OCG 2019.07 Metagame Report #8

Welcome to Week #8 of the OCG 2019.07 format.

This report will cover 70 top-performing decks from 10 tournaments that were held in Japan, China and Vietnam during 24 – 25 August 2019.

 

New Product Release

  • V Jump October 2019 promotional card
    • Mathmech Editor d’Alembertian

 

Metagame Breakdown

  • 22 Dragon Link
    • 19 Chaos Dragon Link
    • 3 Grass Chaos Dragon Link
  • 8 Sky Striker
  • 8 Salamangreat
  • 6 Thunder Dragon
  • 4 Altergeist
  • 3 Magician
  • 3 Orcust
  • 3 Rokket
  • 3 Zefra
  • 2 Burning Abyss
  • 2 Mythical Beast Endymion
  • 2 Subterror
  • 1 Gizmek Orochi Da Eiza
  • 1 HERO
  • 1 Lunalight
  • 1 Trickstar

 

Dragon Link

Yabu (やぶ) went 8-1 and finished 1st in “Hatti Grand Challenge Cup in Kanto” which had 59 participants.

He ran 3 Ghost Reaper & Winter Cherries in the Side Deck for the Dragon Link mirror match.

As most opponents are running Artifact Lancea and not Ghost Reaper & Winter Cherries, this allows him to play around Crossout Designator.

Ghost Reaper & Winter Cherries is also very flexible in that even if drawn late by Maxx “C” or Fantastical Dragon Phantazmay, it could still be activated to banish the next Extra Deck piece of the Guardragon combo.

 

Salamangreat

Shakeneru (しゃけねる) went 8-1 (excluding 1 bye) and finished 1st in “Hatti CS × Surugaya Cup in Surugaya Takatsuki Trading Card House” which had 64 participants.

He ran I:P Masquerena in the Extra Deck, with options to go into Knightmare Unicorn or Topologic Bomber Dragon.

When Guardragon Elpy, Guardragon Pisty or Guardragon Agarpain activates their effect, I:P Masquerena‘s effect will be activated in a chain to Link Summon Topologic Bomber Dragon.

Following that the Guardagon Link Monster effects would Special Summon a Dragon to a Monster Zone that 2 or more Link Monsters point to, and that would trigger Topologic Bomber Dragon ① effect and destroy all monsters in the Main Monster Zone.

 

Sky Striker

Sharurun (しゃるるん) went 7-1 and finished 1st in “21st Yu-Gi-Oh! Shin-Kurashiki CS” (Team 3v3) which had 19 teams (57 participants).

He ran 2 copies of Sky Striker Mecha – Shark Cannon in the Main Deck.

Sky Striker Mecha – Shark Cannon is quite effective against Dragon Link, being able to stop Seyfert, the Starliege Dragon ② effect, Destrudo the Lost Dragon’s Frisson graveyard effect, World Legacy Guardragon ① effect.

Sky Striker Mecha – Shark Cannon is also particularly effective against Eclipse Wyvern. When Eclipse Wyvern is sent to the graveyard triggering its ① effect, Sky Striker Mecha – Shark Cannon can be chained to it by banishing it.

Chain 1: Eclipse Wyvern ① effect.
Chain 2: Activate Sky Striker Mecha – Shark Cannon, targeting Eclipse Wyvern.

Resolving the chain, Sky Striker Mecha – Shark Cannon would banish Eclipse Wyvern, before Eclipse Wyvern banished a Dragon from deck, causing Eclipse Wyvern ② effect to not trigger. Eclipse Wyvern would then still banish a Dragon from deck, but that Dragon would no longer be retrievable by Eclipse Wyvern ② effect.

 

Conclusion

Dragon Link takes another dominating week and is likely to continue into the last few weeks of the OCG 2019.07 format.

The next important booster set is Extra Pack 2019, releasing on 14 September 2019. However, as the next OCG 2019.10 Limit Regulation would likely have been announced, the Extra Pack 2019 is more likely to be played under the new format.

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