Blade Knight is another card that hasn't been
reviewed in a LONG time. Every so often, a card
comes along that is actually better in Traditional
format than Advanced. In my opinion, Blade Knight is
one of those cards. We have a Light attributed
Warrior monster, both of which BLS and CED make
sweet love to, and are fairly hard to find together.
1600 attack is meh on Level 4 (not good, not bad,
just meh) and 1000 defense is equally meh. Now, when
you have one card or less in your Hand, Blade
Knight's attack becomes 2000 (or increases by 400
for the unintelligent.) This is very
anti-Traditional with things like Yata looming
around, I think Hands are important. Secondly, if
this is the only Monster on your Field, negate the
effect(s) of Flip effect Monsters this card destroys
in Battle. This secondary effect is actually quite
beneficial, it's always fun to destroy something and
negate an ability(ies). However, Blade Knight has to
be the only Monster on your Field for this to work.
Blade Knight strikes me as very average, I don't see
him as that splashable a card, but if you're playing
Chaos, I'd use him. He just doesn't seem to fit very
well in much else. Toolbox some I suppose, but he's
still not staple material, even there.
Traditional: 4/5 Great for Chaos, Light, Warrior,
and a decent enough top Deck if you survived CED
nuking the world.
Advanced: 2/5 For about the opposite, and the
rest of what was said. Not useless, just not that
3/5 average, for being average...ish?
Art: 5/5 Neat picture
Good old Blade Knight. I always wanted one for my
Warrior deck. Never got one. Unfortunately for him,
times have changed, and if you have 1 or less cards
in your hand and/or Blade Knight is your only
monster, you're in trouble, and if he has anything
he can destroy, your opponent is doing something
wrong. That's all there is to Blade Knight these
Art: Also looks terrible as a common.
Fun Fact: Stupid common reprints.
Tomorrow: Saturday, or Thursday? Depends on which
way you're looking.
Blade Knight finishes this week. It gets a 400
attack boost when you 1 or less cards in your hand.
Also, should Blade Knight be the only monster you
control, it will negate flip effects of monsters it
destroys by battle. This great for those first turn
set Rykos but its attack boost will not get it over
a Spy even without Necrovalley on the field. It is a
light warrior so there is a lot of support for both
of those stats.
A reprint in the new starter deck, Blade Knight
is a Warrior-type who gets slightly better when you
have less cards to work with (and even then he's not
that good). The 400 attack boost is decent, but
there are so many cards now that either run over it
or just get rid of it with an effect. Speaking of
which, his Flip-Effect negating effect doesn't
really matter much anymore. The only Flip Effect
monsters people commonly use nowadays are Ryko and
Gravekeeper's Spy, and Blade Knight will only be
able to get over one of those. Being the only
monster you control isn't smart just to get an
effect that won't be useful, as well as having 1 or
less cards in hand for a 2000 attacker. I don't know
why this card was being advertised along with the
Xyz monsters for the deck since it wasn't seeing
play; it's just not that good. I recently used it in
a starter deck duel and was still unsatisfied with
it. Honestly, I was happier about the Gene-Warped
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