Normal monsters are a long forgotten breed of Yugioh cards, often left untouched by the majority of the community. Justifiably so, I guess, as they contain no effects to allow for some s1ck playz. Some of us do enjoy normal monsters though, as they tend to have great ATK/DEF stats, particularly the lower level monsters. Battling with these cards takes us back to a bygone age of Yugioh dueling, filling us full of nostalgia. This list will take a look at the 10 best normal monsters in Yugioh, which should pique your interest or hopefully even inspire you to give them a try!
10. Vorse Raider
The classic himself, this card has been raiding monster zones since Seto Kaiba first introduced him to us. When it comes to low-level normal monsters, Vorse Raider is a viable pick as he boasts considerable ATK/DEF stats for a level 4 monster. While his type prevents him from fitting into a lot of decks, he’s definitely worth using if you can find a place for him.
9. Flamvell Guard
There’s quite a few monsters with high DEF stats, Flamvell Guard is easily the best level 4 or lower defensive normal monster though. As he’s a level 1 and a tuner, you have the option to synchro summon if needed and that 2000 DEF can be a life-saver. This card might even be viable in non-normal monster decks, such as dragon decks.
8. Alexandrite Dragon
One of the earliest level 4 normal monsters to receive 2000 ATK, this card could also be replaced by the likes of Phantom Gryphon or Gene-Warped Warwolf. I chose Alexandrite Dragon because of its cool art, ability to fit into dragon-type decks and Light attribute. In a deck based around normal monsters, you’ll want as many level 4 monsters with 2000 ATK as possible!
Not worth using to most players, although I felt it needed to be onthe list as it has the highest ATK stat out of any level 5 or 6 normal monsters. A huge 2600 ATK is nothing to be sniffed at, as it’ll take out a Dark Magician in battle and a variety of Synchro/XYZ monsters. Having just one Frostosaurus available can actually provide a huge boon to any normal monster deck.
6. Neo Aqua Madoor
Just a few monsters have such high DEF that require a single tribute to summon, Neo Aqua Madoor is the best of all the available normal monster choices. Not only does it have 3000 DEF, the 1200 ATK stat is higher than something like Millennium Shield or Labyrinth Wall, giving it an advantage on this list. The Water attribute lets it down though, preventing Neo Aqua Madoor from finding a deck to call home.
5. Angel Trumpeter
Basically a tuner version of Vorse Raider, this card’s stats are just as good but it can also be used to bring a synchro monster onto the field. The usefulness of Angel Trumpeter is unrivaled for any normal monster with a level of 4 or lower, warranting a place in the top 5 on this list. I’m lucky I made this list to be honest, I’ll be adding 3 of these cards to my normal monster deck!
At first glance, you’d be forgiven for thinking “why is this card in the #4 spot?”, the ATK/DEF stats aren’t dropping any jaws, that’s for sure. Take a look at its type, Dragon Core Hexer is a level 8 tuner monster!
Imagine if this card was a Light attribute monster, it’d certainly have a lot more uses. Even then, it is still good, requiring only 1 other low level monster to summon a big boss Synchro monster. The art on this card is incredible too, definitely one of the cooler dragon type monsters in the game.
3. Gogiga Gagagigo
Another classic card, one that’s had some of the best stats for a normal monster in Yugioh history. Such high ATK/DEF stats make Gogiga Gagagigo a beast when it’s out the field, the only problem is getting it there. There’s not much support for reptile type monsters in Yugioh, while there is quite a bit for water monster but again, being a reptile hinders its ability to fit into a water deck. Regardless of this card’s glaring issues, I wanted to give it a bit of recognition!
2. Phantasm Spiral Dragon
Wielding the highest combined stats of any normal monster in the game, Phantasm Spiral Dragon had to be in the top 3 on this list. What’s even better is the support for this card, you can make an extremely powerful deck based around it. Attack mode or defense mode, it doesn’t matter, this card will put in a good shift. With its support cards, Phantasm Spiral Dragon is remarkably easy to summon too.
1. Blue-Eyes White Dragon
Full of power and nostalgia, no other normal monster is on the same level of Blue-Eyes White Dragon. Although it does have less combined ATK/DEF stats than the previous entry, the 3000 ATK stat is higher than any other normal monster in the game. Some would say there are no normal monsters of a higher level/ATK stat because Konami want this card to be their go-to normal monster. I’m not complaining though, Blue-Eyes White Dragon is held dear by Yugioh players across the world!