Silent Swordsman Control: deck recipe

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Silent Swordsman gives Armades Control a secondary Boss Monster, together with an alternative way of dealing with Spellbook, which can otherwise be a problematic matchup. This Level 4 Warrior-Type also makes Trap Cards such as Paleozoic Canadia and Wall of Disruption even more effective and difficult to deal with thanks to its effect, essentially providing a way of preventing mass backrow removal (Hey, Trunade!).

Example Deck

Sphere KuribohSilent Swordsman LV7D.D. AssailantD.D. AssailantD.D. AssailantSilent Swordsman
Silent SwordsmanSilent SwordsmanJunk SynchronJunk SynchronJunk SynchronSilent Swordsman LV3
Silent Sword SlashSilent Sword SlashPaleozoic CanadiaPaleozoic CanadiaPaleozoic CanadiaWall of Disruption
Wall of DisruptionWall of Disruption----
Armades, Keeper of BoundariesArmades, Keeper of BoundariesHTS PsyhemuthAncient Fairy DragonJunk Berserker-

Set Skill

[Skill] descriptionUser
What Grows in the Graveyard
Begin the Duel with 1 "Dark Verger" in your Graveyard.
Akiza Izinski
Akiza Izinski

How To Use

Silent Swordsman

You can Special Summon Silent Swordsman by Tributing D.D. Assailant, Junk Synchron, Silent Swordsman LV3 or, if you are the Auto-Duel AI, another Silent Swordsman. Each Standby Phase Silent Swordsman will gain 500 ATK, so, while its original ATK is pretty low, thanks to this effect and Silent Sword Slash, this monster will quickly become more of a threat.

In addition to the ability to, once per turn, negate the activation of a Spell Card, Silent Swordsman, similarly to its Spellcaster counterpart, can Special Summon from your Deck or hand another “Silent Swordsman” monster when it’s destroyed by battle or by an opponent’s card effect. The “Silent Swordsman” monster you more than likely want to Special Summon with Silent Swordsman’s effect is Silent Swordsman LV7, a 2800 ATK Warrior-Type monster that negates the effects of all Spell Cards on the field.

Since Silence Sword Slash’s effect can’t be negated, you will still be able to target Silent Swordsman LV7 with it and, since its activation can’t be negated either, an opponent’s Silent Magician, Wiz, Sage Fur Hire or Silent Swordsman won’t be able to prevent you from activating it.

Junk Synchron

Junk Synchron is a Level 3 Tuner that, when Normal Summoned, allows you to Special Summon a Level 2 or lower monster from your Graveyard. Thanks to What Grows in the Graveyard, you will begin the Duel with a copy of Dark Verger, a Level 2 non-Tuner, already there, so there will be no need to set up.

Use Junk Synchron and Dark Verger to Special Summon Armades, Keeper of Boundaries; Dark Verger will be sent back to the Graveyard, ready for your next turn.

Silent Sword Slash

This is the “Silent Swordsman” version of Silent Burning, it’s much easier to activate compared to its counterpart and it has an arguably more useful effect. This Quick-Play Spell permanently increases the ATK and DEF of a “Silent Swordsman” monster you control by 1500 and, until the end of the turn, it makes that monster immune to your opponent’s card effects.

Sphere Kuriboh, Drowning Mirror Force and Widespread Ruin won’t be able to stop your monster and you can even activate the effect of this card in response to them for protection. Koa'ki Meiru Maximus tries to destroy your Silent Swordsman? Chain Silent Sword Slash to it.

The Extra Deck

Armades is a Level 5 Synchro that is able to prevent your opponent from activating cards or effects until the end of the Damage Step if it attacks or is attacked; your opponent will not be able to use Sphere Kuriboh, Drowning Mirror Force, Widespread Ruin or Wall of Disruption, but you will still have access to your own Spell & Trap Cards.

If you destroy Silent Magician by battle, its effect will not activate and your opponent will not be able to Special Summon Silent Magician LV8 from their Deck or hand; you can attack freely into a face-down Man-Eater Bug or Snowman Eater with Armades because they won’t be able to activate their effects.

The new generic Level 6 Synchro from the Selection Box Vol. 02. HTS Psyhemuth is a 2400 ATK Psychic-Type monster that has the ability to banish an opponent’s monster it battles with after damage calculation together with itself.

Psyhemuth’s effect does not target, it can remove a Silent Magician or a Silent Swordsman from the field without triggering their floating effects and, unlike D.D. Assailant’s, it is not mandatory.

By banishing a “Junk” monster from your Graveyard, Junk Berserker’s effect allows you to permanently lower the ATK of an opponent’s monster by the ATK of the monster you banished. Since, in order to Summon Junk Berserker, you need to use Junk Synchron, you will have at least one card to banish for this effect.

In addition to the first effect, Junk Berserker is also able to destroy a Defense Position monster it attacks, which is great when you are facing Control, Kinetic Soldier and many other decks.

Ancient Fairy Dragon can be used to destroy Fire King Island, Vampire Kingdom or even Necrovalley. After destroying all Field Spells on the field, you will gain 1000 Life Points and then, if you have any, you will be able to add a Field Spell (Necrovalley) from your Deck to your hand.

Ancient Fairy Dragon’s effect also allows you to Special Summon a Level 4 or lower monster like D.D. Assailant from your hand during your Main Phase; if you activate this effect, you will have to skip the Battle Phase.

Additional Notes


[Skill] descriptionUser
What Grows in the Graveyard
Begin the Duel with 1 "Dark Verger" in your Graveyard.
Akiza Izinski
Akiza Izinski

Pretty much the only Skill you can/want to run with this deck. What Grows in the Graveyard fixes one of the main issues you would encounter with Junk Synchron, meaning setting up the Graveyard before Summoning it to get value out of its effect.


  • The chance of drawing Silent Swordsman as your only monster without anything to Tribute for it is not that high, but it should still be pointed out that certain combinations of cards can leave you without any play and completely open.
  • Paleozoic Canadia, Floodgate Trap Hole, Treacherous Trap Hole, Enemy Controller, Offerings to the Doomed and Spellbook of Fate can deal with Armades, Keeper of Boundaries.
  • The ATK boost from Silent Swordsman’s effect and from Silent Sword Slash can be nullified by flipping it face-down. You can still chain Silent Sword Slash to a Canadia, but you are not always going to have one available.
  • Without Silent Swordsman face-up on the field, you can easily lose on Turn 2 after a Hey, Trunade!.


Hot New Top
super op
My version (without extra deck monster):
Silent Swordsman LV3 x3
Silent Swordsman LV5 x2
Silent Swordsman LV7 x1
Silent Swordsman x1
Valkyrian Knight x3
Level up x1-2
Silent Sword Slash x2
Spiritualism x3
Powerful Rebirth x1
Mirror Wall/Wall of Disruption or any battle trap x2-3
The goal is to bring out LV5/ LV7 ASAP. Then if you have SSS in ur hand, have LV5 on field n no LV7 so far, activate it during damage step to ur LV5 then if you want to swarm the field, Spec. Summ. LV7 with LV5 effect or Level up then activate Spiritualism since it cannot be negated by LV7 to bounce opp. Spell/trap then attack for the win or give a lot of damage.
For what can I replace dd assailant?
<< Anonymous(FtpKid420)
Anonymous Reply
You can't really.

Assailant has 1800 attack which stops it being run over by weaker level 4 monsters in the meta (D Heroes mainly who top at 1600). This gives it the ability to hold the line and not waste it's effect on weak monsters.

D.D Warrior only has 1200 attack so can easily be swarmed over by sacrificial weaklings.
<< Anonymous
ValleCula Reply
Assailant has 1700 ATK not 1800.
<< Anonymous(FtpKid420)
Yu Reply
Shield warrior is a good replacement
<< Anonymous(FtpKid420)
Yu Reply
Shield warrior is a good replacement
This is not how you play Swordsman.
Negating own spell cards.
<< Anonymous(UlyRamz)
ValleCula Reply
Negating own what? Silent Sword Slash can't be negated; what are you even talking about?
<< Anonymous(ValleCula)
Anonymous Reply
Better use 3 Junk synchrons in every deck right?! Better not come up with anything more original or anything right???

<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Because anything else are not as good.....
I guess every deck now is a control deck.
I wonder do people really like using control deck or what.
<< Anonymous
F2p Reply
A deck with synergies and combos is a true deck control deck sucks there's no synergy a great combo deck will beat p2w control but sadly konami limits them fast e.g fur/sylvan and silent swordsman can be used without a control deck Amazon still works take out sss
<< Anonymous(F2p)
Lovely Aster Reply
I use it without SSS now. But is it too slow without amazoness princess to try it with SSS? What if I used amazoness spy?
<< Anonymous(Lovely Aster)
Lovely Aster Reply
Edit: Eh, nevermind. I just beat 4 people because of the princess in this deck and two were koaki meiru, so now I probably don't want to try it without her.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
To the guy who said: "Yes japaneses love combos deck, control is a type of deck only popular around here".

yeah, I couldnt agree more about that, but honestly... the dude who played the ultimate control deck at last kc cup was a Japanese player xD, thats... pretty interesting indeed.
What's some good replacement for DD assailant? Shield warrior or amazoness swordswoman? Not sure how good swordswoman are without princess and onslaught
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
If you want the BANISH effect, then the D.D. warrior is a good replacement for Assailant.
great deck got KOG with silent swordsman already marmiting captain helps with cosistency
<< Anonymous(crusader )
crusader Reply
deck I used
<< Anonymous(crusader )
Anonymous Reply
Too low res to see
<< Anonymous(crusader )
Anonymous Reply
<< Anonymous
Another Anon Reply
3 marmiting captain
1 cyber gymnast
Deck is top tier. I use amazons and using last gamble helps when you brick. Got me wins plenty of times. love this deck.
Shield Warrior is not a bad option over D.D Assailant.

You lose the ability to Banish, but you gain the ability to prevent Armades / Silent Swordsman being destroyed once in battle which can be a lifesaver. Sometimes you just need one extra draw to get a WoD or Kuriboh to beta over their boss, and Silent Swordsman gains 500 attack every turn which very quickly makes it into a beast if you keep him alive.
<< Anonymous
IMpuLXz Reply
Yea I’m running a copy of it along with 2 d.d. Warriors cuz I have no assailant but I think the warriors might be better because they don’t have to be destroyed
Makrov krauz
Silent Amazoness deck recipe:
I don't have all the cards so I will just type it.
-2 Amazoness princesses.
-1 amazoness queen.
-1-2 swordwomen.
-2-3 DD.Assailants.
-3 Silent Swordsmen.
-1 Silent Swordsman lv.7
-3 canadias/Floodgates
-1-2 backrow removers preferably a trap like dust tornado.
-1 Amazoness onslaught.
-WOD, widespread or any combination of traps.

-skills: Endless trap hell, sealed tooms, what grows in grav if you like to use junk synchron, kaiba corp blig after replacing and Switcheroo.

<< Anonymous(Makrov krauz)
Anonymous Reply
I faced a similar deck on the ladder running mind Scan
Silent Swordsman>Silent Magician or?

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