Been about a month and a half since the release of Cosmo Blazer and the fire structure deck. And we all know ever since the release of the Machina Structure deck, just by buying 3 decks can already get you started in playing "well". Last post of the year! Here it goes!
Lets look at the cards of fire that were printed in Cosmo Blazer first.
Flame Star OCG/ Fire Fist TCG
[Brotherhood of the Fire Fist - Dragon]
Effect Monster/Fire/Beast-Warrior/LV 4
ATK 1800/ DEF 400
Once per turn, if you activate a "Fire Formation" Spell/Trap Card (except during the Damage Step): You can Set 1 "Fire Formation" Trap Card directly from your Deck. Once per turn: You can send 2 face-up "Fire Formation" Spell/Trap Cards you control to the Graveyard to target 1 "Fire Fist" monster in your Graveyard, except "Brotherhood of the Fire Fist - Dragon"; Special Summon that target.
Review: Decent ATK stats and has double effect. First effect can enable you to search 1 "Fire Formation" trap from your deck to set it face down. Means you will be able to filter your deck, not to mention that its an effect that can be activated on your opponent's turn as well! Second effect is able to allow you to revive 1 "Fire Fist" monster from your graveyard, allowing you access to easy XYZ summons or more monsters for attacking.
[Brotherhood of the Fire Fist - Bear]
ATK 1600/ DEF 1200
Once per turn, when this card inflicts battle damage to your opponent: You can Set 1 "Fire Formation" Spell Card directly from your Deck. Once per turn: You can send 1 face-up "Fire Formation" Spell/Trap Card you control to the Graveyard to target 1 monster on the field; destroy that target.
Review: Amazing effects but because of that, its attack power isn't that high or it will be too overpowered! The ability to allow you to search for 1 "Fire Formation" spell from your deck is good because of cards such as "Fire Formation - Tenki" that allows you another +1. The effect that also allows you to send 1 face up "Fire Formation" m/t from your field to the grave to destroy 1 monster on the field is also good because practically you are destroying that monster for "free". Another +1!
[Brotherhood of the Fire Fist - Gorilla]
Effect Monster/Fire/Beast-Warrior/LV 4
ATK 1600/ DEF 1000
Once per turn, when this card destroys an opponent's monster by battle and sends it to the Graveyard: You can Set 1 "Fire Formation" Spell Card directly from your Deck. Once per turn: You can send 1 face-up "Fire Formation" Spell/Trap Card you control to the Graveyard to target 1 Spell/Trap Card on the field; destroy that target.
Review: Similar to Bear but just a little weaker in my opinion is because this card needs to destroy a monster by battle and sending it to the graveyard before you are able to have a +1. Combo well with cards such as [Forbidden Lance], [Shrink] or even the Fire Fist's very own power increase trap card. [Fire Formation - Tensen].
[Brotherhood of the Fire Fist - Snake]
Effect Monster/Fire/Beast-Warrior/LV 4
ATK 1800/ DEF 600
Once per turn, if a "Fire Formation" Spell/Trap Card(s) is sent to your Graveyard (except during the Damage Step): You can Set 1 "Fire Formation" Trap Card directly from your Deck. Once per turn, if you control no other monsters: You can send 2 face-up "Fire Formation" Spell/Trap Cards you control to the Graveyard; draw 1 card.
Review: Snake is one of the rarely used Fire Fist monsters but I'll mention him also in this post as his effects are quite good at times. The first effect can be used to combo with either Bear or Gorilla when either of them uses their effect to destroy a card. The second effect is very rarely used, but can be used as a trigger to activate the first effect of being able to set 1 fire formation trap card from the deck.
[Brotherhood of the Fire Fist - Tiger King]
XYZ/Effect Monster/Fire/Beast-Warrior/Rank 4
ATK 2200/ DEF 1800
2 x Level 4 Beast-Warrior-Type monsters
When this card is Xyz Summoned: You can Set 1 "Fire Formation" Spell/Trap Card directly from your Deck. Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; negate the effects of all face-up Effect Monster currently on the field, except Beast-Warrior-Type, until the end of your opponent's turn. When this card is sent from the field to the Graveyard: You can send 3 face-up "Fire Formation" Spell/Trap Cards you control to the Graveyard; Special Summon 2 Level 4 or lower Beast-Warrior-Type monsters with the same ATK from your Deck, in face-up Defense Position.
Review: The "Boss" of the Fire Fist monsters. The first effect is self-explanable considering it doesn't compensates the cost of losing 1 monster for XYZ summoning it by allowing you to search a Fire Formation spell or trap card. The second effect is much against cards such as [Tragoedia] after you have attacked and you find that [Tragoedia] is just too big! Use this effect to make it small till your opponent's end phase! The third effect of Tiger King is rarely used as usually Tiger King would be protected by cards such as [Fire Formation - Tensen] or [Fire Formation - Tenken]. Plus I would honestly think with these much of Fire Formation cards around, Tiger King would probably have quite a high attack strength. This effect would probably serve just as a backup incase Tiger King really got over-runned and you have totally no choice but to reduce 3 of your resourceful Fire Formation cards to bring out 2 monsters for defense.
[Fire Formation - Tenki]
When this card is activated: You can add 1 Level 4 or lower Beast-Warrior-Type monster from your Deck to your hand. All Beast-Warrior-Type monsters you control gain 100 ATK. You can only activate 1 "Fire Formation - Tenki" per turn.
Review: Best searcher card created. To allow you to search out for any level 4 or below Beast-Warrior type monster yet also increase their attack strength is good. Balancing its prowress would be that you can only activate 1 Tenki per turn. And by using [Mystical Space Typhoon] on this card, it will stop its searching effect. I'm sure that you've already seen combos such as activating Tenki to search for [Vorse Raider] and summoning it. Plus using [Deck Devastation Virus] to finish off any 1500 and below monsters?
[Fire Formation - Tensu]
During your Main Phase, you can Normal Summon 1 Beast-Warrior-Type monster in addition to your Normal Summon/Set. (You can only gain this effect once per turn.) All Beast-Warrior-Type monsters you control gain 100 ATK.
Review: This card is actually quite simple. Enable you to normal summon again for easy XYZ summons or just summon more Bear/Gorilla to destroy cards and continue to farm!
[Fire Formation - Tensen]
When this card is activated: Target 1 Beast-Warrior-Type monster you control; it gains 700 ATK until the End Phase. (This ATK gain remains even if this card leaves the field.) All Beast-Warrior-Type monsters you control gain 300 ATK.
Review: Able to plus a total of 1000 ATK to the Beast-Warrior monster that you targetted and also increasing all other Beast-Warrior's ATK by 300! Simple enough! Short combo will be using this card with Dragon. Activate this card during ur opponent's turn to enable you to set another Tensen from your deck. Activate it again and repeat the same process! More plus!
[Fire Formation - Tenken]
Activate only during Main Phase 1. When this card is activated: Target 1 Beast-Warrior-Type monster you control; during this phase, its effects are negated, also it is unaffected by the effects of cards other than this card. (This applies even if this card leaves the field.) All Beast-Warrior-Type monsters you control gain 300 ATK
Review: The [Forbidden Lance] of the Fire Fists. However this card's drawbacks only applies during the main phase 1 of which it is used. So do note that by protecting cards such as Dragon or Tiger King wil render them unable to use their effects of searching 1 Fire Formation from the deck and setting it. However this card is good for protecting monsters such as Bear and Gorilla. Upon entering the battle phase, they will regain their effects and also gain a 300 attack boost!
So basically these are the few Fire Fist cards that you should get yourself to know them! Because they are making an impact in the recent OCG metagame together with Constellars and Evilswarms!
For a full list of the Fire Fist cards. You can visit here!
For the other fire element archtype [Haze Beasts], you can visit my previous post here!
And I'm continuing this post as Part 2 because currently this post is too long~
Visit here next for Part 2!