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Noble Knight Borz
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This card is treated as a Normal Monster while face-up on the field. While equipped with a "Noble Arms" Equip Spell Card, this card becomes an Effect Monster with these effects. ● This card becomes DARK and its Level is increased by 1. During your Main Phase: You can reveal 3 "Noble Arms" cards from your Deck, have your opponent randomly add 1 of them to your hand, and send the rest to the Graveyard. You can only use this effect of "Noble Knight Borz" once per turn.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 1.85
Advanced: 3.31 

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


Date Reviewed - Dec. 12, 2013

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Dark

Paladin

Noble Knight Borz is kind of a bore...but he works well with yesterday's card.  On his own, he's a Light attributed, Level 4, Warrior Monster with 1700 attack and 900 defense.  But if you equip a Noble Arms Magic card to him, he becomes a Level 5 Dark attributed Monster.  So then he can be used to help make yesterday's card, as does his second effect benefit from yesterday.  You reveal three Noble Arms Magic cards from your Deck, one of which is randomly added to your Hand by your opponent, the other two go to the Graveyard.  In short, if you're playing yesterdays card, you're playing this.
 
Ratings:

Traditional:  1.75/5 
Advanced:   2.75/5
Art:  4/5 


John Rocha

For the next two days, we will be reviewing some of the cards that we talked about yesterday that support the Noble Knight theme. First up is Noble Knight Borz. Borz has two really good effects that make it a key monster in a Noble Knight deck.
 
The first effect of Noble Knight Borz is to gain a level, making it a level 5 monster. Making level 5 monsters and then Xyz summoning powerful rank 5 monsters with them is what Noble Knights do very well. As discussed in yesterday’s article, the best way to utilize Borz is to summon Noble Knight Medraut and use Medraut to special summon Borz and then use Borz to get another Noble Arms card to attach to Medraut. Sense both Borz and Medraut become level 5 monsters when equipped with a Noble Arms card, you can then special summon a rank 5 Xyz monster.
 
Most of the time you are going to special summon yesterday’s card or Artorigus, King of the Noble Knights, but you can also get great monsters like Adreus Keeper of Armageddon, Number 12: Crimson Shadow Armor Ninja, Shark Fortress, Tiras Keeper of Genesis, Wind-Up Arsenal Zenmaioh, and ZW – Leo Arms. You have one more option that is pretty good as well. You can special summon Number 16: Volcasaurus, use its effect to destroy a monster and inflict damage, then overlay Gaia Dragon the Thunder Charger to attack for more damage.
 
The second effect of Noble Knight Borz nets you a Noble Arms card. If there is one particular card you are in need of, then you can choose three of that card to guarantee that you will get the card you need. If you need different Noble Arms cards in your graveyard for use with your Artorigus Xyz monsters, then you can choose three different Noble Arms cards to get two of them in the grave with the third joining them as soon as you Xyz summon a monster. You can even use another new card called Swords at Dawn to get one of the two Noble Arms cards that went to the graveyard back to you hand. In the end, you could have three Noble Arms cards attached to your Borz giving it destruction protection and an additional 1000 attack.
 
I will probably never be a big proponent of equip cards and I definitely do not like cards that are dependant on other cards, so I do not see Noble Knights getting to the top tier, but Noble Knights can be fun and competitive. Noble Knights have not finished getting support as the next set gives us even more support. As for now, my ratings will reflect the competitive nature of the Noble Knight deck.
 
Traditional: 1/5
Advanced: 2.5/5

Cyberplum

Hello everyone.  Today's review covers Noble Knight Borz, the newest effect monster addition to the Round Table.
 
I feel like I covered the major combo with Borz in yesterday's review, so I'm just going to double-tap on him real quick.  You basically want to set yourself up for one of two plays; either the Sacred King or rank 4 King.  The only real difference here is what weapons you choose to dump; I find that getting rid of both Excaliburns in the case of a rank 5 play is helpful, because it lets you switch XYZ monsters while keeping one of them on the field to stop the targeting effects.  In the case of only going for rank 5, set yourself up as you need; try to add an Arferdut-whatever to your hand so you can bash some face-downs at the expense of Borz before you summon your big monster.  Give him Caliburn to grab some LP before you summon.  Your end state should be a Sacred King with Gallatin, Destiny, and Excaliburn, putting you at 3200 attack/defense, can't be destroyed, can't be targeted.  Awesome stuff.
 
The other big thing you can do is work this with Swords at Dawn.  Swords is a quick-play that equips an equip card to a monster on the field.  Said equip is destroyed at the end of the turn, but Noble Arms don't care, right?  Also, in a perfect world, you wouldn't equip Borz with the equips from the grave; Drystan is a prime candidate for that.
 
In closing, he's a combo card.  He won't win you games by himself, but comboed with Medraut he's pretty nasty.  Use at least 1 or 2 in the deck, but don't go crazy with him.  Don't waste equips with his effect either; the deck doesn't have that many weapons to run, and you'll burn out your supply real quick if you don't pay attention to what you're doing.
 
Traditional: 1.5/5, if you can get the big King on the field great, otherwise..  Good luck
Advanced: 4/5, Great combo effect, limited use on his own
Art: 3/5, a bit cartoony compared to the other Noble Knight cards
 
Thanks for reading!


Christian
Moss

Noble Knight Borz is truly a strong entry in the Noble Knight Archetype. Following the same pattern as Medraut, he is a normal light monster while unequipped. However, when equipped with a Noble Arms Spell Card he becomes a Dark Level 5 effect monster. You then get to reveal 3 Noble Arms from your deck and your opponent randomly adds 1 of them to your hand, and you can use this effect once every turn!

The immediate noticeable benefit about Noble Knight Borz is his ability to instantly net you a +1, and to get one of the cards of your choosing. This effect alone already puts him above a great deal of other level 4 or lower monsters in the game. 

The other crucial benefit Noble Knight Borz specifically offers is setting up your graveyard with equip spells, and without a doubt secures the fact that  you can go into rank 5 Sacred Artorigus we just covered yesterday, with originally just one monster (Medraut) and one Noble Arms. You can then immediately re equip all the Noble Arms you just dumped to the graveyard by Borz effect, to Sacred King with his own effect. This makes him a vital component of the Noble Knights Archetype.

Noble Knight Borz comes into the game with a purpose to serve. And he serves it well. The ability to search Noble Arms, dump the graveyard, and thin your deck all in one, and once per turn, is truly a noble effect, and one welcomed by all competitive Noble Knight players.
Ratings:
Traditional: 3/5 
Advanced: 4/5 Mechanic Design: 4.5/5 (Grants some very necessary skills to Noble Knights, and has a really unique way in aiding of Noble Knights big boss monster summon. Thinning the deck of Noble Arms also helps you focus on drawing cards that count when you need them)
Art: 4/5 (Not by any stretch of the imagination the best Noble Knight art, but likable in it's own right none the less)


The
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Effect

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Hey guys today we're going to be doing Noble Knight Borz a card that was supposed to change Noble Knights into a competitive deck, but really hasn't the light of day to noble Knights being..... Well, Noble Knights. Being a 1700 Light Warrior with the effect of being a normal monster or changing himself to an Dark Level 5 monster at whim is pretty dope. No add the fact that he's a pseudo Power Tool Dragon.

He's the heart of what Noble Knights cold be. He also sets up nifty plays in the future by putting Noble Arms equip spell cards to your grave. I personally think this card was great support, but it's doomed in a deck that revolves around equip spell cards.
 
Trad: 2/5
Adv 3/5


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