Hey, guys! Today I want to share the trends of OCG decks after the effective of March 2011 ban list and the new ruling. Most of the decks have weaken due to the effective of March 2011 ban list and the new ruling. As we can see, Blackwings are still quite powerful in certain region. Some of Blackwing players still remain to play with the Whirlwind Blackwing style and some just switch their style back to the Graveyard-based Blackwings which was quite popular in the year of 2009. Thus, Blackwing deck still survive in this ban list.
Six Samurai also still powerful enough even though Gateway of Six is limit to one and I can see that not all Six Samurai decks play Shien's Dojo in their deck although Shien's Dojo is good for special summon Six Samurai monster. Now the Six Samurai deck much more emphasize on the control style by using Legendary Six Samurai - Shi-En. This 5 star synchro monster is a beat stick for them and it help to gain field advantage through its "negating spell or trap card" effect.
Apart from that, Machina and Karakuri deck is the deck which not much affected by the March 2011 ban list. Thus, I predicted that we can see a lot of Machina and Karakuri deck during Asian Championship 2011.
Karakuri gain advantage through its draw engine. They make this combo through synchro summoning their Karakuri bosses which are Karakuri Shogun mdl 00 "Burei" and Karakuri Steel Shogun mdl 00X "Bureido". With them on the field, hand card advantage can be formed and monster(s) swarming on the field within a turn with at least a Synchro monster on the field.
Although Plant Synchro have been weaken, it is still playable and they have change it to Doppel Debris deck. This make the deck quite competitive although Dandylion is once again limit to one. Fairy is much less appear after the effective of March 2011 ban list. Most probably this circumstance is caused by the limit of Honest and semi-limit of Archlord Kristya in the Fairy deck. Thus, I predicted that Six Samurai deck will be the major deck occurred during the Asian Championship 2011. One more deck which had been the world champions deck is Gladiator Beast deck and this new format does not much affected thus it might be the black horse of this tournament.
Apart from that, I also want to share additional rulings regarding the Exceed Summon, Exceed monster, Exceed material and Rank of Exceed monster. Below are the details:
Rules regarding Exceed monster
-Exceed monster have special summon restriction which the same as Synchro monster and most of the cards effect will treated them the same as the Synchro monster.
-If Exceed monster did not special summon via Exceed Summon, it is not allow to special summon from the graveyard or removed from play zone.
-When Exceed monster is special summon to the field others than Exceed Summon, it will not have any Exceed material overlay under it.
-Exceed monster can be discard from the Extra deck to the graveyard by the effect of "Gale Dogra".
Rule regarding the Exceed Summon of Exceed monster
-During the Exceed summon, the Exceed materials will not leave from the field and they will lose the bond with the cards that targeted them.
-Example 1, When "Doom Shaman" is used as the Exceed material, the monster special summon by "Doom Shaman"'s effect is not destroyed and they will lose their bond.
-Example 2, when monster(s) special summon via "Miracle Fertilizer"'s effect is used as Exceed material, "Miracle Fertilizer" will not be destroyed and they will lose their bond.
-Example 3, when monster special summon via "Birthright"'s effect is used as Exceed material, "Birthright" will not destroyed and they will lose their bond.
-When you Exceed summon, you cannot use the monster that declared by "Prohibition" as the Exceed material.
Rules regarding the Exceed material of Exceed monster
-All the monster that removed by the effect of Exceed monster or due to the leave of Exceed monster, they will send to the graveyard and this is not consider as destroy.
-When "Spear Cretin" which have flipped-up is used as Exceed material, its effect will not activate if it is send to the graveyard.
-The cards which is declared by the effect of "Prohibition" can be used as cost or removed by card's effect. -When the Exceed monster is flipped face down by the effect of "Magical Hats" and randomly placed to the monster zone, the Exceed material will still overlay under it, thus opponent can know the exact position of Exceed monster.
Rule regarding Rank of Exceed monster
-"Satellite Cannon" can be battle destroyed by Exceed monster.
-Exceed monster cannot be used as Exceed material, Synchro material, Ritual material or any summon which required star level monster(s). Eg, Exceed monster cannot be used as the cost or activation condition for the "Dark Dive Bomber" or "A Major Upset".
-When opponent only have Exceed monster(s) face-up on the field, "Locomotion R-Genex"'s effect will be activated but it will not be resolved.
Okay, that's all for today. Let us await for the Asian Championship 2011 and check out who will be the Asian champion. Thanks for your time and wish you guys have a nice day. Please stay tuned for my next post.
Hey, guys! Today I wanna share a great news to all Malaysian's Duelists. There will be a national tournament held in Kuala Lumpur on 17th April 2011 and it would be the first time for Malaysia hosting the Asian Yu-Gi-Oh! Final Championship. Apart from that, champions from Asia region excluding Japan will be compete in this tournament too thus you guys may stand a chance to have their signature or even duel with them. However, you can only duel with them during the semi-final or quarter-final. Thus you guys must make sure yourself is not being kick out during the tournament.
Without wasting your time, I reveal the details of the tournament to your guys.
Time of Tournament:9:00am–9:00pm
Venue of Tournament:SUNGEI WANG PLAZA KL (6TH FLOOR – NEXT TO GREEN BOX KARAOKE)
Tournament Format:Knock-out Basisand Swiss Round Match
1. Korea and Upper card are not allowed in ALL Official tournaments. The tournament organizer will only allow original Konami Japanese or Asia English Version Official Card Game to be used in Official Tournament.
2. Only card game pack that comes together with Konami original software game products are allowed to be used in Official tournament. (Meaning Psp and any other game as long as it is a genuine product of Konami can be used)
3. Only original Konami Deck Protectors and Card Sleeves can be used in Official Tournament. Card Protector from Academy Duel Disks are not allowed to be used in tournament.[And also deck protector from starlight road duel disk eg: blue and gold are NOT allowed to use]
4. Double layer deck protector are allow provided the outer layer must be a transparent deck protector. And Players must use same color protectors for all decks and side decks. No markings allowed on protectors.
5.Promo card which are reprinted in structure deck or in any booster pack are allowed to be used.
6. The following card game products are not allowed in this tournament:-
a) Academy Duel Disk
b) Card Pack from any Shueisha Magazine, Yu-Gi-Oh! comic or any other English magazines (V Jump, LE.)
c) Dual Terminal Card Pack
d) PP11, PP12
e) Cards from Starter Deck 2011 and booster pack of Generation Force(GENF)
7. All deck size must be 40-60, Extra deck 0-15, Side Deck 0-15
8. All players are to bring their own playmat (ONLY YUGIOH PLAYMAT ARE ALLOW)
9. Any players who found cheating or changing of cards during in the tournament will be disqualify instantly.
10. Judges have all right to disqualify duelist who misconduct and rule violations
11. Judges decision is final
12. ALL THE PLAYERS MUST HAVE DUELIST ID TO JOIN,CLICK HERE TO APPLYhttp://www.konami-asia.com/th/yugi5d/en/event/dk_duelist_id_apply.html
13. Ban list of March 2011 and new ruling of Ignition monster effect is effective in this event. Additional ban list can be found here.
Rules & Regulations:
1. This tournament is open to all Malaysians. Participants below the age of 21, will require authorization from their parents or legal guardian, in the event of winning any prizes involving overseas travel.
2. Entry forms are available at participating retail outlets. Photocopy of entry forms are allowed.
3. Proof of postage is not proof of receipt.
4. Participants are required to check in or register themselves for the tournament before 8.30am. Seating arrangements and oppositions will then be designated and announced.
5. The Organizer holds all rights to the entries and will bear no responsibility for loss of personal belongings and/or personal injuries during the tournament.
6. The decisions of the judges are final and no correspondences will be entertained. The Organizer reserves the right to change /substitute any of the prizes at any time without prior notice.
Okay, that's all I wanna share today. Thanks for your concern and wish you guys have a nice day. Hopefully, we will meet in the tournament. Please stay tuned for my next post.
Hey, guys! Today I would like to share some news regarding Exceed Summon and the new ruling of Ignition effect monster to you guys. All these changes is made due to the appearance of Exceed Summon which has almost the same style as Synchro Summon. Currently, Exceed Summon is quite new to all of us and Konami has set a new ruling for Ignition effect monster in order new duelists can learn and play Yu-Gi-Oh! cards more easily.
Exceed monster is a new type of monster card which have Black color and they are placed in the Extra deck.
Rank is the dark star(s) which placed on Exceed monsters and it is count from the left to right.
Exceed Summon is the proper type of special summon Exceed monster. It required several same star level monster on the field as Exceed material to Exceed Summon the same rank Exceed monster from the Extra deck.
The Exceed Summon's Material monsters will not be send to graveyard, but it will overlay under the Exceed Monster. Its function is similar to Counter.
Procedure of Exceed Summon:
1) Gather the Exceed material monster face-up on your field
2) Place the Exceed material monster in face-up attack position on the Monster Zone
3) Exceed monster place face-up(Attack or Defense) position on the field and Exceed material overlay under the Exceed monster
Rule regarding Exceed Summon of Exceed monster:
-You can performed any number of Exceed Summon in a turn if you have enough of Exceed material and Exceed Summon can be performed even though your field is full.
-When you Exceed Summon, the Exceed material can be in any battle position (Attack or Defense) but they must be face-up on the field.
-Token is not allowed to used as Exceed material but trap card monstercan be used as Exceed material.
-When you use Exceed materials which will "remove from play when it is removed from the field" to Exceed Summon, these material will not be remove from play and it will overlay under the Exceed monster.(Eg, "Plaguespreader Zombie" or "Quillbolt Hedgehog")
Rule regarding Exceed Material of Exceed Monster:
-The Exceed material must be overlay in face-up vertically and it is overlay under its Exceed monster's Monster Zone(its information is opened to both players)
-Overlay is not a card effect, it is not related to "Skill Drain" and the Exceed Material will not disappeared due to the effect of Exceed Monster being negated
-The overlay's Exceed materials will not be treated as monster cards and it is not related to any card effect which affect on monster card(Eg. "Rageiki Break" can target Exceed monster but it cannot target the Exceed material which overlay under the Exceed monster.)
-When the Exceed material is "removed" by the card effect, it will send to the graveyard
-When the Exceed monster is not on the field, the Exceed material will be send from the field to the graveyard (Eg. When the Exceed monster is destroyed, When the Exceed monster is temporarily removed from play by "Interdimensional Matter Transporter, When the Exceed monster is return back to the Extra deck by the effect of "Compulsory Evacuation Device")
-When the Exceed monster is turn to face-down battle position, the Exceed material will still face-up overlay under it
-When your Exceed monster is take control by your opponent, the Exceed material overlay under the Exceed monster will switch to opponent's Exceed monster's Monster Zone
-Exceed materials such as "Plaguespreader Zombie" or "Quillbolt Hedgehog" will be send to the graveyard when they are leaved from the field if you have use their effect to special summon themselves from the graveyard
-When "Macro Cosmo" is applied, the Exceed materials(which will be removed from play when it is removed from the field) is leaved from the field will be removed from play
-When "Dimensional Fissure" is applied, the Exceed materials(which will be removed from play when it is removed from the field) is leaved from the field will be send to the graveyard
-The overlay Exceed material is not treated as card. When these cards is leaved from the field and it is not treated as card, the card's effect of "When this card is send from the field" cannot be activate(Eg, "Sangan" will not activate its effect if it is used as a Exceed material which overlay under the Exceed monster and being "removed" by the effect of Exceed monster)
-When the overlay Exceed material is leaved from the field and it is not treated as card, the card's effect of "When this card send to the graveyard" can be activate(Eg, "Dandylion" effect can be activateif it is used as a Exceed material which overlay under the Exceed monster and being "removed" by the effect of Exceed monster)
Rule regarding Rank of Exceed Monster:
-Exceed monster cannot be used as Synchro Material to Synchro Summon Synchro monster
-Exceed monster cannot become the target of cards which targeted on star level monster(Eg, Exceed monster cannot be equipped by "Synchro Boost"(Increase 1 star level) or "Demotion"(Decrease 2 star level))
-Exceed monster cannot be affected by card's effect which affected on star level monster(Eg, cards such as "Level Limit - Area B"(Change the battle position of monster which have star level 4 and above) and "Gravity Bind"(Forbidden 4 star level and above monster to perform attack) will have no effect on Exceed monster).
Apart from that, 19th March 2011 onwards, all Yu-Gi-Oh! duelists are forbidden from using Ignition monster's effect when they have successfully Summon, Flip Summon or Special Summon their monster to the field. The turn player can only activate Spell Speed 2 or Spell Speed 3 cards when they have successfully Summon, Flip Summon or Special Summon their monster to the field. However, this ruling does not affected any of the Trigger effect or Quick effect monsters' effect.
This ruling will weaken some of the Ignition monster's effect such as Brionac,Ice Barrier Dragon, Card Trooper, Chaos Sorcerer, Dark Armed Dragon, Gungnir,Ice Barrier Dragon, Judgment Dragon, Lonefire Blossom, Lyla,Lightsworn Sorceress, Snipe Hunter and more. As a result, cards such as Bottomless Traphole, Chain Disappearance, Compulsory Evacuation Device, Torrential Tribute, Trap Hole and more will be much more powerful because most of the powerful effect monsters are mainly Ignition effect monster. Example of new ruling in effect is when you successfully special summon a Chaos Sorcerer and opponent field have face-up monster(s) then you cannot activate the effect of Chaos Sorcerer to out of play monster and you or your opponent can only activate Spell Speed 2 or Spell Speed 3 cards during this moment.
Last news before I end my post is Konami will release the structure deck of Dark World(SD21) to the OCG in this June. This theme deck has been disappeared for a long time and I remember that Dark World was one of the top decks among OCG and TCG in the year of 2006. Hopefully, Konami will boost this deck by introducing Dark World magic field card which quite similar to the magic field card of Dragunity deck and also add in at least a Dark World tuner monster so that Dark World deck can have different playing style.
Okay, that's all for today. Before I ended my post, let us welcome for the arrival of Exceed monster! Thanks for your time and let us wishing that Japan can recover from the natural disasters as soon as possible! Please stay tuned for my next post.
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