The May 2003 Forbidden and Limited Lists were Forbidden and Limited lists in the TCG, going into effect on May 8, 2003.[1]

This list updated the previous April 2003 list, changing three cards (one from Semi-Limited and two from Unlimited) to Limited, and one card from Unlimited to Semi-Limited. This list was followed by the July 2003 Forbidden and Limited List.

This was also the first Forbidden and Limited list to specify that the original English-print Egyptian God cards (Obelisk the Tormentor, Slifer the Sky Dragon, The Winged Dragon of Ra) are Illegal for sanctioned tournament play.

Full Lists


Monster Cards
Magic Cards
Trap Cards


Monster Cards
Magic Cards
Trap Cards


Card Card type Old status (April 2003) New status (May 2003)
Sinister Serpent Monster Card 1Unlimited 3Limited
Harpie's Feather Duster Magic Card 1Unlimited 3Limited
Heavy Storm Magic Card 2Semi-Limited 3Limited
Graceful Charity Magic Card 1Unlimited 2Semi-Limited


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