OCG 2021.10 Metagame Report #8

Welcome to Week #8 of the OCG 2021.10 format.

This report will cover 64 top-performing decks from 11 tournaments that were held in Japan, mainland China and Taiwan during 20 – 24 November 2021.

 

New Product Release

  • Duelist Pack: Duelists of the Abyss
  • V Jump January 2022 promotional card
    • Yorishiro of the Aqua

 

Metagame Breakdown

  • 18 Phantom Knights (16 Destiny HERO Adventurer Phantom Knights, 2 Danger Phantom Knights)
  • 8 Floowandereeze
  • 7 Adventurer Tenyi (6 Adventurer Swordsoul Yang Zing Tenyi, 1 Adventurer Rose Dragon Swordsoul Yang Zing Tenyi)
  • 6 Drytron
  • 5 Eldlich (3 Eldlich, 1 Destiny HERO Adventurer Eldlich, 1 Grass Destiny HERO Adventurer Zombie Eldlich)
  • 3 Invoked (2 Destiny HERO Invoked, 1 Neos Invoked)
  • 3 Adventurer Prank-Kids
  • 3 SPYRAL
  • 1 Endymion
  • 1 Grass P.U.N.K. Adamancipator
  • 1 Grass Zombie
  • 1 Phoenix Adventurer
  • 1 P.U.N.K. Scrap Mecha Phantom Beast
  • 1 Sekka Danger Kaiju Luna
  • 1 Sky Striker
  • 1 Tenyi Swordsoul
  • 1 Tri-Brigade
  • 1 Zefra
  • 1 @Ignister

 

Phantom Knights

Destiny HERO Adventurer Phantom Knights build have been completely optimized and is largely uniform with each other, the biggest difference being the inclusion of Artifact Scythe. Among the Destiny HERO Adventurer Phantom Knights builds this week, roughly half ran Artifact Scythe in the Main Deck, a quarter ran Artifact Scythe in the Side Deck, while the other quarter chose not to run Artifact Scythe.

The Side Deck is also largely settled, Nibiru, the Primal Being, Artifact Lancea, Twin Twisters, Infinite Impermanence, Anti-Spell Fragrance, Imperial Order and Red Reboot are the commonly played choices, with minor variations according to the player’s metagame preference.

Benson Lu “邦邦@DS” went 10-0-1 and finished 1st in “CCT Nanning 2021” which had 184 participants.

Huang Shin En “再生哥” (2013 World Champion) went 6-1 and finished 1st in “Card-Ple 25th Anniversary Special Illust Ver. Dark Magician Tournament” which had 42 participants.

 

Floowandereeze

Perullish (ペルセ) went 7-1 and finished 1st in “57th Next Play Cup” which had 32 participants.

Some Floowandereeze builds recently have dropped Mist Valley Apex Avian, and instead chose to run 2 Raiza the Mega Monarch in the Main Deck. Against Destiny HERO – Destroyer Phoenix Enforcer, Raiza the Mega Monarch might be used to return Destiny HERO – Destroyer Phoenix Enforcer from the graveyard to deck and thus preventing it from Special Summoning itself during the next Standby Phase. However, this would mean that Raiza the Mega Monarch is not used to return another high level monsters, causing Floowandereeze to potentially run out high level monsters in the late game. Running 2 Raiza the Mega Monarch allows them to loop each other back to the deck, giving Floowandereeze a continuous threat to Tribute Summon every turn. Raiza the Mega Monarch can also be Tribute Summoned by Tributing 1 Tribute Summoned monster, enabling a double Raiza the Mega Monarch play on the same turn to clear the opponent’s board.

 

Adventurer Tenyi

Fenghuanggang (凤凰岗) went 8-1-2 and finished 2nd in “CCT Nanning 2021” which had 184 participants.

Adventurer Swordsoul Yang Zing Tenyi is a combo deck that uses Crystron Halqifibrax into Mecha Phantom Beast Auroradon and takes advantage of the synergy between the three different Wyrm themes to bring out powerful Synchro Monsters.

Denglong, First of the Yang Zing can be used to send Tenyi Spirit – Ashuna, turning it to Level 7 so it could be used with a “Mecha Phantom Beast Token” to Synchro Summon Baronne de Fleur. The activation of a Tenyi monster’s graveyard effect requires a face-up non-Effect Monster on the field, which can be easily fulfilled with any Token monsters such as “Adventurer Token”, “Mecha Phantom Beast Token” and “Swordsoul Token”. Although using Tenyi Spirit – Ashuna graveyard effect would lock in to only Special Summoning Wyrm monsters for the rest of the turn, this is not much of an issue as Swordsoul and Yang Zing Synchro Monsters are all Wyrm.

Swordsoul Grandmaster – Chixiao ① effect is used to add Swordsoul Emergence from deck to hand which in turn can be used to add Swordsoul Strategist Longyuan as an extender, or to add Archnemeses Protos. Archnemeses Protos and Chaofeng, Phantom of the Yang Zing are able to lock the opponent out of DARK or LIGHT monsters, a devastating play against Phantom Knights, Drytron and Swordsoul in the current metagame.

Compared with other combo decks, Adventurer Tenyi is also more resilient against against Dark Ruler No More and Forbidden Droplet as Nine Pillars of Yang Zing could be used to negate them. Even if the opponent sends a Trap Card for Forbidden Droplet to block Nine Pillars of Yang Zing from being chained, Nine Pillars of Yang Zing could still be used later in the turn to negate board wipe effects such as Divine Arsenal AA-ZEUS – Sky Thunder.

 

Conclusion

Phantom Knights solidifies its position as the best deck in OCG 2021.10 format, successfully winning a major tournament, and continue to have a comfortable lead this week.

Huang Shin En (2013 World Champion) together with Hiyama Shunsuke (2015, 2016 World Champion) and Kosaka Kouki (2019 World Champion) are all playing Destiny HERO Adventurer Phantom Knights, making it the deck of choice for 3 World Champions.

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