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Card with the "Restraint" keyword

Keywords (キーワード能力 Kīwādo nōryoku) are special words which represent an ability, some of them being identified with a symbol. They work as a form of shorthand in order to save both space on the card text and time when reading them. Keywords can be referenced by card effects, such as for give or remove a specific ability, as well as require a card with it.

In card texts, a reminder text about the keyword may be included, which is shown as parenthesized italicized text, which explains the main function of the ability. The reminder text has no effect on gameplay, but reminds the players of the rules about how the keyword ability works. Because of this, the reminder text does not include all details (such as Stride), but it does not mean that it works differently either.

Exclusive Keywords[]

With the release of G Clan Booster 1: Academy of Divas, several clans (except Link Joker so far) have a keyword exclusive to their own cards, which either works as a specific action, requirement, restriction, or a unit's state. While Link Joker has the special actions (Lock, Delete, and Vanish Delete) associated with it, these are not keywords.

Keyword Searcher[]

Some keyword abilities can also have a grade 3 card, which possesses the ability to search for up to one card with the associated keyword from the top five cards of the deck upon riding by paying a certain cost (usually Counter Blast 1 & Soul Blast 1).

List of Keywords[]


Unique Clan[]

Keyword Clan Grade 3 Searcher
Afterimage Nubatama Stealth Dragon, Kegareshinmyo
Blaze Kagero Wyvern Strike, Galgi
Bloom Neo Nectar Cornflower Flower Maiden, Ines
Brave Royal Paladin Model Knight, Orhan
Burst Dimension Police Great Cosmic Hero, Grandmantle
Charge Spike Brothers Hive Maker
Contest The Mask Collection
Dark Device Megacolony Despot Mutant, Arie Antoinette
Darkness Dark Irregulars Frosty Steeple
Dominate Nubatama Demon Stealth Rogue, Kassen Myouou
Engorge Tachikaze Rage Dragon, Tyrannobrute
Harmony Bermuda Triangle Sincere Girl, Liddy
Hollow Granblue Mighty Rogue, Nightstorm
Homare Touken Ranbu
Magia Pale Moon Flying Manticore
Melody Bermuda Triangle
Nitou Kaigan Touken Ranbu
Oracle Oracle Think Tank Goddess of Astrology, Yasaka
Rescue Angel Feather Retractor, Sarakiel
Revelation Genesis
Ritual Shadow Paladin Mage of Enticement, Ildona
Rush Nova Grappler Exxtreme Battler, Danshark
Shadowstitch Murakumo Swordhunter Stealth Rogue, Oniwaka
Shinken Hissatsu Touken Ranbu
Success Great Nature Stapler Penguin
Thunderstrike Narukami Roaring Thunder Spear, Jalil
Time Leap Gear Chronicle
Unite Gold Paladin
Vote The Mask Collection
Wave Aqua Force Marine General of Twin Bullets, Cretas

D Era[]

Keyword Clan Grade 3 Searcher
Alchemagic Stoicheia
DressUp Lyrical Monasterio
Friend Lyrical Monasterio
Final Rush Dark States
overDress Dragon Empire
Powerful Lyrical Monasterio
RevolDress Keter Sanctuary
Wings Lyrical Monasterio