The Winged Dragon of Ra: deck recipe

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We finally have one of the long-awaited Egyptian God Cards in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links, and surprisingly we also have access to Ra's Disciple, a support card to help you summon The Winged Dragon of Ra. When you summon this card, you can special summon 2 more Ra’s Disciples from your hand or deck. This means you instantly have 3 monsters ready to be tributed for The Winged Dragon of Ra. However, in most cases you will normal summon Ra’s Disciple, meaning you’ll have to keep your 3 monsters alive for one more turn before you can tribute summon Ra.

Because you can only run 1 copy of The Winged Dragon of Ra, you won’t be able to consistently bring it out every duel. This means the deck will most likely not be relevant in the meta, however that shouldn’t stop you from trying out this iconic card.

Example deck

Venus version

The Winged Dragon of RaRa's DiscipleRa's DiscipleRa's DiscipleThe Agent of Creation - VenusThe Agent of Creation - Venus
The Agent of Creation - VenusMystical Shine BallMystical Shine BallMystical Shine BallTransmodifyTransmodify
White Elephant's GiftWhite Elephant's GiftWhite Elephant's GiftDouble SummonDouble SummonAnti-Magic Arrows
Windstorm of EtaquaCurse of Anubis----

Machine Token version

The Winged Dragon of RaRa's DiscipleRa's DiscipleRa's DiscipleMecha Phantom Beast HamstratMecha Phantom Beast Hamstrat
Mecha Phantom Beast HamstratCosmic CompassCosmic CompassCosmic CompassAnti-Magic ArrowsDouble Summon
Floodgate Trap HoleFloodgate Trap HoleFloodgate Trap HolePulse MinesPulse MinesDraining Shield
Windstorm of EtaquaCurse of Anubis----

Set 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.


How to use

  • Keep in mind, we know this deck probably won’t be strong, and better versions will come out in the future that run The Winged Dragon Ra, we just wanted to bring you some example decks as soon as possible, and maybe give you some inspiration.

  • Even though we said The Agent of Creation - Venus/Mecha Phantom Beast Hamstrat are essential cards, to get 3 copies of those cards would be expensive because you would need to reset Flame of the Tyrant/Electric Overload multiple times, other version of this deck can be made with other cards. We do not recommend you to spend a lot of gems just to create this deck.

  • We highly recommend you check out the “Other Useful Cards” section to get more inspiration, and to find the cards the best suit the strategy you want to use with Ra.

The Winged Dragon of Ra

The idea behind this deck is to flood your board with small monsters/tokens and to keep them alive with cards like Windstorm of Etaqua. Once you get 3 monsters you’ll have to make sure they all stay alive for one turn because summoning Ra is a normal summon (if you already used your normal summon that turn), unlike Destiny Hero - Plasma (which is a special summon).

When you get Ra out he’ll probably have a very low attack because you only tributed tokens and/or low attack monsters, but don’t worry, when you summon the The Winged Dragon of Ra you can activate its effect to transfer all your life points (except the last 100) to boost his attack. Because you only have 100 life points remaining you can activate the skill Life Cost 0, now you’ll want to use Ra’s effect to pay 1000 life points to destroy a monster on the field, but because you activated life cost 0 this won’t cost you any life points, meaning you can do it as many times as you want to destroy all your opponent’s monsters.

Ra's Disciple

This card is very good to thin your deck and to easily fill your board. If you start with this card in your opening hand, a way to protect your monsters, and The Winged Dragon of Ra, you could possibly summon The Winged Dragon of Ra on your second turn, boosting his attack and destroying all your opponent’s monsters with the help of “Life Cost 0”.

Because Ra’s Disciple is a level 4 Light Fairy monster, you can use Transmodify on The Agent of Creation - Venus (level 3 Light Fairy monster) to summon Ra’s Disciple. Even when Ra’s Disciple is special summoned you can still activate its effect to summon more Ra’s Disciples.

The Agent of Creation - Venus

This card is great because you can thin your deck by summoning Mystical Shine Balls, which you can send to the graveyard to activate White Elephant’s Gift to draw more cards from your deck to help you search for The Winged Dragon of Ra. Or if you didn’t draw any White Elephant’s Gift but you did draw The Winged Dragon of Ra you can protect them for one turn and tribute those 3 monsters for Ra.

To top it off this card has great synergy with Mystical Shine Ball, Ra’s Disciple and Transmodify, as you can Transmodify a Mystical Shine Ball into a Venus, or Transmodify a Venus into Ra’s Disciple.


Once you have gotten your use out of The Agent of Creation - Venus, you can target it with Transmodify to special summon Ra’s Disciple from your deck and summon even more monsters on the field, effectively thinning out your deck while also creating tribute fodder for the Egyptian God. Don’t forget you can also use Transmodify on a Mystical Shine Ball to special summon The Agent of Creation - Venus from your deck.

Draw Cards

It is preferable if you don’t draw Mystical Shine Ball but only special summon it through the effect of Venus, after which you can send them to the graveyard to draw 2 card with the help of White Elephant’s Gift. This is a powerful engine to draw and thin out your deck, making it more likely you actually draw The Winged Dragon of Ra.

Double Summon

There will be a lot of situations where you fill up your board, either through Venus or Ra’s Disciple, but can’t tribute summon The Winged Dragon of Ra yet because you have already used your normal summon for that turn. This card will greatly help you in those situations.

Anti-Magic Arrows

The problem with bringing out The WInged Dragon of Ra, is uses up a lot of resources, but your Egyptian God can easily be taken out by cards like Super Rush Headlong, or your powerful attack can be stopped by Enemy Controller, Windstorm of Etaqua and similar cards. That’s why you’d want to run Anti-magic Arrows to be sure you can finish off your opponent the turn you summon Ra.

Protection Traps

These three are obvious picks for a deck that wants to stall and keep monsters alive for as many turns as possible.

Mecha Phantom Beast Hamstrat

Another good card to provide tribute fodder for Ra. If you are able to set this monster and protect it for one turn, you can flip summon it next turn to have 3 monsters, and your normal summon for that turn will still be available.

Cosmic Compass

If your opponent controls 2 monsters you can normal summon this card and instantly have 3 monsters on your side of the field, but you’ll have to protect them for one turn before summoning Ra because you will already have used your normal summon that turn.

Pulse Mines

Just like Windstorm of Etaqua and Curse of Anubis this card will put all your opponent’s monsters in defense, even the ones summoned after this card’s activation. This card is great against Sergeant Electro and cards that destroy your backrow because if your opponent targets this card, you can chain it and monsters summoned afterwards will still go to defense.

The downside to this card is that you need to control a face-up machine monster. That’s why you’ll want to run as much Mecha Phantom Beast Hamstrat and Cosmic Compass as you can. Keep in mind if your Mecha Phantom Beast Hamstrat is face-down you can’t activate Pulse Mines.

Draining Shield

The Reason this card is included is because you can negate one attack and also to try and keep your life points as high as possible to make your Ra stronger when you bring him out.

Other useful cards

Bubonic Vermin
Bubonic Vermin
Allows you to stall, thin your deck, and provide tribute fodder for The Winged Dragon of Ra.
Troop Dragon
Troop Dragon
Serves the same purpose as Bubonic Vermin.
Enemy Controller
Enemy Controller
Can stop one attack, but probably is only useful at the start of a duel, later on cards like Pulse Mines become better as they affect all monsters on the field.
Soul Exchange
Soul Exchange
If you are having trouble getting 3 monsters on the field, and often find yourself with just 2 monsters, you could try out Soul Exchange to get that last tribute.
Treeborn Frog
Treeborn Frog
As long as you don’t control any spell/trap cards this monster will be special summoned from your graveyard each turn (during your standby phase).
Wall of Disruption
Wall of Disruption
If your opponent notices you are trying to stall and summon multiple weak monsters, he might overextend and try to summon as many monsters as possible to deal with them all. If he attacks with 3 monsters on the field, all of those monsters (in attack position) would lose 2400 attack points, which in most cases means they’ll have 0 attack points remaining. This card could buy you a lot of turns in the right situations..
Obedience Schooled
Obedience Schooled
This card allows you to summon three level 2 or lower Beast monsters from your deck. If you have this card together with The Winged Dragon of Ra you could immediately summon it. This card does not have any stall potential though as the beast monsters are destroyed during the end phase. Some beasts you’d want to run with this card are Hane-hane and Mogmole. (Obedience Schooled is an SR card in Land of the Titans so do think carefully before buying that pack)
Different Dimension Capsule
Different Dimension Capsule
Because we only have one copy of The Winged Dragon of Ra available there will be a lot games where you won’t draw him, if you would like to draw him more consistently you could try out this card.
Embodiment of Apophis
Embodiment of Apophis
This trap monster, just like Tiki Curse/Tiki Soul, can be special summoned the turn after you set them. Because they are special summoned they could greatly help you get 3 monsters on the field for the tribute summon of Ra the next turn.


Hot New Top
Is there a way to special summon Ra?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
No. You can't special summon Ra. It even says so in the card description.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 4days ago Reply
Ra sphere mode
Anonymous 10days ago
A great combo is Ra and golden ladybug. Dueled kaiba and he dropped blue eyes the second time facing him
any recommendations on how to farm using a ra deck with budget cards?
<< Anonymous(MegaUltraChicken)
Anonymous Reply
Spirit barrier
Astral barrier
Neo spacian humming bird

And a bunch of draw cards or search cards
I also Marik character is open and I was going to do Ra Level 50 Marikle and it was closed and I could not get the Ra Where can I find the Ra or will it be opened again or will the update come
Thanks in advance
<< Anonymous(AsiKrall)
Anonymous Reply
You can now unlock Marik at the Gate. When you've unlocked him you need to duel yami yugi 1 time and you unlock RA (special mission at the bottom of the list)
I also Marik character is open and I was going to do Ra's 50th Level Marikle and it was closed and I could not get the Ra. Where can I find Ra and if I do not find it again,
Thanks in advance
Kyle Weber
Does anyone have a budget Ra deck? If you do please reply to this.
<< Anonymous(Kyle Weber)
Anonymous Reply
You can play three of a kind with ras disciple and a bunch of stall and draw cards like crystal seer, defense draw, curse if anubis etc. Also deep diver can be used to topdeck Ra.
Using mariks new skill you either have a 3300 Ra with the ability to destroy all monsters at a cost to max. 3000LP or you use the effect and have a Ra with maybe 5000+ ATK
<< Anonymous(Kyle Weber)
jollibee Reply
You can use arrival rivals instead of double summon, it's way cheaper
<< Anonymous(Kyle Weber)
Anonymous Reply
Use aromage deck with power of the tributed skill.Good for farming LD
If you don't have double summon you can use celestial transformation to special summon Ra's disciple and then normal summon Ra.
Only problem i have with Ra is when u sacrifice monsters for him he doesnt get theirs AP like it did in anime so u have to spend LPs... Slifer and Obelisk will be much better but Ra should best and actualy its worst...
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
why would it work like that? this is based on the actual game not the anime ffs
<< Anonymous
Anomalous Reply
In the anime ra does use life points to gain the attack it needs that's why you need to add a lot of health so that you have enough life and that ra has a lot of attack to go through with it
<< Anonymous
Ar fo nogard degniw Reply
There's a Marik "skill" that uses what you've described.
<< Anonymous
King of games Reply
In order for you to successfully put points into the winged dragon of raw without using your life points you need to have Marik new skill level power of the tribute that will let you use the attack points of the monsters you sacrificed and will be transferred into Ra's attack and defense points
i just wanted to share this with the world. :P
<< Anonymous(SmokeySteve)
Frostysmoke Reply
<< Anonymous(SmokeySteve)
Darklord Reply
I beat Marik level 50 and i got prismatic Winged Dragon of Ra
<< Anonymous
Blessed Trap Card Reply
how you know I'm same person? maybe I'm the other, lol thinkin g im him when I could be that or the other why u assume so much? o cause youre cuckface ok
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Everyone gets the prismatic version.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Yeah like I care i got wing dragon of ra
<< Anonymous
Komoney Reply
NANI? That was totally not intended. Pay up.
My Ra deck
I've been testing decks for the current 'Return of Marik' event (April 2018). The most effective deck I made (so far):

Monsters (10 or 11 cards):
The Winged Dragon of Ra
Ra's Disciple x3
Tethys, Goddess of Light x2
Harvest Angel of Wisdom x2
Zolga 2x or x3
Potential cards:
Skelengel x2 or x3

Spells & Traps (9 or 10 cards):
Into the Void x1 or x2
Magical Mallet x2 or x3
Double Summon x2 or x3
Supremacy Berry and/or Dian Keto the Cure Master x2 or x3
Soul transition x1 or x2
Potential cards:
Soul Exchange x1 or x2
Dark World Dealings x1

Heavily focused on drawing and LP, no defences whatsoever and works much better with Ishizu's 'Fairy Smile' skill for 1k LP. Tethys effect works well with Magical Mallet and Soul Transition if you manage to draw a fairy card. Zolga's effect doesn't work with Ra if you tribute it, instead use it with Double Summon (if you have to) to summon Tethys for 2k LP. Ra's Disciple is the one thing you'll have difficulty with since you can't tribute it unless it's for Ra, however, good for thinning your deck, but isn't recommended. Into the Void is a gamble since it lets you draw one card but, sends all cards in your hand to the graveyard during your end phase, especially worse if you couldn't obtain the card you need.

Not the perfect deck, feel free to suggest and make any changes you see fit.
<< Anonymous(My Ra deck)
My Ra deck Reply
Forgot to add, Soul Transition only works with level 4 monsters, similar to Into the Void, a gamble card.
Mega Ultra KFC
The effect should be:
1. Gained ATK/DEF equal to tributted monster
2. Revive next turn each time destroyed by battle/effect

That way making Egyptian God cards worthy to summon.
<< Anonymous(Mega Ultra KFC)
Anonymous Reply
just use gryphon's feather duster for bonus 1000 lp which u can use for your effect thus ending up with 100 risque but okay

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