Theinen the Great Sphinx | Deck and Rulings

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Theinen the Great Sphinx

Theinen the Great Sphinx
Monster TypeType Text::Beast (page does not exist) / Beast
Card typeEffect
Card Effect TypeSummoning condition / Trigger Effect


This card cannot be Normal Summoned or Set. This card cannot be Special Summoned except by paying 500 Life Points when both "Andro Sphinx" and "Sphinx Teleia" on your side of the field are destroyed at the same time; then you can Special Summon this monster from your hand or Deck. When this card is Special Summoned successfully, pay 500 Life Points to increase the ATK of this card by 3000 points until the end of the End Phase.

How to Get

PackGalactic Origin [SR]
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  • Very powerful ATK and DEF stats.
  • Can further increase another 3000 ATK till End Phase by paying 500 Life Points.


  • Challenging Special Summon conditions.


Archetype Combo

These are the cards that are required on your field before you are able to summon Theinen.

Support Cards

These cards can be used to remove Pyramid of Light to trigger the condition to summon Theinen, at the same time eliminate most of your opponent’s backrow. If Wild Tornado is also destroyed, you can destroy opponent’s face up monster as well. Since Pyramid of Light is destroyed, results in Andro Sphinx and Sphinx Teleia being destroyed and removed from play simultaneously, you are now able to Special Summon Theinen. Theinen is able to end the game easier since there are no backrows to worry about, but still susceptible to Sphere Kuribohs. Since it costs Life Points to get this far, it is suggested you have some healing cards in your deck as well.





ActionsActivates from your Deck
Summoning categoriesCannot Normal Summon / Cannot Set / Nomi / Special Summons itself from your hand / Special Summons itself from your Deck
LPPays Life Points for cost
Stat changesThis card gains ATK


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90 freaking packs open and still only 1 Andro Sphinx. Aside from that, what do you think about my 🔥ty meme deck?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Ive opened 200 + packs, still not one andro
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I already opened 600000 + packs still no andro :/
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I have 4 lol
Aaron Sweet
Hey Konami why is there no galactic origins duel quiz 2
It'd be cool
Hope they add Exxod soon !
<< Anonymous(It'd be cool)
n.n Reply
Maybe some day... in some box... or event, who knows mate !
Král Vltavín
Storm does NOT trigger the effect. Suggest oops! Instead for guaranteed trigger. One caveat, both Sphinxes must have been summoned the same way. If there is a normal summoned sphinx and a special summoned sphinx, destroying POL doesn't trigger the effect either.
<< Anonymous( Král Vltavín)
Anonymous Reply
Why would you use Oops! instead of Double Cyclone, Wild Tornado, Twister or Typhoon?
<< Anonymous( Král Vltavín)
Anonymous Reply
It absolutely does. You can special summon andro/teleia and normal summon the other. As long as pyramid of light is on the field and is destroyed then you can bring out thienen
<< Anonymous( Král Vltavín)
Anonymous Reply
Man i've tried many ways to destroy the pyramid or the 2 sphinx but not trigger the summon
This guy only looks powerful in Pyramid of Light movie (Pyramid of Light as added effect of negating God cards presence which is not even in the new pack's description). When it comes to duel links, good luck in getting it out. Everything fails to ECON take and SRH and those wall traps, and oh jolly floodgate.
<< Anonymous
Squash Reply
Naa, if you destroy Pyramid of Light, it banishes the sphinxes for Thienen. There are combos for destroying your spell for the cost of a trap on your field to get Thienen out. Has to either be a glitch or they nerfed it mang.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Perfect combo is andro with great maju...6000 attack and you can attack when sp.sum. also works miracles with sphinx and wild nature release cause it gets 3000 attack for evry spell...meaning 9000+2500=11500 better farming than slypher...
<< Anonymous
Král Vltavín Reply
It's because there's tyre extra step of choosing your opponents cards to destroy which misses the trigger effect of Theinen. Try oops instead. Works guaranteed. Only if both Sphinxes are summoned the same way before they're destroyed. A special summoned and a normal summoned sphinx destroyed by POL effect will also not trigger the special summon.
<< Anonymous
Král Vltavín Reply
Use oops! Guaranteed to trigger the effect unless you normal summoned one of the 2 Sphinxes.
I was having the same issue but I found the problem. Once they are summoned you have to wait until your next turn to destroy them and then you can activate Theinen the Great Sphinx
Card is broken. I summoned Telia and Andro, destroyed Pyramid of Light and all it did was nuke my field.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Because Pyramid of light need to be "removed" and not just "destroyed" as they said in this guide
When will Exxod be coming?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
he's already out dude, you need to unlock yugi muto
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
It’s not in the game
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
He means Exodd, not Exodia.
This card is bugged gain! Theinen can't be special summoned at all!
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Yep, it broke again.
I just notice this card is now fixed, you can destroy Pyramid with storm to special summon this from deck. (back then storm isn't work and can only be called from hand)
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
It still won't special summon from the deck for me when I use storm, not sure what the deal is but it still seems bugged to me
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Yea I just tried today and it still wouldn't summon after I used storm
What about if tributed andro and theila? Can we special summon theinen this way?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
It doesn't seem like it. I've tried combo-ing Andro Sphinx and Sphinx Teleia with Hysteric Fairy, but got nothing as a result.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Tribute is not destroy.
Sphynx stats are great but....WHAT IS THE 🔥ING POINT KONAMI IF YOU HAVENT LIMITED 🔥 LIKE SUPER RUSH, e-CON OR TRIBUTE TO THE DOOM WTF WHY ARE YOU RELEASING CARDS THAT ARE NOT EVEN IMMUNE TO THE 🔥 THAT A MAJORITY OF SPELLS AND TRAPS PEOPLE ARE PLAYING HUH. PPL GO THROUGH ALL THE TROUBLE JUST TO GET SPHYNX AND BAM TRIBUTE TO THE DOOM or super rush eliminate those 🔥ing cards and we can actually start seeing monsters and archtypes do what the 🔥 they are supposed to 🔥ing do, some of th emost powerful monsters in the game fall victim to the sluttiest most abused cards in the 🔥ing game no wonder ppl rather play against AI the multiplayer is littered with 🔥 that prevents you from even playing a archtype
<< Anonymous(A)
Denix Reply
Can't desagree with that...
It kills all the epicness of those crazy monstres when the die due to super rush
<< Anonymous(A)
Col. Penkov Reply
Dont forget triple mirror wall, triple wall of disruption, triple man eater bug, triple traphole floodgate, triple CYBER ANGEL BI8CH THAT EVERYONE USES :@
<< Anonymous(A)
Anonymous Reply
Yeah. In the OCG, all those cards are not that broken since there are many ways to prevent/counter them. However, in duel links, the card pool is not big enough, making it really hard to counter them. Really sucks

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He obtained his navigation with either gems or a ticket, thus decreasing the activation priority,...
I would deffinately trade this card for 1 gem. 1 only.
It's too easy to perform OTKs with FL Fire. They won't release it.
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