CARDS: Kick in the A.R.S.E.!


The Abyss Rising Booster Pack unleashed tons of powerful cards for game, including the mighty “Mermail” monsters. Now you can get the greatest cards from that set with the release of Abyss Rising Special Edition! Each Special Edition comes with three boosters, plus one variant promo card—Gagaga Girl or Dark Smog!

Going Gaga!

When you control Gagaga Magician and Gagaga Girl, you can change their Levels to Xyz Summon almost any Rank 1–8 Xyz Monster! When Gagaga Girl is used as Xyz Material, you can reduce the ATK of any opposing monster to zero. Overlay the Magician and the Girl to Xyz Summon Number 33: Chronomaly Machu Mech, and you can deal massive effect damage while boosting its ATK.

Number 33 is a 2400 ATK monster that lets you compare a monster’s original ATK and current ATK, then deal damage and gain Attack Points equal to the difference. If your opponent controls a monster with 2800 ATK or more, you can inflict 2800 damage and then attack their weakened monster with a 5200 ATK behemoth, winning the Duel in one shot!

Smog Alert!

Dark World monsters’ powers are unlocked by discarding them to the Graveyard with other card effects. When you do, you can search your Deck, make big Special Summons, or even destroy your opponent’s best cards. And now you can dominate your opponent’s Graveyard with the Continuous Trap Card Dark Smog!

Once a turn, Dark Smog lets you target a card in your opponent’s Graveyard, discard a Fiend-Type from your hand, and banish the card you targeted. Some strategies rely on cards that are reused again and again from their Graveyard. Other Decks need to build up monsters in their Graveyard to Special Summon powerful threats. You can even Chain it when your opponent tries to Special Summon a monster with Monster Reborn or Call of the Haunted: whatever they target, banish it before your opponent’s card resolves and they’ll get nothing!

Banish your foes to the abyss with Abyss Rising Special Edition, now in stores!

This article originally appeared in the 01-21-2014 issue of Weekly Shonen Jump. For more great articles, become an annual member today!