Cardfight #41: John’s Brawler Narukami Deck Profile

Hey fighters,

Cardfight #41 sees us pit John’s Brawler Narukami deck against the new DAIGO Special Set G deck. You can check the video above to see the bout, but if you’re interested in seeing the Brawler Narukami deck profile, we have it in this post.

If you want to check out our notes about the DAIGO Special Set G, click here.

Take note that this build is one that is used for this cardfight. Changes may have been already made at this point in time by the owner. You are welcome to learn from this deck profile if you are looking to build one, but we highly encourage you to build yours to fit you.

First Vanguard
Lizard Soldier, Saishin

4 Malevolent Djinn (Critical)
4 Brawler, Plasmakick Dragon (Critical)
4 Brawler, Streetfight Dragon (Critical)
4 Brawler, Green Gem Carbuncle (Heal)

Grade 1s:-
4 Mighty Bolt Dragoon
1 Rising Phoenix
4 Secret Fist Brawler, Kokon
4 Dragon Dancer, Anastasia (Sentinel)

Grade 2s:-
4 Brawler, Skyhowl Dragon
1 Brawler, Big Bang Slash Dragon
4 Brawler, Big Bang Slash Buster
3 Demonic Dragon Berserker, Chatura

Grade 3s:-
4 Brawler, Big Bang Knuckle Buster
4 Brawler, Big Bang Knuckle Dragon

Grade 4s:-
1 Rain Element, Madew
2 True Brawler, Big Bang Knuckle Turbo
1 True Eradicator, Finish Blow Dragon
2 Conquering Supreme Dragon, Conquest Dragon


  • This deck focuses on controlling the opponent’s field via retiring and Big Bang Knuckle Turbo’s skill. All the while retaining its aggression with units like Chatura and Big Bang Slash Buster for on-hit threats.
  • Maximising Skyhowl Dragon to 4 in the deck helps to control early rushes as its cheap Counterblast cost makes it viable from early to late game. Its skill also complements units like Finish Blow Dragon and Conquest Dragon very well.
  • Unlike many typical Brawler decks, this deck plays 12 criticals simply because you can easily stride up, even if you are missing a Big Bang Knuckle unit for Big Bang Knuckle Buster’s skill cost. 4 Mighty Bolt Dragoons sees to that, so that you aren’t absolutely forced to rely on the legion skill to control an opponent’s field.
  • Overall, this deck is one of the most flexible and has the best synergy with the wide spread of strides Narukami has available. The only problem is that this deck has a slow setup, making it vulnerable to faster decks like Royal Paladin. Even so, the deck should not be underestimated as it packs a powerful punch with Big Bang Knuckle Turbo’s skill being a Counterblast 1 to kill 3 units per heart, even if it was used as a first stride without being in Legion first.

As always, if you have any queries, comments or suggestions, feel free to let me, Dempster or Leon know. If you like this and would like to see more Vanguard content that we have come up with, feel free to subscribe to our YouTube channel and follow us here on our blog. You can keep up to date on all of our releases on Twitter @CrossboneVGs, and on our Facebook page. You can also support us over at Patreon, where we have some awesome perks available for you guys.

Stand up, my Vanguard!
– ZaCaptain

Cardfight #41: John’s Brawler Narukami Deck Profile

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