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Assault Blackwing – Chidori the Rain Sprinkling
- #SHVI-EN051

1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner monsters If this card is Synchro Summoned using a "Blackwing" monster as Material, it is treated as a Tuner monster while face-up on the field. This card gains 300 ATK for each "Blackwing" monster in your Graveyard. When this card is destroyed and sent to the Graveyard: You can target 1 Winged Beast-Type Synchro Monster in your Graveyard, except "Assault Blackwing - Chidori the Rain Sprinkling"; Special Summon it.

Card Rating
Advanced: 3.9 / 5.0

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 is Horrible. 3 is Average. 5 is the highest rating.

Date Reviewed:
July 14, 2016

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Assault Blackwing – Chidori the Rain Sprinkling


Blackwings got the beater they could have used a long time ago. Since level 7 is the easiest synchro monster to summon for the black birds, this is a really nice option mid-to-late-game. He can easily get to above 4,000 ATK, and even if he’s destroyed, his back-up effect can be a lifesaver, especially if you have Raikiri the Rain Shower already in the grave (which you should, as Raikiri is probably the best synchro in the theme and should be the first goal). In fact, Raikiri is the reason Chidori exists. The two cards are a pair – Chidori is the way to beat down the opponent and then bring back Raikiri for the finisher.


Despite having more cards at its disposal than any other theme, Blackwings are hurt by its lack of solid loops and card-generating effects, but Chidori is a must for the best version of Blackwings now, and it will be at the forefront if Blackwings are re-elevated to tier 1 status.  I believe he has solid future potential, since Blackwings are a fan favorite and can expect even more support some time down the road.


Advanced: 3/5

Future Potential: 3/5


2600 ATK is pretty good for LV7, but being able to gain 300 ATK for each Blackwing means it could topple almost anything in battle.  2 in graveyard = 3200.  5 in graveyard = 4100!  10 in graveyard = 5600!  And they don't even have to be monsters of different names.  
Being treated as tuner is a plus.  I'm not sure how useful it is to begin with because you're already using a tuner to summon this.  But that could be good in that you can summon this main phase 1, use it as a beatstick, attack with it and then use it to summon a different Synchro during Main Phase 2.  It requires a Blackwing monster as a material in order to use this effect, but since cards like Zepyhros and Gale the Whirlwind are splashable, it wouldn't be hard for other decks that could make more use of this ability to have it as well.
Lastly, it replaces itself with a Winged-Beast Synchro monster, generally a strong one.  This means it's good support for any Winged-Beast based deck, but definitely such for Blackwings.  Due to both this effect and the ATK boost benefiting from a full graveyard, this card is best used late game.  Very good support for Blackwings and other decks too.


Hello Pojo Fans,
Blackwings got another Synchro monster in Shinning Victories in the form of Assault Blackwing – Chidori the Rain Sprinkling.
The pattern of Level 7 Synchros within Blackwings works well with the decks ability to drop the requirements on any turn, and its stats are acceptable for its level. Becoming a Tuner itself when using a “Blackwing” is nifty if you need material for a bigger Synchro Summon, but usually the Tuner monsters you pack into the deck will be enough. ATK boost fom each Blackwing in your grave makes this card in the late game a real powerhouse. Note that it isn't each Blackwing “with a different name”. You have duplicates? No problem! Add on top of that it can replace itself with another Winged Beast Synchro Monster in the grave when it is destroyed and sent to the graveyard, and Chidori the Rain Sprinkling should be a mainstay in a Blackwing Synchro deck for sure.
As stated before, to get the most out of this monster you will likely bring it out mid to late game so its ATK will get a good boost and you will have at least one option to Special Summon upon Chidori's destruction. As is though you could bring it to the field early on and have a 3000+ATK Blackwing that could bring back another of your Blackwing Synchro Monsters that bit the dust a turn before.
Outside Blackwings its a Level 7 option for anyone that may run Winged Beast Synchros. In Blackwings it is a must.
Until Next Time



Look, we've fallen into a time-warp!  Not only is this a Blackwing, but a Synchro at that.  assault Blackwing-Chidori the Sprinkling Rain...Level 7, Dark, Winged-Beast, 2600/2000...Synchro Summoned traditionally with a Tuner and one or more, non-Tuner Monsters.  This card does do some cool, and even useful things.  This is a card that would have been a lot more relevant about the number of years it threw us back in the time-warp, but regardless. 
If Synchro Summoned using a Blackwing Monster, this card also becomes a Tuner.  The awesome part there is, then you have a Level 7 Tuner on the Field.  Granted, Synchros aren't the most played cards right now, but that alone, gives you some potential in open Synchro Decks, as well obviously as to it's namesake with the rest of the Blackwings.  His attack boost is considerable, and could be tremendous.  He'd be a great mid/late game card, as he also gains 300 attack per Blackwing in your Graveyard.   
Mid game, that's probably five Monsters on average I'd say (4-6 estimately) so there's 1500 extra attack, and then Chidori has 4200 attack.  Late game, that should easily be 7 Monsters (6-8 if not more) which is nearing, or perhaps even breaking, the 5000 attack mark.  Oh, and true to Blackwing form being a quick, resourceful Monster, when destroyed (note this doesn't happen if removed from play, only sent to the Graveyard) you get to Special a Winged-Beast Synchro from your Graveyard.  Present company excluded of course. 
Honestly, I like it a lot.  Sure, Synchros aren't what they use to be in the game, but it's tremendous theme support.  Even if one would argue Blackwings have plenty of support all ready.  I wouldn't fault anyone for using this in their Blackwing Deck, or even just a very dedicated Winged-Beast Deck.
Rating:  3.8/5 
Art:  5/5


It's a big monster that can get bigger in Blackwings. Assault Blackwing - Chidori the Rain Sprinkling is a Level 7 Dark Winged Beast-type Synchro monster with 2600 Atk and 2000 Def. It's a generic 1 tuner / 1+ non-tuner Synchro Summon with no restrictions. Blackwings have a lot of Synchro options, but this one isn't perfect. And that name Rain Sprinkling is not very intimidating. 
Chidori has many effects, one of which isn't even optional but can be beneficial. If a Blackwing is a Synchro Material, Chidori becomes a tuner whether that's good or bad. It can be good if you have another Level 7 monster on the field to lead to Tzolkin. It can be bad if you have some low level tuners on the field and can't Synchro Summon further. The second effect is just a 300 Atk boos for every Blackwing monster in the grave. This can get ridiculously high mid to late game. In a pure build, this should be at least 3200 Atk. Even in Raidraptors, this monster should at least get to 2900 Atk if not more. Anyway, the last effect is to float a different Winged Beast Synchro monster to the field when Chidori is destroyed and sent to the grave. I wish it didn't have to go to the grave, but I like that it doesn't have to be the opponent that destroys the monster for the effect to activate. Chidori is an excellent member of the Blackwing toolbox Extra Deck, but not so great elsewhere. 
Score: 4/5 Blackwing appeal.
Art: 4/5 Very bird samurai. 

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