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Nothing Crazy in This List: Bad or Good Thing?
August 25, 2008

 

http://entertainment.upperdeck.com/yugioh/en/news/strategy.aspx?aid=4658

 

Advanced Format – September 1, 2008

 

I.                   Forbidden Cards

You cannot use these cards in your Deck, Extra Deck, or Side Deck.
 

BLACK LUSTER SOLDIER – ENVOY OF THE BEGINNING
BUTTERFLY DAGGER – ELMA
CALL OF THE HAUNTED
CHANGE OF HEART
CHAOS EMPEROR DRAGON – ENVOY OF THE END
CHAOS SORCERER
CONFISCATION
CYBER JAR
CYBER-STEIN
DARK HOLE
DARK MAGICIAN OF CHAOS
DELINQUENT DUO
DESTINY HERO – DISK COMMANDER
DIMENSION FUSION
EXCHANGE OF THE SPIRIT
FIBER JAR
GRACEFUL CHARITY
HARPIE’S FEATHER DUSTER
IMPERIAL ORDER
LAST TURN
LAST WILL
MAGICAL SCIENTIST
MAGICIAN OF FAITH
MAKYURA THE DESTRUCTOR
METAMORPHOSIS
MIRAGE OF NIGHTMARE
PAINFUL CHOICE
POT OF GREED
PREMATURE BURIAL
RAIGEKI
RING OF DESTRUCTION
SINISTER SERPENT
SNATCH STEAL
THE FORCEFUL SENTRY
THOUSAND-EYES RESTRICT
TIME SEAL
TRIBE-INFECTING VIRUS
TSUKUYOMI
VICTORY DRAGON
WITCH OF THE BLACK FOREST
YATA-GARASU

 

NEW! – Dark Magician of Chaos, Destiny Hero – Disk Commander, Premature Burial
 

II.                Limited Cards
 

You can ONLY use one copy of the following cards in the Deck, Extra Deck & Side Deck combined.

D.D. WARRIOR LADY
ADVANCED RITUAL ART
BRAIN CONTROL
BREAKER THE MAGICAL WARRIOR
CARD DESTRUCTION
CARD TROOPER
CEASEFIRE
CRUSH CARD VIRUS
CYBER DRAGON
ELEMENTAL HERO STRATOS
EXODIA THE FORBIDDEN ONE
FISSURE
FUTURE FUSION
GIANT TRUNADE
GOLD SARCOPHAGUS
GRAVITY BIND
GREEN BABOON, DEFENDER OF THE FOREST
HEAVY STORM
LEFT ARM OF THE FORBIDDEN ONE
LEFT LEG OF THE FORBIDDEN ONE
LEVEL LIMIT – AREA B
LIMITER REMOVAL
MAGIC CYLINDER
MARSHMALLON
MEGAMORPH
MIND CRUSH
MIRROR FORCE
MONSTER REBORN
MONSTER GATE
MORPHING JAR
MYSTICAL SPACE TYPHOON
NEO-SPACIAN GRAND MOLE
NIGHT ASSAILANT
OJAMA TRIO
OVERLOAD FUSION
RAIZA THE STORM MONARCH
REASONING
RETURN FROM THE DIFFERENT DIMENSION
RIGHT ARM OF THE FORBIDDEN ONE
RIGHT LEG OF THE FORBIDDEN ONE
SANGAN
SCAPEGOAT
SMASHING GROUND
SNIPE HUNTER
SPIRIT REAPER
SWORDS OF REVEALING LIGHT
THE TRANSMIGRATION PROPHECY
TORRENTIAL TRIBUTE
TRAP DUSTSHOOT
TREEBORN FROG
TWIN-HEADED BEHEMOTH
ULTIMATE OFFERING
UNITED WE STAND
WALL OF REVEALING LIGHT

NEW! – Breaker the Magical Warrior, Cyber Dragon, Monster Gate, Reasoning

III.             Semi-Limited Cards

You can ONLY use two copies of the following cards in the Deck, Extra Deck & Side Deck combined.
 

BOOK OF MOON
CARD OF SAFE RETURN
CHAIN STRIKE
DARK ARMED DRAGON
FOOLISH BURIAL
JUDGMENT DRAGON
MAGICAL STONE EXCAVATION
MANTICORE OF DARKNESS
MASK OF DARKNESS
NECROFACE
NOBLEMAN OF CROSSOUT
PHANTOM OF CHAOS
RESCUE CAT
 

NEW! – Card of Safe Return, Chain Strike, Dark Armed Dragon, Judgment Dragon, Nobleman of Crossout, Phantom of Chaos, Rescue Cat
 

NO LONGER LIMITED – Allure of Darkness, Destiny Hero – Malicious, Light and Darkness Dragon, Mage Power, Reinforcement of the Army, Royal Decree 

 

      So…who else is surprised to see Gladiator Beasts untouched? 

 

      First impression that appeared on my mind is disappointment.  Honestly, it was not because the ban list left GB unscathed.  I was disappointed to see the list practically unchanged from V-Jump’s OCG list (yet again…).   Also, the fact that I traded for Dark Magician of Chaos only to see it banned hurt.  Unfortunately, things happen. 

 

     Premature Burial most likely surprised no one.   With Arms Hole/Rescue Cat abuse, Premature was…done.  Destiny Hero – Disk Commander abuse with Zombie World in the future sealed the deal for him, and similarly, Dark Magician of Chaos (I presume for the same reason) was also banned.   Bringing back Mezuki, Dark Magician of Chaos, and Crow’ed targets (Disk?) with Burial from the Different Dimension would be as broken as getting back War Chariot with Equeste (hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm……).   

 

     Besides Premature Burial, Rescue Cat is the most GB-related card on the list.   It was a sided card for mirror match – Gladiator Beast vs non-GB is as strong as ever with the addition of Equeste and War Chariot.  Would there be an emergency ban?  Most likely not; Cyber-Stein and Dimension Fusion enabled ridiculously consistent FTK/OTK.  Chariot and Equeste will allow insanely powerful control.  Preventing that was the ban list’s purpose.   

 

     Of course, it is impossible to create a field where all decks have an equal chance of winning, to be only distinguished by luck and good plays.  Non-GB users will now be challenged to surmount free Divine Wrath at Gladiator Beast’s disposal.  Possibly in threes (not likely, but…as space permits).  Bringing out Gyzarus may be costly in a mirror match, and Cold Wave poses and solves multiple problems at the same time.   Going back to the ban list (and somewhat whining)m forbidding Test Tiger will mar Gladiator Beast beyond repair.   Would semi-limiting Test Tiger be critical enough to force the abdication of current tier 1 throne?  Would semi-limiting Beatiari be?  I doubt either of them would ever happen.   One may only guess. 

 

     Taking away Premature Burial leaves only Monster Reborn – one less way (albeit an overpowered one with Arms Hole) to Special Summon only makes Normal Summon per turn more valuable.  With Royal Decree now at 3, can Decree Gadgets come back?  I certainly hope so.  Shutting down opposing Solemn Judgment, Mirror Force, Torrential Tribute, and the infamous Crush Card Virus (which fortunately never hit the list – it’s NOT BROKEN)  

 

     Limiting Reasoning demolished “Sack Samurai” build, and while Reckless Greed and Upstart Goblins are still available in 3’s, these two cards cannot dig as deeply into the deck as Reasoning can.  It will be a while until more stable builds are constructed with Hand of the Six Samurai.  Limiting Monster Gate, as well as limiting Reasoning, outright eradicated Magical Explosion decks.  Kuraz the Light Monarch never saw the light, unfortunately.  The fact that more OTKs are gone is good; leaving one theme unscratched, giving it more supports and not touching TCG exclusive (Allure DID come off the list, so…) are…arguable. 

 

 

    Oh well, this is a pretty good ban list.

 

  


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