"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. Also, they can also be used when a card will be get/lost one or more of these keywords.
In card texts, a reminder text about the keyword can be included. That is, a parenthesized text which explains the main funtion of that ability. However, the reminder text itself has no real effect on gameplay, but illustrate rules to the players about how that ability works.
While clans like Link Joker already had an exclusive keyword for them since the beginning, starting from G Clan Booster 1: Academy of Divas, now all clans will have their own exclusive keyword, which either works as a specific action, requirement, restriction, or an unit's state.
- Despite Link Joker having multiple keywords unique to them, none are recognized as the clan's official keyword during the Cardfight!! Vanguard G era, and thus is the only clan to technically not have one.
List of Keywords
- Afterimage (Only for Nubatama)
- Blaze (Only for Kagero)
- Bloom (Only for Neo Nectar)
- Brave (Only for Royal Paladin)
- Burst (Only for Dimension Police)
- Charge (Only for Spike Brothers)
- Dark Device (Only for Megacolony)
- Darkness (Only for Dark Irregulars)
- Delete (Only for Link Joker)
- Dominate (Only for Nubatama)
- Engorge (Only for Tachikaze)
- Harmony (Only for Bermuda Triangle)
- Hollow (Only for Granblue)
- Homare (Only for Touken Ranbu)
- Magia (Only for Pale Moon)
- Nitou Kaigan (Only for Touken Ranbu)
- Oracle (Only for Oracle Think Tank)
- Rescue (Only for Angel Feather)
- Revelation (Only for Genesis)
- Ritual (Only for Shadow Paladin)
- Rush (Only for Nova Grappler)
- Shadowstitch (Only for Murakumo)
- Shinken Hissatsu (Only for Touken Ranbu)
- Success (Only for Great Nature)
- Thunderstrike (Only for Narukami)
- Time Leap (Only for Gear Chronicle)
- Unite (Only for Gold Paladin)
- Vanish Delete (Only for Link Joker)
- Wave (Only for Aqua Force)
- Generation Break
- G guardian
- Limit Break
- Some clan exclusive keywords have a grade 3 that possess the ability to search 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)].