Banned/Combinated Banned List

2022.05.26

Hello Rulers!

Once again, we are back with a banned list and combination banned list update. There have been several GP tournaments during the past three months, and we have seen a lot of different decks and a lot of different rulers on those events. We are glad that you are enjoying Force of Will as much as we do. Thanks again for playing.

This is the last update before the Worlds Grand Prix, so this time, we are doing a huge update to the banned and combination banned list. We want a World Grand Prix as much diverse as possible, and we want players to play the tournament with as many different rulers as possible. With this in mind, this update will add a lot of cards to the banned and combination banned list.

But, as we want as many cards as possible to be played in Force of Will, and as compensation, we promise that the next Banned and Combination banned list update in August will not add any cards to the banned or combination banned list. Also, in the August update, at least ten cards will no longer banned or combination banned. So, please, take it in consideration.

From now on, the banned and combination banned before a Wolds Grand Prix will include cards and the banned and combination banned after a Wolds Grand Prix will remove cards from both lists. We hope you enjoy this decision.

Also, a new format has been created! And as Arcana Battle Colosseum is a different format than Wanderer, it will have a separate banned list. ABC will not have a combination banned list. Check the PDF rules of ABC to see its own banned list.

This is the new update to the banned list and combination banned list of both formats of Force of Will!

 

Effective date: 26/05/2023

·      Wanderer

Banned

o   Melfee, Traveling Sorceress (ROL-017)

o   Tea Party Before the Decisive Duel (GRL-014)

o   Angelic Battle Barrier (NWE-001)

o   Child of the Fire Moon (NWE-013)

o   Sprinting Steward (NWE-021)

o   Aristella, Twin Prince (NWE-057)

o   Engineer of Eternal (NWE-063)

o   Sealed One-Eyed Dragon (NWE-079)

o   Painter Gears (TUS-097)

o   Generate Replicant (TWS-055)

No longer in the Combination Banned List

o   Gherta, the Tear of Passion (MPR-094) + Ki Lua, Fossil Girl of Melted Ice (TUS-070)

o   Laurite, Seven Luminaries Astrologian (TSW-094) + Persephone, the Eleventh Olympian (GRV-082)

o   Selective Decapitation (TST-060) + Painter Gears (TUS-097)

o   Phantasmal Ascendant (DSD-006, GOG-026) + Red Wine and Bread (DSD-008)

o   Back to Nature (GRL-039) + Painter Gears (TUS-097)

o   Child of the Light Moon (NWE-003) + Child of the Fire Moon (NWE-013)

o   Dragon of Solari (NWE-014) + Chronopawns (NWE-088)

o   Engineer of Eternal (NWE-063) + Falchion, Solitary Scientist (NWE-066)

Combination Banned

o   Invitation to Valhalla (WOM-113) + Brad, Amnesic Immortal (CMB-041)

o   Shrine of the Dragonoids (EDL-035) + Blade Dance (CMB-019)

o   Welser, the Progenitor of Magic (EDL-074) + The Sword of Progression (TWS-065)

o   Magic Stone Research Institute (MSW-087) + Phantasmal Ascendant (DSD-006, GOG-026)

o   The Witch of the Fallen Kingdom (ADW-072) + Phantasmal Ascendant (DSD-006, GOG-026)

o   Hanzo, Ninja of the Moon (GOG-050) + Hologram of the Crimson Moon (CMB-035)

o   Eternal, Artificial Archipelago (NWE-064) + Ark's Gears Grail (CMB-070)

o   Iga, Village of Assassins (TUS-069) + Rocket Dive // Pink Spider (TUS-079)

o   Eins (NWE-090) + Garfie, Administrator of the Great Dimension Library (CMB-043)

 

This is how the Combination Banned List and the Banned List look like: (as of May 26th, 2023)

Wanderer Banned List

1.    Change the World, Orb of Illusion (TTW-006)

2.    Interdimensional Vessel, Apollo (TMS-094)

3.    Laevateinn, the Demon Sword (TTW-099)

4.    Angelic Battle Barrier (NWE-001)

5.    Tea Party Before the Decisive Duel (GRL-014)

6.    Warhorse (HSD-004)

7.    Child of the Fire Moon (NWE-013)

8.    Milest // Milest (MSW-026)

9.    Sprinting Steward (NWE-021)

10. Sudden Manifestation of Power (GOG-031)

11. Alecto, Unstoppable Fury (TST-024)

12. Captain Hook, the Pirate (CFC-037, L3 - BB)

13. Mariabella, Sincere Engineer // Heart-to-Heart Talk (ROL-013)

14. The Cheshire Cat's Assistance (ENW-049)

15. Umr-at-Tawil (ENW-051)

16. Fiethsing // Fiethsing (MSW-053)

17. Generate Replicant (TWS-055)

18. Gretel (CMF-069)

19. Law of Silence (CMF-071, VIN001-054)

20. Lykeion, the Magic Academy (EDL-062)

21. Magic Beanstalk (MSW-056)

22. Magical Dragon (EDL-064)

23. Melfee, Traveling Sorceress (ROL-017)

24. Otherworld Dreams (ADK-106)

25. Severing Winds (ENW-063)

26. True Blade of Spirits (ADK-113)

27. Wall of Wind (TMS-064) (WL005)

28. Demonic Dead (ENW-074)

29. Echidna, Mechanized Monster (GRV-051)

30. Sacrificial Altar (AOA-100)

31. Spirit of Decay (GRV-060)

32. Vergilius, Rebel Against Satan (TST-063)

33. Aristella, Twin Prince (NWE-057)

34. Belial // Belial (TST-073)

35. Carlina // Carlina (TST-075)

36. Deathmetal, Sea of Metal (TUS-061)

37. Engineer of Eternal (NWE-063)

38. Sealed One-Eyed Dragon (NWE-079)

39. Sigurd, the Covenant King (AO3-082)

40. The Origin of the Seven Lands (PofA-112)

41. Zeus, the First Olympian // Order of the Olympians (GRV-087)

42. Painter Gears (TUS-097)

43. Prototype Magi Trooper (NWE-095)

44. The Magic Stone of the Six Sages (MSW-102)

 

Wanderer Combination Banned List

1.    Pumpkin Witch (CMF-088) + Asuka (CMF-088) & Asuka, Gravekeeper of Tsukuyomi (NWE-058)

2.    Whisper from the Abyss (TAT-090) + Inferno (TST-086)

3.    Whisper from the Abyss (TAT-090) + Typhon, the Infinite Monster // Order of Infinity (GRV-085)

4.    Machina, the Machine Lord // Machina, the Mechanical Emperor (SKL-087) + Little Maria, Archaic Legacy (TWS-042)

5.    Excalibur, the God's Sword (TTW-097) + Ayu, Multidimensional Wanderer (GRL-006)

6.    Null Magic Stone (TSW-149) + Zhuge Liang, Perfect Strategist (GRV-026)

7.    Invitation to Valhalla (WOM-113) + Brad, Amnesic Immortal (CMB-041)

8.    Lailah, Maiden of the Swamps (AOA-092) + Child of the Ethereal Moon (TUS-025)

9.    Mikage Reiya (AO3-046) + Zombie Returning from the Paramita of the Dead (NWE-086)

10. The Last Secret Sword (AO3-085) + Raging Messiah (TWS-028)

11. Shrine of the Dragonoids (EDL-035) + Blade Dance (CMB-019)

12. Welser, the Progenitor of Magic (EDL-074) + Pricia, Seeker of Friends // Pricia's Big Show (ROL-018)

13. Welser, the Progenitor of Magic (EDL-074) + The Sword of Progression // Genesis Chronogear (TWS-065)

14. Magic Stone Research Institute (MSW-087) + Phantasmal Ascendant (DSD-006, GOG-026)

15. Atomic Bahamut (ADW-016) + Atomic Turbulence (ADW-020)

16. The Witch of the Fallen Kingdom (ADW-072) + Phantasmal Ascendant (DSD-006, GOG-026)

17. Inferno (TST-086) + Summon the Dragon of Death! // Unknown Mother Goose Chronogear (TWS-084)

18. Phantasmal Ascendant (DSD-006) + Magic Stone of Eclipse (TSW-101)

19. Isis, Heat of the Sand (GOG-023) + Magic Stone Dance of Chaos (GOG-024)

20. Hanzo, Ninja of the Moon (GOG-050) + Kaguya, God of Cats and the Moon // Order of the Moon (GOG-078)

21. Hanzo, Ninja of the Moon (GOG-050) + Hologram of the Crimson Moon (CMB-035)

22. Setting the Stage for Providence (GRL-034) + Child of the Light Moon (NWE-003)

23. Setting the Stage for Providence (GRL-034) + Magic Stone of Reign (TWS-098)

24. Alice, Tales of Creation // Order of Genesis (GRL-067) + Tales of Phantasia (GRL-083)

25. Deus Ex Machina, God from Future Dimension // Order of the Future (GRL-078) + Dexia's Advice (TUS-026)

26. Conclave at Dragon Mountain (GRV-012) + Zhuge Liang, Perfect Strategist (GRV-026)

27. Typhon's Antibodies (GRV-066) + Typhon's Blood (GRV-067)

28. Themis, Mechanized God of Law (GRV-064) + Typhon, the Infinite Monster // Order of Infinity (GRV-085)

29. Squirrel of Solari (NWE-045) + Reconnaissance Gears (TUS-098)

30. Eternal, Artificial Archipelago (NWE-064) + Ark's Gears Grail (CMB-070)

31. Eins (NWE-090) + Raging Messiah (TWS-028)

32. Eins (NWE-090) + Garfie, Administrator of the Great Dimension Library (CMB-043)

33. Iga, Village of Assassins (TUS-069) + Rocket Dive // Pink Spider (TUS-079)




Melfee, Traveling Sorceress (ROL-017)

When we developed Melfee, Traveling Sorceress, we did it to be played with Welser, the Progenitor of Magic (EDL-074). We wanted it to be played in New Frontiers to produce will that the Wind players would not be able to produce. Melfee, Traveling Sorceress, was played for its ability of being considered a Chant, to play cards like Lykeion, the Magic Academy (EDL-062) or Magical Dragon (EDL-064) paying less will. That was the original intention for Melfee, Traveling Sorceress. But as Wanderer is a totally different format, Melfee has been used to put a resonator in the field paying zero as a replacement of the recently added to the banned list Warhorse (HSD-004). We like combo decks, but we have decided that we do not want those zero cost combo decks in Wanderer anymore. With this in mind, Melfee, Traveling Sorceress (ROL-017) is banned.




Tea Party Before the Decisive Duel (GRL-014)

Tea Party Before the Decisive Duel has been used in every kind of deck to have as less cards as possible in the deck instead of to play light resonators with [Quickcast]. We added a modification to Tea Party Before the Decisive Duel’s text to prevent its combo with Deathscythe, the Life Reaper (SKL-096) and Rezzard, King of the Damned (ENW-080), but as Tea Party Before the Decisive Duel is not being used for its original intention, and we did not develop this card to be a replacement for cards 37, 38, 39 and 40 of every deck, we have decided that Tea Party Before the Decisive Duel (GRL-014) is banned.