Banlist Cards by GeneralZorpa
Well, the new banlist is coming within
the foreseeable future and some people are
rejoicing, others are cringing and some are
crying. I don't fall into one of these
categories, as I prefer to analyze which cards
should be unbanned or banned and what makes them
that way. These are my thoughts on this subject.
This card should be at 1, simply because people
forget that chaos is a decktype too and it isn't
broken at 1. Simply because Monarchs are
everywhere. They will totally destroy Chaos
Sorcerer. Not to mention the fact that in this
aggressive of a format, monsters need to be able
to attack regularly. Sorcerer has to lose his
attack in order to remove a monster, plus it
helps to control cards that many say are broken,
like Treeborn Frog and Card Trooper.
Totally should be unbanned. It is a normal
summonable answer to monarchs, which is what we
need. She also clears herself off the field at
the end of the turn, which leaves her user very
vulnerable to counter attack in a metagame where
decks explode in one turn. She also gives added
utility to flip effect monsters, which means
that Gravekeeper's Spy, as well as Dekoichi will
see more play. Maybe even Mask of Darkness will
be played more too...
I know some people want to slap me right now,
but I'm serious. The game right now is so fast
that paying 5000 lp is a death sentence. Plus
the OTK cards (Giant Trunade etc.) are under
control. By the time you get your lone little
copy, you will have lost a good chunk of lp. In
fact for my friends and I, we WANT you to pay
down that low so it is easier to OTK you. I just
don't think that this card is that much of a
threat at this point.
LIMITED TO SEMI-LIMITED
Book of Moon
Definitely one of my favorite cards in the game
and probably the best Quickplay spell. Magician
of Faith is still banned last time I checked
(checks again) so it is not broken. It gives one
more answer to Jinzo, is combolicious with flip
effects and can also be used offensively or
defensively, making it probably the most useful
card in the game. It won't win you the game
outright, but it will help to slow the game down
if it is at 2 which is what this game needs for
some decks to be playable.
Once again, we need to slow this game down. TER
is no longer a problem, so goats are not that
big of a threat. The block Samurai, gadgets and
anything else that has monster in it's card
text. It can also backfire, allowing an opponent
to use it like a shield to stop aggression from
the user. On the not so plus side, we might end
up seeing some more stall decks, which is cool.
Also makes Creature Swap viable again, yay!
not so broken now, especially if we continue to
see an increase in Scapegoat. It is really easy
to kill, plus Mobius and Raiza hate this card
with a passion, which is just fine with me. It
is a card that people have to play around, and
definitely will curb the over aggression that we
see this format, with a slower paced game.
DD Warrior Lady
She's not broken. Not even a staple any more.
She counters cards Trooper, and any other card
that doesn't want to find itself removed. Plus
she has to attack in order to use her effect to
the fullest extent, which is risky enough in
this format. She will not win the game outright,
but helps with a slower play style. This card is
not something to be taken lightly, but she is
not worthy of a limiting.
None. UDE got this right. No changes here
Once again, no changes here
Ring of Destruction
This card was unbanned to counter Cyber Stein.
Cyber Stein is banned, now Ring has almost no
purpose except to make an draw phase Ring
everyone's nightmare. This card is broken like
my friends '85 Honda (pretty darn broken). This
is one of two things that I might actualy get
rightly get right. This card is chainable, does
damage (lots of it), AND destroys a monster. Bye
bye Ring, no one will miss you!
I love this card to death, but it has to go. I
have won almost as many games that I shouldn't
have with this as I have with Ring of
Destruction. It is overpowered and the 1000 lp
gain is kinda pointless, but can be a godsend
for the opponent, all in all it is probably the
most balance banned card out there. However, it
does need to be banned. "Top Snatch for the
win!" has become a duelist motto, and we need to
Well, I hope you enjoyed this article. I can be
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Thanx for reading!