OCG 2022.07 Metagame Report #8

Welcome to Week #8 of the OCG 2022.07 format.

This report will tabulate 77 top-performing decks from 13 tournaments that were held in Japan, China Mainland, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand and South Korea during 20 – 21 August 2022.

 

New Product Release

  • Deck Build Pack: Amazing Defenders
  • V Jump October 2022 promotional card: Diabolica, Dragon Fiend Commander

 

Metagame Breakdown

  • 32 Ishizu Tearlaments
  • 13 Spright (12 Spright, 1 Melffy Spright)
  • 5 Bystial (2 Dragonmaid Branded Bystial, 1 Branded Bystial, 1 Chaos Thunder Dragon Bystial, 1 Grass Tearlaments Branded Bystial)
  • 5 Floowandereeze
  • 4 Exosister
  • 2 Adamancipator (1 Adamancipator, 1 Vernusylph Adamancipator)
  • 2 Dinosaur (1 Dinosaur, 1 True King Dinosaur)
  • 2 Grass Tearlaments Thunder Dragon P.U.N.K. Bystial
  • 1 Bystial Dragon Link
  • 1 D/D
  • 1 Ishizu Tearlaments Necroface
  • 1 Kashtira Virtual World
  • 1 Luna
  • 1 Madolche
  • 1 Mathmech @Ignister
  • 1 Orcust
  • 1 Purery
  • 1 Spright Altergeist
  • 1 Spright Tri-Brigade Melffy
  • 1 Tri-Brigade

 

Tearlaments

Elvis Agoto Jr “Junjun” (3rd in Asia Championship 2014, World Championship 2013 Philippines representative) went 10-0-1 and finished 1st in “Duelist Cup 2022 Philippines” which had 196 participants.

Extra-Foolish Burial in the Side Deck is his tech choice to play around Bystial Magnumut, Bystial Druidwurm and Ghost Reaper & Winter Cherries. Opening with Extra-Foolish Burial to send Tearlaments Kitkallos from the Extra Deck to the graveyard would trigger its effect to send the top 5 cards from deck to graveyard. If Tearlaments Scheiren, Tearlaments Havnis or Tearlaments Merrli were sent to the graveyard, then their graveyard effect to perform a Fusion Summon could be activated. Because there are no monsters on his field, the opponent could not respond with Bystial Magnumut, Bystial Druidwurm or Ghost Reaper & Winter Cherries.

 

Spright

XY (2nd in CCT Xiamen 2022) finished 1st in “China City Tournament Zhengzhou 2022” which had 278 participants.

Muckraker From the Underworld in the Extra Deck provides protection against Raigeki. When the opponent activates Raigeki on Chain 1, he could respond with I:P Masquerena effect on Chain 2. Resolving the chain, I:P Masquerena would use itself and another monster to Link Summon Muckraker From the Underworld. Then when Raigeki is resolving, Muckraker From the Underworld‘s Continuous Effect could be applied by tributing itself as substitute for the destruction of the other monsters on field.

It is important that Muckraker From the Underworld uses I:P Masquerena as Link Material for this to work on Raigeki. The OCG Database ruling for Muckraker From the Underworld states that a monster that is about to be destroyed cannot be tributed for the ① effect. Hence by using I:P Masquerena as Link Material, Muckraker From the Underworld cannot be destroyed by the opponent’s Raigeki, and thus could tribute itself for the ① effect instead of destroying the other monsters. The relevant ruling is under News Reporter from the Underworld Q & A.

 

Conclusion

Tearlaments leads another week with Spright trailing behind. With little to no impact on the metagame from the recent new releases, Tearlaments and Spright dominance is expected to continue for the remaining OCG 2022.07 format.

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6 Responses

  1. Hans says:

    No Dracoslayer
    No Dark World
    ??

  2. Babajii says:

    Does anybody have the Kshatri-La Virtual World decklist or know where to find it?

  3. Yotam says:

    Any one found the altergiest sprite?

  4. Lizard says:

    This is the deck i want to see Ishizu Tearlaments Necroface
    doubt anyone has the list

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