Vanguard of the Dragon | Decks and Ruling

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Vanguard of the Dragon

Vanguard of the Dragon
Monster TypeDragon
Card typeEffect
Card Effect TypeIgnition Effect / Trigger Effect
SupportsDragon / Normal Monster
Anti-supportsDragon / Normal Monster


You can send 1 Dragon-Type monster from your hand to the Graveyard; this card gains 300 ATK. When this card you control is sent to your Graveyard by your opponent's card effect: You can target 1 Dragon-Type Normal Monster in either player's Graveyard; Special Summon that target.

How to Get

Level-up reward--
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Card trader
(Trader item)
  • UR Jewel x3
  • Stone of Earth x60
  • 110,000 Gold




  • Can increase its attack and it will last until it's destroyed.
  • Synergy with Red-Eyes B. Dragon because of Red-Eyes Spirit, or from its own second effect.
  • Able to special summon normal Dragon-type monsters from either player's graveyard.


  • Low defense and base attack is 1700. There are already several monsters with higher attack.
  • Requires a discard of a normal dragon-type monster to increase attack..
  • Second effect only works if it's destroyed by your opponent's card effect.

Tips, related cards, skills

  • Activate this card's effect by sending Red-Eyes B. Dragon from your hand to the graveyard so you can activate Red-Eyes Spirit. You will have 2 monsters with 2,000 attack+.
  • If you have a lot of normal dragon-type monster, or any other normal monster, you can use Symbols of Duty to special summon other monsters from either player's graveyard.

Red-Eyes Spirit

Use the effect of Vanguard of the Dragon to send a Red-Eyes monster from your hand to the graveyard, then special summon it using this card.



ActionsSends from hand to Graveyard for cost
Summoning categoriesSpecial Summons from your Graveyard / Special Summons from your opponent's Graveyard
Stat changesThis card gains ATK

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Anoymous 2days ago
Is this card good for BEWD deck? 3x blue eyes 3x kaibaman 3x blue dragon summoner 3x vanguard of the dragon and some Spell and trap cards???
<< Anonymous
Anoymous 2days ago Reply
No, why would you discard your blue eyes? This card is good for red eyes because red eyes spirit, you can throw your red eyes and revive it. Blue eyes can't be revived from graveyard, unless you use totem dragon
<< Anonymous
Anoymous 1days ago Reply
I never said i discard blue eyes. My idea was 3x vanguard of the dragons instead of 3x crystal seer. Maybe that would give some more turns in duels to draw blue eyes or kaibaman. I just dont like The crystal seer Version.
<< Anonymous
Votd 1days ago Reply
I was thinking exactly the same idea as you. +2 red eyes since you can easily draw them from the deck using blue dragon summoner.
<< Anonymous(Votd)
Anoymous 9hour ago Reply
So you think vanguard of the dragons in bewd deck is a Good idea?
chichichichie 1days ago
dragon deck is getting lots of loves from previous updates, Drag > Dino
LvLvLv 2days ago
Cant get this because im broke on gold ;-;
<< Anonymous(LvLvLv)
Sal 1days ago Reply
We all are mate, just level up your duelists to 31 if u can.
GitGut 3days ago
Dont be salty if you cant get red-eyes spirit :3
<< Anonymous(GitGut)
Anoymous 1days ago Reply
garbaj cards
Anoymous 2days ago
Everyone thinks of dropping a red eyes, I think dropping a totem dragon is a nice option too (or perhaps it is because I only got 1 red eye spirit -_-)
<< Anonymous
emudia 2days ago Reply
If that so, you would have to run the deck with full of Dragon monster. I too only have 1 Red-Eyes Spirit, and there's no problem with it, hehe.
Anoymous 2days ago
Low defense and base attack is 1700. There are already several monsters with higher attack.

...did you guys smoke ?
there are 2 Monsters with 1750 and 1 with 1800 and thats it (dont count the 2000atk with a condition)

this card is OP as fck

and with REBD combo deck and RE Spirit super OP
<< Anonymous
Anoymous 2days ago Reply
Actually you seem to forget either Gearfread or Dunames, both with 1800 and no "condition"
Anoymous 2days ago
with kaiba his damage get by 1900
Ohoo 2days ago
This card is very Good. If BEWD is a good deck, Red eyes is a better deck with Joey support.
Anoymous 3days ago
This card is broken as f*ck.
Its attack increase permanently and it can counter Order to Charge by summoning bigger dragons from graveyard.

REBD combo is going to be the new Tier 1, and those who didn't get the SR cards from this Joey event are going to be so disadvantaged to those who can use the REBD combo deck.
<< Anonymous
yes 3days ago Reply
im gone to try and get at least 2 Black Dragon's Chick from Age of Discovery Pack to make my Red Eye Deck even more awesome already got 3 Red Eye Spirit and 3 Red Eyes Impact from Super Joey and 1 Vanguard of the Dragon ill get the other 2 Vanguard of the Dragon when it show up again in Card Trader now must Farm Kaiba for 3 Champion's Vigilance
<< Anonymous
Pegasus 3days ago Reply
Nowhere near to beat relinquished in a first place. He'll only make ur dragon to be his equip which only can make him fatter.
<< Anonymous(Pegasus)
AussieRiolu 2days ago Reply
lol Relinquished after the Switcheroo nerf.
<< Anonymous(AussieRiolu)
Sal 2days ago Reply
Relinquished will be vanished by the Vigilance lol
A.D. 2days ago
...and the Damn Trader still does not give those new cards...
Anoymous 2days ago
This beater is the most powerful level 4 out their right now. If they have NO problem puting this into the game. Surely they won't have any problem with putting more OP beater into the game with 18-1900 beater.
<< Anonymous
Anoymous 2days ago Reply
Which means Vorse Raider is about to come. Say goodbye to Dunames (1800 beater) and Axe Raider (1700 beater).
Anoymous 3days ago
Lol. That Meteor B. Dragon fusion deck + this card

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