"Gandora" (ガンドラ, Gandora) is an archetype of Level 8 DARK Dragon monsters with 0 ATK and DEF used by Yugi Muto, which consists of the original "Gandora the Dragon of Destruction" and its retrains.
Members have existed since The Valuable Book 8 promotional cards, but didn't receive support until the V Jump February 2017 promotional card.
| Gandora Giga Rays the Dragon of Destruction
|| Varies depending on the number of "Gandora" monsters with different names in its controller's Graveyard after paying half of their LP.
- 1: All other cards on the field are destroyed.
- 2: All other cards on the field are banished.
- 3: All other cards on the field and in the Graveyards are banished.
| 300 ATK for each card banished.
| Gandora the Dragon of Destruction
|| All other cards on the field are first destroyed and then banished after its controller pays half of their LP; sent to the Graveyard at the End Phase of the turn it is Normal Summoned.
|| 300 ATK for each card destroyed by its 1st effect.
| Gandora-X the Dragon of Demolition
|| All other monsters on the field are destroyed, with damage inflicted to opponent equal to the monster with the highest original ATK, after being Normal or Special Summoned.
|| ATK equal to the damage inflicted to opponent by its 1st effect.
So far, all "Gandora" monsters have a nuking effect followed by an ATK gain, and the downside of halving the player's own LP.
Since the nuking effect of "Gandora Giga Rays the Dragon of Destruction" becomes more potent the more unique "Gandora" monsters in the Graveyard, using cards like "Foolish Burial" or "Trade-In" helps with consistency and power simultaneously.
Note that even if cards like "Macro Cosmos" help you to increase the ATK of "Gandora Giga Rays", they aren't recommended because they also prevent you from Special Summoning it.