UU - Downgrade Card

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Icon-down.pngDowngrade cards have a yellow corner with a down arrow symbol. Add a Downgrade card to another player's Stable to impose negative effects to that player. (Technically, you can add a Downgrade card to your own Stable, but you'll rarely want to do this.) A Downgrade card stays in a player's Stable until it is sacrificed or destroyed.

  • A Downgrade card in your Stable affects only your Stable (unless otherwise stated).
  • Upon entering a stable a downgrades effect is active. If the effect interacts with cards already in the stable, they are unaffected (unless specifically stated). This new effect will only affect future interactions.

Do I have to play Downgrade cards on opponents and Upgrade cards on myself?

You can play Upgrade and Downgrade cards into any player's Stable. This official statement from the official website confirms a game board location for these card types, this in no way states that you must declare the intended location prior to resolution of the card text.
Getting Rid of Downgrade Cards
Some card effects allow you to specifically remove Downgrade cards from your Stable. In addition, if a card's effect states "SACRIFICE a card," you can use that card to get rid of a Downgrade in your Stable (ex. "If this card is in your Stable at the beginning of your turn, you may SACRIFICE a card, then DESTROY a card")

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