OCG 2019.10 Metagame Report #2
Welcome to Week #2 of the OCG 2019.10 format.
This report will cover 56 top-performing decks from 7 tournaments that were held in Japan and Taiwan during 13 – 15 October 2019.
- Ignition Assault
- 8 Orcust
- 3 mono Orcust
- 3 Trickstar Orcust
- 1 Grass Dranger Orcust
- 1 Grass Danger Dinosaur Orcust
- 8 Salamangreat
- 8 Thunder Dragon
- 7 mono Thunder Dragon
- 1 Brilliant Thunder Dragon
- 7 Danger Dark World
- 4 mono Danger Dark World
- 3 Grass Danger Dark World
- 6 Altergeist
- 3 Mythical Beast Endymion
- 3 Sky Striker
- 2 Dragon Link
- 2 Magician
- 2 Zefra
- 1 Fairy Tail
- 1 Fluffal
- 1 Gizmek Orochi Da Eiza
- 1 Infernoid
- 1 Subterror
- 1 Tenyi Yang Zing
- 1 Trickstar
Onpu (音符) went 7-2 and finished 3rd in “7th DCS” which had 68 participants.
He ran 1 Unchained Abomination in the Extra Deck.
Unchained Abomination is a Link-4 monster with effects to target and destroy a card on the field. Being a DARK Link monster, Unchained Abomination can be Special Summon even after using Orcust graveyard.
This is also a good option to bring out with I:P Masquerena by chaining it to an opponent’s destruction effect, and in return Unchained Abomination ① effect can destroy a card on the field. Then its ③ effect triggers during the opponent’s End Phase too, allowing it to destroy another card.
Yabu (やぶ) finished 3rd in “CardBox Yokohama Unsanctioned Tournament” which had 32 participants.
He ran 1 Gizmek Mikazuchi, the Nuclear Emperor in the Side Deck, a new monster from Ignition Assault that can be Special Summoned when there is a monster(s) in the Extra Monster Zone. Its effect can target and then equip a monster in the Extra Monster Zone to itself, making it a great answer to Extra Deck monsters like Thunder Dragon Colossus or Sky Striker Link Monsters.
Being a FIRE monster makes Gizmek Mikazuchi synergize really well with Salamangreat. Its effect can be activated even after activating Salamangreat Miragestallio ① effect, and it could be retrieved with Salamangreat Sunlight Wolf.
He ran 3 Lightning Storm in the Side Deck, a great card to bring in when going second. It has a similar function as Evenly Matched, but has the advantage of not having to give up on battling.
Shinonono (シノノノ) went 6-1 and finished 1st in “118th Oretachi Trading Card Club CS” which had 31 participants.
He ran 1 Crochet Sheep in the Extra Deck, a new Link Monster from Ignition Assault that uses generic Link Materials and provides 2 useful downwards-pointing Link Arrows. When a Fusion Monster such as Thunder Dragon Colossus or Thunder Dragon Titan is Special Summoned to a zone its Link Arrow is pointing to, its effect can Special Summons 1 Level 4 or lower monster from the graveyard, aiding Thunder Dragon in swarming the board.
He also ran 3 Gizmek Mikazuchi, the Nuclear Emperor in the Side Deck.
Kinako (きなこ) went 5-2 and finished 5 – 8th in “7th DCS” which had 68 participants.
Danger Dark World swarms the board by Special Summoning multiple monsters onto the field and using them to Link Summon bigger Link Monsters. When Beiige, Vanguard of Dark World is discarded by an effect, it would Special Summon itself. Then Grapha, Dragon Lord of Dark World could be Special Summoned from the graveyard by returning Beiige to hand, to be used as a Link Material. This could be repeated as long as Beiige gets discarded by Danger or other card effects, making Grapha a free Link Material.
This deck would open with Outer Entity Azathot to deny Nibiru, the Primal Being and other ‘hand trap’, before continuing with Saryuja Skull Dread to dig for Pot of Avarice and The Beginning of the End and generate additional resources.
The end board would have Topologic Gumblar Dragon discard 4 cards, PSY-Framelord Omega pick off another card, before completing with Tri-Gate Wizard to negate opponent’s last card. Apollousa, Bow of the Goddess is also available to deny any graveyard monster effects.
As Pot of Avarice could recycle Link Monsters such as Saryuja Skull Dread, and with the Card Destruction in the Main Deck, the deck could take on the Maxx “C” challenge and deck out the opponent.
Dry Sausage (ドライソーセージ) went 5-2 and finished 2nd in “118th Oretachi Trading Card Club CS” which had 31 participants.
He ran 1 Secure Gardna in the Extra Deck, to combo with Relinquished Anima against Link Monsters with Top-Right Link Arrow such as Sky Striker Ace – Shizuku or Galatea, the Orcust Automaton.
One for One is used to Special Summon Altergeist Meluseek, which is then used to Link Summon Linkuriboh. Meluseek’s effect would add Altergeist Marionetter, which is then Normal Summoned. Marionetter’s effect will send itself to the graveyard to Special Summon Meluseek.
Linkuriboh is used to Link Summoned Secure Gardna in the zone that Sky Striker Ace – Shizuku is pointing to. Meluseek could now be used to Link Summon Relinquished Anima below Shizuku with the help of Secure Gardna‘s Link Arrow. Relinquished Anima‘s effect would then be able to equip Shizuku to itself.
This trick was mentioned by GenGen in his article: はっちグランドでのオルター(採用理由とか).
The format after Ignition Assault remains diverse. Danger Dark World is picking up popularity and joins the ranks of Orcust, Salamangreat, Thunder Dragon and Altergeist as top contenders.
While there are no new themes from Ignition Assault breaking into the scene, there are plenty of useful generic strong cards like Gizmek Mikazuchi, the Nuclear Emperor, Crochet Sheep and Lightning Storm making a splash in the format.
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- 2019-10-15 | 118th Oretachi Trading Card Club CS
- 2019-10-14 | CardBox Yokohama Unsanctioned Tournament