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"Heroic" (ヒロイック Hiroikku, written as (ヒロイック) in the anime) is an archetype of Warrior monsters used by Nistro in the Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL anime. They have effects that allow them to get stronger via original ATK. Their team symbol is a crimson Phoenix, which symbolizes the never-dying fighting spirit within this archetype's user Nistro.

In the anime, "Heroic Challenger" and "Heroic Champion" are both archetypes. In the OCG, most of their support cards are changed to be support cards for all "Heroic" monsters.


Main Deck

Heroic Challenger Origin
Ambush Soldier Ambush
Assault Halberd Halberd
Clasp Sword Clasp knife
Double Lance Lance
Extra Sword Dual sword
Knuckle Sword Knuckle knife
Morning Star Morning star
Night Watchman Cantera
Spartan Spartan
Swordshield Shield
Thousand Blades Blade
War Hammer War hammer

Extra Deck

Heroic Champion Origin
Claivesolish Claíomh Solais
Jarngreipr Járngreipr
Excalibur Excalibur
Gandiva Gandiva
Kusanagi Kusanagi
Rhongomyniad Rhongomyniad

Playing style

The "Heroic" archetype focus on battling, ranging from swarming the field with Monsters to gaining a burst of ATK. To finish off the opponent in a few turns.

As the deck has high offensive power, "Heroic Gift" can be used to gain draw power. With your opponent's regained LP can be easily cut off again.

Recommended cards



  • All members of this archetype are EARTH monsters, except for the following:
    • LIGHT - "Heroic Champion - Claiomh Solais" and "Heroic Champion - Excalibur".
    • DARK - "Number 86: Heroic Champion - Rhongomyniad"