Light Monsters in Goat Format (2023)

Light Monsters in Goat Format



​In Goat Format, playable light monsters are significantly less plentiful than dark monsters are. Chaos decks are one of the main pillars of Yu-Gi-Oh!’s Goat Format, and one of the challenges involved in constructing a chaos deck is finding enough reliable sources of light monsters to fill your graveyard for Chaos Sorcerer. Here is a quick guide to all of the light monsters in the format that are considered fit for competitive play. They are roughly sorted from most to least popular. We excluded Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning from the list, as it is itself a chaos monster.

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Magician of Faith

​Magician of Faith is a powerful staple for any control deck. It is often a virtual +1 in card advantage by getting back Pot of Greed, Graceful Charity, Delinquent Duo, Snatch Steal, or Heavy Storm from the graveyard. It should be one of the first monsters that you look to when constructing your light monster lineup.

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Magical Merchant

Magical Merchant is often praised for being a light LV1 target for Metamorphosis whose flip effect allows it to replace itself. In a deck with Chaos Sorcerer, it serves the even more important role of potentially milling other lights/darks to be used as a resource to summon your chaos monsters.

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Thunder Dragon

​Thunder Dragon is a built-around card for sure, as our Thunder Dragon Chaos deck guide explains in detail. It will give you all of the light monsters that you need, but it poses its own consistency issues. It can be powerful, but can’t just throw it into any deck lightly.

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Airknight Parshath

​Airknight Parshath is a must-have in Goat Control, but it usually doesn’t see play in the dedicated chaos decks. It’s hard to find room for both chaos monsters and tribute monsters in the same deck, and it increases the risk of drawing dead hands. Chaos decks might occasionally play it as a 1-of.

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D.D. Warrior Lady

​D.D. Warrior Lady is technically a light monster, but its effect prevents it from ending up in the graveyard very often. Nonetheless, its effect makes it a solid card, and it can be probably counted as “half of a light monster” in any decklist. It can be used for offense or defense, and it’s the best target for Shining Angel.

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Asura Priest

​Asura Priest fades in and out of popularity. Its primary use is clearing goat tokens and pairing well with Creature Swap. This makes it great in a Chaos Recruiter decklist or any other aggressive chaos variant and allows it to occasionally see play in other chaos decks.

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Sacred Crane

​Unsurprisingly, light monsters that draw cards are desirable, but drawing cards with Sacred Crane can be easier said than done. Sacred Crane really only has one use, as a staple in Reasoning Gate Combo. Historically, other decks have tried to pair it with Marauding Captain, but this is has not been proven to be viable in Goat Format.

(Video) Goat Format Monsters you should consider

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Blade Knight

​Blade Knight is a common aggressive monster, as both of its effects are quite useful. Flip effects are abundant in Goat Format, and 2000 attack allows it to destroy commonly played monsters like Airknight Parshath, Abyss Soldier, and Breaker the Magical Warrior in battle. Blade Knight can be a good pick in either the main deck or sidedeck to fill the aggressive role.

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Skilled White Magician

​Skilled White Magician is boring and often played as a “filler” light monster. It’s never going to win you a game, but it will rarely be completely useless either. It can be played in as 1-of in a deck like Thunder Dragon Chaos to round out the light lineup, or it be played as a flexible 3-of in Chaos Control.

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Shining Angel

​One of my personal favorites, Shining Angel seems mediocre on on the surface, but there are a number of good targets to search with it. D.D. Warrior Lady is the obvious one, but Magician of Faith and Magical Merchant also work for Metamorphosis or Tsukuyomi synergy. You can also get a few juicy targets from the sidedeck.

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Jowgen the Spiritualist

​Speaking of Shining Angel targets, we have Jowgen the Spiritualist. As a sidedeck option, it does quite well against Reasoning Gate Combo by either shutting down their namesake cards preemptively or destroying an already established board.

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Ninja Grandmaster Sasuke

​Ninja Grandmaster Sasuke mostly serves as the other light target for Reinforcement of the Army in addition to Blade Knight. This gives it a niche role in decks like Anti-Meta Warriors in order to take care of monsters like Spirit Reaper and Gravekeeper’s Spy. It could potentially be used for a chaos/warrior decklist, though.

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Roulette Barrel

Roulette Barrel mostly serves as a sidedeck target for Shining Angel, but any chaos deck could sidedeck it if they need the light wall. It’s not nearly as good at fending off aggression as Gravekeeper’s Spy and Legendary Jujitsu Master are, but it does its job.

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Zaborg the Thunder Monarch

A few might swear by Zaborg the Thunder Monarch, but nearly all will concede that Airknight Parshath is better in the light tribute slot. Zaborg the Thunder Monarch could be used in order to splash Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning into a Monarch deck, however. As a monarch, Zaborg is unique in two ways: It’s the only light monarch and also the only level 5 monarch.

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The Creator

​The Creator is a rare choice in Reasoning Gate Combo as another powerful LV8 monster in addition to Dark Magician of Chaos. If your opponents are wise though, they will be sure to catch on and call level 8 on Reasoning every time, which decreases its effectiveness.

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Manju of the Ten Thousand Hands (and Senju)

Manju of the Ten Thousand Hands (as well as Senju of the Thousand Hands) are great choices in any deck with ritual monsters, such as a Relinquished-based deck. Both Manju and Senju, as well as Relinquished have strong synergy with Tsukuyomi. And with these monsters supplying the lights, you should have enough lights and darks to play as many chaos monsters as you want.

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Guardian Angel Joan

An even rarer choice in Reasoning Gate Combo is Guardian Angel Joan, which can serve as LV7 light monsters to mix-up Reasoning calls and make it easier to summon Chaos Sorcerer. The lifepoint boost from Guardian Angel Joan could be what you need to activate Dimension Fusion, but it’s a little situational.

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X-Head Cannon

​Would you believe me if I said that this card was included in a decklist that placed top4 at the 2005 World Championship? X-Cannon Soldier serves the very niche role of being a light machine monster with reasonable stats. This means that it will likely be included in any decklist with both Chaos Sorcerer and Limiter Removal. It’s also a Dark Factory of Mass Production target.

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Another great article for beginner chaos players is Chaos Monsters: Attack or Defense?Deck guides for all of the best chaos decks in Goat Format are listed below:

  • Thunder Dragon Chaos deck guide
  • Chaos Control deck guide
  • Chaos Recruiter deck guide

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ACP is a co-founder of, along with Skully. He has been an active contributor to the revival of Yu-Gi-Oh!'s Goat Format from 2012 onward. In 2017, he created the Angel Chaos deck, a notable contender in the Goat Format metagame. He has a long history of being a TCG content creator, first for The Game Academy (now defunct) and later He has placed in the top32 of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series three times. A mathematician by profession, he is known for his logical and analytical approach to gaming.




What does goat format mean? ›

​“Goat Format” refers to a Yu-Gi-Oh! format that was officially played during the summer of 2005. It gets its name from the popularity of the card Scapegoat during this time period. It is a format that is still widely played today using the same card pool, ruleset, and banlist.

Is DD Warrior in goat format? ›

D.D. Warrior Lady is a very useful card in the Goat Format overall, however there is a fallacy that DDWL is a staple and that every deck should use it.

When did Goat format end? ›

The time period that is considered to be "Goat Format" is from around mid-May 2005 (when the battle position ruling was changed) until September 30, 2005, when the next forbidden/limited list brought an end to Goat Format. Cybernetic Revolution (CRV) became legal on September 1, 2005.

Where can I play goat format in Yugioh online? ›

Play Goat Format Online

There are a number of Yu-Gi-Oh! dueling simulators that allow this to be possible. The one that we recommend using at this time is

Is anything on GOAT fake? ›

So, is GOAT Legit? In short, GOAT is legit. Just as with StockX, nothing about the platform is absolutely perfect...but GOAT does a pretty darn good job at ensuring that their customers are protected against fake shoes.

Is Cyber Stein legal in goat? ›

Examples: Ring of Destruction, Sangan, Mind Crush, etc. Cards that are banned for this tournament that were legally out in Goat Format: Cyber Stein.

Is Last Will legal in goat format? ›

“Last Will” must be activated before the monster is sent to the Graveyard. “Last Will” only applies for the Turn it is played in. “Last Will” will only trigger when your monster is sent to your Graveyard. “Last Will” does not trigger if Tokens are sent to the Graveyard.

Is Bottomless Trap Hole in goat format? ›

In goat format you can even activate the effect of Tribe-Infecting Virus before your opponent can respond to the summon with Torrential Tribute or Bottomless Trap Hole.

Who is the NFL goat of all time? ›

Tom Brady, Jim Brown, Jerry Rice Named GOAT NFL QB, RB, WR in ESPN Expert Poll. A list of the greatest of all time at each NFL position is certain to generate plenty of debate, but Tom Brady and Jerry Rice have separated themselves as clear top options in their roles.

What pack is Scapegoat? ›

Scapegoat - Battle Pack: Epic Dawn (BP01)

If you activate this card, you cannot Summon other monsters this turn. Special Summon 4 Sheep Tokens (Beast-Type/EARTH/Level 1/ATK 0/DEF 0) in Defense Position.

Who made goat greatest of all time? ›

In 2000, LL Cool J helped to popularize the word as a definition for greatest, when he released an album titled, “G.O.A.T. (Greatest of All Time).” He credited Ali for its origin in a 2016 interview with Rolling Stone. “Without Muhammad Ali, there would be no 'Mama Said Knock You Out, and the term G.O.A.T.

Is my Yu-Gi-Oh Deck legal? ›

As a general rule, a card is legal for tournament play as soon as it is officially released in a Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME product. To find out when a card is legal, you can look up its corresponding product release date on the Products page, or search for the card individually via the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Card Database.

What does DDD stand for Ygo? ›

"D/D/D" stands for Different Dimension Daemon. Taste the power of demon kings that have conquered different dimensions. Declan Akaba on the D/D/D.

What is the most popular Yu-Gi-Oh format? ›

While debates continue to rage on regarding which retro format is the most competitive, balanced or simply enjoyable, Goat (2005) and Edison (2010) formats are arguably the most played at this current moment.

Does GOAT actually verify? ›

Our resale products and our trusted partners are verified or vetted by a variety of means, such as digital authentication, in-hand verification, and/or machine learning technology. By doing so, we seek to ensure the product you purchase is both authentic and as described.

Can you trust GOAT? ›

GOAT is a heavily moderated marketplace that is very safe to buy or sell your kicks on. They're an established business that have been around for several years now and know the ins and outs of the industry.

Does GOAT sell real items? ›

To ensure all items sold on GOAT are authentic, sellers are required to send their items to us for verification by our specialists. Depending on where you are located, the package will be directed to one of our global facilities.

What ended goat format? ›

Goat Format ended, however; Cybernetic Revolution was a game-changer at the time, with Cyber Dragon redefining the format in its entirety, and officially ending what we now call the Historic Era of Goat Format.

Is Goat format expensive? ›

Goat Format can be as expensive as you want it to be, don't get me wrong: there are tons of 1st Edition cards that cost a bundle, , and Ultimate Rares aplenty.

Is Exarion universe goat format? ›

After the 2014 Goat Format tournament organized by the Yugioh community, it was determined that Exarion Universe did more harm to the game than good. And, as you can see on Duelingbook, it's generally not allowed in most Goat matches. It is a very well-rounded card. 1800 ATK and 1900 DEF.

Can you use reprints in goat format? ›

They can reprint or ban any card at will. They can nerf the deck that the card goes into. They can power-creep the card out of playability.

Is Imperial Order limited? ›

Imperial Order shines in match-ups against spell-heavy strategies not only because you can play it as a one-time negation effect, but also because it's a limited-time floodgate. If your opponent can't play the game without resolving their spells you're free to push through their defenses and end the duel.

What is Trinity format Yu-Gi-Oh? ›

This is a 40-card deck, which means that it has two ( 30 + 5 + 5 ) Points. Points don't have to be extra copies of Unlimited cards. They can also be either a 1 Point card (Here, that's Raigeki), or two different 1/2 Point cards (Here, that's the Cir and Solemn Strike).

Can I write my own will and is it legally binding? ›

There is no need for a will to be drawn up or witnessed by a solicitor. If you wish to make a will yourself, you can do so. However, you should only consider doing this if the will is going to be straightforward.

What makes a will legally invalid? ›

Reasons for an invalid will

It hasn't been signed properly. It's been destroyed or altered. The person who made the will (known as the 'testator') was not of sound mind at the time of writing their will. The testator was put under pressure.

Is a will written in pencil valid? ›

The requirements for a valid Will are as follow: A person must be over the age of 16 (sixteen) years. The Will must be in writing. This means that a Will can by typed or handwritten.

How do you stop the hillbilly in goat simulator? ›

The Hillbilly (sometimes called the Drifter) is an orange/blue car that drifts around in circles in the Field. The only way to destroy the Hillbilly is to hit it with the Boulder of Death, which will cause it to explode.

How do you unlock zero gravity in goat simulator? ›

Unlock Requirement

In the mobile version there is a Portable Hole in the Construction Site which you bring to the Pointless Pipe. Once the hole is in the pipe, jump through and it will take you to the Low Gravity Testing Facility.

Who was the original goat? ›

Earl Manigault (September 7, 1944 – May 15, 1998) was an American street basketball player who was nicknamed "The Goat".
Earl Manigault
Other namesThe Lip
OccupationStreet basketball player
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Who is statistically the best football player? ›

Lionel Messi remains the undisputed king of the football world, though it would be foolish not to raise an eyebrow as he grows older. As an individual talent and based on almost two decades of cold, objective data and warm, unquantifiable magic, he is the best. Not only the best right now, but the best of all time.

Who is the No 1 player in football history? ›

The star of football history is Lionel Messi, an Argentina player. He scored 672 goals in 778 appearances. He won seven Ballon d'Or wins, the 2009 FIFA World Player of the Year award, eight Pichichi trophies, and two UEFA Men's Player of the year titles.

Can you use Scapegoat to summon Obelisk? ›

You can evenTribute Sheep Tokens that were Special Summoned from “Scapegoat” to activate Obelisk's effect.

Can Scapegoat link summon? ›

Yes but not on the same turn u activated scapegoat. you can use the tokens it summons for link material in a turn other than the one they were summoned in.

Can you use Metamorphosis on Scapegoat? ›

Unsurprisingly, Scapegoat is a key component of Goat Control's strategy. It can be used to avoid taking too much damage or serve as a level 1 monster for Metamorphosis.

Who is boxing's GOAT? ›

Three-time World Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali is considered one of the world's greatest boxers. His professional record of 56 wins and five losses is unprecedented.

What does GOAT mean in slang? ›

GOAT stands for Greatest of All Time. GOAT is an internet slang initialism used to compliment athletes, musicians, or other celebrities. Home.

Are Vmax cards legal? ›

Different play groups may impose different restrictions on copies of cards. In this format, all cards from the current Standard rotation are legal, with the exception of Pokémon-GX, Pokémon V, and Pokémon VMAX.

How many Yu-Gi-Oh cards are legal? ›

Konami, the creator of the cards, has never come out with an official number, but the Yu-Gi-Oh! Fandom Wiki has catalogued that there are 12,456 in the Official Card Game and 11,145 in the Trading Card Game.

Can you bring Yu-Gi-Oh cards on a plane? ›

Yes, it's legal to bring MTG cards on a plane. Just keep in mind that having a densely packed box of cards may trigger the x-rays at airport security. It's best to take them out and place the box in a tray at the scans. Otherwise, your bag may be searched.

Is Korean OCG or TCG? ›

Even though they are OCG cards, Korean and Asian-English cards use the TCG layout and artworks instead of the Japanese OCG's.

What is the strongest D D D monster? ›

With that said, there are even more monsters that should be considered the strongest in D&D.
  • 8/19 Dracolich.
  • 7/19 Balor.
  • 6/19 Death Slaad.
  • 5/19 Pit Fiend.
  • 4/19 Empyrean.
  • 3/19 Kraken.
  • 2/19 Ancient Red Dragon.
  • 1/19 Tarrasque.
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What is the number 1 card in Yu-Gi-Oh? ›

Number 1: Numeron Gate Ekam | Card Details | Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME - CARD DATABASE.

What is the strongest Yu-Gi-Oh card ever made? ›

10 Most Powerful Yu-Gi-Oh! Monsters, Ranked
  • Five-Headed Dragon. ...
  • Dragon Master Knight. ...
  • Shinato King Of A Higher Plane. ...
  • Orichalcos Kyutora. ...
  • Orichalcos Shunoros. ...
  • Divine Serpent Geh. ...
  • Exodia, The Forbidden One. ...
  • The Egyptian Gods. The Egyptian Gods harbor a power unmatched by any other monster in the game.
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How do you play GOAT format? ›

How Do I Play Goat Format?
  1. Step 1: Read the Goat Format Rules. ...
  2. Step 2: Watch Some Goat Format Games. ...
  3. Step 3: Join Our Discord and Post in #goat_questions. ...
  4. Step 4: Look at Our Tier List and Deck Guides. ...
  5. Step 5: Build Your First Goat Format Deck. ...
  6. Step 6: Play Some Goat Format Games. ...
  7. Step 7: Get Advice.

Is GOAT com safe to buy from? ›

GOAT is a heavily moderated marketplace that is very safe to buy or sell your kicks on. They're an established business that have been around for several years now and know the ins and outs of the industry.

Does GOAT verify real shoes? ›

Our resale products and our trusted partners are verified or vetted by a variety of means, such as digital authentication, in-hand verification, and/or machine learning technology. By doing so, we seek to ensure the product you purchase is both authentic and as described.

What does GOAT mean in NFT? ›

Greatest of all time.

Is Cyber Dragon in goat format? ›

Cards that are banned for this tournament that were legally out in Goat Format: Cyber Stein. Cyber Dragon.

Is Goat Simulator done? ›

Sequel. A sequel was announced in June 2022 during the Summer Game Fest, for Windows, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S on November 17, 2022. It is titled Goat Simulator 3, skipping the name Goat Simulator 2.

Is there an old school Yu-Gi-Oh format? ›

Yu-Gi-Oh! retro formats are by no means a new phenomenon -- they have seen play in local game stores and online simulators, such as DuelingBook and YGOPro, for nearly a decade.

Can I return shoes to GOAT? ›

You have 3 days to request a return from the date you received the item(s). To initiate a return, tap “Request Return” in the GOAT app when you receive your package or contact us here. Once we receive your return, the item(s) will be evaluated before your refund is made.

Where does GOAT ship from? ›

Orders are shipped from the GOAT USA premises located in Plainview, New York.

Does GOAT sell new or used shoes? ›

One of the best parts about GOAT, you have the option to sell both used and new sneakers. GOAT has plenty of users looking for used sneakers.

Is StockX more reliable than GOAT? ›

StockX is just the 'middleman' to authenticate the shoes (seller sends shoes to StockX, shoes get verified, shoes get to you). But if you want used shoes, I would use GOAT, StockX only sells deadstock sneakers. They are both pretty similar other than that.

Do goats sell replicas? ›

GOAT offers a strict authentication policy meaning that it's virtually impossible for fake sneakers to make it through onto the marketplace.

What's cheaper GOAT or StockX? ›

Most buyers note that StockX seems to have slightly better deals than GOAT, but this might not be worth it since StockX doesn't offer returns. You can buy without hesitation, knowing you're getting something unique, and the company goes through a lot to place an understandable price on each product.

How much is a goat NFT? ›

1 GOAT = 0.000754 USD.

What are OG spots in NFT? ›

OG means original gangster. It means the people who were here early and earned respect in the NFT space.


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