Ultimate Conductor Tyranno – #SR04-EN001
Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must first be Special Summoned (from your hand) by banishing 2 Dinosaur monsters from your GY. Once per turn, during the Main Phase (Quick Effect): You can destroy 1 monster in your hand or field, and if you do, change all face-up monsters your opponent controls to face-down Defense Position. This card can attack all monsters your opponent controls, once each. At the start of the Damage Step, if this card attacks a Defense Position monster: You can inflict 1000 damage to your opponent, and if you do, send that Defense Position monster to the GY.
Date Reviewed: May 5th, 2022
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
Hello Pojo Fans,
Ultimate Conductor Tyranno is a welcome break from the Dinomorphia archetype (which frustrates me for some reason) and our Throwback Thursday choice.
The “Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set” effect text is always a bad thing to see, however it isn’t that big of a deal with UCT. . Banish two Dinosaur monsters from your graveyard is pretty easy in a dedicated Dinosaur deck. Pop a monster on your side of the field or in your hand to do a Book of Eclipse to your opponent’s monsters. That was enough to make this a great boss monster, but combine its ability to attack all monsters with its 3500ATK, AND the 1000 burn when you attack a defense monster AND you “send” it to the grave and not destroy it…this thing is one of the best Dinosaur monsters ever created.
The ability to pop a monster you have from either the field or hand to force out a negation is good, because that monster you pop will likely be benefiting you, so you won’t be losing out. If your effect goes through then you are free to do what you want, UCT is a great opening play in your Main Phase 1. Burn damage linked to the mass flip effect is just overkill. You could be looking down the barrel of 4000LP damage if you have a field of monsters but can’t stop Tyranno from doing its flip. Avoiding destruction effects or preventing certain monsters from searching because it gets around “destroyed” with “send” is yet another kick to the face. Also, the flip effect is a Quick Effect, so either turn is available as long as you have a monster in your hand or on the field, let alone if that monster that is popped gives you something upon its destruction.
This card is a boss monster, period. It is a boss of a boss monster. Easy to summon, super high ATK, overpowering control effect either turn, staggering burn damage potential, and gets around monster that pay back when “destroyed”. Ultimate Conductor Tyranno was one reason why Dinosaur decks were once kings of Tier 1. This card has no negation to its name, nor does it protect itself from card effects, yet it is still menacing.
Until Next Time
Throwback Thursday this week looks at one of the most insane boss monsters for a specific typing I’ve ever seen: Ultimate Conductor Tyranno.
UCT is a Level 10 LIGHT Dinosaur with 3500 ATK and 3200 DEF. Very strong stats overall, LIGHT is great, and being a Dinosaur is nice after 2017. So we see this cannot be Normal Summoned or Set and must first be Special Summoned from the hand by banishing 2 Dinosaur monsters from your graveyard. A summoning condition this easy on a monster this big is very good. It’s easier than ever to load your graveyard with Dinosaur monsters as well, especially Giant Rex to summon itself after you banish it. Plus the phrase where it must first be Special Summoned opens you up to reviving this once it’s destroyed. You also at least got Double Evolution Pill to bypass the summoning condition if you didn’t draw it. So for banishing 2 Dinosaurs in the graveyard, you get a once per turn Quick Effect during the Main Phase to destroy a monster in your hand or on your field to flip all monsters the opponent controls to face-down Defense Position. Now it doesn’t affect Link Monsters, but you do get a way to disrupt the opponent by forcing their monsters face-down where they aren’t all that useful. Also, you can trigger a destruction effect off this, mainly the effects of Babycerasaurus or Petiteranodon to float into more Dinosaurs from the Deck. Oh yeah, this can also attack all the opponent’s monsters once each and when it attacks a Defense Position monster, you can inflict 1000 damage to them and then send that monster to the graveyard, helping clear the opponent’s board with ease and dealing massive damage as well all while not destroying anything to trigger effects that trigger on destruction. UCT is still an insanely good boss monster in anything Dinosaur related and I think it’s still a staple with your Dinosaur goodstuff.
Advanced Rating: 4.5/5
Art: 5/5 Pretty sick artwork fusing Ultimate Tyranno and Super Conductor Tyranno.
Throwback Thursday takes a different spin on our Theme to look at Ultimate Conductor Tyranno. Level 10, Light is great, as is 3500 attack (and 3200 defense to boot). Laughably easy to Special Summon initially (just from your Hand) by removing two Dinos from your Grave from play (and can’t be Normal Summon/Set; not that you’d want to with that alt Summon Condition anyway). A Quick Effect to destroy a Monster of yours from your Hand or Field to change all your opponent’s Monsters to face-down Defense is awesome. If you’re successful, that likely makes everything MUCH easier to destroy…in addition to ridding the Field of any and all Effects those Monsters may have. Plus, this 3500 attack body can attack all your opponent’s Monsters once each. Dealing 1000 Damage per attack to a Defense position Monster, WITHOUT EVEN HAVING TO ATTACK IT, is just insane. That can finish a game right quick. It doesn’t have much protection itself, but can Special Summon itself via normal methods when/if it leaves the Field, so there’s a lot to like and going for this card.
Art: 5/5 This thing looks more like a Zombie with that body and aura.
Debuting in the highly influential Dinosmasher’s Fury structure deck, Ultimate Conductor Tyranno is this week’s Throwback Thursday, fitting in nicely with this week’s dinosaur theme. UCT is a level 10 LIGHT dinosaur monster, being a mix of the classic dinosaur bosses Super Conductor Tyranno and Ultimate Tyranno. Like them, it boasts an above-average stat spread of 3500 attack and 3200 defense, letting it beat over most bosses in the game and even defend against other bosses as well.
UCT is a rare modern semi-nomi monster, which means it can’t be normal summoned or set in any way, and can’t be special summoned until it’s special summoned by its own condition first. That said, accessing this guy is a lot easier than it looks; you special summon it by banishing 2 dinosaur monsters from your graveyard, which is fairly trivial in most dinosaur decks, including Dinomorphia. Additionally, Double Evolution Pill can easily cheat this guy out, with Animadorned Archosaur and Linkuriboh being able to field it in 1.5 cards. UCT’s first effect is a soft once per turn and a quick effect, allowing you to destroy a monster in your hand or on your field to flip all of your opponent’s monsters face-down. Not only is this disruption, preventing your opponent from synchro, XYZ, or link summoning, it also sets up UCT’s other effects beautifully well. Like Ultimate Tyranno, UCT can attack all of your opponent’s monsters once each, letting it clear entire boards on its own if your opponent doesn’t have anything that can tank it. Last but certainly not least, if UCT attacks a defense position monster, you can send it straight to the graveyard and burn your opponent for 1000 damage. Combined with its first effect, this effect is incredibly dangerous, since even monsters that cannot be destroyed by battle will be obliterated while they’re face-down. UCT’s only real weakness is a lack of protection (and the presence of link monsters, kind of), but with all of its other effects, it hardly needs it; once UCT hits the field on a turn you can attack, you should be winning pretty soon. Overall, still a shining beacon of a generic boss that’s still playable to this day.
Art: 4/5 No feathers on this guy (unless you count the weird hair that I just noticed); truly a terrifying dino that gives its weaker components a run for their money.
Once again we have a retrained card being reviewed for Throwback Thursday. Where do the days keep going?! Anyways, a suped up version of Super Conductor Tyranno from the GX-era structure deck is today’s Card of the Day.
Ultimate Conductor Tyranno has basically everything you could want from a boss monster. Let’s start with what he can do…although an easier list would be to state what he CAN’T do!
UCT can be easily Special Summoned from the Hand by Banishing any 2 Dinos from the Grave, making him a pseudo-Chaos monster. 3500 ATK makes even the mighty BEWD cower with her tail between her legs.
UCT also comes packing with a Quick Effect to destroy 1 Monster from your Hand or Field in order to Book of Moon the opponent’s whole board. Booking something has always been a powerful effect throughout YuGiOh’s history. Setting things turns off any effects they may have while potentially resetting any buffs they may have received from other effects. Not only that, but being facedown means that they can’t be used as material for most Extra Deck plays.
The only downside is that this ability costs the destruction of a monster. But most of the new Dino support that was released alongside UCT WANTS to be destroyed – so that’s actually not really a downside at all.
Finally, UCT can take advantage of this Setting effect by being able to attack ALL monsters the opponent controls. Not only that, but if he’s attacking a monster in DEF, then it auto sends to the GY and deals a flat 1000 points of Damage.
Like I said – what CAN’T this guy do?! He doesn’t have innate protection, but a lot of the other Dino support takes care of that (Miscellaneousaurus, Lost World, Laggia, Dolkka).
Viewing this card through the eyes of Dinomorphia week, we see that he fits in perfectly with the new theme, meaning that they now possess a Main Deck boss in addition to their Fusion cards. Most Dinomorphias float into other cards when destroyed by any means and from anywhere.
UCT has been the bane of my existence since I first discovered him. He technically has a ton of weaknesses, but whenever I’m facing down this behemoth, I never seem to have the right card at the right time. I can count the number of times I’ve successfully outted this card on one Hand…meanwhile I don’t even want to think about how many times my LP have reached 0 because of him. He’s still a great card and has withstood the test of time quite admirably.
If there’s another Dinosaur themed archetype in the future, you can be sure it will be tailor-made to fit around this guy so that they can splash him in.
Advanced Rating – 5/5
Art – 4.5/5 (Almost as close to perfect as it gets. The colors on this card are sick!)
Hello everyone! Today we are reviewing a card that feels like a classic boss monster already, the Ultimate Conductor Tyranno. Originally released almost five years ago in the Structure Deck “Dinosmasher’s Fury”, this is definitely one of the Dinosaur Monsters in Yugioh that immensely powered up its respective archetype, made it more competitive and changed how players interact with each other once it shows up on the field.
First off, it’s a Level 10 Monster with 3500 Attack and 3200 Defense that has a chaos-like special summoning requirement. Banishing two Dinosaurs from your grave is not hard to do, since a lot of the utility monsters in the dino deck already work by discarding themselves or destroying each other for additional summons and search effects. Double Evolution Pill is also a simple way to reliably get this bad boy onto the field from the deck, needless to say, this monster is almost always what you want to summon with the Pill. Tyranno’s effect of destroying one of your monsters during the main phase in order to flip all opponent’s monsters into face-down defense position is excellent, since the global effect doesn’t target and face-down monsters cannot activate their effects, which is very valuable. It is a quick effect that cannot be used during the battle phase though, so keep that in mind. The last effect of immediately destroying defending monsters while burning opponents is nice in combination with the first one, plus he can attack every opposing monster, so he can act like a Sasuke Samurai working overtime.
UCT certainly packs a punch, what with the huge Attack stat, the fact that it can also work in combination with cards like Skill Drain and Dark Ruler No More to unlock some serious OTK potential while single handedly enabling the whole Dinosaur Strategy. Its only downside is that the game has power creeped to a point where a beater with a conditional pseudo-negate that is kinda free in a linear deck is often just not good enough on its own or even to punch through the serious negate boards that can be set up in the modern game. But don’t underestimate the UCT. It is certainly one of the few regular effect monsters in the modern TCG that can keep up with the extra deck monsters in terms of raw power. Plus, who doesn’t love a Megawatt-powered T-Rex?
props: being the perfect boss beater for the dino decks, very good at punching through
slops: Level too high to synchro into Baronne de Fleur, dino package is not very splashable
Its actually the original Ultimate Tyranno with cyber-electrocharged plating in a more dynamic pose!
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