OCG 2016.10 Metagame Report #1

Welcome to Week #1 of the OCG 2016.10 format.

ABC continues to be the best deck in the competitive scene and is still increasing its lead. Metalfoes follows behind, but is nowhere close to catching up to ABC.

This report will tabulate 79 top-placing decks from 11 Japanese tournaments that were held between 1 October and 2 October 2016.


Metagame Breakdown


  • 30 ABC
  • 15 Metalfoes
  • 5 D/D
  • 5 Kozmo (2 Artifact, 2 Speedroid, 1 Metalfoes variant)
  • 4 Blue-Eyes
  • 4 Darklord
  • 4 Frog Paleozoic
  • 4 Monarch (3 Domain, 1 Artifact variant)
  • 8 Others
    • 3 HERO (1 Snow variant)
    • 1 Barrier Statue
    • 1 Dark Magician
    • 1 Red-Eyes
    • 1 Snow Lightsworn
    • 1 Speedroid Artifact Yang Zing




ABC strengthens its lead and is still on the climb.

While Gameciel, the Sea Turtle Kaiju was the popular side deck choice previously, ABC players are now switching over to running Kumongous, the Sticky String Kaiju instead.

The reasoning is that during a mirror match when the opponent has an ABC-Dragon Buster and a Bujintei Tsukuyomi on the field, you could special summon Kumongous, the Sticky String Kaiju on the opponent’s field by tributing away ABC-Dragon Buster.

Since your opponent has a Kaiju on his field, you can then special summon the 2nd copy of Kumongous, the Sticky String Kaiju on your own field. Kumongous has 2400 ATK, enough to attack and destroy Bujintei Tsukuyomi (2300 DEF).

Gameciel has only 2200 ATK, insufficient to take down Bujintei Tsukuyomi.

This also applies when the opponent has a Gear Gigant X (2300 ATK).





Metalfoes is still trailing far behind ABC, despite having a slight increase.

Metalfoes is also running Kumongous, the Sticky String Kaiju over Gameciel, the Sea Turtle Kaiju.

Kumongous is a Level 7 monster, and thus could be Pendulum Summoned with Metalfoes’ Pendulum Scale range of 1 to 8.

Gameciel being a Level 8 monster, could not be Pendulum Summoned by Metalfoes.





The metagame remains largely the same as the previous week with ABC and Metalfoes at the top, but Kozmo has fallen out of the race.

D/D is experiencing a small resurgence, but nothing of significance yet.



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6 Responses

  1. Frenzyhero says:

    “OCG is a healthier and more balanced game!”

    Because a 1 deck format is so much healthier than a 2 deck format, right?

  2. Khazar says:

    Interesting how Kozmo is not doing well. This contradicts Konami’s own findings:

    Also why are Demise Kozmos nowhere to be seen? This Metagame report looks very innaccurate for obvious reasons.

    • Akira says:

      Those are not Konami’s findings, they are a compilation of tournaments held in Japan and China. The article that you had linked covers tournaments dated 25 September and earlier, whereas this article covers tournaments between 1 – 2 October.

      This article covers only top performing decks (Top 8/16 or better), and is not a representation of what everyone is playing. Furthermore, only tournaments with participation of 30 players or more are counted.

      As such, this is a very accurate analysis of the top performing decks in the OCG metagame.

      The OCG generally do not append “Demise” to the name of decks that are running Card of Demise. The Artifact Kozmo are in fact running Card of Demise.

    • Khazar says:

      Japan does not exclusively represent the OCG, so how can you claim that these findings are accurate? That’s like saying that the top 8/16 decks at regionals and YCSs in the USA represents the TCG meta game which is obviously false.

      It is interesting that the Kozmo decks in this website’s findings are only running 2 copies of Card of Demise whereas it was run at 3 in the decklists posted by Konami’s website like it should be.

    • Akira says:

      Ah, you were talking about the comprehensiveness of the data, and not about the quality of the data. Unfortunately only Japan is regularly posting up tournament results and deck lists, and could be readily verified against photos and videos. Fair enough, these reports are not comprehensive, but they are accurate limited to the available data.

      Also, the ygorganization.com is not Konami’s website. We are using the same sources for the deck lists and they are pretty much the same, just that mine is a smaller subset without the small locals.

      You have been comparing Kozmo deck lists from different dates. If you have a look at their latest OCG Weekly 10/10/2016, you would notice that most Kozmo are not running Card of Demise, and for those that are running just have 2 copies.


  3. Dion says:

    Keep it up! Loving these!

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