This month’s featured card is SD17’s red X-Rare spirit, The DarkDragon Dark-Tyrannosaura. It’s a dark, Terra Dragon spirit.
Dark-Tyrannosaura has a cost of 6, with 3 reduction. That’s relatively low for an X-Rare, though the spirit only has one symbol, as opposed to some of the other more recent X-Rares.
It has 5000BP at level one. Once it has three cores, it reaches level two, with 7000BP. Add one more core to bring it to level three, where it has 10000BP. The BP is decent, but also may seem weak compared to other X-Rare spirits. You may want to add some cards to boost its BP, like the red nexus, The Dark Galaxy of Dust, which increases the BP or Terra Dragon spirits by 3000.
At all levels, when this spirit attacks, it can destroy 1 opposing spirit with an equal or lower BP than it. This gives you more incentive to increase the BP, because of course, the higher it is, the better the spirit you can destroy. Regardless, it’s a useful effect for clearing the opponent’s field of defense.
Increasing the BP has one more benefit. If the [LV1][LV2][LV3] effect is successful, you can activate the rush effect. With Dark-Tyrannosaura’s rush, when only the opposing spirit is destroyed by comparing BP, you can move one core from your opponent’s life to their reserve. That way, even if you’re unable to take a life with Dark-Tyrannosaura’s attack, you can inflict damage to your opponent’s life anyway. A green symbol is required to activate this effect. That makes the above mentioned nexus, The Dark Galaxy of Dust, even more compatible with this spirit, because it has both red and green symbols. To meet this condition, you could also try a low cost spirit like Pinacochasaurus or DarkDinonychusaw. Both are also treated as being green.
To help out in boosting your BP, this spirit can increase the BP of all your Terra Dragon spirits by 3000. The effect activates during your attack step, at LV2 and LV3. That brings your LV3 BP up to 13000, and if you combine it with The Dark Galaxy of Dust, 16000. Now, the other two effects of this spirit will seem much stronger.
Another interesting idea, if you’re playing a Terra Dragon-based deck, is to include the BS02 X-Rare, The TwinRowdy Diranos. This spirit can give all your Terra Dragon’s evolution, and an additional 1000BP. With Evolution’s power to move around the cores on your own spirits in flash timing, it’s possible to utilize the full potential of all your spirits in a turn. It will certainly help to overwhelm your opponent. Of course, Diranos has an even higher cost than Dark-Tyrannosaura, so it may not be easy to get both of them on your field.
Just watch out for a white deck. Immunity and Invincibility could counter Dark-Tyrannosaura’s [LV1][LV2][LV3] effect.
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