Cardfight #54: Sam’s Silver Thorn Pale Moon Deck Profile

Hey, fighters!

Cardfight #54 sees us pit our good friend, Sam’s Silver Thorn Pale Moon deck, as played by ZaCaptain against Dempster’s Olyvia Bermuda Triangle deck. You can check the video above to see the bout, but if you’re interested in seeing the Silver Thorn deck profile, we have it in this post.

If you want to check out what’s in the Olyvia deck, 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
Silver Thorn Assistant, Ionela

2 Silver Thorn Assistant, Dixie (Critical)
2 Silver Thorn, Barking Dragon (Critical)
3 Silver Thorn Beast Tamer, Serge (Stand)
1 Skyhigh Walker (Stand)
4 Silver Thorn Marionette, Natasha (Draw)
4 Silver Thorn Juggler, Nadia (Heal)

Grade 1s:-
3 Silver Thorn Assistant, Irina
3 Silver Thorn Assistant, Zelma
2 Silver Thorn Beast Tamer, Ana
2 Silver Thorn Magician, Colette
4 Silver Thorn Hypnos, Lydia (Sentinel)

Grade 2s:-
3 Silver Thorn Beast Tamer, Maricica
1 Silver Thorn Magician, Clemens
1 Silver Thorn Marionette, Lillian
3 Silver Thorn, Rising Dragon
3 Silver Thorn, Upright Lion

Grade 3s:-
2 Fire Ring Griffin
2 Nightmare Doll, Chelsea
1 Silver Thorn Dragon Empress, Venus Luquier
3 Silver Thorn Dragon Queen, Luquier “Яeverse”

Strides and G Guardians:-
1 Ardor Dragon Master, Amanda
1 Miracle of Luna Square, Clifford
3 Dreamiy Axel, Milward
4 Jester Demonic Dragon, Lunatec Dragon
3 Silver Thorn Dragon Master, Mystique Luquier
4 Chainsaw Megatrick, Furnival


  • As mentioned in the video, this deck is not complete at all. Parts like Venus Luquier, one copy of Luquier “Яeverse” and 2 Lydias were borrowed from the albums of our friends at Dueller’s Point for the sake of this fight. Beyond that, there were releases in the G era that supports Silver Thorns, so until I have a hold of them, the deck isn’t in a complete state.
  • But despite that, the deck’s functionality is still present. Upright Lion is the key card in the deck, due to his ability to power up every time a unit gets called from the soul to the rear-guard circle, main phase or battle phase. So the ride up to (hopefully) a Silver Thorn Luquier Vanguard should be focused on putting units into the soul and filtering your deck out, using skills like Ionela’s, Irina’s, and Colette’s to charge it up.
  • Not only that, but the deck does possess a lot of on-hit threats through Maricica, Ana and Clemens. Your opponent has to be aware of that and decide whether its best to guard or let it hit and deal with whatever is coming later. And depending on how much power they have, it can force your opponent into the hard decision of losing cards in his hand or having to deal with another incoming attack.
  • I favor Ionela over Emile mainly because of Zelma. Whenever you’re done with Ionela or need that space she’s taking up, she is a good target for Zelma to send back into the soul. Colette is also another good target since Zelma’s skill says “…choose a card with ‘Silver Thorn’ in its card name other than a card named ‘Silver Thorn Assistant, Zelma’ from your soul…”. You can essentially send Colette into the soul and then back out again so that you can proc her skill to Soul Charge and potentially gain +3000 Power.
  • In this day and age of Vanguard, I find the skills from Luquier “Яeverse” lackluster from time to time. Venus Luquier is more viable with her ability since it can effectively buff Upright Lion a few times in one go. Either way, one thing you must keep note of is that no matter which one you are, they both do not have a strong attacking presence, which is where Mystique Luquier and Lunatec Dragon comes in. Delaying their Limit Break 4s would be beneficial in the long run, whether you have what you need in the soul or not. Not only that, if you have any units in your hand that you want in the soul, Mystique Luquier can send them into the soul for later use. And because Silver Thorns have plenty of ways for units to come out of the soul, they benefit greatly from Lunatec Dragon’s skill.
  • If I have to reveal what the ideal plan is for this Silver Thorn deck in terms of calling it “completed”, I’d say it pays to have Silver Thorn Dragon Tamer, Luquier in this deck.
  • Overall, the deck shines best when the circus act is ready to go. Every turn needs you to plan your step accordingly so that you can make the best use out of all your units at once. If you do that, then come curtain rise, they can devastate your opponent with several on-hit threats and a dangerous Vanguard.

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 #54: Sam’s Silver Thorn Pale Moon Deck Profile

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