Icon Murakumo

Murakumo Emblem

The Murakumo (むらくも Murakumo, "Gathering Clouds") is a clan from the nation of Dragon Empire, and introduced in Booster Set 5: Awakening of Twin Blades. The clan was originally a part of Nubatama in the manga. In the lore, they are one of the Dragon Empire's espionage corps. This clan has no known leader, although the "Magatsu" clan has notable standing within Murakumo. In the events of the Cardfight!! Vanguard G series, a certain demon does not fear death, and has defended his clan on multiple occasions.


This clan's theme is "stealth tactics" and "cloning". They specialize in superior calling multiple copies of their units from the deck at once, and returning to the bottom of the deck or moving to the hand at the end of the turn, which simulates how ninjas strike their target then disappear without being detected. This ninja theme is further improved upon with they keyword "Shadowstitch", which allows the player to chain effects and swift attacks in exchange for not hitting the opponent's vanguard, forcing the opponent to either guard and activate these effects, or take damage. The effects gained by cloning differ, but most gain power, the ability to attack from the back row, and the ability to grant "Boost" to grade 2 or greater units. Some units even benefit from being in certain circles.

Shirayuki has a different playstyle in which she uses copies of herself in order to lower the opponent's power. This playstyle is also used with Covert Demonic Dragon, Mandala Lord.

The Dueling Dragons focus more on the opponent's vanguard, like Shirayuki, however they prevent the opponent from riding or lower the amount of drive checks the opponent's vanguard may perform.

The Magatsu clan focuses on their own vanguard by cloning themselves when successfully completing the ride chain, while their Legion Leader grants power and "Boost" to these clones.

Covert Demonic Dragon, Hyakki Vogue "Яeverse" and its support focuses on cloning himself, as well as granting power and the ability to attack from the back row to his clones.


Some Factions of Murakumo

Known/Notable Fighters


This clan is based off of ninjas and dragons, which is apparent in their designs and playstyles. As a clan of the Dragon Empire, most of the units here are dragons, although there are some creatures and demons as well. Like it's counterpart Nubatama, the clan is heavily influenced by Japanese culture, with a brighter color scheme and a focus on wind and clones. Most of the units have "Stealth" in their titles, as well as a type of stealth, and a form of being, whether it be "Beast", "Fiend", "Rogue", or "Dragon". Many units have designs based off of the Muromachi period of Japan, as well as some kabuki influences. The inhabitants of this clan are beasts, dragons, ghosts, and demons.

Sets containing Murakumo cards

Booster Sets

Extra Booster Sets

Fighters Collections

Revival Collection

Technical Boosters


Shared Races


List of Murakumo cards

Grade 0

Grade 1

Grade 2

Grade 3

Grade 4


  • Murakumo (叢雲) in Japanese means "Gathering Clouds".
  • When Murakumo first appeared in the manga, they were initially depicted as being part of the Nubatama clan. They were changed to Murakumo upon its release, as it was expected that Nubatama would no longer be supported.