OCG 2021.01 Metagame Report #0

Welcome to Week #0 of the OCG 2021.01 format.

This report will cover 135 top-performing decks from 25 tournaments that were held in Japan and mainland China during 15 – 30 December 2020, played under the new OCG 2021.01 Limit Regulation.

 

New Product Release

  • Prismatic God Box
  • V Jump February 2021 promotional card
    • Proxy Horse
  • Premium Pack 2021

 

Metagame Breakdown

  • 25 Virtual World
  • 17 Eldlich (7 Zoodiac Eldlich, 4 Eldlich, 2 Dogmatika Eldlich, 1 Artifact Eldlich, 1 Evil★Twin Eldlich, 1 Invoked Eldlich, 1 Zombie Eldlich)
  • 14 Dragonmaid
  • 11 Phantom Knights
  • 9 Code Talker
  • 8 Salamangreat
  • 7 Adamancipator
  • 5 Zoodiac
  • 4 Chaos Thunder Dragon
  • 4 Mythical Beast Endymion
  • 4 Prank-Kids
  • 4 Zefra
  • 3 Dragon Link
  • 3 Drytron
  • 3 Tri-Brigade (2 Lyrilusc Tri-Brigade, 1 Lyrilusc Ancient Warriors Tri-Brigade)
  • 2 Magician
  • 2 Sky Striker
  • 1 Altergeist
  • 1 Burning Abyss
  • 1 Chaos Dragon
  • 1 Cyber Dragon
  • 1 Danger Dark World Tempest Magician FTK
  • 1 Dinosaur
  • 1 Dogmatika Invoked
  • 1 Dogmatika Invoked Shaddoll
  • 1 Lunalight
  • 1 Subterror

 

Virtual World

Virtual World was untouched by the new Limit Regulation, and as expected they performed exceedingly well in the previous week. The deck build remains the same as before, making Virtual World an easy choice to pick up for tournaments as their strategies have been figured out and optimized. The following week saw Virtual World have less of a dominance as more players are now teching against them, but they still managed to remain among the top alongside Eldlich.

Kinnikuso (きんにくそ) went 8-1 and finished 1st in “48th Garosu CS with Osaka Yugi” which had 56 participants.

 

Eldlich

Eldlich had Cursed Eldland semi-limited, but in return both Dinowrestler Pankratops and Red Reboot became limited. Overall Eldlich came out ahead in this exchange and it reflects in their early performance.

Zoodiac Eldlich inched ahead as the better performing build. Having access to Zoodiac Drident greatly improves their opening setup against Virtual World.

Rindou (リンドウ) went 7-2 and finished 2nd in “14th Tetsu Champion Ship ~Duel in the STARLIGHT/LOSTSPACE~” which had 95 participants.

 

Dragonmaid

The rise of Dragonmaid was due to their good match-up against Virtual World. Hieratic Seal of the Heavenly Spheres and Dragonmaid Tidying are able to return a card to hand, making them an excellent disruption against Virtual World by chaining to their targets and deny the Special Summon.

PSY-Framegear Gamma is one of the best ‘hand trap’ against Virtual World and is also relatively more flexible in Dragonmaid. Dragonmaid Tidying and Dragonmaid Downtime could be used to return their own Dragonmaid monster to hand to empty their field of monsters and in turn enabling PSY-Framegear Gamma to be activated.

Mochizuki (望月) went 5-2 and finished 3 – 4th in “169th Oretachi Trading Card Club CS” which had 64 participants.

 

Conclusion

Largely unaffected by the OCG 2021.01 Limit Regulation, Virtual World and Eldlich remains at the top.

Dogmatika Invoked took another hit, causing many players to switch over to Dragonmaid. While Dragonmaid has a good match-up against Virtual World, its match-ups against other decks are rather average. Dragonmaid has the bulk of their top-placings from the previous week when there were more players running Virtual World. But when the deck choices are much more diversified on this week, they managed to only get 4 top-placings.

Phantom Knights might be something to look out for. They have a rather consistent performance of 5 top-placings on the previous week and 6 top-placings this week.

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3 Responses

  1. Rep says:

    What’s the rock list? Glad to see it still doing things

  2. Radku says:

    Is there a way for us to get the deck list of some of the lower decks, cuz I really want the phantom Knight and zephra decks

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