So, it's that time of the month again !
i decided to do it sooner, because i fear i might have no time in the upcoming weeks due to school work/ social life/ clubs and societies. lol.
its really tiring as you go to school at 7.30 in the morning and have non stop schooling (with occasional breaks in between) until 3.50 pm. When i get home, i just eat something and pop into bed.
I cant believe people thinks Konami would release Pot of Duality in GS 2011. Wait for GS 2012 or maybe some random structure deck reprint next time. Although rumors and list has been spreading everywhere, i'm also in disbelief of the list as quite alot of the cards that have been confirmed announced are so crappy like ceasefire, nobleman, united we stand etc, but then suddenly all the unconfirmed cards become so popular cards like Stratos or Duality or Cold Wave, icarus ?
Nah, its likely just a player's own predictions because he wants more dualities thats all. Im partly saying this because i will feel WTF that duality drops price by almost 75% (yes i admit it!) and also you all do know its quite impossible right but you guys really want it to happen right...so the human subconscience works in ways to convince you that it could very well happen because desire is a strong emotion.
Throw me a list? or pictures? i would say it could be photoshopped.
of course, its just my personal opinion and you dont have to believe me, but im not gonna budge from this until i see a confirmed list in front of my eyes posted on shriek ocg news.
However i would like to believe elemental hero stratos is finally becoming legal in south east asia =) hero beat decks will finally be tourney viable.
So here goes:
Cold Wave --- Pretty self explanatory, imo. keeping opponents from playing spell/ traps for effectively 3 turns (if you hyunlei/ black rose) is just too broken. even though both my decks use Cold wave I cant deny how much it needs to be banned.
Nothing else, as Dark Hole and Monster Reborn are far from being the broken cards in this format.
I didn't include Giant Trunade although its awesome, but we need to have two spell/trap clearers like Storm and Trunade. If Storm is unlimited, Trunade's effectiveness drops anyways.
Restrict to 1:
The first card is confirmed Gateway of the Six Samurai as it makes everybody happy =)
2) Kizan - Death to six samurai. Turbo engine in Six Samurai. Come out one piece, plus 2 counters.
3) Heavy Storm- konami made a mistake banning it, and it led to people setting their whole hand down. Come back and make a difference! Explained it already.
4) Formula Synchron- refer to baha's post. Enough imbalness with frog monarch, and bonacini.fish.dek, and all the librarian abuse. Secret pot of greed in disguise.
5) Solemn Warning- Changed the game as everyone main it instead of BTH, and its 1000x better. Like Judgment, it deserves to be at 1. 3 is too scary with 3 book of moon too.
6) Tsukuyomi- unbanned. sure why not, flip flop control isnt even a viable idea anymore, and even if used with empty jar, its way too slow. tsukuyomi is an old card, and like cards like chaos sorceror, dark hole, its not even worth banning anymore. correct me if im wrong here and some ftk exists.
I didn't choose lonefire blossom in here although (proven by baha), to be the core engine of plants debris, because without 2 blossom, the consistency of the deck will be hindered. Seriously, if you only rely on milling to send the plant cards to the grave, you will be frustrated because you keep milling away your pro cards and draw your plants (hands on experience here)
7) Tech Genus Hyper Libarian- Crazy advantage draw engines. Some people feel that it should have been banned the moment its card text was announced to include "both players synchro summoning". Its a really good card, and a staple, and i feel that its already bad enough that it can help decks SO much, with only one copy of him on the field.
But what about decks that can play 2 of him at the same time and still synchro summon after that? It means a free Pot of Greed for decks like Fish Synchro and Dopple Warrior- Draw-Dandy or any synchro turbo engine.
Restricted to 2:
Book of Moon- 3 is too broken. 2 can still stop synchro, but its somehow similar to how bottomless trap hole was limited to 2. As how i can see it, (and discussed with mike bon), this card should be able to stop exceed summon too.
So, yes, 2 book, 1 warning is balanced as 3 book, 3 warning is too imbalanced. I can also see konami doing this too because they want us to wrack our brains and innovate to find more cards to replace them etc. Of course decks like Debris Dandy has stuff like Raigeki Break.
Two is still enough to stop TCG xx sabers from being the most dominant deck.
Spirit Reaper- Same as marshmallon.
Destiny Draw- Now, the dhero engine is a very balanced engine. There was no reason to limit destiny draw in the very first place anyways. i dont wanna repeat anything so you could just pop over to mike bon's blog and read about destiny draw rant.
Icarus Attack- Very pro at 3. Now this decision was made with me being skeptical of BF. Icarus at 3 is too much, and like Bottomless Trap Hole in this format, i think it should be semi limited because its way too game changing. Backed up by the fact that BF has their swarm advantage and hand tricks like kalut, and the ability to change playstyles from anti meta or meta.. its just too much for me.
But im also weary that Icarus is the card that keeps BF competitive (or at least keeping it tier 0/ s rank)
Unrestricted to 3
Magical Stone Excavation- The cost is too expensive as its a -2 for you and there is currently no spell card worth paying such a cost for. Although Diamond Dude Turbo could use it, but seriously what the hell diamond dude turbo?
Bottomless Trap Hole- Way bad this format with everyone pulling off compulsory trigger effects or declaring monster's priority till its almost redundant and useless. If Warning and Book goes to 1 and 2 each, i can see BTH coming back at 3.
A card that is currently pending thought is Magician of Faith. I see it as way too much support as it could respawn the apprentice engine, and being spellcaster it could be used in those random spellcaster synchros i see around the internet.
Her ability to add back a spell is valuable, it could save your ass but in certain times, it could prove useless and maybe add back for you something random like reinforcement of the army only.
However, its slow, as you need to set MOF first and that wastes a whole turn which is very very precious in YuGiOh, one turn can cost you a whole game, and you also run the risks of having it destroyed by opponent's card effects.
As a tradition for list makers, here's my secret wish: Gorz to 2. Although no way its happening. and limit gemini spark, but also no chance happening lol.
Im pretty sure i missed out some cards but im too tired to think about it. ciao.