The following rulings apply to all LV Monsters:

TCG Rulings

  • If a level monster fulfills its condition to Special Summon the next-highest level (for example, if "Armed Dragon LV5" destroys a monster as a result of battle), and the level monster is then flipped face-down, or removed from play permanently, or sent to the Graveyard and then Special Summoned from the Graveyard, then its condition is reset and it is no longer considered to have met the condition to level up to the next level.[1][2]
  • You can activate "Divine Wrath" when a "LV" monster is sent to the Graveyard to Special Summon the next level version (an Ignition Effect), and "Divine Wrath" will negate that effect, even though it cannot destroy the "LV" monster because it is already in the Graveyard.[3]


  1. Netrep: Individual Card Rulings for "Armed Dragon LV6" on Netrep
  2. Netrep: Individual Card Rulings for "Mystic Swordsman" on Netrep
  3. Netrep: Individual Card Rulings for "Divine Wrath" on Netrep
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Netrep: Individual Card Rulings for "Horus the Black Flame Dragon LV4" on Netrep