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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
I just got KOG2018 using this version
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.
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