Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links Forbidden/Limited Cards (2021) – Full card banlist and how it works

A breakdown of all the cards that are on the list.

Much like the Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game, Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links has a Forbidden/Limited list in place. The Duel Links Forbidden/Limited list has changed drastically since the game launched in 2017, thanks to new, overpowered cards and metas that have come and gone over time.

If you’re wondering which cards are on the list, we’ve got you covered. However, before getting into the Forbidden/Limited list details, let’s go over how the list actually works.

How the Duel Links Forbidden/Limited list works

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.

To illustrate, let’s take a look at an example from the current Forbidden/Limited list. In the Limited 2 Tier, the Spell cards Gold Sarcophagus and Enemy Controller are on the Forbidden/Limited list. This means that because of those two cards on the Limited 2 list, players could run either two copies of Enemy Controller, two copies of Gold Sarcophagus, or one copy of Enemy Controller and Gold Sarcophagus. This list in effect for all Ranked PvP and KC Cup matches.

Now that we’ve gone over how the list works, let’s look at all the cards currently on the Duel Links Forbidden/Limited list.

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links Forbidden/Limited Cards List


Card NameType
Cyber SteinMonster
Invokes CocytusMonster
That Grass Looks GreenerSpell

Limted 1

Card NameType
Amazoness OnslaughtTrap
Champion’s VigilanceTrap
Dyna, Hero Fur HireMonster
Gem-Knight Lady Lapis LazuliMonster
Give and TakeTrap
Golden Bamboo SwordSpell
Karakuri Merchant mdl 177 “Inashichi”Monster
Koa’ki Meiru MaximusMonster
Needlebug NestTrap
Restructer RevolutionSpell
Revival GiftTrap
Star BlastSpell
The Sanctified DarklordTrap
Type Zero Magic CrusherTrap
Woodland SpriteMonster

Limited 2

Card NameType
Amazoness Swords WomanMonster
Assault Blackwing – Raikiri the Rain ShowerMonster
Blackbird CloseTrap
Blackwing – Oroshi the SquallMonster
Charge of the Light BrigadeSpell
Concentrating Current Spell
Cryston CitreeMonster
Cryston ImpactTrap
Cup of AceSpell
Cyber Angel DakiniMonster
Cybernetic OverflowTrap
Darklord ContactSpell
Darklord IxchelMonster
Dragunity SenatusMonster
Enemy ControllerSpell
Genex ControllerMonster
Gold SarcophagusSpell
Hey, Trunade!Spell
Invoked MagellanicaMonster
Iron Core of Koa’ki MeiruSpell
Karakuri Komachi mdl 224 “Ninishi”Monster
Keeper of Dragon MagicMonster
Legendary Six Samurai – EnishiMonster
Lunalight Crimson FoxMonster
Machine Angel RitualSpell
Magician of Dark IllusionMonster
Neo FusionSpell
Pulse MinesTrap
Ritual Beast Tamer ElderMonster
Rose LoverMonster
Scrap RecyclerMonster
Secret Pass to the TreasuresSpell
Shien’s DojoMonster
Shiranui SolitaireMonster
Shiranui SquireMonster
Shiranui SunsagaMonster
Silent Sword SlashSpell
Spellbook of FateSpell
Treacherous Trap HoleTrap
Vision HERO VyonMonster
Witchcrafter HolidaySpell
World Legacy ClashSpell

Limited 3

Card NameCard Type
Aleister the InvokerMonster
Assault ArmorSpell
Battlin’ Boxer VeilMonster
Cosmic CycloneSpell
Fusion ReserveTrap
Magician NavigationTrap
Magician’s RodMonster
Palace of the Elemental LordsSpell
Shiranui SpectralswordMonster

Note: This list is as of January 5, 2021.