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Arkbrave Dragon: deck recipe

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Overview

With the release of Paladin of Felgrand and Arkbrave Dragon from the new structure box: Dragonic Knights, they specialize in using a level 7/8 Dragon-Type monsters, including Red-Eyes Slash Dragon. This can make it a strong deck with their ability to bring back the Dragons repeatedly.

For a different version of Red Eyes Slash Dragon deck, check here.

Example deck

King of the SwampKing of the SwampArkbrave DragonArkbrave DragonPaladin of FelgrandPaladin of Felgrand
Paladin of FelgrandVision HERO - VyonVision HERO - VyonVision HERO - VyonRed-Eyes B. DragonRed-Eyes B. Dragon
Red-Eyes B. DragonRed-Eyes InsightRed-Eyes InsightPolymerizationPolymerizationRelease Restraint Wave
Red-Eyes SpiritRed-Eyes SpiritBurst BreathRed-Eyes Slash DragonRed-Eyes Slash Dragon

Set skill

[Skill] descriptionUser
Restart
Can be used only once after starting hands are dealt. Reveal and redraw your starting hand.
Bandit Keith
Bandit Keith

How to use

In the deck, you can use Paladin of Felgrand's effect to equip him with either Red-Eyes B. Dragon, or Arkbrave Dragon. Equip him with Arkbrave if you already have a Red-Eyes in the grave, which is usually from Red-Eyes Insight, otherwise, equip your Paladin with B. Dragon to set up for your later plays. Always use the monsters from your deck as the resource, in case you want to tribute your monsters later on, and to not be at a card disadvantage.

Part of what makes this deck quite strong is Arkbrave's ability to special summon Slash Dragon. If you have at least 2 Slash Dragon, you can keep a Slash Dragon on your field for the majority of the duel.

The Ideal Play

Paladin of FelgrandArkbrave Dragon -> Polymerization + Red-Eyes Insight = Red-Eyes Slash DragonPaladin of Felgrand + Red-Eyes B. Dragon
Paladin of FelgrandArkbrave Dragon -> Red-Eyes Slash DragonPaladin of Felgrand

Normal summon your Paladin and equip him with Arkbrave, then fuse into Slash Dragon with your B. Dragon. This will activate Arkbrave's effect to special summon B. Dragon on the next standby phase. Equip your Slash Dragon with Paladin of Felgrand when you attack. If your Slash Dragon gets destroyed, special summon your Paladin and equip him with another Arkbrave. If it happened during your battle phase, then you can crash into your opponent's monster with your Paladin to bring back Slash Dragon again on the next standby phase.

Vyon is used in the deck to search for Polymerization. Normal summon him to send another Vyon from your deck and banish it to get a Poly. This can thin your deck somewhat quickly, but Vyon will be vulnerable for a turn, which is why he's a good monster to start early, but not late. King of the Swamp can be good for searching or simply as a fusion substitute monster. A cheaper alternative than to bring these 2 are to use Fusion Recycling Plant.

Red-Eyes support cards like Spirit and Insight are still very much needed in the deck. Insight lets you make plays very early in the duel, and Spirit can bring back your B. Dragon or Slash Dragon. Release Restraint Wave is to remove your equipped monster to get rid of your opponent's back row. Use it when your Paladin is equipped with Arkbrave to activate Arkbrave's effect on the next standby phase. Burst Breath is a tech card that you can use in the deck. It can help get over a lot of monsters, but it will also destroy your own monsters.

Other useful cards

CardExplanation
Windstorm of Etaqua
Windstorm of Etaqua

Wall of Disruption
Wall of Disruption
Cards like these and Mirror Wall / Super Rush Headlong are standard generic backrow for some survivability that you can use in any deck.
Guardian of Felgrand
Guardian of Felgrand
This lets you equip a Dragon monster that is in your graveyard, letting you use Arkbrave's effect again.
Dragon Knight of Creation
Dragon Knight of Creation
The first and second effect might not be used that much, but its third effect lets you revive a Dragon right away.
The Dark - Hex-Sealed Fusion
The Dark - Hex-Sealed Fusion
Fusion substitute material that can also be used for B. Skull Dragon if you have Red-Eyes B. Dragon on the field after using Red-Eyes Spirit.
Elemental HERO Blazeman
Elemental HERO Blazeman
Alternative to Vyon. There's also Fusion Sage, Elemental HERO Woodsman, or Fusion Recycling Plant.
Parallel Twister
Parallel Twister
To send any equipped monster to good use. Can also use Storm.
Meteor B. Dragon
Meteor B. Dragon
High attack fusion monster that you can use if you are using fusion substitute monsters.
Buster Blader, the Dragon Destroyer Swordsman
Buster Blader, the Dragon Destroyer Swordsman
Very powerful if you use this against a Dragon type deck since its effect is continuous.

Comments

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Mert1337 10days ago
Any1 have good exp with arkbrave slash dragon against sylvans?
<< Anonymous(Mert1337)
BB 9days ago Reply
It can be hit or miss, if you can get slash dragon set up with some support its pretty solid. Problem comes from ultimate providence and if they get a really lucky mill because you can activate slashdragons quick effect during their chain only at the end.
Yagami 14days ago
Got to dlvmax with this. Great against most meta except cyber angels and new georgina. Need some brain to use it tho
<< Anonymous(Yagami)
Anonymous 13days ago Reply
whats dawn knight doing there?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 13days ago Reply
Dawn Knight can send Arkbrave to the graveyard so that it's effect will activate on the next turn.
Anonymous 19days ago
im having alot of fun with this deck it work really well so far you can replace AMA with hey trunade ( i dont have any trunade thats why i use AMA )
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 19days ago Reply
im thinking about getting out MW or WOD and replace with chalice
<< Anonymous
anonymous 14days ago Reply
if i dont have a 2nd arkbrave and dragon knight, what cards can i sub in?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 14days ago Reply
I'm using Red-Eyes instead of Blue-Eyes (no Slash Dragon) only because his engine gives great draw power and prevents brick most of the time (I have no 2nd structure deck).
<< Anonymous(anonymous)
Anonymous 14days ago Reply
you can make the red eyes version of it since you can fill your deck with re engine
Anonymous 21days ago
i dont have resd so i could be wrong but that example deck looks like a clusterfuck for the rng if i've ever seen one
<< Anonymous
DaSwifta 20days ago Reply
Yeah it probably is. There are way better Arkbrave Dragon decks. In fact, the best one would probably be running Arkbrave, Dragon Knight and Paladin of Felgrand with Blue-Eyes. But just running pure Felgrand Archetype works really well, since if Paladin equips Felgrand Dragon from the deck and is destroyed Felgrand Dragon can be summoned from the graveyard since it was sent there from the field.
<< Anonymous(DaSwifta)
DaSwifta 20days ago Reply
And when I say pure Felgrand, that includes Arkbrave Dragon, Dragon Knight and Darkblaze Dragon
<< Anonymous(DaSwifta)
Anonymous 14days ago Reply
darkblaze is actually terrible for the meta though, so ignore that part
Anonymous 16days ago
fun deck need some brain to be played gj bro
AnonNYC 18days ago
This deck is the TRUTH
Anonymous 20days ago
Is Red-Eyes Slash, dare I say, "our" Dragon?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 19days ago Reply
monster you control
Kaien 20days ago
i think 1 arkbrave and 2 red eyes b dragon is enough , so you will not brick your hand
Green Monkey 21days ago
Can someone please explain to me why you would use restart instead of balance with this deck? Apart from that it seems like a fun deck to play.
<< Anonymous(Green Monkey)
SpOwOpy 20days ago Reply
You wouldn’t want to have Red-Eyes Spirit on your starting hand..
<< Anonymous(Green Monkey)
Anonymous 20days ago Reply
Or clog your hand with big monsters
Anonymous 21days ago
Slipping a Meteor B. Dragon wont hurt u, considering this build using KoS
Neos Knight also a viable option in case of emergency , sine he can attack up to 2 monster ( without Damage, though). Neos knight attack can be either 2750, 3000 , or 3350 .
Asyam 21days ago
i think Fusion Reverse in the next main box also useful to add red-eyes and poly
Asyam 21days ago
great combo, slash will become more stronger

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