The Winged Dragon of Ra | Deck and Rulings

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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.

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  • 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



Hot New Top
Plz limit this card to one
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Nah, we all need 7 copies of this
Can we have a lifetime mission to claim The Winged Dragon of Ra in case Yami Marik lv.50 is really difficult for some of us?
<< Anonymous(Helpprincess)
Anonymous Reply
If you're just going for the unlock, there's no penalty whatsoever for losing, so you can literally just build a deck with 3 Enemy Controller, some monsters and keep retrying until Enemy Controller on Ra OTK's Marik.
<< Anonymous(Helpprincess)
Pharaoh Reply
I defeated marik on my first turn thanks to Enemy Controller!
<< Anonymous(Helpprincess)
Jerry Reply
Beat him at his own game. Use Slifer The Sky Dragon, with Yugi's Card of Sanctity skill. Then, control. I use the Lava Golem and Mask of The Accursed combo. I also use Ra's Diciples. Its a fun deck to use. Total control, over your opponent, then BAM! Slifer The Sky Dragon! Then BAM! Card of Sanctity skill makes both players draw til they have 6 cards in their hands. Slifer at 6000.. OVERKILL.
<< Anonymous(akubane)
Anonymous Reply
Ahh, the benefit of a year or so hindsight. The genie granted his wish after all.
I just came back after a few months of being inactive; how do I unlock this card?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
There should be a lifetime mission for it, check your list of missions.
Yami Dovah
I hate the way Konami nerfed this card. I mean, its Ra, the mos powerful Egyptian God, and what effects does it have besides corroding your lp and taking out 3 more useful monsters from your side of the field? It is not immune to traps, it can't attack directly, it doesn't receive tributes atk points ... Konami should have more respect for a god and put effects worthy of meta.
(And if Konami has reduced Ra's power just to not be so OP, why didn't do the same with magic / trap cards that are also OP, like mirror force and wall of disruption?)
<< Anonymous(U Need To Study More)
Anonymous Reply
To counter the current meta, eCon is not that efficient because of Hazy Flame.
<< Anonymous
as140 Reply
Why are you even commenting if you hate yugioh?
<< Anonymous
as140 Reply
LMAO,why are you guys calling people liking Yugioh weebs if you yourslf play it?
<< Anonymous(Yami Dovah)
Anonymous Reply
Let's all not forget that Ra's anime effect required you to recite a chant to properly summon him.

If you don't recite it, he is even more useless because if your opponent recites it, they get control of him.
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 card game. Go outside for three seconds.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Um, that's because Power of the Guardian IS broken for DL.
Wacko Tsunami
This card will be competitive when Sphere Mode is released.
<< Anonymous(Wacko Tsunami)
Anonymous Reply
no it wont
<< Anonymous(Wacko Tsunami)
Nick Reply
too slow. The only benefit is the opportunity to clean the opponent field from monsters.
After, Ra is still too subject.
The true fear is the immortal phoenix. You have 1 chance to attack, but your opponent can't activate nothing. So if you have enough LP you can remove monsters and win the duel, otherwise phoenix come back to GY.
A real 1 turn kill move and it's correct, after all it's a divinity
<< Anonymous(Wacko Tsunami)
Anonymous Reply
If Nick says it then it's wrong.
This guy only comes to this site to post dumb and garbage comments. He's one of the worst players I've seen, He even complained about Duel Quest, what a retard.
it is not god, it is farmer
The Winged Farming of Ra
Why its "missed activation timing" , cannot activate effect ?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Strange. For me it works on pc but on phone its still bugged...
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Update your app
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Now if only they fixed the "bug" where Jaden Yuki no longer announce this card's name.
<< Anonymous(Singh)
Anonymous Reply
I’m getting the error with a Yubel deck. I’m fine getting to terror incarnate but I get the error whenever I try to get ultimate nightmare. It’s ruining my deck that I’ve worked for months to get

A cheat way to have 3 Egyptian god card on the field.
All Divine monsters have been humiliated by konami.
After, they release your 1 turn kill move (forbidden for RA):
furry kittens from fur hire deck
This is Konami. A shameless company.
Konami has destroyed the myth around these 3 powerful cards...
After with RA they try to fix it with sphere and phoenix cards. Too late and too slow, 3 divine beasts which require 3 tributes with non partial or full protection, meanwhile konami released almost invincible archetypes. A disaster. Obelisk only has been partially respected with the untarget-ability, but, I remember, they are beasts which require 3 tributes. It should be worth it.
<< Anonymous(Nick)
Anonymous Reply
The real issue here is why the Egyptian Gods are so unbalanced.

Obelisk has targeting immunity that the other two don't have.
Ra cannot be special summoned unlike the other two, even though one of Yami Marik's main strategy with it was to special summon it with monster reborn.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Yeah, comparing all three:

Obelisk is too overpowered
Osiris is just so-so for an EG
Ra is too underpowered
<< Anonymous
Nick Reply
Nobody want the complete immunity for these cards. People want balancing and respect.
After, Konami releases swarm archetype with special summons, and 1 turn kill move or invincible combos.
Divine beasts are olds and must be summoned by tribute, otherwise at the ending turn, to GY. Dedalus effect, for example, is much stronger and it can summoned easily.
Calling a god card isn't a big deal.
<< Anonymous
Nick Reply
All Nordic gods have partial protection.
Odin and Loki for spell/traps, Thor for effects.
Nordic gods laughing face on Egyptian Gods.
SHAME on Konami.
Lovely Aster
I really hope that missed timing activation bug doesn't ever happen again. I need this to farm Yami Yugi.
<< Anonymous(Lovely Aster)
Anonymous Reply
bug? never happened to me.

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