• You can remove Bushido Counters from other cards like "Six Samurai United", "Shien's Dojo" or "Temple of the Six" to activate the effects of this card.
  • Because you can use this card's second effect multiple times per turn, it can potentially lead to loops by tributing monsters, then returning them to your hand again:


"Hand of the Six Samurai" + 2 "Six Samurai United" and/or "Shien's Dojo"/1 "United"/"Dojo" + "Temple of the Six"

  1. Activate this card and the two other cards that can hold Bushido Counters.
  2. Normal summon Hand of the Six Samurai (Gateway gains two Bushido Counters and the two other cards each gain 1 Bushido Counter).
  3. Remove all four Bushido Counters from your field with this card to search "Legendary Six Samurai - Kizan".
  4. Special Summon "Kizan", gaining four Bushido Counters again.
  5. Remove all four counters again to search a second "Kizan".
  6. Special summon the second "Kizan", gaining four Bushido Counters again.
  7. Remove all four counters again to search a third "Kizan", and special summon him, gaining four Bushido Counters again.
  8. Overlay all three Kizans to Xyz summon "Evilswarm Ouroboros" or "Number 104: Masquerade", or overlay two of them to Xyz summon "Gagaga Cowboy" in defense position.
  9. Use the effect of "Ouroboros", "Masquerade", or "Cowboy" to either send one card from your opponent's hand to the graveyard, send the top card from your opponent's deck to the graveyard, or inflict 800 damage to your opponent.
  10. Use the effect of this card to remove the four Bushido Counters to return the detached "Kizan" to your hand (or search "Grandmaster of the Six Samurai" if you summoned "Masquerade"), and special summon him, gaining four Bushido Counters again.
  11. Use the effect of "Hand of the Six Samurai" to tribute the "Kizan"/"Grandmaster" you special summoned in step 10 to destroy "Ouroboros", "Masquerade", or "Cowboy", sending it and the other Kizans to your graveyard.
  12. Repeat steps 3-11, but return the copies of "Kizan" from your graveyard to your hand and special summon them, then Xyz summon a second (and later third) copy of "Ouroboros", "Masquerade", or "Cowboy".
  13. After you have destroyed all three copies of "Ouroboros", "Masquerade", or "Cowboy", Xyz summon "Daigusto Emeral" with two copies of "Kizan", and use his effect to return them to your extra deck and draw 1 card.
  14. Return "Kizan" from your graveyard to your hand again with this card, and special summon him.
  15. Tribute "Kizan" with "Hand of the Six Samurai" to destroy "Emeral".
  16. Repeat the above steps (with a second copy of "Emeral" in your extra deck to recycle the first copy) until you send your opponent's entire hand to their graveyard with "Ouroboros", send your opponent's entire deck to their graveyard with "Masquerade", or inflict 8000 points of damage with "Cowboy".
    • NOTE: The above loop is slower in the TCG because "Daigusto Emeral" is at 1.

"Hand of the Six Samurai"/"The Six Samurai - Kamon" + "Legendary Six Samurai - Kageki" + "Asceticism of the Six Samurai"

  1. Activate this card.
  2. Normal summon "Kageki", and use his effect to special summon either "Hand" or "Kamon", giving this card four Bushido Counters.
  3. Activate "Asceticism" and use it on "Hand" or "Kamon" to special summon "Legendary Six Samurai - Mizuho" (if you targeted "Hand") or "Legendary Six Samurai - Shinai" (if you targeted "Kamon") from your deck. This card now has 6 Bushido Counters.
  4. Remove 4 of the 6 Bushido Counters on this card to search "Shinai" (if you control "Mizuho") or "Mizuho" (if you control "Shinai").
  5. Special Summon "Shinai" or "Mizuho", giving this card four Bushido Counters.
  6. Remove all four Bushido Counters to search "Legendary Six Samurai - Kizan" or "Grandmaster of the Six Samurai".
  7. Special Summon "Kizan" or "Grandmaster", gaining two Bushido Counters.
  8. Overlay "Kageki" and "Hand"/"Kamon" to Xyz summon "M-X-Saber Invoker"
  9. Detach a material from "Invoker" to special summon "Amazoness Archer" from your deck.
  10. Activate the effect of "Archer", tributing "Shinai" and "Kizan"/"Grandmaster" to inflict 1200 damage to your opponent. The effect of "Shinai" activates since it was tributed, return "Kizan"/"Grandmaster" from your graveyard to your hand.
  11. Special summon "Kizan"/"Grandmaster", giving you four Bushido Counters on this card.
  12. Remove the four Bushido Counters from this card to return the "Shinai" you tributed for "Archer" from your graveyard to your hand.
  13. Special summon "Shinai", gaining two Bushido Counters.
  14. Repeat steps 10-13 until you deplete all of your opponent's life points.


  • The following is a list of all "Six Samurai" and "Shien" Effect Monsters that this card can search or special summon:
 Japanese namePrimary typeSecondary typeAttributeTypeLevel/ RankATKDEF
Battle Shogun of the Six Samurai六武衆の軍大将Link Monster
Effect Monster
Elder of the Six Samurai六武衆のご隠居Effect MonsterEARTHWarrior34000
Enishi, Shien's Chancellor紫炎の老中エニシEffect MonsterLIGHTWarrior622001200
Grandmaster of the Six Samurai六武衆の師範Effect MonsterEARTHWarrior52100800
Great Shogun Shien大将軍 紫炎Effect MonsterFIREWarrior725002400
Hand of the Six Samurai六武衆の露払いEffect MonsterFIREWarrior316001000
Kagemusha of the Six Samurai六武衆の影武者Effect MonsterTuner monsterEARTHWarrior24001800
Legendary Secret of the Six Samurai六武衆の真影Effect MonsterDARKWarrior45002000
Legendary Six Samurai - Enishi真六武衆-エニシEffect MonsterLIGHTWarrior41700700
Legendary Six Samurai - Kageki真六武衆-カゲキEffect MonsterWINDWarrior32002000
Legendary Six Samurai - Kizan真六武衆-キザンEffect MonsterEARTHWarrior41800500
Legendary Six Samurai - Mizuho真六武衆-ミズホEffect MonsterFIREWarrior316001000
Legendary Six Samurai - Shi En真六武衆-シエンSynchro Monster
Effect Monster
Legendary Six Samurai - Shinai真六武衆-シナイEffect MonsterWATERWarrior315001500
Secret Six Samurai - Doji影六武衆-ドウジEffect MonsterDARKWarrior417001200
Secret Six Samurai - Fuma影六武衆-フウマEffect MonsterTuner monsterWINDWarrior12001800
Secret Six Samurai - Genba影六武衆-ゲンバEffect MonsterTuner monsterFIREWarrior25002100
Secret Six Samurai - Hatsume影六武衆-ハツメEffect MonsterWATERWarrior316001500
Secret Six Samurai - Kizaru影六武衆-キザルEffect MonsterEARTHWarrior419001000
Secret Six Samurai - Rihan影六武衆-リハンFusion Monster
Effect Monster
Shadow of the Six Samurai - Shien六武衆の影-紫炎Xyz Monster
Effect Monster
Shien's Advisor紫炎の参謀Effect MonsterEARTHWarrior41200400
Shien's Daredevil紫炎の荒武者Effect MonsterEARTHWarrior416001000
Shien's Footsoldier紫炎の足軽Effect MonsterEARTHWarrior2700300
Shien's Squire紫炎の寄子Effect MonsterTuner monsterEARTHWarrior1300700
The Six Samurai - Irou六武衆-イロウEffect MonsterDARKWarrior417001200
The Six Samurai - Kamon六武衆-カモンEffect MonsterFIREWarrior315001000
The Six Samurai - Nisashi六武衆-ニサシEffect MonsterWINDWarrior41400700
The Six Samurai - Yaichi六武衆-ヤイチEffect MonsterWATERWarrior31300800
The Six Samurai - Yariza六武衆-ヤリザEffect MonsterEARTHWarrior31000500
The Six Samurai - Zanji六武衆-ザンジEffect MonsterLIGHTWarrior418001300
Spirit of the Six Samurai六武衆の御霊代Effect MonsterUnion monsterEARTHWarrior3500500
Tenkabito Shien天下人 紫炎Effect MonsterFIREPyro415001000
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