OCG 2022.10 Metagame Report #4, #5
Welcome to Week #4, #5 of the OCG 2022.10 format.
This report will tabulate 107 top-performing decks from 21 tournaments that were held in Japan, China Mainland, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and Vietnam during 22 October – 3 November 2022.
- V Jump December 2022 promotional card: Beetle Amalgamaton Zekstagger
- 69 Tearlaments (43 Ishizu Kashtira Tearlaments, 22 Kashtira Tearlaments, 4 Ra Ishizu Tearlaments)
- 17 Kashtira (15 Kashtira, 2 Dinomorphia Kashtira)
- 5 Labrynth
- 3 Spright Gishki
- 2 Runick
- 1 Branded Bystial
- 1 Branded Bystial Despia
- 1 Bystial Luna
- 1 Evil★Twin
- 1 Floowandereeze
- 1 Grass Tearlaments Thunder Dragon P.U.N.K. Bystial
- 1 Kashtira Bystial Buster Blader
- 1 Kashtira Scareclaw
- 1 Lightsworn
- 1 Megalith
- 1 Mikanko
- 1 Tri-Brigade Lyrilusc
Thrower (スローワ) went 6-2 and finished 3 – 4th in “20th RAM Cup” which had 80 participants.
Black Luster Soldier – Soldier of Chaos could be to be Link Summoned using Kashtira Fenrir and Tearlaments Kashtira, giving it the ability such that your opponent cannot target it with card effects, also it cannot be destroyed by your opponent’s card effects. Many players were caught out by Black Luster Soldier – Soldier of Chaos in the initial week as their builds were not prepared for it.
Feri (ふぇーり) (World Championship 2018 Japan Representative) went 6-0-1 and finished 1st in “8th Oz CS in Yokohama 3on” which had 27 teams (81 participants).
Some players have cut out Keldo the Sacred Protector and Mudora the Sword Oracle from the Main Deck, and chose to run Ghost Mourner & Moonlit Chill instead. Ghost Mourner & Moonlit Chill main advantage is its ability to be played on your own turn. It could be used to negate the opponent’s Tearlaments Kaleido-Heart, Tearlaments Rulkallos or Predaplant Dragostapelia when they are Special Summoned by Tearlaments monster graveyard effect on your turn, preventing them from disrupting your plays. Ghost Mourner & Moonlit Chill effect damage also opens up the opportunity to pull off an OTK on the same turn.
More players are also running Mecha Phantom Beast Dracossack in the Extra Deck recently. Mecha Phantom Beast Dracossack effect could Special Summon 2 “Mecha Phantom Beast Tokens”, which would then make Mecha Phantom Beast Dracossack cannot be destroyed by battle or card effects. This allows Mecha Phantom Beast Dracossack to survive a battle so that it could be used to Xyz Summon Divine Arsenal AA-ZEUS – Sky Thunder, which would then be able to take out Black Luster Soldier – Soldier of Chaos.
When going first, the 2 “Mecha Phantom Beast Tokens” Special Summoned from Mecha Phantom Beast Dracossack effect are also useful as Link Materials to build an opening board. The first Token would be used with Tearlaments Merrli to Link Summon Spright Elf. Then Spright Elf would Special Summon Tearlaments Merrli which would be used with the second Token to Link Summon Spright Sprind. During the opponent’s turn when another monster is Special Summoned, Spright Sprind could be used as a disruption, by detaching an XYZ material from Mecha Phantom Beast Dracossack to bounce 1 monster on the field back to hand.
The latter week saw players running Underworld Goddess of the Closed World in the Extra Deck to clear the opponent’s Black Luster Soldier – Soldier of Chaos and The Arrival Cyberse @Ignister.
rui went 5-2 and finished 5 – 8th in “20th RAM Cup” which had 80 participants.
Number 42: Galaxy Tomahawk in the Extra Deck could be used to Link Summon The Arrival Cyberse @Ignister. Number 42: Galaxy Tomahawk would be Xyz Summon in the Extra Monster Zone and its effect would Special Summon 5 “Battle Eagle Tokens”. Number 42: Galaxy Tomahawk and 4 “Battle Eagle Tokens” would then be used to Link Summon I:P Masquerena (DARK), Link Spider (EARTH) and Security Dragon (LIGHT), then together with the last “Battle Eagle Token” (WIND) they are used to Link Summon The Arrival Cyberse @Ignister.
Tearlaments takes a bigger lead, as Kashtira trails behind.
Some players have been digging deep into ancient cards such as Mushroom Man #2 and Metalmorph for their surprise tech. However these gimmicks did not stand the test of time and their effectiveness immediately drops off when the competitive scene became aware of them.
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- 2022-11-03 | 28th Hagetaka CS (1st | 2nd | 3rd | 4th | 5 – 8th: A, B, C, D)
- 2022-11-03 | 1st Tulio CS @ Nabe 2v2 Team Tournament
- 2022-11-03 | 152nd Taiyo CS
- 2022-10-30 | Purgatrio Cup Day2 (1st: A, B, C | 2nd: A, B, C)
- 2022-10-30 | 6th Tierra Cup -Void Feast Arc- (Individual Tournament) (1st | 2nd | 3rd | 4th)
- 2022-10-30 | 3rd Ishtar House CS (Individual Tournament)
- 2022-10-30 | Ganryu & Ao Reiya Cup
- 2022-10-30 | Asia Campus League 2022 Singapore
- 2022-10-30 | Asia Campus League 2022 Malaysia
- 2022-10-30 | 1923CS 3:3 Team Tournament
- 2022-10-30 | Day of the D.E.A.D 2022 Tournament
- 2022-10-29 | 3rd Sapporo GCS (Individual Tournament)
- 2022-10-29 | 6th Tierra Cup -Void Feast Arc- (3v3 Team Tournament)
- 2022-10-29 | 8th Oz CS in Yokohama 3on (1st: A, B, C | 2nd: A, B, C)
- 2022-10-29 | Cosmos TCG Ranking Tournament
- 2022-10-29 | HSCS 3:3 Team Tournament
- 2022-10-23 | 2nd Shin CS (1st: A, B, C | 2nd: A, B, C)
- 2022-10-23 | Asaka Cup (2v2 Team Tournament)
- 2022-10-22 | 20th RAM Cup
- 2022-10-22 | NextPro Championship ~Individual Tournament~
- 2022-10-22 | Qidian Card Ranking Tournament