The Armored Rides are a series of Machine-Type monsters that resemble mechanical walkers or battle vehicles. These monsters are based off of the Ride Armor vehicles from the popular Mega Man X video game series (name changed and no images used to prevent copyright infringement). They are a -oriented Archetype, but they are very Equip Card-reliant, similar to the s.
Most Armored Ride monsters are Level 4 (all others are higher) with manageable DEF, but their ATK scores are quite high, the lowest among them being 2000. However, if they are not equipped with an Equip Card, their ATK is reduced to 0, leaving them helpless. Also, they cannot lose or gain ATK via Equip Cards, so cards such as lose most, if not all, of their effectiveness. They also have no other effects, leaving them reliant on Equip Card effects to become powerful. However, each Armored Ride has its own Equip Spell, which powers them up greatly when they are equipped to them. The general strategy among Armored Rides is using Equip Cards with powerful effects rather than power boosts, and using them to power up the already-powerful monsters.