FLIP: You can target 1 monster your opponent controls; banish it. You can only use this effect of "Subterror Behemoth Umastryx" once per turn.When a face-up monster you control is flipped face-down, if you control no face-up monsters: You can Special Summon this card from your hand in Defense Position. Once per turn: You can change this card to face-down Defense Position.
|Pack||Blazing Rose [SR]|
All Subterror Behemoth monster have the shared Special Summoning condition of “When a face-up monster you control is flipped face-down, if you control no face-up monsters: You can Special Summon this card from your hand in Defense Position.” and the effect of flipping themselves face-down, so once you get one Subterror Behemoth on the field it would be easy to get more on the field. The problem is that all Subterror Behemoths are high-leveled monsters. Some like Subterror Behemoth Dragossuary and Subterror Behemoth Stygokraken can be summoned with only 1 tribute to get Subterror summonings going. You can also use Subterror Nemesis Warrior to Special Summon Subterror monsters.
This is the best support Subterrors have. The first and second effects hasten the activation of your Subterror’s effects. The third effect gives your monster a massive boost in stats, which could be enough to OTK your opponent. The fourth effect provides protection to your Subterrors while they activate their effects. All while being reusable because it sets itself back to your backrow after use.
The downside is you can only choose one of these effects per activation. But you can set multiple copies of this card and use all of them every turn.
An archetype with Flip Summons as part of their strategy with support that puts them face-down to be Flip Summoned again. You can mix some Subterrors into their deck for more powerful and easy to summon monsters.
Ghostricks are another archetype with lots of Flip Summoning. They can turn themselves face-down every turn, similar to Subterror Behemoths do. Ghostricks lack power with their own monsters, so mixing in some Subterrors can be beneficial.
Here are some other monsters with good Flip effects and are able to flip themselves back down.
|Actions||Flips itself face-down / Changes battle positions|
|Banished categories||Banishes from your opponent's field|
|Summoning categories||Special Summons itself from your hand|