Its almost August and its time where we try to predict the banned list AGAIN.
Around this time of the format you'll see considerably lesser people building decks and buying cards (especially the really expensive ones), cards from new sets are free from this curse as there is no way of them getting hit at all.
BTW, I scored a perfect for my Fluid Mechanics test!! OMG!! First time in my uni life I score something above 3/4 of the total and it was a perfect!! but end up I have to -1 marks due to the fact that I missed one step at the end ... F' ... I got the final answer right didn't I?
Back to topic.
With no real extremely broken cards this format, there are still contenders of who might go.
The most banned worthy card of the format is ... Brain Control !! Why ? Splashable into ANY deck, turn the duel around for a 800 LP cost? How many times have you top deck this and made the duel yours or how many times have you experience getting this awesome field and lost because of your opponents brain control ...
The other card I think may hit the banned hammer is Rescue Cat. Although being a Cat player myself (Flamvell Cat to be exact), I too think that this card is too good, especially in a slow format. You could argue that drawing into it is harder now as its at 1. But I've always, I mean ALWAYS turn the duel around and even to the point of striping my opponent bare with this mean kitty. Not to mention the OTK it brings. While not so obvious in the OCG thanks to Mr. Limited-Target-No1. In the TCG, this kitty is one hell of a beast.
Now, lets go to the limited section shall we.
Dandelion, while only came off this part of the list a format a go has to go back into it. Its just too good a card. We don't see its amazingness too much while it was at 1. Thats a great miss. At 2, it just bring too much OTK decks to life. It must go back.
Trishula aka Mr Limited-Target-No1. While it doesn't end games like DDB did. It just took all hope away from you. Seriously, tell me a card that can turn the tides when you have 0 hand-field-grave and starring down to 3 of them ...
EASY!! Draw into Infernity Archfiend searches for Beetle into 2 more. Tune to Goyo, Snatches 1 of them, then into Infernity Death Dragon and blows up another one!! HAHAHAHA
Opponent : Brain Control ...
Scrap Dragon might come here as well. Its not a broken card but its definitely an awesome one. While theres just a small chance on this, I guess it might be possible especially since its just a 1 card summon boss monster.
Now to the semi-limit!!
Lets see ... Kalut and Vayu ? And maybe even Icarus ? While ? Since Crow pack is coming out its almost sure they aren't killing BF, but make a couple of spaces so that the 5 new cards can fit in!! Maybe ...
Caius the Shadow King!! Awesome-piece-of-SHIT!! Its a monarch, it won't get hit ... well, Raiza got limited once and Dirg just came out ... I'm seeing a high chance of it getting hit here. Along with his 2nd best friend, Battle Fader!! Broken? No ... Annoying? HIGHLY!!
Machina Fortress and Gearframe. They're top tier and they are badass. Anymore points you wanna throw in? They came from the same SD ? Is that even a valid reason .... ?
No longer on the list : I can't think of anything except for maybe United We Stand ... Thats really just the one card that might get off.
Why ain't there any Frogs one my prediction list ? Along with some other decks. Its not that I don't think they are broken. Its just that I'm not familiar with those decks and I'm not going to judge something I have almost no clue of.