As we approach another Battle Pass and another month of Master Duel. Konami has announced a new ban list coming into effect from August 31st. There are some cards that have been hit and some that have been deemed to weak in the current format.
The ban list works as follows: BANNED cards are cards that are not permitted within your deck or extra deck at any time, LIMITED cards you can use 1 copy of in your main deck or extra deck and SEMI-LIMITED cards you can use up to 2 copies in your main deck and extra deck.
Without further to do, let’s list the changes.
Cards set to be Banned: (Cannot use in game in either Main or Extra Deck)
- Destiny HERO – Celestial: (Unlimited to Banned)
- Number 75: Bamboozling Gossip Shadow: (Unlimited to Banned)
- True King of All Calamities: (Limited to Banned)
- Vanity’s Emptiness: (Limited to Banned)
- Imperial Order: (Limited to Banned)
Cards set to be Limited: (1 Copy within your Main or Extra Deck)
- Fusion Destiny: (Semi-Limited to Limited)
- Pot of Prosperity: (Unlimited to Limited)
- Crossout Designator: (Unlimited to Limited)
- Prank-Kids Meow-Meow-Mu: (Unlimited to Limited)
Cards set to be Semi-Limited: (up to 2 copies in either Main or Extra Deck)
- Altergeist Multifaker: (Limited to Semi-Limited)
- Salamangreat Gazelle: (Limited to Semi-Limited)
- Fire Formation – Tenki: (Unlimited to Semi-Limited)
- Skill Drain: (Unlimited to Semi-Limited)
- Cards to be taken off the list (up to 3 copies in either Main or Extra Deck)
- Night Assailant: (Limited to Unlimited)
Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel Limited and Forbidden Card List Changes
The obvious hits of Destiny HERO – Celestial and Fusion Destiny are KONAMI’s way to try and deteriorate players away from the notorious Destiny HERO – Destroyer Phoenix Enforcer as this fusion monster is very tricky to get around during a duel.
Very interesting KONAMI’s take in limiting Pot of Prosperity and Crossout Designator as this can lead to fewer creative decks being used and players divulging more towards meta archetypes.
Unsurprisingly, we also see the inclusion of Skill Drain on the list even though there has been calls throughout the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG and Master Duel communities to limit the card to 1 or even forbid it altogether.
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