OCG 2017.04 Metagame Report #6

Welcome to Week #6 of the OCG 2017.04 format.

It was Golden Week in Japan and we had 5 days of tournaments held over the week.

This report will cover 189 top-performing decks from 25 tournaments that were held in Japan and Thailand during 3 – 7 May 2017.


Metagame Breakdown

  • 79 Zoodiac:
    • 66 True Draco Zoodiac
    • 13 Mono Zoodiac
  • 58 True Draco:
    • 24 Demise True Draco
    • 19 Windwitch Spellbook True Draco
    • 7 Invoked True Draco
    • 3 Demise Spellbook True Draco
    • 3 Mono True Draco
    • 2 Spellbook True Draco
  • 18 True King Dinosaur
  • 9 Yang Zing:
    • 7 Dinosaur Yang Zing
    • 2 D/D Dinosaur Yang Zing
  • 8 True Draco Metalfoes Kozmo
  • 5 Windwitch Trickstar
  • 3 Metalfoes:
    • 2 Windwitch Spellbook True Draco Metalfoes
    • 1 True Draco Metalfoes
  • 2 Greener Infernoid
  • 1 Brilliant Venus Stargrail
  • 1 Darklord
  • 1 Fluffal
  • 1 Greener Skull Servant
  • 1 Infernity
  • 1 Kaiju Burning Abyss
  • 1 True Draco Zoodiac Monarch


True Draco Zoodiac

Mono Zoodiac started out strong on Wednesday, but the competitive scene was prepared for them and their numbers dwindled over the week.

True Draco Zoodiac remained strong throughout the week. It is resilient against hate such as Dimensional Barrier and Mask of Restrict that are largely effective mainly against the Mono Zoodiac or Mono True Draco builds.

Shiota (しおた) performed extremely well over the week – he placed 1st in the Aichi CS (5v5 Team) on Friday, 1st in Aichi CS in Preyz Atsuta Chitose Shop (Individual) on Saturday, and 2nd in the Aichi CS in Preyz Atsuta Chitose Shop (3v3 Team) on Sunday.


Demise True Draco

Demise True Draco continues to perform decently well.

As the popularity of Windwitch increase, running the full 3 copies of The Monarchs Stormforth is necessary to deal against Crystal Wing Synchro Dragon.


Windwitch Spellbook True Draco

Windwitch Spellbook True Draco has jumped in popularity this week.

Windwitch can bring out Clear Wing Fast Dragon and Crystal Wing Synchro Dragon – two Synchro Monsters that are effective against Zoodiac and True Draco respectively.

Clear Wing Fast Dragon can shutdown any Zoodiac Xyz Monsters by turning their ATK to 0 and negating their effect.

Crystal Wing Synchro Dragon is strong against high level monsters like True Draco, while the effect of Windwitch – Snow Bell protects it from the destruction effect of Master Peace, the True Dracoslaying King, True King’s Return and True Draco Apocalypse.

The Spellbook draw engine improves the consistency of opening with Windwitch – Ice Bell.



True Draco Zoodiac has outnumbered every other build and is the predominant deck to beat.

It is likely that we will see an increase in Windwitch due to the effectiveness of Clear Wing Fast Dragon and Crystal Wing Synchro Dragon against Zoodiac and True Draco in the current metagame.

This coming weekend we are having the Asia Championship 2017 Summer Qualifiers for Philippines, Singapore and Hong Kong (Japanese format).



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3 Responses

  1. Isaac says:

    I wonder why that true draco demise deck put firewall dragon in its extra (probably for cherry blossom). Link decks aren’t performing well, so why bother? Crystal wing would be a better choice, in my opinion.

    • Akira says:

      There was a player who finished 3rd with an Infernity FTK deck on Friday, so the Ghost Reaper & Winter Cherries for Firewall Dragon is likely prepared against him.

      I don’t think Ghost Reaper is sided in for the Windwitch Spellbook True Draco match-up, so Crystal Wing Synchro Dragon is not quite useful either. But Zoodiac Broadbull and Zoodiac Chakanine would be nice to go with Ghost Reaper.

  2. Could you share the darklord list?

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