Hazy Flame

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Hazy Flame
"Hazy Flame Sphynx"
Japanese
  • 陽炎獣ヘイズビースト
  • 陽炎獣 (base)
  • ヘイズビースト (ruby)
  • Heizu Bīsuto (romanized)
  • Haze Beast (translated)
French
  • Flamme Chimérique
  • Chimeric Flame (translated)
German
  • Trübe Flamme
  • Turbid Flame (translated)
Italian
  • Fiamma Chimerica
  • Chimeric Flame (translated)
Korean
  • 헤이즈비스트
  • Heijeubiseuteu (romanized)
  • Haze-Beast (translated)
Portuguese
  • Chama Nebulosa
  • Nebulous Flame (translated)
Spanish
  • Llama Quimérica
  • Chimeric Flame (translated)
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"Hazy Flame", known as "Haze Beast" (陽炎獣ヘイズビースト Heizu Bīsuto) in the OCG, is an archetype of Level/Rank 6 FIRE monsters, as well as a sub-archetype of the "Hazy" archetype. They premiered in Jump Festa 2012 - Promotion Pack A, with further support in Cosmo Blazer and Primal Origin.

Design[edit]

"Hazy Flame" monsters resemble fiery versions of various mythical creatures.

Members[edit]

Hazy Flame Mythical creature Mythology
Basiltrice Basilisk / Cockatrice Bestiary
Hyppogrif Hippogriff
Mantikor Manticore / Myrmecoleon Persian / Bestiary
Cerbereus Cerberus Greek
Hydra Hydra
Sphynx Sphinx
Griffin Griffin Heraldry
Peryton Peryton Folklore

Playing style[edit]

A standard "Hazy Flame" Deck mainly focuses on setting up Xyz Summons and has a relatively broad variety of effects that range from searching ("Hazy Flame Cerbereus") to swarming ("Hazy Flame Peryton"); the main goal is to set up the Xyz Summon of their ace monster, "Hazy Flame Basiltrice". It gains additional effects depending on the number of Xyz Materials attached to it, and can be Xyz Summoned with the aid of cards like "Hazy Flame Hydra" and "Hazy Pillar", and if successfully Summoned using 5 Level 6 FIRE monsters, it reaches a hefty 3500 ATK and cannot be targeted by the opponent's effects or be destroyed by any effect. This makes it difficult to overcome in battle, and the only card effects that can eliminate it are situational or archetype-restricted ones that do not target or destroy it: examples include "Black Sonic", "Neo-Spacian Grand Mole", "Stellarknight Triverr", "Lava Golem", "Super Polymerization", "Gishki Zielgigas", "Orea, the Sylvan High Arbiter" etc. However, it can still be destroyed by battle.

The advent of Pendulum Summoning may help them to swarm the field quickly (except for "Hazy Flame Peryton", which has a Special Summon restriction), allowing the player to Summon up to 5 "Hazy Flame" monsters at once and have quick access to Xyz Summons.

Some other cards that can help a "Hazy Flame" Deck include:

Weaknesses[edit]

Due to the variety of abilities, immunity against targeting effects and the fact that the main objective is to Xyz Summon Rank 6 monsters, virtually there is not a wide range of options of cards that can totally shut a "Hazy Flame" Deck down. However, cards that forbid or restrict Special Summons, such as "Vanity's Emptiness", "El Shaddoll Winda" etc., can prevent them from swarming the field. Effects that restrict based on Level or Attribute, such as "Tualatin" and "Stygian Dirge", can also mean trouble to a dedicated "Hazy Flame" Deck. If a player Xyz Summons "Basiltrice" with 3 or less Xyz Materials, it is also vulnerable to "Xyz Encore", "Compulsory Evacuation Device", etc.; as their strategy of swarming the field in order to Summon their ace monster is resource-intensive (i.e. "Peryton" must send itself and another FIRE monster to the Graveyard to Special Summon 2 monsters; "Sphynx" mills the top card of the Deck), losing "Basilitrice" to a card effect or having its Summon negated is a heavy punishment in terms of card advantage. negating the Xyz Summon also works. Finally, getting "Hazy Pillar" or "Hazy Glory" destroyed prematurely (especially by the splashable "Mystical Space Typhoon") can severely slow the player down.

Recommended cards[edit]