Along with the release of the Zexal Duel World in Duel Links comes XYZ monsters. They’re summoned from the Extra Deck just like Fusions and Synchros, but they have their own unique summoning conditions. Here’s everything you need to know about how to XYZ Summon in Yu Gi Oh Duel Links.
How to XYZ Summon in Yu Gi Oh Duel Links
First, you’ll need to identify which cards are XYZ monsters. They have their very own unique black background that you won’t see on any other card. And instead of orange and yellow stars being at the top right of the card, XYZ monsters have black and yellow stars in the upper left.
This isn’t just an aesthetic difference, the number of stars on all other monster cards indicates their Level. On XYZ monsters, the number of stars indicates their Rank. This means they have no level and can’t be used for Synchro, Ritual, or XYZ summons without the help of card effects.
That also means cards that change levels or affect monsters of a certain level can’t target XYZ cards. It can be a lot to wrap your head around at the start, but the best way to get used to these new monsters is just by using them over and over again.
Fortunately, every XYZ monster tells you how it can be summoned right on the card. For example, Number 39: Utopia requires two level four monsters. But it doesn’t exactly tell you the whole story.
You need to have those monsters on your side of the field (Note: tokens can’t be used for XYZ summoning). Next, tap on your Extra Deck, choose Special Summon, and select the XYZ monster. Then, it’ll have you select the monsters you want to use for the XYZ summon. They will be placed under the special summoned monster as its materials.
The XYZ monster’s materials are usually sent to the graveyard as a cost of activating an effect. Also, the materials are technically not on the field while attached, so any effects that activate when leaving the field are not triggered when the material is detached from an XYZ monster.
An easy example of this is Sangan. The effect reads, “If this card is sent from the field to the GY: Add 1 monster with 1500 or less ATK from your Deck to your hand…” If Sangan (as a material) is detached from an XYZ monster and sent to the graveyard, then its effect won’t activate since it was technically not on the field before going to the GY.
Again, it’s a weird ruling since the materials are placed under the XYZ monster and it looks like it’s physically on the field of play. But, this is just another one of those things with XYZ monsters that you’ll have to get used to with repeated use.
Time needed: 5 minutes.
Here’s a quick summary on how to XYZ summon in Yu Gi Oh Duel Links:
- Summon the necessary monsters to the field
The XYZ monster will let you know how many monster of a certain level it needs.
- Tap on the Extra Deck
When you have the right monsters on the field there will be a glowing outline around the Extra Deck and you’ll be able to choose Special Summon when you tap on it.
- XYZ Summon
Once you select the XYZ monster, it’ll have you choose what monsters on the field you want to use as materials. Once you do that, then you’ll see the XYZ summon animation and the process will be complete.
That’s all there is to know about how to XYZ summon in Yu Gi Oh Duel Links. Now get out there and do tons of XYZ summons. If you do 100 of them, then you’ll even get an additional Extra Deck slot.