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Level 5 and Higher Yugioh Monsters

Updated on June 22, 2013

What Are Level 5 and Higher Monsters?

Level 5 and higher monsters are the stronger group of Yugioh monsters that tend to have great effects as well. I want to show you the best Level 5 and higher monsters for your Decks because there are thousands of options out there. It can be so hard to find the perfect place and the perfect Level 5 and higher monsters for your Deck, but I want to help out and make that experience easier for yourself.

Gandora The Dragon of Destruction

Gandora The Dragon of Destruction is a Level 8 DARK Dragon-Type monster with 0 ATK and 0 DEF that cannot be Special Summoned and is destroyed during the End Phase. Well, why is this card good? Well, with Gandora The Dragon of Destruction, you can banish every card on the field except for this card. Then. Gandora The Dragon of Destruction gains 300 ATK times the number of cards banished by this effect. With a wide open field, you can have Gandora The Dragon of Destruction attack your opponent's life points directly right away! Unless your opponent has a Kuriboh in his/her hand, Gandora The Dragon of Destruction will do some devastating damage.

Ultimate Tyranno

Ultimate Tyranno is a Level 8 EARTH Dinosaur-Type monster with 3000 ATK and 2200 DEF that can and must attack all of your opponent's monsters once each. Ultimate Tyranno is a strong card that can wipe out your opponent's side of the field. Final Attack Orders combined with Ojama Trio can inflict more than 9000 points of damage to your opponent.

Stardust Dragon

Stardust Dragon is a Level 8 Synchro Monster with 2500 ATK and 2000 DEF that has a unique effect. When a card on the field tries to destroy other card(s) on the field, you can negate the effect of that card and destroy it by Tributing Stardust Dragon. Then, during your End Phase, Stardust Dragon comes back to your side of the field. Stardust Dragon can save all of your monsters from a Dark Hole, and Stardust Dragon can also be used to summon stronger monsters such as Shooting Star Dragon, Majestic Star Dragon, Stardust Dragon-Assault Mode, and so on. Stardust Dragon is the most popular Synchro Monsters in the game, and it is one of the best Synchro Monsters as well.

Jinzo

Jinzo is a Level 6 monster with 2400 ATK and 1500 DEF that negates every Trap Card on the field. Trap Cards cannot be activated at all while Jinzo remains on the field, so your opponent won't be able to protect himself/herself from Jinzo's wrath. However, Jinzo also prevents its controller from playing Trap Cards. There are two ways to counter this. The first method is using Quick Play Spell Cards which can be used at the heat of a battle. The second method is by using the Equip Spell Card, Amplifier on Jinzo. Amplifier is an Equip Spell Card that allows you to use Trap Cards even when you control Jinzo. Once Amplifier is destroyed, then Jinzo is destroyed as well, so make sure you have a card that will prevent Amplifier from being destroyed.

Chaos Emperor Dragon-Envoy of the End

Chaos Emperor Dragon-Envoy of the End is one of the most feared monsters in the game because of its awesome effect. Chaos Emperor Dragon-Envoy of the End has 3000 ATK and 2500 DEF, and it can only be summoned by a Special Summon by banishing 1 LIGHT monster and 1 DARK monster from your Graveyard. Once you have Chaos Emperor Dragon-Envoy of the End on your side of the field, you can either use its 3000 ATK for good purposes, or you can use its effect to demolish your opponent. By paying 1000 life points, Chaos Emperor Dragon-Envoy of the End allows you to send every card on the field and in both players' hands to the Graveyard including this card. Then, both players must count how many cards were destroyed by this effect. Your opponent loses 300 life points times the number of cards destroyed by this effect.

The First Batch of Level 5 and Higher Monsters

Yu-Gi-Oh! - Gandora the Dragon of Destruction JUMP-EN028 Ultra Rare
Yu-Gi-Oh! - Gandora the Dragon of Destruction JUMP-EN028 Ultra Rare

Gandora The Dragon of Destruction banishes every other card on the field and gains a lot of ATK points.

 
Yu-Gi-Oh! - STARDUST DRAGON super PROMO CT07-EN021
Yu-Gi-Oh! - STARDUST DRAGON super PROMO CT07-EN021

Stardust Dragon prevents a card from destroying other card(s) on the field with its effect.

 
Yu-Gi-Oh! - Jinzo PSV-000 Secret Rare - Pharoah's Servant
Yu-Gi-Oh! - Jinzo PSV-000 Secret Rare - Pharoah's Servant

Trap Cards won't be a problem with Jinzo on your side of the field.

 
Yu-Gi-Oh! - Ultimate Tyranno (POTD-EN020) - Power of the Duelist - 1st Edition - Ultimate Rare
Yu-Gi-Oh! - Ultimate Tyranno (POTD-EN020) - Power of the Duelist - 1st Edition - Ultimate Rare

Attacking all of your opponent's monsters at once is no hard task for Ultimate Tyranno.

 
Yu Gi Oh Chaos Emperor Dragon - Envoy of the End (Limited Edition)TLM-ENSE2
Yu Gi Oh Chaos Emperor Dragon - Envoy of the End (Limited Edition)TLM-ENSE2

Chaos Emperor Dragon-Envoy of the End inflicts as much damage to your opponent as possible.

 

Tyrant Dragon

Tyrant Dragon is a Level 8 Dragon-Type monster with 2900 ATK and 2500 DEF that has an awesome effect. First of all, Tyrant Dragon is immune to Trap Cards. Even the nastiest Trap Cards like Mirror Force will have no effect on Tyrant Dragon. Then, during the Battle Phase, if this card attacks, and then there are some monsters on your opponent's side of the field, Tyrant Dragon can attack again. Tyrant Dragon has an incredible effect, but to harness all of this power, there must be a price. Tyrant Dragon can only be Special Summoned from your Graveyard by Tributing 1 Dragon-Type monster. When you Special Summon a monster, you're supposed to get an extra monster, but you have to Tribute 1 of your own monsters to even think about Special Summoning Tyrant Dragon.

Beast King Barbaros

Imagine a monster that you could summon with no Tributes, 2 Tributes, or 3 Tributes. Beast King Barbaros is that kind of monster, and it has 3000 ATK and 1200 DEF. If you want to Normal Summon Beast King Barbaros without Tributing, then its ATK becomes 1900. Beast King Barbaros is still a Level 8 monster when Normal Summoned like this, so XYZ Summoning for a Rank 8 XYZ Monster couldn't be easier. Then, you can Tribute 2 monsters, and nothing happens. Beast King Barbaros is just your typical 3000 ATK and 1900 DEF Yugioh Monster. However, when you Tribute 3 monsters to play Beast King Barbaros, you can destroy ALL cards on your opponent's side of the field without question. Then, Beast King Barbaros can attack directly, and your opponent would lose 3000 life points.

Malefic Cyber End Dragon

Out of all of the non Synchro Malefic monsters featured in the movie booster pack, Malefic Cyber End Dragon is the strongest one with 4000 ATK and 2800 DEF. Imagine getting a monster on your side of the field with 4000 ATK in 1 turn! That is possible with Malefic Cyber End Dragon because all you need to do is have a Field Spell Card on the field, and then you have to banish 1 Cyber End Dragon from your Extra Deck. that's all you have to do to play this card, and with 4000 ATK, all of your opponent's monsters will be getting destroyed. However, you can only control 1 Malefic monster which isn't so bad, but you cannot declare an attack with any of your other monsters. Do you need Malefic Cyber End Dragon? The choice is yours.

Red Nova Dragon

Red Nova Dragon is a Level 12 Synchro Monster with 3500 ATK and 3000 DEF that requires Red Dragon Archfiend and 2 Tuners as the Synchro Materials. These tuners must add up to a level of 4, so Red Nova Dragon is exceptionally hard to play, but the rewards are high. Red Nova Dragon gains 500 ATK for each tuner in your Graveyard, so 90% of the time, Red Nova Dragon will start out with 4500 ATK. Also, Red Nova Dragon cannot be destroyed by card effects. Red Nova Dragon can be targeted by cards like Change of Heart, but since Red Nova Dragon cannot be destroyed by card effects, Red Nova Dragon is a bigger threat to your opponent. When an opponent's monster declares an attack, you can banish this card to negate the attack. If Red Nova Dragon is banished by this effect, then it returns to your side of the field during the End Phase.

Yubel

Back in the GX days, Yubel was considered the best card in the game. With 0 ATK and 0 DEF, Yubel could not be destroyed by battle, and when Yubel was destroyed, you could Special Summon a Yubel-Terror Incarnate. Your opponent loses ATK equal to the ATK of all of their monsters that battle with Yubel. However, you must Tribute 1 monster on your side of the field once per turn or else Yubel will be destroyed. Yubel was one of the best cards in the GX days, but once Monster Cards were equipped with new effects to deal with cards like Yubel, Yubel wasn't as strong, but this card can still provide good uses to any Deck.

The Second Batch Of Level 5 and Higher Monsters

YuGiOh TYRANT DRAGON super RP02-EN056
YuGiOh TYRANT DRAGON super RP02-EN056

Tyrant Dragon is immune to Trap Cards and can attack twice if your opponent has another monster on his/her side of the field after this card's first attack.

 
YuGiOh Shonen Jump Promo Single Card Ultra Rare Beast King Barbaros JUMP-EN032
YuGiOh Shonen Jump Promo Single Card Ultra Rare Beast King Barbaros JUMP-EN032

You can play Beast King Barbaros with 1 Tribute, 2 Tributes, or 3 Tributes which gives you a lot of options.

 
YuGiOh Malefic Cyber End Dragon - Bonds Beyond Time - Secret Rare Promo Card YMP1-EN004
YuGiOh Malefic Cyber End Dragon - Bonds Beyond Time - Secret Rare Promo Card YMP1-EN004

All you need is a Field Spell Card on the field and a Cyber Dragon in your Extra Deck and then you can play Malefic Cyber End Dragon which by the way has 4000 ATK.

 
Yu-Gi-Oh! - Red Nova Dragon (STBL-EN042) - Starstrike Blast - 1st Edition - Ultimate Rare
Yu-Gi-Oh! - Red Nova Dragon (STBL-EN042) - Starstrike Blast - 1st Edition - Ultimate Rare

Red Nova Dragon cannot be destroyed by card effects, and gains 500 ATK for each Tuner in your Graveyard.

 
YuGiOh Legendary Collection 2 : LCGX-EN197 Yubel (Secret Rare)
YuGiOh Legendary Collection 2 : LCGX-EN197 Yubel (Secret Rare)

You won't take Battle Damage from Yubel which when destroyed brings out Yubel-Terror Incarnate and eventually Yubel-The Ultimate Nightmare. All 3 versions of Yubel are incredibly strong.

 

Ancient Gear Golem

Ancient Gear Golem is a Level 8 monster with 3000 ATK and 3000 DEF that cannot be Special Summoned. That is a small price to pay for an incredible effect. First of all, Ancient Gear Golem inflicts piercing damage to your opponent. When Ancient Gear Golem declares an attack, your opponent cannot activate any Spell or Trap Cards until the end of the Damage Step. This guarantees that Ancient Gear Golem's attack will get through, and with 3000 ATK, most of your opponent's monsters won't stand a chance!

Valkyrion The Magna Warrior

Valkyrion The Magna Warrior is the strongest Level 8 monster with 3500 ATK and 3850 DEF. Valkyrion The Magna Warrior cannot be Normal Summoned or Set, and it can only be Special Summoned by Tributing all 3 magnet warriors (Alpha, Beta, Gamma) from your hand or your side of the field. At the same time, you can Tribute Valkyrion The Magna Warrior to Special Summon the magnet warriors from your Graveyard. Whenever you need more monsters to Tribute, more defense, or a better offense, Valkyrion The Magna Warrior gives you that special offer to bring back the magnet warriors.

Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon

Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon is a Level 8 monster with 3000 ATK and 2500 DEF that can be Special Summoned from your hand by Tributing 2 monsters with 2000 ATK. Once per turn, when this card is attacked or attacks, you can banish this card and the monster that it is battling. Then, during the end of the Battle Phase, the monsters banished by this effect are returned to the field. If the monster banished by this card is an XYZ Monster, Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon gains 500 ATK for each XYZ Material attached to the XYZ Monster.

The Tricky

The Tricky is a Level 5 monster with 2000 ATK and 1200 DEF that can be Special Summoned from your hand by discarding 1 card from your hand. The Tricky can allow you to easily XYZ Summon Rank 5 monsters, and The Tricky also helps out with Synchro Monsters. The Tricky also has 2000 ATK, and it this is one of the quickest way to get a monster on the field with 2000 ATK.

Photon Caesar

Photon Caesar is a Level 8 monster with 2000 ATK and 2800 DEF that helps out a lot with XYZ Summoning. When Photon Caesar is Normal Summoned or Flip Summoned, you can Special Summon 1 Photon Caesar from your hand or Deck. That means you get 2 Level 8 monsters each with 2000 ATK and 2800 DEF. That can mean a lot of ATK power against your opponent, but it can also mean XYZ Summoning a Rank 8 XYZ Monster more easily.

The Third Batch of Level 5 and Higher Monsters

Yu-Gi-Oh! - Ancient Gear Golem (TLM-EN006) - The Lost Millennium - 1st Edition - Ultra Rare
Yu-Gi-Oh! - Ancient Gear Golem (TLM-EN006) - The Lost Millennium - 1st Edition - Ultra Rare

Spell and Trap Cards are not a problem for Ancient Gear Golem who also inflicts piercing damage.

 
Yu-Gi-Oh! - Valkyrion the Magna Warrior (LCYW-EN021) - Legendary Collection 3: Yugi's World - 1st Edition - Super Rare
Yu-Gi-Oh! - Valkyrion the Magna Warrior (LCYW-EN021) - Legendary Collection 3: Yugi's World - 1st Edition - Super Rare

You can assemble Valkyrion The Magna Warrior with the 3 Magnet Warriors or dissemble it back to the 3 Magnet Warriors.

 
Yu-Gi-Oh! - Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon (CT08-EN003) - 2011 Collectors Tins - Limited Edition - Secret Rare
Yu-Gi-Oh! - Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon (CT08-EN003) - 2011 Collectors Tins - Limited Edition - Secret Rare

Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon gets even stronger with the help of your opponent's XYZ Monsters.

 
Yu-Gi-Oh! - The Tricky (LCYW-EN043) - Legendary Collection 3: Yugi's World - 1st Edition - Common
Yu-Gi-Oh! - The Tricky (LCYW-EN043) - Legendary Collection 3: Yugi's World - 1st Edition - Common

The Tricky has a small requirement to be Special Summoned straight from your hand.

 
Yu-Gi-Oh! - Photon Caesar (REDU-EN004) - Return of the Duelist - 1st Edition - Common
Yu-Gi-Oh! - Photon Caesar (REDU-EN004) - Return of the Duelist - 1st Edition - Common

Photon Caesar allows you to Special Summon another Photon Caesar from your Deck. Then you can decide whenever attacking with both of them or XYZ Summoning a Rank 8 XYZ Monster would be better.

 

Which Of The Level 5 and Higher Monsters Are Your Favorite?

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