Axel plays a "Volcanic" Burn Deck in the anime, utilizing a combination of the "Volcanic" and "Blaze Accelerator" archetype to inflict effect damage while defending himself with various defensive Trap Cards.
In the manga, Axel plays an Electro Deck, utilizing militaristic machine monsters.
The concept of Axel's "Volcanic" Burn Deck is derived from the similarity between the words "Volcanic" and "Vulcan". With his "Blaze Accelerator" cards, Axel is able to repetitively launch his "Volcanic" monsters at his opponent's field to destroy their monsters, though the often used "Volcanic Shell" and "Volcanic Scattershot" also possess built-in abilities that simulate the action of reloading a weapon, bringing more copies of the same cards to his hand when certain conditions are met. His signature card, "Volcanic Doomfire", brings together a devastating combination of field destruction and effect damage capabilities.
| Trueman || 169 || Lose
In the Darkness arc, Axel continues to play a "Volcanic" Burn Deck, debuting new Spell and Trap Cards. He again launches cards from his Duel Disk, this time to defend Jaden from Honest and later uses it against Trueman, who disguised himself as Axel's father.
Axel plays an Electro Deck, focusing on militaristic Machine-Type monsters with electrical properties as well as his Legendary Planet, "The Blazing Mars".
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- ↑ This card is fired out of his Duel Disk during episode 129.
- ↑ This card is fired out of his Duel Disk during episode 141.
- ↑ This card is used to save Syrus Truesdale from the Dark World Army during episode 136.
- ↑ This card is Set during episode 109, but is not activated.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Multiple copies of this card is fired out of his Duel Disk in episode 160 at Honest.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 This card is Set during episode 169, but is destroyed via the effect of Trueman's "The Unselected One".