this card is sent to the Graveyard, you can activate
its effect. You can then equip it to a monster on
the field, and this card will be treated as an Equip
Spell Card that decreases the ATK of the equipped
monster by 500 points.
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3 is average.
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Date Reviewed - 02.12.09
As the week takes a bit of a turn for the better, we
come to Archfiend of Gilfer, a card of Yugi's from
the Battle City arc, that was in the anime named
Beast of Gilfer...who is a Level 6 Fiend (shocking)
of the Dark attribute with 2200 attack (meh) and
2500 defense (nice).
Archfiend of Gilfer, sadly, isn't the most playable
of cards. 2200 attack for a tribute monster just
isn't going to cut it, although it is higher than
some popular tribute monsters. The impressive 2500
defense isn't going to win you any games either.
It does have the Equip. effect when sent to the
Graveyard. You can Equip it to a monster on the
Field and that monster loses 500 attack points. BUT
this card hitting the Graveyard has to be the last
effect to resolve.
Art: 5/5 Hell of a picture, it just needs to do
Archfiend of Gilfer
This is not a "classic" Archfiend like the 3 before
it, but he can have his uses. He is one of the few
"bomb" Archfiends that does not have the lifepoint
payment effect, horrible side effects or the wierd
summoning conditions. 2200 ATK and 2500 DEF are
decent on a one tribute monster, as is the DARK
Fiend stats, whcih allows him to feel at home with
all of the other Archfiend stuff.
His effect is actually what might get him played.
When he is sent to the graveyard, you get to equip
him to a monster on the field and that monster loses
500 ATK. 500 is not so much, but it will bring
Stardust Dragon in range of your little guys, which
His effect also works with Armageddon Knight and
such, as you can send him to the graveyard from
anywhere to get his effect. This makes him a little
bit better, as he can actually be used to get you
out of any situations that might end up being bad
for you battle-wise just to send him to the
Archfiend of Gilfer …
Once upon a time I liked this card. I really did.
But then something happened … people started quoting
“rules” at me, and Gilfer gradually started losing
his effectiveness. Namely – “The Last thing that
happens” rule. Now someone correct me if I’ve been
lied to all these years, but as much fun as the
thought of continually attaching Gilfer to something
on the field, it’s never ever that easy in Yu-Gi-oh,
This means his usefulness just got tanked because a
2200 ATK tribute monster is never a good idea unless
he’s got some big tricks up his sleeve. Gilfer? - He
cannot be dropped into the graveyard as a cost for a
spell, say like Monster Reincarnation, to get his
effect, because that’s “not the last thing that
happens”. Thought u might sneak him into a
Lightsworn Deck? – Cute, but it wont work as often
would be worth the investment in finding room for
him in the deck.
What u then have left is a 2200 ATK tribute
Archfiend, with no LP cost, but if u WERE to
successfully get his effect off (once or twice if
you’re lucky) u can only reduce your opponent by 500
points. That’s not much as something in the ranks of
a Monarch would only go down to 1900, and u would
still need at LEAST your Archfiend Solider to even
just suicide with it.
Does that SOUND like a good card to u?
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