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Cybernetic Cyclopean

While you have no cards in your hand, increase the ATK of this card by 1000 points.

Type - Beast-Warrior/Effect LV4
Card Number - CRV-EN017

Card Ratings
Traditional: 1.8
Advanced: 2.66

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

Date Reviewed - 11.22.06


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Cybernetic Cyclopean

Continuing with the "bad hand management" theme...

Okay, so you get a 2400 no-tribute if you have no hand. That's actually pretty good -- it can beat out Cyber Dragons and tie with Monarchs. The problem is what happens when you do have a hand -- he's exactly 1400, which leaves you in BIG trouble against those Tomatoes, Giant Rats, and other recruiters. The last thing you want is for your opponent to get to get a +1 because they rammed their searcher into your non-boosted Cyclopean.

Effects played for ATK boosts generally aren't worth it unless (A) they win you the game or (B) are Rush Recklessly played to trade off 1:1 + some damage.

1/5 all formats.


Cybernetic Cyclopean might have been great if three things were different about it:


1)       It was a Dark or Light Monster

2)       It was a Warrior

3)       It had been released when Chaos Emperor Dragon – Envoy of the End was legal


As is, it’s still something to consider as TecH in a deck running a means of searching it out and Special Summoning it to the field.  When things are bad (that is you’re topdecking), Giant Rat can get you a beatstick that is as big as a Monarch!  Still, Giant Rat has so many wonderful targets already: Injection Fairy Lily, Exiled Force, Amazoness Swordswoman, even Morphing Jar if you have Book of Moon ready (yes I’ve done that before).


As mentioned yesterday, it might be worthwhile in a kooky “Cyber sans hand” deck where you use many of the Cyber monsters which so often deplete or like depleted hands (this, Cyber Archfiend for extra draw, Cyber Dragon to get out of your hand, Cybernetic Magician with its useful discard-based effect, etc.)




Traditional: 1.5/5


Advanced: 3/5


Cybernetic Cyclopian

This monster is not that bad. Believe it or not it is one of the first cards I recommend to younger duelist due to their innate ability of never having a hand. As far as tech this monster needed just 100 more attack to be really effective, since suicide with a monarch does nothing in a losing situation .

I look at him and want to try it out. I look at the Swift Knight and think about trying him out too. In a deck dedicated to cards like Dust Tornado, Smashing Ground, and any other one for one imaginable this monster (as well as swift knight) would kick so much booty.

Sadly yugioh is a game that takes resources to the match. If we were playing some other tcg or cards like heavy storm, torrential tribute, and mirror force did not exist I'd expect this monster to become a staple. But such cards exist and we want cards in hand as well on the field.


Just too much to go through for a 1000 point increase. Cards like United We Stand and even Ax of Despair do this and still grant us in hand cards.

Cybernetic Cyclopian:
You might have begun to notice a pattern this week.
Keep an eye out for the odd one out.

Another card based around topdecking, having a 2400 ATK Lv. 4 is good. It could eat anything you want it to. Sadly, to be topdecking for it to work is still a step too far, as once the large creature is removed, you are in the bad position of having no options.

Now, if anyone can find a deck that consistently gets both players topdecking fairly quickly, these Cybernetic card could be rather good, as you would have two cards a turn and a monster that could knock anything off the field. Any ideas out there?

Traditional: 2/5
Advanced: 2/5

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Cybernetic Cyclopean

Cybernetic Cyclopean is Sangan/Giant Rat/Last Will searchable mega-goodness. Cyclopean gains his 1000 ATK boost when you do not have any cards in your hand. He’s the ultimate top-deck card and he’s a Beast-Warrior. He’s almost perfect for Beastdown overextensions.

I like his potential. Do I want to waste my hand down to nothing? Probably not. However, you can play just 1 or 2 of these if you don’t want to draw these. I’d play this card in a Beastdown to increase the effectiveness of my top-decks during dire situations. The fact that he’s searchable in at least 3 ways tells me that you can use him pretty much when YOU feel you need to; that’s powerful.

Last Word: Cybernetic Cyclopean is pretty underrated. You can play him in Beastdown successfully and not run into many problems. I’m going to go try that through this week. I’ll report my results on my blog.


Traditional: 2/5
Advanced: 3/5

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