Fight Formats are the different modes in which a Cardfight!! Vanguard game can be played. Each format provides rules for deck construction, and unless otherwise specified, the Standard Fight Rules are applied.

Official Tournaments

A set of Deck Regulations is also applied according to the specified format.

D Standard

This format will be called "Standard" and implemented in April 1 (JP) and May 14 (EN), 2021.

  • Only cards with D-icon.png icon in their collection information may be used (See this list for all such cards).
  • Instead of having clans, decks are constructed around nations.
  • A ride deck must be used.


This format will be renamed "V Standard" in April 1 (JP) and May 14 (EN), 2021.

Premium Standard

  • All cards may be used regardless of having an icon or having none.

Special Formats

Pack Fight

  • Players open sealed booster packs and build decks using only cards they get from there, then play cardfights using those decks.

Relay Fight

Main article: Relay Fight Rules
  • A cardfight consisting of teams 3 vs 3. Each team picks one of their members to begin fighting each other, and when one of them loses, they are eliminated and one of their teammates takes over the fight in their place. The first team to have all three of their members eliminated loses.

Tag Fight

Main article: Tag Fight Rules
  • A cardfight consisting of teams 2 vs 2, where each team sits together on one side of the table. Damage is shared between teammates; the first team to get to 9 damage loses.

Flash Fight

  • A main deck consists of 25 cards.
  • Only 4 damage is needed to win the game.
  • Only 8 trigger units are allowed per deck, including a maximum of 2 heal triggers.

Draft Fight

  • Players open sealed booster packs and take turns selecting cards from the packs to build decks.
Main article: Booster Draft

Character Fight

These are single-player cardfights where the opponent's deck is simulated using dice rolls.

Historical Formats

G Standard

  • Introduced alongside Standard and Premium Standard when they became the new formats, and announced to be officially supported for a limited time only. A few tournaments were held and a few prize cards were given for this format until it was discontinued.
  • Only cards released during the "G series" era may be used (including reprints of old cards). Cards with the V-icon.png icon may not be used.
    • Cards does not have an icon, so their legality was listed in the official website.
  • This format was officially discontinued on October 30, 2018.

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