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Top 10 Best Dragon Type Monsters in Yugioh

Dragon monsters in Yugioh are arguably the most awesome and most popular type in the entire game. Wielded by fan favorite Seto Kaiba, Dragons are forever immortalized and recognized by fans everywhere. There are plenty of amazing Dragons out there, not just their art but their strategies and play-styles. We’re going to go through the 10 best Yugioh dragon monsters in the game, with a twist!

This list will comprise of Dragons that aren’t specific to an archetype. Why? Because otherwise it’d just be the Dragons you already know and love (Blue-Eyes, Red-Eyes, Stardust, Photon, Hieratic etc). The aim of this list is to inform you of any Dragons you may have overlooked, or maybe Dragons you didn’t even know exist!


10. Alexandrite Dragon

Alexandrite Dragon, Yugioh Dragon type monster

No doubt you have a good 10+ copies of Alexandrite Dragon, it’s one of the oldest cards on the list. With 2000 ATK, Alexandrite Dragon is a great little beat-stick that you can use as cannon fodder. It’s also a Light attribute, so it fits in most Dragon decks as they usually revolve around the Light attribute. As a level 4 monster, it also has uses for summoning Rank 4 XYZ monsters, or contributing towards a Synchro summon.

Sets you can get this card in: Photon Shockwave, Starter Deck: XYZ Symphony, Battle Pack 2: War of the GiantsSaga of Blue-Eyes White Dragon Structure DeckStarter Deck Kaiba – ReloadedRealm of Light Structure Deck & Legendary Decks 2

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9. Keeper of the Shrine

Keeper of the Shrine, Yugioh Dragon type monster

So many useful effects, Keeper of the Shrine is a must-have in any Dragon deck. With 2100 DEF, it’s decent as an early defense position monster, it doesn’t matter if it gets destroyed. It can come back quite easily, allowing you to tribute it for a high level Dragon monster. You definitely need at least one Keeper of the Shrine in your deck, it’s one of the best Yugioh Dragon monsters!

Sets you can get this card in: Clash of Rebellions, Rise of the True Dragons Structure Deck, 2016 Mega-Tin Mega Pack & Structure Deck: Seto Kaiba

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8. Dark Armed Dragon

Dark Armed Dragon, Yugioh Dragon type monster

This entry is fairly situational and only works with decks that contain Dark monsters. However, if your deck meets these requirements, it definitely needs to be added in. It doesn’t even need to be in a Dragon deck, it fits Dark decks like a glove. The effect of destroying any card on the field is too great, especially when you realise it’s not even once per turn.

Sets you can get this card in: Phantom Darkness, Gold Series 2009, Turbo Pack: Booster Six, Dragons Collide Structure Deck, Premium Gold, Pendulum Domination Structure Deck & Duelist Saga

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7. Light and Darkness Dragon

Light and Darkness Dragon

Light and Darkness Dragon is an amazing card but it has a few drawbacks, so it only reaches number 7 on the list. It effectively prevents your opponent from doing their full combos although it can hinder you as well. The fact that it nukes your field when it’s destroyed doesn’t help either but, if you play it right, you can minimise this cost.

Sets you can get this card in: Retro Pack 2, Storm of Ragnarok: Special Edition & Astral Pack Two

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6. Five-Headed Dragon

Five-Headed Dragon, Yugioh Dragon type monster

One of the highest ATK monsters in the entire game, Five-Headed Dragon is on the list due to its easiness to summon and OTK potential. Polymerization is too unreliable to depend upon, so you’ll want to use Dragon’s Mirror instead. Sure, your opponent can deal with it without a lot of effort, but it’s still one of the best Yugioh Dragon monsters.

Sets you can get this card in: Gold Series 4: Pyramids Edition, Legendary Collection 3: Yugi’s World, Premium Gold: Return of the Bling & Millenium Pack

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5. Kidmodo Dragon

Kidmodo Dragon, Yugioh Dragon type monster

Another must-have for your Dragon deck, Kidmodo Dragon is just too damn good to pass up. If its sent to the graveyard, you get a free Dragon special summon from your hand. You can use Dragon Ravine, Foolish Burial or Dragon Shrine to take advantage of this effect. As its also a level 3 monster, it has its uses when Synchro summoning too.

Sets you can get this card in: Shadow Specters, Rise of the True Dragons Structure Deck & Legendary Decks 2

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4. Dark End Dragon

Dark End Dragon, Yugioh Dragon type monster

So many cards have “If this card is destroyed then..” or “this can cannot be destroyed” but Dark End Dragon doesn’t care. At the cost of 500 ATK/DEF, you can send one of your opponent’s monsters to the graveyard. Its attribute is Dark so it doesn’t really fit into Light Dragon decks but like Dark Armed Dragon, it’s perfect for Dark decks.

Sets you can get this card inLegendary Collection 2: The Duel Academy Years Mega Pack & Ra Yellow Mega Pack

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3. Ultimaya Tzolkin

Ultimaya Tzolkin, Yugioh Dragon type monster

Insanely powerful, Ultimaya Tzolkin is arguably the strongest Dragon monster in the entire game. The reason its in third place is due to its summoning requirements, it’s not exactly easy to pull off. This Dragon can be a game-changer if you do get it on the field though. A little tip would be to use Natural Tune on a normal Dragon you have, such as Blue-Eyes White Dragon.

Sets you can get this card inClash of Rebellions: Special Edition

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2. First of the Dragons

First of the Dragons, Yugioh Dragon type monster

Remember Alexandrite Dragon? That Dragon helps a great deal in summoning First of the Dragons. Just two normal monsters are required to make such a powerful Dragon. It’s definitely not in the top three in terms of raw power but with how easy it is to summon, as well as how good it is, makes it a contender for the number 1 spot.

Sets you can get this card inThe New Challengers2015 Mega-Tin Mega Pack &  Legendary Decks II

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1. Beelze of the Diabolic Dragons

Beelze of the Diabolic Dragons, Yugioh Dragon type monster

Dear god, I wish I had 10 copies of Beelze of the Diabolic Dragons. Unfortunately I’d be looking at splashing £20 for just this one card as its understandably in high demand. Put simply, Beelze is a Dragon like no other, requiring a lot to take down and not going down without a fight. Definitely deserves to be called the best Yugioh Dragon monster!

Sets you can get this card in: Premium Gold

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Monday 15th of March 2021

>Best Dragon monsters Okay, this entire list is wrong. Guardragons Elpy and Pisty should be on here, Hieratic Seal of Heavenly Spheres, Dragon Buster Destruction Sword, paired with DMZ Dragon. Borreload Savage and Borrelsword.

Ryan McKenna

Monday 15th of March 2021

Yep the list is definitely due an update

watchthisspace :P

Ernesto Roa

Friday 23rd of October 2020

totem dragon it is treated as two tributes when summoning a dragon type. chaos dragon emperor envoy of the end.


Sunday 19th of January 2020

Are they really in that high demand cuz ive got two diffrent forms of him one with 3000 atk and def and one with 4000 atk and def

Some kid

Wednesday 3rd of April 2019

I know this was posted a long time ago but do you think beelze is better than beelzeus or?

Ryan McKenna

Thursday 4th of April 2019

Beelze is easier to summon so I'd probably go with him!


Tuesday 14th of August 2018

Why gandora not on this list?

Ryan McKenna

Monday 27th of August 2018

No offense if you like him (because it is an awesome card(s)) but Gandora sucks :/