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Gearfried The Swordmaster
This card cannot be
Normal Summoned or Set. This card cannot be Special
Summoned except by the effect of "Release
Restraint". When this card is equipped with an Equip
Card, destroy 1 monster on your opponent's side of
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.
3 is average.
5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - Oct. 11, 2013
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We didn't even see Gearfried the Swordmaster until
the Orichalcos arc, and even then, but one time. Gearfried
actually isn't a terrible Nomi Monster. Hell, in
fact, he's actually a pretty powerful one, at least
in terms of effect. 2600 attack and a Light
attributed Warrior, certainly good things. When
this card is equipped with an Equip card, you get to
destroy a Monster on your opponent's side of the
Field. I'd say, ignoring the Nomi Monster part for
a moment, that an effect dependent on Equip cards is
just awful, good as it may be. You have to make a
Deck around Gearfried if you want any hope of being
able to play the Swordmaster.
We end this week with another blast from the past
– “Gearfried the Swordmaster”. Swordmaster has many
problems. First, it is a level 7 monster that cannot
be normal summoned or set. The only advantage that
that gives us is that we can use it with Sacred
Sword of Seven Stars. Second, it can not be special
summoned except with Release Restraint. That means
that you will need to have Gearfried the Iron Knight
on the field in order to use Release Restraint to
summon Swordmaster. That is a combo and one that we
need to shy away from.
In order to figure our how good Gearfried the
Swordmaster can be, we have to look at Gearfried the
Iron Knight and what equip cards are good to play
with the Iron Knight as that is the only deck you
will find Swordmaster in. There is at lease one
equip card that can last with Gearfried’s
destruction effect called Fusion Sword Murasame
Blade. Blade will boost Knight to 2600 attack or
Swordmaster to 3400 attack. By playing Blast with
Chain on Gearfried, we can destroy one of your
opponent’s cards or increase Swordmaster’s attack to
3100. And finally, by attaching Smoke Grenade of the
Thief to the Iron Knight we can look at our
opponent’s hand and discard a card from it.
The only advantage we get from Gearfried the
Swordmaster is that it destroys one of your
opponent’s cards when you attach an equip card to
it. That is not much of an advantage when you
consider that you had to use two cards to summon
Swordmaster and that equip cards become a negative
one advantage when your monster is destroyed.
Gearfried the SwordmasterLIGHT/Warrior/Effect/Level7/2600/2200
card cannot be Normal Summoned or Set. This card
cannot be Special Summoned except by the effect of
"Release Restraint". When this card is equipped with
an Equip Card, destroy 1 monster on your opponent's
side of the field.
The evolution of Gearfried the Iron Knight, this
card was reviewed 8 years ago. Statwise it is pretty
good, Light/Warrior with 2600ATK and 2200DEF but Iit
cannot be special summoned except by the effect of
one card Release Restraint.
Gearfried the Swordmaster’s effect is pretty much
the opposite of Gearfried the Iron Knight. In this
case when this is equipped with an equip card you
can destroy 1 monster your opponent controls which
isn’t a bad effect.However Gearfried really only
works if you build a deck around him, and it doesn’t
help that only Release Restraint can summon him.
Overall good stats, nice effect but his summoning
condition lets this card