Nephthys: deck recipe

Duel Links Deck, Dawn of Destiny, Sacred Phoenix of Nephthys, Fire, Best Deck.
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The core strategy of this deck is destroying your own monsters via card effects to trigger their effects. At the center of this deck is Sacred Phoenix of Nephthys which can revive and destroy all spell/trap cards on the field after being destroyed by a card effect. And then there are the Fire King monsters, that quickly can swarm the field and also have great synergy with almost every card in this deck. Goka, the Pyre of Malice and Fire King Island provide support for destroying your own monsters and triggering their effects.

Example deck

Sacred Phoenix of NephthysSacred Phoenix of NephthysSacred Phoenix of NephthysGoka, the Pyre of MaliceGoka, the Pyre of MaliceGoka, the Pyre of Malice
Fire King Avatar BarongFire King Avatar BarongFire King Avatar BarongFire King Avatar YakshaFire King Avatar YakshaFire King Avatar Yaksha
Enemy ControllerEnemy ControllerFire King IslandFire King IslandFire King IslandCard of the Soul
Card of the SoulCard of the Soul----

Set skill

[Skill] descriptionUser
Boosts the ATK of face-up attack position monsters you control by 300 per level 5 or more monsters you control. You can only use the skill once per turn.

Seto Kaiba

How to use

Add Nephthys to hand

Card of the Soul can search any monster in your deck, but the down side is that the monster has to have a combined attack and defense points equal to your current life points making this card somewhat difficult to use. The best use for Card of the Soul in this deck would be to search for Sacred Phoenix of Nephthys while your life points are still at a full 4000.

Special summon Nephthys

Tribute summoning Sacred Phoenix of Nephthys is not recommended, since destroying him while in your hand is a much quicker and less costly way of summoning him.

Destroy Fire Kings

Fire King monster's effect activates when a monster you control is destroyed by card effects. Their primary effect is always special summoning them form your hand except during the damage step. In addition, they have secondary effects which support their play style.

  • Fire King Avatar Yaksha can destroy another card in your field or hand after he is destroyed. this can trigger the effect of Fire Kings, Sacred Phoenix of Nephthys or other cards you might add to this deck.
  • During the next standby phase after being destroyed by a card effect, Fire King Avatar Barong searches your deck for a Fire King monster and adds it to your hand. Destroying him while in your hand with Fire King Island or Fire King Yaksha is a great way to thin your deck and search for combo pieces.

Goka, the Pyre of Malice is a great card to use in this deck. Normal summon a Fire King monster then special summon Goka to destroy it. This puts a powerful monster on your field while aslo triggering your Fire King's effect, and can also cause other Fire Kings to be special summoned from your hand. You can also use destroy Sacred Phoenix of Nephthys with Goka's effect, giving you two high leveled monsters and clearing your opponent's backrow during your next stanby phase.

Other useful cards

For cards that can be used in any deck, check the link below.

Hand of Nephthys
Hand of Nephthys
Helps you quickly special summon Sacred Phoenix of Nephthys.
Goka, the Pyre of Malice
Goka, the Pyre of Malice
Can easily be special summoned and helps destroy Sacred Phoenix of Nephthys to trigger his effect.
Sphere Kuriboh
Sphere Kuriboh
A defensive card that can be activated from your hand,
which is great for this deck as it will not be destroyed when Sacred Phoenix of Nephthys is revived
Soul Exchange
Soul Exchange
Allows you to use your opponent's monster as tribute can be used with Hand of Nephthys.
Generation Shift
Generation Shift
Destroys monster on your field and searches deck for a monster of the same name.
High Tide on Fire Island
High Tide on Fire Island
Can be used to destroy your opponent's card your opponent controls, or destroy Sacred Phoenix of Nephthys to trigger his effect.
Destruct Potion
Destruct Potion
Destruct potion is an excellent card to use on Sacred Phoenix of Nephthys. Not only does it heal you 2400 LP, it also destroys Sacred Phoenix of Nephthys to trigger his effect.
Wild Tornado
Wild Tornado
Can be used to destroy your opponent's face-up spell/trap cards or, when destroyed by a card effect, destroy any face-up card on the field.

Other useful skills

[Skill] descriptionUser
Can be used after starting hand is distributed. Shuffle all the cards from your hand into the Deck. Then draw the starting hand again.
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Your starting hand will reflect the card balance of your deck.
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Other example decks

Soul Exchange version

Sacred Phoenix of NephthysSacred Phoenix of NephthysSacred Phoenix of NephthysSphere KuribohSphere KuribohSphere Kuriboh
Goka, the Pyre of MaliceGoka, the Pyre of MaliceFire King Avatar YakshaFire King Avatar YakshaFire King Avatar YakshaHand of Nephthys
Hand of NephthysSoul ExchangeSoul ExchangeSoul ExchangeSuper Rush HeadlongSuper Rush Headlong
High Tide on Fire IslandHigh Tide on Fire Island--------

Set skill

[Skill] descriptionUser
Duel, standby!
Gives 1 more card in each player's starting hand.


How to use (Soul Exchange ver.)

Tribute opponent's monsters

Use Soul Exchange on an opponent's monster to be able to use it as tribute this turn. Summon Hand of Nephthys then activate her effect, using herself and your opponents monster as tribute you can special summon Sacred Phoenix of Nephthys from hand or deck. You can also use Soul Exchange to tribute summon Goka, the Pyre of Malice if you don't have Hand of Nephthys on hand and you need to remove your opponent's monster from the field. Tokens summoned by Goka, the Pyre of Malice can also be used for Hand of Nephthys' effect.

Destroy Nephthys

When Sacred Phoenix of Nephthys is destroyed by a card effect he revives himself during your next standby phase and clears the field of all spell/trap cards. By using cards that take advantage of his effect we are able to continuously clear the enemy's backrow.

Destruct Potion version

Sacred Phoenix of NephthysSacred Phoenix of NephthysSacred Phoenix of NephthysSphere KuribohSphere KuribohHeavy Knight of the Flame
Heavy Knight of the FlameFire King Avatar YakshaFire King Avatar YakshaFire King Avatar YakshaSuper Rush HeadlongSuper Rush Headlong
Fire King IslandFire King IslandFire King IslandCard of the SoulCard of the SoulWild Tornado
Destruct PotionDestruct Potion----

King of Games [Mar 2018]

IGNSet SkillDate Submitted
iAn!RestartMarch 11


Hot New Top
Anonymous 3days ago
I'm still using this deck until last month, but didn't viable much on Legend rank so I've move on to Sylvan.
Dr.Agon 21days ago
This is my beat down version, an all in kind of nephtys deck.
<< Anonymous(Dr.Agon)
Dr.Agon 7days ago Reply
This got me to de second stage on the KC cup. If you can bet meta decks with nephtys, means this deck is good.
Anonymous 8days ago
I played against SSA multiple times with Nephthys as my deck recipe. Nephthys didn't destroy SSA or Umi. What seems to be the problem? I'm confused.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 8days ago Reply
ssa's first effect makes the opponent's traps and spells undestructable for the rest of the turn
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 7days ago Reply
Oh Lord! That's even more cancerous.
<< Anonymous
Heya 7days ago Reply
You can take advantage of that. Best thing to do is to special summon your phoenix by yaksha's effect so he will be forced to banish a monster to protect SSA and then if there is still any monster on his side you can delete them with your phoenix or with a fire king. Super Rush Headlong can help you deleting his monsters if 1800 atk isn't enough since they can use SSA's effect only once per turn.
Anonymous 24days ago
What do you guys think? Any suggestions?
<< Anonymous
Heya 23days ago Reply
I'd definitely remove hand of neph, the other normal monster, 2 barong and all the traps. Put 2 cards of the soul, 2 sphere kuriboh (really good in this deck) and 2 wild tornado (or dark coffin). Wild tornado can be destroyed with your phoenix effect or with yaksha and then you can destroy your opponents monster. Skill I prefer Duel Standby but Restart is good too if you didn't drop.
<< Anonymous
Heya 9days ago Reply
I think you can keep a second barong and 1x wall of disruption instead of using 2x wild tornado for more consistency. And if you do not have 2x sphere kuriboh maybe you can consider adding a third enemy controller and a third barong.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 7days ago Reply
Remove 3 Phoenix, add 3 Judge Man.
Anonymous 12days ago
My first kog was woth phoenix.
Anonymous 18days ago
Seeing Phoenix on tier 4 breaks my heart more than if my girlfriend would break up would. I spend so much time and gems only into building this piece of deck and i wasted so many gems that this is the only real deck i have. :( hope Konami brings out more support and aliens & sylvians stop raping the meta
<< Anonymous
Heya 18days ago Reply
That's exactly what I think. I feel your pain bro :(
<< Anonymous
Dr.Agon 16days ago Reply
Actually is quite good, you can counter a lot of hight tier decks, even sylbans.
Darth 30days ago
I like this card on the phoenix deck, it makes it much faster. However, after the Abyss Box, Phoenix is quite irrelevant.

But there are strong cards from her archetype that have not been released yet.
I really love my phoenix deck but I am frustrated with it's consistency. Wish Konami could add more fire king support this needs more consistency and it can take on every deck out there. Also we need a spell card to search the field spell planet pathfinder takes up your normal summon.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
This deck is decent. Shut up, Phoenix loser. And by the way Terraforming will never get into the game
How is Phoenix doing in this new meta with plants/aliens/ocean critters running amok?
I think flame spirit ignis might fit in there really well
<< Anonymous
Eyela Reply
No, because tributing is not the same as destroying. And you won't have that many fire type monsters in your graveyard to make real use of its effect.
Usually I wouldn't just post my deck but fk it, ranked let's you see other people's decks now anyway. Try this out, probably works out better than the ones on here cause it's more aggressive, good balance between deleting the backrow and a high powered berserk dragon and deleting their monsters.

<< Anonymous
Armend Reply
Def. KOG material, I just don't understand the triple high tide. I feel like Wild Tornado/Bottomless Shifting Sands are much better. U could replace 1 Sphere with Barong.
<< Anonymous(Armend)
Lil Uzi Reply
What can I use for potion I don’t have one and don’t feel like farming one lol
<< Anonymous(Lil Uzi)
Kog guy Reply
Time wizard, wall of disruption, wild tornado, windstorm of e, parrralel twister, enemy controller
<< Anonymous(Sif)
Kog guy Reply
Not bad but definitely delete berserk dragon for 1 flame armor ninja 1 enemy controller 1 wall of disruption, or simply 3 enemy controllers. Berserk dragon won’t always be consistent
Kog guy

I just got KOG2018 using this version
(Skill beatdow)
3 Phoenix
3FIre avatarsY
2fire avatar B
2 flame arm ninjas
2 card of soul
3 high tide fire island
3 fire king island
1 enemy controller
1 wall of disruption

Definition of meta just a difficult to master, what makes it difficult is the numerous ways to summon and trigger the Phoenix,
And figuring out how to use each way effective against each deck.

These are 3 very misused cards in this deck:

“high tides on fire island”
is essential for destroying enemy boss monster, or can be used to trigger Phoenix to destroy the backrow if your opponent try’s getting defensive. While also having the perk of becoming active if lava golem is sommund to your side.

Wall of disruption:
to get the best value out of this card try holding on to it until you get your Phoenixs on the field, and are out of ways to trigger his effect.

Fire king avatars with fire king island: you can normal summon a fire king avatar use the effect of fire king island to destroy him then you can special summon the fire king drawn from your deck with his effect, this thins your deck and activated the destroyed fire kings effect.

<< Anonymous(Kog guy)
Anonymous Reply
Why the flame arm. ninjas?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Likely because it's a Level 4 that counts for Beatdown.
<< Anonymous
Kog guy Reply
When summond you can increase his leaves to 5 making him work with beat down, so if you have a Phoenix our and throw him down your bird will have 3000 and he’ll have 2300
<< Anonymous
Kog guy Reply
You can also use restart which will give you a better chance of getting your bird out quicker than you wouldn’t need the ninjas, but your going to miss beat down when battling red eyes, dark magician, or that new plant motherfucker I’ve been seeing

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