The new Yugioh ban list has been planned out and is effective for the next six months. What do you think of Konami’s latest decision?
The ban list this time around is quite brutal. It appears that Konami is “cleaning out” a lot of popular cards. I will discuss the relevant cards that has moved its position:
Cards that are allowed fewer copies of:
Trishula, Dragon of the Ice Barrier – This Synchro monster is too strong and its effect has been abused in far too many decks. This card is banned. Good riddance.
Reborn Tengu – This is a broken bird to begin with. Now that it is semi-limited, its effectiveness is only slightly reduced.
Cards that are allowed more copies of:
Marshmallon – It is now Semi-Limited. More stalling monsters for a slower duel. No difference.
Call of the Haunted – It is Unlimited now. No significant effect.
T.G. Striker – T.G. types are popular but limiting this key card this pretty much cripples this deck.
Torrential Tribute – This amazing trap card is allowed two copies instead of the usual one. It’s a welcome change.
Black Luster Soldier – Envoy of the Beginning – There were many speculations that BLS will go back to being banned but it turns out that’s false. The soldier stays at Limited.
That concludes my view of the latest ban list. Enjoy the last few weeks of Sept. 2011 format. As usual, some decks cripple and some will thrive. Like it or not, this list is staying for the next six months.