Latest message from Bandai on 8 Nov 2023
"Thank you for your understanding and we hope our community continues to enjoy the One Piece Card Game. This ban will be lifted on December 8, 2023 due to changes in the metagame with the release of OP05. One Piece Card Game Team"
Bandai just informed a big news that shocks all the players who is playing One Piece Card Game English Format.
So after observing the result of some big tournaments in OP4 set, they decided to ban 3 red cards, restricts a new red card, apply starting on November 10th.
The banned cards are:
The ban to leader Edward Newgate is bit too much, but I guess they will later unban it when the other decks/colors are more power-creep than this deck.
Ban Nami and Dadan are like a straight hit into Zoro leader (OP1) decks, OP1 Green Red Law also got a huge impact.
This is second red Marco got restricted, all because of Whitebeard.
With Marco restricted, Red Ace deck now is hard to perform well. We may need an upgrade for it. All the red decks need a rebuild to stay in the meta: Red Luffy, Red Ace, Red Green Law.
Moving forward post-banlist, people may think that Katakuri leader become the strongest leader in current Meta. But we are not sure yet because we may bring back those decks that was weak against red but work fine against yellow.
You can refer to OP4 Japanese meta list for references, even though red was popular, but decks like Rebecca, RG Doffy, Queen, blue Nami achieved a certain victories too.
Attached the full content of Bandai's annoucement: