A card that might come back is Makyura. Sure, there is a possible FTK with it, but then again, there are ways to prevent it (or nullify it completely) by doing more re-exchanging with cards needed to prevent Makyura's reason of banning in the first place.
Another possible card that could come back is Graceful. Yes, it's 3-out-of-the-deck, but come to think of it, specific decks that use the graveyard were hammered due to draw cards banned. With BLS/CED out of the way, it can give room for other decks.
In addition, Mirror Force might get uplifted. The only reason why it was banned currently was of Dark Hole back. However, with swarm control raging this format, it would be somewhat logical despite other mass remvals in existence.
And of course, a possibility is Elma. The only way this'll happen is if Gearfried and Royal Magical Library were restricted to 1 to prevent the infinte loop which sometimes result in FTK.
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I highly doubt Yata coming back. Not that it's impossible, but it is difficult to make his uplift balanced as there are still major negatives. Using the current list as an example, control is pretty dominant and adding Yata to this would worsen the situation. Not that I am saying that Control is broken as it can be countered by other decks (Wanghu, etc.), but using such example is pretty invalid as you are dealing with an entire deck itself rather than a single-card. Of course, you actually have Dark Hole in the scenery, which isn't good. The only possible way to actually revive Yata off the list is by banning mass removal (except for Mirror Force), ban searchers that bring him out too quick (Sangan), restrict Don Zaloog and Spirit Reaper due to their effects, restrict other deck-thinners, bring back Pot and Graceful, and hammer out control tactics. It's quite a lot of work, but it's possible.
Breaker is good as is. Banning it wouldn't be too logical as this list, though is more beneficial due to lack of s/t, lost some power with this list.
Tribe, I actually agree on. The reason why it is a possible uplift is for a good reason: This format itself outlaws discarding.
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ArthursKnight, on Nov 28 2005, 06:11 PM, said:
The same applies to Burn in any incarnation. When it starts WINNING TOURNAMENTS is when it gains notice. if it starts winning all the tournaments, then something has to be done about it.
Though that is the case and reason why bans are thought carefully, sometimes people think "AHEAD" before possible outcomes occur.
Take a look at the banning of Makyura. A lot of people didn't know the card was released in the Dark Beginnings packages until they realized it was 'banned' without knowing its potential. Imagine the previous list with Makyura unbanned.
Or Exchange of the Spirit's restriction BEFOREHAND. A deck was going to be built around it until Konami thought ahead of a possible brokenness if ran in 2's and 3's.
Edited by XXXPlizit, 28 November 2005 - 05:03 PM.