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.

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  • 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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Anonymous 13days ago
Why did this card second effect don't activate with the Cyber Angel Dakini effect? Both of them use the term "send" so, "• Second effect only works if it's destroyed by your opponent's card effect." is totally BS.
Anyone had this bug?
<< Anonymous
Someone 9days ago Reply
Yeah, I had the same question! It must be activated! Total BS!
<< Anonymous
V. IRUS 1days ago Reply
i dont think its a bug. just read dakinis effect. it says: "You can make your opponent send 1 monster they control to the Graveyard (their choice)." if you now send your vanguard to the grave its actually not by dakinis effect, its "your choice" that sends it to the grave. so, no effect activation.
Anonymous 11days ago
Why i cant active the effect while BEWD in my hand?
Does an opponents soul exchange activate his effect?
<< Anonymous(Wrokz)
Anonymous 26days ago Reply
no,SE does not destory
missed activation timing? wtf it's been 2 times already that this happens, first time i activated majesty of blue eyes in response to eliminating the league (targeting this card), the second time I activated it's effect to send Blue eyes to my graveyard, attacked a monster and opponent michizured my dragon, both times I couldn't summon blue eyes? why?
<< Anonymous
EdwardSA 26days ago Reply
Total BS bro. It also happen to me. I don't understand why you miss timing when effects are chained.
<< Anonymous(EdwardSA)
Anonymous 26days ago Reply
Vanguard of the Dragon is a "When" effect If vs When effects
You can discard any dragon, not just normal type dragons.
Was someone ever able to use the second effect of this card? I played Vanguard yesterday, and it was destroyed by "Eliminating the League" while I already had two BEWD in my graveyard.

Normally I should have been able to special summon one BEWD because it's a normal dragon type monster and my Vanguard was destroyed by a card effect, right? But I just got the message that the activation of the effect missed.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Was it chained to something? I think you miss the timing if the card effect that destroys your monster is chained
<< Anonymous
bam Reply
i thought not from our grave, but opponent graveyard.
Missed time because you have 2 or more same name monster like example three blue eyes or two red eyes
Wtf, I missed activation timing with Michizure
bruh havent seen this card yet wtf :(
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
feel you . got 3 now but a couple of days ago i havent seen it since release
Fun fact: Vanguard's second effect misses the timing with OtC
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
why exactly does this happen? Is it because the immediate effect of order to charge is to target one of your own monsters to be tributed and then the destroy effect happens afterwards? Does it always miss timing?
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(Pegasus)
AussieRiolu Reply
lol Relinquished after the Switcheroo nerf.
<< Anonymous(AussieRiolu)
Sal Reply
Relinquished will be vanished by the Vigilance lol
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I got 2 Spirit and 1 Impact. Is that good enough?
<< Anonymous
GCel Reply
Than why would you think its a ultra rare card
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
Anonymous Reply
Which means Vorse Raider is about to come. Say goodbye to Dunames (1800 beater) and Axe Raider (1700 beater).
<< Anonymous
DaSwifta Reply
Axe Raider was barely ever good TBH. And Vorse Raider? I was thinking more along the lines of Alexandrite Dragon xD But all jokes aside, I do hope they add Red-Eyes Wyvern as a Reward for the next Super Joey event.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
1900 with mountain too. Good thing I ground 3x stamping destruction
<< Anonymous(DaSwifta)
Anonymous Reply
FUCK THE SUPER JOEY EVENT. His drop AND spawn rate were bullshit for me like 99% of the time. It would be MUCH better if they just put it in the next Main Box. Either that or make the drop rates more forgiving and get rid of those FUCKING DICES

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