Each monster has an alignment. If your monster's alignment beats your opponent's monster's alignment, you can automaticly destroy it, regardless of attack/defense points. There are two circles of alignments (there's an align. Then ---+ then another align. It means the first align. Beats the second align. Ex. Purple ---+ blue means purple beats blue):
Light ---+ Fiend ---+ Dream ---+ Shadow ----+
Wind ----+ Earth ---+ Thunder----+ Aqua---+ Pyro---+ Forest---+
Divine is it's own category, so it doesn't automaticlly beat or get beaten by any other align.
When the battle is an align. From the first order vs. An align. From the second order (ex. Dream vs. Wind), neither of the cards is beaten by or beats the other.
Sorry this was so long and happy dueling!!!
Added by: gamer1234 Jul 13th 2005, ID#5823