Card with a 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. 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.

Exclusive Keywords

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



Keyword Searcher

  • 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)].

Keyword Grade 3
Afterimage Stealth Dragon, Kegareshinmyo
Blaze Wyvern Strike, Galgi
Bloom Cornflower Flower Maiden, Ines
Brave Model Knight, Orhan
Burst Great Cosmic Hero, Grandmantle
Charge Hive Maker
Darkness Frosty Steeple
Dark Device Despot Mutant, Arie Antoinette
Dominate Demon Stealth Dragon, Kassen Myouou
Engorge Rage Dragon, Tyrannobrute
Harmony Sincere Girl, Liddy
Hollow Mighty Rogue, Nightstorm
Magia Flying Manticore
Oracle Goddess of Astrology, Yasaka
Rescue Retractor, Sarakiel
Ritual Mage of Enticement, Ildona
Rush Exxtreme Battler, Danshark
Shadowstitch Swordhunter Stealth Rogue, Oniwaka
Success Stapler Penguin
Thunderstrike Roaring Thunder Spear, Jalil
Wave Marine General of Twin Bullets, Cretas