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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
Sadly only tier 2
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
^ Agreed
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Tier 2? You're being too kind my boy
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Hope it were a tier 2, it could be worthy to get in this situation.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I think it's tier 3 at best. I don't see any win condition without their big monsters, nor any way to deal with backrows/ protection. Even the lv8 synchro is hard to bring out, compared to dragunity.
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 16days ago Reply
Obviously, it's not broken. This deck is pretty much counterable.
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 🔥 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.
Anonymous
What's the best way to go into the new box?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
no sir, I don't think konami is that dumb. they would probably hit blackbird close since it's only R and it's worse than sanctified darklord.
so without that blackwings won't be able to OTK.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Blackbird Close is an SR
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Awesome bud
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Reset as soon as you get Simoon.
F2P
any tip?
<< Anonymous(F2P)
Anonymous Reply
What a great deck.
<< Anonymous(F2P)
Anonymous 26days ago Reply
Any reason to run 2 simoon and 2 black whirlwind instead of 3 ? Blackwing is known for its consistency.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 12days ago Reply
He prob just didnt have a 3rd copy of either yet
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 12days ago Reply
Well then, the tip would be "Get the third copy already"
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.
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
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 🔥ing 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
RomitoERU
how summon synchro !!!
deck need tuner
<< Anonymous(RomitoERU)
Anonymous Reply
How do!!!!!!!!!
Awnser now!!!!!!!!!!
<< Anonymous(RomitoERU)
Anonymous Reply
Use the skill,
And calm you autism.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Get some help
Anonymous
Hope this deck was a safe enough investment. I don’t remember too many tier 1 decks that required so many box URs to be optimal. In theory, Komoney can’t really limit any worthwhile cards in this deck without breaking their rule of box URs being off limits. All the other cards of lower rarity used in this deck are easily replaceable.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Wouldn’t be surprised if the limit one of the Rare cards just to restrict access to Trunade to lower OTK potential. But even at that, I just use UR backrow removal cards like Night Beam or Cosmic Cyclone.
<< Anonymous
Tackrad Reply
So you reset to main boxes already?
<< Anonymous(Tackrad)
Tackrad Reply
(2)
<< Anonymous(Tackrad)
Op Reply
Yes, the new box anyways. I already had 3 copies of the URs from the older box.
Anonymous
No 3 World Wind 3 of the other searcher maybe 2 E Con 0 Card Of Feather 0 Traps its not need its bad
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
3 econ, when it's limited to 2 makes sense
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
if you read the comment, it says 2 e con, good try though
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
i did say 3 econ but was changed...
TK
Tips on counters for this deck? Simple 1~3 card techs just to help with how much people are spamming it. Seems like Cosmic Cyclone is a good choice, go after the black feathers? It's also useful against other decks!

I see floodgate mentioned a lot, but I don't like floodgate, as a clever opponent isn't near as thwarted by it.
<< Anonymous(TK)
Anonymous Reply
1.Interrupt their normal summon by using Enemy Controller, Treacherous, Canadia, and Floodgate.
2.Cosmic Cyclone their Black Whirlwind.
<< Anonymous(TK)
Anonymous Reply
None of those work They special summon their entire hand. bunch of broken aholes
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
and i seen a dude use 'see you later' skill to resummon gale after i floodgated it, and before that i just managed to negate his trunade. reminds me of koaki meiru in the days where it was tier 0 and wiped you out with FTK's

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