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Defender, the Magical Knight

When this card is Normal Summoned, place 1 Spell Counter on it (max. 1). Once per turn, if a face-up Spellcaster-Type monster(s) on the field would be destroyed, you can remove 1 Spell Counter from a card you control for each of those monsters instead.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 2.00
Advanced: 2.40

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


Date Reviewed - 05.21.09

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Dark Paladin
Thursday

Defender, the Magical Knight, a Light attributed, Level 4, Spellcaster monster with 1600 attack (not terrible) and 2000 defense (awesome).
Here we have a nice little gem for the Spellcaster player, but let's look at why.

When this card is Normal Summoned, you place a Magic Counter on it.
Once per turn, if a face-up Spellcaster-type monster(s) you control would be destroyed, you can remove one Magic Counter from a card you control for each of those monsters instead.

What do we have in this Deck that can help with this...Magical City of Endymion, the Field Magic card we opened the week with, that's right.
In defense mode (2000) Defender (no pun intended) can actually hold his own for a while. This is great, if forces your opponet to destroy your monsters, or waste destruction cards until you run out of Counters...

Ratings:

Traditional: 2.25/5
Advanced: 3.25/5
Art: 4.5/5

Jeff Lang
Defender, the Magical Knight
Light-Spellcaster-Effect
Level 4
1600 atk 2000 def

When this card is Normal Summoned, place 1 Spell Counter on it (max. 1).
Once per turn, if a face-up Spellcaster-Type monster(s) on the field would
be destroyed, you can remove 1 Spell Counter from a card you control for
each of those monsters instead.

    Today’s card up for review is Defender, the Magical Knight. This card is very eh to me. It has potential, but you need the game to last a little bit so you can build your counters up. If you can do that, try this card out, it can give you time to help set up some combos.

Trad: 1.5/5
Adv: 2/5

Freeza
Defender, the Magical Knight …

Kinda reminds me of Breaker’s little brother … Seems like he would be a warrior monster, but he’s not …
Anyway – I like him. What’s good about him? – Well a 1600 ATK isn’t MISERABLE for a 4-star monster. It can fight with a thing or two and maybe live to be tributed later on down the line for something better … He’s better in his 2000 DEF mode though. Very solid stats. (There aren’t many 4-star monsters whose combined ATK & DEF = 3600 or more! … I’m just saying!) Anyways – Defender is also Light attributed, another bonus in his book.

Getting to the effect – He gets a counter when he’s normal summoned, and that counter can protect one or multiple Spellcasters if they are about to be destroyed. Now THAT is pretty sick protection! Most specifically that “s” on the end, meaning that Torrential Tribute, Lightning Vortex or whatever else your opponent may employ that snuffs clusters of monsters in 1 strike won’t be effective, so long as Defender has a counter to block it with. And since it doesn’t specify “effect” damage, it can be used to save a monster from being destroyed in battle too. Neat? I certainly think so.

His only real downside is that he only has a max of 1 counter at a time. Meaning he can save u only once on your opponent’s turn … (unless u’ve got the Citadel up and it’s loaded with counters) … and u would have to keep recycling those counters to keep him effective.

But he’s a good card.

Traditional: 2.5/5
Advanced: 3.5/5

- FREEZA

N o V a
Defender, the Magical Knight. An awesome looking card and a new "Breaker" looking card, its cool. When its Normal Summoned it gets a Spell Counter and it can have 1 max. Once a turn if one or more Spellcaster monsters would be destroyed you can remove a Spell Counter from a card you control for each of those monsters instead. Comboing it with Magical Citadel of Endymion makes for an awesome card here. With a decent attack of 1600 and a strong defense of 2000.

Its got a nice effect and decent stats, its also a LIGHT attributed monster. Honest anyone? Disenchanter and Defender are both light attribute monsters and there are various other light Spellcaster monsters out there like Lyla, Lightsworn Sorceress. Defender in a deck full of LIGHT attributed Spellcasters, I can see the deck having potential.

Traditional: 2/5
Advanced: 2/5
Lol Pisko Defender, the Magical Knight:

Defender has good stats I guess. The fact that you need to normal summon him hurts the card a lot. His max 1 spell counter hurts a lot too. He can protect himself with his own effect, which is pretty nice. I guess he was meant to be combined with Magical Citadel of Endymion but he seems a little too reliant on it. If he was something like 1800/1800 he would be a much better card.

Traditional: 1/5
Advanced: 1/5

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