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TCG Banlist

Current TCG Banlist – July 1, 2021

Almost all tournaments follows the Advanced format, which has many forbidden and limited cards. Forbidden cards are not allowed anywhere near your deck. Limited cards are those that you can only have one of in your deck and Semi-Limited are those that you can only have two of in your deck, instead of the usual three.

Cards are banned in order to keep the game interesting. Without these lists, tournament matches will just be a game of luck: whoever draws the super powerful card first will win. In some cases, if both players get a strong starting hand, it might even be whoever goes first wins. This is no fun for players and observers. Instead, the banlist forces players to be creative and to strategize while playing, which keeps the game interesting in the long run.

There is also the Traditional format of Duel Monsters, which has no forbidden cards. Those that are forbidden are considered to be limited instead under the Traditional format. If you are playing with your friends, be sure that you all agree on which ruleset you are following in order to prevent arguments later on!

UPDATED: 06/21/2021

  • Cards that are “Forbidden” cannot be used in your Main Deck, Extra Deck, or Side Deck.
  • You can only have 1 copy maximum of a “Limited” card in your Main Deck, Extra Deck, and Side Deck combined.
  • You can only have 2 copies maximum of a “Semi-limited” card in your Main Deck, Extra Deck, and Side Deck combined.

This list also applies to Europe, Latin America, Middle East, South Africa, and Oceania regions.

FORBIDDEN & LIMITED LISTS

The next update after this will be no sooner than  October 1, 2021.

The previous (March 15, 2021) list will remain in effect until July 1, 2021.

Card Type Card Name Advanced Format Traditional Format Remarks
Monster/Effect ASTROGRAPH SORCERER Forbidden  Limited  
Monster/Effect BLACKWING – GOFU THE VAGUE SHADOW Forbidden  Limited  
Monster/Effect BLACKWING – STEAM THE CLOAK Forbidden  Limited  
Monster/Effect BLASTER, DRAGON RULER OF INFERNOS Forbidden  Limited  
Monster/Effect BLOCK DRAGON Forbidden  Limited  
Monster/Effect CYBER JAR Forbidden  Limited  
Monster/Effect DANDYLION Forbidden  Limited  
Monster/Effect DESTRUDO THE LOST DRAGON’S FRISSON Forbidden  Limited  
Monster/Effect DJINN RELEASER OF RITUALS Forbidden  Limited  
Monster/Effect ECLIPSE WYVERN Forbidden  Limited  
Monster/Effect FAIRY TAIL – SNOW Forbidden  Limited  
Monster/Effect FIBER JAR Forbidden  Limited  
Monster/Effect FISHBORG BLASTER Forbidden  Limited  
Monster/Effect GLOW-UP BULB Forbidden  Limited  
Monster/Effect GRINDER GOLEM Forbidden  Limited  
Monster/Effect JET SYNCHRON Forbidden  Limited  
Monster/Effect LEVEL EATER Forbidden  Limited  
Monster/Effect LUNALIGHT TIGER Forbidden  Limited  
Monster/Effect MAGICAL SCIENTIST Forbidden  Limited  
Monster/Effect MAJESPECTER UNICORN – KIRIN Forbidden  Limited  
Monster/Effect MASTER PEACE, THE TRUE DRACOSLAYING KING Forbidden  Limited  
Monster/Effect MAXX “C” Forbidden  Limited  
Monster/Effect MECHA PHANTOM BEAST O-LION Forbidden  Limited  
Monster/Effect MIND MASTER Forbidden  Limited  
Monster/Effect ORCUST HARP HORROR Forbidden  Limited  
Monster/Effect PERFORMAGE PLUSHFIRE Forbidden  Limited  
Monster/Effect PERFORMAPAL MONKEYBOARD Forbidden  Limited  
Monster/Effect PHOENIXIAN CLUSTER AMARYLLIS Forbidden  Limited  
Monster/Effect REDOX, DRAGON RULER OF BOULDERS Forbidden  Limited  
Monster/Effect SAMSARA LOTUS Forbidden  Limited  
Monster/Effect SPYRAL MASTER PLAN Forbidden  Limited  
Monster/Effect SUBSTITOAD Forbidden  Limited  
Monster/Effect THE TYRANT NEPTUNE Forbidden  Limited  
Monster/Effect TIDAL, DRAGON RULER OF WATERFALLS Forbidden  Limited  
Monster/Effect VICTORY DRAGON Forbidden  Limited  
Monster/Effect YATA-GARASU Forbidden  Limited  
Monster/Fusion ELDER ENTITY NORDEN Forbidden  Limited  
Monster/Fusion SUPREME KING DRAGON STARVING VENOM Forbidden  Limited  
Monster/Fusion THUNDER DRAGON COLOSSUS Forbidden  Limited  
Monster/Synchro ANCIENT FAIRY DRAGON Forbidden  Limited  
Monster/Synchro DENGLONG, FIRST OF THE YANG ZING Forbidden  Limited  
Monster/Synchro IB THE WORLD CHALICE JUSTICIAR Forbidden  Limited  
Monster/Synchro TEMPEST MAGICIAN Forbidden  Limited  
Monster/Xyz LAVALVAL CHAIN Forbidden  Limited  
Monster/Xyz M-X-SABER INVOKER Forbidden  Limited  
Monster/Xyz NUMBER 16: SHOCK MASTER Forbidden  Limited  
Monster/Xyz NUMBER 42: GALAXY TOMAHAWK Forbidden  Limited  
Monster/Xyz NUMBER 86: HEROIC CHAMPION – RHONGOMYNIAD Forbidden  Limited  
Monster/Xyz NUMBER 95: GALAXY-EYES DARK MATTER DRAGON Forbidden  Limited  
Monster/Xyz NUMBER S0: UTOPIC ZEXAL Forbidden  Limited  
Monster/Xyz OUTER ENTITY AZATHOT Forbidden  Limited  
Monster/Xyz TELLARKNIGHT PTOLEMAEUS Forbidden  Limited  
Monster/Xyz TRUE KING OF ALL CALAMITIES Forbidden  Limited  
Monster/Xyz WIND-UP CARRIER ZENMAITY Forbidden  Limited  
Monster/Xyz ZOODIAC BROADBULL Forbidden  Limited  
Monster/Xyz ZOODIAC DRIDENT Forbidden  Limited Was Limited
Spell BRILLIANT FUSION Forbidden  Limited  
Spell BUTTERFLY DAGGER – ELMA Forbidden  Limited  
Spell CARD OF SAFE RETURN Forbidden  Limited  
Spell CHANGE OF HEART Forbidden  Limited  
Spell CHICKEN GAME Forbidden  Limited  
Spell COLD WAVE Forbidden  Limited  
Spell CONFISCATION Forbidden  Limited  
Spell DELINQUENT DUO Forbidden  Limited  
Spell DIMENSION FUSION Forbidden  Limited  
Spell GIANT TRUNADE Forbidden  Limited  
Spell GRACEFUL CHARITY Forbidden  Limited  
Spell HEAVY STORM Forbidden  Limited  
Spell KAISER COLOSSEUM Forbidden  Limited  
Spell LAST WILL Forbidden  Limited  
Spell MASS DRIVER Forbidden  Limited  
Spell METAMORPHOSIS Forbidden  Limited  
Spell MIRAGE OF NIGHTMARE Forbidden  Limited  
Spell PAINFUL CHOICE Forbidden  Limited  
Spell POT OF GREED Forbidden  Limited  
Spell PREMATURE BURIAL Forbidden  Limited  
Spell SMOKE GRENADE OF THE THIEF Forbidden  Limited  
Spell SNATCH STEAL Forbidden  Limited  
Spell SOUL CHARGE Forbidden  Limited  
Spell SPELLBOOK OF JUDGMENT Forbidden  Limited  
Spell THAT GRASS LOOKS GREENER Forbidden  Limited  
Spell THE FORCEFUL SENTRY Forbidden  Limited  
Trap LAST TURN Forbidden  Limited  
Trap RETURN FROM THE DIFFERENT DIMENSION Forbidden  Limited  
Trap ROYAL OPPRESSION Forbidden  Limited  
Trap SELF-DESTRUCT BUTTON Forbidden  Limited  
Trap SIXTH SENSE Forbidden  Limited  
Trap TIME SEAL Forbidden  Limited  
Trap TRAP DUSTSHOOT Forbidden  Limited  
Trap ULTIMATE OFFERING Forbidden  Limited  
Trap VANITY’S EMPTINESS Forbidden  Limited  

 

Card Type Card Name Advanced Format Traditional Format Remarks
Monster LEFT ARM OF THE FORBIDDEN ONE  Limited  
Monster LEFT LEG OF THE FORBIDDEN ONE  Limited  
Monster RIGHT ARM OF THE FORBIDDEN ONE  Limited  
Monster RIGHT LEG OF THE FORBIDDEN ONE  Limited  
Monster/Effect ARMAGEDDON KNIGHT  Limited  
Monster/Effect BLACK DRAGON COLLAPSERPENT  Limited  
Monster/Effect CYBER-STEIN  Limited  
Monster/Effect DANGER!? JACKALOPE?  Limited  
Monster/Effect DANGER! NESSIE!  Limited  
Monster/Effect DANGER!? TSUCHINOKO?  Limited  
Monster/Effect DARK GREPHER  Limited  
Monster/Effect DINOMIGHT KNIGHT, THE TRUE DRACOFIGHTER  Limited  
Monster/Effect DINOWRESTLER PANKRATOPS  Limited  
Monster/Effect EXODIA THE FORBIDDEN ONE  Limited  
Monster/Effect GENEX ALLY BIRDMAN  Limited  
Monster/Effect INFERNITY ARCHFIEND  Limited  
Monster/Effect MISCELLANEOUSAURUS  Limited New
Monster/Effect MORPHING JAR  Limited  
Monster/Effect NIGHT ASSAILANT  Limited  
Monster/Effect PERFORMAPAL SKULLCROBAT JOKER  Limited Was Forbidden
Monster/Effect PHANTOM SKYBLASTER  Limited  
Monster/Effect RED-EYES DARKNESS METAL DRAGON  Limited  
Monster/Effect SALAMANGREAT GAZELLE  Limited  
Monster/Effect SERVANT OF ENDYMION  Limited  
Monster/Effect SPEEDROID TERRORTOP  Limited  
Monster/Effect SPYRAL QUIK-FIX  Limited  
Monster/Effect TEMPEST, DRAGON RULER OF STORMS  Limited  
Monster/Effect TRUE KING LITHOSAGYM, THE DISASTER  Limited  
Monster/Effect WHITE DRAGON WYVERBURSTER  Limited  
Monster/Effect ZOODIAC RATPIER  Limited  
Monster/Fusion GEM-KNIGHT MASTER DIAMOND  Limited  
Monster/Ritual CYBER ANGEL BENTEN  Limited  
Monster/Synchro PSY-FRAMELORD OMEGA  Limited  
Monster/Synchro T.G. HYPER LIBRARIAN  Limited  
Monster/Synchro TRISHULA, DRAGON OF THE ICE BARRIER  Limited  
Monster/Xyz BEATRICE, LADY OF THE ETERNAL  Limited  
Monster/Xyz DAIGUSTO EMERAL  Limited  
Monster/Xyz SALAMANGREAT MIRAGESTALLIO  Limited Was Forbidden
Spell A HERO LIVES  Limited  
Spell CALLED BY THE GRAVE  Limited  
Spell CARD DESTRUCTION  Limited  
Spell CARD OF DEMISE  Limited  
Spell CHAIN STRIKE  Limited  
Spell DIMENSIONAL FISSURE  Limited  
Spell DIVINE WIND OF MIST VALLEY  Limited  
Spell DRACO FACE‐OFF  Limited  
Spell DRAGONIC DIAGRAM  Limited  
Spell EMERGENCY TELEPORT  Limited  
Spell FINAL COUNTDOWN  Limited  
Spell FOOLISH BURIAL  Limited  
Spell GATEWAY OF THE SIX  Limited  
Spell GOLD SARCOPHAGUS  Limited  
Spell HARPIE’S FEATHER DUSTER  Limited  
Spell INFERNITY LAUNCHER  Limited  
Spell INSTANT FUSION  Limited  
Spell INTO THE VOID  Limited  
Spell MAGICAL MID-BREAKER FIELD  Limited  
Spell MIND CONTROL  Limited  
Spell MONSTER REBORN  Limited  
Spell ONE DAY OF PEACE  Limited  
Spell ONE FOR ONE  Limited  
Spell RAIGEKI  Limited  
Spell REASONING  Limited  
Spell REINFORCEMENT OF THE ARMY  Limited  
Spell SALAMANGREAT CIRCLE  Limited  
Spell SCAPEGOAT  Limited  
Spell SEKKA’S LIGHT  Limited  
Spell SET ROTATION  Limited  
Spell SKY STRIKER MECHA – HORNET DRONES  Limited  
Spell SKY STRIKER MECHA MODULES – MULTIROLE  Limited  
Spell SKY STRIKER MOBILIZE – ENGAGE!  Limited Was Forbidden
Spell SLASH DRAW  Limited  
Spell SPYRAL RESORT  Limited  
Spell TERRAFORMING  Limited  
Spell TRICKSTAR LIGHT STAGE  Limited  
Spell UPSTART GOBLIN  Limited  
Spell ZOODIAC BARRAGE  Limited  
Trap IMPERIAL ORDER  Limited  
Trap MACRO COSMOS  Limited  
Trap MAGICAL EXPLOSION  Limited  
Trap METAVERSE  Limited  
Trap RED REBOOT  Limited  
Trap SKILL DRAIN  Limited  
Trap WALL OF REVEALING LIGHT  Limited  

 

Card Type Card Name Advanced Format Traditional Format Remarks
Monster/Effect DESTINY HERO – MALICIOUS Semi-Limited  
Monster/Effect DOUBLE IRIS MAGICIAN Semi-Limited Was Limited

 

Card Type Card Name Advanced Format Traditional Format Remarks
Spell SYMBOL OF HERITAGE No Longer On List Was Limited

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