Rules/Q&A

Application for Fighter's Rules

A new set of rules will be in effect from June 1st, 2018. Click here for more details.
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 June 2018 onwards will be separated into 3 regulations. The cards allowed for each regulation are different. The new Standard for beginners and Premium Standard for existing players have been established.
Both regulations will be available for BCS2018.
During this transition period, all cards up till now are usable for the limited period G Standard.

The period for the new regulations will be as follow.
New Regulation
Standard – Clan Fight
[Applicable from June 2018]
Choose a clan, and construct a deck with only cards from that clan.
English edition cards sold or distributed with the [V] icon on the bottom right corner can be used.
※V-SD01/001EN~014EN and V-SD02/001EN~014EN cards are regarded as cards with the icon.
Premium Standard – Clan Fight
[Applicable from June 2018]
All English edition cards sold or distributed can be used.
Choose a clan, and construct a deck with only cards from that clan.
Premium Standard – Extreme Fight
[Applicable from June 2018]
You may mix cards from different clans when constructing a deck.
All English edition cards sold or distributed can be used.
G Standard – Clan Fight
[Applicable from June 2018 to October 2018]
Choose a clan, and construct a deck with only cards from that clan.
English edition cards sold or distributed with the [V] icon on the bottom right corner cannot be used.
※V-SD01/001EN~014EN and V-SD02/001EN~014EN cards are regarded as cards with the icon.
Special Construction Conditions
Premium Standard – Clan Fight / G Standard – Clan Fight
  • «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.
Regarding manners during fights
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.
Rules regarding card restrictions
Following the new regulations to be implemented from June 2018, “Rules regarding card restrictions” will be as follow.
Icon Glossary
Restricted to 1
You may only have up to one of these in your deck.
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
Unrestricted
After much consideration, the specified card has been unrestricted.
You may use up to four copies, and you may use it as your First Vanguard as well.
Regulation Restriction Details Card Name

Restricted to 1
Doctoroid Refros G-BT04/062EN
Regulation Restriction Details Card Name

Restricted to 1
Interdimensional Dragon, Heteroround Dragon G-CB04/008EN, etc.

Restricted to 1
Tick Tock Worker G-BT05/101EN

Restricted to 1
Steam Battler, Ur-Watar G-BT05/103EN, etc.
Regulation Restriction Details Card Name
Choice Retriction
Purple Trapezist PR/0056EN, etc.

Jumping Jill
To be released in V-BT02
(applicable from October 5th, 2018)
Regulation Restriction Details Card Name

Restricted to 1
Seven Seas Helmsman, Nightcrow G-BT06/089EN

Restricted to 1
Seven Seas Apprentice, Nightrunner G-BT06/091EN

Restricted to 1
Mick the Ghostie and Family G-BT06/094EN, etc.
Regulation Restriction Details Card Name

Restricted to 1
Cosmos Pixy, Lizbeth G-BT06/103EN
Regulation Restriction Details Card Name
Restricted to 1
Commander Laurel BT04/015EN, etc.
(applicable from August 31st, 2018)
There are no card restrictions for Standard-Clan Fight.
※The card restrictions are not applicable to Extreme Fight.
※All cards with the same abilities as the specified card numbers are included.
(Cards with different abilities are not subjected to the restrictions)

Manners And Other Matters During An Actual Cardfight

Updated: 2013.07.05
Regarding Fighter’s Counters and Fighter’s Coins

Effective from: 2013.07.06

  • 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

Effective from: 2011.08.02

  • 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.

On manners during a Cardfight

Effective from: 2011.08.02

  • Fight fairly by following the rules and paying respect to your opponent.
  • 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.