Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel Forbidden card list

James Lynch
An image of official Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel artwork.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel has rightly claimed its position as the premier game associated with the beloved TCG. As in the real world, quite a few cards are banned, and it’s good to know which deck builds are possible.

Throughout the 25-year history of the game, a lot of different cards have been banned at one time or another. Some of those are the most iconic in the early years of the TCG, with cards like Pot of Greed, Graceful Charity and Harpie’s Feather Duster all banned at some point.

Since then, far more cards have entered and quickly left the fray, after proving too powerful in competitive play. Master Duel is no exception, and there is an extensive list of cards that are not available to use in any scenario.

Here is the complete list of every Forbidden card in Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel.

Complete list of Forbidden cards in Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel

The Forbidden list is remarkably wide-ranging, covering every type of card in the game. If nothing else, it demonstrates that game-breaking combos can come from anywhere in a game as complicated and multi-faceted as Yu-Gi-Oh! The complete list of banned cards is as follows:

Effect Monster Cards

  • Agido the Ancient Sentinel
  • Amazoness Archer
  • Barrier Statue of the Stormwinds
  • Blackwing – Gofu the Vague Dragon
  • Block Dragon
  • Cannon Soldier
  • Cannon Soldier MK-2
  • Cyber Jar
  • Cyber-Stein
  • Dandylion
  • Destiny HERO – Celestial
  • Djinn Releaser of Rituals
  • Eclipse Wyvern
  • Fiber Jar
  • Fishborg Blaster
  • Gandora-X the Dragon of Demolition
  • Glow-Up Bulb
  • Grinder Golem
  • Kelbek the Ancient Vanguard
  • Level Eater
  • Magical Scientist
  • Master Peace, the True Dracoslaying King
  • Mind Master
  • Phoenixian Cluster Amaryllis
  • Sillva, Warlord of Dark World
  • Substitoad
  • Superheavy Samurai Soulbreaker Armor
  • Tearlaments Merrli
  • The Tyrant Neptune
  • Toon Cannon Soldier
  • White Dragon Wyverburster
  • Wind-Up Hunter

Spell Cards

  • Butterfly Dagger – Elma
  • Card of Demise
  • Card of Safe Return
  • Cold Wave
  • Confiscation
  • Delinquent Duo
  • Dimension Fusion
  • Divine Sword – Phoenix Blade
  • Giant Trunade
  • Graceful Charity
  • Heavy Storm
  • Instant Fusion
  • Last Will
  • Mass Driver
  • Metamorphosis
  • Mirage of Nightmare
  • Mystic Mine
  • Painful Choice
  • Pot of Greed
  • Premature Burial
  • Set Rotation
  • Smoke Grenade of the Thief
  • Snatch Steal
  • Soul Charge
  • Terraforming
  • The Forceful Sentry

Trap Cards

  • Appointer of the Red Lotus
  • Branded Expulsion
  • Imperial Order
  • Last Turn
  • Life Equalizer
  • Magical Explosion
  • Return from the Different Dimension
  • Royal Oppression
  • Self-Destruct Button
  • Sixth Sense
  • Time Seal
  • Trap Dustshoot
  • Ultimate Offering
  • Vanity’s Emptiness
  • Crystron Halqifibrax
  • Guardragon Agarpain
  • Knightmare Goblin
  • Guardragon Elpy
  • Knightmare Mermaid
  • Linkross
  • Summon Sorceress
  • Topologic Gumblar Dragon
  • Union Carrier

Fusion Cards

  • Elder Entity Norden
  • Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon

Synchro Cards

  • Chaos Ruler, the Chaotic Magical Dragon
  • Ib the World Chalice Justiciar
  • Phantasmal Lord Ultimitl Bishbaalkin
  • Tempest Magician

XYZ Cards

  • Number 16: Shock Master
  • Number S0: Utopic ZEXAL
  • Number 86: Heroic Champion – Rhongomyniad
  • Number 89: Diablosis the Mind Hacker
  • Number 95: Galaxy-Eyes Dark Matter Dragon
  • Outer Entity Azathot
  • Toadally Awesome
  • True King of All Calamities
  • Zoodiac Broadbull

Pendulum Cards

  • Majespecter Unicorn
  • Performage Plushfire

That’s the complete list of banned cards in Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel at the time of writing. As the game continues to evolve, this article will be updated to reflect further changes as the game continues to evolve.

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