Banned/Combinated Banned List

2022.05.26

Hello Rulers!

After another two months, and with the 2024 Grand Prix season already started, we have a new update of the banned and combination banned list!

A few weeks ago, we released a video in the official YouTube Channel with the cards that you will find in Memory Collection 04, which will be in every booster box of Thoth of the Trinity. Those cards are cards that are now in the banned list but that, thanks to a new design, will leave the banned list today.

We promised that during 2024 we would reduce drastically the banned list and the combination banned list, and we are doing that using what we call “The Reworking Protocol”.

The Reworking Protocol(RWP)

As you saw during last year, we started developing the new sets focusing on giving directly support to Wanderer. This support has been increasing since “Crimson Moon Battleground”, and in Trinity Cluster it would be even more noticeable.

But there are some cards that have so much power for the game, and we have to put them in the Banned list and the Combination banned list. To decrease the number of cards in both lists, we have decided to redesign some cards in the Banned list and release them again during 2024, with new and updated abilities. This started a few sets ago, but we have decided to apply it much more during this year, to reduce to the minimum the number of banned cards.

But, please, don’t worry! We have developed the new abilities of the cards that have left and/or will leave the Banned list with something very special in mind: starting on the third quarter of 2024, we will release NEW cards designed in exclusive to be played together with the cards that have left and/or will leave the Banned list due the Reworking Protocol!

Even if some of the cards that were super powerful in the past have now their power extremely reduced, we are sure that you will want to play them again with their old and new support. As example, Carlina will have new support that she would be able to use even with the new restrictions. How? You’ll have to wait to see that. But not for long! As we’ve said, the Reworking Protocol started a few sets ago, and the new support cards will be still be released in the Trinity Cluster, in the new ABC starter decks and in Masterpiece 02: Fa…!

Well, that’s enough foreshadowing for today!

We have marked in the Banned list with green the cards that may be removed from the Banned List using the Reworking Protocol and the approximated date when that might happen (starting on third quarter of 2024). Please note that not every card marked will be removed from the banned list and that it will be a process that will take at least a year.

With that in mind, this is the new update to the banned list and combination banned list of Force of Will!

 

Effective date: 24/05/2024

·      Wanderer

Banned

o   Fairy of Solarisire (JRP-011) (RWP – Q3/Q4 2024)

o   Magic Stone Dance of Chaos (GOG-024, MP01-159)

o   Conflict of Memory and Soul (CMB-042)

o   Welser, the Progenitor of Magic // Welser, the Progenitor of Magic (EDL-074) (RWP – Q3/Q4 2024)

o   Ethereal of Solarisire (JRP-063) (RWP – Q3/Q4 2024)

o   Typhon, the Infinite Monster // Order of Infinity (GRV-085) (RWP – Q3/Q4 2024)

o   Ki Lua, Fossil Girl of Melted Ice (TUS-070) (RWP – Q3/Q4 2024)

o   Ark, Lord of Solaris // Ark, Providence of Solaris (JRP-082) (RWP – Q3/Q4 2024)

o   Eins (NWE-090) (RWP – Q3/Q4 2024)

No longer Banned

o   Warhorse (HSD-004)

o   Severing Winds (ENW-063)

o   Demonic Dead (ENW-074)

o   The Great Wall of the Twelve Sacred Knights (HSD-012, NWE-083)

o   Sealed One-Eyed Dragon (NWE-079)

o   Engineer of Eternal (NWE-063)

o   Milest // Milest (MSW-026)

o   Fiethsing // Fiethsing (MSW-053)

o   Carlina // Carlina (TST-075)

Combination Banned

o   Cheshire Cat, the Grinning Remnant (TAT-039, MP01-083) + Crimson Moon's Fairy Tale // Grimm, Crown of the Crimson Moon (MP01-002)

o   Friend from Another World, Kaguya // Kaguya, the Moonlit Savior (TMS-003) + Magic Stone of the Wolf's Night (MP01-018)

o   Reflect // Refrain (AO3 Buy a Box-2) + Protuberanz, Solarised Whip (JRP-018)

o   Mirror of Chaos (MP01-010) + Resonance Guardian of Pandora (MP01-102)

No longer in the Combination Banned List

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

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

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

o   Arena Expansion: Mount Othrys (GRV-048) + Typhon's Blood (GRV-067)

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

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

o   Eins (NWE-090) + Gearsification Facility of Solaris (NWE-092)

o   Eins (NWE-090) + Lifezapper, Solarised Statue (JRP-057)

o   Eins (NWE-090) + Lifezapper Chronogear (JRP-058)

o   Gas, Gas, Gas!!! (TUS-039) + Ki Lua, Fossil Girl of Melted Ice (TUS-070)

o   Ki Lua, Fossil Girl of Melted Ice (TUS-070) + Megiddo, Artificial Sun (TUS-073)

o   Ki Lua, Fossil Girl of Melted Ice (TUS-070) + Metal Lifeform: Dragon (TUS-075)

 

 

Magic Stone Dance of Chaos (GOG-024, MP01-159)


When we developed this card, we wanted it to be used in [Resonance] decks, specially, fire [Resonance] decks. But after the release of Masterpiece: Pilgrim Memories, this card has begun to be used in combo decks to put magic stones into the field and then recover them, leading to long and non-interactive combo decks that doesn’t even use the [Resonance] ability. As we have discovered four different combos that can use Magic Stone Dance of Chaos to gain advantage, and we don’t want to increase the combination banned list that much, we have decided that Magic Stone Dance of Chaos (GOG-024, MP01-159) is banned. We will increase the relevance of the magic stones with a magic stone type during the Trinity Cluster, and we will develop new cards that can be used together with them, but not for combo purposes.

 

Conflict of Memory and Soul (CMB-042)


When we developed this card, we wanted it to be a defensive card to prevent decks from attempting to win the game on turn one. This was how Conflict of Memory and Soul was used during World Grand Prix 2023, and we were very glad to see it being used as we intended. But thanks to new strategies that rely on drawing tons of cards, Conflict of Memory and Soul have become a card to protect the combo decks or the aggro decks so they are able to attempt to win the game during the first turn of the game. It has appeared as a 4x card in fourteen of the sixteen decks of the two Top8 of the Grand Prixes of this season, and in most of those decks, it was a card that players used in an offensive way. As we wanted it to be a defensive card, not an offensive card, we have decided that Conflict of Memory and Soul (CMB-042 is banned. We will develop new defensive cards so combo decks and aggro decks have to deal with them to attempt to win the game on the first turns of the game. And they will be 100% defensive-exclusive cards, much like Cursed Mirror of the Snake.



Fairy of Solarisire (JRP-011) & Ethereal of Solarisire (JRP-063)


When we developed these cards, we wanted them to be support for the Solaristations, as a big part of the army of Solaria and Ark. But both Fairy of Solarisire and Ethereal of Solarisire have become very important pieces of infinite combos with Aslan, Lumia's Guardian Beast and Laura, Vampire Girl, just to name a few. We have been checking the functionality of those infinite combos, and we have even released more defensive cards in Thoth of the Trinity so those combos are still legal but players have versatile answers for those combos. But we think that the power of both resonators of being combo-enablers is too high. We have decided to put Fairy of Solarisire and Ethereal of Solarisire on the banned list, but they will be released later this year thanks to the Reworking Protocol with new and updated abilities.

 


Welser, the Progenitor of Magic (EDL-074), Typhon, the Infinite Monster (GRV-085), Ki Lua, Fossil Girl of Melted Ice (TUS-070)