OCG 2022.04 Metagame Report #6

Welcome to Week #6 of the OCG 2022.04 format.

This report will cover 82 top-performing decks from 18 tournaments that were held in Japan, mainland China and Hong Kong during 5 – 11 May 2022.

 

Metagame Breakdown

  • 52 Splight (49 Splight, 2 Adventurer Splight, 1 Evil★Twin Splight)
  • 11 Tearalaments (9 Branded Tearalaments, 2 Tearalaments)
  • 4 Branded Despia (2 Grass Tearalaments Branded Despia, 1 Grass Shaddoll Tearalaments Branded Despia, 1 Tearalaments Branded Despia)
  • 2 Adventurer Tenyi (1 P.U.N.K. Adventurer Tenyi, 1 Rose Dragon Adventurer Tenyi)
  • 2 Exosister
  • 2 Splight Evil★Twin
  • 1 Eldlich
  • 1 Floowandereeze
  • 1 Grass P.U.N.K. Adamancipator
  • 1 Mathmech
  • 1 Mathmech Code Talker
  • 1 Splight Atlantean
  • 1 Splight Tri-Brigade
  • 1 SPYRAL
  • 1 @Ignister

 

Splight

Below are two 1st-placing decks from two individual tournaments held over last weekend. The two deck builds are rather similar and could hint of the direction that the development of Splight deck is heading.

Both builds chose to run Solemn Judgment and Solemn Warning in the Side Deck, to take out the opponent’s initial summon in mirror match when going first.

When going second, if your initial summon is negated, Monster Reborn is useful as an extender. Hiita the Fire Charmer, Ablaze is useful for Special Summoning the opponent’s Splight Elf from the graveyard, which in turn could Special Summon another monster from your graveyard. They could then be used to summon Gigantic Splight or Accesscode Talker to take out the opponent.

Aki (あき) went 7-0-1 and finished 1st in “5th Natsume CS” which had 59 participants.

Cube (キューブ) went 7-1 and finished 1st in “11th (a-sports) Analog Sports CS” which had 58 participants.

 

Tearalaments

Kosaka Kouki “魔鏡” (2019 World Champion) went 5-3 and finished 4th in “5th Natsume CS” which had 59 participants.

His ran an extremely streamlined variant of Branded Tearalaments deck build, running the minimal amount of Tearalaments cards. 3 Aluber the Jester of Despia were played in the Main Deck to maximize the odds of opening with Branded Fusion. The full 3 copies of Fusion Deployment is also played to Special Summon Tearalaments Reinoheart, allowing the Normal Summon to be used for Aluber the Jester of Despia.

He also ran 2 Book of Moon in the Main Deck to play around Effect Veiler and Infinite Impermanence. Fusion Summon can be performed using face-down monsters as Fusion materials, hence flipping down Tearalaments Reinoheart would not be an issue. However, the opponent may choose to use Effect Veiler or Infinite Impermanence on Tearalaments Chaetocaros instead. Book of Moon could be activated in a Chain to ensure that Tearalaments Chaetocaros would not be negated and would add Tearalaments Metanoise from deck to hand. But if there are no other face-up Tearalaments monster on the field, then Tearalaments Metanoise could not be activated during the opponent’s turn.

 

Conclusion

Splight remains in the dominating lead, with Tearalaments following behind.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Spring Duel Festival 2022 will be held in Taiwan on this coming Saturday 14 May 2022. It will be the first official major tournament held in the OCG 2022.04 format after the release of Power of the Elements. There were almost 2100 players signed up online, but due to venue constraint only 1200 players were accepted into the tournament. The live-stream will be available on KonamiAsia YouTube channel and carry_game Twitch channel.

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6 Responses

  1. it will be mirror match tournament

  2. Windyz says:

    Damn. How did Exorsister fell out so bad? Or was it the lack of decks. I feel like last weeks report had more decks covered.

    • Sjornasta says:

      A mix of the deck being kind of meh outside of the Splight match-up and not enough people playing it, I think. Deck kind of loses going second and it’s very reliant on Malfa sadly.

  3. Ignatius Wellson Theja Sukrisno says:

    It’s zoodiac/dragon ruler patterns all over again.

  4. Man… Splight is making the statement. Almost like no point in playing anything but them.

  5. Tramuntana says:

    Yup. The Crystal Beast Structure Deck will debut in the TCG at about the same time as those assholes. It will be SOOO fun experimenting with it in the middle of a Tier 0 format, just like it was SOO fun experimenting with it’s first waves of support during DAD format. Thanks Konami

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