OCG 2020.04 Store Metagame Report #6, #7

Welcome to Week #6, #7 of the OCG 2020.04 format.

This report will cover 39 decks from 10 store tournaments held in China and Vietnam during 9 – 17 May 2020.

 

Store Metagame Breakdown

  • 7 Dragma Invoked (6 Dragma Invoked, 1 Dragoon Dragma Invoked)
  • 7 Infernoble Knight (5 Infernoble Knight, 1 Igknight Infernoble Knight, 1 Dragoon Infernoble Knight)
  • 5 Dragma Eldlich
  • 5 Orcust (3 Dragoon Orcust, 1 Orcust, 1 Shaddoll Orcust)
  • 4 Sky Striker (3 Sky Striker, 1 Dragoon Sky Striker)
  • 1 Adamancipator
  • 1 Altergeist
  • 1 Code Talker
  • 1 Dragma Shaddoll
  • 1 Dragma Zoodiac
  • 1 Dragoon Red-Eyes Buster Blader
  • 1 Dragoon Zefra
  • 1 Magician
  • 1 Megalith
  • 1 Mekk-Knight
  • 1 Thunder Dragon

 

Dragma Invoked

Xiao Zhong (小钟) went 6-2 and finished 2nd in “5.16 Guangzhou Yuefu CS” which had 42 participants.

Dragoon Dragma Invoked is a variant that uses Magicians’ Souls to support the summoning of Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon. Magicians’ Souls can be Special Summoned from hand by sending Fleur-De-Lis, the Knight of Dragma or Maximus Dragma from the deck to the graveyard, leaving the Normal Summon for Aleister the Invoker. Together they could be used to Link Summon Predaplant Verte Anaconda, while the Dragma monster in the graveyard would be the LIGHT Fusion Material for Invoked Mechaba.

However, Predaplant Verte Anaconda conflicts with Dragma as they both have Special Summoning restrictions after using their effects. Typically the deck would open with the standard Dragma Invoked opening when going first, and then has Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon as a finisher for the next turn.

 

Infernoble Knight

Ku (苦) went 5-1 and finished 3 – 4th in “Zhuhai OCG 28th SCCS” which had 16 participants.

A Warrior monster added to hand by Isolde, Two Tales of the Noble Knights ① effect cannot be summoned or activate its effect for the rest of the turn. Typically it could only be discarded or sent to the graveyard for the cost of activating another card. But with Tatsunoko, that monster could also be used as a Synchro Material.

Isolde, Two Tales of the Noble Knights ① effect would add Super Quantum Red Layer from deck to hand, and then activating its ② effect to Special Summon Secret Six Samurai – Genba. Isolde would be used to Link Summon Linkross and then Special Summoning 2 Link Tokens. Genba and Link Token will be used to Synchro Summon Martial Metal Marcher, which would Special Summon Genba back from the graveyard. Genba and the other Link Token would then be used to Link Summon Tatsunoko. Finally, Tatsunoko and the Super Quantum Red Layer in hand will be used to Synchro Summon Borreload Savage Dragon.

Having Borreload Savage Dragon out early would allow it to protect Crystron Halqifibrax and Mecha Phantom Beast Auroradon from being negated by Infinite Impermanence.

A video demonstration of the Tatsunoko combo by @ICE_flame233: 焔聖騎士 新しいcombo.

 

Eldlich

Li Chen Yun (黎沈云) went 7-0 and finished 1st in “Shanghai Beyond the Memories 5.17 Lingmu Cup” which had 27 participants.

Running a small Dragma package of 1 Fleur-De-Lis, the Knight of Dragma, 2 Ecclesia, the Sanctified Maiden of Dragma, 3 Disciple from Nadir and 2 Dragma Punishment in the Main Deck has been gaining traction among Eldlich.

Disciple from Nadir would send Incineration Dragon Bastard from the Extra Deck to the graveyard to add Ecclesia, the Sanctified Maiden of Dragma from deck to hand. Ecclesia, the Sanctified Maiden of Dragma would then be Normal Summoned to add Dragma Punishment from deck to hand. During the End Phase, Incineration Dragon Bastard effect would add Fleur-De-Lis, the Knight of Dragma from deck to hand.

This simply 1-card leads to 3 disruption:

  • Fleur-De-Lis, the Knight of Dragma negates 1 monster
  • Dragma Punishment sending Elder Entity N’tss to destroy 1 monster
  • Elder Entity N’tss destroys 1 card

Dragma and Eldlich synergize rather well together. Eldlich do not rely on the Extra Deck to function and Fleur-De-Lis answers the problem of untargetable monsters.

 

Dragoon Orcust

少少 finished 3 – 4th in “DDD Chengdu YU-Gi-Oh! 16 May Ranking Tournament” which had 20 participants.

Dark Ruler No More is a popular tech choice against opening boards with Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon, Invoked Mechaba or Borreload Savage Dragon. However, Dark Ruler No More has a drawback in that the opponent takes no damage for the rest of this turn. This meant that after breaking the opponent’s board, you would still need to prepare to receive and disrupt the opponent’s counterattack on their next turn.

Just One Forbidden Drop has a similar function, but requires sending cards from the hand or field to the graveyard as the cost of activating it. For decks with graveyard effects such as Orcust and Eldlich, this cost is less hefty.

For Dragoon Orcust, Just One Forbidden Drop might be slightly advantageous as it allows them to clear the board with Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon and follow with an OTK.

 

Conclusion

Dragma Invoked and Infernoble Knight took the top spots, evidence of Rise of the Duelist‘s heavy impact on the metagame.

The threat of Infernoble Knight has caused decks that are already running Super Polymerization to add Dragon Knight Draco-Equiste as an answer against Borreload Savage Dragon + Infernoble Knight Emperor – Charlemagne.

The Dragma package as seen in Dragma Eldlich could also be adopted by many other decks. Since it does not run Maximus Dragma, there is no risk of benefiting the opponent.

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8 Responses

  1. Simon Wang says:

    How does the Infernoble player combo after the Tatsunoko line? With just Savage + Linkross + Marcher, I assume they go Fibrax and then Auroradon, but can’t figure out what they do after that. Aurora gets O-Lion which makes Roland with a token, but then the board is Roland + 2 level 3 tokens + Jet Synchron in the GY, after which I see no way to make Charlemagne with this player’s extra deck.

  2. Whab says:

    I don’t know the real answer but I think they can do something like that.

    1) Savage + Linkross + Marcher
    2) Savage + Halqi + Jet
    3) Savage + Auroradon + 3 tokens

    First option

    4) Savage + Auroradon + 3 tokens + jet synchron
    5) Savage + Auroradon + 1 token + Rieser (send level 1)
    6) Savage + Auroradon + Charlemagne

    So if you can special summon renaud you can bring back the smoke grenade and destroy it whith the effect of Auroradon.

    Second option

    4) Savage + o-lion + 2 tokens
    5) Savage + Roland + 2 tokens
    6) Savage + Roland + 2 tokens + jet synchron
    7) Savage + omega + 1 token + jet synchon
    8) Savage + Charlemagne + 1 token

    Third option

    4) Savage + o-lion + 2 tokens
    5) Savage + Laundsallyn (equip Durandal) + 2 tokens
    6) Savage + Laundsallyn + 2 tokens + jet synchron
    7) Savage + Coral dragon + 2 tokens + genba (effect durandal)
    8) Savage + Charlemagne + Roland

    None of those are optimal solutions but it shows that there is a way to make charlemagne with savage on board.

  3. Isaac Ladron de Guevara Morales says:

    https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/007jSGnFgy1geuyabno0lj30h70hg1kx.jpg
    could anyone tell me how this deck works? and what’s its name?

  4. Mischa1996 says:

    Do you have more Eldlich Dragma lists?

  5. Red-Eyes Photon Dragon says:

    Where can I find the links for the decks? I am interested in the Dragoon Red-Eyes Buster Blader

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