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.
- 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
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.
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 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.
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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- 2020-05-05 | PDK Cards 51 Ranking Tournament
- 2020-05-03 | [Zhongshan] Dadaxiong DM May Ranking Tournament
- 2020-05-03 | Yaoyao Cards Offline Tournament
- 2020-05-02 | [Xiamen] Chuixue Xiaowu 2 May Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournament
- 2020-05-02 | Zhanjiang Chongfeng Cards 51 Holiday Tournament
- 2020-05-02 | 05.02 Guangzhou Yuefu CS Labour Day Tournament
- 2020-05-02 | Huoguoyang Cards Celebratory 51 Ranking Tournament
- 2020-05-02 | K-Club Ranking Tournament
- 2020-05-01 | Chengdu DDD Ranking Tournmament
- 2020-05-01 | Taizhou Fangwen Cards 51 Tournament
- 2020-05-01 | Yunnan Yu-Gi-Oh! 1 May Brother Yuanfei Ranking Tournament
- 2020-05-01 | Feixue Cards 5.1 Duel Space Expansion Opening Tournament
- 2020-05-01 | Manzhu Cards May First Ranking Tournament