Athena Burn Deck Guide | Duel Links

This is a guide for building an Athena Burn Deck in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links. Learn which cards are needed to build this Deck, how to play the Athena Burn, as well as counters, and more!

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This is a guide for building an Athena Burn Deck in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links. Learn which cards are needed to build this Deck, how to play the Athena Burn, as well as counters, and more!

Athena Burn Deck Information

Athena Burn Basic Information

Rating Core Card
One Kill
Core CardAthena


  • Can easily FTK your opponent.
  • Fun and amusing gameplay.
  • Combo is hard to disrupt.

Deck Concept

Athena Burn Decks use a set of very specific cards to execute a very intricate First-Turn-Kill strategy.

Tethys, Goddess of Light and Reload allow you to draw your entire Deck during your first turn, while Athena inflicts damage each time a Fairy monster is summoned. By using Fairy monsters that can sequentially summon each other, this Deck can grant you a quick and easy win.

Boxes and Structure Decks Needed

Box/Structure Deck Image Box/Structure Deck Name
Neo-Impact Neo-Impact
Burning Nova Burning Nova
Revolution Beginning Revolution Beginning
Blazing Rose Blazing Rose
Valhalla Calling Valhalla Calling
Aerial Assault Aerial Assault
Tornado of Phantoms Tornado of Phantoms
Masters of Shadow Masters of Shadow
Arena of Sanctuary Arena of Sanctuary
Gagaga XYZ Gagaga XYZ

Athena Burn Deck Build


Character Skill
Mokuba Kaiba (DSOD)Mokuba Kaiba (DSOD) See You Later!
Select 1 monster you control and who you are the original owner of. Return the selected monster to the hand. This Skill can only be used once per Duel.

Main Deck

Card Name Copies
HecatriceEnlarge Hecatrice x3
Tethys Goddess of LightEnlarge Tethys, Goddess of Light x3
D.D. SpriteEnlarge D.D. Sprite x3
Soul of Purity and LightEnlarge Soul of Purity and Light x2
Serenade the Melodious DivaEnlarge Serenade the Melodious Diva x1
Canon the Melodious DivaEnlarge Canon the Melodious Diva x1
Valkyrie SigrunEnlarge Valkyrie Sigrun x1
WataponEnlarge Watapon x1
Dark Rose FairyEnlarge Dark Rose Fairy x1
AthenaEnlarge Athena x1
ReloadEnlarge Reload x3
Valhalla Hall of the FallenEnlarge Valhalla, Hall of the Fallen x1

Extra Deck

Card Name Copies
Ancient Sacred WyvernEnlarge Ancient Sacred Wyvern x2
Mist Bird ClausolasEnlarge Mist Bird Clausolas x1
Angel of ZeraEnlarge Angel of Zera x1
Brionac Dragon of the Ice BarrierEnlarge Brionac, Dragon of the Ice Barrier x1
Fairy Cheer GirlEnlarge Fairy Cheer Girl x1
Gagaga CowboyEnlarge Gagaga Cowboy x1

Card Alternatives

Sonata the Melodious DivaSonata the Melodious Diva Soprano the Melodious SongstressSoprano the Melodious Songstress The Agent of Wisdom - MercuryThe Agent of Wisdom - Mercury
Master HyperionMaster Hyperion Schuberta the Melodious MaestraSchuberta the Melodious Maestra Magical MalletMagical Mallet

How to Play Athena Burn

Main Combo

Tethys Goddess of Light.png

1. Discard Hecatrice to add Valhalla, Hall of the Fallen to your hand, and activate it.
2. Special Summon Tethys, Goddess of Light with the effect of Valhalla, Hall of the Fallen, and activate Reload to draw cards.
3. Activate the effect of Tethys, Goddess of Light and continue to draw cards. When you draw Reload, activate it to continue drawing cards.
4. When you draw Watapon, Special Summon it and continue drawing more cards until you run out of cards in your Deck.
5. Tribute Tethys, Goddess of Light and Watapon to Special Summon Athena (You now inflict 300 damage when you summon a Fairy monster).
6. Summon your Fairy monsters in this order using their different effects:
  1. Valkyrie Sigrun
  2. D.D. Sprite
  3. Dark Rose Fairy
  4. (with its effect, send Serenade the Melodious Diva to the Graveyard)
  5. Mist Bird Clausolas
  6. D.D. Sprite
  7. Soul of Purity and Light
  8. Ancient Sacred Wyvern
  9. Soul of Purity and Light
  10. D.D. Sprite
  11. Angel of Zera
  12. Serenade the Melodious Diva
  13. (by sending Angel of Zera to the Graveyard with the effect of Athena)
  14. Canon the Melodious Diva
  15. Serenade the Melodious Diva
  16. (by returning it to the hand with See You Later! and Normal Summoning it)

After this, your opponent should only have 400 Life Points remaining.
7. Xyz Summon Gagaga Cowboy in Defense Position to inflict 400 damage to your opponent.

Counters for Athena Burn


  • Very unreliable and inconsistent.
  • Many cards may be difficult to collect.
  • May potentially be nerfed in the future.

Have more than 4000 Life Points

Because Athena Burn Decks only guarantee exactly 4000 damage with its combo, it is performed during the first turn so you have no opportunity to increase your Life Points beforehand. However, if you enter the Duel with a Skill that increases your starting Life Points, you can survive the first turn and easily take down your opponent.

Disrupt their Combo

It is very unlikely that you will have any cards available during the first turn of the Duel that can disrupt their combo once it has started. However, if you can negate even one of your opponent's effects, you can completely incapacitate them for the rest of the Duel.

Related Links

Deck Types

Control Beatdown Burn
Deck Destruction Special Victory

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