OCG 2022.07 Metagame Report #7
Welcome to Week #7 of the OCG 2022.07 format.
This report will tabulate 116 top-performing decks from 17 tournaments that were held in Japan, China Mainland and South Korea during 11 – 17 August 2022.
- 50 Tearlaments (46 Ishizu Tearlaments, 2 Grass Branded Bystial Ishizu Tearlaments, 1 Grass Ishizu Tearlaments, 1 Tearlaments)
- 28 Spright
- 6 Adamancipator (4 Adamancipator, 1 Grass Adamancipator, 1 Vernusylph Adamancipator)
- 6 Bystial (3 Branded Bystial, 1 Dragonmaid Bystial, 1 Dragonmaid Branded Bystial, 1 Spright Bystial)
- 4 Dragon Link (2 Bystial Dragon Link, 2 Grass Bystial Dragon Link)
- 4 Exosister
- 3 Branded Despia (1 Grass Branded Bystial Despia, 1 Branded Bystial Despia, 1 Grass Branded Tearlaments Bystial Despia)
- 2 Grass Tearlaments Thunder Dragon P.U.N.K. Bystial
- 2 Ishizu Naturia
- 1 Bystial Salamangreat
- 1 Chaos Bystial Thunder Dragon
- 1 Danger Dark World
- 1 Dinosaur
- 1 Floowandereeze
- 1 Grass Infernoid
- 1 Magician
- 1 Mathmech
- 1 Spright Tri-Brigade
- 1 Sunavalon Rikka
- 1 Vernusylph Magnet Warrior
Chiru (ちる) went 9-0 and finished 3 – 4th in “Hatti CS” (3v3 Team) which had 128 teams (384 participants).
Some players have been bringing back Evenly Matched in the Side Deck. The current metagame of Tearlaments and Spright mostly lack Spell/Trap negations, allowing board wipes such as Raigeki and Evenly Matched to be effective. However, Evenly Matched is not a clean wipe, and the opponent could still possibly recover from a Spright Elf.
Tearlaments Cryme is a Counter Trap that could negate a Spell/Trap card or monster effect, an option searchable by Tearlaments Kitkallos and Tearlaments Scream. As Tearlaments Cryme negates the activation and shuffle that card back into the deck, it could also negate the opponent’s Tearlaments Fusion Monster effects without triggering their graveyard effect.
If Tearlaments Cryme is sent to graveyard by a card effect, its effect could add 1 banished Tearlaments monsters to hand. Besides Tearlaments Reinoheart that was banished by its own effect, Tearlaments monsters banished by the opponent’s Bystial Magnumut and Bystial Druidwurm effects are also possible targets to salvage. Using Tearlaments Cryme to add back Tearlaments Kitkallos after being banished by Ghost Reaper & Winter Cherries is another usage. However, Tearlaments Cryme is unable to retrieve Tearlaments monsters that are banished face-down by Kashtira Fenrir or Evenly Matched.
Thrower (スローワ) went 8-0-1 (excluding 1 bye) and finished 2nd in “Hatti CS” (3v3 Team) which had 128 teams (384 participants).
Number 2: Ninja Shadow Mosquito in the Extra Deck provides the option to OTK the opponent without having to get over their monsters. Number 2: Ninja Shadow Mosquito effect could be triggered and activated whenever a monster declares an attack. On the first attack, the Number 2: Ninja Shadow Mosquito Trigger Effect would place 1 Hallucination Counter on the opponent’s monster with the highest ATK. Then on every subsequent attack, the Trigger Effect would inflict damage equal to the ATK of that monster with a Hallucination Counter. Typically this OTK is performed when the opponent has a monster of at least ATK 2700, so an additional 3 more monsters beside Number 2: Ninja Shadow Mosquito is required to dish out 8100 damage.
Midway into the OCG 2022.07 format, Tearlaments and Spright remains in the lead.
Ghost Reaper & Winter Cherries is seeing a resurgence in the Side Deck. Tearlaments Kitkallos and Gigantic Spright are the common choice against Tearlaments and Spright respectively.
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- 2022-08-17 | 100th Next Play Cup
- 2022-08-15 | HSCS 3v3 Team Tournament
- 2022-08-14 | 2nd Lance CS Team Tournament
- 2022-08-14 | Shin CS (1st: A, B | 2nd: A, B | 3rd: A, B)
- 2022-08-14 | 132nd Taiyo CS
- 2022-08-14 | China City Tournament Changsha 2022
- 2022-08-14 | Xingjiyuan Ranking Tournament
- 2022-08-14 | Youyou Card Ranking Tournament
- 2022-08-14 | 1923CS Individual Tournament (1st | 2nd | 3rd | 4th)
- 2022-08-13 | Hatti CS (1st: A, B, C | 2nd: A, B, C | 3 – 4th: A, B, C | 3 – 4th: A, B, C)
- 2022-08-13 | Evening Star Card Ranking Tournament
- 2022-08-13 | Luye Card August Monthly Tournament
- 2022-08-12 | 2nd Nagoka Yugi CS
- 2022-08-12 | Asaka CS (2v2 Team Tournament) (1st: A, B | 2nd: A, B)
- 2022-08-11 | Quality Cup presents Hime CS in Asaka
- 2022-08-11 | 6th Saiya Cup (1st | 2nd | 3rd | 4th)
- 2022-08-11 | 131st Taiyo CS