OCG 2018.04 Metagame Report #4

Welcome to Week #4 of the OCG 2018.04 format.

This report will cover 32 top-performing decks from 6 tournaments that were held in Japan during 21 – 24 April 2018.

 

New Product Release

  • V Jump June 2018 promotional card
    • Hope Magician
  • Weekly Shonen Jump 2018 Issue 21–22 promotional card
    • Relinquished Anima

 

Metagame Breakdown

  • 12 Sky Striker
  • 7 Magician:
    • 5 Performapal Magician
    • 2 Performapal Supreme King Magician
  • 5 Sky Striker ABC
  • 3 Metalfoes Zefra
  • 2 Gouki:
    • 1 Sky Striker Gouki
    • 1 Sky Striker Malicious Gouki
  • 1 Altergeist
  • 1 Bamboo Sky Striker Magical Explosion
  • 1 Demise True Draco

 

Sky Striker

Yakei (ヤケイ) went 7-1-1 and finished 1st in “Toycomp Umeda CS with Hatti CS” which had 59 participants.

He ran Retaliating “C” in his Side Deck. Retaliating “C” is currently trending as a popular tech against ABC.

When Retaliating “C” is Special Summoned by its own effect, all cards that goes to the graveyard are banished instead. This stops the effect of A-Assault Core, B-Buster Drake, C-Crush Wyvern, as well as Mecha Phantom Beast O-Lion, Dandylion, Glow-Up Bulb.

The Special Summoning condition is easily met when the opponent activates Sky Striker Mecha Hornet Bit, Shaddoll Fusion, Monster Reborn or Soul Charge. Since Retaliating “C”‘s effect Special Summons itself onto the field, it plays around Called by the Grave.

Even if the opponent was able to clear Retaliating “C”, its Trigger Effect would then add Maxx “C” from deck to hand, making it hard for the opponent to make any plays without giving up too much card advantage.

 

Magician

peace went 8-1 and finished 1st in “69th Aichi CS in NextPro Osu Shop with Hatti CS” which had 54 participants.

He ran a copy of Performapal Bubblebowwow in the Main Deck. Performapal Bubblebowwow is mainly played for its Pendulum Effect to protect Naturia Beast from Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit.

This is a very convenient synergy as Performapal Bubblebowwow can be searched by Performapal Pendulum Sorcerer, which is part of the requirement to Synchro Summon Naturia Beast.

 

ABC

GT (じーてぃー) went 7-1 and finished 2nd in “6th Yu-Ky CS” (Team 3v3) which had 36 Teams (108 participants).

Ghost Belle & Haunted Mansion has been frequently played by ABC in the Side Deck.

Ghost Belle & Haunted Mansion is mainly used to negate Called by the Grave as ABC heavily relies on their graveyard effect. Sky Striker Ace – Kagari and Firewall Dragon are also some popular Link Monsters that could be negated by Ghost Belle & Haunted Mansion.

Against Sky Striker, Ghost Belle & Haunted Mansion is also useful for negating Sky Striker Mecha – Shark Cannon.

 

Conclusion

Sky Striker Ace – Hayate has made Sky Striker one of the most consistent deck currently. This is reflected in its popularity and performance as it pulls ahead of the pack.

Magician, ABC and Zefra are still putting out consistent results.

 

References

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2 Responses

  1. John Smith says:

    Which of these links is the Demise Draco list?

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