Here's a quick guide and tips to help you out early game in the Card Battle RPG mobile card game Vanguard ZERO.
Do "Re-rolls" to get some Triple R cards (RRR) and use them to boost your decks!
Refer below to learn which features you should prioritize early game, how to efficiently use you Stamina, deck building guide, card crafting tips, some quick battle tips, and more!
Rewards and Freebies
Fighter Grade and Missions
- Also focus on your Missions and complete all Daily Missions, Achievements, and Time-Limited missions as you go.
How To Use Your Stamina
Do Not Rush Your Fighter Grade Early Game!- You can complete the quests but do not receive all rewards until needed.
- Spend your Stamina first (ex: Character Fights) until you only have few Stamina, then increase your Fighter Grade to get more.
- If you need to go offline, just spend your Stamina without increasing your Fighter Grade to let it regenerate over time. This way you can use more instead of having too much Stamina that doesn't regenerate while offline.
Getting 3 Stars, But Use Them Wisely!- TIP: If you are aiming to complete certain stages with 3 Stars, do not let the the battle end with a win if you think you won't be able to complete one of the requirements (you'll lose Stamina per try), so during battle, go to Open > Menu > Give Up to "Retry" without losing Stamina!
- You can also use 2 decks to complete Stages with 3 Stars if you like, just use the specific deck required and win, then use your stronger deck and win without getting more than 4 Damage.
Grab All First Time Rewards- Story Mode = Requires Stamina, follow and clear all Mission conditions to get all first time rewards.
- Challenge Fight = Doesn't require Stamina, only gives first time rewards. Also complete them all to get some quick Gems.
Increase and Get Season VP Rewards!- Try to farm VP Points to unlock various rewards like Gacha Tickets, Medals, and Coins before the season ends. VP will reset every Season so try to get all rewards that you can!
Ways To Grab VP
- Story Mode = Just complete them once though.
- Character Fights = Unlock Easy and Normal Modes early game to farm VP points here using Stamina. Higher difficulties will reward higher VP points but also requires more Stamina (note that you can recover Fight Challenges using Gems).
- Rank Fights = Unlocks at Fighter's Grade 11, doesn't require Stamina, and you can get VP win or lose. This is your best option for VP Farming!
Deck Building Guide
Card Re-rolling Guide
- > Beginner's Tips Re-Rolling Guide
Beginner's Deck- The default "Beginner's Deck" is full of filler cards, so it's better to delete it and create a new deck. Create your first Royal Paladin deck with your current cards, or you may refer to the Recommended Decks, Deck Forums in-game, or Challenge/Character Fights for ideas and combos.
- Also refer to our "Deck List & Builds" section for deck recipes and guides.
Other Tips- You'll eventually need to create different decks per clan to satisfy certain mission conditions, but still consider building the best deck possible for farming and ranking later on.
- Before building decks, spend your Gacha Tickets to draw more cards.
- Use filler cards (Cray Elemental clan) for now if you don't have enough cards early game.
- Update your decks after drawing new cards.
Grade 0 FV (First Vanguard)- Your FV card can be any card but it's best to use the one that would help your deck's strategy.
- NOTE: If you want to use Royal Paladin's Barcgal as your FV, make sure to add Critical and Stand Triggers (or Stand Triggers only) to your Grade 3 filler cards. Be careful not to use your useful Grade 3 cards because you'll need to discard them while using Barcgal early on.
- Kagero Superior Ride: Gatling Claw Dragon (FV) + Iron Tail Dragon (Grade 1) are needed to activate Blazing Core Dragon (Grade 2), to ride Blazing Flare Dragon (Grade 3).
- and so on...
- Set your triggers depending on your deck's play style, strategy, or goal.
- If needed, adjust your Grade 3 cards to reach your preferred number of triggers.
- If needed, adjust your Grade 3 cards to reach your preferred number of triggers.
- Draw Trigger = Draw a card, kinda ok for both offense and defense. I would highly recommend getting a decent amount of Draw Triggers to play more cards and execute more strategies!
- Stand Trigger = Stand one of your rear guards (must be in Rest state). Kinda useless during defense, but this is one good way to counter Sentinel Cards or to clear more rear guards.
- Heal Trigger = Heal one damage, unless your damage is lower than your opponent. Good way to steal away a win (luck based), or to help your cards do more Counter Blasts.
- Drive Check (Offense) = Drawing any Trigger card would let you increase +5000 Power to one of your selected units.
- Damage Check (Defense) = Drawing any Trigger card while in battle would increase +10000 Power to your Vanguard, +5000 if no trigger (the default Damage Shield bonus effect that takes place every time your Vanguard takes a damage).
Suggested Trigger Sets (Balanced)- Critical Trigger (x3), Draw Trigger (x4), Stand Trigger (x2), and Heal Trigger (x4)
- Critical Trigger (x3~x4), Draw Trigger (x5~x6), Stand Trigger (x0), and Heal Trigger (x4)
- NOTE: Feel free to experiment with other Trigger Sets according to your preference. Add more Critical Triggers if you are aiming to complete certain conditions like non Rank Fights that would require you to finish the battle asap with 4 or less Damage.
- TIP: For Grade 3 cards that you can get or need to discard from your deck because of a card effect, you might want to avoid setting Heal Triggers to those Grade 3 cards.
Ranking Fights Trigger Sets- As you rank higher, you'll eventually gonna fight players with at least 2 Sentinel Cards ("Perfect Guard"), so consider getting more Draw Triggers to get your own Sentinel Cards and more Grade 2 Intercept Cards. Stand Triggers are also useful to thin out their Sentinel Cards towards the end of the battle.
- Recommended Sentinel Cards (PG): Add at least x2, but aim for x3, best x4.
- Critical Trigger (x0), Draw Trigger (x9), Stand Trigger (x0), and Heal Trigger (x4)
- Critical Trigger (x0), Draw Trigger (x6~x7), Stand Trigger (x2~x3), and Heal Trigger (x4)
- Critical Trigger (x2~x3), Draw Trigger (x6~x7), Stand Trigger (x0), and Heal Trigger (x4)
- Feel free to try other Triggers Sets depending on your deck's strengths.
How To Get More Cards?- Aside from the Gacha (Normal or Limited Events) and other freebies, the best way to get more cards early game is through Card Crafting!
Quick Crafting Tips- C Rarity Cards = If you need more cards early game, just craft "Common Cards" because Crafting Stones are very common and easy to get.
- TIP: Switch card view from "Owned" to "All" while building decks to craft Common cards that you don't have. Also Use the "magnifying glass" icon to filter all Common Cards if needed.
- R Rarity Cards = Better get these Rare cards from Gacha draws since they are quite easy to get anyway. Craft only if you really need the card and have extra crafting materials to use.
- RR and RRR Rarity Cards = "Double R" and "Triple R" cards would take time to craft or collect, so keep farming and save your crafting materials for later use. Refer below for tips on how to farm more crafting materials.
- SP Cards = These shiny cards can be crafted if you have x4 copy of that card, but requires higher crafting materials than normal ones (this is optional though).
Crafting Guide and Farming Materials- Refer to our separate guide here:
- > Farming Materials and Crafting Cards Tips and Guide
- Guide above (link) would also cover how to farm and deconstruct crafting materials, plus best way to use your Gems!
Limited Time Clan Events (Gacha)- Requires Challenge Tickets (for the specific event only) instead of Stamina. Challenge Tickets can be obtained for free from Login Rewards and from Character Fights (random drops during the event).
- Challenge and unlock higher difficulties to enjoy increased drop rates!
- Use your rewards to play the Event's Gacha to get more cards, exchange Coins (event drop) to get exclusive furnitures for your Room or to obtain more Gacha Tickets.
Rank Fights (Rank Rewards)- Depending on the current event, you can get a RR or RRR cards just by reaching certain Ranks (Legend+ Rank).
- After the Season, depending on your final Rank, you can also get exclusive rewards like RR/RRR Cards, a Trophy, or Title.
Quick Battle Tips- Refer to our separate guide by checking the link below.
- > Beginner's Quick Battle Tips
- Check the link above to learn some important in-game battle features that are often overlooked like how to use "Mulligan", how to check back the field, and how to track all Trigger and Sentinel cards
If You Need More Help- Go to "Home" > "Menu" > "Help". All information about the game can be found here, take your time to read and understand them all. Good Luck! ^^
More Vanguard ZERO Tips and Guides:- Beginner's Tips Re-Rolling Guide
- Farming Materials and Crafting Cards Tips and Guide
- Beginner's Quick Battle Tips
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