Cardfight #69: Dempster’s Nitou Kaigan Touken Ranbu Deck Profile

Hey, fighters!

Cardfight #69 sees us pit Dempster’s Nitou Kaigan Touken Ranbu deck against the new G-TD10 Shadow Paladin Trial Deck. You can check the video above to see the bout, but if you’re interested in seeing the Nitou Kaigan profile, we have it in this post.

If you want to check out what’s in the G-TD10 Trial 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
Kashuu Kiyomitsu

2 Maeda Toushirou Toku (Critical)
4 Yagen Toushirou (Critical)
2 Hirano Toushirou Toku (Critical)
4 Imanotsurugi Toku (Draw)
4 Gokotai (Heal)

Grade 1s:-
3 Horikawa Kunihiro
1 Horikawa Kunihiro Toku
4 Imanotsurugi
2 Mutsunokami Yoshiyuki Toku
4 Monoyoshi Sadamune (Sentinel-PG)

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

Grade 3s:-
2 Iwatooshi Toku
1 KogitsunemaruKogitsunemaru
4 Kogitsunemaru Toku
1 Uguisumaru Toku

Strides and G Guardians:-
1 Higekiri
1 Taroutachi


  • As mentioned in the video, this deck is not complete, even with all my G units put in. Not many people play Touken Ranbu, so getting cards and managing the finances can be quite a challenge.
  • This deck centers largely around Shinken Hissatsu, but also makes use of Nitou Kaigan to pull off devastating combos. In order to do this, it would be a wise idea to maximize the number of Uchigatanas and Wakizashis.
  • This deck uses a lot of cards in the soul. Therefore, I built it to make sure there are a lot of options for putting cards into the soul. However, Counterblast can be a problem if you overcommit. This is where Imanotsurugi and Imanotsurugi Toku’s skill comes in, with the former being an on-hit pressure and the latter being a guaranteed Counter Charger.
  • Monoyoshi Sadamune can be considered a weird choice for a Perfect Guard considering that the better alternative here would be Kousetsu Samonji, but the reason why I pick the former over the latter is because his skill allows for deck flexibility. If the revealed unit is a trigger unit, you get to add it to your hand for more guarding power, and if not, you put it at the bottom of the deck to increase your chance of damage checking a trigger by a little bit.
  • The main Vanguard in this build is Kogitsumemaru Toku, but Iwatooshi Toku works pretty well here as well. His skill allows you to attack all units in a column at once, reminiscent of his attack style in Touken Ranbu Online, which helps you clear potentially troublesome units in the back row.

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 #69: Dempster’s Nitou Kaigan Touken Ranbu Deck Profile

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