Patch Notes – CardFight Vanguard V Start Deck 02: 2018 Free Experience Deck “Kagero”

Patch Notes are…patch notes for things nobody asked for.

Usually the stuff nobody bothered to write up about, so here it is.


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How this works?

  • Old Vanguard Units are compared with their V-Series retrains of the SAME NAME.
  • Will be compared with the 1st iteration of the unit.
  • Series will be following the JP format’s release order.
  • Has 1 of 3 possible conclusions/verdicts:
    • (Good) Upgrade/Buff
    • (Bad) Downgrade/Nerf
    • (Neutral) Schrodinger’s Patch

Quick Notes


Patch Notes


Crested Dragon (Start Deck)

  • Base Power increased from 10000 to 13000.
  • Added new abilities:
    1. Imaginary Gift: Force (If you ride this unit, gain one Imaginary Gift: Force!).
    2. AUTO [VC/RC]: When this unit attacks a Vanguard, if you have 3 or more Rear Guards (RG), + 3000 Power for that battle.

Verdict: Schrodinger’s Patch

  • Like Stardrive Dragon, OG vanilla beatstick + Psuedo “Stand Trigger” for Cycloned go brrrrrr.
  • V version doesn’t fit the more Rear Guards gimmick, but ok for a teaching deck boss.

Dragon Armored Knight (Start Deck)

  • Updated abilities:
    1. Removed [ACT] ability.
    2. [CONT] ability is now (RC) only.
    3. Changed “If you do not have another <Kagero> in the same column as this unit, this card gets [Power]-2000.” to “If your vanguard is grade 3 or greater, this unit gets [Power]+3000.

Verdict: Buff


Dragon Knight, Nehalem (Start Deck)

  • Base Power decreased from 10000 to 9000.
  • Added new abilities:
    1. [ACT](RC):COST [Counter Blast (2)], choose one of your opponent’s rear-guards, and retire it.

Verdict: Schrodinger’s Patch

  • OG Version has potential in Cycloned.dek? Depends which 10k Power 5k Shield Grade 2 Vanilla you like in your Kagero.
  • V Version’s retire spam is…whatever, it just ‘works’.
  • This Dragon Knight support tho.

Embodiment of Armor, Bahr (Start Deck)

  • Base Shield increased from 5000 to 10000.

Verdict: Buff

  • Say it with me. Aleph Support. ALEPH SUPPORT.
  • Better shield as a Vanilla gives it a place in Cycloned.dek.

Guard Griffin

  • Base Power increased from 6000 to 7000.
  • Base Shield decreased from 5000 to 0.
  • Updated abilities:
    1. Added new ability: “[CONT]: Sentinel (You may only have up to four cards with “[CONT]:Sentinel” in a deck.)
    2. [AUTO] ability now costs [Discard 1 card from hand] instead of [Counter Blast (1)].
    3. Replaced [AUTO] ability’s “Shield +5000” to “one of your units cannot be hit until end of that battle.”

Verdict: Buff

  • Now that’s a way to GG (Guard Griffin) your opponent’s attack. (☞゚ヮ゚)☞
  • The only Start Deck card that’s the same here and everywhere else.

Dragon Monk, Gojo (Start Deck)

  • Base Shield increased from 5000 to 10000.
  • Updated abilities:
    1. Removed ability cost.
    2. Ability updated from [ACT] to [AUTO].
    3. Ability now only works on (RC) when boosting a unit.
    4. Changed “Draw a card.” to “When it boosts, if you have more rear-guards than your opponent, the boosted unit gets [Power]+3000 until end of turn.

Verdict: Schrodinger’s Patch

  • OG version has super niche “Discard V-Burning Horn” to retire gimmick.
  • Filler 10k booster, that gets replaced by the non Start Deck version.
  • Is 1 letter away from being called Jojo.

Lizard Runner, Undeux

  • Added new abilities:
    1. When ridden on, draw 1 card.

Verdict: Buff

  • Literally the only reason you’d ever play this card. (If ever.)
  • OG version plus Cycloned vanilla memes, but with Kagero support.

Embodiment of Spear, Tahr

  • Base Shield increased from 10000 to 15000.
  • Trigger Power increased from 5000 to 10000.

Verdict: Buff

  • Say it with me again. Aleph Support. ALEPH SUPPORT.
  • Otherwise, just a straight up buff. TO ALEPH SUPPORT.

Demonic Dragon Mage, Rakshasa

  • Base Power increased from 4000 to 5000.
  • Base Shield increased from 10000 to 15000.
  • Trigger Power increased from 5000 to 10000.
  • Removed abilities.
  • Removed flavor text.

Verdict: Schrodinger’s Patch

  • OG version can probably still work with future Main Phase retire support?

Red Gem Carbuncle

  • Trigger Power increased from 5000 to 10000.
  • Removed flavor text.

Verdict: Schrodinger’s Patch

  • Is a buff for sure but…why THIS GUY.
  • Does Bushiroad have an allergy to cardboard filler waifus now?

Dragon Monk, Genjo

  • Base Shield increased from 10000 to 20000.
  • Trigger Power increased from 5000 to 10000.
  • Removed flavor text.

Verdict: Schrodinger’s Patch

  • 20k Shield, still crazy yo.
  • Though, this is Kagero, where Denial Griffin exists, so…… 🤔
  • Actually doesn’t look like a lady anymore.

End Transmission


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