Fighter’s Rules

Updated on October 1, 2021.
Here you can find the Fighter’s Rules that will be enforced from October 1, 2021.
Deck regulation restrictions differ for each regulation.
In this update, there are changes on the card restrictions applicable to the Premium format.

Click here for the card restriction rules.

What is “Fighter’s Rules”?

The “Fighter’s Rules” are a set of rules that a fighter must follow when participating in official or sanctioned tournaments.
It is determined to provide a healthier environment for fights.
If you’re participating in a tournament, please read and adhere to the rules on this page.
“Fighter’s Rules” will be updated when necessary after official tournaments.
There may be updates regardless of tournament circumstances.
※For more information about the rules, please refer to our Floor Rules.
Information on Tournament Regulations
The following tournament regulations are applied to official and sanctioned tournaments. Shop Tournaments from May 2021 onwards will be separated into 3 regulations. The cards allowed for each regulation are different.

 

New Regulation
Standard – Nation Fight
[Applicable from May 2021]

Choose a nation, and construct a deck with only cards from that nation.
Ride Decks can be used. Please refer to here for rules applicable to the Ride Deck.
English edition cards sold or distributed with the [D] icon on the bottom left corner can be used.



[Applicable from September 24, 2021] Up to 8 cards with
each of the following trigger types (Critical, Draw, and Front)
can be included in the main deck.

Critical trigger
Draw trigger
Front trigger
V-Premium – Clan Fight
[Applicable from May 2021]

Choose a clan, and construct a deck with only cards from that clan.
Ride decks cannot be used.
English edition cards sold or distributed with the [V] icon on the bottom left corner can be used.

※The rules regarding deck construction and restrictions that applied to “Standard” before May 2021 also apply for “V Premium”.
※ V-SD01/001EN~014EN and V-SD02/001EN~014EN cards are regarded as cards with the icon.
Premium – Clan Fight
[Applicable from June 2018]

All English edition cards sold or distributed can be used.
Ride decks cannot be used.
Choose a clan, and construct a deck with only cards from that clan. If nation cards are used, they must correspond to the appropriate nation that the clan belongs to.
Click here for more details on Premium format deck construction for overDress and onwards.

Special Construction Conditions
• «Royal Paladin» decks may consist of up to 4 copies of “Blaster Dark”; Other «Shadow Paladin» cards are not allowed.
• «Link Joker» decks may consist cards with “Яeverse” in its name, including Dragonic Overlord “The Яe-birth”.
• Fighters with “Neon Gyze” in their main deck may use [Zeroth Dragon] regardless of clans in their G deck.

Premium – Extreme Fight
[Applicable from May 2021]

You may mix cards from different clans and nations when constructing a deck.
All English edition cards sold or distributed can be used.
Ride decks cannot be used.
From May 2021, the rules applicable to the trigger effect of drive check and damage check will be changed. The trigger effect will be activated even if “the vanguard circle or the rear-guard circle has a unit of the same clan as the unit in the trigger zone” is not met.

 

Icon Glossary
Restricted to 1
You may only have up to one of these in your deck.

Restricted as FV
You may not use the card as a starting vanguard.

Unrestricted
After much consideration, the specified card has
been unrestricted. You may use up to four copies.

Restricted
You may not use the card in your deck.You may no

Choice Restriction
Choose one of the types from this group, and you
may include up to four copies in your deck.
All other cards within the same group cannot be included in your deck.
(E.g.) Card A, Card B
O 4pc Card A, 0pc Card B
X 3pc Card A, 1pc Card B

United Sanctuary

Regulation Restriction Details Card Name
Premium
Choice restriction
Zeroth Dragon of Zenith Peak, Ultima
Cards with the Over Trigger icon
(applicable from October 1, 2021)

Regulation Restriction Details Card Name
Premium
Restricted to 1
Doctoroid Refros

Regulation Restriction Details Card Name
Premium
Restricted as FV
Crimson Lion Cub, Kyrph
Premium
Restricted
Flame Wind Lion, Wonder Ezel
V-Premium
Choice Restriction
Sunrise Ray Knight, Gurguit
Bluish Flame Liberator, Percival

Oracle Think Tank

Regulation Restriction Details Card Name
Premium
Restricted
Esteemed Deity of Abundant Waters, Ichikishima
Premium
Restricted as FV
Magical Calico

Shadow Paladin

Regulation Restriction Details Card Name
V-Premium
Choice Restriction
Dragheart, Luard
Skull Witch, Nemain
Premium
Restricted
Freezing Witch, Bendi
(applicable from October 1, 2021)

Genesis

Regulation Restriction Details Card Name
Premium
Restricted
Goddess of Sound Sleep, Tahro
(applicable from October 1, 2021)

Nubatama

Regulation Restriction Details Card Name
Premium
Restricted
Shura Stealth Dragon, Jamyocongo
(applicable from October 1, 2021)

Murakumo

Regulation Restriction Details Card Name
V-Premium
Unrestricted
Fantasy Petal Storm, Shirayuki
Premium
Restricted
Ambush Demon Stealth Beast, Nue Daio
(applicable from October 1, 2021)
Premium
Restricted
Stealth Rogue of Concealment, Tanba
(applicable from October 1, 2021)

Tachikaze

Regulation Restriction Details Card Name
V-Premium
Unrestricted
Thundering Sword Dragon, Angerblader

Narukami

Regulation Restriction Details Card Name
V-Premium
Unrestricted
Fiendish Sword Eradicator, Cho-Ou
Link Joker

Regulation Restriction Details Card Name
Premium
Restricted
Turmoil Star-vader, Zinc
(applicable from October 1, 2021)

Dark Irregulars

Regulation Restriction Details Card Name
Premium
Restricted to 1
Enigmatic Assassin
V-Premium
Restricted
Variants Hardleg
Premium
Restricted
Evil God Pontiff, Gastille Daimonas
(applicable from October 1, 2021)
Premium
Choice Restriction
King of Masks, Dantarian
Steam Mage, Ashur-da
(D-BT03/014EN)
(applicable from October 1, 2021)

Pale Moon

Regulation Restriction Details Card Name
V-Premium
Unrestricted
Silver Thorn Beast Tamer, Doriane
Premium
Choice Restriction
Jumping Jill
Flying Peryton
Purple Trapezist
(applicable from October 1, 2021)
Premium
Restricted to 1
Silver Thorn Beast Tamer, Doriane
Premium
Restricted
Visible Songster
(applicable from October 1, 2021)

Granblue

Regulation Restriction Details Card Name
Premium
Restricted to 1
Seven Seas Helmsman, Nightcrow
Premium
Restricted to 1
Seven Seas Apprentice, Nightrunner
V-Premium
Restricted
Violence Flanger

Bermuda Triangle

Regulation Restriction Details Card Name
Premium
Restricted to 1
Dreamer Dreamer, Kruk
Premium
Restricted
Luxury Wave, Elly
Premium
Restricted
Spirited Star, Trois
(applicable from October 1, 2021)
Premium
Restricted to 1
Delight Genius, Ange
Premium
Choice Restriction
Colorful Pastorale, Fina
Unbelievagirl, Potpourri
(applicable from October 1, 2021)

Please refer to the errata page for the details regarding “Top Idol, Riviere”.

Neo Nectar

Regulation Restriction Details Card Name
Premium
Restricted to 1
Cosmos Pixy, Lizbeth
Premium
Restricted
Untainted Holy Damsel, Green Katrina

Dimension Police

Regulation Restriction Details Card Name
Premium
Restricted to 1
Commander Laurel

Cray Element

Regulation Restriction Details Card Name
Premium
Restricted
Rain Elemental, Zarzan
(applicable from October 1, 2021)
Premium
Restricted
Tempest Sphere
(applicable from October 1, 2021)

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※The card restrictions are not applicable to Extreme Fight.
※All cards with the same abilities as the specified cards are included.
(Cards with different abilities are not subjected to the restrictions)

 

Regarding “Ride Decks”
  • Ride Decks can be used for Standard.
  • From your main deck of 50 cards, choose a unit card of each grade 0, 1, 2 & 3 as your ride deck.
  • The grade 0 unit chosen for your ride deck will be your first vanguard.
  • Regulation for sleeves will follow the floor rules.
  • When doing so, the sleeves used for your ride deck should be visibly different from the sleeves used for your main deck.
  • You may use clear sleeves for your ride deck.
  • You may use different sleeves for cards in your ride deck.
  • Please confirm the number of cards in each others’ ride deck before the fight.

※Ride decks cannot be used for V Premium or Premium formats.

Regarding units with no clan or nation

Unit cards that have no clan or nation can be included in any deck, regardless of the clan or nation chosen.

Regarding usage of cards with mermaid text
  • Cards with text written in mermaid text, e.g. V-EB15/ASR01EN “Happiness Heart, Lupina”, included in Extra Booster 15: Twinkle Melody that went on sale on 2021, January 22nd, can be used in official sanctioned tournaments.
  • Additionally, when using these cards in official sanctioned tournaments, please print and bring along the following PDF for ability reference.

Regarding cards with the same abilities
  • Depending on the release date, there may be cards with the same abilities with updated text.
  • When referencing the text for the card abilities, and its related rule resolutions, it will refer to the latest version of text released.
    (e.g. When you play G-BT02/103EN “Rain Elemental, Tear”, it will be treated to have the text of PR/0463EN)

Regarding “gift markers”, “token cards” and “marker cards”
  • Please use officially released “gift markers”, “token cards” and “marker cards”.
  • You may use “gift markers”, “token cards” and “marker cards” without card sleeves.
  • If you choose to use sleeves, please follow the regulations stated in the floor rules, and note that sleeves used must be easily distinguishable from your main deck.
  • However, you can choose to use the same sleeves for your G zone, or choose to use clear sleeves, and choose to use different sleeves for each “gift markers”, “token cards” and “marker cards”.
  • Please prepare sufficient “gift markers” before the start of the fight, and put it face down in an area separate from the zones of the game.
  • You do not need to announce beforehand the type of “Imaginary Gift” you are using to your opponent.
  • At the start of the fight, you do not need to announce that you are using “token cards” or “marker cards”
  • Additionally, when you use “token cards” or “marker cards”, you do not need to report it to your opponent.
  • If you do not have sufficient “gift markers”, “token cards” or “marker cards” in the middle of a fight, and it is a level 2 or higher tournament, (e.g. Regional tournaments, World Finals etc.), you will be penalized.
Regarding “Gift Markers”

(Updated on: May 25th, 2018)

  • Please use the “Gift Markers” sold or distributed.
  • You may use “Gift Markers” without sleeves.
    If you use sleeves, please use different sleeves from your main deck as stated in the floor rules.
    However, they may have the same sleeves as your G zone, and clear sleeves may be used.
  • You may use different sleeves for the cards used as your “Gift Markers”.
  • Please prepare the necessary pieces of “Gift Markers” and place them in a game area before the fight.
    You do not need to declare which “Imaginary Gift” you are using to your opponent.
  • You will be penalized if you do not have enough “Gift Markers” during a Level 2 or higher tournament.
Regarding Fighter’s Counters and Fighter’s Coins

(Updated on: February 26th, 2016)

  • Official Fighter’s Counters and official Fighter’s Coins may be used to indicate any changes to the power and/or critical.
  • When using these items, do take note to place them in such a way that vital information to the fight, such as the power, or ability text, is not hidden from view.
Using triple or more card sleeves

(Updated on: August 2nd, 2011)

  • You may not put cards in triple or more card sleeves.
  • You may only put cards in up to double card sleeves.

※Even if you are using double or less card sleeves, if it is seen that it interferes with the play of the game, the tournament manager or official may instruct you to remove those card sleeves.

Regarding G units

(Updated on: 16th May, 2016)

  • Please follow the indications on sleeves in the floor rules.
    However, you may use different sleeves and/or clear sleeves from your main deck.
  • You may use different sleeves for the cards within your G zone.
  • Please confirm the number of cards in your opponent’s G zone before the fight.
  • You may have 0 to 16 cards in your G zone.
Regarding playmat usage

(Updated on: February 26th, 2016)

  • You may use a playmat that you have prepared beforehand.
  • You may not use playmats that have zones different from vanguard.
  • Please obtain permission from your opponent before using your playmat.

※A staff may deem your playmat unsuitable for usage due to piracy and/or morality

On manners during a Cardfight

(Updated on: August 2nd, 2011)

  • Fight fairly by following the rules and paying respect to your opponent at all times.
  • Communicate with your opponent by speaking and making actions clear. Also, when you opponent makes a move, give a response to express that you understand his or her actions.
  • Do not touch your opponent’s cards without his or her permission. If you handle your opponent’s cards, handle them with care.

 

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