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Sacred Noble Knight of King Artorigu
- #SHSP-EN087

2 Level 5 "Noble Knight" monsters When this card is Xyz Summoned: You can target up to 3 "Noble Arms" Equip Spell Cards with different names in your Graveyard; equip those targets to this card. Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card, then target 1 other monster on the field; destroy that target. If this card on the field is sent to the Graveyard: You can target 1 Level 4 or higher "Noble Knight" monster in your Graveyard; Special Summon that target.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 1.75
Advanced: 3.63 

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 is average. 5 is the highest rating.


Date Reviewed - Dec. 11, 2013

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Dark

Paladin

Sacred Noble Knight of King Artorigus...that's a mouthful of a name.  XYZ Monster, Rank 5, XYZ Summoned with two Level 5 Noble Knight Monsters.  Light and Warrior are excellent and well supported, but the 2200 attack leaves something to be desired, as does the defense of equal value.  This card functions well on Equip Magic cards, of its specific type, as many of these Monsters do.  That does hurt playability but does explain the low attack, at least I figure.  When XYZ Summoned, you can target and equip 3 Noble Arms Magic cards from your Graveyard to this card.  I'd prefer him to be stronger originally as attack boosting in this manner is generally unreliable.  The effect of discarding an XYZ Material to target and destroy another Monster on the Field is useful and welcome.  As is being able to target and Special Summon a Level 4 or higher Noble Knight Monster from your Graveyard when this card is merely sent to the Graveyard.
 
Ratings:

Traditional:  2/5 
Advanced:   3/5  Merely average 
Art:  5/5


John Rocha

We switch from Monarchs to Noble Knights today with Sacred Noble Knight of King Artorigus. As you can guess, today’s card is very similar to the other Xyz Noble Knight monster Artorigus, King of the Noble Knights. They both attach up to three Noble Arms card to themselves and while Artorigus King destroys trap cards, King Artorigus destroys monsters giving you answers to what ever ales you.
 
Summoning Sacred Noble Knight of King Artorigus is not that difficult. We can do it in two ways. The first way is to have two level 5 Noble Knights on the field. There is only one level 5 Noble Knight, Knight of Black Laundsallyn, and it is not that good. However, we have two Noble Knights, Noble Knight Borz and Noble Knight Medraut, that become a level 5 when a Noble Arms card is attached. If you are playing Effect Veilers, you can also make a level 5 Synchro monster in Ignoble Knight of High Laundsallyn. Summoning our Sacred monster is as easy as summoning Noble Knight Medraut, attaching a Noble Arms card, using the effect to special summon Noble Knight Borz, attach the Noble Arms card sent to the grave from Medraut to Borz, use Borz effect to get another Noble Arms card and attach it to Medraut. Now both Borz and Medraut will be at level 5 and after you Xyz summon Sacred Noble Knight of King Artorigus, will have three Noble Arms cards to attach to it thanks to Borz.
 
The second way to summon Sacred Noble Knight of King Artorigus is with the card, Noble Arms – Excaliburn. With Artorigus, King of the Noble Knights on the field, you can remove Excaliburn from the graveyard and Xyz summon Sacred Noble Knight of King Artorigus using the Artorigus you have on the field as material.
 
Sacred Noble Knight of King Artorigus does not have the greatest attack at 2200, but with Noble Arms cards having effects that protect your monster from destruction, increases its attack by 1000, and can destroy set cards, not to mention Artorigus’s destruction effect, I would say that it can be very effective. The issue that I have with the Noble Night theme is three fold. First, it is dependant on equip cards which is never a good thing as it can create negative card advantage for you when your monster is destroyed. Second, it has dependency issues as you need a Noble Knight and a Noble Arms card to make anything happen. Finally, it is not explosive enough in this format to make the big pushes necessary to win games. It does have some consistency and the built in mechanics of the Noble Arms cards help with some of the deficiencies. Overall, I would give the theme a B- and the rating on this card will reflect that.
 
Traditional: 2/5
Advanced: 3/5

Cyberplum

Happy Wednesday everyone.  Today's review covers Sacred Noble Knight of King Artorigus, the premier XYZ monster for the Noble Knight archetype and a nasty addition to the deck.
 
Light/Warrior/ATK 2000/DEF 2000
 
2 Level 5 "Noble Knight" monsters
When this card is Xyz Summoned: You can target up to 3 "Noble Arms" Equip Spell Cards with different names in your Graveyard; equip those targets to this card. Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card, then target 1 other monster on the field; destroy that target. If this card on the field is sent to the Graveyard: You can target 1 Level 4 or higher "Noble Knight" monster in your Graveyard; Special Summon that target.
 
First off, let's look at the requirements to make this guy.  You can only do it with 2 level 5 Noble Knight monsters, so your only options are Medraut, Borz, and Lancelot.  However, the nasty combo to set this guy up only requires two cards and gives you a monstrous field presence.
 
First, like any great Noble Knight play, you start with Medraut.  Give him any Noble Arm aside from Excaliburn, (use its effect if you can), then summon Borz.  Equip Borz with the Noble Arm from Medraut, use his effect, dump any Noble Arms you want (Gallatin, Destiny, Caliburn, if not already present) and then give whatever equip you get to Medraut (it doesn't matter what.)  Now XYZ for the King, give him Gallatin, Destiny, and Caliburn, and boom, now you have a 3200 beatstick that can destroy monsters at will, can't be targeted, can't be destroyed, and has weapons that re-equip.
 
Now let's say your opponent counters this almighty offensive.  Somehow they force the King off the field.  Well, when he's destroyed, you get to summon a level 4 or lower Noble Knight from your grave.  Medraut, anyone?  Oh, and any applicable Noble Arms that were on the King will now re-equip to Medraut.  So you can do it all over again.
 
OR, if you want to go to the other way and destroy backrow, simply use Excaliburn's secondary effect to switch which king you have out.  Either way in a good setup you come out with a 3000+ beater capable of destroying monsters or backrow.
 
This monster is a tremendous addition to the Noble Knight deck.  I played with this deck at my last Regionals, and the only way I had anyone get around this was to either stop the summon completely, or in one (crappy) case, creature swap me on his first turn after I'd set it up.  Once he's on the field, it's a nightmare to stop.
 
Traditional: 1/5, I love it, but I'm not sure NKs would do well here
Advanced: 5/5 in his own deck, tremendously destructive and hard to destroy.
Art: 5/5
 
Thanks for reading!


Christian
Moss

Sacred Noble Knight of King Artorigus is the full power form of the King Artorigus, the leader of the noble knight archetype.  When he is summoned, just like his counter part Rank 4 Artorigus, he can equip 3 Noble Arms from the grave. This will provide you with Excaliburn, Destiny, and either Caliburn or Gallatin if you set up properly.  The best way to get this rank of the king of the field is Noble Knight Medraut + Noble Arms (any that re equips.) Summon Medraut and equip arms to special summon Noble Knight Borz, get another Noble Arms card to your hand, while setting up your graveyard with the rest of them, and then xyz summon Sacred King.  You can also detach to target a monster and destroy that target. One of the best parts about this Sacred Knight is his ability to special summon a level 4 or higher Noble Knight from your graveyard when he's just about to venture in to it. This will keep your Noble Arms on the field and not waist your entire card advantage if something is to happen to him during your opponents turn. And imagine the possibilities with putting Medraut back on the field with several arms. Better yet, if you were already able to synchro summon High Laundsallyn this game, you can even special summon him to the field with this effect, so he can live on again terrorizing your opponent with boss monster after boss monster.
 
Keep in mind that it's not so much what this card's effect does that makes it good standalone, but more the synergy and combinations this card has access to through Noble Arms - Excaliburn's eff. When this Excaliburn is banished from the grave, you can switch between your rank 4 and 5 king. This allows you to switch between mass spell/trap removal, and monster destruction, on the fly, for whatever the situation you may need.
 
Sacred Artorigus is a strong addition to the noble knight archetype and a needed piece to making them a viable option. His effect could of been a bit stronger, as I feel noble knights are lacking right now, but maybe the support will be better in Legacy of the Valiant? Only time will tell, but this huge Noble Knight player and fan right here is hoping so.!
 
Ratings:
Traditional: 2/5 
Advanced: 3.5/5  (As a standalone, he also has some really great card combos)
Mechanic Design: 4/5 (Great synergy with other effects, could be more unique then just monster destruction, but the re equip of arms and special summon effect are nice)
Art: 4.5/5 (Looks like he's ready to tank foe's for days with surging power, he'll need to in a format like this)


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