Hello again to Pojo and Yugioh fans one and all! Now that
the official Ban List is up and out, I might as well let you
know what I think of it. As usual, for the most part, I was
completely wrong in about everything I thought or hoped
would happen. Luckily, this has happened several times, and
it isn't all that much of a problem anymore.
Breaker-the Magaical Warrior: Believe it or not, I'm fairly
mixed about this. Banning Breaker is a bold move, on
accounts of 99% of decks played him. Breaker is an automatic
+1 if you destroy something non-chainable, and then you
still have a 1600 attack monster. This forces many a duelist
to find a new card to use.
Graceful Charity: In short, this sucks, but good if it had
something to do with Dark World. SToN has new Dark World
support coming out, remember? So, draw with Jar of Greed and
Pot of Avarice now.
Last Will: Easy to use, very versatile, and found in many
OTK and FTK decks. This one at least makes sense, I don't
have any gripe here.
Magician of Faith: Another bold move, but I don't really get
this. We don't have many game-breaking Magic cards right
now, but we got Snatch Steal back. Though, we lost Graceful,
and we still don't have Pot.
Was it necessary, not really.
Victory Dragon: Who cares?? Not powerful enough, not used
enough, not a problem.
Chain Strike: Not a bad move, not at all. Used and abused
widely, and now its power is limited, and rightly so. This
restriction gets my personal stamp of approval.
Crush Card Virus: Powerful, unwieldy, and another excellent
move. So far, the Bans were a nightmare, but the
Restrictions seem to be intelligent.
Dimension Fusion: Dimension Fusion is another powerful card,
but with a steep price. 2000 lifepoints is hefty, and both
players can use the effect. I would think that one would be
enough to use, despite how popular its become.
E-Hero Stratos: A restricted E-Hero? My God...the new Jump
Promo is an excellent card, and this was a good move also.
He is quite splashable, and you should expect to be seeing
Giant Trunade: Good call here, on accounts of the abuse and
power it has, especially in OTK and FTK decks. This was
another good move.
Mind Crush: In my area anyway, people were generally maining
one of these, and siding the other two. It is an annoying
card, but whatever.
Neo-Spacian Ground Mole: TWO restricted E-Heroes? Good
lord...Anyway, this card is also quite powerful and just as
splashable as his restricted counterpart. You will be seeing
him as well.
Overload Fusion: HOORAY, I got one. This was the easiest way
of summoning Chimera outside of Cyber Stein, which stayed
Excellent move here.
Snatch Steal: Why, just why? Snatch Steal is incredibly
powerful and can end games. Tribute for a Monarch, and you
can be at a +1 or even
+2. I'm sad here...
DD Assailant: I got this one too! Everything I said as to
why in my
previous article holds true here.
Mask of Darkness: No need to be at one anymore since all the
functioned so well with are banned or restricted.
Metamorphosis: Gives Morph decks another shot, but it
that much, honestly.
Other things worth mentioning:
Injection Fairly Lily @ 3: Powerful, yes, but it doesn't do
any good. You still won't want to play more than one, maybe
Having too few lifepoints makes her a dead draw.
Exiled Force @ 3: I don't see Warrior Toolbox even running
maybe two, and siding a third, but he just isn't worth
Sacred Phoenix @ 3: No one who plays the deck would run more
two...probably just the one. You don't want to run THREE
Well, that does it for today, and I hope you enjoyed it.
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You stay classy, Planet Earth :)