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"Infernoid" (インフェルノイド, Inferunoido) is an archetype of FIRE Fiend monsters that debuted in Secrets of Eternity. This was the first archetype whose monsters were all Special Summon Monsters, until the release of "Infernoid Decatron" in Clash of Rebellions. They are supported by the "Void" archetype of Spell and Trap Cards.


"The messengers of the Inferno who burn everything in their path!!

In times immemorial, these messengers of the inferno were sealed away inside the Sacred Tree of the Naturia along with the "Qli". Their forms are said to be based on those of ancient monsters who were seized and captured.[1]



The revealed "Infernoid" monsters look like mechanical demons. Their designs incorporate vintage computer components (such as the decatron) and the descriptions of their corresponding demons (such as Adrammalech "Attondel" having the tail of a peacock). The armor on their bodies is also decorated with the thick, latticework lines, similar to those that also adorn the "Qli" monsters, from which the "Infernoids" emanate. In general, each "Infernoid" has a number of canisters (as seen in "Void Seer") on their body equal to their Level, and are colored according to the spheres of their corresponding "Qli" monster.


The name of the archetype is a combination of the words Inferno/Infernal and "Void".

In the OCG — Each of the revealed Level 7 and lower "Infernoid" monsters' names are corruptions of the names of Biblical/Kabbalistic demons, such as "Lucifuge" and "Beelzebub". The revealed high-Level monsters, such as "Nehemoth" and "Adramelech", use non-corrupted versions. Their Spell and Trap Cards are named after the Purgatory.

In the TCG — Presumably to avoid references to the occult or demonic entities, each "Infernoid" monster is named after an ordinal number in a different language that corresponds to its own Level ("Antra", for example, means "second" in Lithuanian, while "Onuncu" is Turkish/Azerbaijani for "tenth"). Their Spell/Trap support is termed Void.


Level Pyroxene English (TCG) name Japanese (OCG) name Language of TCG name Origin Qliphoth Corresponding Qliphort Opposing Zefra
1 White Pirmais Shaitan Latvian Satan Thaumiel Skybase Zefrasaber
2 Gray Antra Beelzebul Lithuanian Beelzebub Ghagiel Stealth Zefraxciton
3 Black Harmadik Lucifugus Hungarian Lucifuge Rofocale Sathariel Shell Zefraniu
4 Blue Patrulea Astaroth Romanian Astaroth Gha'agsheblah Disk Zefraxi
5 Red Piaty Asmodai Polish Asmodeus Golachab Cephalopod Zefrathuban
6 Yellow Sjette Belphegor Norwegian/Danish Belphegor Thagirion Scout Zeframpilica
7 Green Seitsemas Ba'al Finnish Baal A'arab Zaraq Carrier Zefrawendi
8 Orange Attondel Adramelech Swedish Adramelech Samael Helix Zefraxa
9 Purple Devyaty Lilith Russian Lilith Gamaliel Monolith Zefranaga
10 Multi-colors Onuncu Nehemoth Turkish/Azerbaijani Nehemoth Naamah Towers Zefracore

Playing style[]


The "Infernoid" monsters cannot be Normal Summoned/Set, and must be Special Summoned by banishing other "Infernoids" from the hand and/or Graveyard while the combined Levels or Ranks of all Effect Monsters you control is 8 or less. The Level 4 and lower "Infernoids" all require one to be banished, Levels 5 to 8 require the player to banish two "Infernoids", and the Level 9 and 10 require three "Infernoids" to be banished. All of them have either 0 ATK and/or 0 DEF, except for the Level 9 and 10, that have equal ATK/DEF.

Infernoid Unique effect Timing of effect with "Tribute 1 monster" cost Number of "Infernoid" monsters to be banished for summon
Pirmais Once per turn: Target 1 Set card on the field; shuffle it into the Deck. During your opponent's turn (Quick Effect) 1
Antra Once per turn: Target 1 face-up card your opponent controls; return it to the hand.
Harmadik Once per turn: Target 1 monster on the field; destroy it.
Patrulea Once per turn: Target 1 Spell/Trap on the field; destroy it.
Piaty When this card inflicts battle damage to your opponent by attacking an opponent's monster: You can send 1 random card from your opponent's hand to the Graveyard. During either player's turn (Quick Effect) 2
Sjette When this card declares an attack: You can banish 1 monster from your opponent's Extra Deck (their choice).
Seitsemas At the end of the Battle Phase in which this card attacked an opponent's monster: Banish 1 card on the field.
Attondel When this card destroys an opponent's monster by battle and sends it to the Graveyard: This card can make a second attack in a row.
Devyaty When this card is Special Summoned: You can destroy all Spells/Traps on the field, except "Void" cards. Once per turn, when another monster's effect is activated (Quick Effect) 3
Onuncu When this card is Special Summoned: You can destroy all other monsters on the field. Once per turn, when a Spell/Trap Card or effect is activated (Quick Effect)

The Level 4 and lower "Infernoid" monsters can only be Special Summoned from the hand, and have effects that deal with removing individual cards on the field. Also, during the opponent's turn, they can Tribute a monster in order to banish any card in the opponent's Graveyard.

The Level 5 to 8 "Infernoid" monsters can be Special Summoned from either the hand or Graveyard and have offensive effects that activate when they battle a monster. Like the smaller "Infernoids", their secondary effects also allow the player to banish any one card from the opponent's Graveyard at the cost of Tributing a monster, but can be activated during either player's turn. During your turn, this can be used defensively to dodge effects or strategically to lower the combined Levels of monsters you control, allowing you to continue summoning more "Infernoids".

Lastly, "Infernoid Devyaty" and "Infernoid Onuncu" (Level 9 and 10 respectively), can also be Special Summoned from the Graveyard and have mass-removal effects that trigger upon their Special Summon. "Devyaty" destroys all Spell/Traps on the field, except "Void" Spell/Trap cards, while "Onuncu" wipes out all other monsters on the field. Their secondary effects each negate the activation of an effect, and banish the negated card, at the cost of a tribute. "Devyaty" negates Monster effects, and "Onuncu" negates Spell/Trap effects.

The archetype's first Normal Summon Monster, "Infernoid Decatron", is a Tuner monster that can send an "Infernoid" monster from your Deck to your Graveyard upon its summon to gain the sent monster's Level, and change its own name and effects to those of the sent monster. This allows great flexibility in that the effects of all other Main Deck "Infernoid" monsters are now easily accessible via "Decatron", without any need to Special Summon those monsters themselves. Sending "Infernoid" monsters to the Graveyard with the effect of "Decatron" allows them to be banished for the Special Summon of other "Infernoid" monsters or retrieved with "Void Purification". The Level changing effect of "Decatron" and its Tuner status also enables the Deck to more-efficiently Synchro and Xyz Summon.

"Void" support[]

Because "Infernoids" need a steady supply of their brethren to banish for their summoning requirements, their themed support generally gravitates toward keeping the Graveyard stocked with "Infernoids". Other than that, the "Void" cards have various disruptive and defensive effects that allow for a Control playing style.

  • "Eye of the Void" can Special Summon an "Infernoid" monster from the hand, ignoring its Summoning condition. This is sometimes useful for defense (against direct attacks, for example).
  • "Void Imagination" lowers the levels of all "Infernoids" for further summoning, and can send itself and other "Infernoids" to the Graveyard to Fusion Summon "Infernoid Tierra". It can also fill the Graveyard quickly, provided your opponent controls an Extra Deck Monster.
  • "Void Expansion" is another card that aids in the Summoning process, as it allows "Infernoids" to be banished from the field and it produces fodder in the form of "Infernoid Tokens" during each of its owner's Standby Phases. It also protects your "Infernoids" from being targeted for attacks and/or effects, except the highest level "Infernoid" you control.
  • "Void Launch" is useful, as it sends 2 "Infernoids" from the Deck to the Graveyard during its owner's Standby Phases.
  • "Void Feast" summons 3 "Infernoid" directly from the Deck, speeding up future summons.
  • "Void Purification" allows you to recycle resources during each Standby Phase. During your opponent's: add 1 "Infernoid" from your Graveyard to your hand. During yours: return 1 banished "Infernoid" to your Graveyard.
  • "Void Seer" is like a themed "Forbidden" Quick-Play Spell Card can be chained to protect 1 "Infernoid" from any opponent's effects during that turn; in addition, it prevent an "Infernoid" monster from be destroyed by a card effect, by banishing itself from the Graveyard. NOTE: This secondary effect can be used even during the turn it is sent to the Graveyard.
  • "Void Vanishment" adds any "Void" card from the deck to the hand by discarding one card. Also, when any "Infernoid" battles an opponent's monster, you can banish both battling monsters. This provides a controlled removal option similar to "D.D. Warrior" that can really help out in tough situations.
  • "Void Reignition" is an in-archetype "Card Destruction" where you will need to reveal an "Infernoid" or "Void" card to your opponent to discard your entire hand and draw cards equal to the cards discarded by this effect. Plus, it also has a once per duel effect where if you control no monsters or if all the monsters you control are Fiends, you can target up to 11 "Infernoid" cards with different names that is banished, return the, to the GY. This fuels up your GY for a follow up just in case you weren’t able to close the game off.
  • "Void Breach" is a continuous spell card where it can boost your Infernoids’ attack to 100 for each banished "Infernoid". It also has an effect where if you control no monsters or all monsters you control are Fiend; you can either: 1.) add a banished "Infernoid" to hand, or you can 2.) special summon an "Infernoid" from your hand, ignoring its summoning condition. The first effect is good to use on the banished Level 4 or lower "Infernoid" and the second effect is good to put out "Infernoid Onuncu" or "Infernoid Devyaty" to cheat out a monster negate or a spell/trap negate without having to banish.

Additional support[]

Recommended cards[]


"Infernoids" are potentially a very fast and offensive Deck. They are usually able to set up quickly with few cards and can unleash a barrage of powerful attackers, in a way similar to "Dragon Rulers". The veritable boss-monsters of the deck feature mass-removal effects, strong stats, and the ability to negate card effects. And although their Summoning costs and conditions seem steep at first, when played skillfully, their utility can usually overcome the loss in card advantage. "Infernoids" can even on rare occasions perform OTKs by Summoning certain monsters in sequence.

In addition to strong, easily-Summoned attackers, they can put constant pressure on the opponent when set up. By using removal effects, defensive effects, and by constantly Summoning monsters, the opponent is forced to lose or consume their resources from the field and hand. The "Infernoids" must suffer losses in order to work effectively, but the opponent will usually suffer even greater ones.

To reinforce this strength, "Infernoids" can also tribute monsters to banish cards from the opponent's Graveyard. This ability gives them a way to escape effects, strategize, and to cut the opponent off from resources at a crucial moment. Coupled with cards like "Void Vanishment", this allows "Infernoids" to control the game in a way akin to Anti-Meta Decks.

With the addition of the searchable "Void Imagination", the archetype also has a card that can singularly inhibit the opponent—sometimes psyching them out into playing more slowly by not summoning Extra Deck monsters. Even if the opponent isn't intimidated by the presence of the card and summons anyway, then the card can allow for swarming. This can in turn facilitate the deck's own Extra Deck Summoning capability. The effect of "Infernoid Tierra" can also be used to potentially send three copies of "Elder Entity N'tss" from the Extra Deck to the Graveyard and result in the destruction of three of the opponent's cards or forcing them to waste resources by chaining their set cards earlier than planned.

Due to their relative lack of focus on the Extra Deck, the "Infernoid" play style is relatively unaffected by Master Rule 4. If anything, "Infernoid" decks benefit from it as Link Monsters do not have Levels or Ranks, making the restriction of the "Infernoid" monsters' summoning conditions less of an issue than Fusion, Synchro, and Xyz Summoning does.


The biggest way to counter Infernoids is to cut them off from banishing resources. They must banish cards from their hand or Graveyard in order to Special Summon themselves; cards that prevent banishing such as "Imperial Iron Wall", "Chaos Hunter", "Necrovalley", etc. can prevent "Infernoid" players from being able to banish cards, effectively preventing them from being able to Summon at all. This also cuts them off from additional support such as "Peropero Cerperus", "Galaxy Cyclone" and "Breakthrough Skill".

Cards that banish outright or that punish milling are also effective, such as "Masked HERO Dark Law", "Macro Cosmos", "Dimensional Fissure", or "Earthshattering Event".

Cutting them off from Special Summoning by means of the "Djinn Lock" (currently Forbidden in the TCG), "Vanity's Emptiness" (also Forbidden in the TCG) or "Fossil Dyna Pachycephalo" can also shut down "Infernoids", since they cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. This forces "Infernoids" to rely on the very few monsters in their Deck they can Normal Summon/Set until they can get rid of the floodgate, forcing them to play slower and more defensively until they can remove it from the field.

Due to the low Trap Card count and occasional reliance on Spell Cards, cards that negate Spells such as "Imperial Order" can also slow down an "Infernoid" player.

In addition, due to the large number of high level monsters in this deck, "Evilswarm Ophion" can prove to be an extremely bothersome monster (if one is able to Summon it).


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