Vanguard ZERO: Nova Grappler Beast Deity Deck Build and Guide


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

When Illuminal Dragon attacks, you can stand 2 Beast Deity rear-guards. What sets this apart from other units is that regardless of Drive Checks or hits, the cards will stand! pair this with units like Yamatano Drake which power up when it stands to attack continuously!

Nova Grappler Beast Deity Deck

Notable Info

   - Cross Ride Vanguard = Permanent +2000 Power when condition is met.
   - Multi Attacks = Can attack more than 3 times in 1 turn.
Vanguard ZERO: Nova Grappler Beast Deity Deck Build and Guide

First Vanguard and Sentinel Cards (PG)

Beast Deity, Riot Horn (FV)Beast Deity, White Tiger (FV)Twin Blader (G1)
   - Beast Deity, Riot Horn (FV) = When a "Beast Deity" in the same column as this unit stands, stand this unit.
   - Beast Deity, White Tiger (FV) = When the attack this unit boosted hits a Vanguard, CB1 and put it into your Soul to stand 1 of your "Beast Deity" rear-guards.
   - Twin Blader (G1) = Add at least x2, but aim for x3 or x4.

Recommended Cards (Must Have)

Beast Deity, Azure Dragon (G3)Ultra Beast Deity, Illuminal Dragon (G3)
   - Beast Deity, Azure Dragon (G3) = Aim for x4, one of your main or sub Vanguard for this build.
   - Ultra Beast Deity, Illuminal Dragon (G3) = Aim for x4, your main Vanguard for this build.
   - Would also recommend getting all "Beast Deity" cards below.

Suggested Cards To Add (Budget Cards)

Grade 1 Cards

   - Beast Deity, Blank Marsh (G1) = Add x3~x4. When the attack this unit boosted hits a Vanguard, CB1 and put this unit into your Soul to stand 1 of your "Beast Deity" rear-guards.
   - Beast Deity, Scarlet Bird (G1) = Add x2~x3, your Beast Deity, Azure Dragon (G3) searcher.

   - Death Army Guy (G1) = Add x2~x3. When your drive check reveals a grade 3, stand this unit.

Grade 2 Cards

   - Beast Deity, Black Tortoise (G2) = Add x3~x4, your Beast Deity, Azure Dragon (G3) searcher.
   - Beast Deity, Golden Anglet (G2) = Add x4. When this unit stands during your Battle Phase, it gets +4,000 Power until end of turn.
   - Death Army Lady (G2) = Add x2~x4. When your drive check reveals a grade 3, stand this unit.
   - Transrazier (G2) = Add x1~x4. When placed, reveal the top card of your deck. If that card is Grade 2 or less, call it. If not, shuffle your deck.

Grade 3 Cards

   - Beast Deity, Yamatano Drake (G3) = Add x4. When this unit stands during your battle phase, it gets +4,000 Power until end of turn.
   - Death Army Commander (G3) = Add as filler, when your drive check reveals a grade 3, stand this unit.
   - Muscle Hercules (G3) = Add as filler, when placed Counter Charge 1.

   - 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)

Asura Kaiser G3
   - Asura Kaiser (G3) = Add as filler, possible sub Vanguard. When your drive check reveals a grade 3, stand 1 of your rear-guards.

   - 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: Nova Grappler Beast Deity Deck Build and Guide
 (*Use as reference, feel free to remove/add cards.)
(*Replace Muscle Hercules (G3) with any Grade 3 cards you like.)

Trigger Sets

Rank Fight Trigger Set

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

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.

Nova Grappler Battle Strategies

Mulligan (Starting Cards)

   - Any Grade 1 Cards (G1) = Keep x1 or x2, to ensure a Grade 1 Vanguard, preferably Beast Deity, Scarlet Bird (G1) to search Beast Deity, Azure Dragon (G3).
   - Any Grade 2 Cards (G1) = Keep x1 or x2, to ensure a Grade 2 Vanguard, preferably Beast Deity, Black Tortoise (G2) to search Beast Deity, Azure Dragon (G3).
   - Beast Deity, Azure Dragon (G3) = Keep x1, to ensure a Grade 3 ride.

   - Ultra Beast Deity, Illuminal Dragon (G3) = Keep x1 if you did not get Beast Deity, Azure Dragon (G3).
   - Twin Blader (G1) = Keep at least x1.

Basic Battle Strategies

   - For this deck build, focus on rushing your opponent by using stand effects (multi-attacks) and buff ups to strengthen your columns.

   - Try to ride Beast Deity, Azure Dragon (G3) to activate Ultra Beast Deity, Illuminal Dragon's (G3) Cross Ride skill later on.
   - In case of a miss-ride or if a Limit Break skill might be possible next turn, it's ok to just ride straight to Ultra Beast Deity, Illuminal Dragon (G3), and use Beast Deity, Azure Dragon (G3) as a rear-guard.

How to Use Beast Deity, Azure Dragon (G3)

Beast Deity, Azure Dragon (G3)
   - (VC): When this unit's attack hits a Vanguard, Persona Blast (discard a Beast Deity, Azure Dragon (G3) from your hand) to stand 2 of your rear-guards.

   - It's skill is on hit, so try to use this while your opponent's Damage is 4 or less. 
   - If you have few "Beast Deity" cards, you can skip this and focus on using Ultra Beast Deity, Illuminal Dragon's (G3) Limit Break skill.

How To Use Ultra Beast Deity, Illuminal Dragon (G3)

Ultra Beast Deity, Illuminal Dragon (G3)
   - (VC): LB4 When it attacks a Vanguard, CB2 to stand 2 of your "Beast Deity" rear-guards.
   - Excellent finisher if you have enough "Beast Deity" cards with decent Power (front row) and Boosters in play (place Sentinel Cards (PG) if needed), even better if you can also get Trigger buffs.
   - Note that if your opponent got 4 Damage, it is possible to end the battle by using this skill to help you attack 4 or 5 times in 1 turn!

   - (VC): When this unit is boosted, it gets +3,000 Power until end of battle.
   - With Cross Ride numbers, this unit can reach 16,000 Power (22,000 Power with a 6,000 Power Booster).

   - (VC): Cross Ride If Beast Deity, Azure Dragon (G3) is in your Soul, this unit gets +2,000 Power.
   - A 13,000 base Power Vanguard would force your opponent to adjust their combos to 13k/18k/23k.

Counter Blasts

Beast Deity, White Tiger (FV)Beast Deity, Blank Marsh (G1)Ultra Beast Deity, Illuminal Dragon (G3)
   - Beast Deity, White Tiger (FV) = When the attack this unit boosted hits a Vanguard, CB1 and put it into your Soul to stand 1 of your "Beast Deity" rear-guards.
   - Beast Deity, Blank Marsh (G1) = When the attack this unit boosted hits a Vanguard, CB1 and put this unit into your Soul to stand 1 of your "Beast Deity" rear-guards.
   - Ultra Beast Deity, Illuminal Dragon (G3) = LB4 When it attacks a Vanguard, CB2 to stand 2 of your "Beast Deity" rear-guards.

   - Note: Also consider other card effects that requires Counter Blasts 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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