Vortex the Whirlwind | Deck and Rulings

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Vortex the Whirlwind

Vortex the Whirlwind
Monster TypeWinged Beast
Card typeSynchro / Effect
Card Effect TypeTrigger Effect
SupportsWinged Beast
Related to ArchetypesBlackwing


1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner Winged Beast-Type monsters
When this card is destroyed by battle and sent to the Graveyard, you can Special Summon 1 Level 4 or lower Winged Beast-Type monster from your Deck.

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  • Can special summon Winged-Beast monsters from your deck.


  • Can only activate effect when it is destroyed by battle and sent to graveyard.
  • Needs semi-specific Synchro materials to summon.
  • Effect may not be worth the summoning cost.


Summoning Options

Here are some Tuners that are able to special summon Winged-Beasts from your graveyard so that you can Synchro summon Vortex the Whirlwind easier. As of now Junk Synchron and Blizzard the Far North are only exclusive to character skills, so these skills are good for summoning Vortex the Whirlwind.

[Skill] descriptionUser
Mark of the Dragon - Head
At the beginning of the Duel, add 2 "Junk Synchron" to your deck and 1 "Stardust Dragon" to your Extra deck.
Yusei Fudo
Yusei Fudo
Mark of the Dragon - Tail
At the beginning of the Duel, add 2 "Blackwing - Blizzard the Far North" to your deck and 1 "Black-Winged Dragon" to your Extra deck.
Crow Hogan
Crow Hogan

Gladiator Beast

You can use Vortex the Whirlwind to special summon Winged-Beast type Gladiator Beast monsters from your deck. Their effects would not be activated because they were not special summoned by a Gladiator Beast monster. However searching them out and using them to attack can start your special summoning combo.




ActionsActivates from your Graveyard
Summoning categoriesSpecial Summons from your Deck


Can I use sonic shooter and influence dragon to summon because it wont let me
Not worth it for Blackwings but I want this for my Harpie deck as it's an easy summon and has WIND compatibility.
<< Anonymous
Sommer Reply
Uh... it's not a bug. Since they are ALWAYS treated as Harpie Lady (even in the DECK), they are also ALWAYS considered the same card. It's been like that for years.
<< Anonymous(TEZ)
Anything is possible Reply
I think Harpy Queen might be released soon in DL. And remember there are cards that are going to be released in duel links WAY BEFORE than in the TCG.
So we never know. Anything is possible.
<< Anonymous(Anything is possible)
Anonymous Reply
So far, the only cards in DL that are in the OCG but not in the TCG yet, are just extremely few random weak vanillas nobody care about.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Oh my gawd it's not a 🔥ing bug. 1,2,3 are always treated as Harpie lady. . . ALWAYS, meaning in the deck too. Rule of 3. Also why would you even want to run 2 or 3 they are not good, especially in this format.
Remember some real stupid dudes believed Dynatherium was "garbo", those players usually know absolutely NOTHING about the game, but yeah, they are the first coming here and start running their mouth to spout a lot of non sense.
It's quite a decent tech, maybe they are going to release Harpy Queen or the Field soon, y'know
<< Anonymous(Revan)
Anonymous Reply
Oh I see what you did there mate
<< Anonymous(Revan)
Anonymous Reply
Yea I think they are waiting for the new harpie cards to come to tcg so they can put them here.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I'm still waiting for all those new Relinquished/Cyber Dragon/AG supports to be made available to players in DL.
<< Anonymous(Revan)
Those fur hire, amazon and Masked hero haters don't know every card that allows you to special summon FROM THE DECK is good. NO WONDER WHY THEY NEVER WIN !!!
Every level 5+ monster, fusion, or synchro that needs to be destroyed by battle to activate its effect is garbage
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Every card that allows you to special summon FROM THE DECK is good.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Almost every deck in the current meta have some sort of destruction/banish effect, which won't trigger this card's effect and make this card really useless to summon. If you are able to create a level 5 synchro, just make another far more useful monster that doesn't have to wait until your opponent attacks it or 🔥 it to your opponent monster just to activate its effect.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Yeah, this card is literally a -2 (you sacrifice 3 monsters to get 1 monster from your deck).

This card is useless.
<< Anonymous
Kevin Reply
I like it as an extra tech that can be played in a Winged Beast deck. Like Harpies are a lot of level 4s, you can play a Changer Synchron tech with this to put a monster in defense when needed, and it gains the attack bonus from Harpies' Hunting Ground. Also, he allows you to be less afraid of running into stuff like Wall of Disruption or Mirror Wall.
How is this not a Blackwing?
It's even named similar to them.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
It’s a mist valley card at least in theme.
What people does not understand is that sometimes it's not about if the card is good enough or meta breaking or something like that...

It's a synchro that takes ups the level 5 spot for winged beasts decks, maybe they don't want to play Wayne or Chaser and this comes great for that decks. Even if they don't summon it often. Since it's in the extra deck it just gives other options.
This card is garbage for a UR shouldn't be higher than R
<< Anonymous
Ulle Reply
but dude it's a synchro monster! It's OP!!!
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Man you need to Synchro shokan this card
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Decent enough. In real-life this card came out way too late to make a difference. It being released this early in the synchro meta may make a difference.
Good if blackwing...
decent tech

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