forbidden and limited list in Duel Links

Duel Links – Forbidden and Limited List

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links

duel links temp titleKey features:

  • Genre: Strategy
  • Origin: Japan
  • Number of Players: 1
  • System Support: online and offline play

Manufacturer: Konami
Release Date: JA: April 2016
US: Jan 11, 2017, Nov 2017 (PC)
UK: Jan 11, 2017
Media: Android and iOS devices, PC (via Steam)
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Fantasy Violence, Mild Blood, Suggestive Themes)


The changes to the forbidden and limited list in Duel Links aim to foster more deck types in PVP.

It’s important to note that the Forbidden/Limited list in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links functions differently than compared to the TCG. In the traditional Yu-Gi-Oh! card game, cards that hit the Semi-Limited or Limited list are restricted to just those items. For example, if the trap card Adhesion Trap Hole hits the Limited list in the TCG, only that card is affected by this addition. This move would have no effect on the amount of copies on a card like Skill Drain, which is currently on the Limited list, that you could run in a deck.

In Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links, things are a bit different. In Duel Links, you can only run a combination of cards that are on the limited list. Here are the different Tiers of the Duel Links Forbidden/Limited list:

  • Forbidden – No copies of this card can be used.
  • Limited 1 – Only one card from this Tier can be added to a deck.
  • Limited 2 – Only two cards from this Tier can be added to a deck.
  • Limited 3 – Only three cards from this Tier can be added to a deck.

Here’s the entire updated January 5, 2021 list of forbidden and limited cards:

Card Name Type
Cyber Stein Monster
Invokes Cocytus Monster
That Grass Looks Greener Spell
Limted 1
Card Name Type
Amazoness Onslaught Trap
Champion’s Vigilance Trap
De-Synchro Spell
Dyna, Hero Fur Hire Monster
Gem-Knight Lady Lapis Lazuli Monster
Give and Take Trap
Golden Bamboo Sword Spell
Karakuri Merchant mdl 177 “Inashichi” Monster
Koa’ki Meiru Maximus Monster
Massivemorph Trap
Needlebug Nest Trap
Restructer Revolution Spell
Revival Gift Trap
Star Blast Spell
The Sanctified Darklord Trap
Type Zero Magic Crusher Trap
Woodland Sprite Monster
Limited 2
Card Name Type
Amazoness Swords Woman Monster
Assault Blackwing – Raikiri the Rain Shower Monster
Blackbird Close Trap
Blackwing – Oroshi the Squall Monster
Charge of the Light Brigade Spell
Concentrating Current Spell
Cryston Citree Monster
Cryston Impact Trap
Cup of Ace Spell
Cyber Angel Dakini Monster
Cybernetic Overflow Trap
Darklord Contact Spell
Darklord Ixchel Monster
Dragunity Senatus Monster
Enemy Controller Spell
Genex Controller Monster
Gold Sarcophagus Spell
Hey, Trunade! Spell
Invoked Magellanica Monster
Iron Core of Koa’ki Meiru Spell
Karakuri Komachi mdl 224 “Ninishi” Monster
Keeper of Dragon Magic Monster
Kiteroid Monster
Legendary Six Samurai – Enishi Monster
Lunalight Crimson Fox Monster
Machine Angel Ritual Spell
Magician of Dark Illusion Monster
Neo Fusion Spell
Pulse Mines Trap
Ritual Beast Tamer Elder Monster
Rose Lover Monster
Scrap Recycler Monster
Secret Pass to the Treasures Spell
Shien’s Dojo Monster
Shiranui Solitaire Monster
Shiranui Squire Monster
Shiranui Sunsaga Monster
Silent Sword Slash Spell
Spellbook of Fate Spell
Treacherous Trap Hole Trap
Vision HERO Vyon Monster
Witchcrafter Holiday Spell
World Legacy Clash Spell
Limited 3
Card Name Card Type
Aleister the Invoker Monster
Assault Armor Spell
Battlin’ Boxer Veil Monster
Cosmic Cyclone Spell
Fusion Reserve Trap
Invocation Spell
Magician Navigation Trap
Magician’s Rod Monster
Palace of the Elemental Lords Spell
Shiranui Spectralsword Monster

What is forbidden/limited card?
Forbidden cards are essentially “banned” cards, while limited simply means that you can only put 1 in a deck, semi-limited is up to two in your deck only. Some cards in the OCG/TCG are either forbidden, or limited, and this is due to their ability to create an unbalanced experience for the game.

We’ll have more details on this game as they become available, stay tuned!

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