YuGiOh Master Duel Banlist February 2024

The YuGiOh Master Duel banlist keeps the digital trading card game balanced – read the November 9 update and full Master Duel banlist here.

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YuGiOh Master Duel introduced a new way to play the TCG in 2022, and a YuGiOh Master Duel banlist quickly followed. Digital Yugioh is expanding all the time, often in different directions from its tabletop sibling, so it naturally needs its own card bans to fix what gets broken. This banlist gets updated pretty regularly – so we track the changes in this guide, to let you know the latest bans with minimal fuss.

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Yugioh Master Duel banlist

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What is the YuGiOh Master Duel banlist?

The Master Duel card pool doesn’t look quite the same as the one from the physical trading card game, so a separate banlist is needed to keep things balanced. Despite this, the Master Duel banlist follows roughly the same rules as the regular YuGiOh banlist.

By this, we mean there are three degrees of ‘ban’ a card can be subject to:

  • Forbidden – Can’t be used in the Main Deck, Extra Deck, or Side Deck
  • Limited – Can only have one copy in the Main Deck, Extra Deck, and Side Deck
  • Semi-limited – Can have two copies max in the Main Deck, Extra Deck, and Side Deck combined

If a card is not on the banlist at all, it’s referred to as Unlimited. 

Yugioh Master Duel banlist update – February 7, 2024

Banlist updates tend to come every few months. The last banlist update came into effect on February 7, 2024. According to Konami, “the changes made to the list reflect our aims of preventing Decks from being too difficult to counter, and ensuring the game’s tactical element is not compromised by overly short Duels”.

This update to the list includes the following changes:

Bans

Cards moving to Limited:

  • Bystial Saronir

Cards moving to Semi-Limited:

  • Labrynth Chandraglier

Unbans

Cards being removed from Semi-Limited:

  • Conquistador of the Golden Land

The banlist below has already been updated to reflect this change. 

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YuGiOh Master Duel banlist 2024

Below you’ll find the full list of YuGiOh cards banned (either Forbidden or Limited) in Master Duel:

Forbidden Master Duel cards

Monster/Effect

  • Agido the Ancient Sentinel
  • Amazoness Archer
  • Barrier Statue of the Stormwinds
  • Blackwing – Gofu the Vague Shadow
  • Blaster, Dragon Ruler of Infernos
  • Block Dragon
  • Cannon Soldier
  • Cannon Soldier MK-2
  • Cyber Jar
  • Cyber-Stein
  • 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

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  • Mind Master
  • Performage Plushfire
  • Performapal Monkeyboard
  • Phoenixian Cluster Amaryllis
  • Redox, Dragon Ruler of Boulders
  • Substitoad
  • Tearlaments Merrli
  • Tidal, Dragon Ruler of Waterfalls
  • The Tyrant Neptune
  • Toon Cannon Soldier
  • Wind-Up Hunter
  • Yata-Garasu
  • Zoodiac Ratpier

Monster/Fusion

  • Elder Entity Norden
  • Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon

Monster/Link

  • Crystron Halqifibrax
  • Guardragon Agarpain
  • Guardragon Elpy
  • Knightmare Goblin
  • Knightmare Mermaid
  • Linkross
  • Summon Sorceress
  • Topologic Gumblar Dragon
  • Union Carrier

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Monster/Synchro

  • Ib the World Chalice Justiciar
  • Phantasmal Lord Ultimitl Bishbaalkin
  • Tempest Magician

Monster/Xyz

  • Lavalval Chain
  • M-X-Saber Invoker
  • Number 16: Shock Master
  • Number 75: Bamboozling Gossip Shadow
  • Number 86: Heroic Champion – Rhongomyniad
  • 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

Spell

  • Butterfly Dagger – Elma
  • Card of Safe Return
  • Cold Wave
  • Confiscation
  • Delinquent Duo
  • Dimension Fusion
  • Divine Sword – Phoenix Blade
  • Giant Trunade
  • Graceful Charity
  • Heavy Storm
  • Instant Fusion
  • Last Will
  • Mass Driver

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  • Metamorphosis
  • Mirage of Nightmare
  • Mystic Mine
  • Painful Choice
  • Pot of Greed
  • Premature Burial
  • Set Rotation
  • Smoke Grenade of the Thief
  • Snatch Steal
  • Soul Charge
  • Terraforming
  • The Forceful Sentry
  • Zoodiac Barrage

Trap

  • Appointer of the Red Lotus
  • 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

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Limited Master Duel cards

Monster/Normal

  • 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
  • Astrograph Sorcerer
  • Bystial Saronir
  • Chronograph Sorcerer
  • Exodia the Forbidden One
  • Floowandereeze & Empen
  • Kelbek the Ancient Vanguard
  • Keldo the Sacred Protector
  • King of the Swamp
  • Morphing Jar
  • Mudora the Sword Oracle
  • Speedroid Terrortop
  • Spright Jet
  • Swap Frog
  • Tempest, Dragon Ruler of Storms
  • Water Enchantress of the Temple

Monster/Fusion

  • Blaze Fenix, the Burning Bombardment Bird
  • Supreme King Dragon Starving Venom
  • Thunder Dragon Colossus

Monster/Link

  • Heavymetalfoes Electrumite
  • Saryuja Skull Dread
  • Prank-Kids Meow-Meow-Mu
  • Predaplant Verte Anaconda

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Monster/Synchro

  • PSY-Framelord Omega
  • T.G. Hyper Librarian

Monster/Xyz

  • Divine Arsenal AA-ZEUS – Sky Thunder
  • Zoodiac Drident

Spell

  • Branded Fusion
  • Brilliant Fusion
  • Card Destruction
  • Crossout Designator
  • Dragonic Diagram
  • Foolish Burial
  • Foolish Burial Goods
  • Fusion Destiny
  • Gateway of the Six
  • Gold Sarcophagus
  • Harpie’s Feather Duster
  • Monster Reborn
  • One Day of Peace
  • One for One
  • Pot of Extravagance
  • Pot of Prosperity
  • Reinforcement of the Army
  • Sky Striker Mecha – Hornet Drones
  • Spellbook of Judgement

Trap

  • Eradicator Epidemic Virus
  • Tearlaments Sulliek
  • Trickstar Reincarnation

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Semi-limited Master Duel cards

Monster/Effect

  • Adamancipator Analyser
  • Altergeist Multifaker
  • Aluber the Jester of Despia
  • Blaster, Dragon Ruler of Infernos
  • Destiny HERO – Malicious
  • Dimension Shifter
  • Genex Ally Birdman
  • Labrynth Chandraglier
  • Luster Pendulum, the Dracoslayer
  • Lyrilusc – Cobalt Sparrow
  • Orcust Harp Horror
  • Predaplant Ophrys Scorpio
  • PSY-Framegear Gamma
  • Spright Blue
  • SPYRAL Quik-Fix
  • Souleating Oviraptor
  • Swordsoul Strategist Longyuan
  • Thunder Dragonroar

Monster/Link

  • Galatea, the Orcust Automaton

Monster/Synchro

  • Trishula, Dragon of the Ice Barrier

Monster/Ritual

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Spell

  • Branded Opening
  • Called by the Grave
  • Card of Demise
  • Change of Heart
  • Divine Wind of Mist Valley
  • Emergency Teleport
  • 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

Trap

  • Anti-Spell Fragrance
  • D.D. Dynamite
  • Gozen Match
  • Red Reboot
  • Rivalry of Warlords
  • Skill Drain

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