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Magical Arm Shield

Magical Arm Shield
TypeTrap Card
PropertyNormal
Card Effect TypeActivation requirement / Card effect
Passcode96008713

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When your opponent declares an attack while you control a monster: Target 1 face-up monster your opponent controls, except the attacking monster; take control of that target until the end of the Battle Phase, and if you do, it is attacked instead, and you proceed to damage calculation.

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PackUltimate Rising
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Pack: Ultimate RisingUR

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Will be helpful for conducting a tribute summon by defending your monster from being beaten.

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Anonymous
Question: opponent have 3 cards, 2 face up, 1 face down. I have 1 monster card face up and magical arm set previously.

Opponent attack, why doesn't this card trigger? I have enough space for opponent's monster
<< Anonymous
Memes Reply
Did u set it at the same turn magical arm shield was activated?
<< Anonymous
Man Reply
Maybe because there was a card on the field that can negate it
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I had that error too. Both monsters the opponent had were of the same name.
Anonymous
The card is too conditional in my opinion. To activate, there needs to be at least:
2 monsters on opponents field
1 monster on your field
1 free space on your field

Usually it just takes up one of my spell/trap zones. Do not think it's a good card in this dueling format.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Oh yeah, it's very situational, but it can save your 🔥 in very dire situations. Like Double-Blue Eyes or any two monster cards with the same attack.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
its good for milling control decks.
Some guy
I miss this card. It's barrels of fun, and I never managed to get it before Ultimate Rising pack was removed.
<< Anonymous(Some guy)
watafu Reply
what are you talking about? the card and the pack are still there.
Anonymous
I pulled this card 2 times.... why god pls.. why cant it be kuribos or birds. Worst luck ever
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Same, but good for mill
Boreg
Why can't I activate Trap Jammer on this card? This card can only be activated in the Battle Phase, so I can't make sense out of it...
<< Anonymous(Boreg)
Boreg Reply
Never mind, I must've set the Trap Jammer in the same turn as opponent activated Magical Arm Shield.
Anonymous
Battle trap isnt good in current meta, your opponent mostly will attack you after clearing your backrow first, or make sure their attack will success
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Yeah, just like the tcg now. Everything has to be chainable to be worth using.
Anonymous
This card is not so good: it's waaay too situational. The thing is, even if the opponent has 2 monsters face up, he has to either
a) attack with weaker monster first
b) have 2nd monster in defence mode

Otherwise the monster you take control of will still deal damage to yourself. So if he has a 3k monster attack and you take control of his 1.6k attack monster, yeah you destroy the 1.6k monster but take 1.4k damage. Not worth it.
<< Anonymous
Mark741 Reply
Thanks you, I was wondering already if you would take the damage or not.
Anonymous
This card should see more use considering how many decks can swarm the field (Red Eyes, Hammer Shark, Naturia).
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Yeah for sure! I'm having a lot of success with it against meta decks.
dead meme
this card is good in any deck
Anonymous
Really not a hard card to pull off. Lots of decks work with multiple summons per turn. Worst case scenario, this card reduces damage you might have taken, and takes out an opponents card. two monsters with identical attack points takes em both out, plus I've used this card multiple times to end a duel. This can also be used similar to econ, to prevent their strongest monster from attacking. Pretty versatile card.
Anonymous
it doesnt work a lot of the times and i have no idea why, it seems the ruling is pretty messed up on this one.
The standard situation where this always work should be.
You have 1 Monster, enemy has 2 Monsters.
he attacks, you use it,
Sadly you often can't hope they fix the ruling on this one, for me just not usable the way it is.
That guy
This card reminds me of something nelson muntz would do: "why are you hitting yourself??"
"why are you hitting yourself?".. lmao
The troll factor and the screw up your opponent factor in this card is quite good.

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