Blackwing, yang dikenal sebagai Black Feather dalam versi Jepang, adalah serangkaian monster yang sebagian besar terdiri dari DARK Winged Beast-Type (kecuali "Blackwing - Aurora the Northern Lights" yang merupakan monster LIGHT) monster membuat debut mereka di " Crimson Crisis ". Dalam Yu-Gi-Oh! anime 5D, mereka digunakan oleh Crow Hogan. Sebagian besar monster ini agak humanoid dan memiliki sebuah tengu atau penampilan mirip burung. Juga, kebanyakan monster Blackwing fitur dalam desain mereka, biasanya pada bulu hitam disayap mereka. Kebanyakan dinamai jenis arus angin dan udara, kecuali untuk versi manga, yang diberi nama setelah senjata sebagai gantinya. Mereka saat ini dek meta dengan kemampuan dipenuhi dan kecepatan. Ketika Crimson Crisis dirilis, archetype ini sangat didukung - hanya 5 kartu Blackwing dibebaskan:"Gale the Whirlwind", "Sirocco the Dawn", "Bora the Spear", "Armor Master" dan "Raptor Wing Strike". Kemudian, dengan rilis Raging Battle dan Ancient Prophecy mengatur tumbuh menjadi dek yang sangat dipenuhi dan kuat. Kecepatan memberikan dengan berkerumun, bersama dengan tambahan Synchro Summoning yang kemampuan Synchro dek ini tempat di Shonen Jump Circuit. Baru Blackwing monster dan dukungan yang dirilis di The Shining Darkness dan Starstrike Blast, memberi mereka strategi alternatif. Kartu berhubungan dengan berbagai jenis burung dan beberapa jenis angin.
- Gaya Bermain
The primary draw power used in Blackwings is represented by Allure of Darkness, Pot of Duality, and Cards for Black Feathers Because of this myriad of choices and ability to run many of them simultaneously, it is not surprising that Blackwings are known for impressive consistency
Also, because most of the Blackwing monsters are DARK Winged Beast monsters, along with "Allure of Darkness" for drawing power, you can use "Icarus Attack" for card destruction. Alongside that, many Blackwing decks also run "Dark Armed Dragon" for its ability to be Special Summoned by having DARK monsters in the graveyard.
Blackwings are one of the few top tier decks that don't require their combo pieces to go off to win. Their toolbox allows them to shift their playstyle from being aggressive to passive. The deck has numerous mind games forcing players to make less than sub-optimal plays to play against it. By setting a card in the backrow with a Blackwing monster, the mind game and the illusion of the "Icarus Attack" being present is given off. Players will have to slow down their playing style, forcing any aggressive decks to be crippled and unable to commence their plays recklessly.
- Normal Blackwing
- Vayu Turbo
"Crush Card Virus" (in Traditional Format) might be a viable tool for ditching Blackwing - Vayu the Emblem of Honor to the Graveyard while destroying the opponent's monsters. "Deck Devastation Virus" and/or "Eradicator Epidemic Virus" work for ditching a high-Level Blackwing monster to the Graveyard and destroying low-ATK monsters. This strategy works very will with this type of Deck, since you will be able to rapidly swarm the field with high-ATK DARK-Attribute Monsters, since the key cards of this Deck (Vayu, high Level Blackwings) make perfect targets for the Viruses. When they are in the Graveyard, you can summon even more monsters while leaving your opponent with nothing. Furthermore, you will be looking at your opponent's hand, allowing you to predict their actions. Another way to use the Viruses is to set them and wait until the Virus, or the possible target, is targeted by one of your opponent's effects that might affect you negatively and counter it by using the monster as a Tribute to activate the Virus.
Another great card for this Deck is "Skill Drain" which can negate the effect of Vayu while it is on the field (so it can be used as a Synchro Material monster on the field) while still allowing it to Special Summon Synchro Monsters by removing it from the Graveyard ("Skill Drain" does not negate effects in the Graveyard). As an added bonus, the effect-negating drawback on the Synchro Monster will be meaningless, since "Skill Drain" does the same to each other monster.
- Blackwing Twilight
- Synchro Summoning
"Blackwing - Gale the Whirlwind": Can be Special Summoned from your hand if you control another "Blackwing" monster besides another "Gale".
"Blackwing - Blizzard the Far North": Upon being Normal Summoned, can Special Summon from your Graveyard a Level 4 or lower "Blackwing" monster.
"Blackwing - Vayu the Emblem of Honor": Can Special Summon "Blackwing" Synchro monsters by utilizing "Blackwing" monster as materials from the Graveyard instead of the field. Keep in mind that the effects of these Synchro monsters will be negated as long as they are face-up on the field (Book of Moon is one of the cards that can remedy this problem) and this form of Summoning disallows them from being Special Summoned from the Graveyard or Remove from Play.
"Blackwing - Shura the Blue Flame": Although not a "Blackwing" Tuner Monster, this monster can Special Summon from your Deck a "Blackwing" monster with 1500 or less ATK after it has destroyed an opponent's monster during Damage Step. Because the searched monster's effect is negated, Vayu will be able to Synchro Summon while on the field if summoned in this way (which is normally unable to).
"Black Whirlwind": The trump card of any Blackwing Deck. When a "Blackwing" monster is Normal Summoned, you can add a "Blackwing" monster from your Deck to your hand if its ATK is weaker than the summoned monster.
Because of their potential to create Level 6 and 7 Synchro Monsters with such ease, Blackwing Armed Wing, Brionac, Dragon of the Ice Barrier, and Goyo Guardian are among the top choices for Level 6, while Blackwing Armor Master and Black Rose Dragon are among the top choices for Level 7. "Brionac, Dragon of the Ice Barrier" is a great choice to create OTK opportunities as it can clear the opponent's backfield while tossing Blackwing - Vayu the Emblem of Honors to the Graveyard so they can Special Summon Synchro Monsters from the Extra Deck. "Black Rose Dragon" is a good choice to clear the field, if the field becomes crowded, to evade a Trap Card(s) that could ruin your strategy, or create card advantage.
Level 8 Synchro Monsters like "Red Dragon Archfiend" are somewhat harder to Synchro Summon than Level 6 or 7 Synchro Monsters. The most common way to perform a Level 8 Synchro Summon is to Normal Summon "Blackwing - Sirocco the Dawn" and then Special Summon "Blackwing - Gale the Whirlwind". Even if you do not have "Gale" in your hand, it can easily be searched out with "Black Whirlwind" after Normal Summoning "Sirocco". Among the top choices for the Synchro Summon is "Stardust Dragon", as it can offer protection from effects that destroy cards and "Colossal Fighter", as it can consistently revive itself after it has fallen in battle.
Due to the requirements of its Synchro Summon, "Blackwing - Silverwind the Ascendant" (released in Stardust Overdrive) has been widely dismissed by many Blackwing duelists. However, it can be easily summoned by removing Blackwing - Vayu the Emblem of Honor and Blackwing Armor Master from one's graveyard, making it viable in the extra deck.
Blackwings require the initial Normal Summon to the field to start field presence negating that summon or immediately destroying that monster with a "Trap Hole" or similar card will prevent swarming for that turn.
Siding in "Blackwing - Sirocco the Dawn" is also surprisingly effective against Blackwings, since "Sirocco" can use the opponent's Blackwings for his effect