OCG 2015.04 Metagame (1 April 2015 – 30 September 2015)

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6 Responses

  1. kaue says:

    you think ua will be at least a rogue deck?

    • Akira says:

      I think U.A. suffers from being a rather fair archetype; it doesn’t generate a substantial amount of card advantage or restricts the opponent’s moves to give themselves enough of a leading edge.

      As a result, they are unable to compete against the more explosive decks like Performapal Performage or Burning Abyss.

  2. Renan says:

    These metagame posts are my favorite. I want to know what is your oppinion about this banlist and if you think there are any other cards that should be hit, based on tournament performance

    • Akira says:

      Thanks for the support!

      I think that the latest banlist is an obvious attempt by Konami to rotate out the older dominating archetype like HERO, Nekroz and Atlantean in order to make way for the newer archetype like Burning Abyss and Monarch. It’s a rational business strategy.

      I’m personally surprised that Performage Flame Mascot was left untouched; the amount of card advantage that it generates with Luster Pendulum, the Dracoslayer or Performapal Pendulum Sorcerer is quite absurd. But on the other hand it’s reasonable that Konami is reluctant to hit relatively newer cards – nothing is more disappointing than having your newly bought cards being banned/restricted in a mere 2-3 months.

  3. I concur, and personally I LOVE the metagame posts as well. 😀
    Any TCG banlist thoughts you have?

    • Akira says:

      Thanks for the compliments.

      I don’t play the TCG, so it’s difficult for me to give a fair assessment, but it seems to be following the same trend where Konami is rotating out several recent archetypes like Nekroz, Burning Abyss, Qliphort, Shaddoll and Ritual Beast.

      All these seems to be paving the way for the upcoming Pendulum archetypes like Performapal Performage to take over the competitive scene.

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