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"Riding" (ライド Raido) is the act of placing a unit from a non-circle zone onto your vanguard circle. There are two ways to ride a unit regarding effects and game rules: Normal Ride (ノーマルライド Nōmaruraido) and Superior Ride (スペリオルライド Superioruraido). As long as a unit has been moved from a non-circle zone to a circle, then it is considered to be "placed on" (とうじょう Tōjō) that circle, regardless of whether it was truly played or not. A unit is considered to be ridden when another unit rides on top of it.

Normal Ride

During the ride step of your ride phase, if there are no effects being resolved at that moment, you may normal ride due to the following form only once per turn.

  1. Choose a card from your hand that is one grade greater than or equal to your vanguard's (or your Legion Leader's grade in such case).
  2. Declare what you're doing ("I ride" for example), place that card on top of all units on your vanguard circle in stand state Stand, then the unit that was placed becomes your new vanguard. However, other states no longer persist on your new vanguard.
  3. All the "when placed on" and "when rides" abilities are activated at the same time, and you chooses which of them will resolve first (by paying any cost required).
  4. All units that was previously on your vanguard circle are put into your soul.

After riding a card, or if you chose not to ride any card, proceed to the stride step of your ride phase.

Superior Ride

Riding a unit on your vanguard circle by using an effect is known and regarded as "Superior Ride", as long as it is specified as such. Due to being an effect, it ignores the grade that your vanguard should have in order to ride normally, unless otherwise specified, also you may ride through effects as many times as possible in any turn's moment. The unit that rode by an effect is always put in stand state Stand unless otherwise specified.

Mechanics Related to Ride

List of Support Cards

Note: Break Rides and Forerunners are not listed.

Grade 0

Card Name Clan Race Type
Aiming for the Stars, Artemis Genesis Noble
Amber Dragon, Dawn Kagero Flame Dragon
Angelic Star, Coral Bermuda Triangle Mermaid
Arboros Dragon, Ratoon Neo Nectar Forest Dragon
Bermuda Triangle Cadet, Riviere Bermuda Triangle Mermaid
Black Dragon Knight, Vortimer Gold Paladin Human
Blaujunger Nova Grappler Battleroid
Chic Folk Dracokid Gear Chronicle Gear Dragon
Crimson Heart, Nahas Angel Feather Angel
Crimson Lion Cub, Kyrph Gold Paladin Human
Dimensional Robo, Goyusha Dimension Police Battleroid
Drangal Royal Paladin High Beast
Enigman Flow Dimension Police Alien
Entertain Messenger Pale Moon Goblin
Eradicator, Strike-dagger Dragon Narukami Thunder Dragon
Fullbau Shadow Paladin High Beast
Future Knight, Llew Royal Paladin Human Trigger unit (Critical)
Godhawk, Ichibyoshi Oracle Think Tank High Beast
Hades Ringmaster Pale Moon Demon
Larva Beast, Zeal Dimension Police Alien
Larva Mutant, Giraffa Megacolony Insect
Micro-hole Dracokid Link Joker Cyber Dragon
Military Dragon, Raptor Soldier Tachikaze Dinodragon
Miracle Feather Nurse Angel Feather Angel
Sanctuary of Light, Planet Lancer Royal Paladin Human
Schoolyard Prodigy, Lox Great Nature High Beast
Spade Jack of Nightmareland Dark Irregulars Demon
Starting Ripple, Alecs Aqua Force Aquaroid
Stealth Dragon, Magatsu Wind Murakumo Abyss Dragon
Vermillion Gatekeeper Dark Irregulars Demon


Grade 1

Card Name Clan Race Type
Arboros Dragon, Branch Neo Nectar Forest Dragon
Bowstring of Heaven and Earth, Artemis Genesis Noble
Bringer of Knowledge, Lox Great Nature High Beast
Eye of Destruction, Zeal Dimension Police Alien
Fresh Star, Coral Bermuda Triangle Mermaid
Goddess of the Crescent Moon, Tsukuyomi Oracle Think Tank Noble
Gravity Ball Dragon Link Joker Cyber Dragon
Heavenly Injector Angel Feather Angel
Knight of Quests, Galahad Royal Paladin Human
Mermaid Idol, Riviere Bermuda Triangle Mermaid
Military Dragon, Raptor Sergeant Tachikaze Dinodragon
Sanctuary of Light, Little Storm Royal Paladin Human
Scout of Darkness, Vortimer Gold Paladin Human
Silent Ripple, Sotirio Aqua Force Aquaroid
Starting Presenter Pale Moon Demon
Stealth Dragon, Magatsu Breath Murakumo Abyss Dragon


Grade 2

Card Name Clan Race Type
Arboros Dragon, Timber Neo Nectar Forest Dragon
Black Dragon Whelp, Vortimer Gold Paladin Human
Boomerang Thrower Nova Grappler Human
Devourer of Planets, Zeal Dimension Police Alien
Dimensional Robo, Kaizard Dimension Police Battleroid
Fate Healer, Ergodiel Angel Feather Angel
Goddess of the Half Moon, Tsukuyomi Oracle Think Tank Noble
Gravity Collapse Dragon Link Joker Cyber Dragon
Knight of Tribulations, Galahad Royal Paladin Human
Law Official, Lox Great Nature High Beast
Military Dragon, Raptor Captain Tachikaze Dinodragon
Prowling Dragon, Striken Kagero Flame Dragon
Sanctuary of Light, Determinator Royal Paladin Human
Super Idol, Riviere Bermuda Triangle Mermaid
Swift Archer, FUSHIMI Murakumo Warbeast
Stealth Dragon, Magatsu Gale Murakumo Abyss Dragon
Uranus Blaukluger Nova Grappler Battleroid


Grade 3

Card Name Clan Race Type
Gun Salute Dragon, End of Stage Pale Moon Abyss Dragon
Honorary Professor, Chatsauvage Great Nature High Beast
Neumond Blaukluger Nova Grappler Battleroid
Pulsar, Flarescent Dragon Gear Chronicle Gear Dragon/Zodiac Time Beast
Raven-haired Ezel Gold Paladin Human
Revenger, Slay Hex Dragon Shadow Paladin Abyss Dragon
Rising Star, Trois Bermuda Triangle Mermaid
Seeker, Thing Saver Dragon Royal Paladin Cosmo Dragon


Grade 4

Card Name Clan Race Type
Zeroth Dragon of Inferno, Drachma Dragon Empire Zeroth Dragon


List of Anti-support Cards

Grade 0

Card Name Clan Race Type
Drangal Royal Paladin High Beast
Godhawk, Ichibyoshi Oracle Think Tank High Beast


Grade 1

Card Name Clan Race Type
Goddess of the Crescent Moon, Tsukuyomi Oracle Think Tank Noble
Knight of Quests, Galahad Royal Paladin Human


Grade 2

Card Name Clan Race Type
Goddess of the Half Moon, Tsukuyomi Oracle Think Tank Noble
Knight of Tribulations, Galahad Royal Paladin Human


Grade 3

Card Name Clan Race Type
Dueling Dragon, ZANBAKU Murakumo Abyss Dragon


Trivia

  • Unlike popular beliefs (and anime), White Hare in the Moon's Shadow, Pellinore's act of putting itself on the vanguard circle does not count as riding by game mechanics.
  • In the anime, some characters like Toshiki Kai that has their own phrase will say "Ride <phrase> Vanguard!"
  • In the manga, all characters include the phrase "The Vanguard!" after saying the card name of the unit.