Continuing from part 1 which was about Fire Fists that were printed in the recent Cosmo Blazer booster pack. Part 2 will be about the cards printed in the latest structure deck. "Assault of the Fire King".
Cards that originate from the structure deck has a big impact of benefits for cards relating to the Fire Element. Lets talk about the "support cards" first!
[Assault of the Fire Kings]
If your opponent controls a monster and you control no monsters: Special Summon 1 FIRE Beast, Beast-Warrior, or Winged Beast-Type monster from your Deck. Its effects are negated and it is destroyed during the End Phase. You can only activate 1 "Assault of the Fire Kings" per turn.
Review: Awesome card with an awesome effect. The ability to allow you to summon any FIRE Beast, Beast-Warrior or Winged Beast type monster = lots of targets! This can be used to summon cards such as from the [Haze Beasts] series like [Haze Beast Cerberus] , from the [Fire Fist] series you can summon out [Brotherhood of the Fire Fist - Dragon] as an example. If not best target to special summon out would be [Fire King High Avatar Garunix] since it would be destroyed during the end phase. Other than that, having this card generate an additional summon would allow easy XYZ/Synchro summoning.
[Fire King Fire Cycle]
Target 1 FIRE monster you control and 1 FIRE monster in your Graveyard; destroy the first target on the field, and if you do, Special Summon the second target. You can only activate 1 "Fire King Fire Cycle" per turn.
Review: The "Destroy-Escape" card for any Fire element monster. Causes your current targetted monster to be destroyed and revive another in your grave! "Destroy-Escape" can be applied on a situation such as when you are declaring an attacking with your fire monster and your opponent activates something such as [Dimensional Prison]. Counter it by using this card and revive another monster! Continuing the attack! Nice combos can be used with the 3 archtypes such as...
Fire King - Destroy monsters such as Garunix and revive Barong. Next turn? More card advantage!
Fire Fist - Using Gorilla to destroy your opponent's monster by battle, search for a fire formation spell. Use this to destroy Gorilla and revive Bear? Deal more damage and search more. MORE PLUS!
Haze Beast - Destroy Cerberus using this card will allow you to search for more "Haze" cards.
Now lets continue on to the monsters section for Fire Kings.
[Fire King Avatar Barong]
Effect Monster/Fire/Beast Warrior/LV 4
ATK 1800/ DEF 200
If a face-up "Fire King" monster you control is destroyed by a card effect: You can Special Summon this card from your hand. During the next Standby Phase after this card was destroyed by a card effect and sent to the Graveyard: Add 1 "Fire King" card from your Deck to your hand, except "Fire King Avatar Barong".
Review: Its a Beast-Warrior type monster, which makes it searchable by [Fire Formation - Tenki]. 200 Def points makes it a good target for [Flamvell Fire Dog] and [Rekindling]. For its effect of special summoning itself when a Fire King is destroyed by an effect can be used to compensate a monster destroyed by cards such as [Torrential Tribute] etc. It can also generate a good advantage by allowing you to search for any Fire King in its name card except for Barong. Search for cards such as [Assault of the Fire Kings] or [Fire King Fire Ring]?
[Fire King Avatar Qilin]
Effect Monster/Fire/Beast/LV 3
ATK 1000/ DEF 200
If a face-up "Fire King" monster you control is destroyed by a card effect: You can Special Summon this card from your hand. If this card is destroyed and sent to the Graveyard: You can send 1 FIRE monster from your Deck to the Graveyard.
Review: A monster with [Foolish Burial] effect when destroyed! This makes sending Garunix to the graveyard easier. Or sending Fire monsters such as [Laval] would also be good! Supposedly now they already have cards such as [Heat Conducting Field] and [Foolish Burial] to send their own monsters to the grave. With the addition of Qilin, it would be much easier! Not to mention that Qilin also has a Def of 200 points! Easy target for [Rekindling]!
[Fire King High Avatar Garunix]
Effect Monster/Fire/Winged-Beast/LV 8
ATK 2700/ DEF 1700
During the next Standby Phase after this card was destroyed by a card effect and sent to the Graveyard: Special Summon this card from the Graveyard. When you do: Destroy all other monsters on the field. When this card is destroyed by battle and sent to the Graveyard: Special Summon 1 "Fire King" monster from your Deck, except "Fire King High Avatar Garunix".
Review: Boss monsters of the Fire Kings. This big bird's effect is similiar to the [Sacred Phoenix of Nephthys] but however, alot stronger! Unlike Phoenix which restricts itself to returning only on your own standby phase. Garunix is able to return on each "next" standby phase! Irregardless whether it is either you or your opponent's standby phase. If this card happens to be destroyed by battle, summoning monsters such as Barong would be a good bet. Being a Winged-Beast also allows Garunix itself to be called out by [Assault of the Fire King]. A good combo is also..
- If you already have a Garunix each on your field and in your graveyard. [Fire King Fire Ring] is a good card that will destroy your Garunix on your field and revive the one in the graveyard. This causes the destroyed Garunix to return on the next standby phase, destroying the other one on the field. If this goes well and repeats, you will have a infinite "Dark Hole" every standby phase!
Thats the end of the double post for the end of year! Oh by the way Konami also released more support for the Fire Fist and Fire King in the latest Vjump Edition pack! Take a look here for the info of the cards printed inside!
So till then to the next update! Have a joyous end of the year guys! And lets welcome the new year with a joyous feel~!