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Vanguard Zero Tier List: The Best Cards across Presently Available Clans in the Game

Vanguard Zero may have only been around in the mobile gaming industry for a little over 3 weeks but it has certainly made quite an entrance as represented by the 100 thousand downloads it amassed from the Google Play Store alone, the largely positive user rating reviews it earned, securing top spots in top lists of games in numerous countries, and maintaining to be among the top grossing games on the Google Play Store as well.

Perhaps its success is highly attributable to the Cardfight!! Vanguard franchise that has already been popular for years, most especially the actual TCG that continues to rake in more fans and followers over time. Vanguard Zero, however, made some changes to its basic rules and features of the TCG franchise to make its digital port to both Android and iOS provide faster gameplay and a simpler design. With that, some of the cards in the game have likewise been adjusted to adapt to the modified gameplay mechanics.

If you have just started playing Vanguard Zero and most especially if you have not played the Cardfight!! Vanguard TCG, then it is best for you to check out our beginner’s guide first. Our Vanguard Zero beginner’s guide discusses all the basic features of the game as well as provides numerous simple tips and strategies to help you rank up faster and build better decks. In this new article, we will be going through the cards that we feel are top tier, down to other highly regarded cards that are currently in the game. Take note that there are still a lot of cards and clans to be added in Vanguard Zero in succeeding updates so some cards’ values may change from one update to the next one.

Vanguard Zero S Rank Cards

Flash Shield, Iseult [Royal Paladin] Grade: 1 Power: 6000

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[Sentinel] (A total of 4 Sentinels may be put in the deck)

When the Vanguard is hit, and activation conditions are met, Perfect Guard is activated.

[Condition]

“You would lose if you do not guard”, or “Your remaining damage would be 1 or less if you do not guard an attack with 2 or more [Critical]”

Silent Tom [Oracle Think Tank] Grade: 2 Power: 8000

silent tom vanguard zero

During the battle this unit attacked, your opponent’s sentinel does not activate.

Battle Sister Chocolat [Oracle Think Tank] Grade: 1 Power: 6000

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[Sentinel] (A total of 4 Sentinels may be put in a deck)

When the vanguard is hit, and activation conditions are met, Perfect Guard is activated.

[Condition]

“You would lose if you do not guard”, or “Your remaining damage would be 1 or less if you do not guard an attack with 2 or more [Critical]”

CEO Amaterasu [Oracle Think Tank] Grade: 3 Power: 10000

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During your turn, if your hand has 2 or more cards, this unit gets [Power] + 4000.

At the start of your main phase, Soul Charge 1, look at the top card of your deck and put it at the top or bottom of your deck.

When this unit’s attack hits, [Soul Blast 6 and Counter Blast 4] to draw 5 cards.

Lozenge Magus [Oracle Think Tank] Grade: 0 Power: 3000

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[Forerunner] (When rode upon, move this card to

At the end of your turn, after this unit boosted, draw a card and return it with [Heal] to your deck.

Wyvern Guard, Barri [Kagero] Grade: 1 Power: 5000

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[Sentinel] (A total of 4 Sentinels may be put in a deck)

When the vanguard is hit, and activation conditions are met, Perfect Guard is activated.

[Condition]

“You would lose if you do not guard”, or “Your remaining damage would be 1 or less if you do not guard an attack with 2 or more [Critical]”

Lizard Soldier, Conroe [Kagero] Grade: 0 Power: 5000

lizard soldier, conroe vanguard zero

[Forerunner] (When rode upon, move it to Rear Guard.)

[Counter Blast 1 and retire this unit] to add a grade 1 or less card from your deck to your hand.

Twin Blader [Nova Grappler] Grade: 1 Power: 6000

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[Sentinel] (A total of 4 Sentinels may be put in a deck)

When the vanguard is hit, and activation conditions are met, Perfect Guard is activated.

[Condition]

“You would lose if you do not guard”, or “Your remaining damage would be 1 or less if you do not guard an attack with 2 or more [Critical]”

Battleraizer [Nova Grappler] Grade: 0 Power: 3000

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[Forerunner] (When rode upon, move it to Rear Guard)

At the end of your turn, after this unit boosted, draw a card and return it with [Stand] to your deck.

Asura Kaiser [Nova Grappler] Grade: 3 Power: 11000

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When your drive check reveals a grade 3 card, stand 1 of your rear guards.

Dragonic Overlord [Kagero] Grade: 3 Power: 11000

dragonic overlord vanguard zero

[Counter Blast 3] to get [Power] + 5000 / Drive -2 and the following ability until end of turn.

“ When this unit’s attack hits a rear guard, stand it.”

Blaster Blade [Royal Paladin] Grade: 2 Power: 9000

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[Vanguard / Rear Guard] When placed, [Counter Blast 2] to retire one of your opponent’s grade 2 or higher rear guards.

Solitary Knight, Gancelot [Royal Paladin] Grade: 3 Power: 9000

solitary knight, gancelot vanguard zero

If Blaster Blade is in your hand, [Counter Blast 2] to get [Power] + 5000 and [Critical] + 1 until end of turn.

[Return this card to your deck] to add a Blaster Blade card from your deck to your hand.

Pongal [Royal Paladin] Grade: 1 Power: 7000

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[Counter Blast 1 and put this unit into your soul] to add “Soul Saver Dragon” from your deck to your hand.

Battle Sister, Cocoa [Oracle Think Tank] Grade: 1 Power: 6000

battle sister, cocoa vanguard zero

When placed, look at the top card of your deck, and put it at the top or bottom card of your deck.

Vanguard Zero A Rank Cards

Soul Saver Dragon [Royal Paladin] Grade: 3 Power: 10000

soul saver dragon vanguard zero

When this unit attacks a vanguard, it gets [Power] + 3000 until end of battle.

[Soul Blast 4] to have three of your rear guards get [Power] + 5000 until end of turn.

Little Sage, Marron [Royal Paladin] Grade: 1 Power: 8000

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(No ability)

Seal Dragon, Blockade [Kagero] Grade: 3 Power: 10000

seal dragon, blockade vanguard zero

All of your opponent’s units lose intercept.

Knight of Silence, Gallatin [Royal Paladin] Grade: 2 Power: 10000

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(no ability)

King of Knights, Alfred [Royal Paladin] Grade: 3 Power: 10000

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This unit cannot be boosted

During your turn, this unit gets [Power] + 2000 for each of your rear guards.

[Counter Blast 3] to call a grade 2 card or less from your deck.

Barcgal [Royal Paladin] Grade: 0 Power: 4000

barcgal vanguard zero

[Forerunner] (When rode upon, move it to rear guard)

[Rest this unit] to remove a [Critical] or [Stand] from your deck. If [Critical] was removed, call a “Future Knight, Liew”. If [Stand] was removed, call a “Flogal”

Oracle Guardian, Wiseman [Oracle Think Tank] Grade: 2 Power: 10000

oracle guardian, wiseman vanguard zero

(No ability)

Embodiment of Armor, Bahr [Kagero] Grade: 1 Power: 8000

embodiment of armor, bahr vanguard zero

(No ability)

Brutal Jack [Nova Grappler] Grade: 2 Power: 11000

brutal jack vanguard zero

Restraint (This unit cannot attack)

[Counter Blast 1] to lose “Restraint”

When this unit is boosted, it gets power + 5000 until end of battle.

Magician Girl, Kirara [Nova Grappler] Grade: 2 Power: 9000

magician girl, kirara vanguard zero

When this unit’s attack hits, [Counter Blast 2] to draw a card.

Vanguard Zero B Rank Cards

High Dog Breeder, Akane [Royal Paladin] Grade: 2 Power: 9000

high dog breeder, akane vanguard zero

When placed, Counter Blast 2] to call a High Beast from your deck.

Oracle Guardian, Gemini [Oracle Think Tank] Grade: 1 Power: 8000

oracle guardian, gemini vanguard zero

(No ability)

Gold Rutile [Nova Grappler] Grade: 3 Power: 10000

gold rutile vanguard zero

When your rear guard’s attack hits a vanguard, Counter Charge 1.

When this unit’s attack hits a vanguard, [Counter Blast 2] to stand a rear guard.

Maiden of Libra [Oracle Think Tank] Grade: 2 Power: 9000

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When this unit’s attack hits, [Counter Blast 2] to draw a card.

Goddess of Flower Divination, Sakuya [Oracle Think Tank] Grade: 3 Power: 10000

goddess of flower divination, sakuya vanguard zero

During your turn, if your hand has 2 or more cards, this unit gets [Power] + 4000.

When placed, return all your rear guards to your hand.

Transraizer [Nova Grappler] Grade: 2 Power: 7000

transraizer vanguard zero

When this unit is placed, reveal the top card of your deck. If that card is grade 2 or less, call it. If it is not, shuffle your deck.

Death Army Lady [Nova Grappler] Grade: 2 Power: 9000

death army lady vanguard zero

When your drive check reveals a grade 3 card, stand this unit.

Death Army Guy [Nova Grappler] Grade: 1 Power: 7000

death army guy vanguard zero

When your drive check reveals a grade 3 card, stand this card.

Oracle Guardian, Apollon [Oracle Think Tank] Grade: 3 Power: 10000

oracle guardian, apollon vanguard zero

When this unit’s attack hits. [Counter Blast 2] to draw 2 cards, and return a card from your hand to your deck.

When this unit’s attack hits, [Counter Blast 2] to draw a card.

Berserk Dragon [Kagero] Grade: 2 Power: 9000

berserk dragon vanguard zero

When placed, [Counter Blast 2] to retire 1 of your opponent’s grade 2 or less rear guards.

Lake Maiden, Lien [Royal Paladin] Grade: 1 Power: 7000

lake maiden, lien vanguard zero

[Rest this unit] to discard a card from your hand and draw a card. [Cannot be used if your hand is empty]

Tough Boy [Nova Grappler] Grade: 1 Power: 8000

tough boy vanguard zero

(No ability)

Clay-doll Mechanic [Nova Grappler] Grade: 1 Power: 7000

clay-doll mechanic vanguard zero

When this unit is placed, Counter Charge 1

Dragon Knight, Nehalem [Kagero] Grade: 2 Power: 10000

dragon knight, nehalem vanguard zero

(No ability)

That completes our tier list for Vanguard Zero. If you are a total beginner, or have played the game a bit but still do not understand some card phrases and keywords, you can visit the help button within the menu to check for what the keywords mean. At first, it may seem confusing even if you have completed several matches, but you will soon find out that there are only a few keywords to remember as the same costs, conditions, and abilities will appear on several cards with slight changes.

With regard to the tier list itself, more particularly on the ranking of each card presented above, you will notice the typical traits or abilities that make a card great in Vanguard Zero. Each of the cards here that do not have any abilities have higher power than other cards within the same grade. Sentinels, which are limited to only 4 for each deck, has an instant plus in value given what they can do. Being able to fetch certain cards from your deck tilts the luck of draw in your favor a lot. Abilities that allow you to look at cards on top of your library can likewise open strategic avenues to take advantage of, especially since triggers and their activation in combat can give you an advantage.

Keep in mind that the strength of your deck does not rely on any one card or a few, but rather it depends on the entirety of it based on the synergy of every piece. Just because the cards you currently have in your library is not included in this tier list, or any other tier list for that matter, does not mean they have no value. For the most part, the idea of presenting tier lists is for you to be guided on what most people consider to be the best cards to work around it. It does not necessarily follow that using all cards in the list in one deck, provided that they belong to the same clan, will result in a strong deck.

Lastly, do not be discouraged to focus on any clan you are comfortable with. For now, it would seem that Royal Paladin is the meta and a lot of the higher ranked cards listed here belong to that clan. You can expect the balance of power to shift with every new update and there are certainly a lot more cards and clans to join the 4 current ones in Vanguard Zero’s future updates.

And that ends our Vanguard Zero tier list. We certainly hope that you have been enlightened it and will now be able to identify the cards you will work around with as you build and modify your decks. We know that you may think highly of some cards in your collection that did not make our list so feel free to share them with us along with what you think of our list in general!

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