OCG 2022.10 Metagame Report #6, #7

Welcome to Week #6, #7 of the OCG 2022.10 format.

This report will tabulate 68 top-performing decks from 13 tournaments that were held in Japan, China Mainland, Taiwan, South Korea and Vietnam during 5 – 13 November 2022.

Update: Revised with additional data from “24th Chung Cheng Cup”.

New Product Release

  • Selection 5

Metagame Breakdown

  • 44 Tearlaments (29 Kashtira Tearlaments, 14 Ishizu Kashtira Tearlaments, 1 Ra Ishizu Tearlaments)
  • 6 Kashtira
  • 3 Labrynth
  • 2 Grass Adamancipator
  • 2 Runick (1 Runick, 1 Invoked Runick)
  • 2 Spright Tri-Brigade
  • 1 Branded Bystial
  • 1 Bystial Dragonmaid
  • 1 Bystial Dragon Link
  • 1 Grass Kashtira Tearlaments Shaddoll
  • 1 Grass Tearlaments Branded Bystial Despia
  • 1 Kashtira Scareclaw
  • 1 P.U.N.K. Junk Doppel
  • 1 Spright Gishki
  • 1 Zefra

Tearlaments

GenGen went 8-1 and finished 1st in “Next Play Cup with Waseda-Sai CS” which had 72 participants.

Tearlaments builds are slowly shifting away from Keldo the Sacred Protector and Mudora the Sword Oracle. The Ishizu monsters are advantageous in the mirror match when you get your engine going and they are sent from deck to the graveyard, but more often than not, the Ishizu cards are bricks when drawn.

Running Set Rotation in the Main Deck is gaining traction among Tearlaments builds as a way to search out the limited Primeval Planet Perlereino, by giving the opponent Prime Planet Paraisos. The set Prime Planet Paraisos on opponent’s field would block the opponent from activating Infinite Impermanence from hand. But before passing the turn, Primeval Planet Perlereino, Baronne de Fleur or Mecha Phantom Beast Dracossack effect would be used to destroy the set Prime Planet Paraisos so that opponent would not be able to activate it and add Kashtira Fenrir from deck to hand.

Set Rotation has another side benefit of being able to clear the opponent’s Necrovalley. Labrynth is using Metaverse for quick access to Necrovalley to seal Tearlaments monsters graveyard effect.

Iruka (いるか) went 6-1-1 and finished 1st in “Lotus Festival with Hagetaka CS” (3v3 Team) which had 40 teams (120 participants).

He ran 1 Kashtira Unicorn and 1 Kashtira Birth in the Main Deck. If Kashtira Fenrir is already in hand, Kashtira Unicorn is another option to add from deck to hand with Prime Planet Paraisos effect. After Special Summoning Kashtira Unicorn, its effect would then be able to add Kashtira Birth from deck to hand. Using Kashtira Birth allows Kashtira Fenrir or Tearlaments Kashtira to be Normal Summoned without Tributing. When going first, Kashtira Unicorn is useful to snipe off by banishing face-down a monster from the opponent’s Extra Deck, making it much harder for the opponent to break your board.

Kashtira Birth could also be used to Special Summon Tearlaments Kashtira from the graveyard, which would trigger its effect to send top 3 cards from deck to graveyard. During the opponent’s turn, Kashtira Birth is a direct counter to the opponent’s Tearlaments Scream. After the opponent’s Tearlaments Scream ① effect resolves and sent the top 3 cards from deck to graveyard, Kashtira Birth ③ effect to banish face-down cards from the opponent’s graveyard can be activated in a new chain. If the opponent sent any Tearlaments monsters to the graveyard, then as the Turn Player their Tearlaments monsters Trigger Effect would have to go onto the chain first. After that then Kashtira Birth ③ effect could be added to the chain. Resolving the chain, Kashtira Birth effect would resolve first and banish face-down those Tearlaments monsters from the graveyard, and halting the Fusion Summons.

Conclusion

Tearlaments remains in the dominant lead. Kashtira has fallen off greatly, and is barely ahead of Labrynth.

Players are back to teching against Kashtira Tearlaments, such as moving Ghost Reaper & Winter Cherries into the Main Deck, and running multiple Bystial monsters in the Side Deck.

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7 Responses

  1. vtgare says:

    Tears are so broken they don’t even need Ishizu cards anymore 💀💀💀

  2. Windzy says:

    jsus they need to release more Exorsister support ASAP

  3. FlankyB says:

    Teir 0 for a reason. Most broken GY deck of all time!

  4. Dimitar Levterov says:

    Best deck ive ever seen. Zoodiac were strong but were not playing on my turn!!!!

  5. lohroc says:

    Would be nice if you could show the Labrynth decklist instead of the same Tearlaments decklist for the 100th time.

  6. Teddy says:

    Holy shit. All you post if Tear profiles. Wtf

  7. CoCoA says:

    bruh wtf is this yu-gi-oh or Tear-gi-oh? like bruh just ban all Tears just like dragon rulers, easy fix

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