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Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel updating to the Forbidden & Limited List in May 2022

Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel announced by Konami, heading to Steam

Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel has been seeing a ton of popularity as Konami’s classic card game comes roaring back into the public eye. And with it comes a very fast-moving meta-game. The game has a ton of cards in, thousands in fact. And that means that players have potentially endless decks and card combos they can use. But because this is a card game, there’s a constant need to keep players from breaking the game.  The concepts of Limited, Forbidden and Semi-Limited cards is a common concept in card games.

And with a new update coming in the next few weeks, Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel will be getting a revamp to its ban list. This will help players better understand what deck archetypes Konami is targeting for nerfs, thus forcing players to jump around to find new combos.

May 2022 Forbidden & Limited List in Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel

This list will include all of the Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel cards that will be moving around the various card restriction lists. Some cards are brand new to their class, while others are shifting around. Keep reading to see what’s changed.


Semi-Limited cards are cards that need to be restricted to a certain number of copies—two copies per card. This is usually done to limit the number of times powerful combos can be executed in-game. The cards being put on the Semi-Limited List are:

  • D.D. Dynamite
  • Sekka’s Light
  • Fusion Destiny
  • The Phantom Knights of Torn Scales
  • Tri-Brigade Fraktall
  • Virtual World Roshi – Laolao
  • Lyrilusc – Cobalt Sparrow
  • Prank-Kids Rocksies
  • Adamancipator Analyzer

Limited or Unlimited

Unlimited cards are not restricted, in this case, that applies to the Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon—which used to be Semi-Limited. You can only have 1 copy maximum of a “Limited” card in your Main Deck, Extra Deck, and Side Deck combined. And for this update, no new Limited card classifications have been noted.

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The May 2022 Forbidden & Limited List in Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel will not be adding any new Limited cards. There’s one more thing to account for, Forbidden cards.


Forbidden cards are no longer allowed in decks to be used in any official Konami events. Anyone who has kept up with the card meta over the years will know that this list constantly shifts every month. As new cards are added, a bunch of powerful combos come about.

There are tons of secret packs and cards to find, and some of them are rather powerful. You can even reroll packs to try and get the cards you want. There are a few other things to learn about this new card game. It’s a good idea to learn how to link your Konami account to get your cross-platform progression. There’s more to learn about this game, like card crafting and the Secret Packs system. These two elements help you complete your collection of more than 10,000 cards, so it’s handy to understand. You might also want to understand the basics of the premium currency, Gems.

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