OCG 2018.10 Metagame Report #2, #3
Welcome to Week #2, #3 of the OCG 2018.10 format.
Old decks, new toys.
This report will cover 57 top-performing decks from 10 tournaments that were held in Japan and China during 14 – 21 October 2018.
- Savage Strike
- V Jump December 2018 promotional card
- White Rose Dragon
- 12 Sky Striker
- 10 Altergeist
- 10 Gouki:
- 7 mono Gouki
- 3 Greener Gouki
- 5 Magician
- 5 Trickstar
- 4 Good Stuff Link
- 2 Thunder Dragon
- 2 Zefra
- 1 Burning Abyss
- 1 Dinosaur Thunder Dragon
- 1 Gandora-X FTK
- 1 Greener Infernoid
- 1 Herald Impcantation
- 1 Mekk-Knight
- 1 Revendread
Hikaru (ヒカル) went 6-1-1 and finished 2nd in “31st Yu-Gi-Oh! Takatsuki CS with Hatti CS” which had 56 participants.
Sky Striker Ace – Kaina is the newest addition from Savage Strike, providing Sky Striker with a defensive option through Sky Striker Ace – Raye.
Tsukemen (つけめん) went 6-1-1 and finished 3rd in “31st Yu-Gi-Oh! Takatsuki CS with Hatti CS” which had 56 participants.
The addition of Pot of Indulgence allows Altergeist to cut down on Pot of Desires, which has a much more significant risk now with Altergeist Multifaker semi-limited. He ran an additional second copy of Linkuriboh and a third copy of Altergeist Hexstia, to reduce the odds of Pot of Indulgence randomly banishing all of these two important Link Monsters.
Illusion Dragon Phantazmei is a new ‘Hand Trap’ that has been gaining popularity.
Phantazmei is quite problematic for Sky Striker to deal with, due to its high ATK and an effect that can negate Sky Striker Mecha – Widow Anchor and Sky Striker Maneuver – Afterburners!.
Against Gouki and Good Stuff Link, Phantazmei provides at least 2 card draws, increasing the chance of getting a ‘Hand Trap’ to disrupt the opponent. Its high ATK also meant that it could not be destroyed by Neo-Spacian Aqua Dolphin, especially if the opponent opens using Neo Space Connector.
Cookie (くっきー) went 7-1 (including 2 byes) and finished 1st in “84th Aichi CS in NextPro Osu Shop with Hatti CS” (Team 3v3) which had 32 teams (96 participants).
He ran a Gouki build that is focused on Level 3 monsters.
Psychic Wheelder is a Level 3 Tuner monster that can be Special Summoned when you control a Level 3 monster. This synergies well with Mathematician and Junk Forward, allowing him to go into M-X-Saber Invoker and then Isolde, Two Tales of the Noble Knights.
Being a Tuner also opens up the option bring out Crystron Needlefiber.
As Psychic Wheelder is also a Psychic monster, it could be Special Summoned by Emergency Teleport.
Although we are still seeing the same Sky Striker, Gouki and Altergeist topping, but each of these decks are using some new cards from Savage Strike.
Trickstar is running Pot of Indulgence, and Good Stuff Link uses Psychic Wheelder.
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- 2018-10-21 | Duel City 2018 Jiangmen
- 2018-10-21 | Hatti Grand Last Admission by Kita-Osaka CS (1st: A, B, C | 2nd: A, B, C | 3rd: A, B, C)
- 2018-10-21 | 3rd Yu-Gi-Oh! Ore Turn CC with Hatti CS (1st: A, B, C | 2nd: A, B, C)
- 2018-10-21 | 84th Aichi CS in NextPro Osu Shop with Hatti CS (1st: A, B, C | 2nd: A, B, C)
- 2018-10-20 | 3rd Aso Vic CS
- 2018-10-20 | Hatti Grand Challenge Cup with CB Yokohama Hasekyon
- 2018-10-20 | 46th Adachi CS with Hatti CS (1st | 2nd | 3rd | 4th)
- 2018-10-16 | 65th Oretachi Trading Card Division CS
- 2018-10-14 | Super! Ryusei no Arashi Cup with Hatti CS
- 2018-10-14 | Hatti CS × Surugaya Cup in Surugaya Takatsuki Trading Card House