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Ultimate Conductor Tyranno - #SR04-EN001

Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must first be Special Summoned (from your hand) by banishing 2 Dinosaur-Type monsters from your Graveyard. Once per turn, during either player's Main Phase: 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 Graveyard.

Card Rating
Advanced: 4.00 

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 is Horrible. 3 is Average. 5 is the highest rating.

Date Reviewed: May 10, 2017

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Ultimate Conductor Tyranno


As is often the case these days, the big bad boss for the dino makeover isn’t the most crucial piece to its success, but what Ultimate Conductor Tyranno does well, it does better than any monster yet. Welcome to the final piece in one of the longest and strangest evolutions in the game’s history.


The “Tyranno” series of monsters have almost nothing in common. While there are several others, Ultimate Conductor Tyranno seems a direct relation to three other distinct Tyranno monsters. Black Tyranno first released in 2003 was a standard monster that saw little play. Ultimate Tyranno released in 2006 and Super Conductor Tyranno released a month later were about the same, though Ultimate saw some tech play during the short-lived days of Hanzo dominance. But their effects are barely comparable. So, I suppose Konami decided they would create an ultimate beast that congeals the effects of the three monsters into one. As a result, Ultimate Conductor Tyranno can attack all monsters like Ultimate Tyranno, he can deal damage like Super Conductor Tyranno, and that effect is a special effect that happens during the battle phase when monsters are face down, like Black Tyranno. But in order to make him playable, Konami enabled him to be easily summoned, no longer needing tributes. And that’s really what made so many dino bosses unplayable in the past. So few were able to be special summoned in a respectably easy fashion.


Tyranno is a great monster and will see play in dino decks for years. But he’s not absolute, since his protection effect is legitimate, yet lacking. He’s easily destroyed without help from Laggia, Lost World, etc. Also, he won’t have any effect on link monsters, since they can’t be turned face down. As a result, most of the best dino decks, hybrid or otherwise, don’t run three. He’s searchable by Oviraptor, so three copies is often overkill. And that’s probably a good thing, since it’s highly unlikely Tyranno would see the restricted or banned list over monsters like Oviraptor, which is a sure bet to get the ban hammer in the future. And since he’s likely to be available for a long time, he has great potential in all future dino decks.


Advanced: 4.5/5

Future Potential: 4.5/5



Wow.  This is the boss monster dinosaurs always needed.  It summons similar to BLS, requiring 2 removals (no field/hand cost).  3500 ATK is stellar.  Considering that some dinosaur monster effects trigger when a monster is destroyed, it is possible to pay off the cost of Tyranno, which can be used to block combos during the opponent's turn or negating lockdown effects by flipping monsters facedown.  1000 damage is nice, and destroying monsters before damage calculation can be helpful in some cases.  Dinosaur decks should definitely run this card, but not in 3's, because it can brick early game.


Hello Pojo Fans,
We've seen beasty Dinos come and go in the game because they didn't have the support behind them...but that has changed, and Ultimate Conductor Tyranno is taking advantage.
Easily Special Summoned, UCT has a built-in Book of Eclipse without the backlash of allowing your opponent to draw, and all you give up to activate it is a monster in your hand. Destroying that monster can give you advantage during either turn. Oviraptor, Babycerasaurus, Petiteranodon, and Miscellaneousaurus all benefit from being destroyed or being put into the graveyard, and with them able to be run in 3's you won't be short on targets to use this effect. Red Dragon Archfiend ability to attack all monsters is fantastic when you're packing 3500ATK, and when you can do 1000 damage for each defense monster you destroy, that can really add up. Sending that monster to the graveyard also avoids any “destroyed by battle” effect a monster may have, stopping them from gaining an effect.  
Until Next Time


Ultimate Conductor Tyranno is a Level 10 Light Dinosaur-type monster with 3500 Atk and 3200 Def. Now that that is out of the way, I can say that boss monsters have been getting pretty awesome. Though this one cannot be Normal Summoned or Set, its alternate summoning is fairly simple. Just banish 2 Dinosaurs from the grave and then enjoy. For your troubles you get a huge monster with a bunch of non-targeting effects. The first is to flip all the opponent's monsters face-down once per Main Phase during either player's turn. Good luck going for XYZ or Synchro Monsters after that. There is and there isn't a cost for that effect. Similar to other dinosaurs, you have to destroy a monster from your hand or field, but it is the first part of the effect and not the cost. Therefore, that monster's effect will trigger if it has one. 
The third effect can create OTKs. At the start of the damage step, Ultimate Conductor Tyranno can send a def position monster to the grave by effect instead of battle after inflicting 1000 Direct Damage to the opponent. To top it all off the second effect says that it can attack all of the opponent's monsters once each. Every single effect on this one monster creates its own advantage and then works together to get a huge swing if not an outright win. This huge monster has huge synergy within the Dinosaur deck. The only downsides to Ultimate Conductor Tyranno are that it doesn't have its own protection and it doesn't do anything if it leaves the field by destruction or effect. Other than that, enjoy a great boss in a great new deck. 
Score: 4.5/5
Art: 5/5

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