Fighter’s Rules

Application for Fighter's Rules

Updated on August 30th, 2019.
Here you can find the Fighter’s Rules that will be enforced from September 20th, 2019.
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 Standard.
Check out the latest update of card restrictions here.

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

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 Standard 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 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.

 

Special Construction Conditions
Premium 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.

 

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.

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
(applicable from September 20, 2019)

Regulation Restriction Details Card Name
Restricted
Esteemed Deity of Abundant Waters, Ichikishima
(applicable from September 20, 2019)
Restricted as FV
Magical Calico
(applicable from September 20, 2019)

Regulation Restriction Details Card Name
Choice Restriction
Evil-eye Vidya Emperor, Shiranui “Rinne”
Shura Stealth Dragon, Jamyocongo
(applicable from September 20, 2019)

Regulation Restriction Details Card Name
Unrestricted
Interdimensional Dragon, Heteroround Dragon G
Unrestricted
Tick Tock Worker
Unrestricted
Steam Battler, Ur-Watar

Regulation Restriction Details Card Name
Restricted to 1
Enigmatic Assassin

Regulation Restriction Details Card Name
Choice Restriction
Purple Trapezist
Jumping Jill

Regulation Restriction Details Card Name
Restricted to 1
Seven Seas Helmsman, Nightcrow
Restricted to 1
Seven Seas Apprentice, Nightrunner
Unrestricted
Mick the Ghostie and Famil

Regulation Restriction Details Card Name
Restricted to 1
Dreamer Dreamer, Kruk
Choice Restriction
Colorful Pastorale, Sonata
Choco Love Heart, Liselotte
(applicable from September 20, 2019)
Restricted
Luxury Wave, Elly
(applicable from September 20, 2019)
Restricted to 1
Delight Genius, Ange
(applicable from September 20, 2019)

Regulation Restriction Details Card Name
Restricted to 1
Cosmos Pixy, Lizbeth

Regulation Restriction Details Card Name
Restricted to 1
Commander Laurel

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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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