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"Tachikaze" (たちかぜ) is a clan from the nation of Dragon Empire, and introduced in Booster Set 1: Descent of the King of Knights. In the lore, the Dinodragons were the strongest force in the entire nation, until many were killed during the clan's genocide by a unit from another clan. The other clans took this as a chance to gain control over the dinodragons, as they themselves were also a threat to the nation, and created the clan known as "Tachikaze". Like the other clans in the nation, Tachikaze is a military force on its own, specializing on ground-assault tactics. The clan also has the oldest army in the planet, known as the Ancient Dragons, who were awakened during the Great Invasion War. In the events of the Cardfight!! Vanguard G series, a certain dinodragon known as a young veteran and emperor dragon roams the land, searching for strong opponents to fight.

Playstyle

The clan revolves around the themes of "eat or be eaten" and "king of the jungle". They focus on retiring the player's own rear-guards for costs and effects, which often involve increasing their attack power and criticals. Some units have effects that activate upon being "eaten" (retired), with some that can revive themselves altogether. They take advantage of calling back the retired rear-guards during the battle phase to do more attacks. These abilities are further supported by the keyword "Engorge", which has them gain even more benefits based on how many allies were "eaten".

The Rexes playstyle differs slightly, in which they utilize the Bind Zone to superior call and ride units during the battle phase while still following the theme of "eat or be eaten".

Backgrounds

What is Tachikaze? (Card of the Day 27 Nov 2015)

It is the ground battle assault troop of "Dragon Empire", the militaristic nation of the dragons. The majority of the members are dinodragons who further reinforce their tough bodies with mechanical armor, and high beasts who manage to survive in harsh environments, and their march resembles that of massive tanks. The warriors of "Tachikaze" have low mana capabilities, but their excessive destruction impulses and toughness cover the weakness. The dominators of the ancient lands never stop aggression, and devastate their enemies following the law of the jungle. The enemies who confront them would know, that their instinct itself is the most refined tactic.


The establishment of Tachikaze (Monthly Bushiroad)

Dragon Empire is now dominated by "flame dragons" and "thunder dragons", but in the past, "dinodragons" were the majority and unleashed their power all the place. However, most of them were obliterated in a certain incident, and their number was greatly reduced at once. Before they could become the threat of the nation again, the Empire established a troop to prevent dinodragons to regain their strength, and dominate them forcibly by might. This is the beginning of the dinodragon-centered troop "Tachikaze" in the modern times.

Known/Notable Fighters

Design

Concept

This clan is based off of dinosaurs and heavy artillery, which is apparent in their designs and playstyles. As a clan of the Dragon Empire, most of the units here are dragons, although their are a group of humans known as Savages that are based off of cavemen. Many titles in this clan are based off of terms dealing with savage or destructive tendencies, such as Assault Dragon, Blightops and Destruction Dragon, Dark Rex, while other units have defensive-sounding names, as in Citadel Dragon, Brachiocastle and Iron-armored Chancellor, Dymorphalanx. The Savages themselves are based off of RPG classes, such as Savage Healer and Savage Lancer. Most of the dinosaurs have suffixes or prefixes that are used in real world classifications in their names, such as Swordhorn Dragon, Scathrex and Ancient Dragon, Spinodriver. Aside from the Savages and Dinodragons, the remaining members of the clan have no central naming theme, and instead have names based on prehistoric animals with modifications such as Tank Mammoth and Black Cannon Tiger. The inhabitants of this clan are all prehistoric creatures and beings.

Races

Name Type Description
Dinodragon Shared Dinosaurs either organic with mechanical parts or completely mechanical
Human Shared Cavemen
High Beast Shared Prehistoric animals
Insect Shared Prehistoric insects

Themes

Name Type Description
Ancient Dragons Sub-clan
Gaia Archetype A young and indomitable Dinodragon who carries the title of "Emperor Dragon".
Spino Archetype Based on the Spinosaurus
Rex Sub-clan Based on the Tyrannosaurus Rex

Sets containing Tachikaze cards

Booster Sets

Set Name No. of Cards
Booster Set 1: Descent of the King of Knights 4
Booster Set 2: Onslaught of Dragon Souls 2
Booster Set 3: Demonic Lord Invasion 12
Booster Set 8: Blue Storm Armada 20
Booster Set 11: Seal Dragons Unleashed 21
Booster Set 17: Blazing Perdition 11
G Booster Set 10: Raging Clash of the Blade Fangs 26
G Booster Set 13: Ultimate Stride

Extra Booster Sets

Set Name No. of Cards
Extra Booster: Comic Style Vol. 1 1
G Technical Booster 1: The RECKLESS RAMPAGE 25
Revival Collection Vol. 1 1

Extra Collections

Set Name No. of Cards
Fighters Collection 2014 1
Fighters Collection 2015 2
Fighters Collection 2015 Winter 2
Fighters Collection 2016 2
Revival Collection Vol. 1 1
Fighters Collection 2017 3

List of Tachikaze cards

Grade 0

Card Name Race Type
Aid Styraco Dinodragon Trigger unit (Heal)
Ancient Dragon Flame Maiden Human Trigger unit (Critical)
Ancient Dragon, Babybird Dinodragon
Ancient Dragon, Babyrex Dinodragon
Ancient Dragon, Babysaurus Dinodragon
Ancient Dragon, Caudinoise Dinodragon Trigger unit (Stand)
Ancient Dragon, Chaoticbird High Beast Trigger unit (Stand)
Ancient Dragon, Dinodile Dinodragon Trigger unit (Critical)
Ancient Dragon, Ornithhealer Dinodragon Trigger unit (Heal)
Ancient Dragon, Pterakid Dinodragon
Ancient Dragon, Titanocargo Dinodragon Trigger unit (Draw)
Artillery Dragon, Flint Ankylo Dinodragon Trigger unit (Heal)
Baby Camara Dinodragon
Baby Ptero Dinodragon
Black Cannon Tiger High Beast Trigger unit (Critical)
Cannon Fire Dragon, Parasaulauncher Dinodragon Trigger unit (Critical)
Cannon Fire Dragon, Sledge Ankylo Dinodragon Trigger unit (Draw)
Carry Trilobite Insect Trigger unit (Draw)
Child Dragon, Dinobaby Dinodragon
Coelamagnum High Beast Trigger unit (Stand)
Dragon Bird, Firepteryx Dinodragon Trigger unit (Critical)
Dragon Egg Dinodragon
Herbivorous Dragon, Brutosaurus Dinodragon Trigger unit (Draw)
Ironclad Dragon, Shieldon Dinodragon
Ironclad Dragon, Steelsaurus Dinodragon Trigger unit (Heal)
Louder Ammonite High Beast Trigger unit (Stand)
Matriarch's Bombardment Beast High Beast Trigger unit (Stand)
Military Dragon, Raptor Soldier Dinodragon
Pack Dragon, Tinyrex Dinodragon Trigger unit (Stand)
Rupture Dragon, Minirex Dinodragon
Savage Healer Human Trigger unit (Heal)
Savage Notice Human Trigger unit (Draw)
Savage Patriarch Human
Savage Shaman Human Trigger unit (Heal)


Grade 1

Card Name Race Type
Ancient Dragon, Crestrunner Dinodragon
Ancient Dragon, Gattlingaro Dinodragon
Ancient Dragon, Geoconda Dinodragon
Ancient Dragon, Iguanogorg Dinodragon
Ancient Dragon, Nodotank Dinodragon
Ancient Dragon, Paraswall Dinodragon Sentinel (Perfect Guard)
Ancient Dragon, Rockmine Dinodragon Sentinel (Quintet Wall)
Ancient Dragon, Triplasma Dinodragon
Ancient Dragon, Tyrannoblaze Dinodragon
Archbird High Beast Sentinel (Perfect Guard)
Barrier Dragon, Styracolord Dinodragon Sentinel (Perfect Guard)
Black-winged Dragon, Ravenptera Dinodragon
Cataclysmic Bullet Dragon, Raptrex Dinodragon
Cold Dragon, Freezernyx Dinodragon
Collision Dragon, Charging Pachycephalo Dinodragon
Fortress Ammonite High Beast
Fullfire Elk High Beast
Military Dragon, Raptor Sergeant Dinodragon
Prism Bird High Beast
Raging Dragon, Sparksaurus Dinodragon
Savage Foxy Human
Savage Guardian Human Sentinel (Perfect Guard)
Savage Heroine Human
Savage Illuminator Human
Savage Lancer Human
Savage Magus Human
Savage Mystique Human
Savage Warrior Human
Sonic Noa Dinodragon
Transport Dragon, Brachioporter Dinodragon
Winged Dragon, Beamptero Dinodragon
Winged Dragon, Skyptero Dinodragon


Grade 2

Card Name Race Type
Accel Tiger High Beast
Ancient Dragon Twin Axe Warrior Human
Ancient Dragon, Beamankylo Dinodragon
Ancient Dragon, Criollofall Dinodragon
Ancient Dragon, Dinocrowd Dinodragon
Ancient Dragon, Hylaeon Pike Dinodragon
Ancient Dragon, Hypnohang Dinodragon
Ancient Dragon, Knightarmor Dinodragon
Ancient Dragon, Tyrannobite Dinodragon
Assault Dragon, Assaultrex Dinodragon
Assault Dragon, Blightops Dinodragon
Assault Dragon, Circular Spino Dinodragon
Assault Dragon, Pachyphalos Dinodragon
Beam Dragon, Apatomaser Dinodragon
Blade Dragon, Jigsawsaurus Dinodragon
Cannon Fire Dragon, Cannon Gear Dinodragon
Carrier Dragon, Brachiocarrier Dinodragon
Conflagration Dragon, Gigant Flame Dinodragon
Explosive Dragon, Sarcoblaze Dinodragon
Launcher Mammoth High Beast
Military Dragon, Raptor Captain Dinodragon
Ravenous Dragon, Megarex Dinodragon
Rusher Erasmo High Beast
Savage Archer Human
Savage Destroyer Human
Savage Warlock Human
Steel Bullet Dragon, Barragerex Dinodragon
Tank Mammoth High Beast
Vacuum Mammoth High Beast
Winged Dragon, Slashptero Dinodragon


Grade 3

Card Name Race Type
Ancient Dragon, Magmaarmor Dinodragon
Ancient Dragon, Spinocommando Dinodragon
Ancient Dragon, Spinodriver Dinodragon
Ancient Dragon, Stegobuster Dinodragon
Ancient Dragon, Tyrannolegend Dinodragon
Ancient Dragon, Tyrannoquake Dinodragon
Ancient Dragon, Volcatops Dinodragon
Chaos Dragon, Dinochaos Dinodragon
Citadel Dragon, Brachiocastle Dinodragon
Destruction Dragon, Dark Rex Dinodragon
Destruction Dragon, Squallrex Dinodragon
Emperor Dragon, Gaia Emperor Dinodragon
Frenzy Emperor Dragon, Gaia Desperado Dinodragon
Military Dragon, Raptor Colonel Dinodragon
Rage Dragon, Tyrannobrute Dinodragon
Raging Dragon, Blastsaurus Dinodragon
Ravenous Dragon, Battlerex Dinodragon
Ravenous Dragon, Gigarex Dinodragon
Savage Head Human
Savage Hunter Human
Savage King Human
Savage Sorcerer Human
Savage War Chief Human
Swordhorn Dragon, Scathrex Dinodragon
Tyrant, Deathrex Dinodragon


Grade 4

Card Name Race Type
Absolute Ruler, Gluttony Dogma Dinodragon G unit (Stride)
Barrage Giant Cannon, Bullish Primer Dinodragon G unit (G guardian)
Cliff Authority Retainer, Blockade Ganga Dinodragon G unit (G guardian)
Destruction Tyrant, Archraider Dinodragon G unit (Stride)
Destruction Tyrant, Fullblade Rex Dinodragon G unit (Stride)
Destruction Tyrant, Gradogigant Dinodragon G unit (Stride)
Destruction Tyrant, Hellrex Maxima Dinodragon G unit (Stride)
Destruction Tyrant, Twintempest Dinodragon G unit (Stride)
Destruction Tyrant, Volcantyranno Dinodragon G unit (Stride)
Destructive Equipment, Hammer Gewalt Dinodragon G unit (Stride)
Great Emperor Dragon, Gaia Dynast Dinodragon G unit (Stride)
Iron-armored Chancellor, Dymorphalanx Dinodragon G unit (G guardian)
Super Ancient Dragon, Burn Geryon Dinodragon G unit (Stride)
Super Ancient Dragon, Pearly Titan Dinodragon G unit (Stride)


Trivia

  • Tachikaze could have several different meanings in Japanese depending on the kanji of "tachi" (source: http://jisho.org/).
    • 館: mansion or small castle
    • 太刀: long sword
    • 裁ち: a cut or cutting
    • Given that, tachikaze would mean "mansion wind", "wind of the long sword", or "cutting wind".
  • The Tachikaze clan is likely to be named after the Tachikaze-class destroyer, a Japanese navy ship. Like the ship, the clan is based off of modern military technology.
  • The way that Tachikaze sacrifice their own rear-guards is similar to how dinosaurs killed and ate each other for nourishment and power.
    • Coincidentally, Tachikaze units are occasionally seen literally devouring each other.
  • Tachikaze is one of the 13 clans that do not have a "Яeverse" unit.