OCG 2017.07 Metagame Report #2

Welcome to Week #2 of the OCG 2017.07 format.

Circuit Break was released this week.

This report will tabulate 37 top-performing decks from 8 tournaments that were held in Japan and China during 8 – 11 July 2017.


New Product Release

  • Circuit Break


Metagame Breakdown

  • 11 True Draco:
    • 7 Invoked Spellbook True Draco
    • 4 Demise True Draco
  • 8 Dinosaur:
    • 6 True King Yang Zing Dinosaur
    • 1 True King Dinosaur
    • 1 Mono Dinosaur
  • 6 ABC:
    • 5 Mono ABC
    • 1 Invoked ABC
  • 5 Dinosaur Yang Zing
  • 3 Invoked:
    • 1 Artifact Kaiju Invoked
    • 1 Kaiju Invoked
    • 1 Kaiju Trickstar Invoked
  • 2 Infernoid:
    • 1 Greener Infernoid
    • 1 Greener Invoked Infernoid
  • 1 D/D
  • 1 Ritual Beast


True Draco

Invoked Spellbook True Draco is still the top-performing deck, but Demise True Draco has been showing some good results this week.

Skill Drain is decent in the current metagame, being able to negate Aleister the Invoker and Souleating Oviraptor.

In this relatively slower metagame, Metaltron XII, the True Dracombatant finally has the chance to shine. Being able to be perfectly immune to the effects of Monster, Spell and Trap, most decks would have difficulty clearing Metaltron. And if Metaltron was destroyed by the opponent, then its effect could Special Summon Naturia Exterio, Crystal Wing Synchro Dragon or CXyz Coach Lord Ultimatrainer from the Extra Deck.

But it is not recommended to bring out Metaltron against Dinosaur decks since they have an easy access to Dogoran, the Mad Flame Kaiju through Souleating Oviraptor.


True King Dinosaur

While the Yang Zing engine is great when going first, they much less desirable when going second, especially after the opponent has played a threat that requires an immediate answer.

Double Evolution Pill on the other hand is great when going second. It could special summon an Ultimate Conductor Tyranno that would often result in an OTK when combined with the regular True King combo.

Being able to switch between Double Evolution Pill and the Yang Zing cards during Side Decking could make a significant difference especially when you could decide to go first or second for the next Duel.



ABC has been putting in decent results, resulting in more System Down being run in the Side Deck against them.

Destrudo, the Dead Drake of Dread is a common inclusion in this week’s ABC build. Set Rotation or Terraforming would fetch for Dragon Ravine, which could then send Destrudo from the deck to the graveyard. Normal Summon either A-Assault Core, B-Buster Drake or C-Crush Wyvern and then revive Destrudo from the graveyard. Synchro Summon Ancient Fairy Dragon and destroy all field cards to add Union Hangar to hand. Playing Union Hangar will add another A, B or C to your hand, which then could be Special Summoned with Ancient Fairy Dragon‘s effect. Union Hangar would trigger and equip the final A, B or C.

With that all 3 A, B and C are out, ready to Special Summon ABC-Dragon Buster on the next turn.


Dinosaur Yang Zing

Struggling Battle is primarily sided in against True Draco decks. It is underwhelming against True King Dinosaur and Dinosaur Yang Zing.



There is little impact from Circuit Break on the competitive scene. True Draco, True King Dinosaur, ABC, and Dinosaur Yang Zing are still the top contenders.

The most commonly played card from Circuit Break is Struggling Battle, but it is mostly seen in the Side Deck.



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10 Responses

  1. Guardian8 says:

    Props to the ritual beast player. Here’s the deck list: http://torekamania.jp/userpage?id=91027

    It’s from the references section.

  2. And how the ABC deck free the extra monster zone to being able to summon ABC?

  3. Phili-D96 says:

    Wheres the ddd deck list

    • Guardian8 says:

      Check the reference! You will find it there 🙂 it’s similar to the one from last week!

  4. Guardian8 says:

    Here you are man, ddd decklist in this page: http://torekamania.jp/userpage?id=91027

    Just scroll down, it’ll be somewhere after the Ritual Beast decklist. They include pictures for you even if you don’t speak Japanese haha.

  5. Guardian8 says:

    Akira, should I play DDD or stargrail in your professional opinion? Thank you sir!

    • Akira says:

      Play D/D if you are looking to compete in the current competitive scene. But D/D might go outdated rather soon since it is an old ARC-V archetype.

      Play World Chalice if you enjoy refining deck builds. World Chalice builds are relatively unrefined, so they have more potential to be explored, but there is also the possibility that they may never be a top contender.

      More importantly, just play whichever that you enjoy.

  6. Morn Star says:

    Thanks for sharing! These reports are really useful to study the metagame environment.
    By the way, I’m a bit curious about the pie chart. What’s the software to make it? Photoshop?

  7. James Rowe says:

    not sure if anyone will see this but.., what is the card in between union hanger and dragons ravine in the abc build?

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