OCG 2018.04 Metagame Report #0

Welcome to Week #0 of the OCG 2018.04 format.

The OCG 2018.04 Limit Regulation will officially take effect on 1 April 2018, but here is a preliminary report compiled from tournaments that were held using the new Limit Regulation in advance.

This report will cover 64 top-performing decks from 10 tournaments that were held in Japan and China during 17 – 27 March 2018.

 

New Product Release

  • V Jump Spring 2018 subscription bonus
    • Performapal Clay Breaker
    • Fluffal Angel
  • V Jump May 2018 promotional card
    • Shooting Riser Dragon
  • Starter Deck 2018
  • Special Pack 20th Anniversary Edition Vol.1
    • Advent Skull Archfiend

 

Metagame Breakdown

  • 13 Sky Striker:
    • 8 Mono Sky Striker
    • 4 Invoked Sky Striker
    • 1 Diabolos Sky Striker
  • 11 ABC:
    • 5 Mono ABC
    • 3 ABC FTK
    • 3 Sky Striker ABC
  • 8 Infernoid:
    • 3 Greener Sky Striker Lair Infernoid
    • 3 Sky Striker Infernoid
    • 2 Lair Infernoid
  • 8 Magician:
    • 4 Performapal Magician
    • 1 Mono Magician
    • 1 Odd-Eyes Magician
    • 1 Performapal Odd-Eyes Magician
    • 1 Supreme King Magician
  • 5 Altergeist
  • 5 Zefra:
    • 4 Metalfoes Zefra
    • 1 Mono Zefra
  • 4 Burning Abyss
  • 4 Sky Striker Gouki
  • 3 Sky Striker SPYRAL
  • 1 Dinosaur
  • 1 Genex Atlantean Mermail
  • 1 Trickstar

 

Sky Striker

Miwi-kun (みゐくん) went 7-2 and finished 1st in “19th 193 Osu Shop CS” which had 60 participants.

His build utilizes Foolish Burial Goods to send Metalfoes Fusion to the graveyard, to quickly setup 3 Spell Cards in the graveyard. Once he has generated enough card advantage with Sky Striker Mobilize – Engage!, the graveyard effect of Metalfoes Fusion can be activated for another draw. If Metalfoes Fusion is drawn into hand, then it can be used for the activation of Sky Striker Mecha Modules – Multirole.

His tech choice for the mirror match is Cursed Seal of the Forbidden Spell. Negating and sealing the opponent’s Sky Striker Mobilize – Engage! or Sky Striker Mecha – Hornet Drones would heavily cripple the Sky Striker opponent which would often lead to a win.

Against the Invoked Sky Striker variant, although Cursed Seal of the Forbidden Spell could also be used to negate and seal the opponent’s Invocation, but that is only possible if the opponent does not have Magical Meltdown on the field.

 

ABC

Shakeneru (しゃけねる) went 6-2 and finished 2nd in “4th Garosu CS with Hatti CS” which had 66 participants.

He is running Anti-Spell Fragrance in the Main Deck due to the popularity and strong performance of Sky Striker in the current competitive scene.

Siding in 3 Shaddoll Fusion and 1 Shaddoll Dragon when going second is gaining popularity among ABC players. If the opponent has a monster Special Summoned from the Extra Deck, Shaddoll Fusion can be played by using Shaddoll Dragon and Glow-Up Bulb from the deck to Fusion Summon El Shaddoll Shekhinaga.

Shaddoll Dragon could then destroy an opponent’s Spell/Trap card. Glow-Up Bulb would revive itself with its own graveyard effect, and together with El Shaddoll Shekhinaga, they would be used to Link Summon Crystron Halqifibrax.

Crystron Halqifibrax would Special Summon Mecha Phantom Beast O-Lion, while the effect of El Shaddoll Shekhinaga would retrieve Shaddoll Fusion. Crystron Halqifibrax and Mecha Phantom Beast O-Lion are in turn used to Link Summon Summon Sorceress, whose effect then targets “Mecha Phantom Beast Token” to bring out B-Buster Drake.

From there, you would go into go either Knightmare Cerberus or Knightmare Phoenix and then Firewall Dragon, leading to a board of Knightmare Link Monsters and ABC-Dragon Buster. The Shaddoll Fusion that was retrieved earlier on could be used as discard fodder for the activation of a Knightmare Link Monster’s effect.

The Shaddoll package provides ABC with a very powerful comeback play, all from just a Shaddoll Fusion.

 

Infernoid

Yu-Kyun (ゆーきゅん) went 7-1 and finished 1st in “2nd Uranoho CS” which had 55 participants.

Lilith, Lady of Lament is used to fetch out Void Feast, which in turn Special Summons 1 Infernoid Sjette and 2 Infernoid Decatron from the deck. The 2 Infernoid Decatron would each send Infernoid Onuncu and Infernoid Devyaty from the deck the graveyard and then copy their effects, setting up a very powerful disruptive opening.

Lair of Darkness would push the advantage further, allowing you to tribute your opponent’s monster for the activation of an Infernoid monster effect.

 

Magician

Ueni (うえにー) went 7-1 and finished 1st in “4th Garosu CS with Hatti CS” which had 66 participants.

He ran Odd-Eyes Revolution Dragon with Odd-Eyes Persona Dragon and Odd-Eyes Mirage Dragon for easy access to the respective low or high Pendulum Scales. Odd-Eyes Mirage Dragon‘s Pendulum Scale 8 is especially valued as the deck is lacking of sufficient high Pendulum Scale with the limitation of Double Iris Magician.

Shooting Riser Dragon fulfills the same role as Crystron Quandax in the Extra Deck. When Shooting Riser Dragon is Special Summoned by the effect of Crystron Halqifibrax, its effect can be activated to send Odd-Eyes Mirage Dragon from the deck to the graveyard, reducing its Level by 3 to become Level 4.

On your next turn, by Normal Summoning Performapal Odd-Eyes Synchron, its effect would revive Odd-Eyes Mirage Dragon, and together they could be used to Link Summon Crystron Halqifibrax or Heavymetalfoes Electrumite.

 

Conclusion

Sky Striker has one of the highest popularity and performance, making them the deck to beat in the current competitive scene.

Many other decks such as ABC, Infernoid, Gouki and SPYRAL are also running a small Sky Striker package consisting of Sky Striker Mobilize – Engage!, Sky Striker Mecha – Hornet Drones in the Main Deck, and Sky Striker Ace – Kagari, Sky Striker Ace – Shizuku in the Extra Deck.

With a Tuner monster that can be Normal Summoned, Sky Striker Mecha – Hornet Drones allows them to setup for Crystron Halqifibrax into Summon Sorceress, making opening plays with Firewall Dragon, Tri-Gate Wizard and various Knightmare Link Monsters very accessible.

 

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16 Responses

  1. mike says:

    You did a good job! Hope to do it all the time!

  2. BazooTheCatEater says:

    Seitsemas is level 7, I guess you mean Sjette as its level 6 allows you to Summon 2 Decatrons.

  3. JAL3X says:

    This is really cool. Does anybody have stuff like this for TCG?

  4. R.S. says:

    Any explanation for the Raidraptor – Ultimate Falcon in the Infernoid’s Extra Deck??

  5. R.S. says:

    Any explanation for the Ultimate Falcon on the Infernoid’s Extra Deck??

  6. ranserssf4 says:

    so yeah, it seems the Lair of Darkness structure deck did in fact leave an impact on the meta. Maybe not a BIG impact to make it game breaking, but impactful enough to make it splashable and fit with many other decks

  7. bro any chance for a gouki deck profile

  8. Cliffe Li says:

    Could you send some structures of Altergeist?
    Thanks so much!

  9. fel says:

    anyone knows were i could get the 60 card infernoid list

  10. fel says:

    hi could there be a chance someone has the infernoid 60 CARD LIST

  11. I’m curious as to see how the ABC FTK works. What does it all entail?

    • R.S. says:

      You get all the pieces with needlefiber, summon sorceress, curious and firewall and then loop cannon soldier with A/C and firewall.

      Cannon to tribute A to add another A, and ss it with firewall forever.

  12. Ddhssjsjs says:

    Nice work keep ot up

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