I told you that the new banlist for September 2012 would extremely affect Chaos Dragons, that is definitely true as Future Fusion is gone, Chaos Sorcerer and Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon limited. But that doesn’t mean that the deck is completely wrecked. Well it is slower with that format and needs some time to set up, but it still works.
Now what are the important things to mention that changed with the banlist from September 2012 (of course only the part that actually affects Chaos Dragons):
- Future Fusion banned
- Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon limited
- Chaos Sorcerer limited
- Tour Guide From The Underworld semi-limited
- Brionac banned (not that important but i still had this guy in my Extra)
The test decklist I built regarding these new bans (still TCG Format btw as Tour Guide’s still not released in OCG):
1x Dark Armed Dragon (LV 7)
1x Gorz The Emissary Of Darkness (LV 7)
1x Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon (LV 10)
3x Lightpulsar Dragon (LV 6)
3x Darkflare Dragon (LV 5)
1x Black Luster Soldier – Envoy Of The Beginning (LV 8)
1x Chaos Sorcerer (LV 6)
2x Eclipse Wyvern (LV 4)
3x Lyla, Lightsworn Sorceress (LV 4)
2x Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter (LV 2)
1x Ehren, Lightsworn Monk (LV 4)
2x Tour Guide From The Underworld (LV 3)
1x Night Assailant (LV 3)
1x Sangan (LV 3)
2x Effect Veiler (LV 3 – Tuner)
2x Magical Merchant (LV 1)
2x Card Trooper (LV 3)
1x Divine Dragon Apocralyph (LV 4)
1x Monster Reborn
1x Heavy Storm
1x Dark Hole
1x Solar Recharge
1x Mind Control
1x Charge Of The Light Brigade
1x Solar Recharge
1x D.D.R. – Different Dimension Reincarnation
2x Mystical Space Typhoon
1x A.O.J. Catastor (LV 5)
1x Orient Dragon (LV 6)
1x Black Rose Dragon (LV 7)
1x Scrap Dragon (LV 8)
1x Wind-Up Zenmaines (R 3)
1x Leviar The Sea Dragon (R 3)
1x Number 17: Leviathan Dragon (R 3)
1x Maestroke The Symphony Djinn (R 4)
1x Queen Dragun Djinn (R 4)
1x Number 39: Utopia (R 4)
1x Tiras Keeper Of Armageddon (R 5)
1x Hieratic Dragon King Atum (R 6)
1x Constellar Ptolemys Messier 7 (R 6)
1x Photon Strike Bounzer (R 6)
1x Gaia Dragon, The Thunder Charger (R 7)
1x Effect Veiler (LV 1 – Tuner)
2x D.D. Crow (LV 1)
2x Maxx “C” (LV 2)
1x Mystical Space Typhoon
2x Night Beam
2x Soul Taker
2x Royal Decree
1x Mirror Force
2x Mind Crush
There are a few changes and I want to present you my thoughts on these tweaks I made. Some are quite obvious, but others are probably not that self-explaining.
This guy’s now at 3 in my deck because of the lack of Chaos Monsters as the second Sorcerer was banned. Still underestimated by a lot of players, won a few duels cause of this guy and don’t forget that dropping one Dragon from hand and sending from grave are both a cost to activate the effect of banishing a card in grave. Means concretely that even if it gets veilered or Skill Drain is active you still can activate this part, as Veiler and Skill Drain only negate the effect and not the activation of the effect (Veiler just chains to the activation but doesn’t negate the activation itself).
Serves as an substitute for the missing 3rd Tour Guide, he’s just like Ryko and you can drop him for Pulsar and stuff (does activate as a cost, as it’s compulsory to add and therefore doesn’t miss timing).
DARK material of course too.
Still thinking about running her at 3, sometimes she really clogs in your hand, especially when you’re facing Dark World. Probably dropping to 2 wouldn’t be a bad idea, but I’m testing her at 3 first.
Just there for syncs, probably would be better if there would be a Vice Dragon, to reset the field without using up your Normal Summon, but still good without Vice. Maybe I should add a few more powerful Syncs too but didn’t found the space for them.
D.D.R. – Different Dimension Reincarnation
As REDMD will be limited in the future, we will have to face Bottomless Trap Holes, Dimensional Prison and stuff that will come to use as Inzektors are finally off from meta in my opinion. Therefore we have to have an out for the situation that REDMD is banished. D.D.R. still isn’t the best solution in my opinion, but we have to live with that for now. Don’t forget that you won’t be able to summon any monster if your opponent chains Mystical Space Typhoon to the activation of this Equip Spell, so you gotta be careful. Well there are some other cards like Return From The Different Dimension, Burial From A Different Dimension or Escape From The Dark Dimension, but I didn’t found them useful enough to add them to the deck.
This guy serves as the substitute for the missing Brionac, not the best thing anymore, but could be useful as I expect a few Synchro decks like Plants or Blackwings to be revived. Banishing an opponents monster doesn’t sounds bad then. Still thinking about replacing him with Sirius The Blue Star Wolf although as his effect is more generic, but he needs to be destroyed to let one of your opponents monster lose 2400 ATK.
These cards are still not sure:
- Forbidden Lance
- Orient Dragon
Cards where I’m still thinking about whether to add or not:
- Dimensional Alchemist
- Foolish Burial
- Dragon Ravine
- Solar Recharge
- Instant Fusion
Just made a funny Chaos Junk Doppel Dragon deck according to the new September 2012 Banlist a few minutes ago, I’ll post it if I got some time left, but it works surprisingly good, why didn’t someone thought of this before lol
All images were taken from Yu-Gi-Oh! Wikia.