YuGiOh Master Duel Banlist

YuGiOh Master Duel Banlist
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Tarran Stockton


24th May 2022 09:21

The YuGiOh Master Duel banlist functions as a way of stopping the most overpowered cards and card combinations from being employed and ruining games, but it looks a little different to the banlist used for the physical TCG. If you're looking to jump into YuGiOh Master Duel, you may want to learn the banlist, especially if you're a longtime player of the physical version. So read on for the full YuGiOh Master Duel banlist. 

YuGiOh Master Duel Banlist: What Is It?

Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel Banlist
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Considering the huge amount of cards that have been added to YuGiOh over the years, it's natural that some are a little broken and overpowered. This has led to an official banlist to prohibit certain cards and deck combinations from ruining competitions. The YuGiOh Master Duel banlist looks a little different from the physical one though, and this has meant some long-banned cards are back in the rotation. 

Currently, these cards are split into the categories of forbidden, limited, and semi-limited. A forbidden card is not allowed to be used at all, while a limited card lets you have one copy, and semi-limited allows two copies. The banlist is also subject to change at any point as the developers monitor the current meta, so don't get too married to your cards that are banned in the physical version.

YuGiOh Master Duel Banlist: Forbidden Cards

Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel Banlist forbidden
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The current crop of forbidden cards in YuGiOh Master Duel are:

  • Master Peace, the True Dracoslaying King
  • Blackwing - Gofu the Vague Shadow
  • Zoodiac Ratpier
  • Eclipse Wyvern
  • Glow-Up Bulb
  • Blackwing - Steam the Cloak
  • The Tyrant Neptune
  • Gandora-X the Dragon of Demolition
  • Grinder Golem
  • Phoenixian Cluster Amaryllis
  • Blaster, Dragon Ruler of Infernos
  • Redox, Dragon Ruler of Boulders
  • Tidal, Dragon Ruler of Waterfalls
  • Majespecter Unicorn - Kirin
  • Performapal Monkeyboard
  • Cannon Soldier MK-2
  • Amazoness Archer
  • Cannon Soldier
  • Performage Plushfire
  • Toon Cannon Soldier
  • Cyber Jar
  • Dandylion
  • Djinn Releaser of Rituals
  • Fiber Jar
  • Wind-Up Hunter
  • Yata-Garasu
  • Fishborg Blaster
  • Level Eater
  • Magical Scientist
  • Mind Master
  • Substitoad
  • Divine Sword - Phoenix Blade
  • Butterfly Dagger - Elma
  • Card of Safe Return
  • Change of Heart
  • Cold Wave
  • Confiscation
  • Delinquent Duo
  • Dimension Fusion
  • Giant Trunade
  • Graceful Charity
  • Heavy Storm
  • Last Will
  • Mass Driver
  • Metamorphosis
  • Mirage of Nightmare
  • Painful Choice
  • Pot of Greed
  • Premature Burial
  • Snatch Steal 
  • Soul Charge
  • Spellbook of Judgement
  • The Forceful Sentry
  • Mystic Mine
  • Set Rotation
  • Zoodiac Barrage
  • Last Turn
  • Life Equalizer
  • Magical Explosion
  • Return from the Different Dimension
  • Royal Opression
  • Self-Destruct Button
  • Sixth Sense
  • Time Seal
  • Trap Dustshoot
  • Ultimate Offering
  • Elder Entity Norden
  • Ancient Fairy Dragon
  • Tempest Magician
  • Number 95: galaxy-Eyes Dark Matter Dragon
  • Outer Entity Azathot
  • Lavalval Chain
  • Number 16: Shock Master
  • Tellarknight Ptolemaeus
  • Zoodiac Broadbull
  • M-X-Saber Invoker
  • Number So: Utopic ZEXAL
  • Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon
  • Ib the World Chalic Justiciar
  • Topologic Gumblar Dragon
  • Summon Sorceress
  • Guardragon Agarpain
  • Knightmare Goblin
  • Guardagon Elpy
  • Knightmare Mermaid
  • Linkross

YuGiOh Master Duel Banlist: Limited Cards

Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel Banlist limited
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The list of limited cards features:

  • Thunder Dragonhawk
  • Orcust Harp Horror
  • Cyber-Stein
  • Astrograph Sorcerer
  • Dinowrestler Pankratops
  • Tempest, Dragon Ruler of Storms
  • Chronograph Sorcerer
  • Armageddon Knight
  • Double Iris Magician
  • Girsu, the Orcust Mekk-Knight
  • Luster Pendulum, the Dracoslayer
  • Supreme King Dragon Darkwurm
  • Altergeist Multifaker
  • Exodia the Forbidden One
  • Genex Ally Birdman
  • Night Assailant
  • Predaplant Ophrys Scorpio
  • Salamangreat Gazelle
  • Speedroid Terrortop
  • Morphing Jar
  • SPYRAL Quik-Fix
  • Left Arm of the Forbidden One
  • Left Leg of the Forbidden One
  • Right Arm of the Forbidden One
  • Right Leg of the Forbidden One
  • Monster Reborn
  • Gold Sarcophagus
  • Infernity Launcher
  • Divine Wind of Mist Valley
  • Brilliant Fusion
  • Card Destruction
  • Dragonic Diagram
  • Foolish Burial
  • Gateway of the Six
  • Harpie's Feather Duster
  • Nadir Servant
  • One Day of Peace
  • One for One
  • Raigeki
  • Reinforcement of the Army
  • Sky Striker Mecha - Hornet Drones
  • Terraforming
  • Trickstar Light Stage
  • Imperial Order
  • Metaverse
  • Red Reboot
  • Trickstar Reincarnation
  • Vanity's Emptiness
  • Blaze Fenix, the Burning Bombardment Bird
  • ABC-Dragon Buster
  • Thunder Dragon Colossus
  • Trishula, Dragon of the Ice Barrier
  • PSY-Framelord Omega
  • T.G. Hyper Librarian
  • Divine Arsenal AA-ZEUS - Sky thunder
  • Wind-Up Carrier Zenmaity
  • True King of All Calamities
  • Zoodiac Drident
  • Toadally Awesome
  • Saryuja Skull Dread
  • Crystron Halqifibrax
  • Galatea, the Orcust Automaton
  • Heavymetalfoes Electrumite
  • Sky Striker Ace - Kagari
  • Predaplant Verte Anaconda

YuGiOh Master Duel Banlist: Semi-Limited Cards

Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel Banlist semi-limited
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Lastly, the semi-limited cards are:

  • Thunder Dragonroar
  • Destiny HERO - Malicious
  • Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon
  • Harmonizing Magician
  • Souleating Oviraptor
  • Danger!? Jackalope?
  • PSY-Framegear Gamma
  • The Beginning of the End
  • Called by the Grave
  • Cursed Eldland
  • Emergency Teleport
  • Magical Meltdown
  • Mask Change II
  • Memories of Hope
  • Scapegoat
  • Sky Striker Mecha - Window Anchor
  • Sky Striker Mobilize - Engage!
  • Super Polymerization

That's all for the YuGiOh Master Duel banlist, and now you know all the forbidden, limited, and semi-limited cards-game. Make sure to check back as the game develops, and we'll update this list has cards are added and removed.

Need help with generating cards? Here's our guide to YuGiOh Master Duel crafting.


Tarran Stockton
About the author
Tarran Stockton
Tarran is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. He previously wrote reviews for his college newspaper before studying Media and Communication at university. His favourite genres include role-playing games, strategy games, and boomer shooters - along with anything indie. You can also find him in the pit at local hardcore shows.
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