Archfiend Black Skull Dragon | Deck and Rulings

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update 10/11/2021

Archfiend Black Skull Dragon

Archfiend Black Skull Dragon
Monster TypeDragon
Card typeFusion / Effect
Card Effect TypeCondition / Continuous Monster Effect / Trigger Effect
Supports ArchetypesArchfiend / Red-Eyes
SupportsNormal Monster


1 Level 6 "Archfiend" Normal Monster + 1 "Red-Eyes" Normal Monster

You can only Special Summon "Archfiend Black Skull Dragon(s)" once per turn. If this card battles, your opponent's cards and effects cannot be activated until the end of the Damage Step. If damage calculation is performed involving this Fusion Summoned card, at the end of the Battle Phase: You can target 1 "Red-Eyes" Normal Monster in your Graveyard; inflict damage to your opponent equal to half its ATK in the Graveyard, then shuffle it into the Deck.

How to Get

PackChaotic Soldiers [UR]
Level-up reward--
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ActionsReturns from your Graveyard to your Deck
Monster/Spell/Trap categoriesPrevents activation of your opponent's Effect Monsters / Prevents activation of your opponent's Spell Cards / Prevents activation of your opponent's Trap Cards
Summoning categories2 Fusion Materials / Special Summon once per turn
LPDamages your opponent


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This card is bugged. Can't summon it. Please fix it.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
It's not a bug. It's a feature. Seriously.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
King of the swamp effect: This card can be used as a substitute for any 1 Fusion Material whose name is SPECIFICALLY LISTED on the Fusion Monster Card.....

an "Archfiend" Normal Monster or 1 "Red-Eyes" Normal Monster are not specific monsters, there are several of them. If it said something like Red Eyes Black Dragon instead then it'd work
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I'm NoT a FcKiNg NoOb
<< Anonymous
Not KoG Reply
Your words make you.
Finally. But will require another brick (summoned skull, plus the REBD) to be played. So maybe one copy only per deck
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
beast of talwar is cheaper than summoned skull
<< Anonymous
Not KoG Reply
The only deck immune to brick fusion is Kaiba due to his Ultimate Dragons skill. The workaround for the HERO deck is that they have Mask Change.
The only way to summon this without bricking is to use Red-Eyes Archfiend of Lightning x3.
<< Anonymous
Not KoG Reply
Beast of Talwar is free archfiend. I'd rather use the Gemini Red-Eyes Archfiend of Lightning for consistency and synergy with the Red-eyes Insight and Return of the Red-Eyes .
<< Anonymous(Not KoG)
Anonymous Reply
keep in mind that you can only use the RE archfiend of lightning as fusion material for this card while it's in the graveyard or field as a normal monster
is one copy enough?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
^are you suggesting half copy?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Half copy will brick your extra deck
<< Anonymous
Not KoG Reply
yes. There is not much normal monsters to go around anyway.
<< Anonymous
Not KoG Reply
All KoG decks play only 1 copy, it is a tier-1 card. Reserve the extra deck for other cards.
Too late for this one to shine. Battle traps are long forgotten
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
if it works against bb veil and kiteroid it can still be useful, but i'm not sure
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
It works against them, though it's atk is not enough for game and your opp will use them in your next attack
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
the effect damage makes the direct attack lethal
<< Anonymous
Not KoG Reply
I get to see a lot of E-Cons in KC Cup today.
How long until some mo ron comes complaining that couldn´t summon this using the gemini red eyes archfiend monster in their hand
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Or when using red eyes fusion lol, while they only use the Gemini.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
about 17 minutes after the box went live
<< Anonymous
Not KoG Reply
There is one above.
<< Anonymous
Not KoG Reply
Polymerization is actually the best way to summon Archfiend Black Skull Dragon. Anyway Black Skull Dragon also counts as Archfiend in TCG.
will be VERY good to red-eyes especially after the burn nerf
<< Anonymous
dani Reply
Hope it comes soon to not be outdated like they did to Red-Eyes Darkness Dragon =/
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Even with the burn nerf this card can still be too strong, if it manages to inflict at least 2800 battle damage to opponent, with its effect it can inflict 1200 more for exactly 4000 damage

And if it direct attack it's 3200 damage, adding 1200 more on top of that is more than enough to OTK
If you have two red-eyes archfiend of lightning in your hand, you can summon this card immediately.
<< Anonymous(Not KOG)
Anonymous Reply
gemini monsters are not treated like normal monsters while in the deck or hand
<< Anonymous
Not KoG Reply
That is why necro fusion is the card for this.
Battle protection is good but it would be better if it can negate the monster like samurai destroyer did so this card can remove bloom diva or blue-eyes twin burst.
<< Anonymous(Candend)
Not KoG Reply
3200 that cannot be Scored or destroyed by card effects is too good.
Quite satisfied with this card, your opponent can't activate their card until the end of the damage step meaning all hand trap is useless
<< Anonymous
Not KoG Reply
I agree. This is a better Star-eater.
XYZ Eddie
I really want this card added blue eyes decks have Master cards that go with it if anything add better photon combos there's a lot more to add
<< Anonymous(XYZ Eddie)
Not KoG Reply
Silver's Cry also works to summon the materials.
Any idea when this is coming out it has been way to long
<< Anonymous(Itami)
Anonymous Reply
Not KoG
The fact that BE is 3000 AT means this card is a waste of ED.
<< Anonymous(Not KoG)
Not KoG Reply
Taking is the sleeper card in the Chaotic Guardians box.

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