OCG 2021.07 Metagame Report #5
Welcome to Week #5 of the OCG 2021.07 format.
This report will cover 64 top-performing decks from 13 tournaments that were held in Japan, mainland China and Hong Kong during 31 July – 4 August 2021.
- 11 Swordsoul (8 Swordsoul, 1 Destiny HERO Swordsoul, 1 Tenyi Swordsoul, 1 Destiny HERO Tenyi Swordsoul)
- 8 Drytron
- 6 Virtual World
- 5 Eldlich (3 Eldlich, 1 Grass Eldlich, 1 Zombie Eldlich)
- 5 HERO
- 4 Zefra
- 3 Destiny HERO Orcust
- 3 Prank-Kids
- 2 Salamangreat
- 2 SPYRAL
- 2 Tri-Brigade
- 2 @Ignister
- 1 Destiny HERO Dinosaur
- 1 Destiny HERO Sky Striker
- 1 Dogmatika Floowandereeze
- 1 Dogmatika Invoked
- 1 Dragonmaid
- 1 Endymion
- 1 Grass Danger Phantom Knights Burning Abyss
- 1 Phantom Knights
- 1 Swordsoul Yang Zing Tenyi
- 1 Tri-Brigade Lyrilusc
- 1 Zoodiac
Zhongshan-Haozi (中山-豪子) went 7-1-1 and finished 1st in “Zhongzhu League & DM Store Opening Tournament” which had 63 participants.
In his Swordsoul build, he ran a small Destiny HERO package consisting of 1 Destiny HERO – Dasher, 1 Destiny HERO – Celestial, 3 Fusion Destiny in the Main Deck and 1 Destiny HERO – Destroy Phoenix Enforcer and 1 Predaplant Verte Anaconda in the Extra Deck. Fusion Destiny does not have a condition that restricts Special Summon for the turn, but an effect that is applied only after the card resolves. This allows the player to perform all their Special Summons first, then activate Fusion Destiny at the end to Fusion Summon Destiny HERO – Destroy Phoenix Enforcer.
Destiny HERO – Destroy Phoenix Enforcer and Ecclesia, the Virtuous in White also has good synergy. Destiny HERO – Destroy Phoenix Enforcer ② effect can be used to destroy itself and another card on the field, sending itself to the graveyard. During the End Phase, because a Fusion Monster was sent to the graveyard, Ecclesia, the Virtuous in White ③ effect can be activated to add itself from the graveyard to hand. Since Destiny HERO – Destroy Phoenix Enforcer could Special Summon itself from the graveyard during the next Standby Phase, this allows Ecclesia, the Virtuous in White effect to be used repeatedly on every of your own turn, ensuring a constant stream of Swordsoul monster.
Taki (たき) went 5-1 and finished 1st in “2nd DCS 2v2 Team Battle” which had 30 teams (60 participants).
He ran 1 Artifact Scythe in the Main Deck which can be fetched by Cyber Angel Benten. After setting Artifact Scythe on the field, Crystron Halqifibrax ② effect can be activated during opponent’s Main Phase to Special Summon T.G. Wonder Magician. T.G. Wonder Magician effect would destroy Artifact Scythe, triggering its effect that Special Summons it and then restricts the opponent from Special Summoning monsters from the Extra Deck for the rest of this turn. T.G. Wonder Magician and Artifact Scythe can then be used to Accel Synchro Summon Baroness de Fleur.
In addition to Beatrice, Lady of the Eternal in the Extra Deck, he also ran Shooting Riser Dragon in the Side Deck for sending Token Collector from deck to the graveyard when going against Swordsoul.
Sirokkokun (シロッコくん) went 6-2 and finished 1st in “Yu-Gi-Oh! Adachi CS in Aichi Prefecture BookOff Seiyu Okazaki Store” (3v3 Team) which had 40 teams (120 participants).
He ran 1 Beatrice, Lady of the Eternal in the Side Deck for sending Token Collector from deck to the graveyard when going against Swordsoul. Other possible tech options to go along with Beatrice, Lady of the Eternal are Mischief of the Gnomes against Virtual World, Necroworld Banshee and Zombie World against Floowandereeze.
Swordsoul held onto its first position for a consecutive third week, while Virtual World was overtaken by Drytron this week.
Destiny HERO – Destroy Phoenix Enforcer continues to make its impact on the metagame. HERO has been propelled up to the fourth position tying with Eldlich, while Destiny HERO Orcust has been putting up a decent performance.
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- 2021-08-03 | 193rd Oretachi Trading Card Club CS
- 2021-08-01 | Droplet CS
- 2021-08-01 | 2nd DCS 2v2 Team Battle (1st: A, B | 2nd: A, B)
- 2021-08-01 | Yu-Gi-Oh! Adachi CS in Aichi Prefecture BookOff Seiyu Okazaki Store (1st: A, B, C | 2nd: A, B, C | 3rd: A, B, C | 4th: A, B, C)
- 2021-08-01 | Youyou Cards Ranking Tournament
- 2021-08-01 | Zhongzhu League & DM Store Opening Tournament
- 2021-08-01 | 1st Yu-Gi-Oh! Top Player’s Cup
- 2021-07-31 | Watachi CS in Ganryu Iruma
- 2021-07-31 | Asaka Cup (2v2 Team Battle)
- 2021-07-31 | Huoguoyang Cards Ranking Tournament
- 2021-07-31 | Dongguan Yu-Gi-Oh! Annual Tournament 2021 Warmup Tournament
- 2021-07-31 | 2nd Dark Law Tournament