OCG 2020.07 Metagame Report #8

Welcome to Week #8 of the OCG 2020.07 format.

This report will cover 88 top-performing decks from 14 tournaments that were held in Japan, mainland China and Taiwan during 22 – 25 August 2020.

 

New Product Release

  • V Jump October 2020 promotional card
    • Dragunity Guisarme

 

Metagame Breakdown

  • 9 Eldlich (4 Eldlich, 2 Dogmatika Eldlich, 2 Numeron Eldlich, 1 Grass Zombie Eldlich)
  • 9 Orcust (8 Dragoon Orcust, 1 Orcust)
  • 9 Zoodiac (7 Zoodiac, 1 Dogmatika Zoodiac, 1 Tri-Brigade Zoodiac)
  • 8 Shaddoll (6 Dogmatika Invoked Shaddoll, 1 Dogmatika Shaddoll, 1 Dragoon Dogmatika Invoked Shaddoll)
  • 6 Infernoble Knight
  • 5 Dogmatika Invoked (4 Dogmatika Invoked, 1 Dragoon Dogmatika Invoked)
  • 5 Sky Striker (3 Sky Striker, 1 Dogmatika Sky Striker, 1 Dragoon Sky Striker)
  • 5 Zefra
  • 4 Prank-Kids
  • 4 Tempest Magician FTK (2 Hedgehog Tempest Magician FTK, 1 Danger Tempest Magician FTK, 1 Danger Dark World Tempest Magician FTK)
  • 3 Code Talker
  • 3 SPYRAL
  • 2 Adamancipator
  • 2 Altergeist
  • 2 Mythical Beast Endymion
  • 2 Thunder Dragon
  • 2 Virtual World
  • 1 Danger Dark World
  • 1 Dragoon Invoked
  • 1 Gizmek Orochi Da Eiza
  • 1 Junk Doppel
  • 1 Numeron
  • 1 Phantom Knights
  • 1 WATER Synchro
  • 1 World Chalice Mekk-Knight

 

Eldlich

Tenku (天空) went 5-0-1 and finished 3rd in “7th Reiwa Yugi CS W” (2v2 Team) which had 32 teams (64 participants).

He ran 3 Inspector Boarder in the Side Deck.

Against mono Eldlich, the opponent would swap out Forbidden Droplet and Infinite Impermanence to make space for backrow removal such as Cosmic Cyclone or Twin Twisters. Inspector Boarder would then catch them by surprise as the opponent might have no answers against it left in the deck.

To hedge against the possibility of Inspector Boarder, some players have chose to run Lightning Storm to have the flexibility of destroying Inspector Boarder or destroying Spell/Trap cards.

 

Orcust

Inakingu (いなきんぐ) went 5-2 and finished 4th in “7th Reiwa Yugi CS W” (2v2 Team) which had 32 teams (64 participants).

He ran 2 Anti-Spell Fragrance and 1 Imperial Order in the Side Deck.

While Anti-Spell Fragrance was traditionally used against Pendulum decks and Sky Strikers, some players have started running them against Dogmatika Invoked when going first. Dogmatika Invoked relies on Spell cards such as Magical Meltdown, Invocation and Nadir Servant to start their play, and Anti-Spell Fragrance could effectively rob them of a turn.

 

Zoodiac

ReN went 8-1 and finished 1st in “Asaka CS (Individual Battle)” which had 63 participants.

Divine Arsenal AA-ZEUS – Sky Thunder has carried Zoodiac to top contender status. Its powerful board wipe effect has convinced some players to run a second copy in the Extra Deck.

He ran 3 Anti-Spell Fragrance and 2 Red Reboot in the Side Deck, and they complement well with Divine Arsenal AA-ZEUS – Sky Thunder.

When going first, Anti-Spell Fragrance would force the opponent to set their Spell Cards before they could be activated on their next turn, allowing Divine Arsenal AA-ZEUS – Sky Thunder to clear them off. Similarly, Red Reboot would cause the opponent to be unable to activate Trap Cards, and Divine Arsenal AA-ZEUS – Sky Thunder could clean them off.

 

Shaddoll

Aroma (アロマ) finished 2nd in “153rd Oretachi Trading Card Club CS” which had 44 participants.

He ran 1 Artifact Scythe and 3 Artifact Sanctum in the Side Deck.

Artifact Scythe could be used in a variety of match-ups against decks that relies on the Extra Deck, ranging from Fusion decks such as Invoked, Shaddoll, Prank-Kids to Xyz decks such as Zoodiac, Phantom Knights, and Link decks such as Orcust.

For Dogmatika decks that runs PSY-Framelord Omega in the Extra Deck, it could be used to shuffle back the single copy of Artifact Scythe back into the deck, ensuring that a second or third copy of Artifact Sanctum could still be used to Special Summon Artifact Scythe from the deck.

 

Conclusion

The metagame has diversified. Eldlich, Orcust, Zoodiac and Shaddoll are at the forefront with each taking an almost equal share of the pie. Trailing closely behind are Infernoble Knight, Dogmatika Invoked, Sky Striker, Zefra, Prank-Kids and Tempest Magician FTK. There is no prominent deck in the current metagame, the power level between the top contenders are relatively similar.

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1 Response

  1. Djninchen says:

    Have you a Infernoble Decklist?

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