July 4, 2019
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
Armageddon Knight is an appropriate pick for those recognizing Independence Day. He does everything on his own no matter how he gets there. He’s a Level 4 Dark Warrior-type monster with 1400 Atk and 1200 Def. Except for Atk and Def, the stats are awesome. Allure fodder, Rota searchability, and Rank 4 options make the 1400 Atk less important. I’m all about Sangan, WotBF, and Mystic Tomato to bring this guy out. Upon any kind of Summon, you can send a Dark monster from your deck to the grave. So many strategies benefit from this effect. The effect is also an excellent bait for things like Ash Blossom or Effect Veiler. Armageddon Knight will probably get banned because his current synergy with things like Orcust, Heros, BA, Shaddols, Dragons, etc. is just too high. Future potential for something this free and easy is hard to underestimate. He’s not even once per turn. In the same way that Sanctum plus an Artifact is an acceptable 2 card strategy, this plus a Dark is just too good sometimes. Run it while you can.
Score: 4.5/5 Art: 4.5/5 Apocalyptic Samurai or Dark Ronin
Hello Pojo Fans,
Armageddon Knight is an OG of a card. Part of the Phantom Darkness set that changed the game of Yu-Gi-Oh forever, it has been Limited in both TCG and OCG for good reason: simple to use, and broken.
“When this card is Summoned: You can send 1 DARK monster from your Deck to the GY”. Easy to use, easy to search this with RoTA and other means, gets its effect whenever summoned, not a hard once per turn, combo maker, turn extender. ANY DARK-based strategy except Burning Abyss (and there are ways around their restrictions to involve this card) can use this to get things going. Grave effects are triggered by this card, turn plays that involve the grave are set up by this card (Destiny Hero Malicious and this guy are practically brothers). Getting a resource you need in the grave to find a win condition (Exodia piece), Armageddon Knight does it all for DARK monsters. As more and more archetypes came out based on DARK monsters, this card continued to hold its place in the meta. Level 4 meant it was Rank 4 fodder, DARK made it Allure fuel, Warrior meant you’d run the RoTA to get it. Even now with both him and RoTA at 1, it still isn’t enough to stop him from being a playmaker.
I wouldn’t be surprised if Knight gets banned on the next list. It’s too good right now.
Until Next Time
Throwback Thursday takes us to a card from Phantom Darkness that was only reviewed on here 10 years ago, but is still amazing to this day, Armageddon Knight.
Armageddon Knight is a Level 4 DARK Warrior with 1400 ATK and 1200 DEF. Stats are low for the level, but being DARK is great and a Warrior makes him searchable. When this card is summoned, you can send a DARK monster from your Deck to the graveyard. This isn’t a hard once per turn, but being optional and being a “when” effect makes it miss timing. That’s fine, though, because there’s a ton of good cards to send with this from the past or present. Plaguespreader Zombie, Destiny HERO – Malicious, Elemental HERO Shadow Mist, Destrudo, any Orcust monster, it would take all day for me to list all the good cards to send from the deck to the graveyard with this. Armageddon Knight allowed DARK Warrior decks to be insane in the TCG to the point where it was limited to one very recently because of the lack of a hard once per turn and how Isolde can summon it with ease. Armageddon Knight is great in any DARK focused deck, so if you can fit the copy of him in, you should.
Advanced Rating: 4.5/5
Art: 4.25/5 Spooky
Armageddon Knight is our Throwback Thursday this week, with just one prior review, more or less on its release way back in 2008.
Anyway, this card is a lot like Monday’s card. You’re not playing this guy for his stats, and while the Dark is still in play, the Warrior throws off the synergy, at least in this theme. But he could still be an asset to the Deck, as well as any Deck with enough Darks that need to be dumped for whatever reason. He may not be quite as combo-riffic as our Monday counterpart, and it’s cool you don’t waste a Normal Summon to get the dump. He might be a safer/fun option for the Side-Deck, but you can’t argue with a free dump just from a Summon.
Art: 4/5 The sword is cool, as is the look of the Knight overall. He looks like a Dark creature, and his outfit is tattered and worn, he’s probably been through a lot, as well as the dark sky and wind present. I enjoy this
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