Showdown(一騎打) is a special ability of Red that was introduced in BS33. Cards with this effect have the same text:

(Your Opponent's Start Step) Your opponent chooses 1 of their Spirits and compares BP with this Spirit. Destroy the Spirit(s) with equal or lower BP. When only the Spirit chosen by the opponent is destroyed, you may activate the following effect:

  • [Applied effect description]


Q1. What is Showdown?
A1. Showdown is an effect that has your Showdown spirit and a spirit of your opponent's choice compare BP during the opponent's start step. After comparing BP, the one with less BP is destroyed, and if the BP is the same, both spirits are destroyed. When only the opposing spirit is destroyed by comparing BP through Showdown, spirits can activate their own effects.

Q2. Is the spirit with Showdown exhausted?
A2. No, it is not exhausted.

Q3. Do "When Attacks" and "When Blocks" activate during Showdown?
A3. No, they do not. Showdown does not count as a battle.

Q4. When the opponent's spirit is destroyed through Showdown, does that count as being destroyed by opposing effects? Or does it count as being destroyed by BP comparison?
A4. It counts as being destroyed by BP comparison. Effects that activate when destroyed by effects do not activate.

Q5. When an opposing spirit with a "cannot be destroyed by opposing effects" effect is selected, is that spirit still destroyed if its BP is lower?
A5. Yes, it is destroyed.

Q6. When a spirit with Showdown is destroyed through Showdown, can a burst with the condition "when your spirit is destroyed by the opponent" be activated?
A6. Yes, it can activate.

Q7. When Showdown is activated, can the opponent select a spirit with Heavy Immunity: Red or one that is unaffected by opposing effects?
A7. No, they cannot.

Q8. Is there flash timing while Showdown is active?
A8. No, there is not.

Q9. Must Showdown be activated even if the opponent has a spirit with higher BP?
A8. Yes, it must.

Q10. Does Showdown activate even if the spirit with Showdown is exhausted?
A8. Yes, it does.

Q11. When your opponent activates Showdown, can you choose your own exhausted spirit?
A8. Yes, you can.

Q11. When two opposing spirits activate Showdown, which comes first?
A8. As the turn player, you can choose the order of the Showdown effects.

List of Cards With Showdown


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