OCG 2019.10 Metagame Report #3

Welcome to Week #3 of the OCG 2019.10 format.

This report will cover 81 top-performing decks from 12 tournaments that were held in Japan, China and Singapore during 19 – 22 October 2019.

 

New Product Release

  • V Jump December 2019 promotional card
    • Primal Dragon the Primordial Dragon

 

Metagame Breakdown

  • 13 Orcust
    • 7 mono Orcust
    • 4 Danger Orcust
    • 1 Danger HERO Orcust
    • 1 Mekk-Knight Orcust
  • 10 Thunder Dragon
    • 9 mono Thunder Dragon
    • 1 Invoked Thunder Dragon
  • 9 Danger Dark World
    • 8 mono Danger Dark World
    • 1 Grass Danger Dark World
  • 7 Salamangreat
  • 6 Mythical Beast Endymion
  • 6 Sky Striker
  • 5 Dragon Link
  • 4 SPYRAL
  • 2 Altergeist
  • 2 Invoked
    • 1 mono Invoked
    • 1 Kaiju Invoked
  • 2 Lunalight
    • 1 mono Lunalight
    • 1 Danger Lunalight
  • 2 Mekk-Knight
  • 2 Subterror
  • 1 Dinosaur Rokket
  • 1 Gizmek Orochi Da Eiza
  • 1 Gizmek Orochi Zeroboros
  • 1 Infernoid
  • 1 Magician
  • 1 Sekka Danger Kaiju Luna
  • 1 Six Samurai
  • 1 Tenyi Yang Zing
  • 1 Train
  • 1 Trickstar
  • 1 Zefra

 

Orcust

Goku Black (ゴクウブラック) went 8-0 (excluding 1 bye) and finished 1st in “Hatti CS × Hon no Mori Cup” which had 63 participants.

He ran 2 I:P Masquerena in the Extra Deck, a trend that is growing among Orcust builds.

I:P Masquerena being a DARK monster allows Orcust to Link Summon it even after activating Orcust monsters’ graveyard effect. The Orcust player would then simply end with I:P Masquerena and Galatea, the Orcust Automaton on the field, and Orcustrated Babel activated on the board.

During the opponent’s turn, I:P Masquerena effect would use itself and Galatea to Link Summon Topologic Bomber Dragon. Because of Orcustrated Babel, Orcust Harp Horror graveyard effect could be activated to Special Summon Orcust Cymbal Skeleton to a Linked Main Monster Zone, thus triggering Bomber Dragon’s effect, wiping the board. Orcust Cymbal Skeleton graveyard effect can then be activated to revive a Orcust monster to a Linked Main Monster Zone, triggering Bomber Dragon’s board wipe again.

This double board wipe is sufficient to stop combo decks, and if that is still not enough, Orcust Knightmare graveyard effect could always send Gizmek Orochi, the Serpentron Sky Slasher to the graveyard, and Gizmek Orochi could Special Summon itself to a Main Monster Zone below Topologic Bomber Dragon to cause the Third Impact.

Against Beatdown decks, Topologic Trisbaena or Topologic Zeroboros could be Link Summoned instead with I:P Masquerena effect, and their effect would wipe the opponent’s Spell/Trap cards.

He also ran 2 Droll & Lock Bird and 2 Different Dimension Ground in the Side Deck against Danger Dark World. Different Dimension Ground could also be used for the Orcust mirror match.

 

Thunder Dragon

Sahara (さはら) went 8-0-1 and finished 1st in Lancelord Cup with had 72 participants.

He ran 1 Gravity Controller in the Extra Deck.

Gravity Controller is a new Link-1 monster from Ignition Assault that requires 1 non-Link Monster in the Extra Monster Zone, which can be fulfill using Thunder Dragon Colossus or Thunder Dragon Titan.

Gravity Controller has a removal effect that shuffles itself and the monster it battles back into the deck. This is really useful against monsters that are resilient or immune to destruction like Thunder Dragon Colossus, and against Link Monsters summoned with I:P Masquerena, as well as against monsters that cannot be targeted like Borreload Dragon or Mekk-Knight Crusadia Avramax.

He ran 2 System Down in the Side Deck against Orcust. System Down plays around the opponent’s Orcustrated Babel as it banishes all Machine monsters from both the field and the graveyard.

 

Danger Dark World

Shinomoto Ryo “しの” achieved back-to-back victory with Danger Dark World over the weekend. On Saturday, he went 6-0 and finished 1st in “4th YP Cup” (Team 2v2) which had 22 Teams (44 participants). On Sunday, he went 5-0 and finished 1 – 2nd in “4th Reiwa Yugi CS W” (Team 2v2) which had 28 teams (56 participants). This brings his overall results to an 11-0.

He ran 1 Imperial Order in the Side Deck for this Saturday build, but switched it to 1 Artifact Lancea for Sunday.

Dark World Dealings is a double-edged sword that allows you to choose what to discard, but it could potentially help your opponent draw a ‘hand trap’ to disrupt your opening play. To minimize the odds of opening with it, Shino ran only 1 copy to keep it open as an option for Snoww, Unlight of Dark World.

He ran 2 Gnomaterial in the Side Deck against Outer Entity Azathot. When Outer Entity Nyarla is Xyz Summoned, Gnomaterial can be activated to target it. That would stop Outer Entity Nyarla from being used to Xyz Summon Outer Entity Azathot. This would also block the opponent from many any more summons from the Extra Deck as the Extra Monster Zone is occupied by Nyarla and it could not be used for a Link Summon to open up the Main Monster Zone with Link Arrows.

 

Conclusion

Although only Orcust, Thunder Dragon and Danger Dark World are featured this week due to them holding a bigger percentage among the top decks, the following decks like Salamangreat, Mythical Beast Endymion, Sky Striker, etc, are very close behind and they should not be counted out. In this diverse format, it is appropriate to prepare against upwards of 5 to 6 different decks.

 

Gravity Controller was introduced under Thunder Dragon, but it is much more remarkable in a Pendulum deck. When a Pendulum Monster is Pendulum Summoned from the Extra Deck, it can be summoned in the Extra Monster Zone. That would fulfill the summoning condition of Gravity Controller of 1 non-Link Monster in the Extra Monster Zone. Since Gravity Controller effect also shuffles itself back into the deck, this is a reusable removal for Pendulum decks.

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3 Responses

  1. Savt says:

    Any good reason why orcust player start to run necrovalley in their main deck?

  2. Chaos says:

    I love that Orcust build and it’s almost completely TCG legal so with a few adjustment it can be amazing

  3. Jiaqing Lee says:

    Hey Akira, will we get a quarterly report for the July format

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