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YuGiOh - Exodia

Updated on November 2, 2012

A Guide to the YuGiOh! Exodia Set

Welcome to our information page on the YuGiOh! Exodia cards. If you're looking for more information on Exodia, are looking to buy copies of the Exodia Set (or missing parts), want to check releases of the cards or just want to see images of the cards, you're in the right place.

The Exodia Cards are some of the most iconic in the YuGiOh! Manga, Anime and Trading Card Game. In the very first episode of the Anime, Yugi, whilst playing against Seto Kaiba using his grandfather's deck, becomes the first ever player to assemble the five pieces of Exodia and therefore automatically wins the duel. Unfortunately, it's the only time Yugi gets to use the Exodia set, as soon afterwards, Weevil Underwood throws the cards overboard on the ship they are travelling on. They get a second anime appearance when a set is used against Yugi in Battle City in the second series.

As usual, based loosely on Egyptian Mythology, (in this case the story of Osiris) Exodia was, according to the back-story, a monster so powerful it had to be split into parts and chained up with magic. There are five pieces of Exodia (Exodia itself, Right Leg, Left Leg, Right Arm, Left Arm) and a player that has all five parts of Exodia in their hand, automatically wins the game.

In the Trading Card Game, the Exodia cards were first released in English in the Legend of Blue Eyes White Dragon booster pack - the first English booster, and have been released several times since. Whilst rarely being used in competitive tournament-level play, (with them limited to one copy of each card as they are), they remain hugely popular and highly sought-after by fans.

If You're Buying the Exodia Set as a Gift...

...and don't know much about YuGiOh!, you'll notice that each card has a code - listed below. Usually eBay sellers will give the card code in their listing to show which version they're selling. The original set, with codes beginning 'LOB' for Legend of Blue Eyes White Dragon are the most sought after and valuable, both because of their rarity level and age. Most good sellers will, on older cards, also give the card's condition in their listing too. These are technical descriptions used in all card collecting. Look for 'Mint' or 'Near-Mint' for a gift. These are sometimes abbreviated to M and NM in listings.

See Also

Our guide to: Exodia Necross and

Our guide to: Contract with Exodia

Buy a Complete Exodia Set

Here's current prices on complete sets of all 5 pieces of Exodia from eBay. As always, when you're buying expensive cards, we highly recommend that you use an eBay seller, that sells lots of YuGiOh! single cards and has a high seller reputation. Always beware of offers that are 'too good to be true'.

1 - Exodia The Forbidden One

Exodia the Forbidden One
Exodia the Forbidden One

Exodia the Forbidden One (also known as the Body of Exodia). The card text reads: When you have "Right Leg of the Forbidden One", "Left Leg of the Forbidden One", "Right Arm of the Forbidden One", and "Left Arm of the Forbidden One", in addition to this card in your hand, you win the Duel.

It's had three main releases in English (and a number of others in obscure special editions):

Legend of Blue Eyes White Dragon - LOB-EN124 - Ultra Rare

Dark Beginning 1 - DB1-EN139 - Ultra Rare

Retro Pack - RP01-EN021 - Ultra Rare

Buy Exodia The Forbidden One on eBay

The central card in the Exodia set, here's current listings for Exodia The Forbidden One on eBay right now...

2 - Right Leg of The Forbidden One

RIght Leg of The Forbidden One
RIght Leg of The Forbidden One

Next up is the right leg of Exodia. Again, three main releases and a handful of obscure ones:

Legend of Blue Eyes White Dragon - LOB-EN120 - Ultra Rare

Dark Beginning 1 - DB1-EN135 - Common

Retro Pack - RP01-EN017 - Rare

Buy Right Leg of The Forbidden One on eBay

Here's current listings for the Right Leg of Exodia on eBay...

3 - Left Leg of The Forbidden One

Left Leg of The Forbidden One
Left Leg of The Forbidden One

Next up on our tour de Exodia is the Left Leg. Its main releases were:

Legend of Blue Eyes White Dragon - LOB-EN121 - Ultra Rare

Dark Beginning 1 - DB1-EN136 - Common

Retro Pack - RP01-EN018 - Rare

Buy Left Leg of The Forbidden One on eBay

Here's current listings for the Left Leg of Exodia on eBay...

4 - Right Arm of The Forbidden One

Right Arm of The Forbidden One
Right Arm of The Forbidden One

Here's the main releases for the Right Arm of Exodia:

Legend of Blue Eyes White Dragon - LOB-EN122 - Ultra Rare

Dark Beginning 1 - DB1-EN137 - Common

Retro Pack - RP01-EN019 - Rare

Buy Right Arm of The Forbidden One on eBay

Here's the current listings for Exodia's Right Arm

5 - Left Arm of The Forbidden One

Left Arm of The Forbidden One
Left Arm of The Forbidden One

And finally in our tour of Exodia's parts, here's the main releases for the Left Arm:

Legend of Blue Eyes White Dragon - LOB-EN123 - Ultra Rare

Dark Beginning 1 - DB1-EN138 - Common

Retro Pack - RP01-EN020 - Rare

Buy Left Arm of The Forbidden One on eBay

Here's current listings for the Left Arm of Exodia on eBay...

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Do you own an Exodia set? Do you have the original Legend of Blue Eyes White Dragon copies? Are you missing pieces? Have you ever won a duel with Exodia? Have you tried running an Exodia Deck at tournament level? These questions and many others we'd love to know the answer to. Tell us your Exodia stories or just say 'howdy' if you're passing through.

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Have doubles of the head ( portuguese LDB(LOB english 1st edition) english (MC1 limmeted edition) and tripples of the arms and legs (DLG1, LDB(LOB) and DB1) DB1= dark beggining one, DLG1= dark legends, MC1= master collection one, LDB,LOB= legend of blue eyes white dragon

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      heatkarma 

      5 years ago

      been looking around to by the set

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      ive beat my bro in a duel with the DB1 Exodia!

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      @anonymous: yyes

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      I made a advanced tournament deck (August 2012) and it wins turn one. Mandatory cards required for the build's consistency include 3 "Upstart Goblin", 3 "One Day of Peace" 3 "Into the Void". Use "Royal Magical Library" and "Magical Citadel of Endymion" to pump out card advantage. Use "Terraforming" to search the field spell out. "Thunder Dragon" + "Hand Destruction" is simply great at thinning the deck and drawing cards you need. "Toon Table of Contents" is a must have in spell counter decks, and you do NOT use "Toon World". It will end up being a dead draw and so I prefer using only 3 Toon Table. "Spell Power Grasp" gives a +1 in card advantage if you have a spell counter card out and also thins the deck of a dead draw. "Wonder Wand" is amazing if you are about to run out of options in the hand. Use this card in conjunction with "Endymion, the Master Magician" for +2 cards for every 6 spell counters on "Magical Citadel of Endymion".

      And that's a legit Exodia deck. Obliterate!!!

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      I WILL TRADE MY FIVE HEADED DRAGON FOR EXODIA HEAD

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      @Othercatt: ussually the back will have more colour contrast than a real card if it is fake. :)

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      very interesting lens, need to know more....thanks

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      MGuberti 

      6 years ago

      Wow. Nice Exodia sets. I have 2 sets.

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      GreenMind Guides 

      6 years ago from USA

      Nice lens -- you work hard on these!

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      Rose Jones 

      6 years ago

      I had no idea about what these are - now I am ready for birthday parties.

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      @Bus Stop Toy Shop: Exxod is the sphinx series, even though he resembles exodia.

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      Bus Stop Toy Shop 

      8 years ago

      @anonymous: Cool - bet you're looking forward to them. I'll try to do some stuff about the other Exodia cards you've mentioned - I'll add them to my list - and maybe Exxod Master of the Guard as well - watch this space!

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      My mom's getting me exodia for xmas. I can't wait. Are you going to write anything about Contract with Exodia, Exodia Necross,and Exodius the Ultimate Forbidden Lord?

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      Othercatt 

      8 years ago

      @Bus Stop Toy Shop: Yay! I'm so glad they aren't fake! Thank you for your quick response! I did get your email and I appreciate the info. I think I'm going to buy the collection you recommended.

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      Bus Stop Toy Shop 

      8 years ago

      @Othercatt: DLG1 - my fault for the confusion, I'm working from UK English card lists - nowadays North America and the UK get the same releases - once upon a time, that wasn't the case. The UK got Retro Pack and North America got Dark Legends, with similiar, but not identical card lists. DLG1 is Dark Legends.

      MC1 is Masters Collection Volume 1 and was a special edition. Exodia the Forbidden One itself was one of the Promo cards with the set.

      The cards you have are pretty certainly not fake - the fake versions I've seen are virtually all the LOB ones, or have a nonsense, meaningless code on them.

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      emmaklarkins 

      8 years ago

      Don't know much about yugioh, but I'm a sucker for the art that they have on these kinds of card decks :)

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      Othercatt 

      8 years ago

      I have a question. I recently bought the exodia set (in pieces). How do I tell if they are fake? On the head the code starts with MC1. On the arms and legs, the code starts with DLG1. I just ask because I don't see either of those listed up top.

      BTW, thanks for writing this!

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