We're a little early to start this conversation (Around 2.5 months away from September), but I thought it might be time to talk about the September 2012 Banlist.

Ace's Picks


  • Rescue Rabbit - Yeah, it's time.
  • Inzektor Dragonfly and Hornet - Too annoying, make it stop.
  • Maybe Wind-Up Carrier Zenmaity? - The loop is annoying, but they haven't topped that much. Maybe a light hit, or none at all?
  • Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon? - It makes the OTK with Hieratic harder and it's another hit to Chaos Dragon, sadly all Dragon decks as well.


Thoughts guys? ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 01:22, June 8, 2012 (UTC)

Well, what about Semi-Limited and Unlimited part? --iFredCat 01:25, June 8, 2012 (UTC)

Hmm, Dragonfly and Hornet, yes. Zenmaity, maybe. Rescue Rabbit, dubious. Future Fusion, no. I use a Disaster Dragon, so that would cripple my deck horrendously. --Perfect Sige (talkcontribs) 01:27, June 8, 2012 (UTC)

Maybe keep Zenmaity where it is and ban Wind-Up Hunter? I heard somewhere that even with Zenmaity and/or Rat hit, there's a way to do a similar loop with Wind-Up Magician as a keystone card, so the easiest solution could just be to ban Hunter. Of course, they might not need too because Wind-Ups don't seem to be crazily topping now... if you want to ban Future Fusion per Dragon abuse, just ban Five-Headed Dragon; other decks would otherwise get collateral damage. ([[User talk:|talk]]) 01:37, June 8, 2012 (UTC)

Even if they Limit Hunter, you only need 1 in grave to loop. Personally, I doubt Hunter will get banned/limited though, because there is a new deck on the horizon that does more damage than windups, and they call it Hieratic Gishki.--Dark Pulse94 (talkcontribs) 08:54, August 2, 2012 (UTC)

I can't see inzektors getting hit in the next ban list because konami still wants to make money off of the archtype. Its going to be the same as when blackwings were the top deck. DragonslayerX1234 (talkcontribs) 01:42, June 8, 2012 (UTC)DragonslayerX1234DragonslayerX1234 (talkcontribs) 01:42, June 8, 2012 (UTC)

They don't make money off of Inzektors anymore. --> Summoned Skull 2: Electric Boogaloo 01:52, June 8, 2012 (UTC)
Agreed with Summoned Skull 2, as of Battle Pack; Epic Dawn, they become more successful since they re-released the old cards into new PSCT. --iFredCat 01:56, June 8, 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, Konami only makes money off the initial booster pack sale, they don't make more money afterwards. The guys who get money are the secondary sellers, as in the ones who buy boxes, then sell the cards.
I could personally see Level Limit - Area B and Marshmallon getting unlimited, they don't seem to have done that much in the format. ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 02:01, June 8, 2012 (UTC)
Most likely those will be unlimited. If not in September, than in March. --> Summoned Skull 2: Electric Boogaloo 02:02, June 8, 2012 (UTC)

I'm not sure that Hunter needs a ban, I mean there are other combos with Hunter, but they aren't as consistently done as with Carrier. Plus, Carrier can be spammed and then you have a huge field that makes you take a bunch of damage. Not a great argument, but a valid thought. ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 02:06, June 8, 2012 (UTC)

Agreed, Inzektor or Wind-Up player can game'd their opponent just with single Hornet or Hunter, 1 copy is all they needed. It's like for myself, I just now completed my "E-Rabbit Dino" (hybrid deck of E-HERO and Rabbit Dino) that run single Rescue Rabbit and it worked very well. --iFredCat 02:11, June 8, 2012 (UTC)

so here's my thoughts


  • Rescue Rabbit:Dino rabbits are pain to the butt.
  • Five headed dragon:banning future fusion would kill chimeratech machines so if the dragons have no targets to reveal...also SOME dragon decks can keep future fusion untill they get this out and if that happens, game over.
  • Inzektor Hornet:if you limit this, they will just use more cards to dump/search/recycle it. also they have that new ladybug so inzektors should be a rank 5 spam deck.
  • Wind-up Hunter:well maybe not but if they insist on hitting wind ups do this


  • Atum:the drop-3-atum-hieratic-loop/otk cant be done with 1 atum.
  • REDMD:i said this before and i'll say it again,this is OP.limit this and we should be ok
  • snoww/grapha:Maybe.DW's are big


  • Lightpulsar:obvious
  • Dragged Down:Maybe


  • Magic Cylinder:Seriously,who uses this besides burn?

That was my prediction --LaserGhost (talkcontribs) 08:14, June 8, 2012 (UTC)

I feel like people are just hitting what they hate losing to. I mean come on Inzektors? are those still a thing anymore. Rabbit will not be banned. I feel like hitting avarice would be more effective with wind-ups if you think about it in long term.

Why not just stop the loop, instead of worrying about Avarice? Also, Inzektors are still kinda a a deck that's used a lot, it has a good Chaos Dragon match-up, and it's a deck that gains advantage while losing nothing for 2-3 turns in a row, if Dragonfly and Centipede aren't reused. ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 16:32, July 27, 2012 (UTC)


  • Hornet: Speaks for itself
  • FF (possibly): This is a POWERFUL card when used properly. But I personally thing it isn't too OP. Even if it is banned, Chaos Dragons can still use Lightsworns to mill. Which is what I usually use anyway.
  • Mind Control : Instant Xyz/Synchro fodder. No cost, no conditions.
  • Wind-Up Hunter: STOP THE LOOP


  • Atum: Take this away, breaks the OTK
  • Grapha: YEAAAAAAH, this one has to die.
  • Rescue Rabbit: I feel this one shouldn't be banned, but a limited would do it good. I haven't encountered this one enough to have a firm opinion on it.
  • Wind-Up Zenmaines (Possible): Its annoying and OP to me. I've had to deal with it A LOT and I don't like it.


  • REDMD: Powerful, yes, OP, not really. There are a LOT of ways to get rid of this one. Semi would be acceptable.



Jamesfury (talkcontribs) 08:52, June 8, 2012 (UTC)

Semi redmd is pointless, the hieratic oak needs 2, but redmd doesn't need a hit, atum does. ----SharkTenjo 10:06, June 8, 2012 (UTC)

Also, most competitive decks only use 2? I know Chaos Dragon uses 2 at most. Not too sure about Hieratic.

I'm guessing nothing will happen to Dark World, it hasn't been topping, it is prevalent in certain areas, but not that much of an issue. Also, Chimeratech Machines is really an OTK kinda deck, they don't try, but a 2nd turn Future with Overload is crazy and game winning, if the opponent can't stop it. Also, Mind Control is kinda balanced when it's at one, and it's nothing like Brain Control, because the monster can't be tributed or used to attack. ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 12:50, June 8, 2012 (UTC)

Something certainly has to be done about Rescue Rabbit. At east make it Semi-limited. I'd rather that get banned than Tour Guide for example. I think Laggia is safe to be honest --Spongebob456 (talkcontribs) 12:54, June 8, 2012 (UTC)

Laggia is probably safe, due to it needing Dino materials. The only decks that come to mind are Jurrac and Evol. Who both can't make first turn Laggia, might be possible, but probably not. ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 12:56, June 8, 2012 (UTC)

I've been thinking about this too...


  • Brionac, Dragon of the Ice Barrier
  • Future Fusion

I've always found Brio to be too OP in too many decks, but no one uses Synchros anymore so it's unlikely. Future Fusion is asking for a ban even though I disagree. Many dragon decks even opt not to run it.


  • Rescue Rabbit
  • Grapha/Snoww, probably Snoww
  • Inzektor Hornet/Dragonfly
  • Zenmaity/Hunter/Anything (not too familiar with Wind-Ups)
  • Atum

Rabbit, one or both of the Inzektors, and something in Wind-Ups need to get banned, but I don't see it happening until March. REDMD could get hit but I'm iffy on that one. Though Hieratics are crazy in OCG and this prevents the Gustav Max play. Hitting Atum would do the same so many this or REDMD.


  • Agent Earth
  • Tour Guide
  • Lonefire Blossom

Agents need their consistency back. And Tour guide will still be crazy powerful, but putting it to two will make it a tiny bit less splashable. Unless people go with Tour Bus instead. And if nothing else, TGU will be drawn less. Maybe March though. Maybe Lonefire can come back with Spore/Glow-Up Forbidden?


  • Marshmallon
  • Level Limit - Area B
  • Destiny Hero - Malicious
  • Swords of Revealing Light
  • Magic Cylinder

Burn/Stall decks using most of these cards are too slow. Chain Burn decks won't need 3 Marshmallon or Magic Cylinder. There are more threatening stall cards than Swords of Revealing Light. And there are more threatening loops than D Hero Malicious now. And hell, I'd like a return of Synchro loops. Djjomon (talkcontribs) 13:50, June 8, 2012 (UTC)

I totally agree about "Brionac" being forbidden. It's just way too strong. But after all, is isn't that good while skill drain is on the field ( (talk) 14:11, July 7, 2012 (UTC))

Brionac, is kinda balanced now. I mean Zombies are/were able to kinda abuse him, but he's kinda balanced. Discard 1 card, and bounce 1 card. ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 14:20, July 7, 2012 (UTC)
  • its too early for atum to get hit. if konami were to do this they will just be slapping themself in the face. —This unsigned comment was made by (talkcontribs)



  • Hornet - let Inzektors have there derpy spamming, as long as they're not blowing my crap up too.
  • Hunter - same as Hornet
  • Sangan - hurt Tour Guide by getting rid of the splashable target


  • DMoC - not broken anymore
  • TER - not broken anymore
  • Tribe Infecting Virus - not even half good anymore
  • Rescue Rabbit - this card is wacky
  • Atum - no more OTKs for Hieratics
  • Light Pulsar - because REDMD isn't the problem
  • Super Poly - because HEROs shouldn't be able to get around any monster for just a -1.
  • Hieratic Seal of Convocation - because consistency. Opening up with 2 means you can make any play you want really.


  • The Transmigration Prophecy - not really a great card anymore.
  • Miracle Fusion - HEROs are too sacky with this at 3. Plus, players will sit there and hoard them to get around Warnings.


  • Marshmallon - no one cares about stall anymore
  • Magic Cylinder - only bad burn decks use this
  • Reborn Tengu - because it wasn't even a threat anymore when it was hit. It was relly just a show hit to give us the impression that Konami cares about the TCG.

--> Summoned Skull 2: Electric Boogaloo 20:20, June 8, 2012 (UTC)

I agree with some of those, excepting Tribe-Infecting Virus, Sangan, Reborn Tengu, and Miracle Fusion/Super Polymerization. Also, Hornet shouldn't be banned just yet, it would be better to limit Hornet and Dragonfly. I notice a lot of people want Future Fusion to be hit because of Dragons, but why not just ban Five-Headed Dragon? I know there are other powerful Future Fusion combos, but none that are doing well in the current meta excepting Dragons. (talk) 21:21, June 8, 2012 (UTC)
/shrug Likely because Future Fusion makes his Summoning process a lot faster, and banning that (as opposed to FGD) would likely cripple the deck much worse. Lord Grammaticus (talkcontribs) 21:26, June 8, 2012 (UTC)
Plus, Future Fusion helps other decks too, it's better to just kill Future, you end up hurting other OTK-type decks that revolve around Chimeratech Overdragon and such. Not like people really use Fusion decks, the only major one is HERO, but they have Miracle and Super Poly, makes more sense to get rid of the card that really is like Painful Choice (Banned), if you think about it. But that's my thought to it. ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 21:49, June 8, 2012 (UTC)
Hornet to 1 and Dragonfly to 1 makes the deck nearly unplayable. --> Summoned Skull 2: Electric Boogaloo 21:54, June 8, 2012 (UTC)
If Hornet left, I could be alright with 3 Dragonfly, unless we all end up hating the Rank 3/5 Spam, but seeing as regular non-looping Wind-Ups can already do that, I'm cool with it. ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 22:06, June 8, 2012 (UTC)

Yes I do know it's a big list, this is everything that I could see being hit/unhit, I may have missed a few though.

  • BLS (MAYBE, decks that use it aren't topping for shit).
  • Future Fusion (Way way way too good first turn).



  • Book of Moon (it sees very little play, maybe with two people would run it more).
  • TGU (ONLY if OCG are getting it soon).
  • The Agent of Mystery - Earth (this was way too harsh a hit for Agents).
  • T.G. Striker (same as above, maybe not though it is a special summon floating tuner).
  • Master Hyperion (if agents get a boost this'd be needed).
  • Rabbit (Same as Laggia, it's not very likely, it'd only happen if either A, OCG are getting TGU soon, or B, OCG take note of the fact it's topping so consistently in TCG, before you ask I don't play Rabbit).
  • Elemental HERO Neos Alius AND/OR E - Emergency Call (Heros are topping a bit over in OCG from what I hear).
  • Asceticism of the Six Samurai (Asceticism Six Sam decks are popular in OCGland)
  • REDMD (Big in Chaos Dragons, big in Hieratics (although they aren't needed inhand)).
  • Light-Pulsar (pretty much Chaos Sorc with more atk, more revival and a much more annoying effect).
  • Atum (As I said before, Hieratics are big in OCGland).
  • Inzektor Hornet + Inzektor Dragonfly (hit the consistency a bit. A limit to Hornet or Dragonfly would be too much).
  • Rekindling and/or Laval Volcano Handmaiden (very big for Laval decks which top consistently in OCG).
  • Dragged Down into the Grave (not likely but it's a VERY good card in DW, this is more a personal thing though, I find it's kind of unfair to be able to plus while seeing your opponents hand and discarding a card of your choice, it's why Trap Dustshoot was banned).
  • Pot of Duality and/or Cardcar D (when they're run in 3s in almost every deck you know there's something wrong).


  • Spore and GUB (we can hope, since the meta sped up a bit maybe plants would be a bit fairer).
  • Tengu (I haven't seen a single deck that's used this since the semi, and it's not that amazing outside of synchroing, and why'd they even hit it when TGU was a thing?).

You may have noticed how I didn't mention Wind-Ups, that's because it doesn't top for crap, yes it's annoying but so are Lightsworn but they aren't likely to get hit (unless it's for Chaos Dragons). (talk) 06:50, June 9, 2012 (UTC)

In terms of hitting Hieratics, I think that Hieratic Dragon King of Atum and Hieratic Seal of Convocation should be limited; in which case Gaia Dragon, the Thunder Charger might as well be left Unlimited. (talk) 11:38, June 9, 2012 (UTC)
I doubt Wind-Up Zenmaines will be hit, actually, I see a lot in your list that I don't agree with. REDMD is used at 2 in Chaos Dragon and maybe at 2/3 in the Hieratic OTK, so a Semi on him is useless. But it would be easier to hit the cards that enable OTK plays, so Konami will probably add like maybe 4-5 cards to the list, and maybe change the positions of others. Also, the Plants are probably not coming back, still too many plays left to them, plus they are free, no-cost tuners that can be revived whenever you want, which isn't fair, no matter how you justify it, Plaguespreader Zombie is probably the limit to what a reusable tuner should do, since it has a cost. Plus, you want Tengu AND the Plant tuners back? Yeah, not happening. ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 12:53, June 9, 2012 (UTC)

I doubt that Reborn Tengu will be back to unlimited in the near future, especially if the Plant tuners return (I'm actually thinking that there's a decent chance of Spore returning). That thing's like Destiny HERO - Malicious, except even worse. (talk) 16:39, June 9, 2012 (UTC)

Mali was used in Tele DaD, tengu in Plants.
And I was just saying since the meta's so fast now, easily plusing multiple times a turn (Inzektors, Rabbit, etc), the fact they wouldn't plus the hardest might be enough to be brought back.
Oh, and my Spore/GUB thing was an "I wish", I do doubt it'll happen and I still think Tengu should be brought back even if Spore/GUB aren't. I doubt many decks would even run him. Sure he's a great floater but what else can you use him for (other than boosting the current sychro decks and stalling)? (talk) 01:44, June 10, 2012 (UTC)

Still don't think TeleDAD will be back to where it once was, because the point of this banlist is to probably slow down Inzkektors and Rabbit, so bringing back TeleDAD, even is it just Mali, isn't the best idea, plus, Emergency Teleport is at 2. Even if Tele isn't back to it's old power and speed, still pretty dangerous Synchro stuff. ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 12:49, June 10, 2012 (UTC)
Mali going to 3 wouldn't make a huge difference for Tele-DAD. It would make it more consistent and usable, but we wouldn't see it topping any YCS's. And after Konami put JD at 3 and Lumina at 2 I'm expecting to see them bringing some other potentially powerful decks off the banlist. Djjomon (talkcontribs) 14:04, June 10, 2012 (UTC)

AS I said earlier, I'm okay with FF/FHD being banned because I use Lightsworns more. Also, just limit Atum, instant stop for the OTK. Zenmaines I would LIKE to be hit, but probably will not, even though it is in the OCG. Right now it seems Chaos, Hieratics, and Inzectors will be the big ones hit. Wind-Ups may get Hunter banned, who knows. From my research RR hasn't been doing so hot, and I doubt that D and Duality will be hit. Jamesfury (talkcontribs) 05:15, June 11, 2012 (UTC)

--Tupac1971ful (talkcontribs) 08:57, June 14, 2012 (UTC) well as most said inzektors/rabbits/wind-ups/hieratics/chaos dragons/dark world need to be hit. dragonfly/hornet limited,rescue rabbit semi-limited,hunter limited or banned?,atumn limiterd,future fusion and RED-eyes limited and snow/grapha limited (snow problably)..but except of those there are decks that need a little push like blackwings they are too slow nowadays many cards hitted and cant stand the meta in their current state,than lonefire and debris can be at 2 as well as mezuki or Agent of mystery - earth, (zombies even with their swarming they dobnt see play)..the help lightsworns a lot so maybe lumina at 3? but possibly not..

--Tupac1971ful (talkcontribs) 08:59, June 14, 2012 (UTC) i mean future fusion banned (this card is not only OP in dragons but its too broken for other reasons too! ) and REDMD gets to be limited.

Why do people want Dark World hit? They aren't even topping heavily, they are big and consistant, and they pop a card here and there, but they're that good as to need a hit. Just feels like people are hating on Grapha. ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 12:36, June 15, 2012 (UTC)

I dont think tele dad can make of a comeback ,because crush card virus , dimnensional fusion and dark magician of chaos are all banned. (talkcontribs) 18:04, June 15, 2012 (UTC)

I personally think if you want to hit Chaos Dragon, ban Five headed dragon and not future fusion. Five headed dragon is the reason why chaos dragon are able to dump so many dragons into the grave, if five headed dragon is gone, then they can't use future fusion to dump so many dragons, making future fusion almost pointless in that deck. Also decks that revolve around future fusion, like the chimeratech OTK don't even top in todays meta, chaos dragon is the only good deck that uses future fusion, and the only reason it works is due to five headed dragon, so really, there's almost no reason to ban future fusion and hurt a lot of decks that need it, when you can just ban five headed dragon and hurt only 1 deck (chaos dragon). Also, I think Inzektor hornet and dragonfly should be limited, as they are the main driving force behind the inzektor engine or if you don't want to limit dragonfly, ban hornet, and atum should be limited to 1, to stop the hieratic otk. Wind-up Hunter I hope gets banned, or zenmaighty gets limited, but I doubt it. Neos01 (talkcontribs) 19:19, June 15, 2012 (UTC)

I've noticed some of you guys look to be straight up killing archetypes.
I mean, as the previous guy said he wants Dragonfly AND Hornet Limited or Hornet BANNED. I mean jeeze, that's a little more than a hit, that'd completely kill the archetype, Ladybug is only run as a substitution Hornet, it isn't very good, and there's no substitution Dragonfly. I mean, why would you want to kill an archetype and not just hinder it so it's no longer as dominant?
I personally don't think FHD would get banned is FF has already been hit down to a limit, it'd be more likely for a card to get banned from a limit than from 3.
And is this time going to be exactly the same as last time where noone realizes TCG only cards exist and the meta in TCG and OCG are completely different? Because that got annoying after a few minutes of "TGU NEEDS A LIMIT!"(although if it was an OCG card I would agree to a semi, but they don't have it so why should they care). (talk) 01:36, June 17, 2012 (UTC)

Inzektors won't be dead without Hornet. They just have to rely on the other Inzektors, like Ladybug and whatnot, and make Rank 5/6 Summons. But doing anything other a straight-out ban on Hornet, or a limit on Dragonfly and Hornet, won't help. Even if you limit Hornet, cards like Armageddon Knight exist, that is only 1 card, but if Hornet gets limited, people might just slot 2 of him in, that combined with stuff like Summoner's going to be annoying, and means that Hornet will still wind up in the grave, probably every duel. ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 01:30, June 18, 2012 (UTC)
So Agents (I'm talking pure agents which were definitely playable) are meant to be playable since they only had 1 limit?(Also note how the search card was hit and not the cards that do anything).
You're suggesting Inzektors should have a straight up ban on their main monster (hornet) or a limit to both their main monster and their main Xyz monster (where a side deck would kill them very easily)?
Oh and Ladybug only does rank 4/5's, and if you only have a Centi out (which would be common with a limited Dragonfly) it does absolutely nothing. You get to boost the level of 1 monster for no apparent reason (don't say Monster Reborn, Inzektor Sword - Zektkaliber, Inzektor Giga-Mantis, etc because not only would that require an extra card just for a rank 3/4/5 but for the 2 Inzektor cards they need to be popped).
You can't honestly tell me that a limit to both wouldn't kill the deck. And outright banning hornet would most likely do the same, rank 5's suck and there are better rank 4 spam decks. (talk) 05:28, June 18, 2012 (UTC)
Even if hornet is banned, if you keep the other inzektors unlimited the deck will still be fine. If you replace Ladybug with hornet in the inzektor combo, you can summon Xyz monsters losing no advantage. And 1 hornet and 1 dragonfly is all that is needed to start the combo, so even if 1 hornet or dragonfly exists, so will the combo. Rank 5's don't suck, Tiras can't be destroyed by card effects and can destroy a card each time it battles, Exa-Stag can steal an opponents monster and increase its ATK and Zenmaioh can destroy 2 facedowns, those don't suck, and there're tons of Rank 4's that can be used, and don't forget you can still use Rank 3's. So yeah, even if hornet is gone, inzektors are still very playable. (talk) 09:00, June 18, 2012 (UTC)
As I said before, they start with Centi (50% chance to have a Centi and not a Dragonfly), yep that Ladybug sure did a lot of good.
Let's say they get Tyras out. Oh look at that, a little Chaos Dragon deck (a very common deck) where they can attack over it quite easily.
Rabbit no longer has a problem with the deck as they don't have to worry about Reborn reviving whatever to re-pop everything making Laggia/Dolkka useless.
Hieratics would quite easily attack over it.
Lavals (which should be in TCG by the time the banlist hits if I'm not mistaken) can attack over it so easily it isn't funny.
Don't even TRY to say Exa-Stag is good, it's 800 attack that can take 1 monster and gain half its attack. So if we say 2500 attack as the average 800 + 2500/2 = 2050, if you manage to protect it 2 turns and equip a 2500 attacker for each, then it's 3300. OR you know, Adreus, Keeper of Armageddon 2600 attack that gets rid of one face up monster, the only situation I can see Exa-Stag being better is against Light Pulsar Dragon or Elemental HERO Absolute Zero where it wont activate their effects due to them never leaving the field.
And if you want rank 4s, what the hell are you using Inzektors for? There are plenty of archetypes that do it much faster, easier and better. The fact they can also do rank 3s and 5s doesn't make much of a difference.
But seriously, compared to pop 2 a rank 5 is nothing, they aren't doing amazingly in TCG (they are in OCG without a doubt though), so this hit would make it T1.5 or even lower over here. (talk) 10:05, June 18, 2012 (UTC)

I know this is a little off topic, but do any of you think that Glads will get a boost in either the September or March banlist? Personally i think the limit on Bestiari cripples the deck from its true playability potential.-- (talk) 21:57, June 18, 2012 (UTC)

Yeah, but with more than 1 Gladiator Beast Bestiari, both Glads and Gyzarus Spam decks get a boost, Gyzarus spam isn't worth 2 Bestiari. Also to the Inzektor player, what do you do if you can't hit Hornet or Dragonfly? The fact is, the combo exists, the consistency exists, you have to get rid of one, what would you hit? The ban on Agents gets rid of Consistency, the deck isn't competitively playable because of that. Now what do you do so Inzektors become less broken, because the pop 2 a turn for 2/3 turns if you open right, is annoying and unfair, because in the end, the Inzektor guy gets a Rank 3, loses nothing in terms of cards, and the other guy loses 2 cards, and has to kill the Rank 3. Pop 2 is good, no one has said it isn't, but it's also not totally fair, because if I don't have Skill Drain, Effect Veiler, or Macro Cosmos, I can't do much. ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 23:33, June 18, 2012 (UTC)

I'm kinda lost when you say that decks that run BLS don't top. Inzektors run BLS and they do very well. --> Summoned Skull 2: Electric Boogaloo 23:19, June 19, 2012 (UTC)

I think he meant decks that are based on him, like Chaos. But BLS in Inzektors isn't the problem in Inzektors. ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 00:05, June 20, 2012 (UTC)
Actually no, I mean barely any decks that run BLS that aren't chaos dragons top, and if they do run BLS they're just reducing consistency. Inzektors do better without it and if you run BLS in Rabbit you're an idiot.
Also @Ace, I don't play Inzektors often because I don't enjoy playing them, I just don't like to see people wanting to kill an archetype because they think it's "OMG SO BROKEN GOTTA KILL NOW!" without looking at the other options.
Currently Inzektors have 4 level 3's, Dragonfly, Centi, Hornet and Inzektor Ant.
Seeing as Dragonfly enables Xyz (which is a big part of what the deck is meant to be about), you can't hit it too hard.
Hornet enables rank 3s and is the only equip they have that isn't completely useless when equipped to a single monster, the others are rather situational (Inzektor Earwig boosts the monster 1000 attack, Inzektor Firefly views all set cards the opponent controls, Inzektor Hopper allows the monster to attack directly while other monsters can't attack, and Inzektor Ladybug boosts 1 face up monsters level by 1-2). The effect is good but hitting it would mean hitting one of the only GOOD equips, not to mention other cards were based around its effect (Giga-Mantis, Giga-Weevil, Zektkaliber) so you can't really hit it too hard.
Centi searches and helps the combo repeat while being replaceable (Hornet/Ant, yes Ant's shit). Banning would probably be too big a hit though.
After looking over all this, a Centi Limit, Hornet Semi would probably do the trick, or Hornet Semi, Dragonfly Semi with maybe Centi Semi. Hit the consistency a bit instead of killing the main cards in the deck. (Again, with Agents, they hit the searcher and not Hyperion/Venus/Kristya). (talk) 05:04, June 20, 2012 (UTC)
People seem to forget that the F&L List isn't meant to destroy decks, but to balance out the game for all players. Inzektors losing their destruction powers or having their looping powers nerfed would do just that. Make them balanced and still competitive, But no longer the deck that caused Shadow-Imprisoning Mirror to go from 10 cents to over 4 dollars. Djjomon (talkcontribs) 05:38, June 20, 2012 (UTC)

inzektors its turn gain a total of +2-3 advatage,its totally unfair..dragonfly is broken its not once per turn and its effect activates for its equiped card to it sent to grave,so as many said the best solution would be to hit consistency of the deck personally i would go 2 dragonfly and 1 hornet..or otherwise as a last resort they can hit this deck too tough and release new support for it less broken thats a way they have been doing for many cards/decks that seemed to be broken (substitoad,DMoC,fishborg blaster etc. or the new blackwing monster instead of kalut giving 500atck boost and not 1400) well the thing is that they have to be nerfed somehow..its annoying having a dominant deck in so many terms better than other common decks but thats the truth for its format --Tupac1971ful (talkcontribs) 07:45, June 20, 2012 (UTC)

Handmaiden won't be hit at all, because that would literally kill the deck. Rekindling probably won't be hit either, seeing as Konami stands to make money from Heat Transmission Field and Lavalval Chain hitting the TCG.

Inzektor Dragonfly might be semi limited or limited, but Hornet will be left alone. Hell, Dragonfly might get away too, seeing as Konami is focusing on XYZing, and Dragonfly is definitely an enabler when it comes to XYZing.

Currently Banned Cards

Out of curiosity, are there any currently banned cards that anybody wants back this Banlist? I've noticed that a couple of people want to bring back DMoC, I don't know if that would be good or not. (talk) 20:33, June 20, 2012 (UTC)

The ones I heard the most are DmoC, TER, Metamorphosis, Sinister Serpent, Glow-Up Bulb, and Spore. --> Summoned Skull 2: Electric Boogaloo 20:52, June 20, 2012 (UTC)

Oh yeah, TER... he's not that bad anymore, he should come back. (talk) 21:08, June 20, 2012 (UTC)

from what you said only DmoC stands a change to be unbanned and maybe MOF because she is too slow flip effect..TER!! yes really good idea..use instant fusion to summon him take easy one of your opponents monsters and then use this for syncrho or even tribute summon..wait wait wait its not over yet! use monster reborn/call of the haunted to revive it and reuse this effect abd lock your oppponent..yay! --Tupac1971ful (talkcontribs) 21:19, June 20, 2012 (UTC)

Congratulations, you just thought of a less than consistent combo. --> Summoned Skull 2: Electric Boogaloo 21:26, June 20, 2012 (UTC)

The sarcasm is strong with that one, the typos were especially endearing... Thousand-Eyes Restrict is definitely not as powerful as he used to be, the best way to use him is Instant Fusion + Monarchs probably. Plus, how could BLS be legal and TER be banned? (talk) 21:40, June 20, 2012 (UTC) EDIT: Why, oh why, would anybody want Metamorphosis back?

Because Metamorphosis isn't broken. --> Summoned Skull 2: Electric Boogaloo 21:52, June 20, 2012 (UTC)

Not broken? I guess it's arguably less broken than some things, but I still dislike the "Metal Reflect Slime to Naturia Extrio" and "Beast King Barbaros to Cyber Twin Dragon" stuff, amongst others (Fusilier Dragon, the Dual-Mode Beast or Gorz Token to Cyber Ogre 2 or King Dragun, the list goes on and on). (talk) 22:01, June 20, 2012 (UTC) Oh, and Gagaga Magician...

TER might not be as good as he was but he still is really good with instant fusion..personally,he deserves to be for metamorphosis definetly not! as the previous guy said its broken,tech that in DW's and got for easy cyber twin dragon or instead of metal reflect slime (that nobody uses) u can replace that with commonly played cards like REDMD or tragoedia to go for Naturia Exterio..the only right is "why TER be banned and BLS limited,hes much more broken" but thats obvisously for konami's interest's..and spore and glow wont come back - they are not that broken but there are 2 reasons 1st they are reuseble tuners in general without cost and 2ond they banned them to make XYZ monsters more popolar over synchros --Tupac1971ful (talkcontribs) 09:17, June 21, 2012 (UTC)

I've noticed quite a few people wanted DMoC back, I'm actually thinking that might be plausible, they reprinted it in Epic Dawn, right? (talk) 21:09, June 21, 2012 (UTC)

I could see DMoC coming back. Definitely less broken than many cards we have now. It would add support to the new Spellcasters coming out in REDU too. Djjomon (talkcontribs) 21:51, June 21, 2012 (UTC)
Ice Queen was supposed to be DMoC's nerfed replacement, plus, they reprinted a lot of older banned cards in Dawn, can't be sure if DMoC will come back based on that alone. More or less plausible than the others, but still. ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 00:41, June 22, 2012 (UTC)
Plus isn't possible to create the OTK I think, as long as Dimension Fusion stays banned, or is there some other spell card that summons back Banished Monsters, that can be reused by DMoC that same turn? Unless you use Imperial Iron Wall + Monster Reborn (Thankfully no real great way to search this thing out)... ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 00:44, June 22, 2012 (UTC)

I think I heard somewhere that the Imperial Iron Wall/Monster Reborn combo would be the only way to still do the OTK if he got unbanned. The thing is that it's two cards that aren't worth building a deck around searching + DMoC, so it's extremely inconsistent to say the least. (talk) 10:55, June 22, 2012 (UTC)

Yeah, no easy way to search Monster Reborn, so not that big a deal, since other OTKs still exist. ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 15:20, June 22, 2012 (UTC)

i really want magician of faith back, some decks are just BASED on a spell card. only 3 cards are a big deal with that thing.

i really want magician of faith back, some decks are just BASED on a spell card. only 3 cards are a big deal with that thing.-LaserGhost (talkcontribs) 12:38, June 23, 2012 (UTC)

You posted the above comment twice. ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 16:19, June 23, 2012 (UTC)
I don't think Magician of Faith will even be considered for coming back by many people unless one of Monster Reborn, Dark Hole, and Heavy Storm were to be banned. Even then, it would be better if 2 of those 3 were banned, which will probably not happen. I'd rather have all 3 of those than the Magician. (talk) 12:46, June 25, 2012 (UTC) EDIT - And on flip effects being too slow, Apprentice Magician...
Yeah, Magician of Faith doesn't need to come back and make things crazier. Plus, in some regards wouldn't that make the DMoC have a greater chance of not coming back? Faith would allow you to reverse toolbox Monster Reborn, again not that big a deal, considering Reborn is at 1, but still a point. And there is no point of having Faith and Limited Spell cards. ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 03:11, June 26, 2012 (UTC)
All in all, I think that DMoC is harder to splash into any given deck than Magician of Faith, and therefore might stand somewhat more of a chance of returning. We'll see within a couple months if any of this is true though. (talk) 22:26, July 1, 2012 (UTC)

Banlist Prediction #1



  • Inzektor Hornet - Killing Damsel is like killing the deck. Hornet will slow this down.
  • Giant Trunade - IF, and only IF MST gets it, this MIGHT happen. So please. This is my opinion.


  • Effect Veiler - IF, and only IF the above cards on the LIMITED list are hit.


(None for now.)

Jampong (talkcontribs) 08:27, July 1, 2012 (UTC)

This is all opinion oriented, your list and other lists, so you can post what you want, but give us the room to also comment on your list. This thread and every other F&L List thread is just a thought board. Anyway, Reinforcement of the Army might not be Forbidden, I mean the only deck that really uses it would be E-HERO, but even then they have E-Call so it wouldn't be that bad. REDMD might be hit at 1, that is a small possibility, but hitting Atum would be better to stop Hieroglyphs. As for Chaos Dragon, hit Lightpulsar Dragon to 2?

I think Konami hates backrow formats. Usually when MST, Trunade, and Heavy are at 1, people start to play heavy trap counts. Not sure why Trooper would be back at 1, I don't think he does anything, except thin the deck, and only Chaos Dragon uses him. ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 13:57, July 1, 2012 (UTC)

MST wont go back to the banlist,it was reprited to hybrid rare so konami wants to make money from it but thats not it..even if it is to be limited there is still night beam --Tupac1971ful (talkcontribs) 13:53, July 2, 2012 (UTC)

Personal Predictions





  • Marshmallon
  • Necro Gardna Lightsworns dont top at all
  • Reborn Tengu "APIX and THUNDER BIRD bro... plus mistvally field spell ur in trouble !!!DN:crazybalto"I mean,plants arent around this is mainly for syncrho decks and i cant imagine many decks that will run this (T.G stun and Scraps mainly),also PoA is limited so..maybe,it isnt a thread nowadays
  • Level Limit - Area B

--Tupac1971ful (talkcontribs) 14:38, July 2, 2012 (UTC)

I can't agree with the Necro Gardna and Rekindling (Need to full grave for a OTK kinda thing, which is slow, even in Lavals). Blackwings had there chance, let them rest in peace, or just make Kalut Semi, if you really like them. Lightsworns might not be topping, but making Necro Gardna Unlimited is a stupid thing to do, even if Lightsworns don't top, too much protection. Miracle Fusion might be a hit, but maybe the hit should be to E-Call? I personally don't think HERO is a threat. HERO is just too slow compared to Dino-Rabbit and Chaos Dragon.

Also, The Transmigration Prophecy needs to be at 1, otherwise it creates a loop of itself, I mean Pot of Benevolence does the same thing, but Pot of Benevolence can't be chained. Also, this card is part of a stall deck with D.D. Borderline.

Also, no one has yet mentioned stuff like instant win decks (Very Slow, I know that), but Final Countdown and Exodia sucks, Cardcar D gave a huge boost to them. I mean if people have to consider Stealth Bird for the Side Deck, there might be a problem.

---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 23:08, July 2, 2012 (UTC)

Necro Gardna wont change much at 3..charge is at 1 and lumina at 2 this can be a dead draw many times and for lightsworns it wont change much,when opposed against a Chaos dragon or Rabbit deck what can a Mere LS deck do even with 3 gardnas in the deck? and rekindling can be deadly its not difficult to set your graveyard just 1 Sweltering Heat Transmission Field and with rekindling you can bring Red Nova Dragon or Shooting Quasar Dragon especialy in the late game,gives a large potention at syncrho summoning..and what about Blackings? they had their legacy but arent they dead? shoudlnt konami just make them not top,but competitive again they are too slow and cant stand the meta..Whirlwind and Kalut at 2 should make the difference --Tupac1971ful (talkcontribs) 08:35, July 3, 2012 (UTC)

tupac, both whirlwind AND kalut at 2 will make the deck broken again, if you play them on DN, try the new promotional card as they got some good new cards.but 2 kalut 2whirlwind is just overpushing, just like what konami did to sams.--LaserGhost (talkcontribs) 17:48, July 3, 2012 (UTC)

@LaserGhost you mean Damascus,Gladius and Gram? they are all almost useless..damascus boosts only 500atk,gladius isnt a tuner and Gram cant be used with vayu so which part of them is good? and its obvious (lets say at the current format),2 kalut and 2 whirlwinds won't make such a big change to say Blackwings will be broken,thats for sure.. --Tupac1971ful (talkcontribs) 22:46, July 3, 2012 (UTC)

looks like you are not proffesional player, blackwing is not just vayu,these 500 are actually something good and who said that double kalut double whirlwinds wont get them back? whirlwind means easy access to anything double kalut means you rarely win a battle agains a BW.--LaserGhost (talkcontribs) 13:35, July 4, 2012 (UTC)
Ghost has a point. I mean Vayu + Shura makes Gram, who can then summon another Shura, or Bora if you use him. And Gladius can be revived with Blizzard, giving you more access to Level 5 Synchros. Personally, I'm alright if either Kault or Whirlwind comes back, but not both, since Kault was limited along with Honest to hit Blackwings and Lightsworns, respectively. But bringing back the "Honest" for Blackwings, AND a card that can search him out? That's when I say wrong. ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 14:35, July 4, 2012 (UTC)

Fire Fall's Predictions

I'm going to try and base my thoughts on the criteria that they put up on the Yugioh Article website a while ago. Which were....

  • 1.To prevent a situation where you feel “locked in” – where you HAVE to play with certain cards, or a certain Deck.
  • 2.To keep it so there are choices for what Deck you play. Avoid having 1 dominant Deck.
  • 3.To restrict “solitaire” play Decks. These are usually first-turn-combo Decks where one Duelist plays by themselves for 15 minutes, shuffling and summoning cards while their opponent twiddles his thumbs.
  • 4.To eliminate cards that are confusing, cause games to stall out, create infinite loops, or can otherwise interfere with tournaments and make them unpleasant.

Banned Wind-Up Rat or Wind-Up Hunter - Reasons 1 and 4 - Not only is it a negative play experience for both sides (How many times have you faced a person who ran the loop and heard the line 'I don't usually play the loop.' If people feel they have to justify running the loop then it's a bad experience for them as well.) but also if you want to stand a chance against the loop you're forced to run either Max "C" or Effect Veiler.

REDMD - Reasons 1, 2 and 3- If you play dragons then you play with REDMD no matter what but with all the new dragon support now on offer he's become to powerful, that and he's a key card now one to many OTKs involving dragons.

Limited Inzektor Hornet or Inzektor Dragonfly - Reason 1 - You play Inzektors then you play with the main three Inzektors of Centipede, Hornet and Dragonfly, then build the rest of the deck around them. Limiting Hornet or Dragonfly will not only slow them down (though not by much) but make it so Inzektor players will put something else in their deck and add a bit of variety to it.

E - Emergency Call - Reasons 1 and 2 - Hero Beat has been consistently topping in the OCG for months now, if you head over to Shriek OCG and check out their tournament lists you'll see that Hero Beat is a bigger threat then any of the other decks now. Limiting Emergency Call will slow them down. Then Again there are other ways to do it but something in Hero Beat will be hit.

Semi Limited Rescue Rabbit - Reason 1 - Rabbit isn't as bad as he used to be, with the priority ruling gone you can now successfully hit him with a lot more cards. Still being on three is a bit much, thus he needs a semi.

TGU - Reason 4 - With TGU now widely available she's getting spammed to a lot more decks, she's a card you can put in any deck and get pluses out of her. Which makes her to dangerous to remain at three. She can join Tengu as a TCG exclusive on the banlist.

Unlimited Magic Cylinder - The harm Cylinder could do in today's meta is minimal therefore I see it returning to three. --The FireFALL (talkcontribs) 20:29, July 4, 2012 (UTC)

I decided to check out Shriek OCG just to see if there were a ton of HERO decks topping. There were, but the HERO decks I saw looked like they wanted to do nothing but make Blade Armor Ninja, not saying he will be hit, but a simple hit to their consistency should be enough, I think Miracle can stay at 3. Also, REDMD isn't that bad, only Lightpulsar makes him seem broken, as people don't have to go through his cost or anything like that. As for his OTK stuff, that's mostly in Hieratic (Chaos Dragon does it too, but I wouldn't blame that solely on REDMD, Lightpulsar has an effect too...), which REDMD is a part of, but for that loop you need 2-3 Atum, so isn't it better to limit Atum to 1? ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 01:29, July 5, 2012 (UTC)
As for Rule 3, why not do something to stuff like Final Countdown or other instant win decks, they aren't consistent, but they're no fun to play against. Cardcar D made those decks even faster. ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 01:38, July 5, 2012 (UTC)
What list are you looking at on Shriek? I only found the list of tournaments (which I don't completely trust because it lists locals too.) I've been wanting to keep up on OCG decks. Djjomon (talkcontribs) 01:39, July 5, 2012 (UTC)

Final Countdown is currently the only big stalling deck which is topping and even then it's only won one regional. Then again that's not to say it isn't being watched, as another article on the Yugioh website had suggestions on what to side if you hit FC. Night Shot and Eradicator Epidemic Virus if you were wondering kills the deck :P.

As for the tournaments on Shriek, they're trustworthy. It is Shriek after all. I'll admit though the one piece of info missing is just how many decks of each are run in the tournament but aside from that it does show an accurate look at the OCG metagame. Also if you only want to take the big tournaments seriously then just look at everything with 'Championship' in it's name. Though i'll save you some time, the current meta decks in order of what tops the most is Inzektor, Hero Beat\Alive Hero, Verz Rabbit, Heiroglyth\Heiroglyth Ritual, Gadget Offering Machina and Lavals (though Lavals have decreased in the past few months).-- (talk) 01:55, July 5, 2012 (UTC)

Ok, not too far off from what I expected, thank you. Djjomon (talkcontribs) 03:19, July 5, 2012 (UTC)

Just a little note to people who hate wind-ups so much: To stop the loop, just limit zenmaity,hitting rat is devestating the deck that is supposed to be fun and if you notice, konami doesn't ban anything unless it generates unfair advantage mostly by itself that means hunter won't be banned.Unlike hornet because hornet simply's limit won't do anything. Also, if we compare the amount of cards hunter needs to the amount of cards hornet needs it will become obvious.--LaserGhost (talkcontribs) 12:20, July 5, 2012 (UTC)

BTH the real problem with the Wind-Ups is Wind-Up Shark. A lot of the time the loop is started because of one Shark. He's not in the OCG , hence why they're not topping over there but I digress. I've been looking over the info for the TCG championships that have happened recently, though I could only find the ones held in America and South America and the results pretty much show one thing. Dino Rabbits will be hit. They've pretty much dominated most of the tournaments with quite a few of them ending in Rabbit Mirror matches. So I'm going to change my view of Semi Limiting the Rabbit. Now that Rabbit needs to be either limited or banned.--The FireFALL (talkcontribs) 15:55, July 5, 2012 (UTC)

How many of those tops were before the priority change? ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 18:49, July 5, 2012 (UTC)

just a thought


  • Future Fusion:Obvious. Chaos Dragons are VERY big and this card is a game winner in many other decks
  • Hornet:well, hitting dragonfly is killing all the deck, limiting this will just make them use more cards to dump/search this, if this is banned they will just be a Rank 5 spam deck
  • Brionac:maybe yes and maybe no.this is a game winner by himself.


  • REDMD:this thing defines the Word "Broken".A hit to Chaos Dragons and Hieratics.
  • Rabbit:Well, banning it would kill the only decent support of normal monsters. Dino rabbits are hard to hit so this is meh.
  • Atum:the triple atum hieratic loop needs 3 atum
  • Zenmaity:I really dont want that to happen but if you insist on hitting wind-ups...


  • Messenger of Peace:this card is better these days because xyz monsters are affected. also the cost is a joke.
  • Miracle Fusion:that is IF you want HEROes hit.


  • Tragoedia:Seriously who runs that these days? and still, who would run it in 3?
  • Magic Cylinder:Besides burn,this card is as dead as negate attack.

that was my thoughts on a list --LaserGhost (talkcontribs) 14:31, July 2, 2012 (UTC)

ok i might be a little arrogant and selfish because im a blackwing player and i really like them..seriously if kalut or whirlwind (im not speking for both) wont come back thats a real problem cause blackwings now just suck,too slow..kalut and honest are really too different as kalut gives the boost of 1400 and its only for blackwings but honest has high defense to get beaten from a lvl4 or lower monster,it can get itself from the field back to the hand so this gives so many combos,your monster will gain your opponents monster atck so this means you almost win ANY battle and above all he is a universal light staple card! theres no deck with the light attribute not running honest.. so my thought is that those 2 cards have big differences and stop saying kalut is like honest..just saying --Tupac1971ful (talkcontribs) 21:55, July 5, 2012 (UTC)

Blackwings could get a boost but don't entirely need it. They're still quite threatening, just not broken like you want them. Kalut OR Whirlwind to 2 would be helpful in different situations, both would be a bit too powerful. (So while we're at it, give Gravekeeper's Royal Oppression back.) Rabbit needs to get hit, it's way over-powered. And better yet, Dino Rabbit isn't even an archetype. Evolzars were made for Evols, so they'll still see play (Evols are a highly underrated deck as well.)Djjomon (talkcontribs) 22:59, July 5, 2012 (UTC)

I don't think anyone even expects the Evolzars to be hit, hitting Rabbit makes more sense, if they still survive and people want to play them, Laggia and Dolkka can still be made, but it would take more time to make them. ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 00:44, July 6, 2012 (UTC)

Just my thoughts




Unlimited Everything Ace said

Thoughts anyone? Ja1lbreakr0cks (talkcontribs) 20:03, July 6, 2012 (UTC)

I don't know if Carrier needs to be limited if Hunter is banned, I mean Wind-Ups were made to Xyz various Levels, and Zenmaity helps with that goal. I really don't think Spore or Glow-Up will come back (Based on this article over on the KSS. Also, I'm not sure Hyperion needs a hit, he's not that searchable, plus I think Venus and the Gachi Spam was the issue, I think Hyperion is safe at 3. But if Venus does come back to 2, what would that do to the OCG?

What makes Mist Wurm need a hit? He's not really played, and even if Spore or Glow did somehow come back, most people would use maybe just 1 Wurm, if at all. And no way in hell is Lumina going to 3. ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 21:21, July 6, 2012 (UTC)

Nauske Confirmed

From what he told in GameFAQs (with no source...)





His topic: [1]

--iFredCat 13:29, July 7, 2012 (UTC)

What would make them not even try to hit Lightpulsar and REDMD? I don't think DAD did that much, it was easy to summon, but only because Lightpulsar banished stuff from the grave. Also, is there a point to M7 being hit? It's easy to summon, but you can't use it's effect if you summon it using a Xyz Monster as a material. Also, is there a point to hitting Skill Drain? I know the card sucks when used against you, but it's used mostly in stuff like Anti-Meta decks, which don't always top. ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 13:40, July 7, 2012 (UTC)
That's why I asked him for a source of why he think of that. --iFredCat 13:41, July 7, 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, I was about to add that there was no source, but we had a editing conflict, xD. ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 13:42, July 7, 2012 (UTC)
It was you who got an edit conflict - I posted quicker, but no worry. And I had a feeling about Rescue Rabbit being limited from the start once I laid my finger on the real exist card of him - ever played a deck with only one copy included and I would guess it right. --iFredCat 13:44, July 7, 2012 (UTC)

And we are expected to belive this list? Not a chance sir.--LaserGhost (talkcontribs) 13:50, July 7, 2012 (UTC)

That's why I wish to get him to confirm the source first. You can see it at bottom of the topic I posted in here. (His topic: [1]) --iFredCat 13:57, July 7, 2012 (UTC)

I already saw it. Looks horrible, and still the users talk as its real.--LaserGhost (talkcontribs) 14:33, July 7, 2012 (UTC)

One user "CM1772PF" told me off that I should know better than this. Where's his goddamn manner? --iFredCat 15:09, July 7, 2012 (UTC)
Lol, i saw his comment. he is kinda retarded.--LaserGhost (talkcontribs) 15:30, July 7, 2012 (UTC)
I got your back there Fred. Just posted under my old GameFAQs alias sano10001. Djjomon (talkcontribs) 16:11, July 7, 2012 (UTC)
You really should know better than this, Fred. It is not an official list, it was a suggested list created by Nauske to garnish discussion. He makes them often. --Golden Key (talkcontribs) 17:26, July 10, 2012 (UTC)

WCQ Results

Just found out that Wind-Ups took first place in both the American and European WCQs. Chaos dragons took 3rd-4th in America. This makes me think Wind-Ups will be hit hard in September. Djjomon (talkcontribs) 04:27, July 11, 2012 (UTC)

they had it coming.--LaserGhost (talkcontribs) 10:38, July 11, 2012 (UTC)
Maybe they will, or maybe people just weren't really prepared for them, and forgot they still exist. ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 21:23, July 11, 2012 (UTC)
You give Konami too much credit. They see this deck win 2 WCQs they'll go March 2012 plants on Wind-Ups as-... keys... (Though I have been meaning to read that article, despite it just being released today.) Djjomon (talkcontribs) 05:00, July 12, 2012 (UTC)


I just Hope that Konami doesn't screw Hieratic players over. the OTK can be stopped without harming hieratics bad by more than 1 way, either limiting REDMD or limiting Atum or both. because Hieratics really CAN be a good deck with the Level 8 version or a Stun deck using photon streak bounzer.--LaserGhost (talkcontribs) 20:09, July 12, 2012 (UTC)

They probably will just hit either REDMD/Atum, I doubt they would hit more than that, unless it becomes an issue later. ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 22:48, July 12, 2012 (UTC)

Things that can go Down the list?

I think that 141 has a good chance to go into 2. spore,substitoad,glow-up bulb and mind master are all banned now. this can go back to 2 to assist small decks like fortune ladies, morphtronics, infernities and piper based decks.--LaserGhost (talkcontribs) 08:34, July 13, 2012 (UTC)

Maybe, but we still have Mystic Piper? ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 14:43, July 13, 2012 (UTC)

Meh, piper is not dangerous. Piper chaos is not competetive anyways and it would be fun to see some of those topping. LaserGhost (talkcontribs) 15:28, July 13, 2012 (UTC)

Piper Chaos took 4th in a YCS... Djjomon (talkcontribs) 16:26, July 13, 2012 (UTC)

141?! Did you forget about INFERNITIES!!!? It'll never happen. True story bro.

Sept 1, 2012 banlist predictions

  • Black luster solider solider envoy of the beginning~ should be banned too broken. It wins games by itself.
  • Mind control ~ Banned. With xyz monsters out, players have a lot of options.
  • Sangan~ Banned. Players can search out anything including tour guide from the underworld.
  • Wind up hunter~ Banned. Players abuse this card to perform hand loops prevent their opponent from retaliating.
  • Dark hole~ Banned. Obvious reason.
  • Evolsaur laggia~ limited. This is a solemn on legs. Next turn it spells game very quickly. Players set as much backrow as they want without any worries.
  • Inzektor dragonfly~ limited. Too broken. Keeps the inzektor loop going.
  • Pot of avarice~ Banned. Wind ups can still loop repeatedly with this card.
  • Snoww, unlight of dark world~ semi limit
  • gates of dark world~ limit. Too broken adds a lot of draw power.
  • Future fusion~ Banned. Sets up plays for otk's. Also abused in hero decks.
  • Monster reborn~ Banned. obviously too broken.
  • Wind up carrier zenmaity~ semi limited. Players spam this card to repeatedly perform the wind up hand up.
  • Wind up carrier zenmaines ~ semi limited.This card is a little broken.
  • Agent of mystery earth~ unlimited. Players will run 1 copy anyway because of 2 to 3 effect veilers used in top tier decks.
  • T.G striker ~ unlimited. No are broken.
  • Brionac dragon of the ice barrier ~ Banned. This card is abused in infernity, dark world, and fables perform otk's. Still too broken. Has too many loops. This card benefits in many decks like blackwing gale the whirlwind.
  • Tour guide of the underworld ~ limited. 3 is too broken. Sets up plays for broken rank 3 xyz monsters.
  • Goyo guardian ~ limited. This card is not that good anymore. Konami want to promote xyz monsters. This sets up plays for xyz summons.
  • Rescue rabbit ~ semi limited.
  • Red eyes darkness metal dragon ~ limited. Players abuse this card by destroying light pulsar dragon to get REDMD back to their hands.
  • Light pulsar dragon ~ semi limit. Players loop with this card to get level 5 dark monsters.
  • Inzektor hornet ~ semi limit.
  • Miracle fusion ~ limit. Royal oppression ~ limited.
  • Skill drain ~ limited.
  • Inzektor exa beetle ~ limited.
A lot of what you want to do makes no sense to us. We like Dark Hole and Monster Reborn, people will run 3 Earth, not 1, because guess what, they have a better chance of drawing it at 3 than at 1, same for Striker! Tour Guide at 1 dose almost nothing, and becomes too situation, semi is better. Goyo guardian is still pretty bad, it has a high ATK for a quick Level 6 Synchro, which is pretty easy to do if Striker and Earth are unlimited! Brionac, is a 1-1 kinda of card, not to mention it has fairly weak ATK. Oppression will probably never come back, as it's too broken, small cost for game-breaking negations. Exa-Beetle is kinda random, it doesn't really have an effect on the game. Why limit Skill Drain? It's an Anti-Meta card, and Anti-Meta doesn't really win YCS. Laggia doesn't need a hit, as the only deck that rapidly summons it are Dino-Rabbit, Evols and Jurrac take time to summon him, in which case you can prepare to stop him. ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 19:45, July 13, 2012 (UTC)

Well for me TGU should just go to 1..maybe thats situational but it goes directly for rank 3, gives you pluses and its goes almost to EVERY deck,its just a thought since this card was devstating for the previous format and this one too since all top Meta decks were using this (excluding inzektors but that wasnt a need since they could go for rank 3 so easily) the truth is that even at 2 isnt that bad but i have to hate this card -.- --Tupac1971ful (talkcontribs) 21:20, July 13, 2012 (UTC)

Tour Guide to one means it will only be played in Fiend decks, no one would run it just to search Sangan alone. They wouldn't even use it with Tour Bus, because what if they drew Bus first? 2 Is balanced I think. Then using it to search Sangan leaves a useless one in the deck, unless you can get the first one back into the deck. So it would search itself for a rank 3 and that's it. It would definitely see less play.
Goyo I could see coming back as synchros decline. But it's no guarantee.
Skill Drain, though, IS used for YCS. Remember when HEROs topped? They used 2 Skill Drains to put even more pressure on the opponent, without losing their Gemini Spark, Miracle Fusion, or Super Poly Support. Skill Drain also let Dark Worlds win. Djjomon (talkcontribs) 21:52, July 13, 2012 (UTC)

Very bad list. You basicly want the t.g. Agent format back. Brio can't be used with dark world. Exa beatle doesn't see any play. Also, If you ban hunter you leave zenmaity. Zenmaines is OK as nobody Gets 2 anyways. Laggia limit doesn't do anything to dino rabbit. Avarice is good at 1. Dark hole and reborn are good where they are. Future fusion isn't enough to hit chaos dragons. LaserGhost (talkcontribs) 22:30, July 13, 2012 (UTC)

Well, on Skill Drain, yeah it is an issue, but I'm saying not used in HERO, if the issue is with HERO, hit HERO, I think hitting Skill Drain is unfair, although maybe it could go to 2, 1 is really unfair. ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 22:44, July 13, 2012 (UTC)

Moja619's Predictions


Brionac, Dragon of the Ice Barrier some people believe it's too broken, and they may be right

Sangan i really believe its time has come, it's just too broken, especially since the release of Tour Guide from the Underworld

Heavy Storm we already have MST, Dust Tornado and Malevolent Catastrophe, and we just received Storm and Night Beam, that's enough spell/trap destruction

Mind Control can easily lead to a synchro or xyz summon when used at the right time

Inzektor Hornet inzektors are very powerful even with just one hornet, so...

Five-Headed Dragon people say "ban Future Fusion", but FF is needed to boost lower tier decks like Heroes, Gem-Knights or Worms, so ban this card instead

Wind-Up Hunter no more Wind-up Loop


Shien's Smoke Signal why was this card semi'd again?

Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon easily special summoned, can summon a dragon each turn, is an important part of the Hieratic OTK

Miracle Fusion if Heroes get hit, this card might be the victim


T.G. Striker or The Agent of Mystery - Earth i think T.G. Agents were hit too hard, semi-limiting one of these two should help enough

Rescue Rabbit if Sangan is banned, this could be semi'd, otherwise this should be limited

Snoww, Unlight of Dark World i feel that Dark Worlds should be hit a little


Spore not as splashable as Glow-Up Bulb, and Synchrocentric Decks are now weaker with Trishula gone and Tengu semi'd

Level Limit - Area B Gravity Bind is unlimited, this could follow

Your thoughts? --Moja619 (talkcontribs) 03:02, July 14, 2012 (UTC)

Highly unlikely list... Xerdek! 03:13, July 14, 2012 (UTC)

I feel like they A) Wouldnt ban Brionac since it just got 2 reprints, and B) Without Trish, a lot of the synchro fanbase dwindled.

Maybe Sangan. But I dont think so. Sangan helps EVERYONE in every deck. It is definately abused by Tour Guide, but Tour Guide is abused by everyone else. Plus, i like the idea of Semi-limiting Tour Guide and Rabbit myself, which would make sangan more necessary to keep the deck balanced without killing it. With the exception of Agents, no one likes to see a deck die completely.

Hornet and Hunter - I repeat, no one liked to see a deck die completely. Id say limit Hunter and Limit Dragonfly while leaving Hornet alone

Five-Headed - I feel like this is going to be one of those cards that Konami will keep around despite all of the trouble it's gotten us into. They wont touch Future Fusion either. Id predict that they semi or maybe even limit Lightpulsar. That would balance the deck out imo IF Im right and they dont ban Five-Headed

Heavy Storm - ehh I was sad when this came back to replace Trunade (R.I.P.), but no one runs traps anymore anyway. Id rather have Heavy Storm at 1, than have Gravekeepers in the meta...

Agent Earth should go to 2 while Striker stays at 1. It's less splashable.

In addition to my previous comment about Rabbit and Tour Guide, I think putting Leviare at 2 would finish off the balancing of that deck...along with priority being gone.

Level Limit B - unlimited because who cares.

Marshmallon - unlimited because the meta pops and piereces as a standard nowadays

No that's pretty much it - handiquacks

Thedarkdoor (talkcontribs) 03:49, July 14, 2012 (UTC)thedarkdoor

Are you kidding? wind-ups already use 1 hunter.Earth is good at 1. Konami won't ban unneeded cards, so FHD will stay. future fusion IS the broken part. Semi Lightpulsar is not enough as a hit. i am sorry but only solution to dino rabbits is to BAN rabbit. konami needs to understand the fact that any card that gives you easy instant access to your deck is broken.--LaserGhost (talkcontribs) 07:32, July 14, 2012 (UTC)
By that logic all tutors are broken. And Future Fusion isn't the broken part. Many chaos dragons opt not to use it as it is only good early to early-mid game. And limiting rabbit would be a solution to Dino Rabbit. They would absolutely have to rely on Leviar to reuse rabbit. This would make Dino Rabbit as a deck itself inconsistent and therefore not "Tier 1." Djjomon (talkcontribs) 14:40, July 14, 2012 (UTC)
No, most Chaos Dragon builds that top at YCS and stuff use Future Fusion. Just look at the 3rd place WCQ duelist, he used Future Fusion. Why would Leviair need to be hit? I don't think people run more than 2 Leviair in Dino-Rabbit, 3 just seems excessive. Signal was hit a little too hard, Sams became slower, so Konami had it Semi-Limited to give a boost to Sam players, also it's better than having Shi-En Semi-Limited. ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 14:55, July 14, 2012 (UTC)

Shiens smoke signal was semi limited again because it's not powerfull enough to be limited. It isn't very ban-worthy at all so it is fine at 2. (talkcontribs) 16:21, July 14, 2012 (UTC)

if you look at the history of the metagame you will find that most tier 1 decks used a card that gave you an almost free special summon from your deck. Frog OTK -substitoad-, Dino rabbits -guess who-, Synchro cat -Rescue Cat-, Wind-up -Zenmaity-, Fish OTK - Colecanath-, Inzektors -Dragonfly-, Hieratics -Atum-. See?--LaserGhost (talkcontribs) 08:09, July 15, 2012 (UTC)

The Fish OTK was stopped by hitting Fishborg Blaster, not Colecanath. ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 14:18, July 15, 2012 (UTC)

Just wanted to mention why I think Sangan should be banned. I believe that Sangan joining Witch of the Black Forest on the banned list would give Konami the opportunity to release weaker, watered-down versions of both Sangan and Witch. They've done the samedthing with other banned cards. I can see the new versions being one level less than their counterparts (thereby rendering the new Sangan incompatible with Tour Guide). And their effects could be something like "When this card on the field is destroyed and sent to the Graveyard: Add 1 monster with 800 ATK/DEF from your Deck to your hand." That means monsters like Tour Guide, Inzektor Dragonfly, Dark Armed Dragon and the Monarchs can't be searced. Also, they wouldn't have their effect triggered if they are used as Synchro/Fusion/Ritual material.

That's just what I think could happen.

--Moja619 (talkcontribs) 00:56, July 16, 2012 (UTC)

  • 1) Sangan can't search DAD or the Monarchs.
  • 2) Is Sangan really the problem when you think of Inzektors?
  • 3) Why not just Semi-Limit Tour Guide, sure Sangan is still a target, but hitting Sangan is unfair for a lot of decks, because weaker decks can use it to search things they need. It's an unfair hit to everyone.
  • 4) 800 ATK is horrible, there's almost nothing good I could search with that, except for maybe Effect Veiler or something. The replacement should have the exact same search range as the card it's replacing, maybe have less conditions in which it can activate (Thus Missing the Timing), but it should at least have the same search range.

---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 03:20, July 16, 2012 (UTC)

A Sangan replacement should also not be DARK/LIGHT. Maybe fire, but with more than 200 Defense. And of course not a level 3 Fiend this time. Djjomon (talkcontribs) 03:29, July 16, 2012 (UTC)

Sangan is not a problem it does not need to be banned because of tourguide. It's tour guide that should be semi limited. It's not searching with sangan that's the problem, the problem is searching for the sangan with tourguide. (talkcontribs) 10:12, July 16, 2012 (UTC)

Nope. Sangan is good. Semi tourguide will do the trick. Also sangan is balanced enough LaserGhost (talkcontribs) 13:59, July 16, 2012 (UTC)

Redo sept 1 2012 banlist predictions

I want to redo my predictions because my last predictions were terrible. Inzecktor dragonfly ~ limited.Because limiting laggia does not do anything. Wind up hunter~ banned. Mezuki~ semi limited. Zombies are not played at all. They need a boost. Pot of avarice ~ unlimited. This card is hardly used. Light pulsar dragon~ limited. Spore ~ limited. Sychro plants should come back. Destiny draw~ unlimited.Because nobody uses Destiny Heroes. Tour guide from the underworld ~ semi limited. Black luster solider envoy of the beginning ~ Banned. I hope this helps. Sorry for the bad banlist prediction.

Unlimiting Avarice would make Synchro Decks a lot stronger, too strong. I run Karakuris and would run at least 2 Avarices if I could, it's that powerful in the deck. I don't know where you were going with saying Limting Laggia doesn't do anything, you didn't place it on any list. And Zombies are a lot stronger than you think. I have a really successful Zombie Deck. Not sure how I feel about Mezuki at a Semi-Limit, they don't really need it but after giving Lightsworns a huge boost, why not? Djjomon (talkcontribs) 01:02, July 17, 2012 (UTC)
We still have Brionac, and Mezuki kinda gets abused by Brionac. ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 01:31, July 17, 2012 (UTC)
Ever tried Xyz Zombies? I have a builed that completley crushed the top tier.if mezuki gets semi'd, i will be more than happy--LaserGhost (talkcontribs) 10:16, July 17, 2012 (UTC)

oh and btw, plants should NEVER come back.--LaserGhost (talkcontribs) 10:18, July 17, 2012 (UTC)

well zombies were really powerful at the early format of the xyz in the TCG when cards like sangan,tengu etc. were activating their effects when detached from an xyz monster..goblin zombie was abused that way bringing rank4 xyz mosnetrs each turn with the effect of zombie master and book of lifes like hell as u werent get any minus since goblin got u pluses..with the change rule i dont see zombies at all but they are really underestimated while they shouldnt.. --Tupac1971ful (talkcontribs) 22:58, July 17, 2012 (UTC)

Great point of potential Tupac. However, with Yugioh as it is right now, you won't know what great decks pop up as top nowadays and if you want zombies to be at top, you can prove it on Duelingnetwork or YCS or WCQ. Fallensilence (talkcontribs) 23:03, July 17, 2012 (UTC)

dragons, and atum

First of all, the chaos dragons are too new to be hit hard, and dark worlds aren't top tier, also how prevalent is the hieratic loop? I've heard nothing about it.

That's because to complete and otk in the hieratic loop, you'll need and that is in OCG, but most likely they'll hit one card in Hieratics IF OCG sees the risk in continuing or still wanting to make a profit out of it. Fallensilence (talkcontribs) 06:40, July 17, 2012 (UTC)

Gustav max is going to come o TCG soon, and i really hope that konami does not act so stupid and hit some good cards in hieratics like eset/su/nebthet/tefnuit.--LaserGhost (talkcontribs) 10:20, July 17, 2012 (UTC)

Well I highly doubt that just like what they did with the Inzektors, they'll keep it for one format and then hit it at the next format. Fallensilence (talkcontribs) 17:20, July 17, 2012 (UTC)

Possible List....maybe


  • Future Fusion:Had it coming, be realistic people, konami won't ban unneeded cards and future needed 1 little abuse to get banned.
  • Hornet:either this or limit dragonfly.I prefer this.


  • Rescue Rabbit: being at 1 will significantly slow rabbits down.
  • Dragonfly: either this or hornet banned. I prefer hornet because this kills the deck straight.
  • REDMD: probably not because konami likes to hit top decks 1 format later.
  • Zenmaighty: the card is good, loops the hand, at 1 it doesn't render wind-ups unplayable. perfect here.
  • Laval Volcano Handmaiden: Molten transmition field + this + rekindling = Quasar but rekindling is needed to help Flamvells who aren't broken so this is the solution.
  • E Emergency call: Heroes are Tier one in IOCG and quite big here.
  • Atum:Maybe and Maybe not.


  • Snoww:most likley not. they are not that big but if its a must.
  • One for One: all the broken targets are gone. this card can go to 2 to help morphtronic and fortune ladies.
  • Lightpulsar:just a little more hit to chaos dragons.
  • t.g. Striker:I guess this won't bring Agents back, T.Gs aren't even half a threat.
  • Tour Guide:Obvious, this at 2 damages the splashability of tourguide
  • Molten Transmition field: this card is so good -.- double foolish for lavals.
  • Miracle Fussion: See E-Call.
  • Scapegoat: Who uses this again?


  • Magic Cylinder: Nobody cares about that anymore.
  • Level Limit Area B: Doesn't affect Xyz and nobody cares about stall.
  • Marshmallon: Who cares about stall now?

That might be a good list.--LaserGhost (talkcontribs) 20:23, July 19, 2012 (UTC)

My only issue with One for One is Mystic Piper. Also, I don't think Lavals are that bad even in the OCG, not sure how they stack, but I'll tell you this, they are slow (Even with Molten). They don't have easy access to Rekindling, which means they run Gold Sarc to add speed, which is still fairly slow. Also, seeing as not all the cards are even in the TCG, I doubt they will hit it. ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 01:58, July 20, 2012 (UTC)

The only cards I can't agree on is Future Fusion, Rescue Rabbit and the heroes. Future Fusion doesn't have to be hit, more fusions need future fusion, Rescue Rabbit should be weakened at 2 since he's not searchable, the Heroes aren't that top since they haven't topped in any recent tournaments yet, and not quite sure about One for One being Semi limited but that does sound like what Konami would do. Fallensilence (talkcontribs) 16:20, July 20, 2012 (UTC)

Think of it this way for future fusion. Beast decks needed rescue cat, but still it was so powerful and got banned. Tengu helped many decks improve but the abuse just lead to killing it. As for heroes, they are big in ocg, the source of the list. LaserGhost (talkcontribs) 18:46, July 20, 2012 (UTC)

Blimey, this discussion is getting long. I think the general consensus is that "Future Fusion" and "Inzektor Hornet" will be banned. I may agree with Hornet, but I'm not sure I can see Future being touched. Yes, it is a big factor in a Chaos Dragon deck, but it is a key card in many decks and could be considered a Semi-Staple in some cases. I was even wondering whether Gravekeeper's would be touched at all. "Gravekeeper's Spy" down to 2? --SuperSponge!! 18:53, July 20, 2012 (UTC)
meh, every now and then they make some infinite loop with future, it needs to stop. GK aren't doing any shit in the meta besides, we are in a max backrow hate format. If the format gets any better, gravekeeper's MIGHT come back. For now, no need to worry. LaserGhost (talkcontribs) 19:13, July 20, 2012 (UTC)

I can't agree with the infinite loop thing for future though. There isn't that much. Still I hope they don't ban it in case you guys are right. Either that or they ban Five Headed which is highly unlikely. Fallensilence (talkcontribs) 19:27, July 20, 2012 (UTC)

Konami won't ban things that are unneccesary, so 5 headed stays. There are some super synchro loops with future fusion. Thats why its broken. Use with Heros for another consistant foolish burial. Geminis could use chaos with it (reveal that 2 gemini fusion, dump a light and a Dark). LaserGhost (talkcontribs) 21:02, July 20, 2012 (UTC)

True Konami would hit anything Synchro related at this point. Still, I highly doubt they'll ban Future Fusion just for that. It's not a main strategy anyways. If anything, it's either Future Fusion or REDMD. Fallensilence (talkcontribs) 23:48, July 20, 2012 (UTC)

I don't see how some people could say FF or FGD shouldn't be banned, it's a mystery to me.
How can you NOT ban a card that in the right deck thins your deck by 5-8 cards of your choice (depending on number of Wyverns) while having the possibility of summoning a 5000 beater? It's like Painful Choice just without the adding to your hand (which Wyvern takes care of anyway).
I personally hope FGD is banned, but when you think about it this shit will just happen again later on with FF. There was a HERO Quasar deck that relied on it (adding it to hand with Synchro Fusionist) but that got hit with GUB and Spore being banned, if they come back it might be a problem, especially since konami hates synchros. (talk) 04:00, July 21, 2012 (UTC)

True about Five-Headed but if you kill Five-Headed, it's going to kill lots of other dragon decks as well so Konami will really have to think things through about this one. And the reason why Glow-Up Bulb and Spore was banned because it's an instant +1 from the graveyard and Synchroccentrics were topping so they ended it along with Fairies by limiting Agent and T.G.s by limiting Striker. Fallensilence (talkcontribs) 04:21, July 21, 2012 (UTC)

Err, nope Fallen. T.Gs were never a threat. what made agents even bigger was T.g. Agent, adding in the T.G. engine speeds up the deck hard. so it was a must. but the penalty was that pure t.g. decks lost one of their BEST cards.--LaserGhost (talkcontribs) 09:29, July 21, 2012 (UTC)
T.G stopped being a threat when Xyz started to show up, and even so, some Quasar decks run them. I don't think Atum gets hit. Well if REDMD get limited, Atum will have less value... Rescue Rabbit...It might be limited or semi limited. If it gets semi limited, i bet leviar will be limited. I agreed with your opinion about inzektors, maybe you should talk more about Wind-ups, Zenmaighty is not the only problem. I don't know about Laval =/ Haven't seen a lot of players that use them. Expect ones who want to get quasar. About the stall, you can forget that a lot of people run Final Countdown decks.--Laggia Will Lag You(Talk) 10:32, July 21, 2012 (UTC)

meh, zenmaity at 1 stops the loop, wind-ups are good that way.lavals are so badass when they get quasar. their turn is activate transmittion field, dump 1 handmaiden 1 cannoneer. handmaiden>handmaiden>handmaiden>cannoneer. rekindling summoning all that. syncing for librarian and lavalval dragon to clear threats then summon boost warrior and tune with last handmaiden for formula, draw 2 then go quasar. all from 3 cards.--LaserGhost (talkcontribs) 11:16, July 21, 2012 (UTC)

Prediction for 2012 September bannlist


Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the beginning (OP)

Tour guide from the underworld (To OP)

Future fusion (It's extreme and it's basiclly a pre-OTK)


Rescue Rabbit (Dino Rabbit deck is to powerful)

Wind-up Hunter (Wind-Ups are to powerful)

Inzektor Hornet (Slows them down and the deck itself doesn't become OP)

Red Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon (The card is absolutely to good at 3)

Wind-Up Zenmaines (The Monster has an extremely powerful effect and you can't get rid of the card easily)

Evolzar Laggia (The card can be summoned many times and it's effect is a Solemn Judgment)


Book of Moon (Good for the game)

Grapha, Dragon Lord of Dark World (It's ok at 2)

Blackwing - Kalut the moon shadow (BW could get some boost)


Magic Cylinder (It's not a staple card and it's not really played much)

Level Limit Area - B (There's no reason for it to be at 2)

Reborn Tengu (Nothing will happen if it goes back to 3, plants are already hit and PoA is limited)

Sept 1 2012 rumored leaked banlist discussion

Supposedly, the real sept 2012 banlist was leaked. Partially leaked anyway. It seems too early to think its real.I need konami to confirm that was real banlist leaked. The sept 1 2012 banlist was partially leaked in a photo of the ocg banlist. The supposed leaked list partially contains the following: Banned~ black luster soidier envoy of the beginning. Limited: Inzektor dragonfly & Destiny hero- disk commander. Semi limited ~ Rescue rabbit & blackwhirwind. Unlimited ~ Honest, destiny draw, & magical stone excavation.

  • Yes, I'm sure the list was leaked half a month early, and I'm sure they're really going to limit Disk Commander, and I bet Konami are gonna e-mail you personally to confirm it's real.--YamiWheeler (talkcontribs) 01:05, July 22, 2012 (UTC)

2 issues with that. First: too short list. 2nd: highly unlikely list. 3 Honest? seriously? and disk commander defines the word broken. 3 CotH, 3 limit reverse, 3 Graceful Revival, 3 Kinka byo. if this happens, almost all players will play piper chaos.--LaserGhost (talkcontribs) 09:41, July 22, 2012 (UTC)
Thats got to be fake. Unlimited Honest is way too OP; limiting dragonfly does sound right, but that won't slow down Inzektors much. Disk commander is way too powerful to even come back to 1. (talk) 09:53, July 22, 2012 (UTC)
Oh yeah, unlimited Honest definitely means this is real. And limited Disk Commander. This list is certainly real guys, what are you complaining about? (talk) 11:52, July 22, 2012 (UTC)
^Sarcasm alert up there.--LaserGhost (talkcontribs) 13:06, July 22, 2012 (UTC)

2nd Banlist Prediction by Me

Well, after i think 3-4weeks of observation, I came up with this list. Some are still the same, and I think I just added and removed cards. Note: Don't be confused if I contradict myself. I like arguing with myself. :D


  • Ultimate Offering - New to my List. One time I played with Gadget-Offerings, and he only payed 2 500's to OTK me. He can only pay 2 500's because his LP is 1400. :(


  • Inzektor Dragonfly - Now, instead of Hornet, I think THIS should go to the list, unless both of them will make it to the list.
  • Mystical Space Typhoon - Not new to my List, but IF they hit this, they really should hit Ultimate Offering.
  • Wind-Up Rat - Now, In my previous list, I said either Rat or Zenmaighty will get hit. Now, they made it to my list.


  • The Agent of Mystery - Earth - Poor agent needs to be faster. This won't affect much anyways. It's like when they return Shien's Smoke Signal to 2.
  • The Gadgets - reffering to Yellow, Green, Red. But this won't happen if they really hit Ultimate Offering. Either this 3 or Ultimate Offering.

Jampong (talkcontribs) 12:19, July 23, 2012 (UTC)

Why do you always make lists that destroy decks? Why rat? also lonefire can summon very large things so its good at 1 and ban offering? Lol what now?Also if you got OTK'd randomly you dont expect konami to kill gadgets right?--LaserGhost (talkcontribs) 13:56, July 23, 2012 (UTC)

Gadgets aren't topping, and therefore they and Ultimate Offering will be untouched. Reinforcement of the Army does not deserve a ban, and I haven't seen anybody else consider banning it. Tour Guide from the Underworld would be fine semi-limited. Also if you're limiting 1 of Wind-Up Carrier Zenmaity or Wind-Up Rat, the other should go untouched. (talk) 19:58, July 23, 2012 (UTC)

My Yugioh Banlist September 2012 Preditions


  • Future Fusion (helps a lot on chaos dragon deck, and you can easly put monsters in your deck to graveyard and there are some decks where this really helps, like Chimera fortress dragon and Worm)


  • Wind-Up Carrier Zenmaity (Stop the dawm wind-up loop)
  • Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon (Easy to summon and it works so well on chaos dragon for OTK)
  • Inzektor Hornet (maybe this card limited its enough to stop the inzektors loop of destroying card on the field. But for now maybe just limited, then maybe become forbidden)


  • Black Whirlwind (im not sure about this predition card, can be easly destroyed by MST, but if you have 2 of this card in first hand you can get 2 blackwing monsters at once. So im not sure)
  • Rescue Rabbit (Like rescue cat, but just a little worst, maybe its time to limited this card. but 1st semi-limited.)
  • E-Emergency Call (the same reason from cards like Shien's Smoke Signal or Emergency Telport, since HERO deck have been played on the lasts tournments)
  • BlackWing – Kalut The Moon Shadow (Just give an extra 1400 atk points on blackwing monster, and this card its not a tuner monster, so maybe they put this card semi-limited on this banlist)
  • Infernity Launcher (No one has been play with infernity on the lasts tournments, and can be easly destroyed with MST since the new rule of priority has been change. Isn't it?)
  • Neo-Spacian Grand Mole (maybe its not so good enough for being limited anymore, since there are so many cards that can stop this card and since this card return to your hand what makes other Grand mole in your hand usefull. This card reminds me something like Treeborn frog when it was limited.)


  • Necro Gardna (this card its not a threat, even on lightsworns decks, and just stop 1 attk. Why they put this card even limited in the past forbidden lists?)
  • Tragoedia (i think even if this card became unlimited, normally, people just put 1 tragoedia in a main deck (max 2), so maybe there is no reason to be semi-limited)
  • Marshmallon (no one has been use this card, exept burn decks, and since his effect its trigger effect its easy to be stoped)
  • Glow-up Bulb (many synchro monsters have been unplayable, since this card become forbidden)
  • Spore (GUB same reason)
  • Limit level Area-B (its not a threat any more since most of players have been use XYZ Monters, and like any countinous card its a easy target for MST)

Thanks folks and sorry about my bad english.

By javo10:

September 2012 ban list:

BANNED: WInd-up hunter

       Future fusion
       Black luster soldier envoy of the beginning

Limited:Dragged down into the grave

       inzektor dragonfly
       red eyes darkness metal dragon
       Evolsaur laggia( RAbbit isnt the problem but the xyz's it makes)
       Snoww, unlight of darkworld
       Super polymerization
       leviar sea dragon
       trishula dragon of the ice barrier

Semi-limited: T.G striker

             The agent of Earth
             light pulsar dragon
             Mystical space typhoon
             blackwing gale or blackwing whirldwind

Non-limited: Marshmallon

             Shien's smoke signal( E-hero call is at 3, so why not?)         

That's basically it, this is my banlist that would the game much more balanced now and more decks playable, tell me what you guys think.

My list:


  • Future Fusion
  • Black luster soldier envoy of the beginning
  • Brioniac, Dragon of the Ice Barrier
  • Rescue Rabbit (possibly limited)


  • Wind-Up Carrier Zenmaity
  • Inzektor Hornet
  • Effect Veiler
  • Ultimate Offering
  • Giant Trunade
  • Tour Guide from the Underworld
  • Evolsaur laggia
  • Leviar sea dragon


  • Call of the Haunted


  • Primal Seed

Let me know your opinion, greetings!!

Konmai will probably never put both Trunade and Heavy in the same format. Why Call of the Haunted? People really didn't use it at 2, and most people don't use 3 if at all. Brio is a -1 card every time you use his effect, plus he's a -1 to summon. He's only really a problem with Zombies, but after that, he's just a monster that can win games, but isn't broken. Also, hitting Evolsaur Laggia hurts Evols and to a lesser extent Jurracs. Also, it's not fair to Evols or Jurracs, they take a few turns to throw down Laggia, and don't have the ability to summon a Laggia first turn. Ultimate Offering doesn't need to get hit or even move up, it's fine at 2. ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 17:57, July 24, 2012 (UTC)
It does hurt Evol T.T I don't know if Laggia will get limited. With Solda around, Evol players have more choices to play what kind of cards they want. I mean at the start of the duel, we (Evol Player's) don't know what is our opponent using. So for protection, we tend to go for Solda first, in case our opponent uses Rabbit or Inzektors. And best part is, we only need 2 Dolkka and 1 Solda, and yet Solda is one of the favorite cards in the deck. So i doubt that Laggia will get limited.--Laggia Will Lag You(Talk) 18:08, July 24, 2012 (UTC)
Primal seed unlimited?? there's a reason it was limited as soon as BLS came back. The ability to continually recycle absolutely anything when combined with macro cosmos. sparks ftk anyone??? Chewbacca The Drummer (talkcontribs) 19:33, July 29, 2012 (UTC)

Banned: idk. I doubt future fusion is going anywhere. 'zektors probably aren't hitting full banned, neither will Wind-ups I don't think too many things are going in here on this list.

Limited: I can see REDMD here, but I'd RATHER see Pulsar. Atum. Mabye part of the wind-up loop Right, forgot. BLS

Semi-Limited: Mabye Rabbit. Mabye Red-Eyes

Unlimited: No comment. S1L3N7_N1GH7S 18:39, July 24, 2012 (UTC)

Lists September 2012

My List


  • Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Begginning (wins by himself)
  • Future Fusion (cha hoes dragons use it and OTK decks Chimeratech overdragon)


  • Dragged down in to the grave (*sets all spell cards looks in your hand discards one one heavy storm or any other good card from your hand discards a DW monster get the effect and draw a card)
  • Rescue Rabbit (we all know why)
  • Inzektor Dragonfly (Limiting Hornet and the players will add more armageddon knights and cards to search hornet so limiting dragonfly will slow down the deck)
  • Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Faggot (no Hieratic OTK and cha hoes dragons)
  • Dark Magician of Cha Hoes (dunno hes not that broken anymore)
  • Super Poly ( its too good hard too negate it heros use your monster to get a stronger one)
  • Wind-up Rat (stop the loop)

Semi Limtited:

  • Tour Guide (staple in almost every deck easy xyz summoning 2 are enough)
  • E emergency call( at least semi)
  • Rekindling (at least semi they are top in the OCG semi limit before they start getting top)
  • Lightpulsar Dragon (way too easy to summon gets your dragons from grave)
  • Agent of Mystery Earth (too hard hit for agents)
  • Messenger of Peace (also affects xyz the cost is like nothing)


  • Level Limit Area B (no one cares about stalling avoid this card with xyz)
  • Reborn Tengu (Plants are not played)
Why do people here LOVE to hate on Decks? Limiting Rat IS Murdering Wind-ups which is obviously a bad thing. Agents had it coming so don't ask for 2 Earth and besides, they are still somehow powerful. Tengu will NOT get to 3, its very annoying. Rekindling Hurts flamvell. Limiting Handmaiden is alot better. LEAVE BLS ALONE, it helps some weak decks have a good topdeck, and by the way, it had not affected the meta that much YES he was played in many decks but he wasn't that hell of a win condition.--LaserGhost (talkcontribs) 09:33, July 25, 2012 (UTC)
Ghost is right, Agents did have it coming, Limiting Handmaiden will hurt Laval, but it's not as bad as hitting Rekindling. Plus, it's possible to replace Handmaiden with another tuner of some kind, not as good as 3 Handmaiden, but I'd rather have Handmaiden than nothing at all. ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 19:56, July 25, 2012 (UTC)

I wouldn't agree with BLS because it'll be too soon to limit him anyways. Super Poly is a meh because Heroes isn't exactly that top. Dark Magician of never coming back because getting one spell in the graveyard that easily is a game changer. What I like to see banned or limited is hornet (everyone does) because even if Dragonfly is limited, any summon with Inzektors will let an instant destroy one. Fallensilence (talkcontribs) 18:57, July 29, 2012 (UTC)

HERO is an issue in the OCG, as they have all the Omni HERO Fusions, so Super Poly is live no matter what, and as such hits to HERO to help the OCG will also be given to the TCG. Dark Magiican of Chaos can't some back the Spellbooks are going to be released and Spellbook of Life is a unlimited Monster Reborn with a light cost for Spellcasters, so he's never coming back. I think limiting Hornet is the best thing to do, and maybe followed by another Semi-Limit to Dragonfly. It leaves the deck playable, but not have a 98+% chance of killing stuff over and over. ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 01:47, July 30, 2012 (UTC)

My Predictions/Thoughts

Let me know if these predictions are terrible... (talk) 15:45, July 31, 2012 (UTC)


  • Wind-Up Hunter - Hand loops are somewhat of a special case.
  • Future Fusion - I kind of wish this didn't have to happen, but most agree.



No Longer On List

  • Level Limit - Area B - They're obviously planning on doing this.
  • Scapegoat - It's a possibility, wouldn't bet my last dollar on it though.
  • Marshmallon - Seems to be traveling the same route as Spirit Reaper.
Nah... I doubt Dark Magician of Chaos gets unbanned. Planguespreader Zombie, stays like it is, You can't forget that we still get Synchros from V-Jumps Magazines and stuff like that, and eventually will get passed to the TCG. I kinda think that if Super poly gets hit, it will be only on Semi-limited. --Laggia Will Lag You(Talk) 16:32, July 31, 2012 (UTC)

Added some more cards to this list (new ones in italics). @Nexus - DMoC probably won't come back, but some people want it and I feel as if Konami made Temperance of Prophecy just for this sometimes... as for Plaguespreader, I still think there's a chance of him coming up now that they've almost killed Synchros. (talk) 21:53, July 31, 2012 (UTC)

They may want to promote the Prophecy, but the Prophecy themselves should be able to do that. They're a group of cards, that works really well, plus High Priestess can be a +1 as soon as she hits the field, plus with killer support in the next booster after REDU, High Priestess sets up a situation in which you can gain lots of advantage, but not through killing a bunch of cards. At the same note, too many good spells to reuse in the Prophecy with him in the mix, plus Spellcasters have gained a monster reborn, so he's not coming back. Plus, does it make sense to limit a card that makes Staples reusable for just Spellcaster decks, but no one else gets that benefit and then has to fight through 2 Dark Hole or Heavy Storm? Does that sound fair? ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 22:18, July 31, 2012 (UTC)
Doesn't really sound fair I guess, but neither does FIRE monsters getting derpy +4 cards, or Dragons getting REDMD... list goes on. Not to say you didn't make a good point though, I'm leaning more towards him not returning now. So... anybody have comments on any other aspect of the list? (talk) 22:25, July 31, 2012 (UTC)

Are the other you put in the list unbanned (ex. Change of heart, Thousand-eyes reestirt)?

Whoops my name (talk) 13:59, August 1, 2012 (UTC)Andrew

Um... what? I was just putting predictions/thoughts for stuff that could be new to the Forbidden/Limited/Semi-Limited/Unlimited spots on the list in September. I don't know why you think I want Change of Heart and TER unbanned, can you explain? (talk) 14:35, August 1, 2012 (UTC)
  • Future Fusion isn't going banned! It's the cards themselves. Duh. DUH. C'mon people! C'MON. Think! Future Fusion mainly got limited because of the Chimeratech Overdragon OTK. It isn't going. Look at the REAL problem. The actual cards themselves. It was fine sending dragons to your grave via Future Fusion for FGD before Eclipse Wyvern decks. And then OTHER cards came along. So, limit the other cards. GAWD! Think guiz! Humans tend to think!

|DED (Leaving Me Messages Are Often Left Here) 00:12, August 2, 2012 (UTC)

The problem is in the "actual cards themselves"... the card in question is Future Fusion. What you're saying is like saying that Mass Driver should be unlimited and all monsters should be banned because they have the potential for broken combos with it. The opposite is sometimes true, just like how Mass Driver was the problem, Future Fusion is. (talk) 01:52, August 2, 2012 (UTC)
  • Mass Driver would've been fine at 1. The banlist it got banned at was retarded. Mass Driver banned. Substitoad banned. Fishborg Banned. One limiting them is the smarter thing to do; it just is. But it was obvious that Konami decided to hate water and frog decks all the sudden. Yes it's possible to go for an OTK even with Mass Driver at 1, but not consistently enough for any deck to make a name for itself with. Future Fusion adds to a deck. Like Allure does to dark decks; like Sangan and Veiler do to all decks. Yes, the cards Future Fusion sends to the Grave are retardedly broken. REDMD needs to get 1 limited, and so does Wyvern. Everyone knows Future Fusion sends to the Grave so the monsters can use their effects to Summon them. Which would honestly be fine...if there were any limits towards it. Which is why I'm saying to limit the other cards, not Future Fusion. It was stupid when Konami BANNED Mass Driver; itill be stupid if they ban Future Fusion, even though, based on Konami's thinking, that seems a move they'd do.

|DED (Leaving Me Messages Are Often Left Here) 03:13, August 2, 2012 (UTC)

In all honesty, I don't want Future Fusion to get banned because it gives stuff like Worm Zero a chance, but its potential for being used as an indefinite number of Foolish Burials is a problem. Substitoad got banned because it was quite poorly designed, in the right deck you can mill yourself to almost no cards because it has no cost aside from the continually replenished tribute and no "once per turn" restriction. (talk) 11:34, August 2, 2012 (UTC)
  • Once again, Substitoad shouldn't have been banned. One limiting it would've been the right move to do. Sure you only need one to mill for, but the whole point of running 2-3 was for consistency. It wouldn't be a consistent situation for the deck at one. Give the deck a little edge to it. No problem there. Obviously, it's when one card becomes the main reliability of a deck when there's a problem with the actual CARD. And for certain decks; that's how it is with Future Fusion. However, it's those decks that don't win any competitions. Because decks that rely on ONE tactic or ONE card are just always going to be inconsistent, because their cards are too focused on getting to that ONE tactic that you don't have other necessities for dueling, like field advantage, hand advantage, etc. If you see Eclipse Wyvern decks getting high on the charts, blaming it on a one-limited card is ridiculous. If they ban it, then you'll see more Lightsworn hybrids of the deck, and maining Foolish Burial without question.

|DED (Leaving Me Messages Are Often Left Here) 17:00, August 2, 2012 (UTC)

Agreed with DED. Sure it's an instant dump for different kinds of strategies but not enough to create OTK's and you still have times to counters, even if it's Twilight Dragons. There is a reason why Twilight Dragon haven't exactly won YCS first place yet and it's because everyone know how to counter against that deck with ease. Don't hate Future Fusion just because of Twilight Dragons and other dump methods, if anything, keep Future Fusion there. Though in most predictions though, Konami would ban it for Xyz selling purposes. Fallensilence (talkcontribs) 19:47, August 2, 2012 (UTC)

The only real Fusion deck being used is HERO, and Future Fusion isn't really used in the TCG versions. But DED makes a point, but I think people in general want Wyvern and Lightpulsar. It makes Dragons actually competitive, Future Fusion doesn't do that much, although now it makes it easy to set up the grave and future searches. So yeah, maybe hit Wyvern to 1/2, Lightpulsar to 2, and REDMD to 1, that handles the main issues, but wouldn't killing Fusion help as well, along with the hits to the others? ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 19:53, August 2, 2012 (UTC)
Also just to add, not everyone wants JUST Future to be banned, I think most want Future along with some other cards hit, maybe Wyvern and maybe Lightpulsar. ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 19:57, August 2, 2012 (UTC)
Don't forget REDMD. Fallensilence (talkcontribs) 20:00, August 2, 2012 (UTC)
When you say Twilight Dragon do you mean Chaos Dragon? If so, They've won 2 YCS'. (talk) 20:05, August 2, 2012 (UTC)

Sorry didn't see they won. You're right. Thanks for correcting me. Fallensilence (talkcontribs) 20:11, August 2, 2012 (UTC)

I think I'd settle for REDMD at 1, Lightpulsar at 2, and either Future Fusion at 0 or Eclipse Wyvern and Red-Eyes Wyvern at 1. (talk) 21:36, August 2, 2012 (UTC)

Red-Eyes Wyvern should be fine at 3, plus, I don't think Red-Eyes Wyvern has really been used in Chaos Dragons. It's mostly Lightpulsar into REDMD. ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 22:29, August 2, 2012 (UTC)
Meh, I guess. Still, REDMD, Lightpulsar, and Future Fusion or Eclipse should take hits. (talk) 22:56, August 2, 2012 (UTC)

Most likely Eclipse. It's always the search power that get hit most of the time. Fallensilence (talkcontribs) 23:55, August 2, 2012 (UTC)

True, but it's not instant search power like with Elemental HERO Stratos or Reinforcement of the Army, since it has a condition attached, so maybe a Semi-Limit if Lightpulsar and such get hit as well? ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 02:21, August 3, 2012 (UTC)

Konami would be foolish to hit a Hieratic this soon after their release. I mean, they didn't bother to hit the big 3 back in March, so there is no reason for them to do Hieratics now. Besides, it isn't like the deck is even succeeding at doing anything right anyway.

It is definitely time for Rescue Rabbit, Inzektors, and Wind-Ups to be hit though.

It is also time to become friendly to Samurais and Spellcasters again, so they need to unban Dark Magician of Chaos and up the amount on both Shi-En and Gateway.

Dr Kain (talkcontribs) 04:49, August 3, 2012 (UTC)

I'm still a little wary about Dark Magician of Chaos though. Sure he's level 8 but a free spell card is pretty dangerous even if it's from the graveyard. And Konami wouldn't hit Hieratics. It's too soon and they'll need their OTK deck of the format. And I don't think bringing back Gateway is a good idea because they can easily search and swarm with Kizan and others so I wouldn't recommend that as well. We'll see what Konami do but I doubt they'll do what we think they'll do. Fallensilence (talkcontribs) 05:14, August 3, 2012 (UTC)

You guys are all idiots =D. Konami doesn't ban what will be broken it bans what is broken. Dino Rabbits inzektor Wind-ups (maybe)

will be hit by the ban list 100%. The reason why I say maybe on wind ups is because konami likes making tier 1 cheap decks and since rabbit is being reprinted I could see windups not being hit.

Dino rabbits and inzektor's are way to powerful and will shut down most newer decks which would make it pointless to buy the new packs since inzektor's and Dino rabbits are better decks.

What do I see being hit?



3.Wind-Up Rat

If they are going to hit wind-ups best way would be to hit carrier or rat to make the deck still workable but not broken.

4.Shooting Quazar dragon - If lava's or whatever they are called get all the support in U.S as they did in japan then konami might ban Quazar to stop a E-Ban list from happening. If you dont know lava's can 1 turn Quazar with 1 card which is completely broken and would be like the Chaos-E decks all over again which would destroy yugioh.

5.Tour Guide From the Under World Semi Limit.

6.Ban Monster Reborn

I'll tell you this. All the Tier 1 decks will get hit by the banlist to make people want to buy packs and make room for the new decks to do well. Because if the ban list worked the other way around then konami wouldn't make money and chaos-E decks will be the only deck topping regional's.


@Gam3rsmedia - Calling us all idiots obviously helps your argument so much. Quasar doesn't need a ban, though you're right that Inzektors, Wind-Ups, and Rabbit need hits. I doubt Rat will go though, I think the best way to do it would be to ban Wind-Up Hunter then apply some sort of limits to 2 (or 1?) of the following: Factory, Zenmaity, or Magician. @DrKain - I dunno about DMoC and Shi-En, they might move up but I'm feeling it's unlikely. Though of all things, Gateway should never move up because if 2 Gateway are on the field, you can search out anything you want whenever you summon a Samurai and pretty much set up any kind of field you would like. (talk) 12:05, August 3, 2012 (UTC)
@Kain - What part of Spellcaster decks getting Prophecy and making DMoC a little too good didn't you get? With Spellbook of Life and a few Escape from the Dark Dimension in the Chaos Build, it's madness. Not to mention Temperance of Prophecy summoning him for free. Also, what's up with you wanting Sams back, I know you play Sams, but the simple fact that double Shi-En on turn one is possible, makes it so broken. It makes it impossible to fight back, unless you get a bigger monster out, and 2500 ATK is pretty darn good for a Level 5. ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 12:13, August 3, 2012 (UTC)

I also hope they hit Dark Worlds at some point. Even if they aren't topping as much but still won one YCS, they can be considered powerful. Hitting Snoww will do the trick. Fallensilence (talkcontribs) 14:28, August 3, 2012 (UTC)

They wont make gateway of the six samurai any less limited , but they could unlimit shiens smoke signal. It's not a very good card in itself , it seems to on the banlist because of qauntity over quality. (talkcontribs) 16:51, August 3, 2012 (UTC)

  • Six Sams might need a little more, but don't ease up on the ShiEn and Gateways. That's stupid. I mean we obviously see it's a common thing for Warrior-Type to have the best search engines for their decks, and you want to ease up Gateway? It has ENOUGH searchers, PLUS Unlimited Uniteds. Just because stupid Six Sam players always tend to go balls out heavy first turn and then get butthurt when the opponent somehow squeezes through the ShiEn and the Beast/Barkion doesn't mean Sams should be eased on. Used correctly, they clearly have some of the most field control and hand control in the game.

|DED (Leaving Me Messages Are Often Left Here) 19:19, August 3, 2012 (UTC)

I'm disappointed in Shadow of the Six Samurai - Shien though. That's not going to help any otk at this case. Sure it helps gain counters but that's practically it. I'd like to see it top. Fallensilence (talkcontribs) 21:11, August 3, 2012 (UTC)

[quote]@Kain - What part of Spellcaster decks getting Prophecy and making DMoC a little too good didn't you get? With Spellbook of Life and a few Escape from the Dark Dimension in the Chaos Build, it's madness. Not to mention Temperance of Prophecy summoning him for free. Also, what's up with you wanting Sams back, I know you play Sams, but the simple fact that double Shi-En on turn one is possible, makes it so broken. It makes it impossible to fight back, unless you get a bigger monster out, and 2500 ATK is pretty darn good for a Level 5. ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 12:13, August 3, 2012 (UTC) [/quote]

Uh, the part that I have no idea what you are even talking about. Prophecy what now? Spell Book?

Dr Kain (talkcontribs) 06:02, August 4, 2012 (UTC)

They renamed the Magical archetype Prophecy. They have a monster that if you've activated a book of spell card that turn (or spellbook as they're now called if I'm not mistaken) you can special summon 1 level 5 or higher dark or light spellcaster from your deck. There's another that lets you add one to your hand at the end phase too. (talk) 12:22, August 4, 2012 (UTC)

So how does that have any effect on DMoC? The only reason I want him unbanned is because they unbanned BLS, and then I would have a reason to play Spellcasters again.

Dr Kain (talkcontribs) 15:23, August 4, 2012 (UTC)

Spellbook of Life acts as a Monster Reborn bringing him back, triggering his effect (There are many ways to get him back from the banished zone as well). Also, have you even taken a look at the Prophecy cards? They're pretty good without DMoC. We'll see, but I don't think he's coming back, because Spellcasters in general are getting an Archetype and some decent support and monsters in that archetype. Plus with Temperance of Prophecy, summoning DMoC is super easy, and triggers DMoC's effect, letting you nab back a free spellbook or staple spell card. ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 17:01, August 4, 2012 (UTC)
DarkAce - Spellbook of Life is a reason to not unban him because he can continuously boost spellcaster revival power, but do you realize it won't usually work with him? He gets banished upon leaving the field. Of course, Temperance searches him a little too easily. (talk) 10:14, August 5, 2012 (UTC)


I don't know if this is fake or not, but here [2] If anyone could care to translate, feel free to it. A thing is for sure, i don't see Laggia name on it.--Falling Stars and Laggia Will rebirth(Talk) 15:53, August 4, 2012 (UTC)

It looks to be the from the same website that leaked the last banlist, so it could well be legit. I'm getting my Japanese speaking friend to translate it and I'll report back what it says...--The FireFALL (talkcontribs) 03:18, August 5, 2012 (UTC)

I take it back, even though it could still be 'the real thing' the fact that it contains an error makes me very suspicious about it. The error being that Trunade is put as being limited but there is no 'new' next to it to indicate it's placement change.--The FireFALL (talkcontribs) 03:46, August 5, 2012 (UTC)

And confirmed it's fake. It uses the same page format as the 2010 list and they never reuse page formats to make sure people can't be fooled like this. You can see the side of the page on the edge of this pic --The FireFALL (talkcontribs) 04:03, August 5, 2012 (UTC)

Final Prediction from ME

It's based by my own experience, and others' experiences.





  • Primal Seed - Well, if BLS gets ban, he'll go back here.

Jampong (talkcontribs) 12:27, August 5, 2012 (UTC)

You want 1 MST? That just means people can run really large trap lineups, the reason MST was lowered in the first place was to help with that, you have to remember that GK and other decks had maybe 10-16 traps, and Night Beam is in no way a great replacement, it get's the job done, but it only hurts face-downs (Not much use if your opponent flips Skill Drain BEFORE you can even use Beam). Effect Veiler in itself balances the meta, in the evolving game of Yu-Gi-Oh, it's obvious that effects have become the main backbone of decks, instead of raw ATK power, Veiler is a great answer to that, and helps buy 1 turn on just 1 monster. It's not like Skill Drain or Fiendish Chain, which in all respects can be used on the opponent's turn, and do almost the same thing as Effect Veiler, except they're useless if your opponent goes first and does their play, plus they are weak to MST and Twister (Twister is fairly bad in utility). You can't hit Reinforcement as that just hurts every Warrior deck, just hit the archetype specific search cards.

I can agree with some things, but with others, I just can't. ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 12:45, August 5, 2012 (UTC)

life snap---they are promoting rabbit too much it wont get hit. hunter will be banned so that they can go back to a control deck with carrier like it was supposed to be. hornets not that broken its dragonfly so dragonfly will get hit to 1. trish has a small chance on going to 1 only to push the new atlantian deck.---life snap

I doubt Trish is coming back, it is kinda overpowering and broken. ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 20:15, August 5, 2012 (UTC)

Thoughts on upcoming banlist

Just some ideas I'm throwing around.


  • Future Fusion - Why wasn't this removed last format. So much abuse from Chaos dragons.
  • Mind Control - So many uses, primarily used for that easy xyz/synchro.




Pick one. It's about that time were Konami decides it's time to remove a staple for a few formats. I have a feeling one of these three has over stayed their welcome. If one is banned expect a replacement such as Giant Trunade for Heavy Storm and vice versa.



  • The Agent of Mystery - Earth - Agents were hit too hard as most people agree, putting this card at 2 wont affect much of anything, they just need a little boost.
  • Rescue Rabbit - I feel putting this card at 1 is too hasty for Konami to consider as it still is a money card. I'd expect to see it graduly be limited and finally banned in the procceding formats. Expect Evolzar Laggia to take the fall to Limited if this card still remains at 3.
  • Tour Guide from the Underworld - Again too hasty to just out right Limit or ban this card, Semi-Limiting Tour Guide will make it just that little less splashable, but not restrict it for exclusive use in fiend decks.
  • Book of Moon - Sees some occational play, would improve the game at 2 for it's many versatile uses.
  • Blackwing - Kalut the Moon Shadow - Blackwings need a boost but nothing more than Kalut. Nothing more.
  • E - Emergency Call - Simply put, reducing the impact of Hero Beat.


  • Marshmallon - Since when do people care about stalls anymore,
  • Level Limit - Area B - Seriously. No one cares.
  • Magic Cylinder - Not a care in the world.
  • Reborn Tengu - Tengu died soo fast when it got hit and reduced to Semi, since when were plant decks considered a threat when Tengu was at 3 and PoA is at 1! Ask yourself, when was the last time you put 2 Tengu in a deck or dueled a deck containing Tengu this format. The answer: Never, because no one uses Tengu anymore. 3 will bring this card back."DN:crazybalto dude read mistvally field spell they will be hell of broken with bird man and falcon !!! just saying hope it does go to 3 :D "
  • Torrential Tribute - Helping in the good fight against ridiculous spamming.

Criticism is always welcome. Malicious Software (talkcontribs) 20:48, August 5, 2012 (UTC)

Skeptical about Tengu coming back to 3 personally, it's really quite powerful then. If Torrential does become unlimited, then the staple that should be banned out of the mentioned 3 is Dark Hole. I also object to limiting Grapha; DWs aren't exactly topping over the current Big 3 meta decks and if you really do think they need a hit, Snoww is likely a better option to limit. (talk) 22:43, August 5, 2012 (UTC)

Check this out, Fallensilence (talkcontribs) 04:48, August 6, 2012 (UTC)

@Fallensilence - If that list is real with two Gladiator Beast Bestiari I will eat my hat good sir. Sinister Serpent to 1 gave me a good chuckle. Malicious Software (talkcontribs) 07:22, August 6, 2012 (UTC)

Yeah, it looks good overall. I think you should replace Handmaiden with Rekindling, but that's just a personal opinion. With Maldoches coming out DH might not be as powerful as it once was, and I don't think MR and HS is too bad. I don't think that they would do anything to get Blackwings back at the top, since they're trying to sell XYZs rather than Synchros. I don't have any knowledge of Hero Beat decks, with the few tournaments I follow I've only seen them top a couple times. Then again I don't get much info on topping decks in the OCG (if anyone has a good site for that please send it to me, would really help.) Also, I think that Atum should be limited, as you could still use it to abuse REDMD and get at least 2 Gaia Dragon the Thunder Charger or any other big dragons easily. All in all it looks good. Jamesfury (talkcontribs) 05:05, August 6, 2012 (UTC)

@Jamesfury - If Rekindling where hit it would hurt Flamvells, why punish a deck that is doing no harm to anyone? Also, I'm also not trying to get Blackwings back on top, I just think they're very over due a second Kalut. It is too early to hit Atum, it still needs to sell and make Konami money, why would they remove a good source of income. Expect it to take a minor hit in the next format, maybe. Malicious Software (talkcontribs) 07:22, August 6, 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, plus Rekindling isn't always a major plus, if you draw it too early without a great grave setup, it's kinda pointless, it really shows its value in the mid to late game. But yeah I think hitting Handmaiden in some form is probably best. ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 03:03, August 7, 2012 (UTC)

Follow the money...

Whatever happens in the September ban list, you can bet on one thing - it will be motivated by however Konami can increase their profits. Thus, rabbit won't be limited, because Konami is coming out with tins that contain Laggia and Dolka, and rabbit is what's driving the market for those two cards.

Likewise, Tour Guide won't be limited either, because there are still plenty of Battle Pack:Epic Dawn left to sell. Limit Tour Guide, and Konami suddenly has product it can't move.

At best, these two cards will be semi-limited.

As for what may come back from being banned to being playable - well, I'd say give the Prophecy cards some scrutiny. Why? Konami can stand to make a lot of money if these can become a top tier deck. Also, spellcasters are a traditional Yugioh favorite. So if Konami can do something to have Prophecy archetype take off, my bet is they will. ---Kungfu-mama (Talk) 16:50, August 6, 2012 (UTC)

You are right about Tour Guide and Rabbit being semi-limited. I wonder what OTK decks are going to be next though.... Fallensilence (talkcontribs) 19:46, August 6, 2012 (UTC)

Gishki when all the part are in the TCG. ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 01:30, August 7, 2012 (UTC)
The only problem with this thinking is that the 'money' isn't the tins. It's getting people to buy boxes of the latest booster, which is Return of the Duelist for us and Abyss Rising for the OCG. At the moment in Japan NONE of the decks in RotD are meta and that's got to be hurting their sales margins. The tins themselves are being released on the 14th of this month, just enough time for them to get a bit more money off people before the ban list hits. As for Tour Guide not being hit because of the Battle Packs, actually I'm finding people are buying them them more for the staples you get in them then for the Tour Guides, so the effect of a Tour Guide hit would be minimal on them too. As for the comment about the Prophecys, I agree. The fact that they decided to make a '2.5' tin just as another way to get people's hand on Destroyer is very telling.--The FireFALL (talkcontribs) 01:56, August 7, 2012 (UTC)
True, although not sure how great Destroyer really is, but hey it's a free summon with Temperance and it revives itself, so it's fairly good if you ask me. And yeah the tins really aren't super money makers, mostly because there are reprints, but most of the time the reprints are like 1 card that is super needed for everyone, and that makes sales of tins jump. Yeah, I don't think Tour Guide is the only reason people buy Battle Packs, there are a bunch of other good staple cards, and the format of sealed play is fairly fun to play. ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 03:00, August 7, 2012 (UTC)

Zenmaines would go down in value anyways IF they semi-limit Tour Guide so why not sell it in the tins now. Fallensilence (talkcontribs) 05:07, August 7, 2012 (UTC)


Black Luster Soldier : Envoy to the Beginning Wind-Up Hunter Sangan Future Fusion Monster Reborn

Limited: Inzektor Dragonfly Sinister Serpent Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon Miracle Fusion Rekindling

Semi-Limited: Rescue Rabbit Inzektor Hornet Grapha E-Hero The Shining Mystical Space Typhoon Gates of Dark World

Unlimited: Marshmallon Summoner Monk Destiny Draw Magical Stone Excavation Primal Seed

I saw this weird banlist from a friend. Hope it isn't real. Fallensilence (talkcontribs) 15:16, August 8, 2012 (UTC)

I highly doubt it's real.
  • Wind-Ups wont be a likely hit, but possible.
  • Sinister Serpent, not likely but possible to increase atlantean sales.
  • Miracle Fusion Limit with Shining Semi'd, extremely, extremely unlikely.
  • Grapha and Gates semi'd, not likely at all as DW don't do anything in OCG or TCG.
  • I doubt Rekindling will get more than a semi, they'd hit other cards if Lavals get too big a problem. What sets them apart from other grave reliant decks is they can very easily send what's needed to the grave to the point of even selecting what's sent.
  • Magical Stone, not likely, Empty Jar still exists.
A lot of the list looks off, like they hit Wind-Ups (only doing anything in TCG), so that would imply they're looking at the TCG and wouldn't want that deck to continue like that in OCG, but the only hit to Rabbit is semi'ing it. If they were looking at the TCG they'd notice Rabbit utterly dominates so they'd do something about it.
So yeah, I doubt the list is real. (talk) 15:45, August 8, 2012 (UTC)

My September 2012 Banlist


Wind-Up Hunter
Future Fusion


Inzektor Hornet
Inzektor Dragonfly
Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon
Super Polymerization


Rescue Rabbit
Tour Guide From the Underworld
Wind-Up Carrier Zenmaity
Hieratic Dragon King of Atum


The hard part of all of this is that we have a lot of decks in the list that could be affected, and since when Konami has done this?, it usually hits 2 or 3 decks and Evolzar Dolkka, Tour Guide From the Underworld, Wind-Up Rabbit, Wind-Up Shark and Adreus, Keeper of Armageddon are TCG exclusives, and don't affect the meta-game in Japan (yet), so its hard to say because we are only considering the cards that affects the only the TCG format...Jaggo 80 (talkcontribs) 17:48, August 8, 2012 (UTC)

future fusion does way to much for all decks. its like a super foolish burial

Future Fusion only really affects Chaos Dragons, as for HERO, I haven't seen TCG builds running it that much. Anyway, Super Poly to maybe 1? I could kinda agree to that. But in reality, Super Poly is a -1, since you lose Super Poly and a card in hand, and your opponent loses only 1 monster, and then you trade in a Level 4 HERO for a Omni-HERO. Might seem broken, but it's kinda balanced in a way, you lose 2 cards to your opponent's 1. Although, Super Poly is kinda impossible to stop isn't it? So, I could see it at 1, but I don't think Konami will hit that, they might hit E-Call over Super Poly. ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 03:45, August 9, 2012 (UTC)

trey's opinion

even though we know RR is gonna get hit Hornet yes and dragonfly maybe but REDMD should be 1 MAYBE 2 Lightpulsar is another dragon hit leave future fusion alone because heroes and other fusions maybe roids are every likely to use FF IMO


Rescue Rabbit-Obvious Reasons too powerful

Inzektor Hornet- OP card

Tour guide because OP XYZ deck to get sangan

Wind Up Hunter or Zenmaity one of these 2 has to go op windup decks

Monster Reborn because call was brought back to 3 so i can see reborn going back on the list


Lightpulsar OP card

5 head dragon

REDMD OP but powerful card

Sinister Serpent??? I say atleaneans need a boost in popularity bring back serpent maybe they get a well needed boost

Grapha or snoww DW i think needs a hit on the list why not take them down to size

SUper Poly could go to 2 but @ 1 i think heroes are made fair and level

DMOC???? I can dream but a good card that needs to be brought back

Semi Limited

E Emergency call 2 is good for this card

ARA Another card that would hurt gishkis and maybe others

Plaguespreader they killed spore and bulb for synchros lets at leas make them competitive please

Gale or kalut BW needs a small boost to be competitive so 1 or the other

Agent of mystery Earth they killed agents so fast I think with 2 then agents make a return to top deck status


Torrential COmbat spam decks

Cylinder Good for burn

Marshmallon Stall decks would get a boost

Level Limit B??? if not marshmallon then this one should


DN SN TreyCoppin410

@TreyCoppin410 - I have a few doubt about your list, I will start with the banned section, first of all banning Rescue Rabbit is simply unthinkable (as it all with this list) Rescue Rabbit still remains a money card. It will probably follow the same trend as Rescue Cat, in that it goes from 3 to 2 then 1 and finally it will get the chop. Banning Hornet would mean a lot of Inzektor players would just quit, the problem isn't Hornet it's Dragonfly. Again banning Tour Guide is too hasty straight out banning it would hinder sales of the print, why would Konami shoot themselves in the foot? Bringing Sangan out isn't a real issue unless it can be reborned or used again which would require a hand set up. I'm seriously doubting Hunter or Zenmaity will be banned, sure everyone hates that damn loop but I feel it's still too soon, I'd expect either to get banned next format 'maybe'. Other than that the banned list is fine, I do see Monster Reborn as being the most likely for getting hit out of the big 3.

Five-Headed Dragon, why, just why. The one target dragon players use for FuFu us Five-Headed Dragon. They don't even need or want it out, it's just a bonus to them in most cases. No body runs more than 1 so this will have pretty much zero impact on the game. Five-Headed Dragon isn't the problem again it's FuFu. Sinister Serpent, I have no idea why people are calling this card soo much (maybe because that unofficial list everyone is talking about is being taken as gospel?) this card is just not right for the game right now, think about all the discard costs that could be paid so easily Brio, Snipe, etc. Not to mention it's practically an infinite defender. Super poly probably wouldn't get hit to limited, semi is much more likely but that is still debatable. Dark Magician of Chaos, my god. This will be soo broken if this happens with Prophecy on the horizon not to mention we still have Reborn, Dark Hole, Heavy etc.

Advanced Ritual Art, why are you trying to hurt Gishki. They've done no harm to anyone. I assume you're just trying to do this for their combination with Hieratic? How would putting Advanced Ritual Art to two hurt Gishki? Plaguespreader is fine at one, there is no need to use two, synchros aren't in any dire need of help as they're still quite commonly used. Kalut would be a better choice over Gale, some other decks use gale where that effect could be more than useful to them, not to mention Gales role in Black Wings. Kalut would give Black Wings a nice little boost, but they don't need anything else. Everything else is fine and the Unlimited section is quite agreeable.Malicious Software (talkcontribs) 09:20, August 9, 2012 (UTC)

Sinister Serpent being a potentially infinite defender isn't really a problem anymore, it's likely infinite discard fodder that is. I think people are calling it because: A - Konami may be promoting Mermail/Atlantean; B - It is somewhat slow now since you'll need to be consistently not being demolished by your opponent's Dino Rabbit deck for several turns to abuse it to the fullest. (talk) 11:29, August 9, 2012 (UTC)

Still, I'll like Sinister Serpent back. It's a fun card. As long as it doesn't get banned back like how everyone think BLS will, it's going to be fine. Fallensilence (talkcontribs) 20:36, August 9, 2012 (UTC)

I think even limiting it would make a huge difference between a player that has it and a player that doesn't, I mean as long as you have it on hand and your opponent cannot remove it from play while on graveyard, the following cards could be read as I mention.

Ligting vortex- Destroy all face up monsters your opponent controls (and you could play 3 of it)

Divine wrath- Negate the effect of any monster and destroy it.

Raigeki break- Destroy any card your opponent controls.

Dragon Ice- You can respond to the special summoning of any opponent's monster by summoning this card for free.

If it were hard to get it to hand or graveyard maybe it could, but it's not the case... It would be needed to limit the cards that could help to get it hand and the cards it could abuse to make it balances, so I think it's better for it to stay forbidden. (talk) 22:02, August 9, 2012 (UTC)

I think Sinister could be fine, but let's face it, a card that makes 1 card discard costs, isn't really fair. Plus, the best ways to get this thing to grave would be Foolish and well...almost nothing else (OCG has Distant Sea Knight, TCG won't have it until Abyss Rising). But yeah, I think Sinister isn't really a problem, but the issue still remains, plus running Sinister Serpent means that you would be running cards that need a discard, so it's a neagitve in that regard, since your running cards that need some type of discard (Only reason to play Sinister Serpent, and even then, why not just play Dark World, the effects are still pretty nasty, even with the restrictions of the DW effects...)
As a Gishki Duelist myself, I don't see how Advanced Ritual Art helps Gishki, Gishki don't want or even need to play Normal Monsters, they have their own search engine in the form of Gishki Abyss into either Gishki Shadow or Gishki Vision. No smart Gishki duelist would even bother with ARA, when they have an entire school of searchers. As for the hand loop that Gishki's kinda painful, but it takes a few turns to really have a huge effect on your hand, your main issue would be dealing with the 2700 ATK monster left after you lose your first card, and the Gishi duelist might not even be able to hit more than one card in your hand a turn, Ritual Summons aren't an exact science you know, even in Gishki.
Plaguespreader is fine at 1. 2 is too easy to create massive plays with Zombie Master and Mezuki/Book of Life. Also, has anyone thought that Rescue Rabbit is kinda fair? I mean it gives you 2 NORMAL monsters, Normal monster might be powerful in ATK points (Don't pass 1900 ATK (Gene-Warped Warwolf is the only exception), but they don't have effects, which have become a central pillar of the game.
Tour Guide might be best at a Semi-Limit, plus, a Sangan opening isn't really an issue when people think about Tour Guide, they might think about it, but it might be the Rank 3 of Zenmaines or Leviair in Dino-Rabbits, that makes them feel like TGFtU needs a hit. ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 23:04, August 9, 2012 (UTC)
Rescue Rabbit is "fair" in the sense that it gives Normal Monsters that get destroyed during the End Phase, but you can Xyz just about anything two-materialed Rank 4 or lower with it in the right deck (Noble Knight Gawayn might lead to three materials in future decks?) and it can be abused with Leviair, so IMO and the opinions of many others it deserves a limit or semi-limit. Certainly not a ban just yet though. (talk) 12:26, August 10, 2012 (UTC)
I could see that with Gawayn, but still, my point was that you have to run Normal monsters, which means you might draw them, and not have a bunch of use except attacking for a bit. Although the Noble Knights seems pretty fun, not truthfully overpowered (At the moment), and can make Rank 4 with Noble Knight Artorigus and Noble Knight Gawayn. Plus, their beatsticks and LIGHT. ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 12:41, August 10, 2012 (UTC)

Reborn Tengu

Anyone else think that Reborn Tengu could come back to 3 this format? I mean, it was okay to put it to 2 for this format as even by now, it hasn't been released in the OCG. If they unlimited it for this next format, Konami could still make all the money they like off it in the OCG. Any thoughts? Battlemaniac (talkcontribs) 21:00, August 10, 2012 (UTC)

With Xyz monsters like Number 16: Shock Master? I seriously doubt it...Jaggo 80 (talkcontribs) 21:58, August 10, 2012 (UTC)
I really hope not; doesn't Xyz summoning count as removing the monsters used as material from the field? He's ok at two because that lets him use his effect, but at three he's pretty spammy and excessive. (talk) 23:05, August 10, 2012 (UTC)
Tengu will not get its effect if used for an Xyz summon. Xyz materials are still on the field but are joined into a bigger monster so are considered in a kind of "limbo", he won't get his effect when he's detached either.
Jeeze, these are basic things you should've known when Xyz's came out. (talk) 05:51, August 11, 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, but doesn't he get the effect during the Xyz Summon itself (not the detachment)? Xerdek! (talkcontribs) 05:53, August 11, 2012 (UTC)
If you'd read what I said...
"Xyz materials are still on the field but are joined into a bigger monster so are considered in a kind of "limbo""
No, Tengu does not get his effect from Xyz summon or detach. He is classed as on the field and then he joins a bigger monster (goes into Limbo) where he completely loses his effect. The only monsters that get their effect from Xyz Summon or detaching either specifically state it or are cards like Dandylion where it says "When this card is sent to the Graveyard" without requiring anything else.
The information to come to the same conclusion is all on the Xyz Materials page too if I'm not mistaken. (talk) 10:24, August 11, 2012 (UTC)
Still, doesn't mean Tengu should go back to three. (talk) 12:09, August 11, 2012 (UTC)
I'm not saying it should - merely that if you "follow the money" to quote 1 previous user, triple Tengu will really be a big money card when it's finally released in the OCG. Battlemaniac (talkcontribs) 15:37, August 11, 2012 (UTC)
  • I don't think they will be tier 1 if they brought Tengu back to 3. They didn't just hit Tengu. Glow Up, Spore, Lonefire. Sure Tengu was broken, but you can hardly ever have a broken strategy work by itself. The strategy behind Tengu was Synchroing, which required Tengu Plant tuners, like said Spore and Glow Up. But, for some reason, Konami loves to hit every contributor in a good deck, not just one card. Which of course is stupid. So, I believe Tengu could come back at three. Maybe even unlimit Spore (you can only use 1 anyway).

|DED (Leaving Me Messages Are Often Left Here) 17:35, August 11, 2012 (UTC)

Sept 1, 2012 banlist leaked at 2012 world championships.

Apparently, the sept 2012 ocg banlist was leaked at the yugioh 2012 world championships in Tokyo, Japan. It's possibly real even though this has never occurred. We need konami to determine wether it's either real or fake. Banned ~ brionac dragon of the ice barrier & future fusion. Limited ~ inzektor dragonfly, inzektor hornet, ultimate offering, red eyes darkness metal dragon, tskuyomi, evigishki gust kraken, spore, chaos sorccer, and wind up carrier zenmighty. Semi - limited ~ tour guide from the underworld, mirror force, reasoning, a hero lives, hieratic seal of convocation, pot of duality, e - emergency call, blackwing kalut the moon shadow, rescue rabbit, debris dragon, agent of mystery - earth. Unlimited - emergency teleport, necro gardna, destiny draw, marshmallon, swords of the revealing light, level limit - area b and magic cylinder.

Sept 1, 2012 banlist leaked at 2012 world championships. 99 % confirmed.

Apparently, the sept 2012 ocg banlist was leaked at the yugioh 2012 world championships in Tokyo, Japan. It's possibly real even though this has never occurred at the championships. This is 99% confirmed. However, we need to have konami confirm wether this is real or fake. Banned ~ brionac dragon of the ice barrier & future fusion. Limited ~ inzektor dragonfly, inzektor hornet, ultimate offering, red eyes darkness metal dragon, tskuyomi, evigishki gust kraken, spore, chaos sorccer, and wind up carrier zenmighty. Semi - limited ~ tour guide from the underworld, mirror force, reasoning, a hero lives, hieratic seal of convocation, pot of duality, e - emergency call, blackwing kalut the moon shadow, rescue rabbit, debris dragon, agent of mystery - earth. Unlimited - emergency teleport, necro gardna, destiny draw, marshmallon, swords of the revealing light, level limit - area b and magic cylinder.

What's the point of even limiting Spore? It's effect can only be used once in a duel. So...Chaos Sorcerer goes to 1, but Lightpulsar Dragon and Black Luster Solider -Envoy of the Beginning are left untouched? Pot of Duality is semi-limited? I wonder why, I mean it's kinda balanced, and a hit to Pot of Duality is an unfair hit to almost any deck that even wants to be good. Yeah...I don't believe it. ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 00:11, August 12, 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, i can't believe it too. Hornet at 1 is ok, but Dragonfly at 1 kills totally Inzektors, no use for Inzektor Rank 5 Swarm anymore. Tsukuyomi back to push Prophecy ? That seems annoying. Kalut at 2 ? Blackwing don't need that. I think, that Bw Gram is support (in the future) enough. And Reasoning is too good for Six Samurai, they don't deserve this support.TheGallisMan (talkcontribs) 00:33, August 12, 2012 (UTC)
Certain aspects of this list actually look decent, but aside from the mentioned discrepancies, why ban Brionac? All in all I certainly like it better than the last one, but it still leaves some to be desired. (talk) 00:38, August 12, 2012 (UTC)
Tsukuyomi at one isn't that bad. It ends up being a limited utility card much like Neo-Spacian Grand Mole and Blackwing - Gale the Whirlwind (When not used in Blackwings). ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 00:40, August 12, 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, I actually kind of like Tsukuyomi, it may make for an interesting card this format or may go unnoticed. They should'nt've killed Brio, he's a -1 unless targeting an Extra Deck beastie and one of our last good Synchros. (talk) 00:43, August 12, 2012 (UTC)

guys, i just want to make sure. how sure you guys that this is 99% confirmed ? sorry but i'm not good at this stuff Gemini 93 (talkcontribs) 03:28, August 12, 2012 (UTC)

That was our point, most of us think this isn't 99% confirmed, and probably just a rumor or something like that. ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 03:45, August 12, 2012 (UTC)

Going by how surprising some of the changes to the last banlist were, I actually consider this plausible. I would not be surprised at all if this proves to be the real list. Djjomon (talkcontribs) 03:56, August 12, 2012 (UTC)

Where exactly in the 2012 World Championships that this list was leaked?----SharkTenjo 04:07, August 12, 2012 (UTC)

all i want is BLS bann and Eclipse Wyvern, windup carrier, atump...semi..t.g striker, BL kalut or black whirlwind or red eyes metal darkness, rescue rabbit....S

What is the point of Semi-limiting Pot of Duality? It is a staple which doesn't pose much of a threat and isn't prevalent in a specific type of deck. It is a versatile card which can be used in any deck. It aids draw power, and it lets slower decks keep up with the faster decks. I would rather wait for the official list to come out. --SuperSponge!! 06:21, August 12, 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, the proper list will be released on thursday (08/16/2012) on shriek.twoday TheGallisMan (talkcontribs) 11:27, August 12, 2012 (UTC)
Given that you're saying "proper list," do you mean that this one is definitely a confirmed fake? There's not much proof for this one, but as someone else said I wouldn't be surprised if it was real. (talk) 11:32, August 12, 2012 (UTC)
There is actually no true source for this list. So we have to wait for the official list until thursday.TheGallisMan (talkcontribs) 11:38, August 12, 2012 (UTC)
  • Id like Destiny Draw at 3. Lightsworns have unlimited Recharge.

|DED (Leaving Me Messages Are Often Left Here) 16:53, August 12, 2012 (UTC)

September 2012 Banlist Leaked by Bahamut


Brionac Future Fusion


Inzektor Dragonfly Inzektor Hornet Evigishki Gustkraken Chaos Sorceror Spore Windup Zenmighty Red Eyes Darkness MEtal Dragon Tsukuyomi Offering

Semi Limit

Mirror Force Reasoning A Hero Lives Hieratic Seal of Convocation Pot of Duality Emergency Call Rescue Rabbit BF Kalut Debris Dragon Agent of Mystery Earth Tourguide


NecroGuardna Marshmalon Emergency Teleport Destiny Draw Sealing Sword of Light Level Limit Area B Magic Cyclinder

I posted it because maybe some didnt saw this yet. :)

Jampong (talkcontribs) 06:34, August 13, 2012 (UTC)

True, but it still has no source, and the post says at your own risk.

My bann/limited wish list


Shooting Quazar Dragon-ever try to take down one of these? ITS IMPOSSABLE! And lavavals summon it SO easy. Wind-up rat/zenmaity/hunter-STOP THE F***ING LOOP! Inzektor Hornit-they should take out the nit in hornit! Future Fusion-Banish dragons always get it on first turn when facing me! Superpolly-stop steeling my monsters e-heros!


Inzektor Dragonfly-If they dont bann hornit. Atum-STOP THE OTK! Rescue Rabbit-personaly, i think its being misused Wind-up rat/zenmaity/hunter-if they dont bann it Trish-idk, i just hope


mirical fusion-it's cheep Legondary six samuri-shi en-I run sams, im biest, get over it


Reborn tengu-I havnt't seen a SINGLE person use it since it was semi-limmited Magic cylender-who uses this? Trigodia-It's rare to see someone even use this anymore.

Hmm, I hope Trish stays banned, it's kinda unfair and easy to summon in certain decks. Sams will probably NEVER see Shi-En at 2, they make Shi-En really easily and can easily make Shi-En twice in one turn, and it's almost impossible to get over that. As for Rescue Rabbit, it's being used exactly how it's supposed to be, summon the Normals, attack if you want, then Xyz Summon, it's just that Dino-Rabbit uses a large backrow to make sure they get the most bang for Laggia's effect and Dolkka's effect. As for E-HEROs, well they're E-HERO plus it's not that big a deal, it's just monster removal when they need it, much like Torrential Tribute or Solemn Warning, except for the fact they get to summon a bigger monster at the end. ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 19:52, August 13, 2012 (UTC)
I don't think Quasar deserves a hit. It has a great effect, but if you're going to give 3 synchros, you deserve something that can protect itself.--絶望 (talkcontribs) 23:56, August 13, 2012 (UTC)

Ban Shooting Quasar - bring back Fishborg. |DED (Leaving Me Messages Are Often Left Here) 05:18, August 14, 2012 (UTC)

You really need to work on your english dude ----SharkTenjo 13:06, August 14, 2012 (UTC)

Limited and Forbidden List Maybe Confirmed on Yu-Gi-Oh Latina?


  • Stratos
  • Brionac
  • Future Fusion
  • Heavy Storm


  • Inzektor Centipede
  • Rescue Rabbit
  • Wind-up Zenmaighty
  • One Day of Peace
  • Ultimate Offering


  • Book of Moon
  • Pot of Avarice


  • Spore
  • Tragoedia

Not sure if real. The pictures convinced me. What do you think guys?

Jampong (talkcontribs) 06:30, August 14, 2012 (UTC)

I could see some of that, and truthfully, Spore isn't that amazing with out Glow-Up Bulb, since Spore then needs to be used with other Plant cards, and most of them aren't that amazing, except for a few. One Day of Peace is limited why? I know 1/8 of of the top 8 at worlds used them, but that's mostly to fit into the rules of Worlds. I can see Stratos being banned, since Elemental HERO has 3 E - Emergency Call and 1 Reinforcement of the Army (Still have more spell search than most other decks), I feel sorry for Destiny HERO, but they aren't really a threat or an issue. If the list is real, they barely touched Inzektor, but they did stop the 3 turns of popping 2 cards without really doing anything else to the deck, which is what I think most of us wanted. I don't see a point in Ultimate Offering, unless it's to stop future decks that are based around Xyz Spam? ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 12:47, August 14, 2012 (UTC)
yes, Dark Ace. To stop Gadgets and the upcoming Geargia.TheGallisMan (talkcontribs) 15:05, August 14, 2012 (UTC)

ban : BLS

limit : res rabb convo wu rat inzek fly redmd royal oppresion

semi : tgu gorz for balance trap

unli : n cooment

DED's Boosted Picks

(By "boosted", I mean this is a list of cards that I want to see go up in limitation. Not down.)

Forbidden to...

  • Fishborg Blaster - Limited - Good at 1.
  • Spore - AT LEAST Limited - Obvious.
  • Substitoad - Limited - A Future Fusion. Late hand = no use. Don't say it's too broken to come back; we've only seen it at 3.
  • Thousand Eyes Restrict - Limited - I'd like to see some interesting Instant Fusion-Junk builds with this guy.
  • Cold Wave - Limited - Giant Trunade, Cold Wave, Limited MST was the perfect banlist. And Rescue Cat has been gone for a while, so.
  • Giant Trunade - See "Cold Wave".
  • Royal Oppression - Limited - It has it's unfair moments. It's possible, but I'm not confident at all on it.

Limited to...

  • Blackwing - Gale the Whirlwind - Semi - Gale was only busted when Synchros began. The meta is too fast for him now, and BWs need the boost. The new Synchro won't do much.
  • Gladiator Beast Bestiari - Semi - Same boost with GBs as Gale is with BWs.

Semi to...

  • Reborn Tengu - Unlimited - Should've just taken away Glow-up Bulb. Goddamn Konami.
  • Bottomless Trap Hole - Unlimited - A Semi-Staple. Many people don't run it anymore, and Compulsory could be just as deadly.
  • IMPORTANT: Don't say something idiotic like, "You can't have those cards in here with so and so cards too." Obviously if I'm bringing back stuff like Giant Trunade and Cold Wave, then you should assume I would ban Heavy Storm and Limit MST. If I bring Bottomless to 3, assume Dark Hole would be banned. I've tried to make this list so there could be many competitive decks out there, not just 2-4.

|DED (Leaving Me Messages Are Often Left Here) 15:35, August 14, 2012 (UTC)

Primal Seed at 2 will allow people to use each copy to recover the other, causing an undefeatable loop. The only way it will come down if is BLS is Forbidden. Battlemaniac (talkcontribs) 15:51, August 14, 2012 (UTC)

  • Loop? There's only one BLS. No Chaos Dragon. ? It's two cards that need to have BLS on the field. It's reliant. No searchers for BLS. A combo or two, sure. Good hand advantage, sure. Another Chaos Sorcerer or two? Why not. It'd be a decent deck at most. You fail to realize that there's one BLS, and two Primal Seeds. In a 40-card+ deck. If they ban Future Fusion, the deck will be nothing. How would I say get enough LIGHT and DARKS in the Grave for a Chaos Sorcerer or two, ban him and a LIGHT for BLS, then use Primal Seed to get back my Chaos Sorcerer? What other cards do I need to run? Will I have many counters to my opponent's Monster Zone destruction? I mean we already have Dimensional Alchemist. A clumped hand of monsters will never do any deck good.

|DED (Leaving Me Messages Are Often Left Here) 16:07, August 14, 2012 (UTC)

  • Not to mention that the fastest way to get LIGHT and DARKs in the Grave is probably to run a Lightsworn build. And let's say I do. But what if I mill BLS? What if I mill The Warrior Returning Alive? What if I run 2-3 The Warrior Returning Alive? Am I really going to have a good hand if I have three in hand only out to retrieve ONE Warrior? What if BLS is banished? How would I get the retrieved monsters via Primal Seed back on the field. Everyone thinks everything is too broken because they think of the best combos. The best combos are rare and reliant! The Grave isn't filled with 30 LIGHT and DARKS at the start of the duel for god's sake.

|DED (Leaving Me Messages Are Often Left Here) 16:14, August 14, 2012 (UTC)

Well, I kinda like some parts on the list, but seriously, there are just too many good Spell and Traps around, Giant Trunade doesn't deal with them, it just gets rid of them for a turn, same with Cold Wave, what happens in those formats with Trunade and Wave, was people tended to set up really large backrows, and hiding behind a huge trap lineup isn't really skill either. True, Primal Seed could be lowered, but the risk of that is just too big for Konami to take, obviously they didn't feel like semi-limiting it before, and they won't do it now, it's just a risk they won't take. It could be lowered, and by all rights, the combo will happen maybe once in 20 duels or something? But Konami doesn't like cards that create loops, since it stops them from making other types of cards. You know Gladiator Beasts only have like 1 card on the list, right? Sure it's like the best card, but the other option is to ban Gladiator Beast Gyzarus, 2 Bestari makes it easier to spam Gyzarus, Blackwings could probably get either Gale or Kault back, it will probably be Kault, but either of those 2 would be fine. I'd personally like Dark Hole and 2 Bottomless Trap Hole, over 3 Bottomless and no Hole. ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 16:43, August 14, 2012 (UTC)
  • Honestly I like Dark Hole better as well. Keeps stuff balanced. Gladiator Beasts haven't been winning anything in a while. It's a risky move, indeed; either keep GBs away from tournaments, or let them top tournaments, is how I'd see it if Konami thought about Bestiari going Semi. The reason I liked it when there was Cold Wave and Giant Trunade was because getting Heavy Storm'd while having three back row cards usually means you're done with. I mean sure people ran more back row in that format, but you're not going to get anywhere with your deck running infinite back row. So I think a balanced back row format would consist of Heavy, 1 MST, and either Giant Trunade or Cold Wave, OR Unlimited MST, ban Heavy Storm, and limit Cold Wave and Giant Trunade. If tournaments are topping with absolutely NO back row, then I believe something needs a change. I'll be doing a list vice versa to the one above.

|DED (Leaving Me Messages Are Often Left Here) 19:37, August 14, 2012 (UTC)

Dem Predictions




Inzektor Dragonfly - Hit Hornet and you get the Dragonfly/Ladybug Xyz Engine, hit Dragonfly and screw Inzektors.

Tefnuit/Su - The most dreadful of Hieratics, key to the OTK, and I'm honestly getting tired of it.


Black Whirlwind - Blackwings are back in the game if Konami decides to give them back their Search Engine.

Rescue Rabbit - You're all forgetting that no prio screws it up, so do Chain Disappearance, Effect Veiler, Bottomless and Solemns.

Wind-Up Zenmaity - Cripple it and the loop becomes incredibly un-incredible.

Tour Guide from the Underworld - It would make a difference, since players would only be able to use it in Infernity or Dark World, and it will become less effective. In my defense, I'm going to say that they did the same to Tengu.


Dimensional Prison - So damn great, I hate it.

The Gates of Dark World/Dragged Down into the Grave - Pretty much takes DW last format.


Dewloren - Maybe? I don't see any reason for it to be Semi-limited.

Magic Cylinder - Sure.

Comments and thoughts appreciated.--Let the Number take hold! 19:41, August 14, 2012 (UTC)

I like it. I like the idea nothing is getting banned. Also because I only have two rabbits and tour guides. Dragonfly is a nice idea. Let them keep Hornet, but severely limit its playability. -- (talk) 19:46, August 14, 2012 (UTC)

Sorry, but I think Hornet staying at 3 is far too much of a threat. I agree with rest. I do maintain that Marshmallon should be off the ban list. That paves the way for stall decks to break through. --SuperSponge!! 20:08, August 14, 2012 (UTC)
Hornet at 1 = Foolish Burial/Armageddon Knight. Banish = Tour Guide > Leviair. Besides, if you limit it, there will be no Hornet on Hornet, or as we call it, HORNY HORNET--Let the Number take hold! 21:04, August 14, 2012 (UTC)
Dewloren is Semi-Limited, because Symbol of Heritage exists, and using Heritage with Dewloren means you get to summon stuff for free more than once a turn. ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 20:59, August 14, 2012 (UTC)

DED's Hindered Picks

(By "hindered", I mean this is a list of cards that I want to see go down in limitation. Not up.)

Unlimited to...

  • Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon - Limited - a Continuous Monster Reborn that Special Summons...with ease...and with 2800 ATK.
  • Wind-Up Hunter - Banned - Numerious banned cards are spells that make your opponent discard. So. Bye.
  • Wind-Up Carrier Zenmaity - Limited - It helps loop.
  • Wind-Up Zenmaines - Limited - If Konami starts hitting XYZs this format, this will be the first.
  • Rescue Rabbit - Limited - Stop complaining Dino Rabbit users. Just run triple Leviair. :)
  • Inzektor Dragonfly - Limited - Need I even say anything?
  • Forbidden Lance - Limited - Too Versatile.
  • Fiendish Chain - Limited - WAYYY too many decks running three. Fiendish Chains + Effect Veilers? SMH.

Semi-Limited to...

  • Solemn Warning - Limited - It has its moments over Judgment. People may not be complaining about it, but nobody complained when Judgment was at 3.

Limited to Banned

  • Future Fusion - Banned - Trinity, FGD, Escuridao for god's sake.
  • Mind Control - Banned - Easy Synchro or XYZ at the cost of their monster...
  • Black Luster Soldier - Envoy the Beginning - Banned - The key card in many completely irrelevant theme-based decks.
  • Morphing Jar - Banned - Just a Jar trend. Completely debatable and don't see it happening ANYtime soon.

|DED (Leaving Me Messages Are Often Left Here) 20:13, August 14, 2012 (UTC)

Real List ? TheGallisMan (talkcontribs) 20:49, August 14, 2012 (UTC)

The problem with those lists is that there are 2 of them, and they're different (Look above at another post). One of the banlists has Stratos banned, and another only has Future and Brionac banned. ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 21:03, August 14, 2012 (UTC)
NOOOOOOOO, I WILL NEVER LIVE DOWN MAH CHAOS SORCERER GET HIT!--Let the Number take hold! 21:08, August 14, 2012 (UTC)
Some of these items on the list look fishy. Mirror Force Semi'd? Tsukuyomi unforbidden? Evigishki Gutskraken Limited? Maybe there's some odd combo I'm missing out on... --Gadjiltron (talkcontribs) 03:07, August 15, 2012 (UTC)
Well, besides Hieratic Gishki using Gustkraken, I don't know either. ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 03:25, August 15, 2012 (UTC)
If "Torrential Tribute" is Semi-Limited, why not "Mirror Force"? "Tsukuyomi" isn't as powerful anymore. And, as for the Gishki monster, I hear they have a fearsome loop in the OCG. There are the reasons. :) Xerdek! (talkcontribs) 03:43, August 15, 2012 (UTC)
The Hieratic Gishki is kinda inconsistent. Wow they decided to hit the Hieratic Gishki but didnt hit Wind-Ups. Wow ----SharkTenjo 10:31, August 15, 2012 (UTC)
@ SharkTenjo: They hit "Wind-Up Carrier Zenmaity" on this list.TheGallisMan (talkcontribs) 11:34, August 15, 2012 (UTC)
I honestly don't believe any Banlist till August 16 and afterward. Anything before Aug 16 are fake and fanmade. --iFredCat 12:14, August 15, 2012 (UTC)
Well in here its Aug 16 lol. Anyway i dont understand konami. They ban the ones who searches instead the one who causes the evil. Hunter and Hornet are the source of evil in their decks. ----SharkTenjo 12:23, August 15, 2012 (UTC)
In my place, it's still Aug 15, morning time. Konami are silly. Dragonfly and Rat are searcher. Hunter and Hornet are possible to abusing ever at 1, and it don't change ever if they were limited. Yes, I have only 1 of each and was able to kill my opponent just with them at 1. --iFredCat 12:31, August 15, 2012 (UTC)
Shark, hitting the searchers makes it harder to get the parts, plus limiting Carrier also stops the loop. But Fred is right, Shriek has been the only site that has gotten the F&L list right in my past experiences, but what we can maybe glean from these "fanmade" lists is that Future Fusion will probably be hit. ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 16:21, August 15, 2012 (UTC)
Here's the real list. TheGallisMan (talkcontribs) 18:32, August 15, 2012 (UTC)
If this is the real list, then from what I've translated so far (The forbidden and limited), its the same as the one from the latino site. I'm translating the semi and unlimited right now, I'll post if thats the same as well. Neos01 (talkcontribs) 18:41, August 15, 2012 (UTC)
Having finished the translation, I can confirm it is the same list as the one fron the latin site, assuming that this is the real list. Not sure whether I should be happy or sad. Neos01 (talkcontribs) 18:47, August 15, 2012 (UTC)
Well... BLS-EotB still alive, Brio's gone, Inzectors extremely weakened, Wind-Up Loop is limited, Chaos Dragon weakened but Tsukuyomi seems a bit weird for me.TheGallisMan (talkcontribs) 19:25, August 15, 2012 (UTC)

Why would they semi limit pot of duality , it's the most pointless restriction i've ever seen. The card is n't doing anything broken. It isn't banworthy and semi limiting it causes more problems than it creates. I think it's been hit just to annoy us , with no valid reason for it actually being on the list. (talkcontribs) 19:47, August 15, 2012 (UTC)

True, if the list is real, then my best guess is that Pot of Duality was hit to slow decks down. I mean the ability to see up to 9 cards in a first turn is kinda a big deal that makes all decks better, besides Semi-Limiting it isn't that bad, still usable and it slows down all decks. ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 00:18, August 16, 2012 (UTC)
You can only use one a turn though D: Ladycai (talkcontribs) 13:20, August 16, 2012 (UTC)
Well if they ban Hunter it COMPLETELY stops the loop and Wind-Ups are not that hurt since they can still Xyz Spam. In Inzektors, if they ban Hornet then the destroy and swarm combo is dead and Inzektors can still Rank 5 Spam. They're just stupid. ----SharkTenjo 00:41, August 16, 2012 (UTC)
I thought that too, but you know, Inzektors are the first Insect archetype (Good Archetype anyway), and totally killing them isn't that cool. It's fine if the main search cards are hit, people still get to pop cards, but not 2 at a time for 3 turns. If the list is real, then both Dragonfly and Centipede are limited, which means it's harder to make stuff click. The only good Inzektor that can even act as a replacement for them is Inzektor Earwig, and his effect is sub-par to say the least (But 1000 ATK is really good). ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 00:49, August 16, 2012 (UTC)
I can see your point though for me its better to hit 1 card than to hit their 2 good cards. And banning hornet does not kill them, it just slows them to make them balanced. ----SharkTenjo 01:02, August 16, 2012 (UTC)
Maybe, and I see what you mean and want to go for, but is Hornet really the problem? All Hornet does is kill 1 card on the field, and that wouldn't be a problem, except for the fact that when Hornet leaves, it triggers Dragonfly's effect, which in turn summons Centipede, which then revives Hornet, pops a card, and then searches for another Dragonfly to do it once more next turn. So when I compare Hornet (A 1-1 card that can't be overused without Dragonfly and Centipede), then is Hornet really the issue? ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 01:27, August 16, 2012 (UTC)
Personally yes as he is the one who does the popping. He is just the abused card. ----SharkTenjo 02:25, August 16, 2012 (UTC)

You guys just hate on dragons, REDMD is not OP or broken. Its not a plus when you summon him with his effect because you have to remove a monster. Atum and Light pulsar are what makes him broken. Also konami whats to promote exceeds so why would they hit a deck thats makes Rank 6 with ease, They are also releasing better Rank 8 Exceeds in future packs.

They probably will hit REDMD, it's not like we hate REDMD, it wasn't a problem in the past, but better cards have made it an issue that won't die. Plus, REDMD is needed for Hieratics to OTK, and in all fairness, Rank 8 monsters will probably be summoned by decks that really want to and can summon them (Think Hieratic), and not by all random decks. Also, where did the Rank 8 thing come from? REDMD is level 10 and Lightpulsar is Level 6. Also, Lightpulsar's effect isn't really an issue when used with something other than REDMD, as only REDMD can bring back Lightpulsar and set up the soft lock. ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 03:26, August 16, 2012 (UTC)
Though isnt Atum also ban worthy? He is summoned very quick and he is the source of the Hieratic OTK. If everyone's theory is that searchers always get hit then i think Atum gets hit ----SharkTenjo 04:23, August 16, 2012 (UTC)
The way I see it Atum isn't broken. He's not very high attack, requires 2 cards to make and can special summon once a turn (maximum twice) with the restriction of not being able to attack that turn and the monster being 0 ATK and DEF.
What I would like to see hit is REDMD to 1 (pretty much a free 2800 beater that +1's every turn) and Gaia Dragon, the Thunder Charger to 1 (being able to get around any "This card cannot attack if it uses its effect" for ranks 5-6 is stupid.)
Also, you could say the source of the Hieratic OTK come from 3 things. Hieratic Dragon King of Atum, Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon, Gaia Dragon, the Thunder Charger. Without any one of those they can't OTK. (talk) 09:12, August 16, 2012 (UTC)
Its because of Atum that Gaia got a place in the deck. Also if you look at the 3 cards you mentioned (REDMD Atum & Gaia), REDMD & Gaia need Atum in the Hieratic OTK. (Atum reaches REDMD and Gaia is only summoned if u use Atum's eff.) Sure Atum seems difficult to summon but in Hieratic its a piece of cake. Sure he has low attack but we do not usually use him as an attacker and yea he can only summon a maximum of 2 Dragons and is also once per turn but thats much of what the Hieratic OTK needs. The Hieratic OTK uses 1 effect per Atum (the OTK uses 2 Atum by the way) ----SharkTenjo 09:46, August 16, 2012 (UTC)
But taking away one of Hieratic archetype's key cards is also pointless, because the deck needs two REDMD to OTK, and at the same time, the hit to REDMD also hits Chaos Dragons (The main backbone of Chaos Dragon is 3 Lightpulsar and 2 REDMD), if you limit REDMD and ban Future Fusion (Which this list is probably going to do), then Chaos Dragon loses the bite it had and Hieratic is playable, but not OTK able. ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 12:51, August 16, 2012 (UTC)
Good point. Personally i want Pulsar to be hit not REDMD. Hitting REDMD just hits ALL Dragon Decks not just Chaos Dragon but REDMD has more chances to be hit than him. Also i do not see much Future Fusion plays on Chaos Dragons. How can it be forbidden? O.o ----SharkTenjo 12:59, August 16, 2012 (UTC)
That's not what the rest of us see. The agrument for Future Fusion is that after it activates, it sends 5 Dragons to the grave yard (Think 1-2 REDMD and 2-3 Eclipse Wyvern and 1 Lightpulsar), that sets up the graveyard, and summons Five-Headed Dragon in 2 turns (Five-Headed isn't a big deal, but it is because the Chaos Dragon duelist has set up his entire graveyard for the rest of the duel). ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 13:04, August 16, 2012 (UTC)
Yea i know, thats why im asking and say whats my opinion instead of saying things like "Ban ____ because it really annoys me!!!!!" lol ----SharkTenjo 13:18, August 16, 2012 (UTC)

Number 9: Canopy Star - Dyson Sphere

I don't know about you guys, but I'm assuming "Number 9: Canopy Star - Dyson Sphere" may have its status changed to either Limited or Forbidden (maybe Limited), mainly becasue it can recycle its Xyz Materials when it has none. What do you guys think? --Yes, it's PSYCHID! He talks! He does stuff! 18:16, August 16, 2012 (UTC)

So it is the 16th, where is this official ban list that was supposed to be out?

Dr Kain (talkcontribs) 18:32, August 16, 2012 (UTC)

That's a question I would like to know, my friend. But what do you think about Number 9's possible status change? --Yes, it's PSYCHID! He talks! He does stuff! 18:54, August 16, 2012 (UTC)
Just because it can recycle its materials doesn't mean its worthy of being hit. It's a very difficult card to bring out and not worth the hassle of bringing out as it is very easy to deal with dyson sphere. Neos01 (talkcontribs) 19:15, August 16, 2012 (UTC)
Indeed as Neos said it's actually very difficult to bring out, the quickest way being using a Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon and Photon Satellite but that involves using something like Photon Sanctuary as well to do it all in one turn. That's three cards minimum to even bring it out, now compare that to Rescue Rabbit, by banishing itself it summons two normal monsters from deck which can then be used for an XYZ summon. That is a one card combo. Now throw in the fact that after using three cards to summon it (the odds of actually having them in your hand when you need them all at once is also very slim) your opponent uses Bottomless Trap Hole and just kills it outright. That's three cards wasted, of which you get nothing back. So it's easy hard to summon and easy to kill, hardly sounds like a 'broken' card now does it.--The FireFALL (talkcontribs) 20:03, August 16, 2012 (UTC)
As for the list from Shriek, I don't know where it is. But we only have like a week to go before Konami also officially releases the list. ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 20:31, August 16, 2012 (UTC)
It's like everyone took a day off. o_O Xerdek! (talkcontribs) 20:33, August 16, 2012 (UTC)
Kinda, but after all the speculation and the Shriek F&L list 1-2 days away (I hope), it makes sense. ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 23:49, August 16, 2012 (UTC)

List provided by DN

So this was just posted on Dueling Network's fb page

Brionac, Dragon of the Ice Barrier
Future Fusion

Inzektor Hornet
Inzektor Dragonfly
Evigishki Gustkraken
Wind-Up Carrier Zenmaity
Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon
Ultimate Offering

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

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


ladycai (talkcontribs) 02:40, August 17, 2012 (UTC)

The picture is pretty convincing. I think this is already real as the picutre is the same as the ones where the ban list is released. Well i like it. Its balanced. Good for konami. Hooray. lol ----SharkTenjo 02:51, August 17, 2012 (UTC)

bro, I'm lining up and link your texts...
I gotta say, there'll be less or even no more Mirror Matches of Inzektors on the semifinals in the future if this list is true...
and, congratulations for Blackwings, they get one of their blowing-off arsenal back -Bijak riyandi (talkcontribs) 03:21, August 17, 2012 (UTC)

This probably is the real list, and it's pretty good, nothing randomly hit (Maybe Brio, but that's debatable), the other hits all hit the meta in the TCG and in the OCG (HERO hits), plus it stops us from having to deal with the Hiratic Gishki loop in the future, so overall a pretty damn good list. I'm also going to guess they'll be releasing the Constellar sometime in the next format, which would explain the Gishki hit (Not much of a hit, since Gishki have like 4 other Ritual Monsters). ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 03:30, August 17, 2012 (UTC)
I love this list! It fixes a lot of problems. Plus, all I have is two Tour Guides. And, it doesn't affect my Dark Worlds at all. Xerdek! (talkcontribs) 03:40, August 17, 2012 (UTC)
I still don't think Duality should've been hit. I know everyone ran it at 3, but it's fair. And it's obvious that Konami clearly likes the card themselves.

Hieratics shouldn't have lost a Convocation. Sure they don't NEED three REDMD to work, but i feel just the REDMD wouldve been a proper hit.

Destiny Draw is unlimited. Maybe we can see the Destiny Hero engine used like how many decks use the Lightsworn engine.

Magic Cylinder, Marshmallon, Area B, Swords...aka the soon-to-be main annoyance in the next format.

Mirror Force. Ah. So. Two Mirror Force. Dark Hole. Heavy Storm...(did I miss anything?)'s time to wipe off the dust from my Starlight Roads again...
Future Fusion being banned has an impact on my Photon deck. I can't automatically choose 2 Galaxy-Eyes for the summon of Twin-Photon Lizard any more.

|DED (Leaving Me Messages Are Often Left Here) 06:57, August 17, 2012 (UTC)

Don't forget Torrential Tribute! And I thought the exact same thing. ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 12:54, August 17, 2012 (UTC)

Chris' September 2012 Banlist (Wish-list?)

These are OPINION-BASED. Feel free to disagree, but please don't hate, and if you do disagree, I'd appreciate seeing some backup evidence. But that's up to you.

Anyway, let's see here...


Black Luster Soldier-Envoy of the Beginning: This card plus three Chaos Sorcerer is way too much. There is a reason this card was banned before, and it's easier than ever to play now. Please send it back to "Chaos Emperor Dragon-Envoy of the End" again so they can dwell together in the land of forbidden cards in peace like they were meant to.

Inzektor Hornet: This almost certainly won't happen, but if they hit this card at all, they need to ban it outright. Limiting it in anyway will only cause Inzektor players to run more things like "Armageddon Knight" to dump it in the graveyard, and as long as it's in the right place, the Inzektor spams will be just as strong as if the deck were running three of them.

Wind-Up Hunter: This is almost exactly the same scenario as "Inzektor Hornet". As long as this card is where it needs to be, Wind-Up decks can still execute their loop. Only one Hunter is needed for it to work, and if it's only limited or semi-limited, Wind-Up players will just start searching it even more heavily.

Mind Control: I'm a little more iffy on this one, but this card is way more broken now with Xyz monsters out.

Future Fusion: This card has to go. Even one is still far too much, because even without the fact that it's "Painful Choice" on crack for Dragons (and Chaos Dragons especially) most people overlook the sheer number of OTKs this card causes, and added to all that is the fact the you can literally summon ANY fusion monster at no cost. Without the outs to this card, if your opponent plays this, you might as well just concede the game. WAY too powerful of a card, please get rid of it. Dragon decks will still be fine without this broken shit.

Monster Reborn: I love this card, but even I have to admit that changing the game with one card is just unhealthy for the game.

Brionac, Dragon of the Ice Barrier: As much as I love this card and while I would hate to see it go, this one simple fact seems most prevalent about it: In light of the new Xyz era, most people have overlooked how utterly broken and devastating this card still is. It needs to join Trishula.


Inzektor Dragonfly: This is way more plausible than seeing Hornet banned. Hornet may generate Inzektor decks' destructive power, but half of that is because it's so easily searched by this card. The Inzektor engine needs to be way less insane, and this card is the chief generator of that engine.

Wind-Up Carrier Zenmaity: The same thing as "Inzektor Dragonfly". The Wind-Up hand loop is what it is because you can summon three of these in one turn, more often than not from one single card (cough cough, "Wind-Up Rat"). The loop needs to stop, because it kills the game, and this card is why it can extend so far.

Wind-Up Zenmaines: This card is just plain mean. It's extremely easy to summon in almost any deck, and once it hits the field, you almost always have to expend huge resources to get it off, and it's just one small monster. If you've ever had your opponent summon even two of it in one duel, never mind three, you know what I'm talking about. It's ridiculous. Please put it at one.

Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon: Dragon players tend to complain about this and "Future Fusion" being speculated on getting hit, because they don't want their precious Dragon Decks' broken powers being limited. While I think this card is awesome shit as well, it's time to wake up. This card is the next worst thing after "Future Fusion", and the worst part is that many high-level Dragon Decks run THREE OF THEM. The ridiculous ease in summoning this card, combined with its INSANE ability to spam other huge monsters, make this card one of the most broken monsters in the game. It needs to be stopped.

Spore: Plant Decks were extremely harshly hit this format. Since this monster's effect can only be used once per duel, why not put it on this list?

Glow-up Bulb: Same thing as "Spore". This card never struck me as being that broken.

Rescue Rabbit: Even without thinking about freaking Dino-Rabbit, this card, with proper deck support, can instantly generate the materials for a whole lot of really powerful Xyz Monsters. It's hopped around in threes for long enough.

Hieratic Dragon King of Atum: If they don't end up limiting "Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon", limiting this monster would be the next best thing, because the Atum Turbo OTK is simply ridiculous.

Goyo Guardian: The general consensus is that this card is not as good as it used to be, and I agree with that statement. It's still very powerful, but not "forbidden" powerful. Please bring it back to one? :-D

Evolzar Laggia: If "Rescue Rabbit" isn't limited to one, then this monster should be, because the field control it exhibits is insane.

Ultimate Offering: This card is often overlooked. It is also insane. It needs to go to one, if not banned outright.

Chaos Sorcerer: This card is entirely too powerful to be anything more than limited to one. It may not be BLS, but it's still ridiculous.

Premature Burial: I know I'll get hate for this one, but I think that banning this card, but having "Monster Reborn" limited to one was an idiotic move. This card may be more searchable, but it carries a much higher risk factor. Please bring it back.


Lonefire Blossom: With "Effect Veiler" now being spammed everywhere, as well as with priority now a bad memory, this card is now almost useless at one. This poor blossom AT LEAST needs to be allowed to bloom in pairs, if not threesomes, don't you think?

Plaguespreader Zombie: I may get bashed for this, but it just doesn't seem to me like this card is as nearly powerful as it once was.

Tour Guide from the Underworld: This card is literally now spammed everywhere, in almost every major deck list. It's gotten ridiculous, so I think making it more of a splashable card is much better for the game.

Hieratic Seal of Convocation: Even having two of this card in hand will guarantee that a Hieratic player can start going into insane stuff from there. Three is almost...dare I say it...too consistent?

The Agent of Mystery-Earth: I think that Agents, like Plants, were very harshly hit. Three is a little too much for this card, so two is perfect. :-)

Pot of Duality: The searching abilities of this card are unmatched. It needs to be at least semi-limited, if not straight-up limited.

T.G. Striker: This, I think, was another deck that was too harshly hit.


Magic Cylinder: This card was never used that much anyway, was it?

Marshmallon: Stall is, quite plainly, obsolete.

Call of the Haunted: This card is certainly powerful, but who really cares that much for it anymore?

Again, this list is OPINION-BASED. I would love feedback. :-)


I'll just leave this here... - --> Summoned Skull 2: Electric Boogaloo 08:54, August 17, 2012 (UTC)

Inzektors dead.
Chaos Dragons dead.
Rabbit still alive (hit Wind-Ups to the point of near death but leave Rabbit reasonably fine?)
Final Countdown/Exodia/Chain Burn/Watt Lock T1.
Rabbit T1.
Lavals T1.
Hieratics finding a new loop then regaining their position at T1.
Plants T1(?).
Oh boy. (talk) 09:56, August 17, 2012 (UTC)

The hit just Wind-Up Carrier Zenmaity , that doesn't kill Wind-Ups. Just makes the loop impossible. As for Dino-Rabbit, they lost 1 Rabbit, and they don't have a huge play with Tour Guide anymore, some people may try Rabbit with 2 Tour Guide, and they have every right to do so, but what made Tour Guide really splash able was having 3 of it. As for Lavals, they are a great group of cards, and just because they can summon Quasar first turn, doesn't mean every Laval player will do so, they have way more to offer than just that. Plants will probably never be T1 again, let's face it, Tour Guide at 2, Tengu at 2, and Spore at 1 (Spore needs other Plant cards, so it's kinda weak as there aren't that many good Plant cards), and Debris at 2 dosne't bother me in the slightest. This list is probably the best one we've had in a while, and it slows down the pace of the game. As for the thing with Final Countdown, maybe but I think most people don't like to play those kinds of decks, and we'd much rather have fun actually playing the game with real decks.

---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 13:00, August 17, 2012 (UTC)

just want to ask, is it officially ? since the picture as the proof on the link looks very promising to me Gemini 93 (talkcontribs) 13:43, August 17, 2012 (UTC)

What I meant with Wind-Ups being near death is they barely did anything in TCG (won a few tournaments with the surprise factor), and the thing that allowed them to do that got hit pretty badly.
As for Lavals, the Quasar decks aren't as good as the non Quasar decks from what I've heard, they're less consistent and it takes up so much extra deck space while putting you in the mindset that all you can do is summon Quasar.
And as for Plants, they don't really need much more. Plants were still T1(ish) with pretty much the same cards except 1 Debris Dragon, 3 Tengu and GUB unbanned. Tengu can (probably) be replaced and GUB can be replaced by Naturia Cherries (albeit worse).
And @Gemini93, it's on Shriek which is as official as it can get until it's released in the SJ. (talk) 13:47, August 17, 2012 (UTC)

True, but the newer deck isn't as good as the old one, and they don't have access to Trish, and a lot of the other universal Synchros have also left the game, so I don't think the deck will have a super punch, it might have an effect, but truthfully, I'm expecting newer Archetypes to emerge as better, such as Prophecy and Geargia. ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 14:07, August 17, 2012 (UTC)
From what I heard Wind-Ups topped a lot of YCS', so if that is true, then a hit was needed. I much rather have hunter banned than have zenmaighty limited but at least the loop is stopped. I got what I wanted with Inzektors, but I honestly would've preffered if hornet was banned than limit both inzektors, but I'm ok with the banlist. As a HERO user, I was kind of dissapointed that E-call and duality are semi'd, but it doesn't have that much of an impact on my deck. I look forward to seeing how Geargia and the prophecy archtype will perform in the meta. Neos01 (talkcontribs) 14:24, August 17, 2012 (UTC)

Tsukuyomi's Back

Apparently, "Tsukuyomi" is confirmed to be back as Limited. But why? I thought it was Forbidden because he could be abused. Not that I'm gonna rant about it, but still... --Yes, it's PSYCHID! He talks! He does stuff! 13:57, August 17, 2012 (UTC)

There isn't much abuse by it as long as Goat Control doesn't come back. Plus, I doubt it's going to have an impact at all. Spirit Monsters in general are just too tricky to use, and don't offer a lot of good effects, only a few are good, and even then only in decks that can summon them every turn (Some of the better ones are Level 6). ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 14:02, August 17, 2012 (UTC)

Sept 2012 banlist confirmed by shriek.

Attention everyone, the sept 1, 2012 banlist has just been confirmed by shriek ocg news. That was the same banlist that was 99 % confirmed. It's now 100 % confirmed.

Confirmed Banlist Thoughts

For those of you who don't know, the Septemeber 2012 list is confirmed (see above posts).

Thoughts: Looking at my previous post (search for my name on this topic for the reference) much of my predictions were reflected on the list. I expected a Dark World hit, along with Atum getting hit. And I was hoping that Rabbit would get limited. Yes this would kill Dino Rabbits, but like I said before: Evolzars were made for Evols.

Then again, with one less Rabbit people may decide Dino Rabbits aren't consistent enough. They'll be a usable deck,especially if we can maintain the Leviair/Gold Scar combo, but even that's harder with one less Tour Guide.

I also wanted to see DMoC come back with the upcoming Prophecy archetype. But maybe it's better that it didn't. Djjomon (talkcontribs) 15:59, August 17, 2012 (UTC)

Perhaps a new Forum Page should be created ready for the discussions over the ban list. --SuperSponge!! 16:10, August 17, 2012 (UTC)
  • There will be decent amount of players trying for a Blackwing deck again, that's for sure. It's funny because Six Sams probably have the most dedicated and prideful duelists ever. Blackwings get hit; nobody plays them. Six Sams get hit; their community doesn't die out one bit. Let's see if my theory is wrong, if many duelists pick up Blackwings, Agents, and Chaos Dragons this format as numerous as the dedicated Six Sam duelists.

|DED (Leaving Me Messages Are Often Left Here) 16:35, August 17, 2012 (UTC)

Is it so much to ask for Necroface at 2 Konomi? Heck, I'd settle for a limited Gold Sarcophagus and semi'd necroface because I only use it in my macro cosmos deck.

Iron wall does exist you know. Just saying.

FF banned!?

Am I the only one who doesn't have a problem with Future Fusion.

Guys, 3 MTS, 1 HeavyStorm, Dusk Tornado, Mobius, Cais, Mirror Force (at 2 now), Solemn Judgment, 3 D. Prisons, 2 Bottemless, 3 compulsory, and now 3 Magic Cylinder.

You have the ability to stop 5HD if you use your cards.

I've beat a deck using 3 REDMD along with future fusion just using a macro cosmos deck. Though, having 10K+ life points might help out a bit at times. XD Love that Necroface.

  • Future Fusion summoning Five-Headed Dragon is not the problem. Future Fusion instantly setting up your Graveyard with whatever Dragons you need there is. PHASE (talkcontribs) 02:33, August 18, 2012 (UTC)
No one cares about 5HD, we care about the fact that a Chaos Dragon duelist sets up his entire graveyard with a single card, and the only card to stop it is MST (Only if you have it set on the field, which is a lot to ask for, even if MST is at 3). And no one was really running Dust Tornado with 3 MST. ---Dark Ace SP (Talk) 02:39, August 18, 2012 (UTC)

First of all, how is everyone forgetting that Warning can stop it? Second, my opponent can summon 3 FHDs for all I care. There's no reason they should be able to instantly set up their graveyard though. Chaos Dragons open with Future Fusion, they win. It's that simple. Future Fusion is a poorly designed card that I'm glad is finally gone. --> Summoned Skull 2: Electric Boogaloo 04:50, August 18, 2012 (UTC)

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