Six Samurai


[edit] Introduction

The Six Samurai are a powerful Archetype introduced in Strike of Neos together with the Shien cards. The archetype completely consists of Warrior-Type monsters and are known to wield every Attribute except for Divine-Beast. New Samurai monsters have been released in Storm of Ragnarok, called the Legendary Six Samurai, which also introduced their first and only Synchro Monster, Legendary Six Samurai - Shi En. Their first Xyz Monster will be available in the upcoming Structure Deck: Samurai Warlords. The Six Samurai are known for their quick swarming power with strong monsters, though still being outclassed by decks like Dark World, Dino-Rabbit, Wind-Up and Inzektor.

[edit] Game Play

Like stated before, the Samurais rely heavily on their Swarm power and this is achieved by cards like Gateway of the Six, Asceticism of the Six Samurai, Elder of the Six Samurai, Double-Edged Sword Technique, Legendary Six Samurai - Kizan and Shien's Dojo.

The Samurais have 2 monsters as their spearheads: Great Shogun Shien and Legendary Six Samurai - Shi En, though Great Shogun Shien is normally not used in big tournaments.

The Six Samurai have several ways of searching cards from the deck, the ones used in popular Samurai decks are:

The Samurai also have the powerful Naturia Synchro Monsters available: Naturia Barkion, Naturia Beast and Naturia Landoise, and they can be summoned through these combinations respectively: Kagemusha of the Six Samurai + Elder of the Six Samurai, Kagemusha of the Six Samurai + Legendary Six Samurai - Kizan and Kagemusha of the Six Samurai + Grandmaster of the Six Samurai.

The swarming power of the Samurai doesn't even require a Normal Summon since Elder of the Six Samurai has a possibility of Special Summoning itself if you control no monsters and your opponent does then through Asceticism of the Six Samurai you can summon Kagemusha of the Six Samurai and Synchro Summon Legendary Six Samurai - Shi En or Naturia Beast.

The Samurai also have a way of protecting themselves from being destroyed by a card effect through Musakani Magatama while some Samurai monsters have destructive effects themselves like The Six Samurai - Irou, The Six Samurai - Zanji, Legendary Six Samurai - Mizuho and Hand of the Six Samurai. Other Samurai monsters can protect themselves from destruction by Tributing another Samurai monster instead: Grandmaster of the Six Samurai and Legendary Six Samurai - Shi En.

Though the Samurais are strong, they are heavily affected by effect negating cards like Skill Drain, Effect Veiler and all cards that prevent Special Summons like Archlord Kristya and Vanity's Emptiness. Even Gozen Match hurts them badly!

[edit] Recommended Cards

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[edit] Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series

Ever since the Legendary Six Samurai were released in Storm of Ragnarok, the Samurais have risen in popularity and they have been present at quite some big tournaments, even winning a Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series, YCS for short, in Mexico.

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