Goyo Defender | Decks and Tips

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Goyo Defender

Goyo Defender
Monster TypeWarrior
Card typeSynchro / Effect
Card Effect TypeIgnition Effect / Trigger Effect
SupportsEARTH / Warrior / Synchro Monster


1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner monsters
Once per turn, if all monsters you control are EARTH Warrior-Type Synchro Monsters (min. 1): You can Special Summon "Goyo Defender" from your Extra Deck. When this card is targeted for an attack: You can make this card gain 1000 ATK for each EARTH Warrior-Type Synchro Monster you control (other than this card), until the end of the Damage Step.

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  • Can special summon another copy of himself.


  • Second effect will only be useful if your opponent didn’t read this card’s effect.
  • Attack gain is dependent on the number of EARTH Warrior Synchro monsters you control. Which is difficult to make multiple of.



You can Normal Summon a level-1 Tuner while Quillbolt hedgehog is in your graveyard. Quillbolt Hedgehog will special summon himself and you can use both monsters to Synchro summon. You can also special summon Goyo Defender with a copy of himself on the field.

EARTH Warrior Synchro

Here are the EARTH Warrior monsters that will help Goyo Defender boost himself.


X-Saber decks are able to Synchro Summon and their extra deck line-up is full of EARTH Warrior-type monsters which work with Goyo Defender.


Goyo Emperor Control Deck



Summoning categoriesSpecial Summons from your Extra Deck
Stat changesThis card gains ATK


Wish we get a 3rd copy
Synchro monster and just 3 stars. gotta admit I'm kinda surprised lol
<< Anonymous
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<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
There's only 1.5 LV2 Synchros that AREN'T Tuners. (Assault Blackwing - Sayo the Rain Hider isn't one by default, but becomes one if you use a Blackwing to Synchro Summon it.) T.G. Recipro Dragonfly is the only one that is purely just a non-Tuner.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Well guys, wait until you see Ursarctic Polari, a level ONE synchro
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Yeah, some cards are really strange: Level 1 Synchro monsters, rank 0 Xyz monsters, Fusion monsters without fusion material, Xyz pendulum monsters, etc.

The only extra deck card type that follow the regular rules seems to be Link monsters.
Currently playing with scapeghost+book of taiyou=into formula and 1 token to synchro into this guy which grabs another to turn into zenmaines or whatever else..
Only Goyo Chaser on the field and l cant summon it. What am l doing wrong? Is it bugged?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
You need Goyo Defender in field for summon other Goyo Defender
Nobody talks about how this card plus spore is an instant mist wurm?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I'd imagine along the lines of What Grows in the Graveyard puts Dark Verger in the Graveyard, you Normal Summon Spore, Synchro into Defender, Defender into Defender, use Spore's effect to Summon it by banishing Verger.
goyo defender is a good card to get out a quick synchro monster
<< Anonymous(Wobbl3)
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However, note that this card only Special Summons copies of itself, it does not Synchro Summon them properly.
i get the feeling this card will be better when or if we get xyz
Doesnt work
Only card on the field is x saber hyunlei but cant special summon. What have i done wrong
<< Anonymous(Doesnt work)
Anonymous Reply
Nothing. The special summon is Defender's on field effect so he is useless af unless we can get it as a drop reward
I understand that there are better Goyo’s you can get from the skill, but it’s best to think of it as After you’ve Synchro Summoned another Goyo, or X Saber, or any other Earth-Warrior Synchro, unless you had 3 monsters on the field before the Synchro and only used 2, you get to Special Summon this thing for no Extra Cost, either to be a 2000 Attack monster if your opponent attacks it before the other Synchro is removed, or as a Level 3 that can be used as Synchro Material

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