Best Yugioh Spell Cards


The Top Ten

1 Monster Reborn

I have this card I destroyed my brother's winged dragon of raw and then I brought it back from the graveya with my Slifer it was Unstoppable

With the abilitiey to bring back a monster from the gy, you can do anything. You can just keep it or use for a tribute.

Stupid card

You can bring back Exodia and win the game, Its broken. Konami please ban and bring back brother stratos - msonly132

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2 Pot of Greed

One of the first and the best spell card to be ever printed. This card can fit into any deck and can be considered broken in any format in the history of Yugioh. The ability to draw two cards in a game where card advantage is the most important thing is extremely powerful. - rapaddict97

A plus 1 that can be used at any time without restriction in a game where card advantage is the most important factor. There would be literally no deck not running this card if it was not banned.

But what does it do?

Best generic draw spell in game. Pot of Desires is the same thing but forces you to banish 10 cards FD from deck, and people run it at 3. Goes to show people will give their left nut to draw 2 cards.

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3 Painful Choice

Wins on resolution in several decks. One of the few cards that can be considered better than Pot of Greed. Don't expect this card to be ever unbanned without a big nerf.

Pretty sure this would make burning abyss tier 0

Probably should be number 1 on this list

Aborting the baby or keeping it... painful indeed. - msonly132

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4 Change of Heart

Weak. Cannot control monster for long. Booo.

It allows you to control other creatures like when a slifer and winged dragon of ra is attacking you can be able to control slifer and block it with the winged dragon of ra

I liked playing it

Ill smash her in a heart beat. Mhmmm, succulent half angel-half devil booty. - msonly132

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5 Raigeki


One of the most powerful spell cards in the game

Banned card but really powerful. just wipe out your opponents field with one card

That art doe

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6 Mystical Space Typhoon

MST negates. it counters everything on this list. How is it not number 1 - msonly132

I love this card

Destroy 1 spell card, not the best (beaten by nightbeam, etc.) but still very good and costs nothing

Why did you vote for this instead of harpies feather duster or heavy storm? - Yugi10

7 Harpie`s Feather Duster


Destroys your opponent spells and traps which is devastating against trap based decks. - KilMii

Its basic but good - jjsimpson

Currently on the banned list

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8 Heavy Storm

Hey! Trunade is better. - msonly132

If you have luck you can activate it when you don't have any spells or traps so you can destroy only opponent spells and traps. - KilMii

Completely broken, and banned for a reason. Yes, there are more counters to it than Giant Trunade, however, with Giant Trunade the cards are only off the field for one turn. And while that can be enough for an OTK, if you fail to OTK (remember that hand traps exist) you've gone -1 for (probably) nothing.

This card is AWESOME!

9 Pot of Duality

Remember the moments when your daddy inserts his thick raw club into your poo hole, and for 1 second, you reach enlightenment? That feeling is this pot. - msonly132

Someone here says he runs 55 Pot of Duality in his Exodia deck and that it nearly always wins...

You're only allowed to activate 1 Pot of Duality per turn.

I run 55 pots of duality in my exodia FTK deck, 99% win rate

You can not have more than 3 copies of any card in your deck, and you can only activate one pot duality per turn. - Yugi10

Might as well just have 3 of these in your deck. Doing that basically gives you a chance to choose your next draw card out of the top 3, instead of having it random.

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10 Swords of Revealing Light

I love this card-when I have it. When used against me? Gulp!

My friend has three of these in his deck and he will use them one after another

I have it I had slider in my hand once and I summoned it face down. my friend got crushed

What is better than 1 sword?
That's right, 3 swords... - msonly132

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The Contenders

11 Snatch Steal

I hate this card no wonder It's on the ban cards list I hated when my monsters got stolen from me when I played with my twin...

Steal 1 monster for free and tribute, Xyz, or Synchro Summon with it, so your opponent doesn't gain the 1000 Life Points in his Standby Phase.

12 Graceful Charity

50% More drawing than Pot of Greed.
100% More discard than Foolish Burial.
This card is busted and rightfully on the banlist.

13 The Forceful Sentry
14 Book of Moon

Who reads books nowadays. - msonly132

This is the most versatile card of the whole game

Kinda useless

This is zah bests of all!

15 Dark Hole

This card is useless

Want to see a dark hole? search blue waffle on google. - msonly132

The best

Yeah gods can't be killed by dark hole and if I'm correct only a light monster can kill the five headed dragon

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16 Seal of Orichalcos

It is a powerful asset to a deck because it adds damage to all characters on your side of the field!

Beast card don't know why it isn't rarer

The best spell card I know. adds attack while protecting my soul

I have this card it should be the best spell card ever made it's the best it's a beast card

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17 Hidden Armory

I also have an armory hidden... in my pants. Pocket Rocket. - msonly132

Let's you destroy your own monster then you get to destroy your opponents monster hide this trap under a mister and when it is attacked activates it

18 Ancient Rules


It lets you summon a level 5 or higher normal monster for FREE!

Just use double summon - msonly132

Too op, summon your mom with it

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19 Chaos Greed

Lets just get two words and put them together.
Me first: careful disease - msonly132

Can't beat pot of greed but still good card in a deck that focuses on banishing everything from everywhere. - KilMii

20 Upstart Goblin

Card sucks. Why would you give your opponent life points? Might as well give him your car keys, social security number and a hand job along with it. And screw Doug, who is Doug. Doug is a dumb name, like Dartz. - msonly132

You want to give your opponent life points sO yOu CaN hAvE a 37 CaRd DeCk. The 1000 life points usually don't matter very much, and the extra consistency you get from having essentially 3 fewer cards in your deck is worth it. It is limited for a reason. - Yugi10

Doug said it should be higher

One of the few actual good cards on the list. Limited to one for a reason

Good card. Love using it in my Chaos MAX deck.

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21 United We Stand

You can get so much power with this card, so getting it

How is this not in the top 10?
800 atk and def for each face up monster..

22 Ojamuscle

Real talk, the only counter to Ojamuscle is the level 10 train engine.

Dzeeff said it himself. God card. Searchable by any deck, free plus 1, acts as a free Monster for an instant extra link. Wins in less than 5 turns. There's a reason this card has always been on the forbidden and limited list

Only thing stronger is Sparks.

Epic card foto every Obama lover

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23 That Wacky Magic!

Easily the best magic card ever created.

This card good!

That wacky magic! is the best card in the game because if you use it and banish 10 spells you can kill a blue Eyes White dragon and only 3 of them exist in the entier World so it's a great counter and has great card renewal - BannedEmeral

Second effect lets you steal you opponets deck

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24 Serial Spell

Why is serial spell a spell with no effect and description.

Your opponent loses half their life points when this card is activated.

this is op

25 Double Spell

I love this card

Use your opponents spells. - KilMii

Yes! This card made it

26 Smashing Ground

Its good to take out a wall to win the duel

Similar to Fissure and Hammer Shot. Good stuff.

HAHAAHA Smash - msonly132

27 Spell Absorption

Awesome in a spell counter deck. - KilMii

I've healed about 4000 in most games

28 Mirror Force

No comment

Obviously any experienced player would say this is the best of cards all time should be 1st at all costs

Whats not to love kill all your opponents monsters for no cost.

This is a trap not a spell

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29 De-spell

#2 card for sure, only outclassed by Sparks

It can destroy all these other cards - robbthy7

Better than mst

30 Prohibition

Very good in all lockdown decks. Currently just outside of the meta. I suggest buying if top tier lockdown decks are to expensive

Prohibition (a long with Mask of Restrict) is one of only two cards that has the ability to stop and/or prevent the summoning of even the most powerful monsters. Cards such as Exodia (if played assembled) or the "God" cards are immune to the effects of spell & traps such as Final Destiny. Prohibition can halt "instant win" cards. The great thing about a card like Prohibition is that it's most lethal against decks with super powerful monsters; most of which are less likely to have cards to counter this as the decks are built around the powerful monsters.

Prohibition can not halt instant win cards, because win conditions are not effects. - Yugi10

Really good card lets you disable the effect of one card

31 Poison Of The Old Man

Don't know why it isn't on the banned list yet. It's just either free healing or free damage. That's insane

Please Komoney ban dis brok op card

So op. Instant 1200 life points, no cost. Or instant loss of 800 for your opponent. Surprised that barely anyone knows this. - Blueyesranger

EVeRyOnE kNoWs AbOuT iT aNd KnOwS iT Is NoT wOrTh It. Life points don't matter that much. You are losing 1 card just to boost your life points by 1200, or decrease your opponents life points by 800. Honestly it would be better to have any normal monster instead or this, at least normal monsters are not a -1 in card advantage. - Yugi10

32 Limiter Removal

This can make my ace card have 12000 ATK and it alredy has pircing.

Should be number 3

33 Elimigate
34 Blazing Mirror Force

Blazing mirror force is the original with an added kick. sure, you do get damaged yourself, but clearing their field and potentially attacking directly next turn makes it worth its cost

Not the most usefull of the mirror forces, but is a great card if your enemy has short Life Points, you get the damage too, that's true, but is funny.

35 Saqlifice

Broken card for qliphort deck

36 Final Countdown

You win after 20 turns BEAST

After 20 turns u win the duel, doesn't get much better than that

Why not just play cards to help you win before 20 turns? Duels don't usually last 20 turns. - Yugi10

37 Power Bond
38 Foolish Burial

Great if you have a card that needs to be special summoned from graveyard

It's limited to 1 card in deck though

39 Emergency Provisions
40 Scapegoat

Four tokens to synchro or xyz summon plus some good defense

41 Pot of Avarice

5 cards from your graveyard back into your deck! And you can draw two as well! Class card a real game changer

Best yugioh spell card

42 Enemy Controller

Use it with enchanted javelin

So op can attack your opponent with there own monster so much better then mind control

Take control of an opponent monster for only one card.

My friend really wants this and I have it

43 Shield Spear

Gives you 200atc and definitely points

44 Monster Gate

Infernoids are basically dead without this card. Other decks like it too.

45 Gravity Lash

Its really good

46 Grinning Grave Virus

Lets you tribute an atk monster with 3000 or less atk, destroy cards in your opponents hand+deck equall to the atk of that monster divided by 500 and look at your opponents hand for 3 turns if the monster tributed has 2000 or more atk!
Great card for ANY deck!

47 Shapesnatch

The best boy he will snatch your shape

Super easy way to summon infinity, infinity negates every single spell and trap shapesnatch IS the best spell card in the game. - Cyres

48 Nirvana High Paladin

Being a pendulum monster, this card is technically a spell, and a powerful one at that! - Temp1

49 Creature Swap

To awesome to miss maybe gonna be banned

Trade control of monsters! Great for effect monster decks with weak stats. You flip summon your only monster on the field (man-eater bug! ) to take out the weaker of your opponents 2 monsters, and then play Creature Swap, forcing them to trade their epic high level monster with your lowly "already flipped- man-eater bug. Magic.

50 One Day of Peace

A card that basically says "at the cost of giving your opponent a free card, it is virtually impossible for you to lose next turn, oh yeah and draw a card while you're at it". Was fun in Exodia decks at 3, but definitely deserved to get hit.

I love this card because it gives both you and your apponent a chance to win it's fair...

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Top Remixes (5)

1. Raigeki
2. Monster Reborn
3. Ancient Rules
1. Painful Choice
2. Change of Heart
3. Snatch Steal
1. Pot of Greed
2. Painful Choice
3. Graceful Charity

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