In the Yu-Gi-Oh! universe, Dragon-type monsters are the most iconic type of monsters, and for a good reason, because Dragon-types feature many of the strongest, nostalgic, and most influential line ups, in both the anime series and the official trading card game. This guide will reveal the best of them in the official Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game, taking into account competitive application, unique effect, popularity, and of course, how powerful they are in battle.
Blue-Eyes White Dragon
Is there a Yu-Gi-Oh! card more iconic than Blue-Eyes White Dragon? This card has been around since day one and became highly popularized by one of the main characters from the original anime, Seto Kaiba. At the time, Blue-Eyes was Kaiba’s most prized possession. All in all, Blue-Eyes White Dragon is a legendary and mighty dragon, supported by its 3,000 Attack and 2,500 Defense points.
Blue-Eyes Toon Dragon
A cartoony version of the most iconic dragon of the series, Blue-Eyes White Dragon — Blue-Eyes Toon Dragon features its counterpart’s same attack and defense stats; however, it is only summonable as long as Toon World is in play. Nevertheless, this version of Blue-Eyes holds its own in combat.
Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon
What’s more powerful than one Blue-Eyes White Dragon? How about two Blue-Eyes White Dragons? Try three of them, fused together as one — enter Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon, hosting 4,500 Attack and 3,800 Defense points. If you find a way to summon this card into play, it’s game over for your opponent.
Gaia The Dragon Champion
Gaia the Dragon Champion is the byproduct of the polymerization between Gaia the Fierce Knight and Curse of the Dragon, reigning from the original Yu-Gi-Oh! series. The Dragon Champion is a powerful asset, featuring 2,600 Attack and 2,100 Defense Points, more than capable of holding their own in combat.
Legendary Dragon of White
An incredibly rare card, with approximately only 150 made globally, Legendary Dragon of White is best characterized as a tournament winner. If you ever find yourself lucky enough to obtain one of these, be sure not ever to give it up. It has an effect where, if you defeat your opponent and reduce their Life Points to 0, you win the match, as long as it has Xyz Material attached.
Lord of D.
Being the only Spellcaster on this list, and for a good reason, Lord of D. features the effect where all Dragon-Type monsters cannot be targeted by Spell Cards, Trap Cards, or other effects that specifically designate a target while this card is face-up. If your lineup is mainly comprised of Dragon-type monsters, Lord of D. is an essential addition.
A gorgeous looking dragon, with an even more impressive Effect, sending all Crystal Beast monsters you control to the Graveyard, gaining 1,000 Attack for each monster sent. Rainbow Dragon takes a glass cannon approach to battle, exemplified by its 4,000 Attack and 0 Defense.
Red-Eyes Black Dragon
Red-Eyes Black Dragon is a ferocious dragon with dark attributes; Hailing from the original generation of Yu-Gi-Oh! and the signature card of main character Joey Wheeler, Red-Eyes is a force to be reckoned with and a powerful asset to any lineup.
Slifer the Sky Dragon
Making its first appearance in Yu-Gi-Oh! Dual Monsters, Slifer is a powerhouse of a dragon, only controllable by a select few, as noted in the Anime series. With effects that include gaining 1,000 Attack and Defense for each card in your hand, along with the power to weaken every monster summoned by the opposing player, Slifer truly is one of the best dragon cards to obtain.
Trishula, Dragon of the Ice Barrier
Trishula is highly regarded as one of the best Synchro monsters in Yu-Gi-Oh! Along with its 2,700 Attack and 2,000 Defense points, Trishula has the ability, where, if Trishula is Synchro Summoned, proceed to remove up to one card each from your opponent’s hand, field, and Graveyard.