OCG 2016.07 Metagame (1 Jul – 30 Sep 2016)

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  1. Frenzyhero says:

    EXPLAIN THAT LAST OTHER!!! I need to know what Wangtianhou FTK is! I love FTK! Please!

    • Akira says:

      It’s basically just a deck that focus on this FTK combo to loop for lots of cards with T.G. Hyper Librarian before finishing with Dark Strike Fighter and Tempest Magician.

      The deck is dead with the banning of Level Eater.

    • Frenzyhero says:

      Thank you. However, wouldn’t this be possible in TCG, next month when we get Wangtianhou?

    • Akira says:

      The deck runs 1 D/D Savant Copernicus and 1 D/D Lamia, which won’t arrive in the TCG until 20 January 2017. I doubt Level Eater or T.G. Hyper Librarian would survive the next TCG banlist.

      You could try running without them, but it wouldn’t be a 2-card-combo, and thus much less consistent.

    • Frenzyhero says:

      Ah I missed those 2. But they might escape unscathed, and give us a format of it.
      I wish Konami would stop hunting down non-archetypal focused decks, and realize that’s what so many of us want to go back to.

  2. Bob says:

    Taking into account what it could do and the small number of tops it had, do you think the banning of level eater and the limiting of omega is 1) justified, and 2) enough to keep synchro DARK out of the metagame?

    • Akira says:

      I believe Level Eater was hit due to the constraints that it was placing on future card designs. As long as it exists, it was difficult to release high Level Tuner monsters that could be easily special summoned or good Synchro monsters with generic summoning conditions, without worrying about them becoming part of some degenerative combos.

      PSY-Framelord Omega, on the other hand, was a good compromise. Although Synchro DARK wasn’t dominating the game, its gameplan to deny the opponent of opening cards is unhealthy for the game. This is inline with the banning of “hand destruction” cards like Confiscation, Delinquent Duo, The Forceful Sentry and Trap Dustshoot.

      I believe that they didn’t want to outright dispatch Synchro DARK as banning T.G. Hyper Librarian would be much more effective, but rather just remove the “hand destruction” aspect of it.

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