Cipher Soldier | Decks and Tips

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Cipher Soldier

Kinetic Soldier
Monster TypeMachine
Card typeEffect
Card Effect TypeTrigger Effect


If this card battles a Warrior-Type monster, during damage calculation: This card gains 2000 ATK and DEF during damage calculation only.

How to Get

Level-up reward--
Victory against--
Card trader130,000 xGold
UR Jewel x4
Stone of Earth x80




  • Enormous boost to its ATK and DEF when battling Warrior-type monsters.
  • Good base DEF stats.


  • Situational Card, ATK and DEF boost only applies when battling Warrior-type monsters.


  • This card can be a good addition to your Machine-type themed deck, with the prominent usage of Warrior-type monsters such as Six Samurai decks currently.


You can protect Kinetic Soldier by using Pulse Mines to switch all your opponent’s summoned/would-be summoned monsters to DEF position for that turn. You can equip Gravity Blaster to further enhance its basic ATK and also negate monster effects that activate after it destroys it via battle.Super Rush Headlong may be an option to protect your monster, if your opponent decides to use a non-Warrior-type monster to attack your Kinetic Soldier.

DNA Surgery

DNA Surgery turns every face-up monster into Warrior-types. This way Cipher Soldier will always gain his buff when battling.

Useful Skill

[Skill] descriptionUser
The Tie that Binds
Until the end of you turn, the ATK of all face-up monsters on your field increases by the number of monsters on your field times 100. This skill can only be used once per turn.
Jesse Anderson
Jesse Anderson




Stat changesThis card gains ATK / This card gains DEF


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it was lame
do you remember when a noob demanded a ban for this card? that was awkward.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
"That’s why decks like this are so hard to beat. It’s not just 1 stall trap, it’s 30 million floodgates and Canadias that make it impossible to focus on Surgery and Cipher."

.....That's more those stall Trap cards being OP, not this card being OP. In that case the issue that should be hit are the Trap cards. This card alone is meh without those Trap cards, so this card is not the issue.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
This card is easier to hit than multiple trap cards. It’s too hard to imagine them hitting a very large amount of cards, there are too many options for stall. This card enables the play style too well, it stands out on how much damage it does.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
That‘s why they should hit Mushroom Man too. It‘s easier to hit that one than several other cards.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
>>Comparing Mushroom Man which has no potential by itself and is not used in stall burn.
Just a sample deck of Kinetic/Cipher Soilder. Basically the minumum you will need is max Cipher, DNA Surgery and Spikeshield. The skills My Monster Cards or Restart are what I personally recommend, and use whatever tech monsters you like. Finally, some backrow removers and Warrior Elimination are nice additions.

Basically, use Kinetic in face down defense with DNA Surgery and Spikeshield on Standby. When your opponent attacks, at the damage step, activate them and laugh as you OTK them on their turn (Or at least serverly damage them).
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Why did you create this piece of crap? It's because of scum like you that I have to fill my decks with backrow removal and risk bricking.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
there's no reason to not play meta decks. they're meta for a reason
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Ok, then don't 🔥 about playing decks like this. There is no reason not to, counters the meta aids.

hurr hurr I'm so good I play the exact same deck as everyone else
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Too many non monster card. High risk of bricking. What are you doing to do if you draw two dna surgery and two spikeshield at the beginning of the battle?
Someday my opponent summoned 2 Shi En out of the blue in the first turn. then I summoned this card alone + some backrow.

The guy surrendered immediately.
Damn and then people say samurais are broken. Fail
can't believe people actually wanted this card limited in the past. It was so laughable to read them complaining.
I attacked a Destiny Hero Decider with Cipher Soldier and he didn't get 2000 ATK. Any idea why? Destiny Hero's a warrior type after all. He was only equipped with power of the guardians.
To become vaible against the meta, I must become the one thing I am mildly annoyed by.
please add dna surgery to this page.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Please add Trap Eater as counter play to that 🔥.
I'm terrified that six samurai is going to bring this guy back in full force.
Needs updated
They need release gravity bind hahaha
<< Anonymous
RafaelP Reply
And Level Limit Area B
<< Anonymous
Michael Scott Reply
1.Set in defense
2. Wait for a destiny hero to attack
3. When flipped face up activate spikeshield with chain
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
1.Set in def
2.wait for d hero to attack
3.amazoness swordswoman attack it instead
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Lmao! Good one :)
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
That's cute
*forbidden chalices your swordswoman
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
1,2,3,4, and 6...? no 5 :P
This guy is now in a KoG worthy deck with amazon swordswoman, lava golem and spikeshield. Pretty dank deck.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Yeah but how do you counter fur hire?

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