Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Vanguard's nations and Clans


A Clan is a group of different Races joined together to form an alliance which make up their Clan. These Clans have some Unique Races and Shared Races of creatures in them. The Unique Races of creatures found in most of the Clans sometimes make up their main theme to represent themselves with their Unique traits. For example: Insect represent Megacolony only and they prevent your opponent Units from standing.
These theme may be used to form a deck. And they are usually themed around a certain ability or trait, such as preventing your opponent's Units from Standing, calling Units from the Drop Zone, or drawing cards.

Clans are very important especially for Triggers. To use effect of all Trigger, you must have at least 1another unit in the same clan to the Vanguard or Rearguard circles.

It is not mandatory for a deck to be made entirely up of cards from only one clan. It is not necessarily a bad idea to do so, and some clans, like the Nubatama, do not have enough cards to make an entire deck out of. Clans (outside of "main" ones like Kagerō and Shadow Paladin) tend to have only 4 cards (1 in each grade) and no Trigger Units in the set they are introduced.

As shown in the anime, undeveloped clans can be used with other clans that have similar play styles specially if they don't need a Vanguard of their clan to use their skills. Example: Bermuda △ can be used with Oracle Think Tank due to its hand increasing abilities.

So far there are 6 great Nations with up to 4 major Clans in each Nation.

1 United Sanctuary
2 Dragon Empire
3 Dark Zone
4 Magallanica
5 Zoo
6 Star Gate

List of clans :

United Sanctuary cards are represented by the color yellow.

* Royal Paladin
* Shadow Paladin
* Gold Paladin
* Oracle Think Tank

Dragon Empire cards are represented by the color red.

* Kagerō
* Narukami
* Tachikaze
* Nubatama
* Murakumo

Dark Zone cards are represented by the color purple.

* Dark Irregulars
* Spike Brothers
* Pale Moon

Magallanica cards are represented by the color blue.

* Granblue
* Bermuda △

Zoo cards are represented by the color green.

* Megacolony
* Great Nature
* Neo Nectar

Star Gate cards are represented by the color grey.

* Nova Grappler
* Dimension Police
* Etranger

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