The 10 Best Card Arts, Ranked

Emilee Geist

The Blue-Eyes archetype is an iconic staple of the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise, and it has quite a few stunning cards in its roster. The Blue-Eyes archetype is one of the most iconic in Yu-Gi-Oh! history. Next to the Dark Magician, you’re not going to find a more iconic monster than its […]

The Blue-Eyes archetype is an iconic staple of the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise, and it has quite a few stunning cards in its roster.

The Blue-Eyes archetype is one of the most iconic in Yu-Gi-Oh! history. Next to the Dark Magician, you’re not going to find a more iconic monster than its leading dragon.

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With that in mind, the Blue-Eyes archetype has had plenty of creatures added to its ranks over the years. Today, we’re going to be ranking ten of those dragons, but not based on power. Instead, we’re going to be ranking their card arts. They’re all very pretty dragons, you know. Let’s get into it.

10 Blue-Eyes Alternative Ultimate Dragon

Blue-Eyes Alternative Ultimate Dragon art

There’s… a reason that Blue-Eyes Alternative Ultimate Dragon’s art is at the bottom of this list. It’s certainly striking, that’s for sure. Is it… pretty? No. Blue-Eyes Alternative Ultimate Dragon straight up looks like it’s melting and wants to cause as much violence as it possibly can before it fully ends up as a puddle. You’ve gotta give it up for the commitment to violence, but not for looks by any means.

9 Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon

Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon is much more of a looker than its alternative counterpart, but it still takes a low spot on the list because its card art isn’t all that interesting. It’s incredibly iconic, sure, but three dragon heads on a black background isn’t anything that can be qualified as all that interesting. More could have been done to make this card more appealing, but it isn’t necessarily bad. Just sort of meh.

8 Blue-Eyes Shining Dragon

Blye-Eyes Shining Dragon is here and is ready to scream at the top of its lungs. That’s what it looks like, at least.

Introduced in Pyramid of Light, Blue-Eyes Shining Dragon is set against a, naturally, shining background. The dragon does resemble Blue-Eyes somewhat, but looks like a more mechanical, advanced version of the creature. It’s overall fine card art, but is somewhat underwhelming. Nothing all that exciting is going on here.

7 Blue-Eyes Solid Dragon

Blue-Eyes Solid Dragon

Blue-Eyes Solid Dragon’s art is visually appealing. The dragon mostly looks like a regular Blue-Eyes save for its wings. Solid Dragon’s wings are a sort of semi-transparent color that are refracting a rainbow hue. It’s a super interesting touch that really adds to the entire image. Blue-Eyes cards sure do love rainbows, as you’ll see in a second.

6 Blue-Eyes Alternative White Dragon

A singular alternative dragon is better than three, so goes the age-old saying, probably. The Blue-Eyes Alternative White Dragon card art is a lot calmer than its ultimate variation.

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In its card art, the Alternative White Dragon is flying through space. The creature itself generally looks like a normal Blue-Eyes with a little bit of flair, with the rainbow vein-like design on its wings helping the dragon to highlight itself against the darker background. The colors in this card are subtle, but they all work very well together.

5 Blue-Eyes White Dragon

Blue-Eyes White Dragon Art #5

Blue-Eyes White Dragon gets a high placement on this list specifically because there are a ton of different arts to choose from. The above art is one of the best, featuring a Blue-Eyes White Dragon set against a dark, starry backdrop and a crescent moon, crying into the sky. The art is absolutely stunning, and really highlights the beauty of the creature.

4 Blue-Eyes Twin Burst Dragon

Blue-Eyes Twin Burst Dragon

Blue-Eyes Twin Burst Dragon is a combination of two Blue-Eyes White Dragons, and it features some powerful card art. The dragon seems to have taken on a bit of a more mechanical look than a regular Blue-Eyes, featuring bright blue highlights along its entire body. The glowing blue segments contrast perfectly with the electric-yellow background, and Blue-Eyes Twin Burst Dragon’s pose indicates that it’s ready to strike out at its opponent.

3 Blue-Eyes Chaos MAX Dragon

Blue-Eyes Chaos Max Dragon art

Blue-Eyes Chaos MAX Dragon’s art is so good, wow. Everything around it radiates power. The electricity bouncing off of it, the ground shaking under its weight, and the ominous clouds in the background. The dragon’s massive stature is intimidating, even if its metallic-white body is stunning. The pink lighting and clouds in the background help to add a bit of contrast to the art. Every aspect of Blue-Eyes Chaos MAX Dragon’s card art goes together to create a stunning work.

2 Neo Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon

Neo Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon art

The gap between first and second place on this list is very very small. This just goes to indicate how utterly fantastic Neo Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon’s artwork is. Calling it grandiose is an understatement, everything about this art is great. The beautiful, imposing Ultimate Dragon up against some sort of a supernova of a background, there’s nothing that you don’t want to look at in this card. The contrasting colors, the stark white of the dragon, everything in this picture is just too good. However, we’ve still got one more Blue-Eyes card art to fawn over.

1 Blue-Eyes Spirit Dragon

Blue-Eyes Spirit Dragon Art

Blue-Eyes Spirit Dragon is an absolutely beautiful card. The dragon itself has a stunning white and gold color scheme, and its wings seem to be somewhat semi-translucent, which adds to the majesty of the creature. This is all set against a beautiful, mountainous background that really helps to bring the scale of Blue-Eyes Spirit Dragon into perspective. Truly, what other card is doing it like this?

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