OCG 2022.04 Metagame Report #1, #2, #3
Welcome to Week #1, #2, #3 of the OCG 2022.04 format.
This report will cover 122 top-performing decks from 28 tournaments that were held in Japan, mainland China and Vietnam during 2 – 20 April 2022.
- 17 Branded Despia (6 Branded Despia, 6 Dinomorphia Branded Despia, 4 Adventurer Branded Despia, 1 Destiny HERO Branded Despia)
- 14 Floowandereeze
- 13 Tenyi (7 Rose Dragon Adventurer Tenyi, 4 P.U.N.K. Adventurer Tenyi, 1 Adventurer Tenyi, 1 P.U.N.K. Tenyi)
- 11 Drytron
- 6 Mysterune (3 Mysterune, 2 Invoked Mysterune, 1 P.U.N.K. Mysterune)
- 6 Tri-Brigade Lyrilusc
- 4 Adventurer Virtual World
- 4 Branded Eldlich
- 4 Tenyi Swordsoul
- 4 Therion (3 P.U.N.K. Therion, 1 Destiny HERO Branded Therion)
- 3 Adamancipator (2 Grass P.U.N.K. Adamancipator, 1 Brilliant Adamancipator)
- 3 Marincess
- 3 Salamangreat
- 3 Shaddoll (2 Grass Invoked Shaddoll, 1 Invoked Shaddoll)
- 3 Sky Striker (2 Therion Sky Striker, 1 Sky Striker)
- 3 Tri-Brigade (1 Tri-Brigade, 1 Adventurer Tri-Brigade, 1 Grass Tri-Brigade)
- 2 Evil★Twin
- 2 Labrynth
- 2 Madolche
- 2 P.U.N.K. Phantom Knights
- 2 Umi
- 1 Altergeist
- 1 Adventurer 3-Axis Synchro
- 1 Branded Dinomorphia
- 1 Branded Dragonmaid
- 1 HERO
- 1 Magician
- 1 Numeron
- 1 Orcust
- 1 True King Dinosaur
- 1 Zefra
- 1 @Ignister
Gomiga (ゴミガ) went 7-1 and finished 2nd in “71st Garosu CS with Osaka Yugi” (2v2 Team) which had 26 teams (52 participants).
Dinomorphia Branded Despia is a new Despia build that is trending recently. The deck runs a small Dinomorphia package consisting of 3 Dinomorphia Therizia, 3 Dinomorphia Frenzy in the Main Deck, and 2 Dinomorphia Stealthbergia, 1 Dinomorphia Kentregina and 1 Dinomorphia Rexterm in the Extra Deck.
Dinomorphia Frenzy is used to Fusion Summon Dinomorphia Kentregina, which would banish Dinomorphia Frenzy from the graveyard and copy the effect to Fusion Summon Dinomorphia Rexterm. Dinomorphia Rexterm ① effect makes the opponent unable to activate effects of monsters they control with ATK more than or equal to your LP.
As Dinomorphia Therizia effect is able to set Dinomorphia Frenzy from deck, all 6 Dinomorphia cards in the Main Deck are starter cards. Branded Despia has 8 starter cards consisting of 3 Aluber the Jester of Despia, 3 Branded Fusion, 2 Branded Opening. Counting in 2 Pot of Prosperity brings the total amount of starters to 16, allowing the deck to consistently make opening plays.
Uron (うろん) went 6-1-1 (excluding 1 bye) and finished 2nd in “1st Lotus Cup” which had 64 participants.
He ran 3 Twin Twisters in the Side Deck. Some Branded decks are running Necroworld Banshee and Zombie World in the Side Deck as a tech against Floowandereeze. Since the opponent is likely to activate Necroworld Banshee effect in a chain against a Floowandereeze monster effect, rendering Twin Twisters a better pick over Lightning Storm in this situation.
Dinomorphia Frenzy and Floowandereeze and the Dreaming Town can only be activated during the Main Phase, Twin Twisters as a Quick-Play Spell could pre-emptively destroy them during the Draw Phase or Standby Phase.
Yoshida (よしだ) went 6-0-1 and finished 1st in “101st Taiyo CS (2v2 Team Tournament)” which had 16 teams (32 participants).
P.U.N.K. Adventurer Tenyi is a new Adventurer Tenyi build that is trending recently. The deck runs a small P.U.N.K. package consisting of 3 Noh-P.U.N.K. Foxy Tune, 1 Noh-P.U.N.K. Ogre Dance, 1 Noh-P.U.N.K. Deer Note, 2 Noh-P.U.N.K. Ze Amin and 2 Emergency Teleport in the Main Deck, while also increasing Mecha Phantom Beast O-Lion to 3 and Jet Synchron to 2.
P.U.N.K. package enables the deck to open with Cherubini, Ebon Angel of the Burning Abyss to send Water Enchantress of the Temple to the graveyard, setting up the usual Adventurer board with Wandering Gryphon Rider, before going into the standard Crystron Halqifibrax into Mecha Phantom Beast Auroradon combo.
Unagin (ウナギン) went 6-2 and finished 4th in “1st Lotus Cup” which had 64 participants.
Drytron would still prefer to run Forbidden Droplet as they could still use their Drytron effects from the graveyard after sending them for the activation cost, while still allowing them to do damage and potentially going for an OTK. However, Dark Ruler No More would suffice for most decks against the current metagame. For decks that could not afford Forbidden Droplet‘s activation cost, or would not be able to dish out lethal damage within a turn, would prefer to run Dark Ruler No More instead.
The format remains largely the same, with Branded Despia, Floowandereeze, Tenyi and Drytron staying at the top spots.
Signs of the weakened Adventurer package are finally showing as more deck builds are dropping them. Among Branded Despia decks, several players are switching over to a mono Branded Despia build with more Branded cards, or to the Dinomorphia build.
The new booster set Power of the Elements released this weekend is expected to bring a new breath into the metagame.
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- 2022-04-20 | 81st Next Play Cup
- 2022-04-17 | 101st Taiyo CS (2v2 Team Tournament)
- 2022-04-17 | 4/17 Tsukuyo CS 2v2 Team Tournament
- 2022-04-17 | Battle City Vietnam 2022 HDA
- 2022-04-16 | 100th Taiyo CS
- 2022-04-16 | Purgatrio Cup (1st:A, B, C | 2nd: A, B, C)
- 2022-04-16 | Cards Forest April Monthly Tournament
- 2022-04-16 | Xingjiyuan Ranking Tournament
- 2022-04-13 | 80th Next Play Cup
- 2022-04-10 | 79th Next Play Cup
- 2022-04-10 | Qidian Cards Ranking Tournament
- 2022-04-10 | Battle City Vietnam 2022 Thu Duc
- 2022-04-09 | 8th Fukui CS
- 2022-04-09 | 71st Garosu CS with Osaka Yugi (1st: A, B | 2nd: A , B | 3rd: A , B)
- 2022-04-09 | 99th Taiyo CS (2v2 Team Tournament)
- 2022-04-06 | 78th Next Play Cup
- 2022-04-05 | Qidian Cards Ranking Tournament
- 2022-04-04 | Youyou Cards Ranking Tournament
- 2022-04-03 | 3rd Shuto CS (Team Tournament)
- 2022-04-03 | 47th Yu-Gi-Oh! Shin-Kurashiki CS (3v3 Team Tournament) (1st: A, B, C | 2nd: A, B, C)
- 2022-04-03 | Asaka Cup (3v3 Team Tournament)
- 2022-04-03 | 1st Lotus Cup
- 2022-04-03 | 98th Taiyo CS (2v2 Team Tournament)
- 2022-04-03 | Longzhixingchen Ranking Tournament
- 2022-04-03 | Zengcheng Monthly Tournament
- 2022-04-02 | Asaka Cup (2v2 Team Tournament)
- 2022-04-02 | 97th Taiyo CS
- 2022-04-02 | Mirin CS 2v2 Team Tournament