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Card Guard

Card Guard
Monster TypeFiend
Card typeEffect
Card Effect TypeTrigger Effect / Continuous Effect / Ignition Effect


If this card is Normal or Special Summoned: Place 1 Guard Counter on it. This card gains 300 ATK for each Guard Counter on it. Once per turn: You can target 1 other face-up card you control; remove 1 Guard Counter from this card, and if you do, place 1 Guard Counter on that target (if that card would ever be destroyed, remove 1 Guard Counter from it instead).

How to get / rarity

PackGeneration Next [UR]
Level-up reward--
Victory against--
Card trader--




  • Attack is high due to its effect when summoned.
  • It can protect other cards from being destroyed due to its effect.


  • Defense is low which makes it susceptible to attack when switched to defense position.
  • It loses 300 attack when you use its effect on other cards.


Attack Boost

Card Guard will have 2400 attack when summoned along with Mystic Plasma Zone Field Spell Card. The defense decrease doesn't matter since Card Guard has a low defense to begin with.

Toon Kingdom

Card Guard would be a great addition to Toon decks since it can protect cards from destruction. Toon Kingdom is the most important card on Toon decks and Card Guard give it an added protection while having a beater on the field.

Card Guard

You can use Card Guard's effect to other copies of it. The attack of the copy will increase up to 2200 and will have the added protection from being destroyed. It can also swap their Guard Counters so both of them can have 1900 attack and protection from getting destroyed.

Gemini Monsters

Card Guard is a nice support to Gemini Monsters since it can give them survivability and time to gain their effects. These 2 cards benefits the most since once they are removed from the field, the monsters that is summoned by their effect will be destroyed.

Set Skill

[Skill] descriptionUser
Power of Dark
Begins Duel with the Field Spell "Yami" activated.

Card Guard is a 2100 beater when it's summoned along with the Field Spell Yami.



Monster/Spell/Trap categoriesRedirects destruction
Stat changesThis card gains ATK


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Anonymous 2days ago
underrated card, eat dirt yomi ship, srh and michizure
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 2days ago Reply
clearly you mad with yomi ship, srh and michizure,got tilted by them so much you had to tell them to eat dirt lol poor baby
Anonymous 9days ago
Why the Guard Counter does not Prevent Mirror wall destruction when nota paying the LP cost? I missed something ir its a bug?
Anonymous 29days ago
easily destroyed by Divine Wrath
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 28days ago Reply
But at what cost.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 25days ago Reply
No duh. Almost every effect monster is destroyed by Divine Wrath.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 13days ago Reply
So? If someone uses a Divine Wrath on a level 4 that's a plus in my books. A level 4 that's worth burning a Divine Wrath and discarding a card for is a level 4 worth putting in your deck.
Anonymous 16days ago
This is the thing that killed the animal planet dude.
Anonymous 24days ago
META backwards is ATEM.
<< Anonymous
Sunblade 24days ago Reply
Mindblown :O
<< Anonymous(Sunblade)
Anonymous 20days ago Reply
and yet GK Destiny refused to be meta
Anonymous 30days ago
2100 with Atems field spell. You have one motherfookin cyber dragon there
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 28days ago Reply
Mejestic beast
<< Anonymous
IDGAF 24days ago Reply
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Anonymous 24days ago Reply
Who is atem?
<< Anonymous
Anonyboy 24days ago Reply
Yami Yugi is also known as Atem.
Anonymous 24days ago
This thing can get you to plat easy. But things become more META oriented when you climb up. But atleast your not a gold scrub.
Anonymous 31days ago
How is this only a 6.5? It's the new non-tribute highest ATK monster without negative effect, even a positive effect!
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 31days ago Reply
GameA sucks with rating cards. People should know this by now.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 24days ago Reply
Not the highest with positive, and its effect only works when there is another card that needs protection.
Anonymous 31days ago
Our first 1900 atk monster without any downside. Leo taur is 2k attack though so is still better. No one run normal monsters anymore.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 31days ago Reply
Red Eyes is a normal monster.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 31days ago Reply
Low level normals. Granted, there's Gemini, but no gemini really beat leo
<< Anonymous
FEVA67 31days ago Reply
Almost every gemini that wasn't summoned twice beats leotaur
<< Anonymous(FEVA67)
Anonymous 24days ago Reply
^ Not to mention if they, oh I don't know, run Il Blud, Pehonix gearfried, Blazewing Butterfly, or any actual, gemini support, and know to wait. Leo is nothing to geminis.
Anonymous 27days ago
Probably the best card in the box and it's rated a 6.5
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 27days ago Reply
That's because it's not that great.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 27days ago Reply
It's a staple for Yami Yugi and possibly toons.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 25days ago Reply
Lol wut? It's a 1900 beatstick, that can protect any card you want.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 24days ago Reply
^ That still suffers from ANY staple that does not destroy. It is also only effective when another card is in need of protection, as it does not protect itself. Its a beater by itself.
Anonymous 28days ago
Card Guard is bugged, when he is attacked guard token is not removed and Card Guard is destroyed.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 28days ago Reply
Card Guard doesn't protect itself
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 28days ago Reply
Condoms can't protect themselves either.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 25days ago Reply
^anon Well said, well said.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 25days ago Reply
L Kaiba 25days ago
U Know its funny everyone its funny everyone says its the new highest atk Lv 4 or lower monster out there without a neg effect but with armor exe u can just negate its effect and u got a 2400 atk and it outclasses everything
<< Anonymous(L Kaiba)
Anonymous 25days ago Reply
what is "armor exe", is that some kind of food, a brand-new echi DVD featuring lolis, or.... what?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 25days ago Reply
It's a bad 4 star beater that can't attack on his first turn and you have to sacrifice a counter in your and your oppent's standby phase for as long as he's on the field

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