Cannot be Normal Summoned or Set.
Cannot be Normal Summoned.
"Mystic Swordsman LV6" is an example of such a monster.
This card can only be Normal Summoned by…
Several monsters require specific Tributes for their Tribute Summon, but in many cases this is simply a restriction on Tribute Summons and not Normal Summons.
Requires 3 Tributes to Normal Summon/Set.
Some monsters with this condition (such as the Egyptian God cards and Match winners) also specify that they cannot be Normal Set. Others (such as "Apoqliphort" monsters) can be Normal Summoned or Set.
Additionally, some monsters with this condition (such as the "Apoqliphort" monsters and Match winners) also specify requirements the kinds of monsters that can be Tributed for their Tribute Summon.
You can Tribute 3 monsters to Tribute Summon (but not Set) this card.
Some monsters can be Tribute Summoned by Tributing 3 monsters to gain an effect, but can also be Normal Summoned with other numbers of Tributes.
You can Normal Summon/Set this card without Tributing…
Some Level 5 and higher monsters can be Normal Summoned or Set without Tributing, due to their effect. Monsters Summoned this way are not treated as being Tribute Summoned.