- When running "Astral Force" normally, one will often be restricted to a single "line" of monsters that share a Type and Attribute (as detailed below). This is partly due to "Astral Force's" condition of targeting the highest-rank monster the player controls– which will usually be whichever monster was summoned last with "Astral Force." Keep this in mind when building your extra deck if you plan on using "Astral Force" multiple times in succession.
- Keep in mind that you can manipulate which Xyz Monsters you can Summon with this card by using "DNA Surgery" and "DNA Transplant" (or "Scroll of Bewitchment") to adjust your monster's stats.
- This can also work as a disruption tactic against your opponent if they also rely on "Rank-up" strategies where monster Type is critical.
- A Deck that uses "Astral Force" as a key card would do well to run "Xyz" cards. "Xyz Tribalrivals" can help support powerhouse monsters granted more than 2 materials through continuous rank-ups. "Xyz Territory" will help build momentum against your opponent, as your new Xyz monsters will benefit more and more from the field with each successive rank-up. Running "Generation Force" can help maintain consistency by searching for all these support Cards.
- A good powerhouse monster to use with "Astral Force" is "Divine Dragon Knight Felgrand," as its "Rank-up Line" features several common and useful LIGHT-Warriors ("Number 39: Utopia," "Photon Strike Bounzer," etc).
- Use the effect of "Lavalval Chain" to send this card from the Deck to the Graveyard to recover for later plays.
- Unlike the other "Rank-Up-Magic" cards, this card can Special Summon other Xyz Monsters besides "CXyz" and "Number C" monsters.
- "Outer God Nyarla" can change its own Rank, Type and Attribute under certain conditions, allowing for an easy way to meet this card's conditions if you want to Summon a particular Xyz Monster. In fact, for many Xyz monsters, this will be the only way to summon them with "Astral Force."
This is a list of all possible Rank-Ups with this card.
- Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon, Evilswarm Bahamut, Evilswarm Ouroboros, Queen Dragun Djinn → Number C5: Chaos Chimera Dragon
- Ghostrick Dullahan, Number 13: Embodiment of Crime → Number C43: High Manipulator of Chaos, Number C65: King Overfiend, Number C96: Dark Storm → Adreus, Keeper of Armageddon, Number 53: Heart-eartH, Number C80: Requiem in Berserk
- Number 43: Manipulator of Souls, Number 65: Djinn Buster, Number 96: Dark Mist → Evilswarm Thanatos, Number 80: Rhapsody in Berserk, Steelswarm Roach
- Ghostrick Socuteboss → Alchemic Magician, Downerd Magician → Magi Magi ☆ Magician Gal
- Number C104: Umbral Horror Masquerade → Dark Magician of Illusions, Hierophant of Prophecy, Legendary Magician of Dark, Number 11: Big Eye
- Gachi Gachi Gantetsu → Gem-Knight Pearl, Number 52: Diamond Crab King, Number 55: Gogogo Goliath, Number 106: Giant Hand
- Number 54: Lion Heart → M-X-Saber Invoker → CXyz Comics Hero Legend Arthur, Number 12: Crimson Shadow Armor Ninja
- Comics Hero King Arthur, Gagaga Cowboy, Heroic Champion - Gandiva, Heroic Champion - Kusanagi, Shadow of the Six Samurai - Shien, Zubaba General → Gauntlet Launcher, Sword Breaker
- Number 91: Thunder Spark Dragon → Hieratic Dragon King of Atum → Hieratic Sun Dragon Overlord of Heliopolis, Legendary Dragon of White, Neo Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon, Number 46: Dragluon, Number 62: Galaxy-Eyes Prime Photon Dragon, Number 107: Galaxy-Eyes Tachyon Dragon, Thunder End Dragon → Number 99: Hope Dragun
- Number 63: Shamoji Soldier → Mechquipped Angineer → Artifact Durendal, Number C102: Archfiend Seraph, Number C102: Starfallen Seraph Noble Archfiend, Tiras, Keeper of Genesis → Number 7: Lucky Straight
- Herald of Pure Light → Fairy Cheer Girl, Number 16: Shock Master, Number 102: Star Seraph Sentry, Princess Cologne (card), Vylon Disigma
- Constellar Praesepe, Number 36: Chronomaly Fork Hyuk → Constellar Ptolemy M7, Number 6: Chronomaly Atlandis, Number 25: Force Focus
- Cyber Dragon Nova, Number 33: Chronomaly Machu Mech → Number C6: Chronomaly Chaos Atlandis → Number 9: Dyson Sphere
- Artorigus, King of the Noble Knights, Heroic Champion - Excalibur, Number 10: Illumiknight, Number C39: Utopia Ray, Number S39: Utopia One, One-Eyed Skill Gainer, Photon Alexandra Queen, Starliege Lord Galaxion, Starliege Paladynamo, Stellaknight Deltatheros, Stellarknight Delteros, Stellarknight Triveil → Number 39: Beyond the Hope, Number 39: Beyond the Hope, Photon Strike Bounzer → Divine Dragon Knight Felgrand
- Mira the Star-Bearer, Number 39: Utopia Roots, Number F0: Future Hope → Dante, Traveler of the Burning Abyss → Constellar Pleiades, Number C39: Utopia Ray V, Number C39: Utopia Ray Victory →