Big Shield Gardna | Decks and Tips

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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 trader300 EX Jewels [UR]


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.

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

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Why doesn’t this card work against Dark Magical Circle?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Because DMC is UR and this one is less rare. So your activation priority goes down. Try to also use a more expensive card and see what happens.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
stop trolling!
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
actual, non-trolling answer: BSG only negates the activation of a Spell card that targets it.

DMC's banishing effect is activated long after DMC itself is activated. In other words, it's only the activation of a Spell card's EFFECT.

Basically, BSG only works against cards that immediately targets BSG after activation. Continuous cards that activates their effect later, ignore BSG's effect.
Was expecting to see everyone on the comments saying that this card is terrible
i had approximitally 290 ex jewels but event event),jewels are unavailable.where are my jewels?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I love dumb people like you the games tells you MANY different time they expire you deserve to lose all ur ex gems
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
You 🔥ing 🔥, eat a pile of 🔥 and die mother🔥er. No wonder your mother despises you and no one bothers to love you.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Ya 🔥 that guy for not useing his ex gems
Always funny to watch someone lose a duel by ramming their monster into this while it's facedown
I was facing an npc attacked BSG with jinzo and he didn’t change to attack then attacked with horus lvl6 and still didn’t change anyone know why?
<< Anonymous
Xenon Reply
Known Issue reading ftw! To troll you: It's bugged. They will fix it in 2.9 or so(I think?).
This card is a lot better now than when the game got released. Surprised it isn't getting more attention being in the Card Trader again.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Because back then 95% players don't have econ.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Regardless, econ was still used in most decks back then. With stuff like Inverse Universe, Ojama Country, and Super Rush Headlong existing, it is definitely better. Also being immune to cards like Tribute of the Doomed and Magic Triangle of the Ice Barrier when Set can be useful. People would just rather use meta decks.
Why are people wasting EX jewels and UR ticket on this when you could just go into the card trader's inventory?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
This card was removed from card trader before. Sigh.. New players.
i made a pretty good deck with him:
3 EH Woodsman
2 EH Ocean
1 EH Clayman
1 King of Swamp
1 Gaia the fierce knight
3 Inverse Universe
2 Mirror Wall
2 Wall of Disruption
2 Polymerization

Aditional deck:

2 EH Terra Firma
1 Sky Galloping Gaia the Dragon Champion
1 EH Thunder Giant
1 UFOroid Fighter

i'm thinking in change gaia for another warrior with a good fusion, like EH Neos or Notable Blader, but i'm not sure
<< Anonymous(TerraGaroa)
TerraGaroa Reply
Other option, more consistent, but less technical, since you cant tribute BSG when he is no more usefull in field
<< Anonymous(TerraGaroa)
TerraGaroa Reply
other option, with other great warrior
<< Anonymous(TerraGaroa)
TerraGaroa Reply
You can use it with Joe, Bastion or Jaden, work well with theirs habilities
Can you use Shield and Sword spell card on this bih?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
you should be able to
I call 🔥 on the vagabound challenges. Gardnas effect activated even when it was the "no effect activation" challenge. So it should have stayed in defense position after being attacked.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I'm with you on the Vagabond "No effect" crap. I made a deck filled with high stat effect monsters like Boar Soldier and the like. Some of them still activated their effects. Like wtf?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
No effect activations meaning any effect you have to activate doesn't work
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Because it doesn't stop the negative effects
Nice of them to bring this back in the anniversary UR ticket.
<< Anonymous
Valencia Reply
I agree. I spent my ticket on it because I missed it before.
<< Anonymous
Yomama Reply
How to use it now? I got two copies
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Same. Used all 3 UR tickets on it straightaway. Might do some Ojama Land shenanigans with it at some point

(Set Gardna, let enemy attack it, then on your turn use Ojama monster (ideally fusion summon Ojama Knight or King) to switch ATK and DEF values and attack with surprise 2600 ATK Boomstick.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
But why did they remove from card trader? I could use tickets on another card :(
If used in an ojama deck BSG will be an offensive powerhouse with 2600 attack.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Yup, can beat most monsters under Ojama Country, even BEWD.

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