Friday, August 16, 2013

Official OCG September 2013 Ban List

Hey, guys! Today I will share a quick news of September 2013 ban list. As expected, current meta were hit heavily by the new ban list. Anyway, the top 2 tier 0 deck still alive, is just that their speed have been slow down.

Official ban list is as below(only cards that affected is shown in the list):
Ban/Forbidden(No even a copies to be play in main, side or extra deck)
Reactan, Dragon Ruler of Pebbles
Stream, Dragon Ruler of Droplets
Burner, Dragon Ruler of Sparks
Lightning, Dragon Ruler of Drafts
Spellbook of Judgment

Limit/Restriction cards(Maximum only 1 copies is allow to be put in main, side or extra deck)
Number 11: Big Eye
Brotherhood of the Fire Fist - Rooster
Genex Ally Birdman
Mermail Abyssteus
Wind-Up Shark
Divine Wind of Mist Valley
Super Rejuvenation
Semi-limit/Semi-restriction cards(Maximum only 2 copies can be put in main, side or extra deck)
Chaos Sorcerer
Gladiator Beast Bestiari
Gorz The Emissary of Darkness
Neos Grand Mole
Black Whirlwind
Fire Formation - Tenki

No longer limit/No longer restrict(Maximum 3 copies can be put in main, side or extra deck)
Wind-Up Magician
Advanced Ritual Art
Emergency Call
Pot of Duality
Mirror Force

By looking at the ban list, we can concluded that Konami really do their job very well. They stop both top meta by not touching their core engine/combos. As a result, both deck still successfully survive during next format. However, their consistency might fall back to before they have their support cards(Amateur Dragon Ruler and Spellbook of Judgment). I think they will drop to tier 1/1.5 during next format.

Besides hitting tier 0 deck, they also hitting FTK deck so that the FTK loop no longer exist. Fire Fist and Mermail also have some impact in this format. Thus their speed will be slow down drastically. I am happy to see Trishula back to my extra as I like synchro so much. Konami also helps to revive some of old theme deck such as Blackwing, Gladiator Beast, Wind-Up, Ritual-oriented and HERO decks.

By unlimiting scapegoat, we may see frequent occurrence of synchro-oriented or Mecha Phantom Beast deck soon as they can utilize it well. Reasoning is back to 3 as it is a luck-sack card and most important is DMOC is still in the ban list. The semi-limit of Gorz, Chaos Sorcerer, Neos Grand Mole and unlimit of POD and Mirror Force reflects that the next format will be a difficult game and we will end a game much slower than now.

Lastly, Big Eye Trading Card Game has been killed thus we will see less occurrence of Number 11: Big Eye in the game soon. Okay, that's all I want to share with you guys today. Thanks for your dropping by and wish you guys be ready for the new meta. Please stay tuned for my next post.