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Topic: Elemental Power / Magic Priority and Interactions

It doesn’t seem to be the case that the user of Reversal always uses their power-increasing item before Reversal takes effect. While battling the AI, on multiple occasions, my opponent’s Reversal has taken effect first, followed by my sword item, followed by their power item. (Recently I’ve noticed this once when the enemy has used a sword, and once when it has used a stone.) I do, however, recall at least one instance in which I’ve used my sword item before Reversal. (I think it was my own Reversal, so I effectively powered up the opponent’s monster when I thought I would gain a large advantage.) It surprised me at the time, and as Robin001 seems to imply, it doesn’t seem particularly fair unless there’s some clear and consistent method to the ordering of these effects.

 
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Topic: Elemental Power / Magic Priority and Interactions

I’ve noticed a few things about certain magic cards that don’t work quite as I expected them to, so I’d like to ask about them.

First, when one player uses Operation Even, and the other uses Operation Odd, it seems only one activates. So far in Campaign mode, I’ve only seen my enemy’s card work. What determines which card takes priority?

Second, when I’ve used Operation Odd or Operation Even, and my enemy uses Hand to Hand, Hand to Hand activates but my card doesn’t. I had expected them both to activate, or for the Operation to take effect – after all, Hand to Hand sounds like it should just ignore elements, while the Operations ignore elements AND relative power. Why doesn’t Operation Odd or Even activate in this situation?

Third, and most counter-intuitive: when a monster with the Elemental ability wins combat under the effects of Hand to Hand, Elemental still activates if the winner has the dominant element. The description for “Elemental” is “+X damage on elemental win”, and the victory isn’t an elemental win if element is ignored by Hand to Hand, right? This seems like a direct contradiction to me. At very least, the description for the Elemental ability is misleading.

Thank you very much in advance for any explanation!