Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel – Banlist

Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel Forbidden and Limited Cards (Banlist) – December 05, 2023

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, which will be in effect from February 6, 2023 until the next list is released:


Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel December 2023 Banlist Update

  • Runick Fountain
  • Mathmech Diameter
  • Cynet Mining
  • Tempest, Dragon Ruler of Storms
  • Pot of Desires
  • Quick Launch
  • Chaos Space
  • Purrely
  • Purrely Delicious Memory
  • Labrynth Stovie Torbie
  • Zoodiac Drident
  • Lyrilusc – Cobalt Sparrow

Master Duel Forbidden and Limited Cards


  • Amazoness Archer
  • Barrier Statue of the Stormwinds
  • Blackwing – Gofu the Vague Shadow
  • Blaster, Dragon Ruler of Infernos
  • Cannon Soldier
  • Cannon Soldier MK-2
  • Cyber Jar
  • 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
  • Level Eater
  • Magical Scientist
  • Majespecter Unicorn – Kirin
  • Master Peace, the True Dracoslaying King
  • Mind Master
  • Performage Plushfire
  • Performapal Monkeyboard
  • Phoenixian Cluster Amaryllis
  • Redox, Dragon Ruler of Boulders
  • Substitoad
  • Tidal, Dragon Ruler of Waterfalls
  • The Tyrant Neptune
  • Toon Cannon Soldier
  • Wind-Up Hunter
  • Yata-Garasu
  • Zoodiac Ratpier
  • Elder Entity Norden
  • Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon
  • Crystron Halqifibrax
  • Guardragon Agarpain
  • Guardragon Elpy
  • Knightmare Goblin
  • Knightmare Mermaid
  • Linkross
  • Summon Sorceress
  • Topologic Gumblar Dragon
  • Union Carrier
  • Ancient Fairy Dragon
  • Ib the World Chalice Justiciar
  • Tempest Magician
  • Lavalval Chain
  • M-X-Saber Invoker
  • Number 16: Shock Master
  • Number 75: Bamboozling Gossip Shadow
  • Number 95: Galaxy-Eyes Dark Matter Dragon
  • Number S0: Utopic ZEXAL
  • Outer Entity Azathot
  • Tellarknight Ptolemaeus
  • Toadally Awesome
  • True King of All Calamities
  • Zoodiac Broadbull
  • Butterfly Dagger – Elma
  • Card of Safe Return
  • Change of Heart
  • Cold Wave
  • Confiscation
  • Delinquent Duo
  • Dimension Fusion
  • Divine Sword – Phoenix Blade
  • Giant Trunade
  • Graceful Charity
  • Heavy Storm
  • Last Will
  • Mass Driver
  • Metamorphosis
  • Mirage of Nightmare
  • Mystic Mine
  • Painful Choice
  • Pot of Greed
  • Premature Burial
  • Set Rotation
  • Snatch Steal
  • Soul Charge
  • The Forceful Sentry
  • Zoodiac Barrage
  • Imperial Order
  • Last Turn
  • Life Equaliser
  • Magical Explosion
  • Return from the Different Dimension
  • Royal Oppression
  • Self-Destruct Button
  • Sixth Sense
  • Time Seal
  • Trap Dustshoot
  • Ultimate Offering
  • Vanity’s Emptiness


  • Left Arm of the Forbidden One
  • Left Leg of the Forbidden One
  • Right Arm of the Forbidden One
  • Right Leg of the Forbidden One
  • Armageddon Knight
  • Astrograph Sorcerer
  • Block Dragon
  • Cyber-Stein
  • Chronograph Sorcerer
  • Exodia the Forbidden One
  • Girsu, the Orcust Mekk-Knight
  • Luster Pendulum, the Dracoslayer
  • Morphing Jar
  • Speedroid Terrortop
  • Tempest, Dragon Ruler of Storms
  • Thunder Dragonhawk
  • Water Enchantress of the Temple
  • Cyber Angel Benten
  • Blaze Fenix, the Burning Bombardment Bird
  • Supreme King Dragon Starving Venom
  • Thunder Dragon Colossus
  • Heavymetalfoes Electrumite
  • Saryuja Skull Dread
  • Prank-Kids Meow-Meow-Mu
  • Predaplant Verte Anaconda
  • PSY-Framelord Omega
  • T.G. Hyper Librarian
  • Divine Arsenal AA-ZEUS – Sky Thunder
  • Brilliant Fusion
  • Card Destruction
  • Crossout Designator
  • Dragonic Diagram
  • Foolish Burial
  • Fusion Destiny
  • Gateway of the Six
  • Gold Sarcophagus
  • Harpie’s Feather Duster
  • Instant Fusion
  • Monster Reborn
  • Nadir Servant
  • One Day of Peace
  • One for One
  • Pot of Prosperity
  • Reinforcement of the Army
  • Sky Striker Mecha – Hornet Drones
  • Spellbook of Judgement
  • Terraforming
  • Trickstar Reincarnation
  • Metaverse
  • Runick Fountain
  • Mathmech Diameter


  • Adamancipator Analyser
  • Altergeist Multifaker
  • Aluber the Jester of Despia
  • Destiny HERO – Malicious
  • Dimension Shifter
  • Genex Ally Birdman
  • Lyrilusc – Cobalt Sparrow
  • Orcust Harp Horror
  • Predaplant Ophrys Scorpio
  • PSY-Framegear Gamma
  • SPYRAL Quik-Fix
  • Souleating Oviraptor
  • Swordsoul Strategist Longyuan
  • Thunder Dragonroar
  • Tri-Brigade Fraktall
  • Galatea, the Orcust Automaton
  • Sky Striker Ace – Kagari
  • Supreme King Dragon Darkwurm
  • Trishula, Dragon of the Ice Barrier
  • Branded Opening
  • Called by the Grave
  • Card of Demise
  • Divine Wind of Mist Valley
  • Emergency Teleport
  • Fire Formation – Tenki
  • Floowandereeze and the Magnificent Map
  • Infernity Launcher
  • Mask Change II
  • Pot of Duality
  • Raigeki
  • Rite of Aramesir
  • Sekka’s Light
  • Sky Striker Mobilise – Engage!
  • Spell Book of Judgement
  • Super Polymerisation
  • That Grass Looks Greener
  • Trickstar Light Stage
  • Anti-Spell Fragrance
  • Conquistador of the Golden Land
  • D.D. Dynamite
  • Gozen Match
  • Red Reboot
  • Rivalry of Warlords
  • Skill Drain
  • Cynet Mining
  • Tempest, Dragon Ruler of Storms
  • Pot of Desires
  • Quick Launch
  • Chaos Space
  • Purrely
  • Purrely Delicious Memory
  • Labrynth Stovie Torbie

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

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