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YuGiOh Master Duel Banlist: Forbidden, Limited, and Semi-Limited card list

These shall not pass

In YuGiOh Master Duel, Forbidden Cards are essentially just what they say on the packaging: cards banned from being played due them being deemed too powerful for the current meta.


Konami changes its banned rotation every couple of months, though, so if you land a monstrously strong UR card that you can’t put in your deck now, it’ll probably be un-banned before too long. The Banlist is unique to this version of the game though, so you might not always be able to build the exact same deck you can in the physical TCG.

What are Forbidden Cards in YuGiOh Master Duel?

As mentioned, Forbidden Cards are the ones Konami outright bans you from adding to your deck. They're marked with a red circle icon when you choose the card in the deck editor, and if that weren't enough of a sign, you can't add them to your deck.

What are Limited Cards in YuGiOh Master Duel?

Limited Cards and Semi-Limited Cards are also deemed too strong, but not enough where they can flatten the competition. Konami limits how many of these cards you can have in your deck – hence the name – but you can, at least, still stock your deck with one or two. The previous rotation was every two or three months, though with Master Duel still being so new, it’s not yet clear when Konami will shuffle Master Duel’s banned list.

YuGiOh Master Duel Banlist

We’ll update this table as Konami changes the banned rotation. For now, these are the cards you’ll need to plan your deck building around.

Forbidden Cards in YuGiOh Master Duel

  • The Tyrant Neptune
  • Grinder Golem
  • Gandora-X the Dragon of Demolition
  • Master Peace, the True Dracoslaying King
  • Redox, Dragon Ruler of Boulders
  • Tidal, Dragon Ruler of Waterfalls
  • Blaster, Dragon Ruler of Infernos
  • Majespecter Unicorn - Kirin
  • Performapal Monkeyboard
  • Eclipse Wyvern
  • Cyber Jar
  • Dandylion
  • Djinn Releaser of Rituals
  • Yata-Garasu
  • Magical Scientist
  • Glow-Up Bulb
  • Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon
  • 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 S0: Utopic Zetal
  • Topologic Gumblar Dragon
  • Summon Sorceress
  • Knightmare Goblin
  • Guardragon Agarpain
  • Knightmare Mermaid
  • Guardragon Elpy
  • Linkross
  • Graceful Charity
  • Pot of Greed
  • Change of Heart
  • Last Will
  • Heavy Storm
  • Confiscation
  • Deliquent Duo
  • The Forceful Sentry
  • Giant Trunade
  • Painful Choice
  • Cold Wave
  • Dimension Fusion
  • Snatch Steal
  • Premature Burial
  • Mystic Mine
  • Card of Safe Return
  • Mirage of Nightmare
  • Mass Driver
  • Zoodiac Barrage
  • Set Rotation
  • Time Seal
  • Sixth Sense
  • Last Turn
  • Magical Explosion
  • Life Equalizer
  • Ultimate Offering
  • Royal Oppression
  • Phoenixian Luster Amaryll
  • Cannon Soldier MK-2
  • Blackwing - Gofu the Vague Shadow
  • Cannon Soldier
  • Amazoness Archer
  • Toon Cannon Soldier
  • Performage Plushfire
  • Zoodiac Ratpier
  • Fiber Jar
  • Wind-Up Hunter
  • Blackwing - Steam the Cloak
  • Substitoad
  • Mind Master
  • Fishborg Blaster
  • Level Eater
  • Ib the World Chalice Justiciar
  • Metamorphosis
  • Soul Charge
  • Butterfly Dagger - Elma
  • Divine Sword - Phoenix Blade
  • Spellbook of Judgment
  • Self-Destruct Button
  • Trap Dustshoot
  • Return from the DIfferent Dimension

Limited Cards in YuGiOH Master Duel

  • Conquistador of the Golden Land
  • Cyber Angel Benten
  • Reinforcement of the Army
  • Monster Reborn
  • Raigeki
  • Tempest, Dragon Ruler of Storms
  • Astograph Sorcerer
  • Dinowrestler Pankratops
  • Girsu, the Orcust Mekk-Knight
  • Altergeist Multifaker
  • Cyber-Stein
  • Morphing Jar
  • 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
  • True King of All Calamities
  • Zoodiac Drident
  • Wind-Up Carrier Zenmaity
  • Toadally Awesome
  • Saryuja Skyll Dread
  • Heavymetalfoes Electrumite
  • Crystron Halqifibrax
  • Predaplant Verte Anaconda
  • Sky Striker Ace - Kagari
  • Harpie's Feather Duster
  • Card Destruction
  • Foolish Burial
  • Terraforming
  • Gold Sarcophagus
  • Instant Fushion
  • One for One
  • One Day of Peace
  • Trickster Light Stage
  • Gateway of the Six
  • Infernity Launcher
  • Brilliant Fushion
  • Trickstar Reincarnation
  • Metaverse
  • Red Reboot
  • Imperial Order
  • Vanity's Emptiness
  • Chronograph Sorcerer
  • Thunder Dragonhawk
  • Armageddon Knight
  • Luster Pendulum, the Dracoslayer
  • Double Iris Magician
  • Exodia the Forbidden One
  • Night Assailant
  • Genex Ally Birdman
  • Speedroid Terrortop
  • Predaplant Ophrys Scorpio
  • Salamangreat Gazelle
  • SPYRAL Quik-Fix
  • Galatea, the Orcust Automaton
  • Divine Wind of Mist Valley
  • Draconic Diagram
  • Sky Striker Mecha - Hornet Drones

Semi-Limited Cards in YuGiOH Master Duel

  • D.D. Dynamite
  • Sekka's Light
  • Fusion Destiny
  • The Phantom Knights of Torn Scales
  • Tri-Brigade Fraktall
  • Virtual World Roshi - Laolao
  • Lyrilusc - Cobalt Sparrow
  • Prank-Kids Rocksies
  • Adamancipator Analyzer
  • Souleating Oviraptor
  • Sky Striker Mobilize - Engage!
  • Memories of Hope
  • Scapegoat
  • Super Polymerization
  • Called by the Grave
  • Destiny HERO - Malicious
  • Thunder Dragonroad
  • Danger!? Jackalope?
  • PSY-Framegear Gamma
  • The Beginning of the End
  • Cursed Eldland
  • Emergency Teleport
  • Mask Change II
  • Sky Striker Mecha - Widow Anchor

Again, Konami rotates the list of Forbidden and Limited cards every month or two, and while we expect some of the more overpowered Ultra Rare cards to probably remain on the list, your lesser monsters will likely have their limits removed in another cycle.

We've got several recommendations for the best YuGiOh Master Duel decks that you can put together without banned cards. You'll probably need some secret packs and card crafting to flesh your collection out, and make sure cross-save is enabled so you don't lose all your progress if you switch platforms.

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