Secret Six Samurai – Kizaru
Date Reviewed: January 2, 2018
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Helllloooooooo2018. 4 reviews of 6 Samurai this week. Secret Six Samurai – Kizaru is a Level 4 Earth Warrior-type monster with 1900 Atk and 1000 Def. The stats make Kizaru easily searched by ROTA and even good old Witch of the Black Forest. 1900 Atk is that good spot for Level 4 attacking monsters. When Kizaru is Special Summoned you get to search a Six Samurai monster from the deck to your hand. The best part of this effect is that it is not restricted to once per turn. The worst part of this effect is that you cannot search the same attribute as another monster you control already. That immediately eliminates another copy of itself since it would be earth. Early game there would be many non-Earth options, but for a big push, you are forced to use Kizaru early to gain advantage. Not a huge drawback, but noteworthy. The Secret Six Standard effect is to banish itself from the grave if a single Six Samurai monster is about to be destroyed. You get to prevent that destruction with Kizaru being banished instead. I still love “instead” effects because they are difficult to negate.
So we have a fairly beefy Level 4 monster with good effects. Definitely worth running in a Six Samurai deck even with the search restriction.
Score: 3.5/5 Art: 4/5
Happy New Year! Welcome back to the Card of the Day in 2018, I hope this year has a ton of interesting new cards for us to review. Since the year hasn’t given us anything new yet, we will look at some of the Secret Six Samurai monsters from Spirit Warriors, starting with Secret Six Samurai – Kizaru.
Kizaru is a Level 4 Earth Warrior with 1900 ATK and 1000 DEF. The stats are great for a Level 4 monster. Being a Level 4 Warrior gives you access to Reinforcements of the Army and being Earth also gives you M-X-Saber Invoker, which is the most noteworthy thing to keep in mind about this card. When Kizaru is Special Summoned, you can add a Six Samurai monster from your deck to your hand. Sounds great, but there is a drawback of the monster you search cannot have the same attribute as any monster you control. Upon summoning this, Earth is removed from the equation when it comes to searching, so no Legendary Six Samurai – Kizan, which is one of the better search options. I think Kagamusha is an Earth as well, so that cannot be searched for Kaigeki. If you use Kaigeki to summon Kizaru, then you cannot search for a Wind or Earth, so no other Kaigeki and you cannot search for the new Secret Six Samurai – Fuma. The more optimal way to use this guy is with M-X-Saber Invoker to get this guy and then you are only prevented from Earths since Invoker is an Earth. Then, you get access to Missus Radiant for more Extra Deck plays. It also has the Secret Six Samurai clause where you ban banish this guy from the GY to prevent a Six Samurai from destruction via card effect, which I will dub the Secret Six Clause.
The card is a nice addition to the Six Sam deck, playing one is fine because of how restrictive the search effect can be.
Advanced Rating: 3/5
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