OCG 2022.04 Metagame Report #6

Welcome to Week #6 of the OCG 2022.04 format.

This report will tabulate 86 top-performing decks from 18 tournaments that were held in Japan, China Mainland, Hong Kong and Vietnam during 5 – 11 May 2022.

Update: Revised with additional data from “Battle City Vietnam 2022 HDA”.


Metagame Breakdown

  • 53 Spright (50 Spright, 2 Adventurer Spright, 1 Evil★Twin Spright)
  • 11 Tearlaments (9 Branded Tearlaments, 2 Tearlaments)
  • 4 Branded Despia (2 Grass Tearlaments Branded Despia, 1 Grass Shaddoll Tearlaments Branded Despia, 1 Tearlaments Branded Despia)
  • 3 Exosister
  • 2 Adventurer Tenyi (1 P.U.N.K. Adventurer Tenyi, 1 Rose Dragon Adventurer Tenyi)
  • 2 Mathmech (1 Mathmech, 1 Code Talker Mathmech)
  • 2 Spright Evil★Twin
  • 1 Eldlich
  • 1 Floowandereeze
  • 1 Grass P.U.N.K. Adamancipator
  • 1 Invoked Runick
  • 1 Spright Atlantean
  • 1 Spright Melffy
  • 1 Spright Tri-Brigade
  • 1 SPYRAL
  • 1 @Ignister



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 Spright 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 Spright Elf from the graveyard, which in turn could Special Summon another monster from your graveyard. They could then be used to summon Gigantic Spright 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.



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 Tearlaments deck build, running the minimal amount of Tearlaments 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 Tearlaments 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 Tearlaments Reinoheart would not be an issue. However, the opponent may choose to use Effect Veiler or Infinite Impermanence on Tearlaments Kitkallos instead. Book of Moon could be activated in a Chain to ensure that Tearlaments Kitkallos would not be negated and would add Tearlaments Metanoise from deck to hand. But if there are no other face-up Tearlaments monster on the field, then Tearlaments Metanoise could not be activated during the opponent’s turn.



Spright remains in the dominating lead, with Tearlaments 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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