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Creative Deck Profile: Rank-Up Phantom Knight RaidRaptor

Charge into battle with this DARK hybrid Xyz Strategy!


Strategic Summary:

This hybrid strategy capitalizes on the joint support offered to both themes in PHRA, and wholly centers around Xyz monsters with both the Phantom Knight and Raidraptor archetypes. The Phantom Knights are DARK/Warrior monsters, unlocking Rank 4 Xyz summons primarily through the destruction effect of The Phantom Knights of Break Sword. On the other hand, the Raidraptor theme primarily consists of Level 4 DARK/Winged Beasts, able to field their own Rank 4 monsters before ranking up higher with Rank-Up-Magics. At the end of the day, both engines find easy ways to get Xyz material onto the field, then later, both themes unlock even stronger monsters such as Cyber Dragon Infinity. The best part about this combo deck is that it also provides additional disruptions during its combos, disruptions that are not monster-effect based. This protects your field from being overwhelmed by a single Dark Ruler No More or Forbidden Chalice, giving you a chance in this board-breaking modern game. Lastly, today’s build features a small pendulum engine that helps to smooth hands that would otherwise be difficult to play, as just drawing a Supreme King Dragon Darkwurm can be enough to field as many DARK monsters as you need for a combo. Embrace your inner Darkness and overlay with this joint Xyz strategy!

Provided Decklist:

Monsters: 26
| Supreme King Gate Zero
||| Supreme King Dragon Darkwurm
||| Raidraptor – Strangle Lanius
| Raidraptor – Mimicry Lanius
||| Abyss Actor – Curtain Raiser
| Raidraptor – Singing Lanius
|| Raiders’ Wing
||| The Phantom Knights of Ragged Gloves
||| The Phantom Knights of Ancient Cloak
||| The Phantom Knights of Torn Scales
||| The Phantom Knights of Silent Boots

Spells: 8
| Rank-Up-Magic Soul Shave Force
| Reinforcement of the Army
| Rank-Up-Magic Raid Force
| Foolish Burial
| The Phantom Knights’ Rank-Up-Magic Launch
|| Forbidden Chalice
| Rank-Up-Magic Phantom Knights’ Force

Traps: 6
| Phantom Knights’ Wing
| The Phantom Knights of Shade Brigandine
|| Phantom Knights’ Fog Blade
| Phantom Knights’ Sword
| Raidraptor’s Phantom Knights Claw

| Cyber Dragon Infinity
| Raidraptor – Revolution Falcon – Air Raid
| Arc Rebellion Xyz Dragon
| Raidraptor – Stranger Falcon
| Gagagaga Magician
| Raiders’ Knight
| Evilswarm Nightmare
|| Raidraptor – Force Strix
| The Phantom Knights of Break Sword
| Leviair the Sea Dragon
| Infinitrack Fortress Megaclops
| Simorgh, Bird of Sovereignty
| The Phantom Knights of Rusty Bardiche
| Raidraptor – Wise Strix


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