OCG 2017.07 Metagame Report #11
Welcome to Week #11 of the OCG 2017.07 format.
“The name is Bond, James Bond.”
This report will cover 45 top-performing decks from 8 tournaments that were held in Japan and China during 9 – 12 September 2017.
- Extra Pack 2017
- Link Monster GET!! Campaign
- Code Talker
- 16 SPYRAL:
- 10 Mono SPYRAL
- 3 Ancient Gear SPYRAL
- 3 Greener SPYRAL
- 11 True King Yang Zing Dinosaur
- 5 Magician:
- 4 Mono Magician
- 1 Performapal Magician
- 5 Trickstar
- 2 ABC
- 2 HERO
- 2 Invoked
- 1 Artifact True Draco
- 1 Zefra
SPYRAL debuted earlier this week with the release of Extra Pack 2017, and it has instantaneously taken the competitive scene by storm.
SPYRAL relies heavily on opening with SPYRAL Double Helix to lead into their combos, so a good portion of the deck is dedicated to improving the consistency of Link Summoning SPYRAL Double Helix. The standard combos are SPYRAL GEAR – Drone + SPYRAL Super Agent, and SPYRAL Quik-Fix + Machine Duplication, but there are also a few other methods to Special Summon 2 SPYRAL monsters for Link Summoning SPYRAL Double Helix.
The That Grass Looks Greener and Foolish Burial Goods method focus on using SPYRAL MISSION – Assault or SPYRAL MISSION – Rescue to Special Summon a second SPYRAL monster in addition to the Normal Summon.
The Ancient Gear method involves giving your opponent Geartown through Set Rotation, while giving yourself SPYRAL Resort which could be usd to add SPYRAL Super Agent from deck to hand. Using the effect of SPYRAL Super Agent to destroy Geartown and send to the graveyard, Geartown‘s effect will then Special Summon Ancient Gear Wyvern, which in turn adds Ancient Gear Box from deck to hand. Ancient Gear Box‘s trigger effect will then add SPYRAL Quik-Fix from deck to hand.
The Destrudo method uses Dragon Ravine to send Destrudo, the Dead Drake of Dread in order to Synchro Summon Ancient Fairy Dragon. Ancient Fairy Dragon is then activated to add SPYRAL Resort from deck to hand, and then to Special Summon a Level 4 or lower SPYRAL monster. That would allow you to go into Code Talker and then SPYRAL Double Helix.
Since SPYRAL Double Helix is vital in all the combos, Ghost Reaper & Winter Cherries is currently one of the more successful tech cards used against SPYRAL.
True King Yang Zing Dinosaur still has the strongest opening play, but its inconsistency becomes apparent when compared with SPYRAL.
SPYRAL GEAR – Drone could re-order the top 3 cards of the Dinosaur player’s deck, causing the Dinosaur deck to brick more often than they would like.
Extra Pack 2017 has caused a shift in the metagame.
SPYRAL has overtaken Dinosaur as the deck to beat. Despite being newly released and the various builds are still largely unrefined, SPYRAL was still able to have a top placing in every tournament played over the weekend.
Dinosaur has fallen behind SPYRAL, but the most appalling change is that True Draco has disappeared from the top.
- 2017-09-12 | 26th Oretachi Trading Card Division Puchi CS
- 2017-09-10 | 1st Tsu Cup with Hatti CS
- 2017-09-10 | Hatti Grand Challenge Cup in Hokkaido by Mitsui CS (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th)
- 2017-09-10 | 6th Laypy CS
- 2017-09-10 | 3rd Akihabara CS (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th)
- 2017-09-10 | Duel City 2017 China Yu-Gi-Oh! Super League Guilin