The equipped monster gains 0 ATK. You can target 1 other "Bamboo Sword" card you control; return it to the hand, and if you do, the equipped monster can attack your opponent directly this turn. You can only use this effect of "Cursed Bamboo Sword" once per turn. If this card is sent to the Graveyard: You can add 1 "Bamboo Sword" card from your Deck to your hand, except "Cursed Bamboo Sword".
The Bamboo Swords are generally used as a draw engine. By equipping any bamboo sword card to a monster on the field and then activating Golden Bamboo Sword. When sent to the graveyard Cursed Bamboo Sword can search any Bamboo Sword card from your deck other than itself, it can also be used to let the equipped monster attack your opponent directly.
Returns from your field to your hand / Activates from your Graveyard / Adds from Deck to hand
Allows direct attacks
So i have a question, the situation is this: my opponent has a monster, i have none. I equip a broken bamboo sword AND a cursed bamboo sword to my opponent monster.
And to my surpise i can't activate the cursed effect and return the broken in my hand.
Is this because the effect says that the monster can attack directly but my opponent monster can't attack because it's my turn?
I can only use the effect and return to the hand only if the equipped monster can make an attack in my turn?
The reason you can't activate the effect because that is conditional. Yes you can equip to any moster. Monster you control (on your side of the field) and monster your opponet control. Since the effect of returning other bamboo sword except cursed bamboo sword is for you attacking your opponent directly this turn,it shows that effect only apply if you eqquip the cursed sword to your monster.
So someone pls tell me what happened.
Opponent summons Maha Vilo
Equips with cursed bamboo, broken bamboo then tributes broken bamboo to activate cursed effect, equips with another bamboo ---> 2550 atk.
He smashes me directly with 5100 dmg wtf.
The ability to search is not once per turn. Equip two to to opponents monster(rip gearfried), storm them off, search broken and gold, equip again to Actv gold and draw two. That's just off the top of the head. Keep in mind it only has to be sent like kidmodo so... Lightsworn?Maybe?