Silent Swordsman | Decks and Tips

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Silent Swordsman

Silent Swordsman
Monster TypeWarrior
Card typeEffect
Card Effect TypeSummoning condition / Trigger Effect / Quick Effect
ArchetypesSilent Swordsman
Supports ArchetypesSilent Swordsman
Related to ArchetypesLV / Signature move


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.

How to Get

PackSwordbound Silence [UR]
Level-up reward--
Victory against--
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  • Negates Spells.
  • Continually gains attack.
  • Special summons Silent Swordsman monster from the deck.


  • Low base stats.
  • Attack gain is slow.
  • Cannot be normal summoned.


Silent Swordsman

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 Sword Slash

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.




ActionsActivates from your Graveyard
Monster/Spell/Trap categoriesNegates the activation of Spell Cards
Summoning categoriesCannot 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
Stat changesThis card gains ATK


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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.
<< Anonymous(Anonymous)
F2p Reply
Sss can't be negated by anything like eiz fur for example and lv7 swordsmen can gain sss effect.. and it stops all spell effects means no spell play by opponent it only needs a good draw engine sss makes him better than magician. Now spellbook also got hit
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Every time I face these guys they get silent swordsman plus 3 of the quick play spells -.-‘
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Impossible, because SSS is now semi-limited. They can't run 3.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
sometimes they try to OTK you with slash... it's better to let them activate the spell first and then you chain canadia to swordsman.
How can i get 2 copies of this card?
<< Anonymous(Pavs)
Anonymous Reply
Buy it 2 times.
#Aster Phoenix event
Him along with his big brother of lv. 7 are my best friends against AG.
effect is wrong this is a hard once per then effect not a do as many as you want, and problem in game where it negates trap effects
Isn't this card's effect too slow for meta? I mean, if you have to wait a turn after another to buff its attack, where is the benefit?

Guess the negation effect is very good, but overall isn't the silent magician better?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Also like I said I can just do it in the damage step you’re literally screwed
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Agree with both answers. But that double Canadia means nothing if you can go for game.

Not to mention you also waste a SSA. So you only got one in the deck left after the banlist.

If you dodge that your lvl 7 means nothing with how many backrow people run.

<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
just one monster will help
Jinzo+Silent Swordsman = gg
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
But good luck trying to set that up in this otk meta with heavy backrows.
Silent Swordsman>Silent Magician or?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Silent magician is way better
Uh oh...
Hopeful it's not in an ex deck
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
of course it is
Can't you put this in masked hero deck?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
It might be a tech card in a mh dian deck, but not with anki, they’re not the same attribute
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Lv 7's effect is counter productive as it negates mask change. If you play lv 5 it will be fine
Sooo is it actually likley that he will be added? Or why is this here
Mhmm I can already see “Silent Amazoness” being in the meta
<< Anonymous
Lovely Aster Reply
Sounds good.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Or maybe Silent Heroes?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
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
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.

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