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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Banlist For Real

So that list is pretty much undeniably confirmed. Here it is...

Newly Banned
Trishula, Dragon of the Ice Barrier
Glow-Up Bulb
Trap Dustshoot

Newly Limited
The Agent of Mystery - Earth
T.G. Striker

Newly Semi-Limited
Lumina, Lightsworn Summoner (called it)
Emergency Teleport (totally called it)
Level Limit - Area B
Torrential Tribute
Shien's Smoke Signal (so totally called it)
Reborn Tengu
Ultimate Offering

Newly Unlimited
Call of the Haunted

So what does this mean????
Plants are gone. Putting Dandylion, Lonefire Blossom, and Debris Dragon at 1 hurt, but banning their Tuners and putting Tengu at 2 completely destroys them. The T.G. engine is no longer a cheap alternative to Tour Guide in Agents, which are already hurting from the Earth limit. Enjoy playing against only Wind-Up and Inzekktor decks for the next 6 months.

There are some interesting choices, like Torrential Tribute, and the 2nd Smoke Signal and Lumina certainly help Six Samurai and Lightsworns.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Banlist!...oh wait, just a Battle Pack update

While the (awful) banlist is being confirmed, here's some newly confirmed cards from Battle Pack: Epic Dawn.

Number 39: Utopia
Gachi Gachi Gantetsu
Number 17: Leviathan Dragon
Wind-Up Zenmaister
Tiras, Keeper of Genesis
Snowman Eater
Mask of Darkness
DUCKER Mobile Cannon
Freed the Matchless General
Airknight Parshath
Cyber Dragon
Noisy Gnat
Wind-Up Dog
Wind-Up Soldier

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Battle Pack: Epic Dawn Update

Some more cards from BP:ED have been revealed in Kevin Tewart's latest strategy article. Here's a quick list of everything we know so far.

Gem-Knight Pearl
Adreus, Keeper of Armageddon
Witch of the Black Forest
Dark Bribe
Skull Archfiend of Lightning
Dark Magician of Chaos
Obelisk the Tormentor
Tour Guide from the Underworld
Metal Reflect Slime
Caius the Shadow Monarch (assumed)
Raiza the Storm Monarch (assumed)
Mobius the Frost Monarch (assumed)
Gorz the Emissary of Darkness (assumed)
Pot of Avarice (assumed)

Backup Warrior
Liberty at Last!
Penguin Soldier
Axe of Despair
Forbidden Lance
Reckless Greed
Half or Nothing
Power Frame
Luster Dragon
Wind-Up Warrior
Vampire Lord
Toon Gemini Elf
Guardian Sphinx
Zaborg the Thunder Monarch
The Tricky
Doomcaliber Knight
Card Trooper
Ancient Gear Knight
Arcana Force XIV - Temperance
Power Giant
Gogogo Golem
Giant Soldier of Stone
Muka Muka
Makyura the Destructor
Stealth Bird
Night Assailant
Cyber Valley
Fabled Raven
Naturia Strawberry
Gagaga Magician

So far, it doesn't seem too amazing as a reprint set, but it's good for what the product's intended use is, and an easier way to get some rare and out of print cards.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

HUGE NEWS! Battle Pack: Epic Dawn

If it wasn't on the official products page, I'd never believe it. Konami is completely changing their products. I thought LC2 was pretty amazing, along with the Ra Yellow Mega Packs, but this is just crazy.

Coming May 28th, Battle Pack: Epic Dawn encourages players to take part in sealed pack play. Each pack contains 5 cards from a 220 card set. Each pack contains 1 black or white lettered rare card, 3 commons, and 1 random card from the set in an all new rarity! The packs have an MSRP of $1.99 each, so for $20 each, you and a friend can have some very fun games, pulling away from the ridiculousness that is today's metagame. If you really don't care about having fun and just want good cards, take a look at these confirmed cards.

Adreus, Keeper of Armageddon
Doomcaliber Knight
Forbidden Lance
Gem-Knight Pearl
Backup Warrior
Caius the Shadow Monarch
Raiza the Storm Monarch
Mobius the Frost Monarch
Pot of Avarice
Gorz the Emissary of Darkness
Fabled Raven

After the initial celebration of reading that last card, you might be thinking that you get 1 rare in each pack and there are 55 rares in the set. The odds aren't that great of pulling what you want, but at $2 a pop and the fact that ANY card in the set could be the new rarity, I'm sure there will be plenty of Tour Guides floating around.

If you'd like to know more about this product, check out the official info page HERE.