Zombie Master ruling

#1BobTDonutPosted 7/27/2011 8:15:46 PM
So I've been told that Zombie Master's effect is that the discard is a cost to activate the effect, and then you proceed to target. This means that you could discard a zombie then summon it directly after the discard.

I've also been told that you need to set a target first, then discard, but this would go against the card text itself:

Once per turn: You can send 1 Monster Card from your hand to the Graveyard, then target 1 Level 4 or lower Zombie-Type monster in either player's Graveyard; Special Summon that target.

I just want to try and verify which one is true, and i cannot find any updated rulings. The only one I was able to find on the subject was from when Upper Deck still had control.
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#2game1997Posted 7/27/2011 8:19:16 PM
If you have no zombies in your grave or opponents grave, you can't activate it. If you do, you can send a zombie in your hand and bring back the sent one. It's a cost.
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#3NauskePosted 7/27/2011 8:21:25 PM(edited)
You cannot activate cards/card effect if you cannot fulfill the resolution upon the intended activation of the effect.

ie Pot of Avarice vs 1 or 0 cards left in your deck.
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#4natchu96Posted 7/27/2011 9:45:28 PM
^So, It works like Lumina, Lightsworn Summoner, right?
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#5FabIemasterPosted 7/28/2011 9:44:29 PM
yes
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