OCG 2021.07 Metagame Report #10
Welcome to Week #10 of the OCG 2021.07 format.
This report will cover 63 top-performing decks from 13 tournaments that were held in Japan and mainland China during 4 – 8 September 2021.
- 8 Swordsoul (2 Swordsoul, 2 Destiny-HERO Swordsoul, 2 Destiny HERO Tenyi Swordsoul, 1 Tenyi Swordsoul, 1 True King Swordsoul)
- 6 Phantom Knights (4 Destiny HERO Brave Phantom Knights, 1 Destiny HERO Phantom Knights, 1 Phantom Knights)
- 6 Tri-Brigade (4 Destiny HERO Zoodiac Tri-Brigade, 2 Destiny HERO Tri-Brigade)
- 5 Phoenix Brave
- 5 Shaddoll (3 Grass Destiny HERO Invoked Shaddoll, 1 Grass Destiny HERO Kaiju Invoked Shaddoll, 1 Grass Destiny HERO Brave Shaddoll)
- 5 Virtual World
- 4 Drytron (3 Drytron, 1 Destiny HERO Drytron)
- 3 Destiny HERO Sky Striker
- 3 Prank-Kids (2 Brave Prank-Kids, 1 Destiny HERO Brave Prank-Kids)
- 3 Tri-Brigade Lyrilusc
- 2 Eldlich (1 Destiny HERO Eldlich, 1 Destiny HERO Brave Eldlich)
- 2 Endymion
- 2 @Ignister
- 1 Agent Fairy
- 1 Danger Dark World
- 1 Destiny HERO Invoked
- 1 Destiny HERO 3-Axis Synchro
- 1 Dragonmaid
- 1 Floowandereeze
- 1 Grass DARK Warrior
- 1 Salamangreat
- 1 Sekka Danger Kaiju Luna
Hirohiro (ヒロヒロ) went 6-1-1 (excluding 1 bye) and finished 1 – 2nd in “No-Face CS” which had 49 participants.
He has reduced the Tenyi components to just 2 Tenyi Spirit – Vishuda in the Main Deck. Tenyi Spirit – Vishuda‘s purpose is similar to Trickstar Corobane where they can be Special Summoned from hand while you control no monsters. If the following Mo Ye, the Swordsoul Swordmaster has its effect negated by Effect Veiler or Infinite Impermanence, both of them could then be used to Link Summon Predaplant Verte Anaconda to bring out Destiny HERO – Destroy Phoenix Enforcer.
Ohashi (おーはし) went 5-0-1 (excluding 1 bye) and finished 1st in “Asaka Cup (3v3 Team Battle)” which had 24 teams (72 players).
The Brave package provides Phantom Knights with a negation effect in the form of Wandering Gryphon Rider, providing them protection against Nibiru, the Primal Being. Cherubini, Ebon Angel of the Burning Abyss can be used to send Aquamancer of the Sanctuary from the deck to the graveyard, which could then be banished from the graveyard to add Rite of Aramesia deck to hand.
The standard end board comprise of Destiny HERO – Destroy Phoenix Enforcer, Number F0: Utopic Draco Future and Phantom Knights’ Fog Blade as the main threat to disrupt the opponent. If the opponent has no ‘hand traps’ then Wandering Gryphon Rider would remain on the field too.
Feri (ふぇーり), World Championship 2018 Japan Representative, went 6-0 (excluding 1 bye) and finished 1st in “Asaka Cup (3v3 Team Battle)” which had 24 teams (72 players).
In addition to the Zoodiac package, he has now incorporated Destiny HERO package into his Tri-Brigade as well. Destiny HERO – Destroy Phoenix Enforcer has become so powerful in the current metagame that all 6 Tri-Brigade decks that topped this week are running the Destiny HERO package.
Phoenix Brave is a new deck developed by Kosaka Kouki “魔鏡” (2019 World Champion) and kazuma. The deck combines two of the most powerful Destiny HERO and Brave package to take advantage of Destiny HERO – Destroy Phoenix Enforcer and Wandering Gryphon Rider.
The effects of non-Special Summoned monster cannot be activated on the field during the turn that Rite of Aramesia is played, so Sangan is chosen as a complementary package as its graveyard effect is unaffected. Normal Summoning Sangan and then using it to Link Summon Salamangreat Almiraj would trigger Sangan‘s effect to add Crusadia Arboria from deck to hand. Crusadia Arboria could then be Special Summoned to the zone that Salamangreat Almiraj‘s Link Arrow is pointing to, and then both of them can be used to Link Summon Crystron Halqifibrax. The following is the usual combo of Crystron Halqifibrax going into Mecha Phantom Beast Auroradon and then finally ending with True King of All Calamities.
On Saturday, Bach (バッハ) went 7-1 and finished 2nd in “Gogiga CS 2v2 Team Battle” which had 29 teams (58 participants). On Sunday, he went 6-2 and finished 3 – 4th in “No-Face CS” which had 49 participants.
His build includes additional 3-Axis cards such as the Speedroids and Dinosaurs, allowing him to run Cherubini, Ebon Angel of the Burning Abyss to access Aquamancer of the Sanctuary.
Doryu (どりゅう) went 6-0-2 and finished 1st in “Asaka Cup (2v2 Team Battle) which had 35 teams (70 participants). His teammate Ryuran (りゅーらん) ran the exact same build and went 5-1-2.
He ran 3 King of the Sky Prison in the Main Deck. While King of the Sky Prison is normally associated with Trap-based decks such as Eldlich as its effect can be used to protect Set cards, King of the Sky Prison is mainly used for its ② effect in this deck. The disadvantage of a 60-cards deck is the lowered odds of drawing into specific cards, so he used King of the Sky Prison to fetch for power cards such as That Grass Looks Greener.
Umbreon (ブラッキー) finished 1st in “Gogiga CS 2v2 Team Battle” which had 29 teams (58 participants).
There has been an increase in players running Gameciel, the Sea Turtle Kaiju in the Side Deck. Kaiju are great against Destiny HERO – Destroy Phoenix Enforcer and Wandering Gryphon Rider as it prevents them from looping back.
At the end of the OCG 2021.07 format, the metagame is back in a state of flux. Even before the metagame could stabilize from Burst of Destiny‘s impact, Deck Build Pack: Grand Creators set off another wave. Destiny HERO – Destroy Phoenix Enforcer and Brave are making a big splash in the metagame.
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- 2021-09-08 | 42nd Next Play Cup
- 2021-09-05 | Asaka Cup (3v3 Team Battle)
- 2021-09-05 | No-Face CS
- 2021-09-05 | 50th Taiyo CS (2v2 Team Battle)
- 2021-09-05 | Youyou Cards Ranking Tournament
- 2021-09-05 | Huoguoyang Cards Ranking Tournament
- 2021-09-05 | DDD Different Dimension Cards Ranking Tournament