Card Guard | Decks and Tips

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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).

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  • 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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L Kaiba
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 Reply
what is "armor exe", is that some kind of food, a brand-new echi DVD featuring lolis, or.... what?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 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
Does the counter stay on the other card if this card dies
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Yes it does
Got 3 this one is really fun especially with 2 on the field. Especially with plasma zone and genex ally power cell.. easy 2400+ non tribute
The only problem with this card is he's ugly af hahahaha
<< Anonymous
Lifeless Reply
You don't appreciate the beauty of this card.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
He'll 🔥 your waifu magicians anyday.
New staple for Yami Yugi.
Good addition in my fiend deck.
People saying how id this a 6.5 how is this a 6.5..... its a 6.5 because if you use its effect he is not a 1900 atk beater anymore.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Yeah but Mirage Knight is 7/10!
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Its effect is optional though. Also, if you have 2 Card Guards on the field (yes, situational, but still worth noting), you can use them to swap Counters: that way they stay at 1900 (until protection is used) AND gain protection.
6.5??? Hahahah this one is atleast a 8!! 1900 atk + awesome effect
A free magic reflector in Toon Kingdom Deck
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
magic reflector will help you nothing in a toon deck cause Floodgate Trap Hole will shut toon monster down for ever
<< Anonymous
Justin Reply
Pheonix decks still shut that down. Even if Phoenix is flipped face-down, the ignition effect still chains and destroys.
And so it begins, 1900ATK monster incoming...

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