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  • A fairly easily OTK can be performed with this card in a "Chimeratech Overdragon" Deck, as long as a good number of Machine-Type Tuner monsters are included in the Deck, of which there are many.
  • Use with "Soul Absorption" to gain 500 Life Points every time you negate an attack.
  • You can Combine this card with "Zero Force" because this meets the banish requirements and can do some massive damage.
  • Combine this card with "Armory Arm" to have massive damage, and attack boost.
    • Another idea is to use "Junk Barrage", since it is easier to bring out.
  • Combine this card with "Lord of D." or "King Dragun" to make this card untargetable to opponent spell trap or monster effects, making this a very difficult monster to destroy
  • Combine with "Strike Slash" to gain 700 ATK points and a piercing effect.
  • Use "Card Trooper" to mill Tuners from your deck to the Graveyard, in order to power up both this card and "Card Trooper".

Synchro Summoning

  • You can easily Synchro Summon this card with three cards in hand: "Unknown Synchron", "Dark Armed Dragon" and "Junk Synchron".
    • Special Summon "Unknown Synchron" by its own effect. Then, with 3 DARK monsters in your Graveyard, Special Summon "Dark Armed Dragon" (and feel free to use his effect and other field-clearing cards to make way for "Red Dragon Archfiend"). Synchro Summon "Red Dragon Archfiend" with "Unknown Synchron" and "Dark Armed Dragon". Normal Summon "Junk Synchron" and use its effect to Special Summon "Unknown Synchron" from your Graveyard. Synchro Summon this card.
      • If you used the effect of "Dark Armed Dragon" and banished all your other DARK monsters from your Graveyard to destroy cards on the field, then after Synchro Summoning this card successfully you can use "Monster Reincarnation" to discard a non-DARK monster, retrieve "Dark Armed Dragon", and Summon it onto the field. Then, depending on that monster's Attribute, banish it and a DARK monster to Special Summon monsters like "Dark Simorgh" and "Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning" to get an OTK. (If you banish "Red Dragon Archfiend", then this card stays at 4500 ATK).
  • In a Synchro deck, you can use "Synchro Change" to banish a Level 8 Synchro monster to Special Summon "Red Dragon Archfiend" from your Extra Deck, then you can Normal Summon "Junk Synchron" to Special Summon "Unknown Synchron" then you can Synchro Summon this card.
  • This card can be Synchro Summoned in 1 turn if "The Tricky", "Junk Synchron", "Creation Resonator", and any Level 1 Tuner is in your hand.
    • Discard the Level 1 Tuner to Special Summon "The Tricky". Normal Summon "Junk Synchron" and Special Summon the Level 1 Tuner from the Graveyard. Tune "Junk Synchron" with "The Tricky" for "Red Dragon Archfiend." Special Summon "Creation Resonator" with its own effect. Then, Synchro Summon this card.
  • If you have "The Tricky", "Junk Synchron", "Plaguespreader Zombie" and "Foolish Burial" in your hand, you can Synchro Summon this card in 1 turn.
    • Use "Foolish Burial" to send any Level 2 Tuner to the Graveyard. Discard "Plaguespreader" to Special Summon "The Tricky." Normal summon "Junk Synchron" and Special Summon the dumped Level 2 Tuner. Tune "Junk Synchron" with "The Tricky" for "Red Dragon Archfiend". Special Summon "Plaguespreader Zombie" with its own effect and Synchro Summon this card.
  • When using "Fableds", you can Summon it in 1 turn with "Fabled Raven", two copies of "The Fabled Cerburrel" and "The Fabled Ganashia". Normal summon "Fabled Raven", and use his effect to discard the 2 "Cerburrel" and "Ganashia". Synchro Summon "Red Dragon Archfiend" by using "Raven" and "Ganashia", then synchro this card with "Red Dragon Archfiend" and the 2 "Cerburrel".
  • You can summon "Deep Sea Diva" to Special Summon another "Deep Sea Diva" and tune it with a "Red Dragon Archfiend" to Synchro Summon this card.
  • Given that "Red Dragon Archfiend" will likely survive a turn on its own, you can use "Junk Synchron", if it's in your hand, to Special Summon a Level 1 Tuner monster from the Graveyard, like "Sinister Sprocket", to allow this card's Synchro Summon. Plus, you can destroy 1 face-up Spell or Trap your opponent controls, due to the effect of "Sinister Sprocket".
  • Use the effect of "Infernity Beetle" to Summon two more of itself can provide the two Tuners required for this card's Summoning as well as making his ATK into 5000, providing you have no cards in your hand.
    • This card can be Summoned in one turn if you have "Dark Grepher", "One for One", "Infernity Avenger" and "Infernity Beetle" in your hand. First Normal Summon "Dark Grepher", then discard "Infernity Avenger" to dump "Infernity Necromancer". Discard "Infernity Beetle" with "One for One" to get out "Infernity Mirage". Tribute Mirage to Special Summon 'Necromancer" and "Avenger" and use the effect of "Necromancer" to Special Summon "Beetle". Tribute "Beetle" to Special Summon 2 more copies. Tune "Avenger", "Grepher" and "Necromancer" to Summon "Red Dragon Archfiend" and then tune that with the 2 "Beetles" to summon this card. It will then have 5500 ATK due to the 3 "Beetles" and the "Avenger".
      • Another way to Summon this card in one turn is to use "Infernity Launcher", "Elemental Hero Bubbleman", and an "Infernity Beetle". First, Normal Summon "Infernity Beetle". Activate "Infernity Launcher", then use the effect of "Bubbleman" to Special Summon itself. Use the effect of "Infernity Beetle" to get out two more, tune for a Level 6 Synchro, then "Red Dragon Archfiend". Use "Infernity Launcher" to get back your two "Beetles", then tune for this card.
  • Special Summoning "Plaguespreader Zombie" allows you to Normal Summon a second Tuner.
  • You can Summon the 2 Tuners quickly by using "Telekinetic Power Well" by bringing back 2 of either "Krebons" and/or "Psychic Jumper" that you may have used to summon "Red Dragon Archfiend".
    • One way is to summon a "Cyber Dragon"/"Vice Dragon"/"Oracle of the Sun", then using "One for One" by discarding 1 of the Psychics to summon "Level Eater" (for later use). Then Normal Summon the second psychic to make "Red Dragon Archfiend". Then, use "Telekinetic Power Well" to Summon the 2 Psychics from your Graveyard.
  • Special Summon "Vice Dragon" through its own effect and summon "Dark Resonator" normally to Synchro Summon "Red Dragon Archfiend". Then, Special Summon "Synchro Magnet" through its effect and use a card like "Double Summon" to Summon "Sinister Sprocket" or even better "Attack Gainer", which will reduce the ATK of 1 monster your opponent controls by 1000.
  • You can Synchro Summon this card with a "Destiny Hero - Malicious" in the Graveyard. Special Summon "Krebons" with "Emergency Teleport" or "Graceful Revival", and use "Inferno Reckless Summon" to get two more "Krebons" out. Then banished the "Malicious" in the Graveyard to Special Summon another from your Deck. Synchro Summon "Red Dragon Archfiend" using "Destiny Hero - Malicious" and the first "Krebons". Then tune "Red Dragon Archfiend" with the two "Krebons" to Synchro Summon this card.
  • You could activate "Red Screen" to bring out a Level 1 Tuner and use "Synchro Magnet" when you summon "Red Dragon Archfiend" to Summon this card.
    • Another option is to use "Creation Resonator" instead of "Synchro Magnet".
  • If "Red Dragon Archfiend" is in your Graveyard, you can use cards like "Descending Lost Star", "Wicked Rebirth" or "Call of the Haunted" to bring it back.
    • If "Descending Lost Star" was used, the total levels of the tuner monsters must equal 5.
      • You can Normal Summon "Debris Dragon" and revive a Level 1 Tuner from the Graveyard.
      • You can Normal Summon "Junk Synchron" and revive a Level 2 Tuner from the Graveyard.
  • In a Dragon Deck based around "Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon", and you already have a level 6 Dragon such as "Prime Material Dragon" on the field before hand, Special Summon "Magna Drago" and follow up with "Inferno Reckless Summon" to have 3 copies of "Magna Drago". Tune a Magna with the Prime for "Red Dragon Archfiend" and tune the other 2 copies of "Magna Drago" to get you this card.
  • In a "Dragunity" Deck, you can summon this card in one turn by having "Dragunity Dux" and "Inferno Reckless Summon" in your hand, as well as at least one "Dragunity Phalanx" in the Graveyard and 2 more in the Graveyard, Hand or Deck. Normal Summon "Dragunity Dux", equip with "Dragunity Phalanx", Special Summon "Dragunity Phalanx" and chain "Inferno Reckless Summon", Special Summoning 2 more copies of it. Tune one of them with "Dux" for "Dragunity Knight - Vajrayana", equip with the "Dragunity Phalanx" that you used for the Synchro Summon, Special Summon and tune with "Dragunity Knight - Vajrayana" for "Red Dragon Archfiend". Synchro Summon this card by using "Red Dragon Archfiend" and the 2 remaining "Dragunity Phalanxen". The downside to this is that your opponent needs to have at least one face-up monster on the field, and he/she may Summon all the copies from his/her Deck, Hand or Graveyard.
  • You can use "Hyper Synchron", "Cost Down" and the effect of "Plaguespreader Zombie" to Synchro Summon this card with a 1500-ATK boost via its own effect.
  • You can summon "Blackwing - Sirocco the Dawn" on the second turn and Special Summon "Blackwing - Gale the Whirlwind". Tune them to Synchro Summon "Red Dragon Archfiend". Activate "One for One", then discard a Tuner monster to Summon a Level 1 Tuner monster. Then activate the spell card "Double Summon" to summon a Level Three Tuner monster. Finally, Synchro Summon this card.
  • In a Dragon Deck, make sure to have 1 Tuner in your hand and Graveyard a total of level four while you have "Red Dragon Archfiend" and "Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon" on the field. Use "Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon" effect to Special Summon "Lava Dragon" in Defense Position, tribute it to Special Summon the Tuner monsters and Synchro them for "Red Dragon Archfiend". The Tuner monster that can be used for this card are "Magna Drago" and/or "Dread Dragon" and "Flamvell Guard" or "The White Stone of Legend" with "Delta Flyer".
  • If you have "Eccentric Boy", 1 Level 5 monster, "One for One", "Synchro Magnet", and one monster card in your hand, you can Synchro Summon this card in one turn.
  • You can Synchro Summon this card on your first turn if your hand contains the following; "Trident Warrior" or "Goblindbergh", "Delta Flyer", "Jester Confit", "D. D. Sprite" Sprit and "Creation Resonator"
    • 1) Normal Summon "Trident Warrior" or "Goblindbergh".
    • 2) Use the effect of "Trident Warrior"/"Goblindbergh" to Special Summon "Delta Flyer".
    • 3) Use the effect of "Delta Flyer" to increase the level of "Trident Warrior"/"Goblindbergh" by 1.
    • 4) Tune them to Summon "Red Dragon Archfiend".
    • 5) Special Summon "Create Resonator".
    • 6) Special Summon "Jester Confit".
    • 7) Banish "Jester Confit" to Special Summon "D. D. Sprite".
    • 8) Synchro Summon this card.
  • This card can easily be summoned in a Tricky Turbo Deck.
    • 1) Discard a Level 1 Tuner to summon "The Tricky".
    • 2) Normal Summon "Junk Synchron", and use its effect to revive the Level 1 tuner.
    • 3) Tune "Junk Synchron" with "The Tricky" for "Red Dragon Archfiend".
    • 4) Special Summon "Creation Resonator" or "Synchro Magnet" with its own effect.
    • 5) Tune "Creation Resonator" or "Synchro Magnet", a Level 1 Tuner, and "Red Dragon Archfiend" for this card with 5000 ATK.
  • Tribute Summon "Puppet Master" and use its effect to summon "Dark Tinker" and "Sinister Sprocket", then tune "Puppet Master" and "Dark Tinker" to summon "Red Dragon Archfiend", then Special Summon "Creation Resonator" or "Synchro Magnet" and use those three to summon this card in a single turn.
  • Use cards like "Eccentric Boy" or "T.G. Cyber Magician" to ease the Summoning of this card since you only need 1 tuner on the field.
  • In "Resonator" deck, after Synchro Summoning of this card, "Call of the Haunted" to bring back "Red Dragon Archfiend", and then activate "Red Carpet", bringing back your "Resonators" from the Graveyard to Summon another copy of this card.
  • Once you have Summoned "Red Dragon Archfiend", Special Summon "Creation Resonator" from your hand and then use "Call of the Haunted" (or "Red Screen", which was made for this combo) to bring back a Level 1 Tuner from the Graveyard like "Barrier Resonator".
  • In an "Atlantean" Deck, you may activate "Call of the Atlanteans" during your opponent's End Phase to Special Summon 2 Level 3 non-Tuner and 1 Level 2 Tuner Sea-Serpent monsters. During your next turn, Normal Summon "Deep Sea Diva" and Special Summon another "Reese the Ice Mistress". Tune the 2 Level 3 non-tuner Sea-Serpent monsters and the Level 2 Tuner into "Red Dragon Archfiend", finally Synchro Summon this card.
  • If you have a "Salvage Warrior" in your Hand, and have a Level 3 tuner in your Hand or Graveyard, you can tribute the Level 3 tuner, such as "Junk Synchron" or flare resonator, and Summon "Red Dragon Archfiend". With the 2 Spell cards "Foolish burial" and "Monster Reborn", send a Level 3 Tuner to the Graveyard, and Special Summon it. Then activate "Double Summon". Normal Summon a Level 1 Tuner, like "D.D. Sprite". Then, Synchro Summon this card.

Traditional Format

  • In a teched "Fabled"/"Dark World" deck, summon "Fabled Raven" and discard a "Goldd, Wu-Lord of Dark World" or "Sillva, Warlord of Dark World". Synchro Summon Red Dragon Archfiend. Then use the effect of "Fabled Kushano" (if it's in the Graveyard) and discard "Fabled Krus" to bring back "Fabled Raven". Use the effect of "Fabled Raven" and discard "Glow-up Bulb" to make it a level 3 and send the top card to the graveyard to bring back "Glow-up Bulb" and tune it with "Fabled Raven" and "Red Dragon Archfiend" to make this card with an attack of 4500 or 5000 if you sent a tuner with "Glow-up Bulb".
  • If you have a "Red Dragon Archfiend" in the field, Special Summon a "Creation Resonator" from your hand and "Glow-Up Bulb" from your Graveyard to the field, giving you 2 Tuners to Synchro Summon this card.
  • Another way to boost the attack of this card is to use "Future Fusion", sending 5 Dragon-Type Tuner monsters from the Deck to the Graveyard for the requirement of "Five-Headed Dragon", giving this card a 2500 ATK bonus.
  • This card can perform an OTK in a Psychic Deck by using "Mind Master" and "Brain Research Lab" or "Telekinetic Charging Cell". Mill at least 7 Tuners and then tune "Red Dragon Archfiend" with "Mind Master" and "Psychic Commander" to Synchro Summon this card. If your opponent has no monsters and "Destructotron" is used during the milling process, you can attack directly with 8000 ATK. (9 tuners in the graveyard.)
  • Activate "Double Summon". Normal Summon "Summoner Monk". Then, activate its effect and Special Summon any level 4 Tuner monster. Then, Normal Summon "Deep Sea Diva" and use its effect to Special Summon another "Deep Sea Diva". Tune "Summoner Monk" and your level 4 tuner for "Red Dragon Archfiend". Then tune "Red Dragon Archfiend" and your two "Deep Sea Divas" for this card.
  • You can Special Summon this card with "Deep Sea Diva", "Surface" and "Emergency Teleport". Summon "Risebell the Star Adjuster" from your deck using "Emergency Teleport" then increase its Level to 6, Summon "Deep Sea Diva" and then another "Deep Sea Diva" using its effect, Synchro summon "Red Dragon Archfiend" then, using "Surface", Special Summon "Deep Sea Diva" and then Synchro Summon this card.
  • You can play "Brain Research Lab" and then summon "Mind Master" with any other psychic monster. Then mill at least 4 level 2 or lower monsters, ending with a level 4 monster like "Destructotron" to clear the backrow. Then activate "Telekinetic Power Well" to summon three Level 2 psychics. Tune two with "Destructotron" to get "Red Dragon Archfiend". Then use the last to mill as many Psychic Tuners as possible with "Mind Master" and end with "Psychic Commander". Tune "Mind Master" and "Psychic Commander" with "Red Dragon Archfiend" to have yourself a this card with massive ATK.

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