OCG 2020.04 Store Metagame Report #8

Welcome to Week #8 of the OCG 2020.04 format.

This report will cover 40 decks from 10 store tournaments held in mainland China, Taiwan and South Korea during 23 – 24 May 2020.

 

New Product Release

  • V Jump July 2020 promotional card
    • Hundred Dragon

 

Store Metagame Breakdown

  • 7 Orcust (2 Orcust, 2 Dragoon Orcust, 1 Dragma Orcust, 1 Grass Dragoon Danger Orcust, 1 Grass Dragoon Mekk-Knight Orcust)
  • 4 Eldlich (3 Dragma Eldlich, 1 Invoked Eldlich)
  • 4 Thunder Dragon
  • 3 Dragma Invoked
  • 3 Infernoble Knight
  • 2 Altergeist
  • 2 Salamangreat
  • 2 Shaddoll (1 Dragma Shaddoll, 1 Dragma Invoked Shaddoll)
  • 2 Subterror
  • 2 True King Dinosaur
  • 1 Adamancipator
  • 1 Cyber Dragon
  • 1 Dragoon Cyberse
  • 1 Magician
  • 1 Mekk-Knight Orcust
  • 1 Sky Striker
  • 1 True Draco
  • 1 Zefra
  • 1 Zoodiac

 

Orcust

Et3rna1ly went 5-0-3 and finished 1 – 2nd in “Yaoyao Cards Offline Tournament” which had 32 participants.

He ran 1 Lib the World Key Blademaster in the Extra Deck and 1 World Legacy Succession in the Main Deck.

Lib the World Key Blademaster requires a “World Legacy” card in the graveyard before it could be Link Summoned. This could be accomplished by using Girsu, the Orcust Mekk-Knight, Armageddon Knight, Dark Grepher, or Scrap Recycler to send World Legacy – “World Wand” to the graveyard. Lib the World Key Blademaster ① effect could then be activated to set World Legacy Succession from deck, and since World Legacy – “World Wand” is in the graveyard, World Legacy Succession can be activated during this turn.

When Lib the World Key Blademaster is used as a Link Material and sent to the graveyard, its ② effect would also shuffle 1 card on the field back into the deck. This is also a non-targeting effect, so it could be used to clear Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon. By using I:P Masquerena ① effect and having Lib the World Key Blademaster used for the Link Summon, the ② effect can also be activated during the opponent’s turn to shuffle 1 card on the field back into the deck.

Running Lib the World Key Blademaster affects the deck build and flow minimally, but provides additional options and outs.

This strategy was discussed by 暗瓜玩家 in his article: 《星键士 利娃》投入型【自奏圣乐】介绍.

 

Eldlich

Deng Deng Deng Deng Deng Pao (灯灯灯灯灯泡) went 5-2 and finished 2nd in “Huoguoyang Cards Weekly Tournament” which had 16 participants.

Crimson Blader is a Level 8 Synchro Monster could be Synchro Summon by using PSY-Framegear Gamma + PSY-Frame Driver or any Level 3 Tuner ‘hand trap’ such as Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring + Conquistador of the Golden Land / Huaquero of the Golden Land.

Crimson Blader ① effect prevents the opponent from Normal or Special Summoning Level 5 or higher monsters during their next turn, and could be used to shutdown big Fusion plays from Invoked, Shaddoll, Thunder Dragon or big Synchro plays from Infernoable Knight, Adamancipator, 3-Axis Synchro.

 

Thunder Dragon

On Saturday, p.k Ling (p.k零) went 4-2 and finished 3 – 4th in “5.23 Guangzhou Yuefu CS” which had 36 participants. On Sunday, he went 3-1-1 and finished 3 – 4th in “Yuefu CS” which had 16 participants.

Thunder Dragon Colossus is able to shutdown many of the current top decks as they rely on adding cards from their deck to hand.
Dragma: Ecclesia, the Sanctified Maiden of Dragma, Disciple from Nadir
Invoked: Aleister the Invoker, Magical Meltdown
Infernoble Knight: Heritage of the Chalice, “Infernoble Arms – Durendal”, Reinforcement of the Army

A Trap-heavy Thunder Dragon build is similar to a Thunder King Rai-Oh Meta Beat deck. Even if the opponent could answer Thunder Dragon Colossus, they would still have to deal with the disruptions from the backrow.

 

Conclusion

Orcust regains the top spot, with Eldlich, Thunder Dragon, Dragma Invoked and Infernoble Knight closing behind.

There is a shift towards more trap-heavy decks such as Eldlich, resulting in many players cutting Three Tactical Talents from their decks. To fair better against the Trap-heavy decks, some players are running Cosmic Cyclone or Twin Twisters in the Main Deck.

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References
  • 2020-05-24 | Yuefu CS
  • 2020-05-24 | 114th Xiaobei Cup Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournament
  • 2020-05-24 | 1st No. CS

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6 Responses

  1. Jiaqing Lee says:

    Is it just me or are the week to week shifts crazy

  2. Chaos says:

    Orcust back in top!

  3. Blazing Watapon says:

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

  4. Dante says:

    whats the reason people decide against Three Tactical Talents now?

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