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Rinku no Sūchi
A Link Rating (Japanese:
A Link Monster's Link Rating is equal to the number of Link Arrows it has, and also the number of Link Materials that must be used for its Link Summon. If a Link Monster is used as Link Material, it can either be treated as either a single Link Material or multiple Link Materials equal to its Link Rating.
Expression in card texts
In card texts, there are two different expression for "Link Ratings", depending on the specification of the card involved.
- "Link Rating" (Japanese: リンクマーカーの
数Rinku Mākā no Kazu, "Link Marker count"), for when the Link Rating value of the involved monster(s) are unspecified.
- "Link-" (Japanese: リンク Rinku, Link), for when the Link Rating value of the involved monster(s) are specified. This expression is followed by a number to indicate the specified Link Rating of the involved monster(s).