The Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise is one of the rare ones that achieved multi-platform success across manga, anime, video games, and of course, the widely popular trading card game. There are endless combinations and strategies constantly being tinkered by avid hobbyists, which of course, keeps the game interesting and ever-changing.
Yu-Gi-Oh!: The 10 Best Warrior Monsters, Ranked
Warrior cards are very popular choices for fans' decks. When it comes to these strong types, some are better than others. Here are the best.
Most of the time, veteran players use theme decks to take full advantage of their various effects. Warrior monsters, in particular, have versatile offensive and defensive capabilities that make them a popular choice among fans. Here are some of the best Warrior monsters to add to your deck's arsenal.
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The Millenium Shield has the highest defense among Normal Warrior monster cards at 3000. It's a useful monster in a pinch and can be amplified with support cards in defensive-oriented decks.
Unfortunately, it's zero attack power is obviously a huge drawback but since it only requires one tribute to summon on the field, it's a must-add card to your deck. It can become a game-changing factor since it often stops higher level monsters from directly attacking life points, which gives you a chance to draw.
Another defensive-oriented Warrior monster, Total Defense Shogun's unique effect makes it an offensive threat that can still act as a defensive linchpin on the field.
Plus, it only requires one tribute to summon as well, which makes it fairly easy to set up combination attacks and implement strategies with. It's a low-cost, high-reward card that can either be deployed when you're trying to finish a duel or playing it safe.
Elemental HERO Bladedge requires two tributes to summon on the field, but it's worth the cost if combined with the right support cards. Its effect enables it to deal heavy damage through defense position monsters, so it's a devastating card to use for offensive purposes.
For its high level, however, this monster card has a subpar defense of 1800 that makes it vulnerable to being countered by position changing effects.
7. Twin-Sword Marauder
The Twin-Sword Marauder is best used when attack-increasing cards are readily available for you to play either from your hand or already in play on the field. Since this monster has average attack power at 1600 and a relatively weak defense of 1000, it's definitely an easy target if played without support cards.
However, if the conditions are right, this card can single-handedly cut through an opponent's defense since it can potentially attack multiple times in one turn.
The Marauding Captain by itself is a weak Warrior card, but its effects can be utilized for a variety of combinations. It can serve as a pawn, while simultaneously bringing out another level-4 monster on the field in order to deploy more complex strategies.
Plus, if two Marauding Captains are on the field at the same time, it prevents the opponent from attacking altogether, which is a pretty nifty stalling strategy to use in a pinch.
The Command Knight is a very useful card to have in a Warrior deck. It has a solid defense of 1900, which makes it a great opening card but its effects are what make it so formidable and a pain to deal with.
Each Command Knight on the field increases all Warrior monster's attack by 400 points, which can make a huge difference if compounded with other support cards. Moreover, like the Marauding Captain, if multiple Command Knights are on the field, it locks your opponent from even initiating an attack.
4. Valkyrian Knight
This card is an excellent offensive weapon to add to your Warrior deck that can trigger a lot of different combos and can revive more powerful monsters from your graveyard at a relatively low cost.
It also pairs up well with either the Marauding Captain or Command Knight, which could present a nightmare strategy on opponents that's fairly tough to counter. The Valkyrian Knight has a low defense of 1200, however, so its best used when one is on the attack.
3. Turret Warrior
This card has the versatility to be used both defensively and offensively. Its 2000 defense is adequate in fending off most lower-level monsters but its effect makes it a potentially devastating offensive weapon to unleash.
Its base attack of 1200 can be enhanced when another Warrior monster is used as a tribute to summon the Turret Warrior, which bumps up its attack to a number that can exceed the average range for a level-5 monster.
2. Flower Cardian Lightflare
This card is for more advanced Warrior deck users and requires a lot of situational and specific cards belonging to the Flower Cardian set. Once summoned on the field, however, this card's whopping 5000 attack points are difficult to match.
This monster card also has a lot of effects that prevent it from being easily countered, and if your opponent does manage to destroy this beast, then it has a built-in failsafe that allows a special summoning of another Flower Cardian card from your Extra deck.
This card, when summoned, can dish out punishing damage and has the potential to unleash multiple attacks that can clear out your opponent's entire monster lineup. It's also able to deal with monsters that have higher attack power through its banishing effect, and it's relatively easy to meet its special summoning conditions too.
Even if you have nothing else to play in your hand, the Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning can turn the tide of a duel, which makes it a must-have monster for most Warrior decks.