"Heroic" (ヒロイック Hiroikku, written as ヒロイック in the anime) is an archetype of Warrior monsters used by Nistro in the Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL anime. They have effects that allow them to get stronger via original ATK. Their team symbol is a crimson Phoenix, which symbolizes the never-dying fighting spirit within this archetype's user Nistro. All members of this archetype are EARTH monsters, except for the following:

In the anime, "Heroic Challenger" and "Heroic Champion" are both archetypes. In the OCG, most of their support cards are changed to be support cards for all "Heroic" monsters.


Monster Origin
Heroic Challenger - Ambush Soldier Ambush
Heroic Challenger - Assault Halberd Halberd
Heroic Challenger - Clasp Sword Clasp knife
Heroic Challenger - Double Lance Lance
Heroic Challenger - Extra Sword Dual sword
Heroic Challenger - Night Watchman Cantera
Heroic Challenger - Spartan Spartan
Heroic Challenger - Swordshield Shield
Heroic Challenger - Thousand Blades Blade
Heroic Challenger - War Hammer War hammer
Heroic Champion - Excalibur Excalibur
Heroic Champion - Gandiva Gandiva
Heroic Champion - Kusanagi Kusanagi
Number 86: Heroic Champion - Rhongomyniad Rhongomyniad

Playing style

The "Heroic" archetype focus on battling, ranging from swarming the field with Monsters to gaining a burst of ATK. To finish off the opponent in a few turns.

As the deck has high offensive power, "Heroic Gift" can be used to gain draw power. With your opponent's regained LP can be easily cut off again.

Recommended cards

Recommended cards


  • As with all Special Summon based deck. This deck can be shut down by stopping or punishing Special Summons, like "Fossil Dyna Pachycephalo" or "Vanity's Emptiness"
  • This archetype is a battle oriented deck, so cards that stop or punish attacking like "Threatening Roar" will stop this deck.