Hazy Flame: deck recipe

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Another deck that gained support with the addition of the latest box is the Hazy Flame archetype. Even though there were four new Hazy cards added; Hazy Glory, Hazy Flame Mantikor, Hazy Flame Peryton and Hazy Flame Cerbereus, only that last one is really useful in Hazy Flame decks.

Hazy Flame decks have a few strengths; they can boost the attack of one monster extremely high through the effect of Beast Rising, with Hazy Flame Sphynx’s effect you can continue to swarm your field and one of the most important effects is that Hazy Flame monsters cannot be targeted by your opponent’s card effects, making it immune to the likes of Enemy Controller/Tribute to the Doomed (but not immune to the effect of Cyber Angel Dakini/Floodgate Trap Hole as they do not target).

Example deck

Deck with 2x Soul Exchange

Flame TigerHazy Flame SphynxHazy Flame Sphynx
Hazy Flame SphynxHazy Flame CerbereusHazy Flame CerbereusSoul ExchangeSoul ExchangeEnemy Controller
Enemy ControllerEnemy Controller
Floodgate Trap Hole
Floodgate Trap Hole
Floodgate Trap Hole
Mirror Wall
Beast RisingBeast Rising--------

Deck with 3x Soul Exchange

Flame TigerHazy Flame SphynxHazy Flame SphynxHazy Flame Sphynx
Hazy Flame CerbereusHazy Flame CerbereusHazy Flame CerbereusSoul ExchangeSoul ExchangeSoul Exchange
Enemy ControllerEnemy Controller
Enemy Controller
Floodgate Trap Hole
Floodgate Trap Hole
Floodgate Trap Hole
Beast RisingBeast Rising--------

Set skill

[Skill] descriptionUser
Aroma Strategy
You can see the card at the top of your deck even before drawing it.

[Skill] descriptionUser
Destiny Draw
Can be used each time your Life Points decrease by 2000. In the Draw Phase, instead of doing a normal draw, draw the card of your choice.

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How to use

Hazy Flame Sphynx

The MVP of this deck is of course Hazy Flame Sphynx. Its effect allows you to guess what type of card is on top of your deck (spell/trap/monster) and then send it to the graveyard. If you call correctly what type it was you can special summon 1 Fire type monster from your hand or graveyard.

Normally this effect would be pretty bad because it’s not consistent, however thanks to the skills Aroma Strategy and Destiny Draw available in Duel Links this is an amazing effect as you can actually know what card is on top. Obviously the effect of Aroma Strategy is pretty straight forward; at any time during the duel you’ll see the top card of your deck.

However some of you might not know how Destiny Draw will help you tell what card is on top of your deck. Well you probably know that if you take 2000 or more damage you can pick whatever card you want from your deck and put it on top (so that you’ll draw it during your next Draw Phase), but what you might not know is that your deck won’t be shuffled when you do so, meaning you can write down each card in order (on a piece of paper), that way you can keep track of what card will be on top next. Keep in mind that if you shuffle your deck at any point afterwards (for example through the effect of Caninetaur) you’ll no longer know what order the cards are in.

Hazy Flame Cerbereus

There are multiple reasons this card is good in Hazy Flame decks. For starters if you don’t have any low level monsters in your hand and no Soul Exchange, you can normal summon this monster without a tribute (but its original attack will only be 1000), this way it can absorb a hit, and once it’s destroyed you can search a Hazy card from your deck (you’ll want to choose a Hazy Flame Sphynx in most situations). This will be your main target to summon through the effect of Hazy Flame Sphynx. Keep in mind if this card was normal summoned without tributing, its original attack becomes 1000, meaning that if you banish it with the effect of Beast Rising, the other monster will only gain 1000 attack (and not 2000).

Flame Tiger

Most decks only run 1-2 copies of this card because most of the time you don’t actually want to draw it. You’ll want to send this card to the graveyard (either with Caninetaur or Hazy Flame Sphynx) so that you can special summon it during your Draw Phase (if your next draw would be useless) that way you can tribute it to summon Hazy Flame Sphynx, and then you can even bring it back thanks to Hazy Flame Sphynx’s effect.

It’s also a great target to banish with Beast Rising’s effect since it has a respectable 1800 attack.


Caninetaur and Hazy Flame Cerbereus work great together. Caninetaur helps you get Cerbereus in the graveyard (to special summon it later on with 2000 attack) and when you do, its attack goes up to 2100.

Beast Rising

Insanely good card in a Hazy Flame deck because of all the monsters you can send to the graveyard and bring back to the field to then banish for this card’s effect. Often your win condition will be to boost your Hazy Flame Sphynx to a very high attack, so that you are safe from Mirror Wall/Wall of Disruption. If you get a high enough attack on one of your monsters your opponent often won’t have anything to actually win the duel.

This card can be activated during the damage step, so if you attack into a Mirror Wall/Wall of Disruption you can banish the monster that was going to be destroyed to boost another monster, and since it uses the original attack of a monster it mitigates even more the effect of Wall of Disruption.

Soul Exchange

This card works both as monster removal and as a way to get out your Hazy Flame Sphynx faster. If you have access to three copies you might prefer running the version with 3x Hazy Flame Cerbereus and 2x Caninetaur.

Additional Notes

  • Don’t be scared of getting your Sphynx’s attack extremely high, your opponent cannot take control of your Sphynx through the effect of Enemy Controller, but do watch out for Amazoness Sword Woman in Burn decks.

  • If you use Forbidden Chalice on your 1000 attack Hazy Flame Cerbereus it will go up to 2400 attack, and once the effect of Forbidden Chalice wears off your Hazy Flame Cerbereus will stay at 2000 attack.

  • Some decks won’t have any way to attack over your Beast Rising boosted monsters, but keep in mind that only your attack is raised and not your defense, so cards like Pulse Mines/Windstorm of Etaqua/Curse of Anubis , that don’t target your Hazy Flame monsters, could lose you the duel.

Other useful cards

The Big Cattle Drive
The Big Cattle Drive
A new UR ranked duel reward. Because all the monsters in this deck are Beasts or Beast-Warrior this card has great synergy with the deck, and because you can potentially swarm your field thanks to Hazy Flame Sphynx you could easily get a +1 or +2 from this card.
Hazy Glory
Hazy Glory
If you are missing copies of Soul Exchange you can replace it with this card. Although it is worse than Soul Exchange, because you need to wait a turn and because you don’t have the monster removal that Soul Exchange can offer.
Hazy Flame Peryton
Hazy Flame Peryton
Same use as Wall of Disruption, but works better than Wall of Disruption against Ancient Gear decks.
Windstorm of Etaqua
Windstorm of Etaqua
Just like Wall of Disruption, if you are missing copies of cards like Floodgate Trap Hole/Mirror Wall, you can replace them with these. They’ll protect your monsters and allow you to tribute them next turn for a Hazy Flame monster.
Curse of Anubis
Curse of Anubis
Just like Wall of Disruption, if you are missing copies of cards like Floodgate Trap Hole/Mirror Wall, you can replace them with these. They’ll protect your monsters and allow you to tribute them next turn for a Hazy Flame monster.
Forbidden Chalice
Forbidden Chalice
Tech card against the likes of Cyber Angels, Ninjas, Gladiator Beasts. Also can boost your Hazy Flame Cerbereus from 1000 attack to a permanent 2000 attack.
Wall of Disruption
Wall of Disruption
Good replacement if you are missing copies of Floodgate Trap Hole, or even if you just prefer this card over Mirror Wall.


Hot New Top
Anonymous 4hour ago
can somebody help me with this deck, i am stuck at legend 2
f2p btw
Anonymous. 5hour ago
Another useful skill is Ishizu's prescience.
It may not be as permanent as aroma strategy, but still useful to some extent.
Anonymous 5days ago
Stupid developers add Aroma skill, and they didnt thought that this was broken with Hazy deck...
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 13hour ago Reply
you're funny, nobody plays this deck and you can play this deck with 4 spells and rest minions and even more ppl hit KoG with Beatdown than Aroma Strategy
<< Anonymous
anonymous. 5hour ago Reply
Stupid Anonymous. Do you think the developers are psychic??
Mai had that skill since the beginning of the game. They started adding hazy's many months later after that.
Aigle 6days ago
this one needs the selection box ( vassal ), no need for aroma stratz you only have 4 spells and raven can mill those out as well. so seto/crowler can beatdown instead. this one took me to kcc DLv20 btw.
wlk 6days ago
rotherhood of the Fire Fist - Raven, a find in what pack?
<< Anonymous(wlk)
aigle 6days ago Reply
in galactic origin:raven, koyote and tensu / in blades o spirit: gyokku
Anonymous 9days ago
this deck is pretty fun even without floodgate traphole
Can someone tell me why Hazy Flame Sphynx can be targeted by the effect of Dakini? Because the card says it can't be targeted by card effects???
<< Anonymous(Tom)
Anonymous Reply
Dakini does not target. You choose.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Dakini is too OP, but you can Econ take when she activates her effect, and seld it self to the grave. And considering that most decks use 3 econs it’s more easier to counter than Gladiators.
<< Anonymous(Tom)
Jagd.Tiger 20days ago Reply
Read the dakini effect, man... It written as "Make your opponent" not "target your opponent monster" and it means just like mentioned by anonymous above. If we use this deck and wants to try your luck, put 1 divine wrath but it stll not effective against dakini. Dakini users often use other cyber angels as a ritual summon tribute n' will make us cannot counter dakini's effect with divine wrath.
mteckblack 23days ago
disconection error
thanks komoney
"Even though there were four new Hazy cards added; Hazy Glory, Hazy Flame Mantikor, Hazy Flame Peryton and Hazy Flame Cerbereus, only that last one is really useful in Hazy Flame decks."
Peryton it's the best of all, by far, what a hasty analysis this one.
(sry for bad english)
<< Anonymous(M4RIO_)
Anonymous Reply
I agree
<< Anonymous(M4RIO_)
Anonymous 24days ago Reply
The new cards excel for f2p players who cant get high ur cards or dont want to wait for high ur cards by opening the same box. Hazy glory -> ( cons: wait a turn, pros: no need for tribute and can bring back a hazy from the grave i.e destroyed hazy sphinx)

HAzy Peryton -> (cons : low attack for a level 6 monster, pros: the initiation of a 3 summon monster burst as long as you have a firebeastwarr
Hazy deck with Beatdown skill is pretty sweet. The monsters are all 6* and you can summon two or three of them in a single turn for +600 or +900 attack. This tips the hazy manticore over 3000 for killing Blue Eyes more reliably than Beast Rising. A nice field spell like sorcerers spell wall helps too.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I did happen to play an Aroma vs Beatdown Hazy deck though and I came off better as Mia because Beatdown guy got cock and his attack was absolutely trounced by Reverse Trap. Had he not used Beatdown he would have killed me in one turn so it was a big mistake for him.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Cocky - that's a typo sorry!
<< Anonymous
Malefic Reply
Yup. Using Beatdown gives you more downside than Aroma Strategy as you cant see the exact card at the top deck. Also, thining deck using Sphinx + Aroma Strategy gives consistency to draw card you need
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 24days ago Reply
The whole point to beast rising is to increase your attack over your opponent as well as help you dodge attacks and traps like Wall of D
People are abusing the modded APK to see the top of the deck without aroma strategy for hazy flame decks. Konami needs to ban their ass.
<< Anonymous
Nemo Reply
Lmao they can still use aroma strategy though regardless it wont do anything plus with the modded apk they can see your field to (;
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
iguess lucky 100% ;)
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 29days ago Reply
What is modded APK?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 27days ago Reply
Android apps are stored as .apk files. These you can move onto a computer and modify, such as the example named here. That would then be a modded apk.
i dont have exchange soul, what should i replace?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Oh my... After a day at work, I'm tired, sorry. "There"
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Thank you
<< Anonymous(Derp)
Anonymous Reply
Mausoleum of the Emperor
<< Anonymous(Derp)
Zaikahal 28days ago Reply
Berlineth the Firestorm Vassal - Selection Box Vol. 01

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