Target 1 face-up monster on the field; equip this card to that target. It gains 500 ATK. If the equipped monster attacks or is attacked while in Defense Position, it gains DEF equal to its ATK during damage calculation only.
Spikeshield is broken, It shouldn't be allowed to activate it on a face-down monster going face-up when attacked. And if it is, then i want to use my ennemy controller when attacking that same monster face-down, so i can change its position to attack position. See the point? now change it. Both have the same requirement but Spikeshield outruled this basic process.
I use this card all the time(cons yes it's cloggy)backrow can remove the card but I believe the effect once activated is Perma and it's better than MetalMorph. It's both defensive and offensive and my cards I always use are Exarion,Two Thousand Needles(Quils)Mid/Big-Gardna etc etc. loving this hyper competitive card. It should be limited to 2 but it's surely looked over by komoney..
I guess it has some downsides... especially the backrow clogging. But it's a card that wins games on the very first turn. That's insane, the Cipher burn decks are out of hand.
This + Suijin/Sanga/Kazejin + lamb tokens = OTK in one turn. Once your opponent attacks, activate the shield to boost your def to 5000± then use the monsters' effects to dump your opponent's Atk to 0. 5000+ damage in one turn.
The only real downside is effects like in Sylvan decks and Sea Stealth Attack, and the other destruction/nullification effects. Also hard to use against defense/effect damage decks IME. It has about a 50% success rate in the Platinum ranks. Maybe a little tweaking could improve that.
It'll steamroll over any Amazoness deck. They'll be dropped before any of their card effects have a chance to do anything. Same with the Gladiator decks, Hero decks, and Archangel decks (though these can be tricky due to Daniki's effect...you have to kind of anticipate when they'll pull her out and plan accordingly if you can't activate an Ultimate Providence or similar card).
Thanks for the tip Gunsblazing I think we've all seen the video.
Sorry to keep blowing this up but I have an update. Lava golem to their field equip spikeshield to lava golem. swing with swords woman gravity lash at damage step. And I also want to get my hands on a reverse trap. Because gravity lash subtracts their for if you want to boost your attack to ridiculous level on your opponents turn or yours. Don't know about 1 or 2 yet.
I personally use this with amazoness swords woman and gravity lash. alot of cards have high defense as well so I use gravity lash to weaken them so they take the most possible damage from spikeshield. Also it's quite fun equipping spikeshield to one of their monsters econ into defense position and attacking into their outrageously large defense with swords woman. Usually they will only be able to answer with wall of d only making them take more damage due to swords woman's effect. Unfortunately I can't come up with the rest of a decklist to improve consistency however when it goes off it is magical lol
I dueled someone yesterday who used gravity lash on my monster and then this card on their own monster. I got blasted with 3700 damage on my first turn. I'm amazed that I still managed to win the duel after that beating.
maaaaaan!! i didnt looked at the rampage of the DansGame box when it came out cuz Sylvans ResidentSleeper and somebody used this on me and i thought, nahhhhh that SR card, but WHAT THE HELL? this card is R only
I'm pretty there's cards that bust holes through monsters while equip to spell cards,I know (LIA)lucky iron axe is perma however it clogs the field while this, activates,removes itself perma effect. Sorely overlooked power creep :O