Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel – Banlist

Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel Forbidden and Limited Cards (Banlist) – May 9, 2022

Yu-Gi-Oh! MASTER DUELKey features:

  • Genre: TCG Strategy
  • Origin: Japan
  • Number of Players: 1, online
  • System Support: PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Steam, iOS, and Android

Yu-Gi-Oh! MASTER DUEL lets players old and new enjoy the hugely popular Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG in digital form. Players across the globe can compete in intense collectible card Duels, both thrilling to play and watch.

Master Duel has a curated card pool of more than 10,000 cards. Among them are several cards that may not have been released physically in the TCG or OCG, leading to a disparity between the digital platform and physical game. Additionally, Master Duel allows players around the world to compete against each other using the same mechanics and available cards. 

As a result, Master Duel has been separated from both the TCG and OCG formats, becoming its own, independent form of Yu-Gi-Oh! This means the Forbidden and Limited card list (banlist) for Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel is entirely original and will help cultivate a unique meta.

The banlist is still broken down into three specific parts, along with a fourth being included at the end of certain updates to show which cards are no longer having their usage limited. 

  • Forbidden: A card is not allowed to be used in a player’s Main Deck, Extra Deck, or Side Deck.
  • Limited: Only one copy of a card is allowed to be used in a player’s Main Deck, Extra Deck, or Side Deck.
  • Semi-Limited: Only two copies of a card are allowed to be used in a player’s Main Deck, Extra Deck, or Side Deck.

Historically, Konami spaces out its banlist updates by about three months, giving players time to implement new product releases into their strategies and create new decks, while also allowing the company to gather more data and make informed decisions about which cards to hit next. This method will likely still apply to Master Duel

Here is the current Master Duel Forbidden and Limited card list in effect for ranked gameplay as of May 9, 2022: 

Newly Unlimited

  • Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon


Effect Monsters
  • Cannon Soldier
  • Cyber Jar
  • Amazoness Archer
  • Fiber Jar
  • Yata-Garasu
  • Toon Cannon Soldier
  • Magical Scientist
  • Dandylion
  • Grinder Golem
  • Cannon Soldier MK-2
  • Substitoad
  • Mind Master
  • Phoenixian Cluster Amaryllis
  • Fishborg Blaster
  • Level Eater
  • Djinn Releaser of Rituals
  • The Tyrant Neptune
  • Glow-Up Bulb
  • Wind-Up Hunter
  • Eclipse Wyvern
  • Redox, Dragon Ruler of Boulders
  • Tidal, Dragon Ruler of Waterfalls
  • Blaster, Dragon Ruler of Infernos
  • Performage Plushfire
  • Majespecter Unicorn – Kirin
  • Performapal Monkeyboard
  • Grandora-X the Dragon of Demolition
  • Blackwing – Gofu the Vague Shadow
  • Zoodiac Ratpier
  • Master Peace, the True Dracoslaying King
Fusion Monsters
  • Elder Entity Norden
  • Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon
Link Monsters
  • Summon Sorceress
  • Knightmare Mermaid
  • Knightmare Goblin
  • Topologic Gunblar Dragon
  • Guardragon Agarpain
  • Guardragon Elpy
  • Linkross
Synchro Monsters
  • Tempest Magician
  • Ancient Fairy Dragon
  • Ib the World Chalice Justiciar
Xyz Monsters
  • Lavalval Chain
  • Number 16: Shock Master
  • M-X-Saber Invoker
  • Outer Entity Azathot
  • Number 95: Galaxy-Eyes Dark Matter Dragon
  • Tellarknight Ptolemaeus
  • Number S0: Utopic ZEXAL 
  • Zoodiac Broadbull
  • Graceful Charity 
  • Pot of Greed
  • Change of Heart
  • Last Will 
  • Heavy Storm
  • Snatch Steal
  • Confiscation
  • Delinquent Duo
  • The Forceful Sentry
  • Giant Trunade
  • Painful Choice
  • Premature Burial
  • Card of Safe Return
  • Cold Wave
  • Mirage of Nightmare
  • Metamorphosis
  • Mass Driver
  • Butterfly Dagger – Elma
  • Dimension Fusion
  • Divine Sword – Phoenix Blade
  • Spellbook of Judgment
  • Soul Charge
  • Zoodiac Barrage
  • Set Rotation
  • Mystic Mine
  • Ultimate Offering
  • Time Seal
  • Royal Oppression
  • Last Turn
  • Trap Dustshoot
  • Self-Destruct Button
  • Sixth Sense
  • Return from the Different Dimension
  • Magical Explosion
  • Life Equalizer


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


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

Konami has not confirmed the date for Master Duel‘s next Forbidden and Limited card list update yet.

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We will update as soon as we learn more.

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