Cardfight #64: Title Trial Deck Touken Ranbu Deck Profile

Hey, fighters!

Cardfight #64 sees us pit the new Title Trial Deck for Touken Ranbu, played by ZaCaptain, against Dempster’s Tsukuyomi Oracle Think Tank deck. You can check the video above to see the bout, but if you’re interested in seeing the Title Trial deck profile, we have it in this post.

If you want to check out what’s in the Tsukuyomi 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
Hakata Toushirou

4 Yagen Toushirou (Critical)
4 Midare Toushirou (Stand)
4 Akita Toushirou (Draw)
4 Gokotai (Heal)

Grade 1s:-
4 Gotou Toushirou
4 Imanotsurugi
3 Horikawa Kunihiro
3 Fudou Yukimitsu (Sentinel)

Grade 2s:-
3 Ookurikara
2 Izuminokami Kanesada
2 Doudanuki Masakuni
4 Nagasone Kotetsu

Grade 3s:-
4 Akashi Kuniyuki
4 Kogitsunemaru Toku

Strides and G Guardians:-
4 Higekiri


  • For a Trial Deck, this deck, as it is, lacks a lot of things going for it. Your hardest hitters like Izuminokami Kanesada, when combined with Horikawa Kunihiro, only reaches up to 23000 Power. Not only that but the chance of checking a grade 3 for Higekiri’s skill is slim to average, which is something one would not consider to be a guarantee to proc when he attacks with Higekiri, but would like it to proc, when it does. In any case, you don’t have much edge in power when up against clans that can hit harder than them.
  • However, on the opposite end of the spectrum, this deck carries a high draw power, thanks to Kogitsunemaru Toku’s skill. By himself, he is very lackluster, unless you stride, but the additional draw is very helpful for the next turn, when you are defending yourself. Plus, considering that most players purchasing this deck would be long time Touken Ranbu Vanguard players, since it is a boost for a deck they thought would never come. So for them to add some of the older units from the previous Title Booster would help fill the hole this deck has, which is a lack of attacking edge. Not only that, but Kogitsunemaru Toku’s skill of Soul Charging will also fund the costs for Soul Blast abilities that some of the Touken Ranbu units have.
  • While I mentioned that the deck lacks an edge in power, there is one in this deck that does give an edge for the turn. Imanotsurugi’s ability to grant the Grade 4 or greater Vanguard the Homare ability to Counter Charge provides Higekiri with an on-hit threat, as well as the ability to Counter Charge, when it does hit. It helps to fund reusing Horikawa Kunihiro’s skill when you use Kanesada’s skill to bounce Horikawa back to your hand. Take note that Kanesada can return any unit in the back row with the Shinken Hissatsu ability at the end of the battle that he attacked, so plan it right and you can set something up for the next turn.
  • Overall, this deck is mostly a collection of the old cards from the first Title Booster, pieced together in this deck with some new units to make it unique in its own right. It isn’t a strong deck, I must admit, but if you are a fan of the Sword Bois, or if you’re looking to play around with something that isn’t from the planet Cray, this is a deck to start out with for Touken Ranbu, and a good deck to build upon from with the two Title Boosters.

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 #64: Title Trial Deck Touken Ranbu Deck Profile

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