Grab your reading glasses because it's time to read the effects of all of the Flower Cardians! For most players,  Cardians just showed up in the anime and were never thought of again, but not only do these cards have a strong play-style, they look beautiful! Since the deck's difficult to play the cards are relatively inexpensive, so they're a great budget pick to go toe-to-toe with some of the more popular decks like Eldlich the Golden Lord or Numeron Network.

This week, MBT breaks down the theme and shows you how to make the most out of these board swarming game pieces. Hit the video to see if MBT's Cardians can keep from folding against modern Yu-Gi-Oh's most popular decks!

With so many of today's popular Extra Deck monsters being Links, the Flower Cardians stay cheap by focusing on in-theme Flower Cardian Lightflare, Superdreadnought Rail Cannon Gustav Max, and very few if any Link Monsters. In fact, this build only plays a single Link, and you can cut it if it's not in your budget: Black Luster Soldier - Soldier of Chaos. Despite a difficult learning curve, the Flower Cardians are more than capable of holding their own against stronger decks; just be prepared to have to explain what your cards do every game.

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Deck - MBT's Flower Cardian Deck by Joseph Rothschild

'MBT's Flower Cardian Deck' - constructed deck list and prices for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: Joseph Rothschild

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Advanced

Market Price: $8.69

Cards

Flower Stacking

Market Price: $0.22

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Choose 3 "Flower Cardian" monsters with different names from your Deck, and place them on top of your Deck in any order. During your Main Phase, except the turn this card was sent to the Graveyard: You can banish this card from your Graveyard, then target 1 "Flower Cardian" monster in your Graveyard; add it to your hand. You can only use this effect of "Flower Stacking" once per turn.

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Super Koi Koi

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Excavate the top 3 cards of your Deck and Special Summon as many "Flower Cardian" monsters among them as possible, ignoring their Summoning conditions, but their Levels become 2 and they have their effects negated. Banish the remaining cards, face-down, and if you do, lose 1000 LP for each. You can banish this card from your Graveyard and Tribute 1 monster; Special Summon 1 "Flower Cardian" monster from your hand, ignoring its Summoning conditions. You can only activate 1 "Super Koi Koi" per turn.

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Flower Cardian Willow

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While you control a Level 10 or lower "Flower Cardian" monster: You can Special Summon this card from your hand, also you cannot Normal or Special Summon monsters for the rest of this turn, except "Flower Cardian" monsters. Once per turn: You can target 1 "Flower Cardian" monster in your Graveyard; shuffle it into your Deck, then draw 1 card.

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Number 35: Ravenous Tarantula

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2 Level 10 monsters

All monsters you control gain ATK and DEF equal to the difference between your LP and your opponent's. While this card has Xyz Material, each time your opponent Special Summons a monster(s), inflict 600 damage to your opponent. Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; destroy all face-up monsters your opponent controls with ATK less than or equal to this card's.

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Flower Cardian Willow with Calligrapher

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Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must first be Special Summoned (from your hand) by Tributing 1 Level 11 "Flower Cardian" monster, except "Flower Cardian Willow with Calligrapher". If this card is Special Summoned: Draw 1 card, and if you do, show it, then you can Special Summon it if it is a "Flower Cardian" monster. Otherwise, send it to the Graveyard. When this card is used as Synchro Material, you can treat it and all other Synchro Materials (that have a Level) as Level 2 monsters.

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Flower Cardian Lightshower

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1 Tuner + 3 non-Tuner monsters

Your opponent cannot target "Flower Cardian" monsters you control with card effects, also those monsters cannot be destroyed by card effects. During your opponent's Draw Phase, if they draw a card(s) for their normal draw: Inflict 1500 damage to your opponent. Once per turn, during your opponent's End Phase: Activate 1 of these effects;
• Skip the Draw Phase of your next turn.
• This card has its other effects negated until your opponent's next Standby Phase.

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Flower Gathering

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Special Summon 4 "Flower Cardian" monsters with 100 ATK and different names from your Deck in Attack Position, but they have their effects negated, also they cannot be Tributed for a Tribute Summon. You can only activate 1 "Flower Gathering" per turn. You cannot Normal or Special Summon other monsters during the turn you activate this card, except "Flower Cardian" monsters.

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Flower Cardian Pine

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If this card is Normal Summoned: Draw 1 card, show it, then send it to the Graveyard unless it is a "Flower Cardian" monster. You can only use this effect of "Flower Cardian Pine" once per turn. If this card is destroyed by battle and sent to the Graveyard, or if this card in your possession is destroyed by an opponent's card effect and sent to your Graveyard: You can draw 1 card.

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Flower Cardian Boardefly

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1 Tuner + 2 non-Tuner monsters

If a "Flower Cardian" monster you control attacks a Defense Position monster, inflict piercing battle damage to your opponent. Once per turn: You can banish 1 "Flower Cardian" monster from your Graveyard; until the end of your opponent's next turn, your opponent cannot activate effects of cards in the Graveyard, also they cannot Special Summon monsters from the Graveyard.

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Recardination

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Target 1 "Flower Cardian" monster in your Graveyard; add it to your hand, then you can Special Summon 1 "Flower Cardian" monster from your hand, ignoring its Summoning conditions. If this card is sent to the Graveyard by a "Flower Cardian" monster's effect: You can excavate the top 5 cards of your Deck, and if you do, you can add 1 excavated Spell/Trap Card to your hand. Place the remaining cards on top of your Deck in any order.

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Reinforcement of the Army

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Add 1 Level 4 or lower Warrior-Type monster from your Deck to your hand.

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Number 84: Pain Gainer

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2 Level 11 monsters

You can also Xyz Summon this card by using a Rank 8, 9, or 10 DARK Xyz Monster you control with 2 or more Xyz Materials as the Xyz Material. (Xyz Materials attached to that monster also become Xyz Materials on this card.) This card gains DEF equal to the combined Ranks of all Xyz Monsters you control x 200. While this card has Xyz Material, each time your opponent activates a Spell/Trap Card, inflict 600 damage to your opponent immediately after it resolves. Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; destroy all face-up monsters your opponent controls with DEF less than or equal to this card's.

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Flower Cardian Zebra Grass

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While you control a Level 7 or lower "Flower Cardian" monster: You can Special Summon this card from your hand, also you cannot Normal or Special Summon monsters for the rest of this turn, except "Flower Cardian" monsters. If this card is Normal or Special Summoned: You can reveal any number of "Flower Cardian" monsters in your hand, shuffle them into the Deck, then draw the same number of cards.

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Flower Cardian Lightflare

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1 Tuner + 4 non-Tuner monsters
Once per turn, during either player's turn, when your opponent activates a Spell/Trap Card: You can negate the activation, and if you do, destroy that card. If a "Flower Cardian" monster you control battles an opponent's monster, that opponent's monster has its effects negated during the Battle Phase only. If this face-up Synchro Summoned card is destroyed by battle, or leaves the field because of an opponent's card effect while its owner controls it: You can Special Summon 1 "Flower Cardian" Synchro Monster from your Extra Deck, except "Flower Cardian Lightflare".

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Flower Cardian Paulownia

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While you control a Level 11 or lower "Flower Cardian" monster: You can Special Summon this card from your hand, also you cannot Normal or Special Summon monsters for the rest of this turn, except "Flower Cardian" monsters. When this card is targeted for an attack: You can negate the attack, end the Battle Phase, then draw 1 card.

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Superdreadnought Rail Cannon Juggernaut Liebe

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3 Level 11 monsters

Once per turn, you can Xyz Summon “Superdreadnought Rail Cannon Juggernaut Liebe” by using 1 Rank 10 Machine Xyz Monster you control as material. (Transfer its materials to this card.) Once per turn: You can detach 1 material from this card; this card gains 2000 ATK/DEF, also other monsters you control cannot attack for the rest of this turn. This card can make a number of attacks on monsters during each Battle Phase equal to the number of its materials +1.

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Superdreadnought Rail Cannon Gustav Max

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2 Level 10 monsters

Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; inflict 2000 damage to your opponent.

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Flower Cardian Peony with Butterfly

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Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must first be Special Summoned (from your hand) by Tributing 1 "Flower Cardian" monster, except "Flower Cardian Peony with Butterfly". If this card is Special Summoned: Draw 1 card, and if you do, show it, then, if it is a "Flower Cardian" monster, look at the top 3 cards of your opponent's Deck, then place them all on the top or bottom of the Deck in any order. Otherwise, send it to the Graveyard. When this card is used as Synchro Material, you can treat it and all other Synchro Materials (that have a Level) as Level 2 monsters.

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Number 77: The Seven Sins

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2 Level 12 monsters

You can also Xyz Summon this card by using a Rank 10 or 11 DARK Xyz Monster you control as the Xyz Material. (Xyz Materials attached to that monster also become Xyz Materials on this card.) If Summoned this way, the following effect cannot be activated this turn. Once per turn: You can detach 2 Xyz Materials from this card; banish as many Special Summoned monsters your opponent controls as possible, then attach 1 of those banished monsters to this card as Xyz Material. If this face-up card on the field would be destroyed by battle or card effect, you can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card instead.

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Black Luster Soldier - Soldier of Chaos

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3 monsters with different names

If this card was Link Summoned using a Level 7 or higher monster(s) as material, your opponent cannot target it with card effects, also it cannot be destroyed by your opponent's card effects. When this card destroys an opponent's monster by battle: You can activate 1 of these effects;
• This card gains 1500 ATK.
• This card can make a second attack during the Battle Phase of your next turn.
• Banish 1 card on the field.

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Flower Cardian Cherry Blossom with Curtain

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Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must first be Special Summoned by its own effect. You can reveal this card in your hand; draw 1 card, and if you do, show it, then Special Summon this card if the drawn card is a "Flower Cardian" monster. Otherwise, send it and this card to the Graveyard. During either player's Damage Step, when your "Flower Cardian" monster battles an opponent's monster: You can discard this card; your battling monster gains 1000 ATK until the end of this turn.

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Flower Cardian Cherry Blossom

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If you control a Level 2 or lower "Flower Cardian" monster: You can Special Summon this card from your hand, also you cannot Normal or Special Summon monsters for the rest of this turn, except "Flower Cardian" monsters. Once per turn: You can Tribute 1 "Flower Cardian" monster; draw 1 card, and if you do, show it, then, if it is a "Flower Cardian" monster, you can take 1 "Flower Cardian" monster from your Deck, except "Flower Cardian Cherry Blossom", and either add it to your hand or Special Summon it. Otherwise, send the card you drew to the GY.

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Flower Cardian Clover with Boar

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Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must first be Special Summoned (from your hand) by Tributing 1 "Flower Cardian" monster, except "Flower Cardian Clover with Boar". If this card is Special Summoned: Draw 1 card, and if you do, show it, then, if it is a "Flower Cardian" monster, you can destroy 1 monster your opponent controls. Otherwise, send it to the Graveyard.

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Flower Cardian Moonflowerviewing

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1 Tuner + 2 non-Tuner monsters

Once per turn: You can activate this effect; skip the Draw Phase of your next turn, also draw 1 card, and if you do, show it, then you can Special Summon it if it is a "Flower Cardian" monster, ignoring its Summoning conditions, and if you do, it can attack directly this turn. When this card is used as Synchro Material, you can treat it and all other Synchro Materials (that have a Level) as Level 2 monsters.

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