OCG 2015.04 Metagame (1 Apr – 30 Jun 2015)

OCG 2015.04 saw the release of Clash of Rebellions, a rather impactful set that introduce the Performage and Dracoslayer themes.

Structure Deck: Master of Pendulum would also bring new support to the Magician theme, and making the Pendulum mechanic a threat in the competitive scene.

Compiled from a total of 613 top-placing decks from 70 competitive tournaments held in Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan, here is the final metagame breakdown of the OCG 2015.04 format.


Metagame Breakdown

  • 145 Nekroz (138 Nekroz, 4 Deskbot Nekroz, 2 Atlantean Nekroz, 1 Clownblade Nekroz)
  • 134 HERO (127 HERO, 5 Clownblade HERO, 1 Artifact HERO, 1 Utopia)
  • 82 Atlantean (44 Atlantean, 26 Atlantean Mermail, 6 Genex Atlantean, 3 Artifact Atlantean, 3 Genex Atlantean Mermail)
  • 56 Tellarknight
  • 49 Qliphort
  • 34 Infernoid
  • 30 Clownblade (23 Clownblade, 4 Volcanic Clownblade, 1 Hand Clownblade, 1 Artifact Clownblade, 1 Rekindling Clownblade)
  • 25 Magician (15 Magician, 4 Artifact Magician, 3 Clownblade Magician, 2 HERO Magician, 1 HERO Clownblade Magician)
  • 12 Train (9 Shaddoll Train, 1 Hand Shaddoll Train, 1 Machina Train, 1 Volcanic Train)
  • 7 Shaddoll (4 Shaddoll, 1 Artifact Shaddoll, 1 Clown Blade Shaddoll, 1 Hand Shaddoll)
  • 6 Ritual Beast
  • 5 Yosenju (4 Yosenju, 1 Hand Yosenju)
  • 4 Evilswarm
  • 4 Yang Zing
  • 3 Infernity (1 Infernity, 1 Magician Infernity, 1 Igknight Infernity)
  • 3 Raidraptor
  • 2 Bujin
  • 1 Artifact
  • 1 Artifact Constellar
  • 1 Artifact Volcanic
  • 1 Cyber Dragon
  • 1 Cyber Dragon Batteryman
  • 1 Heraldic Beast
  • 1 Melodious
  • 1 Performapal
  • 1 Six Samurai
  • 1 Volcanic
  • 1 Wind-Up
  • 1 4-Axis Fire Fist



Nekroz took the lead for another quarter, but just by a narrow margin over HERO. Nekroz of Brionac and Nekroz Cycle has been limited, lowering the consistency of Nekroz.

Mathematician became limited, but Manju of the Ten Thousand Hands went to semi-limited and Senju of the Thousand Hands unlimited. Gishki Chain joined up to improve Nekroz consistency now that Nekroz of Brionac is limited.



Qliphort was hit by the Limit Regulation, allowing HERO to overtake.

Masked HERO Dark Law shutdowns graveyard effects such as Atlantean, while Tellarknight Ptolemaeus provides supplementary disruption in the form of Constellar Pleiades and Cyber Dragon Infinity.



The displacement of Qliphort also saw Atlantean moving up but not as much as HERO.

Tellarknight Ptolemaeus is a useful Rank 4 Xyz Monster in the OCG 2015.04 format that opens up access to powerful Rank 5 plays. Atlantean being unable to consistently make Rank 4 monsters could not take advantage of the power provided by Tellarknight Ptolemaeus, and that allowed HERO to overtake them.



Nekroz, HERO and Atlantean were old decks from the previous OCG 2015.01 format that continued to perform in the OCG 2015.04 format. While Clash of Rebellions came with plenty of powerful cards, many of their impact would only be felt with new support from the next main booster set release Dimension of Chaos in OCG 2015.07 format.

The immediate impact that Clash of Rebellions had would be Performage Trick Clown, a powerful monster when paired up with Heroic Challenger – Thousand Blades to form Clownblade. If Performage Trick Clown is sent to the graveyard, it could Special Summon itself and then deal 1000 damage to the player. This damage would in turn trigger Heroic Challenger – Thousand Blades and Special Summon itself from the graveyard. This is a quick way to put two Level 4 monsters on the field to enable powerful Rank 4 plays such as Tellarknight Ptolemaeus.

Structure Deck: Master of Pendulum came with Pendulum Call and Performapal Skullcrobat Joker, providing Magician with quick access to Pendulum Monsters and setup their Pendulum Scales.

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