Weiβ Schwarz Deck Construction Rule Ver. 1.42
Red denotes changes from previous release.
Revised on Feb. 20 2015
Effective Mar. 2 2015

Definitions

1. Side
Side is divided to Weiβ-Side (white) and Schwarz-Side (Black). All cards are by default classified under one side.
1.1 Weiβ-Side
Cards that have a white background in their Side indicator. Normally, their collection IDs are indicated by "**/W~".
1.2 Schwarz-Side
Cards that have a black background in their Side indicator. Normally, their collection IDs are indicated by "**/S~".
2. Set
Set is defined by the ** portion in the collection ID "**/~". This Set ID is a combination of alphanumerical characters. All cards are, by default, classified under one set.
3. Title
Title is classified according to the Set IDs. It is possible for multiple Sets to be classified under one Title.
3.1 Classification of Sets into Titles are detailed as follows:

Title (Weiβ-Side) Set IDs Title (Schwarz-Side) Set IDs
Da Capo DC, DC3 Persona P3, P4, PQ
Little Busters! LB, KW Disgaea: Hour of Darkness DG
Familiar of Zero ZM Fate FS, FU, FH
Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha NS, N1, NV, NA, N2    Shining Force SE, SF
Lucky Star LS THE KING OF FIGHTERS KF
CLANNAD CL Sengoku BASARA SB
The Girl Who Leapt Through Space / My-Hime & My-Otome SK, MH Idolm@ster IM
Phantom -Requiem for the Phantom- PT CANAAN CN
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya SY FAIRY TAIL FT
A Certain Magical Index / A Certain Scientific Railgun ID, RG MELTY BLOOD / Kara no Kyoukai MB, KK
Angel Beats! / Kud Wafter AB, KW Detective Opera Milky Holmes MK, MK2
Shakugan no Shana SS New Evangelion EV
Rewrite RW Black Rock Shooter BR
Nichijou NJ Macross Frontier MF
Dog Days DD Katanagatari KG
Madoka Magica MM Monogatari Series BM, NM
Symphogear SG Guilty Crown GC
Visual Arts VA Accel World AW
Robotics;Notes RN Sword Art Online SAO
Vividred Operation VR Hatsune Miku Project DIVA PD
Love Live! LL Psycho-Pass PP
Day Break Illusion GT Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet GG
Nisekoi NK Devil Survivor 2DS2
Girl Friend Beta GF Prisma☆Illya PI
Wooser's Hand-to-Mouth Life Woo
Kill La Kill KLK
Log Horizon LH
Crayon Shin-Chan CS
Gigant Shooter Tsukasa GST
Kantai Collection ~KanColle~ KC
Terra Formars TF



3.2 Exception Cards
The following cards are exceptions under the "Neo-Standard" construction and can be used in decks of different titles:

Cards usable in all titles

CJ/MIR-001  

Mirai, Idol of Culture Japan

SI/WPR-001  

Shiyoko, Card Game Lover

SI/WPR-002  

Shiyoko, Cheerleading

SI/WPR-003  

Shiyoko, After Class

SI/WPR-004  

Shiyoko, ShiroKuroFes

VG/SPR-001  

Aichi Sendou

VG/SPR-002  

Stand Up!

VG/SPR-003  

Suzugamori Ren

WS/PSP-P01  

Suzuka, Childhood Friend Full of Pleasantry

WS/SPR-P02  

Aimi

WS/TBS-001  

Michi, School Idol

WS/TBS-002  

Takeshi, Chosen Warrior

WS/TBS-003  

Shizuru, Busty Heisei Girl

WS/SPR-P01  

"Love" Aimi

WS/WPR-P01  

Smile in Full Bloom Emi-tsun

AG/SPR-P01

Don-sama, Evil Army!

SI/WPR-005

Shiyoko 2014, Shiro-Kuro Fes

WS/SPR-004

Emi Nitta as Tokoha Anjou

WS/SPR-005

Izumi Kitta as Misaki Tokura

Can be used in Da Capo

MK/S11-107  

Sharo & Yume, Changing Clothes!?

Can be used in Little Busters!

VA/WPR-P38  

"Fantasy Costume" Mikayo Suzuta

Can be used in Rewrite

VA/WPR-P06  

"50cc Ride" Yuuto Tonokawa



Deck Construction Rules

1. Standard
Standard is a construction rule that allows, by default, all card that are on sale, as well as all promotional cards that have been distributed.
1.1 Certain cards may be designated in a section titled "Rules Regarding Limitations on Card Usage" later in this document that restrict the number of copies of those cards that can be used in a Standard deck.

2. Side-Limited
Side-Limited is a construction rule that only allows either Weiβ-Side cards or Schwarz-Side cards to be used.
2.1 Side-Limited Construction is separated into three classifications:
2.1.1 Side-Choice Construction
A construction rule that allows each player to make his or her own choice of Weiβ-Side or Schwarz-Side and constructs a deck using only cards from the chosen side.
2.1.2 Weiβ-Side-Only Construction
A construction rule that only allows cards from Weiβ-Side to be used.
2.1.3 Schwarz-Side-Only Construction
A construction rule that only allows cards from Schwarz-Side to be used.
2.2 Certain cards may be designated in a section titled "Rules Regarding Limitations on Card Usage" later in this document that restrict the number of copies of those cards that can be used in a Side-Limited deck.
2.3 The exception applied to "Exception Cards" does not function under Side-Limited rule.

3. Neo-Standard
Neo-Standard is a construction rule that allows each player to select one Title and construct a deck using only cards from the chosen Title.
3.1 Certain cards may be designated in a section titled "Rules Regarding Limitations on Card Usage" later in this document that restrict the number of copies of those cards that can be used in a Neo-Standard deck.
3.2 Cards designated as "Exception Cards" are allowed in different decks regardless of the Title chosen for each deck.
3.3 Gigant: For cards with the set ID "GST", there are 2 different card backs. A deck must be composed of cards that share the same card back.

4. Title-Specific
Title-Specific is a construction rule that only allows cards from a pre-determined Title to be used in deck construction.
4.1 Certain cards may be designated in a section titled "Rules Regarding Limitations on Card Usage" later in this document that restrict the number of copies of those cards that can be used in a Title-Specific deck.
4.2 The exception applied to "Exception Cards" does not function under Title-Specific rule.

5. Other Information
5.1 Cards that have multiple Set IDs as well as cards designated as Exception Cards are allowed in different decks regardless of Title chosen.
5.2 Cards have the same name but different Set IDs cannot be used in each other's place.
Example: SK/WE05-27 (小川で遊ぼう!) has the same name as DC/W01-E18 (小川で遊ぼう!), but cannot be used in a Da Capo-only deck.

There are cards with the same name while having different abilities. Unless otherwise specified, only 4 cards with the same name may be used in the same deck.

Examples of Cards with Same Name and Title but Different Abilities:

スターライトブレイカー (Starlight Breaker) - NS/W04-073, N1/WE06-27
ディバインバスター (Divine Buster) - NS/W04-049, N1/WE06-26
結婚式の歌姫 (Songstress at Wedding Ceremony) - DC/W01-06T, DC/W01-049, DC/WE08-26
迷子の夢 (Dream of the Lost Child) - DC/W01-073, DC/WE08-27
超電磁砲 (Railgun) - RG/W10-T14, RG/W10-074, RG/W13-074, RG/W26-T14
孤独な戦い ほむら (Homura, Lonely Battle) - MM/W17-103, MM/W17-050
“妄想幻像”アサシン(※) ("Zabinaya" Assassin) - FZ/SE13-24, FZ/SE13-26
伝説の使い魔 (Legendary Familiar) - ZM/W03-073, ZM/WE13-13
衣装変更 (Clothing Change) - IM/S07-021, IM/S21-018a~b
寄り道 (Sidetracked) - IM/S07-046, IM/S21-038a~c
プレゼント (Present) - IM/S07-T09, IM/S07-071, IM/S21-058a~b
ある日の風景 (A Certain Day's Scenery) - IM/S07-095, IM/S21-T12, IM/S21-078a~b
Little Match Girl - IM/S14-121, IM/S21-019
水着のシャナ (Shana in Swimsuit) - SS/W14-012, SS/WE15-P02
約束された勝利の剣 (Excalibur) - FS/S03-024, FZ/S17-030
ちびセイバー (Chibi Saber) - FS/S03-104, FZ/S17-106
可能性の系統樹 (System Tree of Possibilities) - RW/W15-095, RW/W20-077
シャルロット・エレーヌ・オルレアン (Charlotte Helene Orléans) - ZM/W03-009, ZM/W03-T07, ZM/WE13-T07
リトルバスターズ! (Little Busters!) - LB/W02-073, LB/W21-059, LB/W21-105
いじめられっ子 ハルユキ (Haruyuki, Bullied Kid) - AW/S18-T05, AW/S18-020
メイド服の海未 (Umi in Maid Uniform) - LL/W24-057, LL/W24-P06
妹達(※) (Sisters) - ID/W10-014, RG/W26-023
※ - However, the continuous ability on "Zabinaya" Assassin and Sisters allow unlimited copies in the deck.

5.3 Construction rules that differ from section 1~4 may be required. In that case, please follow the instructed construction rule.
5.4 Prototype promotional cards may not be used under any construction rule.

Rules Regarding Limitations on Card Usage

Weiβ Schwarz may from time to time apply limitation on certain cards in order to promote a healthy competitive environment.
This "Rules Regarding Limitations on Card Usage" affects all Organized and Official Tournaments. Cards affected may be updated from time to time due to change in the construction environment.

Restriction Specifics:
"Banned": This card cannot be used in any Deck.

"2 Choose 1 / 3 Choose 1 / 4 Choose 1": Can only choose 1 card name from these groupings for any one deck, cannot play any of the others listed (may play 4 copies of chosen card as usual, unless otherwise specified)

Example: 3 Choose 1: Card-A, Card-B, Card-C
0 copies Card-A, 0 copies Card-B, 0 copies Card-C in deck: Legal
0 copies Card-A, 0 copies Card-B, 2 copies Card-C in deck: Legal
4 copies Card-A, 0 copies Card-B, 0 copies Card-C in deck: Legal
1 copy Card-A, 1 copy Card-B, 0 copies Card-C in deck: Not Legal
4 copies Card-A, 0 copies Card-B, 4 copies Card-C in deck: Not Legal
1 copy Card-A, 1 copy Card-B, 1 copy Card-C in deck: Not Legal
5 copies Card-A, 0 copies Card-B, 0 copies Card-C in deck: Not Legal

The following cards are affected (including cards that are yet to be restricted and cards that have their limitations lifted). Affected cards have the rulings applied to them on their Date of Affect, and adjustment made to rulings applied on their Date of Adjustment.

Standard/Side Construction:
BANNED:
Playing in the Creek! DC/W01-E18, DC/WE08-45, SK/WE05-27
Kirche Augusta Frederica von Anhalt Zerbst ZM/W03-057
Rest! LB/W06-096
World with Faded Colors SY/W08-071
Nagato, Dressed Up SY/W08-077, SY/W08-077R

Akinari Kamiki P3/S01-014
Supreme Overlord Laharl DG/S02-T17 DG/S02-061
Cyrille, Changing Clothes SE/S04-080
Cordelia's Garden MK/S11-096
Action Mask, Sealed Fists CS/S28-P01

Neo-Standard/Title-Specific:


Da Capo

2 Choose 1:
Anzu in Swimsuits DC/W01-091
Xylophone Fortune Reading DC/W01-095

Little Busters
Banned: Rest! LB/W06-096

Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

Banned: World with Faded Colors SY/W08-071

2 Choose 1:
Trouble Girl, Haruhi SY/W08-T08, SY/W08-069
Nagato, Dressed Up SY/W08-077, SY/W08-077R
Note: "World with Faded Colors" changed from X Choose 1 to Banned. Former restriction on "Nagato, Summer Festival" is lifted.

Crayon Shin-chan
Up to 1 Copy allowed:
Action Mask, Sealed Fists CS/S28-P01

Index/Railgun
Up to 2 Copies allowed:
Mikoto & Kuroko, Under One Roof RG/W13-052, RG/W13-052S
3 Choose 1:
"Heaven Canceller" ID/W10-084
"Multiskill" Kiyama RG/W10-031
Note: Former restriction on "Kuroko, Tokiwadai's Lady" is lifted.


Persona

Banned: Akinari Kamiki P3/S01-014

Rewrite:
3 Choose 1:
"Fate of Scattered Cherry Blossom" Sakuya RW/W15-079
Akane, After a Bath RW/W20-041, RW/W20-041S
"Under the Brilliant Blue Sky" Chihaya RW/W20-047

Disgaea:
Up to 1 Copy Allowed: Supreme Overlord Laharl DG/S02-T17, DG/S02-061
3 Choose 1:
"Beauty Baron" Mid-Boss DG/S02-T16, DG/S02-060
Laharl & Maoh DG/S02-051, DG/S02-051R
Former Angel Flonne DG/S02-054, DG/S02-054S
Note: "Supreme Overlord Laharl" changed from Banned to Up to 1 Copy Allowed.

Shining Force
Banned: Cyrille, Changing Clothes SE/S04-080

Idolmaster
3 Choose 1:
Haruka, Gentle and Positive IM/S07-051
Azusa, Easily Lost IM/S07-090 IM/S07-090
Takane of Ancient Capital IM/S21-062, IM/S21-062SP

Tantei Opera Milky Holmes

Banned: Cordelia's Garden MK/S11-096

Kantai Collection
Banned: Junyou, 2nd Hiyou-class Light Aircraft Carrier KC/S25-028
3 Choose 1:
Hatsukaze, 7th Kagero-class Destroyer KC/S25-006
Hibiki, 2nd Akatsuki-class Destroyer KC/S25-056
Akagi Kai, Akagi-class Aircraft Carrier KC/S25-035, KC/S25-035SP
Note: Former restrictions on "Musashi, 2nd Yamato-class Battleship" and "Inazuma, Blunderer" are lifted.


Nisekoi
Up to 1 Copy allowed (Note Special Circumstance Below):
Marika, Maiden's Heart NK/W30-052, NK/W30-052SP
3 Choose 1:
Pendant of Promise NK/W30-T08, NK/W30-022, NK/W30-046, NK/W30-071, NK/W30-097
Kosaki, Angel in White Clothing NK/W30-081, NK/W30-081S
Raku Being Similar NK/W30-084
Special Circumstance: If Deck Constrution follows these restrictions, the Up to 1 Copy Allowed is Lifted:
* Characters: Only Characters with "Marika" in the card name can be used. (This means that cards like "Heroines in Love" (NK/W30-018) can't be used, even though Marika is on the card)
* Events: Only "Promise of Pendant" (NK/W30-071) and "For You..." (NK/W30-072) can be used.
* Climax: Only "Feelings of 10 Years" (NK/W30-073), "Ad Lib" (NK/W30-074), "Exchanged Promise" (NK/W30-100) can be used.


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