Monday, August 17, 2009

New Ban List

Its been out for quite a while, and i have been out of YuGiOh for quite a while too, and I have just gotten to seeing it. My god, its an awesome ban list, i love it, and thats all I have to say. Here are my 2 cents on each card choice made.

Out of Ban list
1) Call of the haunted: With Monster reborn, this guy is in to balance the game, and it can be chained during the opponent's turn to special summon a card to thwart a certain opponent's cards.
eg: Special summoning Raiou in response to Charge, Proving Ground, or a synchro summon.

Decks that benefit: Any deck except R.F.G.
Decks that cringe: Nothing--

Enter Ban List:
1) Crush Card Virus- Awesome choice. Too gay, speaks for itself. I still miss the times when I start Game 1 with a sangan set and this card in the backrow. Good times, good times.

Decks that benefit from this change: Most OTK decks, some combo decks, and now: tribute and level stealer decks!

Decks that cringe at this change: Level Stealer Control, any dark deck with small monster cards. Junk and Debris too i guess. Its not a vital part of any deck: just a simple random broken card to spice up the game.

2) Dark Dive Bomber/ Dark strike fighter- Even better. I pity some people who keep one or two full pages of this card in their binder, nothing to say, I'm happy that I dont die on first turn to blackwings, or lose out to Cat decks and Demise Bomber or any synchro mechanic. The Level 7 synchros are suddenly not so feared! Nothing to say. meta definer. I'm glad I sold mine off.

Decks that benefit: Any deck except meta deck, and anti meta strategies,
Decks that cringe: Cat synchro (although it will be gone effective September 1st), Blackwings, and other decks. Junk and debris too since its a synchro bases mechanic. Demise Bomber.

3) Monster Reborn- It went in, it went out, it caused trouble, its gay, so bye bye. Too many times where you can turn backthe game by top-decking a reborn. Xi!
Decks that benefit: None I guess.
Decks that cringe: Everyone except anti meta, (more or less)

4) Card of safe return- With the trouble going to be caused by Lightsworn and now Level Stealer otk, and frog OTK, this card is crazy. Especially Level Stealer. Walao-eh~ can special draw like 4 or 5 extra cards per turn ah! Provided you have enough levels to subtract. Imagine playing Barbaros, subtract the levels, special summon 3 stealers, draw, special summon a D-hero bloo-D and special summon again, crazy crazy.

Decks that benefit: None.
Decks that cringe: Lightsworn, Zombie, Undeadlord (aka zombiecharge to TCG players), level stealer decks.

Restricted to 1
1) Demise King of Armagaedon- Konami doesnt give a chance to OTKs =/

Decks that benefit: None
Decks that cringe: Demise Bomber, and other Ritual Variants.

2) Mental Master- Once again, no OTKs, because of mental lab FTK in Japan, this card took the hit.

Decks that benefit: None
Decks that cringe: Psychics, and Lab FTK.

3) Rescue cat- Self explanatory. Bye Bye cat syncrho and AKGB =( I never got to fight a CS or AKB deck before seriously! and never got to try AKGB=( no airbellums and I didn't go to KL or bother to order. Same reason for CS, I never go to KL and quite busy with exams now. So, yeah.

Decks that benefit: None
Decks that cringe: Cat Synchro, Arcanite Beat, AK Gladial Beasts, and some Ojama Variants out there.

4) Summoner Monk- Same as cat.
Decks that benefit: none.
Decks that cringe: CS, AKB, AKGB, ojama variants, specllcaster decks and MonkDAD builds.

5) Blackwing Shippu No Gale- Konami made a very stupid mistake creating such an imbalanced broken card, look at it. decent attack, fetchable by Blackwhirlwind, its a BLACKWING, meaning so much support, and it has a built shrink effect that can be used everyturn! Tell me it doesnt scream ban me ban me!

Decks that benefit: ALL except BWs. Too imbal.
Decks that cringe: Blackwings. Haha. I dont care. Everybody will soon change to graveyard Vayu variants.

6) Black Rose Dragon- Again. no OTK chance. Because of Mental Lab FTK, debris hime.

Decks that benefit: None. Nobody plays more than one anyway. except two of the following decks that are gonna be mentioned down there.
Decks that cringe: Mental lab FTK, Debris Hime, and Junk and Debris.

7) Mind Control- Limiting one is good. I think this way it becomes sort of like a brain control. And we wont have to see it often

Decks that benefit: All. We dont see our cards being taken so often anymore. Then they wont be turned into big white cards so often either.
Decks that cringe: Some Synchro decks, Cat synchro, and some BF builds.

8) One for One- Broken. Causes too many mad combos to be formed. So long.

Decks that benefit: None.
Decks that cringe: level stealer control, combo decks, lab FTK, and that X/XX saber deck which no one remembers.

9) Cold Wave- Konami didnt have to show so much hatw towards syncrho cat. =( No comment. Its still quite good i guess.

Decks that benefit: All. So we dont get crippled so often. I hate it.
Decks that cringe: CS, and some GB builds.

10) Solemn Judgment- Now if not for this minor change, I would have totally love the banlist. But my Dimension GB deck takes a plunge =( =( I guess its good since we wont die to quick death situations caused by lack of LP but DDB is gone already right! =( i guess we wont find an annoying card that says no when we want to pull off our combo. Playing one is like....=_=

Decks that benefit: Most decks
Decks that suffer: ALL anti-meta builds, and GB, and BF. NOoooo

Semi Restricted Cards: I'll make it short as i dont have much time left.
Lonefire: haha! told ya so.

Mezuki: WTH? zombie charge is back!

Bottomless trap hole: nobody plays more than 2 anyways. Except anti meta builds.

Dulauren: bye bye frog otk.

Chaos Sorceror- we will see more of chaos =)

Taken off restriction list

Nobody cares about these cards. except maybe;...

Breaker- yay magicians anti meta village get a boost!

D.D warrior lady- Light Beat and Santoso Control FTW. Counter Fairy, anyone?

As for the big meta decks its obvious these are the decks:
Well this is my opinion on the big 5 anyways =)

1) Lightsworn
2) Graveyard vayu
3) Level stealer decks
4) Some anti meta variant
5) Gladial Beast- they will be there somehow always, =) in the form of dimension GB or any sort, they will still be in the Big 5.

Okay, will update next time, ciao, and dont hate the ban list! No time left, huhu.

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