Vanguard ZERO: Dark Irregulars Amon Deck Build and Guide


Here's a quick guide and tips for Dark Irregulars Amon Deck users in the RPG mobile card game Vanguard ZERO. Available for Android (Google Play) and iOS (App Store).

Dark Irregulars is a clan that increases strength with "Soul Charge", and unleashes it's true power when the number of Souls exceeds a certain level! Use the skills of "Doreen" to increase your power to attack as you accumulate souls, and use the skills of "Death Anchor" to annihilate your foes.

Dark Irregulars Amon Deck

Notable Info

   - Field Control = Can retire units controlled by the opponent.
   - Higher Trigger Chance = Getting non-Trigger cards and/or adding Trigger cards can increase your chance to get more Triggers!
   - Recyclable Triggers = If you have cards that can recycle a card back to your deck.
   - 16,000+ RG Columns = Easy to build 17,000~18,000 Power columns.
   - 21,000+ RG Columns = You can build a 21,000 Power column as long as you have the specific cards in place and conditions are met. 22,000 is possible but only until the end of turn.
Vanguard ZERO Dark Irregulars Amon Deck Build and Guide

First Vanguard and Sentinel Cards (PG)

Vermillion Gatekeeper FVDevil in Shadow FVMarch Rabbit of Nightmareland PG
   - Vermillion Gatekeeper (FV) = Can be placed back to your Soul plus Soul Charge (1).
   - Devil in Shadow (FV) = Possible alternative FV to increase your chance to ride Amon (G3).
   - March Rabbit of Nightmareland (G1) = Add at least x2, but aim for x3 or x4.

Recommended Cards (Must Have)

Amon G3
   - Demon World Marquis, Amon (G3) = Aim for x4, your main Vanguard for this deck build. 11,000 base Power Vanguard (+1000 for each card in your Soul), CB1 and put 1 rear-guard into your Soul, to retire one of your opponent's rear-guards at random (prioritizing back row first).

Suggested Cards To Add (Budget Cards)

Grade 1 Cards

   - Alluring Succubus (G1) = Add x3~x4, when placed, Soul Charge (1).
   - Doreen the Thruster (G1) = Add x3, during your main phase, +3000 Power per card placed into your Soul, good for building combos early on.
   - Prisoner Beast (G1) = Add x2~x4, nice base Power and Defense.
   - Bloody Calf (G1) = Limit to x1~x2, CB2 to retire one Grade 1 or less rear guard.
   - Poet of Darkness, Amon (G1) = Add x2~x4, optional, can reach 9,000 Power if you have 6 or more cards in Soul.

Grade 2 Cards

   - NOTE: For this build, it is better to add high base Power Grade 2 units to increase your column's Power without relying too much on Boosters, and to give you more options when sacrificing cards for Amon's (G3) skill.

   - Flirtatious Succubus (G2) = Add x2~x4, when placed, Soul Charge (1).
   - Gwynn the Ripper (G2) = Add x2~x4, CB2 to retire one Grade 2 or lower rear guard.
   - Imprisoned Fallen Angel, Saraqael (G2) = Add x3, SB2 to remove Restraint, high 11,000 base Power, good unit to force your opponents to use Boosters. Do not use Amon (G1 and G2) units if you want to use this though.
   - Werewolf Sieger (G2) = Add x4, nice base Power and Defense, even better if you have Edel Rose (G3).
   - Demon of Aspiration, Amon (G2) = Add x2~x4, optional, can reach 12,000 Power if you have 6 or more cards in Soul.

Grade 3 Cards

   - Demon Eater (G3) = Add as filler if you need more cards, mostly used as a Rear Guard or sub Vanguard in case you need to Soul Charge more or if you can't ride Amon (G3).
   - Earth Gunner (G3) = Add as filler if you need more cards, can reach 13,000 Power when Boosted, helpful for reaching 21,000+ Power.
   - Stil Vampir (G3) = Add as filler if you need more cards, limited potential because it doesn't really work well with Amon (G3), but still playable if done right.

   - NOTE: Feel free to try other cards not listed here, and add any Grade 3 cards you have available, just make sure to follow the recommended Trigger Set below.

RRR and Other Cards (If Available)

NLK G3Edel Rose G3
   - No Life King, Death Anchor (G3) = Add x3~x4, backup 11,000 base Power Vanguard used when you have 5 cards in your Damage Zone, especially once you run out of CBs, use to get +10,000 Power and Critical+1 until the end of turn (can reach 23,000 Power alone).
   - Edel Rose (G3) = Aim for x4, excellent Heal Trigger carrier.

   - NOTE: Feel free to try other cards not listed here, and add any Grade 3 cards you have available, just make sure to follow the recommended Trigger Set below.

Example Deck Builds

   - NOTE: For cards that you don't have, just use the guide above to add filler cards to your deck for now, but if you want to add cards to the existing ones, feel free to do so. Also note that new cards might become available in the future, so feel free to test them out as well.

Vanguard ZERO Dark Irregulars Amon Deck Build
(*Use as reference, feel free to remove/add cards.)

Trigger Sets

Rank Fight Trigger Set

   - Critical Trigger (x0), Draw Trigger (x9), Stand Trigger (x0), and Heal Trigger (x4)
   - Critical Trigger (x0), Draw Trigger (x5~x7), Stand Trigger (x2~x4), and Heal Trigger (x4)
   - Critical Trigger (x2~x4), Draw Trigger (x5~x7), Stand Trigger (x0), and Heal Trigger (x4)
   - Refer to the build above (screenshot) for example Triggers Set for specific cards. Reduce and balance Draw Triggers if you are getting "Deck Outs".

   - For this build, it is best to set your Heal Triggers to your Edel Rose (G3) to put them back into your deck in case you have them in hand, and get Werewolf Sieger (G2) to Intercept attacks.

For Non Rank Fight Battles

   - NOTE: Feel free to experiment with other Trigger Sets according to your preference. Add more Critical Triggers and/or Stand Triggers if you want to use this deck for certain events, like non Rank Fights that would require you to finish the battle asap.

Dark Irregulars Battle Strategies

Mulligan (Starting Cards)

   - Alluring Succubus (G1) or Prisoner Beast (G1) = Keep x1, if possible to avoid using Doreen the Thruster (G1) as Vanguard early on.
   - Any Grade 2 Cards = Keep x1 or x2, would recommend keeping Flirtatious Succubus (G2) or Imprisoned Fallen Angel, Saraqael (G2) as your Grade 2 ride.
   - Demon World Marquis, Amon (G3) = Keep x1 to secure a Grade 3 ride. Edel Rose (G3) can also be an alternative to avoid mistakes, then just put it back to your deck if not needed.

   - March Rabbit of Nightmareland (G1) = Keep at least x1.

Basic Battle Strategies

   - Try to ride Alluring Succubus (G1) > Flirtatious Succubus (G2) early on to get 3 cards in your Soul. If you'll use Imprisoned Fallen Angel, Saraqael (G2) as your Grade 2 Vanguard, make sure to ride Alluring Succubus (G1) or use Vermillion Gatekeeper (FV) to remove her Restraint (SB2), use her to land another 2 easy Damages.
   - Don't forget to place Doreen the Thruster (G3) first to get those bonuses as well.

   - Ride your main Vanguard Amon (G3).
   - You don't need to worry too much about how many cards you have in Soul to buff this unit, what you need here is it's ability to retire enemy units.
   - Place more Imprisoned Fallen Angel, Saraqael (G2), Werewolf Sieger (G2), and other 11,000 base Power G3 units to keep forcing your opponent to use Boosters or high base Power units, while eliminating them if you can, to keep your plan solid.
   - Sacrifice G1 or G3 units you don't need, but try to build at least 1 column that can reach 21,000+ Power for combos.

   - In case you can't ride Amon (G3) due to bad luck, ride your sub Vanguard No Life King, Death Anchor (G3) or Demon Eater (G3) if you have.
   - It is best to ride No Life King, Death Anchor (G3) once you get 5 Damages and no more CBs to use (if you like). Note that you can use this unit as your first attacker when your opponent's Damage is 4, to check if you can end the battle, or at least pop a Sentinel Card (PG).

Counter Blasts

Amon G3Gwynn the Ripper G3
   - Demon World Marquis, Amon (G3) = CB1 and place 1 of your rear guards to your Soul, to retire 1 enemy unit at random, prioritizing back row first.
   - Gwynn the Ripper (G3) = CB2, only use to make high impact moves like retiring an Intercept to land more Damage to the opponent's Vanguard. Do not use CB just because you have this card, use it wisely.

   - Demon Eater (G3) = CB4, optional, use if you can setup this skill by conserving CBs early on.
   - Note: Also consider other card effects that requires Counter Blasts if needed.

How To Build 21,000+ Power Columns

Vanguard + Booster

   - Demon World Marquis, Amon (G3) = 11,000 base Power Vanguard (+1000 for each card in your Soul). Use the following Boosters if needed.

   - Prisoner Beast (G1) = 8,000 Power Booster.
   - Prisoner Beast (G1) + Amon (G3) = 21,000 total Power (need at least 2 cards in Soul).

   - Doreen the Thruster (G1) = 6,000 base Power (+3000 when a card is put into your Soul during your Main Phase), can reach at least 9,000 Power until the end of turn.
   - 9,000 Power Doreen the Thruster (G1) + Amon (G3) = 21,000 total Power (need at least 1 card in Soul).

   - No Life King, Death Anchor (G3) = 11,000 base Power Vanguard, can reach 23,000 Power alone with skill.

Rear Guards + Booster

   - Prisoner Beast (G1) = 8,000 base Power.
   - Prisoner Beast (G1) + Earth Gunner (G3) = 21,000 total Power.
   - Prisoner Beast (G1) + Any Rear Guard with at least 8,000~10,000 Power = 16,000~18,000 Power (21,000~23,000 Power with +5,000 "Trigger Check" buff).

   - Doreen the Thruster (G1) = 6,000 base Power (+3000 when a card is put into your Soul during your Main Phase), can reach at least 9,000 Power until the end of turn.
   - Doreen the Thruster (G1) + Earth Gunner (G3) = 22,000 total Power.
   - Doreen the Thruster (G1) + Any Rear Guard with 7,000~11,000 Power = 16,000~20,000 Power (21,000~25,000 Power with +5,000 "Trigger Check" buff).

   - NOTE: Other cards not included here are also OK to use but some are very situational or unsustainable, use them if you like. Also adjust the numbers above depending on your Booster's Power.


More Vanguard ZERO Tips and Guides:

Beginner's Tips Re-Rolling Guide

Beginner's Quick Tips and Guide

Beginner's Quick Battle Tips

Farming Materials and Crafting Cards Tips and Guide


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