Red Dragon Archfiend | Decks and Tips

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update 17/03/2020

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.

How to Get

PackAbsolute Inferno [UR]
Kings Resonance [UR]
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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
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 Reply
How about the chidori thing in duel links
<< Anonymous
Scarlet Devil Reply
How to fast summon RDA
<< Anonymous
ThreeTrollingTrolls Reply
Disable voice and summoning animation.
This should help to summon RDA faster.
<< Anonymous
Jack Wadimor Reply
Try these:

- Resonator engine + Wandering King Wildwind + Red Warg
- Level 3 tuners + Special summonable level 5 (Earth Armor Ninja, The Tricky, etc)
- Level 4 Trap Monsters + level 4 tuners with Balance Skill
- Hunder engine with Thunder tuner like Vylon Prism. Add Super Team Buddy for more Lolz.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
crimson resonator + wandering king wildwind = red rising > ss resonator from gy to field > red rising + resonator = RDA, from there you can proceed whether you want to summon hot RDA bane or red nova
Im received 6000 damage direct attack turn 4. he use hey trunade. Resonator moves then instead synchro red dragon archfiend, he chose Ra the winged of beast.

then my turn summon 6000 atk beater and he loses

#DuelReplay #DuelLinks
<< Anonymous(GhostBird)
Anonymous Reply
Why did you post it here, then?
I thought this is red dragon archfiend thread
<< Anonymous
GhostBird Reply
it is a habit !! proud defeat the decks recommended by devs
Is the pack the only place you can get it? I tried checking the tickets but no luck.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Because 1000 gems, meaning 20 packs, cant guarantee that you will that 1 card you need from main box. OR worse: Imagine that you need an ultra rare card from a main box 3 times. This means that you have to dig the same box 3 times! And trust me, if luck is not by your side, you will most likely spend WAY more than those 1000 gems for the structure deck.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
"Dude, it´s a game. Let him and everyone else use their Dream Tickets as they wish."

These forums are for helping people and protect them from making silly wastes that in the long run will make them get upset and abandon the game. Dream tickets should be spent REALLY wisely since they quite rare.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
True enough, but the guy who used one of his to get RDA didn´t seem very upset for having done so.

And the OP didn´t ask about how to spend their Dream tickets, just if there were more ways to obtain a copy of the dragon.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
You are correct.
How do I summon it I need a deck
<< Anonymous(Albundy)
Anonymous Reply
Any deck that can easily summon Level 8 Synchro can do it.

If you just want to summon it against NPC, you can try something like Trident Warrior + Delta Flyer, then use Delta Flyer's effect on Trident Warrior.
how play red supernova dragon in duel links??
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I dont think its been released yet
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Actually you can't, because it need at least 4 monster on the field
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Yup, until Xtra Zone is implemented in DL, Red Supernova is not summonable unless by special means. Such as Synchro Material etc. Cant think of any other method
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
They could still introduce a skill which lets you summon it. Something like "Send 3 Tuners from your field and/or hand to the GY whose total level equals 4 and target one Red Dragon Archfiend you control: Send it to the GY and Special Summon one Red Supernova Dragon from outside of your deck"
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

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