In the official Dragon Ball Super Card Game, there are numerous types of card rarities, including Common, Uncommon Rares, Super Rares, Special Rares, Starter Rare, Promo Rare, Secret Rare, and Expansion Rares, to name the majority of rarities; All of which brings unique styling, artwork, and prestige to the appearance of the cards. Card Rarity is defined as the rareness of pulling cards out of a standard pack of Dragon Ball Super Card Game (DBSCG).
Since the card game’s initial release, numerous pack types, versions, and features have been released, including Clash of Fates, Destroyer Kings, Assault of the Saiyans, and so much more. These brand new card releases brought with them additional categories of rarities — this guide will break down each of these categories in the DBSCG.
Card Rarity Categories
The most plentiful form of card rarity in Dragon Ball Super Card Game, and have no foiling. Chances are you’ve seen loads of these cards if you’ve opened up a pack of Dragon Ball Super Cards.
Typically make up the remainder of the deck of cards alongside the Common cards, normally no foiling, but a fraction of them can have foiling. Essentially, they’re slightly less common than a Common.
If pulled, Rares are found in the last spot in the deck, as the last card in any deck of DGBCG is defined as the best card in the deck. Rares feature foiling pattern, which differs quite drastically depending on the set it is released within.
Also found at the end of the pack, and much more desirable than the standard Rare — Super Rare’s are defined as the Ace in the deck. One is found in approximately four to seven boxes, and the artwork includes gold foiling and subtle textures.
The last type of rarity pullable from a regular pack of cards. The odds of pulling are approximately one in six boxes. These cards are extremely desirable and feature gold lines with intriguing textures. Also, the attacks found on these are considered to be game-ending, finishing movesets. If you find one of these, consider yourself lucky because they fetch a pretty penny.
One found in approximately three to four boxes of cards. Similar to normal rares, but feature gold outlines with no texture. These rarities were initially released to hype up the Dragon Ball Super Brolly set. The following sets from then on would follow suit, with Feature Rares accompanying each release.
Special Rares are alternative and unique artworks of specific cards. The styling and texture of these cards vary a lot depending on what set it is released in. Some of them are also signed by the actors who voice the Dragon Ball character found on the card.
Beginner cards are made exclusively for pre-made decks for newcomers who are starting out with the card game. So, not very rare.
Released alongside the various releases of pack series’, including events, promotions, championship promos, special pack promos, tournament promos, power boosters, and more. Essentially, these cards are released depending on the specific event they accompany.
From the Expansion Sets, including Unity of Saiyans, Unity of Destruction, and Mighty Heroes, Dark Demons, and Villans, to name a few.