15 Best Manhwa Like Solo Leveling You Need to Read! [Updated]

manhwa like solo leveling

You’re probably here because you just finished reading Solo Leveling manga or alternatively Only I Level Up and got impressed by its artwork.

Since you’re here looking for webtoons/manhwa like Solo Leveling, we might as well treat you with a bunch of great ones to read.

Best Manhwa Like Solo Leveling!

15. Imaginator (Gong Heon Ja)

Imaginator- Best Manhwa Like Solo Leveling!

“The story takes place in the far future, where a meteor almost hits earth, and right from that moment, the world begins to change as monsters and people with superpowers emerge.

Tae Min Park realizes that something is responsible for everything happening, and he does everything to chase it out.”

Imaginator is literally another version of solo leveling, but it mainly features guns instead of fantasy weaponry. The artwork is outstanding, and the story is slow but builds the stage with every chapter.

If you want to read a manhwa/webtoon similar to solo leveling with a different approach and a good story, you can’t find a better one.

14. Warble

Warble- Best Manhwa Like Solo Leveling!

The humans live in the overlord while demons live in the underworld. If you want to travel across these worlds, there is one way: WARBLE.

Jude Park strives to become the King of Grimoires, but his future gets changed by a Warlock, and he begins to stop the destruction of the entire world.

Warble has one hell of an op mc; sometimes, he gets even badass than Sung Jin-woo. In my opinion, it’s criminally underrated as the artwork being weird in the beginning; it gets really better later on.

In the action scenes, story, and at the end of the story, you’ll find all the answers you need. Endure a few chapters in the beginning if you feel it a little boring.

So, if you’re looking for a manhwa like solo leveling, try this one out.

13. Dungeon Reset

Dungeon Reset- Best Manhwa Like Solo Leveling!

When our MC gets transported to another world, he finds something strange. He can level up, but there is something even strange. The dungeon resets but no one is able to raid it again except him. Why doesn’t this reset process only apply to him?

Since he is the only one with the capability of clearing it, he moves forward. With some simple and useful skills, his game starts, but what’s the mystery behind all this? Thus, we brought this amazing manhwa into the list of best manhwa like solo leveling.

I don’t know if I had to refer to this manhwa as a funny isekai manhwa or an exciting and thrilling manhwa. It sure has both aspects, but you can’t just accept it combined. I mean, this manhwa is quite funny sometimes and also thrilling the other times.

But when it comes to storytelling, it matches the pace of a light novel. The thrill and humor are on point, and it keeps you on the edge of your seat. Ant Studios did terrific work with its artwork, and it pleases your eyes.

12. Hardcore Leveling Warrior

Hardcore Leveling Warrior- Best Manhwa Like Solo Leveling!

The story of this manhwa revolves around a game known as “lucid dreams.” In this game, a player named hardcore leveling warrior renowned as the strongest player.

However, he falls back to level 1 from level 99 when an unidentified player kills him. Now, the so-called hardcore leveling warrior should make up for his name once again to get back his original position and find the anonymous player.

When you’re here searching for a manhwa like solo leveling, here we came up with the exact opposite. It doesn’t mean it’s not similar to solo leveling, but the concept stands our point.

With a keen mix of fight scenes, lovable characters, and humor, it keeps you entertaining till the end. In other words, it’ll be one hell of a ride for you.

11. A Returner’s Magic Should Be Special

A Returner's Magic Should Be Special- Best Manhwa Like Solo Leveling!

In the future, humanity faces the worst catastrophic existence known as “Shadow World.” And to fight them, Desir Arman, one of the six remaining survivors of humankind, attempts one last time to end their reign.

However, it fails, and since it is the sixth attempt, there is no hope for the world. But somehow he finds himself returned to the past and now he has thirteen years to stop the calamity once and for all. It is one of the best manhwa like solo leveling/webtoons like solo leveling.

If I had to express this manhwa in mere words, then ‘unique‘ would fit for it. The story moves well with each arc, and you’ll experience some epic battles with each arc. The art is precisely great, and the characters are the life-bringers to this manhwa.

Whenever it seemed like the story is changing its course or pace, the characters’ humor and relationships make up for it. But the concept is the most appreciable and also the best aspect of this incredible manhwa.

10. Omniscient Reader’s Viewpoint

Omniscient Reader's Viewpoint- Best Manhwa Like Solo Leveling!

The story sets in a post-apocalyptic world when suddenly Kim Dokja’s favorite novel “Three Ways to Survive the Apocalypse” becomes a reality. As a solo reader of the novel (at least a complete solo reader), he gains a great advantage in the changing world.

But still, he can’t just become the protagonist and save the world just like that. For the past ten years, this is the only novel that’s keeping him alive and now he must find the reason why suddenly the world is filled with scenarios. Thus, it deserves a spot on the list of manga/manhwa like Solo Leveling.

Though this manhwa isn’t that famous yet, as a light novel reader, I can say that its story can easily surpass Solo Leveling’s and the world-building is just freaking amazing in this one. The leveling concept is a bit different from “Only I Level Up” manhwa, but it has everything you need.

While it sets in a post-apocalyptic world, the story moves at a wonderful pace and won’t let you take off an eye from the story. To be honest, if we compare both the light novels of Solo Leveling and Omniscient Reader’s Viewpoint, the latter wins. 

9. Tomb Raider King

Tomb Raider King- Best Manhwa Like Solo Leveling!

When God’s Tombs started appearing all around the world, a discovery made everyone shock. The relics within the Tombs can help them wield some unimaginable legendary powers. While some of them able to use them, others become enslaved to these powers.

But the Tomb Raider appears, and his mission is to rob all the relics that have been stolen from the Tombs over the world. And so, the journey of revived Tomb Raider begins, and he will claim the lost relics at any cost.

Since you’re here searching for a manhwa like solo leveling, we don’t need to say this is a blatant copy of solo leveling. But it’s not a bad thing because, except the concept is similar, Tomb Raider King lives up to your expectations.

I’d say the artwork is identical to solo leveling, and the characters are funny and well-drawn. But the most crucial aspect in the manhwa is how they used each character and not to mention the protagonist to make the story even more fabulous.

8. I am The Sorceror King

I am The Sorceror King- manhwa like solo leveling

The story sets in a world where monsters appear out of nowhere from the dungeons and attack humanity. Soon people awaken their hidden abilities and fight back to protect their world. LeeSungHoon is also a hunter, but a weak one does his hunter job acting as bait due to her mother’s sickness.

But one day, he gets heavily injured and remembers his past life. He realizes that he is the sorcerer-king in his previous life, and with the past life’s knowledge, he brings back his powers slowly to become the one to save the earth.

Even though the story resembles ‘solo leveling’ in the beginning, it takes a diversion over time. The concepts in both manhwas are similar, but here, MC doesn’t get his powers from some unknown entity.

In solo leveling, only the MC gets the ability to level up, but in this manhwa, all most all of the awakened hunters get his power.

But how are you going to think there will be character development? Well, that certainly seems like a cliche, but it doesn’t fail to improvise the story. After all, it is one of the best manhwa like solo leveling out there.

7. So I’m a Spider, So What?

So I'm a Spider, So What?- Manhwa like solo leveling

Shiraori is an average high school girl, but now she’s reborn in a magical world as a spider. Wait, is this how isekai stories go on? Can she do-over? Never mind, but how can she live in the dungeon as one of the weakest monsters?

She probably needs to kiss goodbye to her second life or not. I tried describing the story as funny and as straightforward as possible. It is because this manhwa’s nature is the same as the way we described.

Here’s another isekai manga, but this time with total uniqueness. Most of the manga is filled with funny moments and a few exciting battles. The artwork is quite decent, and with a good story and character development, it is an excellent manga to read for isekai fans.

However, if you’re a person to expect too much from a manhwa, which solely depends on the pace, then this might not be your cup of tea. But overall, it is pretty much an excellent manhwa like solo leveling.

6. The Gamer

The Gamer- Best Manhwa Like Solo Leveling!

Jee-Han loves gaming, and every day, he spends most of his time on it. But still, he gets shocked when he notices a mysterious phenomenon where he acquires the power that can superimpose characters into the real world.

Tasks like going to the stores, and he even sees the stats of a person that displays on their heads. But he is not really in the game, and soon he discovers that there are monsters that are to be killed. Well, you shouldn’t be surprised if I say there are other people with similar abilities.

Just by looking at the title, you can say that this manhwa revolves around a gamer. With a good storyline, it builds up characters and keeps you entertained with humor.

With each chapter, the humor and action continue to grow so that you can adapt to the story quickly. How thoughtful right? Since you’re here for the manhwa like solo leveling, you might like this more than it in terms of humor and character development.

5. Legendary Moon Light Sculptor

Legendary Moon Light Sculptor- Best Manhwa Like Solo Leveling!

Hyun Lee lives a life of poverty with his grandma by working part-time, and still, they couldn’t live happily. One day, he enters a VR game known as Royal Road. And the sole reason is to earn money. Even though he wants to earn money, he makes less money.

He gets his free lunches by flirting with NPCs and works day and night to develop his skills. Now he should create an avatar that can determine the future of his family. It is one of the best manhwa like solo leveling, and we’d love to recommend it.

If there is any other manhwa in this list that can be on par with solo leveling, then it’d be Legendary Moon Light Sculptor. One thing is that the artwork is fantastic in this manhwa, and the story is excellent too.

If you look into some scenes, you’ll know how much effort and time went into it. There will be times where you’ll pass the reading just to yell out, “Wow!” But due to the change of artists, there might be some cliches, but overall, it will be an enjoyable ride.

4. Mercenary Enrollment

Mercenary Enrollment- manhwa like solo leveling

Yu Ijin was the sole survivor of a plane crash that took away his parents. After that, he lost his memory and became a mercenary soldier.

But after 10 years, he finally discovered the whereabouts of his sister and grandpa. So, he gets a new start in his life as a student, but it seems like he can’t have a peaceful life in the high school filled with bullies.

Think of Sung Jinwoo without powers, and with actual combat experience, you get Yu Ijin. I love how these both MCs turn badass during the action moments.

It is as intriguing as solo leveling, and although there aren’t monsters, dungeons, and the fantasy concept, you can’t help but read it, over and over again.

3. Versatile Mage

Versatile Mage- Manhwa like solo leveling

Mo Fan leads a normal student life like others but when he inherits a magic necklace, everything changes. Not just him but the world which has been used to run by science is now filled with Wizards and even in the schools, they teach sorcery.

However, while he still has many burdens on his family, he witnesses how he turns into an exceptional versatile mage by harnessing more than one element of magic. It might not give you the best art-wise experience like solo leveling but it is an exceptional manhwa.

Versatile Mage is one unique conceptual manhwa and is a lot similar to solo leveling. Both the main characters face mockery, turns OP as you go through the chapters, and they both develop a unique ability that always surprises others.

While its pace might not be on par with Solo Leveling, it gets better and better. So, if you’re looking for manhwa like solo leveling/webtoons like solo leveling with an OP main character, then feel free to try this out.

2. Second Life Ranker

Second Life Ranker- Manhwa like solo leveling

The story follows Yeon-woo, whose twin brother disappeared five years ago. One day, when his brother’s pocket watch returns to him, he finds a diary inside it. It says, “By the time you hear this, I guess I will be already dead…

But more importantly, his brother has fallen victim to climbing the Tower of the Sun God. Now, Yeon-woo decides to climb the tower, and he is no longer Yeon-woo. We’d love to recommend you such a fantastic manhwa, and this manhwa is like solo leveling in some aspects.

Even though the title of our post is the best manhwa like solo leveling, there are some of the manhwa better than it. And “The Ranker Who Lives Twice” is one of those since it doesn’t lose to solo leveling in any aspect.

This manhwa is well balanced in every aspect, and once you read it, you’ll know the reason why it is #2 on our list. But we assure you that you’ll try to finish this in one go if you start it.

1. The Beginning After the End

The Beginning After the End- Manhwa like solo leveling

King Grey has enormous strength, wealth, and prestige in a world full of people with martial abilities. But behind this powerful man, there is a shell of a man whose mind is filled with will and purpose.

When he gets reincarnated into a new world that is filled with magic, he gets a second chance with his life. Now, he mustn’t make the same mistakes as he did in the past. There must be a reason why he got reincarnated into this world, and what destiny awaits him?

Probably, this is the best and most exciting isekai storyline in our list, no, in the entire manhwa world. The visuals in the artwork during action scenes is the sole reason why you should read this manhwa right now.

Since it ranks #1 on our list of best manhwa like solo leveling, you can’t possibly leave it unnoticed. There are a lot of funny moments that’ll make you laugh out loud. The pacing is just amazing, and you’ll never get bored from beginning to end.

Know more about it in our review!

Final Thoughts!

Well, it seems we’ve concluded our list of best manhwa like solo leveling. If you loved solo leveling, then you’ll like most of these recommendations, and to make it possible, you need to go through the whole post.

So, what are your thoughts on solo leveling? Is there any other manhwa like solo leveling you want us to add to the list? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

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15 Comments

  1. you mentioned omniscient readers viewpoint twice.

    1. Haha yeah. Probably I did it while updating the post. Thanks a lot for letting me know it.

    1. I don’t know if I should take it as offense or not but may I know the reason for it?

    2. wth XD

  2. This is a very good list, I’m gonna go check these out rn, thank you!!!

    1. Glad you liked it. You’ll enjoy them for sure.

      1. Hey I hope you are doing well.
        I read this manwha a long time ago and I’ve been trying to read it again but I forgot the name of it.
        It’s very interesting in the sense that the character can travel between two parallel worlds througha sword (Chinese or Korean idk), but what’s more interesting is that his value in the other world is that of a king. The sword is a demonic sword that can turn to human form. At first in the other world his purpose is to train to become a benevolent leader, but he simply wants to live a normal life on earth with the help of his new skills.

        1. Sorry mate! I might have not read it so I find the story a little unfamiliar. You can do one thing. In Reddit, go to the cultivation novels subreddit and ask the same question. I’m pretty sure you’ll find it because the people there are experienced and quite helpful.

  3. Please take note

    Imaginator (Gong Heon Ja) = Cancelled/Dropped by the author

    I just dont want people to keep findind this manhwa with only 13 chapter and waited for weeks. I feel sorry for them for not knowing it was cancelled. Can you please mention it was cancelled

    1. I didn’t know that it was canceled. Just read the 13 chapters and thought they would release in some days. Thanks for letting me know. I’ll include it.

  4. I read Solo Leveling and ORViewrpoint.
    I Tried to read The Gamer… but god! Those arts are awful! What a lack of effort… They looks like was a 5 year old kid drawning! If the art were better maybe it got a chance…

    1. Yeah. It looks like that in the beginning but try to give it another chance. The story gets better and art too.

  5. Thanks daddy this list is very useful

    1. Glad you liked it! 😁

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