OCG 2020.10 Metagame Report #10

Welcome to Week #10 of the OCG 2020.10 format.

This report will cover 68 top-performing decks from 11 tournaments that were held in Japan and mainland China during 5 – 9 December 2020.

 

New Product Release

  • Selection 10

 

Metagame Breakdown

  • 21 Virtual World
  • 10 Eldlich (4 Zoodiac Eldlich, 2 Eldlich, 2 Dogmatika Eldlich, 1 Artifact Eldlich, 1 Grass Eldlich)
  • 6 Dogmatika Invoked
  • 5 Dragonmaid
  • 5 Thunder Dragon (3 Thunder Dragon, 2 Chaos Thunder Dragon)
  • 4 Prank-Kids
  • 4 Tempest Magician FTK (3 Danger Dark World Tempest Magician FTK, 1 Danger Tempest Magician FTK)
  • 3 Shaddoll (2 Dogmatika Shaddoll, 1 Dogmatika Invoked Shaddoll)
  • 2 Zoodiac
  • 1 Adamancipator
  • 1 Code Talker
  • 1 Dinosaur
  • 1 Drytron
  • 1 Lunalight
  • 1 Mythical Beast Endymion
  • 1 Zefra
  • 1 Zoodiac Tri-Brigade

 

Virtual World

Kinako Mochi Ω (きなこもちΩ) went 7-2 and finished 2nd in “2nd Zekken CS Kawasaki” which had 64 participants.

The usage of PSY-Framegear Gamma has been on the rise as a counter against True King of All Calamities. Meanwhile, Triple Tactics Talent has been deprecated from most Virtual World builds, and among those that still has it are mostly running a single copy. As such, there is no need to play around Triple Tactics Talent by preemptively activating Maxx “C” or Artifact Lancea during the Draw Phase or Standby Phase, and it would be more prudent to play around PSY-Framegear Gamma instead.

 

Eldlich

Popuradon (ポプラどん) went 7-1 and finished 1st in “2nd Hagetaka CS” which had 52 participants.

Zoodiac Eldlich is experiencing a spike this week. This deck takes advantage of Zoodiac to make powerful initial plays, setting up Zoodiac Drident or Number F0: Utopic Draco Future when going first, or using Divine Arsenal AA-ZEUS – Sky Thunder to wipe the board when going second. Zoodiac would typically run out of steam as the game drags on, so Eldlich would step in at this point to provide resources for the follow-up play.

 

Dogmatika Invoked

Kai (かい) went 6-0 (excluding 1 bye) and finished 1st in “7th Onigashima CS 3v3 Team Battle” which had 16 teams (48 participants).

As Infinite Impermanence is ineffective against Virtual World, he cut them from the Main Deck and ran 3 Cosmic Cyclone instead.

When a Virtual World monster activates its ① effect by targeting a face-up Virtual World Spell or Trap card such as Virtual World Gate – Qinglong or Virtual World Gate – Chuche, Cosmic Cyclone could be chained to it to banish it. This would cause that Virtual World monster to be unable to send 1 “Virtual World” card of a different type (Monster, Spell, Trap) from the deck to the graveyard, and thus would not be able to Special Summon itself.

By using Dogmatika Punishment to destroy the targeted Monster and Cosmic Cyclone to banish the targeted Spell/Trap card, together they could effectively disrupt Virtual World from making their plays.

 

Conclusion

At the end of the OCG 2020.10 format, Virtual World takes a dominating lead by taking up 30.9% of the top cuts this week. This is only the second time that a deck that broke the 30% point this year; the first time was Orcust taking up 31.8% of the top cuts back in OCG 2020.01 Week #8.

Infinite Impermanence was once a mainstay among the ‘hand trap’, with many decks running 3 copies in the Main Deck. However it has largely fallen out of favor due to its ineffectiveness against Virtual World.

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6 Responses

  1. lin says:

    Main deck 16 eldlich, 8 zoodiac and 13 cards in extra for zoodiac. All representation goes to eldlich. Ok.

    • lin says:

      But what happens is that people that play pure zoo is changing for zoodiac eldlich not people that play eldlich is changing for that. At least this is happening with many tcg players that i know.

    • Akira says:

      Fair point. There is no consensus among Tournament Organizers as well, some group them under Eldlich, some group them under Zoodiac.

      I went with the grouping under Eldlich because that is what the player that piloted this deck calls it. Takeda Naoki “ガリス”, 5 – 8th at World Championship 2017, named the deck “エルドリッチタッチ十二獣” (Eldlich with a touch of Zoodiac).

  2. Jurek Kulaschewitz says:

    It’s crazy that Virtual World has not hit on the Banlist at all, despite them having the second best week of any deck this year. Instead, they decided to give two hits to Dogma Invoked, which does not seem to be too oppressive. Is Dogma Invoked perceived as an annoying deck that was among the top decks for too long? And do you think that the hit to Nadir is the death for Dogma Shaddoll decks, as starting with Ecclesia alone does not grant you access to Apkallone Turn 1?

  3. real talk, I want to see those Dragonmaid deck profiles. That is not a small percentage for a deck that many consider non-meta.

    • Evan says:

      The 7th Onigashima CS 3v3 Team Battle link has a Dragonmaid deck profile as it was part of the winning team. I transferred it to YGO Pro Deck to make it easier for English speaking players to study, but I’m unsure if I’m allowed to post it here. You should be able to find it under “Karyu’s Dragonmaid Deck” though.

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