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.

The Top Ten

1 Exodia the Forbidden One

Amazing card! You win a duel if you have all the forbidden parts and exodia! Its only level 3!

But it's so easy to disrupt the strategy by seeing their hand and using card destruction

Exodia! OBLITERATE! When this card comes out, you're dead meat!

I have a youtube channel first of all and I do videos but I think that I it is amazing and I have a piece one nobody has I do not see many you-gi-oh! Players but nobody has this card

I have Exodia The Forbidden one and my friend is jealous of it

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2 Slifer 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!

This card is the best card in the world it can stop Exodia The Forbidden one from winning the game

My favorite card besides Toon Barrel Dragon


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3 The 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 have this card I got this card will I was moving my best friend gave it to me when I was leving SO I WILL ALWAY BE LOYAL TO IT

This card is the worst slifer could take it any day of the week

Give one thousand life points and wipe out your opponent's cards for good

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4 Obelisk the Tormentor

This card is the best! It can kill every monster your opponent controls!

Obelisk is the best guys. He can totally kick some butt. I mean with 4000 attack points your set. I have one it's 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.

The effect can kill all monster and with a high fixed attack it is sure to be the better one

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5 Blue-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 )

looks cool

It is one of kaiba's best cards
and it looks so cool! Plus, it is really cheap

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6 Five Headed Dragon

It is a very strong card and I have it.
You can BARLEY destroy it

It's the more powerful card in the game and its almost impossible to destroy


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

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7 Blue Eyes White Dragon

There's only one way to put it it is the best

Actually how the dark magician is better

I'm a Blue Eyes White Dragon while you just Dark Magician! Oh

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)

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8 Dark Magician

Dark magician is the best

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! " - fallenfannumber1

Its dark magician use 1000 knives or mystic box and its good

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. - jessicaclaytor

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9 Rainbow Dragon

It is a great card just hard to summon

I use crystal beast and if rainbow dragon is out, I dominate

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

The turn after rainbow dragon is summoned you can boost his attack points to 11000 but only if you still have all crystal beasts out

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10 Relinquish

I have never used this card but have seen it in the show it is really powerful.

When played, the opponent will "relinquish" the duel! LOL!

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.

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.

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The Contenders

11 The Creator God of Light, Horakhty

Guy's, this is easier than waiting for the 5 parts of exodia.

It is easier to summon than exodia and has the same ability.

Yes but this card can be easily stopped by the winged dragon of ra so this card should be under the God cards. so this should be in 4th place because all the good cards could hold up against it winged dragon of ra would destroy it. Obelisk would use his effect and since this card is so strong it will most likely be in attack mode so then the controller of obelisk would be able to reduce your life points to zero. Then slifer could go into wildfire mode and be able to survive for ten turns without being destroyed and would have ten thousand attack for those ten turns and by that time you should have gotten something to destroy it with so that is y it should be in fourth place and not first. First place should belong to the winged dragon of ra if you wanna know how to get the winged dragon of ra' s attack 20,000 or higher visit my list fatkideatingpie1234567890 is my user name. - fatkideatingpie1234567890

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.

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12 Dark Magician Girl

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.

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! - ivansu95

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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13 Cyber End Dragon

I totally agree!

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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14 Harpie's Feather Duster

Destroying all of your opponent's traps and spells can disrupt their plans and end duels if used

Its super good

IS the best card of mai Valentine.

It's band

15 Marshmallon

This card is better than every card on this list the picture is cute and if an Egyptian god card attacks it it will not even make a scratch on the marshnmaloon

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. - dmagicatk24

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.

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

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16 Jinzo

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.

It's not really useful anymore, as the game has evolved to the point where most competitive decks use little to now trap cards. But he's still my favorite card because of how cool he looks, also, it dominated middle school, so there's nostalgia bias in my pick as well... still a cool card.

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.

It is because they are iconic, for many fans. You must respect opinions. - AXl

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.

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17 Exodia Necross

Amazing card should be in top ten

Indestructible and unlimited power

Is really good but can be dealt with

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

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18 Chaos Emperor Dragon - Envoy Of The End

All the cards on this list just have high attack. This card has high attack AND an OP effect. Probably why it's banned.

Such a shame this card is banned.

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.

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!

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19 Wicked Avatar

The wicked avatar should be number 1 I mean it's the strongest card in the game!

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

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!

Wicked Avatar is powerful however Your Copying another monsters attack your committing suicide to your monster You must be in a tight spot if your using wicked avatar I use him as a last resort. Unless your using Ax of Despair or something leveling up your monsters attack what difference would it make?

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20 Cyber Jar

Do you know what cyber jar does it's flip effect destroys all monsters on the field that includes five headed dragon, dark magician, dark magician girl, jinzo, any blue eyes dragon, etc... and you (and your opponent) then pick up five cards from the top of your deck show them to each other and summon any level 4 or below monsters.

21 Mirror Force

Mirror force works out whenever I am in a tough situation like if blue eyes white dragon attacks me then I could just counteract the attack

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.

The dark mirror force is better then light mirror force is it not or is it better?

I love this card! It has saved my butt in really thin spots. I recommend this for any beginners.

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22 Penguin Soldier



This cards saved me in lots of tough situations PENGUIN SOLDIER ROCKS!

Penguin soldier is the toughest card in my deck. With an immense 8000 atk and unlimited defense, and an effect that wipes out the entire field, penguin soldier is one to keep. He can even beat exodia.

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23 Blue Eyes Shining Dragon

He destroy's effect

May I just ask who voted for Blue Eyes White Dragon? WHYYY?

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

This card may have a base 3000 attack but because of the fact that you need to tribute ultimate that puts ultimate and 3 white dragons in the grave so if those are the only dragons in the graveyard shining dragon has 4200 attack

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24 Black Luster Soldier Envoy of the Beginning Black 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?

Pretty much the LIGHT, but more stronger and better, version of Chaos Sorcerer. Can easily get rid of cards that annoy you like Stardust Dragon.

Two attacks with 3000 attack points and an ability to remove any monster from play. Why isn't this at the top!

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25 Gene Warped Warwolf

It's a awesome card if you don't know about this card Google it

No effect \_(-_-)_/

26 Dragon Master Knight

This card has 5000 ATK and 5000 definitely but you have to have Black Luster Soldier and Blue Eyes Ultimate Dragon.

Best card ever, and like one of you have said before, use substitute cards. They are perfect for Fusion Decks. (And summoning Dragon Master Knight).

You guys do know how easy this is to summon, right? You can just use a substitute card, like King of The Swamp or something.

May be impossible to summon but when summoned almost impossible to defeat

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27 Kuriboh

Its saved my hide so many times!

I play a Kuriboh deck and I win like almost all the time. And it's cute! XD

You have to sacrifice it and you don't take any damage!

Cute little puffball that saves you.. Of course it's amazing

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28 Rainbow Neos

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.

Rainbow Neos is a great card to have, and it's good enough to have it's own archetype.

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

29 Dark Hole

Absolutely awesome

Dark hole may be negated by white hole but you only have a white hole to negate your own dark hole a dark hole will still ruin the other fields of play and block every other dark hole played during the game as it is a permanent trap card

Kills all monsters on the battlefield.awesome.this card is a must have.

Completely obliterates all monsters, great card for getting out of tight situations, plus you can just use it, normal summon, and direct attack.

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30 Temple of Kings

Not being able to activate Traps the turn they are set annoys me so much. Plus, if you have Serket out, all the more power to you!


31 Monster Reborn

Best spell card, a deck without it unimaginavle

No card is better than this I mean steal monster from your opponents grave is CRAZY O.P.!


32 Elemental Hero Neos

They are really the best card

I like elemental hero neos is a ultra rare card

Has lots of support cards

The pinnacle of all heroes card

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33 The Wicked Dreadroot

Better than exodia top 3 for sure

I have this card very powerful and a force to be reckoned with

The most deadly card I've ever come upon

Why is this not in the top ten he halves the attack of all monsters even EGCs! Exodia is the best, but this guy come pretty close.

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34 Mystic Space Typhoon

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

I don’t think Mystical Space Typhoon should be in this spot. Twin Twisters is so much better. Although you have to discard one card, you destroy 2 spell or traps on the field.

35 Galaxy Eyes Photon Dragon

Galaxy eyes photon dragon is number 1 to me

Practically cannot be destroyed by battle, as it can banish both monsters till the end of the battle phase, and it is Kite's signature card

Ire on Galaxy eyes photon dragon should be number three I ever lose with I've even beaten blue eyes ultimate dragon with it

Why is this not number one since exodia has been limited

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36 Cracking Dragon
37 Makyura the Destructor
38 Ring of Destruction
39 Buster Blader

I have it and its by far my favourite card

Its great, especially if your up against a dragon deck

40 Rank-Up Magic: The Seventh One

What the heck original series not zexal! Can't you read catrds pretty lame anyway

Op for 10X decks

41 Number 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

Destroy your opponent's monsters, and inflict their attack to your opponent. Plus, it's a better Utopia!

So awesome and powerful that all your cards gone!

42 Number 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!

The only way to destroy a number is by another number

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43 Man Eater Bug

One of the best original Legend of Blue-Eyes cards, and it can destroy just about anything.

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


44 Exchange of the Spirit
45 Frostosaurus
46 Ma'at

You literally can't lose if you guess the cards correctly

Cannot be normal summond or set by sending 1 face up light dragon type monster and 1 face up light fairy type monster you control to grevyard, and can't be special summond by other ways. Once per turn you can declare 3 card of your deck add any of them that you named to your hand, also send the remaining cards to grevyard. This cards atk and definitely are equal to the number of cards added to your hand by this effect x1000


ATK? Definitely?

Level 10

47 Magical Scientist
48 Machina Force
49 Cyber Dragon


This is the best card ever... It can special summon itself if your opponent has monsters and you don't plus a normal summon... Easy tuning for synchro

Awesome card, very good stall and zanes own dragon

50 Raviel, Lord of Phantasms

Amazing card and I never lose

You can summon tokens and then sacrifice them for 1,000 more attack

He is so awesome and cool

He should at least be at top 20 I have him and I never lost a battle.Someone traded and I gave him a few good ones

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