Thursday, 30 September 2010

Yu-Gi-Oh Card Review: Cursed Armaments

Today, i decided to review a card that you might not have heard, but probably pulled it from a pack and did not bother to read it. If that's the case, then look through your pile of commons and look for it. The card i'm reviewing for today is Cursed Armaments.

What is your mom's face doing on a Yu-Gi-Oh card?

This card has a very good effect, and is worth putting in many decks. You equip it to a monster your opponent controls and it loses 600 atk for every monster you control. When it is sent from the field to the graveyard, you can equip it back onto any monster your opponent controls.

2 very good effects right there. The first effect means the monster equipped with the card will lose a good amount of attack points as long as you keep your monster card zones filled up with your minions. With 5 monsters on your side of the field, your opponents monster will lose 3000 ATTACK. Thats enough to reduce a Blue Eyes White Dragon all the way to nothing. And with a card that relies on the amount of monsters you control, spamming tokens via Dandylion, Phantom Skyblaster or Scapegoat is a quick way to bring their big monsters down.

Its second effect is what makes it an amazing card. if its sent from the field to the graveyard, it equips itself back to another monster. Whether it be by destroying the equipped monster by battle, or by effect, the card can just equip itself onto another monster. That way, if your opponent has 2 or more giant beatsticks to your slightly weaker monster, you can attack and destroy one without worrying about being beaten by the second monster on their turn. And since it comes back every time, mystical space typhoon and dust tornado are wasted on it.

With it being an equip card, it can be retrieved from the deck or graveyard by Hidden Armory or from your graveyard by Fairy of the Spring. And since it is a spell card, its faster than a trap.

But this card does have a few downsides. If you destroy the opponents monster equipped with the card, and it was the only monster your opponent controls, it will stay in the graveyard and you wont be able to get it back on the field by its effect. Secondly, there is a lot of removal around which limits you to 1 or 2 monsters on the field at once before the next removal. This can make getting the monsters needed to reduce the opponent monster's attack low a difficulty.

But in a deck that relies on equip cards, this card is a staple. In other decks, this card can still be a devastating tech.

Try it. You will be pleasantly surprised!


  1. It's also important to note that it can miss its timing. For example, if your opponent does a synchro summon with the equipped monster, the last thing to happen is a monster getting summoned, not Armaments going to the grave. But other than that, yeah its a really solid card in certain decks.

  2. Oh i see. That does hurt its playability a little with synchros around. But yeah, it is still a great card. it would be great to watch 3 of these on the field at the same time. Reptilianne anyone? :)