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.
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'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
Spikeshield also clogs the field.....it becomes an Equip card.
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
Still better than all this Amazoness crap that's much more cancerous.
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
This crap is pure cancer, why is it so overlooked? The problem is not gaining 500 ATK, but the defense boost which is insane. It makes monsters with it indestructible by battle, so cheap.
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..
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).
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