Yu-Gi-Oh! forbidden and limited card list

These are the cards you can and cannot use in official games.

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Yu-Gi-Oh has thousands of cards to choose from to build your deck. Unfortunately, with that many cards available, there are some cards that are unbalanced. It is possible for players to create decks that are incredibly overpowered. To remedy this, Konami has created a regularly updated list of forbidden and limited cards for official use.

There are three official classifications on the forbidden cards list. Forbidden cards are outright banned from use in any official games and tournaments. They cannot be in a player’s side deck, extra deck, or main deck. Limited cards can be used, but only one copy can be present in any of your decks. Semi-limited cards can also be used, but you are limited to two copies across all of your decks.

Here is the current updated list of forbidden and limited cards. This is a very long list, so it may be easier to use Ctrl-F to search the entire list for any cards you may be unsure of.

Forbidden

Monster-Effect

  • Astrograph Sorcerer
  • Blackwing – Gofu the Vague Shadow
  • Blackwing – Stream the Cloak
  • Blaster, Dragon Ruler of Infernos
  • Block Dragon
  • Cyber Jar
  • Dandylion
  • Destrudo the Lost Dragon’s Frisson
  • Djinn Releaser of Rituals
  • Dragon Buster Destruction Sword
  • Eclipse Wyvern
  • Fairy Tail – Snow
  • Fiber Jar
  • Fishborg Blaster
  • Glow-Up Bulb
  • Grinder Golem
  • Jet Synchron
  • Level Eater
  • Lunalight Tiger
  • Magical Scientist
  • Majespecter Unicorn – Kirin
  • Master Peace, The True Dracoslaying King
  • Maxx “C”
  • Mecha Phantom Beast O-Lion
  • Mind Master
  • Orcust Harp Horror
  • Performage Plushfire
  • Performapal Monkeyboard
  • Performapal Skullcrobat Joker
  • Phoenixian Cluster Amaryllis
  • Redox, Dragon Ruler of Boulders
  • Samsara Lotus
  • Spyral Master Plan
  • Substitoad
  • The Tyrant Neptune
  • Tidal, Dragon Ruler of Waterfalls
  • Victory Dragon
  • Yata-Garasu

Monster-Fusion

  • Elder Entity Norden
  • Supreme King Dragon Starving Venom
  • Thunder Dragon Colossus

Monster-Link

  • Firewall Dragon
  • Guardragon Agarpain
  • Heavymetalfoes Electrumite
  • Knightmare Goblin
  • Knightmare Mermaid
  • Linkross
  • summon Sorceress
  • Topologic Gumblar Dragon

Monster-Synchro

  • Ancient Fairy Dragon
  • Denglong, First of the Yang Zing
  • Ib the World Chalice Justicar
  • Tempest Magician

Monster-Xyz

  • Lavalval Chain
  • M-X-Saber Invoker
  • Number 16: Shock Master
  • Number 42: Galaxy Tomahawk
  • Number 86: Heroic Champion – Rhongomyniad
  • Number 95: Galaxy-Eyes Dark Matter Dragon
  • Outer Entity Azathot
  • Salamangreat Miragestallio
  • Tellarknight Ptolemaeus
  • Wind-Up Carrier Zenmaity
  • Zodiac Broadbull

Spell

  • Brilliant Fusion
  • Butterfly Dagger – Elma
  • Card of Safe Return
  • Change of Heart
  • Chicken Game
  • Cold Wave
  • Confiscation
  • Delinquent Duo
  • Dimension Fusion
  • Giant Trunade
  • Graceful Charity
  • Pot of Greed
  • Premature Burial
  • Rank-Up-Magic Argent Chaos Force
  • Sky Striker Mobilize – Engage!
  • Smoke Grenade of the Thief
  • Snatch Steal
  • Soul Charge
  • Spellbook of Judgment
  • That Grass Looks Greener
  • The Forceful Sentry

Trap

  • Last Turn
  • Return from the Different Dimension
  • Royal Oppression
  • Self-Destruct Button
  • Sixth Sense
  • Time Seal
  • Trap Dustshoot
  • Ultimate Offering
  • Vanity’s Emptiness

Limited Cards

Monster

  • Left Arm of the Forbidden One
  • Left Leg of the Forbidden One
  • Right Arm of the Forbidden One
  • Right Leg of the Forbidden One

Monster – Effect

  • Armageddon Knight
  • Black Dragon Collapserpent
  • Cyber-Stein
  • Danger!? Jackalope?
  • Danger! Nessie!
  • Danger!? Tsuchinoko?
  • Dark Grepher
  • Dinomight Knight, the True Dracofighter
  • Dinowrestler Pankratops
  • Double Iris Magician
  • Exodia the Forbidden One
  • Genex Ally Birdman
  • Infernity Archfiend
  • Morphing Jar
  • Night Assailant
  • Phantom Skyblaster
  • Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon
  • Salamangreat Gazelle
  • Servant of Endymion
  • Speedroid Terrortop
  • SPYRAL Quik-Fix
  • Tempest, Dragon Ruler of Storms
  • True King Lithosagym, the Disaster
  • White Dragon Wyverburster
  • Zodiac Ratpier

Monster – Fusion

  • Gem-Knight Master Diamond

Monster – Link

  • The Phantom Knights of Rusty Bardiche

Monster – Synchro

  • Dewloren, Tiger King of the Ice Barrier
  • Ignister Prominence, the Blasting Dracoslayer
  • PSY-Framelord Omega
  • T.G. Hyper Librarian
  • Trishula, Dragon of the Ice Barrier

Monster – Xyz

  • Beatrice, Lady of the Eternal
  • Daigusto Emeral
  • Zodiac Drident

Spell

  • A Hero Lives
  • Called by the Grave
  • Card Destruction
  • Card of Demise
  • Chain Strike
  • Dimensional Fissure
  • Divine Wind of Mist Valley
  • Draco Face-Off
  • Dragonic Diagram
  • Emergency Teleport
  • Final Countdown
  • Foolish Burial
  • Gateway of the Six
  • Gold Sarcophagus
  • Harpie’s Feather Duster
  • Infernity Launcher
  • Instant Fusion
  • Into the Void
  • Magical Mid-Breaker Field
  • Mind Control
  • Monster Reborn
  • One Day of Peace
  • One for One
  • Raigeki
  • Reasoning
  • Reinforcement of the Army
  • Salamangreat Circle
  • Scapegoat
  • Sekka’s Light
  • Set Rotation
  • Sky Striker Mecha – Hornet Drones
  • Sky Striker Mecha Modules – Multirole
  • Slash Draw
  • SPYRAL Resort
  • Symbol of Heritage
  • Terraforming
  • Trickster Light Stage
  • Upstart Goblin
  • Zodiac Barrage

Trap

  • Imperial Order
  • Macro Cosmos
  • Magical Explosion
  • Metaverse
  • Red Reboot
  • Skill Drain
  • Wall of Revealing Light

Semi-Limited Cards

Monster – Effect

  • Destiny HERO – Malicious

Trap

  • True King’s Return