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Liberating the Generation Zone! Generation Guard!

—Chant for when declaring a G guardian


Light Element, Agleam

"G guardian" (Gガーディアン Jī-Gādian) is a keyword exclusive to G units, and introduced in Fighters Collection 2016. The G deck's maximum size was increased from 8 to 16 cards upon this keyword's release. This ability is indicated by a green shield icon with "G Guardian" printed next to it: thump.


G units with the "G guardian" ability have the following special characteristics:

  • They have a green-colored card frame with gold lines.
  • They have an original [Shield] Shield icon of 15000 and a more elaborate shield box, representing their defensive nature.
  • They are grade 4 units, but do not have skill icons.
  • They do not have any printed [Power] Power icon nor [Critical] Critical icon. Instead, they have a large "G-GUARDIAN" label where those stats would normally be printed.

How It Works[]

For more information about the Guard Step, see here.

"G guardian" is a continuous ability which, once it is active, allows you to call a face down G unit from your G zone to (GC) during an opponent's attack. It is done through the following process:

  1. During the guard step of your opponent's turn, if both you and your opponent have a grade 3 or greater vanguard and there are three or fewer face up G guardians in your G zone, you may choose a card with "HEAL" (a heal trigger) from your hand, and discard it.
  2. After paying the cost, choose a face-down G guardian from your G zone. Call the chosen G guardian to (GC) in face-up [Rest] Rest state.
  3. Choose one of your units that is being attacked, and the G guardian will guard that unit.
  4. After the above process, all "when placed on" abilities are activated at the same time, and you choose the order in which to resolve them (paying any required costs).


  • You must complete the call of a G guardian, and fully resolve any effects that result from this call, before calling or intercepting with any new guardians.
  • While you have four or more face up G guardians in your G zone, you cannot call any more G guardians. However, this does not limit the number of G guardians you may call during a battle or the number of G guardians you may put in your G deck during deck construction.
  • You may call any number of G guardians during the same battle, in addition to calling or intercepting with as many guardians as you want.
  • At the end of a battle, all G guardians called during the battle are put into your G zone face up instead of the drop zone.
  • G guardians on (GC) do not count for Generation Break. If you call one or more G guardians while there are no face up cards in your G zone, your Generation Break abilities do not become active until your G guardians return to the G zone.
  • "G guardian" does not count as a normal call, as it is an ability; therefore, it can be used even if your opponent uses an effect that restricts which cards you can call to (GC) or guard with from your hand.


A New "Stride" System (April 4, 2016)

After analysing and improving the mechanisms of "Stride" occurred in many places of "Stride", a new magic system has been developed such that one can utilize that power momentarily as long as he or she possesses a certain level of mana and aptitude to use the system. The system, which can also be called "simplified Stride", is locked so that it cannot be used when the caster possesses the intention to attack, so as to prevent usage in malicious invasions and crimes. The summoner and the summoned beings need to mentally synchronize, with "the will to overcome dangers and challenges". Because the intention to persevere and survive is the key of synchronization, the synchronization ends at the moment of wielding the intention to attack. By the way, the system is now spread to all nations by the messengers of "Gear Chronicle".

List of Cards with G Guardian[]

Angel Feather[]

Aqua Force[]

Bermuda Triangle[]

Cray Elemental[]

Dark Irregulars[]

Dimension Police[]

Gear Chronicle[]


Gold Paladin[]


Great Nature[]


Link Joker[]




Neo Nectar[]

Nova Grappler[]


Oracle Think Tank[]

Pale Moon[]

Royal Paladin[]

Shadow Paladin[]

Spike Brothers[]


The Mask Collection[]

Touken Ranbu[]

Heal Supporters[]

Fighters Collection 2017 introduces heal trigger units whose ability activates upon being discarded for the cost of calling a specific G guardian.

Clan G guardian Heal Trigger
Angel Feather Black Seraph, Eleleth Black Medic, Eleleth
Aqua Force Guard Leader of Sky and Water, Ihoannes Officer Cadet, Ihoannes
Bermuda Triangle Blessed Sparkle, Sandy Happy Roots, Sandy
Dark Irregulars Medical Studies of Extinction, Vincent Medical Specialist, Vincent
Dimension Police Oceanic Conversion, Atlantis Dolphin Saving Dolphin
Gear Chronicle Time Maiden of Eternity, Uluru Time Etching Maiden, Uluru
Genesis Witch Queen of Accomplishment, Laurier Witch of Great Talent, Laurier
Gold Paladin True Liberator of Healing, Ellise Elixia Liberator
Granblue Diabolist of Solicitation, Negronora Bernard the Ghostie
Great Nature Sheltered Heiress, Spangled Refugee Spangled
Kagero Supreme Heavenly Emperor Dragon, Advance Guard Dragon Positive Dracokid
Link Joker Darkness that Lights Up Demise, Lacus Carina Light that Lights Up Demise, Carina
Megacolony Seven Stars Mutant Deity, Relish Lady Gourmet Battler, Relish Girl
Murakumo Ambush Demon Stealth Rogue, Shirahagino Secretive Stealth Rogue, Hagino
Narukami Sky Guardian Supreme Dragon, Impede Dragon Meditate Dracokid
Neo Nectar Flower Princess of Cherry, Kosterina Cherry & Blossom
Nova Grappler Meteokaiser, Gundreed Extreme Battler, Gunseal
Nubatama Jinx Stealth Fiend, Zashikihime Good Luck Smile, Zashikihime
Oracle Think Tank Persevering One, Lozenge Magus Apex Lozenge Magus Fine
Pale Moon Kinesis Megatrick, Coulthard Psycho Magician, Coulthard
Royal Paladin Holy Beast, Divine Maskkgal Maskkgal
Shadow Paladin Witch Queen of Iniquity, Jeliddo Witch of Heresy, Jeliddo
Spike Brothers King of Interference, Terrible Linus Reserver Linus
Tachikaze Barrage Giant Cannon, Bullish Primer Artillery Dragon, Flint Ankylo

G Booster Set 13: Ultimate Stride later introduced heal trigger units with the ability to, upon being discarded for the cost of calling a G guardian, bind themselves and another heal trigger unit from the drop zone to Counter Charge (1) or Soul Charge (1).

Clan Heal Trigger
Angel Feather Eradicate Celestial, Raviel
Aqua Force Blue Wave Engineer, Refit Sailor
Bermuda Triangle Chouchou, Milena
Dark Irregulars Amon's Follower, Abysm Lust
Dimension Police Dimensional Robo Outfitter, Cassie
Gear Chronicle Chronomedical Hamster
Genesis Regalia of Service, Eir
Gold Paladin Liberator, Shaggy Rabbit
Granblue Dewey the Ghostie
Great Nature Automatism Koala
Kagero Dragon Dancer, Tara
Link Joker Star-vader, Magellanic Stream
Megacolony Machining Snow Wing
Murakumo Stealth Fiend, Tamayuki
Narukami Fertility Eradicator, Youki
Neo Nectar Anthurium Musketeer, Nikla
Nova Grappler Arago Blauenergie
Nubatama Stealth Fiend, Quesera Basara
Oracle Think Tank Battle Sister, Polvoron
Pale Moon Hopping Balloon
Royal Paladin Remedy Angel
Shadow Paladin Emancipating Revenger, Allyl
Spike Brothers Dudley Cheers, Linsey
Tachikaze Convalesce Aunis

Grade 1 Supporters[]

Grade 1 units with the ability to be discarded as heal triggers when calling a G Guardian were later introduced as V-icon Series Promotional Cards. They all also have a second defensive ability when placed on GC from hand by removing a heal trigger from hand or drop.

Clan Unit
Angel Feather Assist Peon, Hamariel
Aqua Force Unseenable Dragon
Bermuda Triangle Hydrolic Purity, Cordelia
Dark Irregulars Malevolent Flammable
Dimension Police Dissolution Monster, Acidgush
Gear Chronicle Steam Archer, Kalumuum
Genesis Witch of White Moon, Azucena
Gold Paladin
Granblue Anchorage Franklin
Great Nature
Kagero Hellish Burn Dragon
Link Joker Cosmic Ray Eagle
Murakumo Stealth Fiend, Karakohime
Neo Nectar Vineyard Elf
Nova Grappler Sturdy Hardpuncher
Nubatama Stealth Dragon, Meigetsu
Oracle Think Tank Alliance Angel
Pale Moon
Royal Paladin Knight of Alliance, Guiderius
Shadow Paladin
Spike Brothers

List of Support Cards[]

Bermuda Triangle[]

List of Anti-Support Cards[]

Oracle Think Tank[]

Shadow Paladin[]

External Links[]