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Dark Paladin's two cents on the ban list news
Hello again to Pojo and Yugioh fans one and all! Today I've
decided to chime in on the ban list update for Asia, and
give my thoughts as to if it were to become our list.
Keep full well in mind a couple of things however:
a) The list we get very well may NOT be card for card how
the Asian ban list is.
b) For anyone who regularly visits the forums, Kevin from
UDE said that the ban list may very by geographic location
according to the metagames state in the particular region
However, as I said, let's go over the Asian list as though
it were ours.
Black Luster Soldier--Part of me doesn't want to go into
this just in case we get duped and BLS survives yet another
ban cycle. If true, this is of course excellent but keep in
mind what I said in a previous article...if BLS isn't our
problem, something ELSE will be. There will always be the
dominant deck. It has been BLS for too long, but there's
always going to be a winning dominant deck/card.
Sinister Serpant--This was necessary I believe, and more
necessary than people may seem to realize. It seems those
who used and abused Serpant agree with it, and those who
didn't don't understand. Constant returnable fuel for
discards needed to be limited.
Delinquent Duo--This can be absolutely crippling whenever
used, especially in the early game. With the return of
Confiscation, this was an excellent ban.
Graceful Charity--I don't really understand this at all,
especially if BLS gets banned for us. There isn't much
dump/revive going on with Monster Reborn banned, even with
the use of Premature and Call. We started with Mirage of
Nightmare and no Graceful, then Graceful and no Mirage, now
neither...without Chaos, banning this I believe should've
warrented Mirage to return.
Ring of Destruction--This trap can also be crippling and an
unwelcome game ender to many decks. It was also an excellent
way to eliminate the threat of BLS, but this card should
allow Sakerutsu Armor to reign supreme, especially since
Mirror Force is leaving us again.
Mirror Force--Since Asia got Dark Hole back, I guess the
trap monster removal was gone. Mirror Force is extremely
powerful, but I don't enjoy the fact they keep removing and
giving it back. I love Mirror Force and wish it would stay
usable, or stay banned.
Newly Unbanned (0-1)
Confiscation--We need to keep some forms of hand disruption
in the game, and this is far less crippling than Delinquent
Duo, despite the fact that you get to see the opponent's
hand. I believe we should have left this as well, but oh
Dark Hole--I just simply want to know WHY?!? Unbanning this
should have warranted a banning of Torrential Tribute at the
least. You can play Dark Hole while you have NO monsters
while TT requires at least a monster to be summoned first.
Having both, even one of each, is NO good.
Newly Restricted (1 per deck)
Thousand Eye Restrict--The best fusion monster we have
currently and used and abused by far too many people for far
too long. This was an excellent choice, and I believe one of
these terrors is more than enough.
Tsukuyomi--With Tsukuyomi Chaos roaring everwhere, and Tsuku
showing up more and more outside of Chaos, three of these
could mean some terrible things for decks including Book of
Moon and the like.
Night Assailant--This guy was popping up in 2's and even 3's
in many decks on accounts of he's valuable resource
management and extremely versatile monster destruction. One
Assailant IS enough.
Scapegoat--All I can say is this may be the single best
restriction on the entire list. Goats are popping up
everywhere, at least in 2's, more often in 3's. Even with
Goat control and trample, 12 goats is far too many.
Book of Moon--Restricting Book of Moon AND Tsuku wasn't
completely necessary, in my mind. Restricting one, and semi
the other would've been fine, but this is one less dangerous
threat to worry about.
Metamorphosis--With Thousand Eye Restrict restricted, people
really don't really need more than one. Maybe a second for
Dark Balter the Terrible or something, but it's nice to know
if you see one there isn't another.
However, I'd like to know something:
Even with Graceful and Delinquent gone...why didn't Magician
of Faith get a restriction. IF Dark Hole returns, one
Magician of Faith is more than enough...why, just why?!?
Semi-Restricitons remained the same...but two cards were
taken off the list...
Now, let's take an in-depth look at this.
Maruading Captain: Will people USE three?
Let's look at some good of using three Maruading Captains:
It adds more speed to Warrior, Warrior/Beatdown, and
Beatdown in general. It adds a little more power to the
Warrior deck also that Maruading Captain plus one Warrior
equals a no attack lock.
As for some bad...
Two, let alone three Maruading Captain is attrocious for
hand management, especially in Traditional. If you normal
summon one, you can play another monster. It adds field
advantage, but lowers your hand, which is bad with Yata
(traditional) looming. Even in Advanced, small or no hands
isn't good. I don't see people using more than two, but
I still believe personally Vampire Lord should never have
been allowed to be unrestricted.
Goods of using three:
Well, honestly, there isn't that much. Granted, you have
that third 2000 tribute monster with all the pros of a
Vampire Lord adding more power to the Zombie deck, but does
Three tributes in a deck is not good...two is more than
enough, and Zombies (if this list is for us) will be more
powerful than now. I believe three tributes will slow the
speed of the deck down, even with
3 Pyramid Turtles. Think, if you use all your Turtles for
V-Lord, you can't fetch anything else (obviously). Two is
still more than enough, and I don't see people
(successfully) using more than two, but we'll see.
Anyway, those are my thoughts, and I welcome your feedback.
Please contact me @ firstname.lastname@example.org
You stay classy, Planet Earth :)