For the primary three months of Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel’s existence, no banlist update was made to the game. This made for an attention-grabbing meta, particularly since varied meta decks and the presence of bots made for a wild, and considerably disagreeable expertise for some. On April 24, Konami launched the first-ever update to the Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel banlist. While the banlist does hit a number of the energy decks, a lot of playing cards which have develop into problematic will stay untouched.

First off, right here’s a take a look at the brand new additions to the banlist:

Forbidden (No Copies can be utilized in decks)

None added to the Forbidden part.

Semi-Limited (Limited to Two Copies)

  • Cyber Angel Benten
  • Conquistador of the Golden Land

Limited (Limited to One Copy)

  • D.D. Dynamite
  • Sekka’s Light
  • Fusion Destiny
  • The Phantom Knights of Torn Scales
  • Tri-Brigade Fraktall
  • Virtual World Roshi – Laolao
  • Lyrilusc – Cobalt Sparrow
  • Prank-Kids Rocksies
  • Adamanciaptor Analyzer

Unlimited (Three Copies could be run)

  • Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon

Most of the meta decks in Master Duel without delay will see some modifications, due to this banlist update. Tri-Brigades might want to make some modifications due to the additions of Cobalt Sparrow and Tri-Brigade Fraktall. Those two playing cards are often utilized in Tri-Brigade builds. The identical goes for Virtual World, though that deck will solely see a really minor change. Roshi – Laolao was the one card from that archetype to be hit.

The three decks that had been hit essentially the most from this update had been Eldlich, Drytrons, and Adamancipators. Eldlich might want to do some main re-arranging, as Conquistador was important for board management. Drytrons will almost certainly be much less constant due to the Benten hit, since its impact may go off greater than as soon as per flip. However, it’s going to nonetheless have power going ahead. Adamancipators, in the meantime, had a lot of playing cards in deck builds hit on this record. Sekka’s Light, Prank-Kids Rocksies, and Analyzer are all playing cards Adamancipator builds make the most of.

Rocksies can be utilized in Prank-Kids builds, however these needs to be high quality in the meanwhile.

However, this banlist doesn’t deal with some playing cards which have been omnipresent within the Master Duel metagame from the very starting, and have develop into main issues from a aggressive standpoint. True King of All Calamities (Virtual World), Union Carrier & Eva (Drytron), and Block Dragon (Adamanicipator) are all are banned within the TCG and have develop into extraordinarily troublesome to navigate round, due to the varied results these playing cards possess. Those playing cards will stay after this update. As will Number 86: Heroic Champion – Rhongomyniad, an Xyz Monster than can stop an opposing participant from Normal or Special Summoning Monsters.

Another query that’s going to pop up is what is going to occur to the copies of playing cards that customers have of their collections, however can’t use due to this update. Per Konami, playing cards designated as Limited, Semi-Limited, or Forbidden will obtain a +20 Craft Point (CP) bonus when dismantling it whereas it’s on the banlist. The variety of instances customers can achieve this bonus will correspond to the discount of the utmost copies of the cardboard that may be run in a deck.

The new banlist will go into impact on May 9.