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.
Special summons Silent Swordsman monster from the deck.
Low base stats.
Attack gain is slow.
Cannot be normal summoned.
Here are the monsters you can special summon from the deck when Silent Swordsman leaves the field. Silent Swordsman LV7 prevents both players from using Spell cards. Silent Swordsman LV5 is sometimes preferable when you still want to activate your own Spell cards while having a monster with protection from Spell cards on the field.
Silent Swords Slash is a powerful piece of support which gives your Silent Swordsman immunity from all your opponent's card effects and also gives you a large 1500 attack boost. On top of that Silent Sword Slash's activation cannot be negated. Silent Sword Slash can be banished from the graveyard to search Silent Swordsman out of your deck. You can combo with cards like Cyber Gymnast to destroy an opponent's monster while sending Silent Sword Slash to the graveyard. Search out Silent Swordsman and tribute Cyber Gymnast to summon your searched Silent Swordsman.
Activates from your Graveyard
Negates the activation of Spell Cards
Cannot Normal Summon / Cannot Set / Nomi / Special Summons itself from your hand / Special Summons from your hand / Special Summons from your Deck / Ignoring the Summoning conditions
At the moment, Silent Magician can perform slightly better than Silent Swordsman in the game. Silent Magician has Spellbooks for a reliable draw engine as well as field control. Silent Swordsman has no favourable archetype just yet. Amazoness might help, but not much with its banlist limitations. Basically it’s a bit harder to draw Silent Swordsman in early game compared to Silent Magician as for now. Also, Silent Swordsman has to rely on that only two copies of SSS to perform well. Silent Swordsman attack buff is tempting but it can be easily removed with Canadia if SSS is not available at hand. LV7 Swordsman literally kills all your spell cards, rendering backrow removals like CC, GC and Night Beam useless. Nonetheless, Silent Swordsman would definitely make a fun and competitive deck but think carefully before investing in that card.
If you're that worried about backrow while using Silent Swordsman, you could always just use cards like Xing Zhen Hu or Dust Tornado... (Even something like Seven Tools or Trap Jammer would probably work, lol.) Granted, they're slower, but you're not going to be Summoning Silent Swordsman LV7 very quickly either.
Transcendant Crystal Silent Swordsman definitely improves the draw engine. But the idea of throwing away your SSS to search for Silent Swordsman is not ideal because SSS plays an important role to protect Silent Swordsman, especially when you have only two copies. Unlike Silent Magician, Silent Burning is not much of a use except being a searcher.
Cool you just burned all your back row for little progress. Destroy my set silent swordsman and I’ll get a free lv7 on the field and next turn I’ll activate sss grave effect for another swordsman. Like if you don’t win the turn you double canadia you’re going to lose.
No you negate your own mask with silent swordman lv7 , amazoness (banish control) don't play a lot of magic card et can work very well with silent swordman
Anonymous 29days ago
This card is easily going to boost Silent Swordsman to tier 1 because negating magic cards screws over Vampires, Masked Heroes, Blue Eyes, Slowbooks, BB and Wildheart decks which all depend on magic cards. Look forward to loads more Banish Control and Burn in the meta to counter it.