Here we are to a deck that is one that has been in our format ever since Raging Battle was released. Blackwings got good support up until Ancient Prophecy, that is where it all went down hill from there. In the shining darkness blackwings got a draw card that had too many restrictions, a tuner that had a subpar effect, and other monsters that just taking one look at them told you that they were no good. Then they got hit hard by the last few banlists, whirlwind going to 2, then to 1. Now in the current format kalut the monster that made the deck extremly broken is now at 1. Blackwings tried to adpt to these cahnges by adding ant-meta techs like royal oppression, and even cards like thunder king rai-oh. Despite all of these setbacks the deck has still found a way to survive and even prosper take the latest YCS for example Charlette. One blackwing player went to top 32 with a blackwing deck, by adding 2 spirit reaper he was able to provide needed help to the deck. Some people were suggesting that the limit on kalut was a good thing as kalut was the reason blackwings ran such a high monster count but now they can cut back on monsters. Also there are many other options for someone who wants to build balckwings like vayuturbo, a deck that focuses on synchro summoning from the graveyard. Or Vayu sworn which uses a lighsworn engine in conjunction witha blackwing engine. Also the techs you could add to the deck are limitless, card guard, Rai-Oh, Ryko, and more. In my personal view blackwings are far from dead, but there is now no solid answer to what to use in a blackwing deck, they still have 2 Icurs attack that gives them +'s so they still have good support, I just wish that konami would give them better support in coming packs. By the way don't forget to enter your email address in the white bar at the top of the blog so you can follow me by email, and also don't forget to answer the poll question at the top of the blog as well! See you guys later!