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YGOrganization | CDP: Post-PHNI Raidraptor Rank-Up, with Simorgh


Rank up your Raptors… TO THIRTEEN!!!


Strategic Summary:

Welcome back for the second CDP chosen by you to debut sooner than scheduled, and this time we’re featuring the brand-new Raidraptor support from PHNI in all of its glory. The Raidraptor archetype consists of DARK Winged Beast monsters that aim to Xyz Summon, then Xyz Summon on top of their Xyz Monsters, then do that a bit more, just for good measure. It all starts with Raidraptor – Force Strix, which can tutor any Level 4 DARK Winged Beast. Raidraptor – Wise Strix gets to Special Summon one from the Deck when Link Summoned, then Wise Strix also gets to tutor a Rank-Up-Magic Spell from your deck whenever a Raidraptor Xyz activates its effect. As you’ll see in the replays, this deck actually can go from Raidraptor – Noir Lanius (YGOrg Translation) and any other Level 4 extender into a full endboard of Raidraptor – Ultimate Falcon, The Phantom Knights of Rusty Bardiche, Dark Requiem Xyz Dragon, and a Raidraptor – Force Strix with a Rise-Rank-Up-Magic Raidraptor’s Force set to Rank up your Force Strix into Raidraptor – Rising Rebellion Falcon (YGOrg Translation) and wipe your opponent’s board. Oh, and did I mention that board would also be backed at minimum by Raidraptor – Barrage (YGOrg Translation) and Simorgh Sky Battle?

Yeah, this deck is downright scary now, and it’s all due to the number of extenders that this theme really has. It has Noir Lanius tutoring Raidraptor – Pain Lanius to start an Xyz chain, Raidraptor – Bloom Vulture (YGOrg Translation) summoning itself and any other Raidraptor monster from the hand, plus the recovery power of the Raidraptor support cards such as Raidraptor – Roost (YGOrg Translation), Raidraptor – Nest, and Raider’s Wing. Even its Rank-Up-Magic Spells allow you to extend, with Rank-Up-Magic Raid Force recovering another Rank-Up-Magic from your GY or Rank-Up-Magic Skip Force that Special Summons a fallen Raidraptor Xyz monster from your GY. This deck has a toolbox of options, and that’s before you get to an Extra Deck that includes 3 separate boss monsters that are unaffected by other cards’ effects: Ultimate Falcon, Rising Rebellion Falcon, and the final option, Raidraptor – Final Fortress Falcon. Be the early bird to get the worm, and check out the new incarnation of the ultimate Rank-Up strategy!

Provided Decklist:

Monsters: 21
||| Simorgh, Bird of Perfection
||| Raidraptor – Tribute Lanius
|| Raidraptor – Strangle Lanius
||| Raidraptor – Noir Lanius
| Raidraptor – Mimicry Lanius
| Abyss Actor – Curtain Raiser
||| Raidraptor – Bloom Vulture
| Raidraptor – Singing Lanius
|| Raider’s Wing
| The Phantom Knights of Silent Boots
| Raidraptor – Pain Lanius

Spells: 11
||| Allure of Darkness
|| Lightning Storm
| Rank-Up-Magic Raid Force
| Rank-Up-Magic Skip Force
| Rise-Rank-Up-Magic Raidraptor’s Force
| Phantom Knights’ Rank-Up-Magic Force
| Raidraptor – Nest
| Raidraptor – Roost

Traps: 8
||| Infinite Impermanence
| Raidraptor – Barrage
| The Phantom Knights of Shade Brigandine
| Simorgh Sky Battle
| Raider’s Unbreakable Mind
| Raidraptor’s Phantom Knights Claw

Extra Deck:
| Raidraptor – Rising Rebellion Falcon
| Raidraptor – Final Fortress Falcon
| Raidraptor – Ultimate Falcon
| Raidraptor – Satellite Cannon Falcon
| Raidraptor – Arsenal Falcon
| Raidraptor – Revolution Falcon – Air Raid
| Raidraptor – Revolution Falcon
| Dark Requiem Xyz Dragon
| Raidraptor – Brave Strix
| Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon
| Raider’s Knight
|| Raidraptor – Force Strix
| The Phantom Knights of Rusty Bardiche
| Raidraptor – Wise Strix

Note: This is continuing the style of Creative Deck Profile articles, designed to showcase a build through replays and an attached summary. If you wish to see a CDP for an archetype, theme, or strategy you love, feel free to private message me on the YGOrg Discord server, the comments section of any of my YouTube videos, or just post a comment in response to this article on our Facebook page or through the site with your ideas for me to keep under consideration! On most YGO-related communities my username is Quincymccoy, so feel free to reach out. Current pending requested profiles include: Fluffal, SPYRAL, Ritual Beast, Fire Fist

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