Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Review: Vampire Voivode


ATK/2,800 DEF/2,100

If this card is Normal Summoned: You can target up to 2 monsters in your opponent’s GY; Special Summon those monsters to your field in Defense Position, but their effects are negated. When a monster’s effect is activated, while a monster(s) with its same name is in the GY(s) (Quick Effect): You can negate the activation. If a monster(s) is Special Summoned from your opponent’s GY: You can Tribute 2 monsters; Special Summon this card from your GY. You can only use each effect of “Vampire Voivode” once per turn.

Vampires are deadly zombies in Yu-Gi-Oh!. They have unique effects for their theme. Vampire Voivode is a level 8 monster with unique effects like his comrades. He raises the dead with his unique effect. He can also special summon himself because Vampires are not easy to destroy.

TCG Sets:
  • Ghosts From the Past (set)

First Effect:

Vampire Voivode gives the opponent’s monsters in the graveyard for resources to you. Vampire Voivode special summons two of the opponent’s monsters from his or her graveyard on your side of the field when you normal summon Vampire Voivode. This effect provide resources for a major advantage!

Furthermore, these monsters are valuable resources. They can attack the opponent on the turn after they were special summoned. You may use these monsters to pay the cost of effects. You may also use these monsters for tributes for summons.

Second Effect:

Vampire Voivode has a unique form of control with a condition. The second effect negates the effects of an opponent’s monster if a monster with the same name is in either players’ graveyards. You can prevent the opponent from gaining an advantage. You shut down the the opponent’s strategy with the particular monster.

Furthermore, the first effect can set up the second effect. You may have an opponent’s former monster in your graveyard after you use it for a cost or tribute. Therefore, another copy of the opponent’s monster is neutralized for the duel. You can consistently negate its effects.

Third Effect:

Vampire Voivode special summons himself from the graveyard when the opponent special summons a monster and you must tribute two monsters for the cost. The first effect can provide the cards for the cost. You are using the opponent’s monsters for the special summon.

Furthermore, the main event from this effect is a counter against the opponent. You may use Vampire Voivode second ability to negate any effects from the opponent’s monster.  You also have Vampire Voivode on the board to protect your life points.

This effect has the same design of a normal summon. You must use two tributes for a Vampire Voivode, a level eight monster. However, you will not be able to activate Vampire Voivode’s first effect because it requires you to normal summon him.

Play these cards with Vampire Voivode

  • Eldlich the Golden Lord
  • Vampire Vamp
  • Zombie Necronize

Card Rating:

Overall, Vampire Voivode is an versatile monster for Vampires. He does a lot of things for the deck. He uses the opponent’s monsters for resources. Vampire Voivode’s most powerful effect negates the effects of an opponent’s monster. I recommend playing one to two copies of Vampire Voivode in your deck.

Card Rating: 3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5)

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