Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh Card of the Day
Machine / Fusion / Effect
“Y-Dragon Head” + “Z-Metal Tank”
This monster can only be special summoned by
removing from play the above monsters on your side
of the field. You do not use “Polymerization” to
special summon this monster from your Fusion deck.
Discard 1 card from your hand to destroy 1 face-down
Monster Card on your opponent’s side of the field.
- Light / 6 / 2100 / 2200
are based on a 1 to 5 scale
the worst. 3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating
Date Reviewed - 2.19.04
MFC-054 YZ-Tank Dragon
This card is also very good for this series, as it
can get rid of nasty flip effects and face-down
monsters. Too bad though, as he can barely kill
V-Lord, can’t kill Jirai Gumo, Goblin, Orc, Jinzo,
etc... This is definitely a decent card for the deck
only because of it’s effect, not because of it’s
I give YZ-Tank Dragon a 6/10 for bad hand
Thursday, February 19, 2004
Wow 2 in a row for me. Anyway this is the third and
final 2 combo of the XYZ series. Again this card
reaches the same ATK as its union would, but it is
the lowest of the three. And though nowadays the
only facedown monsters tend to be crucial flip
effect monsters, but those are few and far between.
Still this card could combo well if you utilize
cards such as book of the moon to create more face
downs. Sinister Serpent benefits this situation
greatly. Unfortunately, there are 4 star monsters
that can easily take this monster down before it
gets to work its magic.
Thursday: YZ-Tank Dragon
At 2100 attack, you're using this card for the
effect more than anything else. I still prefer
Nobleman to this effect mainly because if you hit a
Sangan or Witch, they still get their card. But with
people setting Pyramid Turtles, Fiber Jar, Cyber
Jar, and the like (especially Pyramid Turtles from
what I saw at the Butler Regionals) this card is
still worth playing if your opponent has been
setting some things.
If you don't like surprises, or know your opponent
sets cards that would give you trouble if you
attacked them, I might try to get this fusion out
before the others. Otherwise, I'd stick with XY or
I give this a 2.25/5.
The weakest attack of the 3 2-fusion X-Y-Z monsters,
and it has the best effect. There are too many
monsters that can really mess you up if not
destroyed outside of battle. If you are worried
about Fiber Jar, Spirit Reaper, Cyber Jar, D.D.
Warrior Lady, or even an annoying Sinister Serpent,
this effect can help you out. You didn't go to all
this trouble just to have this guy attack face-down
defense monsters every turn. Again, you cannot
revive this card.
3.5/5.0 Still enough ATK to kill Vampire Lord, and a
good effect to boot. Again, use with caution.
Today’s card of the day is YZ-Tank Dragon. This may be
the easiest of the XYZ fusions to summon because
both of the fusion materials can be searched with
Sangan, both may be special summoned by Shining
Angel, and Z Metal Tank can also be searched by
Witch of the Black Forest.
By using the card Frontline base, both of these
monsters are able to be special summoned (1 monster
per frontline base).
But YZ-Tank Dragon’s downside is that it has the
weakest attack power out of all of the XYZ fusions,
but it makes up for it by having one of the best
effects (not including XYZ). If your opponent is
relying on their Cyber/ Fiber Jar then all it takes
is 1 discard from your hand to ruin their plans. But
be careful, as it won’t stop Witch of the Black
Forest, and Sangan from getting their effects.
Overall it’s good to have all 4 XYZ fusions in your
fusion deck if your running any of the XYZ monsters
because you never know what combinations you can
3.5/5 is my rating for this card. Of course this is
taking into consideration that you would be using it
for a Machine/ XYZ deck.
MFC-054 YZ-Tank Dragon
+ Destroys a Facedown monster.
- REALLY low attack.
- Requires the two worst of the 3 XYZ counterparts.
- Sangan. Witch. Sinister.
Lately only a couple monsters are set, witch, sangan
and sinister. Slate warrior, from time to time, is
set. That means this is a completely useless fusion.
Casual – 2.0
Actual – 1.1
:Closing OTD: Use this card as some sort of fuel for
some sort of fire. Even if the fire is meant to
danger somebody, who cares. Trade it for as much
currency in any country that you can, except don’t
be fooled by pesos because last time I checked one
peso = 11 cents. God, this card isn’t even good as a
paper weight or a door stop………unless
As I have stated repeatedly, since YZ-Tank
Dragon is a Fusion (that as we find out “later”
can only be summoned through its effect), its
Level only really matters if you are running a
Ritual with it (maybe in a freakish draft or
while inebriated?) or if you face a Gravity Bind
deck (well, they are a touch more common in
casual matches). Light is a supportable theme,
and can serve as fodder for Chaos Monsters as
well. Machine’s are getting more common, and
have some good tricks available to them. The
attack is just high enough to run over Vampire
Lord, but not high enough to protect against
Goblin Attack Force or even Giant Orc. The
Defense isn’t high enough to block those to
Card Text (Effects):
Like its siblings, you can’t summon it in any
way but through its own effect. This is
annoying. Aside from no Fusion substitutes, it
means that you can’t, for example, Monster
Reborn it. At least you don’t need
Polymerization. As for its second effect, it’s
not bad, but not great. For the effort of
getting this thing out, they could have let it
nuke a monster in any position for the cost of a
Obviously, only use this in an XYZ deck, but
always due since it goes in your Fusion Deck.
Same as we’ve been saying, a Sinister Serpent
means one free use of the effect. Take
advantage of cards that help machines, Like
Limiter Removal to help take advantage of a
field you hopefully just cleared. One little
tidbit-with Tribe-Infecting Virus, you can keep
an opponent on edge if you can keep these two
3/5-Nail those annoying set monsters… though you
should of course be trying for a full XYZ-Dragon
3/5-Same score as monsters are set less but
usually have more devastating effects here
(meaning they are usually one of the Jars).
3/5-Here you see a lot of monsters being set,
though most are for blocking. Of course, this
score doesn’t reflect the difficulty of actually
drafting what you need to run this-for one
thing, you never know when a company will decide
reprints are good and we’d might see a more
common version. No, this is not based on
anything I have hear, just justifying not
penalizing the score for rarity. :-P
Not the least of the 3 smaller XYZ-Fusions, but
not the best. Try for the XZ-Tank Cannon or of
course the full XYZ-Fusion over this.