"Burning Skull" (バーニング・スカル Bāningu Sukaru) is a series of Zombie- Type monsters used by Hunter Pace in the anime. They were released in as Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's promotional cards with . Thematically, they resemble Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Wheelie Breakers Ghost Rider.
A "Burning Skull" Deck features a combination of
swarm and burn tactics. The most obvious of combos available is the combined effects of " Skull Flame" and " Burning Skull Head" (the former can Special Summon the latter, which then inflicts damage to the opponent). This can lead up to the Special Summon of the series' trump monster, " Supersonic Skull Flame". Zombie and FIRE support cards include " UFO Turtle", " Pyramid Turtle", " Ultimate Baseball Kid", " Blazing Hiita" and " Flame Spirit Ignis", all of which which work in conjunction with this series.
Skull Conductor" works well with this Deck, as it allows you to Summon two Zombie-Type monsters whose total ATK equals 2000 by sending it from your hand to the Graveyard. You can Summon two " Burning Skull Head" using this effect, although it is a bit unlikely that you draw all three of those.
Though this series can be effective against both
Stall and Beatdown, it can be halted by anti- swarm and Burn Decks that feature " Prime Material Dragon" or the anti- Special Summon " Thunder King Rai-Oh" as a key card. Also, Decks built around removing cards from play can be a problem if they remove needed cards from the Graveyard. " D.D.R. - Different Dimension Reincarnation" or " Imperial Iron Wall" can counter this, though the latter can be a problem for Summoning " Supersonic Skull Flame" during the Duel.