Was limited to 1, so the Tour
Guide engine (if anyone still uses it) is dead.Kinda late if you ask me, but it’s a bit of a
nerf for Burning Abyss, which as of right now, aside
from Dark Worlds, will be the only deck needing to
Sangan is still banned though.Weird.
Tour Guide From the Underworld went through a
LONG period of abuse at the start of the XYZ era,
remember that? Like most everything we looked
at this week, she's not what she used to be, but not
a bad card at all. Having only one at your
disposal makes her harder to abuse, and it's just
not her day in the sun anymore. She is
unlimited in the OCG though, which is worth pointing
out. I expect everybody and their mother knows
about Tour Guide, so we'll wrap up with, enjoy your
Hello Pojo Fans,
Everyones favorite redhead meets the bad end of the
ban list once again. Tour Guide of The Underworld is
now limited to 1, and with good reason.
Special Summoning a Level 3 Fiend-Type from your
deck or hand is a great effect (almost every time
from the deck). Despite it coming out as a “vanilla”
if that monster has an effect that resolves in the
graveyard, then that downside doesn't matter to you.
Not being able to use it as a Synchro material
doesn't hurt much either, as you usually are
stacking it with Tour Guide to bring out a Rank 3.
This little lady was being run in 3's in Burning
Abyss for quick access to ANY of the archetype
members. A card, not specific to the archetype,
searching ANY member of that archetype.
Overpowering? Yes, when you remember that Burning
Abyss fire off in the graveyard. While there are
other targets for Tour Guide, Burning Abyss were
already pretty powerful without her at 3. Burning
Abyss needed to get hit on this list and the list
did that. Without taking away from the archtype too
much, they took away some power from them.
Tour Guide From the Underworld is no stranger to
the banlist; she previously spent time on the
Semi-Limited List from September 2012 to January
2014. At the original time of her release, Rank 3’s
were by far the most powerful Xyz Monsters in the
game, although they aren’t quite that anymore. In
addition, Sangan was legal, and he was the most
optimal target due to his utility.
Fast forward to now, and she has neither of those
perks; Sangan is banned and Rank 3’s fell to the
side as Rank 7’s and Rank 4’s took off. After a long
period of irrelevance, Tour Guide found a new home
in Burning Abyss, where she gave the Deck easy
access to their boss monster, Dante. Additionally,
Tour Guide can tutor out any of the Burning Abyss
monsters, most notable Graff and Scarm, which allows
you to easily search another Tour Guide after making
an Xyz monster; something Sangan couldn’t do without
leaving it on the board.
All of these traits proved to give Burning Abyss a
mad amount of consistency, and Tour Guide has
finally found herself back on the banlist, this time
Limited. One can argue that the true problem was the
Burning Abyss monsters themselves (as Tour Guide is
still fairly lackluster outside of that Deck), but
the impact it had on the Deck is felt regardless;
Burning Abyss can no longer churn out Dantes quite
as easily as they could before. The Limiting of Tour
Guide also causes less restriction on future Rank 3
Decks; because she’s a self-interacting card, a
single Tour Guide is less likely to be broken by a
future Rank 3 monster.
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