If this card attacks a faced down defense position
monster, without damage calculation that monster is
destroyed. At the end phase of the turn this card is
destroyed in battle, upon placing this card in the
graveyard summon 1 "Mystical Swordsman LV4" from
your hand or deck.
Type - Warrior/Effect
Card Number - SD5-EN013
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - 12.07.05
Mystic Swordsman Lv. 2
Say hello to that extra copy of Nobleman of Crossout
that UDE took away from us. Kinda.
People are relying more on face-downs than with the
last format with the restriction of Nobleman of
Crossout. Players wanted a quick answer to stop
opponents from hiding behind Reapers and the like,
and here it is. At 900 ATK, he won't be on the field
long, but he gets under Trap Hole, Bottomless, etc.
If you have a way to protect it for a turn, it may
end up forcing your opponent to make a bad play they
wouldn't otherwise. That, and using a Sakuretsu
Armor on this thing just feels like a complete
It fits perfectly in Toolbox and any deck running 2
copies of Reinforcement of the Army. If you're
running 2 RotA, 1 of this is all you really need
mained (with maybe 1 extra copy sided against the
Mystic Swordsman LV2 vs. Drillroid is the only point
of this review.
You know that monsters are good. You know that
monsters that kill other monsters for free are
better. You know that MSLV2 is a weakling, but that
unlike Drillroid, he can kill a monster without
flipping it up. I mean, it sucks to hit a Magician
of Faith or Magical Merchant with Drillroid. Usually
most decks only have room for one. Which one do you
If your opponent likes Reapers or Gravekeeper's
Spies… Go for Drillroid. If not, hit up on that
friendly 900/0 pictured above. Try both out, one in
side and the other mained.
Just know that LV2 is the most useful monster ever
against certain theme decks… One should be sided, at
least. This card is good. It might die, but it's
really easy to get a 1 for 1, and often some sort of
advantage with this card.
Mystic Swordsman LV 2
Hey guys, sorry for not doing any articles/deck
fixes/card of the day for a LONG time now. School
has been very challenging and it’s hard to find time
to dedicate couple hours a day for what I would like
to do for you guys. Anyways, I’m back for awhile and
hopefully you guys will enjoy my writings once
again. Well here’s the card review!
I’ve heard so many nicknames for this card: Slash,
Ducky, MS 2 (well not much of a nickname but...),
Basically what it does is...well kill face down
monster without the effect going off (Sangan being
one of the common exceptions). Face down DD
Assailant? Meet your other Warrior Tool Box buddy
Mystic Swordsman LV 2. Face down Dekoichi? Meet your
friend LV 2. Key words to consider are FACE DOWN
though...you can NOT destroy a face UP defence
position monster with Swordsman’s effect. Now if the
defence of the face UP monster is less than 900,
then the monster is destroyed just like any other
monsters battling it out.
I’m sure most of you guys have played this card
already; after the new banlist restricting Nobleman
of Crossout down to 1 copy, most people wanted to
find answers to destroy face down monsters and
Mystic Swordsman LV 2 came into mind.
You know what I find odd? Back when Magician of
Faith was one of the most commonly set monsters
(which had the potential of getting back critical
spell cards like Delinquent Duo, Pot of Greed,
Graceful Charity, Heavy Storm, etc...) no one used
this card. Well it’s because there were so many
other wonderful alternatives: Metamorphosis using
Scapegoat tokens and/or Sinister Serpent (bringing
out Thousand-eyes Restrict), Black Luster Soldier’s
Remove From Game effect, and the other Nobleman of
Crossout. It seemed like there was no need to worry
about face down monsters with all these cards.
Anyways, Mystic Swordsman LV 2 itself is a great
card for this format. Sure you don’t have 2 more
Book of Moons and/or 2 more Tsukuyomis to make it
more “synergetic” but with Dekoichi finding more
room in people’s decks and LV 2 being one of the
best face down monster removal that’s searchable
through Reinforcement of the Army and Sangan, I
suggest this card to everyone.