After nearly two decades on the TCGs Forbidden list, two of Yu-Gi-Oh!''s most infamous cards are once again legal to play in tournaments.
The Forbidden and Limited lists ruled out compulsory use at all, although forbidden cards can''t be used at all, although limited cards are limited to a single copy across the players main deck, additional deck and side deck. Semi-limited allows two copies maximum.
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After gaining an infamy for its Yata-Lock strategy, Yata-Garasu was initially prohibited as part of the TCG''s very first Forbidden list in March 2004. This deck was designed to entail the opponent''s ability to fall in the draw phase after attacking, resulting in a loop in which the player may be forced to skip their turn every turn due to a lack of cards in their hand, allowing the Yata-Garasu player to reduce
Change of Heart was banned a year later in April 2005, allowing a player to take control of one of their opponents'' opponents, making it a remarkable card to come up against. (Thanks, Polygon.) The card also gained some popularity in the second season of the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime, where it was used by principal villain Yami Bakura against protagonist Yami Yugi.
Both Yata-Garasu and Change of Heart have been added to Limited cards as part of the Yu-Gi-Oh! banlist on May 17th, introducing new infamous cards that can now be used in players decks, albeit in a single copy. Included include monsters Jet Synchron and Performapal Monkeyboard, along with a trap card Time Seal.
Updates to the Forbidden and Limited lists follow the success of Yu-Gi-Oh!s latest digital app Master Duel, which has been downloaded more than 30 million times since it was first introduced in January - leading a revival of sorts for the trading card game as it approaches its 25th anniversary.