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 tabulate 57 top-performing decks from 10 tournaments that were held in Japan and China during 14 – 21 October 2018.


New Product Release

  • Savage Strike
  • V Jump December 2018 promotional card
    • White Rose Dragon


Metagame Breakdown

  • 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


Sky Striker

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 Extravagance 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 Extravagance randomly banishing all of these two important Link Monsters.

Fantastical Dragon Phantazmay 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” (3v3 Team) which had 32 teams (96 participants).

He ran a Gouki build that is focused on Level 3 monsters.

Psychic Wheeleder 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 Halqifibrax.

As Psychic Wheeleder 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 Extravagance, and Good Stuff Link uses Psychic Wheeleder.

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9 Responses

  1. I don’t undestand how Magician continues to get tops with only 1 harmonizing, but i like it!

    • Hyperstar says:

      I would assume due to Astrograph, Joker and Double Iris Magician being only limited and Supreme King Starving Venom (to copy Electumite) being at 3…

  2. SorryImClueless says:

    What does the term “Greener” mean that is mixed with Goukis and infernoid in some decks? Is it an archetype? Also mono gouki means a deck consisting of only gouki monsters?? Sorry I am new to yugioh

  3. Emil says:

    Why do you never feature Magicians again? Last time you featured 4 decks and now 3 cutting Pendulums out

    • Isaac says:

      He would have to add Trickstars since they have the same percentage, which would make 5 decks.

  4. Michael Aninang says:

    What card is in between the Metalfoes fusion and Starving Venom in the Altergeist decklist?

  5. Mr.H says:

    Could you make another combo tutorial?I really enjoy those and it helps me build my decks.Not that this doesn’t,it definitely helps let me know what to side deck for as I am new to OCG and cant speak Japanese.

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