Extra Link

Different Extra Link
An Extra Link in which each player controls a monster in the Extra Monster Zone


EX (エクストラ) リンク

Japanese (ruby)


Japanese (base text)


Japanese (romanized)

Ekusutora Rinku

Japanese (translated)

Extra Link


Extra Link

An Extra Link (Japanese: EX (エクストラ) リンク, Ekusutora Rinku) is a series of co-linked Link Monsters that connects one Extra Monster Zone to the other.


The control of the monsters, including the monsters in the Extra Monster Zones, does not matter in creating Extra Link, as long as they are "a series of Co-link connecting both Extra Monster Zones".

All monsters that make up the Extra Link, and any additional monsters co-linked with those monsters, are considered to be Extra Linked.

It is possible to create an Extra Link using fewer than five monsters by co-linking them diagonally, resulting in a "V" shaped Extra Link.[1]

Controlling both Extra Monster Zones

Normally, each player can only use an Extra Monster Zone at a time. But when both Extra Monster Zones have been bound together, a new monster can be summoned to the other! Extra Link!!

— Varis, regarding the advantage of Extra Link[2]

Normally, a player can only use 1 Extra Monster Zone at a time. However, if a player would Summon a new Link Monster to an Extra Monster Zone, and the Summon would create an Extra Link even if the player has already controlled one, it is legal.



The following are the cards that mention Extra Linking in their card text:


 Japanese namePrimary typeSecondary typeAttributeTypeLevel/ RankATKDEF
Amatsu-Okami of the Divine Peaks神峰之天津靇Link Monster
Effect Monster
Iron Knight of Revolution革命の鉄騎士Link Monster
Effect Monster
Kaiser Eagle, the Heavens' MandateLink Monster
Effect Monster
LIGHTWinged Beast3000
Noritoshi in Darkest Rainment黒衣之詔刀師Link Monster
Effect Monster
Sanctity of Dragonユニティ・オブ・ドラゴンLink Monster
Effect Monster
Skyfaring Castle of the Black ForestLink Monster
Effect Monster
Topologic Gumblar Dragonトポロジック・ガンブラー・ドラゴンLink Monster
Effect Monster


 Japanese nameCard typeProperty
Zero Extra Linkゼロ・エクストラリンクSpell CardContinuous Spell Card


Extra Link - Full Mode
  • In the anime, during a Master Duel, when someone is able to use all 5 of their Main Monster Zones including the 2 Extra Monster Zones to create an Extra Link without having a Link Arrow point towards the opponent's field, it is referred as "Extra Link - Full Mode".
  • Currently, no cards in the OCG or TCG Advanced Format that mention Extra Linking in their effects are playable. "Topologic Gumblar Dragon" is Forbidden; the rest are Illegal match winners.



  1. Advanced Link Monster Tactics: What Does “Extra Linked” Mean?
  2. Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 44: "Illusion of Hope"
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