Friday, May 30, 2014

My Cardfight!! Vanguard Ban List

It's time to lay the ban hammer! Bushiroad has not touched Cardfight!! Vanguard's ban list in a while and the game is rapidly becoming more unbalanced with each set. Nearly every booster set has at least one new broken boss unit. A wave of broken cards have hurt the game and putted a sour taste in players' mouths. Creating more broken cards will lead to players leaving the game. Bushriroad needs to take action by banning cards and creating a more balanced game.

My ban list consists of the most unhealthy cards in the game. My definition of broken is breaking the game's basic foundations such as guarding or simply being able to play. If a card is able to break the game's foundation, the something is clearly wrong. It has too much of an effect on gameplay.

Unrivaled Blade Rogue, Cyclomatooth


Broken is a huge understatement for Cyclomatooh. Preventing the opponent's vanguard to stand is extremely broken. It can be countered by riding a new vanguard. However, an opponent is in a very bad situation when he or she is unable a new vanguard. The opponent will lose Twin Drive and the two cards from the drive check. Countering the paralysis by riding and calling units is very bad because the player will lose hand advantage.

Super Dimensional Robo, Daikaiser


Cardfight!! Vanguard is having a defensive crisis. Defensive abilities outside of Lock have not improved to balance with the increase in high offense. Daikaiser's ability to negate perfect guards and remove guardians is not good for the game. It takes away the only consistent defensive card in the game.

Metalborg, Sin Buster 


Daikaiser's tag team partner Metalborg, Sin Buster is a very problematic card. He can easily run over defenses. If his power is 30,000 or greater, then the opponent cannot call grade 1 and greater units to the guardian circle. Do I even need to explain why this guy is broken? Sentinels are useless against Sin Buster. Sin Buster is extremely dangerous when breaking ride onto Daikaiser. Now he has the ability to remove grade 0 units from the guardian circle.

Star-vader Infinite Zero Dragon


Infinite Zero Dragon is arguably the most broken Link Joker and is the main reason why Link Joker is infamous. He enables triangular locks by locking one front row rear-guard and back row rear-guard. He is the centerpiece of Link Joker's broken trio Star-vader Chaos Breaker Dragon, Star-vader Nebula Lord Dragon, and Star-vader, "Omega" Glendios.

Transcendence Dragon, Nouvelle Vague


Transcendence Dragon, Nouvelle Vague is one of the worst designed cards in the Cardfight!! Vanguard's history. Nouvelle's ability to prevent an opponent's triggers from activating is broken. The skill completely breaks one of the standing foundations. It does not get better from there. Nouvelle also prevents opponents from guarding with grade 0 units. This skill is extremely bad because grade 0 shields are generally the best shields after perfect guards and the skill also greatly hinders quintet walls.