18 Best Fiend Cards In Yu-Gi-Oh!

Summoned Skull might be the most well-known Fiend monster in Yu-Gi-Oh!

If you’ve seen the show, you would know this monster right away.

But what if you want to make a Summoned Skull deck?

I don’t think it’s a good idea.

Monsters like Summoned Skull are no longer able to keep up with how the game has changed.

Don’t worry, though, because Fiends is better than ever.

I’ll show you how powerful they can be by putting together this list of some really scary fiend cards.

18. Gorz the Emissary of Darkness

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Gorz is a famous card that has been around for a long time.

It’s still a great choice for a lot of decks, especially those that use dark cards with the fiend type.

It can sometimes save your life and turn a clear loss into a possible win.

Even though Gorz is temporary, you can still manage your cards well enough to use it when it makes sense.

Overall, it’s a great card, a game legend, and a great fiend monster.

17. Doomsday Horror

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Most decks with dark cards will gain a lot from being able to change and get rid of their cards, like with Allure of Darkness.

Doomsday Horror is a card for any kind of dark deck that uses these tactics.

On the other hand, it takes a bit of planning and getting rid of a few cards before it can be used, and most duels end in the first few turns, which makes it hard to build up.

16. Sangan

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Sangan was on the list of things that couldn’t be used for a long time, and for good reason.

Now, not so much, because the way it works has changed.

Still, it’s a good choice, and not just for a fiend-type deck. It fits an Exodia deck and any other kind of stall deck like a glove.

You’ve probably collected a lot of Sangans over the years. It’s time to use them!

15. Kuribandit

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Kuribandit isn’t just here because it’s Kuriboh with a bandana (though that’s a nice plus!)

Kuribandit is very useful in Spell/Trap-heavy decks because it lets you get to your important cards faster.

You can pay a favor to Kuribandit to dig up the five cards on top of your deck.

If you dug up a Spell or Trap, you can add it to your hand and send the rest to the Graveyard.

Graveyard effects in a lot of cards are amazing.

So it’s not 100% accurate, but you can get some useful cards right where you want them for later.

14. Tragoedia

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The result of Tragoedia can be pretty scary, even if it doesn’t look scary at all.

When you take damage in battle, you can call this Level 10 fiend from your hand as a special summon.

Tragoedia also gets 600 ATK/DEF for every card you have in your hand, so it can really hit hard.

You can also get rid of a monster and take control of it if its level is the same as one of your opponent’s monsters.

I did say it was a scary result, though.

Even though Trageodia is very strong, it is lower on this list because you have to get hit in order to use it. And a lot of elite decks only need one hit to win.

13. Danger! Chupacabra!

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A very strong card is one that lets you put a monster on the field for free or lets you draw more cards.

Danger! Chupacabra! you can do both!

To use this card’s power, you must show it to your opponent. Then, they can pick any card from your hand.

If they don’t catch Danger! Chupacabra! you can use a special ability to bring it back, and you can draw another card.

Even though the Danger!

Chupacabra! isn’t as scary as some of the other monsters on this list, it can be a key step in getting your boss monster to come out.

And it’s always nice to get a free draw.

12. Tour Guide From The Underworld

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Even though new, strong cards are always being added to the game of Yu-Gi-Oh!, older cards are still used.

Tour Guide From the Underworld, which is almost 10 years old, is proof of that.

When Tour Guide From The Underworld is normal summoned, you can special summon an LVL 3 Fiend monster from your hand or deck, but its effects are cancelled and it can’t be used as a Synchro material.

The card doesn’t say anything about XYZ or Link material, which is a good thing.

You just gave yourself a couple of easy monsters that you can use to build your big monsters.

11. Evilswarm Exciton Knight

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Monsters that can destroy things are great because they let you mess with your opponent’s plans outside of the fight phase.

But sometimes it’s not enough to just get rid of one card. So this monster comes into play.

Evilswarm Exciton Knight can clear the field if your opponent has more cards in their hand and on the field than you do.

Every card is thrown away, leaving only this one.

In the turn you use the ability, your opponent can’t take any more damage. But that’s a small price to pay if it means they have to start over.

10. Number 41: Bagooska The Terribly Tired Tapir

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Don’t be fooled by how cute this little bad guy is. Bagooska is a threat!

Number 41: Bagooska The Terribly Tired Tapir is easy to call. Its name is really Terribly Tired Tapir. And is great for buying some time.

If Bagooska is in defense position with its face up, every other card on the field must also be in defense position.

That’s not all, either.

This card can’t be targeted by card effects or destroyed by them, so if you make an attack, it will hit! But there is one bad thing about it.

You must remove one element from this card every turn, and when there are none left, Bagooska is destroyed.

9. Battle Fader

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When it’s your opponent’s turn, you can use card effects from your hand. These effects are so strong that they can feel unfair.

With these impacts, your opponent has no way to fight back.

So, remembering this, make sure you use them whenever you can!

During the fight phase of your opponent, you can use a special summon to bring out fight Fader.

And when you do that, the battle part is over right away.

Stopping a fight phase from going in the wrong direction is a strong move on its own.

But now you have a monster that you can use for free.

Not bad, given that you just took away your opponent’s attack.

8. Dark Necrofear

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There aren’t many things in Yu-Gi-Oh! that are as rewarding as when your opponent calls out their boss monster and you take it and use it against them.

This is exactly what Dark Necrofear does, but in the most, dare I say, “fiendish” way possible!

It’s easy to call Dark Necrofear. And its attack and defense are good.

But the best part is that if this card is destroyed, you can put it on one of your opponent’s monsters and take control of it.

Just by calling this card, you can make things really bad for your opponent. Because they’ll have to deal with it in the end.

If your opponent has a big monster on the field, you can even use Dark Necrofear to crash into it and kill both monsters.

7. Radian, The Multidimensional Kaiju

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Some of the scariest monsters in Yu-Gi-Oh! can’t be targeted or destroyed by card effects or even by fight.

There can’t be a single answer to all of these problems… can there?

You can send Radian, The Multidimensional Kaiju to your opponent’s side of the field by using one of their monsters as a sacrifice.

The key is in how it is written, because “tributing” does not mean “destroying” or “targeting.”

Radian can really beat almost every monster in the game.

The only bad thing about this is that your opponent now has a giant with 2800ATK. So you’ll need to do something else to get rid of it.

6. Lava Golem

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If you liked what Radian did, how would you feel about a monster that could do that twice?

Lava Golem is a card that is very dangerous.

You can give this to your opponent in exchange for two of their monsters, and if they don’t get rid of it, they take 1000 damage each turn.

Lava Golem is a card that you have to pay attention to.

Since you just gave your opponent a monster with 3000ATK.

You also can’t use a standard summon on the same turn.

But what’s the point of a fight if there’s nothing at stake?

5. Knightmare Unicorn

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We all know that strong monsters are ones that can’t be killed by fight or card effects.

But if your opponent calls one, you can fight back with a fiend card that has been in many competitive decks since it came out.

You can return a card to the deck with Knightmare Unicorn’s powerful ability.

Wording is important here because “returning” a card to the deck is not the same as “destroying” it.

When a card goes to the graveyard, many competitive decks have effects that go into play. But Knightmare Unicorn also stays away from those.

Even though that was already a lot, there’s more. If this card is related to another card, you can draw a card!

So, Knightmare is a pretty good name for your opponent, don’t you think?

4. Vanity’s Fiend

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In Yu-Gi-Oh! Most of the time, the best cards are the ones with the least amount of words.

This horrible monster is a great example of that.

When Vanity’s Fiend is on the field, neither side can use a special summon.

It’s really that easy.

Many of the best decks use more than one special call to win.

So if you take that away, your opponent won’t be able to play, period.

Even in fight, Vanity’s Fiend is no slouch, as its 2400ATK shows.

3. Invoked Purgatrio

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A lot of competitive decks use “Invoked” cards to bring out strong fusion monsters by using their opponent’s monsters and Super Polymerization.

One of these is Invoked Purgatrio, which is a danger to anyone with a fire deck.

When Purgatrio is called upon, it gets 200 ATK for each card your opponent controls. And on top of its base 2300ATK, it’s certainly no wimp!

Still, we’re just getting started.

You can attack as many monsters as you want with this card in the same turn, and its cutting damage means that even monsters in defense position can’t protect your opponent’s life points.

Just be aware that Invoked Purgatrio loses attack points as you kill monsters. So be careful about who you choose to attack.

2. Unchained Abomination

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Some monsters have powers that are so powerful that you have to read the card more than once to make sure you got it right.

One of those cards is this tough Link 4 Fiend monster.

With 3000ATK, the Unchained Abomination is a real monster. But its amazing damage effects are what really make it stand out.

If a card is taken away, you can take away another.

If a monster is killed in battle, you should also kill another card.

Oh, you’re in your last phase? Go on, destroy one more!

You can do three different kinds of targeted damage each turn.

And if your opponent doesn’t respond quickly, they won’t be able to hide behind any cards.

1. Gren Maju Da Eiza

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In professional Yu-Gi-Oh, the name of a deck comes from its Type or Archetype.

Decks like Dragon Link or Salamangreat come to mind.

But this card is so powerful that the deck it comes from is just called Gren Maju.

This simple 3-star monster gets more attack and defense for every card you get rid of.

This might not seem like a lot. But when cards like Pot of Desires get rid of 10 cards at once, Gren Maju Da Eiza is suddenly in a good position with 4000 or more ATK/DEF.

Many decks fall apart if their key cards are taken away. But this card does something with the banned zone that few others can do.

So this card is number one on this list because Gren Maju can easily have more than 8000 ATK/DEF in a single turn if it’s in the right deck.

And, if you’re lucky, it can win a fight on your first turn a lot of the time.

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