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"Fire Fist", known as "Flame Star" ( (えん) (せい) Ensei) in the OCG is an archetype of FIRE Beast-Warrior-Type monsters first introduced in the as Magazine Promotional Cards but from different magazines, and later expanded in Cosmo Blazer. In the OCG, every "Fire Fist" monster, except "Horse Prince", "Lion Emperor", and "Spirit", is named after the 108 heroes of Water Margin, the "108 Stars of Destiny"; the "Horse Prince", "Lion Emperor", and "Spirit" are characters from the novel, while the "Fire Formation" Spell/Trap Cards are named after celestials. Roughly a third of the heroes, the "Heavenly Spirits", have been released as of now. They are played by Shota Geki in the Yu-Gi-Oh! D Team ZEXAL manga.

As seen in the artworks, every "Fire Fist" monster has a flame which represents a monster/animal form, except "Spirit" who is a flame. Most "Fire Fist" monsters have a counterpart monster in the archetype with the same Level, ATK value and flame color. They can be seen together in the "Fire Formation" cards.

Currently only twenty-one "Heavenly Spirits" and three other characters have been released.

Monster (OCG) Rank Star Based on... ...and on Flame Color
Souko 1 Leader Star Tiger (Ko) Song Jiang (Sō Kō) White
Rishunki 2 Strength Star Qilin (Kirin)[1] Lu Junyi (Ro Shungi) Black
Goyoute 3 Knowledge Star Coyote (Koyōte) Wu Yong (Go Yō) Green
Koukanshou 4 Leisure Star Cardinal (Kōkanchō) Gongsun Sheng (Kōson Shō) Mixed Light blue with Red
Enshou 5 Brave Star Monkey (En) Guan Sheng (Kan Shō) Red
Suneirin 6 Majestic Star Snake (Suneiku) Lin Chong (Rin Chū) Orange
Tenrei 7 Fierce Star Banteng (Banten) and Reindeer (Reindia) Qin Ming (Shin Mei) Purple
Hienshaku 8 Prestige Star Swallow (Hien)[2] Huyan Zhuo (Koen Shaku) Green
Houkuei 9 Hero Star Hawk (Hōku) Hua Rong (Ka Ei) Yellow
Roshishin 13 Solitary Star Boar (Inoshishi) Lu Zhishen (Ro Chishin) Purple
Urubushou 14 Harm Star Wolf (Urufu) Wu Song (Bu Shō) Blue
Toukei 15 Steadfast Star Chicken (Kei) Dong Ping (Tō Hei) Violet
Seivun 16 Agile Star Raven (Reivun) Zhang Qing (Chō Sei) Yellow
Yuushi 17 Dark Star Bear (Yū) Yang Zhi (Yō Shi) Red
Saichou 19 Flight Star Rhinoceros (Sai) Suo Chao (Saku Chō) Indigo
Taihyou 20 Speed Star Leopard (Hyō) Dai Zong (Tai Sō) Blue
Buruki 22 Killer Star Bull (Buru) Li Kui (Ri Ki) Indigo
Ryuushishin 23 Minute Star Dragon (Ryū) Shi Jin (Shi Shin) Orange
Chouraio None Star Emperor Lion (Raion) Chao Gai (Chō Gai) White
Chouten None Star Master Sky (Ten)[3] Zhang Ling (Chō Ryō) Violet
Houshin None Star Marquis Horse (Hōsu) Hong Xin (Kō Shin) Prussian blue

Playing Style

The first three "Fire Fist" monsters focus on Summoning Level 3 FIRE monsters, though they also have drawbacks. Their effects also indirectly support each other, making their respective Summons easier.

The monsters introduced in Cosmo Blazer have swarming effects initiated by sending "Fire Formation" Spell/Trap Cards to the Graveyard. But the support released in Lord of the Tachyon Galaxy have effects that initiate by sending not only "Fire Formation" Spell/Trap cards but "Fire Fist" monsters as well and their effects interact both the hand and graveyard. And the support released in Judgment of the Light have effects to Special Summon "Fire Fist" monsters from the deck and setting "Fire Formation" Spell cards when they are destroyed by battle ("Boar") or by card effects ("Caribou").

Recommended cards

Rank 4 Xyz

One of the most effective ways to play with a "Fire Fist" Deck is using the Level 4 "Fire Fist" monsters and the "Fire Formation" Spells to Xyz Summon Rank 4 monsters. Using "Fire Formation - Tenki" to search for monsters such as "Brotherhood of the Fire Fist - Gorilla" or "Brotherhood of the Fire Fist - Bear", you can use them to destroy one of your opponent's cards, depending on which monster you added to your hand. Then, if "Fire Formation - Tensu" is in your hand with another Level 4 Beast-Warrior, use them to Xyz Summon a Rank 4. Another method can be through "Coach Soldier Wolfbark" when any of the "Fire Formation" Spells are available. Because the main focus of this version of the deck is focused on Rank 4 Xyz Monsters, Level 3 monsters are not necessary, though in emergency cases, "Brotherhood of the Fire Fist - Raven" is probably the only Level 3 "Fire Fist" monster necessary. Other support can include staples, "Fire Formation" Traps for supporting Beast-Warriors, "Reborn Tengu" for more Xyz Materials, "Brotherhood of the Fire Fist - Snake" for some draw power, and "Brotherhood of the Fire Fist - Dragon" for Special Summoning "Fire Fists" like "Gorilla" and "Bear" to help destroy one of your opponent's cards.


Synchro Fire Fists

With the release of "Leopard", who sets a "Fire Formation" Spell/Trap by tributing himself or another "Fire Fist" monster, and "Rooster", whom when Special Summoned by the effect of a "Fire Fist" monster, adds another "Fire Fist" monster from your Deck to your hand, and also allows you to set another "Fire Formation" Spell/Trap by tributing one you already control, many players are adjusting their deck to run a more Synchro oriented "Fire Fist" deck.

This build of the deck focuses primarily on summoning the Synchro monster "Horse Prince" by using the Tuner, "Spirit" to resurrect "Leopard" or "Rooster", then get "Rooster's" effect to add another "Fire Fist" monster to your hand, and his effect to set another "Fire Formation" Spell/Trap from your deck (If you summoned him by via "Spirit"). Or, you can use "Fire Formation - Tensu" to Summon a "Raven" after Normal Summoning "Spirit", whom will let you set a "Fire Formation" Spell/Trap from your Deck when Synchro Summoned into "Horse Prince". But keep in mind, if you decide to set a Spell/Trap and summoned "Rooster" with "Horse Prince's" effect, "Rooster" will lose timing and you cannot search.

Another option is to summon "Leopard", then tribute it to set a "Fire Formation - Tensu". If you already have a "Spirit" in your hand, summon it, then resurrect "Leopard" and Synchro Summon "Horse Prince."

You can them use "Horse Prince's" effect to summon "Rooster" or even "Hawk", whom will boost all your "Fire Fist" monsters ATK by 500.

With the release of Fire Fists' second Tuner, "Boar", you can also add in your normal Level 4 Fire Fist monsters, "Bear", "Gorilla" and "Dragon", to keep control of your opponent's monsters, Spells/Traps and being able to Special Summon more "Fire Fist" monsters while also being able to Synchro Summon into Level 8s. Boar can Synchro Summon into either "Kirin", "Crimson Blader" or "Black Rose Dragon". "Kirin" allows you to Set another "Fire Formation" Spell/Trap card from your Deck when Synchro Summoned. Also, you can add "Coach Soldier Wolfbark" to set up plays like "Number 16: Shock Master" (Traditonal Format only).

Running the Level 4s and Level 3s also still gives you the option of Xyz summoning into "Lion Emperor", "Tiger King", and "Cardinal" if you choose.


Yugioh-card Decklists/ Cosmo Blazer Poster

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  1. Lu Junyi's nickname is "Jade Qilin"; "qilin" is sometimes referred to as "Chinese unicorn".
  2. "Hien" means "flying swallow".
  3. Zhang Ling's nickname is "Ancestral Celestial Master".
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