fusion Monster in your Extra Deck and send, from your Main Deck to the Graveyard, the Fusion Material Monsters that are listed on that Fusion Monster Card. During your 2nd Standby Phase after this card’s activation, Special Summon 1 of that Fusion Monster from your Extra Deck and target it with this card. (This Special Summon is treated as a Fusion Summon.) When this card leaves the field, destroy that target. When that target is destroyed, destroy this card.
This card was used in numerous decks to set up monsters in the graveyard to perform a one turn win. Future Fusion is currently a forbidden card.
Mausoleum of the Emperor (POTD-EN047) is a field spell card.
During either player’s Main Phase: The turn player can pay 1000 Life Points x the number of monsters normally needed for the Tribute Summon of a monster (max. 2000); that player Normal Summons/Sets that monster without Tributing. (This is their one Normal Summon/Set for that turn. This is not a Tribute Summon.)
Players who used monster cards that required tributes to normal summon used this card to make it easier to normal summon the monster without tributing, but currently sees little to no tournament play.
The Paths of Destiny (POTD-EN052) is a normal trap card.
Both players toss a coin once. If a player’s result is Heads, they gain 2000 Life Points, and if their result is Tails, they take 2000 damage.
This card saw play in burn decks, but currently sees little to no tournament play.