YuGiOh Master Duel Banlist February 2023

The YuGiOh Master Duel banlist helps keep the digital trading card game balanced – and you can find the February 6 Master Duel bans and full list 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. The digital version of the game is expanding all the time, often in different directions from its physical tabletop sibling, so it naturally needs a banlist of its own to fix what gets broken. This banlist gets updated pretty regularly – luckily we’re on-deck with our eyes peeled, ready to communicate changes in this guide at a moment’s notice.

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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

Banlist updates tend to come every few months, and the most recent ban will come into effect on February 6. This update to the list included:

  • Union Carrier and Toadally Awesome becoming Forbidden.
  • That Grass Looks Greener, There Can Only Be One, Dimension Shifter, Infernity Launcher, and Conquistador of the Golden Land becoming Semi-Limited.
  • Dinowrestler Pankratops, Memories of Hope, Scapegoat, Danger!? Jackalope?, Double Iris Magician, Salamangreat Gazelle, and Cursed Eldland becoming unlimited.

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YuGiOh Master Duel banlist 2023

Below you’ll find the full list of YuGiOh cards banned in Master Duel:

Forbidden Master Duel cards

Monster/Effect

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

  • Ancient Fairy Dragon
  • Ib the World Chalice Justiciar
  • Tempest Magician

Monster/Xyz

  • Lavalval Chain
  • M-X-Saber Invoker
  • Number 16: Shock Master
  • Number 75: Bamboozling Gossip Shadow
  • 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
  • Change of Heart
  • Cold Wave
  • Confiscation
  • Delinquent Duo
  • Dimension Fusion
  • Divine Sword – Phoenix Blade
  • Giant Trunade
  • Graceful Charity
  • Heavy Storm
  • Last Will
  • Mass Driver

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

Trap

  • 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
  • Block Dragon
  • Cyber-Stein
  • Chronograph Sorcerer
  • Exodia the Forbidden One
  • Girsu, the Orcust Mekk-Knight
  • Luster Pendulum, the Dracoslayer
  • Morphing Jar
  • Speedroid Terrortop
  • Tempest, Dragon Ruler of Storms
  • Thunder Dragonhawk
  • Water Enchantress of the Temple

Monster/Ritual

  • Cyber Angel Benten

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

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

Trap

  • Trickstar Reincarnation
  • Metaverse

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Semi-limited Master Duel cards

Monster/Effect

  • Adamancipator Analyser
  • Altergeist Multifaker
  • Aluber the Jester of Despia
  • Destiny HERO – Malicious
  • Dimension Shifter
  • Genex Ally Birdman
  • Lyrilusc – Cobalt Sparrow
  • Orcust Harp Horror
  • Predaplant Ophrys Scorpio
  • PSY-Framegear Gamma
  • SPYRAL Quik-Fix
  • Souleating Oviraptor
  • Swordsoul Strategist Longyuan
  • Thunder Dragonroar
  • Tri-Brigade Fraktall

Monster/Link

  • Galatea, the Orcust Automaton
  • Sky Striker Ace – Kagari

Monster/Pendulum

  • Supreme King Dragon Darkwurm

Monster/Synchro

  • Trishula, Dragon of the Ice Barrier

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Spell

  • Branded Opening
  • Called by the Grave
  • Card of Demise
  • Divine Wind of Mist Valley
  • Emergency Teleport
  • Fire Formation – Tenki
  • 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
  • Conquistador of the Golden Land
  • D.D. Dynamite
  • Gozen Match
  • Red Reboot
  • Rivalry of Warlords
  • Skill Drain