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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Just like Daedalus, this card is vulnerable to any position changing cards such as Etaqua, Econ, or Kuriboh. Does anyone know how to over come this weakness except using desert sunlight?
<< Anonymous
Anoymous Reply
You can't overwhelm if you nuke the fuild :p
<< Anonymous
Anoymous 25days ago Reply
Its effect clears the field of e-con and windstorm
<< Anonymous
Edgar81539 24days ago Reply
The opponent can quite simply activate their enemy controller/etaqua when Gandora is summoned, meaning it won't get to attack and it will be sent to graveyard on the End Phase making the card worthless.
<< Anonymous(Edgar81539)
Anoymous 24days ago Reply
True. Setting it with Half Shut to protect it is the way to go. May also need Desert Sunlight.
Anoymous 31days ago
You can chain Rising Energy to Gandora's effect to make it easier to OTKO
Gandora the Dragon of Destruction is the best card for emergercy
You can also use Dust Knight plus Amarylease and THEN a Cost Down to summon Gandora without any tributes. Even for one tribute it's alredy way easier to summon this thing. Also, if you used first combo you can finish enemy with double summon with two direct attacks (that's even better if you have a high attack lvl 5 or six monster like summoned skull). Or maybe you can use Lord of D. with double summon to prevent your enemy from using Spherebola.
Why not just use time wizard instead since it has 750 attack already and you dot have to pay half your life points
<< Anonymous
Anoymous Reply
Gandora doesn't destroy monster, it removes all cards from play, so that prevents a lot of effects and traps from triggering, and time wizard has a 50% chance to back fire.
<< Anonymous
Anoymous Reply
Not to mention gandora will have more attack than time wizard if it destroys 3 cards?
Wtf. Went up against this thing in duel links: not only did ishizu set it with NO TRIBUTES, but she cleared the field turn after turn without it being destroyed by its own effect (she had no spells/traps to enable this btw).
<< Anonymous(Anon)
Anoymous Reply
Dunno about the "no tribute" part, but if gandora was set and later flipped face-up and survived that, his effect won't send him to the graveyard. Being flipped face-up doesn't count as being summoned, thus his effect won't be triggered.
<< Anonymous
OTK Reply
"if this card was Normal or Flip Summoned this turn: Send it to the Graveyard." Because it was flipped during your opponent's turn, it won't be sent to the graveyard.
<< Anonymous(Anon)
Anoymous Reply
Half shot works because face-up is not a summoning
<< Anonymous
Anoymous Reply
"Flipped face up" flipping face up isnta summon, but its a flipped face up... It dies when you flip it.
check this guy use gandora in his deck
<< Anonymous(Tony)
Anoymous Reply
This happened to me as well!!!!
This card is so overrated...
<< Anonymous(Ulle)
Anoymous Reply
U think 7.5 is overrated ?? Do u even math bro ?!
Quick question, how many gandora can you get from this event?
<< Anonymous(Oscar)
Electro Reply
It is unlimited
hi guys i make OTK gandora deck today. Usually u need 3 double costons to make gandora deck, but i use caligo claw crow instead of double coston. I use gravekeepers monster to support this deck.

i also make a video to show u how its works

hope this help u guys
Nice meme
Gandora is actually a huge life saver, when I was against someone who was using wonder balloons and magic reflector(2 counters on wonder balloon), and he activated destiny board. At this point he was at 7 counters at wonder balloons, but I managed to summon Gandora using shallow grave->Double Coston. Didn't expect to win as I THOUGHT I couldn't destroy wonder balloons, but I found out that you can trigger Gandora's ability more than once! Won that duel cuz of Ganbro

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If you duel someone on the arena with a prismatic card from the CT, the best you can do is just s...
Its marik.Nobpdy wants her the description says the duelist everybody is waiting for.
so u can return han-han with its own effect but not this one? Bullshit.
How is he affected by obs?
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