[OCG] Rank-Up-Magic Astral Force

Before the release of “Legacy of the Valiant” in Japan, let’s look at one of the more surprising cards included in the set: “Rank-Up-Magic Astral Force”, the fourth card in the Rank-Up-Magic series, and probably one of the most bizarre

Some Background First
Rank-Up-Magic Astral Force is a card that originates from recent episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL, currently airing in Japan, that the U.S. and the rest of the world are at least 40 episodes behind. The card is the key Spell Card in the deck strategy of the character Eliphas, a character who serves as basically the will (read: Leader) of the Astral World, and a temporary antagonist to Yuma, later turned ally. The card is repeatedly used by him to transform a Rank 4 Xyz Monster known as “New Orders 4: Etheric Anubis” ultimately into the unprecedented Rank 13  Xyz Monster “New Orders 13: Etheric Amon”.

These “New Orders” Xyz currently doen’t exist in the actual card game in either territory, as of the writing of this article, but Astral Force does. And it can open some rather interesting strategies by transforming your Xyz into new, bigger, and more powerful options.

So what is this Rank-Up-Magic Astral Force thing anyways?


Rank-Up-Magic Astral Force
Normal Spell Card
Target 1 face-up Xyz Monster you control with the highest Rank; Special Summon from your Extra Deck, 1 Xyz Monster with the same Type and Attribute as that monster you control but 2 Ranks higher, by using it as the Xyz Material. (This Special Summon is treated as an Xyz Summon. Xyz Materials attached to that target also become Xyz Materials on the Summoned monster.) During your Draw Phase, instead of conducting your normal draw: You can add this card from your Graveyard to your hand. You cannot Special Summon any monsters, except with “Rank-Up-Magic Astral Force”, the turn you activate this effect.

Let’s focus on its return to the hand effect first, and clear something up, that you guys might get confused on: You’re only barred from Special Summoning monsters with anything other than “Rank-Up-Magic Astral Force” when you return Astral Force to your hand. Using Astral Force to Rank-Up won’t impede your other Summons for the turn.

The other effect is fairly self explanatory, and players should have experience with “Rank-Up-Magic Numeron Force” and “Rank-Up-Magic Limited Barian’s Force” (and possibly “Rank-Up-Magic Barian’s Force). To put it simply, these Spell Cards let you Xyz Summon a bigger Xyz Monster on top of your current one, and Astral Force follows this idea.

So who can you make with these cards? Well, let’s find out with this dinky list!

SPELLCASTER-TYPE
DARK
RANK 4
Alchemic Magician
Downerd Magician

RANK 6
Magi Magi☆Magician Gal

RANK 5
Number C104: Umbral Horror Masquerade

RANK 7
Number 11: Big Eye
Hierophant of Prophecy
Legendary Magician of Dark

LIGHT
RANK 4
Number 104: Masquerade

RANK 6
E☆HERO Pit Boss
Norito the Moral Leader

RANK 5
Empress of Prophecy

RANK 7
CXyz Simon the Great Moral Leader

DRAGON-TYPE
LIGHT
RANK 4
Number 91: Thunder Spark Dragon

RANK 6
Hieratic King Dragon of Atum

RANK 8
Thunder End Dragon
Hieratic Sun Dragon Overlord of Heliopolis
Number 46: Dragluon
Number 107: Galaxy-Eyes Tachyon Dragon
Neo Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon
Legendary Dragon of White

FIRE
RANK 4
Evolzar Laggia
Evolzar Dolkka
Number 57: Tri-Head Dust Dragon

RANK 6
Evolzar Solde

ZOMBIE-TYPE
DARK
RANK 3
Ghostrick Alucard
Number 48: Shadow Lich

RANK 5
Crimson Knight Vampire Bram

WARRIOR-TYPE
LIGHT
RANK 4
Number C39: Utopia Ray
Starliege Paladynamo
Starliege Lord Galaxion
Artorigus, King of the Noble Knights
Number S39: Utopia ONE
One-Eyed Skill Gainer
Number 10: Illumiknight
Number 39: Utopia
Heroic Champion – Excalibur
Photon Alexandra Queen
Photon Papilloperative

RANK 6
Photon Strike Bounzer

RANK 8
Divine Dragon Knight Felgrand

EARTH
RANK 4
Gagaga Cowboy
Comics Hero King Arthur
Zubaba General
Heroic Champion – Gandiva
Heroic Champion – Kusanagi
Shadow of the Six Samurai – Shien

RANK 6
Gauntlet Launcher
Sword Breaker

RANK 1
Number 54: Lion Heart

RANK 3
M-X-Saber Invoker

RANK 5
CXyz Comics Hero Legend Arthur
Number 12: Crimson Shadow Armor Ninja

FIRE
RANK 3
Battlin’ Boxer Cheat Commissioner
Lavalval Ignis

RANK 5
Number C105: Battlin’ Boxer Comet Cestus

BEAST-TYPE
EARTH
RANK 2
Number 64: Ronin Raccoon Sandayu

RANK 4
Diamond Dire Wolf

FIEND-TYPE
DARK
RANK 2
Number 65: Djinn Buster
Number 96: Dark Mist

RANK 4
Steelswarm Roach
Evilswarm Thanatos
Evilswarm Nightmare
Maestroke the Symphony Djinn
Number 85: Crazy Box

RANK 1
Ghostrick Dullahan

RANK 3
Number C65: King Overfiend
Number C96: Dark Storm

RANK 5
Adreus, Keeper of Armageddon
Number 53: Heart-eartH

FAIRY-TYPE
LIGHT
RANK 2
Herald of Pure Light

RANK 4
Vylon Disigma
Number 16: Shock Master
Number 102: Star Seraph Sentry
Fairy Cheer Girl
Princess Cologne

RANK 1
Number 63: Shamoji Soldier

RANK 3
Mechquipped Angineer

RANK 5
Tiras, Keeper of Genesis

RANK 7
Number 7: Lucky Stripe

INSECT-TYPE
DARK
RANK 4

Number 66: Master Key Beetle

RANK 6
Inzektor Exa-Beetle

DINOSAUR-TYPE
FIRE
RANK 3
Grenosaurus

RANK 5
Number 61: Volcasaurus

AQUA-TYPE
WATER
RANK 5
Number C101: Silent Honor’s Dark Knight

RANK 7
Mermail Abyssgaios

PYRO-TYPE
FIRE
RANK 4
Infernal Flame Vixen

RANK 6
Hazy Flame Basilitrice

ROCK-TYPE
EARTH
RANK 2
Gachi Gachi Gantetsu

RANK 4
Gem-Knight Pearl
Number 106: Giant Hand

RANK 3
Soul of Silvermountain
Giant Soldier of Steel

RANK 5
Number C106: Giant Hand Red

PLANT-TYPE
LIGHT
RANK 6
Queen Nereia the Silvercrown

RANK 8
Shinra no Morigami Alsei

EARTH
RANK 4
CXyz Battleship Cherry Blossom
Fairy King Albverdich

RANK 6
Fairy Knight Ingunar

MACHINE-TYPE
LIGHT
RANK 4
Constellar Praesepe
Number 36: Chronomaly Fork Hoyuk

RANK 6
Constellar Ptolemy M7
Number 6: Chronomaly Atlandis
Number 25: Force Focus

RANK 8
Grandopolis, The Eternal Golden City

RANK 10
Super Dimensional Robo Galaxy Destroyer

EARTH
RANK 8
Googly-Eyes Drum Dragon

RANK 10
Superdreadnought Rail Cannon Gustav Max

RANK 3
Geargiagear X Gigant

RANK 5
Digvorzhak, King of Heavy Industry

WIND
RANK 5
Wind-Up Arsenal Zenmaioh

RANK 7
Mecha Phantom Beast Dracossack
Number 42: Starship Galaxy Tomahawk

PSYCHIC-TYPE
LIGHT
RANK 3
Chronomaly Crystal Chrononaut

RANK 5
Number C69: Heraldry Chaos Crest

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