Top 10 Best 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.
The Top Ten
1 Exodia the Forbidden One Exodia the Forbidden One

I would disagree because sure exodia can automaticlly win the duel but it sucks you don't really have fun. There is more cards that jave bigger advantages like Zarc. Zarc can destroy your field when summoned. Dark rebellion can take attack points away clear wing you can negate and stariving venom can copy the effect of anything. There can also be supreme kings version of the cards that can slash the field. I mean like really exodia shouldn't be in first place at all so you guys need to update this information. Even the rest of the whole board because all this can easily be defeated.

I don't think that exodia is the best cards because you the odds of you getting it in adult are slim to none except if you have a deck basically full of cards that let you draw like pot of greed and I think we all know that's a crappy deck. And another reason that I don't think that exodia and is the best is because to it is expensive and it is even more expensive to have a deck that makes it easy to summon.

Exodia is really really powerful. It can bring you victory in a few turns if controlled well and wisely. And the big thing is that it is likely better than a Shooting Quasar Dragon Deck as The shooting quasar Dragon may not be able the effect of the might Exodia, the forbidden Onda in your hand. Oh I wish I had all the five pieces of Exodia in my hand at the start of every duel I play T _ T

My entire deck is based on summoning Blue-Eyes and soon will be about getting Exodia in my hand. when I get Exodia I will pretty much forget about Blue-Eyes and just try and get all 5 pieces in my hand. Pretty much if you have Exodia and good draw power you have already won.

2 Slifer the Sky Dragon Slifer the Sky Dragon

Slifer is definitely not the most powerful card in all of Yu-Gi-Oh! Number one (of the cards on this list) is definitely either Raigeki or Exodia the Forbidden one. I do love slifer, he's my favorite god card, but there are a few things wrong with him. He's way too easy to trample over with card effect. You can use cards like Mind Crush to reduce your opponents hand size or even use something like raigeki or any monster destruction to get past it (as long as its not on response to the summon.) Yes, it can be used for the creator of light's summon, but there are two problems with that too - for one thing, horakhty requires to be tribute summoned, meaning you have to use all three gods ON THE FIELD. It's not like the anime where you fusion summon col. And secondly, even if you had all three gods in your collection, which is a pretty easy feat to accomplish, horakhty has only been printed in japanese so far. Less than 10,000 copies of it have been printed and its price can range to high ...more

I have got out of many of sticky situations with this card, it's A: a god card B: your opponent cannot activate spells, traps or monster effects that target it. That and it only requires 3 tributes (would recommend pendulum summoning). If you took winged dragon of RA, a lot of the time a simple spell card targeting the opponent can wipe them out, obelisk's attack can also be weak if you focus on keeping a high amount of cards within your hand, so in the end it all comes down to how you play but if played right Slifer can be One of the best cards in game

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!

I actually find that having a strong boss monster is a poor strategy. Six Samurai cards are the best they are weak alone but when used as a team I win every time. Don't rely on your boss because it could die and then you are screwed but still, Slifer is pretty amazing just don't put too much faith in him. Vote Slifer anyways. (Shadow of the Six Samurai Shien is best card he should be on this list)

3 Blue Eyes White Dragon Blue Eyes White Dragon

One I the most iconic and powerful cards in the game. On their own they aren't exactly an unstoppable force but that's not why they are so good. They are the key to some of the three most powerful cards in the game. If you fuse three together you get the mighty blue eyes ultimate dragon then if you fuse that with black luster soldier you get the dragon master knight. However slightly more experienced players will want a card than can raise its attack every turn and is immune to effects so tribute the blue eyes ultimate dragon to special summon the blue eyes shining dragon. I have used this card many times and not once has it been destroyed. It takes a real strategy to bring it down so if you can spring it on your opponent Theseus is yours.

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.

My favorite card. Currently own 2 of them. Exodia is extremely easy to beat if your opponent has 1 copy of each piece in their deck and you destroy one of them using card destruction, light force sword can give you sometime to get CD, Card Exchange--You trade one card with one of your opponents from your hands-- and others I'm too lazy to say or can't remember at the moment.

Is The Original art Blue Eyes REALLY worth a lot of money!? :O

Like original meaning the same image as the anime used (because I have 1 of them in OK condition----Holds Sentimental Value not selling even if it is >. <)

Blue eyes is first of all strong, no duh. But he is also expensive. I have three copies and they are just fun to use when I duel my friend. Back to expensive most sites said the original blue eyes white dragon is over 1,000$. " go my blue eyes, attack with wight lightning" Seto Kaiba

4 Obelisk the Tormentor Obelisk the Tormentor

This is in my opinion stronger than Winged dragon AND Slifer. Get 5 monsters on the field and have him in your hand and you can either win or do a lot of damage. It literally cannot die to spell/traps or lose attack. so the only way for this card to die is if the opponent have a monster with 4001 Attack or more. BUT still not the strongest card. he strongest spell/trap is called moon mirror shield and you can equip it to a monster so that the monster gains attack points 100 more to any opposing monster, it may not deal much damage, but it has amazing defencive ability. This list is bad and outdated.

For all of you people who keep saying that if you tribute Slifer and Ra to get Obelisk on the field, Obelisk's ATK becomes infinity, you are so wrong. Where exactly does it say on Obelisk that that would happen? It DOESN'T. And if it DID, the card would be banned due to one hit K.O. since you take battle damage from the difference of the two battling cards; if one of them had infinity, there would be an infinity difference; meaning that your opponent would take infinity damage, and since Obelisk can't be destroyed by battle or card effects, it would be EXTREMELY over powered. Deeming it illegal in every Duel. So NO, Obelisk does NOT nor will EVER have infinity stats.

Obelisk has protection from traps, spells and monster effects. If you tribute 2 monsters on the field, Obelisk can wipe all the monsters your opponent control's. Moreover, I can't understand why does the Ultimate Blue Eyes White Dragon is in 4th place instead of Obelisk. Obelisk has it's own attack 4000 where as Ultimate Blue Eyes Dragon it can be summoned by fusing three Blue Eyes White Dragon.

Spells, traps or monster effects don't affect on Obelisk! Slifer is easily out in the game with deliquent duo, forceful sentry or other cards that reduce hand cards or simply with raigeki break or other card that destroys a monster. If your opponent summons Ra and sacrifices his life just use hinotama, ookazi or some other card that reduces life and you win the game. You don't need to be an expert to understand that Obelisk is the best.

5 Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon

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.

Me and my classmate's decks are pretty equal powered so it takes hours to finish a duel so that gives me enough time to bust out 3 blue eyes and a fusion card and merge them together to DESTROY! 4500 ATK/definitely who can beat that!?

I don't understand how Blue-Eyes White a Dragon is a higher rank that Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon! He has 5,000 attack and Blue-Eyes White has 3,000? What the heck?

This card is absolutely amazing and I'm shocked that it isn't the best card. Honestly this is the awesome at card am I right people!

6 Rainbow Dragon

This card is awesome super strong and beautiful. I have many cards gem beast so if I get it I'm the king.

Rainbow dragon paired with some spell cards is more powerful than even blue eyes ultimate dragon.

I have this card its also called rainbow neos it's 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

With 4000 attack points it good!

7 Dark Magician Girl Dark Magician Girl

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.

I don't even have Dark Magician in my deck. I have Dark Magician Girl and 3 Magician of Black Chaos cards that I can either ritual summon or discard to boost Dark Magician Girl's attack whenever she's on the field. So I can get a 2900 ATK monster on the field with only one tribute needed if all 3 Black Chaos mages are in the graveyard.

She's cute, and has good attack for a monster that requires one sacrifice, and her effect allows her to get stronger if you have some dark magicians up your sleeve, or more specifically in your graveyard or your opponents graveyard. Put here in a good dark magician deck and you're set to power her up.

She's cute though, I wish will have a dark magician girl show, I think anime lovers will love it, mostly yugioh lovers, I wish it happen someday, because dark magician girl has a looks, charm, and appeal to the audience, and she's deserving to have her own spot, I wish anime companies will appreciate it...

8 Pot of Greed

This is by far the STRONGEST card ever. This card has no disadvantages. Not even the imaginary disadvantage that if you draw this card you might not draw an other card. Its good that its banned. If not I would put it in every deck as much as I am allowed to. It would only be logical.

And there shouldn't be a card that every deck MUST have, no matter what.

Probably the strongest card ever printed. It's a free +1, that is probably the only card in the game, that every deck can benefit from having.

Nowadays Painful Choice is better since it wins on resolution, but back in the day Pot of Greed was the most broken Spell card (and is pretty much number 2 nowadays). +1 CA at no cost, there would be no reason not to play it if it was not banned.

One card in hand that replaces itself with 2 cards from your deck. Great after searching a bunch of cards especially because then you're more likely to draw those cards you can't search. Also thins out your deck in the process.

9 Jinzo Jinzo

My friend has a (non) tournament deck that consist of three blue-eyes + blue eyes ultimate, a monster reborn and two call of the haunted's.

Jinzo completely locks him out of his CotH and with revival jam can mean devastation to your opponent, as it does with me to my friend.

Was my favorite monster as a kid and still is today. Arguably Joey's best monster

Someone stole my Jinzo once and I was so mad I lost my deck that I quit. My deck will never be the same without another Jinzo in it. You hate it because you don't have it and you'll love it when you do. You need it. Get one.

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.

I love jinzo. I always love using it on my opponent when I know they have a trap waiting for me. Hee Hee. It seems to really make them made. If you equip it with mist body, then it is even more amazing.

10 Swords of Revealing Light

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.

Piss off your opponents and stops attacking happening from their side.

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

If you are playing a Golem Deck it is a great way to stall

The Contenders
11 Delinquent Duo

Forget Pot of Greed even, this card is INSANE. Pay 1000 lp to make your opponent discard 1 random card, then they choose 1 other card and discard that as well. This means if you activate it turn 1, not only do you potentially knock a hand trap out of your opponent's hand before you start to make your board, your opponent also starts the duel with less cards than you did despite drawing first. Play this with Forceful Sentry and Confiscation, and with the right cards, you can make your opponent discard their entire hand before they even get to play a single card.

Discarding 2 cards at once without any real downside or restriction makes this card incredible.

Really good card to make your opponent not be able to play the game

12 Chaos Emperor Dragon - Envoy of the End 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!

I completely agree that majority of the people voting, have no idea of what is good in competitive play. This card has a atk of 3000 and with its effect you can force your opponent to discard for 300 damage a card. This card could not only destroy a building strategy but also after using its effect, smash through your praised slifer for 3000 damaged.

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.

13 Marshmallon Marshmallon

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.

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.

Marshmallon is perfect for stalling so I can get the right cards from my monarch deck. Add Marshmallon Glasses for the perfect combo.

The worst to play against, instant 1000 damage straight to your face.

14 Painful Choice

Choose 5 cards in your deck, your opponent chooses 1 of them. Add that card to your hand, then send the rest to the Graveyard. Aside from the fact these cards can include Spells and Traps, you can choose multiple copies of the same card, so your opponent is forced to send at least 1 copy of a card you want in your Graveyard. On top of that, not only are you thinning out your deck and setting up your Graveyard, you also get a card in your hand, meaning you break even in card economy. Play this before Pot of Greed if you have both in hand.

Definitely one of, if not the best, card of all time. It lets you send a whopping 4 cards from your deck to the graveyard, 4 times as many as foolish burial, which on the banlist for how versatile and potentially powerful it is, and it one of the 5 cards you select goes to your hand too! If you were playing lightsworns, you could choose three copies of wulf, lightsworn beast, one copy of lost wind, and 1 copy of minerva, lightsworn maiden, and if they choose on of the wulfs, you would get to special summon 2 2100 attack monsters (because of there effect one they are sent from the deck to the graveyard), minerva's effect would send the top card of your deck to the graveyard, and when you opponent summoned a monster from the extra deck, lost world could set itself back on the field.

Possibly the best card ever created, setting up your graveyard with 5 cards at once is just beyond all balancing, The fact that foolish burial is limited right now and only sends 1 is enough to proof how crazy this card is.

Sending any 4/5 Cards from your deck to the graveyard with 1 card is nuts. Even foolish burial is great, and it doesn't even do 25% of what this card does. Possibly the best card ever created, and a must play in almost every deck.

15 Forceful Sentry

Look at your opponent's hand, choose 1 card in their hand; shuffle it into the deck. Oh my goodness, that effect is absurd, and here's why. Not only do you get to see every card in your opponent's hand and therefore know what your best opening plays will most likely be, you get to spin any of the cards in their hand into the deck, which also prevents them from getting any potential Graveyard effects off. It lets you knock a hand trap out of their hand, often leaving them unable to stop your combo.

Looking at your opponents hand, getting rid of their best card and figuring out what deck they play is enough to win the duel on it's own in most cases

16 Dark Magician Dark Magician

Dark magician may only have 2500 attack but along with many other cards it works with you can still special summon it very easiy with cards like sage's stone, dark magic curtain, skilled dark magician and magical dimension. Wipe out your opponents spells and traps with dark magic attack, attack all you opponents monsters with diffusion wave motion. Then all hope fails and all your dark magicians end up in the have yard, dark magician girl becomes 2900 attack

Dark Magician may be a normal monster but it has strong support spell cards such as Dark Magic Attack, Thousand Knives, etc. Also it has 2500 ATK and 2100 definitely points. Finally this is the signature card of the King of Games and the greatest duelist ever in all of the Yu-Gi-Oh anime Yugi Moto.

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! "

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

17 Storming Mirror Force

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

This card is awesome any sends back opponents attack to itself

18 Relinquish

Great card, but you need the "Black Illusion Ritual" Card to ritual summon it, and you don't always have that spell card and Relinquish in your hand at the same time. I'd recommend you'd use Thousand-Eye Restrict instead (Fusion Monster: Thousand-Eye Idol + Relinquished), which is the exact same except you stop all the monsters on the field from attacking and changing their position. It is a bit harder to do it this way if you don't have Polymerization (Duh! ) and a Apprentice Magician (when destroyed special summon a 2-star or less monster from your deck) of two.

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.

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.

This card wins the game. My friend summoned a blue eyes white dragon and an Obelisk the Tormentor and I was able to take control of them both. he targeted my Relinquish with his other blue eyes but it killed his first blue eyes instead. This card kicks some butt.

19 Mirror 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. It's a handy dandy trap.

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.

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 has literally saved my butt in at least 50 duels, so... I mean if your trying to get a really good card on the field like Overmind Archfiend, and that good card needs a kind of bad card to be summoned like most syncro monsters, it'll absolutely destroy every single monster on their field, except some god cards like Obolisk, and Ra, so unless they have one of them or something as overpowered like that, you can pretty much instantly win if you have something like 5 headed dragon or, like I do, a very good syncro monster, like Overmind Archfiend.

20 Card of Safe Return

If a monster is Special Summoned from your Graveyard, draw 1 card. Combine this with Level Eater, Premature Burial + Giant Trunade, or a deck that can Special Summon from Graveyard like crazy, then you can potentially draw your entire deck in 1 turn.

Some decks draw 10 or more cards with this, so obviously broken. This should honestly be called the "God Card-"

21 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

Avoids destruction abilities and reduces your opponents usable zones. Even better when used with Ghostricks

I got this card

22 Graceful Charity

Draw 3 to discard 2 means you make you hand way more consistent, while setting up your graveyard and activating tons of graveyard effects. One of the cards which might be the best of all of them.

While it's not a +1 in card advantage like Pot of Greed, this card not only fixes bad hands, but lets you rip through your deck and setup your Graveyard in the process.

Literally pot of greed but better; if it wasn't banned, the dark world decks would be the best archetype in the game.

I have it in my collection. Good card.

23 Cyber 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.

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.

I've had this card forever it is so good,plus you just need two cyber dragons and one beast king of swamps or two beast kings vote for this card even more ok it is more powerful than obelisk case closed.

He is really strong. I have a cyber end deck. It dominates all of my friends. It is super amazing and powerful.

24 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.

He is so awesome you can automatically win the whole duel! It's pretty worth it for 5 pieces and you play all of the pieces on the field you can summon exodia and you can obliterate your opponent!

This is a awesome card if you have him the exodia pieces and Different Dimension Capsule you can get Exodius the Ultimate Forbidden Lord fast and easy out and ready.

It literally wins for you. For those of you who don't Yugioh, I mean LITERALLY. If you summon it, you automatically win no matter what. Game over.

25 Pot of Duality

This is a good card to have for any deck, beefy or not. This can get cards into your hand and searches for others very well.

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

Awesome card help me a ton.

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