OCG 2017.07 Metagame Report #0

Welcome to Week #0 of the OCG 2017.07 format.

The OCG 2017.07 Limit Regulation will officially take effect on 1 July 2017, but here is a preliminary report based on tournaments that were held under the new Limit Regulation.

This report will tabulate 35 top-performing decks from 6 tournaments that were held in Japan and China during 23 – 25 June 2017.

New Product Release

  • V Jump August 2017 promotional card
    • V-LAN Hydra

Metagame Breakdown

  • 8 True Draco:
    • 5 Invoked Spellbook True Draco
    • 2 Windwitch Spellbook Invoked True Draco
    • 1 Demise True Draco
    • 1 Invoked True Draco
  • 8 Dinosaur Yang Zing
  • 5 Dinosaur:
    • 4 True King Yang Zing Dinosaur
    • 1 True King Grandsoil Dinosaur
  • 4 Invoked:
    • 2 Kaiju Invoked
    • 1 Kaiju Spellbook Invoked
    • 1 Windwitch Artifact Spellbook Invoked
  • 3 ABC
  • 2 Stargrail:
    • 1 Brilliant Venus Kaiju Stargrail
    • 1 Brilliant Venus Stargrail
  • 1 Magician
  • 1 Metalfoes Zefra True Draco
  • 1 Windwitch Spellbook Luna
  • 1 Zefra

Dinosaur Yang Zing

Dinosaur Yang Zing performed decently in the OCG 2017.04 format, and being unaffected by the OCG 2017.07 Limit Regulation, it became the obvious popular pick for the new format.

This deck is very reliant on Denglong, First of the Yang Zing to setup most of its plays. If Dinosaur Yang Zing remains as a top contender, we might see Ghost Reaper & Winter Cherries being run in the Side Deck to pit against Denglong.

Invoked Spellbook True Draco

Despite the limitation of Master Peace, the True Dracoslaying King and Dragonic Diagram, True Draco is still a strong contender. To improve the consistency of seeing Master Peace, players are running Waterfall of Dragon Souls.

Invoked is the more popular engine, as compared to Windwitch, due to its favourable match-up against ABC. Banishing A-Assault Core, B-Buster Drake or C-Crush Wyvern from the graveyard with Invocation to Fusion Summon Invoked Mechaba is often a game-winning play.

Invoked is also decent against Dinosaur as Invocation threatens to banish their Miscellaneousaurus.

True King Yang Zing Dinosaur

The deck is pretty much similar to its OCG 2017.04 build – the loss of 2 Dragonic Diagram and 1 Terraforming is simply replaced with 1 Lost World and True King Agnimazud, the Vanisher.

Compared with Dinosaur Yang Zing, this deck has a much lower consistency, but a more explosive opening play.


While ABC has not been putting out as many results, players are still wary of their potential and are prepared for them.


Zoodiac are finally gone, but True Draco and Dinosaur are still the top contenders.

Effect Veiler is seeing an increase in play due to its effectiveness against Denglong, First of the Yang Zing and Aleister the Invoker.


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6 Responses

  1. Jaime says:

    You have the deck list the spellbook ww luna?

  2. HungryApe says:


    Where can I find that magician decklist? 🙂
    I find it very interesting how magicians still managed top during Link Format.

  3. Jm says:

    what card is that on the left of Hangar?

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