OCG 2018.10 Metagame Report #7

Welcome to Week #7 of the OCG 2018.10 format.

This report will tabulate 69 top-performing decks from 11 tournaments that were held in Japan and China during 17 – 20 November 2018.


Metagame Breakdown

  • 15 Altergeist
  • 10 Gouki
  • 9 Sky Striker
  • 8 Magician
  • 6 Thunder Dragon
  • 5 Trickstar
  • 4 Subterror
  • 3 Gandora-X FTK
  • 2 Lair Infernoid
  • 2 Link Doppel
  • 2 Zefra
  • 1 Artifact Meta Beat
  • 1 Phantasm Spiral
  • 1 World Chalice



Tsujimura Ryosuke “ひつじ”, 2017 World Champion, went 6-1-1 and finished 1st in “7th MCS with Hatti CS” (3v3 Team) which had 36 teams (108 participants).

He ran PSY-Framegear Gamma in the Main Deck to improve the match-up against Gouki.

In his Side Deck are 3 Fantastical Dragon Phantazmay and 2 Iron Dragon Tiamaton.

Tiamaton has a powerful effect but has been difficult to pull off due to its demanding condition. But with the assistance from Fantastical Dragon Phantazmay, Tiamaton becomes much easier to Special Summon. This is discussed indepth in the Iron Dragon Tiamaton article.



Teibi@JYT (ていび@JYT) went 6-1 and finished 1st in “3rd Center CS with OCSGP Challenge” which had 56 participants.

Using Neo-Spacian Aqua Dolphin with Topologic Gumblar Dragon to accomplish the 6-cards discard is now the current primary gameplan for Gouki.

Gouki players are also increasing to 3 copies of Equipment Spell for Isolde, Two Tales of the Noble Knights to Special Summon Neo-Spacian Aqua Dolphin.

The presence of Aqua Dolphin caused a shift in the choices of ‘Hand Trap’ as players are cutting down on Ghost Belle & Haunted Mansion and Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit. Instead we are seeing more Effect Veiler and PSY-Framegear Gamma which can not only negate M-X-Saber Invoker and Isolde, Two Tales of the Noble Knights, but can be chained to Aqua Dolphin’s effect as well.


Sky Striker

Game Watch (ゲームウォッチ) went 7-1 and finished 1st in “4th Hitsuji CS with Hatti CS” which had 88 participants.

Sky Striker is slowly losing appeal as the deck stagnant with a lack of new cards from Savage Strike.

It no longer has the lead in card advantage especially with many decks being able to run Pot of Extravagance.



Nanase (七瀬) went 6-1-1 and finished 2nd in “7th MCS with Hatti CS” (3v3 Team) which had 36 teams (108 participants).

Ghost Reaper & Winter Cherries is also seeing a return against Gouki, mainly to hit Firewall Dragon and Crystron Halqifibrax.

It has the advantage of being able to be chained to Aqua Dolphin’s effect.



This week saw a huge spike in Altergeist, overtaking Gouki and Sky Striker.

Thunder Dragon is showing good result this week with the addition of The Lone Wolf from Savage Strike. The Lone Wolf synergies with Thunder Dragondark, Thunder Dragonroar and Thunder Dragonhawk, helping the deck to starts its flow and also recuperating resources later on.

The Lone Wolf and Fantastical Dragon Phantazmay are also DARK monsters, enabling Thunder Dragon to run 3 Allure of Darkness with ease. With a stronger focus on DARK monsters, Thunder Dragon are also running Gozen Match in the Main Deck.

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10 Responses

  1. Marcel says:

    Why does Shaddoll Nothing? Isnt it strong with 2 El Shaddoll Construkt and 2 Super Polymerisation?

    • Lungisa Takane says:

      Other decks have better turn 1s and have better options for breaking fields going second. Shaddolls don’t have a significant advantage against any ocg meta deck.

  2. Rizky Reza says:

    Is Subterror good in ocg?

    • Halohalor says:

      Subterror in ocg is a control/anti meta deck. With subterror guru, handtrap and floodgate trap. Its good in its own way. If you like slow control deck, you can try subterror.

  3. that phantasm spiral player is my hero

  4. Arcknight says:

    Where can we find the phantasm spiral list? 🙁

  5. What’s Meta Beat?

  6. What’s Meta Beat exactly?

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