The ideal banlist

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Deck Type: Non-Meta Decks
Deck Master: e
TCG/OCG: TCG
Submission Date: December 1st 2021
Last Updated: January 13th 2022
Author: BorgarTimeYGO
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I have seen the error of my ways; I didn't ban enough, so I tried to ban as many floodgates as possible (with the exception of macro and DiFi because I think they create an interesting game state). I also took the liberty of banning halq because we shouldn't have so many generic link monsters. Honestly this doesn't even scratch the surface of what bans should be made for this game (such as every link 1), but it's a start.

all cards behind one for one are at one, all cards behind triple tac are off the list, and side is banned.





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Fossil Dig x1
Spellbook of Judgment x1
That Grass Looks Greener x1
Triple Tactics Talent x1
Trickstar Light Stage x1
Mind Control x1
Slash Draw x1
Called by the Grave x1
A Hero Lives x1
Reasoning x1
Raigeki x1
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Draco Face-Off x1
Emergency Teleport x1
Sekka's Light x1
Dimensional Fissure x1
Card Destruction x1
Zoodiac Barrage x1
Butterfly Dagger - Elma x1
Gold Sarcophagus x1
Divine Wind of Mist Valley x1
Magical Mid-Breaker Field x1
Final Countdown x1
MonsterOrcust Harp Horror x1
Astrograph Sorcerer x1
Blaster, Dragon Ruler of Infernos x1
Majespecter Unicorn - Kirin x1
Lunalight Tiger x1
The Tyrant Neptune x1
Fairy Tail - Snow x1
Tri-Brigade Fraktall x1
Destrudo the Lost Dragon's Frisson x1
Jet Synchron x1
Glow-Up Bulb x1
Blackwing - Steam the Cloak x1
Performapal Skullcrobat Joker x1
Master Peace, the True Dracoslaying King x1
Dinowrestler Pankratops x1
Infernity Archfiend x1
Cyber-Stein x1
Danger! Nessie! x1
Cyber Jar x1
Morphing Jar x1
Fiber Jar x1
Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon x1
True King Lithosagym, the Disaster x1
Yata-Garasu x1
Genex Ally Birdman x1
Dinomight Knight, the True Dracofighter x1
TrapsUltimate Offering x1
Tri-Brigade Revolt x1
Gozen Match x1
Rivalry of Warlords x1
Wall of Revealing Light x1
Metaverse x1
Macro Cosmos x1
Red Reboot x1
Time Seal x1
ExtraElder Entity Norden x1
Divine Arsenal AA-ZEUS - Sky Thunder x1
Tellarknight Ptolemaeus x1
Zoodiac Drident x1
Saryuja Skull Dread x1
Daigusto Emeral x3
Gem-Knight Master Diamond x3
Trishula, Dragon of the Ice Barrier x3
SideArtifact Scythe x1
Archnemeses Protos x1
Herald of the Arc Light x1
Predaplant Verte Anaconda x1
Crystron Halqifibrax x1
Mystic Mine x1
Secret Village of the Spellcasters x1
Imperial Order x1
Skill Drain x1
Mind Drain x1
There Can Be Only One x1
Soul Drain x1
Harpie's Feather Storm x1
Anti-Spell Fragrance x1
Gravity Collapse x1
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13 thoughts on “The ideal banlist


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    December 1, 2021 at 4:15 pm

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    That is some MBT – level list :D

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    December 1, 2021 at 7:15 pm

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    you forgotten graveyard keeper ? O.o

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    December 1, 2021 at 9:05 pm

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    I’m assuming the side deck is banning?

    I can get behind most of this though

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    December 3, 2021 at 11:58 am

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    > Why Herald ban? I think that is bit extreme for a Drytron hit, why not baning Benten instead?

    > I am a little concerned, bringing back Norden together with Emeral, while unhitting Zoodiac…

    > I think Spellbook of Judgment can come to three copies, the deck sucks that hard.

    > Also not looking foreward to Gem-Knight FTK -> draw droll or you dead

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    December 3, 2021 at 2:35 pm

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    Herald has only ever seen play in really degenerate combo decks, and it’s just a card that I don’t think should be legal

    Instant fusion is at one, meaning norden is a sacky one of that won’t do much, also just what do you think emeral is going to do

    judgement to one is just a safety measure

    Gem FTK isn’t going to do shit, without brilliant fusion or block dragon the deck just isn’t all that good.

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    December 3, 2021 at 2:50 pm

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    > Herald is just such cool tool for ritual decks to search for their missing combo pieces and a connection between Dogmatika and ritual decks which I find pretty cool, but I see you point with Herald beeing part of those Halq Auroradon combos, etc..

    > With Emeral and Norden, I believe there have been combos so that you could recycle a single Norden with Emeral over and over again, but yea with instant fusion at one it might be oke..

    > In MBT’s tournament from febr 2021 Gem-Knight FTK, without Block Dragon nor Brilliant fusion, took down full power Drytron, I don’t fear the deck beeing top tier meta but I don’t like ftk’s and this one could be too consistent..

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    December 3, 2021 at 6:41 pm

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    look, I love herald for nekroz, but it doesn’t change the fact that the card has been abused to hell and back for well over a year now, the card has had it’s time.

    Gem FTK relies on adamacipator for it’s current power level, the RNG factor alone makes me think that it’s fine probably.

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    December 4, 2021 at 5:03 pm

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    none of those “degenerate combo decks” do well, competitively or casually. these table 500 level combos using herald die to a handtrap plus just arent good, and normal decks that actually need herald like magikey or other ritual decks are getting hurt for no reason. Herald has not been abused. it has just been used.

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    December 15, 2021 at 2:40 pm

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    synchro eldlich, dragon link, infernoble, and almost any deck that didn’t have a normal summon abused herald through halq deskbot auroradon as a macro cosmos plus omni negate, ritual decks have abused the card since the times of perfection turbo to nekroz when that was tier zero. Also when has a card being needed for bad decks ever been a reason to not ban a card, by that logic firewall shouldn’t have gotten banned because wind-ups needed a win con. This hit makes the most sense because it’s the interaction between diviner and arc light that is the issue with drytron, banning arc light still gives fairy decks their armageddon knight, but stops drytron from easy searches into a rank 6 or a level 7 synchro.

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    December 16, 2021 at 2:28 pm

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    none of the decks you listed are near top tier

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    December 16, 2021 at 7:38 pm

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    they aren’t now, but I’m talking about when those decks were tier 1, did you play in 2020? This card was everywhere in those bullshit halq combo decks, the card has seen play in degenerate ways since it came out, banning it not only hits one of the more toxic decks of the current format, but also for the sake of future proofing
    for future formats.

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    December 16, 2021 at 8:14 pm

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    And on top of that we ban halq, just to be really sure :D

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    December 16, 2021 at 8:25 pm

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    I wouldn’t mind a halq ban, but I feel as though that might be a bit too much for right now.

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