OCG 2017.10 Metagame Report #6
Welcome to Week #6 of the OCG 2017.10 format.
This report will cover 29 top-performing decks from 5 tournaments that were held in Japan during 4 – 7 November 2017.
- 23 SPYRAL:
- 11 Mono SPYRAL
- 11 Grinder SPYRAL
- 1 Kaiju SPYRAL
- 2 Subterror
- 1 Brilliant World Chalice Fairy
- 1 D/D Grinder Jack Knight
- 1 Yang Zing Dinosaur
- 1 Zefra
We are seeing a split between the performance of the traditional mono SPYRAL build and the newer Grinder SPYRAL build.
Usidon (牛丼) went 7-1 using mono SPYRAL in “Tetsu Championship Light!!” which had 121 participants, finishing in the 2nd place.
His deck was tuned against the Grinder build. Effect Veiler is typically poor against SPYRAL due to SPYRAL Resort, but he ran 2 copies of it to disrupt the Grinder Golem opening by negating Akashic Magician.
He also ran Akashic Magician in the Extra Deck to reveal for Ghost Reaper & Winter Cherries.
Kawanami Hayato “アクアボーイ”, 9–22nd in World Championship 2015, went 8-1 using Grinder SPYRAL in the same “Tetsu Championship Light!!” tournament and finished in the 1st place.
He chose to keep Number 41: Bagooska the Terribly Tired Tapir in the Extra Deck, by cutting Ningirsu the World Chalice Warrior instead.
Tsujimura Ryosuke “ひつじ”, 2017 World Champion, was playing Grinder SPYRAL.
He finished in 4th place for “Ryuppy CS” which had 41 participants on Saturday, and finished in Top 16 for “5th Gama CS” which had 71 participants on Sunday.
He was running 2 Machine Duplication in the Main Deck for “Ryuppy CS”, but had decided to cut all of them for “5th Gama CS”. That was perhaps a change for the worse, as reflected in his poorer performance on Sunday.
Both mono SPYRAL and Grinder SPYRAL are performing equally well.
Most renown World Championship Japanese representative players are currently favouring Grinder SPYRAL.
- 2017-11-07 | 31st Oretachi Trading Card Division Puchi CS
- 2017-11-05 | 5th Gama CS (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5-8th: A, B, C, D)
- 2017-11-05 | Tetsu Championship Light!!