Big Shield Gardna | Decks and Tips

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update 05/09/2016

Big Shield Gardna

Big Shield Gardna
Monster TypeWarrior
Card typeEffect
Card Effect TypeQuick Effect / Continuous Effect


During either player's turn, when this face-down card (and no other cards) is targeted by a Spell Card: Change this card to face-up Defense Position, and if you do, negate the Spell Card's activation. If this card is attacked, change it to Attack Position at the end of the Damage Step.

How to Get / Rarity

Level-up reward--
Victory against--
Card traderTradable [UR]
[Required trader items]
  • UR Jewel x3
  • Stone of Earth x30
  • 100,000 Gold


Rating7.5 /10

Big Shield Gardna (BSG) is one of the well known monster cards that has been introduced since the original series. With a high DEF of 2600, you are very likely to inflict defense battle damage when the opponent attacks this set card. However, BSG is defeated easily if the opponent has more than one monster on the field to forcibly trigger BSG’s effect provided they have the LP to tank the first hit.


BSG is best used with lockdown decks or as a tribute fodder due its vulnerable effect. Avoid having too many BSGs in your deck if you are not building a lockdown deck as its effect is a double edged sword and should not remain on the field for too long once flipped face-up.

Helpful cards

Desert Sunlight
Desert Sunlight
Switches the battle position of BSG to defense again.

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Does his effect prevent OtC as well?
<< Anonymous
Anoymous 16days ago Reply
Order to Charge doesn't work on big shield gardna when he is face down as Order to Charge is a spell card. to >)) you are wrong. To person answering >)) Stop being toxic, this isn't league of legends To sjp91 Thanks for correcting the other 2... and stop being toxic.
<< Anonymous
sjp91 5days ago Reply
My toxicity is directed towards arrogant players who think they know everything and yell and scream at those who don't understand yugioh as well as them.News flash elitists not everyone understands rulings etc,you wanna look good/smart? Then go educate less knowledgeable players in a more mature manner (preferably without profanity name calling etc)
<< Anonymous(sjp91)
Anoymous 5days ago Reply
There will always be such kids around. The world are full of idiots anyway. We can only rant and hope for the best lol
<< Anonymous
sjp91 5days ago Reply
I always actually referring to adults, it's understandable coming from kids and I expect (somewhat) such behavior from them, the adult community on the other hand should be setting an example but no such (or at least not much) luck but I digress idiots are just best ignored.
Anoymous 17days ago
When they bring back the first two packs, they should also reintroduce the cards they removed froh the card trader in february which was way too early (like this fine card)
<< Anonymous
Anoymous 17days ago Reply
I agree! Want a 3rd one.
<< Anonymous
Anoymous 11days ago Reply
i want a first one!
<< Anonymous
Anoymous 8days ago Reply
I want anyone
<< Anonymous
Anoymous 5days ago Reply
I want you
sjp91 28days ago
Why on earth was this card removed? Seems like a pretty well balanced card to me although it is somewhat situational but not op
<< Anonymous(sjp91 )
Anoymous 18days ago Reply
It's insanely op in burn decks
<< Anonymous(sjp91 )
sjp91 17days ago Reply
It helps a lot in burn decks for sure but if you let it too long without protection then you're eventually gonna take damage
ummm 18days ago
Can we still get this card?
sjp91 29days ago
Pretty hilarious when a standard duellist has low lp but still thinks they're going to win only for them to crash their monster into this and lose
Its impossible to get this card for now since removed from the card trader
so how can we get it now ? since it's removed from the trade
<< Anonymous
B.S Gardner's Father Reply
believe in your heart
<< Anonymous
ur mom Reply
in the battle with vagabond with challenge no effect activation.somehow this BSG effect is active but the other card is not.btw BSG is my monster in that battle.can someone explain to me why...?
<< Anonymous
Wallace Reply
I can't explain why the effect didn't trigger, but I've had the exact same issue happen to me.
<< Anonymous
arkantor Reply
I can explain.The reason this happens is because it means no effect activation for you not for the vagabond. Thats how all the vagabond challenges are.
2 out of 3 cards to go. The dream goes on. 3 swords and shields, 3 desert sunlights, 3 prepare for interception and BAM.
Is this card worth getting? 3 UR stone is still pretty hefty. This card is leaving the store but it can make a return in the future.
Prepare for intercepting also works in place of desert sunlight
There taking this catd away from card trader feb 15th should we buy a couple and convert are URs for it
<< Anonymous(Kyle )
Paradox Reply
I love it you run it with a bunch of burn damage card for easy wins
<< Anonymous(Kyle )
Anoymous Reply

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