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Silent Swordsman: deck recipe [June 2020]

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Overview

Silent Swordsman is a powerful card that can easily fit in any deck that mostly runs Warrior-Type monsters like Gouki. The ability to negate a Spell every turn, floating into Silent Swordsman LV7, and support from Silent Sword Slash make Silent Swordsman quite a difficult monster to deal with.

Flames of the Heart Swordbound Silence

Example Deck

Gouki Version

Silent Swordsman LV7Gouki SuprexGouki SuprexGouki SuprexSilent SwordsmanSilent Swordsman
Silent SwordsmanGouki TwistcobraGouki TwistcobraGouki TwistcobraGouki Iron ClawCosmic Cyclone
Cosmic CycloneSilent Sword SlashSilent Sword SlashBallista SquadBallista SquadFiendish Chain
Karma CutKarma Cut----
[Skill] descriptionUser
Sealed Tombs
Until the end of the opponent's next turn, neither player can banish cards from the Graveyard or Special Summon monsters from the Graveyard. This skill can only be used once per Duel.
Ishizu Ishtar
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How to Use

Silent Swordsman

Silent Swordsman
Silent Swordsman
LIGHT Warrior ★4
ATK 1000 / DEF 1000
Swordbound Silence [UR]
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.

You can Special Summon Silent Swordsman by tributing Gouki monsters, while also triggering the tributed Gouki's search effect. The inherent ATK gain is pretty slow but it helps. You will want to use Silent Sword Slash, to quickly make Silent Swordsman a more formidable beater on the field.

The Spell card negation will mostly be used to negate Invocation, Neos Fusion, Mask Change, and other fusion spells so your opponent can't get their boss monsters out. It can also negate Enemy Controller, Dark Magical Circle and other Spells that disrupt your board.

Watch out for Samurai Destroyer, Blue-Eyes Spirit Dragon, and other cards that can negate Silent Swordsman's floating effect.

Silent Swordsman LV7
Silent Swordsman LV7
LIGHT Warrior ★7
ATK 2800 / DEF 1000
Crusaders Battleground [UR]
Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must be Special Summoned by "Silent Swordsman LV5", and cannot be Special Summoned by other ways. Negate all Spell effects on the field.

The non-LV Silent Swordsman can float into Silent Swordsman LV7 when it is destroyed. This is useful in cases where you don't have Silent Sword Slash, so you can crash Silent Swordsman into an opponent's monster to get a powerful beater onboard. Silent Swordsman LV7 has a more oppressive version of Silent Swordman's effect, entirely negating all Spell cards put on the field. This is why we use minimal Spells in this deck, excluding Silent Sword Slash which is immune to negation.

Silent Sword Slash

Silent Sword Slash
Silent Sword Slash
Quick Spell
Crusaders Battleground [R]
Swordbound Silence [R]
Target 1 "Silent Swordsman" monster you control; that target gains 1500 ATK and DEF, and if it does, it is unaffected by your opponent's card effects until the end of this turn. This card's activation and effect cannot be negated. You can banish this card from your Graveyard; add 1 "Silent Swordsman" monster from your Deck to your hand.

This is the “Silent Swordsman” version of Silent Burning, it’s much easier to activate compared to its counterpart and has an arguably better effect. This Quick-Play Spell permanently increases the ATK and DEF of a “Silent Swordsman” monster you control by 1500, and the best part is it makes that monster immune to all your opponent's effects until the end of the turn. Sphere Kuriboh, Drowning Mirror Force and other battle traps won’t be able to stop your monster, and you can even activate this card in response to them for protection. The immunity to negation is there so that Silent Swordsman LV7 does not shutdown his own support, but also prevents your opponent from negating this card.

Lastly, you can banish this card from the graveyard to search Silent Swordsman. You can send Silent Sword Slash to the graveyard as cost for something like Karma Cut, then banish it to get your base Silent Swordsman.

Gouki Monsters

Gouki Suprex
Gouki Suprex
EARTH Warrior ★4
ATK 1800 / DEF 0
Flames of the Heart [UR]
When this card is Normal Summoned: You can Special Summon 1 "Gouki" monster from your hand. If this card is sent from the field to the GY: You can add 1 "Gouki" card from your Deck to your hand, except "Gouki Suprex". You can only use this effect of "Gouki Suprex" once per turn.
Gouki Twistcobra
Gouki Twistcobra
EARTH Warrior ★3
ATK 1600 / DEF 0
Flames of the Heart [SR]
(Quick Effect): You can Tribute 1 "Gouki" monster, then target 1 "Gouki" monster you control; it gains ATK equal to the original ATK of the Tributed monster until the end of this turn. If this card is sent from the field to the GY: You can add 1 "Gouki" card from your Deck to your hand, except "Gouki Twistcobra". You can only use each effect of "Gouki Twistcobra" once per turn.

Because of their simplicity of use, Goukis make this deck quite easy to use and effective. Normal Summon Suprex to help swarm the field, you can Special Summon another copy of Suprex but most of the time you want to Special Summon Twistcobra to get its ATK boost effect ready. Gouki monsters' search effect will be activated when you use them as tribute to summon Silent Swordsman, giving them some synergy.

Gouki Iron Claw
Gouki Iron Claw
EARTH Warrior ★2
ATK 1000 / DEF 0
Flames of the Heart [R]
During the Damage Step, when your "Gouki" monster battles an opponent's monster (Quick Effect): You can send this card from your hand to the GY; until the end of this turn, your monster gains 500 ATK, and if it does, it is unaffected by your opponent's card effects. If this card is sent from the field to the GY: You can add 1 "Gouki" card from your Deck to your hand, except "Gouki Iron Claw". You can only use each effect of "Gouki Iron Claw" once per turn.

Iron Claw for Gouki is comparable to what Silent Sword Slash does for Silent Swordsman, you can even chain it to your opponent's card to give your Gouki total effect immunity. It is better than Silent Sword Slash in the sense that it does not need to be set, to use on your opponent's turn. But it is also worse in that it can only be used during battle therefore only really negating battle traps, and it gives a significantly less ATK boost.

Tech Choices

Ballista Squad
Ballista Squad
Normal Trap
Fortress of Gears [UR]
Tribute 1 monster, then target 1 card your opponent controls; destroy it.

Only tribute Gouki monsters for Ballista Squad's cost. Tributing a Gouki will activate its search effect, overall maintaining your resources. Ballista Squad can be used to get rid of problematic monsters and set backrow.

Karma Cut
Karma Cut
Normal Trap
Selection Box Vol. 02 Mini [SR]
Discard 1 card, then target 1 face-up monster your opponent controls; banish that target, then banish all cards with the same name as that monster from your opponent's Graveyard.

Karma Cut is a good removal card while also providing some graveyard disruption. Discounting Shiranui, not many decks can interact with their banish zone so a boss monster banished by Karma Cut would be devastating to the opponent. The discard cost can be used to put Silent Sword Slash in your graveyard and use it to search Silent Swordsman.

Additional Notes

  • 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.
  • The ATK boost from Silent Swordsman’s effect and from Silent Sword Slash can be nullified by flipping it face-down. This also turns off the mass negation of Silent Swordsman LV7. You can still chain Silent Sword Slash to a Floodgate Trap Hole, but you are not always going to have one available.

Comments

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Yami Aster
What about a vision hero version of this now? Just to try it at least.
<< Anonymous(Yami Aster)
Anonymous Reply
Build one on your own and present it here or submit it to GameA. I'm sure that they will share it if it's decent.
<< Anonymous
Yami Aster Reply
Ok. I wasn't going to build one, but I got some ideas now.
angel
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Anonymous
Still competitive even with only 2 silent sword slash allowed.
Broly
It probably wouldnt be a good idea but could you not run dna surgery to summon this guy?
Evil Wolf
I just ran into this sadly my 1st hand was 3 trap cards and a level 5 monster so I couldn't play my 1st hand. on his 1st turn he got the monster upto 4200 attack points and killed me in 1 move.
<< Anonymous(Evil Wolf)
Anonymous Reply
Use roll'n'boost man
SUPER EFFECTIVE
Anonymous
It seems like in fact some dudes feel INADEQUATE in front of this deck.

100% cringe lol
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
what's really funny is that this version of the deck is the outdated one
Anonymous
I pair this guy with Mystic swordsman to proof against "dies in battle" monsters, a Jinzo to negate all traps, and a Silent Swordsman LV7 in case someone decides to get too cheeky and attack the Silent Swordsman while its in its early stages.

Round out the whole thing with Noble Knights to feed the level 5 monsters and the Silent Swordsman, and a Canadia or two, and you have a deck that can run on almost any duelist.
Hanna Rosin
I want to thank Dr Osasu a very powerful spell caster who help me to bring my husband back to me, few month ago i have a serious problem with my husband, to the extend that he left the house, and he started dating another woman and he stayed with the woman, i tried all i can to bring him back, but all my effort was useless until till the day my friend came to my house and i told her every thing that had happened between me and my husband, then she told me of a powerful spell caster who help her when she was in the same problem I then contact Dr Osasu and told him every think and he told me not to worry my self again that my husband will come back to me after he has cast a spell on him,i thought it was a joke, after he had finish casting the spell, he told me that he had just finish casting the spell, to my greatest surprise within that 3 days, my husband really came back begging me to forgive him, if you need his help you can contact him with his email address [drosasu25@gmail.com or directly on whasapp +2347064365391
Hanna Rosin
I want to thank Dr Osasu a very powerful spell caster who help me to bring my husband back to me, few month ago i have a serious problem with my husband, to the extend that he left the house, and he started dating another woman and he stayed with the woman, i tried all i can to bring him back, but all my effort was useless until till the day my friend came to my house and i told her every thing that had happened between me and my husband, then she told me of a powerful spell caster who help her when she was in the same problem I then contact Dr Osasu and told him every think and he told me not to worry my self again that my husband will come back to me after he has cast a spell on him,i thought it was a joke, after he had finish casting the spell, he told me that he had just finish casting the spell, to my greatest surprise within that 3 days, my husband really came back begging me to forgive him, if you need his help you can contact him with his email address [drosasu25@gmail.com or directly on whasapp +2347064365391
<< Anonymous(Hanna Rosin)
Anonymous Reply
feck off.
Hanna Rosin
I want to thank Dr Osasu a very powerful spell caster who help me to bring my husband back to me, few month ago i have a serious problem with my husband, to the extend that he left the house, and he started dating another woman and he stayed with the woman, i tried all i can to bring him back, but all my effort was useless until till the day my friend came to my house and i told her every thing that had happened between me and my husband, then she told me of a powerful spell caster who help her when she was in the same problem I then contact Dr Osasu and told him every think and he told me not to worry my self again that my husband will come back to me after he has cast a spell on him,i thought it was a joke, after he had finish casting the spell, he told me that he had just finish casting the spell, to my greatest surprise within that 3 days, my husband really came back begging me to forgive him, if you need his help you can contact him with his email address [drosasu25@gmail.com or directly on whasapp +2347064365391
Anonymous
I thought with LV7's effect of negating all spell cards, silent sword slash shouldn't be able to work since it's a spell card?!
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Silent Sword Slash (and Silent Burning) cannot be negated.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
yeet
Learning
I've tried a noble knights strat w/ss. Bricks 46%of the time but it's given me the highest rank gain I've seen
<< Anonymous(Learning)
Anonymous Reply
because those are different archetypes lolz
<< Anonymous(Learning)
Anonymous Reply
I think they shouldn't be played together?, maybe just 1 lvl 5 copy of swordsman could work.

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