Gilford the Lightning | Decks and Tips

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Gilford the Lightning

Gilford the Lightning
Monster TypeWarrior
Card typeEffect
Card Effect TypeSummoning condition / Trigger Effect


You can Tribute 3 monsters to Tribute Summon (but not Set) this card. If Summoned this way: Destroy all monsters your opponent controls.

How to Get / Rarity

Level-up reward--
Victory againstJoey Wheeler level 30/40 [SR]
Card trader--




  • Strong ability that can destroy all opponent's monsters.
  • High attack.


  • Very low defense, making it weak to card rotating effects.
  • Effects only works when 3 monsters are tributed.


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could bewd + burststream of destruction be better?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Yes Actually. Blue eyes can get on the filed easier with Kaibaman. Yes it cant attack but 1) your field can be empty and you can still summon BEWD 2) You would need to protect your tributes for one turn i.e waste protection cards 3) In the event of econ/Kuriboh Blue eyes has better DEF stats
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Kaibaman + BEWD + Burst Stream = 3 cards whereas Gilford = 3 random monsters + Gilford = 4 cards. So yeah, BEWD is better. It does take more specific cards, but in return it's far, FAR easier to get out (how often do you have 3 monsters on the field in a turn where you still can Normal Summon?)
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Ah, forgot about Obedience Schooled. But that's not without its cost: it means you have to fill your deck with a lot of lvl 2 Beast-Types (taking into account you may draw some). So, Gilford may be usable in a Baboon deck, but it's a terrible idea to run Obedience Schooled JUST for Gilford
<< Anonymous
Yugi Reply
But Kaibaman added card trader after from my post :D
How would this card be in a venus sky scourge enrise deck?
how about..
gilford + obedience schooled?
i made a warrior deck with gilford with some other beast warriors since i have the sogen field spell. its a prototype tho. need to have gearfried
This card is so costly in speed duel that you need to build a lot of support for it. Rather gimmicky and is not recommended for serious decks in PVP.
Here's my attempt at a deck built around Gilford (only have one copy). Stray Lambs, Bubonic Vermin, Kaiser Sea Horse, and various defensive cards help me keep 3 tributes on the field. Once I do, Reinforcements helps me get Gilford reliably. Otherwise, it's a pretty standard beatdown deck. Any ideas for improvement? Specifically, ways to activate Gilford's effect even more easily?
Not the greatest card out there, but still looks fun. I just wish Joey would hurry up and drop him. I've grinded him dozens of times and still don't have one copy. Same thing for Weevil and Grasschopper.
in which level is better to fight Joey and get this card
is it lv 40 or 30
<< Anonymous(Mahan)
Anonymous Reply
always level 40 is best, and also if you do over 5000 dmg in one hit, you get 1800 bonus points in the assessment. to do 5000 damage you need riryoku and i strong monster like tyrant dragon with guardian grarl on the field to do the damage, with other cards like gravity axe - grarl and black pendant
Does Light Effigy + 1 other tribute work? if yes, Celestial Transformation + Light Effigy would be great for this.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
no because light effigy only works on NORMAL MONSTER
Would Kaiser work as 2 of the three tributes needed? That would make him easier to use
<< Anonymous(KA)
Anonymous Reply
yes it works
Literally Daedalus but harder to use effectively.
<< Anonymous(g0DXD)
Anonymous Reply
Not at all, Daedalus destroys everything on the field whereas Gilford only destroys monsters.
<< Anonymous(g0DXD)
PK Reply
Daedalus destroys everything, including your own cards on the field, Gilford only destroys your opponent's monsters.
<< Anonymous(g0DXD)
Anonymous Reply
they said harder to use effectively not Daedalus but harder
Too hard to summon. Overrated? I would give it a 6/10.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
one monster and sheep is the easiest way to summon this card
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
i think you can summon with only 2 tributes, but the optional 3 is to use it's effect.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
You say Sea Horse Kaiser?

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Lol 3SD was easy to bead compared to REBD decks
If u didnt need to waste turns getting your health to 2000 then this skill would be great
Easily a 1000 damage burn card if played on your first turn. One of the best
Yep. Just hoping they drop one still
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