A Special Summon is a Summon that is performed through the effect of a single card. Special Summons do not use up your 1 Normal Summon or Set for the turn, and can be conducted as many times as possible in a turn and if generally referred to, a monster is Special Summoned in face up ATK or face up DEF position, unless indicated by the card. Also, Special Summons can be performed during either player's turn. Special Summoning requires no Tributes unless indicated by the card.
"Premature Burial", "Call of the Haunted", "Monster Reborn", "Soul Resurrection", and "Autonomous Action Unit" can all Special Summon monsters from the Graveyard. Thus, you can activate each card (provided you have enough Life Points) and resurrect five monsters, as well as conduct a Tribute Summon or Tribute Set in the same turn.
Types of Monster Cards
Types of Spell Cards
Types of Trap Cards
ATK • DEF • Level • Attribute • Type
Playing Field Zones
Types of Summon
Types of Monster Effects
Types of Effect Monsters
Types of Spell Speed
Aqua • Beast • Beast-Warrior • Dinosaur