[Duel Links] Upcoming Forbidden & Limited List and Skill Changes

Basically Decks from the recent Kaiba Corp Cup and WCS Qualifier tournaments get nerfed big time.

Around June 18th, Skills will be rebalanced.

June 26th, Konami will be enforcing a new Forbidden and Limited List.

Dragonic Fusion, Chazz’s Skill will be updated to make it actually create new strategies and not just give you a free Five-Headed Dragon.

Ishizu’s skill will be strengthened to reflect her duty as a Gravekeeper.

Harpies’ Last Will will be made easier to use but usage amount is severely lowered.

Posthumons Army will be made stronger to take advantage of Zombie tactics.

“Duel, standby!”, “Restart”, and “Balance” and “Grit”” due to their prevalence in PVP are all getting nerfed.

“Ojama Go!”, “Destiny Draw” and “Extra, Extra” are being nerfed due to dragging out Duels.

Dragonic Fusion
At the beginning of the Duel, add “Dragon’s Mirror” to your Deck and shuffle it. Then, add “Five-Headed Dragon” to your Extra Deck. Can be used when your Life Points decrease by 1800. Instead of conducting your Normal Draw, “Dragon’s Mirror” is added to your hand from your Deck. This skill can only be used once per Duel.

Sealed Tombs
Until the end of your opponent’s next turn, neither player can banish cards from the Graveyard or Special Summon monsters from the Graveyard. This skill can only be used once per Duel.

Harpies’ Last Will
Can be used by banishing 5 “Harpie” cards from your Graveyard. Add 1 “Harpie’s Feather Duster” to your hand from outside of your Deck. This Skill can only be used once per Duel.

Posthumous Army
Can be used each time your Lifepoints decrease by 1000. All monsters on the field and monsters in both players’ Graveyards become Zombie-Type monsters until the end of your opponnet’s turn.

Duel, standby!
Each player’s starting hand increases by 1 card. You cannot activate Spell/Trap Cards or monster effects on your first turn.

Restart
Can be used only once after starting hands are dealt. Reveal and redraw your starting hand. Your first draw will be skipped if you use this Skill.

Balance
Your starting hand will reflect the card balance of your Deck. This skill will not activate unless you have at least 6 of each type of card (Monster, Spell and Trap) in your Deck.


Grit
If you had 4000 or more Life Points at the start of that turn, your Life Points will not fall below 1 for one time only. This Skill will only activate once per Duel.

Ojama Go!
Can be used when your Life Points decrease by 1800. Special Summon “Ojama Token” on your opponent’s side of the field in Defense Position.

Destiny Draw
Can be used when your Life Points decrease by 2000. In the draw phase, instead of conducting your normal draw, draw a card of your choice. This Skill can only be used once per Duel.

Extra, Extra
Can be used when your Life Points decrease by 200. During your Draw Phase, add to your hand 1 copy of the card you drew as your normal draw.

Limited

Massivemorph

Card was used in Stall strategies that dragged out PVP Duels.

Semi-Limtied

Secret Pass to the Teasures
Used in One Turn Kill Decks with Silent Swordsman.

Assault Armor
Used in One Turn Kill Decks with Silent Swordsman

Enemy Controller
Its secondary effect of taking control of a monster was increasingly becoming a One Turn Kill tool, despite its use as a technical defense card.

Cup of Ace
Being used as a tool in One Turn Kill and Deck Destruction Decks

Hiro’s Shadow Scout
Preemptive hit to prevent Deck Destruction from getting overpowered

Rose Lover
Card was extremely prominent in Sylvan and Aromage Decks, and is being hit to prevent those Decks from becoming too common and overpowered going forward with the release of new cards.

Sylvan Marshalleaf
Highly effective destruction tool and Deck starting card.

Amazoness Onslaught
A key card in Amazoness Decks that make it possible for them to function in tournament environments with their ability to clear opponent fields.

Cyber Petit Angel
A key search card for Cyber Angels, who apparently need to keep getting stomped.

Pulse Mines
A major tool on Geargia. It’s being hit along with Enemy Controller to make them weaker.

Destiny HERO – Celestial
A major tool in Destiny HERO Decks, it’s being hit to make them weaker.

Off The List

Red-Eyes Spirit
It’s no longer as broken according to Konami

NeoArkadia

NeoArkadia is the Number 2 in the Organization, and a mystery.