Thursday, February 17, 2011

Exceed Monsters (Thoughts) and (Speculated) March 2011 Ban List Thoughts

Well, it'll seem pointless for me to spend time discussing what has already discussed in the past 12+ hours, so I'm going to point out some other thoughts I had when viewing these monsters. If you want to view the actual info itself, go on Shriek OCG News and find out more. (EDIT: The picture below came from Yu-gi-oh! Wikia.)

As you know, it is a Rank 4 monster, so my thoughts were like this:

Can tokens be used for Exceed Summoning? Yes, this was speculation because I wasn't sure about a couple of minutes ago about tokens being used. Now, that it's clear, ain't it good to have 3 Phantom Skyblasters at this time? Because now, it's an instant 2500 ATK beater with little to no problems. So yeah, I'm assuming it's possible, until I hear otherwise. EDIT: It's not possible to overlay the Skyblaster Tokens with Phantom Skyblaster.

What about United We Stand and how many monsters that can be on the Field at one time? This is one question that I'm not even sure about. So, let me pull up the effect of United We Stand and bold, italics, and underline what I'm thinking about.

United We Stand
[Equip Spell Card]
Increase the ATK and DEF of the equipped monster by 800 points for each face-up monster you control.

What I'm considering is "Do these Overlay Units still be counted as monsters?" If so, then, instead of having 4000 ATK maximum increase that you can have out, you can have 10400ATK maximum increase. I just thought I might as well that out, so that you guys can be curious and ask questions. (EDIT: The overlay monsters do not count as monsters while they are treated as Overlay Units.)

Now for the speculated March 2011 Ban List that was posted by most bloggers already, so I thought I might as well comment on it:

Goyo Guardian
Cold Wave
Mass Driver

Blackwing - Kalut the Moon Shadow
Book of Moon
Gateway of the Six

Card Trooper
Archlord Kristya
Spirit Reaper
Debris Dragon
Royal Tribute
Overload Fusion
Solemn Warning
Icarus Attack

Chaos Sorcerer
Demise, King of Armageddon
Snipe Hunter
Dewloren, Tiger King of the Ice Barrier
Gold Sarcophagus
Skill Drain
Ultimate Offering

Ok, I'm not going to preach about the list saying if it's bad or not, but I'll let you guys know of some thoughts I had when reading this:

Honest at 1 and Megamorph at 2: With Honest at 1, I don't mind focusing my Vairon build around getting Honest in the Graveyard fast, so that I can recycle it with Armed Changer. Not to mention this card from Extreme Victory (got this information of the Shriek page):

Assaulting the Weak Point
[Counter Trap Card]
Negate the activation of the effect of an Effect Monster that activates in the hand or Graveyard and remove it from play.

With this being out, I'm questioning if it's even worth it to run it in Vairons since Megamorph went to two.

Chaos Sorcerer at 3: Yeah, I can see this being used almost immediately. With the Exceed Monster (shown above) as a Light monster and Phantom Skyblaster being a Dark monster, I can see more decks being a Chaos variant.

Mass Driver at 0 and Ultimate Offering at 3: Is it me, or did people forget Cannon Soldier and Dark Ptera? I know it hasn't had much of an impact, but still....

I don't typically do this, but since some people were posting about it, I might as well join in and give my thoughts on the matter.


  1. if you use giant trunade to make a succesful "mass driver otk", your opp couldnt do anything, but using cannon soldier instead of mass driver, your opp. can use effect veiler

  2. @ Heavy shit eater

    That's assuming that if they get it in their hand.

    Not to mention, you can use cards to either decrease the ATK of Cannon Soldier by at least 900 or more, you can use Machine Duplication to bring out all 3. (This way sounds a little situational.)

    Or, use Inferno Reckless Summon and bring out all 3 at once. I may look into the issue a bit more because this seems interesting to make as a fun deck to resurrect. (which needs Cannon Soldier to be Special Summoned)

    Duly noted on the countering part, but my main focus was to point out that combination because I didn't notice anyone commenting on that note when viewing the discussion of other blogger's post on the Ban List.

    So, I posted about it.