Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Review: Gearfried the Red-Eyes Iron Knight

[Warrior/Effect]

ATK/1,800 DEF/1,600

Once per turn, if either player equips an Equip Card(s) to this card: You can destroy those Equip Cards, then you can destroy 1 Spell/Trap your opponent controls. Once per turn: You can send 1 Equip Card you control that is equipped to this card to the GY, then target 1 Level 7 or lower “Red-Eyes” monster in your GY; Special Summon it.

Gearfried the Red-Eyes Iron Knight is an alternate version of Gearfried the Iron Knight. This version is based on Joey’s favorite monsters, Red-Eyes Black Dragon and Gearfried the Iron Knight. His artwork includes features from both archetypes. He is a combination of two archetypes in one monster. However, Gearfried the Red-Eyes Iron Knight only supports Red-Eyes.

First Effect

Gearfried the Red-Eyes Iron Knight destroys one of your opponent’s Spells or Traps when you equip an Equip Card to him and you destroy the Equip Card. You can destroy your opponent’s best Trap from the field one per turn. The effect is always a useful ability. You may want to use the effect to destroy an opponent’s face down card on the field.

Second Effect

Gearfried the Red-Eyes Iron Knight special summons one level 7 or lower Red-Eyes monster from your graveyard by sending one Equip Card to the graveyard. You instantly gain access to a powerful Red-Eyes monster from your graveyard. Your may continue to gain momentum with the new monster. For example,  special summon Red-Eyes Archfiend of Lightning and normal summon him to destroy your opponent’s weak monsters!

Play these cards with Gearfried the Red-Eyes Iron Knight!
Summon Gearfried the Red-Eyes Iron Knight!

There are a few Red-Eyes monsters with the ability to special summon Gearfried the Red-Eyes Iron Knight. Their effects are useful abilities when he is not in your hand. You can special summon him from your deck!

Red-Eyes Baby Dragon is the best card to special summon Gearfried the Red-Eyes Iron Knight. You can special summon Gearfried from the deck. In addition, you may equip Red-Eyes Baby Dragon to Gearfried. Then, you can use one of Gearfried’s effects!

Also, The Black Stone of Legend can special summon Gearfried the Red-Eyes Iron Knight! from your deck. This effect sets up the second effect of The Black Stone of Legend for your next turn. Then, you may return a Red-Eyes monster from the graveyard to the deck. You may add The Black Stone of Legend to your hand.

Play these cards to special summon Gearfried the Red-Eyes Iron Knight!
  • Red-Eyes Baby Dragon
  • The Black Stone of Legend
Card Rating

Overall, Gearfried the Red-Eyes Iron Knight is unique support for Red-Eyes. His effects are a combination of the original Gearfried the Iron Knight to special summon Red-Eyes monsters. You can special summon the archetype’s strongest and most effective monsters.  A deck with this card needs to play a few Equip Spell Cards to consistency use his effects.

Card Rating: 3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5)

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