In EUV lithography, the short wavelength and residual mirror surface roughness increase the flare levels across the slit. As a key research point, the flares of different exposure fields are carefully discussed by numerical simulation. To ensure the effectiveness and practicability of our simulations, the test patterns are generated according to the general design rules for 7nm technology node. The NILS, process variation band (PVB) and MEEFs from mask optimizations and source mask optimizations (SMO) results are compared. From the comparisons, the constant flare has a greater influence on NILS and PVB than that on MEEF. In contrast, the flare map caused more reduction on the MEEF values.