However, they failed to make any real impact in the meta due to their inconsistency from a lack of searchers, and slow speed against the once popular Cyber Angels. To further capitalise on Six Samurai's popularity, the Secret Six Samurai support cards were eventually added to the Crusader Battlegrounds box in May 2018. While Crusader Battlegrounds did include much needed support in the form of Grandmaster of the Six Samurai, Loading... , Loading... , Loading... , and Loading... , it still wasn’t enough to warrant a spot on any competitive Tier List. This is because the archetype was (and still is as of February 2019) missing their best support in the form of the Legendary Six Samurai.
Although Six Samurai are still missing key support cards to make their own archetype flourish in Duel Links, the addition of Loading... in the Secrets of the Ancients Box and Akiza Izinski’s What Grows in the Graveyard skill allowed Six Samurai to adapt to the current meta by enabling consistent and powerful Synchro summoning.
The remainder of this guide will be explaining how to optimally play Six Samurai in the current format (February 2019), their future potential, and match-ups against popular decks in ranked and tier lists.
Synchro Six Samurai
The Synchro Six Samurai variant has seen the most success at seeing players in the Duel Links Meta discord reach King of Games and the occasional tournament win. To play this version, the deck relies on using Loading... and Akiza Izinski’s What Grows in the Graveyard skill to synchro summon either Loading... , or Loading... . The latter is combined with Loading... to enable his effect to search for a Six Samurai monster with a different attribute to what’s currently face-up on your side of the field. Typically, Kizaru’s effect would be used to search for Loading... . Hand of the Six Samurai allows you to tribute a face-up Six Samurai monster to destroy any monster on the field, dealing with powerful monsters such as Loading... . The rest of the deck uses general spells (e.g. Loading... ) and traps (e.g. Loading... , Loading... , or Loading... ) to ensure you can achieve the decks goals with protection and little interruption.
This skill is obtained by duelling against Legendary Duelists (AI or multi-player) while playing as Akiza Izinski. It adds Loading... to your graveyard at the beginning of the duel, allowing Loading... to add it to the field when he’s normal summoned, enabling the synchro summoning mechanic for the deck to function.