OCG 2016.10 Metagame Report #2
Welcome to Week #2 of the OCG 2016.10 format.
The release of Raging Tempest had an immediate impact on the metagame. ABC is still in the lead, but the margin has narrowed. Zoodiac is making its mark right from the start and has quickly climbed to the top.
This report will cover 32 top-placing decks from 7 Japanese tournaments that were held between 8 October and 10 October 2016.
- Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V Manga Volume 2
- Clear Wing Fast Dragon
- Raging Tempest
- 7 ABC
- 6 Zoodiac
- 4 Blue-Eyes (1 Kaiju variant)
- 4 Frog (2 Atlantean Mermail, 1 Paleozoic variant)
- 3 Darklord
- 3 Kozmo (1 Zoodiac, 1 Metalfoes variant)
- 3 Metalfoes (1 Zoodiac variant)
- 1 Qliphort
- 1 Speedroid Metalfoes Yang Zing
ABC is barely holding onto its lead.
As the numbers of Metalfoes players have decreased significantly, ABC players are no longer running Anti-Spell Fragrance in the Main Deck.
New to the competitive scene, Zoodiac has a very successful debut, almost catching up to ABC.
With just a Speedroid Terrortop, Zoodiac can Xyz Summon M-X-Saber Invoker to Special Summon Zoodiac Molmorat.
Alternatively, Zoodiac no Kaikyoku can also Special Summon Zoodiac Molmorat.
Molmorat will start off Zoodiac’s shenanigans, leading to 2 more Molmorat on the field, and Zoodiac Bullhorn fetching for Coach Captain Bearman.
Bearman will then be Normal Summoned, and its effect will turn itself and the other 2 Molmorat to Level 8.
All 3 could be used to Xyz Summon Coach King Giantrainer to draw 3 cards, or just the 2 Molmorat could be used to Xyz Summon Number 38: Hope Harbinger Dragon Titanic Galaxy.
This 1-card opening combo generates an absurd amount of card advantage, and unless you had a Maxx “C”, most deck wouldn’t have the resources to compete against it.
The margins between the various decks are closing up, but ABC and Zoodiac are slightly ahead.
Since ABC and Zoodiac are now the decks to beat, most decks should be running Maxx “C” in the Main Deck.
- 2016-10-10 | 8th Yu-Gi-Oh! Takatsuki CS
- 2016-10-10 | Yu-Gi-Oh! Takana Cup
- 2016-10-10 | 2nd GCS
- 2016-10-09 | 5th Nazca Cup with Hatti CS
- 2016-10-09 | 100th Hatti CS in Hatti Grand! (Red Block)
- 2016-10-08 | Baya CS in Hatagaya
- 2016-10-08 | 145th ALANN CUP
Hatti Grand Championship 2016 was excluded from this tabulation as Raging Tempest was not allowed for it.