Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel Forbidden and Limited Card List (August 2022)

Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel Forbidden and Limited Card List (August 2022) ...

With the release of every few sets, Konami has implemented various measures to ensure Yu-Gi-Oh! maintains a balanced competitive meta.

Because of its all-digital nature, Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel forced the company to adopt a different approach.

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

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

Despite these distinctions, the ban list remains broken down into three different sections, with a fourth being included at the end of several updates to indicate which cards are no longer restricted in their usage.

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

Konami's ban list updates have traditionally been set aside for three months, giving players the opportunity to incorporate new merchandise 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 strike next.

If more formats are included to Master Duel, Konami has left a menu open.

Here is the current Master Duel Forbidden and Limited card list for ranked gameplay, which will be in effect until at least August 2022:


  • 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

Monsters from Synchro

  • 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

Spells are a game of guessing.

  • 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


Monsters that are common are

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

Monsters that have an effect

  • 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

Ritual Monsters

  • Cyber Angel Benten

Fusion Monsters are a group of tenor monsters that dominate the game.

  • Blaze Fenix, the Burning Bombardment Bird
  • ABC-Dragon Buster
  • Thunder Dragon Colossus

Monsters of Link

  • Saryuja Skull Dread
  • Heavymetalfoes Electrumite
  • Cryston Halqifibrax
  • Sky Striker Ace Kagari
  • Galatea, the Orcust Automaton
  • Predaplant Verte Anaconda

Monsters from Synchro

  • 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

Spells are a popular game.

  • Raigeki
  • Harpies 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


  • Conquistador of the Golden Land
  • Imperial Order
  • Vanitys Emptiness
  • Trickstar Reincarnation
  • Metaverse
  • Red Reboot


Effect Monsters

  • Destiny HERO Malicious
  • PSY-Framegear Gamma
  • Harmonizing Magician
  • Souleating Oviraptor
  • Thunder Dragonroar
  • Danger!? Jackalope?
  • The Phantom Knight of Torn Scales
  • Tri-Brigade Fraktall
  • Virtual World Roshi Laolao
  • Lyrilusc Cobalt Sparrow
  • Prank-Kids Rocksies
  • Adamancipator Analyzer
  • Water Enchantress of the Temple (new)

Spells are a must have.

  • Scapegoat
  • Sekkas Light
  • 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
  • Fusion Destiny
  • Rite of Aramesir (new)


  • D.D. Dynamite

Newly Unlimited

  • None

The release date for Master Duels' next Forbidden and Limited card list has not been confirmed by Konami.