Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must be Special Summoned (from your hand) by Tributing 1 Warrior-Type monster, and cannot be Special Summoned by other ways. Once per turn, during the Standby Phase: This card gains 500 ATK. Once per turn, during either player's turn, when a Spell Card is activated: You can negate the activation. If this card is destroyed by battle, or if this card in its owner's control is destroyed by an opponent's card effect: You can Special Summon 1 "Silent Swordsman" monster from your hand or Deck, except "Silent Swordsman", ignoring its Summoning conditions.
Many of you will complain about how "super expensive" this EX structure deck will be.
But, can you honestly say it comes even close to something like a selection box?
60 packs per box, only 6 of which can be purchased with gems, and the prices are way higher than regular main or mini box prices, and, on top of that, you only get a handful of actually new cards, even though, if you can actually afford to go through the selection box, you are a whale and have already obtained 3 copies of all the included reprints anyway.
That means you are forced to pay HUNDREDS of dollars (or a similar countervalue in another currency) just for those 2-3 new and good exclusive cards.
Seriously, TCG is way cheaper than DL, since you pay less overall and can buy specific cards, and also trade cards with other players.
We have had an structure deck with UR cards in it and that is Synchro Conection, although it is just one UR card. This new SD is somewhat different from both regular and EX structure decks. It has tree UR and also a playmat, which the others EX deck don't have. Also it lacks the "EX" description on the banner so maybe it will be an EX and maybe not...
I wonder if it’s possible to mix this in with another warrior deck the way spellbooks used SM. Amazoness can use 3 SS and a SS lv7 to disable spells. But that’s all I can think of. Noble knights and masked heroes need spells.
With SSS limited though it won't be possible to fit Silent Swordsman in to Amazons or Masked Heroes without choosing between Princess / Celestial. Without those cards, those decks lose massive advantage, and without SSS then Silent Swordsman has mediocre stats.
At that point, it will only get used in D.D Warrior Banish Control decks which only whales can afford to run.
I noticed that, too. I was all excited to make it an amazoness thing, but when I saw the new list, I realized that wasn't really going to happen and I got just a little bummed out. I understand why they did it, though.