Divine Dragon Apocrypha, released on March 9th, 2018, brought a host of new cards and a few reprints to the Cardfight!! Vanguard G Booster Set. The set contains 100 cards: 3 Z rares, 2 Generation rares, 9 triple rares, 13 double rares, 24 rares, and 49 commons. Each booster display includes 16 booster packs and each pack contains seven cards, with two of those cards guaranteed to be rare or greater. But those are just the logistics. Players are interested in the cards, and this set delivers. The set, as the title would suggest, focuses on new, powerful zeroth dragons with devastating effects.
A special "Gyze" pack is also included in Divine Dragon Apocrypha and these packs will contain Dragon Deity of Destruction, Gyze and triple rare versions of the six Zeroth Dragons. Of the six Zeroth Dragons, two are unique to Divine Dragon Apocrypha – Zeroth Dragon of Zenith Peak, Ultima and Zeroth Dragon of End of the World, Dust. Ultima is a part of the United Sanctuary clan and is a welcome addition to any deck looking to land big crits, as it allows you to search your library for four cards and then control the top of your deck with two of those cards. This also means you can custom tailor the top of your deck for those delicious critical triggers. Dust's effect is potentially even more powerful, however, setting up end-game scenarios due to its ability to deal one damage at will to your opponent's vanguard, given that your opponent's damage zone is four or less. This trigger has been changed from its original form, where your opponent's damage zone was irrelevant, and this card could potentially end the game instantly upon activation of this effect. These Zeroth dragons provide strong tools for struggling and powerful archetypes alike and should shake up the Vanguard metagame, but they aren't all this pack has to offer.
While many clans are getting support on Vanguard, the Gear Chronicle clan is potentially getting the most interesting upgrade through the card Chronovisor Heritage. The first thing to take note of with this card is that it says "take an additional turn" on it. You don't have to play Vanguard to understand how strong extra turns are in card games, so you definitely want to take note. You can turn 4 face-up Zodiac time beasts face down and, assuming you pay the cards cost, you can take an additional turn with it, provided you skip that turns ride phase. This is well worth for the extra value you can get out of a whole extra turn and is likely to bring Gear Chronicles back into the spotlight in Vanguard. Whatever tribe you like, and especially if you like Gear Chronicles, this set has support for you, so check out the set and sleeve up your full set of Zeroth Dragons!