OCG 2022.04 Metagame Report #5

Welcome to Week #5 of the OCG 2022.04 format.

This report will cover 219 top-performing decks from 46 tournaments that were held in Japan, mainland China and Vietnam during 29 April – 4 May 2022.

 

Metagame Breakdown

  • 114 Splight (108 Splight, 3 Adventurer Splight, 2 Evil★Twin Splight, 1 Grass Splight)
  • 19 Tearalaments (13 Branded Tearalaments, 4 Tearalaments, 1 Fossil Branded Tearalaments, 1 Grass Branded Tearalaments)
  • 9 Exosister (8 Exosister, 1 Dinomorphia Exosister)
  • 8 Branded Despia (6 Tearalaments Branded Despia, 1 Adventurer Branded Despia, 1 Grass Tearalaments Branded Despia)
  • 8 Eldlich (6 Eldlich, 1 Adventurer Eldlich, 1 Grass Eldlich)
  • 7 Floowandereeze
  • 5 Splight Tri-Brigade
  • 4 Drytron
  • 4 Mysterune (2 Mysterune, 1 Invoked Mysterune, 1 Splight Mysterune)
  • 3 Luna
  • 2 Magician
  • 2 Mathmech
  • 2 Marincess
  • 2 Salamangreat (1 Salamangreat, 1 Mathmech Salamangreat)
  • 2 Sky Striker (1 Therion Sky Striker, 1 Sky Striker)
  • 2 Splight Evil★Twin
  • 2 Swordsoul (1 Adventurer Swordsoul, 1 Mathmech Tenyi Swordsoul)
  • 1 Adventurer 3-Axis Synchro
  • 1 Adventurer Dragon Link
  • 1 Adventurer Virtual World
  • 1 Dinomorphia
  • 1 Dinosaur
  • 1 Dogmatika Generaider
  • 1 Endymion
  • 1 Grass Danger Phantom Knights Burning Abyss
  • 1 Grass P.U.N.K. Adamancipator
  • 1 Grass P.U.N.K. Chaos Thunder Dragon
  • 1 Grass Tearalaments Branded Despia Shaddoll
  • 1 HERO
  • 1 Mathmech @Ignister
  • 1 Megalith
  • 1 P.U.N.K.
  • 1 P.U.N.K. Adventurer Tenyi
  • 1 Rikka
  • 1 Splight Agent
  • 1 Splight Melffy
  • 1 Tearalaments Orcust
  • 1 Therion ABC
  • 1 Tri-Brigade Lyrilusc
  • 1 Umi
  • 1 Zefra

 

Splight

Nautilus (のーちらす) went 5-1-2 and finished 3 – 4th in “19th Hagetaka CS” (3v3 Team) which had 46 teams (138 participants).

As Splight is the deck to beat in the current format, more Splight decks are now tuning for the mirror match. One of the Side Deck strategy is using Deck Devastation Virus and running Codebreaker Virus Swordsman in the Extra Deck as the activation cost. As the bulk of the monsters in Splight deck are below 1500 ATK, Deck Devastation Virus could effectively wipe out the opponent’s hand. It allows for playing through the opponent’s Maxx “C” and then destroying their card advantage during their Draw Phase. However, there is always a chance that the opponent could still draw into Red Reboot to negate Deck Devastation Virus.


 

Wataru (ワタル) went 7-1 and finished 1st in “19th Hagetaka CS” (3v3 Team) which had 46 teams (138 participants).

Running 3 Dark Beckoning Beast and 1 Opening of the Spirit Gates in the Main Deck has been trending as an alternative to Deep Sea Diva. When Dark Beckoning Beast is Normal Summoned, its ① effect would add Opening of the Spirit Gates from deck to hand, which in turn would add a second copy of Dark Beckoning Beast from deck to hand. Then using the ② effect of Dark Beckoning Beast on the field, the second Dark Beckoning Beast could be Normal Summoned. Both Dark Beckoning Beast are then used to Xyz Summon Number 65: Djinn Buster, whose effect could negate the opponent’s ‘hand traps’ Monster Effects, protecting the follow-up play.

Solemn Warning and Solemn Judgment in the Side Deck is another strategy for the mirror match. Their main purpose is to negate the summon of the first Level 2 monster so that the Splight monsters in opponent’s hand cannot be Special Summoned. Solemn Judgment has a heftier activation cost, but comes with the added flexibility of being able to negate Dark Ruler No More and Artemate Slay.

 

Tearalaments

Imura (イムラ) went 7-1 and finished 1st in “8th Asaka★Goyusai (5v5 Team Tournament)” which had 34 teams (162 participants).

Tearalaments is another new theme from Power of the Elements that has been making waves in the metagame this week.

Tearalaments standard play is to Normal Summon Tearalaments Reinoheart, then using its effect to send Tearalaments Shaylen, Tearalaments Haufenis or Tearalaments Meiru from deck to graveyard. The Tearalaments monster graveyard effect would then Fusion Summon Tearalaments Chaetocaros by shuffling itself and Tearalaments Reinoheart back to the deck. Tearalaments Chaetocaros would then add Tearalaments Metanoise from deck to hand.

Branded Fusion is also another starter by Fusion Summoning Lubellion the Searing Dragon using Fallen of Albaz and a DARK Attribute Tearalments monster. Lubellion the Searing Dragon effect and the Tearalments monster graveyard effect would then activate in a Chain. A Tearalaments monster could be discarded for the activation cost of Lubellion the Searing Dragon to Fusion Summon Mirrorjade the Iceblade Dragon. The Tearalments monster graveyard effect would then Fusion Summon Tearalaments Chaetocaros by shuffling itself and the discarded Tearalments monster back to the deck. Tearalaments Chaetocaros would then add Tearalaments Metanoise from deck to hand.

Against Splight, Tearalaments Metanoise would be used to set the first summoned Level 2 monster so that the Splight monsters in opponent’s hand cannot be Special Summoned. Tearalaments Metanoise would then send a DARK Attribute Tearalments monster from deck to graveyard. The Tearalments monster graveyard effect would then Fusion Summon Predaplant Dragostapelia by shuffling itself and Tearalaments Chaetocaros back to the deck. If there is a Shaddoll monster in hand or graveyard, then Fusion Summoning El Shaddoll Winda is a possible alternative play.

 

Conclusion

Splight continues to dominate the metagame, taking an overwhelming lead. Coming in next is Tearalaments, but they are only one-sixth of Splight.

D.D. Crow is seeing more play in the Main Deck and Side Deck. Against Splight, D.D. Crow would be used to banish Ronintoadin to stop the opponent from Xyz Summoning Toadally Awesome, or the monster that Splight Elf would Special Summon from the graveyard. Against Tearalaments, D.D. Crow could be used to banish Tearalaments Shaylen, Tearalaments Haufenis or Tearalaments Meiru when their graveyard effect is activated. Since the Tearalaments monster has to shuffle itself back to the deck as Fusion material, banishing it from the graveyard would stop the Fusion Summon.

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8 Responses

  1. Tokmerz says:

    Where are the two marincess decks?

  2. Vic says:

    Good to see Exosister doing quite well.

  3. Rikka deck in 106th with Megafleet for whatever reason. Spi-zaay

  4. Isaac Ladrón de Guevara Morales says:

    What’s the difference between the 2 Evil Twin Splight inside the 114 Splight and the 2 Splight Evil Twin listed later?

    • Akira says:

      Evil★Twin Splight (deck list) runs just 2 “Live☆Twin Ki-sikil” and 2 “Live☆Twin Lil-la” in the Main Deck, functionally as “Deep Sea Diva”.

      Splight Evil★Twin (deck list) runs a heavier Twin core in the Main Deck, giving up on the Frogs.

  5. Daniel Lin says:

    Can I have the decklist for pure Tearalaments

  6. Doug says:

    Any deck list for Mathmech swordsoul tenyi ?
    I saw most it in https://www.bilibili.com/read/cv16410097

    But I can’t make out cards on bottom left??
    Help a brother out???

  7. 织作紫 says:

    why would that second splight frog deck bring [Evil Twin Trouble Sunny] in extra deck ?
    is it because he wants to side-deck it but ran out of space so he has to put it in extra ?

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