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.
It's not the most optimal card to tech in, but it's so much fun with subterrors. If you used Final Battle with Spikeshield it's an OTK. If they remove Final Battle then you still have Spikeshield. 6 cards to protect your monster from being destroyed by battle.
The mastery of this card is that when you usually set a monster face-down, it’s interpreted as “running scared”, which distracts from the fact that you’ve set a trap. I just love stat-combination cards in general.
This is a great card to splash into any deck. It's very versatile being able to activate during the damage step allowing you to net a healthy chunk of life points from the unwary. But it can also be used to bait out your opponents destruction effects while still netting value with cards like black steggo and amazoness swords woman. Combine with the fact that even the most mediocer monsters become walls with this card. Makes this a great card for antimeta decks.
I don't know why they still haven't address this card. You just need 3 cards in your hand (DNA Surgery, this card, and Cipher Soldier), and you can OTK on the second/third turn of the duel, on your opponent's turn.
I have no idea how this card works. if it gives 500 atk and if it’s attackes gains defense equal to its attack meaning if you use 3 it’s only a 1500 boost so how did I take 6300 LP damage from a monster that only clears by 900
As you can see, a monster with 0 def and 0 atk equipped with 3 shields gains 4500 def when attacked.
A monster with 900 atk gains 6300 def.
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.
Any effect that modifies ATK or DEF can be used in the Damage Step, which starts only after the Def Mode monster is flipped face-up. Since Enemy Controller does not modify ATK/DEF, it cannot be activated in the Damage Step. Spikeshield can tho
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