18 Best Shaddoll Cards in Yu-Gi-Oh!

Shaddolls are easily one of the best combination archetypes that Yu-Gi-Oh has ever seen.

They first appeared in Duellist Alliance more than 7 years ago, but people still play them in contests today.

One of the most fun methods I’ve ever used is with this deck.

Each of their monsters has two effects: one that happens when it is turned face-up, and another that happens when it is sent to the graveyard.

So, if you want to try out the mysterious art of Fusion casting or just want a fun new deck to play with, give these cards a try.

18. Prediction Princess Tarotrei

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Shaddolls don’t do much to help ritual monsters, but players who put in the work to ritually summon Prediction Princess Tarotrei get one of the best flip supports.

This light-type fairy has a strong 2700 ATK and can special summon a flip monster from your hand or graveyard in a face-down defense position once per turn (during your end phase).

This is a great way to bring back Shaddolls or other flip units.

Also, Prediction Princess can change a face-up monster to a face-down defense position or a face-down monster to a face-up attack position once per turn for each player.

The first one is useful because it resets your flip effects or stops the effects of enemy monsters.

The second one helps you flip your Shaddolls early so they can use their traits without having to wait to move or be attacked.

17. Allure of Darkness

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Allure of Darkness is a very famous card that lets you draw two cards if you get rid of a dark monster from your hand. If you can’t do that, your whole hand goes to the graveyard.

With Allure, the number of cards in your hand doesn’t change, but you can go through your deck and keep what you need and get rid of the rest.

Since all of the Shaddolls in your main deck are dark, you should find it easy to get rid of at least one monster.

Even though you have to take a card out of play instead of sending it to the graveyard, which is what Shaddolls prefer, Allure is still one of the best ways to quickly look through your deck list and change your hand.

16. Shaddoll Beast

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Even though this card is called a Beast, it is just as much a spellcaster as its relatives and can get the same help from them.

Beast is a level 5 monster, so he needs a tribute if you want to normal summon or set him. This is different from most low-level main deck Shaddolls.

To make up for this, his battle stats are better than those of other Shaddolls that aren’t part of a fusion, and when he’s flipped, he lets you draw two cards and discard one, which both adds to your hand and could trigger the ability of another Shaddoll.

You can just draw a card instead of sending it to the graveyard from the hand, the field, or the deck.

Both of these are useful abilities that you’ll want to use in any match, so Beast is a must-have if you want to keep your card edge.

15. Shaddoll Hedgehog

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Shaddoll Hedgehog is one of the best searches in the Shaddoll arsenal. It lets you take pretty much anything you want from the deck.

When it turns face-up, you can put any Shaddoll spell or trap from your deck into your hand. This is a great way to get a fusion spell, which will let you combine some very strong monsters right away.

When Shaddoll Hedgehog is sent to the graveyard (maybe by a fusion summon with the trick you just looked up! ), you can add any Shaddoll monster from your deck to your hand.

Then you can either set that monster or, if you have another fusion spell, use it to raise another fusion monster.

14. Shaddoll Falco

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This person is the best at making you look good on the board.

When it’s face-up, you can use a special summoning spell to bring any face-down Shaddoll monster from your graveyard to your side of the field.

This makes it possible for your Shaddoll monsters to be turned face-up and have those effects happen, or for them to be sent to the graveyard so you can do a fusion summon.

Also, if you send Shaddoll Falco to the graveyard, you can bring it back right away in face-down defense position.

This means that you can bring it back to the field right away after using it for a fusion summon, giving you 2 monsters for the price of 1.

13. El Shaddoll Apkallone

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This monster is by far the easiest El Shaddoll to fusion summon, as it only needs two different Shaddoll monsters.

But let’s talk about what it does:

First of all, Apkallone can’t be hurt in fight at all. This means that your opponent will have to use card effects if they want to get rid of this card.

If they don’t have that, they won’t be able to hurt you for a while.

And when you special call this card, you can target any face-up card on the field and cancel the effects of that card. Permanently.

When dealing with field magic, this can be a huge help.

Since so many decks use just one or two strong field spells, keeping a copy of Apkallone in your extra deck is a great way to deal with a lot of decks at once.

12. Qadshaddoll Keios

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El Shaddoll Construct, one of the most powerful Shaddoll cards in the game, needs a Shaddoll monster and a light monster to play.

Players had to play random light monsters in their cards for a long time because of this. But no longer!

Qadshaddoll Keios is a light Shaddoll monster that has some really cool effects.

When it is turned over, you can special summon any Shaddoll from your hand, whether it is facing up or down for protection. This is a great way to put more Shaddoll monsters on the field fast and get those flip effects ready to go.

Then, if a card effect sends Qadshaddoll Keios to the graveyard, you can send any Shaddoll monster from your hand to the graveyard to give all monsters you control attack equal to its level times 100.

This is a great way to give your monsters more power and make the effects of the Shaddoll monsters in your hand come into play.

11. El Shaddoll Fusion

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Polyermization is cool and all, but what if there was a better way to do it?

El Shaddoll Fusion is one of the best fusion cards that have ever been printed. It lets you quickly summon any Shaddoll monster from your extra deck.

There are a lot of cool effects that happen when you call something.

Just look at El Shaddoll Apkallone. When he is special summoned, he can forever cancel out the effects of any face-up card.

Having these results happen on your opponent’s turn is a surefire way to shut them down, and before you know it, the game could be just as good as yours.

10. Shaddoll Construct

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The original rules for Link summoning said that you could only fusion summon into the extra monster zones or any zone that a Link monster points to.

Since the Shaddoll plan is based on a deck that brings out multiple fusion summons at the same time, this killed it for good.

The Shaddoll link monster that helped fix this was Shaddoll Construct.

Even though the rules have changed since then, we can still use this very strong Link monster.

Here’s the main point:

You can use this card as its own fusing spell, which lets you use monsters from your hand or field to summon any Shaddoll monster.

This card’s best feature is that it’s also a light monster. Soit is a great place to send the big monster of this deck, El Shaddoll Construct.

9. Shaddoll Squamata

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Shaddoll Squamata is the card you want to send to the graveyard whenever you want to do a fusion summon.

If a card effect sends this card to the graveyard, you can send any Shaddoll monster from your deck to the graveyard instead.

This lets you use effects from the graveyard from a whole deck.

You could bring out a copy of Shaddoll Falco, or you could use Reshaddoll Wendi to call monsters in a special way. The choices seem to be endless.

8. Helshaddoll Hollow

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Shaddolls didn’t have a main-deck boss monster until not long ago.

It’s great to have great monsters in your extra deck, but sometimes you just need a big boss monster in your main deck to beat up your opponent.

Then we got Helshaddoll Hollow, who has a huge 2900 attack and is the perfect beatstick for this deck.

On top of its great stats, this card also has some great benefits.

When it’s face up, you can send one Shaddoll monster from your extra deck to the graveyard to target and get rid of an opponent’s monster with the same trait as the one you sent to the graveyard.

Shaddolls have a fusion monster for every trait, so you can get rid of your opponent’s annoying monsters no matter what deck they’re using.

7. Neshaddoll Genius

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If you want to stay alive in current Yu-Gi-Oh, your deck must have one thing:

Negate power.

In the current situation, there are some monsters that are very powerful. Just hearing the words “Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon” gives me chills.

And if you want to beat them, you’ll need a way to cancel out what they do.

By using a card effect to send Neshaddoll Genius to the graveyard, you can choose an effect monster on the field and make it so that neither player can use its effect for the rest of the turn.

For maximum power, use a card like El Shaddoll Fusion to send this card to your graveyard during your opponent’s turn. This will cancel out their monster effects before they even get a chance to use them.

6. El Shaddoll Shekinaga

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Shekinaga is the Earth fusion monster in the deck. To fusion summon it, you need one Shaddoll monster and one Earth monster.

Even though Shaddolls don’t have any Earth-type monsters by default, you can fix this by putting a few copies of Mathematician in your deck.

But even so, Shekinaga is one of the best denial cards that have ever been made.

If you have a Shaddoll card in your hand and an opponent’s monster uses its effect while you have a Shaddoll card in your hand, you can stop the opponent’s monster from using its effect, destroy the monster, and send the Shaddoll card from your hand to the graveyard.

So, not only does this card let you stop or remove effects quickly, but it also lets you use a Shaddoll monster’s graveyard effect right from your hand.

All Shaddoll fusion monsters have the same effect when they are sent to the graveyard: you can take any Shaddoll spell or trap from your graveyard and put it back into your hand.

This is a great way to bring back your strong fusion spells, so you can use fusion summoning over and over again.

5. Reshaddoll Wendi

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So, this is by far the best main-deck Shaddoll card that has ever been made, letting you make some very strong boards.

Its flip effect and graveyard effect both let you special call any Shaddoll monster you want from the deck, either face-up or face-down.

This gives you the freedom to set up any flip effect you want!

There really is a Shaddoll monster for every case. You can use Helshaddoll Hollow to get rid of monsters or Shaddoll Hedgehog to get your fusion spells from the deck.

4. Shaddoll Fusion

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This fusion spell is so ridiculously strong that it will be used in decks that don’t focus on Shaddolls.

Shaddoll Fusion lets you call any Shaddoll monster from your extra deck by fusing together monsters from your hand or field. So far, this is pretty normal.

But if your opponent holds a monster that was special summoned from the extra deck, you can use monsters from your deck as the fusion materials. In modern Yu-Gi-Oh, your opponent will almost certainly have more than one monster from the extra deck on the field.

So you can fusion summon a monster without using any monsters from your hand or field, and you can also use the powers of any 2 Shaddoll monsters from the deck by sending them to the graveyard as fusion materials.


3. Shaddoll Schism

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Shaddoll Schism is one of the less-used fusion trap cards that can be used to make powerful fusion summons.

Many people have asked for this trap to be taken out of professional play because it is so powerful.

If you want to use this card to fusion summon a Shaddoll monster, you have to get rid of monsters from your field or graveyard.

In current Yu-Gi-Oh!, setting up your graveyard is very simple.Oh, so this fusion call isn’t hard at all to pull off.

On top of that, you can send one monster your opponent controls to the graveyard if it has the same characteristic as the fusion-summoned monster.

This is a very strong card that lets you get rid of monsters, even ones that can’t be targeted by other card effects.

If you can get this card, you should add it to your Shaddoll deck right away.

2. El Shaddoll Winda

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Floodgates, which are cards that stop your opponent from doing certain things, are a great way to keep your opponent in check.

El Shaddoll Winda is one of the most oppressive floods ever made (aside from old cards like Royal Oppression, which have been banned for good reason).

While this card is on the field, neither player can special call a monster more than once per turn.

So, if you call Winda at the end of your turn, you can do as many special summons as you want while your opponent can’t.

Given how important special summoning has become in Yu-Gi-Oh (look at any Rokket deck to see how much they can do), Winda is the best way to completely destroy your opponent’s game plan and should be played in any Shaddoll deck.

1. El Shaddoll Construct

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It’s easy to see why El Shaddoll Construct is by far the best Shaddoll card ever made.

When this card is first brought into play, you can send to the graveyard any Shaddoll card from your deck that you want.

This lets you use any effect from the graveyard, pretty much right from the deck.

And if this list shows anything, it’s that Shaddolls have some insanely strong effects in the graveyard.

Also, when this card fights a special-summoned monster, you can destroy it right away at the beginning of the damage step.

This means that the monster will be killed no matter how strong it is if it was special summoned.

In general, this is a very strong piece of cleanup that doesn’t target anything:

El Shaddoll Construct’s effect never uses the word “target,” so it also kills monsters that can’t be targeted by other cards’ effects.

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