October 1st 2014 Banlist Analysis


Hey guys, I am back this week to talk about something you have all been waiting for, the October 1st 2014 BANLIST!!! This is one of the craziest banlist we have had in a long time. A couple of really powerful cards come back on this banlist all the way from the shadow realm! If you haven’t already seen the banlist for yourself, here it is!

Monster/Effect BURNER, DRAGON RULER OF SPARKS Forbidden Limited
Monster/Effect CHAOS EMPEROR DRAGON – ENVOY OF THE END Forbidden Limited
Monster/Effect CYBER JAR Forbidden Limited
Monster/Effect CYBER-STEIN Forbidden Limited
Monster/Effect DARK MAGICIAN OF CHAOS Forbidden Limited
Monster/Effect DESTINY HERO – DISK COMMANDER Forbidden Limited
Monster/Effect ELEMENTAL HERO STRATOS Forbidden Limited
Monster/Effect FIBER JAR Forbidden Limited
Monster/Effect FISHBORG BLASTER Forbidden Limited
Monster/Effect LIGHTNING, DRAGON RULER OF DRAFTS Forbidden Limited
Monster/Effect MAGICAL SCIENTIST Forbidden Limited
Monster/Effect MAKYURA THE DESTRUCTOR Forbidden Limited
Monster/Effect MIND MASTER Forbidden Limited
Monster/Effect MORPHING JAR Forbidden Limited
Monster/Effect MORPHING JAR #2 Forbidden Limited
Monster/Effect REACTAN, DRAGON RULER OF PEBBLES Forbidden Limited
Monster/Effect RESCUE CAT Forbidden Limited
Monster/Effect SANGAN Forbidden Limited
Monster/Effect SINISTER SERPENT Forbidden Limited
Monster/Effect STREAM, DRAGON RULER OF DROPLETS Forbidden Limited
Monster/Effect SUBSTITOAD Forbidden Limited
Monster/Effect TRIBE-INFECTING VIRUS Forbidden Limited
Monster/Effect VICTORY DRAGON Forbidden Limited
Monster/Effect WITCH OF THE BLACK FOREST Forbidden Limited
Monster/Effect YATA-GARASU Forbidden Limited
Monster/Fusion THOUSAND-EYES RESTRICT Forbidden Limited
Monster/Synchro BRIONAC, DRAGON OF THE ICE BARRIER Forbidden Limited
Monster/Synchro DARK STRIKE FIGHTER Forbidden Limited
Monster/Synchro TRISHULA, DRAGON OF THE ICE BARRIER Forbidden Limited
Monster/Xyz NUMBER 16: SHOCK MASTER Forbidden Limited
Monster/Xyz WIND-UP CARRIER ZENMAITY Forbidden Limited
Spell BRAIN CONTROL Forbidden Limited
Spell BUTTERFLY DAGGER – ELMA Forbidden Limited
Spell CARD DESTRUCTION Forbidden Limited
Spell CARD OF SAFE RETURN Forbidden Limited
Spell CHANGE OF HEART Forbidden Limited
Spell COLD WAVE Forbidden Limited
Spell CONFISCATION Forbidden Limited
Spell DELINQUENT DUO Forbidden Limited
Spell DIMENSION FUSION Forbidden Limited
Spell DRAGON RAVINE Forbidden Limited
Spell FUTURE FUSION Forbidden Limited
Spell GATEWAY OF THE SIX Forbidden Limited
Spell GIANT TRUNADE Forbidden Limited
Spell GRACEFUL CHARITY Forbidden Limited
Spell HARPIE’S FEATHER DUSTER Forbidden Limited
Spell HEAVY STORM Forbidden Limited
Spell LAST WILL Forbidden Limited
Spell MASS DRIVER Forbidden Limited
Spell METAMORPHOSIS Forbidden Limited
Spell MIRAGE OF NIGHTMARE Forbidden Limited
Spell MONSTER REBORN Forbidden Limited
Spell PAINFUL CHOICE Forbidden Limited
Spell POT OF AVARICE Forbidden Limited
Spell POT OF GREED Forbidden Limited
Spell PREMATURE BURIAL Forbidden Limited
Spell SNATCH STEAL Forbidden Limited
Spell SPELLBOOK OF JUDGMENT Forbidden Limited
Spell SUPER REJUVENATION Forbidden Limited
Spell TEMPLE OF THE KINGS Forbidden Limited
Spell THE FORCEFUL SENTRY Forbidden Limited
Trap CRUSH CARD VIRUS Forbidden Limited
Trap EXCHANGE OF THE SPIRIT Forbidden Limited
Trap IMPERIAL ORDER Forbidden Limited
Trap LAST TURN Forbidden Limited
Trap RETURN FROM THE DIFFERENT DIMENSION Forbidden Limited
Trap RING OF DESTRUCTION Forbidden Limited
Trap ROYAL OPPRESSION Forbidden Limited
Trap SELF-DESTRUCT BUTTON Forbidden Limited
Trap SIXTH SENSE Forbidden Limited
Trap SOLEMN JUDGMENT Forbidden Limited
Trap TIME SEAL Forbidden Limited
Trap TRAP DUSTSHOOT Forbidden Limited
Trap ULTIMATE OFFERING Forbidden Limited

 

Card Type Card Name Advanced Format Traditional Format Remarks
Monster LEFT ARM OF THE FORBIDDEN ONE Limited
Monster LEFT LEG OF THE FORBIDDEN ONE Limited
Monster RIGHT ARM OF THE FORBIDDEN ONE Limited
Monster RIGHT LEG OF THE FORBIDDEN ONE Limited
Monster/Effect ATLANTEAN DRAGOONS Limited
Monster/Effect BLACK LUSTER SOLDIER – ENVOY OF THE BEGINNING Limited
Monster/Effect BLASTER, DRAGON RULER OF INFERNOS Limited
Monster/Effect BROTHERHOOD OF THE FIRE FIST – SPIRIT Limited
Monster/Effect DANDYLION Limited
Monster/Effect DARK ARMED DRAGON Limited
Monster/Effect DEBRIS DRAGON Limited
Monster/Effect DEEP SEA DIVA Limited
Monster/Effect EXODIA THE FORBIDDEN ONE Limited
Monster/Effect GENEX ALLY BIRDMAN Limited
Monster/Effect GLADIATOR BEAST BESTIARI Limited
Monster/Effect GLOW-UP BULB Limited Was Forbidden
Monster/Effect HONEST Limited
Monster/Effect INFERNITY ARCHFIEND Limited New
Monster/Effect INZEKTOR DRAGONFLY Limited
Monster/Effect INZEKTOR HORNET Limited
Monster/Effect MERMAIL ABYSSGUNDE Limited
Monster/Effect NEO-SPACIAN GRAND MOLE Limited
Monster/Effect NIGHT ASSAILANT Limited
Monster/Effect RED-EYES DARKNESS METAL DRAGON Limited
Monster/Effect REDOX, DRAGON RULER OF BOULDERS Limited
Monster/Effect RESCUE RABBIT Limited
Monster/Effect TEMPEST, DRAGON RULER OF STORMS Limited
Monster/Effect THUNDER KING RAI-OH Limited
Monster/Effect TIDAL, DRAGON RULER OF WATERFALLS Limited
Monster/Effect WIND-UP MAGICIAN Limited
Monster/Ritual EVIGISHKI GUSTKRAKEN Limited
Monster/Ritual EVIGISHKI MIND AUGUS Limited
Monster/Synchro DEWLOREN, TIGER KING OF THE ICE BARRIER Limited
Monster/Synchro GOYO GUARDIAN Limited
Monster/Synchro LEGENDARY SIX SAMURAI – SHI EN Limited
Monster/Synchro T.G. HYPER LIBRARIAN Limited
Spell ALLURE OF DARKNESS Limited
Spell BOOK OF MOON Limited
Spell BURIAL FROM A DIFFERENT DIMENSION Limited
Spell CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE Limited
Spell DARK HOLE Limited
Spell DIMENSIONAL FISSURE Limited
Spell DIVINE WIND OF MIST VALLEY Limited
Spell FINAL COUNTDOWN Limited
Spell FOOLISH BURIAL Limited
Spell GOLD SARCOPHAGUS Limited
Spell INFERNITY LAUNCHER Limited
Spell LIMITER REMOVAL Limited
Spell MIND CONTROL Limited
Spell MONSTER GATE Limited
Spell ONE DAY OF PEACE Limited
Spell ONE FOR ONE Limited
Spell RAIGEKI Limited Was Forbidden
Spell REKINDLING Limited
Spell ROYAL TRIBUTE Limited
Spell SACRED SWORD OF SEVEN STARS Limited
Spell SOUL CHARGE Limited New
Spell SPELLBOOK OF FATE Limited
Spell SUPER POLYMERIZATION Limited New
Trap BOTTOMLESS TRAP HOLE Limited
Trap COMPULSORY EVACUATION DEVICE Limited
Trap ERADICATOR EPIDEMIC VIRUS Limited
Trap GEARGIAGEAR Limited
Trap INFERNITY BARRIER Limited
Trap MACRO COSMOS Limited
Trap MAGICAL EXPLOSION Limited
Trap SOLEMN WARNING Limited
Trap SOUL DRAIN Limited
Trap TORRENTIAL TRIBUTE Limited
Trap WALL OF REVEALING LIGHT Limited

 

Card Type Card Name Advanced Format Traditional Format Remarks
Monster/Effect BLACKWING – GALE THE WHIRLWIND Semi-limited Was Limited
Monster/Effect CARD TROOPER Semi-limited
Monster/Effect CHAOS SORCERER Semi-limited
Monster/Effect GORZ THE EMISSARY OF DARKNESS Semi-limited Was Limited
Monster/Effect LONEFIRE BLOSSOM Semi-limited
Monster/Effect NECROFACE Semi-limited
Monster/Effect REBORN TENGU Semi-limited
Monster/Effect SUMMONER MONK Semi-limited
Monster/Effect TRAGOEDIA Semi-limited
Spell ADVANCED RITUAL ART Semi-limited
Spell CHAIN STRIKE Semi-limited
Spell HIERATIC SEAL OF CONVOCATION Semi-limited
Spell REASONING Semi-limited
Trap CEASEFIRE Semi-limited Was Limited
Trap OJAMA TRIO Semi-limited
Trap THE TRANSMIGRATION PROPHECY Semi-limited Was Limited

 

Card Type Card Name Advanced Format Traditional Format Remarks
Monster/Effect COACH SOLDIER WOLFBARK No longer on list Was Limited
Monster/Effect MAGICIAN OF FAITH No longer on list Was Semi-Limited
Monster/Synchro FORMULA SYNCHRON No longer on list Was Semi-Limited
Spell REINFORCEMENT OF THE ARMY No longer on list Was Semi-Limited

Well now that you know everything that has changed I will go over the list and talk about why I think some of the cards got hit or came back! I hope you enjoy.

Forbidden:

Nothing got banned, even though I think Soul Charge should have been banned because now it is more of a luck card. If you draw it, you win; if you don’t and your opponent does you lose. The only other card I think should have been banned is Vanity’s Emptiness because it disables your opponent from being able to play the card game we all know and love called Yu-Gi-Oh! and the reason your opponent is dueling you is to play Yu-Gi-Oh! so why take that away from them? Other than that no other cards were too overpowered that they need to get banned so I think Konami did a pretty good job with that section.

Limited:

GlowUpBulb-STBL-EN-UR-1EThe first card on this list is Glow-Up Bulb. Now this card has been banned for quite some time and is finally out of the Shadow Realm. This card is definitely amazing since when it is in the graveyard all you have to do is Mill the top card from your deck to Special Summon it onto the field. Glow-Up Bulb’s effect can only be used by each player once per duel. But if was any more than once per duel, it would be way to overpowered and would probably never come out of the Shadow Realm. Well, since the annoucement of Glow-Up Bulb, many really good players including Joe Giorlando, Korey McDuffie, and Tej Dave have been testing with a deck that runs Supervise, Gigaplant, and Glow-Up Bulb and has an endless amount of hard to learn combos and even some two card OTK’s. I don’t really know to much about this deck other than Mathematcian is really good in the deck and is part of a lot of the combos. Plants are also in my opinion one of the Monster-Types people have the most fun with. You will probably also see Glow-Up Bulb in many other decks that get benefits from their cards getting sent to the graveyard like Burning Abyss or Dragon Rulers.

Infernity Archfiend is the next card on the list. Most of us know that Infernity’s won Worlds, and even though the World’s banlist was really weird, it was also weird that Konami still decided to hit the main monster in the deck post-Worlds. I don’t think Infernity Archfiend should have been hit at all considering Infernity was only the best deck for Worlds because of the banlist but I guess Infernity has been going for a long time and their time has come. Maybe with Glow-Up Bulb Infernitys can make a comeback, but it is highly unlikely. There was also another card that hit Infernitys indirectly, but we will get to that later.

RaigekiThis next card is one most of you probably never thought would come back and it is Raigeki! This card years ago used to be arguably one of the best cards in the game we all know and love Yu-Gi-Oh! Now there are a ton of monsters you will face that just get their effects when sent to the graveyard or just Pendulum Monsters that go right back to the Extra Deck so Raigeki definitely isn’t the card it used to be but it is still a really good card. When the banlist was announced and it showed Raigeki limited, everyone went crazy and the price of it jacked up. But no one is actually running it so will it just continue to fall back down? The World may never know.

Surprise, surprise Soul Charge got limited. I think we all saw it getting hit in one way or another. I thought it should definitely be at 3 or banished to the Shadow Realm but on the other hand Konami didn’t. With Soul Charge at one and not zero or three it makes Soul Charge more of a “topdeck it and win” kind of card and that is not good for the game, in my opinion. With Soul Charge at one, many decks really got hurt but they will have to adapt to the banlist just like every other deck. But overall I guess it is a good thing Soul Charge got hit because it was definitely one of the best cards in the game and being one of the best cards in the game it does not need to be at 3 per deck.

Well this upcoming card was a shocker for some people and a no brainer for others. This card is Super Polymerization getting hit to 1. This is a well-deserved hit since in the Shaddoll Mirror Match this was probably the best card to have since you can fusion with up to 2 monsters on your opponent’s side of the field and leaving them with almost nothing! This card also triggered all of the Shaddoll monster’s effects and lets you make a Fusion Monster which is just way too overpowering. This was a very good card to hit in my opinion since it does way too much for way to little of a cost.

Semi-Limited

BlackwingGaletheWhirlwind-DP11-EN-R-1EBlackwing – Gale the Whirlwind is a card a lot of people expected to come back because Blackwings aren’t really doing too much and this will give them a little bit of a boost. Gale is definitely a good card but not nearly as good as it was years ago so now it is time for it to creep it’s way off of the list and back into the free world!

This card is used it close to no decks so it is time for it to come back, this card is Gorz, Emissary of Darkness. This card coming back to 2 really won’t change anything. Gorz is seeing very little to no play and probably still won’t. I can see Gorz coming to 3 on the next banlist and still nothing changes.

Why would Konami support Chain Burn by bringing back Ceasefire? Well Konami put Ceasefire to 2 and that gives Burn Decks one more burn card to use against us. Ceasefire is a very annoying card and so is about every card that makes you take damage for no reason. Could Ceasefire possibly go to 3 on the next banlist?

The Transmigration Prophecy is the last card that is now Semi-Limited and well the reason is simple: very few people play this card so might as well bring it back to 2 to increase the amount of people that use it. Do you think this card will be used more in the future now that it is at 2?

Unlimited

1045572This one was a total stunner for me, Coach Soldier Wolfbark!!! Now that Coach Soldier Wolfbark is unlimited do you think Fire Fist will be a big thing again or just stay off the radar? The deck now has a lot of potential but will it actually succeed is the question. Fire Fist is just a bunch of level 4 monsters that keep getting summoned and destroying your opponent’s cards.

Well Magician of Faith is back at 3 like almost everyone expected. This card is really just to slow to even consider playing anymore but it was a cool idea awhile back when Yu-Gi-Oh! wasn’t so fast. This card moved up from list to list from banned to unlimited, it’s pretty cool to see how different the game is now from the way it was back then.

Formula Synchron is back at 3 but I can’t really see anyone playing anymore than 2 so it’s kinda pointless to even have it on the list so Konami did well with it. I guess you can use Formula to make more Shooting Quasar Dragons but that’s about it.

The final card on the banlist I am talking about today is Reinforcement of the ArmyReinforcement of the Army is back at 3 and will give a boost to any Warrior running deck by letting them search out their monsters faster. Satellarknights and Noble Knights get a really big boost from them and hopefully it will help both of these decks have more seats in the top tables at big events.

Well guys, that is my article for this week and I hope you enjoyed. Cya next week with another article.

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