Upcoming Sept. 2012 Ban List

For all duelists, it is time to adjust your deck once again. A lot of things remained the same as Konami seems to be hitting the top tier decks this time around.

Konami posted their plans for their September 2012 list effective starting September until March 2013. The new ban list  affects Elemental Heroes, Inzektors, Rescue Rabbit, Wind-Up, and Tour Guide decks. I will discuss select cards.

Cards that are banned: Brionac, Dragon of the Ice Barrier and Future Fusion.

Seems reasonable, I’ve seen this coming. These are game winning cards that are absolutely easy to abuse.


Cards that are limited: Chaos Sorcerer, Tsukuyomi

Wow. Tsukuyomi is back. That’s only fair since Book of Moon is limited. The move for Chaos Sorceror is confusing since Black Luster Soldier remained as limited as well.


Cards that are semi-limited: Blackwing – Kalut the Moon Shadow, Pot of Duality, Mirror Force

Kalut coming back slowly is nice but Gale seems stuck at limited. Pot of Duality deserves a semi but I doubt many decks would require you to max out Pot anyways. Mirror Force coming back is a surprise.


Cards no longer on the list: Marshmallon, Necro Gardna, Level Limit – Area B, Swords of Revealing Light, Magic Cylinder

Anyone feel like playing a stall burn deck? They’re growing much more powerful each passing list.


Other notes

Honestly, I’m surprised that Konami decided to keep Black Luster Soldier, Monster Reborn, Dark Hole, Heavy Storm, 3x Call of the Haunted and 3x Mystical Space Typhoon in the same format. I feel this list seems to encourage duelists to play more towards the traditional route instead of the numerous 1-turn-kill combo decks running rampant in this meta game. The list also seems to carry some hatred for Elemental Heroes as a total of 3 supporting cards were severely affected. Overall it’s a fair list for most players with a couple of surprises (namely Tsukuyomi and Mirror Force) to keep the game interesting.

Thanks for reading!

(Source: Yugioh Official Site and Yugioh Wikia)

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