OCG 2020.07 Metagame Report #3, #4

Welcome to Week #3, #4 of the OCG 2020.07 format.

This report will tabulate 80 top-performing decks from 17 tournaments that were held in Japan, Mainland China, Taiwan and Vietnam during 18 – 28 July 2020.


New Product Release

  • V Jump September 2020 promotional card
    • Cockathorium, the Superheavy Shining Soarer


Metagame Breakdown

  • 19 Orcust (11 Dragoon Orcust, 7 Orcust, 1 Dragoon Grinder Orcust)
  • 9 Thunder Dragon
  • 7 Dogmatika Invoked
  • 5 Sky Striker (4 Sky Striker, 1 Dragoon Sky Striker)
  • 4 Salamangreat
  • 4 SPYRAL
  • 3 Code Talker
  • 3 Eldlich (1 Dogmatika Eldlich, 1 Numeron Eldlich, 1 Dragoon Numeron Eldlich)
  • 3 Mekk-Knight Orcust
  • 3 Zefra
  • 2 Altergeist
  • 2 Machina Orcust
  • 2 Magician
  • 1 Danger Dark World Tempest Magician FTK
  • 1 Dogmatika Shaddoll
  • 1 Dogmatika Zoodiac
  • 1 Dragoon Adamancipator
  • 1 Dragoon Cyber Dragon
  • 1 Dragoon Numeron Subterror
  • 1 Generaider
  • 1 Infernoble Knight
  • 1 Infernoid
  • 1 Mekk-Knight
  • 1 Mythical Beast Endymion
  • 1 Numeron
  • 1 Six Samurai
  • 1 WATER Synchro



Tsao Yu Cheng went 5-1 and finished 1st in “Asia Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournament Taiwan” which had 36 participants.

He ran 2 copies of Forbidden Droplet in the Main Deck, and a third copy in the Side Deck. Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon and Number S0: Utopic ZEXAL are two of the biggest threat in the current metagame and Forbidden Droplet is the best answer against them.

One of the interesting usage of Forbidden Droplet is that it could be used to play around Skill Drain.

While Skill Drain is face-up active and opponent has a face-up Effect Monster:
Chain 1: Dingirsu, the Orcust of the Evening Star ① effect
Chain 2: Forbidden Droplet ① effect, send Dingirsu from field to the graveyard as cost

Resolving the Chain, as Dingirsu, the Orcust of the Evening Star is currently in the graveyard, it is no longer negated by Skill Drain. Thus Dingirsu ① effect would resolve successfully and could be used to send Skill Drain to the graveyard. This could also be performed with Knightmare Phoenix to destroy Skill Drain. This trick could be useful against Eldlich to break out of Skill Drain in a pinch.


Thunder Dragon

On Saturday, Yamato (ヤマト) went 7-2 and finished 2nd in “Asaka CS (Individual Battle)” which had 64 participants. On Tuesday, he went 6-0 and finished 1st in “149th Oretachi Trading Card Club CS ★ 2v2 Team Battle” which had 15 teams (30 participants). This brings his overall record to 13-2.

He originally ran 3 Effect Veiler and 3 Infinite Impermanence in the Main Deck in his Saturday build, but switched out 2 Infinite Impermanence for 2 Fantastical Dragon Phantazmay in his Tueday build.

Against Orcust, negating Girsu, the Orcust Mekk-Knight is critical to stop their play, making monster effect negation such as Effect Veiler and Infinite Impermanence very useful in this match-up. However, if Infinite Impermanence was drawn later by the effect of Maxx “C”, then it might be stuck in hand when the opponent opens with Girsu, the Orcust Mekk-Knight and used its ② effect to Special Summon a “World Legacy Token” for each player.

Fantastical Dragon Phantazmay on the other hand could be used to dig for Effect Veiler, which would be pivotal in negating Predaplant Verte Anaconda to prevent Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon from being Special Summoned. Digging for Forbidden Droplet is also another out to Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon.


Dogmatika Invoked

Yuukiyun (ゆーきゅん) finished 3 – 4th in “Asaka CS (Individual Battle)” which had 64 participants.

As Dogmatika has fallen under the radar for a while, players stopped teching against them in the Extra Deck, allowing him to run 3 Dogmatika Maximus in the Main Deck with little repercussion.

In addition to running 3 Forbidden Droplet in the Main Deck, he also ran 2 Triple Tactics Talent. The increase in Orcust meant that decks will be packing more ‘hand trap’ such as Effect Veiler, making Triple Tactics Talent viable again. Triple Tactics Talent is also very powerful against Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon. If the opponent uses Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon ③ effect to negate during your turn, then Triple Tactics Talent could be played to take control of Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon. Using Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon ② effect to destroy their monsters and inflict damage equal to their original ATK followed by attacking with your monsters would often be enough for an OTK.



Orcust takes a dominating lead, as Thunder Dragon and Dogmatika Invoked trails behind.

The slower metagame is favorable to Orcust, especially the Dragoon variant as slow beatdown decks often have difficulty against Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon.

Thunder Dragon also has an edge up against many beatdown decks. Thunder Dragon Colossus could easily shutdown Dogmatika Invoked, Sky Striker, Salamangreat as they rely on adding cards from deck to hand to make plays.

The popularity of Orcust also enabled the resurgence of Dogmatika Invoked. El Shaddoll Winda could lock out Orcust of their Special Summons, while Dogmatika Fleurdelis, the Knighted and Shaddoll Schism are good answers against Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon.

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6 Responses

  1. Chaos says:

    Orcust being so dominant for so long os <33

  2. Dragma says:

    What is the name of the Level 7 wind synchromonster that Dragma invoked is playing?

  3. Uleh says:

    Sals making a comeback, would love to see the deck

  4. Peter says:

    Does someone have the shadoll dogmatic card list?

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    It’s just salads featuring Parallel Exceed. Literally nothing special.

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