Top Ten Yu-Gi-Oh Cards


Not Yu-Gi-Oh GX! The original series. It doesn/t matter if it/s magic, monster, or trap. Just the best Yu-Gi-Oh cards in general. Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

The Top Ten

Exodia the Forbidden One
Amazing card! You win a duel if you have all the forbidden parts and exodia! Its only level 3!
Exodia! OBLITERATE! When this card comes out, you're dead meat!
Exodia what more can I say the sickest card can not be killed infinity stats absolute beast try ti lock it up in a chain to strong gonna obliterate you to the shadow realm.
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2Slifer the Sky Dragon
The best of the three god cards by far. Its always ben my favorite god card, IT GAINS 1000 ATK FOR EVERY CARD IN YOUR HAND! Vote for it!
İt is almost impossible to summon exodia guys. Yes you can't use god cards in a duel but there is the new playable egyptian god card serie. The effects are
Almost equal to the unplayable ones. And if you paly with an enemy who has exodia, you can beat him. Because when you summon a god card, either players
Can't activate any effects of monsters, spell and trap cards. So, Exodia can do anything to a god card.
Slifer is to beast to explain he always wins against about anything! I was again thinking I was going to lose but he basically destroyed my best friends' red eyes, blue eyes white dragon, and his twin headed thunder dragon! I run a dragon deck like my friend and slifer is my best dragon yet even counting blue eyes ultimate dragon!
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3The Winged Dragon of Ra
Best monster card! It saved me when I thought I was about to lose in a tournament with my friends! It's one of the best monster cards I've ever gotten!
I got the tournament legal version and it totally rocks I need the other two cards though to make an ultimate deck

Give one thousand life points and wipe out your opponent's cards for good
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4Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon
No effect but it has a very strong monster combination spell cards is great
Can you get 3 of these on the field?
( Yu-Gi-Oh! Isn't boring.. It's just a children's card game )
Its awesome I absolutely love this card I want it now so anyone with it give me the card
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5Obelisk the Tormentor
Obelisk is the most powerful egyptian gods because of his abilitys. Obelisk can easily defeat slifer and ra because he has abilites that will not backfire at all.
Obelisk is the best guys. He can totally kick some butt. I mean with 4000 attack points your set. I have one its a king of my deck. My blue eyes ultimate and white dragon are second but obelisk is my big powerhouse of my deck
Man, this card is just epic, the picture is amazing, and the attack is beast, I mean, its just superior to the other two Egyptian god cards, I wish I had the tournament legal version, but I only have the legal version of Ra, regardless, I would trade Ra for Obelisk any day.
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6Dark Magician Girl
Dark Magician Girl is just simply awesome and her effect makes her stronger too. She is practically a Dark Magician but the opposite gender. So in turn, she deserves second place. Maybe even first.
She is cute, powerful, with much energy, and, the most important, she is yugi moto card!


Of course She is very strong.

Theoretically her attack power is limitless.

And she have a very good balance between her attack power and her defense power.

Many monsters have a good attack or a defense, but a very bad defense or attack.

Dark magician girl is very strong and have much power, doesn't matter attack or defense.
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7Blue Eyes White Dragon
I love this card it rocks! Although I did a mistake of trading both of my only Blue Eyes. It will always be my favorite card. I like it because you can fuse it to make 2 really awesome cards(blue eyes ultimate dragon and dragon master knight)
Not only is it the most beautiful dragon ever, but it's also the basic foundation for the most powerful cards of all time. Blue Eyes alone has 3,000 ATK. Combined three of those bad boys together you get the Blue Eyes Ultimate Dragon with 4,500 ATK. Combine the Ultimate Dragon with a Black Luster Solider, you get the Dragon Master Night with 5,000 ATK. Spare one of your Blue Eyes Ultimate Dragons to send out a Blue Eyes Shining Dragon. A super powerful card right there. Anyways, you can't get any of those powerful monsters without starting off with a Blue Eyes White Dragon.
1 of the most origanal yugioh cards. No effect but it still dominates. And it can physicaly scare your opponent with how quick it is to summon, paladin of the white dragon, white stone of legeng etc I love
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8Cyber End Dragon
This is the best card for it can deal a piercing damage when it attacks a defense position monster. You can also make a combo with this card to kill your opponent in a single turn. For example, 3 cyber dragons, 1 power bond, 1 heavy storm, and 1 dark hole can kill your opponent in a single turn. First, activate dark hole and heavy storm to clear the opponents field and then activate power bond to summon cyber end dragon and use it to direct your opponents life points, so to reduce the life points to 0 and win the game. There are also other combination of cyber end dragon cards to make a one turn kill to your opponents life points.
This card is the best card ever. You can use this card in so many yugioh stragisties that can obliterate your opponent Best card ever
CED is the way to go if you want a complete powerhouse that's easy to summon. With 4000 ATK, piercing damage and easy summoning requirements (there's so many cards that can take Cyber Dragons place) this is truly a card without equal.

I find it funny that Exodia and Ultimate Blue Eyes are in the top 2, since Exodia needs all its limbs to be any help and Ultimate Blue Eyes is easy to counter with traps and spells.
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9Rainbow Dragon
I use crystal beast and if rainbow dragon is out, I dominate
I have this card its also called rainbow neos its the best I got it in a twilight pack from argos £12.99 came with 3 packets and 3 bonus packs great! Epic I thin
This card is awesome super strong and beautiful. I have many cards gem beast so if I get it I'm the king.
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Essential in most decks. One of the best effects for a level 6 monster. Before acquiring this card, I was always losing against my friends... with my Jinzo deck, I really frustrate them.
This needs to be in the top 10. All the other cards up there are overpowered or famous (dark magician girl), and needs more cards like this.
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The Contenders

11Five-Headed Dragon
Even though it needs so much dragon type monsters, it is so strong atk-5000 definitely-5000, its stats is almost the same as elite master knight, I always defeat my classmate with this card.
Amazing card, 5000 attack the highest in the game and 5000 defense! And can't be destroyed by battle by Earth, Water, Fire, Wind or Dark monsters! Plus if you have Royal decree out it can't be mirror forced or sakuretsu armored or anything, AND if you have you have a lord of D on the field it's safe from card effects too! BOOM
Strongest Monster in the game and just overall one of the best. I dare you to be able to summon this powerhouse!
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12Dark Magician
It's an old card, but also a card that was one of the first cards ever realeased. It also has strong attack points and ok defense points and it looks pretty cool. Plus it is one of the most famous cards in the world, and its stronger than Red Eyes B. Dragon! They even named more cards after Dark Magician; Dark magian girl, Dark Magician of Chaos, Dark Magician of Arkana and more! So I'm here to say, "Vote for Dark Magician! "


Let's face it, no card is more iconic to the series or has as many backup cards as the Dark Magician. It practically defines the Spellcaster type.


Came with my first deck, I loved the heck out of it.

It was probably my favorite card 8 years ago.
I always played with my cousin, and beat him with it.
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13Chaos Emperor Dragon - Envoy Of The End
Game Breaker of Awesomeness. This card should definitely be up on the list. Nuking the field for a small price? Yes please! 300 damage per destroyed card? Great idea! Rumors that it's coming back? Awesome!
Strongest most deadliest card ever released, why it's still banned and will always be. This is a legendary card people!
I have seen people kick my butt the moment they get out this card. I totally wish I had it, as it is an amazingly powerful card- and that's why it is banned... Unless I get my hands on one, it should definitely stay that way.
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14Pot of Greed
It is an old good classic card without any true costs and it can indeed be a so called lifesaver
You have to go with Pot, its the old classic, topdeck Pot of Greed, draw 2 cards, win the duel. Can't have a better victory than that.
Pot of Greed always helps me in bad times of Yugioh games. It's a shame it's banned because of EXODIA.
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He is cool looking cause he is a marshmallow and each time your opponent tries to attack it face-down, your opponent takes 1000 pts. of damage! And he cannot be destroyed by battle so I keep switching him to DEF mode.


I have 3 of these in my deck. He can't be destroyed by battle, so put him in defense position and your life points will always be safe. Plus you should get mashmallon eyes with him; it's a magic card that makes your opponent only attack marshmallon. Stack up your deck with this guy and you'll be sure to win.
Best card I know

16Black Luster Soldier Envoy of the Beginning
It only take one light and dark monster to summon him as long as their in the graveyard. Plus his attack his 3000 and his defense is 2500 plus he can attack twice and he be fused with a number of monsters. What more can you ask for?
Two attacks with 3000 attack points and an ability to remove any monster from play. Why isn't this at the top!
Sick card best in the game
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17Rainbow Neos
It has helped me win many duels it can send any card to the deck and with future fusion it's better than five headed dragon if it on the feild after him it can send him to the deck it's a really powerful card and if you have utopia you can stop his attck then play double or nothing its attck doubles and withh no cards on the feild what can your opponent do and add miracle space typhoon you can take out his monsters and his spells and if you have drawing cards you can draw down to rainbow dragon and neos and the cards you need he can also stop light sworn decks with his other effs he is the best
Rainbow dragon is an amazing card so is elemental hero neos but fuse them together and it makes a even more amazing card if it wasn't him it would be five headed dragon.

18Harpie's Feather Duster
IS the best card of mai Valentine.

19Red Eyes Black Dragon
I never played that much, but this was the sickest card out there.
Since the red-eyes represents potential, it comes with a wide variety of combinations. The idea of the red-eyes being to get its stronger forms on the field allows for multiple card effects essential for any kind of dragon deck
Dhis is a really cool and strong dragon and is the property of joey willer wich is my favourite duelist. I really hope that you will like this dragon as much as I do.
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20Exodia Necross
This card can't be destroyed by battle spells trap or monster effects and gains 500 attack and defense every turn it is a really good card if you play painful choice for the 5 exidia cards
Indestructible and unlimited power
Amazing card should be in top ten
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21Five Headed Dragon
Don't get me wrong here but... It saves time compared to blue eyes... Plus you don't need any polmeryzation. All you need are any 5 dragon cards. A quick way to summon this is to load up your deck with dragon types... And in a matter of seconds its on the field... Remember if you have more than 1 copy of this its definitely worth the time
An amazing card withi 5000 definitely and 5000 atk plus his ability is that there is no battle damage just awesome
Have it. One of my favorite cards. 5000 atk 5000 definitely.

22Cyber Jar

23Blue Eyes Shining Dragon
This card is not one that I would pit against gods or exodia but this card has many great affect and would not be a bad card as you have to scarifies blue eyes ultimate dragon
It could stop a god card with its effect so...
This is my favorite card - the best choise for a dragon deck
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24Mirror Force
Mirror force in my opinion is like the best trap card we will ever know. Basically if your opponent attacks when this is set there screwed. There monsters are destroyed and you can attack directly next turn. Its a handy dandy trap.
I don't know why this isn't higher on the list.
No card infuriates me more.
This card is HAX

Relinquished is easily a valuable card to have in your deck. When I used to play, I always hated ritual summoning, but this card isn't much of a problem to deal with. You can sacrafise a low level monster to summon it and relinquished's effects are probably at the top of the game. He takes control of a monster and takes that monster's attack and defense. If your opponent attacks and successfully destroys it, then you don't loose any life points; instead the damage is delt to them. I don't know of any monster that can beat this card, only spell and trap cards.
You can take any monster on the field even if it is not face up and insted of relinquish being destroyed the monster you took will be also you gain the attack and defense of that monster and when your opponet attacks relinquish when the monster you took has a higher attack you will destroy the attacking monster and deal damage to your opponet finaly it only takes one level one monster to special sommen it. so I think this should at least be number two on this list to vote for it now.
Well, what can I say this card. Wow. Got a ritual raven to summon it and when it is out it will not be stopped, even if they manage to kill it after the killing pain and agony trying to take it down, I quickly activate a monster reborn or call of the haunted. carnage begins once more.
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26Dark Ruler Ha Des

I run a fiend deck and I bought my ha des out and my opponent had marsh, dark rulers effect negates it and I destroyed his penguin soldier, marshmallon, annoying jinzo, man eater bug, basically death to all hated flip effects, except my shiny penguin soldier it rocks!

I play a Kuriboh deck and I win like almost all the time. And it's cute! XD
Cute little puffball that saves you.. Of course it's amazing
Just amazing I have seen many cards and it has one of the best effects so vote for it
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28Elemental Hero Neos
They are really the best card
I like elemental hero neos is a ultra rare card
Has lots of support cards
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29Penguin Soldier

30Yata Garasu
Owns if in good position like when your opponent has useless spells an traps so it is an automatic win.
If your lucky, you can get use this card to get an instant win


This card is one of the main reasons for the creation of the forbidden and limited list. The card is game-breaking and can guarantee a win in the right position. It defined one of the most broken formats ever in Yugioh.

31Wicked Avatar
The wicked avatar should be number 1 I mean it's the strongest card in the game!
It can even have 1,000,000 ATK. This is the best card ever dude. Do you feel me boys and girls? If you agree vote to move it up the list!
What can you do to it on the first two turns no trap or spell can touch it and it is stronger than any monster by 100 points unless you can get The Forbidden One Exodia or The Creator God of Light, Horakhty
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32Monster Reborn
Best spell card, a deck without it unimaginavle

33Dark Armed Dragon

34Gene Warped Warwolf

35Stardust Dragon
The King all cards. Yusei always wins because of this epic card. This cards ability is also killer. Stardust is a shining star for sure.
Stardust dragon is awesome
Really? Blue eyes is above this?
You guys are crazy.
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36The Creator God of Light, Horakhty
This card should be #1! How this isn't in at least the top 10, I don't know. There isn't a card stronger than Horakhty. The moment this monster is summoned, you automatically win! I sure hope you consider puting this in at least top 10. The fact that is below #10 makes list idiotic. I hope to see better results in the future.
If can summon this card you win
can be a life saver
hard to find
hard card to match
very rare to find a creator god
looks really cool
the special summon can not be negated
Its attack is infinity for crying out loud
You win the duel
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37Dark Hole
Kills all monsters on the battlefield.awesome.this card is a must have.

38Temple of Kings

39Cyber Dragon
Awesome card, very good stall and zanes own dragon

40Thousand Eyes Restrict

41Number 39: Utopia
This monster is so helpful in defending yourself and and using great spell cards like double or nothing for great attack power
One of the best stall monsters!
One of the best cards ever created!
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42Ring of Destruction

43Heavy Storm

44Treeborn Frog
This, along with a Cyber Dragon re-define how Yugioh is being played at the time of released and results in Monarch era of dominance for a good two years before Phantom Darkness came crushing the game into irreparable state.
Practically invincible 100ak 100d (only problem)

45The Wicked Dreadroot
Works great with lava golem, since it halves every cards Atk and definitely except itself. It will devastate opponents with effect blockers and such. Besides 4k Atk and definitely is definitely worth 3 tributes

46Mystic Space Typhoon
What? It's flipping Mystical Space Typhoon: One of the most useful cards ever!

47Blast Sphere
Just funny seeing someone attack this little guy

48Man Eater Bug
This is a very good effect monster, can destroy any oponent monster with height attack and deffence.

49Makyura the Destructor

50Judgment Dragon
All you need is 4 lightsworn monsters in the graveyard (WHICH IS EASY) and you can special summon this guy plus you can pay 1000 life points to everything but him as many times as you want
No card can even try to take it on
Jugment Dragon is the the terror of any deck which face Lightsworn deck. JD very easy to summon, great effect and good attack point (3000)
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51Demise King Of Armageddon
You can get an awesome OTK with this card and it can go into almost any deck, insect, fiend, pyschic, ritual, chaos, plants quickdraw, and many others

Dude seriously.this card has saved my ass so many times.nothing lights up my face quite like having end of the world in your hand and then drawing demise.EPIC
HOW IS THIS CARD NOT NUMBER 1! In a one v one match this card could beat every single one (except maybe yata garasu) on this list!

52Armityle the Chaos Phantom
Armityle the chaos phantom is insane. It may be hard to summon and also it may start off with 0 attatck and defense but after just one turn it will have 10,000 attack points and gains 10,000 each turn. By far the best card in the whole of yugioh. Ikum
It can't be destroyed by battle it has 10,000 attack during your turn and is the highlight of my collection
(I got it in a small pack of cards I was really depressed that day and it made my day much better sorry to put a story in here but I thought I should)
It is by far the best card I have because in all the duels I've used it I have one. Once I had it up to 50,000 atk points
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53Rank-Up Magic: The Seventh One

54Number C39: Utopia Ray Victory
This card can negate effects and gain attacks points on the monster it will attack I won 5 duels in a row with this and beat 3 people

55Red Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon
Instantly summon all my dragons and SO EASY to special summon! Best card for a dragon deck by far!
Bad card it has a good eff but does not stand stand a chance against any other powerful card.
Chicken lover is the best
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56Theinen the Great Sphinx
Can one shot your opponent
Awesome card pay 500 life points to make this card gain 3000 atk points best card ever
Absolutely amazing if you have the right situation 6500 atk plus a big bang atk n megamophe since you would b short 1500 if not more anyway then uve owned plain n simple

57Buster Blader
Its great, especially if your up against a dragon deck

58Exchange of the Spirit

59Machina Force

60Hamon, Lord of Striking Thunder
Once on the field almost unstoppable. Plus it look awesome and trust me it heavily intimidates opponents with the picture and 4000/atk and 4000/definitely
An awesome card! Should be in then first page definitely

61Pot of Duality
You get to see the top 3 cards of the deck and choose one to add to your hand.

62Des Croaking


64Dragon Master Knight
This card has 5000 ATK and 5000 definitely but you have to have Black Luster Soldier and Blue Eyes Ultimate Dragon.
May be impossible to summon but when summoned almost impossible to defeat
5000 ATK and defense and add 500 for each dragon type monster this dragon is more ultimate than blue eyes ultimate dragon.
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65Magical Explosion

66Lightning Vortex
Give up 1 card to kill em' all!
I can kill all the monsters on the field


68Number C101: Silent Honor DARK

69Trishula Dragon of the Ice Barrier

70Number C107: Neo Galaxy-Eyes Tachyon Dragon
This card has 4500 attack, the exact same as blue eyes ultimate dragon and has an amazing effect that allows it to control the duel. how is this not above Blue eyes Ultimate Dragon? It is so much better!

71Just Deserts

72Tribe Infecting Virus
Most OP card ever, but I still love it.
Tribe Infeting Virus+DNA Surgery+Harpie's Feather Duster= win.
:D So amazing...
Got it in Fury from the Deep= awesome. And a bit OP too :D
Aah, the good old decks.
Too bad it got banned in tournaments :(
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73Chimeratech Overdragon
This card is so good. It can have a vey high attack and it can attack loads of times so its defenetly worth being among the top 20

74Raviel, Lord of Phantasms

75Magical Scientist

76Ally of Justice Catastor
Great card and can only be destroyed by dark monsters and nothing else the only good thing against it is spells/traps and dark monsters

77Change Of Heart

Two sided heart? We all got it!
Awesome picture and I always make it as my triumph card!

Even the great cards like winged dragon of Ra, could possibly controlled...

78Spiral Serpent

79Dark Dust Spirit

80Different Dimension Capsule

81Pot of Avarice

82Dimension Fusion

83Rescue Cat

84Bottomless Trap Hole

85Caius the Shadow Monarch

Loophole people! The effect says you get to destroy 1card on the field. What it does not say is thar it has to

Loophole people! Doesn't say the card you have to destroy upon its summoning has to be your card on your side of the field! Such a simple loophole has won me 100's of duels! Also it has 2400 Atk for only one tribute.

86Yubel - The Ultimate Nightmare
This card may not be the best, but it should certainly be in at least top 20! It may have 0 attack, but let's see you try to kill it with something like a Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon! If I were you, I would seriously consider putting this card in the top ten.
I have this card. I can't believe it's one of the best yugioh cards!
Purely amazing. all I've got to say.
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87Metal Armored Bug

88Tyrant Dragon
Look it up and you'll see why it should be higher.


By far my favorite card when I had an old school Dragon deck.
Really useful during tight duels

89Harpie Lady

90Armored Dragon LV10
Do you know why? Becuase its worth 50$

91Vampire Lord

92Toon World

93Red Nova Dragon
Easy to get with Infernity allowing for you to get a giant monster out with just a small combo that is easy to get. Infernity makes it so much easier because of beetle and one you get it its a 5000 attacker and can't be hurt at all. God card? Duh.
Its not the easiest to get out, but once you do its nearly unstoppable, able to get to nearly 5k attack whith only the tuners used to summon it. Plus it can't be destroyed by your opponants card effects and it cn negate attacks!
This card is the best synchro monster in the world! The attack is basically 4500 at least since you use 2 tuners to summon this card. What makes this card even better is that it can't be destroyed by card effects! This card is a real beatstick.
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94Wave-Motion Cannon
Um, Hello get out a jinzo and a gravity bind wait 8 turns boom WIN!

Extremely rare it is OP pay 5000 life points and summon a fusion without the requirements

96Galaxy Eyes Photon Dragon
I crushed all my opponents with this card easy to summon kills xyz and can dodge crippling traps and battles with its ability and amazing card.
Check it up it's awesome
Why is this not number one since exodia has been limited
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97Mass Driver

98Dark Strike Fighter

99Black Luster Solider
Black Luster Solider has an attack of 3000 and defense of 2500 and it can be ativated by an ritual call Black Luster Ritual.

100Trap Hole

This card is very important. When a monster is annoying, and he is strong, you can kill him!

cool, it can be used for destroying some level threes and all level 4 and higher

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