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Van'Dalgyon the Dark Dragon Lord

Van'Dalgyon the Dark Dragon Lord
Monster TypeDragon
Card typeEffect
Card Effect TypeTrigger Effect


If you negate the activation of an opponent's Spell/Trap Card(s), or opponent's monster effect(s), with a Counter Trap Card (except during the Damage Step): You can Special Summon this card from your hand. If Summoned this way, activate these effects and resolve in sequence, depending on the type of card(s) negated by that Counter Trap:● Spell: Inflict 1500 damage to your opponent.● Trap: Target 1 card your opponent controls; destroy that target.● Monster: Target 1 monster in your Graveyard; Special Summon it.

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  • Can be special summoned, and not limited to special summon only.
  • Versatile effects depending on negated card type.
  • High attack and defense.


  • Only 1 copy can be obtained, and can only be special summoned from your hand.
  • If not special summoned with its condition, it requires 2 tributes to tribute summon.
  • All of its effects are from special summoning, and will only activate once after it's summoned on its condition.

Tips, related cards, skills

Divine Wrath

Monster activation are getting more and more common, and negating these effects can be crucial to stop their plays, especially since it will also destroy their monster. This will end up letting you special summon Van'Dalgyon and destroying your opponent's monster, for the price of 1 discard.

Magic Jammer

Magic Jammer is a guaranteed trap card to negate your opponent's spell card. You will have to discard a card to use this, but using it when you have Van'Dalgyon in your hand will let you special summon it, and inflict 1500 damage to your opponent.

Seven Tools of the Bandit

Effective for negating most trap cards, but it costs 1000 LP, and can't be used to summon Van'Dalgyon if you negate traps that are activated in damage step.

Ultimate Providence

A versatile counter trap that can negate monster activation, spell, or trap cards, provided that you have the type of card you want to negate in your hand as well. You will have to be more conservative about using, or setting your cards if you want to use this.

Champion's Vigilance

In a Champion's Vigilance deck, this 1 card can negate a variety of cards, making it quite simple to summon Van'Dalgyon if you manage to get it off.

Dark Voltanis

Another card that can be special summoned when you use a counter trap card, but Voltanis comes with another requirement to use. Putting both Voltanis and Van'Dalgyon can work if you are using mostly Dark attribute monsters, otherwise, it can potentially become a dead card in your hand.


[Skill] descriptionUser
Endless Trap Hell
Can be used when you have 3 trap cards in the Graveyard. 1 random Trap Card in your Graveyard is added to your hand. Then, shuffle 1 random Trap Card in your Graveyard into your Deck. This skill can only be used once per Duel.






Monster/Spell/Trap categoriesDestroys your opponent's Monster Cards / Destroys your opponent's Spell Cards / Destroys your opponent's Trap Cards
Summoning categoriesSpecial Summons itself from your hand / Special Summons from your Graveyard
LPDamages your opponent

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Anoymous 3days ago
You all think you can make a deck of this with only 1 copy of this card?
<< Anonymous
DaSwifta 3days ago Reply
Nah, but you can certainly include this in a deck that uses counter traps like Magic Drain, Magica Jammer, Trap Jammer, Divine Wrath or Vigilance and it's overall a good boss monster for Dragon decks if you tech on a few copies of any of the Cards listened above
Anoymous 3days ago
Great buff to Voltanis deck
Anoymous 3days ago
I guess it doesn't work with magic jammer if the opponent discards ?
<< Anonymous
Anoymous 3days ago Reply
It doesn't work, because the activation of m drain is negated :(
<< Anonymous
another question 3days ago Reply
will dark voltanis work even when magic drain is negated by discarding?
<< Anonymous(another question)
Anoymous 3days ago Reply
Dark Voltanis works, but Van'Dalgyon doesn't. Tested and proofed
<< Anonymous
Anoymous 3days ago Reply
appreciate it bud
Anoymous 3days ago
Another dark Voltanis??
Anoymous 3days ago
LOL ppl. You all need to realize that Champion's Vigilance decks just got BUFFED with the existence of this card because a negate = free summon.
<< Anonymous
not really 3days ago Reply
up until te point that you can't make use of those mere 3 copies of champ vig. this card is still a dead card in your hand, still a very specific situation, would work better with decks that entirely focus on counter traps
Anoymous 3days ago
get ready to stock on those D. wraths people,
Anoymous 3days ago
This + Ultimate Providence could have a lot of versatility. Combos well with Divine Wrath, too. Negate a Sphere Kuriboh or something, discard a monster, Special Summon this guy, and then Special Summon the card you discarded.
<< Anonymous
sphere kuribos 3days ago Reply
wouldnt work with sphere kuriboh because its in the battle phase.
<< Anonymous(sphere kuribos)
Anoymous 3days ago Reply
It will work, cause van'dalgyon effect can't be used in the damage step, but sphere kuribo must be activated in the battle step
<< Anonymous(sphere kuribos)
Anoymous 3days ago Reply
Why would that matter? His effect says it won't activate during the damage step, but it says nothing about the rest of the Battle Phase.
Anoymous 3days ago
OMG I love this card, 3 magic drains 3 7 tools finally put to use, + voltanis
Anoymous 3days ago
Vigilance decks can play it. Dark voltanis decks too. Awesome card
Your Name(Option) 3days ago
Counter trap deck, here I come :D
Anoymous 3days ago
Divine Wraith drop a monster then summon it with it's effect.

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