YuGiOh Master Duel Banlist September 2023

The YuGiOh Master Duel banlist keeps the digital trading card game balanced – read the September 1 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. The digital version of the game is expanding all the time, often in different directions from its physical tabletop sibling, so it naturally needs its own card bans 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

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

Yugioh Master Duel banlist update – September 1, 2023

Banlist updates tend to come every few months. The most recent ban came into effect on Friday, September 1, 2023. This update to the list includes the following changes.


Cards moving from Unlimited to Forbidden:

  • Number 86: Heroic Champion – Rhongomyniad
  • Phantasmal Lord Ultimitl Bishbaalkin

Cards moving from Unlimited to Semi-Limited:

  • Pot of Extravagance

Cards moving from Limited to Forbidden:

  • Agido the Ancient Sentinel
  • Block Dragon

Cards moving from Semi-Limited to Forbidden:

  • Tearlaments Merrli

Cards moving from Semi-Limited to Limited:

  • Branded Fusion
  • Kelbek the Ancient Vanguard
  • Spright Jet
  • Swap Frog


Cards moving from Limited to Unlimited:

  • Ancient Fairy Dragon

Cards moving from Semi-Limited to Unlimited:

  • Nadir Servant
  • Girsu, the Orcust Mekk-Knight

Cards moving from Limited to Semi-Limited:

  • That Grass Looks Greener
  • Blaster, Dragon Ruler of Infernos
  • Luster Pendulum, the Dracoslayer

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

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YuGiOh Master Duel banlist 2023

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

Forbidden Master Duel cards


  • 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


  • Elder Entity Norden
  • Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon


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

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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


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


  • Armageddon Knight
  • Astrograph Sorcerer
  • 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


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


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

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


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


  • 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 Prosperity
  • Reinforcement of the Army
  • Sky Striker Mecha – Hornet Drones
  • Spellbook of Judgement


  • Eradicator Epidemic Virus
  • Tearlaments Sulliek
  • Trickstar Reincarnation

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Semi-limited Master Duel cards


  • Adamancipator Analyser
  • Altergeist Multifaker
  • Aluber the Jester of Despia
  • Blaster, Dragon Ruler of Infernos
  • Destiny HERO – Malicious
  • Dimension Shifter
  • Genex Ally Birdman
  • 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
  • Tri-Brigade Fraktall


  • Galatea, the Orcust Automaton


  • Trishula, Dragon of the Ice Barrier


  • Cyber Angel Benten

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  • 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
  • Pot of Extravagance
  • Raigeki
  • Rite of Aramesir
  • Sekka’s Light
  • Sky Striker Mobilise – Engage!
  • Spell Book of Judgement
  • Super Polymerisation
  • That Grass Looks Greener
  • Trickstar Light Stage


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