OCG 2020.04 Store Metagame Report #5

Welcome to Week #5 of the OCG 2020.04 format.

This report will cover 67 decks from 16 store tournaments held in China and South Korea during 30 April – 5 May 2020.

 

Store Metagame Breakdown

  • 15 Dragma Invoked (13 Dragma Invoked, 2 Dragoon Dragma Invoked)
  • 10 Orcust (9 Dragoon Orcust, 1 Dragoon Sacred Beast Orcust)
  • 6 Eldlich (5 Eldlich, 1 Dragma Eldlich)
  • 5 Sky Striker
  • 4 Infernoble Knight
  • 4 Shaddoll (2 Dragma Shaddoll, 1 Dragma Invoked Shaddoll, 1 Dragoon Invoked Shaddoll)
  • 4 Thunder Dragon (3 Thunder Dragon, 1 Dragma Thunder Dragon)
  • 3 Zefra
  • 2 Altergeist (1 Altergeist, 1 Mekk-Knight Altergeist)
  • 2 Salamangreat
  • 1 Dragoon Cyberse
  • 1 Dragoon Cyber Dragon
  • 1 Dragoon Dinosaur
  • 1 Dragoon Red-Eyes Buster Blader
  • 1 Dragoon Sacred Beast Dragma
  • 1 Dragma Da Eiza
  • 1 Grinder Trickstar Sky Striker
  • 1 Infernoble Knight Six Samurai FTK
  • 1 Megalith
  • 1 Mythical Beast Endymion
  • 1 Subterror
  • 1 3-Axis Synchro

 

Dragma Invoked

Yankim went 6-2 and finished 3 – 4th in “05.02 Guangzhou Yuefu CS Labour Day Tournament” which had 64 participants.

The main form of disruption that Dragma Invoked has are against monsters. Fleur-De-Lis, the Knight of Dragma negates the effect of a face-up monster, while El Shaddoll Winda restricts Special Summons. Although Invoked Mechaba could negate a Spell/Trap Card or monster effect, but as the deck runs very little Trap cards, so it is very unlikely for Invoked Mechaba to be able to negate Trap Cards.

This makes Trap Cards such Evenly Matched a reasonable answer against Dragma Invoked. Evenly Matched is also useful against Eldlich and Sky Striker.

To compensate for the weakness against Trap cards, Dragma Invoked could side in Solemn Judgment.

 

Dragoon Orcust

Iverukana went 6-0-1 and finished 1st in “Yunnan Yu-Gi-Oh! 1 May Brother Yuanfei Ranking Tournament” which had 34 participants.

Disciple from Nadir adds a Dragma monster or Nullius Filius of Albus from either the deck or graveyard, making it vulnerable to both Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring and Ghost Belle & Haunted Mansion.

Ghost Belle & Haunted Mansion could also negate Invocation and Shaddoll Ruq.

However, Dragma Invoked would Fusion Summon Invoked Mechaba first before playing Disciple from Nadir, so it is very unlikely that Ghost Belle & Haunted Mansion could be used against Disciple from Nadir. Magical Meltdown would also prevent the activation of Invocation and Shaddoll Ruq from being negated. Against Dragma Invoked, the usage of Ghost Belle & Haunted Mansion is still rather narrow.

 

Infernoble Knight

Infernoble Knight is a sub-theme of the Noble Knight, and the new cards from Rise of the Duelist has propelled it to top contender status.

Infernoble Knight has a weaker setup compared to other Combo decks such as Adamacipator and 3-Axis Synchro, but having Smoke Grenade of the Thief to look at the opponent’s hand and discard a card allows you to plan your disruption more efficiently to play around the opponent’s strategy.

Fat Sheep (肥羊) went 9-0 and finished 1st in “05.02 Guangzhou Yuefu CS Labour Day Tournament” which had 64 participants.

His build is very well optimized by focusing on just the core combo and having enough extenders to play through the opponent’s ‘hand traps’. He has written a tournament report covering his card choices: 我也叫伊索德——焰圣骑士夺冠战报与卡组浅谈.

 

Conclusion

Dragma Invoked and Dragoon Orcust are the current top two decks, a battle of LIGHT against DARK.

Super Polymerization for Predaplant Dragostapelia has become a popular tech choice against both decks, being able to answer Invoked Mechaba + El Shaddoll Winda and Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon + Predaplant Verte Anaconda / I:P Masquerena.

Dragma Invoked’s poor match-up against Trap heavy decks has also resulted in Eldlich having a better showing.

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18 Responses

  1. Phan says:

    hmm, what is the deck builder u are using??? it looks so cool :)))

  2. The Vexation says:

    No Origami CS? Why?

    • Akira says:

      My focus is on the physical card game. Online tournaments such as Origami CS might develop a different metagame due to the limitations or bugs in the system that they are using.

  3. wantandude says:

    does someone has the megalith profile?

  4. Anwesh says:

    Hi! Very good content! Can someone tell me what’s the card beside three tactical talents in the dragma decklist? Thanks!

  5. Isaac Ladrón de Guevara Morales says:

    what’s the purpose of the sacred beasts part in orcust sared beast dragoon and dragma saccred beast dragoon?

    • king says:

      easy 4k untargetable indestructible beaters + extra draw 2, dark beckoning beast gives you an easy way to get almiraj on board for dragma, the seven gates unleashed is a discard outlet and link material for orcust I suppose

  6. Cell says:

    Hi, someone has the 3-axis synchro list ?

  7. LSB says:

    What’s the difference between Dragma Shaddolls and regular Dragma lists? Don’t Dragma decks already use Shaddolls?

    • Akira says:

      Dragma Invoked (as featured above) is an Invoked deck. The main threat is “Invoked Mechaba”, supported by Dragma.

      Dragma Shaddoll is a Shaddoll deck. It runs Shaddoll monsters, “Shaddoll Fusion” and “El Shaddoll Fusion” in the Main Deck itself. The purpose of Dragma here is mainly for “Disciple from Nadir” as it can fetch any Shaddoll card from the deck by sending “El Shaddoll Apkallone”. An example of the deck is the 1st place of K-Club Ranking Tournament.

    • LSB says:

      Ah! Everything makes sense now. Dragma cards sure did boost a lot of different decks in various ways.

  8. dragunofredeyes says:

    thanks for the report, appreciate it!
    Where can i see decklists of the origami cs?

  9. Vheenix says:

    man.. that one 3-axis guy on top of his game.. topping left and right.. lmao

    good job as always.. looking forward for another combos/tech choices with all these new cards half a year into 2020

  10. Huy Vu says:

    does someone has the Dragma Invoked Shaddoll and Dragoon Invoked Shaddoll profile? thank in advance.

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