OCG 2022.07 Metagame Report #0

Welcome to Week #0 of the OCG 2022.07 format.

This report will cover 84 top-performing decks from 18 tournaments that were held in Japan during 15 – 26 June 2022, played under the new OCG 2022.07 Limit Regulation.

 

New Product Release

  • V Jump August 2022 promotional card
    • Adularia of the Moonlit Water
  • Structure Deck: Legend of the Crystals

 

Metagame Breakdown

  • 39 Tearlaments (30 Ishizu Tearlaments, 2 HERO Ishizu Tearlaments, 2 Grass Ishizu Tearlaments, 2 Grass Shaddoll Ishizu Tearlaments, 2 Grass Branded Shaddoll Ishizu Tearlaments, 1 Branded Dinomorphia Tearlaments)
  • 16 Spright (15 Spright, 1 Adventurer Spright)
  • 7 Exosister
  • 5 Floowandereeze
  • 5 Eldlich (3 Eldlich, 2 Grass Eldlich)
  • 3 Magician
  • 2 Runick (1 Ishizu Runick, 1 Spright Runick)
  • 1 Grass Magistus Tearlaments Shaddoll
  • 1 HERO
  • 1 HERO Phantom Knights
  • 1 Mathmech @Ignister
  • 1 Spellbook Sky Striker
  • 1 Spright Tri-Brigade
  • 1 Thunder Dragon

 

Tearlaments

Wakky (ワッキー) went 7-0-1 and finished 1st in “Vargas Cup” which had 33 participants.

Tearlaments has become the deck to beat in the current metagame and many decks are now packing graveyard hate directly in the Main Deck. To adapt against the metagame, Ishizu Tearlaments started cutting down on Fusion Monsters to make space for more Xyz and Link Monsters.

When hit by the opponent’s Dimension Shifter, one possible play is to make Number 41: Bagooska the Terribly Tired Tapir and stall out till the end of the opponent’s turn. As the opponent could have Knightmare Cerberus in their Extra Deck, most of the time Number 41: Bagooska the Terribly Tired Tapir would be Xyz Summoned in the Extra Monster Zone.

Dimensional Barrier has also become less effective against Ishizu Tearlaments as they could still go into Xyz Summon if Fusion Summon is denied. Artifact Sanctum for Artifact Scythe are ran in the Side Deck instead for a stronger Extra Deck lock.

 

Spright

Yagakoro (やごころ) went 6-1 and finished 1st in “4th Shuto Cup (2v2 Team Torunament)” which had 25 teams (50 participants).

To tech against Tearlaments, Spright have started running 3 Dimension Shifter in the Main Deck. Herald of the Arc Light is also a possible play when opening with Deep Sea Diva.

With Toadally Awesome forbidden, most Spright builds have switched over to Union Carrier for Dragon Buster Destruction Sword as their end board. This is often complemented with I:P Masquerena, which is used to make Mekk-Knight Crusadia Avramax during the opponent’s Main Phase. The indestructible and untargetable Mekk-Knight Crusadia Avramax would also protect Gigantic Spright equipped with Dragon Buster Destruction Sword from being attacked.

Codebreaker Virus Swordsman in the Extra Deck is used to answer the opponent’s Number 41: Bagooska the Terribly Tired Tapir. Codebreaker Virus Swordsman‘s ATK 2300 could attack over Number 41: Bagooska the Terribly Tired Tapir‘s DEF 2000, and as a Link Monster it cannot be switched to Defense Position by Number 41: Bagooska the Terribly Tired Tapir‘s effect. Subsequently, the Link-2 Codebreaker Virus Swordsman could also be used to Xyz Summon Gigantic Spright.

 

Conclusion

Tearlaments takes a dominating lead with Ishizu Tearlaments as the prevailing build. Despite the major hit from the Limit Regulation, Spright managed to hang on behind in the second spot.

Dimensional Fissure was a popular tech against Tearlaments in the initial week, but has become less effective when Tearlaments started running Evilswarm Exciton Knight or Knightmare Phoenix in the Extra Deck.

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8 Responses

  1. Francesco says:

    The Tearalaments Crime trap has became quite popular despite the not so good graveyard effect?

  2. Tria says:

    Hi, is there somehow a list for the Dinomorphia Branded Tearalament? Thanks!

  3. shiien says:

    anyone got the exosister list?

  4. Shura30 says:

    Any chance to get the Hero, PK hero, skystriker and ignister lists?

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