Rules

Banned and Restricted Cards

The following cards are banned or restricted from use in official/certified tournaments according to tournament regulations.

Normally up to 3 copies of the same card may be included in a Battle Spirits deck, but some cards are banned or restricted from in official/certified tournaments.
There are 4 classes: Banned cards, Restricted Cards <1>/ Restricted Cards <2>/Restricted Cards <20>. Each class has their own set limit to be included in a deck.

Please note that some cards maybe removed from the list of Banned and Restricted Cards upon each list renewal due to changes in the game environment.

The “Battle Spirits Special Research Department” regularly ensure game balance through the examination of the game environment so that Battle Spirits may continue to be a fun TCG. This time round, with regards to the current battling environment and consideration for the upcoming gimmick, we have decided to add the following cards to the Banned and Restricted list starting May 1, 2022.

First, the ban and restricted list will be with regards to the current battling environment.

「The Yomi Royal Snake, Raiun Orochi」still have a high chance to pull off the Loop even when it is limited to 1 and possibility of misused of the limited time frame during events is high, hence to prevent any problems that might occur during events, this card will be banned.

「The StarSlayerDragon Darkwurm-Nova X」itself is very durable and adding on that it can destroy Spirit/Brave and also it can add cores, which is a clear advantage in any deck, this is seen even more so in [Super Star] deck, after looking at the results during the Championship, we decided to limit it to 1.

「Swallow Tail」、「Sexy Bazooka」、「Space Pirate Ship, Bourne Shark / Space Pirate Ship, Bourne Shark -Raid Form-」 are all cards that prevent [When this Spirit/Ultimate is summoned] effects and also <<Core Charge>> for GranWalker of cost 3 or less which is extremely strong in the current environment that has several cards that uses the deck. This has caused many blue green “Good Stuff” deck which utilizes a lot of this cards. After looking at the results during the Championship, we decided to limit it to 1.

Next, for the upcoming new gimmick that will allow adding counters much easier, we will be banning or restricting some cards to balance this.

「Snake Emperor Dragon, Galmajadu」has [C Break] which has the possibility to use at an early stage to remove cores to be 4 or less, hence this card will be banned.

「The Rousing Dragon Emperor, Reversal Dragon」、「The Rousing Sea Emperor, Valsharq」、「The Yellow Astral Spirit Dragon, Fanlong」、「The Rousing Dragon Emperor, Reversal Dragon」all has effect that can be used in the early stages which would be difficult to balance hence it will be limited to 1.

「Vampire Earl, El-Salvator」 has the effect to activate Burst while ignoring the condition with just adding a counter and is able to remove total of 4 cores from Spirits to the Trash which would be difficult to balance hence it will be limited to 1.

Lastly,
considering about the current environment some cards will be unbanned and unlimited.

    ※In the event, if there are negative impacts to the environment, it might be ban or limited again.

「The ArcAngelia Mikafar」 will be unbanned and limited to 1.
「The Burning Canyon」、「Tamamuch」 and 「Storm Attack」 will be limited to 1.

Banned
  • BS54-X03 「Snake Emperor Dragon, Galmajadu」
  • BS56-021 「The Yomi Royal Snake, Raiun Orochi」
Unbanned
  • BS02-X08 「The ArcAngelia Mikafar(Limited to <1>)
Limited<1>
  • BS02-X08 「The ArcAngelia Mikafar」
  • BS28-082 「Swallow Tail」
  • BS56-RV006 「Swallow Tail」
  • BS52-019 「Vampire Earl, El-Salvator」
  • BS52-X01 「The Rousing Dragon Emperor, Reversal Dragon」
  • BS52-X06 「The Rousing Sea Emperor, Valsharq」
  • BS56-072 「Space Pirate Ship, Bourne Shark / Space Pirate Ship, Bourne Shark -Raid Form-」
  • BS57-083 「Sexy Bazooka」
  • BS57-X07 「The Yellow Astral Spirit Dragon, Fanlong」
  • SD51-X02 「The StarSlayerDragon Darkwurm-Nova X」
Unlimited
  • BS06-073 「The Burning Canyon」
  • BS14-026 「Tamamush」
  • BS14-100 「Storm Attack」

Battle Spirits Special Research Department

* Effective from May 1, 2022
Banned Cards(Cards that cannot be included in your deck.)
Restricted Cards<1>(Cards which you can only include 1 copy of, in your deck.)