forbidden and limited list in Duel Links

DL – Forbidden and Limited List (Aug2022)

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links

duel links temp titleKey features:

  • Genre: Strategy
  • Origin: Japan
  • Number of Players: 1
  • System Support: online and offline play

Manufacturer: Konami
Release Date: JA: April 2016
US: Jan 11, 2017, Nov 2017 (PC)
UK: Jan 11, 2017
Media: Android and iOS devices, PC (via Steam)
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Fantasy Violence, Mild Blood, Suggestive Themes)


The changes to the forbidden and limited list in Duel Links aim to foster more deck types in PVP.

It’s important to note that the Forbidden/Limited list in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links functions differently than compared to the TCG. In the traditional Yu-Gi-Oh! card game, cards that hit the Semi-Limited or Limited list are restricted to just those items. For example, if the trap card Adhesion Trap Hole hits the Limited list in the TCG, only that card is affected by this addition. This move would have no effect on the amount of copies on a card like Skill Drain, which is currently on the Limited list, that you could run in a deck.

In Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links, things are a bit different, howevcer the ban list is still broken down into three specific parts, along with a fourth being included at the end of certain updates to show which cards are no longer having their usage limited (Newly Unlimited shown first here).

  • Forbidden: A card is not allowed to be used in a player’s Main Deck, Extra Deck, or Side Deck.
  • Limited: Only one copy of a card is allowed to be used in a player’s Main Deck, Extra Deck, or Side Deck.
  • Semi-Limited: Only two copies of a card are allowed to be used in a player’s Main Deck, Extra Deck, or Side Deck.

Here’s the entire updated on July 31, 2022 list of forbidden and limited cards that should be valid from 1 August 2022 onwards:

Newly Unlimited 

  • None


Effect Monsters

  • Cannon Soldier
  • Cyber Jar
  • Amazoness Archer
  • Fiber Jar
  • Yata-Garasu
  • Toon Cannon Soldier
  • Magical Scientist
  • Dandylion
  • Grinder Golem
  • Cannon Soldier MK-2
  • Substitoad
  • Mind Master
  • Phoenixian Cluster Amaryllis
  • Fishborg Blaster
  • Level Eater
  • Djinn Releaser of Rituals
  • The Tyrant Neptune
  • Glow-Up Bulb
  • Wind-Up Hunter
  • Eclipse Wyvern
  • Redox, Dragon Ruler of Boulders
  • Tidal, Dragon Ruler of Waterfalls
  • Blaster, Dragon Ruler of Infernos
  • Performage Plushfire
  • Majespecter Unicorn – Kirin
  • Performapal Monkeyboard
  • Grandora-X the Dragon of Demolition
  • Blackwing – Gofu the Vague Shadow
  • Zoodiac Ratpier
  • Master Peace, the True Dracoslaying King

Fusion Monsters

  • Elder Entity Norden
  • Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon

Link Monsters

  • Summon Sorceress
  • Knightmare Mermaid
  • Knightmare Goblin
  • Topologic Gunblar Dragon
  • Guardragon Agarpain
  • Guardragon Elpy
  • Linkross

Synchro Monsters

  • Tempest Magician
  • Ancient Fairy Dragon
  • Ib the World Chalice Justiciar

Xyz Monsters

  • Lavalval Chain
  • Number 16: Shock Master
  • M-X-Saber Invoker
  • Outer Entity Azathot
  • Number 95: Galaxy-Eyes Dark Matter Dragon
  • Tellarknight Ptolemaeus
  • Number S0: Utopic ZEXAL 
  • Zoodiac Broadbull


  • Graceful Charity 
  • Pot of Greed
  • Change of Heart
  • Last Will 
  • Heavy Storm
  • Snatch Steal
  • Confiscation
  • Delinquent Duo
  • The Forceful Sentry
  • Giant Trunade
  • Painful Choice
  • Premature Burial
  • Card of Safe Return
  • Cold Wave
  • Mirage of Nightmare
  • Metamorphosis
  • Mass Driver
  • Butterfly Dagger – Elma
  • Dimension Fusion
  • Divine Sword – Phoenix Blade
  • Spellbook of Judgment
  • Soul Charge
  • Zoodiac Barrage
  • Set Rotation
  • Mystic Mine


  • Ultimate Offering
  • Time Seal
  • Royal Oppression
  • Last Turn
  • Trap Dustshoot
  • Self-Destruct Button
  • Sixth Sense
  • Return from the Different Dimension
  • Magical Explosion
  • Life Equalizer


Normal Monsters

  • Left Arm of the Forbidden One
  • Left Leg of the Forbidden One
  • Right Arm of the Forbidden One
  • Right Leg of the Forbidden One

Effect Monsters

  • Exodia the Forbidden One
  • Cyber Stein
  • Morphing Har
  • Night Assailant 
  • Armageddon Knight 
  • Genex Ally Birdman
  • Tempest, Dragon Ruler of Storms
  • Luster Pendulum, the Dracoslayer
  • Speedroid Terrortop
  • SPYRAL Quick-Fix
  • Astrograph Sorcerer
  • Chronograph Sorcerer 
  • Double Iris Magician
  • Predaplant Ophrys Scorpio
  • Supreme King Dragon Darkwurm
  • Altergeist Multifaker
  • Dinowrestler Pankratops
  • Orcust Harp Horror
  • Thunder Dragonhawk
  • Salamangreat Gazelle
  • Girsu, the Orcust Mekk-Knight

Ritual Monsters

  • Cyber Angel Benten

Fusion Monsters

  • Blaze Fenix, the Burning Bombardment Bird
  • ABC-Dragon Buster
  • Thunder Dragon Colossus

Link Monsters

  • Saryuja Skull Dread
  • Heavymetalfoes Electrumite
  • Cryston Halqifibrax
  • Sky Striker Ace – Kagari
  • Galatea, the Orcust Automaton
  • Predaplant Verte Anaconda

Synchro Monsters

  • Trishula, Dragon of the Ice Barrier
  • T.G. Hyper Librarian
  • PSY-Framelord Omega

Xyz Monsters

  • Wind-Up Carrier Zenmaity
  • Toadally Awesome
  • Zoodiac Drident
  • True King of All Calamities
  • Divine Arsenal AA-ZEUS – Sky Thunder


  • Raigeki
  • Harpie’s Feather Duster
  • Card Destruction
  • Monster Reborn
  • Foolish Burial
  • Reinforcement of the Army
  • Terraforming
  • Gold Sarcophagus
  • One for One
  • Gateway of the Six
  • Infernity Launcher
  • Divine Wind of Mist Valley 
  • One Day of Peace
  • Brilliant Fusion 
  • Dragonic Diagram 
  • Trickstar Light Stage
  • Sky Striker Mecha – Hornet Drones
  • Nadir Servant 


  • Conquistador of the Golden Land
  • Imperial Order
  • Vanity’s Emptiness
  • Trickstar Reincarnation
  • Metaverse
  • Red Reboot


Effect Monsters

  • Destiny HERO – Malicious 
  • PSY-Framegear Gamma
  • Harmonizing Magician
  • Souleating Oviraptor
  • Thunder Dragonroar
  • Danger!? Jackalope? 
  • The Phantom Knight of Torn Scales
  • Tri-Brigade Fraktall
  • Virtual World Roshi – Laolao
  • Lyrilusc – Cobalt Sparrow
  • Prank-Kids Rocksies
  • Adamancipator Analyzer
  • Water Enchantress of the Temple (new)


  • Scapegoat
  • Sekka’s Light
  • Super Polymerization
  • The Beginning of the End
  • Emergency Teleport
  • Mask Change II
  • Magical Meltdown
  • Called by the Grave
  • Sky Striker Mobilize – Engage!
  • Sky Striker Mecha – Widow Anchor
  • Memories of Hope
  • Cursed Eldland
  • Fusion Destiny
  • Rite of Aramesir (new)


  • D.D. Dynamite

What is forbidden/limited card?
Forbidden cards are essentially “banned” cards, while limited simply means that you can only put 1 in a deck, semi-limited is up to two in your deck only. Some cards in the OCG/TCG are either forbidden, or limited, and this is due to their ability to create an unbalanced experience for the game.

We’ll have more details on this game as they become available, stay tuned!

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