Phalanx Pike is a very simple card. The equipped
monster gains 900 attack points for each card in
either Graveyard that has the same name it does.
Good enough that it includes the other player's
graveyard I suppose.
In short, equips aren't generally a good thing,
especially in a Monarch filled format.
1/5 both formats
A decent card, but not incredibly noteworthy. You
get 900 ATK per monster of the same name in the
graveyard. You can do some cute tricks with Cyber
Dragon and some Harpie cards, but United We Stand
and Mage Power are just better. The ability to get
cards that you want in the graveyard is an ability
that is very rare inthis game, with Foolish Burial
and Skreech being the best options at the moment.
However, if you are using these cards then you don't
want to waste it to get a 900 ATK boost. I would
even play (and have done so) Axe of Despair over
Well I'm a lazy bum.
Phalanx Pike is a rather low end equip with some
potential. Honestly, the thing I see this being most
effective on is Hydrogeddon or Gravekeeper's Spy
since those are monsters that more often than not
run in. Though this does show some promise with one
of the new cards from PTDN. Armageddon Knight can be
used to get 1800 at his highest, though if your
opponent runs 3 and they're in the graveyard, you
can gain up to 4500 with 2 in your own graveyard.
Basically what I'm saying is that this is extremely
situational. While it has potential, I'd definately
run United We Stand over this any day. It's just so
unlikely that this card is going to be worth it,
considering you have to have atleast one monster of
the same name in the GY inorder for this card to do
Advanced: 2/5 Since there is some potential to some
Today is my last day of finals for the week, which
makes me happy. :) Anyways, we continue looking at
Tactical Evolution cards, and today is the Rare
Phalanx Pike. It's a spell cards that can give your
monster a maximum of 4500 attack considering that
both you and your opponent run 3 of each of the
Now as far as potential goes, it definitely has some
because a lot of decks right now are running Perfect
Circle or Twilight Circle at this very moment
abusing Monarchs and Destiny Heroes, so it's a
possibility. Will this card see play in those decks?
No, it won't because the only equip cards that will
ever see play more than likely are United We Stand
and Mage Power. Regardless, it's a fun little card
that could cause minor problems to your opponent.
I don't see this card being played in Traditional
just because Chaos runs rampant in there, and they
can just remove your equipped monster from play with
Black Luster Soldier.
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now that I'm
through boring you with my life, on to the
review! phalanx pike is the best ever equip card
well at least i thought it was, until i realized
there were a lot better equips. nice for a fun
deck, but it will never see competitive play.
THIS ISNT BAD CARD WEEK!
There are so many better equip spell card
options such as United We Stand, Mage Power,
etc. and this card is considered rubbish
compared to the cards I just stated above.
Unless you're on a strict budget deck, I suggest
to you duelists to pick other cards like United
We Stand, Mage Power (Found in the Spellcaster's
Judgment Structure Deck), or even Axe of
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