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Red Dragon Archfiend

HSRD-EN023
DARK
Level 8
ATK/3000 DEF/2000
[Dragon/Synchro/Effect]
1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner monsters
If this card attacks a Defense Position monster your opponent controls, destroy all Defense Position monsters your opponent controls after damage calculation. During your End Phase, destroy all other monsters you control that did not declare an attack this turn.

Card Ratings
Advanced: 3.08 

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 is Horrible. 3 is Average. 5 is the highest rating.


Date Reviewed:
Oct. 5, 2015

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Baneful

Red Dragon Archfiend
Welcome to Red week!  Bill's idea - I like it.

Red by Sammy Hagar
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vavZ25wM6W0

A classic Synchro monster which came out 6 or 7 years ago.  Never quite got the attention Stardust Dragon got, but early on it was definitely one of the best.  Can ideally cause maximum destruction by running over an Attack Position monster with its strong 3000 ATK and then using its effect to destroy Defense Position monsters.  Of course, this card is still victim to Trap Cards, since it needs to conduct battle in order to activate its effect.  And you only really plus on it when the opponent has a swarm of monsters (which isn't very common).  The restriction of destroying monsters you control which didn't attack isn't too detrimental but it's not like it would have been overpowered without it.

Not a bad option for decks which can make it and have space for it, but there's better options out there.

2/5


Dark

Paladin

Welcome to Red Dragon Archfiend week, where we mostly are going to cover support cards and variants of said Archfiend.  If you haven't been playing the game since the 5Ds era, you might not be familiar with RDA.  He's still one of the best and most powerful, at least in terms of raw destructive power, Synchro Monsters in the game.  Being a Dragon gives him lots of playability in any Dragon themed Deck, and the 3000 attack is excellent, as is his raw destructive power.  He's a Level 8 Synchro, who is Synchro Summoned with a Tuner and one or more non-Tuner Monsters.  So in addition to the 3000 attack, after Damage Calculation when destroying a Defense position Monster, you destroy all Defense position Monsters your opponent controls.  Note, too, any Monsters you control that don't attack are destroyed but no big thing there.  This isn't, as of yet, a Synchro era right now, but that can always change.  

Rating:  3.25/5 
Art:  5/5

Warlockblitz

We have reached my favorite week of reviews EVER! I am so glad to do this. Red is my favorite color. Synchro Monsters are some of my favorite cards. This and Star Eater just do so much for me. This card gets a 5/5 in all my decks for being the big bruiser that it is. Enough of that. Let's see if Red Dragon Archfiend is worth my hype.

RDA (It almost spells RAD because it is so Awesome.) He comes onto the field as a Level 8 Dark Dragon-type Synchro Monster with 3000 Atk and 2000 Def. All of that is huge. The support for RDA is vast, but not so great. The support for Red Dragon Archfiend monsters is better, but we'll get to that.

Red Dragon Archfiend has two effects that activate when and after it attacks. During the Battle Phase when this card attacks anything, destroy all opponent's Def position monsters. As a balance to that effect, during the End Phase, destroy all monsters you control that didn't declare an attack this turn, excluding itself. Those are separate effects. Don't use Soul Charge on this unless you have a way to get rid of it before the End Phase or all your monsters (except RDA) are being destroyed. He's a beater. He helps clear the field when you want to push for a ton of damage.  

Score: 4/5 SOOOOO Biased. But it's Extra Deck. You either run Level 8 Synchros or you don't.

Art: 5/5 I enjoy all the artwork for this monster and all artwork associated with this monster.

-WarlockBlitz

Snodin

I apologize for my absence this past week; I'm back now and ready to take on some hot-red dragon cards.

First up, the forerunner of the group: Red Dragon Archfiend.I guess it's at that age now where we can call it “an oldie but a goodie.” And it certainly is a goodie; 3000 ATK is nothing to sneeze at. Its effects are pretty good too, being able to potentially wipe out all opposing DEF monsters. But the second effect might be seen as a drawback; if you have at least one other monster on the field and it doesn't ATK while RDA is present, it gets destroyed at the end of the turn. But that's likely not going to hinder you, as RDA alone can keep most opposing monsters from surviving each turn. So, yeah. This guy's still good.

Final Score: 4/5


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