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Nordic Beast
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Dragan, (back, center), with "Guldfaxe of the Nordic Beasts", (left) "Tanngnjostr of the Nordic Beasts" and (right) "Tanngrisnir of the Nordic Beasts".
Japanese

  • (きょく)(せい)(じゅう)
  • 極星獣 (kanji)
  • きょくせいじゅう (furigana)
  • Kyokuseijū (rōmaji)
  • Polar Star Beast (translated)

French

  • Bête Nordique

German

  • Nordisches Ungeheuer

Italian

  • Bestie Nordic

Korean

  • 극성수
  • Geukseongsu (romanized)
  • Polar Star Beast (translated)

Portuguese

  • Besta Nórdica

Spanish

  • Bestia Nórdica


Sets

Anime appearances


"Nordic Beast", known as "Polar Star Beast" ((きょく)(せい)(じゅう) Kyokuseijū) in Japan, is a sub-archetype of the "Nordic" archetype, consisting of Beast-Type monsters that monsters are used by Dragan in the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's anime. It is the largest "Nordic" sub-archetype. Most of the effects of the "Nordic Beasts" have something to do with Special Summoning like "Tanngrisnir of the Nordic Beasts" in which can Special Summon Tokens; "Tanngnjóstr of the Nordic Beasts" which Special Summons the other "Nordics", while "Guldfaxe of the Nordic Beasts" can be Special Summoned if you control no monsters and your opponent controls a Synchro Monster. However, unlike its partners, "Garmr of the Nordic Beasts" has a Bouncing effect that returns monsters to the hand.

The "Nordic Beasts" are connected to the Norse Mythology God "Thor". The two tokens Summoned by "Tanngrisnir" are "Tanngnjóstr" and "Tanngrisnir" himself; those beasts are the two goats that pull Thor's chariot. "Gullfaxi" is a sacred horse in Norse Mythology ; Thor gave it to his son Magni as a reward for helping him in a fight against the Giants. "Garm" is a dog associated to Ragnarok, and it guards the Underworld.

Nordic Beast Card Origin
Garmr of the Nordic Beasts Garmr
Guldfaxe of the Nordic Beasts Gullfaxi
Tanngnjostr of the Nordic Beasts Tanngnjóstr
Tanngrisnir of the Nordic Beasts Tanngrisnir

Play Style

The focus of a "Nordic Beasts" Deck is to Synchro Summon its best monster, "Thor, Lord of the Aesir". As such, the Deck focuses on quickly Summoning a combination of non-Tuner monsters so that their combined Levels equal 6, then Summoning "Guldfaxe of the Nordic Beasts" to Synchro Summon. As such, a large amount of Level 3 Monsters that can easily be Special Summoned are used, such as "Monoceros". In addition, a combination of Level 4 and Level 2 monsters can be used.

Since the "Nordic Beasts" are Beasts, other Beast support is recommended, such as "Super-Nimble Mega Hamster", which can search most of the "Nordic Beasts" and "Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter" ("Super-Nimble Mega Hamster" and "Ryko" have a combined Level of 6). "Giant Rat" can also be used to search for "Nordic Beasts", as most of the "Nordic Beasts" are also EARTH. "Summoner Monk" can search "Guldfaxe".

If only Beast monsters are used, "Naturia Pineapple" can be used as a Level 2 monster that quickly can be Summoned to the field, or "Solidarity" to boost your monsters' ATK, except for "Thor". However, these two cards cannot be used together.

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