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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I call bullshit 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
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 31days ago Reply
The penalties that apply to you don't apply to the vagabond. If it says "no effect activation", it means "YOU can't activate effects". It's the same way you don't start with three monsters when it says "start with three opponent monsters", your opponent doesn't start with 1000 life, doesn't lose monster or tragic zones, and can special summon things if you can't.
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 retard, eat a pile of shit and die motherfucker. 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
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.
When will this card be available again?
<< Anonymous(Matt)
Ghoul Reply
Only at special events, not at the card trader.
Got 212 ex coins what's the best way for me to get 300
Should I buy bsg or flamvell grunika and other cards?
<< Anonymous(Kafka)
Unlucky at All Reply
I think the 2nd choice is better! Trading the 3 cards that are only obtainable in flip-cards events.
<< Anonymous(Kafka)
LegendaryFarmz Reply
Bsg. Always.
That is untill you have 3. This thing is a beast when nobleman of crossout comes out. Best played first turn. However, in the current format, you're better off with a Grunika and some other cards. Your choice, flip a coin if you cannot choose :P
i want my second gardna but i flamvell grunika too.. only got 300 :c
only need 37 natural more. Gonna do MASSIVE grinding and PRAY.
le wah?
yay iv got three now
What's the best option for ex jewel:
- A second Big Shield Gardna
- Or a second Mei-Kou, Master of Barriers + a second Gamushara
Time to get another one!

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