A plethora of awesome cards were used throughout Yu-Gi-Oh! battle city, all of which varied in power. In the second season of the franchise, made up of 48 episodes, 324 cards can be seen, including 166 monsters, 104 spells and 54 trap cards. This article will attempt to find out which cards had the biggest overall impact on the series and how viable they would be in competitive play (IRL).
Yu-Gi-Oh! battle city sees six different categories of cards used. These include Normal Monsters, Effect Monsters, Ritual Monsters, Fusion Monsters, Spell Cards, and Trap Cards. Here are the most powerful cards used in the series in each category.
The most powerful normal monster: Vorse Raider
- Appearances in episodes: 070, 071, 082, 083, 093, 094
- Attack: 1900
- Defense: 1200
In Yu-Gi-Oh! duelist kingdom, high level monsters (level 5-12) like Blue-Eyes White Dragon could be summoned to the field without Tribute. In battle cityHowever, the Duel Monsters rules were more closely aligned with the real-life metagame in an effort to reflect the player experience. Consequently, big boss monsters that had previously been hit on the field without thought now had to be used strategically as their summoning required considerable cost.
Normal non-tribute monsters, like Vorse Raider, became the fodder of most games. Since these cards have no special abilities, their stats are the only measurable stat that matters. With 1900 Attack, this four-star monster is the most powerful non-tribute normal monster in the world. Yu-Gi-Oh! battle citywhich Kaiba often used to great effect to take down his opponent’s weaker monsters.
The most powerful effect monster: Jinzo
- Episode Appearances: 058, 059, 063, 074, 087, 088, 089
- Attack: 2400
- Defense: 1500
- Effect: As long as this card remains face-up on the field, it negates the activation and effect of Trap Cards. When this is summoned, destroy all traps on your opponent’s side of the field.
Although the appearance of Effect Monsters was quite scarce in Yu-Gi-Oh! duelist Kingdom, they would become a much larger part of the second installment in the franchise. Iconic cards like Dark Magician Girl and The Legendary Fisherman were introduced during this season; however, Jinzo arguably took the prize for becoming the most well-known card due to its devastating effect which led to it seeing considerable competitive play. This card’s built-in protection against traps made it incredibly difficult to destroy outside of battle, and at 2400 hit points, this wasn’t exactly the easiest of tasks.
By April 2003, Jinzo had been used competitively to such an extent that he had an entire format named after him: Android Format. Yu-Gi-Oh! battle city He didn’t shy away from showing off the powerful effect of Jinzo, who played a crucial role in Joey’s success in the tournament and his battle against Odion.
The most powerful ritual monster: the masked beast
- Episode Appearances: 071, 072
- Attack: 3200
- Defense: 1800
- Effect: This monster can only be Ritual Summoned with the Ritual Spell Card “Curse of the Masked Beast”. You must also offer monsters whose total star level equals 8 or more as Tribute from the field or from your hand.
Unfortunately, only three ritual monsters were summoned during Yu-Gi-Oh! battle city — and none managed to match the power level of last season’s Pegasus Forsaken. However, Umbra and Lumis’ The Masked Beast is by far the most powerful ritual monster that was shown during the tournament.
Despite his power level, he is quickly taken down by Yu-Gi and Kaiba after they equip Beast of Glifer to lower his attack to 2700, allowing Kaiba to use his Blue-Eyes White Dragon to take him down.
The Most Powerful Fusion Monster: Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon
- Episode Appearances: 054, 064
- Attack: 4500
- Defense: 3800
Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon would have been the most powerful Fusion Monster in Yu-Gi-Oh! duelist kingdom if it hadn’t been for Pegasus’ Thousand Eye Limit (TER) unique abilities. However, since TER never appeared in Yu-Gi-Oh! battle city, Kaiba’s iconic card ranks first due to its incredible attack power, which will not be surpassed for years to come.
The Most Powerful Spell Card: The Pot of Greed
- Episode Appearances: 065, 066, 068, 072, 085, 090
- Effect: Draw 2 cards from your deck.
Pot of Greed may seem simple with its one short line of text; however, its ability to allow players to draw two new cards from the top of their deck has become a staple throughout the game. Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise. While other powerful spells, such as Change of Heart, Monster Reborn, and Harpie’s Feather Duster, have a greater immediate impact on the state of a game, Pot of Greed’s ability to increase the chance of finding these cards and others, at the time prompt. moments is priceless.
This spell is one of the few inherent plus one cards in the game and does not require any skill or strategy on the part of the player to achieve this result. By comparison, other spells often require a combination of cards to be in play, or for the player to play them correctly to gain an advantage.
The most powerful trap card: Solemn Judgment
- Appearances in episodes: 051
- When a monster would be Summoned, OR a Spell/Trap Card is activated: Pay half your Life Points; negate the Summon or activation, and if you do, destroy that card.
While Solemn Judgment only appeared in a single episode of Yu-Gi-Oh! battle city, its power should not be underestimated. Shortly after Bandit Keith, who is under the control of Marik Ishtar, summons the Zera the Mant ritual, he proceeds to attack Yu-Gi’s dark wizard. Yu-Gi responds by activating Mirror Force in hopes of destroying Keith’s monster and protecting his own. However, Keith quickly thwarts this plan using Solemn Judgment; he negates Mirror Force’s effect by paying half of his Life Points, allowing Zera the Mant to destroy Dark Magician.
Since its release, Solemn Judgment has often been a staple within competitive decks due to its ability to stop a variety of different plays in the game. While its cost is high, when used correctly it can turn the game in its user’s favor by preventing the opponent from following through with their strategy.