OCG 2020.01 Metagame Report #4

Welcome to Week #4 of the OCG 2020.01 format.

This report will tabulate 54 top-performing decks from 9 tournaments that were held in Japan and Korea during 18 – 21 January 2020.


Metagame Breakdown

  • 12 Orcust
  • 7 Sky Striker
  • 6 Altergeist
  • 5 Thunder Dragon (4 Thunder Dragon, 1 Invoked Thunder Dragon)
  • 4 SPYRAL
  • 3 Cyber Dragon
  • 3 Danger Dark World (2 Danger Dark World, 1 Grass Danger Dark World)
  • 3 Subterror
  • 2 Dragoon Invoked
  • 2 Mekk-Knight (1 Mekk-Knight, 1 Invoked Mekk-Knight)
  • 1 Code Talker
  • 1 Dinosaur
  • 1 Dragon Link
  • 1 Grass Dragoon Orcust Dinosaur
  • 1 Releaser Dragoon
  • 1 Salamangreat
  • 1 Zefra



Dauto (だうと) went 8-1 and finished 1st in “9th DCS” which had 57 participants.

Linkross has made opening with Nekroz of Clausolas Ritual Summoned using Djinn Releaser of Rituals very accessible, rendering Kaiju and Super Polymerization useless against the Releaser Dragoon.

He ran 2 Book of Eclipse in his Side Deck to flip Nekroz of Clausolas face-down and thus disabling the effect of Djinn Releaser of Rituals.

They are complemented by 2 Dark Ruler No More to prevent Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon from negating Book of Eclipse.


Sky Striker

Shiota (しおた) went 8-0 and finished 1st in “6th Yu-Gi-Oh! Hobby Station Nagoya CS” which had 45 participants.

Negating Monster Effects is the best disruption against Orcust and Dragoon decks.

He ran 3 Effect Veiler, 2 Ghost Mourner & Moonlit Chill and 2 Infinite Impermanence in the Main Deck.

Against Orcust, negating Girsu, the Orcust Mekk-Knight, Armageddon Knight, Dark Grepher, Scrap Recycler or Mathematician and stopping them from filling the graveyard with Orcust monsters would dampen their ability to generate graveyard resources.

Against Dragoon, negating Linkross would stop them from Synchro Summoning and fetching Nekroz of Clausolas, while negating Predaplant Verte Anaconda would stop them from bringing out Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon.

Ghost Mourner & Moonlit Chill is quite good against Orcust as it can be activated during your own turn. It could be used to negate the Link Monster Link Summoned by I:P Masquerena‘s effect or any Orcust monsters Special Summoned by Orcust Cymbal Skeleton with Orcustrated Babel on the field.

When the negated monster leaves the field, the opponent would take damage equal to its original ATK, making it a very easy OTK with Accesscode Talker.



GenGen went 7-1 and finished 1st in “3rd Reiwa Yugi CS” which had 48 participants.

He is running 3 Skill Drain in the Main Deck, using the similar concept to disrupt Orcust by negating their Girsu, the Orcust Mekk-Knight, Armageddon Knight, Dark Grepher, Scrap Recycler or Mathematician. Altergeist Protocol prevents his own Altergeist monsters from being negated, making Skill Drain a one-sided affair.

Altergeist Pookuery into Altergeist Hexstia follow by Linkross greatly improves the consistency of opening with Altergeist Multifaker and Altergeist Protocol.

When starting with Altergeist Marionetter and Altergeist Pookuery, Altergeist Marionetter could fetch Altergeist Protocol, then Altergeist Hexstia would fetch Altergeist Multifaker.

When starting with Altergeist Meluseek and Altergeist Pookuery, Altergeist Meluseek could fetch Altergeist Multifaker, then Altergeist Hexstia would fetch Altergeist Protocol.



Orcust continues to take the lead, while Dragoon has fallen quite a bit.

Interestingly, the decks trailing behind Orcust are Sky Striker, Altergeist and Thunder Dragon. These four decks is a reminiscence of the competitive scene 1 year ago, but without Salamangreat.

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7 Responses

  1. Arcknight says:

    ” but without salamangreat”.. i felt that bru

  2. Wannabepro says:

    Where did Salamangreat go?

  3. Arya says:

    Why dragun has fallen?

  4. Aleks says:

    What do the Cyber Dragon lists look like?

  5. Rodger says:

    What is weird is that the new Tournament Ready Dark Magician deck on YGOProdeck beat most of these consistently. Will Dark Magician be the new meta?

    • Upstart Goblin says:

      Are you mentally challenged?

    • Upstart Goblin says:

      Just kidding, opinions on Yu-Gi-Oh don’t indicate a lack in brain ability, but you have to be dreaming to think Dark Magician beats them consistently without the players on meta being very bad.

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