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Rank-Up-Magic Astral Force
- #LVAL-EN059 

Target the 1 Xyz Monster you control with the highest Rank (your choice, if tied); Special Summon from your Extra Deck, 1 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 it also become Xyz Materials on the Summoned monster.) During your Draw Phase, if this card is in your Graveyard, instead of conducting your normal draw: You can add this card from your Graveyard to your hand. You cannot Special Summon during the turn you activate this effect, except by the effect of "Rank-Up-Magic Astral Force".

Card Ratings
Traditional: 1.20
Advanced: 2.20 

Date Reviewed: March 7, 2014

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Paladin

Rank-Up-Magic Astral Force has a lot of text on it, no?  In short, this card isn't very good.  So I'm not going into much detail.  IF you really REALLY need to get that Rank-Up Monster out, use this I guess, but you can't Special Summon anything else, and it's a big waste of an XYZ Monster if not successful, and this also is a -1.  It's just a big cost, not enough advantage, if any, and not very good folks.  Have a good weekend

Ratings:

Traditional:  1/5
Advanced:   2/5
Art:  3/5

Leo
Kearon

Rank-Up-Magic Astral Force
Normal Spell
Target the 1 Xyz Monster you control with the highest Rank (your choice, if tied); Special Summon from your Extra Deck, 1 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 it also become Xyz Materials on the Summoned monster.) During your Draw Phase, if this card is in your Graveyard, instead of conducting your normal draw: You can add this card from your Graveyard to your hand. You cannot Special Summon during the turn you activate this effect, except by the effect of "Rank-Up-Magic Astral Force".
 
To wrap things up we have another Rank-Up-Magic card, Rank-Up-Magic Astral Force.  To be honest this isn’t a great Rank-Up card. It has too many conditions. First off, you can only Rank-Up the highest Ranked Xyz monster you control, which is really bad if you are playing a lot of Xyz monsters. Then it has to be 2 Ranks higher but still has to be the same Type AND Attribute of the targeted monster.
 
This has a second effect, which allows you to get this card back from the Graveyard instead of having your Normal Draw but you cannot Special Summon except by using "Rank-Up-Magic Astral Force". So unless you have an Xyz monster you can Rank-up with this card, this effect is really bad and just another condition this card doesn’t need..
 
Overall, too many conditions to do very little that other Rank-Up cards could do just the same.
 
Traditional: 1/5
Advanced:  1.5/5

Cyberplum

Happy Friday everyone, and what a Friday this is.  Two weeks of training ended early, so I get to bring you this exciting end of week review on Rank up Magic: Astral Force, an exciting new rank-up card from Legacy of the Valiant.

Sadly I wish "exciting" was the right adjective for this card.  Numeron's force negates everything on the field when you use it and gives you a fairly powerful monster in most cases.  Barian's Force gives you the monster, and can help soak up some of the opposing XYZ materials.  Limited Rank-Up works only with rank 4 monsters, but is very easy to use.

So what about this new one?  Well for starters, you jump two levels instead of one.  You also have to remain in the same attribute AND type of monster.  That right there severely restricts the number of combos you have available to you.  And of course, anything that places heavy restrictions on you with either A), make the card unplayable, or B), require a specific deck to play it.  You can use it twice to go from something like a rank 4 to 6 to 8 by giving up your draw phase, but that would be a pretty crazy combo to bother with.

That being said, is it worth your time?  Well, I can use a Numeron's Force to bring out C101 or C104 with ease, negating all other face-up effects AND giving you one nasty monster for your opponent to deal with.  Barian's Force is less preferred, but does help deal with the opponent's XYZ monsters.  Limited Magic, again, only works with rank 4 monsters, but can put some of the weird Rank 5 monsters on the field, like C69 or the upcoming C106, which you're not going to summon any other way.

Basically, due to the fact you have to jump two levels, stay in the same attribute and type, AND there are not many combinations to use, I'd have to say pass on this.  It could work in a deck made to work with it, but that deck would only be as good as the monsters you end up summoning in the end, and frankly, I feel there are faster ways to summon those monsters.  Stick to Numeron's Force for your rank-up needs.


Traditional: 1/5
Advanced: 1.5/5
Art: 4.5/5, I will say it looks cool

Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!


Baneful

Rank-Up-Magic Astral Force

Maybe it's this generation's Monster Reborn. Maybe it'll be a pretty fad. It still remains a sexy Ultra Rare with lots of potential. I couldn't tell you the possible combos you could do with this, or the ones you could do it with in the future, due to my own ignorance, but I can tell you that it has huge potential. Heck, you can even use 2 of these to turn a Rank-4 into a Rank-8 if the opportunity arises.

The fact that you can add it to your hand (instead of draw) whenever you want, helps this card stay consistent. There's no real downside to this card either. Not being able to Special Summon (outside of this card's effect) is a fair clause, and you can't get too angry at a card that gives you a powerful XYZ with materials so easily.

Will this card be useful to most decks? No. But there are decks out there that can (or will) greatly benefit from this card.

Traditional – 1/5
Advanced – 4/5

Terrorking

Did you notice I did no "how to counter X" section this week? Well that's because the cards I reviewed were all hilariously simple in their application. Today's card, however, can be used in a myriad of ways to summon a myriad of monsters.

Hello and welcome to Terrorking's review of Rank-Up Magic: Astral Force. Another of those awful RUM cards from that equally so anime, Yu-Gi-Oh ZeXal. This card has an interesting design (when compared to the other RUMs, that is) in that you can choose to forgo your draw for the turn, in exchange for a powerful game-ending monster. It's a card that's always there, but is fairly restrictive in what it can summon. Apart from that, it also stops you from Special Summoning monsters other than those summoned by its effect, so if you have three Xyz monsters and 3 Astral Forces (in your hand or Graveyard) you could potentially summon 3 game-winning monsters (I'm not saying that's a good deck-building decision or even a good play, just that the option exists, dearest guppy).

Countering RUM: A: Your opponent is using CXyz, so a well-placed BTH will most likely win you the game.

Advanced: 2/5
Traditional: 1/5


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