The Main Goal of this deck is to summon your boss monster, Silent Magician LV8, and keep her alive to use as a beatstick. Balance is used to lessen your chances of a dead hand. Ideally, the best starting hand should at the very least have these: 1 Silent Magician LV4, 1 Level Up!, and 1 Dimension Gate, if not you can stall or improvise.
The Non-LV Silent Magician is the core of this deck, she serves as your main beater and protection against your opponent's spells. You are also allowed to summon multiple copies in one turn if you have enough Spellcaster-type monsters on the field guaranteeing that your opponent will not be able to activate their spell cards. But make sure to keep at least 2 cards in your hand so that she stays a decent 2000 attack beater on the field. If ever she is destroyed, you can special summon Silent Magician LV8 from your deck or hand which has 3500 attack and is immune to your opponent's spell effects.
Gravekeeper is the best card to use as cost for summoning Silent Magician in this deck because he can easily replenish himself by searching out another copy. If needed he can be used to tribute into the tricky, this might not be as good as special summoning The Tricky with his own effect but could prove effective when trying to maintain your hand size. Also if your opponent controls only a single monster, and you really need to get rid of that monster, you can use Treacherous Trap Hole to destroy your opponent's monster and Gravekeeper's Recruiter then search another copy to minimize the loss.
The Tricky is a good way to easily put a beater on the field while also sending a card to the graveyard. You can send Silent Burning to the graveyard and use it to search out a Silent Magician from your deck. You can also send Peten the Dark Clown to special summon another copy from your deck and use it as tribute for Silent Magician. Although, summoning The Tricky decreases your hand by 2 cards might be bad for your Silent Magician's stats so be careful when summoning The Tricky this way.
Peten the Dark Clown is a good card to send to the graveyard because he can immediately special summon another copy of himself to the field. You can tribute Peten for the summoning of Silent Magician, then banish the Peten in your graveyard to special summon another Silent Magician from your hand and repeat. Another combo you can do if you didn't get Silent Magician in your starting hand is to send Peten to the graveyard with Dark World Dealings and draw a card (hoping it's Silent Magician), then use Peten's effect to special summon another copy of himself from the deck.
Silent Magicians are great for dealing with spell cards but are very vulnerable to traps, that is why you need to use these cards to protect your boss monsters. Lyla. Lightsworn Sorceress destroys a spell/trap card on the field but puts herself at a vulnerable defense position after doing so. But since she is a Spellcaster, you can tribute her to summon Silent Magician after she destroys a card. It is best not to let her live till the end phase because she might mill your Silent Magicians, but if she is on your field during the end phase she can mill a Peten the Dark Clown to help you special summon and thin your deck. Fire Formation - Gyokkou pins down your opponent's set spell/trap card. meaning your opponent cannot use it while it is affected by Fire Formation Gyokkou.
Silent Burning is an OTK enabler. First you special summon as many Silent Magicians as you can and keep beating down your opponent. Then when your victory is guaranteed, use everything you can to deal with your opponent's backrow and then activate Silent Burning. Your Silent Magicians will now be 4000 attack monsters, enough to finish off your opponent. Treacherous Trap Hole might be useful for clearing your opponent's monsters so that you can attack directly.
Silent Magician LV8 is only immune to spell effects, which is really good but sometimes not enough. She is still vulnerable to trap and monster effects, especially ones that change her battle position. Gamushara fixes this and punishes your opponent for attacking her by doubling the damage. For harmful effects like "return to hand" or Mirror Wall, use Interdimensional Matter Transporter to dodge those cards. Interdimensional Matter Transporter can also be used to dodge an opponent's attack but you will still receive the attack directly or with another monster.
This Silent Magician card is 100% ever lasting, spellbooks might be gone (after they were viable and top tier for almost a whole year) but this card will never stop being meta/KoG material, there are just plenty of ways to play it. Often with transcendental crystals, show of nightmares, TTB, etc.
I know plenty of people @Duel Links Meta who reach kog with silent magician deck for ENDLESS months. I think it is/was one of the most solid investments in the game.
So dudes, I decided to destroy the myth behind Silent Magician and the "pay to win" issue; I tested if it was true, so I choose Cyber Angels, a Spell based deck. Took out Saffira and started playing, and guess what EVERY SINGLE TIME I FACED THAT POOR WIFE, I ENDED WINNING; because she's only able to negate spells ONCE PER TURN.
How do you say the card is too op?
I don't bother if these EX packs become series, they are exclusive cards for fans, who want to support the game. No one is forcing you to buy it, because it's not by any means "Overpowered".
So that's it, even Handicaped, with a Spell-based deck, and NO SAFFIRA AT ALL.
You can win against Silent Magician.
And these haters, yeah, these people that keep complaining. I'm afraid they have never played duel links; but they keep hating, trying to boycott the game for no reason.
Anyway, leaving these raging and incoherent folks aside, I wish you all happy dueling !
In my case I have blue dragon summoners and legions and also some vanilla beaters to power up the non lv silent magician. Remove peten since you can’t use his ability when you tribute him and maybe get some better spell/trap protection
You can tribute Peten for the summoning of Silent Magician, then banish the Peten in your graveyard to special summon another peten to be use in special summoning another Silent Magician from your hand and repeat. Which dont work under my experience.
2nd under the the Tricky article states that:
You can also send Peten the Dark Clown to special summon another copy from your deck and use it as tribute for Silent Magician. Which again does not work under my experience.
Note: Same issues says the same notice "You missed the activation timing".