18 Best Warrior Monster Cards in Yu-Gi-Oh!

Warriors are possibly the monsters that can do the most different things.

In Yu-Gi-Oh, there are a lot of different warriors with different powers to fit your play style.

You might be looking for monsters with big attack stats that can beat your opponent. If so, they have your back.

Or maybe you want to find monsters that can protect you for a few turns by forming a wall. And yes, fighters do have what they need.

So, without further ado, let’s look at the Yu-Gi-Oh Best Warrior Monster Cards we think are the best.

18. Amazoness Sage

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When Amazoness Sage is safe, her opponent has a nightmare on their hands.

A spell she equips will make her attack stronger so she won’t die, and her effect is insanely powerful, especially when used with something like Assault Armor.

She is an important part of every Warrior deck.

17. Numeral Hunter

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It’s more of a situational card, but when it works, it can end the game.

Almost every deck has some Number monsters, so this can make your Warrior deck stronger.

It’s also good against the XYZ monsters that are so common these days.

The Numeral Hunter has good ATK/DEF and great art, so it has to make the cut.

16. Marauding Captain

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The Marauding Captain is a must-have for any Warrior deck because it lets you bring out another Warrior monster after you bring it out.

This is a great way to get your troops on the field, and if you have two of them, your opponent can’t even attack!

Like every other person, you probably have a million of these cards around. Add three to your Warrior deck.

15. Gagaga Cowboy

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Now that I think about it, I’m not sure what makes a cowboy a fighter.

But Gagaga Cowboy is a great card, so I can’t really complain.

Depending on where this card is in the fight, you can remove an XYZ material from it to get one of two effects.

During the battle phase, if Gagaga Cowboy is in attack position, you can give this card 1000 attack while your opponent’s monster loses 500 attack.

But if this card is in defense position, you can easily do 800 damage to your opponent by burning them.

Both of these results are great for quickly ending games that are close. Because of this ability and the fact that this card is so easy to bring into play, Gagaga Cowboy can be used in a lot of different ways.

14. D.D. Warrior

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D.D. Warrior is a great way to forever get rid of monsters.

A card that has been sent to the dead is much easier to get back than one that has been banned.

Monster Reborn and Call of the Haunted are two Yu-Gi-Oh cards that can bring back monsters from the graveyard.

However, there aren’t many cards that can bring back monsters that have been banished. (Well, things that aren’t banned…)

If your opponent has a big monster in the way, all you have to do is put D.D. Warrior face down and wait for your opponent to run into it.

13. Legendary Six Samurai – Shi En

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When they first came out, Six Samurai took the world by storm.

I remember that I played a lot of online duels back then. And I’m sure that at least half of the servers said “No Six Samurai decks allowed.”

This combo monster was a big part of what made this deck so strong.

Shien can quickly cancel the impact of a spell or trap card every turn, which makes it 10 times harder to do anything in Yu-Gi-Oh.

Shi En can also stop itself from being killed by destroying another Six Samurai monster you control instead. This means that once you play this card, it will be very hard for your opponent to beat it.

Six Samurai is still played every now and then.

And it’s not hard to see why with cards like this.

12. Nekroz of Brionac

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The Nekroz archetype showed once and for all that ritual monsters weren’t just an old trick from the early days of Yu-Gi-Oh!

This group of monsters changed the game so much that Nekroz decks are still used in professional play.

Nekroz of Brionac is the most powerful, and it has two different powers.

You can either throw it away from your hand to look for the Nekroz card you need or summon it to return two monsters to the extra deck.

Nekroz of Brionac is an insanely strong way to beat most decks in a metagame where it’s all about summoning big monsters from the extra deck.

11. The Fiend Megacyber

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This card is like Cyber Dragon for fighters because it lets you bring out free big monsters.

You can special summon the Fiend Megacyber from your hand if your opponent has two more monsters than you do.

This is a huge improvement over Cyber Dragon, which you could only special summon when you didn’t have any other monsters on your side.

This means you can try to beat your opponent with this if they have the upper hand and their board is getting full of monsters.

A monster with 2200 attack power that costs almost nothing?

How could you turn that down?

10. Vision HERO Vyon

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The HERO decks of today are very different from what they were in the cartoon.

They used to be a pretty simple archetype with a few cool combination monsters but not much else.

Since then, we’ve seen Destiny HEROs, Masked HEROs, Evil HEROs, Vision HEROs, and Xtra HEROs… All of these things have made the HERO card pool very strong and full of different cards.

Vision HERO Vyon is a great card for any of these HERO decks because it lets you send any HERO monster from the deck to the graveyard.

This is great for setting up graveyard effects or sending big monsters to Monster Reborn to come back to life.

You can also send any HERO from your graveyard back to your hand to add Polymerization from your deck.

A lot of HERO cards depend on fusion summoning, so this is a great way to quickly bring out your best HERO fusion(s).

9. Exiled Force

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Exiled Force proves that there is real power in numbers.

Even though this card’s attack isn’t the best, its effect more than makes up for that.

You can give up an Exiled Force card from your field to kill a monster on the field.

If you want to get rid of your own cards, you can do this on either side of the field.

Exiled Force can kill monsters whether they are face up or face down.

This lets you get rid of flip effects before they even have a chance to work.

That’s the last time you get a good hand from Morphing Jar.

8. Doppelwarrior

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A must-have for any kind of synchronized deck.

You can Special Summon Doppelwarrior from your hand when a monster is Special Summoned from the dead.

Synchro decks are all about bringing back your dead monsters so you can use them to do a combo summon.

So, if you have Doppelwarrior in your hand, you’ll probably call it right away.

When Doppelwarrior is sent to the dead for a synchro summon, it makes two level 1 tokens in its place. This gives you more things to use for synchro summons.

That’s almost like getting three cards for the price of one.

7. Masked HERO Dark Law

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This is, without a question, the best Masked HERO there is.

And Masked HERO Dark Law is a cruel way to make your opponent’s life harder.

If your opponent puts a card into their graveyard while Dark Law is on the field, that card is instead sent to the discard pile.

This means that any monsters you kill in battle or with a card effect are gone forever.

There are also cards like Dimensional Fissure that do similar things, but in this case, your cards don’t get taken away.

Dark Law also stops your opponent from putting cards from their deck into their hand (or at least makes them think twice about it!)

If they do, you can get rid of one card from their hand at random, taking away one of their important resources.

6. Armageddon Knight

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In modern Yu-Gi-Oh, it is a strong tool to be able to send cards straight from the deck to the graveyard.

It used to be kind of funny, because why would you want to kill your own monsters?

As Yu-Gi-Oh has gone on, there have been a lot of great effects that come into play when cards are in the trash.

In fact, Shaddolls are a fairly new archetype that pretty much all have these graveyard effects that let you draw cards, special call monsters, and do a whole bunch of other broken things.

With the exception of Foolish Burial, which can only be used once per deck, Armageddon Knight is the most useful way to send cards from your deck to the graveyard.

Armageddon Knight is a great card to add to your deck if you want to give it a little more power and speed.

5. Number 39: Utopia

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Even though the XYZ mechanic is fairly new, this card is certainly the most nostalgic one out there.

With the XYZ starting decks, this card was many of our first experience with XYZ summoning.

Number 39: As long as Utopia has XYZ material, you can stop up to two strikes with it.

This is a great way to build a wall of defense to stop your opponent from killing you.

Another great way to use this card is to cancel its own attack, then combine it with the card Double or Nothing, which lets it attack again, but this time with twice the attack power.

This card can also be used to call a lot of great rank-up XYZs, such as S39: Utopia the Lightning, an insanely powerful XYZ monster with 5000 attack.

4. Gilford the Lightning

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If it wasn’t so hard to call Gilford the Lightning, it would be easy to put it at the top of this list.

For the cost of 3 tribute calls, you can kill every monster your opponent controls at once.

That’s both monsters with their faces up and monsters with their faces down, so your opponent will have no defenses at all.

Raigeki, a spell card with a similar effect, was banned for a long time and is now only allowed in one copy per deck.

This shows how strong this effect can be.

3. D.D. Warrior Lady

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This card is a lot like the D.D. Warrior, but you can choose whether or not to get rid of the monster that it is fighting.

At 1500 attack, your opponent may have some smaller monsters that can beat this.

But if you want to get rid of a monster your opponent has, you should get rid of their biggest and best monsters.

With this effect, you can special summon it from the dead using Monster Reborn or Call of the Haunted whenever you need to.

Then, when it’s fighting a much bigger monster, you can use the banishing effect.

2. Goyo Guardian

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This combo monster is so insanely strong that Konami had to change the card text to make it less broken.

For the low cost of an Earth tuner and a card that isn’t a tuner, you can basically steal all of your opponent’s monsters.

Every time Goyo Guardian kills a monster in battle and sends it to the graveyard, you can special summon that monster to your field in defense position.

This means that you can move that card into attack position on your next turn and use your opponent’s monsters to beat them.

The best thing about this effect is that it doesn’t just last until the turn ends.

As long as that monster is on the field, you can keep it.

Well, until the end of the game. Then maybe return it.

1. Black Luster Soldier – Envoy of the Beginning

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The best warrior monster is one that is very easy to call forth and has two affects that are completely broken.

To call it, you only need to send a light monster and a dark monster to the graves. You don’t even have to use your standard summon.

When this card and its Chaos counterpart, Chaos Emperor Dragon – Envoy of the End, were first revealed, they completely took over the meta game.

In fact, these were some of the very first Yu-Gi-Oh! cards that were banned from tournament play.

You can get rid of any monster on the field, whether it is face up or face down. Even though you can’t attack with this card in the turn you use its effect, it’s still a great way to get rid of monsters.

But if you’d rather just beat someone up, the second result of this card is just what you’re looking for:

If Black Luster Soldier – Envoy of the Beginning fights and kills a monster that belongs to an opponent, it can attack again.

If your attack number is 3000, you can do a lot of damage at once.

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