The second Start Deck arrives with diplomacy with the Dragon Empire nation on their mind. A formidable alliance might be forged that can stir the plot up. In Cardfight!! Vanguard OverDress, major alliances were made between the old clans to establish a more powerful Planet Cray and the result was the creation of six nations, the Dark States nation being one of them and the quarterback of D Start Deck 02: Danji Momoyama -Tyrant Tiger-
Each D Start Deck 02 contains a 50-card pre-constructed deck with 15 different cards with one of them being holographic and, in addition, a paper playmat. D Start Deck releases on 14 May 2021 and the manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of each pre-constructed deck is 5,00 €.
Dark States were originally called Dark Zone and consist of a cooperation between these clans: Dark Irregulars, Gear Chronicle, Pale Moon, and Spike Brothers. While Dark Zone was fractured by civil wars between their own clans, Dark States are bound by Gear Chronicle laws and a partnership with Dragon Empire that led to a prosperous period. And with prosperity comes Gallows Ball, an American-style football game filled with violence, excitement, and entertainment involving the citizens of Dark States. The team’s name is Diabolos, their captain is Diabolos, "Violence" Bruce, and their new keyword is [Final Rush], which triggers a lot of abilities that other units have – just like a true captain inspiring their players.
Diabolos, "Violence" Bruce can declare [Final Rush] at the start of his Ride Phase. When [Final Rush] is declared and Bruce attacks, by paying [Soul Blast (5)], he gets to [Stand] all of his front row Rear-Guards to command them to attack again. [Final Rush] also triggers other effects like in Diabolos, "Anger" Richard and Diabolos, "Bad" Steve, giving them [Power]+5000 while this keyword is active. Acrobat Presenter, while with a Pale Moon vibe, gains Soul Charge (2) while Bruce is on the Vanguard Circle and if the team is in [Final Rush].
Dark States also utilizes a type of card introduced in the V Series that will have an important role in the OverDress meta: Orders. Each time Bruce activates his on-attack ability, he spends [Soul Blast (5)], thus the Soul Charge must be flawless. Normal Orders like Brothers' Soul also grants Bruce a valuable resource, since it Soul Charges two cards.
Cardfight!! Vanguard’s future is yet to be known, but the five D Start Decks that Bushiroad is launching opens up new chapters with endless possibilities.