Card with the "Restraint" keyword

"Keywords" are special words which represent an ability, some of them are identified by having an own symbol. They work as a form of shorthand in order to save both space on the card text and time when reading them. Keywords are also one of the things that can be referenced by card effects, e.g. a card can give/remove a keyword to/from a card or give a bonus to a card that has a specific keyword.

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 itself has no effect on gameplay, but reminds the players of the rules about how the keyword ability works.

Exclusive Keywords

With the release of G Clan Booster 1: Academy of Divas, all clans have a keyword exclusive to their own cards, which either works as a specific action, requirement, restriction, or a unit's state.

Despite Link Joker being the first clan to have a keyword exclusive to it (Delete) and the only clan to have both the Delete and Vanish Delete keywords, neither are recognized as the clan's official keyword during the Cardfight!! Vanguard G era; thus, Link Joker is currently the only clan to not have any official exclusive keywords.

Keyword Searcher

Some clan exclusive keywords have a grade 3 unit that possesses the ability to search for a card with the keyword ability from the top five cards from the deck upon riding by paying a certain cost (usually [Counter Blast (1) & Soul Blast (1)]).

List of Keywords


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
Delete Link Joker
Dominate Nubatama Demon Stealth Dragon, 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
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
Vanish Delete Link Joker
Vote The Mask Collection
Wave Aqua Force Marine General of Twin Bullets, Cretas