No matter how terrible they are competetively, god cards will always be in the heart of every Yugioh player. Something about their huge, intimidating art is so awesome that we all want a deck containing them.
This list will detail the best god cards in the game, the Egyptian Gods aren’t the only ones out there and the Divine-Beast type doesn’t contain the only god cards. These cards would be terrifying if they were real, capable of single handedly destroying the world.
Trust me, summoning one of these guys and watching them win a duel is one of the most fun things you can do in Yugioh. Regardless of their power-level in the TCG, getting hold of each of these cards should be a mission every duelist aspires to complete!
10. Raviel, Lord of Phantasms
One of the most epic looking cards in the game, I know you might be thinking Raviel is a Sacred Beast rather than a God but there’s 3 different sets of “God” cards in the TCG, all of which appear on this list. Raviel is fairly powerful once it’s on the field but tributing 3 tokens is the biggest hurdle to jump over, one that makes him too difficult to put in a deck!
9. The Wicked Eraser
One of the most sought after cards in my area, the Wicked Beasts were insanely powerful when they were released. Requiring 3 tributes is normal for a God monster, which explains their crazy effects. The Wicked Eraser is no exception, sporting high ATK/DEF if your opponent has cards on the field and he can also nuke all cards if required!
8. The Wicked Dreadroot
Upon summoning The Wicked Dreadroot, no other monster will compare to it in battle, except maybe Armityle the Chaos Phantom. Halving the ATK/DEF of all other monsters makes this card the king of the battle phase, taking down anything foolish enough to get in its way. While it is powerful, The Wicked Dreadroot doesn’t do much else which significantly decreases it’s viability.
7. Uria, Lord of Searing Flames
Of all the God cards in the game, Uria, Lord of Searing Flames is the go-to card for backrow clearing. Able to destroy a set spell/trap card once per turn, those pesky Mirror Forces won’t know what hit them. 3 face-up trap cards are required to special summon this Sacred Beast though, something which isn’t easy to do and can put players off, understandably.
6. The Winged Dragon of Ra
The classic God card himself, the Winged Dragon of Ra was said to be the most powerful of the Egyptian Gods but in-game, Ra is a bit of a let down. Thankfully, Konami has realised this and released some support cards to help Ra be more effective. It’s completely possible to make a deck purely based around Ra and while it wouldn’t be competetively viable, it’d be both fun to play and fairly powerful casually!
5. Slifer the Sky Dragon
All Egyptian Gods should have some kind of in-built protection, Slifer the Sky Dragon has powerful effects that are off-set by huge weaknesses. A simple Compulsory Evacuation Device will deal with Slifer quite easily, don’t let that deter you from using this card casually though, it’s still a blast to use. Able to shut down a variety of your opponent’s plays, Slifer can win a duel if you can protect him.
4. Hamon, Lord of Striking Thunder
By far the easiest Sacred Beast/God card to summon is Hamon, Lord of Striking Thunder. Send 3 face-up continuous spell cards to the graveyard to special summon this monster, there it’ll provide a few next effects to keep you in the game. By keeping it in attack, Hamon can devour monsters whilst also dealing a nice amount of effect damage. In defense, Hamon will protect your other monsters.
Such versatility warrants a place in the top 5 of this list!
3. Obelisk the Tormentor
My personal favorite, who doesn’t love Obelisk? Used most predominantly by Seto Kaiba in the series, Obelisk has shown himself to be a hulking giant, capable of winning duels with a single fist of fury. In the TCG, this God card is the only one to be immune to effect targeting. This is actually a huge deal, nearly every other God card is so vulnerable to targeting effects. Obelisk’s last effect is quite lackluster and situational but overall, Obelisk deserves the number 3 spot on this list.
2. The Wicked Avatar
Like most other God cards, you need to tribute 3 monsters to summon The Wicked Avatar. Once you do, your opponent won’t be able to activate and spells or traps for 2 of their own turns. That’s absolutely crazy, if you can somehow summon this monster in your first turn it’s pretty much GG. However, The Wicked Avatar lacks meaningful ATK/DEF stats, so you’ll need backup in the form of high-ATK monsters to make use of this card’s disruption.
1. The Winged Dragon of Ra – Sphere Mode
Technically an offspring of The Winged Dragon of Ra but this card can be classified as a God card. Being the only monster on this list seen competetively in recent memory, every Yugioh duelist should own at least one copy of the Sphere Mode. Even outside of an Ra deck, Sphere Mode can get rid of 3 of your opponent’s monsters which is absolutely insane in the right situations.
No other Divine-Beast, Sacred Beast or Wicked Beast can compare to this entry. The Winged Dragon of Ra – Sphere Mode justifiably takes the top spot!