Dinosaur decks have been far and few between, especially in the animated episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh! and all its spin-offs. A notable duelist who used a dino deck was featured in Yu-Gi-Oh! GX; dueling in a Ra Yellow jacket under the name Tyranno Hassleberry. Hilarious, we know. Hasselberry was known for his bulky dinosaur cards and the dinosaur bandana that he was never seen without.
Best Dinosaur Monsters in Yugioh
Dogoran, the Mad Flame Kaiju
A startling attack power of 3000 points, Dogoran, the Mad Flame Kaiju is extremely similar to the old Lava Golem card; a classic, to say the least. This monster card can be summoned to your opponent’s side of the field by sacrificing one of their own monsters. Once you’ve done that, you can special summon your own Dogoran, the Mad Flame Kaiju from your hand.
You’ll need at least two copies of this card to play it efficiently. Once both you and your opponent have a Dogoran, the Mad Flame Kaiju, know that you can use your Kaiju to remove three Kaiju counters from anywhere on the field; this effect is used to destroy all the monsters that your opponent controls.
This monster may confound you for a moment while you figure out exactly how to say its name, but once you’ve got here, you’ll soon see that Miscellaneousaurus is a great level four card to have in your deck.
With 1800 attack points and two effects to use, Miscellaneousaurus is as fun to use as it is to say. First, you can send Miscellaneousaurus to your Graveyard directly from your hand to ensure that your opponent cannot use effects on your other monsters that turn. Second, you can send your own dino cards to the banish pile from your Graveyard to special summon another dinosaur of a high level for a short time. Useful to end a game quickly.
Super Conductor Tyranno
You will, typically, need to tribute two monsters to be able to normal summon Super Conductor Tyranno. Tyranno has a simple effect, easy for beginner duelists to use: This card may sacrifice its own attack turn to tribute a monster and inflict 1000 points of life point damage to your opponent.
A bit of a YGO Trading Card Game history lesson for you, Tyrannowas one of the first monsters after Blue-Eyes White Dragon to be given over 3000 attack points. There was a bit of a rule about cards not having more attack than Blue-Eyes for a while, but Konami eventually gave in; giving way to a new wave of monster cards that could take on the dragon.
Another Tyranno card, but let’s be honest, with these cards matching and overtaking Blue-Eyes White Dragon in terms of attack strength, why wouldn’t we list them here? Raw power is a huge part of Yu-Gi-Oh!, the rest is tactics and strategy. 3000 attack points leaves Ultimate Tyranno on-par with an attack-position Blue-Eyes.
Be wary of using this card too hastily. When you attack with Ultimate Tyranno, you cannot attack with any other card on your field. Having said that, you can battle all your opponent’s monsters using just this one monster, though.
Onto our third Tyranno card; an unexpected theme, we assure you. Tyranno Infinity is a dino card that can be normal summoned without any sacrifices, but it’s not a card you’ll want to play until you have a handful of banished dino cards hanging around.
For each banished dinosaur card, Tyranno Infinity gets an extra 1000 attack points for you to use as you see fit.
Pyrorex the Elemental Lord
To summon Pyrorex the Elemental Lord, you must have five fire attribute monsters in your Graveyard. If you don’t, you simply cannot summon this powerhouse card. Pyrorex the Elemental Lord has 2800 attack points, and a defense of 2200.
When summoned, you can destroy one of your opponent’s monsters. If you choose to do so, both of you take damage equal to half of Pyrorex the Elemental Lord’s attack points (1400 points each).
Samurai Cavalry of Reptier
A modest attack and defense power, but a powerful effect. Samurai Cavalry of Reptier allows you to destroy any of your opponent’s face-up monster cards; if they aren’t a pendulum monster card.
On top of that, you can just Pendulum summon Samurai Cavalry of Reptier again if it ever falls in battle. Which means that its effect is at your beck and call.
A great support card to have in any dino deck, Souleating Oviraptor enables you to take another dinosaur card from your deck and either add it to your hand or send it directly to the Graveyard.
You can also destroy another low-leveldino to special summon a dinosaur of any level from your graveyard in defense position.
Ultimate Conductor Tyranno
This is the last Tyranno on this list, we swear. Ultimate Conductor Tyranno packs the biggest punch out of all the Tyranno cards. With 3500 attack points and 3200 defense points, it’s going to take a lot of effort for your opponent to take this powerhouse down.
Each turn, you can destroy a monster in your hand or one that’s on the field to change all opposing monsters to defense position. You can also attack all your opponent’s monsters once, each. When you attack a monster that’s in defense, you send that monster to the Graveyard, inflict 1000 points of damage to your opponent, and go on your merry way.
Number 61: Volcasaurus
As an XYZ monster, Number 61: Volcasaurus can be played in a variety of ways. Unlike many other dinosaur cards, Number 61: Volcasaurus isn’t limited to only being played in decks that have other dinos; in fact, it can be played well just about anywhere. The beauty of XYZ cards, we suppose.
Merge two monsters that are level five, and you’ll be able to summon this monster card. With 2500 attack points and an effect that lets you detach material to destroy an opponent’s monster (while also inflicting that destroyed monster’s full attack points on your opponent’s life point count), there’s nothing to laugh about here.
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