Don’t let the low level put you off, level 3 monsters are among the most useful in the entire game. Providing great effects to help escalate your position or pull out a winning strategy, they’re well worth manipulating if you can. You really want to make your normal summon count so having monsters that make the most of use of it is beneficial.
With a plethora of options available, it can be overwhelming to decide which cards you should use. Thankfully, I’ve put together this list to make you aware of the best choices!
10. Crane Crane
An ever-present in most decks containing level 3 monsters, Crane Crane is most effective when combined with a level 3 tuner monsters. If you can get this monster onto the field and special summon a level 3 tuner monster, you’ll have the option of a level 6 synchro monster or a rank 3 XYZ monster. All it requires is you using up your normal summon, as you can see, it deserves to be on the list!
9. Neo-Spacian Grand Mole
One of my personal favorites, there’s something so satisfying about taking down huge boss monsters with a petty little mole. You can also force your opponent into a Grand Mole lock, returning any monster they summon back to their hand and attacking directly with other monsters. XYZ, Synchro, Links, Fusions it does not matter to Neo-Spacian Grand Mole, who will happily return them to the extra deck.
Speaking of this card, I think it’s about time it became semi-limited or even unlimited!
8. Tour Guide From The Underworld
Limited for a reason, Tour Guide From the Underworld almost single handedly shaped the meta when she was released. Around the time of release, very few monsters could easily summon other monsters of the same level from the deck. Such consistency had to be played constantly, up until this card was reduced to 1 per deck.
Incredibly bizarre yet quite handy, perhaps most competent in a stall or Exodia deck. Of course, you won’t be chucking this into your SPYRAL deck but I figured it’s a really cool card that’s at least worth a mention. I’m not even sure what this is supposed to be, is the tree body just a disguise or is actually part of Baobaboon’s anatomy?
6. Mist Bird Clausolas
Extremely strong for a level 3 monster, even a Synchro type. Almost every deck nowadays revolves around monster effects. Boss monsters usually have the inability to be destroyed by card effects, or even immunity to spells/traps altogether. Mist Bird Clausolas offers an alternative, for a measly cost which doesn’t even have any type/attribute requirements. WIth 2300 DEF, you can count on this monster to act as a stalwart if needed too!
Pretty much the perfect card to normal summon on your first turn, getting monsters in your graveyard is of paramount importance to a myriad of decks and archetypes. Mathematician’s fairly decent ATK stat is nothing to turn your nose up to as well. Even after all that, you get a free draw if its destroyed in battle. Not too shabby.
4. Genex Ally Birdman
Yet another limited card and understandably so, Genex Ally Birdman would be game-breaking if 3 of them were allowed in a single deck. An easy to summon level 3 tuner monster can never be anything other than awesome, it does get banished if it leaves the field which is fair. The way it fits into so many combos makes Birdman an incredible monster and an obvious choice for the top 5 of this list!