Red Dragon Archfiend | Decks and Tips

This page notes details of Red Dragon Archfiend (DARK/Dragon/Synchro Monster/Effect Monster) : decks, tips, effect and rulings. Learn and enjoy playing Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links!
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Red Dragon Archfiend

Red Dragon Archfiend
Monster TypeDragon
Card typeSynchro / Effect
Card Effect TypeTrigger Effect / Condition


1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner monsters
After damage calculation, if this card attacks a Defense Position monster your opponent controls: Destroy all Defense Position monsters your opponent controls. During your End Phase: Destroy all other monsters you control that did not declare an attack this turn. This card must be face-up on the field to activate and to resolve this effect.

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  • Destroys all defense position monsters your opponent controls.
  • Good stats.


  • Destroys monsters you control that did not attack.
  • No protection effect.


Change to defense

Red Archfiend Dragon has the effect of destroying all defense position monsters your opponent controls when he attacks a defense position monster. To make full use of this effect use cards that change your opponent's battle position. Windstorm of Etaqua and Curse of Anubis are the most effective since they are able to change multiple monsters to defense position. Although make sure you activate Curse of Anubis before summoning Red Dragon Archfiend so that he does not get changed to defense position himself.

Alternate forms

Here are some upgraded versions of Red Dragon Archfiend which require him and a specific support card to summon a more powerful version of himself. There are also skills that support the summoning of these upgraded forms that work with decks specifically made to bring them out

[Skill] descriptionUser
Assault Exchange
Shuffle 1 "/Assault Mode" card from your hand into the Deck. Add 1 "Assault Mode Activate" from your deck to your hand, This skill can be used once per turn.
Jack Atlas
Jack Atlas
Majestic Light
Shuffle 1 Tuner monster from your hand into your deck to summon Majestic Dragon from your deck. This skill can be used once per turn.
Jack Atlas
Jack Atlas

Effect Destruction

The effect of destroying your own monsters could be used to your advantage. Sacred Phoenix of Nephytys will revive itself after being destroyed and clear the board of all Spell/Trap cards. Yubel monsters will summon their next form upon being destroyed. And finally archetypes like Fire Kings have a number of effects that benefit them when destroyed by card effects.





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They should add scarlight red dragon archfiend
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Scarlight is too OP for current DL. Maybe wait until the Arc-V (or at least late Zexal) level of power creep first.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous. Reply
Agreed. I like scarlight better, but I think it's probably gonna be a while before they do.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
My thing is, I don’t think they’ll add anything past Zexal bc in a game where you only have three monster slots and spell/trap slots, arc-v is going to be a little tough to pull off given the limited space. If they updated it to have all five slots, and 40 card min. decks, then arc-v would be sensible. If they did duel gen but in duel links I think it would be a better game in general
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 8days ago Reply
How about the chidori thing in duel links
how play red supernova dragon in duel links??
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 28days ago Reply
I dont think its been released yet
red pilled
Darklord killer my favourite synchro in my blue eyes invoked deck
darklord counter
old card, wont get used but not for the reasons you think.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
tell me
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Oh you'll find out, 'cause I'm about to summon it
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Oh it's definitely for the reason anyone think of : it has a terrible effect.

That's the reason too in OCG/TCG. Nobody use this card unless they play Scar-Red Nova, and even then, this card is only used as material fodder.

Not much players play Defense Position monsters even back then in 5Ds era, and destroying your own Defense Position monsters when you do control them, is usually a bad idea.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
It's even worse than that, RDA's end phase effect also destroys even attack position monsters that does not attack that turn.

No wonder no one wants to use RDA.
Woah stop. No one can get all these card except playing duel links for days and not having sleep
Nice animation
my favorite card, i got so happy the day i got it
Here's my very fun recipe (Wayne is a must-have synchro imo).
You can also try to improve it in an OTK style based on 2 Lineage of destruction and 2 RDArchfiend.

Please post your versions here
<< Anonymous(BasedRishido)
Anonymous Reply
Wow, the Fiend Mega Cyber.
Good one
Valle the link to absolute inferno on this page is incorrect, it leads to the Ancient Gear structure deck.

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