OCG 2017.04 Metagame Report #1
Welcome to Week #1 of the OCG 2017.04 format.
Pulse of the True King Dinosaur.
This report will cover 68 top-performing decks from 9 tournaments that were held in Japan and China during 1 – 3 April 2017.
Update: Added tournament results from Duel City China Yu-Gi-Oh! Super League SP5 and SP6.
- 27 True King Dinosaur:
- 26 True King Dinosaur
- 1 True King Yang Zing Dinosaur
- 25 True Draco:
- 17 Demise True Draco
- 3 Invoked True Draco
- 2 Mono True Draco
- 2 Windwitch Invoked True Draco
- 1 Windwitch True Draco
- 11 Kozmo:
- 9 True Draco Metalfoes Kozmo
- 2 True Draco Kozmo
- 2 Zoodiac:
- 1 Mono Zoodiac
- 1 Zoodiac True Draco
- 1 Dinosaur Yang Zing
- 1 Shiranui
- 1 Windwitch True Draco Metalfoes
True Draco continues to perform well this week, with Demise True Draco being the more popular build.
Eradicator Epidemic Virus is a strong tech card against a Spell-heavy deck such as Demise True Draco. The combination of Armageddon Knight and Blackwing – Zephyros the Elite not only allows you to reuse Dragonic Diagram, but opens up the options of Rank 4 monsters. Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon is specifically played to enable Eradicator Epidemic Virus.
Dimensional Fissure is another good tech card against True King Dinosaurs. It doubles up in stopping Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit since the activation cost requires Ghost Ogre to be sent to the graveyard. However, it does not stop Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring as the activation cost of Ash Blossom is discarding itself.
True King Dinosaur performed superbly this week.
Kawanami Hayato “アクアボーイ” (“AquaBoy”), World Championship 2015 Japan representative, went 6-1 with a standard True King Dinosaur build.
On the next day, he went with a heavily teched out True King Dinosaur build, but performed much poorer at 4-2-1.
Gateway to Chaos has an interesting interaction with Revolving Stage that could lock the opponent from playing Field Spell Cards. Gateway to Chaos has a mandatory effect on activation to add 1 “Black Luster Soldier” Ritual Monster or 1 “Gaia The Fierce Knight” monster from your Deck to your hand. If your deck does not contain any “Black Luster Soldier” Ritual Monster or “Gaia The Fierce Knight” monster, then Gateway to Chaos cannot be activated.
By using Revolving Stage to Set a Gateway to Chaos on the opponent’s Field Zone, the opponent would be unable to activate Gateway to Chaos unless they are running “Black Luster Soldier” Ritual Monster or “Gaia The Fierce Knight” monster in their deck. Since Gateway to Chaos cannot be activated and remains Set on the field, the effect of Revolving Stage would prevent them from activating or Setting other Field Spell Cards.
Oracle of Zefra and Magical Mid-Breaker Field are some alternative Field Spell Cards that work with Revolving Stage to lock the opponent from playing Field Spell Cards.
True Draco Metalfoes Kozmo’s popularity and performance is unfortunately declining, likely due to their difficulty and inconsistency.
True King Dinosaur has finally shown respectable results this week and joins True Draco as a strong contender in the current competitive scene.
Out of 68 decks, only 3 decks (1 Dinosaur Yang Zing, 1 Shiranui and 1 Zoodiac) were not running Dragonic Diagram.
- 2017-04-03 | Duel City Championship 2016
- 2017-04-03 | Duel City China Yu-Gi-Oh! Super League SP6
- 2017-04-03 | Duel City China Yu-Gi-Oh! Super League SP5
- 2017-04-02 | 3rd Smile CS in Chihaya (1st: A, B, C | 2nd: A, B, C | 3rd: A, B, C)
- 2017-04-02 | Tokyo Yu-Gi-Oh! CS in Itabashi with Hatti CS (1st: A, B, C | 2nd: A, B, C | 3rd: A, B, C)
- 2017-04-01 | 1st ORANGE CS
- 2017-04-01 | 1st Hobby Station Okayama CS
- 2017-04-01 | 4th Hakata CS with Hatti CS (1st: A, B, C | 2nd: A, B, C | 3rd: A, B, C)
- 2017-04-01 | 1st Oyama Cup