| Hall of Fame |
殿堂レギュレーション (Dendō Regyurēshon)
- DASH Golden List
- Duema Golden List
- Former Hall of Fame Cards
- Timeline of Banned, Restricted and Released cards
- Reasons for Hall of Fame inclusions
There is nothing restricted in the English game of Duel Masters. However, after its release, Bombazar, Dragon of Destiny was placed on a "watch list" by Wizards of the Coast. Due to the game being discontinued outside of Japan, there are no official restrictions outside of Japanese gameplay.
The Japanese restricted list was invented around the time of DM-08 Invincible Legend in order to restrict Astral Reef and a few other Water Civilization cards that were deemed overpowered. The ban list was invented around 2006 in order to put an end to Bombazar, Dragon of Destiny in the metagame, and subsequently, the game-breaking Bolmeteus Sapphire Dragon was put there without any former restriction in the same year.
The act of a card being put to the Premium Hall of Fame by officials is often known as an "Onsen Trip" (温泉旅行), as a commercial of DMX-04 Full Foil Pack: Revival Hero - The Hunter and DMX-05 Full Foil Pack: Revival Hero - The Alien depicted Bombazar, Dragon of Destiny soaking in a hot spring. This scene is featured in the DMX-12 Black Box Pack artwork of Bombazar.
Be noted that for a card to be restricted or banned, it does not need to turn the metagame completely in its favor or have an extremely high win ratio (Such as in the case of Bombazar, Dragon of Destiny or Mega Manalock Dragon), it can also be that it resulted in one or more deck types that do not promote interactive gameplay despite not being broken in the first place (Such as Jack, Bei B or Deis Optimus, the Invincible), although there are cards that are restricted or banned for creating decks that have both very high win rates and not promoting interactive gameplay (Such as Giovanni the 10th, Thunder Mecha King or Magnum, Shortshot/Rafululu, Sound Faerie).
The following list is the current list of banned or restricted cards in Japanese play. All decks must also have exactly 40 cards, unlike the English game where 40 is simply the minimum amount of cards.
You can't have any copies of Prohibited Cards in your deck, not even in Hall of Fame Zero Duel. Despite being largely functionally the same as the Premium Hall of Fame, these cards were banned under different circumstances. The cards in the prohibited cards list were never legal to play, and are banned for reasons other than being overpowered.
- Galberius Dragon (the P24/Y2 version, as it has a red back; the DMX-22 version of this card is legal)
- Non-Japanese language cards (or Forbidden Characters).
- Jumbo Cards that are not placed in the Hyperspatial Zone.
- Holiday Cards (Except for Treasure Cruise in DMX-22)
- Dangerous Card
Additionally, some official tournaments disallow these cards to be used in order to prevent troubles caused by them:
- Come On Victory
- Come On Legend
- Treasure Cruise (DMX-22)
- Pack E, the Super Electromagnetic
- Duema Land ~Rainbow Dream~ / Duema Land ~Night Parade~
- Narrataro, Explosive Passion
- Egoist, Climax of "Me"
- Rockman EXE & Katta
- Rarity Resistance
- Dangerous Grandpa
- Grandpa, (Tentatively Named) the Brave
- Also, the effects of Gacha Figures are disabled in most tournaments.
These cards can either be disallowed or have some of their effects disabled in official tournaments;
- Kushala Daora, Steel Dragon
- Mitzy, Guardian of Development Department
- Überdragon Fighbird
- Duel Jacker Shou, the Hot-Blooded Commentator
- Duel Jacker Shou, Super Live
Duo Premium Hall of Fame
Pairs of cards in the Duo Premium Hall of Fame can't be used together in a deck at the same time. If a deck has one of the cards of the pair included, it can't use the other card.
Currently, there are no pairs of cards in the Duo Premium Hall of Fame.
Romanesk, the Dragon Wizard with Crest of Mother and Romanesk, the Dragon Wizard with Soulswap are the only pairs of cards to have held a place here. Soulswap and Crest of Mother were later banned, while Romanesk was later restricted.
Hyperspatial Combo Premium Hall of Fame
This is differentiated from the Duo Premium Hall of Fame in that one of the cards involved is a psychic or dragheart card. If you have one of the cards in your deck, you can't have the other in your hyperspatial zone. If you use one of the cards in your hyperspatial zone, you cannot use the other card in your deck.
Premium Hall of Fame
You can't have any copy of a card in the Premium Hall of Fame in your deck.
Hall of Fame
You can only have one copy of any card in the Hall of Fame in a deck.
Awaken ● Battle ● Block ● Break ● Cast ● Charge ● Cross
Destroy ● Discard ● Dragsolution ● Expand ● Forbidden Liberate
Fortify ● Gachinko Judge ● Generate ● Gacharange Summon ● Link ● Reveal ● Seal
Search ● Shuffle ● Summon ● Switch ● Tap ● Trigger ● Upside Down ● Use
Ability ● Artist ● Card Illustration ● Card Name ● Card Number
Card Rarity ● Card Type ● Cost ● Civilization ● Mana Cost ● Mana Number
Power ● Race ● Soul ● Subtype ● Summon Cost ● Supertype
D2 Field ● DG Field ● DM Field
Dragheart Creature ● Dragheart Fortress ● Dragheart Weapon
Evolution Creature ● Evolution Cross Gear
Evolution Dragheart Creature ● Evolution Exile Creature ● Evolution Psychic Creature
Exile Creature ● Final Forbidden Creature ● Final Forbidden Field ● Forbidden Core ● Forbidden Creature
Forbidden Field ● Forbidden Impulse ● Gacharange Creature ● Happiness Field ● Moonless Night Field
Mono Artifact ● Neo Creature ● Neo Evolution Creature ● Neo Gacharange Creature ● Orega Aura
Psychic Creature ● Psychic Field ● Psychic Super Creature
T2 Field ● Ceremony of Zeron ● Zeron Creature ● Zeron Nebula
Common ● Uncommon ● Rare ● Very Rare ● Super Rare
Victory Rare ● Double Victory
Legend Card ● Forbidden Legend Card ● Final Forbidden Legend Card
Master Card ● DG Rare ● Master Dragon Card ● Master Dolszak Card
Master Hazard Card ● Master Special Move Card ● Master Zetto Card
Secret Rare ● Ultra Golden Card
Super Deck Zero Duel ● Start Deck Champion Finals
Adds Civilization ● Adds Race ● Alternate Win ● Alternative Cost
Attack Bend ● Basic Card ● Cantrip ● Card Discard ● Chump Block
Cost Reduction ● Deck Manipulation ● Degenerate ● Diamond State
Draw Engine ● Draw Lock ● Draw Source ● Draw Spell
Extra Turn ● Finisher ● Graveyard Fertilizer ● Graveyard Summon
Hand Addition ● Hand Change ● Increase Power
Infinite ● Infinite Attacker ● Infinite Blocker
Mana Acceleration ● Mana Burn ● Mana Curve ● Mana Summon
Opponent Reliance ● Peeping ● Prevents Attack ● Prevents Defeat
Reset ● Resistance ● Reverse Fury Charge ● Reverse Slayer ● Shield Addition
Shield Burn ● Shield Change ● Shield Peek
Suicide ● Skip the rest of the turn ● Trample
Unattackable ● Unblockable ● Unchoosable
Vigilance ● Win All Battles ● 3D Dragsolution
Cards that can be put into the Battle Zone at the start of the game
Blocker Based Removal ● Bounce ● Can Attack Untapped Creatures
Card Based Removal ● Decrease Power ● Fixed Removal ● Force Battle ● Mass Removal
Power Based Removal ● Reset ● Sealing ● Self Removal ● Tap In ● Tap and Destroy
4 or more of this card in your deck ● Activation Cost ● Additional Cost ● Attacking Creature
Can't be destroyed ● Choose a race ● Color Accident ● Concept ● Consists of ● Counter
Dead Card ● Deck Building ● Deck Compression ● Designer's Combo ● Evolution Icon
Evolution Source ● Face Up ● Forced ● Gacha Figure ● Game
Game Table ● Hyperspatial Cost ● Key Card ● Limited Card ● Mode ● Name Rule
Optional ● Overkill ● Play ● Power Creep ● Quasi-Vanilla ● Real Cost ● Repair
Rock-Paper-Scissors ● Stop ● System Creature ● The Over Eggplant-cross
Touch ● Trivia card ● Twinpactification