Best Yugioh Cards Ever Released


The Top Ten

1 Slifer the Sky Dragon

It gains 1000 attack for every card in your hand. how could it get any better? - Thousandeyesrestrict

Can get to an unstoppable fury when you have 10 cards in your hand.

That can be prevented by using the additional rule: Throw away cards if you have more than six. I didn't make this. - TheGoldenRifle

It has the effect to decrease your oppenents monsters ATK and definitely by 2000 points and gains 1000 ATK and definitely for each card in your hand!

I have the 1st edition of this card

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2 Winged Dragon of Ra

It is the coolest card other that slifer the sky dragon and creator of light it a very cool card I have and use it all the time.

I have the Winged Dragon Of Ra, the only problem is that it's so strong that you can't use it in a duel but sometimes with my friends we make our rules where the only difference is that divine cards are allowed. Get the card!

You absolutely can use it in a duel, there are just certain copies that can't be for some reason - dubsinthetubs

I am commenting to dispel rumors and falsehoods about Super Mega Ultra Chicken (The Winged Dragon of Ra).

Ra, as well as the other god cards, are tournament legal. They've been tournament legal for quite a while now. The rule is, you have to have the tournament legal versions of the cards.

Ra cannot be Special Summoned. At all. Ever. Under any circumstance.

The Winged Dragon's effect to pay Life Points in exchange for giving it attack points will only activate on Ra's Summon. You cannot use this effect at any point after you have Summoned it. Also, you have to pay all but 100 Life Points if you use that effect. This leaves you open to any and all burn cards, including the still somewhat popular Gagaga Cowboy, knocking you out of the game.

The pay 1000 to destroy a card effect is useful, but considering you would have wasted so many cards to play Ra, it defeats the usefulness.

Ra is a card to use if you want to have fun. It is not a good card, though. ...more

Lol this card is absolutely terrible. The anime version is super good, but the real life version? It sucks. - Vaing1955

Worthless card, never play it. Waste of deck space.

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3 Obelisk the Tormentor

By sacrificing 2 monsters on the field, you can wipe out their entire field of monsters, plus 4000 points of damage inflicted on your opponent! You just can't beat that!

Safe from card effects and has awesome attack. The other god cards can get destroyed by a spell or trap, but obelisk can't.

This card is just awesome. I really want to get it off ebay because it is basically unbeatable.

Obelisk is op,and the best card ever released in the game

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4 5 Headed Dragon

It almost impossible to beat the 5 Headed Dragon in battle plus if you use future fusion and dragon's mirror you can instantly summon the 5 Headed Dragon and another one two turns later even if you don't use the future fusion you can use monsters like montage dragon to send dragons to the graveyard to use the dragon's mirror later it and Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon to make a exceptional dragons deck

While hard to summon unless running dragon's mirror or future fusion, once it's out on the field it's literally untouchable. Plus, Summoner of Illusions can special summon it once flip summoned, and then play Monster reborn at your next turn to summon it for another go

Your right 5 headed dragon is the very strongest yu-gi-oh card ever since my deck is made up of dragon type monsters can bring five headed dragon out real soon in a battle every time and I always finish them with five headed dragon thanks for reading by

This card isn't good at all, it can be destroyed with card effects with ease. It requires you to use all of your resources to bring out a trashy card with minimal protection.

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5 Exodius the Ultimate Forbidden Lord

Just amazing effect, would always control high power and if you have 5 exodia pieces in your deck then this cards has just won for u, as well I have 5 pieces of exodia and I'm planning on buying this off ebay as well.

its powerful and has a great effect

I think this is the best card because it's so powerful.

You altimaticly win

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6 Exodia the Forbidden One

Unlike Horakhty, Exodia doesn't even need to be summoned to win!

I think this card is so beast losers are duelist who hate this card like my friend

Tis card is amazing because when have all 5 pieces in your hand you will have automatic victory

This card isn't good, it's gimmicky and only good in casual play. If you want to play an ftk just play competitive yugioh.

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7 Blue Eyes White Dragon

Kaiba is beast! His deck is awesome and since this card powers it, it is incredible! There are a lot of support cards for it as well, and the Ultimate Dragon is awesome to.

Blue eyes has 3,000 attack, while dark magician has 2,500. they require the same amount of tributes too. Blue eyes should be higher ranked than dark magician.

I win with it all the time

This card isn't good, it's support is good. Having 3000 attack doesn't make a card good, the support is good.

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8 Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning

This card puts a great spin on the hard to play ritual version. With the best effect in the game how can I not love it?

This tough dude is a mini blue eyes white dragon with extra powers and he's easier to summon. Totally love having him on my side.

Black luster soldier is the coolest warrior in the yugioh series and he's so cool I hope there will be new cards and action figures of him with better prices and it's so cool when he uses his sword and he would be the leader of the warriors of yugioh

Better than blue eyes.

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9 Monster Reborn

Because you can't get much better than practically a free monster from either graveyard, when the graveyard is such a big part of the metagame these days its no wonder this card is banned.

Now it is un-banned but limited to one due to it's ability to special summon any monster from your graveyard or your opponent's. Many times I have dark holed my opponent's blue eyes or another pleasantly good card, and played Monster Reborn to take that monster for myself.

because I always take my monster back

This card shouldn't be in the top ten, above soul charge. I don't even think it should be in the top 100.

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10 Dragon Master Knight

5000 attack if that's not good I don't know what is

Dragon master knight is one of the only cards that can beat 5 headed dragon. Because it gains 500 at for each dragon played

The Dragon Master Knight is really good in attack and defense. But is really hard to summon (for example you have to use Black Luster Soldier which is a ritual and use the spell Black Luster Ritual and Blue Eyes Ultimate Dragon which uses Blue Eyes White Dragon times 3 and not only do you have to use all those cards to summon it you have to summon the Blue Eyes White Dragon with 2 monsters cause it is level 8 so it takes about 11 cards just to summon Dragon Master Knight

This card shouldn't be in the top ten, it shouldn't even be in the top 100.

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The Contenders

11 Exodia

have it in your hand you win awesome dude

It's the greatest cards ever, it can giveu an automatic win.,
Unlike horakhty, you need to banish the 3 egyptian gods,
But you just need to draw all 5 forbidden one cards and assemble it in your hand to win the duel

I think this card is the best card I have ever used I always win against my friends they never know what's coming I just put the 5 cars down and then I instantly win

I have never seen somone lose with it

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12 Mirror Force

It activates just when a monster attacks and its good when an opponent has summoned a lot of monsters. The card helped me when my opponent summoned a truly powerful monster... Machina force. That would be another powerful card too

This card is definitely the best trap card and it should definitely be in the top 5. Its effect is when your opponent attacks, destroy or your opponents attacking monsters leaving your opponents field wide open.

Destroys all monsters when attacks directly, you just won if you have something decent in your hand then there dead

Way too slow, battle traps aren't good.

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13 Dark Magician

Gotta love this card! It's been around ever since the game started! This card is a classic!

H ow is this card not in the top ten. This card is an original and is simple to summon. It has good attack and defense and all around it is the best.

This card in a word is radical. Only thing is since yugioh is evolving, monsters are being created that are too powerful. Though easy to summon, dark magicians power is slowly seeping away because of newer more powerful monsters

Dark Magician is a great card that requires strategy to use effectively.

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14 Swords of Revealing Light

Easily gotten rid of, not worth playing in any good deck.

Come on who doesn't like having 3 turns to destroy an oponents monter especially if it's a powerful one like a god card or a blue eyes. I use it a lot and is great it gives me the chance to get a better monster out.

15 Blue Eyes Ultimate Dragon

Blue eyes is legendary there is only three in the world
And very powerful

It's so cool there is hardly any 3 headed dragons and also he looks awesome and powerful if only there was a RED EYES ULTIMATE DRAGON THAT WOULD BE BEAST!

Absolutely terrible, what kind of idiot would actually think this card is good. It requires you to play a bricky spell card and makes you go -3 in card advantage in order to bring out a monster with no effect.

Blue Eyes Ultimate Dragon is really easy to summon using the right deck, and is almost as strong as dragon master knight.

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16 Storming Mirror Force

This card is awesome any sends back opponents attack to itself

Battle traps are too slow, don't play this card.

17 Chaos Emperor Dragon: Envoy of the End

Ask any high level competitor what the most powerful card in the game is. This will be the answer 9 times out of 10. It is disgustingly easy to summon, potentially game winning immediately, and the stats are strong. The card used to be even stronger as well, when players could declare priority on spell speed 1 activated (ignition) monster effects immediately after summoning them. No other single card has the same potential to simply end the game upon being summoned, and this one should never again see the light of day in its original form.

I cannot believe this card is not in the top 5, it's super easy to summon and it's effect literally makes it easy to cause huge damage and get close to winning the game, like the other person said, the people commenting on here obviously don't know how to compete, if they did this card would be a top favorite!

Once you get this card on the field you have basically won and it is super easy to summon.

Incredibly good card, the fact that this card isn't in the top 10 shows the utter stupidity of casual yugioh players.

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18 Quaking Mirror Force

There is a reason this card has had it's effect changed so many times. Using this card with yata garasu was the bane of all yugioh players existence. It made you quit or die so slowly it was depressing

Not good, battle traps are slow and garbage.

I got this card

19 Cyber Dragon

Go second special summon and if you got good hand you can summon cyber twin Dragon or cyber end Dragon
Plus all cyber look cool

Ya its a great card

Good for cyber dragon infinity (nova, infinity). that is OP. I never lost to anyone with cyber dragon infinity

Definitely in the top 100 cards, but not in the top 50. The deck this is around isn't that bad.

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20 Pot Of Duality


21 Dark Bribe

Not even close to being the best

22 Bottomless Trap Hole

I would surrender my mum to the Chaos Emperor Dragon: Envoy of the End just to look at this card

So op should at least be 19

One of the best traps

People try to summon things like The Winged Dragon of Ra and then BAM! it gets banished and they have 100 Lp remaining.

23 Stardust Dragon

You can tribute it from your hand to stop your opponents monster effects, then it destroys your opponents monster, and can be summoned from the graveyard at the end phase, and you can also summon a stardust dragon from your graveyard when it is destroyed

Why isn't this card in the top ten. You can tribute this card to negate any effect and then summon it bak on the field in the end phase, it also has 2500 attack and 2000 definitely (as good as dark magician).

I don't understand what kind of losers inhabit this forum, because this card is really good, far better then a weak blue eyes.

In my mined stardust is one of the best cards because you can tune it and get shooting star dragon

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24 Raging Flame Sprite

Attack directly when it does plus 1000 in 4 turns can be 4100 attack

Drill barnacle is better. It has the exact same effect but starts out with 300 attack rather than 100

Can build up to a really high attack level and direct damage!

25 Blue Eyes Shining Dragon

I have a deck completely centered around this guy. If everything works out, he ends up with above 7000 attack points, plus he is then unaffected by effects, spells, and traps. Best effect ever.

By far the best card in the game!
Traps and Spells don't effect it and it gains an extra 300 ATK points for every dragon in the graveyard. This card is awesome!

Come one guys gains 300 attack for each dragon that goes in the graveyard and cannot be effected by spells traps and monster effects

Really really really bad. Brick in every hand unless you get incredible luck.

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26 Magic Cylinder

This card is kind of like man eater bug because it negates any attack and inflicts that attack to your opponent.

Battle traps are way too slow, shouldn't even be in the top 100.

I love this card

Opponent goes through all the trouble to summon a monster with a lot of attack points then they basicly attack themselves, what more could you ask for?

27 Solemn Judgement
28 Fire Hand

Fire Hand always keeps a monster on your field (If u have ice hand) AND destroys a monster! TOO OP!

29 Malefic Truth Dragon

Best card I mean seriously destroy a silly malefic and then boom 5k attack and defense what more do you want

When this card destroys one monster, which it will, all monsters your opponent controls go poof.

It should be 5th but still it's the best I have

Trash, can be removed with MST. 5000 attack doesn't make a card good.

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30 Jinzo

One of the best cards ever released. 2400 attack/1 sacrifice for its time was amazing, and still is. Negating any pre-existing Traps or Traps to come. Match him alongside Black Luster Soldier ~ Envoy of the Beginning, and it's end game for your opponent.

The most annoying card ever man he is good.

The best finisher in the game

Very lovly attack and effect

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31 Revival Jam

Better with the card that changes the attack target to it though

32 The Creator God of Light, Horakhty

The creator God of Light, Horakhty is so strong. It has infinite Attack and Defense. I got it in the Legendary Collection 1 (Japanese version). It's so annoying that this card is illegal in tournaments. But I use it in fighting my Friend.

This is one of the few cards that has a true game winning effect.

Sacrifice all three god cards and automatically win the duel, also very cool looking!

It's not even popular

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33 Yata-Garasu

It's perma-banned for a reason... Never letting your opponent draw ever again is a pretty overpowered ability

Not perma-banned, first of all. We're at a state in the Meta where Yata returning will have absolutely no impact on the game. It is likely to come back when Spirits get new support.
It has a powerful effect, but nearly non-existent ATK power. It was only ever good because of Yata-lock, but 2 of the cards needed are banned.

34 Ice Hand
35 Black Luster Soldier Black Luster Soldier

Very confused at why this card is not in the top 100 at the very least! Can attack twice or remove a monster from play! All you need to do is equip it with ribbon of rebirth and something to bump up its attack points and its already game over.

This card was banned for a reason, draw this card on your first turn with Graceful Charity and you can most likely have yourself a first turn kill.

That is black luster soldier - envoy of the beginning

This card isn't at the very top?

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36 United We Stand

united we stand is truly the best eqip ever!

A truly overpowered card.

I remember getting this. I was unbeatable - awesomenessdefined

This card is the worst it sucks belief it is so sucky.

37 The Winged Dragon of Ra Sphere Mode

Can be good can be bad u need a nother card two use it

What the hell is this?

Bakugan References

It clears the U-link

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38 Guardian Eatos

Great overall card, with awesome ability and can be special summoned if there are no monsters in your graveyard.

I have two of these cards in limited edition. I use this to summon number 62 galaxy-eyes prime photon dragon or before I use them I summon darklon to level them up and then summon number 9 dyson sphere so it doesn't matter which one I use they both to destroy my opponents and make them scared to surrender hahaahah

My friend got two of em at the start of the dual and he summong two juggernauts than boom gg

39 Exodius the Forbidden Lord
40 Ventdra, the Empowered Warrior

Great card, has won many many duels and even got a 3 turn kill with it when I powered him up with Mage power. Only 1 tribute and 2000 attack points and can attack directly what else do you want in a monster

Super good just could be level 4 and would be loved even more :D

41 Red Nova Dragon

What the heck this is like the best card ever when I summon it I basically win I mean this card is my god card or something. He beat slifer in a duel because slifer really sucks, what if you have no cards this guy has 5000 attack when first summoned if you have the tuners needed to summon him in your graveyard

Best card ever I love him he has a lot of attack. He is best because you can negate attacks and gain 500 attack for each tuner monster in your graveyard. He is awesome. Cool

It is my best card and man talk about op starting with a good amount of attack points and it can't be effected by card effects plus being able to just remove itself from play I'm surprised it's not banned. I think it's the best card ever.

I cannot believe this card isn't in the top ten. Red Nova is my card. His effect allows him to not be killed by spells, traps or card effects. Plus when there are a lot of tuners in your graveyard, his attack increases ten fold

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42 Vennominaga the Deity of Poisonous Snakes

Quite Good, all you have to do is destroy 3 of your opponents monsters by battle using this card and ta-the You win!

This card is so cool but I don't have any reptile monster to help it so its basically useless to me :(

43 Number 88: Gimmick Puppet of Leo

Umm tik tok your times running out! Opps looks like I won.

Its da best u can win a match wit it

44 Blue-Eyes Toon Dragon

No way I have uncountable Toon Dragons and all you have to do is destroy Toon World and BAM! By-By Toon Dragon. See what I mean?

Good twist on blue eyes

Blue eyes plus direct attack for 500 lp megamorph can help too since you nee d to sacrafice at least 1500 lp for first attack which can end the game easily

He is the card of my favourite owner I ain't really good at this card game but I still like it more than ayny other card game

45 Solemn Warning
46 Dimensional Prison

If your opponent attack you can negate it then you banish the attacking monster. So you avoid damage and get rid of a monster, it's a pretty good card

47 Elemental Hero Neos

Elemental Hero's are the coolest cards in YuGiOh. They aren't always the best, but there is a huge variety with a great story behind them!

he really helps in the crystal beast deck

This card is the most used card in all the fusions in yugioh(i think... )
and I have it in my E-Hero deck n I kill my opponent in 3 turns!
this is the best card ever.

A new hero has arrived from neospace! What a card it is too!

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48 The Creator

You can summon any monster you want from your grave yard using this card's effect by discarding 1 card. I think this card would be like number 5 if it required 1 tribute.

Can special summon monsters from the graveyard! Much better than monster reborn

49 Dark Paladin

It's good

50 Relinquished

Has by far the best effect other than divines and he is also relatively easy to get out. This card for me is always one that can change the tide of battle in an instant

It's hard to find both cards to summon it but its virtually unstoppable

This card is awesome. For every turn, you get to take one monster from your opponent's side of the field and equip it to relinquished. This card really can't be destroyed because if it happens to be destoyed, the equip card is destroyed instead.

Relinquished just can't be killed

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1. Swords of Revealing Light
2. Storming Mirror Force
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1. Cyber Dragon
2. Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning
3. Obelisk the Tormentor
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