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Blackwing Synchro: deck recipe

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Overview

“Blackwing” is an archetype of mostly DARK Winged Beast-Type monsters that focus on swarming the field to then Special Summon powerful Synchro monsters.

If you had high hopes for this archetype, you were probably left disappointed by the contents of Blackstorm Rising: Blackwings were given the tools to swarm the field, but, as of right now, they severely lack options when it comes to the Extra Deck.

Example Deck

Sphere KuribohSphere KuribohSphere KuribohBlackwing - Bora the SpearBlackwing - Bora the SpearBlackwing - Bora the Spear
Blackwing - Shura the Blue FlameBlackwing - Shura the Blue FlameBlackwing - Shura the Blue FlameBlackwing - Harmattan the DustBlackwing - Harmattan the DustBlackwing - Harmattan the Dust
Black WhirlwindBlack WhirlwindBlack WhirlwindEnemy ControllerEnemy ControllerPaleozoic Canadia
Paleozoic CanadiaPaleozoic Canadia----
Blackwing Armed WingBlackwing Armed WingStardust DragonBlackwing - Silverwind the AscendantGravity Warrior-

Set Skill

[Skill] descriptionUser
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

How to Use

Black Whirlwind

Black Whirlwind allows you to continuously replenish your resources by adding “Blackwing” monsters from your Deck to your hand every time a “Blackwing” monster is Normal Summoned to your side of the field.

You can only add to your hand a monster with less ATK than the one you have Normal Summoned with this effect, which means that Blackwing - Harmattan the Dust is essentially the only one you don’t want to start with.

If you add Blackwing - Bora the Spear or Harmattan the Dust to your hand with Blackwing Whirlwind’s effect, you will be able to Special Summon them from your hand right away thanks to their effects.

While it’s entirely possible to play this deck without this Continuous Spell, it is definitely a card you want to have multiple copies of: you are forced to run a minimum of 22 cards because of Mark of the Dragon - Tail, so something like Blackwing Whirlwind that is able to progressively thin your Deck is obviously going to help you out.

Blackwing - Shura the Blue Flame

When Blackwing - Shura the Blue Flame destroys an opponent’s monster by battle and sends it to the Graveyard, you can Special Summon Blackwing - Harmattan the Dust from your Deck, but its effects will be negated.

There are a couple cards you could include in your deck in order to take advantage of Shura the Blue Flame’s effect, but with the limited amount of Synchros we have available and no Main Phase 2, it will mostly not be worth it.

If you Normal Summon Shura the Blue Flame while Whirlwind is active, you will be able to add any of the other “Blackwing” monsters to your hand.

Blackwing - Bora the Spear

Bora the Spear is able to inflict piercing damage to your opponent, it has just enough ATK to get over any of the Level 4 “Destiny HERO” monsters and its effect also allows you to Special Summon it from your hand as long as you control another “Blackwing” monster.

Blackwing - Blizzard the Far North (Skill)

Blackwing - Blizzard the Far North is a great Tuner that, when Normal Summoned, is able Special Summon a Level 4 or lower “Blackwing” monster from your Graveyard in Defense Position.

You can add Blizzard the Far North to your hand with Black Whirlwind by Normal Summoning Blackwing - Shura the Blue Flame or Blackwing - Bora the Spear and then, if they end up being destroyed, you can Special Summon them from the Graveyard and go into a Level 6 Synchro such as Blackwing Armed Wing or Gravity Warrior.

Blackwing - Harmattan the Dust

Just like Blackwing - Bora the Spear, Harmattan the Dust can be Special Summoned from your hand if you control a face-up “Blackwing” monster with a different name, it’s a Level 2, which makes it very versatile when it comes to Synchro Summoning, and it is pretty much needed if you want to Summon Blackwing - Silverwind the Ascendant Consistently.

You can add Harmattan the Dust to your hand with Whirlwind by Normal Summon Blackwing - Blizzard the Far North, Special Summon Bora the Spear or Shura the Black Flame from the Graveyard and then Special Summon Harmattan the Dust from your hand to go into a Level 8 Synchro.

When Harmattan the Dust is Normal or Special Summoned, it allows to increase its Level by the Level of another “Blackwing” monster you control.

You can use this effect to make Harmattan the Dust a Level 4 monster and then Special Summon Blackwing Armed Wing using Blizzard the Far North or make it a Level 6 by targeting Bora the Spear or Blackwing - Shura the Blue Flame and then Special Summon Stardust Dragon using, once again, the Level 2 Tuner.

Protection

You might be surprised I decided not to go for Mirror Wall this time, but I do believe that both Sphere Kuriboh and Paleozoic Canadia are superior defensive options when you pair them up with a card like Blackwing Armed Wing that can take advantage of those Defense Position or face-down monsters;

Paleozoic Canadia can also be Special Summoned from the Graveyard as a Level 2 monster and then be used as Synchro Material for Blackwing - Silverwind the Ascendant.

Sphere Kuriboh is particularly great because it provides protection without clogging your Spell & Trap Zones, which are very limited in Duel Links and you might want to reserve for Black Whirlwind

The Extra Decks

This deck is able to Summon Level 6 Synchros with relative ease, the only issue is that we don’t have that many at all to choose from.

Blackwing Armed Wing is a decent Level 6 Synchro with 2300 ATK that can gain 500 ATK when it attacks a Defense Position monster and inflict piercing damage to your opponent.

Gravity Warrior is a Level 6 Synchro with generic requirements that can reach up to 3000 ATK depending on how many monsters your opponent controls when it is Synchro Summoned and even force a Defense Position monster your opponent controls to attack.

Blackwing Silverwind the Ascendant is a Level 8 Synchro with an extremely powerful effect, but you have to use at least 2 non-Tuner monsters in order to Special Summon it from your Extra Deck.

When Blackwing - Silverwind the Ascendant is Synchro Summoned, it allows you to destroy up to 2 face-up monsters on the field with DEF lower than its ATK, so, while it is not able to naturally get over a Blue-Eyes White Dragon, a Cosmo Brain or a Masked HERO Anki, it can still get rid of them quite easily.

Once per turn, Silverwind Ascendant also prevents your first “Blackwing” monster that would be destroyed from being destroyed by battle or card effect. Silverwind Ascendant would honestly be a great card if it wasn’t for how difficult it is to Summon it.

Additional Notes

Skill

[Skill] descriptionUser
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

Since Blackwing - Blizzard the Far North is not available yet in any other way, this is the best Skill you can run with this deck at the moment. If the Level 2 Tuner will be released in a future BOX, Balance might become a decent option.

Weaknesses

  • Getting multiple “Blackwing” monsters on the field is not that big of an issue, as most of them are either able to Special Summon themselves from the hand or at least Special Summon another monster of their own archetype, the real problem is that there is very little you can do afterwards with these monsters.

  • Aside from Blackwing - Silverwind the Ascendant, which is not that easy to Summon, “Blackwing” Synchro monsters have pretty underwhelming effects.

  • The deck is surprisingly consistent despite the fact that it runs more than 20 cards, but it just doesn’t compare to Vampire, Masked HERO and Blue-Eyes when it comes to offensive power.

Comments

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Anonymous 15days ago
Could Dragunity Knight Gae Bulg work with this deck in ED because it can remove winged beasts for attack and doesn’t just have synergy with Dragunity synchro?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 15days ago Reply
You'd have to run an otherwise completely useless Dragon-Type Tuner to do that. Not even close to worth it.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 14days ago Reply
My bad didn't see the summoning conditions properly
Anonymous 15days ago
Waiting Konami to unleash full power of Blackwing like they did to Six Samurai
Anonymous 20days ago
Release Blackwing structure deck with Full Armor Master as UR please
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 20days ago Reply
Yeees!
Anonymous
This is probably the only 5Ds archetype deck, other then morphtronics, that's even close to complete. Junk warriors are still missing a lot of synchro monsters, Akiza's black rose deck is about 90% missing, and most people run Ancient Fairy Dragon as just a basic synchro rather then part of a deck. Really hoping the future packs released offer some support since I wanna show my 5D characters some love.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 20days ago Reply
We do have Synchros for Lavals and even Beasts get Thunder Unicorn along with some Ally of Justice. New box also brought in Jurracs and Six Samurai synchro along with Road Warrior
Jake
Here is my best Blackwing build. I think this can get to at least legend rank.

3x Shura
2x Bora
2x Sphere Kubioh
2x Mistral
2x Harmattan
2x Black Whirlwind
2x Galaxy Cyclone (or other anti back row spell of your choice)
2x Offerings to the Doomed (pretty crucial imho)
1x Elphin
1x Troposphere (immune to Traps)
1x Treacherous Trap Hole

Skill: Mark of the Dragon Tail (Crow Hogan skill)...

This deck works if you learn how to play it correctly.
<< Anonymous(Jake)
Jake Reply
With the above deck, the additional draw effects of Blackwings let you use Offerings to the Doomed a little more recklessly than another archetype might allow. Use it to immediately blow up Cosmo Brain and Fur Hires (or anything else you need to remove immediately or to set up OTK). Hopefully the additional draw effects will get the number of cards in your hand back to neutral.
<< Anonymous(Jake)
Jake Reply
Extra Deck is:

1x Stardust
2x Armed Blackwing
1x Silverwind
1x Gravity Warrior
<< Anonymous(Jake)
Anonymous 20days ago Reply
This deck is cool! I don't have Cosmic or Galaxy Cyclone nor Hey Trunade! (yet as I'm digging for it) but it's so awesome!
Turbo
I know that Optimal = Expensive, But could There be... I dunno, a BlackWing Synchro Deck That doesn’t require 3 Bora’s? A more F2P version that maybe isn’t the best, but can still make use of some of the other BlackWings released?
<< Anonymous(Turbo)
Anonymous Reply
Do f2p kids srsly struggle getn cards? i dont get it i haven't spent $1 and only been playing like 3-4 months and have 3 of almost every top played card this shit isn't hard.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Wait till you have your characters all leveled up
<< Anonymous(Turbo)
Anonymous Reply
You don't need 3 Boras. Harmattan and Armed Wing each do the one of the things Bora does, only better. Better to use the deck space on a Gust or Mistral. Nice card to have 1 or 2 of though.
<< Anonymous(Turbo)
Anonymous Reply
The thing is, Blackwings is like the HERO archetype.

Overly many cards, and 90% of them are situational trash.
Jake
The deck can be fun and I like Blackwings in general, but this deck cannot get over big monsters.

I played it at platinum rank and the Cosmobrain decks were just eating me for breakfast. I'm not sure how to make the deck work.
<< Anonymous(Jake)
Anonymous Reply
We need more cards, particularly the good stuff like Gale, Kalut, and the strong Synchros.
<< Anonymous
Universe Reply
Sadly, you'll need to rely on traps and econ take (at least for now). I believe they didn't want to release more blackwings support because they don't want to release an expensive and also broken deck. It wont be good for the game.
<< Anonymous(Universe)
Jake Reply
I figured it out and posted above. Offerings to the Doomed is so key to winning with Blackwings imho. Their additional draw effects make the card's drawback less damaging to hand and gameplan.
<< Anonymous(Jake)
Anonymous Reply
That was always my biggest problem with this deck; for how much fun it is and how easy you can wombo-combo summon stuff, they synchro monsters are very underwhelming. Its sad cause, other then morphtronics, there isn't a straight 5Ds archetype synchro that's close to complete
Anonymous
Does anyone have a good version of this deck they could post?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Honestly I’ve been trying to make them good for a while but the only real difference from the original that I find valuable is instead of sphere kuriboh using against the wind. It is really valuable for reusing your blizzard since it’s the only tuner and you’re so reliant on the synchros. (Also psyhemoth is a lot better than gravity warrior)
Anonymous
Yes or yes you have to play with mark of the dragon tail. killed my hype to blackwings when blizzard wasn't in the box.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Maso meno
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Having problem bringing level 8 out use 2 calico claw crows
SilverWing
Hope Chidori the rain arrives soon, this deck is really good and fun to play ! o/
<< Anonymous(SilverWing)
Anonymous Reply
Chidori the rain would be nice
TheHypeIsReal!
It was never been a blackwing HYPE, it was a dragunity HYPE!


Brazilian Guy
Would Armor Master be OP in this format? No! A simple Widespread/Sakuretsu/Mirror Wall/Wall of disruption/Econ tribute take could easily deal with it. Blue-eyes (a deck that I own) can summon a 3,000k beater which, in a certain way, cannot be destroyed by battle also (due to its hight stats) and can summon a backrow removal monster on the top of that. Armor Master would have been the win condition to Blackwings and would have made them at least decent, but Konami chooses to give us nothing instead. That's why Duel Links is sometimes mediocre and lame. Give us the card and if it turns to be too OP, limit it, like you've done to Fur Hires and a bunch of others decks
<< Anonymous(Brazilian Guy)
Anonymous Reply
That card is OP
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I think this guy is right. Blue eyes is a bigger treat then armor Master because it's just too easy to summon it and on the other hand we already have azure to keep bringing big monster black from the grave, so there are no good reasons to not release armor Master...
<< Anonymous(Brazilian Guy)
OhMarioWV Reply
My answer to Blue-eyes decks... my custom Ancient Gear deck that was made to summon UAGG even faster than normal. Even without Crowler, it's effective. However... I'm only here because Blackwings is my favorite Archetype and I'm tired of using Ancient Gears!!!
<< Anonymous(OhMarioWV)
Anonymous Reply
Ancient Gears ,allegedly, have are going to be a new structure deck sometime soon, so maybe you’ll be able to keep playing them with some of their new support soon

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Yes mate, its fun. I heard it has ultimate offering too :O
the 25th or 26th usually
This card's effect is definitely box material, not free drop material
You activated it in the damage step.
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