OCG 2019.10 Metagame Report #8

Welcome to Week #8 of the OCG 2019.10 format.

This report will cover 48 top-performing decks from 6 tournaments that were held in Japan during 23 – 26 November 2019.

 

New Product Release

  • 20th Anniversary Monster Art Box
    • True Exodia
  • V Jump January 2020 promotional card
    • Wynn the Wind Medium
  • LINK VRAINS Pack 3

 

Metagame Breakdown

  • 9 Orcust
  • 8 Salamangreat
  • 7 Mythical Beast Endymion
  • 5 Dragon Link
  • 3 Thunder Dragon
  • 2 Altergeist
  • 2 Cyber Dragon
  • 2 Lunalight
  • 2 Magician
  • 2 Sky Striker
  • 2 SPYRAL
  • 2 Subterror
  • 1 Mekk-Knight
  • 1 Zefra

 

Orcust

Tochigi Yuuki (栃木ゆうき) went 7-0 and finished 1st in “123rd Oretachi Trading Card Club CS” which had 36 participants.

He is running a different Orcust build that uses new Link Monsters from LINK VRAINS Pack 3, instead of the more common I:P Masquerena and Topologic Link Monsters.

Union Carrier provides an alternative method to send Orcust monster to the graveyard. By targeting another Machine monster with Union Carrier ① effect, an Orcust monster could be equipped to it from the deck. Then by using that monster equipped with the Orcust monster to Link Summon, the Orcust monster would go to the graveyard and enable its graveyard effect. This allows him to optimize the deck and run the minimal amount of Orcust monsters required.

Predaplant Verte Anaconda copies Instant Fusion effect at the end of the combo to Special Summon El Shaddoll Winda, then Dingirsu, the Orcust of the Evening Star ② effect would substitute its destruction during the End Phase. This setups a El Shaddoll Winda that limits the opponent’s plays by restricting both players to only 1 Special Summon each turn.

 

Salamangreat

Gadget (ガジェット) finished 2nd in “7th Amagasa CS Team Battle” which had 33 teams (99 participants).

He ran 3 Anti-Spell Fragrance and 1 Imperial Order in the Side Deck against Pendulum decks such as Endymion.

Endymion has been performing quite consistently over the past weeks and is starting to be picked up by more players, making them a genuine threat that should be given consideration.

 

Endymion

Magic Book (マジックブック) did considerably well with Endymion over the weekend. On Saturday, he went 5-1-1 to finished 3 – 4th in “9th Okayama Orbis Cup Team Battle” which had 30 teams (90 participants). On Sunday, he went 6-2 to finished 1st in “7th Amagasa CS Team Battle” which had 33 teams (99 participants). That brings his overall record to 11-3-1.

Selene, the Sacred Sovereign of Magic has 3 downward Link Arrows that is extremely beneficial for Pendulum Summoning from the Extra Deck.

Selene, the Sacred Sovereign of Magic ③ effect can be used Special Summon Reflection of Endymion during the opponent’s turn to disrupt their play by bouncing a card back to their hand.

 

Dragon Link

T did remarkably well with Dragon Link over the weekend. On Saturday, he went 4-1-1 to finished 5 – 8th in “9th Okayama Orbis Cup Team Battle” which had 30 teams (90 participants). On Sunday, he went 5-0-1 to finished 2nd in “7th Amagasa CS Team Battle” which had 33 teams (99 participants). That brings his overall record to 9-1-2.

Union Carrier is used to equip Dragon Buster Destruction Sword to a Dragon monster, locking out the opponent from Special Summoning from the Extra Deck. This further solidifies the lockdown that Koa’ki Meiru Drago could not cover.

 

Conclusion

LINK VRAINS Pack 3 as expected had a good impact on the competitive scene with many decks trying out new builds and combinations.

Thunder Dragon and Cyber Dragon are using Predaplant Verte Anaconda to access their respective Fusion Spells – Thunder Dragon Fusion and Overload Fusion.

Sky Striker gains Sky Striker Ace – Sieg as a new form of threat removal.

Lunalight is using Simorgh, Bird of Kings to Special Summon Barrier Statue of the Stormwinds during the End Phase and lock out the opponent from Special Summoning non-WIND monsters.

SPYRAL is using Selene, the Sacred Sovereign of Magic to Special Summon SPYRAL Master Plan from the graveyard.

Mekk-Knight gains Lib the World Keymaster to fetch their World Legacy’s Memory, World Legacy’s Secret or World Legacy Whispers.

The builds seen this week are still largely experimental and are likely to be further refined.

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1 Response

  1. Hunter Jimenez says:

    Thank you!!!!

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