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The Phantom Knights Suit Up!

March 11th, 2016

The Phantom Knights made their full-fledged debut in Wing Raiders with an arsenal of weapons and armaments to take into battle.  Now, with Premium Gold: Infinite Gold, you can add to your stockpile with three new armor pieces!  The Phantom Knights of Tomb Shield, The Phantom Knights of Dark Gauntlets and The Phantom Knights of Shade Brigandine!

Each of these cards is a Normal Trap Card that can Special Summon itself as a monster.  The Phantom Knights of Tomb Shield has to Special Summon itself from the field when it resolves normally and is Special Summoned as a Level 3 0 ATK DARK Warrior-Type monster in Attack Position.  You’ll want to activate this card during your own turn or at the end of your opponent’s turn so you can use it as an Xyz Material for a Rank 3 Xyz Monster like The Phantom Knights of Break Sword or Dante, Traveler of the Burning Abyss.

With The Phantom Knights of Tomb Shield in your Graveyard, except during the turn it was sent there, you can banish it to negate an opponent’s face-up Trap Card until the end of the turn.  This ability is actually very useful since you can chain The Phantom Knights of Tomb Shield to a Trap Card’s activation to negate its effects!  If you’re faced with a face-down card Spell & Trap Zone, you can use your in-grave Tomb Shield to nullify your opponent’s defenses, so you can attack into a Storming Mirror Force or Summon into a Torrential Tribute and negate it with your in-grave Tomb Shield!

When activated from the field, The Phantom Knights of Dark Gauntlets lets you send a Phantom Knights Spell/Trap card from Deck to Graveyard.  The card you send can then be banished to activate its Graveyard effect, so if you were looking for an easy way to add a specific Phantom Knight card from deck to hand, Dark Gauntlets is the way to go, but The Phantom Knights of Dark Gauntlets has an in-grave ability of its own!  If you control no cards when your opponent attacks you, Dark Gauntlets Summons itself as an effect monster in Defense Position with 600 DEF, but it gains 300 DEF for each Phantom Knights Spell/Trap in your Graveyard.  You can block attacks in a pinch by Special Summoning Dark Gauntlets from the Graveyard, after the threat has passed, activate as many of the in-grave Phantom Knight cards as you want to set up your field for a comeback!


The Phantom Knights of Shade Brigandine Special Summons itself as a Level 4 Normal Monster with 300 DEF in Defense Position.  It doesn’t have a Graveyard effect, but it can be activated the turn it’s set, which not many Trap Cards can do.  The catch is that you need to have no Trap Cards in your Graveyard.   In a deck full of Phantom Knight Trap Cards that can banish themselves from the Graveyard, that condition is easy to fulfil.  With The Phantom Knights of Shade Brigandine, you can easily set up a Rank 4 Xyz Summon by combining it with another Level 4 Phantom Knight or something like Armageddon Knight.

You can find each of these cards in Premium Gold: Infinite Gold, available on March 18th!

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