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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.

The Diabolos series additionally make use of the Final Rush keyword, which allows them to use stronger abilities if the player has a the ability active at the start of their turn.

Known/Notable Fighters



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


Name Type Description
Diabolos Sub-nation

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

Decks and Starter Sets

Set Name No. of Cards
D Start Deck 02: Danji Momoyama -Tyrant Tiger- 15

Extra Collections

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

List of Dark States cards

Grade 0

Card Name Race Type
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
Flinty Slasher Human Critical
Hades Dragon Deity of Resentment, Gallmageheld Abyss Dragon Over
Huckle Hustle Human Front
Rouse Wildmaster, Riley Elf Draw
Steam Scara, Mal-Nigal Gearoid Heal
Stem Deviate Dragon Gear Dragon Critical
Uncanny Burning Human
Vital Leaver Human Draw

Grade 1

Card Name Race Type
Acrobat Presenter Demon
Balance Wiggler Demon
Brainwash Swirler Human
Brothers' Soul Normal Order
Cyclone Circler Human
Deep Soniker Human
Deformed Hammer Human
Degrade Edge Dragon Gear Dragon
Desire Devil, Bubetsuu Demon
Desire Devil, Gouman Demon
Desire Devil, Incane Demon
Desire Devil, Yaaba Demon
Desire Devil, Yada Demon
Diabolos, "Bad" Steve Demon
Diabolos Boys, Chester Demon
Diabolos Boys, Crasty Demon
Diabolos Boys, Cyril Demon
Diabolos Girls, Belinda Demon
Diabolos Girls, Stephanie Demon
Diabolos Jetter, Wade Demon
Diabolos Madonna, Mabel Demon
Diabolos Madonna, Regina Demon
Direful Doll, Simone Workeroid
Eminence Jaboberus Chimera
Evil Eye of Prohibition, Quen Lu Human
Freeze Breeze Human
Geo Acceleration Blitz Order
Protobulb Dragon Gear Dragon
Psychic Prima, Miranda Human Sentinel
Recusal Hate 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, Nanul Gearoid
Steam Maiden, Lunakia Gearoid
Sudden-turn Gear Eagle Gear Beast
Surveillance Gear Dober Gear Beast
Tangle Venara Human
Tartaros Beatscram Blitz Order
Violet Phantasm Butterfly, Fanju Human

Grade 2

Card Name Race Type
Cleave Muddler Human
Crimson Igspeller Human
Cutting Sword Dance, Chegra Human
Desire Devil, Acratz Demon
Desire Devil, Besshii Demon
Desire Devil, Boshokku 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 Jetbacker, Lenard Demon
Diabolos Madonna, Listh Demon
Diabolos Madonna, Meryl Demon
Diabolos Madonna, Viola Demon
Diabolos Returner, Deryck Demon
Diabolos Striker, Lyle Demon
Direful Doll, Violetta Workeroid
Electro Spartan Human
Icicle Ein, Aizer Human
Keenly Loodely Human
Legio Wildmaster, Darius Elf
Lightning Vortex-tinged Gear Eland Gear Beast
Metallize Erosio Human
Pestilent Talon Human
Piercing Assistant Elf
Selfish Engraver Human
Shadow Leak Magician Elf
Shining Selfishness Blitz Order
Soulful Wildmaster, Megan Elf
Steam Artist, Napir Gearoid
Steam Gunner, Brody Gearoid
Steam Knight, Amar-sin Gearoid
Steam Mage, Ashur-da Gearoid
Steam Performer, Lugalza Gearoid

Grade 3

Card Name Race Type
Aureate Haze Rupture Human
Avaricious Demonic Dragon, Greedon Abyss Dragon
Crawl, you "Insects"! Normal Order
Desire Devil, Gamettsu Demon
Desire Devil, Hystera Demon
Desire Devil, Walzure Demon
Diabolos Attacker, Arwing Demon
Diabolos Charger, Davan Demon
Diabolos Charger, Nate 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
Master of Gravity, Baromagnes Human
Pandemonium Tactics Normal Order
Phantasma Magician, Curtis Elf
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
Unbreakable Ice Pillar, Jebinna Human
Upward Acrobat, Marjorie Succubus

Grade 4

Card Name Race Type
Diabolos, "Unrivaled" Bruce Demon