Mark your calendars for September 24th, as we will be launching & relaunching a plethora of shiny cards that will rekindle your passion for the V Premium and Premium formats!
Still not convinced? Let’s hear what some of your favorite Vanguard YouTubers think!
Hi everyone, DifferentFight here! Some of you dear readers may know me from my YouTube channel in which I cover all things related to our beloved TCG as well as the mobile version Vanguard Zero, or from other media as well. On top of being a content creator for the game, I’ve been a passionate player since November 2011, as well as commentator later down the line. While initially my favourite clan was actually Shadow Paladin when I had gotten into the game, there were some events in 2013 that fully converted me to a Dimension Police main, and got me particularly attached to one card more than any other – Daikaiser!
Dimension Police in itself is straightforward in concept: it’s all about giant robots, with references to various Super Robot anime franchises that just want to power up to crazy amounts to exert immense pressure on your opponent, whether that’d be through extra criticals, drive checks, Vanguard’s restanding or other. I’m a huge fan of decks in card games that make my opponent feel as if they’re in a tough spot, sort of mimicking the idea of standing in front of a giant robot that can smash through everything. On top of that, the reason why Daikaiser is my favourite card in the clan (and in the game in general) is due to his flavour of being able to pierce through everything as long as you believe in your allies and yourself – as cringey as that may sound (LOL).
Looking at Premium, and more specifically Revival Selection, I think the clan got some of the best reprints you could ask for. We’ve got some of the most staple G-Guards in “Gallant Incarnation, G-O-Five” and “Oceanic Conversion, Atlantis Dolphin”, one of the #1 go-to strides in “Bravest Peak, X-gallop”, and our most staple stand trigger in “Operator Girl, Linka”. I think the biggest highlight for me personally would be the “Bravest Peak, X-gallop” – while it’s had a reprint in the past, this is still one of the most important strides for the clan, and every single Premium Dimension Police list wants to run it for its overwhelming ability to restand with tremendous amounts of power, while attacking with multiple drive checks.
For those of you wanting to use some of the cards found in Revival Selection, here’s an example deck recipe for Dimension Police to get you started!
The deck is centred around “Super Dimensional Robo, Dailiner” – an amazing card that turns all of our Grade 3s into tanky shields, and in combination with “Heat Wave Beast, Geomaglass” from the most recent Premium Collection, this lets our Grade 3s go up to as much as 30,000 shield! After striding into Geomaglass once to buff up the shield power of our Grade 3s, we generally keep striding X-gallop and flipping Geomaglass units to keep pushing the power and shield of our Grade 3s, while at the same time adding to X-gallop’s drive checks with Daizaurus, Counter-Charge with “Cosmic Hero, Grandwisdom”, applying pressure with “Operator Girl, Linka”, and of course doubling all the power and critical with “Commander Laurel”. This deck is very strong and excels in both offense and defense, so I greatly recommend you give it a try!
Thank you very much to you, the readers, for your time and attention! I hope this helped to spark your interest in Dimension Police in Premium, or otherwise help to give you some resources in building your Premium deck for the clan. Huge thank you as well to Bushiroad for having me on this edition of the Bushiroad e-Newsletter, it’s a great honour as always!
On that note, that’s it for me this time – I’ll see you guys around, bye bye!
Hey Cardfighters, I’m Erik Seedrak, better known as Mr.Timeleap from the Vanguard Insider YouTube channel. For those who don’t know me I’m a Cardfight!! Vanguard content creator on YouTube where I discuss the latest news, in-depth analysis for the new strategies and everything in between for casual and competitive players. I’m know as a Gear Chronicle main and that’s why I’m here today to talk about the latest Gear Chronicle cards in the upcoming Revival Selection set (V-SS09).
Gear Chronicle is a very versatile clan which allows the player to manipulate the flow of time on the battlefield. It’s these mechanics and the Steam Punk aesthetics that made me fall in love with the clan just look at the original “Interdimensional Beast, Metallica Phoenix” from the G-era Trial Deck (G-TD06/001) and tell me this isn’t a piece of art. Within the clan you have the rewind playstyle where you can send you opponents units to the past (deck) and turn them into their former selves.
There’s also Chronofang which is all about using the bind zone to increase the power output and even uses it as a toolbox for cheeky multi-attack options, but interestingly enough the V-Series version of this deck is all about lowering your hand size to unleash powerful abilities on your opponent. There is also the Gear Colossus deck which focusses on binding your own cards to activate their boss unit Demiurge which allows you to control your own future as you can put any 12 cards from your drop on the top of your deck and then there is <Zodiac Time Beast>. This deck is a jack of all traits where you can multi-attack from deck, bind zone and even through time as they have the abilities to take EXTRA TURNS.
As you can see, Gear Chronicle has a wide range of playstyles which allows it to be very flexible, but there is one important playstyle I haven’t mentioned and that’s the deck that’s going to get the reprints in the upcoming Revival Selection and that’s Time Leap. This deck is all about turning your own units in their future potential and this usually happens during the battle phase which translates into multi-attacks, but the most interesting aspect about this is the fact that you can search out any card from your deck as your Time Leap target as long as it’s a grade higher then the unit you’re Time Leaping. This means we have access to our entire deck and that allows us to play all kinds of interesting tech cards for specific scenarios as we always have access to those cards.
Time Leap is undoubtedly my favorite Gear Chronicle deck and what’s great about the Revival Selection is that the core cards are being reprinted which makes the deck more accessible for new players or players that want to get into the clan. Even though I personally own most of these cards I can now finally bling out some of the core cards like “Tick Tock Worker” and “Steam Battler, Ur-Watar”, but the more interesting thing is the new Japanese import as Gear Chronicle is one of the 6 clans in this set that gets a total new card which is the G-Guardian “Bearlock”. Being able to G-guard without needing heals can be handy especially with the introduction of the new Heal-Guardian in V Clan Collection.
Now you might think to yourself “but Mr.Timeleap, how do I build a Time Leap deck?” Well, the great thing about that is that you only need the core cards form Revival Selection which are “Tick Tock Worker”, “Steam Battler, Ur-Watar”, “History-maker Dragon”, “Chronodragon Gear Groovy” and “Interdimensional Dragon, Heteroround Dragon”, and then add the cards “Steam Maiden, Melem”, “Chronodragon Nextage” and “Interdimensional Dragon, History-Build Dragon”, and you have the core you need the rest of the deck can be teched out however you like, but to give you guys an example build here is a brand new build with some spicy techs.
This list includes some brand new cards as it has “Interdimensional Dragon, Time Leaper Dragon” for your turn 3 play when you went first. To empower that play as well as giving you more early game options it has “Steam Scalar, Kurunta”. This card gives you more multi-attack options and field control. And the final big spicy include is the new Dark States Over Trigger. Unlike most clans, Gear Chronicle can increase the chance of hitting the Over Trigger as you can shuffle it back from hand with Ur-watar and with “Retroactive Time Maiden, Uluru”, you can even send it back from the drop zone. This is also the reason why this list has 3 “Tick-away Dragon”; this not only allows you to send back combo pieces, but also triggers including the Over Trigger so you can guard with the Over Trigger multiple times in a single game. There is of course a lot more to it to this deck, but I’ll go into more details in a future video on my channel, because Chronoscommand is also a potential option that can change the Time Leap core, but as of writing this those cards have yet to be revealed.
I hope you guys are enjoying the new reprint set and use this opportunity to try out some new clans as well as blinging out your favorites as Premium is a format where a lot is possible. I want to thank Bushiroad for allowing me to write this write-up about the new Gear Chronicle cards and definitely check out the other write-ups by some other amazing people, but with that said I’ve been Mr.Timeleap and I’ll see you guys IN THE NEXT ONE!!!
Hi everyone! I’m Kai from WCC, and I’ve been playing Cardfight!! Vanguard competitively for over 9 years. I am the main content creator on the WCC YouTube channel, and also commentate events. What you might not know though, is that I’m a huge fan of one of the coolest clans in existence, Link Joker.
I’ve played Link Joker ever since it was released in Japan. What really got me into the clan was that the units looked incredibly cool, and it had a red outline around the clan name. In Australia, we have a term for this: fully sick – which means something that is incredibly cool. I can assure you that Link Joker is fully sick, because even the haters admit that Link Joker looks amazing. Apart from that, Link Joker brought a new mechanic to the game which was very “interesting” for its time.
Over the different eras and formats of Cardfight!! Vanguard, Link Joker has evolved into a deck that demolishes unprepared players and has favourable matchups against certain decks that are prevalent in the metagame. When players sit down and brainstorm the strongest deck in the format, the one question they always have to ask is, “does this deck lose to Link Joker?”
By the way, the next question is usually, “how can I beat Link Joker?”
Revival Collection brings back some iconic and much requested cards in the Chaos arsenal, which works well with the Star-vader support from the previous V Collection. With some hard to get cards like “Star-vader, Freezeray Dragon” and “Death Star-vader, Chaos Breaker Deluge” getting reprints, it allows a lot of new players the opportunity to obtain the power of a fully armed and operational Link Joker deck. Freezeray Dragon is also special in that it has a potent ability that interacts with your opponent’s field on their turn. Here’s a sample Freezeray Chaos list that I think works well in the current Premium format:
“Star-vader, Freezeray Dragon” is the key card that makes Link Joker work right now. The current strongest decks revolve around melting people with high-powered loops or aggression. By riding into Freezeray Dragon, you stop that. Big name decks like Fenrir Loop, Stand Blademaster/Valkerion, and Nue Daioh all get shut down by a Freezeray Dragon sitting on your vanguard circle.
Certain decks also naturally play around Link Joker by leaving nothing on the board to be locked. Pale Moon and Granblue are some decks that naturally leave empty boards due to their own effects. Freezeray Dragon shuts that down by locking rear-guards and keeping them on the field in the end phase, so that next turn you can lock it again and limit your opponent’s plays.
However, there’s a problem where if you go second you will never be able to ride Freezeray Dragon before your opponent does their thing. This is where “Gravity Collapse Dragon” comes into play. If the “Gravity Collapse Dragon” on your vanguard circle hits your opponent, then you have a chance to at least ride a Freezeray Dragon from the top 5 cards of your deck.
This is where a bit of game theory comes into play. If it hits and you ride Freezeray Dragon, then you’re in a favourable position. If your opponent guards and you don’t hit with “Gravity Collapse Dragon”, then it’s fine because he still doesn’t have a Counter-Blast to work with. The worst case scenario is if you hit and fail to ride, but that’s not as detrimental as you might think it is. All decks get destroyed by the first scenario, so your opponent will be inclined to guard the attack. With many of the decks running older cards that do not have shield values from the V era, this will take away more hand cards from your opponent (especially if you boosted the attack).
Once there are cards on the field for you to lock, you can ride into “Star-vader, Chaos Breaker Dragon” and start controlling the game. Being on Chaos Breaker Dragon allows you to start taking away your opponent’s Imaginary Gifts, while powering your own field up. You can also start striding into “Death Star-vader, Chaos Breaker Deluge” to start destroying your opponent’s hand and pushing damage.
The rest of the G zone is quite straightforward. “Death Star-vader, Glueball Avalanche” is your ideal first stride to just straight up lock two of your opponent’s rear-guards (ideally in the front row), but if your opponent doesn’t have any you can go into “Death Star-vader, Chaos Universe” to seal off one of their columns. “Death Star-vader, Glueball Dragon” lets you to start mass locking your opponent’s rear-guards once they have cards on the field. “Nebula Dragon, Baryoend Dragon” allows you to remove gifts while you’re on Freezeray Dragon, and most importantly does not require any resources except for flipping up a card in the G zone.
The biggest learning curve with this deck is resource management. You generally will not have a problem with Counter-Blast, but with soul. A lot of the stronger effects in Chaos require you to expend soul, while Chaos Breaker Dragon’s own retire effect requires soul as well. This is why we run “Turmoil Star-vader, Zinc” as it solves ALL resource issues. “Star-vader, Craving Claw” is also a great multi-purpose card that can generate advantage and soul.
Apart from that, the deck itself is not too hard to pilot. There’s not really any multi-attacking (apart from “Zeroth Dragon of Destroy Star, Stark”). Just make sure that you’re able to keep as many of your opponents cards locked, and prioritise the ones in the front row circles. Try keeping “Bisection Star-vader, Zirconium” around so your Vanguard continues to gain an additional critical (you might even want to keep it in the back row).
I hope this gives you some confidence to become a fully sick Link Joker player in the Premium format. If you want to find out more on Vanguard, we do upload quite a few times every week on the WCC YouTube channel. I also play Vanguard ZERO and Weiß Schwarz, and if you have any questions you can hit me up on Twitter at @TransGraham or on Discord. Please stay safe, and hopefully you enjoy experiencing another way to play Cardfight!! Vanguard!
What’s up? My name is Maxime and I’m the owner of the Solemn Vanguard YouTube channel, as well as a competitive Vanguard player.
My achievements in the competitive landscape of the game include top 8 at BCS London 2018, 1st place at BCS France 2018 (qualifying me for the world championship), 1st place at BSF Cardiff 2019 (together with Jey K. and Mohammed A., two phenomenal players), top 8 at BCS Italy 2019, top 8 at BCS London 2019, top 4 at BSFO Premium 2021 and top 8 at BSFO standard 2021. When it comes to the competitive landscape of the game, deck building and theorycrafting is what I enjoy the most.
Granblue is my favorite clan for two reasons: mechanics & aesthetics. Mechanically, interacting with the drop zone means a myriad of options that keeps increasing, the longer the game goes on. The ability to recycle specific cards also means the clan tends to get away with running lower numbers of specific cards, which also leads to a bigger variety in gameplay.
Aesthetically, I enjoy the edgy and darker styles. This is why Shadow Paladin and Dark Irregulars are also amongst my favorite clans.
As someone with a big Granblue collection, the cards I’m looking forward to the most are “Samurai Spirit”, “Undying Departed, Grenache” and “Mighty Rogue, Nightstorm”.
I’ve been looking forward to “Samurai Spirit” V getting its English release for a long time now, so getting access to new plays is a big deal for me. “Undying Departed, Grenache” and “Mighty Rogue, Nightstorm” have been two instrumental cards ever since their release in the G era of the game. Grenache is the #1 way for Granblue to get resources back, whilst Nightstorm is the #1 way to create combo attack patterns.
I personally owned these 2 cards already, but being able to now “bling” them out in foil is fantastic and giving players new to Premium access to them is even better (Grenache was a 1-off in an out-of-print trial deck and thus became harder and harder to find).
For this deck recipe, I chose a slightly different route than my top 4 Springfest Online list.
Considering the decks that showed results at Spingfest Online, there’s a good chance that my list would be affected by future restrictions, so we need to consider how this changes our list.
We run 4 “Ghostie Leader, Beatrice” because she’s the ideal ride target for the deck, whilst 4 “Dragon Undead, Skull Dragon” is required for one of our strongest win conditions: the Megiddo combo. This involves ultimate striding “Zeroth Dragon of Distant Sea, Megiddo” and reviving 4 Skull Dragons + “Mighty Rogue, Nightstorm”. Your Skull Dragons will attack one-by-one and change positions with each other before their abilities retire them. Finally, Nightstorm attacks and revives one extra Skull Dragon. This turn amounts to 7 attacks, 5 of which can have over 80 000 power!
We are playing a “King Serpent” to help with on-demand resource management.
You will also notice we now play 4 “Skeleton Sea Navigator” in the grade 1 lineup. This is a luxury Zarzan lists don’t have access to, but it is a very potent card to get your drop zone set up before even striding.
“Ghostie Great Emperor, Big Obadiah” is Granblue’s most used stride and thankfully, it is receiving a reprint in the Revival Selection, as this card will likely be used by Granblue players for many years to come. It fills our drop zone with useful pieces whilst also setting up a field and powering it up. All that for a single counter blast!
“Wight Legion Sailing Ship, Bad Bounty” is one of our best finishers. It gives Granblue access to two Vanguard attacks whilst also letting us use a variety of grade 3 skills (like Beatrice, since her on-place is activated when Bounty places her OR even Nightrose V if you choose to run her).
The nightrose stride, while usually weaker than Big Obadiah, is still phenomenal for keeping our field empty in certain matchups like Link Joker. (She will revive units for you, but at the end of the turn, retire them all)
“Zeroth Dragon of Distant Sea, Megiddo” is a phenomenal finisher for the deck as I alluded to earlier.
“Diabolist of Solicitation, Negronora” is a powerful G-guardian that can guard virtually any attack.
“Great Witch Doctor of Banquets, Negrolily” allows for a variety of combos during your opponent’s turn. (retire one of your own units, then revive Beatrice, which then revives anything you may need)
I’d like to thank everyone watching the Solemn Vanguard channel, as well as my team mates in WCC, Noman the Murakumo deity for a lot of testing and theorycrafting, and my friends at my favorite local game store; Hermelijn in Aalst, Belgium.
My name is Richard Gilroy. I have been working with Nexus Corps, and its sister podcast channel Nexus at Night, for almost 7 years. My favorite clan is Gold Paladin, but all the paladin clans have a special place in my heart as well.
What I like most about Gold Paladin is its versatility in being able to call multiple units at a time while simultaneously being able to power them up for a very strong and aggressive playstyle while still conserving cards in the player’s hand!
Among the reissued Gold Paladin units from Revival Selection, I look forward to the powerful G-Units the most! With these I believe it will be easier to access for newer players that are looking forward to participating in Premium format tournaments.
Here’s my recommended deck recipe!
Blond Ezel’s ability to ride from hand allows you to ride to Grade 3 faster. Riding to Grade 3 faster also allows you to take advantage of “Bluish Flame Liberator, Percival’s” ability to create more Accel Markers, draw more cards, and build your field. As for defensive measures, “Sunrise Ray Knight, Gurguit” (V Series) provides assurance thanks to its ability to call cards to the Guardian Circle from the deck.
The primary goal of the deck is to create a larger field with Accel Markers and eventually Stride into “Zeroth Dragon of Zenith Peak, Ultima”; which allows you to put an Over Trigger on top of your deck and give all your units the one hundred million power bonus!
I would like to give a huge and warm thank you to all of the fans that have been with us and helped us grow over the last almost 7 years. You have all made a great impact on my life and for that, I am truly grateful. I wish everyone good health and hope everyone stays safe during these difficult times with Covid-19. Looking forward to seeing everyone at live Buishiroad events in the near future!
Hello everyone! tyfyghtr here!
I’m a content creator focused mostly on Vanguard, but also occasional side projects for other things that interest me, typically anime or gaming focused with a hefty dose of nostalgia.
You can find me streaming on Twitch and making videos on YouTube and talking a LOT about Vanguard, especially as it pertains to Premium. I’m a huge fan of the format and have been a major proponent for it, mostly with “off-meta” deck profiles and the fun of building around different archetypes or playstyles they don’t really get as much attention.
I’m also very glad to be sharing a list for my favorite clan in the game, Nova Grappler! This has been a favorite clan of mine since I started the game all the way back in 2012. Being a huge mecha and also wrestling fan, the aesthetics of the clan immediately drew me in, and the aggressive, multi-attacking playstyle has kept me hooked through the years.
Revival Selection also has a great pick of cards for the clan too; some of my favorites in both Zubat Battler and “Favorite Champ, Victor”, and also “Meteokaiser, Dogantitan” and “Energy Girl” that I’m super excited to see getting printed in RRR (and also SP for Dogantitan!)
With all that said, here’s the list!
“Exxtreme Battler, Victor” is an advantage machine. Basically a draw 2 with Accel II and it’s top 7 search.
“Zubat Battler, Victor” is still one of the best Vanguard Novas have. Great as a first or second ride, this card just does so much: creates multiattacks, refunds resources and draws cards.
“Twisting Bulldoze” is a new card that I think is completely skipped over in Standard, but the moment I saw it I immediately thought of Premium. Solid 23k beater that SCs and ISN’T 1/turn, comboes perfectly with “Universe Ace, Bustered” or “Winning Champ, Victor”.
Golshachi is a perfect support card for Victor. His restand skill isn’t locked behind GB for pushing early, and packing resist is just amazing.
Dosledge is another work horse. Turns into a huge beater, SCs and locks your opponent out of sentinels; solid alt win con!
Gunzdon is your saving grace against “Flame Wing Steel Beast, Denial Griffin” and similar. Give your board resist and keep swinging! Meanwhile Jerohawk is a restand, SC and a draw, everything you could ever want.
“Energy Girl” extends our plays, and goes back to the deck to get flipped on one of our MANY drive checks with Bustered, usually turning into yet another drive check.
“Favorite Champ, Victor” is the game ender. With enough resources you can restand your board multiple times and wear your opponent down to nothing. It does the same to you too though, so be careful! “Fang Dragon King Fist, Driger” is an alt finish to Favorite Champ that doesn’t wear our own resources as much, but doesn’t always give as many stands.
Meteokaisers Dogantitan and Gundreed are our G guards. Dogantitan is probably the best G-Guard we have. Easy to meet shield gain conditions, and can also CC or unlock cards! Gundreed on the other hand doesn’t gain any shield, but can refund ALL of your CB in the right circumstances.
I haven’t been at this very long, but I’d like to say thanks so much to everyone who’s taken the time to watch my videos or hang out in a stream. I’ve been such a big fan of this game for such a long time, and the community around it has been so welcoming. It’s thanks to all you guys that I get to have opportunities to do things like this, so thanks so much!
Hey everyone, my name is Guardian. I am a Cardfight!! Vanguard content creator on YouTube from the United Kingdom. I have been playing Cardfight!! Vanguard since 2012.
I discovered the game during college and learnt how to play with Trail Deck 1: Blaster Blade. I would then go to create my first deck which was actually Gold Paladin with the release of “Incandescent Lion, Blond Ezel” in Booster Set 6: Breaker of Limits.
On YouTube I mainly focus on creating deck profiles for the decks that I am currently playing with at the time. I also make videos where I talk about Vanguard topics that I wish to discuss in further detail as well as opening and reviewing different products.
Royal Paladin has always been my favourite clan; I gained a love for the paladin fantasy through playing a variety of different role playing games over the years and when I discovered there was a paladin themed clan in Vanguard it immediately caught my interest.
Aichi Sendou was also a huge inspiration for me, after many initial struggles the character went through at the beginning of his journey and watching him grow into the confident cardfighter that he became overtime during the anime was inspiring to see unfold.
I continue to play Royal Paladin as my main clan due to the aesthetic and gameplay, superior calling allies to the battlefield to overwhelm and defeat my opponents with strong powerful attacks.
V-SS09 offers a variety of reprints that I am looking forward to for Royal Paladin; I am personally really excited to pick up holographic versions of “Favored Pupil of Light and Dark, Llew” and “Floral Paladin, Flogal” as these cards have been main stays for Blaster strategies.
Alfred is also receiving some nice reprints most noticeably with “Swordsman of Light, Blaster Javelin Larousse” which only works whilst you have an “Alfred” Vanguard. This allows you to call powerful High Beast units from your deck such as “Floral Paladin, Flogal”.
We are also receiving a reprint for “Holy Divine Knight, Gancelot Peace Saver” which is a great addition for any Blaster or Alfred strategies as well as “Holy Beast, Divine Maskkgal” that can defend you whilst being able to increase the number of face-up cards in your G zone.
Here is an example Premium deck list if we were to focus on a Blaster themed strategy.
“Majesty Lord Blaster” allows us to acquire multiple Imaginary Gift: Force, whilst also being able to attack and defend with 18,000 power, gain extra drive checks and increase his critical.
“Holy Dragon, Crystaluster Dragon” pairs up nicely with “Majesty Lord Blaster”, enhancing the pressure of our attacks with its GB3 skill. Combine this with “Favored Pupil of Light and Dark, Llew” and “Floral Paladin, Flogal” to devastate your opponent’s hand with multi-attacks and Force Markers.
Turn “Holy Divine Knight, Gancelot Peace Saver” face-up in your G zone to grant “Blaster Blade” “Resist”, protecting him from any of your opponent’s potential defensive options. Use “Holy Beast, Divine Maskkgal” to flip more cards in your G zone face-up and unlock the possibility to Ultimate Stride “Zeroth Dragon of Zenith Peak, Ultima”, which is also included within V-SS09 Revival Selection as a potential RR promo!
I would like to thank everyone that has enjoyed any of my content, your support has presented me an opportunity to collaborate with Bushiroad and bring you more Cardfight!! Vanguard content.
I cannot thank you all enough, so please accept my deepest gratitude. Of course thank you to Bushiroad for considering me to take part within this content creator collaboration!
It means a lot!