Theban Nightmare | Decks and Tips

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Theban Nightmare

Theban Nightmare
Monster TypeFiend
Card typeEffect
Card Effect TypeContinuous Effect


While you have no cards in your hand nor in your Spell & Trap Zones, this card gains 1500 ATK.

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PackValkyrie's Rage [N]
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  • Potential 3000 ATK as a 4-starred monster.


  • The effect has a heavy requirement.
  • It is played as a last resort card when you dead draw this card which is very situational.

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Stat changesThis card gains ATK

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Doesn't work. There are absolutely no spell or trap cards on the field or my hand and this effect doesn't work.
<< Anonymous(Leviathan)
Anonymous Reply
You must have no cards in your hand, including monster cards.

Check my youtube video on Theban with 4500atk
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply

Check my youtube video on Theban with 4500atk
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Youtube at way better
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
cool, ty
Fiend but LIGHT. Hmm... Opposite of Darklord, fairy but DARK. Konami should make archetype like Theban Nightmare, lots of LIGHT fiend monster
<< Anonymous(Candend)
Anonymous Reply
......That already exist. Fableds (not The Fableds, which are separate group) are all LIGHT Fiends.
Good card for Kalin Kessler
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
This card also asks you to have no backrow.

Infernity doesn't want that. At all.
reverse trap say hello!!
Little tips:
you may use cards that discard/send card from your hand, and use spells/traps that used once or has cost to continue the activation.

Following monsters that may help:
1. Trance archfiend
2. Monsters that has discard to activate their effects
3. Monsters that has "no cards in hand" effect to activate/maximize their effects
4. Monsters that has "no spell and traps on your side of the field" to activate/maximize their effects

Following example of spells & traps that may be used:
mirror wall, divine wrath, rising energy, judgment anubis, half shut, etaqua, enemy controller, typhoon*, riryoku, regretful rebirth, limit pulse, etc (im sure you know more what suit the most for your theban deck).
Its better not to use much equip and continous spells/traps that has no cost to control the activation (such as mirror wall). So you can substitute metalmorph, wonder balloon, etc with anything else.

I will update this post if there's new combo with theban. I kindly thanks anyone who respond to my post, for any combo we could use further.
<< Anonymous(ØRCA)
WolfKingFist Reply
I use common charity and A feint plan.
<< Anonymous(ØRCA)
Cherp Reply
Just use localized tornado
Did not work
Balloons + Storm + Theban = holy 🔥
<< Anonymous
dead meme Reply
+ burn equals easy platinum
Use ishizu ability to not draw cards in your drawphase.

And use burn deck normal
It doesn't work for me. I have no idea why. I've tried on multiple occasions with no traps or spells in my hand or on my side of the field.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
It doesn't work for me. I have no idea why. I've tried on multiple occasions with no traps or spells in my hand or on my side of the field.
Could use this vs the vagabond on the 1 card challenge.

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