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"Fur Hire", known as "Skyfang Brigade" ( (くう) () (だん) Kūgadan) in the OCG, is an archetype of monsters with different Attributes, Types, and Levels that debuted in Dark Saviors.

Design

The monsters "Fur Hire" are anthropomorphic animals wearing armor. They also seem to be inspired by pirates or mercenaries. "Fur Hire" seems to be a pun on "fur" and "for hire", which describes well their beastly mercenary nature.

Members

Monster Origin
Creature Occupation/Title
Beat Porcupine Bladesman
Bravo Salamander Fighter
Donpa Fennec fox Marksman
Dyna Manticore Hero
Folgo Wolf Justice
Helmer Mermaid Helmsman
Filo Chick Messenger
Rafale Dragon Champion
Recon Fennec fox Scout
Sagitta Raven Maverick
Seal Goat Strategist
Wiz Octopus Sage

Playing style

The main strategy of the archetype is to swarm the field with as many monsters "Fur Hire" as possible, in order to trigger their effects, that range from card destruction to LP recovery.

  • The Level 4 or lower monsters "Fur Hire" have an Ignition Effect that allows the player to Special Summon a monster "Fur Hire" from their hand during their Main Phase, plus an additional Trigger Effect that activates if a monster "Fur Hire" is Special Summoned while that monster is face-up on the field.
Fur Hire Level Attribute Type Trigger Effect when a monster "Fur Hire" is Special Summoned
Filo 1 WIND Winged Beast Special Summon a monster "Fur Hire" from the Graveyard in Defense Position.
Donpa 2 WIND Beast Destroys a face-up card on the field.
Recon 2 WIND Beast Destroys a Set card on the field.
Helmer 3 WATER Aqua Lets the player draw 1 card, by discarding a card "Fur Hire".
Beat 3 EARTH Warrior Adds a monster "Fur Hire" from the Deck to the hand, except another copy of itself.
Seal 4 DARK Beast-Warrior Adds a monster "Fur Hire" from the Graveyard to the hand.
Bravo 4 FIRE Reptile Monsters "Fur Hire" gain 500 ATK/DEF, until the end of the turn.
  • The Level 5 or higher monsters have a Trigger Effect that activates when they are Special Summoned and another effect that serves as a protection against the opponent's actions, by either negating their cards or effects or protecting other monsters "Fur Hire" from attacks or targeting effects.
Fur Hire Level Attribute Type Trigger Effect when Special Summoned Protective effect
Sagitta 5 WIND WIND Winged Beast Inflicts 500 damage to the opponent for every other differently named monster "Fur Hire". Prevents other monsters "Fur Hire" from being targeted by an opponent's card effect.
Dyna 6 EARTH EARTH Beast-Warrior Banishes a number of cards from the opponent’s Graveyard equal to the number of different monsters "Fur Hire" its owner controls. Prevents the opponent from attacking other monsters "Fur Hire".
Wiz 7 WATER WATER Spellcaster Increases its owner's LP by 500 for every other different monster "Fur Hire". Discards a card "Fur Hire" to negate the activation of a Spell/Trap Card or effect.
Rafale 8 LIGHT LIGHT Dragon Excavates a number of cards equal to the number of different monster "Fur Hire" (other than itself) and adds 1 excavated card to the hand. Discards a card "Fur Hire" to negate the activation of a monster effect.
With the release of the Link Monster "Folgo, Justice Fur Hire", Fur Hires now have a powerful board-breaking strategy. By Link Summoning "Folgo" using non-Beast monsters ("Seal" and "Beat" are excellent for this), he can Summon from the Deck "Donpa" or "Recon", who then Summon another Fur Hire from the hand, triggering their effects to destroy an opponent's card, whereupon Folgo will draw 3 cards off his second effect, as the player now controls 3 "Fur Hire"s. It is also possible to use "Mayhem Fur Hire" to Summon a Fur Hire during the opponent's turn, interrupting their plays and drawing 3 extra cards during their turn. The main weakness of the Deck is how Normal Summon-reliant the Deck is and as such, cards like "Cyber Dragon" are recommended to allow the Deck to play on if against a card like "Effect Veiler" or "Solemn Warning".
Recommended cards

Trivia

  • Interestingly, in English TCG, every "Fur Hire" card has reversed phrase to mention its archetype card in their texts; instead of using the standard phrase "archetype" card (e.g. "Fur Hire" card), they use the phrase card "Fur Hire" instead. This phenomenon is also reflected in every "Fur Hire" card name, where the position of "Fur Hire" is placed after the noun (e.g. "Rafale, Champion Fur Hire" instead of "Rafale, Fur Hire Champion").
    • So far, this phenomenon only occurs uniquely to "Fur Hire" cards, since the other new cards released within the same pack as this archetype ("Vampire" and "Sky Striker" cards) still retain the standard phrase to mention the archetype card in their texts and card names.
    • This could also be a pun to the phrase "for hire", since they are animals with fur and also mercenaries someone could hire.
  • This deck is the antithesis of the "Sky Striker" archetype, in many ways:
    • This deck's main strategy encourages filling the Main Monster Zones with monsters, while most of the Sky Striker (Spells) encourage keeping them empty.
    • This deck's composed of several monsters "Fur Hire", and 3 Spell/Traps, while "Sky Striker" had originally 3 monsters and 10 Spells. (Meanwhile some more "Sky Striker" Link monsters were released.)
    • This deck has only 1 Extra Deck monster, "Sky Striker" has only 1 Main Deck Monster.
    • Both are released in Dark Saviors.
    • This relationship mirrors that of the relationship between the "Magical Musket" and "The Weather" archetype, which were released in Spirit Warriors.
Six Attributes
DARK DARK EARTH EARTH FIRE FIRE LIGHT LIGHT WATER WATER WIND WIND
/Assault Modes Red Dragon Archfiend / Colossal Fighter Hyper Psychic Blaster / T.G. Halberd Cannon Doomkaiser Dragon Arcanite Magician n/a Stardust Dragon
@Ignisters
(2300 ATK)
Dark Templar Earth Golem Fire Phoenix Light Dragon Water Leviathan Wind Pegasus
Alchemy Beasts
Summoners (Normal Spell Cards)
Moonface the Silver
Silver Key
Leon the Lead
Lead Compass
Salamandra the Steel
Steel Lamp
Ouroboros the Bronze
Bronze Scale
Ekenas the Mercury
Mercury Hourglass
Aretos the Tin
Tin Spell Circle
Aliens Overlord / Mother / Psychic Shocktrooper / Infiltrator / Warrior Mars / Telepath Ammonite / Dog / Grey / Kid / Shocktrooper Mighty/Frame Hunter / Hypno Skull
Altergeists Primebanshee / Kidolga / Multifaker / Fifinellag / Dragvirion / Pookuery Kunquery Hexstia Marionetter Meluseek / Fijialert Silquitous / Pixiel
Aromages Marjoram Cananga Bergamot Jasmine Rosemary Laurier
Attribute Boosters (500 ATK▲/400 DEF▼)
Link Monsters
(500 ATK▲/500 DEF▲)
Field Spells
(500 ATK▲/400 DEF▼)
Equip Spells
(400 ATK▲/200 DEF▼)
Witch's Apprentice
Wee Witch's Apprentice
Mystic Plasma Zone
Sword of Dark Destruction
Milus Radiant
Missus Radiant
Gaia Power
Invigoration
Little Chimera
Duelittle Chimera
Molten Destruction
Burning Spear
Hoshiningen
Hip Hoshiningen
Luminous Spark
Elf's Light
Star Boy
Mistar Boy
Umiiruka
Steel Shell
Bladefly
Greatfly
Rising Air Current
Gust Fan
Attribute Knights Armageddon Dust Brushfire Dawn Shore Altitude
Attribute Reptiles Umbral Soul Raging Earth Firestorm Prominence Radiant Spirit Silent Abyss Destruction Cyclone
Attribute Spirits Luna the Dark Spirit The Rock Spirit Spirit of Flames Diana the Light Spirit Aqua Spirit Garuda the Wind Spirit
Attribute Summoners Mystic Tomato Giant Rat UFO Turtle Shining Angel Mother Grizzly Flying Kamakiri #1
Barrier Statues Abyss Drought Inferno Heavens Torrent Stormwinds
B.E.S. Big Core Covered Core / Blaster Cannon Core Big Core MK-2 Big Core MK-3 Crystal Core Tetran
Charmers
Familiar-Possessed
Cataclysmic Charmers
Spiritual Arts
Familiar
Possessed Familiars
Dharc
Dharc
n/a
Greed
Meda Bat
n/a
Aussa
Aussa
Avalanching Aussa
Kurogane
Marmot
Nefarious
Hiita
Hiita
Blazing Hiita
Kurenai
Fox Fire
Inari Fire
Lyna
Lyna
n/a
Hijiri
Happy Lover
n/a
Eria
Eria
Raging Eria
Aoi
Gigobyte
Jigabyte
Wynn
Wynn
Storming Wynn
Miyabi
Petit Dragon
Ranryu
Chrysalis
Neo-Spacians
Evolved forms
Contact Fusions
Evolved forms
Advanced Contact Fusions
Pantail
Dark Panther
n/a
Dark Neos
n/a
Chaos Neos
Mole
Grand Mole
n/a
Grand Neos
n/a
Nebula Neos
Larva
Flare Scarab
n/a
Flare Neos
n/a
Magma Neos
Pinny
Glow Moss
Twinkle Moss
Glow Neos
n/a
Cosmo Neos
Dolphin
Aqua Dolphin
Marine Dolphin
Aqua Neos
Marine Neos
n/a
Chicky
Air Hummingbird
n/a
Air Neos
n/a
Storm Neos
Code Talkers
(Link-3/2300 ATK)
Decode / Extended Decode Transcode Powercode Encode Shootingcode Excode
Color Ninjas
Dragon Ninjas
Strike Ninja
Black Dragon Ninja
Senior Silver Ninja
n/a
Crimson Ninja
Red Dragon Ninja
White Ninja / Upstart Golden Ninja
White Dragon Ninja / n/a
Armed Ninja
Blue Dragon Ninja
Yellow Ninja
Yellow Dragon Ninja
Cubic Vijam / Crimson Nova / Crimson Nova Trinity Dark Garnex Blade Garoodia Duza / Buster Gundil / Indiora Doom Volt n/a Geira Guile
CXyz Mechquipped Djinn Angeneral / Dark Fairy Cheer Girl Comics Hero Legend Arthur / Battleship Cherry Blossom Coach Lord Ultimatrainer Simon the Great Moral Leader / Barian Hope n/a Skypalace Babylon
Dice Roll Archfiends Terrorking Vilepawn Infernalqueen Desrook Darkbishop Shadowknight
Double Tributers
Effigies
Double Coston
Dark
The Trojan Horse
Earth
Flame Ruler
n/a
Kaiser Sea Horse
Light
Unshaven Angler
n/a
Whirlwind Prodigy
Wind
Dustons
(1/0/1000/Fiends)
Star / Diamond Yellow Red House / White Blue Green
Elemental HERO Fusion Monsters
(1 "HERO" + 1 matching Attribute)
Escuridao Gaia Nova Master The Shining Absolute Zero Great Tornado
Elemental Lords
Elementsabers
Umbramirage
Molehu
Grandsoil
Aina
Pyrorex
Malo
Phosphorage
Lapauila / Lapauila Mana
Moulinglacia
Nalu
Windrose
Makani
Empowered Warriors
Summoners
Dragonox
n/a
Terratiger
White Tiger
Arnis
Red Sparrow
Dragodies
n/a
Hydrortoise
Green Turtle
Ventdra
Blue Dragon
Endymion Master Magician / Mighty Master of Magic Magister Rogue Crusader / Reflection n/a Servant
Entities Azathot Nyarla Chthugua N'tss Norden Hastorr
Fortune Fairies
Fortune Ladies
Ann
Dark / Past
Chee
Earth
En
Fire
Hikari
Light / Every
Swee
Water
Hu
Wind
Fur Hire Seal
Folgo
Beat
Dyna
Bravo Rafale Helmer
Wiz
Donpa
Recon
Sagitta
Generaids Hel Dvergs
Jormungandr
Naglfar Mardoll Nidhogg Fraudir
Ghost Girls Ghost Reaper & Winter Cherries Ghost Belle & Haunted Mansion Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit Ghost Sister & Spooky Dogwood n/a
Guardians
Weapons
(Equip Spell Cards)
Baou / Dreadscythe
Wicked-Breaking Flamberge / Reaper Scythe
Grarl
Gravity Axe
Ceal
Shooting Star Bow
Tryce
Twin Swords of Flashing Light
Kay'est
Rod of Silence
Elma / Eatos
Buttefly Dagger / Celestial Sword
Invoked Caliga Magellanica Purgatrio Mechaba / Elysium Cocytus Raidjin
Kaiju Radian Kumongous Dogoran Jizukiru / Mecha-Dogoran / Thunder King Gameciel Gadarla
Knightmare
Link Monsters
Unicorn Cerberus Phoenix Gryphon Mermaid Goblin
Legendary Planets Jupiter / Saturn / Pluto / Sun Terra Firma Mars Venus / Uranus Mercury / Neptune n/a
Masked HEROes
Non-Fusion Monsters
Level 6 Fusion Monsters
Level 8 Fusion Monsters
Dusk Crow
Dark Law
Anki
Bassols
n/a
Dian
Inferno
Goka
n/a
Ray
n/a
Koga
Fountain
Vapor
Acid
Gust
Blast
Divine Wind
Magician Girls Dark Berry Apple Lemon Chocolate Kiwi
Mirror Force Dark Quaking Blazing Radiant Drowning Storming
Monarchs
Mega Monarchs
Related "Monarch" Spell/Trap Cards
Vassals
Caius / Erebus
Caius the Mega
Tenacity / The First
Lucius / Eidos
Granmarg
Granmarg the Mega
Return
Landrobe
Thestalos
Thestalos the Mega
Erupt
Berlineth
Zaborg / Ehther
Zaborg the Mega
Strike / The Prime
Mithra / Edea
Mobius
Mobius the Mega
Awaken
Escher
Raiza
Raiza the Mega
Stormforth
Garum
Musical Djinns Maestroke Temtempo n/a Melomelody Humhumming Muzurhythm
Mythyrian Numbers Djinn Buster Lion Heart / Ronin Raccoon Sandayu n/a Sky Pegasus / Dragluon Abyss Splash / Crystalzero n/a
Number 10X
Number C10X
n/a
Umbral Horror Masquerade
Giant Hand
Giant Red Hand
Battlin' Boxer Star Cestus
Battlin' Boxer Comet Cestus
Star Seraph Sentry / Masquerade / Galaxy-Eyes Tachyon Dragon
Archfiend Seraph / Neo Galaxy-Eyes Tachyon Dragon
Silent Honor ARK / Ragnazero
Silent Honor DARK / Ragnafinity
n/a
n/a
Odd-Eyes Dragons Odd-Eyes / Pendulum / Rebellion / Raging / Phantom / Persona / Mirage / Supreme King / Venom / Wing / Performapal Metal Claw / Arc Pendulum / Advance Gravity Meteorburst Saber / Lancer / Revolution Absolute Vortex
Pendulum Magicians Stargazer / Timegazer / Xiangke / Timebreaker / Acrobatic / Dragoncaller / Harmonizing / Double Iris / Black Fang / Purple Poison Dragonpulse Nobledragon Xiangsheng / Wisdom-Eye / Dharma-Eye / Performapal Five-Rainbow Dragonpit Oafdragon / White Wing
Prediction Princesses Astromorrigan Coinorma / Petalelf n/a Tarotrei Crystaldine Arrowsylph
Resonators Dark / Synkron Clock Flare / Red / Double / Net Barrier / Chain / Mirror Force Creation
El Shaddoll
Fusion Monsters
(1 "Shaddoll" + 1 matching Attribute)
Winda Shekhinaga Grysta Construct Anoyatyllis Wendigo
Signer Dragons Red Archfiend / Black-Winged Life Stream Black Rose Ancient Fairy n/a Stardust
Six Samurai
Legendary Six Samurai
Secret Six Samurai
Irou
Shi En
Doji
Yariza
Kizan
Kizaru
Kamon
Mizuho
Genba
Zanji
Enishi
Rihan
Yaichi
Shinai
Hatsume
Nisashi
Kageki
Fuma
Sky Striker Ace Raye Kaina Kagari n/a Shizuku Hayate
Synchro Warriors
Tuner Synchrons
Junk
Junk
Drill
Drill
Nitro / Jet
Nitro / Jet
Road
Road
n/a
Steam
Turbo
Turbo
Tenyi Spirits
Link Monsters
Vishuda
Berserker
Adhara
Monk
Mapura
Shaman
Ashuna
Master of the Dragon Fist
Sthana
n/a
Nahata
n/a
The Weathers
Canvas
(Continuous Spell/Trap Cards)
Aurora
Auroral
Snow
Snowy
Sun
Sunny
Thunder / Rainbow
Thundery / Rainbowed
Rain
Rainy
Cloud
Cloudy
Timelords Vulgate Kamion / Hailon Metaion / Michion / Lazion Sandaion / Sephylon Gabrion / Zaphion Sadion / Raphion
True Draco and True King All Calamities Lithosazim / Dreiath III Agnimazud / Ignis Heat Metaltron XII / Master Peace / King Master Peace Bahrstos / Dinomight Knight Mariamne / Majesty Maiden
Witchcrafters Haine Potterie Schmitta Edel / Verre / Golem Aruru Pittore n/a
World Chalice
Link Monsters
World Legacy - "World Chalice"
n/a
Beckoned by the World Chalice
Ningirsu the World Chalice Warrior
Chosen by the World Chalice
Auram the World Chalice Blademaster
Lee the World Chalice Fairy
n/a
Crowned by the World Chalice
Ib the World Chalice Priestess
World Chalice Guardragon
Imduk the World Chalice Dragon
Yang Zing
Effect Monsters
Synchro Monsters
Jiaotu / Taotie
Yazi
Bi'an / Zefraxi / Zefraniu Suanni Chiwen
Baxia / Chaofeng / Denglong
Bixi Pulao
ZW - Chimera Clad Ultimate Shield Phoenix Bow / Asura Strike Unicorn Spear / Lightning Blade / Leo Arms / Sleipnir Mail / Sylphid Wing / Fenrir Sword n/a Tornado Bringer / Eagle Claw
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