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This fall, we’ll be bringing to you new ride lines to be enjoyed and stronger support for your favorite decks! Take a look at the latest D Trial Decks and D Booster Set 06: Blazing Dragon Reborn to have a better idea about what the new season of Vanguard is all about!

New Additions!

With the beginning of the will+Dress series, we’re introducing three brand new vanguards that are available in D Trial Decks: Lianorn, Drajeweled and Youthberk (as featured in the top row)! These three units have a base form made available in the Trial Decks to serve as an introduction to Vanguard; of course, these can be upgraded to their stronger Booster Set counterparts (as featured in the bottom row) if you want to improve your deck!
*“Demonic Jewel Dragon, Drajeweled” will be available in D Booster Set 07: Raging Flame Against the Emerald Storms.

Two New Rides Line

In D Booster Set 06, we have two new ride lines for Dragon Empire and Brandt Gate! Firstly, there is the majestic “Chakrabarthi Phoenix Dragon, Nirvana Jheva”! This new version of Nirvana takes the powers of overDress to the next level with the inception of XoverDress (pronounced Cross-overDress)! Of course, Nirvana Jheva also enhances its ally Vairina to also take on the power of Xoverdress!

Next, we have the robust Heroes of Brandt Gate! These fighters band together against injustice, using their Base to scout allies that can bring down evil!

Over Triggers and Perfect Guards Reprints

D Booster Set 06 also contains reprints for must-have cards like Over Triggers and Perfect Guards. Originally introduced in “D Booster Set 01: Genesis of the Five Greats”, these nation-specific Over Triggers have unique offensive capabilities when revealed during your drive check! Depending on the deck, they can pack a greater punch compared to the generic Over Trigger!

While the Perfect Guards returning in this set are different in name and artwork from their counterparts in the first set, they retain their ability to completely block an attack! (And potentially remove the need to discard a card for its effect!) These cards are upgrades compared to the beginner-level Perfect Guards in Start Decks and Trial Decks, so be sure to get them if you want to strengthen your deck!

Double Frame Rare and Frame Rare

We’re also introducing two brand new rarities: Double Frame Rare and Frame Rare! With unique nation card borders, full artwork (and golden text for FFR cards), you can bling out your deck and show your friends your love for your deck!

Elusive DSR forms

You can also get their hands on the elusive DSR forms of their vanguards! These cards are specially illustrated by CLAMP, showcasing series newcomers like Raika Koshiba and Urara Haneyama alongside their avatars “Youthberk, “Skyfall Arms” “ and “Grand March of Full Bloom, Lianorn” respectively!

Unique art Over Triggers

True Arbiter Dragon of Hundred Swords, Duralvalse

True Arbiter Dragon of Hundred Swords, Duralvalse

This set’s World Original card is the Over Trigger “True Arbiter Dragon of Hundred Swords, Duralvalse”! While it has the same ability as “Light Dragon Deity of Honors, Amartinoa”, it boasts a unique art that highlights its unparalleled might! You’ll never find a card like this in other localisations of the game!

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Chakrabarthi Phoenix Dragon, Nirvana Jheva, Snuggling Blaze Maiden, Reiyu, Heart-pounding Blaze Maiden, Rino, and Surprise Egg

Nirvana and the Blaze Maidens have ascended to a new level, wielding the new power known as XoverDress! XoverDress is an ability that the new Vairina variants possess, allowing them to be placed over “Trickstar” and a <Prayer Dragon> unit! Use XoverDress to unlock the strengths of your Vairina allies!

“Chakrabarthi Phoenix Dragon, Nirvana Jheva” is the new face of the XoverDress deck! It recalls “Trickstar” and a <Prayer Dragon> from drop to the field to prepare for XoverDress, and restands a powerful XoverDress unit on attack to decimate foes!

“Snuggling Blaze Maiden, Reiyu” and “Heart-pounding Blaze Maiden, Rino” retain their cuteness and consistency for the deck, being able to search out a Prayer Dragon and Trickstar respectively when ridden upon!

Brilliant Equip, Bram Vairina, Jeweled Sword Equip, Garou Vairina, and Sturdy Wall Equip, Vils Vairina

Like Nirvana Jheva, Vairina also receives a significant upgrade! These cards have huge offensive upside when they’re in the XoverDress state; “Brilliant Equip, Bram Vairina” has high Power and can snipe enemy lines, “Jeweled Sword Equip, Garou Vairina” can attack with guard restrictions, and “Sturdy Wall Equip, Vils Vairina” can fetch XoverDress pieces in drop while providing potent defense! The XoverDress mechanic exchanges piece reliance for a powerhouse of an offense, so be sure to maximize these Vairinas on the field to overwhelm your opponent!

Flash Equip Dragon, Bramahda, Sword Equip Dragon, Galondight, and Wall Equip Dragon, Biskil, and Sharp Equip Dragon, Adamares

Prayer Dragons are important supporting cards for the XoverDress deck! These cards are able to amplify your offense when they become an originalDress (with the exception of “Wall Equip Dragon, Bilskil”. “Flash Equip Dragon, Bramahda” cycles through your deck for more key pieces, while “Sword Equip Dragon, Galondight” and “Sharp Equip Dragon, Adamares” can buff your XoverDress unit significantly! (Galondight’s Power buff is free, but only works well with Garou Vairina”.)

In the case of Bilskil, it can call itself to the field when its outerDress is retired from the rear-guard circle or from the guardian circle; it’s meant to be used together with the defensive anchor that is Vils Vairina! These Prayer Dragons are crucial to the functioning of the Nirvana Jheva deck, so don’t miss out on this chance to get them!

Sealed Blaze Dragon, Shabda

Sealed Blaze Dragon, Shabda

Let’s take a look at some new support for “Sealed Blaze Maiden, Bavsargra”: “Sealed Blaze Dragon, Shabda”. It’s a useful ally that gains Power if you’re fully equipped with Arms, and recalls itself from drop to the field when another rear-guard is called from drop (from the effect of Bavsargra or “Sealed Blaze Dragon, Aaushniya”.) Shabda’s board presence is something that the Bavsargra deck definitely appreciates.

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Jewel-embracing Dragon Fang, Drajeweled, Demonic Stone Dragon, Jewelneel, Jewel Core Dragon, and Jewelias Dracokid

From “D Trial Deck 02: Michiru Hazama - Demonic Jewel Dragon of the Four Flames -” comes a brand new ride line revolving around the terrifying dragon Drajeweled! The trial deck version, “Jewel-embracing Dragon Fang, Drajeweled” can activate Persona Ride even when rode upon by the booster set version “Demonic Jewel Dragon, Drajeweled”. On attack, both cards can Soul-Blast 4 cards of different grades to reduce your opponent’s vanguard Power to 1 while gaining an additional Critical! Drajeweled can be likened to a junior version of ”Zeroth Dragon of End of the World, Dust”; it’s able to reduce your opponent to nothingness!

Supporting Drajeweled are “Demonic Stone Dragon, Jewelneel” and “Jewel Core Dragon”. Jewelneel amasses soul quickly, Soul-Charging when its attack hits or when rode upon by Drajeweled (with the potential to draw a card as well!) On the other hand, Jewel Core can call itself to the field when rode upon by Jewelneel, serving as a great booster that returns to soul afterwards!

Merciless Count, Botis

Merciless Count, Botis

An interesting support for Drajeweled is “Merciless Count, Botis”! When you Soul-Blast 3 or more cards at the same time for your card’s cost, Botis gains Power; if you Soul-Blast 4 or more, you can put a card in drop to soul and retire an enemy unit with the same grade as the card put!

Botis has a unique interaction with the Blitz Order “Shining Selfishness”. By using Shining Selfishness on your opponent’s turn, you can Soul-Blast 4 while Botis is on the field to retire an enemy attacker to significantly hamper your opponent’s offense!

Diabolos Diver, Julian, Direful Doll, Amandine, and Desire Devil, Kuvisgee

There’s also an assortment of Dark States cards supporting a variety of ride lines! Firstly, we have “Diabolos Diver, Julian” providing help for Bruce; on attack, it gains Power according to the number of cards in your damage zone. For every two cards in your damage zone, it Soul-Charges 1, and you can call up to the same number of cards Soul-Charged by Julian’s effect from soul to the field! Julian doesn’t require you to be in “Final Rush”, and pairs well with previous support in “Diabolos Jetbacker, Lenard”, “Upward Acrobat, Marjorie” and “Monitoring Gear Dober”!

Next, “Direful Doll, Amandine” is a powerful unit that can be primarily used in Baromagnes decks! It gains Power if you have ten or more cards in soul, and can increase the number of cards Soul-Charged by card abilities by 1 for the turn! Amandine accumulates soul even faster, enabling attackers like “Brainwash Swirler” and Baromagnes itself to become even more threatening!

Finally, we have “Desire Devil, Kuvisgee” to aid the Greedon ride line. It Counter-Charges when moved to soul from the field by Greedon’s ability; while in soul, it also buffs rear-guards called by card abilities for free (this is particularly great in Greedon since your rear-guard columns tend to be weaker.)

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Galactic Hero, Unite Dianos, Galactic Hero, Wired Klosten, Galactic Hero, Architect Paseel, and Galactic Hero, Purely Agno

In D Booster Set 06, the organization of Heroes makes themselves known! These allies gather together in the Hero Base, ready to launch into battle! “Galactic Hero, Unite Dianos” is the leader of the group, buffing all front row Hero allies and attacking with high Power and Critical as you accumulate more Bases in your Order Zone!

“Galactic Hero, Wired Kloston” helps to cycle through your deck and Scout Hero allies into your Base, while also becoming a useful attacker when it changes rear-guard positions during your battle phase! (From the ability of “Galactic Hero, Direct Foriel”!) As for “Galactic Hero, Architect Paseel”, it obtains your key Base cards from the deck so that you can begin Scouting more Hero allies!

Hero Base “A.E.G.I.S.”

Hero Base “A.E.G.I.S.

The Heroes enact their battle plans in the “Hero Base “A.E.G.I.S.” “! By putting this Set Order into your Order Zone, you can scout three Hero cards from the top seven cards of your deck! (Scouting is the act of putting Hero cards into the Base.)

You can then Rest this Base and discard a card to call a Scouted card with grade equal to or less than your vanguard to the field to rally more Heroes to the battlefield! You can also use this Base on your opponent’s turn to call a Scouted card to the guardian circle, conserving your hand for other endeavors!

Galactic Hero, Direct Foriel, Galactic Hero, Rampart Aspida, Galactic Hero, Flatten Sufrey, and Aiding Monster, Tectien

There’s a band of Heroes waiting in the wings, ready to take up the fight against evil! “Galactic Hero, Direct Foriel” switches your other rear-guard positions during your battle phase to maximize the number of attacks done in a turn; “Galactic Hero, Rampart Aspida” provides soul when Scouted and serves as a tough defender; and “Galactic Hero, Flatten Sufrey” is a great attacker that has spot removal!

A card that can be considered in the Hero lineup is “Aiding Monster, Tectien”, which was introduced in D Booster Set 05: Triumphant Return of the Brave Heroes. You can discard it by using your Base’s ability, before scouring your deck for more Bases!

Combine Rusher, Cardinal Dragon, Nuvorea, and Aurora Battle Princess, Crumple Orchid

There’s also a few cards supporting other Brandt Gate playstyles! Firstly, “Combine Rusher” is an ally that slots in well in many decks! It’s a great attacker that also recalls itself from the drop to the field when your Set Order is played!

For those devoted to Orfist, there is “Cardinal Dragon, Nuvorea” that gains incremental Power for each World in your Order Zone and can call another Shadow Army token to the field when retired! It’s especially great in bolstering your offensive strikes with “Cardinal Dominus, Orfist Regis”!

Finally, Seraph Snow players can consider “Aurora Battle Princess, Crumple Orchid” to enable multi-attack for their Prison deck, in exchange for returning an Imprisoned card to your opponent’s hand.

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Youthberk “Protofall Arms”, Knight of Ardent Light, Youth, Determined to Break Away, Youth, and Youth Following in Footsteps, Youth

Revolt against the elite with the new Youthberk rideline, coming to you in “D Trial Deck 03: Raika Koshiba - Skyfall Executors -”! This deck utilizes the new keyword RevolDress: it allows you to superior ride Youthberk’s RevolForm variants during your battle phase to beat down foes with a ferocious vanguard! The beginner-friendly “Youthberk “Protofall Arms” “ can trigger RevolDress after it attacked, but it can also be regarded as its upgraded form “Youthberk “Skyfall Arms” “ when rode upon to activate Persona Ride!

The grade 1 and 2s of this ride line help with the consistency of getting the RevolForm pieces you need; “Determined to Break Away, Youth” can add a Youthberk card to hand or call another ally to the field from the top three cards of your deck, while “Knight of Ardent Light, Youth” can add a grade 2 or greater card in drop to hand when rode upon! (Use this to obtain Persona Ride copies, RevolForm cards or consistency pieces like Schneizal and Cadwalla!)

Youthberk “Skyfall Arms”, Youthberk “RevolForm: Zest”, and Youthberk “RevolForm: Gust”

“Youthberk “Skyfall Arms” ” is the enhanced version of the trial deck version; aside from its RevolDress ability, it shares similarities to its grade 1 ride “Determined to Break Away, Youth”: by discarding a card during your main phase, you can either add a Youthberk card or call another ally from the top three cards of your deck! This consistency helps to get to key pieces quickly.

Now, let’s take a look at Youthberk’s RevolForm cards! By riding them from your RevolDress ability, they can activate powerful effects! At the end of your turn, they ride a RevolDress card in your soul, allowing you to prepare for another turn.

In the Trial Deck, we have “Youthberk “RevolForm: Zest” “. By placing it by the RevolDress ability, it gains high Power! (and an extra Critical if Persona Ride is active!) This RevolForm provides immediate pressure to decimate your opponent. On the other hand, the Booster Set introduces “Youthberk “RevolForm: Gust” “ as an alternative ride target. While it doesn’t get as much Power as Zest does, Gust can gain additional drives that can be instrumental in turning the tide of the battle!

Knight of Fracture, Schneizal, Knight of Piercing, Cadwalla, Menacing Tiger, and Painkiller Angel

Aiding in the consistency of the deck is “Knight of Fracture, Schneizal” and “Knight of Piercing, Cadwalla”! Schneizal puts a Youthberk card from the top five cards of your deck into your hand and gains Power when it enters the field, and also buffs your vanguard if it was placed this turn by riding a grade 3! (This can activate both from Persona Ride and RevolForm.) There’s also Cadwalla that adds a grade 2 or greater card from the top three cards of your deck after attacking; if it fails, you can still draw a card!

Next, “Menacing Tiger” calls itself to the field as Rest when discarded from hand during your turn to maintain board presence; it then buffs your vanguard immediately afterwards! This ability can be activated through Skyfall Arms or Gust’s discard costs for their effects.

As always, “Painkiller Angel” is an unquestioned generic for Keter Sanctuary that can be relied on to gain card advantage. You could potentially call this from card abilities like that of Skyfall Arms and grade 1 Youth!

Octaray Sorceress, Changing Magic, Memeruru, and Quadra Cast Sorceress

Hexaorb" fans, it’s your time to shine! “Octaray Sorceress” scrys the top two cards of your deck, adding any of them to hand and putting the remaining cards on the top of your deck to manipulate your future drive checks! It can also be a useful attacker when Persona Ride is active! Next, “Changing Magic, Memeruru” retires itself to put your Critical trigger or Front trigger in your drop to hand to set up “Hexaorb Sorceress”. Finally, “Quadra Cast Sorceress” can rearrange the top two cards of your deck and Soul-Charge 1.

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Bandmaster of Blossoming Bonds, Lianorn, Brilliant Tune, Rektina, Budding of Pleasant Sounds, Gracia, and Announcing Wind of Spring, Cerphie

The flowers bloom under the tender care and cheerful tunes of Lianorn and her band! “D Trial Deck 01: Urara Haneyama - Bandmaster of Blossoming Bonds” introduces this ride line that focuses on boosting your vanguard with multiple rear-guards to reach the climax of the battle!

Not only can “Bandmaster of Blossoming Bonds, Lianorn” trigger Persona Ride when ridden upon by its Booster Set version, it also gathers the energies of her allies with Boost in the back row to launch an unstoppable vanguard attack! (It can potentially gain a drive as well!) Afterwards, Lianorn Stands those boosters to support your other attackers!

“Brilliant Tune, Rektina” and “Budding of Pleasant Sounds, Gracia” help to fill your back row with grade 1 allies that support Lianorn by boosting! These two musicians also become effective boosters on the field as well!

Grand March of Full Bloom, Lianorn

Grand March of Full Bloom, Lianorn

In D Booster Set 06, “Grand March of Full Bloom, Lianorn” provides greater ease in achieving Lianorn’s grandiose musical! It retains the ability to be boosted by multiple rear-guards, but it also draws a card and calls a band member from hand for just 1 Counter-Blast!

Clapping Dragon, Performing Petal, Diantha, Happy Dreaming Festa!, and Creed Assault

“Clapping Dragon”, “Performing Pedal, Diantha” and “Happy Dreaming Festa!” are some cards that can amplify the tone of this deck! Clapping Dragon provides on-demand draw and becomes a strong attacker, while Diantha and Happy Dreaming Festa! gather more musicians onto the field with relative ease! (Diantha also can be an effective booster with Lianorn!)

A card that you can consider in the deck is “Creed Assault”, which was originally introduced in D Booster Set 03 as a potential support for Flagburg Dragon. This card is a powerful offensive piece that cannot attack if your rear-guard did not Stand by a card effect; thankfully, Lianorn’s amplified Boost ability can restand those additional boosters again, allowing you to instantly meet the conditions for Creed Assault to attack!

In the Dim Darkness, the Frozen Resentment

In the Dim Darkness, the Frozen Resentment

Zorga players can look into this grade 1 Order: “In the Dim Darkness, the Frozen Resentment”. This normal order discards a card from the top three cards of your deck, before summoning an ally from drop to the field. Use it in the early game to fill up your drop zone; then, you can Alchemagic it with your other Orders to rally your undead to your call!


With these D Trial Decks and D Booster Set 06 , the Standard format continues to diversify with a variety of playstyles and aesthetics! It’s never too late to jump in and choose a deck of your liking. What are you waiting for? Come and acquaint yourself with the beautiful and majestic world of Vanguard!

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