It's time for the monthly update to the Forbidden and Limited List for Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel! This list sees a number of floodgates (cards that restrict the use of other cards) getting limited, Runick having its power reduced a tad, and a number of powerful cards getting Unlimited. Overall, pretty exciting list!

The list is scheduled to go live on April 10th. Players will receive 20 extra CP when dismantling cards for each copy of the card that was removed. For instance, if a previously Unlimited card becomes Limited, players will receive 20 extra CP for 2 copies of the card. Do not dismantle cards until the update goes live!


All the cards on this list are currently Semi-limited, except Herald of Orange Light, who is Unlimited.


All the cards on this list are currently Unlimited, except Thunder Dragonhawk, who is Limited.


All the cards on this list are currently Semi-limited.

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Upcoming Forbidden/Limited List Update

The implementation of the Forbidden/Limited List is planned to occur on the date listed below.

Please see below for the changes that are going to be made, and our reasoning behind these changes.

Expected date for Forbidden/Limited List implementation

2023 April 10

Forbidden/Limited List implementation details

We have compiled the trends and results of Decks used in Ranked Duels, and will limit cards and Decks with outstandingly high usage and win rates in line with their impact on the metagame.

The changes made to the list reflect our aims of preventing Decks from being too difficult to counter, and ensuring the game's tactical element is not compromised by overly short Duels.

*Cards affected by this Forbidden/Limited List will be color labeled as follows: Blue - Cards for which the maximum number of copies has decreased; White - Cards for which the maximum number of copies has increased.

- Cards to be Limited

"Skill Drain", "Rivalry of Warlords" "Gozen Match", "Herald of Orange Light", "Floowandereeze and the Magnificent Map"

- Cards to be Semi—Limited

"Runick Fountain", "Runick Tip", "Necroface", "Thunder Dragonhawk"

- Cards to be Unlimited

"Altergeist Multifaker"," Souleating Oviraptor", "Super Polymerization", "Divine Wind of Mist Valley", "Galatea, the Orcust
Automaton", "Spellbook of Judgment", "SPYRAL Quik-Fix"

*Replays of Duels played before the. Forbidden/Limited List becomes effective may be shown on DUEL LIVE for a certain period of time after the Forbidden/Limited List becomes effective.

Dismantling Bonuses Resulting from the Forbidden/Limited List

If a card is designated as "Limited," "Semi-Limited," or "Forbidden" on this Forbidden/Limited List, a 20pts Craft Point bonus will be available when dismantling the card during the period below. The number of times the bonus can be gained corresponds to the reduction in the max. copies of the card per Deck due to the Forbidden/Limited List.

Applicable Duration

Apr 10 09:30 - May 10 05:59

* This applies to cards that can be dismantled.

*The Craft Point bonus of the card to be dismantled will be 20 points regardless of surface finish.

(For Example)

(For an Unlimited card (max. 3 copies in a Deck) that becomes Limited (max. 1 copy per Deck), a Craft Point bonus of 20 pts will be available when dismantling up to two copies of this card. It is two copies because the reduction in the max. copies of the card per Deck due to the Forbidden/Limited list is also two copies.

If the card has no finish, 30 Craft Points will be gained. (The usual 10 plus the bonus of 20.) The usual 10 Craft Points will be gained when dismantling past two copies, or if the card is dismantled outside the applicable period.

Limit Regulations in Yu-Gi-Ohl MASTER DUEL are subject to change in order to improve game balance and increase player enjoyment.

Limit Regulations are also subject to careful review and may be changed or removed as the environment changes. (In those cases Card effects may change.)

When changes are to be made, the details of the cha ges will be communicated to players before they are implemented.

Changes will usually be announced 2 weeks before they are applied. However, this time frame is subject to change if urgent changes are need.

Thank you for playing "Yu-Gi-Oh! MASTER DUEL."

What do you think of this list? Any other changes you'd like to see implemented? Let us know in the comments below!