OCG 2019.10 Metagame Report #7

Welcome to Week #7 of the OCG 2019.10 format.

This report will cover 86 top-performing decks from 11 tournaments that were held in Japan and China during 16 – 19 November 2019.

 

Metagame Breakdown

  • 16 Orcust
  • 13 Salamangreat
  • 9 Thunder Dragon
  • 8 Altergeist
  • 6 Mythical Beast Endymion
  • 5 Danger Dark World
  • 4 Sky Striker
  • 4 SPYRAL:
    • 3 mono SPYRAL
    • 1 Grass HERO SPYRAL
  • 3 Dragon Link
  • 3 Magician
  • 3 Subterror
  • 3 Trickstar
  • 1 HERO
  • 1 Invoked
  • 1 Lunalight
  • 1 Madolche
  • 1 Magical Musket
  • 1 Phantom Knights Burning Abyss
  • 1 Train
  • 1 True Draco
  • 1 Zefra

 

Orcust

Emukee (えむけー) went 8-0 and finished 1st in “112nd Aichi CS Team Battle in NextPro Osu Shop” (Team 3v3).

He ran 3 PSY-Framegear Gamma and 1 PSY-Frame Driver in the Side Deck.

Most of the counter plays against Orcust such as Artifact Lancea and Abyss Dweller has to be activated preemptively before the Orcust player has priority to activate his Orcust graveyard effect. PSY-Framegear Gamma would be able to negate Artifact Lancea and Abyss Dweller, preventing Orcust graveyard effects from being locked out for a turn, and putting 2 bodies on the field for Link Summoning.

 

Salamangreat

Karin (花梨) went 8-1 and finished 1st in “1st Tohoku Cup” which had 45 participants.

He ran 3 Will of the Salamangreat and 3 Gizmek Mikazuchi, the Nuclear Emperor in the Main Deck, a change adjusted to the growing popularity of D.D. Crow.

Both Will of the Salamangreat ①② effect does not target the monsters in the graveyard but chooses on resolution, so D.D. Crow could not be chained to Will of the Salamangreat to stop the Special Summoning if there are other Salamangreat monsters in the graveyard.

In the standard Salamangreat Gazelle opening where Salamangreat Spinny is sent to the graveyard to be Special Summoned using its own effect, D.D. Crow could banish Salamangreat Spinny to stop Salamangreat from going into Salamangreat Miragestallio. Typically this would stall the combo as Salamangreat have no follow ups.

However, by using Salamangreat Gazelle to Link Summon Salamangreat Balelynx, that would allow Gizmek Mikazuchi, the Nuclear Emperor to be Special Summoned from hand. Being a FIRE monster, Gizmek Mikazuchi could be used with Balelynx to Link Summon Salamangreat Sunlight Wolf, which can then be Reincarnation Link Summon using Salamangreat Sanctuary from the earlier Balelynx.

 

Thunder Dragon

Knight (ナイト) went 8-1 and finished 1st in “Hatti CS × Surugaya Cup in Surugaya Takatsuki Trading Card House” which had 50 participants.

He ran 2 D.D. Crow in the Main Deck and 2 Artifact Lancea, 3 Skull Meister, 2 System Down in the Side Deck. Orcust is one of Thunder Dragon’s poorer match-ups and it stands to reason that he would commit more against Orcust.

Skull Meister is quite a versatile card as it not only can be used against Orcust, Danger Dark World, Thunder Dragon, but also Altergeist. In the Altergeist match-up, Skull Meister is mainly used to stop Altergeist Meluseek, Altergeist Silquitous and Altergeist Manifestation graveyard effects, but also has a niche application of being able to negate Waking the Dragon.

 

Altergeist

GenGen went 7-1 and finished 1st in “Lancelord Cup @ 3v3 Team Battle” which had 37 teams (111 participants).

He ran 3 D.D. Crow in the Main Deck, a very high risk high reward strategy against the current top contenders.

There are some match-ups like Thunder Dragon, Endymion, Subterror where D.D. Crow is a brick, but when matched against Orcust, Salamangreat, Danger Dark World, Sky Striker, SPYRAL, D.D. Crow could be disrupting critical plays.

 

Conclusion

Orcust is perceived to be the biggest threat as more decks are packing more hates against them.

D.D. Crow has shot up in popularity, with many running at least 2 copies in the Side Deck, and others running up to 3 right in the Main Deck.

This results in Orcust running just 1 of each Nibiru, the Primal Being, Artifact Lancea, D.D. Crow to expand Crossout Designator‘s reach and also running Ghost Belle & Haunted Mansion to negate D.D. Crow.

LINK VRAINS Pack 3 will be released in the coming weekend and is expected to have an impact on competitive scene.

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2 Responses

  1. xxxxxxxxxx says:

    magician of souls do not help spyral much

  2. Gon Kyaw Zaw Han says:

    I love these weekly round-ups. Thanks for the write-up!

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