I would go further . This is the only card i would use one of the trademark joey cards shield in right hand sword in left hand on. Against summoned skull/fed white horn dragon/rituals. Shallow- graving it also useful high def more likely to survive your opponent turn.
The high def makes this card superior to summoned skull. The amount of times you might need the extra 100-attack as opposed to extra 950-def. Plenty of popular cards switch you to def mode ( windstorm , econ , card rotator , , labyrinth ) etc