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

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(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 10days ago
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
Anoymous 8days ago Reply
Was it chained to something? I think you miss the timing if the card effect that destroys your monster is chained
Kek 8days ago
Wtf, I missed activation timing with Michizure
Wrokz 13days ago
Does an opponents soul exchange activate his effect?
Anoymous 16days ago
bruh havent seen this card yet wtf :(
<< Anonymous
Anoymous 14days ago Reply
feel you . got 3 now but a couple of days ago i havent seen it since release
Anoymous 18days ago
Fun fact: Vanguard's second effect misses the timing with OtC
<< Anonymous
Anoymous 16days ago 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
Anoymous 27days ago Reply
I got 2 Spirit and 1 Impact. Is that good enough?
<< Anonymous
GCel 24days ago 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
Anoymous Reply
Which means Vorse Raider is about to come. Say goodbye to Dunames (1800 beater) and Axe Raider (1700 beater).
<< Anonymous
DaSwifta 30days ago 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
Anoymous 30days ago Reply
1900 with mountain too. Good thing I ground 3x stamping destruction
<< Anonymous(DaSwifta)
Anoymous 27days ago 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
Dont be salty if you cant get red-eyes spirit :3
<< Anonymous(GitGut)
DaSwifta 30days ago Reply
That was highly uncalled for. I've been trying really hard to get even 2 of them but I can't get a single one. I've gotten 2 SR from Super Joey and one of them was a goddamn SKull Dice. Keep in mind that I've been farming him for 6000-8000 points since the beginning of the event. And to think that I got all excited about the REBD combo deck. I'm fucking sad now.
<< Anonymous(GitGut)
Anoymous 30days ago Reply
Lol, I just auto duel him with 2k-3k (sometimes I lose and get 1k) and have 2 red eyes spirit =p
<< Anonymous(GitGut)
Anoymous 28days ago Reply
Im salty as shit
<< Anonymous(GitGut)
Anoymous 27days ago Reply
i got 2 red eyes spirits and 1 Red eyes impact. i really wanted another Impact ;-;
Cant get this card because i wasted all my gold and UR jewels im sad now :(
<< Anonymous
Anoymous 28days ago Reply
what did you used them for?
Anoymous 30days ago
The power creep is real with this card
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 Reply
Actually you seem to forget either Gearfread or Dunames, both with 1800 and no "condition"
<< Anonymous
Anoymous 30days ago Reply
That what I was thinking 1700 is max for a guy who can use a field spell to get 1900
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 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.
<< Anonymous
DaSwifta 30days ago Reply
Wow. I don't have a single spirit yet and the event ends this week. Fuck my life. The only 2 SR's I've gotten from him are Skull dice (yes fucking Skull Dice) and Meteor Dragon. Also just to add to my misery I got an entire playset of some SR's from the Paradox bros within the first 2 days of their event and I didn't even fucking want them.

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