OCG 2020.01 Metagame Report #4
Welcome to Week #4 of the OCG 2020.01 format.
This report will cover 54 top-performing decks from 9 tournaments that were held in Japan and Korea during 18 – 21 January 2020.
- 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 Dragun Invoked
- 2 Mekk-Knight (1 Mekk-Knight, 1 Invoked Mekk-Knight)
- 1 Code Talker
- 1 Dinosaur
- 1 Dragon Link
- 1 Grass Dragun Orcust Dinosaur
- 1 Releaser Dragun
- 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 Dragun.
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 Dragun of Red-Eyes from negating Book of Eclipse.
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 Dragun decks.
He ran 3 Effect Veiler, 2 Evening Crescent & Autumn Shower and 2 Infinite Impermanence in the Main Deck.
Against Orcust, negating Mekk-Knight Orcust Girsu, 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 Dragun, negating Linkross would stop them from Synchro Summoning and fetching Nekroz of Clausolas, while negating Predaplant Verte Anaconda would stop them from bringing out Dragun of Red-Eyes.
Evening Crescent & Autumn Shower 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 Mekk-Knight Orcust Girsu, 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 Dragun 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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- 2020-01-26 | 9th DCS (1st | 2nd | 3rd | 4th)
- 2020-01-26 | 3rd Suji CS (1st | 2nd | 3rd | 4th)
- 2020-01-26 | 4th Yu-Gi-Oh! Takatsuki CS Team Battle (1st: A, B, C | 2nd: A, B, C | 3rd: A, B, C | 4th: A, B, C)