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Preliminary OCG 2015.04 Metagame Breakdown

The OCG 2015.04 format has just rotated in and the metagame is rapidly shifting as various decks contest for the top spot. A total of 121 top-placing deck lists were gathered from 14 Japanese tournaments which were held...

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Preparing for a Premier-Level Tournament

Playing in a premier-level tournaments such as the Asia Championship Qualifier or the Yu-Gi-Oh! Open Tournament is a fun and unique experience that can also be rewarding if you are able to make it far into the tournament,...

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OCG 2015.01 Metagame (1 Jan – 31 Mar 2015)

The rotation of the new OCG 2015.04 Forbidden and Limited List marks the end of the OCG 2015.01 format. With a total of 366 top placing decks from 39 utmost competitive Japanese tournaments, here is the final metagame...

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Beast-Eyes Pendulum Dragon

Over the past weeks, the price of Beast-Eyes Pendulum Dragon has been on a steady rise from a mere ¥500 to over ¥2200. Spoilers of the upcoming set, Clash of Rebellions, revealed various Red-Eyes cards, enabling a new...

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Analysis of the OCG 2015.04 Forbidden and Limited List

The recently announced OCG 2015.04 Forbidden and Limited List has hit quite a few cards, affecting various decks across the metagame. This article will attempt to analyze the changes and verify if the banning or limiting are justified....

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Neptabyss, the Atlantean Prince

The latest booster set, Crossover Souls, brought along Neptabyss the Atlantean Prince, who enabled a series of crazy combos with Deep Sea Diva. With Atlantean on the rise and becoming a mainstay in the competitive scene, here’s a...

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Ranking Tournament (2015.01.25) with Yosenju

After enjoying success in the previous tournament, I stuck with Yosenju and continue to refine and optimize the deck against the metagame. Unfortunately I committed the mistake of overcompensating, and as a result perform poorer with an overall...

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Ranking Tournament (2015.01.10) with Yosenju

After the New Year Tournament, I speculated that the local metagame will comprise of Blackwing, Dragon Ruler, Nekroz, Qliphort and Shaddoll. As a couple of those decks were running Mathematician, I felt that Macro Cosmos was a better...

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OCG 2015.01 with Dragon Ruler

Dragon Ruler had disappeared from the competitive scene when the OCG 2014.07 Forbidden and Limited List limited both Dragon Ravine and Dragon Shrine, successfully shutting down the last viable engine that the Dragon Ruler had. However, the latest...

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OCG 2015.01 with Shaddoll

Having their dominance shortened abruptly by the OCG 2014.10 Forbidden and Limited List, Shaddoll was forced to take a backseat as they were severely outclassed by the unrestrained Nekroz. Now that Nekroz was slowed down by the OCG...