We have a new ban list for Master Duel! The biggest hit is Barrier Statue of the Stormwinds, who has been Forbidden due to its use in Floowandereeze decks. It's sad to see cards not related to the archetype pay for the sins of one deck. We also have 3 cards getting Semi-Limited and one being Unlimited. These changes go into effect on November 31st/December 1st, depending on your time zone.

Here's a full list:

You'll get 20 extra CP when dismantling copies of the banned cards, up to the number that got banned. For example, if you want to dismantle Fragrance, you'll only get the extra CP for the first copy. Don't dismantle until the changes go into effect! If you want, you can create copies of cards that were reduced in the hopes of getting a Foil, thus earning you extra CP. You'll be able to Dismantle your cards until January 9th/10th.

Quote From Konami (in-game notifications)

Upcoming Forbidden/Limited List Update

The implementation of the Forbidden/Limited List is planned to occur on the date listed below.

Please see below for the changes that are going to be made, and our reasoning behind these changes.

Expected date for Forbidden/Limited List implementation

2022 Dec 01 03:00

Forbidden/Limited List implementation details

We have compiled the trends and results of Decks used in Ranked Duels, and will limit cards and Decks with outstandingly high usage and win rates in line with their impact on the metagame.

The changes made to the list reflect our aims of preventing Decks from being too difficult to counter, and ensuring the game's tactical element is not compromised by overly short Duels.

*Cards affected by this Forbidden/Limited List will be color labeled as follows: Blue - Cards for which the maximum number of copies has decreased; White - Cards for which the maximum number of copies has increased.

- Cards to be Forbidden

"Barrier Statue of the Stormwinds"

*Cards that are moved to the Forbidden List with this implementation will no longer appear from the Card Packs at the

Shop after the Nov 29 maintenance.(If a card's "Forbidden" status is lifted in a future revision of the Forbidden/Limited List, it will become available from the Shop Card Packs.)

*Newly Forbidden cards on the List can still be generated after the List is implemented.

*Forbidden cards are not displayed in the Card List or Search Results on the Deck Edit screen because the Forbidden card filter is set to OFF by default.

The Forbidden cards under "STANDARD" Forbidden/Limited List will be displayed in the Search Result and Card List by any of the following:

- Set "Forbidden" under the "Limit" in the Filter Menu to ON.

- Change the Forbidden/Limited List setting on the upper right of the Deck Edit screen from "STANDARD" to "UNLIMITED".

- Cards to be Semi—Limited

"Anti-Spell Fragrance", "Galatea, the Orcust Automaton", "Genex Ally Birdman"

- Cards for which the limit on the number of copies will be lifted

"Magical Meltdown"

*Replays of Duels played before the Forbidden/Limited List becomes effective may be shown on DUEL LIVE for a certain period of time after the Forbidden/Limited List becomes effective.

Dismantling Bonuses Resulting from the Forbidden/Limited List

If a card is designated as "Limited," "Semi-Limited," or "Forbidden" on this Forbidden/Limited List, a 20pts Craft Point bonus will be available when dismantling the card during the period below. The number of times the bonus can be gained corresponds to the reduction in the max. copies of the card per Deck due to the Forbidden/Limited List.

Applicable Duration

2022 Dec 01 03:00 - 2023 Jan 10 05:59

* This applies to cards that can be dismantled.

*The Craft Point bonus of the card to be dismantled will be 20 points regardless of surface finish.

(For Example)

(For an Unlimited card (max. 3 copies in a Deck) that becomes Limited (max. 1 copy per Deck), a Craft Point bonus of 20 pts will be available when dismantling up to two copies of this card. It is two copies because the reduction in the max. copies of the card per Deck due to the Forbidden/Limited list is also two copies.

If the card has no finish, 30 Craft Points will be gained. (The usual 10 plus the bonus of 20.) The usual 10 Craft Points will be gained when dismantling past two copies, or if the card is dismantled outside the applicable period.

Limit Regulations in Yu-Gi-Ohl MASTER DUEL are subject to change in order to improve game balance and increase player enjoyment.

Limit Regulations are also subject to careful review and may be changed or removed as the environment changes. (In those cases Card effects may change.)

When changes are to be made, the details of the cha ges will be communicated to players before they are implemented.

Changes will usually be announced 2 weeks before they are applied. However, this time frame is subject to change if urgent changes are need.

Thank you for playing "Yu-Gi-Oh! MASTER DUEL."

What do you think of these changes to the ban list? Any other cards you'd like to see there? Let us know in the comments below!