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.
This card just isn't good, (not in the way you'd wish,) for 1 simple reason; it relies on your opponent playing a certain way. They don't HAVE to remove this card by an effect, and even if they do, all they have to do is make it Chain Link 2, and Vanguard will miss its timing. It's bad deckbuilding to rely on your opponent to do specific things, unless those things aren't overly specific, but inherently fundamental to basic gameplay.
That said, the "right" way to play this card is with Kaiba's Peak Performance. Don't waste advantage discarding as its low defense is a real liability with Enemy Controller running rampant in every deck. Instead, you should take advantage of the added difficulty your opponent faces in removing this card by effect, support with cards like Mirror Wall/WoD and Mirage Dragon when they try to ATK over.
4-Starred Ladybug destroyed it and the effect didn't work. What a load of crap
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?
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.
It should be an advantage, because the card is being sent to the graveyard anyway by the opponent's card effect. So if I choose to send the Vanguard his effect should activate. Why the hell it's not by Dakinis effect? Something had to give me the "choice" to destroy my monsters right, and it's an effect of a card.
Why i cant active the effect while BEWD in my hand?
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?
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.
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?