OCG 2018.07 Metagame Report #9, #10
Welcome to Week #9, #10 of the OCG 2018.07 format.
This report will cover 46 top-performing decks from 11 tournaments that were held in Japan and China during 25 August – 4 September 2018.
- V Jump October 2018 promotional card
- Shinobi Necro
- 11 Sky Striker
- 10 Altergeist
- 6 Gouki:
- 3 HERO Gouki
- 2 Mono Gouki
- 1 Greener HERO Gouki
- 5 Good Stuff Link:
- 4 Mono Good Stuff Link
- 1 Greener HERO Good Stuff Link
- 2 Thunder Dragon
- 2 Trickstar
- 1 Atlantean Mermail
- 1 DARK Warrior Link
- 1 Gem-Knight
- 1 Greener HERO ABC
- 1 Greener HERO Infernity FTK
- 1 Junk Doppel
- 1 Mekk-Knight
- 1 Meta Beat
- 1 Wind-Up FTK
- 1 Zefra
Nao (なお) went 8-1 and finished 1st in “Super! Ryusei no Arashi Cup with Hatti CS” which had 63 participants.
As the number of Thunder Dragon has fallen, Sky Strikers are now cutting back on Ghost Belle & Haunted Mansion and Infinite Impermanence in the Main Deck, and making space for more Effect Veiler.
Effect Veiler is more tuned for the current metagame – it remains useful against the Sky Striker mirror match, enables Twin Twister to be played on Secret Village of the Spellcasters against Altergeist, and is always relevant against Gouki and Good Stuff Link.
Benzou (べんぞう) went 8-1 (including 1 bye) and finished 3rd in “Super! Ryusei no Arashi Cup with Hatti CS” which had 63 participants.
He used a similar build based on Hasegawa Akira’s deck featured 3 weeks ago in OCG 2018.07 Metagame Report #6, #7.
Super Polymerization is one of the best answer against Thunder Dragon and the various Knightmare Link decks (Gouki, Good Stuff Link).
Against Thunder Dragon, Super Polymerization will be used to Fusion Summon Predaplant Dragostapelia by using the opponent’s Thunder Dragon Colossus and Thunder Dragon Titan.
Against Knightmare Link, Super Polymerization can be used to Fusion Summon Diplexer Chimera or Starving Venom Fusion Dragon, depending on the opponent’s board.
Diplexer Chimera can be Fusion Summoned by using the opponent’s Linkuriboh, Firewall Dragon, Tri-Gate Wizard and Topologic Gumblar Dragon.
Starving Venom Fusion Dragon can be Fusion Summoned by using the opponent’s Linkuriboh, Knightmare Unicorn and Borrelsword Dragon.
Since cards and effects cannot be activated in response to Super Polymerization‘s activation, Tri-Gate Wizard will not be able to negate it.
KBT went 8-1 and finished 1st in “Hatti CS × Surugaya Cup in Surugaya Takatsuki Trading Card House” which had 64 participants.
He ran Token Collector in the Side Deck as a Tech against Good Stuff Link.
Good Stuff Link is very reliant on generating Tokens using Dandylion, Crystron Rosenix, Mecha Phantom Beast O-Lion and Blackwing – Steam the Cloak to extend their combo.
Not only does Token Collector destroys the Tokens, it also prevents further Tokens from being Special Summoned.
Since Token Collector can be triggered from hand and then Special Summoned onto the field, it plays around Magical Mid-Breaker Field and Called by the Grave.
However, it has too niche of an application in the current competitive scene and is rarely useful outside of Good Stuff Link.
Yabu (やぶ) went 6-2 and finished 2nd in “58th Oretachi Trading Card Division CS”.
Good Stuff Link is built around Link Summoning Crystron Halqifibrax and using its effect to Special Summon Mecha Phantom Beast O-Lion. They will then be used to Link Summon Summon Sorceress. The “Mecha Phantom Beast Token” will be Special Summoned at one of Summon Sorceress‘s Link Arrow, allowing the effect of Summon Sorceress to Special Summon Crystron Thystvern.
Crystron Thystvern and “Mecha Phantom Beast Token” will be used to Link Summon Cherubini, Ebon Angel of the Burning Abyss, whose effect will send Dandylion to the graveyard. Dandylion‘s effect will Special Summon 2 “Fluff Tokens”, sufficient to go into the typical Knightmare and Firewall Dragon setup.
Crystron Thystvern can be banished from the graveyard to add Crystron Rosenix to hand, which can be used to discard for the cost of activating Knightmare Mermaid‘s effect.
The typical combo ends with an Extra Link with several Knightmare Link Monsters and Borrelsword Dragon on your field, with Knightmare Corruptor Iblee on the opponent’s field, essentially locking out the opponent from performing any Special Summoning.
Knightmare Link decks continue to put out good results. If we combined all of them together (Gouki, Good Stuff Link, DARK Warrior Link, ABC), that would bring it to a total of 28.3%, exceeding that of Sky Striker.
The current competitive scene is quite evenly split among Sky Striker, Altergeist and Knightmare Link.
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- 2018-09-04 | 59th Oretachi Trading Card Division CS
- 2018-09-02 | 11th Garosu CS with Hatti CS (1st | 2nd | 3rd | 4th)
- 2018-09-02 | Super! Ryusei no Arashi Cup with Hatti CS
- 2018-08-30 | WCK Puchi CS
- 2018-08-28 | 58th Oretachi Trading Card Division CS
- 2018-08-26 | Hatti CS × Surugaya Cup in Surugaya Takatsuki Trading Card House
- 2018-08-26 | 4th Kinoko CS with Hatti CS (1st | 2nd | 3rd | 4th)