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Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh Card of the Day

Black Tyranno
Ultra Rare

Dinosaur / Effect Monster
If the only cards on your opponent's side of the field are Defense Position Monster Cards, this card can attack your opponent's Life Points directly.

Type - Earth / 7 / 2600 / 1800
Card Number
- IOC-075

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale 1 being 
the worst.  3 ... average.  5 is the highest rating

Date Reviewed - 8.27.04

ExMinion OfDarkness Friday:
Black Tyranno

This is the card I was dodging with the review of Ultra Evolution Pill. This card would see play if it weren't for that little negative translation error (read: It should still be able to attack directly if the opponent has Magics or Traps set. This card says ONLY DEF Monster cards....it should be if their only monsters are in DEF position.)

I don't see any Deck that needs to have a 2600 work its way around monsters other than stall, and stall is usually running so many G-Binds/Messengers/Level Limits that this wouldn't be able to attack anyway.

Non-searchable, no one really plays Earth, and a watered-down effect that wasn't broken to begin with. Way to go, Konami. Waste of an Ultra Rare slot.

1/5 
Tranorix Black Tyranno

Black Tyranno can be effective, but he has a lot of drawbacks. Being Level 7, he requires two tributes (of course, you can use the usual recursion and/or Ultra Evolution Pill to bring him out more quickly). His 1800 DEF makes him unsearchable, and 2600 ATK, while certainly solid, just isn't spectacular for a two-tribute monster.

Regardless, he has a relatively useful effect that your opponent definitely will not like if you manage to pull it off. If your opponent's side of the field has nothing but DEF monsters, you get to bypass them and attack directly. Your opponent in topdeck mode? Low Life Points? Did he draw that precious Spirit Reaper that he hopes will save him? Well, it won't, cause BT can just go around it.

Of course, if your opponent's monsters are in ATK, or if he has any M/T, Tyranno canít use his attack directly effect. But M/T are easily removed, and there are ways to force monsters into DEF (the two best are probably Tsukuyomi and Book of Moon). Much like Dark Driceratops, Black Tyranno would be a nice addition to a Trample Deck.

Typical tournament deck: 2.5/5
Trample deck: 4/5
OVERALL RATING: 3.3/5 
JAELOVE

Friday: Black Tyranno

Rated For: Reptile/Dinosaur decks.

Black Tyranno is definitely in the running for the prestigious title of Worst Tribute Monster in the Game. In fact, it might just make a clean sweep of the worst ultra rare, holofoil, and tribute monster card in the game awards. Is it that bad? Okay, so maybe I was exaggerating. But is it good? Nope, it's not. Don't believe me? See for yourself.

Advantage F/H: Yes, you are giving up two tribute monsters for a 2600 attack "powerhouse." Yes, Ultra Evolution Pill will still cost two cards in hand to bring out said 2600 attack "powerhouse." And while 2600 attack might own the field, it's still a weak amount for a two-tribute monster. Friggin Metal Armored Bug, one of the worst 7+ star monsters of all time, got a 4 for having 2800 attack. This guy gets the same. Yes, I realize he has an effect. And yes, I'm willfully ignoring it.               4/10.

Best Draw for the Situation: Does one ever want to truly draw a two-tribute monster? No. Do their scores suffer as a result? Yes. And that, my friends, is precisely why nobody plays two tribute monsters. You'll want to draw him when you have Ultra Evolution Pill, right? Okay, give him a point.                 1/10.

Attributes/Effect: I would have to say that Dark Driceratops is superior in every aspect. This guy has weak attack, an inexplicable 1800 defense, AND a horrible effect that was hurt even more after the Drillago/Tyranno clarification. Weak. But, he is a dinosaur that combos with Ultra Evolution Pill. I grudgingly give him a 5/10 for his subtype alone.

Dependability: You can't use his effect if your opponent has spell/trap zones. You can't use his effect if your opponent has any monster in attack position. Since you're not relying on him for effect, he's about as dependable as any two tribute monster on the field. You're investing an enormous cost of two cards into a 2600 attack monster that dies easily. He'll also be dead weight much of the time. 1/10 for Ultra Evolution Pill.

The Bottom Line: Dinosaurs need a REAL two tribute powerhouse.

A BAD Score: 11/40=                       28/100

Cards it combos with: Ultra Evolution Pill (don't they all?)

 

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