The Winged Dragon of Ra | Deck and Rulings

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The Winged Dragon of Ra

The Winged Dragon of Ra
The Winged Dragon of Ra


Cannot be Special Summoned. Requires 3 Tributes to Normal Summon (cannot be Normal Set). This card's Normal Summon cannot be negated. When Normal Summoned, other cards and effects cannot be activated. When this card is Normal Summoned: You can pay Life Points so that you only have 100 left; this card gains ATK and DEF equal to the amount of Life Points paid. You can pay 1000 Life Points, then target 1 monster on the field; destroy that target.

How to Get

Level-up reward--
Victory againstYami Marik Unlock Event (Part 2) [UR]
Card trader--
Other3rd Anniversary Campaign [UR]




  • Your opponent cannot respond with cards or effects when this monster is Normal Summoned to the field.
  • You can pay Life Points until you have only 100 left, in which the Life Points paid will contribute to this monster’s ATK and DEF value.
  • You can pay 1000 Life Points to destroy any monster on the field. This effect can be used multiple times in 1 turn provided you have Life Points to spend.


  • Cannot be Special Summoned by any means, except by Sphere Mode which ignores this specific condition.
  • If you paid Life Points for Ra’s ATK and DEF value, leaving you with only 100 Life Points makes you very vulnerable to your opponent’s effect damages.


  • Due to the lack of support for Divine element and Divine-Beast type currently, it is quite challenging to for your Divine monster to exhibit further potential on the field.
  • Although immune to Floodgate Trap Hole, The Winged Dragon of Ra is not immune to Spell/Traps or Monster effects after it was Normal Summoned, therefore your opponent can take use a variety of plays to handle your monster, such as Enemy Controller, Super Rush Headlong, Mirror Wall, Mask of the Accursed etc.
  • The Life Points paid to increase this monster’s ATK and DEF is not optional, meaning you will be left with 100 Life Points and that is the mandatory result of this effect. This makes you very vulnerable to virtually any cards that burns your Life Points without going through Battle Phase. Hence it is important to have some healing cards as backup and only activate after you paid Life Points for your monster.

Speed Summon

These are the cards recommended to fill your field with enough monsters to Tribute summon the Winged Dragon of Ra. Ra’s Disciple is able to fill your field with another 2 Ra’s Disciples during the turn it was Normal Summoned. Bubonic Vermin is able to Special Summon other Bubonic Vermins from your deck, but you must protect the 1st Bubonic Vermin. Since it is flip summon and Special Summon performed by Bubonic Vermin, you can use Normal Summon on Ra. Cosmic Compass is able to generate 2 more tokens provided your opponent has at least 2 monsters on their field. You can also use Creature Seizure to force your opponents to trade 1 of their monsters to your field, by trading 1 of your tokens. Since Cosmic Compass was Normal Summoned, you need to protect all your monsters for that turn until you can Summon Ra on your next turn. Mecha Phantom Beast Hamstrat is able to generate 2 more tokens when it is flipped summoned. Worm Bait can be used if you control 1 face-up insect-type monster, which allows you to Special Summon 2 Worm tokens. Ra is a Level 10 monster so it is unaffected by Worm Bait’s effect of unable to Normal or Special Summon level 3 or 4 monsters the turn Worm Bait was activated.

Life Points Support

Since using Winged Dragon of Ra requires considerable amount of Life Points, these are some of the cards to help you regain Life Points faster.

Additional Support

Windstorm of Etaqua and Curse of Anubis generally functions to protect your monsters on the field for your Tribute Summon. Double Magical Arm Bind to take over 2 of your opponent’s face-up monsters and include them in your Tribute Summon instead, potentially making their field open for a direct attack. Different Dimension Capsule to place your Winged Dragon of Ra from deck to your banished zone face-down, and add it to your hand during your 2nd Standby Phase after this card was activated.

Future Support

Currently it is unknown whether Konami will release this support card for Winged Dragon of Ra, but it is used by game AI therefore included in Future Support Section.

Set skill

[Skill] descriptionUser
Destiny Draw
Can be used each time your Life Points decrease by 2000. In the Draw Phase, instead of doing a normal draw, draw the card of your choice.

Yami Yugi

Use this skill to be able to draw out The Winged Dragon of Ra even faster with this skill.

[Skill] descriptionUser
Life Cost 0
You can use the skill when your Life Points are 1000 or less. You do not have to spend Life Points to activate a card until your opponent's next turn ends. You can only use the skill once per Duel.


Ra is able to destroy your opponent’s monster without Life Points cost.


The Winged Dragon of Ra deck




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Nick 3days ago
At least add a skill for Marik in order to allow to play a single copy of sphere mode and phoenix.
Anonymous 5days ago
Sad that this new-artwork Ra doesn't have a different summoning animation from the original.

I thought they would give it seeing how BEWD got it.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 3days ago Reply
OG Dark Magician: Am l joke to you?
Trox 8days ago
I just had a darklords summon ra agaisn't me,it was the last thing i was expecting, obviously i lost, imean what would you do if were stared by 8100 attck winged dragon ra ?
<< Anonymous(Trox)
Anonymous 8days ago Reply
i would simply use lp boost omega lol
<< Anonymous(Trox)
Anonymous 5days ago Reply
cough cough, I activate SRH.
Anonymous 5days ago
Call of the Atlanteans×3
Deep Sea Diva×3
Anonymous 7days ago
Sera's Life Charge skill is now one of the best skill to use Ra farming decks with.

Ra farming decks usually WILL take a lot of turns to finish, boosting the effect of Life Charge, giving you tons of LP at once. Especially if you're like me and aim for the "no cards left in deck" assessment.
we need
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
First Monarch
First Monarch
Cost Down
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 12days ago Reply
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 12days ago Reply
Actually summon ta the use 2 steep graves to summon obelisk and slifer
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 7days ago Reply
Cost down doesn't do 🔥, God monsters effect specify that you need 3 tributes so even if you cost down them to level 1 you still need 3 tributes
Choastry 24days ago
as from what i know , in the anime when someone tributes monsters to summon winged dragon of ra , must gain there attack points too from thus tributes monsters ?
<< Anonymous(Choastry)
Anonymous 12days ago Reply
Yeah, that's anime effect. Not the real life card effect.

Yami Marik has "Power of the Tributed" Skill that brings the effect back, though.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 9days ago Reply
That´s one of my favorite Skills in all of the game. Feels like Ra retains one of its coolest effect from the anime.

I was expecting they´d do the same to Submersible Carrier Aero Shark as soon as Zexal came out (that mon had also a cooler effect in the anime than in the TCG), but since Konami made recently a Spell card with that same effect but buffed, guess there´s no need for it anymore.
Anonymous 10days ago
Can we please get sphere form now? A second copy of Ra is super lame compared to getting Obelisk... that said, It’s still slightly better than Slifer in this current format (Slifer has no use right now. At least Ra makes for good farming decks)
Nick 10days ago
While the new artwork looks nice, the shame on his missing support remains.
The use of these cards for farming only, is really a pity.
It needs both his sphere and phoenix mode.
Wacko Tsunami
This card will be competitive when Sphere Mode is released.
<< Anonymous(Wacko Tsunami)
Anonymous Reply
<< Anonymous(Wacko Tsunami)
Anonymous Reply
I think so too. Skills are really useful btw
<< Anonymous(Wacko Tsunami)
Anonymous Reply
<< Anonymous
Nick 10days ago Reply
Anonymous who?
Useless user with useless default nickname... xD
lp 12days ago
Nice. 2nd copy of God Card will increase my chance to draw it! Good for farming
<< Anonymous(lp)
Anonymous 12days ago Reply
They won't add more support because they don't want to make it too overpowered.
This world is filled with cry-babies that label everything as "broken".

Omega Males
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Somebody's upset lmao. It's a 🔥ing card game. Go outside for three seconds.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Um, that's because Power of the Guardian IS broken for DL.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
What OP said
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I couldn't agree more with you bud

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Op is very cringe and autistic
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Yeah, this deck is pretty much just a meme, and won't make much relevancy on the meta.
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