Some people play that deck with Last Gamble but I'm not really sure if that works.
How does this skill work? Does it only guarantee 1 of each card type if you have at least 6 of each in your deck? I have 8 monsters, 6 traps and 6 spells but more often than not I get 2 traps in my opening hand, shouldn't it be 2 monsters?
Look. This is BALANCE. I have 6 Traps 6 Spells and 8 Monsters. Look what have they done. Especially I always have a lot of lot of TreachTrap when battling an anti-trap deck (all the time), no spells! This is rigged.
new balance give you the ratio base on your deck and it sucks because when it proc, and if you go first you can't draw the fifth card.
it's like skip a turn just like restart. Had it happen twice to me lol.
Are you joking? Player who goes first can't draw their fifth card, not because of the skill itself but the game's rule.
I think I understand how the updated Balance skill works now. You are given a percentage of the type of cards that will go in your starting hand. So let's say you have a 20 card deck with 15 monsters and 5 spells. That means you have a 75% chance of obtaining a monster card and a 25% chance of obtaining a spell card. Unlike the old balance skill, where this setup gives you 100% chance of having 3 monster cards and 100% chance of having 1 spell card, this change means you have more randomness and your deck will no longer be as consistent as it used to.
That kinda sucks tbh. Haha
Multiple tests I did showed high level of randomness for 4th card, lower for 3rd card, minimal for 2nd card and almost non existent for 1st card. One would think that by running 14 monsters in a CA deck you would get one monster hand with a high chance of 2. However after about 39 duels got several hands of 1 monster and 3 spells. By 60+ got a full spell hand with a monster on the top of deck.
Considering that I just came to the ironic (but expected)conclusion that balance is now way too imbalanced to be trusted as an skill. I'd recommend it only for handless decks or similar stuff that play mixed monsters, spells and traps since it is almost guaranteed that you will get 1 monster at some point of the 1st or second turn (rarely).
In the revamped Balance skill - is the 4th card always random or can you predetermine that one too, e.g. by having 12 monsters, 6 spells and 6 traps, so that you always get 2 monsters, 1 spell and 1 trap?
We use balance to improve consistency. And apparently konami's smart peoples don't like it. So they nerfed it so that even with 12 6 6 it's still don't guarantee your opening hand MST ratio. It's a "balance" skill that don't guarantee opening band's balance.
Konami is smart. Don't complain.
I'm a bit confused. I just got Balanace with Mako, but I can't use the skill with Yami Yugi or even Marik, but I have seen people using it with Aster Phoenix. Do I need to fight Aster at the gate until he personally drop the skill to use with him or any other character besides Mako for that matters?