Thursday, August 16, 2012

Finally! September 2012 Ban List

Well it's finally been confirmed that "the Satoshi list" is real. It's pretty much all over Youtube, and the DGz banlist thread hit the 200 mark which only occurs when the list is confirmed and out. ness00 of The Organization has also confirmed scans to be real. Shriek is still late to the party, which I know is going to be "the final holdback" for a lot of people; always has, always will, but the evidence that has been spread about so far leads me to believe we finally have it.

Edit: Aaaand, it's up on Shriek. Enjoy!

For reference:
New Forbidden: 2
Brionac, Dragon of the Ice Barrier
Future Fusion

New Limited: 9
Chaos Sorcerer
Inzektor Dragonfly
Inzektor Hornet
Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon
Evigishki Gustkraken
Wind-Up Carrier Zenmaity
Ultimate Offering

New Semi-Limited: 11
Blackwing - Kalut the Moon Shadow
Debris Dragon
Rescue Rabbit
The Agent of Mystery - Earth
Tour Guide From the Underworld
A Hero Lives
E - Emergency Call
Hieratic Seal of Convocation
Pot of Duality
Mirror Force

New Unlimited: 7
Necro Gardna
Destiny Draw
Emergency Teleport
Level Limit - Area B
Swords of Revealing Light
Magic Cylinder


So what does this mean for the game? I've pretty much heard it all from "this will be a skilled format" to "basically just as fast as it was before." One thing for sure is that Inzektors are dead, which makes cards like Mirror Force and D-Prison playable again (don't forget Lyla is still a card though). I honestly have no clue what I'll be playing, the forums will be in a state where everyone will have justification for why everything's playable, but we know that the game never ends up being like that. No, it won't be Glad or Monarch format, nor will Blackwings suddenly be tier 1 so calm down. Sams and DW have virtually no change, but they will still suffer from their own consistency issues like they have with our current list and thus aren't automatically catapulted to tier 1 status either. The simple go-to for people will be to add in substitutes for what they lost in their deck, and that's OK to do at a start of a format like this, but just know history has shown that this rarely ends up being the ideal path by the time the format is established. 

So, I guess it's time to research, do some theory-oh, and test!

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