Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Thoughts on Banlist Part 2

Okay. Since everyone is doing this already, I guess I shld give my 2 cents about this new banlist.

Magician of Faith 「聖なる魔術師」
- Personally, I felt that not many people were really using this card. Konami probably didn't want people to abuse the Pot of Avarice cycle again and again. A card that came back for awhile and went back into the list again.
Breaker the Magical Warrior 「魔導戦士 ブレイカー」
- It was really a good card. A card that came back for awhile and went back into the list again.
Call of the Haunted 「リビングデッドの呼び声」
- This is a good card because it can chain to other cards. But its still a trap and is of course slower then [Premature Burial] . Not much people probably saw this ban coming. Its still a good card overall, 1st turn [Destiny Draw] or [Knight of the End] a [D-Hero Diskguy] into the graveyard, set [Call of the Haunted]? I guess we won't see this combo for awhile. But nevertheless, we probably won't need this card for revival purposes anymore. - Refer to Monster Reborn.

Restricted to 1:
Raiza the Storm Monarch 「風帝ライザー」
- It didn't make it into the previous list as expected and now it finally did. I'm still wondering why they restricted this and not [Caius the Shadow Monarch]. Konami sure is screw loose.
Advanced Ritual Art 「高等儀式術」
- So sad Demise decks! LOL
Monster Reborn 「死者蘇生」
- Now this is the reason why I said we won't need [Call of the Haunted]. There is definitely something wrong with Konami for unbanning this card. Haven't they forgottten how badly this card was abused? With [Call of the Haunted] banned ,even your opponent can't chain cards to save their own monsters! Well, unless you negate it with something... Now our EMOBC decks are now even more gayer! Somebody slap Konami for unbanning this!
Nobleman of Crossout 「抹殺の使徒」
- Since [Magician of Faith] is gone, not many will play this anymore. Unless u hate face down monsters.
Ojama Trio 「おジャマトリオ」
- No more abuse wif Just Desserts and burn!

Restricted to 2:
Cyber Dragon 「サイバー・ドラゴン」
I'm quite used to playing 2 copies of this already. It would only probably affect power bond decks.
Necroface 「ネクロフェイス」
- The infinite life deck is going to be finite!
Light And Darkness Dragon 「光と闇の竜 」
- Finally this card, I thought it was going to be restricted to 1. Oh well, 2 is still rather gay.
Foolish Burial 「おろかな埋葬」
- Why is this even here?
Book of Moon 「月の書」
- Ok cool. Abuse L&DD even with 2?
Mage Power 「魔導師の力」
- Gem Beasts just got bigger! Other than that, not much people play this card either.
Magical Stone Excavation 「魔法石の採掘」
- Omg no DS! Dun abuse this card again! Anyway, with this card to 2, Diamond Dude decks can be much faster.

No longer restricted :
3 copies per deck allowed:
Apprentice Magician 「見習い魔術師」
- Since theres no more Breaker....
U still can abuse this as a searcher, for Old Vindicative Magician or Guiding hand of Phoenix, Cyrstal Seer or simply for tribute folders.
Jinzo 「人造人間-サイコ・ショッカー」
- Ever since it became 2, not much people played this either. Mabe their preparing for LODT?
Red Gadget 「レッド・ガジェット」
Yellow Gadget 「イエロー・ガジェット」
Green Gadget 「グリーン・ガジェット」
- All 3 gadgets were not really powerful after the entire Chimeratech Fortess Dragon thingy.
Pot of Avarice 「貪欲な壺」
- Yay. MMPT anyone? Dun DD. Crow me! T_T
Creature Swap 「強制転移」
- Nice card! Search engine decks are now much gayer.
Reckless Greed 「無謀な欲張り」
- Draw 6 and skip 2 draw phrases? I'd like to abuse this card greatly, but how hard is it to actually draw all 3 at the same time?

Ok, thats basically my thoughts on this list. I feel that its going to be one of the worse lists ever.
They didn't touch
- E.Hero Prismer ( Look at Colin's deck for abuse )
- Dark Armed Dragon
- Arms Hole
- Magician of Black Chaos
but wif Monster Reborn around, it isn't very safe to throw MOBC or Diskguy with Knight of the End anymore... =(
Which also means, we'll be seeing more of EMOBC decks! =D

I hope the new Synchro monsters will change our game more than this stupid banlist!

Thoughts On The Latest March Banlist 2008

Hey all! Its been awhile! Today's update will be on the latest march banlist that will be taking effect from 1st of March 2008! Lets take a look shall we?


Magician of Faith
Magical Warrior - Breaker
Call of the Haunted

Restricted to 1:

Wind Emperor Raiza
Advanced Ritual Art
Monster Reborn
Nobleman of Crossout
Ojyama Trio

Restricted to 2:

Cyber Dragon
Light And Darkness Dragon
Foolish Burial
Book of Moon
Mage Power
Magic Stone Excavation

Released from restricted list:

Green Gadget
Red Gadget
Yellow Gadget
Android Psycho Shocker
Apprentice Magician
Creature Swap
Pot of Avarice
Reckless Greed


Now for some thoughts on the latest banlist! Lets get it rolled up!


Magician Of Faith: When this card was back from the banlist, not many people used this monster as there were 2 [Nobleman Of Crossout] around to keep this card at bay. But now with the release of [Monster Reborn] ? I guess banning this card is good to avoid somemore gay magic card abuse. Not to mention with the return of 2 copies of [Book Of Moon]!

Magical Warrior - Breaker: Awww.... The 1 for 2 card is going back into the banlist again! With [Apprentice Magician] heading to 3 copies in this banlist.. I suppose they will try to reduce some abuse among the magician family...

Call Of The Haunted: With [Monster Reborn] hitting the game again like old times.. Having 1 kind of revival gone would try to make the game abit more balanced.. But also ya.. No more end phase [E-HERO Airman] or [D-HERO Diskguy] or try to jam or opponent's trap cards with reviving [Android Psycho Shocker] ! So it proves to be reasonable? lol

Restricted to 1 copy per deck:

Wind Emperor Raiza: Guess Konami also woken up from the Emperor Madness in our metagame. [Wind Emperor Raiza] stalls your opponent for 1 turn and just by doing that. It can cause alot of damage to your opponent already. Even though in my opinion its 2nd in place beside [Wicked Emperor Gaius].. That control is too powerful !

Advanced Ritual Art: Demise Deck's key card! This proves that Demise Decks will have lesser chance of doing an OTK to their opponent's! But by restricting [Advanced Ritual Art] , it means that ritual monsters will have a weaker chance of appearing even faster! And cards like [Swing Of Reminiscence] will not work as well in decks like these as they were before..

Monster Reborn: My favourite card of all! This card is the most broken revival card in the whole game ever since I started playing! Quite happy for me that this card has returned! But ya it does have alot of disadvantages also... Now you can't do the [Knight Of The End] and throw [Dark Magician Of Chaos] in the first turn anymore! Unless you want to risk having your [Dark Magician Of Chaos] being [Monster Reborn] away by your opponent in the next turn?

Nobleman Of Crossout: Being restricted back to 1 copy will mean that Flip effect monsters can be even happier with the release of some gay effect monsters in the latest pack [Light Of Destruction].. Thats all for my comments on this card.. lol

Ojyama Trio: No more trying to jam your opponent's monster card slots! Even [Chain Burn] decks will slowly die out due to this being restricted! But I guess they can make their way around to cover the loss of this card! =D

Restricted to 2 per deck:

Cyber Dragon: No!!!! My [Super Prism Fusion] deck will become alot weaker due to this T_T... Well its okay, restricting this card to 2 copies will allow machine type monsters to be alittle safer than before? It sort of reduces the chances of summoning [Chimeratech Fortress Dragon]!

Necroface: Hmmm.. Guess some people have been playing too many [Torture Golem] + [Inferno Tempest] combo decks? As for me.. I don't really have much ideas on why this card is getting restricted... Maybe Ken will have more ideas! Leaving this to you bro! =D

Light And Darkness Dragon: It seems Konami will finally touch on this powerful dragon! Restricting this card to 2 copies will slow down the deck engine.. But will it have a devastating impact on the metagame? 2 copies of [Light And Darkness Dragon] can also prove to be over powered if you can get the 2 copies out in a flash too! So ya... It was nice that they at least restricted it to 2 copies.. At least!

Foolish Burial: Hmmmm... Trying to reduce the strength of the [Lightlord] monsters? But usually we'll just run 1 copy in our normal decks... right? lol

Book Of Moon: Being back to 2 copies will mean a little of [D-HERO Bloo-D] abuse! Or more Flip-Effect monster's abuse! [Nobleman Of Crossout] will also love to tag team with [Book Of Moon] =D

Mage Power: Another powerful equipment that can easily be searched out by [Arms Hole]! Does this powers up the [Gem Beast] decks even more? We shall see...

Magic Stone Excavation: Since [Magician Of Faith] is gone.. This card being at 2 copies can also allow you to reuse more magic cards like our ever powerful [Monster Reborn]! XD...

Released From List:

Gadgets: Awww.. Konami only touched on them for 1 banlist and they are going to release them back to 3 copies? Gosh thats a little frightening to have these coming back at 3 copies! But I'm sure with the current metagame we have. It won't be much problem handling them at 3 copies again!

Android Psycho Shocker: Like what DS said.. Konami is trying to promote the selling status of the new pack [Light Of Destruction] as there is a new [Android Psycho Lord] that needs [Android Psycho Shocker]! This also proves that trap decks will die even faster with him back at 3 copies~!

Apprentice Magician: With [Magician Of Faith] gone.. There is still [Crystal Seer]!

Creature Swap: 3 copies? 0 attack token decks might be quite happy? Or even search engine decks too! 3 copies might prove to be quite powerful! But lets see who might play 3 copies of it... lol

Pot Of Avarice: wow! 3 copies too? Does this mean that MMPT can truly return? Or isit that Konami is trying to promote [Light Of Destruction] again?! This card can help out [Lightlord] decks alot ya know =X.. But ya there is still 3 [D.D Crow] around... So... Ya...

Reckless Greed: Best when used together! But might be a bad thing too... Not much comments on this.. Lets see what Ken might think about this card being back at 3 copies!


Cards that they should touch on:

Dark Armed Dragon: Its quite a powerful free summon. Was quite expecting this card to get restricted but it seems Konami would want this gayness to continue for another 6 months?

Arms Hole: Strong card that can also be a means of revival.. But at least I'll be able to play 3 copies of it for another 6 months! Yay!

Red Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon: Hmmm.. Its strong but aint that strong but still... Its also a little almost like a free summon.. And able to summon any level of dragon type monsters is not funny.. Well.. Who'll run 3 copies of it anyway? LOL!

Well thats all for my thoughts on the upcoming banlist that is going to take effect from the 1st of March 2008! Lets hope that it'll have a big impact on the metagame! Look out for Ken's thoughts on this banlist soon! Till then to my next update! Goulian Signing off! And oh ya!! Thanks to Baha of http://duelingdays.blogspot.com for this awesome information! Till next time again! Ja na!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Deck Review : Super Prism Fusion Deck

Hey all! As an Ang Pao from Duel Society... I decided to give a decklist and a review about another card of the [Osiris Red Academy Duel Disk] set! The card being reviewed today is... [E-HERO Prismer] and of course as the deck name suggests, this deck is also going to have [E-HERO Prismer] involved in it! Okay! So lets get the party rolling! First up is the card review!

E-HERO Prismer

[E・HERO(エレメンタルヒーロー) プリズマー ]
[E-HERO Prismer]
Attribute: Light , Type: Warrior
Effect Monsters , 4 stars , Atk 1700/ Def 1100
Once per turn, reveal a fusion monster card from your fusion deck to your opponent. Send from your deck 1 fusion material monster card listed on the revealed fusion monster card to the graveyard to treat this card's name as the monster sent to the graveyard till the end phase of this turn.

Now... With such stats of Atk 1700/ Def 1100.. This monster can be quite a fighter! Considering that it is able to kill some monsters like [Hydrogeddon] , [Magical Warrior - Breaker] and so on so forth. But it'll die to monsters like [Kycoo The Ghost Destroyer] as they are actually quite big! Not to mention [E-HERO Airman] T_T... Well this card has a Light Attribute which is quite powerful in a sense that it is able to be equipped with a strong equipment that can be used for all Light Attribute Warrior Type monsters. The equipment card will be [Light Eraser]. And ah! Being a Warrior type monster also ensures that this card can be searched out by [Reinforcement Of The Army] for being able to add it into your hand as soon as possible! Also.. Another great thing about this card is that it is also a [E-HERO] monster! Which means that it is also searchable by our famous [E-HERO Airman] and our [E- Emergency Call]. Quite versatile I would say.

Now the awesome part about this card is that it has quite almost like a once per turn [Foolish Burial] effect that allows you to send a monster to the grave from your deck every turn! But not every monster can be sent to the grave by this card! Only Fusion Material Monsters listed on the Fusion Monster card can be sent to the grave! So ya... No sending of [Treeborn Frog] or [Dark Magician Of Chaos] for quick abuse.. T_T...

But this second part of this card's effect is also powerful! It is able to allow [E-HERO Prismer] to change it's name at will! Depending on what is the monster being sent to the grave, [E-HERO Prismer] will be able to change it's name to the selected monster card that was sent to the grave! This means that Fusion Summoning certain monsters are even much faster as before! Not to say that it is also able to fill the grave with all the Fusion Material Monsters needed for a fusion summon that you can perform with cards like... [Miracle Fusion] , [Dragon's Mirror] , [Overload Fusion] , [Dark Calling] and so on so forth!

And also, changing [E-HERO Prismer] name to a name that favours certain situations will also be great! If you guys have noticed, I did posted a [Shining Dragoon] decklist up a few posts ago explaining some of [E-HERO Prismer] combos. Like another example will be... You activate [E-HERO Prismer] effect.. Revealing [Black Skull Dragon], selecting [Red Eyes Black Dragon] and changing [E-HERO Prismer] name to [Red Eyes Black Dragon].. And thus with the name [Red Eyes Black Dragon] on [E-HERO Prismer], there's alot of things that can be done! How about using a [Inferno Fire Blast] to deal only 1700 worth of effect damage to your opponent.. Or sacrificing [E-HERO Prismer] away for [Red Eyes Darkness Dragon]! Since its name is already treated as [Red Eyes Black Dragon]! [E-HERO Prismer] is really very flexible as I've been using it on quite alot of decks for quite awhile.. Well there is still alot of potential to this card! If you have more ideas, why not try telling us? Post it up at the Duel Chat! box there =D... Ok.. Next up is... The Decklist for [Super Prism Fusion] deck!

Decksize : 40

Monsters: 15

1x E-HERO Airman
3x E-HERO Prismer
3x Cyber Dragon
3x Proto Cyber Dragon
2x Cyber Vary
1x Card Gunner
1x Dark Magician Of Chaos
1x Treeborn Frog

Magic: 21

1x Power Bond
1x Reinforcement Of The Army
1x Brain Control
1x Foolish Burial
1x Card Destruction
1x Heavy Storm
2x Arms Hole
2x Reasoning
2x Mind Control
1x Future Fusion
1x Cyclone
1x Limiter Removal
2x Inferno Reckless Summon
2x Super Fusion
1x Early Burial
1x D.D.R

Traps : 4

1x Holy Barrier - Mirror Force
1x Cry Of Living Dead
2x Solemn Judgement

Sidedeck : 15

Monsters : 5

1x Dandelion
1x Cyber Vary
2x Arcana Force EX - THE LIGHT RULER
1x D-HERO Bloo-D

Magic : 8

1x Mind Control
1x Golden Sacrophagus
1x Pot Of Avarice
1x Monster Reincarnation
1x Warrior Returning Alive
1x E - Emergency Call
1x Enemy Controller
1x Scapegoat

Traps : 2

1x Divine Wrath
1x DNA Surgery

Fusion Deck: 13

1x Rainbow Neos
3x Chimeratech Fortress Dragon
3x Cyber End Dragon
3x Cyber Twin Dragon
3x Chimeratech Over Dragon

Well this deck proves to be quite successful when I used it in yesterday's khatib weekly tournament! Think DS see liao also will go =.=" as he would always say "Why this OTK machine deck got warriors de!" LOL... Anyway back to topic. This deck is able to fusion summon out [Cyber Twin Dragon] quite quickly to get the kill. Or even beat down the opponent to death by using the Special Summon [Proto Cyber Dragon] then onto using the [Inferno Reckless Summon] and then summoning out 3 more copies of [Cyber Dragon] to get your opponent stressed on how to handle 3 more 2100 attack strength monsters.

[E-HERO Prismer] works well in this deck because it is also the ingredient for a one turn kill in this deck. Simply just special summon your [Cyber Dragon] and then normal summoning a [E-HERO Prismer] onto your side of the field and then using its effect to change its name to [Cyber Dragon]. And then try getting rid of the monster that allowed you to special summon your [Cyber Dragon] by some method( a good method would be using [Mind Control] to get the face-up or face-down monster away) and then rushing the 2 monsters for some direct attack damage! And then finally.. Use the Ultimate Fusion Card! [Super Fusion] your 2 copies of [Cyber Dragon] on the field to fusion summon out [Cyber Twin Dragon] to finish your opponent off! Well thats a simple one turn kill to perform =D...

This deck can also allow you to call upon [Chimeratech Fortress Dragon] very easily as this deck is packed with cards having the name [Cyber Dragon] for you to perform this action! Also being able to remove away from play your opponent's monsters using the [Cyber Vary] + [Mind Control] combo! This deck also has the cards to do the Famous Ha-Oh sama combo! The [Emobc] deck combo of [Dark Magician Of Chaos] + [Arms Hole] + [D.D.R] ! Not bad right? Having 3 kinds of kill cons inside a deck =X...

Well there are also cards that kills this deck inside out! Cards like [D.D Crow] that spoils the [Inferno Reckless Summon] combo... Or [Raiou] that stops you from searching from your deck powerful cards like [E-HERO Prismer].. Or cards like [Macro Cosmo] that stops you from summoning [Chimeratech Fortress Dragon] or even activating your [Arms Hole]!

Well its up to you guys to improve on this deck if you want to! =D.. Just give me your ideas at the Duel Chat! box there! Till then to my next update... Happy Chinese New Year! Goulian Signing Off!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Happy Chinese New Year!

Yo people! Goulian here! Its time to wish everyone a very happy chinese new year from both the writers in Duel Society! We hope you people can get more Ang Paos and get even luckier in your games and duels from this point on! You can also expect more exciting card reviews from us in Duel Society! Sort of like an Ang Pao to all the readers that visits this blog regularly! So..... Get your game on guys! Gong Xi Fa Cai~! God Draw Come Come!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Card Review: Dark Armed Dragon

It really has been awhile since I've done reviews... see Colin so hardworking, I slacking..
I know reviewing this card is alittle late... but anyways...

Dark Arm Dragon

[Dark Armed Dragon]
Attribute: Dark
Type: Dragon
Effect Monster
Level: 7 stars
Atk 2800/Def 1000
Effect: This card cannot be Normal Summoned or Set. This card cannot be Special Summoned except by having exactly 3 Dark Attribute Monsters in your graveyard. You can remove away from the game 1 Dark Attribute Monster in your graveyard to destroy 1 card on the field.

Its time to talk about the gayest card in our current gameplay! Dark Armed Dragon!
The very good thing about this card is that its a free summon.

The only cost is to have strictly only 3 dark type monsters in the graveyard which can be easily done with the current Destiny variant decks and many others which has dark monsters as a majority. There are always Pot of Avarices, The Transmigration Prophecy to ensure not too much Dark types in the grave while [D.D Crow], [Destiny Heroes], [Foolish Burial], [Knight Of The End] and the upcoming UDE only [Dark Grepher] can fill it up with the right amount of Dark types!
A free special summoned 2800 Beatstick is BIG and PAINFUL!

The second effect of this card is what makes it too gay. Destroying many cards at a go is what the current game lacks (well, except for [Lightning Rortex], [Heavy Storm] and etc.) and this is one of the cards that is rather versitile as it allows the user to destroy ANY 1 card on the field just by removing 1 dark type in the grave. And remember, you'd probably have 3 dark types in the grave for the cost to summon this monster out already. Meaning you can destroy at least 3 cards on the field. If you need to refill the grave for more 'bullets' theres always [Burial from a Different Dimension] to help reuse your out of game dark types!
Theres always the [Magician Of Black Chaos]+ [D.D.R] + [Arms Hole] combo too (remember that recycling combo picture afew posts ago?). By removing MOBC with Dark Armed Dragon, not only you can start the above combo, but you also destroy a card on the field!

Overall I think this card deserves to be restricted to 1. Konami pls do something about it!