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Dark States (ダークステイツ Dāku Suteitsu) is a nation on Planet Cray, formerly known as Dark Zone.


Due to being ruled over by demonkin the nation always appears gloomy, but to them it is quite comfortable.

The Land of Darkness that inherits the will of the Great Hero
A magical nation shrouded in everlasting darkness and ruled by demonkin. The former Dark Zone was once fractured into small kingdoms ruled by demon kings, until it was reunited by the efforts of a single hero. With the “laws” brought about by Gear Chronicle and the cooperative relationship with Dragon Empire, Dark States entered a period of prosperity.

The demonkin, full of pleasure and decadence, love a variety of entertainment. Among them, the sport "Gallows Bowl", which is full of violence and excitement, still gets the people heated up even after 3000 years.


Dark States is focused around using the Soul for multiple purposes, such as using effects that activate when the player reaches a certain amount of soul, or soulblasting a large amount of soul to use strong abilities. The nation uses a large amount of soulcharge effects to build their soul, and has means of recovering important cards that were sent to the soul.

Each of Dark States' Ride Lines make use of the soul in different ways:

  • The Diabolos team feature the Final Rush keyword, which allows them to use stronger abilities if the player has the ability active at the start of their turn, also to reinforce the powerful assault, some cards get a power up for the number of cards in the damage zone.
  • The Baromagnes line unlock multiple abilities for each 5 cards in the soul, for which they mass soulcharge as quickly as possible.
  • The Desire Devils are devoted to powering up the Vanguard as much as possible through abilities that activate when sent to the soul, while the Vanguard attacks alone without rear-guards.
  • The Kheios line use the Glitter Keyword to gather cards in the soul with different names.
  • The Drajeweled line aim to have cards in the soul with different grades to weaken the opponent's Vanguard, also its followers can power up if you soul blast cards with different grades.

Known/Notable Fighters



Name Type Description
Alien Shared
Abyss Dragon Shared
Chimera Unique
Demon Shared
Elf Shared
Gear Beast Unique
Gear Colossus Unique
Gear Dragon Unique
Gearoid Unique
Human Shared
Succubus Unique
Warbeast Shared
Workeroid Shared


Name Type Description
Desire Devil Series
Diabolos Sub-Nation
Kheios Archetype

Sets containing Dark States cards

Booster Sets

Set Name No. of Cards
D Booster Set 01: Genesis of the Five Greats 24
D Booster Set 02: A Brush with the Legends 24
D Booster Set 03: Advance of Intertwined Stars 24
D Booster Set 04: Awakening of Chakrabarthi 24
D Booster Set 05: Triumphant Return of the Brave Heroes 15(+1)
D Booster Set 06: Blazing Dragon Reborn 20

Decks and Starter Sets

Set Name No. of Cards
D Start Deck 02: Danji Momoyama -Tyrant Tiger- 14
D Trial Deck 02: Michiru Hazama -Demonic Jewel Dragon of the Four Flames- ??

Extra Collections

Set Name No. of Cards
D Special Series 01: Festival Collection 2021 11
D Special Series 02: Festival Collection 2022 6

List of Dark States cards

Grade 0

Card Name Race Type
Advanced Clock Dragon Gear Dragon Draw
Brilliant Floral, Uania Human Heal
Caper Companion Warbeast Heal
Desire Devil, Taida Demon
Diabolos Boys, Jake Demon Draw
Diabolos Girls, Arianna Succubus Heal
Diabolos Girls, Maimai Succubus Critical
Diabolos Girls, Natalia Demon Front
Diabolos, "Innocent" Matt Demon
Diabolos Officer, Kilian Demon Front
Direful Doll, Alessandra Workeroid Heal
Flinty Slasher Human Critical
Hades Dragon Deity of Resentment, Gallmageheld Abyss Dragon Over
Huckle Hustle Human Front
Incorruptible Holy Light, Eufha Human Heal
Insane Researcher Human Draw
Jewelias Dracokid Abyss Dragon
Lively Breath Dragon Abyss Dragon Critical
One With Profound Mercy, Kheios Demon
Rouse Wildmaster, Riley Elf Draw
Scarlet Rampancy, Krenn Human Critical
Sensuality Elixir, Faevronia Succubus Heal
Steam Gunner, Ilu-shuma Gearoid Front
Steam Scara, Mal-Nigal Gearoid Heal
Stem Deviate Dragon Gear Dragon Critical
Uncanny Burning Human
Vital Leaver Human Draw
Wirepull Subjugator Human Front

Grade 1

Card Name Race Type
Acrobat Presenter Demon
Avid Heaper Demon
Balance Wiggler Demon
Brainwash Swirler Human
Brothers' Soul Normal Order
Clumsy Assistant Human
Companion of the Deepening Darkness, Lin Human
Cyclone Circler Human
Deep Soniker Human
Deformed Hammer Human
Degrade Edge Dragon Gear Dragon
Desire Devil, Bubetsuu Demon
Desire Devil, Funman Demon
Desire Devil, Gouman Demon
Desire Devil, Hikou Demon
Desire Devil, Incane Demon
Desire Devil, Kuwisugi Demon
Desire Devil, Xitto Demon
Desire Devil, Yaaba Demon
Desire Devil, Yaada Demon
Diabolos, "Bad" Steve Demon
Diabolos Boys, Chester Demon
Diabolos Boys, Crusty Demon
Diabolos Boys, Cyril Demon
Diabolos Boys, Nile Demon
Diabolos Girls, Belinda Demon
Diabolos Girls, Ivanka Demon
Diabolos Girls, Kristen Demon
Diabolos Girls, Stefanie Demon
Diabolos Jetter, Wade Demon
Diabolos Madonna, Mabel Demon
Diabolos Madonna, Regina Demon
Diabolos Madonna, Siena Demon
Direful Doll, Amandine Workeroid
Direful Doll, Shestine Workeroid
Direful Doll, Simone Workeroid
Eminence Jaboberus Chimera
Evil Eye of Prohibition, Quen Lu Human
Falcate Performer High Beast
Flaming Pony Chimera
Freeze Breeze Human
Gear Eagle of Sudden Banks Gear Beast
Geo Acceleration Blitz Order
In the Calm Streets, Kheios Demon
Jewel Core Dragon Abyss Dragon
Monitoring Gear Dober Gear Beast
One Who Beckons Heavy Thunder, Fulgress Human
One Who Governs Chaos Normal Order
Power Gem Dragon Abyss Dragon
Protobulb Dragon Gear Dragon
Psychic Prima, Miranda Human Sentinel
Recusal Hate Dragon Abyss Dragon Sentinel
Repelled Malice Dragon Abyss Dragon Sentinel
Steam Artist, Pithana Gearoid
Steam Battler, Gungnram Gearoid
Steam Detective, Uvaritt Gearoid
Steam Engineer, Peperi Gearoid
Steam Gunner, Rimush Gearoid
Steam Hunter, Nanur Gearoid
Steam Maiden, Barni Gearoid
Steam Maiden, Lunakia Gearoid
Tangle Venerer Human
Tartaros Beatscram Blitz Order
Violet Blue Illusory Butterfly, Huanju Human

Grade 2

Card Name Race Type
Amazement Magician Demon
Amazing Frost Human
Cleave Muddler Human
Crimson Igspeller Human
Cutting Sword Dance, Qiehgra Human
Demonic Stone Dragon, Jewelneel Abyss Dragon
Demonic Stone Dragon, Matelbara Abyss Dragon
Demonic Stone Dragon, Rock Agour Abyss Dragon
Desire Devil, Acratz Demon
Desire Devil, Besshii Demon
Desire Devil, Boshokku Demon
Desire Devil, Codok Demon
Desire Devil, Kenen Demon
Desire Devil, Mucca Demon
Diabolos, "Anger" Richard Demon
Diabolos Boys, Eden Demon
Diabolos Boys, Jared Demon
Diabolos Edge, Grantory Demon
Diabolos Digger, Basil Demon
Diabolos Jetbacker, Lenard Demon
Diabolos Madonna, Meagan Demon
Diabolos Madonna, Meryl Demon
Diabolos Madonna, Reese Demon
Diabolos Madonna, Viola Demon
Diabolos Returner, Deryck Demon
Diabolos Reverser, Diandre Demon
Diabolos Striker, Lyle Demon
Direful Doll, Violetta Workeroid
Electro Spartan Human
Explosive Torcher Warbeast
Gear Eland Clad in Swirling Thunder Gear Beast
Icicle Ein, Aizer Human
Indicate Arrow Dragon Gear Dragon
Keenly Loodely Human
Legio Wildmaster, Darius Elf
Metallize Erosio Human
Mystic Accordionist Workeroid
Pestilent Talon Human
Piercing Assistant Elf
Quagmire of Solace, Kheios Demon
Selfish Engraver Human
Shadow Leak Magician Elf
Shining Selfishness Blitz Order
Snake Charm Poisoner Demon
Soulful Wildmaster, Megan Elf
Steam Artist, Napir Gearoid
Steam Gunner, Brody Gearoid
Steam Knight, Amar Sin Gearoid
Steam Mage, Ashur-da Gearoid
Steam Reaper, Nannia Gearoid
Steam Performer, Luugalza Gearoid
Term Fracture Dragon Gear Dragon
Twin Direful Dolls, Rarami Workeroid
Twin Direful Dolls, Ririmi Workeroid
Ultrasound Shrie Human

Grade 3

Card Name Race Type
Approaching Fangs, Kheios Demon
Aureate Haze Rupture Human
Avaricious Demonic Dragon, Greedon Abyss Dragon
Chronojet Dragon Gear Dragon
Cool-headed Executor, Mikani Alien
Crawl, you "Insects"! Normal Order
Demonic Jewel Dragon, Drajeweled Abyss Dragon
Demonic Jewel Dragon, Rystal Galer Abyss Dragon
Demonic Prison Dragon Emperor, Favrnir Abyss Dragon
Desire Devil, Dofund Demon
Desire Devil, Gahmettsu Demon
Desire Devil, Hystera Demon
Desire Devil, Walzuure Demon
Diabolos Attacker, Arwing Demon
Diabolos Charger, Davan Demon
Diabolos Charger, Nate Demon
Diabolos Crusher, Warren Demon
Diabolos Diver, Emmett Demon
Diabolos Diver, Julian Demon
Diabolos Striker, Bryan Demon
Diabolos, "Violence" Bruce Demon
Execution Dragon, Vorpal Scythe Dragon Abyss Dragon
Helheim Fervent Rage Normal Order
Hellblast Full Dive Normal Order
Jewel-embracing Dragon Fang, Drajeweled Abyss Dragon
Master of Gravity, Baromagnes Human
Merciless Count, Botis Demon
Pandemonium Tactics Normal Order
Phantasma Magician, Curtis Elf
Phase Transition Dragon Gear Dragon
Special "Violence" Yell Blitz Order
Spiracle Splasher Human
Steam Knight, Pashatatal Gearoid
Supernatural Extraction Normal Order
Time-fissuring Fist Colossus Gear Colossus
Time Jarett Dragon Gear Dragon
Tracrance Raider Human
Unbreakable Ice Pillar, Jebinna Human
Upward Acrobat, Marjorie Succubus

Grade 4

Card Name Race Type
Chronodragon Nextage Gear Dragon
Diabolos, "Unrivaled" Bruce Demon