It's not weak at all. He still has Time Wizard to annoys your strategy but the weakness in his deck is no trap. He plays too offensive look at Graceful dice, shield & sword, legendary sword. Even his best monster has original 2400 ATK that can only reach to 3000 coz Graceful dice but it's all about luck
I wish they'd redo the early LDs' Decks. Some of them are just unacceptably bad now. (Kaiba, Joey, Mako, Rex and Odion for example.) The Level 30 GX LD's have better decks than each of the characters I mentioned. (Heck, I'd say Bastion's Level 20 deck is better than most of those.)
We don't have any LD's that are practically ungrindable yet, there's no reason to think that would happen with a revamp of the older LD's. There is no excuse for a Level 40 Legendary Duelist to use a card like Battle Steer or Masaki the Legendary Swordsman.
If you want to get his attack higher, take out some of the life gain, you don't need it, you want to get the comeback victory bonus. But you can try to run a copy or two of murmur in the forest to bounce and reuse your field spell for extra counters
Yami powers up Time Wizard making eatgaboon useless
You can farm him with elements unite, either by summoning GG or not.
Only summon GG if he has three face up cards on the field that are not time wizard. This doesn't happen all the time, however.
Option 2, is if he has two face up monsters and one face down, you can just keep the three guardians on the field, but I recommend putting kazejin in defense as his thousand dragon + graceful dice could damage you over 500hp. Always keep Sanga and Suijin in attack. I highly recommend THTD as a fusion because it thins your deck and can provide enough points if you're using the non Union attack method. I can get 7000-8000 every time. I just use my basic farming deck, but you should be able to customize to your preferences.
He won't use Time wizard on the three guardians, oddly enough. I'm guessing the AI knows they can't attack, because Joey kept his monsters in attack until I summoned THTD. Riryoku + martyr is enough to get a direct piranha attack over 9999
Just confirming it works. My decks a little different. I use H-Heated Heart because after 120ish packs of Ultimate rising I haven't gotten a single passage but it still gets the job done. Forced ceasefire isn't supposed to be used but I was farming bastion and was too lazy to take them out.
Tried to farm him with Labyrinth Builder, it's fine and all until he use Shield < Sword thingy.
So Eatgaboon didn't work as intended vs Time Wizard on some of my runs lately, which I first dismissed as only my lack of proper knowledge of the game mechanics. Has anyone come across this issue themselves lately?