OCG 2021.01 Metagame Report #5, #6

Welcome to Week #5, #6 of the OCG 2021.01 format.

This report will tabulate 54 top-performing decks from 10 tournaments that were held in Japan and China Mainland during 30 January – 7 February 2021.


Metagame Breakdown

  • 6 Zoodiac
  • 5 Prank-Kids
  • 4 Dragonmaid
  • 4 Drytron
  • 4 Eldlich (3 Grass Zombie Eldlich, 1 Zombie Eldlich)
  • 3 Salamangreat
  • 3 Thunder Dragon
  • 3 Tri-Brigade (1 Ancient Warriors Tri-Brigade, 1 Lyrilusc Ancient Warriors Tri-Brigade, 1 Zoodiac Tri-Brigade)
  • 3 Zefra
  • 2 Cyber Dragon
  • 2 Endymion
  • 2 Orcust
  • 2 Shaddoll (1 Dogmatika Invoked Shaddoll, 1 Dogmatika Magistus Shaddoll)
  • 2 Sky Striker
  • 2 Virtual World
  • 1 Adamancipator
  • 1 Amazement Dogmatika Invoked
  • 1 Dragon Link
  • 1 Madolche
  • 1 Phantom Knights
  • 1 Sekka Danger Kaiju Luna
  • 1 SPYRAL



hagetaka went 5-3 and finished 5 – 8th in “55th Garosu CS with Osaka Yugi” (2v2 Team) which had 33 teams (66 participants).

He ran 2 Mistake and 2 Anti-Spell Fragrance in the Main Deck. Other than being a strong tech against Drytron, these two cards are also relevant against Pendulum decks such as Endymion and Zefra.



Paper Plane (紙ヒこーき) went 5-3 and finished 3rd in “55th Garosu CS with Osaka Yugi” (2v2 Team) which had 33 teams (66 participants).

All 5 Prank-Kids builds ran 2 or 3 Triple Tactics Talent in the Main Deck combined with 1 Divine Arsenal AA-ZEUS – Sky Thunder in the Extra Deck. In the Zoodiac match-up, the opponent’s Zoodiac Drident would destroy your Normal Summoned Prank-Kids monster to deny the Link-1 play. Triple Tactics Talent could then be played to take control of Zoodiac Drident, attack with it before using it to Xyz Summon Divine Arsenal AA-ZEUS – Sky Thunder.



Yamato (ヤマト) went 6-1 and finished 1 – 2nd in “Asaka CS (OCS★WinterCupChallenge2021)” which had 51 participants.

A recent adjustment that Dragonmaid builds made is cutting out 3 Paleozoic Dinomischus from the Main Deck for more ‘hand traps’ such as Skull Meister and D.D. Crow. These two ‘hand traps’ in particular are effective against Drytron and Virtual World by disrupting their graveyard plays. Ally of Justice Cycle Reader in the Side Deck are additional tech against Drytron.



Tazoo (たづー) went 6-1 and finished 1 – 2nd in “Asaka CS (OCS★WinterCupChallenge2021)” which had 51 participants.

As many players are running Droll & Lock Bird against Drytron, he cut Cyber Emergency from his build, and chose to run more Drytron Effect Monsters instead.

Running 1 Drytron Meteonis Draconids in the Main Deck is an innovation popularized by Shino (しの). When Cyber Angel Benten effect is denied by the opponent’s Skull Meister, D.D. Crow, Ally of Justice Cycle Reader or Droll & Lock Bird, that would cut off access to the Fairy monsters. In this case, having Drytron Meteonis Draconids opens up an alternative play since it is still accessible by the Drytron cards. Shino (しの) mentioned this as an advantage in his YouTube video: 【遊戯王】デッキレシピ完全解説‼︎ メテオニスDRA採用型【竜輝巧】‼︎



Kabao (カバオ) went 5-1-1 and finished 3rd in “17th Taiyo CS” which had 34 participants.

All 4 Eldlich builds are Zombie variant, with 3 of them opting for That Grass Looks Greener. As Meteonis Drytron requires Machine monsters as Tribute for the Ritual Summon, Zombie World would turn all monsters on the field into Zombie monsters, causing Drytron to be unable to Tribute monsters on the field as Ritual Material.

When Zombie World is paired with Rivalry of Warlords, that would lock out many non-Zombie decks. Zoodiac would be unable to Xyz Summon their Beast-Warriors Xyz Monsters, and Virtual World would be unable to Special Summon their Psychic or Wyrm monsters from hand.



The current metagame remains relatively diverse. Zoodiac, Prank-Kids, Dragonmaid, Drytron and Eldlich are just barely ahead of the rest.

Drytron was unable to maintain its leading position while players are heavily teching against them. Droll & Lock Bird, Skull Meister, D.D. Crow, Ally of Justice Cycle Reader could be seen in many Main Deck and Side Deck.

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7 Responses

  1. Isaac Ladrón de Guevara Morales says:

    what happened to Virtual Wordl?

  2. Hans says:

    Why people dropped Virtual World?

  3. Rick says:

    Thank you!!!!!

  4. BK says:

    I see a lot of 2v2 events in OCG. How exactly do those work? Like what happens if one player on a team wins and the other loses?

  5. Alex says:

    Please show up the Cyber Dragon Deck. ☺️☺️☺️☺️

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