|YU-GI-OH! DUELING TIP|
AS A RESULT OF BATTLE
Cards like "Mystic Tomato" get their effects when destroyed "as a result of battle". This means that the card was destroyed because of the battle's damage calculation. If a card was destroyed during a battle because of a card effect, like "Man-Eater Bug", then the card was destroyed by the card effect. It was not destroyed "as a result of battle" in this case. Some cards do not have to be just destroyed as a result of battle, they have to be destroyed AND sent to the Graveyard as a result of battle. This means that if a card is on the field that prevents them from being sent to the Graveyard, like "Banisher of the Light", then their effect that requires the card to be destroyed AND sent to the Graveyard as a result of battle will not activate. - click here for another Dueling Tip.