Wednesday, February 23, 2011

March 2011 List

Wow I know its been a long time, I have been busy/almost forgot my password lol.

Here are my thoughts on the Banlist of March 2011:
Banned:
-Goyo Guardian - Not to bad of a ban, 2800 beater that is plus one.I hear its pretty dam good with exceeds coming out.
-Cold Wave - Great ban, now you cant drop a cold wave and otk or plus 3 with hyunlei/Debris Dragon.
-Mass Driver - Kind of random, but good to stop any otks from rising again.

Limited:
-Blackwing, Kalut the moonshadow - On one part it was kind of harsh on BW and on another, Kalut is one of the most annoying things to go through when vsing bw.
 -Dandylion - Plants werent that broken of a deck in my opinion to get Dandy down to one.
-Honest - Wow same place as kalut now, those discard to boost monster effects are taking a hit. Prolly has to do with ocg Fairy Deck.
-Book Of Moon- Fairly Controversial, but I think it was a good idea. It is pretty hard to get over your opponent when they summon like 2-3 synchros and end with like book and bottomless facedown. Book also does alot for being one card, its just so versatile.
-Gateway of The Six - Six Sams where to good with this at three so yeaa....

Semi-Limited:
-Archlord Kristya - Ocg Fairies, but I'd run two anyways to begin with.
 -Card Trooper - Alright a two, not three tho Machine Dupe anyone?
- Debris Dragon - I would have said this to one and Dandy can stay at two but it is also ok this way.  No cold wave means no debris for plus three.
 -Spirit Reaper: I think this is a little to good to be at two. Stalls and reaps cards, also baits out Solemn warning quickly.
-Megamorph - Sure
 -Overload Fusion - May be splashed n machine decks for random otk, but  seems rather limted now and slow b/c of future fusion at one.
 -Royal Tribute - To one would been better, a themed crush card pretty much.
 Icarus attack -  I believe Kalut at one was enough for BW.
 -Solemn Warning - Pre Sams people only ran two anyways. It doesnt seem to do much anyways.

Unlimited:
-Chaos Sorcerer - Two seemed liek the perfect number for this card. Three may make it a bit to overpowered.
-Snipe Hunter - ok
-Demise, King of Armageddon - sure
-Dewloren, Tiger of the Ice Barrier - No more otk so alright.
-Gold Sarcophagus - Three is to much in a deck anyways. Also Necroface is at one so no more otk.
-Skill Drain - Shuts down to much to be at three, but not game breaking.
- Ultimate offering- Gadgets get a boost and this card may be a bit to good when exceeds come out.

Overall: The Banlist was great in balancing alot of the top decks. For the March' 11 format I expect the top decks to be :
X-sabers - still a good deck because it swarms, reaps hand, and synchros alot.
Six Samurai - Still fast, has three pot of greeds, one gateway, a strong synchro, and an e-call.

Outside of those two it's hard to tell how good other decks will be. We need some results and new decklists to help us see what is good. The gap between tier one and two doesn't seem so great anymore.

Till next time !

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Update

I have been busy lately with school and such, but finally here comes an update!

I topped the Kings oF Games regionals with x-saber ranking 2nd place.

my build goes as follows:
3 X-saber Darksoul
3 X-saber Faultroll
3 X-saber Boggart Knight
2 X-saber Emmersblade
2 X-saber fulhelmknight
1 X-saber pashuul
1 X-saber airbellum
2 Cyber Dragon

3 Book Of Moon
1 Dark Hole
1 Monster reborn
1 Giant Turnade
1 Cold Wave
1 Mind Control
1 Reinforcement of the Army

3 Gottoms E-call
3 Trap Stun
1 Solemn Judgement
2 Solemn Warning
1 Mirror Force
1 Torrential Tribute
2 Bottomless Trap Hole
1 Royal Oppression

I will update it with side deck..

Monday, August 23, 2010

September 2010 banlist

Banned:
 Rescue Cat- Well I thought large Trap Hole meant this card would stay, but it really is better of banned, this card with x-sabers is just broke.

Substitoad- Good call over being at one, the FTK can't be done anymore

Brain Control- Finally, Brain control has been turning to many games by itself

Heavy Storm- Im quite suprised but I figured it would happen sooner or later. Now we will have more people set 3-5 and end.

Limited:
 Black Whirlwind- This card generates so much advantage I can see why it is at one.

Dark Hole- Hmhm this one is quite interesting the card is quite powerful but the last time it was banned there was no stardust or starlight road.

Infernity Launcher- otks so yea it makes sense to limit this.

Monster Reborn- I belive this card is quite to powerful being how fast it is compared to call and how it can get it from anyones graveyard. Should have stayed banned but not the end of the world with it comming back.

Royal Oppression- The card is rather overpowered regerdless where its played. Its annoying to either vs anti-meta without your special summons or meta that techs this card and only lets themselves special summon before you do.

Semi-limited:
Chaos Sorcerer- Chaos sorcerer has been going around the banlist so much, at 2 it is quite powerful but I don't see any decks abusing it to much this format.

Dewloren, Tiger King of the Ice Barrier- To match ocg list

Magic Cylinder- Ok

Mystical Space Typhoon- Fine, card at 3 might be annoying tho so 2 seems liek a good number.

Ojama Trio- Ok, I wasn't even aware this was limited but it hasn't done much at one so we can try two.

Snipe Hunter- could be at 3

No Longer Limited
Cyber Dragon- Hmhm Should have been left at two. This card gives machines trouble because of Chimertech Fortress Dragon. It is also a free 2100 beater that can possibly give cybertwin, overdragon otk a chance.

Goblin Zombie- fine seeing as x-saber Darksoul is at 3 and arguably better.

Treeborn Frog- Doesn't really matter to much, you can only bring it out once per turn anyways.

Black Rose Dragon- hmhm difference between two and three isn' too great, I can't see people bringing it out 3 times in one duel. Still quite to powerful to be above one.
United We Stand- Fine

Royal Decree- Hmhm mixed on this one since cards that shut down a third of your deck are annoying and this with perfect herald is annoying.

Overall the banlist is good, better format now than last format. X-sabers,Herald,GB's,Quickdraw should all be tough contenders for this format.

Laters....

Friday, August 13, 2010

September 1st banlist predictions

I know its been a while I have been busy with other things in my summer and I will soon begin updating more frequently.

So here comes my Banlist Predictions:


Banned:
Cold Wave- Really has been a issue ever since we have had cards that can pop like 2 or more cards.

Ronintoadin- This card really should just go, it gave frogs to much power.

Limited: 
X-saber Faultroll-A 2400 beater that you can special summon for free thats plus one every turn? yea...

Infernity Launcher- OTK enabler

Royal Oppression- this card is to good of an anti-meta card and its also to good when you take a meta deck, summon everything and then have this facedown.

Magician of Faith- Should come of the list, it is kind of slow being flip effect and most broken spells are banned.

Semi-limited
Machina Gearframe- Plus one 1800 beater is pretty dam good.

Lumina, Lightsworn Summoner- Give Lightsworn a bit power back because they haven't really done much.

Destiny Draw- Could be at 3 but I doubt it for now.

Burial From a Different Dimension- With mezuki at one, it could  be at 3.

Plaguespreader Zombie- its good, but you do have to minus yourself one card and Mezuki is still at one..

Scapegoat- could happen

Swords of revealing light-could happen

Snipe Hunter-could happen

Unlimited
Goblin Zombie- if Darksoul is gonna run around at 3 this can too and Darksoul will since it is tcg exclusive.

United We stand- could happen

So yea this is what I predict/think the banlist should be like. The ones I put as could happen means it could since the card won't make a difference as far as i know.

Laters....

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Yugioh: X-Saber Update


So far my Newest build is this:
20 Monsters:
3 XX-Saber Darksoul

1 X-Saber Pashuul

3 XX-Saber Faultroll

2 XX-Saber Fulhelmknight

1 Gorz the Emissary of Darkness

2 XX-Saber Boggart Knight

1 Summoner Monk

2 X-Saber Airbellum

1 Sangan

1 Rescue Cat

1 D.D. Crow

2 XX-Saber Emmersblade


9 Spell Cards

2 Gold Sarcophagus

1 Heavy Storm

1 Mystical Space Typhoon

1 Giant Trunade

2 Book of Moon

1 Brain Control

1 Mind Control

1 Cold Wave



11 Traps

2 Gottoms’ Emergency Call

2 Bottomless Trap Hole

1 Starlight Road

1 Torrential Tribute

1 Trap Dustshoot

1 Solemn Judgment
2 Dust Tornado
This deck has done very well in various match ups for me. Monsters like Gorz catch people by suprise and to have that extra 2700 beater (and token) applies pressure to the opponent. Gold Sarc continues being helpful and alot of time gets me game by cold wave or cat. Traps are pretty typical, DustTornado is good vs infernity launcher and royal oppression.
Side Deck:
1 Mirror Of Oaths
2 Royal Oppression
2 Legendary Jujisu Master
2 Saber Hole
1 Trap Stun
1 Crevice into the Different Dimension
1 D.D. Crow
2 Light Imprisoning Mirror
1 System Down
1 Consecrated Light
1 Mind Crush
Mostly to handle GB's, Perfect Herald, Infernity, Frogs while at the same time being pretty well off against quickdraw and other decks. Consecrated light is good but can be worked around, so you side in much more than just that hence why I only use one.
Match- Ups:
1-1 Vs GB's
1-0 vs Infernity
1-0 Vs Macros
1-0 Vs Frog Monarchs
1-0 vs Synchro Cat
1-0 vs Perfect Herald
For the most part i have tried many different Match ups at least once and will continue to do so.
As for now, Laters..

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

X-saber deck update

Few things for the X-saber Deck

Ragigura is meh to be honest. Alot of times it doesnt seem like I need somethnig back from grave to hand.

Added Bottomless and Torrential For more defense.

Monk is good and so is sangan, Cat is just broke in this deck and they let you search it out.  

Gold sarcs are working fine so far, similar to monk and sangan but also get cold wave and other targets. I will keep updated..

Monday, June 21, 2010

X-saber Deck

I will be entering a gold series tourney this Wednesday with the following:

3 xx-saber Darksoul

2 xx-saber fulhelmknight

2 xx-saber emmersblade

2 x-saber airbellum

2 D.D. Crow

1 x-saber Ragigura

3 x-saber Faultroll

1 Morphing Jar

2 x-saber Boggart Knight

1 Rescue Cat

1 x-saber pashuul

1 Heavy Storm

1 Mystical Space Typoon

2 Gold Sarcophogus

1 Cold Wave

1 Giant Turnade

1 My Body As A shield

1 Brain Control

1 Mind Control

2 Book Of Moon

1 Starlight Road

1 Royal Opression

2 Gottoms Emergency Call

2 Dust Tornado

1 Solemn Judgment

1 Trap Stun

Side Deck: Idk at the moment it will probaly be geared towards Frogs,Perfect Herald, GB's and Infernity.

Monsters: Nothing unusual really in x-saber line up. Pashuul has gained alot of polularity and certainly will gain more as naturia beast comes out. Opression and this tihng sitting there sets up for a nice lock.

Spells: Gold Sarc at first I was iffy about, but seeing as how so many decks that topped yugioh Championship Chicago ran it; I thought I would give it a try. Sets up nicely for cat plays with cold wave which many times can be instant win.

Traps: Opression was something that sounded weird at first, but lets make some observations:

1: Most x-sabers are fairly strong and can hold on their own.

2: Swarming the field, disrupting the hand and then oppressing any attempt to come back is a very effective strategy.

3: many ways to get around oppression when you need too..like trap stun, cold wave, giant turnade, ect..

4: XX-saber Emmersblade and Fulhelmknight activate in the damage step so it is oppression free.

Now for other tihngs:

No saber Hole???? Well as I mentioned before saber hole is actually kinda limited in what it can negate. Myabe side deck worthy or one in main deck seems best. Divine Warning coming out in Duelist Revolution seems to be a better pick in negating summons.

Laters..