The Gearfried Archetype consists of a group of monster cards that represent the various forms and evolutions of the card Gearfried the Iron Knight. Each member of the archetype (except Gilti-Gearfried the Magical Steel Knight) has an effect that revolves around Equip Cards, varying from being unable to use equips to instant monster destruction upon being equipped to using an equip to negate spell and trap cards that Targets monsters. In the second series anime, Joey Wheeler recited Gearfried's story about his power and how he wore a special armor, which comes in the form of Gearfried the Iron Knight, to lock away his powers. His true power is then revealed in the form of Gearfried the Swordmaster through the use of Release Restraint. Though yet to be used in the anime or manga, it is speculated that he was taught by Evocator Chevalier and advances in strength to become Phoenix Gearfried.