Six Samurai Deck Recipe 1
Legendary Six Samurai Deck Recipe 1
“Legendary Six Samurai“, known in Japan as the “True Six Warmen” (真六武衆, Shin Roku Bushū), are a sub-series of the “Six Samurai” archetype introduced in Storm of Ragnorok They are improved versions of the “Six Samurai.” Much like the originally released “Six Samurai” monsters, there is one for every Attribute (except Divine). All “Legendary Six Samurai” cards are also treated as “Six Samurai”, and thus receive implicit support from that archetype’s support cards.
Their effects revolve mainly around swarming your side of the field and eventually lead to the Synchro Summon of “Shi En”. You can Normal Summon “Kageki” and Summon another “Six Samurai” from your hand, usually “Kagemusha of the Six Samurai” before performing a Synchro Summon with the two to bring out “Shi En”. If you have multiple “Six Samurai” monsters on the field you can Special Summon “Great Shogun Shien”. If you have both “Shi En” and “Shogun Shien” paired on the field, remember that even if “Great Shogun Shien” is face-up, if “Legendary Six Samurai – Shi En” negates the activation of a Spell/Trap Card, the opponent can still activate another Spell/Trap Card the same turn.
You can Summon Legendary Six Samurai – Kageki and then use his effect to Summon Nisashi, then Special Summon Kizan, then Special Summon Grandmaster of the Six Samurai, then Special Summon Great Shogun Shien, then Xyz Summon Shadow of the Six Samurai – Shien. If you have a really good hand and use the order of all these cards effects you will have a very strong field.
“Kizan” can be Summoned while you control a face-up “Six Samurai” monster, “Mizuho” while you control a “Shinai”, and “Shinai” while you control a “Mizuho”.
Other great cards are “Shien’s Smoke Signal”, “Reckless Greed” and “Upstart Goblin”, which makes it more likely for a player to have “Shinai” and “Mizuho” on hand at the same time.
This Deck has taken a hit in the September 2011 banlist due to the limiting of “Shi En” and “Shien’s Smoke Signal”, meaning that first turn “Shien” plays aren’t as consistent. To solve this a new Deck using “Asceticism of the Six Samurai” and “Elder of the Six Samurai” has been created to continue to Summon “Shien” with the consistency the Deck is known for.
With the release new and powerful Xyz Monsters such as “Number 39: Utopia” and “Steelswarm Roach”, some Decks will find it useful to add “The Six Samurai – Zanji” and “Legendary Six Samurai – Enishi”, in order to combo them with “Kizan” and “The Six Samurai – Irou”, and “Asceticism of the Six Samurai”, in order to perform a Rank 4 Xyz Summon, with these Level 4 monsters. This helps the Deck to be less reliant on “Legendary Six Samurai – Shi En”, while maintaining significant consistency.
The return of “Black Luster Soldier – Envoy of the Beginning” encourages some players to add him to their Deck, as the presence of both LIGHT and DARK monsters, such as “Enishi, Shien’s Chancellor”, “The Six Samurai – Irou”, “Legendary Six Samurai – Enishi”, “Legendary Six Samurai – Shi En”, and “The Six Samurai – Zanji”, can be used to Special Summon this powerful monster.