Silent Swordsman: deck recipe [May 28 Updated!]

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Silent Swordsman generally have characteristics that either negates Spells or immune to it. The OTK version of the build has a goal to make use of Secret Pass to the Treasures on Silent Swordsman Lv3, with Backup Rider and Silent Sword Slash to power up its attack. Silent Sword Slash is a very powerful Spell to make your Silent Swordsman immune to any effect for that turn, at the same time providing a permanent ATK boost, and this card’s activation cannot be negated by your opponent. You can also banish Silent Sword Slash from your Graveyard to search for any Silent Swordsman monster from your Deck.

Example Deck

Mid Expensive OTK Ver

Silent Swordsman LV3Silent Swordsman LV3Silent Swordsman LV3Dark World DealingsDark World DealingsDark World Dealings
Back-Up RiderBack-Up RiderSilent Sword SlashSilent Sword SlashSilent Sword SlashAssault Armor
Broken Bamboo SwordBroken Bamboo SwordCursed Bamboo SwordCursed Bamboo SwordCursed Bamboo SwordGolden Bamboo Sword
Secret Pass to the TreasuresSecret Pass to the Treasures-----

Expensive OTK Ver

Snoww, Unlight of Dark WorldSnoww, Unlight of Dark WorldSnoww, Unlight of Dark WorldSilent Swordsman LV3Silent Swordsman LV3Silent Swordsman LV3
Dark World DealingsDark World DealingsDark World DealingsInto the VoidInto the VoidBack-Up Rider
Back-Up RiderSilent Sword SlashSilent Sword SlashSilent Sword SlashMagical MalletSecret Pass to the Treasures
Secret Pass to the TreasuresSecret Pass to the Treasures-----

Set Skill

[Skill] descriptionUser
Duel, standby!
Gives 1 more card in each player's starting hand.
Tea Gardner
Tea Gardner

How to Use

The OTK version of the Silent Swordsman Deck revolves around using either the Dark World draw engine, Dark World Dealings and Snoww, Unlight of Dark World, or the Bamboo draw engine, which is less effective at the moment compared to Dark World draw engine, to quickly get the cards required for your Silent Swordsman to OTK. Cursed Bamboo Sword also allows your Silent Swordsman to direct attack by returning another Bamboo Sword from the Field to your hand. This is an alternative to Secret Pass to the Treasures, should you are forced to use Silent Sword Slash early to protect your Silent Swordsman.

The other version using Silent Swordsman Lv5 as main beater, with Sangan as search engine to retrieve Silent Swordsman Lv3 from your Deck. This deck uses Level Up! To quickly get Silent Swordsman Lv5 to the Field, and mainly uses Silent Sword Slash as backrow protection. It offers (optional) tech cards like Offerings to the Doom and Treacherous Trap Hole, to destroy your opponent’s monsters, and Cosmic Cyclone to remove your opponent’s troublesome Spell/Traps, like Amazoness Onslaught for example.

Snoww, Unlight of Dark World & Dark World Dealings

Two very important cards in any deck that relies on Dark World draw engine. You can use Dark World Dealings’ effect to discard Snoww, in order to draw 1 card, then Snoww can activate its effect after being discard this way, to search another Snoww or Dark World Dealings from your Deck. This helps you draw the cards you need faster and more consistently.

Silent Swordsman Lv3 and Silent Sword Slash

Silent Swordsman Lv3 has a base attack of 1000 which allows you to use Secret Pass to the Treasures on it easily. You must use Secret Pass in the Treasures first, before attempting to use any other ATK boost Spells on your Silent Swordsman Lv3. Silent Sword Slash can be activated in response to your opponent’s card effects which might attempt to destroy your Silent Swordsman, such as Treacherous Trap Hole, to prevent your Silent Swordsman from being destroyed. You generally do not worry about Enemy Controller or Forbidden Chalice, or any other staple Spells because Silent Swordsman Lv3 will negate them. However, Spellbook of Fate does not target, so your Silent Swordsman Lv3 may be banished by its effect, unless you chain Silent Sword Slash to your opponent’s Spellbook of Fate. In the event of you unable to use Secret Pass to the Treasures, you are still able to overpower your opponent’s monsters as Silent Sword Slash’s ATK boost is permanent, and generally do not worry about opponent taking control of it via Enemy Controller. In some situations you were not able to OTK successfully, you can also set Silent Sword Slash and use it during your opponent’s turn should they attempt to use monster/trap effects on your Silent Swordsman, or even try to overpower it, it can act as a protection/power increase even during the damage step.

Back-Up Rider

This card acts as another ATK increase card to be used in conjunction with Silent Sword Slash to greatly boost your Silent Swordsman Lv3, but its effect only lasts for that turn it was used. You can keep Silent Sword Slash in your hand, use Backup Rider first, to boost your Silent Swordsman Lv3 to possibly 4000 ATK, and enter Battle Phase and attempt to direct attack with Silent Swordsman Lv3. This is to force your opponent to attempt to use any card effects to disrupt your Silent Swordsman’s attack, and then you can chain Silent Sword Slash to their activation.

Into the Void

Another important accessory card in your draw engine to allow more consistency and draw power.

Cursed Bamboo Sword & Broken Bamboo Sword

This alternative can be used to substitute Secret Pass to the Treasures’ effects, even when your Silent Swordsman Lv3 had increased beyond 1000 ATK, allowing it to attack directly.

Additional Notes

Restart & Duel, standby!

These are the most appropriate skills to be used with a standard Silent Swordsman Deck, for the OTK version you will need Duel, Standby! To quickly draw into the cards you need.

Other Useful Cards

Feast of the Wild LV5
Feast of the Wild LV5
The strength of this card is that it allows you to Special Summon up to 2 Silent Swordsman Lv5 from your Hand or Graveyard, but your Silent Swordsman Lv5 will have its spell immunity effect stripped. You can use this with Level Up! To quickly Special Summon Silent Swordsman Lv7 to the Field
Fusion Sword Murasame Blade
Fusion Sword Murasame Blade
This card grants any of your Silent Swordsman monsters 800 ATK, and it cannot be destroyed by card effects while equipped to Silent Swordsman.
Release Restraint Wave
Release Restraint Wave
To be used together with Fusion Sword Murasame Blade, you can efficiently remove your opponents’ set Spell/Trap.
Assault Armor
Assault Armor
Allows your Silent Swordsman to attack twice during the same Battle Phase.


Hot New Top
Josh 7days ago
In starting duel links from the beginning just so i can build the expensive otk version, I've senn videos on you tube and i do believe this deck could be tier 0 because all effects are negated when using silent slash, you can attack twice with assult armor and silent swordman is inmune to spell attacks and you can raise the attack of silent swordman to over 4000 attack. Case closed.
<< Anonymous(Josh)
Anonymous 7days ago Reply
Except duel standby is nerfed so hard and make this deck almost unplayable
<< Anonymous(Josh)
Anonymous 7days ago Reply
No man, Duel, Standby is going to be nerfed, which mean it won`t work as intended anymore. If I were you I'd save my gems for the new upcoming box.
<< Anonymous(Josh)
Josh 3days ago Reply
Oh no it will be nerfed shit, im putting hours into this deck that would have been successful against sylvans, amozness and mask hero but they are doing this to my deck ughhhh
Anonymous 4days ago
Since this deck is hitting the bin post nerf can we get a more control oriented build of silent swordsman?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 4days ago Reply
Or a Silent Swordsman build that actually makes use of LV5 and LV7.
WVRDEN 5days ago
Please Konami.. One card...
<< Anonymous(WVRDEN)
Anonymous 5days ago Reply
Probably the next EX structure deck that Konami fanatics will defend to the death
Anonymous 24days ago
so far cards that i know tat can stop sss otk:

-rainbow life
-hallowed life barrier
-impenetrable attack
-defense draw

any other cards that i missed?
<< Anonymous
Oks 19days ago Reply
You can play field of the warriors, because then he will have 1200 atk and won't be able to use ,,Secret Pass to the tresure"
<< Anonymous
Xenon 19days ago Reply
Treacherous trap hole can be negated by 2nd SSS.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 17days ago Reply
I'm pretty sure Heat Wave can save you if you go turn 1. Too bad it's only one copy from Rex.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 5days ago Reply
Anonymous 7days ago
is this deck dead?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 7days ago Reply
Yes, thankfully
Anonymous 9days ago
Jedi 22days ago
Used SSS to reach the qualifier... :)
<< Anonymous(Jedi)
Anonymous 20days ago Reply
why are you lying? even the expensive otk version is not that consistent to reach dlvmax...
<< Anonymous(Jedi)
Anonymous 17days ago Reply
dont you mean $$$
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 17days ago Reply
I reached DLVmax with the expensive version easily.
<< Anonymous(Jedi)
Joey 13days ago Reply
dang, i could have done this ..but my cards are missing many pieces..
Anonymous 15days ago
This deck is so cancer. Does Konami want us to smash our phones?
<< Anonymous
Konami 14days ago Reply
<< Anonymous(Konami)
Joey 13days ago Reply
dang ,, Konami comments ...
Anonymous 17days ago
Silent Swordsman OTK is far more brainless than sylvans. I hate sylvan, but they can be countered by other decks and rely on excavation. Sylvans player still use their brain to decide what to set, what to target, and what to put in top of the deck.
This deck just draw, draw, summon SS, activate bunch of spell and you're finished. It reminds me of a classic burn and bamboo burn, draw draw, and win, no skill. The only difference is damage type.

SSS is surely need a limitation.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 17days ago Reply
Sylvan players using their brains? lmao
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 14days ago Reply
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 14days ago Reply
if you can't handle sylvan, you are just pure bad. too many counter for sylvan nowadays.
Anonymous 25days ago
Guess who start using this SS OTK deck? Yep, it's Dkayed. He always create such a cancerous deck like Bamboo Burn or SS OTK, but his fanboys always defend him and think he is the best in the world
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 24days ago Reply
Dkayed only complaining about this deck for discord winstrike report
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 23days ago Reply
Dkayed didn't make this deck face
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 17days ago Reply
I created this deck back in tcg but it was way too bricky but in duel links nvm it's perfect for this 4k LP
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 16days ago Reply
Did you top?
OTK ur A$$ 16days ago
Im buulding this deck from scratch, im starting the game from the start which means ill unfortunately wont make the wcq but i will het king of games and win the tournament next year.
<< Anonymous(OTK ur A$$)
Anonymous 16days ago Reply
Just use Advance Sylvan to get a head start on next year.
Anonymous 19days ago
Can someone confirm if normal Kuriboh can stop silent swordsman?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 18days ago Reply
No it can't
<< Anonymous
Xenon 18days ago Reply
What you mean with Kuriboh? THe no battle effect Kuriboh? Yes he can.
The sphere Kuriboh can be used too, but when SSS was used that turn, its effect don't fire.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 17days ago Reply
Normal Kuriboh protects your LP, doesn't affect SS, so can keep you safe.

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