Arkana L40 #1 | Stall Ra

Deck by Anonymous
Deck Overview
Deck Consistency
Pack Expense
Deck Skill
Character Skill
Duel, standby!
Each player's starting hand increases by 1 card. You cannot activate Spell/Trap Cards or monster effects on your first turn.
Deck Build
4 7 7 2
Monsters: 5
Spells: 2
Traps: 13
Monster Card
Card Rarity Quantity
The Winged Dragon of Ra
Cannot be Special Summoned. Requires 3 Tributes to Normal Summon (cannot be Normal Set). This card's Normal Summon cannot be negated. When Normal Summoned, other cards and effects cannot be activated. When this card is Normal Summoned: You can pay LP so that you only have 100 left; this card gains ATK and DEF equal to the amount of LP paid. You can pay 1000 LP, then target 1 monster on the field; destroy that target.
UR 1
Golden Ladybug
Golden Ladybug
Golden Ladybug
ATK: 0 DEF: 0

Once per turn, during your Standby Phase, you can reveal this card in your hand to gain 500 Life Points. If you do this, this card remains revealed while it is in your hand, until the End Phase.

R 3
Cosmic Compass
ATK: 100 DEF: 300

When this card is Normal Summoned, you can Special Summon a number of "Compass Tokens" (Machine-Type/EARTH/Level 1/ATK0/DEF 0) up to the number of monsters your opponent controls.

N 1
Spell Card
Card Rarity Quantity
Creature Seizure

Each player gives their opponent control of 1 of their monsters (controller's choice). You must choose a face-up Normal Monster.

SR 1

During the Battle Phase: Immediately after this effect resolves, Normal Summon 1 monster. You can only activate 1 "Arrivalrivals" per turn.

R 1
Trap Card
Card Rarity Quantity
Floodgate Trap Hole
Floodgate Trap Hole
Floodgate Trap Hole

When your opponent Summons a monster(s): Change that monster(s) to face-down Defense Position. Monsters changed to face-down Defense Position by this effect cannot change their battle positions.

UR 3
Draining Shield
Draining Shield
Draining Shield

When an opponent's monster declares an attack: Target the attacking monster; negate that attack, and if you do, gain LP equal to that target's ATK.

SR 3
Wall of Disruption
Wall of Disruption
Wall of Disruption

When an opponent's monster declares an attack: All Attack Position monsters your opponent controls lose 800 ATK for each monster they control.

SR 3
Security Orb

Activate only when your opponent's monster declares an attack. Change the battle position of that monster. When this face-down card is destroyed and sent to the Graveyard by the effect of a Spell or Trap Card your opponent controls, destroy 1 monster on the field.

R 2

Target 1 face-up monster your opponent controls; its ATK and DEF become double its current ATK and DEF, but it cannot attack directly.

N 1
Windstorm of Etaqua

Change the battle positions of all face-up monsters your opponent controls.

R 1
Draw Simulator
Packs to pull to build this deck
Deck Strengths
  • Fairly easy to manuever
  • Consistent high score per Duel
  • Can be used without a skill (but highly recommend that you do)
Deck Weaknesses
  • Expensive due to high rarities and card packs
  • Arkana is one of the toughest Legendary Duelists to farm
Deck Summary

This deck's strategy is to continuously increase your LP to over 10,000 LP while stalling out until the final turn.

Main Threats

  • Dark Magician
    • Arkana's boss monster with 2500 ATK. Most of the spells and traps revolve around him.
  • Dark Magic Attack
    • This destroys our entire backrow and is a threat to the trap cards to we use to stall


  • Use Floodgate Trap Hole to keep Dark Magician face-down. By doing this, Arkana will have to Tribute Summon another Dark Magician in order to play any of the Spells/Traps for him.
  • Don't set too many traps at once to avoid being wiped clean of defensive traps.

Final Turn Combo:

1) Normal Summon Cosmic Compass and activate its effect to summon two "Compass Tokens." (After summoning the first token, it will ask again if you want to summon an additional token)

2) Activate Creature Seizure to switch one of your Compass Tokens with one of Arkana's monsters.

3) Enter the Battle Phase and activate Arrivalrivals, choosing to Normal Summon The Winged Dragon of Ra.

4) When prompted, activate The Winged Dragon of Ra's effect, reducing your LP to 100 and increasing Ra's ATK/DEF to the amount paid.

5) Attack the Compass Token (on Arkana's side of the field) with the Winged Dragon of Ra to end the Duel.

Core Cards
Card Explanation

Our goal is to get our LP to over 10,100 by the final turn. The Winged Dragon's of Ra's effect allows us to pay LP so we only have 100 left, to increase its ATK and DEF with the same amount.

By having Ra as our big boss, we can achieve the following bonuses:

  • Over 9,999 Damage! (3000 DA pts)
  • Summoned DIVINE monster (1000 DA pts)
  • Played Prismatic Card (200 DA pts)
  • LP on the Brink (1000 DA pts)


This card's effect provides us a total of three tributes for The Winged Dragon of Ra.
Arrivalrivals After summoning Cosmic Compass, this card provides an additional summon so we can bring out The Winged Dragon of Ra.

Use this card to swap a "Compass Token" with one of Arkana's monsters.

Golden Ladybug Provides 500 LP every turn through its effect. The more you have in hand per turn, the better. ALWAYS use the effect.
Replacement/Tech Cards
Card Explanation
Super Double Summon Alternative to Arrivalrivals. You will have to activate this card and summon The Winged Dragon of Ra in your Main Phase.
Stop Defense

Alternative to Creature Seizure. This will be used to ensure that at least one of Arkana's monsters will be in Attack Position for Ra to attack. Keep in mind, by using this card, you may need more than 10,100 ATK in order to achieve the Over 9,999 Damage! bonus.

10,100 ATK - Enemy Monster's ATK = The Winged Dragon of Ra's ATK

Defense Draw Alternative to Draining Shield. Instead of negating the attack, you reduce the damage you take to 0 and draw 1 card.
Impenetrable Attack Alternative to Draining Shield. Instead of negating one attack, you negate all Battle Damage for one turn.
Similar purpose to Floodgate Trap Hole, but it cannot keep Dark Magician face-down. You may have to toggle your Activation Confirmation button to ON as soon as he plays Dark Magician.