Vanguard ZERO: Royal Paladin Galahad Deck Build and Guide


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

Galahad cards are able to ride from Deck without going through the hand. By skillfully riding on "Knight of Godly Speed", Soul cards will increase to 6, and Power and Critical can increase with their own Skill. Lastly, use Soul Saver Dragon's Skill to strengthen Rear Guards and attack!

Royal Paladin Galahad Deck

Notable Info

   - Galahad (G3) = 11,000 base Power Vanguard (CB2: To get 14,000 Power and Crit until end of turn), can easily reach 18,000~20,000 Power with 7,000~9000 Booster. (21,000~23,000 Power with active skill).
   - 16,000+ RG Columns = Easy to build 17,000~19,000 Power columns.
   - 21,000+ RG Columns = You can build a 21,000~22,000 Power column as long as you have the specific cards in place and conditions are met.

   - Budget Deck = Can be played well even without RRR cards.
   - Crit Vanguard = Can do 2 or more damage per attack.
   - 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 Gancelot (G3), also to increase Trigger Chance and defense.
Vanguard ZERO: Royal Paladin Galahad Deck Build and Guide

First Vanguard and Sentinel Cards (PG)

Drangal FVRoyal Paladin PG
   - Drangal (FV) = To start Galahad chain rides (higher success chance per game).
   - Flash Shield, Iseult (G1) = Add at least x2, but aim for x3 or x4.

Galahad Chain Ride Cards (Must Have)

Galahad G1Galahad G2Galahad G3
   - Knight of Quests, Galahad (G1) = Aim for x4.
   - Knight of Tribulations, Galahad (G2) = Aim for x4.
   - Knight of Godly Speed, Galahad (G3) = At least x2, but aim for x3 or x4.
   - If done right, you should get 6 cards in your "Soul", enough to enable Galahad's (G3) skill.

Suggested Cards To Add (Budget Cards)

Grade 1 Cards

   - Borgal (G1) = Add x2~x4, nice 9,000 Power if you have 6 or more cards in Soul.
   - Little Sage, Marron (G1) = Add x1~x4, nice base Power and Defense.
   - Dream Painter (G1) = Limit to x2~x3, optional card used to add "Soul" cards in case your Chain Ride failed, alternative or additional card for Pongal (G1).
   - Lake Maiden, Lien (G1) = Limit to x1~x3, nice optional card for recycling a card.
   - Pongal (G1) = Limit to x2, only if you have Soul Saver Dragon (G3), can also be used to add this card into your Soul in case your Chain Ride failed.

Grade 2 Cards

   - Blaster Blade (G2) = Add x1~x4, get them free from rewards. You may reduce this card and use Grade 2 cards that can reach higher Power, unless needed for your RRR cards.
   - Gigantech Dozer (G2) = Add x4, nice 12,000 Power if you have 6 or more cards in Soul.
   - Eagle Knight of the Skies (G2) = Add as filler if you need more cards.
   - High Dog Breeder, Akane (G2) = Limit to x1~x2, nice card to call a high Beast like Borgal (G1) or Pongal (G1) when needed.
   - Knight of Silence, Gallatin (G2) = Add x1~x4, nice base Power and Defense.

Grade 3 Cards

   - Demon Slaying Knight, Lohengrin (G3) = Add x3~x4, used to just add "Soul" cards in case your Chain Ride failed. Nice backup Vanguard to activate Borgal's (G1) and Gigantech Dozer's (G2) skills even if you can't ride Galahad (G3).
   - Swordsman of the Explosive Flames, Palamedes (G3) = Add x2~x4 if you have this card, nice 13,000 Power if you have 2 or more Grade 3 cards in play.
   - Knight of Conviction, Bors (G3) = Add as filler if you need more cards.

   - 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)

Gancelot G3SSD G3
   - King of Knights, Alfred (G3) = Add x1~x4, optional Vanguard in-case your Chain Ride didn't work. Also used to call another Grade 2 Intercept card.
   - Solitary Knight, Gancelot (G3) = Aim for x4, excellent Heal Trigger carrier.
   - Soul Saver Dragon (G3) = You just need x1, but if you want to avoid mistakes, get x2 or more.

   - 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.
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 (*Example Budget Deck (No RRR Cards), Use as reference, feel free to remove/add cards.)

 (*Use as reference, feel free to remove/add cards.)
(*Replace 1 Lohengrin (G3) with 1 more Palamedes (G3) if you like.)

Vanguard ZERO: Royal Paladin Garmore Deck Build and Guide
(*Use as reference, feel free to remove/add cards. Replace Pongal (G1) with Lake Maiden, Lien (G1) or Little Sage, Marron (G1) if you like.)

Trigger Sets

Rank Fight Trigger Set

   - Critical Trigger (x0), Draw Trigger (x9), Stand Trigger (x0), and Heal Trigger (x4)
   - Critical Trigger (x0), Draw Trigger (x7), Stand Trigger (x2), and Heal Trigger (x4)
   - Refer to the build above (screenshot) for example Triggers Set for specific cards.

   - Do not set Heal Triggers to your Galahad (G3) or Soul Saver Dragon (G3).
   - It is best to set your Heal Triggers to your Gancelot (G3) to put them back into your deck in case you have them in hand, and to get an Intercept card. Also use when you have more damage than your opponent or during the later part of the battle where Triggers can be obtained with higher chance.

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.

Why Use More Draw Triggers?

   - More cards would give you more options, and would ensure that you'll not run out of cards in hand, especially against certain decks.
   - Draw Triggers can also help you grab those Sentinel Cards (PG), more Grade 2 Intercept Cards, and other useful cards to execute your strategies.

Royal Paladin Battle Strategies

Mulligan (Starting Cards)

   - Knight of Quests, Galahad (G1) = Keep x1.
   - Knight of Tribulations, Galahad (G2) = Keep x1.
   - Knight of Godly Speed, Galahad (G3) = Keep x1.

   - Flash Shield, Iseult (G1) = Keep at least x1.
   - Lake Maiden, Lien (G1) = Keep x1, if you have this card.

Basic Battle Strategies

   - Complete the Combo Chain until you can ride Galahad (G3), clear your way using Blaster Blade's (G2) skill and unleash high Power attacks!

What If The Chain Ride Failed?

Option 1: 
   - If the Chain Ride failed, just continue and play with cards that you have. This is the point where backup Vanguards are very useful.

Option 2:
   - Do a "Re-Ride" but don't overdo it though. If for example you have Galahad (G2) but your current Vanguard is already Grade 2, then just do a Re-Ride especially if you have Galahad (G3) in hand. Re-Ride Galahad (G1) only if you don't have any Soul Charging cards...

Option 3:
   - Use "Soul Charge" cards depending on how many cards you need (need at least 6 total cards in Soul).
   - Dream Painter (G1) = Use 9 Draw Triggers if you want to use this card.
   - Demon Slaying Knight, Lohengrin (G3) = Ride first to use "Soul Charge" then ride Galahad (G3) once you have at least 5 cards in your Soul (Lohengrin (G3) will be your 6th).
   - Pongal (G1) = Only if you have Soul Saver Dragon (G3), can also be used to add this card into your Soul in case your Chain Ride failed.

   - If you failed right from the start and did not ride Galahad (G2) and (G3), you'll need 3 more cards into the Soul... but if you just missed the first one but able to ride Galahad (G2) and (G3), then you just need 1 more card into the Soul.

Counter Blasts

Galahad G3Blaster Blade G2
   - Knight of Godly Speed, Galahad (G3) = Rush your opponent early on with this skill, but do not use it though if your opponent's Damage is 5, unless he/she doesn't have Sentinel Cards (PG) left (4/x), but still got Heal Triggers. Other players prefer not to use CB if opponent's Damage is 3 because it might trigger a Sentinel Card (PG), but other players are also fine with that, just 1 attack early on in case their opponent doesn't have Sentinel Cards (PG).
   - Blaster Blade (G3) = Mainly to retire 1 of your opponent's Grade 2 Intercept card, to open up more attack opportunities.
   - Note: Also consider other card effects that requires Counter Blasts if needed.

Soul Blasts

SSD G3
   - Once you ride Galahad (G1) and (G2), you'll get 4 Soul cards, enough to activate SSD's (G3) skill, but doing so would disable Galahad's (G3) skill and other cards that can Power up if you have 6 cards in your Soul.

   - So use SSD's (G3) skill when your enemy doesn't have Intercept cards (best scenario) and if you can no longer use Counter Blasts.
   - You may also use this if you have low Power cards left during a potential final turn event, or to counter certain cards that can increase their Power above 20,000 (like OTT's Imperial Daughter (G3)).

   - TIP: If you have 2 Intercept cards in play, sometimes it's better to place your SSD (G3) by retiring 1 booster, then activate it's skill.

How To Build 21,000+ Power Columns

Vanguard + Booster

   - Galahad (G3) = 11,000 base Power Vanguard (CB2: To get 14,000 Power and Crit until end of turn), can reach 21,000~23,000 Power with 7,000~9000 Booster.

   - Lohengrin (G3) + Borgal (G1) = 10,000 base Power Vanguard (+2,000 Power each turn), can reach 21,000 Power if boosted by a 9000 Power like Borgal (G1).

Rear Guards + Booster

   - Borgal (G1) = 9,000 Power Booster if you have 6 or more cards in Soul. Boost any Rear Guard that can reach at least 12,000 Power to reach 21,000 Power, like:

   - Gigantech Dozer (G2) = 12,000 Power with skill, can reach 21,000 Power.
   - Palamedes (G3) = 13,000 Power with skill, can reach 22,000 Power.
   - Knight of Conviction, Bors (G3) = 13,000 Power with skill (CB1), can reach 22,000 Power.

   - Palamedes (G3) = Use at least 8000 Power Booster like Little Sage, Marron (G1) to reach 21,000 Power.

   - NOTE: Other cards not included here are also OK to use but very situational or unsustainable like Soul Saver Dragon (G3), use them if needed.


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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