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Blackwing Synchro: deck recipe [Dec 2019 Updated]

Duel Links Blackwing Synchro deck, Blackwing Synchro in the current meta, how to use.
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Overview

“Blackwing” is an archetype of mostly DARK Winged Beast monsters whose main strategy revolves around swarming the field and Synchro Summoning.

Aerial Assault, the 24th Main Box, has brought this archetype exactly what it needed and it just didn’t stop there. Now, thanks to Blackwing - Simoon the Poison Wind, Blackwings are incredibly consistent and a force to be reckoned with.

Example Deck

Into the Void Version [Post-Banlist]

Blackwing - Simoon the Poison WindBlackwing - Simoon the Poison WindBlackwing - Simoon the Poison WindBlackwing - Bora the SpearBlackwing - Bora the SpearBlackwing - Zephyros the Elite
Blackwing - Gale the WhirlwindBlackwing - Gale the WhirlwindBlackwing - Steam the CloakBlackwing - Oroshi the SquallBlack WhirlwindBlack Whirlwind
Black WhirlwindInto the VoidInto the VoidInto the VoidHey, Trunade!Blackbird Close
Blackbird CloseDelta Crow - Anti Reverse----
Black-Winged DragonRed Dragon ArchfiendAssault Blackwing - Chidori the Rain SprinklingAssault Blackwing - Raikiri the Rain ShowerBlackwing Tamer - Obsidian Hawk JoeBlackwing Tamer - Obsidian Hawk Joe

How to Use

Blackwing - Simoon the Poison Wind & Black Whirlwind

If you control no monsters and you have Blackwing - Simoon the Poison Wind in your hand, you can banish another “Blackwing” monster from your hand to place 1 Black Whirlwind face-up in your Spell & Trap Zone directly from your Deck and then either send Simoon to the Graveyard or Normal Summon it without Tributing.

Blackwings have always been pretty underwhelming whenever Black Whirlwind was not available, but, thanks to Aerial Assault, they now have a way to search it that also gets around Legendary Six Samurai - Shi En and Silent Magician.

Upon being Normal Summoned, Simoon will trigger Black Whirlwind, allowing you to add 1 “Blackwing” monster with less than 1600 ATK from your Deck to your hand, or, if you are playing Harpies’ Hunting Ground or Peak Performance, one with less than 1800 ATK. If you already have Black Whirlwind in your hand, remember to activate it before using Simoon’s effect to search twice.

If you activate Simoon’s effect, you can only Special Summon from the Extra Deck DARK monsters for the rest of the turn, which is surprisingly not that limiting.

During the End Phase, the Black Whirlwind that was placed on the field by Simoon’s effect is sent to the GY and you take 1000 damage, but you can actually prevent this from happening by returning the Continuous Spell to your hand via Blackwing - Zephyros the Elite’s effect.

Blackwing - Steam the Cloak

Blackwing - Steam the Cloak is a Level 3 Tuner that, once per Duel, you can Special Summon from the Graveyard by Tributing any monster. Additionally, if Steam is face-up and it leaves it the field, it Special Summons a "Steam Token".

  • Activate Simoon’s effect, place 1 Black Whirlwind in your Spell & Trap Zone from your Deck, Normal Summon Simoon, search Steam via Black Whirlwind, Normal Summon Steam, search Blackwing - Oroshi the Squall, Special Summon Blackwing - Bora the Spear, use Steam and Bora to Synchro Summon Assault Blackwing - Raikiri the Rain Shower or Assault Blackwing - Chidori the Rain Sprinkling.

Assault Blackwing - Raikiri the Rain Shower

If Assault Blackwing - Raikiri the Rain Shower is Synchro Summoned using a “Blackwing” monster as Material, it is treated as a Tuner while it’s face-up on the field. Additionally, once per turn, Raikiri allows you to target and destroy cards your opponent controls up to the number of other “Blackwing” monsters you control.

  • 1.Activate Blackwing - Simoon the Poison Wind’s effect, place 1 Black Whirlwind in your Spell & Trap Zone from your Deck.

  • 2.Normal Summon Simoon, search Blackwing - Steam the Cloak via Black Whirlwind, Normal Summon Steam, search Blackwing - Oroshi the Squall

  • 3.Special Summon Blackwing - Bora the Spear (or Blackwing - Kris the Crack of Dawn) from your hand, use Steam and Bora (or Kris) to Synchro Summon Assault Blackwing - Raikiri the Rain Shower, destroy a card on your opponent’s side of the field using Raikiri’s effect

  • 4.use Raikiri and the Token Summoned by Steam to Synchro Summon Black-Winged Dragon or Red Dragon Archfiend, Special Summon Oroshi, use Oroshi, and Simoon to Synchro Summon Blackwing Tamer - Obsidian Hawk Joe, use Hawk Joe’s effect to Special Summon Raikiri from your Graveyard, activate Raikiri’s effect one more time.

All you need in order to get to this point is Blackwing - Simoon the Poison Wind, a “Blackwing” monster to banish from your hand, Blackwing - Bora the Spear or just a Black Whirlwind. If you activate Black Whirlwind before using Simoon’s effect, you are going to be able to search Blackwing - Steam the Cloak and Bora when Simoon is Normal Summoned by its own effect.

Assault Blackwing - Chidori the Rain Sprinkling

It Assault Blackwing - Chidori the Rain Sprinkling is Synchro Summoned using a “Blackwing” monster as Material, just like Raikiri, it is treated as a Tuner while it’s face-up on the field.

Chidori gains 300 ATK for each “Blackwing” monster in your Graveyard and, when it’s destroyed by battle or card effect and sent to the GY, it allows you to target another Winged Beast Synchro in your GY and Special Summon it.

Chidori has the potential to reach pretty high numbers when it comes to its ATK, giving it the ability to deal with monsters that Raikiri cannot destroy, and the floating effect makes it the perfect monster to fall back on when you are sure that your opponent has removal available.

Blackwing Tamer - Obsidian Hawk Joe

Blackwing Tamer - Obsidian Hawk Joe is what allows this deck to set up those ridiculous boards early on. Hawk Hoe enables quick OTKs, but it also notably increases this deck’s ability to recover.

Blackbird Close & Black-Winged Dragon

Black-Winged Dragon is NOT a “Blackwing” monster, so why should you play it? Because of Blackbird Close. When a monster your opponent controls activates its effect, by sending a face-up “Blackwing” monster you control to the Graveyard, Blackbird Close allows you to negate the activation of that effect and then destroy that monster.

If the opponent’s monster is destroyed, Blackbird Close allows you to Special Summon 1 Black-Winged Dragon from your Extra Deck, making up for the monster you Tributed in order to activate it.

Blackbird Close would be way too slow and not actually worth running if it wasn’t for the fact that, if you control a “Blackwing” Synchro Monster or a Black-Winged Dragon, you can activate from your hand.

Additional Notes

Skills

[Skill] descriptionUser
Harpie's Hunting Ground
Begin the Duel with the Field Spell "Harpies' Hunting Ground" activated.
Mai Valentine
Mai Valentine
[Skill] descriptionUser
Peak Performance
Begins Duel with the Field Spell "Mountain" activated.
Seto Kaiba
Seto Kaiba

Increasing the ATK of your “Blackwing” monsters by 200 allows you to search Blackwing - Bora the Spear via Black Whirlwind by Normal Summoning Blackwing - Simoon the Poison Wind. It essentially gives you a wider variety of monsters to choose from whenever you are searching while also obviously increasing the offensive value of your monsters.

Matchups

Invoker Matchup [Neutral]

Blackbird Close can negate Aleister the Invoker’s effect, preventing your opponent from searching Invocation and thus from Summoning Invoked Cocytus, Invoked Magellanica, and Invoked Purgatrio. Now, you are not always going to have Blackbird Close available, but it’s not like you have no way of dealing with any of the “Invoked” Fusion Monsters, unless we are talking about Cocytus.

Play carefully if you are on the play: Summon your monsters in Defense Position to avoid being OTKed by a Concentrating Current. Lava Golem can be sort of an issue, but you can always recover your board with relative ease thanks to Blackwing Tamer - Obsidian Hawk Joe.

Darklord Matchup [Favorable]

The Sanctified Darklord can be used to negate the effects of Assault Blackwing - Raikiri, preventing you from destroying your opponent’s monsters, but you can either preemptively bounce the Trap Card with Hey, Trunade! before doing anything else, or, if it’s in the Graveyard and they simply plan to apply its effect via Darklord Ixchel, you can use Blackbird Close to prevent it. Additionally, Red Dragon Archfiend can get rid of Ixchel, Darklord Superbia and any other monster your opponent might have Summoned in Defense Position at once, opening the way for your other monsters.

Ritual Beast Matchup [Favorable]

Assuming you are on the play, Blackbird Close can negate Spiritual Beast Cannahawk’s effect, destroying it and basically preventing your opponent from Summoning anything from their Extra Deck. You can also use your Counter Trap to disable your opponent’s primary ways of dealing with high ATK monsters (Spiritual Beast Pettlephin and Destiny HERO - Plasma) or to negate the effect of a “Spiritual Beast” Fusion Monster.

Fortune Lady Matchups [Favorable]

Hey, Trunade! your opponent’s backrow away, destroy Fortune Lady Every or any other Synchro Monster your opponent might have Summoned with Raikiri’s effect. Strong backrow can be an issue if you have no way of getting rid of it, but you should generally be able to overwhelm your opponent by swarming the field with multiple Synchro Monsters.

Comments

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Anonymous 3days ago
Where the f*** is full armor master???
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 3days ago Reply
We don't even have Armor Master yet and you already want Full Armor Master to be in???
F2P
any tip?
<< Anonymous(F2P)
Anonymous Reply
What a great deck.
<< Anonymous(F2P)
Anonymous 22days ago Reply
Any reason to run 2 simoon and 2 black whirlwind instead of 3 ? Blackwing is known for its consistency.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 8days ago Reply
He prob just didnt have a 3rd copy of either yet
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 8days ago Reply
Well then, the tip would be "Get the third copy already"
no limits coming
Best thing is that it won't be limited at all because it's not broken.

Great deck.
<< Anonymous(no limits coming)
Anonymous Reply
Lol, they already have a card limited.
<< Anonymous
Brett London Reply
IT DID ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to this deck.
Ban lists are completely harmless most of the times, it's been that way during more than 1 year.
<< Anonymous(no limits coming)
Anonymous Reply
One of the most balanced decks in the game, actually.
<< Anonymous(no limits coming)
Anonymous 12days ago Reply
Obviously, it's not broken. This deck is pretty much counterable.
Anonymous 12days ago
How many tuners should I use in a Blackwing deck? Is 5 a good number?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 12days ago Reply
Also there are 13 monsters total.
Anonymous 12days ago
I have 2 Simoons and 3 Black Whirlwinds with 3 of all the other Blackwing cards (Bora, Gale, Shura and all the Rs/Ns). Should I get a third Simoon or would 2 Simoons be good enough with 3 Black Whirlwinds?
Anonymous 26days ago
Anyone got a F2P deck list with only 1 run-through of the box?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 24days ago Reply
You can still get away with 1 Simoon and 1 Gale, but you must at least have 2-3 Black Whirlwind which is UR from a different box.

So, I'm afraid no.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 24days ago Reply
This deck is still f2p even tho you run the box 3 times.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 24days ago Reply
If you use a new account, then yes, it's F2P.
Resonator enthusiast
I have also put cursed seal of the forbidden spell to deal with invocation or elemental palace once and for all
Josh
Thanks to Duel Carnival, I built this awesome deck.
<< Anonymous(Josh)
Anonymous Reply
congrats bro
Anonymous
Op as hell and should be nerfed.
Anonymous
I saw on the previous version of this page a Deck recipe that made use of Crow’s “Blackwing Rising” skill and, for whatever reason, included Red Dragon Archfiend. Anyone able to provide that recipe? I forgot to screenshot it before the page was updated cause I didn’t think it would be.
Anonymous
I love blackwings
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
lol huge atk
Anonymous
hmm, this one can give the deck the defense they need
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
kalut is strong but if we get honest neos before it there's a problem there.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Maxx c would suck in duel links playing against black wings cuz you would for sure deck out
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
amazing.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Hmm, quite a good card.

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