Fighter’s Rules

Application for Fighter's Rules

Updated on May 15th, 2020.
Here you can find the Fighter’s Rules that will be enforced from May 22nd, 2020.
Deck regulation restrictions differ for each regulation.
In this update, there’re changes on the card restriction of the cards for both Standard and Premium.
Check out the latest update of card restrictions here.

Click here for the card restriction rules of Standard and Premium.

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 November 2018 onwards will be separated into 2 regulations. The cards allowed for each regulation are different.

The new Standard for beginners and Premium for existing players have been established.

 

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 left corner can be used.



※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.
Choose a clan, and construct a deck with only cards from that clan.
Premium – 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.

 

Special Construction Conditions
Premium – 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.

 

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

Regulation Restriction Details Card Name
Restricted to 1
Doctoroid Refros

Regulation Restriction Details Card Name
Restricted as FV
Crimson Lion Cub, Kyrph
Restricted
Flame Wind Lion, Wonder Ezel

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

Regulation Restriction Details Card Name
Choice Restriction
Evil-eye Vidya Emperor, Shiranui “Rinne”
Shura Stealth Dragon, Jamyocongo

Regulation Restriction Details Card Name
Restricted to 1
Fantasy Petal Storm, Shirayuki

Regulation Restriction Details Card Name
Restricted to 1
Thundering Sword Dragon, Angerblader

Regulation Restriction Details Card Name
Restricted to 2
Fiendish Sword Eradicator, Cho-Ou

Regulation Restriction Details Card Name
Restricted to 1
Enigmatic Assassin
Restricted
Variants Hardleg
(applicable from May 22nd, 2020)

Regulation Restriction Details Card Name
Restricted to 1
Silver Thorn Beast Tamer, Doriane
Choice Restriction
Purple Trapezist
Jumping Jill
Restricted to 1
Silver Thorn Beast Tamer, Doriane

Regulation Restriction Details Card Name
Restricted to 1
Seven Seas Helmsman, Nightcrow
Restricted to 1
Seven Seas Apprentice, Nightrunner
Restricted
Violence Flanger
(applicable from May 22nd, 2020)

Regulation Restriction Details Card Name
Restricted to 1
Dreamer Dreamer, Kruk
Restricted
Luxury Wave, Elly
Restricted to 1
Delight Genius, Ange

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

Regulation Restriction Details Card Name
Restricted to 1
Cosmos Pixy, Lizbeth
Restricted
Untainted Holy Damsel, Green Katrina
(applicable from May 22nd, 2020)

Regulation Restriction Details Card Name
Restricted to 1
Commander Laurel

Regulation Restriction Details Card Name
Restricted to 1
Rain Elemental, Zarzan
(applicable from August 3rd, 2020)

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※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)

 

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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