Top 10 Light Novels with a Leveling System

Light novels with a leveling system are indeed exciting to read and why not since the characters level up?

Here are the top 10 light novels with a leveling system that is worth a read. Let’s dive in!


Shin Youngwoo (the protagonist) had a very unfortunate life. He got stuck in a VR game! Even after this, he leads the same lifestyle as before. This boring and long life changes entirely when he finds “Pagma’s Rare Book” during a quest in the Northern End Cave. It can be a really good read if you can understand and get through the premise precisely. This light novel has an insane amount of evolution in the personality and powers of the main character that you would be surprised by. It is one of the Top 10 Light Novels with a Leveling System.

Advent of Archmage

Link is considered the best mage on the server. He defeats the strongest boss and receives a mission from the God of Light. Link is then sent to the World of Firuman. With his splendid gaming abilities, he should have become the savior of people. But the dark forces of this world are more dangerous than the ones in the game. It is a Chinese light novel and is recommended. It is one of the Top 10 Light Novels with a Leveling System.

God and Devil World

In a fraction of a second, the whole world was devastated and overrun by zombies and monsters. Only a handful of people were left to fight these abominations. Yue Zhong is one of those ‘left outs’ or what you’d call survivors of the apocalypse. He suddenly discovers a weird system that gives him “experience” in return for killing the abominations. It is a great light novel. However, there are some racist and sexist themes that some people would not like and approve of. If you don’t mind them at all, you are in for a ride! The main highlight would be the main character.

Dungeon Hunter

72 Demon Kings play a role in the game of destruction of Earth. The protagonist, A Earl Demon Lord, loses the first time and is sent back in time. However, this time he’ll devour every Demon king in his way. There are 242 chapters and its creator and writer are Onhu. This has that leveling-up system. This is worth a read if you are into system light novels.

Infinite Dendrogram

A VRMMO game called “Infinite Dendrogram” took over the entire world with its unique leveling system. The protagonist, Mukudori Reiji, a university pass out enters the game through his brother’s invite. There are about 408 chapters in total and its author is Kaidou Sakon. The plot is well-paced and doesn’t feel like there is a lack of depth in the characters. Do check out this system light novel.

Instant Death

Growth cheats, infinite magic power, and the ability to use all archetypes. But, what’s the point if there is instant death with a single attack? The protagonist, Yogiri Takatou was on a school field trip when he woke up to a dragon assaulting his sightseeing bus, with a panicking female classmate Tomochika Dannoura. The rest of his classmates had been given special powers by a woman who introduced herself as Sage. Yogiri was thrown into a parallel universe full of danger and with no idea of what just happened. Likewise, Sion had no way of knowing just what kind of being she had summoned to her world. A good read and an interesting light novel. Instant Death was published in the year 2016 and the author is Tsuyoshi Fujitaka.

Sovereign of Judgement

Choi Hyuk was a fighting genius until he killed someone in the 6th grade. He promised his mother that he won’t be fighting anymore. He was bullied to the extreme until the end of his school days, but he kept his word. One day, a ring appeared out of nowhere in his classroom and he was given two choices; either to be killed or kill someone. With the introduction, you can already predict that the story and the main characters are very interesting and indeed they are. This story has a unique feel to it and a great world-building. There are about 210 chapters and the author is Today Again.

Everyone Else is a Returnee

Yu Ilhan is left out during his adolescence at school, middle school, and high school. He finally became a university student but as usual, he was left out. He hones his skill to the highest level possible in case a great cataclysm hits humanity and when humanity finally Maya the cataclysm, he begins his journey in an alternate world. Everyone else is a Returnee is indeed a great novel and there is a similar setting to the harem genre. So, harem genre lovers would love this. It has 348 chapters and the author is Toika, Toy car.

Omniscient Reader’s Viewpoint

Kim-Dokja, a novel addict, spent years reading novels. He was doing a job that wasn’t very likable. His life was a living mess until he read a book called “Three ways to survive in a ruined world”. According to the book, the whole world was destined to change, and it did. Only Kim-Dokja knows what happens in the end. Every person in the world gets a system and has to survive through level-ups. The main highlight of this would be the main character and the world-building. You would be amazed at the smartness of the main character. Since most main characters are depicted as dumb, this light novel is a good change of pace.

Solo Leveling/Only I Level Up

A world where dungeons are connected to worlds through different dimensions. Along with this, monsters from different worlds converge together and there is chaos all over the world. Amidst these terrifying abominations, people have awoken abilities known as “Hunters”. Sung Jin-woo is an E-ranked hunter who lives his ‘hunter’ life just to support his family. Later on, he encounters a duel dungeon and he ends up becoming the chosen one. Solo Leveling /Only I Level Up is a famous light novel and you might have heard it somewhere or the other why would it not be? The story is great and so are the characters. This light novel has one of the best leveling systems and it would be an amazing light novel for you to read. It is worth a read. It is a Korean light novel and there are 243 chapters the authors are Chugang, Jang Sung-Lak

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