OCG 2022.10 Metagame Report #1, #2

Welcome to Week #1, #2 of the OCG 2022.10 format.

This report will tabulate 165 top-performing decks from 39 tournaments that were held in Japan, China Mainland, Taiwan, Malaysia and South Korea during 1 – 10 October 2022.

Metagame Breakdown

  • 79 Tearlaments (68 Ishizu Tearlaments, 6 High Spirits Ishizu Tearlaments, 2 High Spirits Tearlaments, 1 Branded Ishizu Tearlaments, 1 Grass Branded Bystial Tearlaments, 1 Nemeses Ishizu Tearlaments)
  • 10 Runick
  • 7 Swordsoul (4 Tenyi Swordsoul, 1 Bystial Swordsoul, 1 Dinomorphia Swordsoul, 1 Swordsoul)
  • 6 Bystial Dragon Link
  • 4 Blackwing
  • 4 Exosister (2 Exosister, 2 Ishizu Exosister)
  • 4 Floowandereeze
  • 4 Grass Tearlaments Thunder Dragon P.U.N.K. Bystial
  • 4 Magician
  • 3 Adamancipator (1 Adamancipator, 1 Vernusylph Adamancipator, 1 Grass Vernusylph Adamancipator)
  • 3 Bystial (1 Branded Bystial, 1 P.U.N.K. Bystial, 1 Tearlaments Branded Bystial)
  • 3 Eldlich (2 Branded Bystial Eldlich, 1 Eldlich)
  • 3 Bystial Dragonmaid
  • 3 Tri-Brigade (2 Spright Tri-Brigade, 1 Tri-Brigade)
  • 3 Virtual World
  • 2 HERO
  • 2 Labrynth
  • 2 SPYRAL (1 SPYRAL, 1 Libromancer SPYRAL)
  • 2 Tri-Brigade Lyrilusc
  • 1 Altergeist
  • 1 Bystial Mikanko
  • 1 Code Talker Mathmech
  • 1 Danger Dark World
  • 1 Dracoslayer
  • 1 Grass Invoked Shaddoll
  • 1 Grass Ishizu Tearlaments Phantom Knights
  • 1 Kashtira Mekk-Knight
  • 1 Mathmech Salamangreat
  • 1 Mikanko Marincess
  • 1 P.U.N.K. Kashtira
  • 1 P.U.N.K. Junk Doppel
  • 1 Spright
  • 1 Spright Tri-Brigade Melffy
  • 1 Subterror
  • 1 Therion Sunavalon Rikka
  • 1 Traptrix

Tearlaments

Luoer (洛尔) finished 1st in “2nd Dongguan Yu-Gi-Oh! Annual Tournament” which had 99 participants.

Some players have been running Beatrice, Lady of the Eternal in the Extra Deck as an additional avenue for sending cards from deck to graveyard, essentially providing another method to trigger Tearlaments monster graveyard effect. Beatrice, Lady of the Eternal effect is not limited to just sending monsters, and could also be used to send a Tearlaments Spell/Trap when the situation calls for it and trigger their effect to search or salvage Tearlaments cards.

Beatrice, Lady of the Eternal is easily Xyz Summoned by using the Bystial monsters. Bystial Magnamhut Special Summoned during the opponent’s turn would add another Bystial monster from deck to hand during the End Phase, and these two monsters could then be used for the Xyz Summon of Beatrice, Lady of the Eternal.

Gogiga (ゴギガ) went 6-1 and finished 1st in “Mirin CS 3v3 Team Tournament” which had 20 teams (60 participants).

Chaos Hunter has been seeing play in the Side Deck as a counterplay to Kashtira Fenrir. Chaos Hunter could be Special Summoned from hand right after Kashtira Fenrir is Special Summoned, and Chaos Hunter‘s Continuous Effect would disable Kashtira Fenrir from banishing card. Chaos Hunter would also stop the opponent from Special Summoning Bystial monsters. Kashtira Fenrir and Bystial monsters are generic good cards that have been seeing widespread play for being effective against Tearlaments.

Chaos Hunter is also effective against all the other Kashtira monsters as their effect involves banishing cards. However, Chaos Hunter being a Level 7 monster meant that the opponent could use Triple Tactics Talent or Mind Control to take control of Chaos Hunter and use it to Xyz Summon Kashtira Shangri-Ira or Number 89: Diablosis the Mind Hacker.

Mind Control in the Side Deck is also another card that could be used against Kashtira Fenrir, but is also useful against Tearlaments Rulkallos and Predaplant Dragostapelia. The monster taken could be used to Link Summon a Link-2 Charmer monster, and then go into Spright Elf or Spright Sprind. Besides the standard Aussa the Earth Charmer, Immovable and Dharc the Dark Charmer, Gloomy, some players are also running Eria the Water Charmer, Gentle in the Extra Deck.

Conclusion

It comes as no surprise that Tearlaments takes another absolute lead, leaving the other trailing decks far behind in its dust.

We could only hope for Photon Hypernova to bring in some new competition that could go up against Tearlaments and freshen up the metagame.

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10 Responses

  1. Impendio says:

    What good f***ing format…
    I expect Kashtira to be good but gee, my condolences for the ocg after these past months of tearlament dominance.

    • Svääään says:

      Photonhyper Nova just came out today in the OCG so Kashtira wasnt playable until now. I guess we will see them next meta game report

  2. TearPlayerLowIQ says:

    Totally fair and fun format 🙂 Tear isn’t tier 0 🙂

  3. OCG Meta is so fascinating to follow. OCG format is more of a chase of power format, whereas the TCG is format of undermining the meta. Which makes me wonder if it because of Maxx “C” and Mystic Mine defining the format, or the duelist mindset. You have to play Maxx “C” for power. You play Mystic Mine to stunt the meta.

  4. Blue Sky YGO says:

    How i get the Mekk-Knight Kashtira Deck Profile?

  5. Deproissant says:

    Since the meta is so boring and it probably isn’t going to change anytime soon, I was wondering maybe you guys could make a guide on how to read Japanese cards? Maybe just the kanji bits like hatsudou or shoukan. I’m an Asian and I’m always baffled how South East Asians play the game considering they don’t make the cards in English.

    • Cheater Peng says:

      You should know what your cards do by heart if you’re playing seriously anyway 🙂

  6. Duelist says:

    Bad format. Everyone is playing the same deck right now, no more creative Yugioh we know

    • k says:

      hard to have creative yugioh when they powercreeped the shit out of cards from pote onwards
      it will take many years for them to release pote tier support for all the previous archetypes and decks

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