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Life Points

Japanese (kanji and furigana)

LP(ライフポイント)

Japanese (furigana)

ライフ(ポイント)[1]

Japanese (kanji)

LP

Rōmaji

Raifu(pointo)

English

Life Points (LP in card text)

Life Points, abbreviated LP in card text since Super Starter: Space-Time Showdown (Japanese: ライフポイント Raifupointo, abbreviated LP(ライフポイント) in card text since Starter Deck 2014, sometimes referred to as ライフ Raifu "Life"), are a numeric value in Yu-Gi-Oh! duels used to represent the health of a player. If a player loses all their Life Points, they lose the Duel.

Rules

The following rules apply to the Yu-Gi-Oh! Official Card Game and Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game.

  • Each player begins with 8000 Life Points.
  • Life Points can be gained through the effects of some cards, such as "Dian Keto the Cure Master".
  • Life Points can be lost by any of the following methods:
    • Damage: Whenever a player takes damage, they lose Life Points equal to the amount of damage dealt. There are two main forms of damage:
      • Battle damage: When monsters battle, their stats are compared. If the monster is in Attack Position, their ATK value is used; if the monster is in Defense Position, their DEF value is used. If the player's monster is in Attack Position and its value is lower, the player takes damage equal to the difference. If the player's monster is in Defense Position, the player does not take any damage, unless the opponent's monster has an effect to inflict piercing battle damage. A monster can also attack a player directly; in that case, the attacking monster's full ATK value is inflicted as damage to the player.
      • Effect damage: The effects of some cards, such as "Ookazi", directly damage a player's Life Points.
    • Cost: Several cards, such as "Seven Tools of the Bandit," require the player to pay Life Points in order to activate them. This is not considered to be effect damage as the card text does not use the word "damage".
    • Losing Life Points: A few cards, such as "Message in a Bottle" and "Soul Charge", directly state that a player "loses Life Points". This is neither paying Life Points as a cost nor taking any damage. Effects like these are usually drawbacks to otherwise powerful effects to prevent allowing the use of cards that skip costs ("Spell Economics") or prevent damage ("Rainbow Life") to avoid the drawback.
  • If a player's Life Points would drop below 0, they become 0 rather than a negative figure.
  • If the player's Life Points are lowered to 0, they lose the Duel.

Other games

  • In manga and anime, in the Duel Monsters Basic rules, players play with 2000 Life Points. These rules are used prior to the Battle City tournament. In all other forms of Duel Monsters, in the manga and anime, players start with 4000 Life Points.
  • Some video games allow players to set the number of Life Points they begin with, in some cases up to 16000.
  • In Yu-Gi-Oh! BAM, players begin with a number of Life Points Life Points equal to the combined Life Point score of the Monster Cards in their Deck.
  • In the anime and Yu-Gi-Oh! Tag Force games, some effects allow players to continue playing while they have 0 Life Points, such as "Relay Soul" and "Infernity Zero".
  • In Dungeon Dice Monsters in the manga, each player's Dungeon Master has 3 Life Points. Each time it gets attacked, it loses 1 Life Point. These are renamed Heart Points in the anime.

Trivia

Don Thousand from the Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL anime currently holds the record for the highest LP value reached in a Duel shown in the anime or manga, at 102900 LP.

Gauges

The following gauges are displayed to keep track of Life Points in the anime.

Notes

  1. The parentheses here specify what part sometimes used to be dropped for shortening.
  2. This is already the plural form.
  3. The parentheses here specify what part is dropped in card text.

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