The Phantom Knights of Torn Scales – #PHRA-EN003
You can discard 1 card; send 1 “Phantom Knights” card from your Deck to the GY, except “The Phantom Knights of Torn Scales”. If another “Phantom Knights” card in your GY is banished, while this card is in your GY: You can Special Summon this card, but banish it when it leaves the field. You can only use each effect of “The Phantom Knights of Torn Scales” once per turn.
Date Reviewed: February 1st, 2021
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
Hello Pojo Fans,
The Phantom Knights of Torn Scales is part of the newer support bringing back PK Pure and PK/BA to the Tier 1 status, and I’m surprised we haven’t reviewed it until now.
Foolish Burial effect once per turn at first is a -1 until the grave effects PK have kick in. Any PK card is up for getting sent to the grave, getting you to your traps quicker as well as triggering monsters to quickly rank up. Torn Scales best monster targets are Ancient Cloak and Silent Boots as both are searchers for other PK stuff when banished, while Ragged Gloves gives you another Foolish Burial when banished. Stained Greaves can get you a PK Special Summon from the hand and Fragile Armor is a 1-for-1 from your hand to draw, but the searchers work much better with advantage and field-building. Search Boots off banishing Cloak and get an instant Rank 3 or Link 2, get a spell/trap for your trouble from Boots, and get Torn Scales back with its second effect. With all the banishing PK’s do with monsters and their archetype spell/traps Torn Scales will hit the field twice in a turn no problem, and it being banished when it leaves the field doesn’t matter (and is standard for monsters at this point). In other decks this can be an easy way to set up the grave and get to a Rank 3 if you run a few PK’s in the deck, but it will see its bulk of play in the dedicated PK or PK/BA decks.
PK’s were pretty good before along side BA’s, and now they’ve got Torn Scales as a pure combo starter card. Easy to use, synergy within the archetype and DARK support: exactly what PK’s ordered.
Until Next Time
Phantom Rage decided to put Phantom Knights and Raidraptors together for some reason, so this week we’ll look at some Phantom Knight and Raidraptor cards, and we probably start with the best card of the group: The Phantom Knights of Torn Scales.
Torn Scales is a Level 3 DARK Warrior with 600 ATK and 1600 DEF. PK stats rarely matter since they almost always go into Extra Deck summons, and it keeps the good stats of the good PK cards with Level 3, DARK, and Warrior. Torn Scales lets you discard a card to send any Phantom Knights card from the Deck to the graveyard, which is insanely good for a Deck that likes its graveyard setup. Most of the Spells and Traps you play can banish themselves from the grave to revive a Phantom Knights monster, which is great. Silent Boots in the grave banishes itself to search for a Phantom Knights Spell/Trap while Ancient Cloak does the same for your monster line-up and a few Spells/Traps along the way. Ragged Gloves can be more graveyard setup and deck thinning and finally you get Stained Greaves to get your PKs out of the hand and raise their Levels by 1 if you wish. Easy to say, this is a very graveyard-centric archetype. Torn Scales also works well with all the banishing from grave since if you do banish any Phantom Knights card from grave, it can revive itself, but it’s banished when it leaves the field. Pretty good to banish your other PK cards for resources and then get this back and use the first effect if you haven’t already in a turn. You can easily get around the banishing restriction by using this as Xyz Material, so that isn’t a problem. Both effects are a hard once per turn, which is fair considering how good this card is for Phantom Knights. The group of cards has always been pretty powerful, and this just raised their power level even more.
Advanced Rating: 4.5/5
Art: 4/5 Haunted clothing pieces look better than you think.
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