OCG 2018.01 Metagame Report #5, #6
Welcome to Week #5, #6 of the OCG 2018.01 format.
This report will cover 74 top-performing decks from 11 tournaments that were held in Japan during 3 – 13 February 2018.
Update: Added results from “5th HAKATA CUP” and “6th HAKATA CUP in Card Strike”.
- Rarity Collection -20th Anniversary Edition-
- Dark Magician the Dragon Knight
- Chimeratech Megafleet Dragon
- Odd-Eyes Arc Pendulum Dragon
- 15 Magician:
- 9 Supreme King Magician
- 4 Performapal Magician
- 2 Mono Magician
- 14 Plant
- 12 Zefra:
- 11 Mono Zefra
- 1 Metalfoes Zefra
- 6 Altergeist
- 6 Burning Abyss
- 4 Gouki
- 4 Trickstar:
- 3 Mono Trickstar
- 1 Kaiju Mekk-Knight Trickstar
- 3 ABC:
- 1 ABC FTK
- 1 Grinder ABC
- 1 Mono ABC
- 2 Atlantean Mermail:
- 1 Frog Atlantean Mermail
- 1 Sekka Genex Frog Atlantean Mermail
- 2 Subterror
- 1 Grinder Mekk-Knight
- 1 Greener Plant Infernoid
- 1 Kaiju Luna
- 1 Shiranui
- 1 SPYRAL
- 1 Yang Zing Dinosaur
Johny (ジョニー) went 8-0 and finished 1st in “2nd Ryuppy CS with Hatti CS” which had 72 participants.
Altergeist has become a formidable and popular deck the competitive scene, and players are prepared against them.
In addition to Red Reboot, Johny ran 2 copies of Denko Sekka in the Side Deck. Denko Sekka would prevent the Altergeist opponent from activating their set Trap Cards, and thus denying the opponent of their Altergeist Multifaker play.
However, once the element of surprise is gone, the opponent could preemptively activate their Trap Card during the Draw Phase or Standby Phase and then trigger Altergeist Multifaker, all before Main Phase 1 when Denko Sekka could be Normal Summoned.
Shiota (しおた) went 8-1 and finished 1st in “24th Yu-Gi-Oh! Takatsuki CS with Hatti CS” which had 73 participants.
The biggest changes to Plant decks over the past week was moving Red Reboot to the Main Deck, and Maxx “C” to the Side Deck.
This improves the FTK significantly as every single card in the Main Deck either contributes to the combo or counters any disruption from the opponent.
Not only is Red Reboot useful for negating Infinite Impermanence, it is also devastating against Altergeist. This makes running Red Reboot in the Main Deck a compelling metagame call.
On Saturday, Hase (ハセ) went 7-0 and finished 1st in “Kanto’s Strongest Decisive Battle” (Team 3v3) which had 23 teams (69 participants).
On Tuesday, he went 6-1 and finished 1st in “30th Oretachi CS” which had 64 participants.
Inspector Boarder was gaining popularity as a tech against Altergeist. However, Hase found that the usage of Inspector Boarder is too narrow, and was not quite worth a space in the Side Deck, citing that Pendulum decks are more popular in the Kanto region.
The Pendulum decks, Magician and Zefra, continues to produce consistent results.
Plant spiked in popularity and performance in the past week, almost tying with Magician for the top position.
- 2018-02-13 | 30th Oretachi Trading Card Division CS
- 2018-02-12 | 24th Yu-Gi-Oh! Takatsuki CS with Hatti CS (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5-8th: A, B, C, D)
- 2018-02-12 | 6th HAKATA CUP in Card Strike
- 2018-02-10 | Kanto’s Strongest Decisive Battle
- 2018-02-10 | Hatti CS × Arashippo Cup
- 2018-02-10 | 2nd Ryuppy CS with Hatti CS
- 2018-02-06 | 29th Oretachi Trading Card Division CS
- 2018-02-04 | 2nd Shinai Cup in Card-Oh
- 2018-02-03 | 1st Zakuo Festival