LV

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LV
"Silent Swordsman LV0" and "Silent Magician LV0" with Yugi Muto and "Marshmallon".
Japanese
  • LVレベル
  • LV (base)
  • レベル (ruby)
  • Reberu (romanized)
French
  • LV
German
  • LV
Italian
  • LV
Korean
  • LV
Portuguese
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Spanish
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"LV" (LVレベル Reberu) is an archetype of monsters that, once certain conditions are met, can send themselves to the Graveyard to Special Summon a more powerful version of themselves from the hand or Deck. The archetype encompasses multiple monster archetypes and series that utilize "LV" effects, and have the "LV" archetypal name.

In the anime and manga, "LV" cards were used by Yugi Muto, Jaden Yuki, Chazz Princeton, Daigo Sorano, Gill Randsborg, Scorch, Chills and Queen.

Members[edit]

OCG/TCG (Level Up Effect)[edit]

Each "LV" monster archetype/series includes at least one low-Level "base" monster that can be Normal/Summoned Set, and one or more high-Level forms that can be Special Summoned with the "Level Up" effect of the base monster. The "Level Up" effect always involves sending the monster on the field to the Graveyard to Special Summon its higher-Leveled counterpart (specified by name in its effect text) from the hand or Deck.

To ensure that the Level Up effects are actually being used, higher-Level LV monsters are typically either:

  • Nomi monsters that cannot be Normal Summoned/Set, and must be Special Summoned by the effects of their lower-Level counterparts, or
  • Only gain effects if they were Special Summoned by the effects of their lower-Level counterparts.
Archetype/Series Levels Level Up Effect requirements High-Level Summon conditions High-Level Effect conditions
Ultimate Insect LV1, LV3, LV5, LV7 In your Standby Phase, [Level Up]. - Only gain effects if Summoned by predecessors.
Horus the Black Flame Dragon LV4, LV6, LV8 In the End Phase, if this card destroyed a monster by battle this turn, [Level Up]. LV8: Nomi -
Mystic Swordsman LV2, LV4, LV6 In the End Phase, if this card destroyed a monster by battle this turn, [Level Up]. Cannot be Normal Summoned, but can be Normal Set. -
Dark Mimic LV1, LV3 In your Standby Phase, [Level Up]. - Gains an improved effect if Summoned by predecessor.
Armed Dragon LV3, LV5, LV7 LV3: In your Standby Phase, [Level Up].
LV5: In the End Phase, if this card destroyed a monster by battle this turn, [Level Up].
LV7: Nomi -
Silent Magician LV4, LV8 In your next Standby Phase after the 5th Spell Counter is placed on this card, [Level Up]. LV8: Nomi -
Silent Swordsman LV3, LV5, LV7 LV3: In your Standby Phase, [Level Up].
LV5: In your next Standby Phase after this card inflicts battle damage to your opponent by a direct attack, [Level Up].
LV7: Nomi -
Allure Queen LV3, LV5, LV7 In your Standby Phase, while this card has a card Equipped by its effect, [Level Up]. - Only gain effects if Summoned by predecessors.
Dark Lucius LV4, LV6, LV8 In your next Standby Phase after this card has destroyed a monster by battle, [Level Up]. - Only gain effects if Summoned by predecessors.

OCG/TCG (Non-Level Up Effect)[edit]

There are several "LV" monsters who do not use or are not specified in any "Level Up" effect. Because they are not specified in any card text, they cannot be Special Summoned with "Level Up!".

Non-OCG/TCG[edit]

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