Gandora the Dragon of Destruction | Deck and Rulings

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Gandora the Dragon of Destruction

Gandora the Dragon of Destruction
Monster TypeDragon
Card typeEffect
Card Effect TypeSummoning condition / Ignition Effect / Continuous Effect / Trigger Effect


Cannot be Special Summoned. You can pay half your LP; destroy as many cards on the field as possible (other than this card), and if you do, banish them. This card gains 300 ATK for each card destroyed this way. Once per turn, during the End Phase, if this card was Normal or Flip Summoned this turn: Send it to the Graveyard.

How to get / Rarity

Level-up reward--
Victory againstYugi Muto Lvl 30, 40 [UR]
Card trader--



Rating7.5 /10


  • Clears the entire field, possibly turning the duel around when going against difficult enemy.


  • Low attack when not a lot of cards on the field.
  • Leaves you open after your attack.

Tips, related cards, skills

  • Paying the Life Points will enable draw skills like “Draw Sense” or “Destiny Draw” for your next turn.
  • Recommended to use when your opponent’s LP is low enough to be killed from the attack.
  • Cost Down to reduce the amount of sacrifice needed for tribute which can be good to increase attack if you have more than 1 monsters.
  • Gandora can be tribute set on the field and changed to face up defense position using Desert Sunlight which will not be considered as normal, flip or special summoned so it will not be destroyed in the end phase of that turn.

Cost Down

Desert Sunlight

Destiny Draw (skill)



ActionsSends from field to Graveyard / Sends itself from field to Graveyard
Banished categoriesBanishes from field / Banishes from your field / Banishes from your opponent's field
Monster/Spell/Trap categoriesDestroys Spell Cards / Destroys Trap Cards / Destroys Monster Cards
Summoning categoriesCannot Special Summon
Stat changesThis card gains ATK

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John 11days ago
So I faced Yugi Mutou in plat, then he summon Gandora and activy the effect and gain 1600 or 1800. In my hand only have swift gaia fierce knight. It attacked me directly. Then my turn i draw enemy controller, I set it so in normal situation I can summon swift gaia, but i cant. So is bug or other effect of Gandora?
<< Anonymous(John)
Lifeless 11days ago Reply
Might be the skill Access Denied (Yugi's skill).
<< Anonymous(John)
Niz!!! 1days ago Reply
Gandora usualy combo with access denied yugi's skill
<< Anonymous(John)
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
Confirmed Access Denied skill since it does not allow you to Normal/Special summon Effect monsters nor use their effects. Your Swift Gaia is effect monster so, yep.
Anonymous 8days ago
Someone just special summoned this card with Mausoleum of the Emperor and it kept clearing the entire field on each turn. Wtf? Surely this must be a bug since the description clearly states it ‘cannot be special summoned’.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 8days ago Reply
It was normal summoned by mausoleum.
Anonymous 14days ago
Can you special summon this?
<< Anonymous
Just a Guy 14days ago Reply
First line in the card's description: 'Cannot be Special Summoned.'
Apparently BOXer's counter removal can prevent it from being removed. That shouldn't be a thing right?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 19days ago Reply
No, BOXer's counters get removed if he would happen to get "destroyed" and gandora destroys the monsters first then banishes them.
Anonymous 24days ago
econ is the best counter for this card
stupid konami FIX the fucking bug can't activate gandora for fuck sake
Currently 2 skills succeed utilizing this: Red-Eyes w/ Evolve, and Access Denied. As one who has tested the Red Eyes Evolve deck, but haven't had the Access Denied skill drop yet, I can highly recommend this card. 2 Copies in the Evolve variant is best, because Evolve is evil and only works from the deck.
<< Anonymous(Anonyboy)
Anonymous Reply
what's your decklist for Evolve Gandora?
<< Anonymous
Anonyboy Reply
Here it is. Critical weaknesses: Some cards, like the Red Stone, can be bricky. In fact, this deck can brick bad. It also has very limited protection. It will be less bricky once I get 1-2 more Insights, which I will replace Behemoths with. The 2nd Gandora is a must, because Evolve only summons from Deck. That said, Gandora in the hand is a bad thing. Feel free to experiment.
<< Anonymous
Anonyboy Reply
Lol whoops forgot to actually upload the deck. Here it is:
<< Anonymous
GTAceofSpade Reply
I've been testing a few builds which has got me from Gold 1 to Legend 1.. Right now the main build I'm using is the Zombie based build + some other stuff.. Gandora x2 REBD x3 Insight & Return x3 REZD x2 Red Eyes Wyvern Card of Red Stone Marmitting Captain x2 Gozuki Skull Zombie Bacon Saver Lady of D Econ x3 Mausoleum of the Emperor x2 Windstorm Curse of Anubis
Trying to make it work but usually the other guy instant kills gandora or some bull like econ happens. Fun deck when you are able to set off gandora but usually I say meh this deck is missing something some kind of gandora champions vigilance.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Perhaps lord of d is the answer. Also smoke grenade and the thief is awesome in this deck
I was playing XYZ deck and has an union monster equipped to my XY dragon cannon. Thought that would be a field wipe but surprisingly, my XY dragon cannon remained on the field. The other fuy just rage quit lol
<< Anonymous
Anonyboy Reply
Guess he didn't know Gandora can nuke as often as Gandora wants.
Why does this card not die anymore? I have to econ take or use tribute to the doomed to not dies
<< Anonymous
LandoReborn Reply
Access Denied skill somehow prevents Gandora from banishing itself.
<< Anonymous(LandoReborn)
MrDude Reply
Think of the Vagabond duels when no monster effect activated is set for the duel. Effects that cause piercing damage or automatic att/def increase/decrease still work in that situation. Access Denied is similar.
Guy just summoned it... had 1800 attack points. Destroyed 6 cards so (300x6 = 1800). Hit me for 3,600... am I missing something? Bug or just misunderstanding the card?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
That is Titan Showdown skill
How do you get 2nd gandora?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
before yugi muto is a roaming duelist event before this and 1 of the drop is gandora just wait until the roaming event comeback
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Okay cool, thanks for answering

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