OCG 2022.10 Metagame Report #0

Welcome to Week #0 of the OCG 2022.10 format.

This report will tabulate 121 top-performing decks from 24 tournaments that were held in Japan and China Mainland during 14 – 28 September 2022, played under the new OCG 2022.10 Limit Regulation.

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Metagame Breakdown

  • 72 Tearlaments (62 Ishizu Tearlaments, 5 High Spirits Ishizu Tearlaments, 3 Branded Ishizu Tearlaments, 1 Nemeses Ishizu Tearlaments, 1 Grass Branded Bystial Ishizu Tearlaments)
  • 7 Exosister
  • 7 Grass Tearlaments Thunder Dragon P.U.N.K. Bystial
  • 5 Bystial Dragonmaid
  • 4 Bystial (2 Branded Bystial, 1 Dragonmaid Branded Bystial, 1 Tearlaments Branded Bystial)
  • 3 Runick
  • 3 Spright (1 Spright, 1 Melffy Spright, 1 Mikanko Spright)
  • 3 Spright Tri-Brigade
  • 3 Tri-Brigade Lyrilusc
  • 2 Adamancipator (1 Adamancipator, 1 Grass P.U.N.K. Adamancipator)
  • 2 Floowandereeze
  • 1 Bystial Dragon Link
  • 1 Bystial Mikanko
  • 1 Dracoslayer
  • 1 Eldlich
  • 1 Endymion
  • 1 Grass Ishizu Tearlaments P.U.N.K. Bystial Necroface
  • 1 Grass Magistus Tearalaments Shaddoll
  • 1 Mathmech @Ignister
  • 1 Naturia
  • 1 Tenyi Swordsoul


Raito (ライト) had an incredible run over two weeks and racked up the following results:
8-0-1 and finished 1st in “19th RAM Cup” which had 80 participants.
7-1 and finished 1st in “5th Tulio CS in Nabe” which had 32 participants.
6-1 and finished 1st in “105th Next Play Cup” which had 28 participants.
7-1 and finished 3 – 4th in “6th Oz CS in Kochijoji” which had 51 participants.
8-0 and finished 1st in “7th Oz CS 2on in Kochijoji” which had 34 teams (68 participants).
8-0 and finished 1st in “106th Next Play Cup” which had 32 participants.

“19th RAM Cup” was held on the very first weekend after the announcement of the new OCG 2022.10 Limit Regulation, hence everyone came into this tournament blind with no idea of how the new format would turn out.

Raito’s initial Ishizu Tearlaments deck was simply using the OCG 2022.07 build, and then trying to find replacements for the holes left by the new Limit Regulation.

Keldo the Sacred Protector and Agido the Ancient Sentinel were replaced with Kashtira Fenrir, Herald of Orange Light were replaced with Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring, and Primeval Planet Perlereino were replaced with Foolish Burial Goods.

Foolish Burial Goods can be used to send Tearlaments Sulliek from deck to graveyard to add a Tearlaments monster from deck to hand, or to send Tearlaments Scream from deck to graveyard to add a Tearlaments Trap from deck to hand.

Some players may opt to run 1 Rainbow Bridge of Salvation and 1 Crystal Beast Emerald Tortoise in the Main Deck, as an option to send to the graveyard with Foolish Burial Goods. Rainbow Bridge of Salvation could be banished from the graveyard to add Crystal Beast Emerald Tortoise and Primeval Planet Perlereino. Crystal Beast Emerald Tortoise is an Aqua monster that could be used for the Fusion Summon of Tearlaments Kitkallos or Tearlaments Kaleido-Heart.

In the second weekend, from looking at tournament results of the previous week, it became apparent that Ishizu Tearlaments is still the best and most popular deck of the new format.

Raito’s latest Ishizu Tearlaments deck build is now much more teched for the mirror match.

1 Kelbek the Ancient Vanguard and 1 Agido the Ancient Sentinel were cut from the Main Deck since sending cards from the deck to the graveyard is risky in the Tearlaments mirror match. With fewer Ishizu Fairy monsters, there was no reason to run 1 Herald of Orange Light anymore. More Bystial monsters were ran directly in the Main Deck as well to improve the mirror match.

With fewer Level 4 monsters in the Main Deck, it becomes harder to Xyz Summon Rank 4 monsters. Hence, Gigantic Spright in the Extra Deck provides an alternative method to go into Divine Arsenal AA-ZEUS – Sky Thunder. Any 2 monsters that could Link Summon the EARTH or DARK Charmer could be used to make Gigantic Spright, by using Aussa the Earth Charmer, Immovable with the opponent’s Maxx “C”, or Dharc the Dark Charmer, Gloomy with the opponent’s Tearlaments Merrli. If the opponent does not have a Level 2 monster in their graveyard, then Aussa the Earth Charmer, Immovable or Dharc the Dark Charmer, Gloomy could Special Summon any EARTH or DARK monster, and they would be used to Link Summon Spright Elf instead. Subsequently, Spright Elf would Special Summon your own Level 2 monster or the Link-2 Charmer monster (if the opponent controls a monster) from the graveyard, and both monsters could be used to Xyz Summon Gigantic Spright.


Tearlaments take an absolute lead in the new OCG 2022.10 format.

The following decks Exosister, Grass Tearlaments Thunder Dragon P.U.N.K. Bystial, Bystial Dragonmaid and Branded Bystial are largely built around beating Tearlaments. All of them ran Bystial monsters in the Main Deck, with Exosister even packing Dimension Shifter. In spite of that, each of them could only achieve a tenth of the tops that Tearlaments had.

The second best deck of the previous format Spright was heavily hit of the new Limit Regulation and has largely fallen off in the new format. However, their Extra Deck monsters Spright Elf, Spright Sprind and Gigantic Spright are still heavily played in other decks, for they provide powerful utilities which are easily accessible through the Link-2 Charmer monsters.

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9 Responses

  1. Naisu says:

    Im not even surprised. Im dissatisfied in the state yugioh is in now. Mirror matches doesn’t look fun to watch. But thanks for you effort akira. I love your reports. Keep up the good work

    • TCG is either look identical or it’s going to be opposite. OCG/TCG duelists play the most efficient, the strongest decks. But… TCG, we like to undermine the meta. We will trade power for cheese. If the cheese helps us sleep at night.

  2. I just want to point out 2 decks using Mikanko made the listing. So deck is competent enough to be played well.

  3. syd says:

    there’s a lot of tear list that uses rainbow bridge of salvation gy effect to search perlerino, its so funny

  4. Frigobar says:

    Where i can find the 2 Adamancipator lists? Pls help me

  5. Tominius says:

    Can someone give link to other decks that made top in OCG

    • lezlo says:

      why? CLEARLY tearlaments are the only thing anybody needs to play 🙂

    • Merik2013 says:

      I would still like to know how the OCG is constructing their contending rogue decks. I keep seeing a sole Danger Dark World deck making the cut but I have no idea what their recipe even looks like.

  6. CoCoA says:

    konami need to stop making arechetypes 2x the power level of the rest, konami should ban tearlaments, all tears should be banned and returned to the eye, maybe bring it back in 2032

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