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.


Metagame Breakdown

  • 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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8 Responses

  1. Anon says:

    I wish more would be put into describing what other decks are doing in a stifling meta like this. Like why have Adamancipator seen a sudden surge this week?

    • Anon says:

      Because it is all just local results and people experiment, play for fun or don’t care. There is nothing behind the “sudden surge” of decks, it is all just random based on what people felt like playing that week.

    • Anon says:

      You say its just “guys playing what they want in locals” but Adams are as represented as Byssted, a deck that’s seeing play specifically because it has an advantageous Tear matchup. There’s clearly some development going on there. I’d say doing even a cursory analysis on what’s rumbling below would be worth it when the last weeks of coverage have been “Oh here’s one new card being ran in Spright/Tear, see you next time!” At best, it gives valuable insight, at worst it’s article padding with something people won’t groan at.

  2. Shia says:

    “This report will cover 91 top-performing decks from 17 tournaments that were held in Japan, mainland China and South Korea during 11 – 17 August 2022.”

    Procceeds to only cover the top 2 decks.

    • Windyz says:

      That’s Tier 0 Format for you

    • Some Dude says:

      If those other decks aren’t winning or topping consistently, or a threat that people are preparing for, what’s the point of showcasing them here? It doesn’t capture the big picture of the meta, which is the entire point of these posts.

  3. R.S. says:

    Fun meta.

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