OCG 2020.10 Metagame Report #4

Welcome to Week #4 of the OCG 2020.10 format.

This report will cover 72 top-performing decks from 13 tournaments that were held in Japan and mainland China during 24 – 27 October 2020.

 

New Product Release

  • V Jump December 2020 promotional card
    • Grozer the Thunderclap Tyrant

 

Metagame Breakdown

  • 13 Eldlich (6 Eldlich, 4 Grass Zombie Eldlich, 2 Demise Eldlich, 1 Zoodiac Dogmatika Eldlich)
  • 11 Dogmatika Invoked
  • 10 Thunder Dragon (8 Chaos Thunder Dragon, 1 Thunder Dragon, 1 Chaos Grinder Thunder Dragon)
  • 5 Prank-Kids
  • 5 Virtual World
  • 4 Code Talker (3 Code Talker, 1 Salamangreat Code Talker)
  • 4 Sky Striker
  • 4 Shaddoll (3 Dogmatika Shaddoll, 1 Grass Dogmatika Magistus Shaddoll)
  • 2 Altergeist
  • 2 Zoodiac
  • 1 Burning Abyss
  • 1 Cyber Dragon
  • 1 Dragonmaid
  • 1 Grinder SPYRAL
  • 1 Magician
  • 1 Orcust
  • 1 Rokket
  • 1 Salamangreat
  • 1 Sekka Danger Kaiju Luna
  • 1 Tri-Brigade Blackwing
  • 1 WATER Synchro
  • 1 Zefra

 

Eldlich

Shinomoto Ryo “しの” went 7-1 and finished 2nd in “Asaka CS (2v2 Team Battle)” which had 76 teams (152 players).

He ran 1 Mechanical Hound in the Side Deck, a monster that makes the opponent unable to activate Spell cards while you have no cards in hand, effectively shutting down Fusion strategies such as Dogmatika Invoked and Shaddoll. This would come as a surprise to unsuspecting opponent especially when Special Summoned by Reasoning.

 

Dogmatika Invoked

Ken “けん” went 6-0-2 and finished 2nd in “Asaka CS (2v2 Team Battle)” which had 76 teams (152 players).

As sending 1 monster with an equal or higher ATK from the Extra Deck to the graveyard is performed during the resolution of Dogmatika Punishment, it is possible to use an ATK boost to cause Dogmatika Punishment to fizzle. A plausible scenario is after Dogmatika Punishment is activated targeting Invoked Mechaba, Aleister the Invoker ① effect could be activated in a chain to increase the ATK/DEF of that Invoked Mechaba which was targeted. If the opponent does not have an monster with ATK 3500 or more in the Extra Deck then Dogmatika Punishment would resolve with no effect during resolution.

However, many Dogmatika Invoked decks are running either 1 Dragon Master Knight or 1 Five-Headed Dragon in the Extra Deck. As mentioned earlier in OCG 2020.07 Metagame Report #10, having Dragon Master Knight or Five-Headed Dragon in the Extra Deck allows Dogmatika Punishment to clear troublesome high ATK monster such as Infinitrack Fortress Megaclops, and also provides a burst of damage when used with Invoked Augoeides.

Among the 11 Dogmatika Invoked decks that topped this week, 7 ran Five-Headed Dragon, 2 ran Dragon Master Knight and 2 ran neither. Dragon Master Knight is LIGHT attribute and could be used with Invocation to Fusion Summon Invoked Mechaba. But due to the popularity of Dogmatika Invoked decks, Five-Headed Dragon is the preferred choice to prevent the opponent from banishing it with their Invocation to Fusion Summon Invoked Mechaba during the mirror match.

 

Thunder Dragon

Yamato (ヤマト) went 7-0 and finished 1 – 2nd in “161st Oretachi Trading Card Club CS” which had 55 participants.

Although Chaos Thunder Dragon is still the most popular Thunder Dragon build, he felt that the Chaos package is too vulnerable to Mistake and Imperial Iron Wall, two commonly played tech cards in the current metagame.

His build is quite tuned against Eldlich, having 2 Lightning Storm and 1 Harpie’s Feather Duster in the Main Deck for Spell/Trap destruction, and 2 Called by the Grave and 3 Paleozoic Dinomischus in the Main Deck to banish Eldlich the Golden Lord.

 

Conclusion

Eldlich, Dogmatika Invoked and Thunder Dragon are top three decks for the week while Zoodiac has fallen off drastically.

Imperial Iron Wall is seeing quite some play in the Main Deck as it could disrupt Eldlich, Dogmatika Invoked and Chaos Thunder Dragon. To prevent being lock out by Imperial Iron Wall, Mystical Space Typhoon or Twin Twisters are ran in the Side Deck over Cosmic Cyclone.

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2 Responses

  1. Dragon says:

    thanks for the report!
    do you know where i can find the lists from the taiwan 3v3 tournament?

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