Insanely Broken Infinite Forbidden Spoiler Has Big Implications for Yu-Gi-Oh's Future

Image for the Maxx 'C' Yu-Gi-Oh! card
Credit: Konami

Image for the Maxx 'C' Yu-Gi-Oh! card
Credit: Konami

If you’ve played Master Dual, chances are you’re familiar with Maxx ‘C.’ The little bug may seem innocuous at first, but it is actually one of the most controversial cards in Yu-Gi-Oh's history. While banned in the TCG, Maxx 'C' continues to thrive in the OCG and on Yu-Gi-Oh Master Dual, where it is continually one of the most requested cards to be banned from the digital platform.

Discarding this little guy in response to a player starting a special summon fiesta generally wins you the game on the spot. You’ll draw into your additional hand traps like Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring and stop your opponent’s plays before it becomes impossible to break their board. You’ll also have tons of cards to use to win the game. The alternative is that your opponent simply stops playing in an effort to try and stop your Maxx ‘C’ from gaining value.

Even though Maxx C was one of the most controversial Yu-Gi-Oh cards the game has ever seen, a recent spoiler suggests that Konami is seriously playing with fire. An eerily similar card to Maxx 'C' has just been spoiled for the newest set, Infinite Forbidden. Let’s talk about what it suggests for the future of Yu-Gi-Oh!

Multchummy Perulia

Multchummy Perulia appears as a four-star effect monster in the upcoming Infinite Forbidden set. Provided above is a translation that roughly represents what this card is capable of.

Multchummy Perulia’s similarities to Maxx C are… obvious. Both of these cards can be pitched from your hand to draw a card for each Special Summon your opponent takes. Perulia even takes things a step further, drawing a card for each Normal Summon as well.

This difference has many players inferring that archetypes similar to the incredibly divisive Floowanderize archetype may be coming to Yu-Gi-Oh in the future. This refers to archetypes that specifically want to increase the number of Normal Summons the archetype is capable of while not utilizing Special Summons quite as much. If this does happen to be the case, Maxx ‘C’ could be rendered obsolete in various formats, while a card like Multchummy Perulia could continue to be a top-tier hand trap.

As good as Multchummy Perulia is, there are some downsides. You can’t just go to your turn with a gigantic hand of cards. Multchummy Perulia forces you to stay within six cards of how many things your opponent has on board. The random discard nature of this does make it feel like a more significant downside, but you’ll have at least six cards, and you’ve stopped your opponent’s turn. This still seems busted.

The more considerable downside to this card is that you can only pitch it if you control no cards. This makes it much more difficult to utilize if you’re going first. Unless you hold back your entire hand, Multchummy Perulia won’t do much. Fortunately, Perulia is a four-star water monster, which means you can use it as a combo starter as well! You can find an example here.

All in all, if you’re a Yu-Gi-Oh player looking to stay on top of the most relevant cards being spoiled in Infinite Forbidden, Multchummy Perulia is not a card you can afford to ignore. Not only does this have gigantic implications for the future of Yu-Gi-Oh!, but the card itself is incredibly powerful.

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