Rules/Q&A

Fighter’s Rules (last updated on January 17, 2016)

The “Fighter’s Rules” are a set of rules that a fighter must follow when participating in official or sanctioned tournaments.

Read these rules carefully before you participate. The “fighter’s rules” may be updated appropriately according to the state of tournaments.

Clan Fight Deck Regulations [UPDATED]

Announced on: 2015.03.04 | Effective from: 2015.03.30
Updated on: 2016.01.22

Fighters’ decks (including G-units) must only contain cards from the same clan, with the exception of:

  • «Cray Elemental» cards;
  • «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”
  • Decks that include grade 3 cards without “Jewel Knight” in their card names cannot include “Jewel Knight, Swordmy” cards.

The Clan Fight deck regulations have been fully adopted in Bushiroad Spring Fest and Bushiroad World Championship starting from 2015.

Extreme Fight Deck Regulations

Announced on: 2015.03.04 | Effective from: 2015.03.30

  • All English edition cards that have been officially distributed can be used.
  • Card restrictions are not applied.
    “Epitome of Knowledge, Silvest” can be used.

With effect from March 30, 2015, all major Bushiroad-sanctioned Cardfight!! Vanguard tournaments will be adopting either the Clan Fight or the Extreme Fight deck regulations.

Shop owners and tournament organizers has the freedom in choosing which format they would prefer to hold their monthly shop tournaments in, in order to cater to the interests of their players.

Card Restrictions

Updated: January 17, 2017

Card Restrictions are not applicable to Extreme Fight Deck Regulations.

Please find below a list of restricted cards. We wish to maintain a healthy tournament environment, and we thank you for your kind understanding on this matter.

Tick Tock Worker

Updated on: 2017.01.17 | Effective from: 2017.01.30

G-BT05/101EN

ticktock

Starting from January 30, 2017, fighters may only include up to 1 copy of “Tick Tock Worker” (G-BT05/101EN) in a deck and cannot use it as a first Vanguard in all Bushiroad official and Bushiroad sanctioned English version tournaments. This applies to all cards with the same name should there be any reprints in the future.

We have identified that “Tick Tock Worker” allows Gear Chronicle decks to win very consistently and is widely used among players in major tournaments. We recognized the influences that it may cause to the tournament environment in the future. Therefore, the above mentioned restriction will be implemented.

Steam Battler, Ur-Watar

Updated on: 2017.01.17 | Effective from: 2017.01.30

G-BT05/103EN

ur-watar

Starting from January 30, 2017, fighters may only include up to 1 copy of “Steam Battler, Ur-Watar” (G-BT05/103EN) in a deck in all Bushiroad official and Bushiroad sanctioned English version tournaments. This applies to all cards with the same name should there be any reprints in the future.

We have identified that “Steam Battler, Ur-Watar” allows Gear Chronicle decks to win very consistently and is widely used among players in major tournaments. We recognized that restricting “Tick Tock Worker” alone would not be sufficient. Therefore, the above mentioned restriction will be implemented.

Seven Seas Apprentice, Nightrunner

Updated on: 2017.01.17 | Effective from: 2017.01.30

G-BT06/091EN

nightrunner

Starting from January 30, 2017, fighters may only include up to 1 copy of “Seven Seas Apprentice, Nightrunner” (G-BT06/091EN) in a deck and cannot use it as a first Vanguard in all Bushiroad official and Bushiroad sanctioned English version tournaments. This applies to all cards with the same name should there be any reprints in the future.

We have identified that “Seven Seas Apprentice, Nightrunner” increased the stability of decks that stops at Grade 1 and the influence caused to the tournament environment is not favorable for the game. Therefore, the above mentioned restriction will be implemented.

Lizard Soldier, Conroe

Updated on: 2017.01.17 | Effective from: 2017.01.30

G-BT06/091EN

conroe

Starting from January 30, 2017, the current restriction for the use of “Lizard Soldier Conroe” (BT01/016EN and EB09/016EN) will be lifted and fighters may use it as a first Vanguard in all Bushiroad official and Bushiroad sanctioned English version tournaments. This applies to all cards with the same name should there be any reprints in the future.

We have identified that the current restrictions made for “Lizard Soldier, Conroe” has little influence on the current tournament environment. Therefore, the above mentioned restriction lift will be implemented.

Doctoroid Refros

Updated on: 2016.07.29 | Effective from: 2016.08.05

G-BT04/062EN

Ripple

Starting from August 5, 2016, fighters may only include up to 1 copy of “Doctoroid Refros” (G-BT04/062EN) in a deck.
* This applies to all cards with the same name should there is any reprints in the future.

We have identified that “Doctoroid Refros” is widely used among Angel Feather players and recognized the influences that it may cause to the tournament environment in the future. Therefore, the above mentioned restriction will be implemented.

Flash Ripple, Odysseus

Updated on: 2016.01.22 | Effective from: 2016.02.01

G-CB02/021EN

Ripple

Starting from February 1, 2016, fighters may only include up to 2 copies of “Flash Ripple, Odysseus” (G-CB02/021EN) in a deck.
* This applies to all cards with the same name should there is any reprints in the future.

We have identified that “Flash Ripple, Odysseus” is widely used among Aqua Force players and recognized the influences that it may cause to the tournament environment in the future. Therefore, the above mentioned restriction will be implemented.

Barcgal

Updated on: 2012.07.09 | Effective from: 2012.08.01

BT01/003EN, BT01/S03EN

Barcgal

Starting from August 1, 2012, “Barcgal” (BT01/003EN and BT01/S03EN) cannot be used as a first Vanguard in all Bushiroad official and Bushiroad sanctioned English version tournaments. Up to four “Barcgal” can still be included in a deck as long as it is not used as a first Vanguard.

Royal Paladin decks using “Barcgal” as the first Vanguard was too powerful. With the release of booster pack “Demonic Lord Invasion”, the Royal Paladin decks’ power was reinforced. We felt that with one clan being too powerful, it would prevent fighters from wanting to play with the other clans, thus taking away the fun from tournament play. Therefore, with the release of “Demonic Lord Invasion”, we have decided to take preemptive action.

Manners And Other Matters During An Actual Cardfight

Updated: July 5, 2013

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.