CFZero-GameIcon Cardfight!! Vanguard ZERO is a digital card game for smartphones. An English version is confirmed to be released on April 9, 2020. A PC version was announced through Shiftgames and only for Japanese users (pre-register here).


This is a free-to-play game (with in-app purchases) which features a story mode as well as online fights against other players. All of the cards and characters shown so far are from Season 1 of the original Cardfight!! Vanguard Anime.

ZERO Gameplay

Certain mechanics are changed from the Standard Fight Rules to a fastest interaction, including the following changes.

  • Some cards have new abilities, as well as the card text was updated.
  • Your deck must have 40 cards, where the only grade 0 card is your first vanguard, and you can only have thirteen cards from grade 1-2-3.
  • Grade 3 cards have a trigger effect each of them, which can be decided by yourself during the deck construction, as you like.
  • There is a hand size limit of 9 cards. If a new card is put into your hand while you already have 9 cards, that card is discarded to the drop zone immediately.
  • While the first-turn player draws a card, the second-turn player shall draw two cards.
  • When your drive check reveals a trigger effect, that card is put into your drop zone, or when is a normal unit, that card is put on the bottom of your deck.
  • When your vanguard is dealt damage by your opponent's attack, that unit gets [Power]+5000 until end of turn, which is known as "Damage Shield".
  • Your opponent's units cannot attack your vanguard as long as you have grade 2 rear-guards in the front row, which is known as a new "Intercept".
  • During the battle that your vanguard is being attacked and will be hit, the Perfect Guard in your hand will activate by itself due to one of the conditions and be put into your drop zone:
    • While you have three or more damage, your opponent's unit during that battle has two or more [Critical] after the drive check.
    • You are about to be dealt the 6th damage.
  • As a result of these changes, the guardian circle was removed.


Main article: Cardfight!! Vanguard ZERO/Story

Fight Skin

  • Limited Time:
    • Taishi Miwa
    • Kourin Tatsunagi
    • Yuri Usui
    • Aichi Sendou (PSYqualia/Shadow Paladin)
    • Aichi Sendou (Santa Claus)
    • Toshiki Kai (Santa Claus)
    • Emi Sendou (Kimono)
    • Misaki Tokura (Kimono)
    • Kourin (Apron)
    • Asaka Narumi (Apron)
    • Toshiki Kai (Suit)
    • Ren Suzugamori (Suit)


Main article: CFZero

Playable Clans

Fighters Gacha

Main article: Fighters Gacha

Rank Fight

Main article: Rank Fight

Event Series

Main article: Cardfight!! Vanguard ZERO/Events

Tournament Series

Theme Song

  • ZERO by Psychic Lover.




  • Even though TMS Entertainment doesn't have the rights to the Cardfight!! Vanguard franchise anymore, their images and assets are used in this game. However, the official logo is that from OLM Inc.

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