If a face-up "Fire King" monster you control is destroyed by a card effect (except during the Damage Step): You can Special Summon this card from your hand. If this card is destroyed and sent to the Graveyard: You can send 1 FIRE monster from your Deck to the Graveyard.
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.
3 is average.
5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - Mar. 1, 2013
Closing Structure week is Fire King Avatar Kirin.
Level 3, Fire, 1000 attack and 200 defense, we're
not winning many contests here, and we have a Beast
this time, which makes sense. If a face-up Fire
King Monster you control is destroyed, minus the
Damage Step, you can Special Summon this card from
your Hand. Special Summoning is still a good thing.
And we still are dependent on a card effect,
although either player can do so, as seems to be the
theme. Secondly, if destroyed and sent to the
Graveyard, no restriction as to how this time, you
can send a Fire Monster from your Deck to your
Graveyard. That may not seem like all that great an
effect, but it doesn't hurt. It gives you more
options, and can lead to other combos, or even
simply a Special Summon.
The last Fire King card that we have to review is
Fire King Avatar Kirin. The first effect of the Fire
King monsters to special summon themselves from the
hand is not an effect that will be used very often.
The main purpose of Kirin is to get your boss
monsters like Fire King High Avatar Garunix, Sacred
Phoenix of Nephthys, and Manticore of Darkness. With
Manticore of Darkness, you will get its effect so
special summon it in the end phase. Once you have
your monster in the graveyard, you can then bring it
to the field with Circle of the Fire Kings, Call of
the Haunted, or Monster Reborn.
The nice thing about Fire King Avatar Kirin is that
it only has to be destroyed and sent to the grave to
get it’s effect, so if you Solemn Warning or destroy
it in your hand, you will still get its effect. Fire
King Beast Yaksha will be very helpful in getting
Kirin’s effect, along with Sacred Phoenix, Manticore,
and Garunix while in your hand. With Foolish Burial
at one per deck, Avatar Kirin essentially gives you
4 Foolish Burials. With Kirin loading your graveyard
and Onslaught of the Fire Kings summing directly
from your deck, it is easy to search out your boss
monsters and wreak havoc on your opponent.
I do not know if anyone has discussed this yet, but
there is a nice little loop that you can easily use
to destroy all of the monsters on the field each and
every turn. All you need is a Fire King High Avatar
Garunix on the field and in the graveyard with
circle of the Fire Kings in hand. That may sound
difficult, but the deck is design to get your
powerful Garunix in the grave and onto the field, so
it is really a very easy thing to do. First use Fire
King Avatar Kirin, Phoenix Wing Wind Blast, or
Foolish Burial to get Garunix in the graveyard. Then
use Onslaught of the Fire Kings or use the effect of
Fire King Avatar Barong to search for Onslaught, to
bring out another Garunix. Then attack with the
first Fire King, activate Circle of the Fire Kings
to summon the other Garunix and attack again. Then
on each standby phase, the Garunix in your grave
will be special summoned to blow-up the field
leaving you with a big 2700 attack monster and an
open field. Any card you do not have for the loop,
you can search for with Fire King Avatar Barong or
get a Barong with Fire Formation – Tenki.
Fire Kings can definitely make a big splash in the
game and it will be the support cards like Fire King
Avatar Kirin that will make it consistent enough to
be top tier.
Fire King Avatar Kirin
If a face-up "Fire King" monster you control is
destroyed by a card effect (except during the Damage
Step): You can Special Summon this card from your
hand. If this card is destroyed and sent to the
Graveyard: You can send 1 FIRE monster from your
Deck to the Graveyard.
Fire King Avatar Kirin is the third (of currently
three) Fire King Monsters released as part of the
newest Structure Deck Onslaught of the Fire Kings.
Fire King Avatar Kirin has two effects like the rest
of his archetype, but unlike Fire King Avatar Barong
only 1 effect requires Fire Kings. His first effect
is the same as Fire King Avatar Barong and suffers
from the same problem as the other Fire Kings. His
second effect is better allowing you to dump any
FIRE monster into your grave. This can be a hand
effect especially if combined with cards like Circle
of the Fire Kings. Also he again only has 200 DEF so
Rekindling is an option with this card as well.
Overall while his stats aren’t as good as Fire King
Avatar Barong his second non Fire King effect makes
him a little more playable.