Originally Posted by killerkimimaro
if i use the mission after the battle and discard a revitalize card, do i still draw 3? also if u use naruto (tp4 CoP reprint thing) and 1 or more of the milled cards are revitalize cards, does he stil get the +1?
I'm going to answer this is reverse order, because it is important.
For Naruto, since the cost is to discard the cards, even if an effect causes the action you did to pay the cost to do something else, you are still considered to have paid the cost. In other words, costs can have their ultimate effect replaced. You still fulfilled the cost of the effect, even if the end result was cards going to the bottom of your deck, rather than your discard pile. As such, Naruto will still get his +1.
For After the Battle, drawing cards is dependent on whether you discarded a card or not. This is not a cost, but a sort of Satisfy the conditions of the card as you go through the text. 'In that case' is synonymous with 'If you completed the prior action', so in the case of After the Battle, the effect is pretty much saying "Discard a card. If you discarded a card, draw 3 cards." So no, if you discard a Revitalize card, you do not draw 3 cards, as you did not discard the card. This is why the separation of costs and effects were created. Had After the Battle said "Discard a card. Then, draw 3 cards." Then the draw 3 would not be dependent on the discarding of the card. In that case links the two parts of the effect, making the draw dependent on whether or not you actually discarded a card.