Vanguard ZERO: Nova Grappler Blau Deck Build #2 and Guide


Here's a quick guide and tips for Nova Grappler Blau Deck #2 users in the RPG mobile card game Vanguard ZERO. Available for Android (Google Play) and iOS (App Store).

You can ride "Blau" by using the skill of Blaujunger and Blaupanzer to stabilize Blau to Grade 3. When Stren Blaukluger hits the opponent's Vanguard, one can Stand the Boosting unit and him/herself with the skill. You may thus collect Triggers and fully attack!

Nova Grappler Blau Deck #2

Notable Info

   - Multi Attacks = Can attack more than 3 times in 1 turn.
Vanguard ZERO: Nova Grappler Blau Deck Build #2 and Guide

First Vanguard and Sentinel Cards (PG)

Blau FVNova Grappler PGBeast Deity, Solar Falcon (G1)
   - Blaujunger (FV) = Higher chance to ride Blaukluger (G2).
   - Twin Blader (G1) and/or Beast Deity, Solar Falcon (G1) = Add x4.

Recommended Cards (Must Have)

Blau G1Blau G2Blau G3Beast Deity, Ethics Buster (G3)
   - Toolkit Boy (G1) = Add x2~x4, to use "Counter Charge 1" when used to boost a Vanguard (attack must also hit), a great Booster for your Stern Blaukluger (G3). Get more as reserves against certain decks.
   - Blaupanzer (G1) = Add x4, recommended as Grade 1 Vanguard if possible to activate your FV's skill effect and get Blaukluger (G2) from your deck, or place to a rear guard circle to get Stern Blaukluger (G3) from your deck.
   - Blaukluger (G2) = Add x2~x4, recommended as Grade 2 Vanguard if possible in case you need the "Counter Charge" early on, and to add +1000 Power to your Stern Blaukluger (G3) later on.
   - Stern Blaukluger (G3) = Aim for x4, your main Vanguard for this build.
   - Beast Deity, Ethics Buster (G3) = Aim for x4, your sub Vanguard for this build and for activating "Break Rides".

Suggested Cards To Add (Budget Cards)

Grade 1 Cards

   - Energy Charger (G1) = Limit to x1 or x2. When placed, SB2 to draw a card.
   - Tough Boy (G1) = Add x1~x3, nice base Power and Defense.

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 discarding cards.

   - Beast Deity, Damned Leo (G2) = Add up to x4, nice base Power and Defense. Add especially if you also want to use some Ultra Beast Deity, Illuminal Dragon (G3).
   - Beast Deity, Golden Anglet (G2) = Add x4. When this unit stands during your Battle Phase, it gets +4,000 Power until end of turn.
   - Magician Girl, Kirara (G2) = Add x2~x3, when attack hits, CB2 to draw a card.
   - Death Army Rook (G2) = Add up to x4, nice base Power and Defense.
   - Eisenkugel (G2) = Add up to x4, nice base Power and Defense (12,000 Power) if conditions are met.
   - King of Sword (G2) = Add up to x4, nice base Power and Defense.
   - Transraizer (G2) = Add up to x3, can be useful for stalling while earning some cards early on if you are lucky.

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.
   - Moai the Great (G3) = Add as filler, can reach 13,000 Power when boosted.

   - 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)

Brutal Jack G2Ultra Beast Deity, Illuminal Dragon (G3)
   - Brutal Jack (G2) = Limit to x1~x2, nice base Power and Defense.
   - Ultra Beast Deity, Illuminal Dragon (G3) = Limit to x1~x2, possible sub Vanguard for this build.

   - 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 Blau Deck Build #2 and Guide
(*Use as reference, feel free to remove/add cards. Sentinel Cards ("Perfect Guards") have different activation conditions, add x4 depending on your preference.)
(*Replace x1~x2 Tough Boy (G1) with Energy Charger (G1) if you like.)
(*Replace x1~x3 Beast Deity, Damned Leo (G2) with any high base Power Grade 2 cards if 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)

   - Blaupanzer (G1) = Keep x1, to ensure a Grade 1 ride (high priority!).
   - Blaukluger (G2) = Keep x1, if you didn't get any Blaupanzer (G1).
   - Beast Deity, Ethics Buster (G3) = Keep x1, to ensure a Grade 3 ride.

   - Stern Blaukluger (G3) = Keep x1 if you did not get Beast Deity, Ethics Buster (G3) and Blaupanzer (G1).
   - Toolkit Boy (G1) = Keep x1.
   - Sentinel Card (G1) = Keep at least x1.

Basic Battle Strategies

Blau G1Blau G2Beast Deity, Ethics Buster (G3)Blau G3
   - Try to ride the "Blau" chain with a little mix to activate a "Break Ride", Blau (G1) > Blau (G2) > Ethics Buster (G3) > Blau (G3) to search cards, Counter Charge, and use Multi Attacks!
   - TIP: Conserve your cards for later but consider placing some Grade 1 cards for example to the field to free up space in hand, in case you get Draw Triggers early on.

   - If the ride chain failed right from the start, at least try to ride Blau (G2) to add +1,000 Power to your Blau (G3) later on, and for Counter Charging if needed.
   - In case of a miss-ride, go and ride any viable Grade 3 Vanguard for now, then re-ride to your preferred Grade 3 Vanguard/s depending on the situation.

How To Use Stern Blaukluger (G3)

Blau G3Beast Deity, Ethics Buster (G3)
   - (VC): If "Blaukluger" is in your soul, this unit gets +1,000 Power.
   - (VC): When this unit's attack hits a Vanguard, CB2 and discard 2 cards from your hand to stand all of your units in the center column, and draw a card. This unit loses "Twin Drive!!" until end of turn.

   - Clear all Intercept cards and try to land at least 2 attacks if your Vanguard's Power is still higher (3 attacks is possible).
   - Discard cards that you don't need like extra copies of Blau (G1), Toolkit Boy (G1), Stern Blaukluger's (G3) and other cards that you don't need.

   - NOTEEthics Buster's (G3) "Break Ride" skill is a Limit Break 4, so only ride Blau (G3) after Ethics Buster (G3) once you get at least 4 Damage if you want to use the "Break Ride".
   - Using Ethics Buster (G3) would turbo charge your multi attacks!

   - Example Combo: Attack using your rear-guards first, then use Blau (G3) and attack the Vanguard ("Break Ride" skill activates and all front rear-guards stands). If your opponent's Damage is 4 or less, land Blau's (G3) attack to stand the center column as well. Repeat steps until you can no longer use Blau (G3) to attack or buff up your rear-guards.
   - With this combo it is possible to do 6 or more multi attacks in 1 turn!

   - TIP: If you have Beast Deity, Golden Anglet (G2) or Beast Deity, Yamatano Drake (G3) (ideal front row units with the combo above), still use them to attack even if they have lower Power, because you can stand them to buff them up with the above combo!
   - Also save some of these cards, then use them to grab the win during the later part of the battle.

Counter Blasts

Kirara G2Blau G3Brutal Jack G2
   - Magician Girl, Kirara (G2) + Blaukluger (G2) = Drawing a card for CB2 is ok, just don't overdo it or only if needed. Best during the early stage of the battle to give you chance to recover those CB with Heal Triggers or by using Toolkit Boy's (G1) skill.
   - Stern Blaukluger (G3) = When this unit's attack hits a Vanguard, CB2 and discard 2 cards from your hand to Stand all of your units in the middle column, then draw a card.

   - Brutal Jack (G2) + Blaukluger (G2) = Works great early on because you can quickly recover the CB used. If you have Toolkit Boy (G1), you can place 1 more Brutal Jack (G2).
   - Note: Also consider other card effects that requires Counter Blasts if needed.

Soul Blasts

Energy Charger (G1)
   - Energy Charger (G1) = When placed, SB2 to draw a card.

   - NOTE: Also consider other cards that can do Soul 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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