OCG 2020.10 Metagame Report #3
Welcome to Week #3 of the OCG 2020.10 format.
This report will cover 58 top-performing decks from 12 tournaments that were held in Japan and mainland China during 17 – 20 October 2020.
There was a “Asaka ★ Goyusai (5v5 Team Battle)” team tournament which had 45 teams (225 participants) that was held this week. The tournament ended prematurely with a split at Top 4 due to the venue closing, and as such would not be included in this week’s tabulation.
- 10 Eldlich (8 Eldlich, 2 Dogmatika Eldlich)
- 8 Dogmatika Invoked
- 5 Zoodiac
- 4 Chaos Thunder Dragon
- 4 Shaddoll (3 Dogmatika Shaddoll, 1 Dogmatika HERO Shaddoll)
- 4 Virtual World
- 3 Altergeist
- 3 Sky Striker
- 2 Mekk-Knight (1 Invoked Mekk-Knight, 1 Sky Striker Mekk-Knight)
- 2 Orcust
- 2 Prank-Kids
- 1 Celtic Guardian
- 1 Chaos Dragon
- 1 Code Talker
- 1 Cyber Dragon
- 1 Danger Dark World Tempest Magician FTK
- 1 HERO
- 1 Phantom Knights
- 1 Sekka Danger Kaiju Luna
- 1 True Draco
- 1 Zefra
- 1 Zefra Mythical Beast Endymion
Shinomoto Ryo “しの” went 6-1 and finished 1st in “Adachi CS in Saitama Kamifukuoka” (3v3 Team) which had 40 teams (120 participants). His teammate, Kosaka Kouki “魔鏡” (2019 World Champion), was also running the same build that they developed together in this tournament.
Against Dinowrestler Pankratops, Solemn Strike has a slight edge over Solemn Judgment. Solemn Judgment could only negate the Summon of a monster, so it has to negate the moment Dinowrestler Pankratops is Special Summoned. That allows the opponent to Special Summon a second copy of Dinowrestler Pankratops from hand, or Special Summon Dinowrestler Pankratops from the graveyard using Monster Reborn. Solemn Strike on the other hand could negate Dinowrestler Pankratops ② effect, and the opponent would not be able to use the effect again for the rest of the turn.
Even without running the rest of the Dogmatika package, Dogmatika Punishment is still a powerful card for being able to 1-for-2 by sending Elder Entity N’tss. Dogmatika Punishment could also be used by sending PSY-Framelord Omega. PSY-Framelord Omega ③ effect could then shuffle itself and Dogmatika Punishment back into the deck. This soft-loop might become relevant when the deck has been thinned by Reasoning and the Eldlixir and Golden Land Spell/Trap cards, and is running low on removals.
This is a rather unorthodox Eldlich build that is heavily teched against the Kanto metagame. As this deck overall relies on an element of surprise, its efficacy might have decreased now that the deck list is revealed.
Aoi Ui (あおい うい) and Matcha (抹茶) ran the same deck build and finished 2nd in “Adachi CS in Saitama Kamifukuoka” (3v3 Team) which had 40 teams (120 participants). They went 5-1-2 and 6-2 respectively.
They ran 2 Royal Decree in the Side Deck against Eldlich, a deck that has almost half of it filled with Trap cards. Eldlich could remove Royal Decree using Eldlich the Golden Lord or Dinowrestler Pankratops, so Invoked Mechaba or Called by the Grave would be needed to protect Royal Decree.
Yoda (ヨーダ) went 5-1 and finished 3 – 4th in “Tetsu-Kai ~Ryusei no Arashi~” which had 49 participants.
Most decks have dropped Retaliating “C” from the Side Deck due to its rather niche application. But as Shaddoll is one of Zoodiac’s weakest match-up, having Retaliating “C” is still a necessity to improve the odds.
Eldlich takes big leap this week to the top, with Dogmatika Invoked, Zoodiac, Chaos Thunder Dragon, Shaddoll and Virtual World following behind.
The current format does not consist of a strict dominant strategy. Even Zoodiac with a strong start, is having difficulty staying on top once everyone started teching against them.
The “2020 Taiwan 3-on-3 Team Tournament” will be held this coming weekend. It will be the largest official tournament held in the OCG 2020.10 format with currently 333 teams (999 participants) registered.
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- 2020-10-20 | 160th Oretachi Trading Card Club CS
- 2020-10-18 | Hokuriku CS
- 2020-10-18 | 6th Taiyo CS (2v2 Team Battle)
- 2020-10-18 | Adachi CS in Saitama Kamifukuoka (1st: A, B, C | 2nd: A, B, C | 3rd: A, B, C | 4th: A, B, C)
- 2020-10-18 | 3rd Tsu Cup in CB Tsu Stop (1st | 2nd | 3rd | 4th)
- 2020-10-18 | Tetsu-Kai ~Ryusei no Arashi~
- 2020-10-18 | Jiaxin CS Weida Hanghao Ranking Tournament