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Yu Gi Oh! Banlist 2024

For Yugioh TCG players, here's all Forbidden, Limited, and Semi-Limited Yugioh cards in 2024, including the December 19 update.

Yu-Gi-Oh! banlist - Seto Kaiba and Yami Yugi pull Yu-Gi-Oh! cards from their duel discs

Though Yugioh is more of a wild west than other TCGs like Magic the Gathering or Pokemon TCG, the official Yugioh banlist makes many Yugioh cards Forbidden, Limited, or Semi Limited to keep the game fair, fun, and balanced. To help you keep your beloved tournament decks legal, we track the full list and latest updates in this guide.

Once you’ve pored through the Yu Gi Oh banlist (and the YuGiOh Master Duel banlist, which we cover in a separate guide), you might also enjoy our guides on how to play Yugioh online and the best Yugioh Master Duel meta decks. Or, if you’re a collector, check out the most expensive rare YuGiOh cards around, or even the best YuGiOh cards, like, ever.

For now, though, we’ll launch right into the latest Yugioh banlist (in force from April 15 2024), and then explain exactly how the banlist rules work surrounding Forbidden, Limited, and Semi-Limited cards.

Yugioh banlist 2021 - Konami image showing the Yugioh TCG logo

Yugioh banlist changes April 2024

The most recent version of the Yugioh banlist was released on January 1, 2024, and came into force on April 15, 2024. We’ll update this guide the moment we hear more.

The April 15 Yugioh banlist changes are as follows:

These cards are now Forbidden in Advanced format and Limited in Traditional format

  • Baronne de Fleur
  • Borreload Savage Dragon
  • Linkuriboh
  • Summon Limit

These cards are now Limited in all formats:

  • Anti-Spell Fragrance
  • Archnemesis Protos
  • Chicken Game
  • Majespecter Unicorn – Kirin
  • Tidal, Dragon Ruler of Waterfalls
  • Thunder Dragon Colossus

These cards are now Semi-Limited in all formats:

  • Armageddon Knight
  • Purrely Delicious Memory

These cards have been taken off the banlist:

  • Destiny Hero Malicious
  • Orcust Harp Horror
  • Speedroid Terrortop
  • Sky Striker Mobilize – Engage!

Full YuGiOh Banlist April 2024

If a Yugioh card is on the banlist, that means it is either Forbidden, Limited, or Semi-Limited. You can’t play Forbidden cards, you can only have one copy of a Limited card in your Yugioh decks, and you can can only run two copies of a Semi-Limited card.

There are two Yugioh formats, Advanced Format and Traditional Format. The banlists contain all the same cards, but cards that are Forbidden in Advanced Format are instead Limited in Traditional Format.

Forbidden Yugioh cards

Yu Gi Oh banlist card by Konami - Archnemeses Protos


  • Agido The Ancient Sentinel
  • Artifact Scythe
  • Barrier Statue Of The Stormwinds
  • Blackwing – Gofu The Vague Shadow
  • Block Dragon
  • Cyber-Stein
  • Dandylion
  • Djinn Releaser Of Rituals
  • Eclipse Wyvern
  • Eva
  • Fairy Tail – Snow
  • Fiber Jar
  • Fishborg Blaster
  • Glow-Up Bulb
  • Grinder Golem
  • Kelbek The Ancient Vanguard
  • Level Eater
  • Magical Scientist
  • Majespecter Unicorn – Kirin
  • Master Peace, The True Dracoslaying King
  • Mathmech Circular
  • Maxx “C”
  • Mind Master
  • Performage Plushfire
  • Phoenixian Cluster Amaryllis
  • Ronintoadin
  • Spyral Master Plan
  • The Tyrant Neptune
  • Victory Dragon

Yu Gi Oh banlist card by Konami - Elder Entity Norden


  • Elder Entity Norden
  • Supreme King Dragon Starving Venom
  • Tearlaments Kitkallos

Yu Gi Oh banlist card by Konami - Crystron Halqifibrax


  • Crystron Halqifibrax
  • Curious, The Lightsworn Dominion
  • Guardragon Agarpain
  • Guardragon Elpy
  • Heavymetalfoes Electrumite
  • Isolde, Two Tales of the Noble Knights
  • Knightmare Goblin
  • Knightmare Mermaid
  • Linkross
  • Linkuriboh (new)
  • Mecha Phantom Beast Auroradon
  • Prank-Kids Meow-Meow-Mu
  • Predaplant Verte Anaconda
  • Simorgh, Bird of Sovereignty
  • Spright Elf
  • Summon Sorceress
  • Superheavy Samurai Scarecrow
  • Topologic Gumblar Dragon
  • Union Carrier

Yu Gi Oh banlist card by Konami - Ancient Fairy Dragon


  • Baronne de Fleur (New)
  • Borreload Savage Dragon (New)
  • Chaos Ruler, the Chaotic Magical Dragon
  • Tempest Magician

Yu Gi Oh banlist card by Konami - Lavalaval Chain


  • Kashtira Arise-Heart
  • Lavalval Chain
  • M-X-Saber Invoker
  • Number 16: Shock Master
  • Number 42: Galaxy Tomahawk
  • Number 86: Heroic Champion – Rhongomyniad
  • Number 89: Diablosis The Mind Hacker
  • Number 95: Galaxy-Eyes Dark Matter Dragon
  • Number S0: Utopic Zexal
  • Outer Entity Azathot
  • True King Of All Calamities
  • Wind-Up Carrier Zenmaity
  • Zoodiac Broadbull
  • Zoodiac Drident

Yu Gi Oh banlist card by Konami - Brilliant Fusion


  • Brilliant Fusion
  • Butterfly Dagger – Elma
  • Card Of Safe Return
  • Cold Wave
  • Confiscation
  • Delinquent Duo
  • Dimension Fusion
  • Giant Trunade
  • Graceful Charity
  • Heavy Storm
  • Kaiser Colosseum
  • Last Will
  • Mass Driver
  • Metamorphosis
  • Mirage Of Nightmare
  • Mystic Mine
  • Painful Choice
  • Pot Of Greed
  • Premature Burial
  • Smoke Grenade Of The Thief
  • Soul Charge
  • That Grass Looks Greener
  • The Forceful Sentry
  • Zoodiac Barrage

Yu Gi Oh banlist card by Konami - Appointer of the Red Lotus


  • Appointer of the Red Lotus
  • Branded Expulsion
  • Imperial Order
  • Last Turn
  • Red Reboot
  • Return From The Different Dimension
  • Royal Oppression
  • Self-Destruct Button
  • Sixth Sense
  • Summon Limit (New)
  • Trap Dustshoot
  • Ultimate Offering
  • Vanity’s Emptiness

Yugioh banlist 2021 - Konami image showing Yugi and friends from the Yugioh anime

Limited Yugioh 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

Yu Gi Oh banlist card by Konami - Agido the Ancient Sentinel


  • Archnemeses Protos (was Forbidden)
  • Astrograph Sorcerer
  • Black Dragon Collapserpent
  • Blaster, Dragon Ruler Of Infernos
  • Bystial Magnamhut
  • Cyber Jar
  • Danger!? Jackalope?
  • Danger!? Tsuchinoko?
  • Dark Grepher
  • Exodia The Forbidden One
  • Keldo The Sacred Protector
  • Lunalight Tiger
  • Majespecter Unicorn – Kirin (was forbidden)
  • Miscellaneousaurus
  • Morphing Jar
  • Mudora The Sword Oracle
  • Performapal Monkeyboard
  • Phantom Skyblaster
  • Psy-Framegear Gamma
  • Red Rose Dragon
  • Redox, Dragon Ruler Of Boulders
  • Rescue-ACE Air Lifter
  • Substitoad
  • Tearlaments Havnis
  • Tearlaments Merrli
  • Tearlaments Scheiren
  • Tempest, Dragon Ruler of Storms
  • Tidal, Dragon Ruler of Waterfalls (was Forbiden)
  • Unchained Soul of Sharvara
  • White Dragon Wyverburster
  • Zoodiac Ratpier


  • Gem-Knight Master Diamond
  • Thunder Dragon Colossus (was Forbidden)

Yu Gi Oh banlist card by Konami - Striker Dragon


  • Striker Dragon
  • Sunavalon Dryas
  • Sunvine Healer


  • Ancient Fairy Dragon
  • Denglong, First Of The Yang Zing
  • Ib The World Chalice Justiciar
  • Psy-Framelord Omega
  • T.G. Hyper Librarian

Yu Gi Oh banlist card by Konami - Lady of the Eternal


  • Beatrice, Lady Of The Eternal
  • Daigusto Emeral

Yu Gi Oh banlist card by Konami - Called by the Grave


  • Called By The Grave
  • Card Destruction
  • Card Of Demise
  • Chain Strike
  • Change of Heart
  • Chaos Space
  • Chicken Game (was Forbidden)
  • Divine Wind Of Mist Valley
  • Dragonic Diagram
  • 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 Gate
  • Monster Reborn
  • One Day Of Peace
  • One For One
  • Reasoning
  • Reinforcement Of The Army
  • Sekka’s Light
  • Set Rotation
  • Sky Striker Mecha – Hornet Drones
  • Slash Draw
  • Snatch Steal
  • Terraforming

Yu Gi Oh banlist card by Konami - Magical Explosion


  • Anti-spell Fragrance (New)
  • Gozen Match
  • Magical Explosion
  • Naturia Sacred Tree
  • Rivalry of Warlords
  • There Can Only Be One
  • Time Seal

Semi-limited Yugioh cards

Yu Gi Oh banlist card by Konami - Destiny Hero - Malicious


  • Armageddon Knight (was Limited)
  • Dinowrestler Pankratops

Yu Gi Oh banlist card by Konami - Lightning Storm


  • Lightning Storm
  • Purrely Delicious Memory (New)
  • Purrely Sleep Memory (New)
  • Runick Fountain

No longer on list

  • Destiny Hero Malicious
  • Orcust Harp Horror
  • Speedroid Terrortop
  • Sky Striker Mobilize – Engage!

YuGiOh banlist - Konami art of the Pot of Greed

What is the Yu Gi Oh banlist?

Yu Gi Oh! Trading Card Game’s publisher, Konami, releases an updated version of the Yu Gi Oh banlist on its official website every couple of months. This lists restrictions on the cards you can include in constructed Yu Gi Oh! decks.

The Yugioh banlist’s rules are simple:

  • If a card is ‘Forbidden’, it cannot be used in your Main Deck, Extra Deck, or Side Deck
  • If a card is ‘Limited’, you can only have one copy of it in your main Deck, Extra Deck, and Side Deck combined
  • If a card is ‘Semi-limited’, you can only have two copies of it in your Main Deck, Extra Deck, and Side Deck combined.

There are separate banlists for the game’s ‘Advanced’ format (which is used in Regional, National, and World Championship events) and the much looser ‘Traditional’ format. For example many cards are Forbidden in Advanced, but only Limited in Traditional format.

Forbidden, Limited, and Semi-limited cards can be cards of any type, and the Yu Gi Oh banlist typically contains numerous Monster, Monster/Effect, Monster/Fusion, Monster/Link, Monster/Synchro, Monster/Xyz, Spell, and Trap type cards.

Disappointed that the prize cards in your collection aren’t viable with the latest banlist? You could look into other TCGs. The first Disney Lorcana set is much easier to get hold of since it received a much-needed reprint, so now’s a great time to get on board with a new game.