Top 10 Best Yu-Gi-Oh Cards

Whether it's Magic, Monster, Trap, Fusion, Ritual, Synchro, Pendulum, Link, or XYZ, we're talking about a selection of the best Yu-Gi-Oh! cards in the card game.
The Top Ten
1 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.

2 Slifer the Sky Dragon

Slifer is definitely not the most powerful card in all of Yu-Gi-Oh! Number one 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 effects. You can use cards like Mind Crush to reduce your opponent's hand size, or even use something like Raigeki or any monster destruction to get past it (as long as it's not in response to the summon).

Yes, Slifer can be used for the Creator of Light's summon, but there are two problems with that as well. 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 can fusion summon them. 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 up to high prices of 4,000 US dollars for a real copy.

And right now, in this current meta and most others, Obelisk has been the best of the three gods. There's no denying it, people. As for the best three cards in the game right now, I'd say they are (in order of best to worst): Maxx C, Twin Twisters, and then Toadally Awesome and Mask Change II are tied for third.

3 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.

4 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.

5 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?

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

7 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

13 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.

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.

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 Storming Mirror Force

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

This card is awesome any sends back opponents attack to itself

17 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! "

18 Relinquished

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.

19 Mirror Force

This card has literally saved my butt in at least 50 duels, so... I mean, if you're 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 synchro monsters, it will absolutely destroy every single monster on their field except for some god cards like Obelisk and Ra. So, unless they have one of those or something as overpowered, you can pretty much instantly win if you have something like 5-headed dragon or, like I do, a very good synchro monster such as Overmind Archfiend.

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.

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 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.

22 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

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.

24 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.

25 Black Luster Soldier

It's a 3000 ATK Ritual Vanilla... It has never been banned as some claim. It can only attack once. It cannot Banish anything. It has no effect at all. It's just a 3000 ATK monster that was decent in the early days of the franchise, but sees little use in these modern days.
For those who want to argue that I am wrong... use Google. The card "Black Luster Soldier" is no good. The card that is good is "Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning". They are 2 completely and totally different cards.

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.

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?

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