Cardfight #70: Dempster’s Hammsuke Great Nature Deck Profile

Hey, fighters!

Cardfight #70 sees us pit Dempster’s Hammsuke Great Nature deck against Leon’s Legion Gear Chronicle deck. You can check the video above to see the bout, but if you’re interested in seeing the Hammsuke deck profile, we have it in this post.

If you want to check out what’s in the Legion 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
Pencil Koala

4 Draft Unicorn (Critical)
4 Watering Elephant (Stand)
4 Castanet Donkey (Draw)
4 Draw of the School Cafeteria, Abysia (Heal)

Grade 1s:-
2 Coiling Duckbill
4 Hammsuke’s Rival, Crayon Hammzo
4 Pencil Squire, Hammsuke
4 Contradictory Instructor, Shell Master (Sentinel-PG)

Grade 2s:-
4 Hammsuke’s Classmate, Mechanical Pencil Hammy
4 Hammsuke’s Rival, Oil-based Pen Hammjiro
4 Pencil Knight, Hammsuke

Grade 3s:-
4 Hammsuke’s Rival, Fountain Pen Hammkichi
3 Pencil Hero, Hammsuke

Strides and G Guardians:-
2 Immortality Professor, Phoeniciax
2 Lifelong Honorary Professor, Silvest
1 Omniscience Dragon, Afanc
1 Omniscience Dragon, Hrimthurs
4 Omniscience Dragon, Managarmr
2 Sage-saint Professor, Bigbelly
2 Head of the Bastion, Ardillo (G-Guardian)
2 Immortality Professor, Kundalini (G-Guardian)


  • As you can see in this build, Hammsuke is a build that does not focus on striding, and that is mainly because there isn’t a Hammsuke stride that has been released. I’m still hopeful that it’ll come out, but until then…
  • Before The Genius Strategy came out, Hammsuke was just a set of gimmick cards that lets you search for similar copies from your deck when they get retired. With the recent boost, however, Hammsuke becomes a legit build that has cards synergising with one another, maintaining high power and field presence on your turn.
  • Of course, no deck is without weaknesses, and in Hammsuke’s case, it’s hand size and Counterblasts. Because most of the cards in the Hammsuke set requires a lot of Counterblasts (not counting strides), resource control is of utmost importance. The only card in the entire set that you can use is Hammjiro and Kundalini, but they can only do so much. Even Shell Master can’t even save you all the time, and that in itself is a contradiction, no pun intended.
  • Hammsuke’s Classmate, Mechanical Pencil Hammy a great card to add to the Hammsuke family as her skill allows you to not only send important Hammsuke cards back to the deck, but also allow her to attack without boost for 12k, giving 4k to another Hammsuke rear-guard at the same time. If you use her well, you can easily hit the magic number, forcing your opponent to throw more cards down to guard.
  • Because the units in this deck can easily hit 20k, Watering Elephant is there to make sure your units stay in place so that their skills can be used again, as well as replenishing your soul for more skills to come.
  • If you’ve seen the skill texts on these Hammsuke units, you’ll quickly realise that most of them require specifically Hammsuke rear-guards. As of this writing, this is a huge concern as there are not many Hammsuke units currently, thus cutting down the efficiency and utility of this deck by half. Hopefully, they’ll come up with more cards for this new sub-clan in the future, but until then…

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 #70: Dempster’s Hammsuke Great Nature Deck Profile

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