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Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh Card of the Day

United We Stand
Ultra Rare

Increase the ATK and DEF of the equipped monster by 800 points for each face-up monster you control.

Type - Spell
Card Number - DB1-EN244

Card Ratings
Traditional: 2.85
Advanced: 1.55

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


Date Reviewed - 11.09.06

 

ExMinion OfDarkness
United We Stand

Yet another card I find myself removing from half of the decks I fix...

This card was good in very few specific decks; the Ben Kei one turn kill, the Cyber-Stein one turn kill as a backup to Megamorph and Limiter Removal...noticing a trend here?

Cards that boost ATK that aren't Rush Recklessly should usually stay in one turn kill. In that deck, you're SUPPOSED to overextend for one big turn, because your deck supports that and usually scores a win. In any other deck, overextending usually leads to your equipped monster being destroyed and you being left without a line of defense, and quickly getting "ROFLstomped", if you want to put it that way.

The average 1600 ATK boost just isn't worth the investment. In this game, one card of advantage is worth more than that.

2/5 Advanced
1/5 Traditonal
 

Coin Flip
This card was banned at one point. I find that funny.

A maximum boost of 4000 is pretty cool, but considering the fact that a Sakuretsu Armor pretty much ruins your day, this is a really subpar choice for any deck that can't make good use out of it. It was funny when this was on the banned list and we still had Magical Scientist. Ah, the good ol' days of not taking a turn. Makes Cyber-Stein look kinda weak by comparison.

Ben Kei OTK still exists, and this should go in it. Everywhere else... Are you silly?

Ben Kei: 5/5
Everywhere else: 1.2/5
 

Tebezu

 

United We stand

If your running Scapegoat, Royal Decree, and a bunch of monsters in a Cyber Stein deck this is a great card. The ability to increase a monsters attack by 800 for each face-up monster is game ending. This is the only equip spell card that increases attack worth running. Only in beatdown decks, I've never had an issue where this was a bad draw. I've made top 8 in the past due to a scapegoat and BLS hitting my opponent for game because united was attached to either a token or BLS himself. In today's format I recommend running this only if you use decree. It pains me to see a huge monster die to sakuretsu armor unless that monster is a goat token:p


4.2/5 if you take the appropriate action before using it (making sure the attack hits)

1/5 if your playing it without a way to secure your monsters (My Body as a Shield/Royal Decree)
 

Rj
United We Stand

UWS is a beast. Its definitely the strongest ATK increasing Equip, because I don't count Megamorph. Why? Because I choose not to.

Most of the time you're honestly only going to have 2/3 monster's on the field, that is, with most decks. However, that's still a huge boost with UWS. Equips haven't been good in a long time though =[.

I'm going to tech UWS for no reason in my next few Local Tournaments. I'll let you know how it goes.

Actually, forget about it.

2/5.
 

DeathJester
United We Stand

Next up we’ve got United We Stand. I actually had this played against at the Orlando Regionals in October. 800+ ATK per monster is pretty insane. I think this card can find itself into Main-Decks if you want that little extra damage. If you’re summoning two or creatures in one turn why not slap down one of these babies for extra 1600+ LP damage?

A lot of players don’t like Equip Spells because they cause you to commit more resources per turn than you normally should. At the same time, if the equip gets destroyed then the monster might suffer that same fate in the current turn.

Having cards that truly reward the Equip Spell user for playing them can really help to expand this theme a bit more. There aren’t that many believe me.

Last Word: United We Stand may not to be TOO good in a standard Monarch deck. Face-up creatures are quickly fazing out of these decks and they are returning to Flip-Effect style Control decks. It’s a smart decision really. Hydrogeddon was a problem for Dekoichi and Tomato players. Asura Priest is pretty good against Hydrogeddon, but you still have to deal with their S/T protection. This is only a problem because the average deck only runs Breaker, MST, and Heavy Storm. A maximum of 4 S/Ts can be destroyed (On average, Heavy Storm will only destroy 2 S/Ts or less in the typical match-ups).

Ratings:

Traditional: 2/5
Advanced: 3/5

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