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Mini-Article (My thoughts on the new banned list)
Hello again to Pojo and Yugioh fans one and all!
Today I bring you a mini-article. It's also a follow up
article really. I gave my thoughts on what I'd like to see
on and off the banned list, and well...some I hit right on.
Some I couldn't have been farther off.
First, let's take a look at what is NEWLY banned.
Makyura the Destructor--One I didn't see coming, and I
really don't think this is necessary. I think a restriction
would have been plenty.
Reason for banning 4.75/10 I can see why, but a restriction
would've made more sense.
Fiber Jar--This one I didn't necessarily see coming, but I
won't complain. The effect of Fiber Jar at the right, or
wrong time even, can be devestating.
Reason for banning 9.25/10
Magical Scientist--HEY, I PICKED THIS ONE!!! Obviously, this
was to stop the FTK and OTK decks in their tracks. Yay,
Konami made a GOOD move.
Reason for banning 10/10 all the way!
Mirage of Nightmare--Well, this will definately hurt some of
the Chaos and Cookie decks, hmm? I'm mixed about this, I'm
glad, yet not. They couldn't have just banned it from Chaos
Reason for banning 8.75/10 I see it...yet not.
Confiscation--Now, I didn't see this one either, but I
didn't see Delinquent Duo coming off, and that DID happen.
This has a bit more power as you see the opponents hand.
Reason for banning (if Delinquent Duo stayed banned) 9.5/10
Reason for banning (since Delinquent Duo is available again)
The Forceful Sentry--Even though it had been restricted
before, few people, at least in my area used it. It was
traded away so fast and they didn't care.
Until someone beat them with it.
Reason for banning 9.0/10
Change of Heart--YAY! I got 2 right...I think this was a
great idea. He who missed the 2004 list is swept away this
time. It helps stop some tribute heavy decks and forces
experienced players to think outside the box and find
something else. Enemy Controller anyone?
Reason for banning 10/10
Butterfly Dagger--Elma--I think this card was severely
overestimated by Konami.
Jaelove was very right about this, the ban of Elma was
premature and without much merit.
Reason for banning 3.25/10
Sixth Sense--I can see this and why it was banned, but I had
no idea it would come so soon. Since this, and Makyura are
banned, is that really necessary?
Restricitng one and banning the other well...
Reason for banning with Makyura gone 4.5/10 Reason for
banning if Makyura returns 7.5/10 Reason for Restricting if
Makyura is banned 9.5/10
D.D. Warrior Lady--Even those who run her are glad to see
her go. There is a good reason she was cut to 1, simply put,
she is freakish power, raw freakish power and needed a
Reason for restricting 10/10
Sangan--YAY, I saw this one too. Anyway, I'm glad to have A
searcher back. He can search for Exodia pieces, Cyber Jar,
Big Shield Gardna, etc...However, did we give Exodia decks
TOO much power back?
Reason for re-restricing 8.5/10
Mirror Force--Was this brought back because so many people
complained and were unhappy? Now we all have one more thing
to worry about, and I liked not having to worry about it.
However, I like using one again too...
Reason for re-restricing 7.75/10
Lightning Vortex--With Raigeki still gone, this card
obviously was going to be restricted, as I had predicted. (YAY
3 RIGHT!!!!!) This is probably the single reason Mirror
Force was allowed to return.
Reason for restricting 10/10
United We Stand--Don't get me wrong, I'm happy to see this
card back, however...Mage Power should've been banned since
United We Stand came back. I don't believe it's fair to have
both on some power-house and only ONE Mystical Space
Reason for re-restricting with Mage Power still out and only
1 MST 5.5/10 Reason for re-restricting with NO Mage Power
and 1 MST 7.5/10 Reason for re-restricting with NO Mage
Power and 2 or more MST 9.75/10
Graceful Charity--Yay, more draw power...or is it yay?
Exodia decks with this and Pot of Greed got some major power
back. Perhaps banning Painful Choice and/or Back-up Soldier
would've made more sense with this.
Reason for re-restricting 6.5/10
Reason for re-restricting (neglecting Exodia decks) 8.75/10
Delinquent Duo--Well, I'm glad to see it back, and getting
rid of Confiscation made sense too, but, is there enough
counter to bring this back? Most people seem to have been
happier the other way.
Reason for re-restricting 3.75/10
Reason for re-restricting with Confiscation gone 7.75/10
Sacred Phoenix of Nephyths--Konami must've anticipated some
HUGE abuse with this card, since Flaming Entity comes out
this weekend and this is already on the list. The effect has
a built in Harpie's Feather Duster just by having Dark Hole
or others destroy it.
Reason for restricting 7/10 (for now, I'll get one and play
test it and see)
Deck Devestation Virus--Again, from Flaming Entity...I can
see this restricted, and with good reason. Just think...3 of
these in a row is NINE turns that you can have your opponent
whittled away, and you can probably do it a LOT faster.
Reason for restricting 9.5/10
Abyss Soldier--I can see this, he's a very powerful
disruptor if you keep him on the field, more of him, means
multiple returns. Sick and wrong in a water deck...
Reason for semi-limiting 10/10
Reason for restricting him 12/10
He should've been limited folks
Dark Scorpion--Chick the Yellow I really see NO point to
this one whatsoever.
Why? Even if powered up by an Axe, he won't last that long
and there are much better ban/restrict options.
Reason for semi-limiting 2.25/10
Emergency Provisions--Well, let's think. You have 50
lifepoints. 4 useless spells in your hand and you draw this.
Set all 4 cards and play this, you gain 4000 lifepoints.
Your opponent for whatever reason flips a Cyber Jar and you
get 4 more useless spells or traps and another one of these.
Repeat once more.
Suddenly, you're at 12050 lifepoints.
Reason for semi-limiting 4.5/10
I can see it, but it wasn't necessary
Gravity Bind--This helps hurt stall decks and slows them
down all at the same time. However, they aren't that big of
a threat anyway, so it wasn't really necessary.
Reason for semi-limiting 2.75/10
Level Limit-Area B--Well, 2 of these, 2 Gravity Binds, yet
only ONE Mystical Space Typhoon. Why couldn't that have been
semi-restricted? Your opponent has both of these out and you
have one MST, you choose???
Reason for semi-limiting 6.5/10 I can see it, it does have
Night Assailant--This is a card I'd been growing quite fond
of lately. Three of these is amazing, when one is really all
you need. This card should've been limited, plain and simple
because the effect COULD be game-breaking.
Reason for semi-limiting 8.5/10
Reason for restricting 9.75/10
Upstart Goblin--I think this card was QUITE good where it
was being restricted.
It's like Konami was trying to turn this into draw central
with the exception of Mirage of Nightmare being banned.
Reason for semi-limiting 1.5/10 It wasn't necessary
Vampire Lord--This may have been the single biggest mistake
of the banned list with the exception of Delinquent Duo. TWO
Vampire Lords could allow Zombies to run rampant even with
BLS out there.
Reason for semi-limiting 0/10 It was simply a mistake
Good Goblin Housekeeping--Well it draws, thins, and
recycles, but was this necessary at all? Not really. I guess
Konami may have feared it as a temporary Mirage of
Reason for semi-limiting 4.5/10 Not needed really, but not a
How did these cards get by
Tribe Infecting Virus--We got Mirror Force back, we have
Lightning Vortex, they took Magical Scientist, but we still
have Tribe because...
Reason for keeping 0/10
We were given Graceful Charity back, got to keep Painful
Choice, so he's still here why?
Reason for keeping (with Graceful Charity being here) 0/10
I'm not terribly upset about this one, but it would've been
cool and all, especially for a few nameless decks.
Reason for leaving 5.5/10
Not banned, not limited, not even SEMI limited...WHY. Two,
or even one would've been more than enough.
Reason for leaving 3 with 2 Vampire Lords 0/10 Reason for
leaving 3 0/10
Abyss Soldier got semi-limited, and they couldn't even LIMIT
this guy. It makes no real sense, sorry to say.
Reason for leaving 3 to run rampant in a water deck 0/10
Black Luster Soldier--Envoy of the Beginning
CED is making his 2nd trip through banned world, it seems
only fair to give his little brother a chance too.
Reason for keeping (even though I like and use him) 0/10
Well, those are my two cents, and it was nice to vent. Hope
I didn't offend anyone. Please, e-mail me your comments,
opinions, questions, or whatever else @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Next week, I'll have a deck constructed, a new trivia, the
previous winners and whatever other zaniness I throw in.
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