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Chronomaly
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"Golden Jet", "Crystal Chrononaut" and "Colossal Head" in front of the "Pyramid Eye Tablet"
Japanese

  • 先史遺産(オーパーツ)
  • 先史遺産 (kanji)
  • オーパーツ (furigana)
  • Ōpātsu (rōmaji)
  • OOPArts (translated)
  • オーパーツ

French

  • Chronomal

German

  • Chronomal

Italian

  • Cronomalia

Korean

  • 오파츠
  • Opacheu (romanized)
  • OOPArts (translated)

Portuguese

  • Cronomalia

Spanish

  • Cronómalo
  • Cronómala


Sets

Anime appearances


"Chronomaly", known as "OOPArts" (先史遺産(オーパーツ) Ōpātsu or 오파츠 Opacheu) in Japan or Korea, is an archetype of cards used by Trey in the Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL anime. Most are either EARTH or LIGHT-Attribute, and Rock or Machine-Type. The OCG name, "OOPArts", is an acronym for "Out-Of-Place Artifact", a term used to describe artifacts that make no logical sense given the technology available at the time they were created. Such objects were also featured as part of the "Ancient Treasure" series in the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's anime. The TCG name, "Chronomaly", is a portmanteau of the word "chronology" which is the sequential order in which past events occur and "anomaly" as in an irregularity or something odd. Put together these monsters are "chronological anomalies" or "chronomalies" since these objects deviate from what would have been possible to create given the resources and technology available at that time.

Their effects support each other well, enabling quick swarming and Xyz Summons of Rank 5 Xyz Monsters, particularly through the LIGHT-Attribute monsters.

Chronomaly card Origin Chronomaly card Origin
Number 33: Chronomaly Machu Mech Machu Picchu Number 36: Chronomaly Fork Hyuk Çatalhöyük
Number 6: Chronomaly Atlandis and Number C6: Chronomaly Chaos Atlandis Atlantis + Atlas Chronomaly Crystal Chrononaut Ancient astronauts
Chronomaly Crystal Skull Crystal skull Chronomaly Crystal Bones Actun Tunichil Muknal
Chronomaly Colossal Head Olmec colossal heads Chronomaly Sol Monolith Aztec calendar stone
Chronomaly Mud Golem Dogū Chronomaly Tula Guardian Tula
Chronomaly Aztec Mask Golem Teotihuacan Chronomaly Winged Sphinx Great Sphinx of Giza
Chronomaly Golden Jet Quimbaya Airplane Artifact Chronomaly Mayan Machine K'inich Janaab' Pakal
Chronomaly Moai and Chronomaly Moai Carrier Moai Chronomaly Gordian Knot Gordian Knot
Chronomaly Cabrera Trebuchet Ica Stones Chronomaly Nebra Disk Nebra sky disk
Chronomaly City Babylon Babylon Chronomaly Pyramid Eye Tablet Emerald Tablet
Chronomaly Technology Ancient technology Chronomaly Ley Line Power Ley line
Sunken Kingdom Atlantis Thunder Pot Baghdad Battery
Antikythira Gear Antikythera mechanism Stone Bola Costa Rica Stone Spheres
Orichalcum Mirage and Orichalcum Chain Orichalcum Palenque Sarcophagus Palenque
Stonehenge Methods and Stonehenge Shield Stonehenge

Playing style

"Chronomaly" monsters are focused on Xyz Summoning a wide range of Xyz Monsters. Many of their effects allow Special Summoning of more "Chronomaly" monsters.

Recommended cards

From Let's built a Chronomaly Deck (June 13, 2012)

Chronomaly Deck (Type A)
先史遺産デッキ (Type A)
Chronomaly Deck (Type B)
先史遺産デッキ (Type B)

Ancient Gear Chronomaly Gadget Mix

This Deck has a combination of "Ancient Gears" and "Gadgets", but only the former is necessary. The trick of this Deck is having "Geartown" on the field as a threat and getting "Chronomaly" monsters out with a "Gadget" engine.

Recommended cards

Chronomaly OTK

This Deck focuses on using the effects of "Number 33: Chronomaly Machu Mech" and "Number 36: Chronomaly Fork Hyuk" to perform a One Turn Kill.

What you need:

  • Four monsters in your field (two needs to be Level 5 and the others Level 4)
  • "Number 33: Chronomaly Machu Mech" and "Number 36: Chronomaly Fork Hyuk" in the Extra Deck
  • Your opponent has a monster with 1800 or more ATK

How it works:

  • The four monsters you need are: two Level 5 to Summon "Chronomaly Machu Mech" and another two Level 4 to Summon "Chronomaly Fork Hyuk":
  • Xyz Summon "Chronomaly Machu Mech" using the two Level 5 monsters and "Chronomaly Fork Hyuk" using the two Level 4 monsters.
  • Activate the effect of "Chronomaly Fork Hyuk", target 1 of your opponent's monsters with at least 1800 ATK. The targeted monster's ATK becomes 0.
    • All following calculations will be done with the assumption that that monster had exactly 1800 ATK.
  • Use the effect of "Chronomaly Machu Mech" on the monster that was targeted by the effect of "Chronomaly Fork Hyuk" to inflict 1800 effect damage to your opponent. Then "Chronomaly Machu Mech" gains ATK equal to the amount of damage inflicted. This makes its total ATK 4200.
  • Enter the Battle Phase and attack your opponent's monster that was targeted by "Chronomaly Fork Hyuk", then attack directly dealing a total of 6000 damage.

1800 (the first effect of "Chronomaly Machu Mech") + 4200 (the ATK of "Chronomaly Machu Mech") + 2000 (the ATK of "Chronomaly Fork Hyuk") = 8000 damage

Notes:

Recommended cards

Weaknesses

Since most "Chronomaly" cards involve swarming, mass-removal cards like "Dark Hole", "Torrential Tribute" and "Deck Devastation Virus" can interdict "Chronomaly" monsters before they have a chance to infest the field with the latter-most aforementioned card perhaps being the deadliest to this Deck due to the card's lingering effect and all the non-Xyz "Chronomaly" monsters (except "Winged Sphinx") sporting 1500 or less ATK. "Light-Imprisoning Mirror" also poses a threat to their swarming and effects, as most "Chronomaly" monsters have LIGHT as their Attribute. However, "Mind Drain" can be worse in countering their Special Summoning as a lot of key Level 5 "Chronomaly" monsters (i.e. "Moai" and "Moai Carrier") are helpful in Xyz Summoning "Machu Mech".

In addition, cards like "Summon Limit", "Narrow Pass" and any cards that render Monster Card Zones useless (i.e. "Ground Collapse") can bar them from the field completely ("Summon Breaker" can also flat-out pause a spamming "Chronomaly" player's turn completely). In fact, these countermeasures, combined with anti-Special Summoning support, can almost completely shut down "Chronomaly" Decks. Finally, most "Chronomaly" monsters have scanty DEF—if "Chronomaly" Duelists go on the defensive, Defense Position-destroying card effects and piercing cards can be added boon against "Chronomaly" Decks. If you want to go on the defensive use "Giant Soldier of Steel" in your Extra Deck against burns and monsters with 1900 or more ATK.

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