Forbidden & Limited List for the World Championship 2023

Mostly to check the edge cases.

Note: In addition to the cards on this list, cards printed or released in the Yu-Gi-Oh! Official Card Game on March 19th, 2023 and later cannot be used (it is possible to use cards up to the cards printed in “Deck Build Pack: Wild Survivors”). Cards printed or released in the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game after June 24th, 2023 are also not allowed. Reprints in newer products are still permitted, such as those in Battles of Legend: Monstrous Revenge. These lists are typically made by using the lowest amount of the card legal worldwide (even if 0 due to lack of release). This year appears to ignore the cards printed in the TCG NA only territories such as Shiba Warrior Taro, and has permitted them for use.

(Really old OCG Normal monsters) – These cards have not released in the TCG and without a worldwide release are not legal for play in a World championship tournament.
Aqua Snake
Acid Crawler
Fiend Reflection #1
Arma Knight
Fairy of the Fountain
Living Vase
Minomushi Warrior
Horn Imp
Vishwar Randi
Wing Eagle
Wing Egg Elf
Weather Control
Rock Ogre Grotto #2
Water Element
Water Girl
Beautiful Beast Trainer
Wood Clown
Waterdragon Fairy
Candle of Fate
Air Eater
Ghoul with an Appetite
Tao the Chanter
Spirit of the Winds
Djinn the Watcher of the Wind
Masked Clown
Crow Goblin
Boulder Tortoise
Rock Spirit
Barrel Rock
Cyber Soldier
Monstrous Bird
Beaked Snake
Twin Long Rods #1
Gorgon Egg
Stone Ghost
Ice Water
Ancient Sorcerer
Cyber Commander
Mech Bass
Phantom Dewan
Ancient Tree of Enlightenment
The Wandering Doomed
30,000-Year White Turtle
Sea King Dragon
Fiend’s Hand
Dokuroizo the Grim Reaper
Abyss Flower
Phantom Ghost
Emperor of the Land and Sea
Mystical Capture Chain
Ill Witch
Lord of Zemia
Mech Mole Zombie
Dark Chimera
Dark Shade
Dark Plant
Turtle Raccoon
Ancient Jar
Dice Armadillo
Orion the Battle King
One Who Hunts Souls
Winged Egg of New Life
Lunar Queen Elzaim
Giant Scorpion of the Tundra
Archfiend Mirror
The Drdek
Fiend Kraken
Serpent Marauder
Spiked Snail
Graveyard and the Hand of Invitation
Job-Change Mirror
Tentacle Plant
Toad Master
Dragon Statue
The Melting Red Shadow
The Thing That Hides in the Mud
Nightmare Scorpion
Night Lizard
Mystery Hand
Fiend Sword
Bio Plant
Man-Eating Plant
Fire Eye
Binding Chain
Boo Koo
Kappa Avenger
Gate Deeg
Lucky Trinket
Pot the Trick
Bone Mouse
Bolt Escargot
White Dolphin
Mountain Warrior
Fungi of the Musk
Barrel Lily
Machine Attacker
Madjinn Gunn
Wicked Dragon with the Ersatz Head
Embryonic Beast
Midnight Fiend
B. Dragon Jungle King
The Bewitching Phantom Thief
Megirus Light
Supporter in the Shadows
Wood Remains
Mon Larvas
Yamatano Dragon Scroll
Spirit of the Mountain
Armored Rat
LaLa Li-oon
Rainbow Marine Mermaid
Leo Wizard
Royal Guard
Laughing Flower

Judgment of the Pharaoh – Unreleased in Korea and Europe
Yu-Jo Friendship – Unreleased in Korea and Europe
UNITY Unity – Unreleased in Korea and Europe

Shuttleroid – Unreleased in Korea or the TCG
Holactie the Creator of Light – Unreleased in Korea or the TCG
Magi Magi ☆ Magician Gal – Unreleased in Korea or the TCG
Nanana – Unreleased in Korea or the TCG
Gigarays Gandora the Dragon of Destruction – Unreleased in the TCG
Soul Unseal – Unreleased in Korea or the TCG
Farm Delivery – Unreleased in Korea or the TCG
Ankuriboh – Unreleased in Korea or the TCG
True Exodia – Unreleased in Korea or the TCG
Number C1000: Numerounius – Unreleased in Korea
Number iC1000: Numerounius Numerounia – Unreleased in Korea
Numeron Chaos Ritual – Unreleased in Korea
Starring Knight – Unreleased in Korea or the TCG
Power Pro Lady Sisters – Unreleased in Korea or the TCG
Chronicle Sorceress – Unreleased in Korea or the TCG
Attack Guidance Armor – Unreleased in Korea or the TCG
Life Shaver – Unreleased in Korea or the TCG
Magical Trick Mirror – Unreleased in Korea or the TCG
Switch Point – Unreleased in the TCG
Alpha Summon – Unreleased in the TCG
Red Arrows – Unreleased in the TCG
Sweet Room-Maid – Unreleased in the TCG
Lil-la-Rap – Unreleased in the TCG
Dark Magician the Knight of Dragon Magic – Unreleased in Korea
Armed Neos – Unreleased in Korea
Assault Synchron – Unreleased in Korea
Numbers Last Hope – Unreleased in Korea
Odd-Eyes Rebellion Xyz Dragon – Unreleased in Korea
Rokket Coder – Unreleased in Korea
Extox Hydra – Unreleased in Korea
Tri-Edge Master – Unreleased in Korea
Daidaratant the Ooze Giant – Unreleased in Korea
Don’t Slip, the Dogs of War – Unreleased in Korea
RGB Rainbowlution – Unreleased in Korea
Superheavy Samurai Security – Unreleased in Korea
Power Pro Knight Sisters – Unreleased in Korea or the TCG
Magician of Faithfulness – Unreleased in Korea
Elemental HERO Flame Wingman – Infernal Rage – Unreleased in Korea
Link Decoder – Unreleased in Korea

Archnemeses Protos – Forbidden in TCG
Artifact Scythe – Forbidden in TCG
Amazoness Archer – Forbidden in OCG
Eva – Forbidden in TCG
Ronintoadin – Forbidden in TCG
Substitoad – Forbidden in OCG
Victory Dragon – Forbidden in Both
Eclipse Wyvern – Forbidden in Both
Performage Plushfire – Forbidden in Both
Orcust Harp Horror – Forbidden in TCG
Redox, Dragon Ruler of Boulders – Forbidden in Both
Djinn Releaser of Rituals – Forbidden in Both
Cannon Soldier – Forbidden in OCG
Kashtira Fenrir – Forbidden in OCG
Glow-Up Bulb – Forbidden in TCG
Cyber Jar – Forbidden in OCG
Wandering Gryphon Rider – Forbidden in OCG
The Tyrant Neptune – Forbidden in Both
Master Peace, the True Dracoslaying King – Forbidden in Both
SPYRAL Master Plan – Forbidden in TCG
Wind-Up Hunter – Forbidden in TCG
Maxx “C” – Forbidden in TCG
Dandylion – Forbidden in Both
Superheavy Samurai Soulbreaker Armor – Forbidden in OCG
Cyber-Stein – Forbidden in Both
Toon Cannon Soldier – Forbidden in OCG
Grinder Golem – Forbidden in Both
Tidal, Dragon Ruler of Waterfalls – Forbidden in Both
Gandora-X the Dragon of Demolition – Forbidden in OCG
Fiber Jar – Forbidden in Both
Fishborg Blaster – Forbidden in Both
Fairy Tail – Snow – Forbidden in TCG
Phoenixian Cluster Amaryllis – Forbidden in Both
Blackwing – Gofu the Vague Shadow – Forbidden in Both
Block Dragon – Forbidden in TCG
Majespecter Unicorn – Kirin – Forbidden in Both
Magical Scientist – Forbidden in Both
Cannon Soldier MK-2 – Forbidden in OCG
Mind Master – Forbidden in Both
Barrier Statue of the Stormwinds – Forbidden in Both
Level Eater – Forbidden in Both
Elder Entity Norden – Forbidden in Both
Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon – Forbidden in OCG
Thunder Dragon Colossus – Forbidden in TCG
Tearlaments Kitkallos – Forbidden in Both
Supreme King Dragon Starving Venom – Forbidden in Both
Chaos Ruler, the Chaotic Magical Dragon – Forbidden in TCG
Ib the World Chalice Justiciar – Forbidden in Both
Tempest Magician – Forbidden in Both
Outer Entity Azathot – Forbidden in Both
Number S0: Utopic ZEXAL – Forbidden in Both
Zoodiac Drident – Forbidden in Both
Zoodiac Broadbull – Forbidden in Both
True King of All Calamities – Forbidden in Both
Wind-Up Carrier Zenmaity – Forbidden in TCG
Number 95: Galaxy-Eyes Dark Matter Dragon – Forbidden in Both
Number 16: Shock Master – Forbidden in Both
Number 89: Diablosis the Mind Hacker – Forbidden in TCG
Number 86: Heroic Champion – Rhongomyniad – Forbidden in TCG
Number 42: Galaxy Tomahawk – Forbidden in TCG
M-X-Saber Invoker – Forbidden in TCG
Toadally Awesome – Forbidden in OCG
Lavalval Chain – Forbidden in Both
Simorgh, Bird of Sovereignty – Forbidden in TCG
Crystron Halqifibrax – Forbidden in Both
Mecha Phantom Beast Auroradon – Forbidden in TCG
Summon Sorceress – Forbidden in Both
Guardragon Agarpain – Forbidden in Both
Guardragon Elpy – Forbidden in Both
Spright Elf – Forbidden in Both
Superheavy Samurai Scarecrow – Forbidden in TCG
Topologic Gumblar Dragon – Forbidden in Both
Knightmare Goblin – Forbidden in Both
Knightmare Mermaid – Forbidden in Both
Prank-Kids Meow-Meow-Mu – Forbidden in TCG
Predaplant Verte Anaconda – Forbidden in Both
Heavymetalfoes Electrumite – Forbidden in TCG
Union Carrier – Forbidden in Both
Curious, the Lightsworn Dominion – Forbidden in TCG
Linkross – Forbidden in Both
Mirage of Nightmare – Forbidden in Both
Delinquent Duo – Forbidden in Both
Confiscation – Forbidden in Both
Heavy Storm – Forbidden in Both
Kaiser Colosseum – Forbidden in TCG
Painful Choice – Forbidden in Both
The Forceful Sentry – Forbidden in Both
Snatch Steal – Forbidden in Both
Pot of Greed – Forbidden in Both
Dimension Fusion – Forbidden in Both
Zoodiac Barrage – Forbidden in TCG
Divine Sword – Phoenix Blade – Forbidden in OCG
Card of Safe Return – Forbidden in Both
Soul Charge – Forbidden in Both
Cold Wave – Forbidden in Both
Chicken Game – Forbidden in TCG
Butterfly Dagger – Elma – Forbidden in Both
Graceful Charity – Forbidden in Both
That Grass Looks Greener – Forbidden in TCG
Smoke Grenade of the Thief – Forbidden in Both
Premature Burial – Forbidden in Both
Giant Trunade – Forbidden in Both
Brilliant Fusion – Forbidden in TCG
Mystic Mine – Forbidden in Both
Mass Driver – Forbidden in Both
Metamorphosis – Forbidden in Both
Last Will – Forbidden in Both
Return from the Different Dimension – Forbidden in Both
Vanity’s Emptiness – Forbidden in Both
Royal Oppression – Forbidden in Both
Imperial Order – Forbidden in Both
Appointer of the Red Lotus – Forbidden in TCG
Self-Destruct Button – Forbidden in TCG
Sixth Sense – Forbidden in Both
Trap Dustshoot – Forbidden in Both
Ultimate Offering – Forbidden in Both
Magical Explosion – Forbidden in OCG
Life Equalizer – Forbidden in OCG
Last Turn – Forbidden in Both
Red Reboot – Forbidden in TCG
Branded Expulsion – Forbidden in TCG

Left Leg of the Forbidden One – Limited in Both
Left Arm of the Forbidden One – Limited in Both
Right Leg of the Forbidden One – Limited in Both
Right Arm of the Forbidden One – Limited in Both
Astrograph Sorcerer – Limited in Both
Black Dragon Collapserpent – Limited in TCG
Infernity Archfiend – Limited in TCG
Blaster, Dragon Ruler of Infernos – Limited in Both
Performapal Monkeyboard – Limited in Both
White Dragon Wyverburster – Limited in TCG
Kashtira Unicorn – Limited in OCG
Chronograph Sorcerer – Limited in OCG
Phantom Skyblaster – Limited in TCG
Mudora the Sword Oracle – Limited in Both
Miscellaneousaurus – Limited in TCG
Agido the Ancient Sentinel – Limited in Both
Kelbek the Ancient Vanguard – Limited in Both
PSY-Framegear Gamma – Limited in Both
The Bystial Lubellion – Limited in OCG
Salamangreat Gazelle – Limited in TCG
Mathmech Circular – Limited in Both
Girsu, the Orcust Mekk-Knight – Limited in OCG
Zoodiac Ratpier – Limited in Both
Armageddon Knight – Limited in TCG
Keldo the Sacred Protector – Limited in Both
SPYRAL Quik-Fix – Limited in OCG
Speedroid Terrortop – Limited in Both
Spright Jet – Limited in OCG
Spright Blue – Limited in OCG
Dark Grepher – Limited in TCG
Dinowrestler Pankratops – Limited in Both
Superheavy Samurai Soulpiercer – Limited in OCG
Tearlaments Scheiren – Limited in Both
Tearlaments Havnis – Limited in Both
Tearlaments Merrli – Limited in Both
Tearlaments Reinoheart – Limited in OCG
Herald of Orange Light – Limited in OCG
Supreme King Dragon Darkwurm – Limited in OCG
Bystial Druiswurm – Limited in OCG
Bystial Baldrake – Limited in OCG
Bystial Magnamhut – Limited in OCG
Exodia the Forbidden One – Limited in Both
Predaplant Ophrys Scorpio – Limited in OCG
Danger!? Jackalope? – Limited in TCG
Danger!? Tsuchinoko? – Limited in TCG
Lunalight Tiger – Limited in TCG
Morphing Jar – Limited in Both
Tempest, Dragon Ruler of Storms – Limited in Both
Luster Pendulum, the Dracoslayer – Limited in OCG
Red Rose Dragon – Limited in TCG
Gem-Knight Master Diamond – Limited in TCG
Blaze Fenix, the Burning Bombardment Bird – Limited in OCG
Ancient Fairy Dragon – Limited in TCG
Denglong, First of the Yang Zing – Limited in TCG
PSY-Framelord Omega – Limited in Both
T.G. Hyper Librarian – Limited in Both
Beatrice, Lady of the Eternal – Limited in TCG
Kashtira Arise-Heart – Limited in TCG
Daigusto Emeral – Limited in TCG
Divine Arsenal AA-ZEUS – Sky Thunder – Limited in OCG
Striker Dragon – Limited in TCG
Primeval Planet Perlereino – Limited in Both
Slash Draw – Limited in TCG
One Day of Peace – Limited in Both
Card of Demise – Limited in TCG
Instant Fusion – Limited in Both
Infernity Launcher – Limited in TCG
Foolish Burial – Limited in Both
Pot of Prosperity – Limited in OCG
Primal Seed – Limited in OCG
Change of Heart – Limited in Both
Monster Reborn – Limited in Both
Final Countdown – Limited in TCG
Spright Starter – Limited in OCG
Mind Control – Limited in TCG
Sekka’s Light – Limited in TCG
Sky Striker Mecha – Hornet Drones – Limited in Both
Reinforcement of the Army – Limited in Both
Chain Strike – Limited in TCG
Card Destruction – Limited in Both
Terraforming – Limited in Both
Dragonic Diagram – Limited in Both
Upstart Goblin – Limited in TCG
Harpie’s Feather Duster – Limited in Both
Called by the Grave – Limited in TCG
Magical Mid-Breaker Field – Limited in TCG
Purrely Sleepy Memory – Limited in OCG
Purrely Delicious Memory – Limited in TCG
Gold Sarcophagus – Limited in Both
Fusion Destiny – Limited in OCG
Floowandereeze and the Magnificent Map – Limited in OCG
Set Rotation – Limited in Both
Mask Change II – Limited in OCG
Crossout Designator – Limited in OCG
Spellbook of Judgment – Limited in TCG
Divine Wind of Mist Valley – Limited in TCG
Pressured Planet Wraitsoth – Limited in OCG
Into the Void – Limited in TCG
Reasoning – Limited in TCG
Monster Gate – Limited in TCG
Branded Opening – Limited in OCG
Branded Fusion – Limited in OCG
Runick Fountain – Limited in OCG
Gateway of the Six – Limited in Both
One for One – Limited in Both
Skill Drain – Limited in OCG
Time Seal – Limited in Both
Trickstar Reincarnation – Limited in OCG
Naturia Sacred Tree – Limited in TCG

Superheavy Samurai Motorbike – Semi-Limited in OCG
Dimension Shifter – Semi-Limited in OCG
Destiny HERO – Malicious – Semi-Limited in Both
Tri-Brigade Fraktall – Semi-Limited in OCG
Rite of Aramesir – Semi-Limited in OCG
Foolish Burial Goods – Semi-Limited in OCG
Emergency Teleport – Semi-Limited in OCG
Pot of Desires – Semi-Limited in Both
Raigeki – Semi-Limited in OCG
Sky Striker Mobilize – Engage! – Semi-Limited in Both
Super Polymerization – Semi-Limited in OCG
Trickstar Light Stage – Semi-Limited in OCG
Lightning Storm – Semi-Limited in Both


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6 thoughts on “Forbidden & Limited List for the World Championship 2023

  • July 27, 2023 at 1:10 pm

    Crazy, this looks a bit similar in ways to the Dark Magicians Anthology banlist from Master Duel. I wish Branded was at 3 because not too many cards/decks can abuse it. Makes me also wonder if they’re doing this so smaller decks like BEWD, HERO, and DM can have a shot at a WCS success.

    • July 28, 2023 at 6:30 am

      not really. It’s that it’s the mix of the two lists, with the lowest status on each applying.

      Expect everything you’re used to being Meta showing up in its most doofy form.

  • July 27, 2023 at 2:10 pm

    Minor correction, but Primeval Planet Perlereino is only limited in the OCG, not both

  • July 27, 2023 at 4:32 pm

    OMG Albion the sanctifire dragon is still legal. Can’t wait to see the gimmick puppet cancer in the tournament.

    • July 28, 2023 at 9:15 am

      Only one Opening and one Fusion. Won’t be consistent.

  • July 28, 2023 at 9:15 am

    Rikka, Lab, and Dragon Link are the big contenders I think.

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