Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Most Powerful God Cards, Ranked (2023)

Yu-Gi-Oh! celebrated its twentieth anniversary in 2019 – a huge milestone whether you’re a fan of the manga, original Japanese anime, English dub, or the card game. Even if you haven’t been in touch with the franchise since Yugi Mutou was possessed by an Ancient Egyptian pharaoh, you’ve got to admit that remaining relevant enough after twenty years is impressive.

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Yu-Gi-Oh! wouldn’t be anywhere without its plethora of cards, and after a twentieth anniversary, it would be wrong not to talk about the powerful ones. The legendary ones. The god cards. So, until someone can get a team of MIT researchers to analyze the purpose of Pot of Greed, here are the most powerful god cards in the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG. IT’S TIME TO D-D-D-D-D-DUEL!

Updated February 9, 2022 by Jerrad Wyche: With each new set of Yu-Gi-Oh! cards that releases, there's the potential for new cards to take the scene by storm. They could either be powerful God cards, or new spells or traps that create new combos with already existing cards. The upcoming brand new set for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game is called Battle of Chaos and releases in February 2022.


11 Winged Dragon Of Ra - Dragon Form

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The reason some cards stand out from others is often the thing that make them inevitable. In the case of Winded Dragon of Ra, it's a card that can't have its summoning countered. So once you have three tributes its casting is all but assured. Its ATK and DEF numbers change depending on the amount of LP you have at your disposal. If you're confident in your opponent not being able to deliver a finishing hit you can fully commit and drop your life points down to 100 to fully power up this powerful God card.

10 Raviel, Lord Of Phantasms

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One of the three Sacred Beasts in Yu-Gi-Oh!, Raviel lends mixed results to your team. Its difficulty to get onto the field depends entirely on how many Fiends you have to Tribute, or by getting all three Phantasm Tokens, which can be a pain. Once you do get it on the field, it’s a decently powerful card, but you have to be focused on burning through your deck to get it out as quickly as possible, and continue burning cards to beef up its ATK/DEF for boosts during your turns.

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9 Uria, Lord Of Searing Flames

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If it's not evident by its name, Uria, Lord of Searing Flames is a powerful God creature with tremendous ability. For every trap card in your graveyard Uria gets 1,000 ATK added to it, meaning that a trap-centric deck can turn it into a single-shot game-winning creature.

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It also allows you to, once per turn, destroy a spell or ability your opponent controls which will severely limit their opportunities to try and get rid of this crimson behemoth.

8 Slifer The Sky Dragon

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If you’re surprised to see the iconic red dragon wielded by Yugi and Yami in the original series so near the bottom, you’re not the only one. But, as competitive players have discovered, running Slifer is a very difficult thing to do and do well. It’s a masterful stall card if you know what you’re doing, but otherwise it can be a drag to have on the field with too-random stats that make it hard to build a deck around. Its powerful abilities can still crush in casual play, though, if you’re willing to take the risk of an unpredictable card.

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7 The Wicked Dreadroot

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One of the lesser known Wicked Gods, originally debuting in the Yu-Gi-Oh! R manga, the Wicked Dreadroot might look familiar to you – and you’d be right to recognize it. This card is meant to be the “wicked” counterpart of the Egyptian God Card, Obelisk the Tormenter, and torment it does.

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With a three Tribute price tag, you have to be willing to take a decent kick in the gut to play the Wicked Dreadroot, as the ATK and DEF of all monsters on the field (even yours) are halved when it gets played. Make sure it’s wicked to your opponents, and not to you.

6 Odin, Father Of The Aesir

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A card that’s particularly hard to summon, it would be wise of you to keep a card like Valkyrie of the Nordic Ascendant in your deck if you run Odin. If played well, this card is a master of destruction, with the ability to make itself immune to Spells and Traps until the end of your turn. It can be Special Summoned back from the Graveyard pretty easily but watch out for banishment; that’s a significantly harder place for Odin to crawl out of, and it wouldn’t hurt to have a backup plan for a banish-happy opponent.


5 Loki, Lord Of The Aesir

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Same as Odin, it would behoove you to have a card that searches your deck for Nordic monsters if you run Loki, because you’re going to want this card out pretty quick. While it might not be the strongest in brawn, Loki has a few tricks up its mischievous sleeves that can make or break a game.

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Once per turn, you can prevent your opponent from activating a Spell or Trap during your Battle Phase. If it gets sent to the Graveyard, Loki is the gift that keeps on giving by letting you banish one Nordic Alfar Tuner and Special Summon it right back – it even gives you a free Trap from the Graveyard too. Isn’t that nice?

4 Obelisk The Tormentor

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Sorry not sorry, Kaiba, but while Obelisk is a powerful card, it slips just shy of the top three. Don’t let that discourage you! Obelisk is a good, reliable card, with fixed stats that are easier to build a deck around than its other Egyptian God counterparts. If you have at least two monsters to Tribute, your opponent can kiss their monsters goodbye too, all the while Obelisk stands impenetrable to Spells, Traps, and other card effects. Try pairing him with some Nimble Frogs, while you’re at it. They get along surprisingly well.

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3 Hamon, Lord Of Striking Thunder

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Hamon is hard to get onto the field – if you run him it wouldn’t hurt to have a lot of Continuous Spells to burn – but once you do slap it down there? Oh boy. With a solid 4000 ATK/DEF under its belt, any monster this card destroys takes off an extra 1000 LifePoints off your opponent’s total, which is just adding insult to injury.

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Not in the mood for attacking? No problem. While in Defense Position, your opponent won’t be able to attack any other card except Hamon. Just rub that salt in the wound a little deeper, why don’t you?

2 The Wicked Avatar

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The eeeevil counterpart to Winged Dragon of Ra, the Wicked Avatar is the second on this list for a good reason. It’s always 100 ATK/DEF Point stronger than the strongest monster on the field (except for itself, obviously), and it disables your opponent’s ability to active Spell and Trap cards for two turns after its played. You’ll need three monsters to Tribute for it, but it’s worth it to cripple your opponent for a couple turns so you can wail on them, and likely gain a huge advantage in the process. Wicked, but only for someone that’s not you.

1 The Winged Dragon Of Ra – Sphere Mode

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While, yes, this card is technically a support card for the considerably weaker “Winged Dragon of Ra,” it’s incredibly effective on its own, and you might actually be better off using it without the bird form. It can take out three of your opponent’s monsters right off the bat, which can be a real game changer, and it can’t be targeted by any attacks, Spells, or Traps. If you do end up including the parent card in your deck “Sphere Mode” can Special Summon it with 4000 ATK/DEF Points, and you won’t have to spend a single LifePoint of your own to do it. Now that’s godly.

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Which Yu-Gi-Oh God card is the strongest? ›

The Winged Dragon Of Ra

Considered to be the most powerful of all of the Egyptian God cards, The Winged Dragon Of Ra being summoned makes for some epic moments in the anime. The attack and defense points for it are made up of the total of the three cards you tribute for it.

Is Obelisk stronger than Slifer? ›

I think that Slifer is probably more favored with the new structure, but Obelisk is still superior and could prevail with his deck.

What is more powerful than the Egyptian God Cards? ›

Just outside the unlimited power of the Egyptian God cards is Hamon, Lord of Striking Thunder. More powerful than all of Odinson's and the All-Father, Hamon has an Attack of 4000 and a Defense of 4000, maxing him out with power, besides those cards with unlimited strength.

What is the number 1 Yu-Gi-Oh card? ›

Blue-Eyes White Dragon

Beyond this, however, Blue-Eyes White Dragon can boast its status as one of the most valuable Yu-Gi-Oh! cards released to date. As the rarest card to pull in the original Legend of Blue-Eyes White Dragon booster pack, a first-edition copy can sell at auction for thousands of dollars.

Does Yugi get any god cards? ›

By the end of the following season, all three god cards, including Slifer the Sky Dragon and The Winged Dragon of Ra, would eventually come to be owned by Yugi Mutou. At the end of the original anime series, the god cards are returned to Ancient Egypt, but their legacy lives on in Yu-Gi-Oh! GX.

Is Obelisk the strongest God card? ›

Easily the best god card. First of all, unlike Ra and Slifer who rely on support cards/life points (RA) or number of cards in your hand (Slifer) you have a steady powerful 4000 ATK/DEF monster on your field who also cant be targeted.

What is the most Powerfulest card? ›

The Ace of Spades (also known as the Spadille and Death Card) is traditionally the highest and most valued card in the deck of playing cards in English-speaking countries. The actual value of the card varies from game to game.

Can the God cards beat Exodia? ›

Exodia *requires* all five cards to be in hand in order to unleash him. That being said, Exodia eclipses the God Cards by virtue of being an automatic victory, able to wipe the field like Obelisk *and* wipe life points out in one move.

What is the strongest monster in Yu-Gi-Oh? ›

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  • Exodia, The Forbidden One. ...
  • The Egyptian Gods. The Egyptian Gods harbor a power unmatched by any other monster in the game.
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Does Yugi lose Slifer? ›

How does Yugi defeat Slifer? Fortunately for Yugi, he was able to defeat Strings without destroying Slifer the Sky Dragon. He turned Strings' combo against him, forcing him to draw infinitely! When Strings ran out of cards in his Deck, Yugi was able to claim the victory, as well as the Egyptian God Card.

What god is obelisk? ›

In Egyptian mythology, the obelisk symbolized the sun god Ra, and during the religious reformation of Akhenaten it was said to have been a petrified ray of the Aten, the sundisk.

How many god cards are there? ›

This product comes with The 3 God Cards. Slifer the Sky Dragon, The Winged Dragon Ra, Obelisk the Tormentor. 5 Rare cards, and 27 Common cards for a total of 35 cards.

Is exodia stronger than Egyptian god? ›

Exodia is treated IRL as an instant win. There's no stronger than that. But in the shows universe, exodias instant win capability is weaker than the Egyptian Gods.

What is the oldest Yugioh card? ›

That Blue-Eyes White Dragon was released in Starter Deck Kaiba (SDK) in March 2002 where, as you may have guessed, it was the first card of the deck.

What is the best rare in Yu-Gi-Oh? ›

Crush Card Virus' Prize Card version is by far the rarest and most valuable Trap Card, and it's not even close. Thanks to its iconic status in both the anime and the actual TCG, the Shonen Jump version will fetch you a pretty $115,033 penny.

What is the highest selling Yugioh card? ›

1. Tournament Black Luster Soldier - $2,000,000 (reportedly) Easily the most valuable card on this list, the Black Luster Soldier was an exclusive prize card awarded at the first-ever Yu-Gi-Oh! tournament in 1999.

Who did Yugi marry? ›

Over the next twelve years, Tea and Yugi got married and had twin children, a boy named Tag and a girl named Anzu.

Does Yugi ever summon exodia? ›

Since Yugi now had all five pieces in his hand, he summons Exodia (a feat that no duelist has ever accomplished prior to this Duel). Yugi then uses Exodia to attack and destroy all three of Kaiba's "Blue-Eyes White Dragons", winning him the duel.

Who had a crush on Yugi? ›

Anzu Masaki is the lifelong friend and love interest of Yugi Muto in Yu-Gi-Oh. In the American anime she is known as Tea Gardner.

Is The Winged Dragon of Ra stronger than Exodia? ›

Is The Winged Dragon of Ra stronger than Exodia? In the card game, exodia still wins, BUT if winged dragon of ra is pitted against exodia after both have been sealed in stone tablets, and then been unleashed by a human, ra stands a really good chance since anime source material is very c... It's a tie.

What is the best Egyptian god? ›

Amun was represented in the southern capital Thebes. As the gods of Egypt developed, they were combined during the New Kingdom to form Amun-Ra (or Amun-Re), the greatest god of Egypt, who brought sun, light, and creation daily to the entire world.

Can obelisk be destroyed by Mirror Force? ›

"Obelisk the Tormentor" can be destroyed by effects that do not target, such as "Judgment Dragon", "Lightning Vortex", "Mirror Force", etc.

Who killed Exodia? ›

Despite a strong effort, "Exodia" was defeated by Zorc, because "Exodia" drew his power from Shimon, while Zorc used the power of the darkness.

What beats Exodia? ›

Most Exodia variants play all spell cards and are completely dependent on them. Something like Anti-Spell Fragrance, Imperial Order, or Eradicator Epidemic Virus will lock them down completely. You can also negate Spells with cards like Magic Jammer, Dark Bribe, and Cursed Seal of the Forbidden Spell.

Who threw away Exodia? ›

"Exodia" throwing incident

Weevil throws the "Exodia" cards overboard. Weevil spoke with Yugi on the Deck later that night. While discussing Yugi's Deck, Weevil asked if he could see his "Exodia" cards.

Are the god cards stronger than exodia? ›

Most definitions of God cards are defined in such a way that would exclude Exodia. Exodia isn't that strong of a deck right now (with Pot of Greed and many loops being forbidden right now). The most meta-relevant god card I would personally say right now is Ra- Sphere Mode but even then it shows up only rarely.

What are the 3 god cards in Yu-Gi-Oh? ›

This product comes with The 3 God Cards. Slifer the Sky Dragon, The Winged Dragon Ra, Obelisk the Tormentor.

Who is the strongest card? ›

The Ace of Spades (also known as the Spadille and Death Card) is traditionally the highest and most valued card in the deck of playing cards in English-speaking countries.

What is Yusei Fudo strongest card? ›

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