OCG 2020.01 Metagame Report #3

Welcome to Week #3 of the OCG 2020.01 format.

This report will cover 40 top-performing decks from 8 tournaments that were held in Japan and Korea during 18 – 21 January 2020.

 

New Product Release

  • V Jump March 2020 promotional card
    • Armored Bitron

 

Metagame Breakdown

  • 8 Orcust (7 Orcust, 1 Dragoon Orcust)
  • 4 Altergeist
  • 3 Dragoon (2 Releaser Dragoon, 1 Dragoon)
  • 3 Mythical Beast Endymion
  • 3 Sky Striker
  • 3 Thunder Dragon
  • 2 Magician (1 Magician, 1 Dragoon Magician)
  • 2 SPYRAL (1 SPYRAL, 1 Dragoon SPYRAL)
  • 1 Cyber Dragon
  • 1 Danger Dark World
  • 1 Dinosaur
  • 1 Dragonmaid
  • 1 Gizmek Orochi Da Eiza
  • 1 Grass Lair Infernoid
  • 1 HERO
  • 1 Lunalight
  • 1 Mekk-Knight
  • 1 Subterror
  • 1 Zefra
  • 1 3-Axis Synchro

 

Orcust

Kyororo (きょろろ) went 8-1 and finished 1st in “Hatti CS × Surugaya Cup” which had 62 participants.

He has chosen to play Scrap Recycler, even cutting 1 Dark Grepher for the third copy.

He prioritised Scrap Recycler as its effect would trigger when Special Summoned, making it a suitable target with his Monster Reborn. This is further supported by Salamangreat Almiraj. If Scrap Recycler was Normal Summoned and its effect was negated, he could use it to Link Summon Salamangreat Almiraj, and then use Monster Reborn to Special Summon it and try again.

 

Altergeist

Akize (あきぜ) went 7-1 (excluding 1 bye) and finished 3rd in “Hatti CS × Surugaya Cup” which had 62 participants.

He ran 1 Accesscode Talker in the Extra Deck, increasing the burst potential of Altergeist.

After the opening setup of using Altergeist Hexstia for Link Summon Linkross as mentioned in the previous report, if the opponent could not break this board, during his next turn he could easily go for game. By using 1 “Link Token” for Linkuriboh first, then together with Linkross and the other “Link Token” he could Link Summon Knightmare Unicorn. Finally using Knightmare Unicorn with another monster, he could Link Summon Accesscode Talker.

An 5300 ATK Accesscode Talker with an effect to clear the opponent’s board leads to a very easy OTK.

 

Dragoon

D.S went 5-2 and finished 3rd in “3rd Oguibento CS in Aomori” which had 34 participants.

He ran 3 Sandaion, the Timelord in his Side Deck against the Dragoon mirror match.

If only the opponent controls a monster, Sandaion, the Timelord could be Normal Summoned without Tributing, allowing it to be played even while under the effect of Djinn Releaser of Rituals. With a high 4000 ATK, Sandaion, the Timelord could simply attack over Nekroz of Clausolas or Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon.

Sandaion, the Timelord cannot be destroyed by battle or by card effects, but is still affected by other effects. It is still vulnerable to I:P Masquerena into Knightmare Unicorn and bouncing it back into the deck, or to Fairy Tail – Snow flipping it face-down.

 

Conclusion

Orcust is now the deck to beat, and players are packing 2 to 3 Artifact Lancea in the Side Deck against them.

Nibiru, the Primal Being is also making a comeback. After summoning Girsu, the Orcust Mekk-Knight and then using its ② effect to Special Summon 1 “World Legacy Token” to both players’ fields, that would be 3 summoned monsters for the turn. Following with Orcust Harp Horror effect and then Link Summoning Galatea, the Orcust Automaton would easily be 5 summoned monsters, turning Nibiru, the Primal Being live.

Nibiru, the Primal Being is also great against the combo-heavy Releaser Dragoon.

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8 Responses

  1. Amet Monegro says:

    hello! thanks for the reports!
    help me to find the Mekk-Knight deck profile, i searched and didn’t found

    grettings!

  2. Sol direhunter says:

    Greetings the new meta is interesting as the and is making me curious for the next banlist

    And also can anyone help me find Infernoids deck profile?

  3. Hito says:

    Is there a way to get that 1 dragon maid list?

  4. Don says:

    I dont get it. Did the Altergeist player use Link Token to Link Summon? Doesn’t Linkross prevent that?

  5. Mr.H says:

    How this version Releaser Dragun works? Psi-reflector can give you Dragun & Djinn Lock but the older version can also do that + Masquerena or Snow

    From the list, we can see there’s Savage, so i guess it also end with that, but how i can’t seem to figure it out?

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