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Sean Coovert 2011 YCS Charlotte Winner Legendary Six Samurai Deck Review


Gateway of the SixAll I can say is WOW! Even getting hit hard with the recent ban list, this deck still has staying power. As with the last YCS, the winner and still reigning champion of decks is…..Legendary Six Samurai. It was such a dominating deck in this tournament that it took last YCS champion to a top 8 spot too.

Congrats to 1st time YCS winner, Sean Coovert, for his dominating a field of over 1000 people with his six samurai deck. He had an epic battle in the finals against a not so new deck, Fish. Since the release of Storm of Ragnarok’s six samurai’s, Legendary Six Samurai – Kageki, Kagemusha of the Six Samurai, Legendary Six Samurai – Kizan, Shien’s Smoke Signal, Musakani Magatama, and Legendary Six Samurai – Shi En, he was able to do what most six samurai players have been doing for the past month…. WIN!

Sean’s deck list has many interactive cards that once played got him many +1′s and sometime +2′s and +3s. Even with putting gateway at 1, this deck still gets so many pluses. He just replaced those 2 gateway spots with more defensive cards to protect the card advantage. You can see why this deck was the top deck. He was able to summon many overpowering monsters on his side of the field and protect them from some of the expected decks , gravekeeper’s, chaos plant, and x-saber.

Before the March 2011 ban list came out, we all knew the main card to any six samurai deck was Gateway of the Six. It was important to get this card on the field ASAP. Now in this new age, the main card is Legendary Six Samurai – Shi En. Get this guy out on the field and protect him. That’s the new strategy.

Granted you can still add bushudo counters on the 1 gateway and 3 six sam united then special summon powerful creatures real quickly. Swarming the field with high attack monsters like Legendary Six Samurai – Kizan or Grandmaster of the Six Samurai along with setting up the protection to keep them on the field is what you want to do.

Legendary Six Samurai Shi EnNow with gateway to 1 you will start to use the powerful drawing engine of Six Samurai United. You should already know why this card is just amazing. This card allowed Sean to draw more cards – protection – against his opponents. Which in turns got him closer to a win.

Most of his trap cards are defensive traps. Meaning, I don’t want you to be able to do certain things. Want to summon a creature? Nope I have Solemn Warning and Solemn Judgment to stop that. I even got it covered if you are going to try and special summon with Royal Oppression. Oh man you all ready have a creature on the field and you are attacking, I got Mirror Force. You want to destroy more than one of my cards on the field, I got that covered too with Musakani Magatama or Legendary Six Samurai – Shi En.

With all those FREE turns and powerful trap cards. You can see why this deck is still the reining YCS champion deck. Even with the banlist hitting this deck hard, I’m sure we are all going to see this deck being played at your locals and regionals a lot more.

Check out this interview of Sean Coovert with a complete deck list below the video

Sean Coovert YCS Charlotte Winner Legendary Six Samurai Deck List
13 Monsters:
3 – Kagemusha of the Six Samurai
3 – Legendary Six Samurai – Kageki
3 – Legendary Six Samurai – Kizan
2 – Grandmaster of the Six Samurai
1 – Enishi, Shien’s Chancellor
1 – Hand of the Six Samurai

17 Spells:
3 – Six Samurai United
3 – Upstart Goblin
3 – Shien’s Smoke Signal
2 – Mystical Space Typhoon
1 – Gateway of the Six
1 – Monster Reborn
1 – Dark Hole
1 – Reinforcement of the Army
1 – Giant Trunade
1 – Book of Moon

10 Traps:
3 – Double-Edged Sword Technique
2 – Solemn Warning
2 – Musakani Magatama
1 – Mirror Force
1 – Solemn Judgment

15 Extra Deck:
2 – Legendary Six Samurai – Shi En
1 – Chimeratech Fortress Dragon
1 – Naturia Barkion
1 – Brionac, Dragon of the Ice Barrier
1 – Magical Android
1 – Colossal Fighter
1 – Scrap Dragon
1 – Stardust Dragon
1 – Black Rose Dragon
1 – Mist Wurm
1 – Ally of Justice Catastor
1 – Ancient Fairy Dragon
1 – Scrap Archfiend
1 – Gaia Knight the Force of Earth

15 Side Deck:
2 – Cyber Dragon
2 – Smashing Ground
2 – Nobleman of Crossout
2 – Dust Tornado
2 – Bottomless Trap Hole
2 – Dimensional Prison
2 – D.D. Crow
1 – Gorz the Emissary of Darkness

Get your hands on a Six Sams deck here: Six Samurai Deck


What do you think of Sean’s updates to the deck? What changes would you make? Leave your comments below.

2 Responses to “Sean Coovert 2011 YCS Charlotte Winner Legendary Six Samurai Deck Review”


I have this deck in the yugioh over the nexus rom for the nds and its pretty amazing. I usually win just about every time in online duels.

[...] couldn’t believe it when I heard a six samurai deck won. It’s been almost a year since Sean Coovert won a YCS with six sams. I’m sure your reaction was just like mine, WTF! I thought this deck was dead. But some how [...]


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