OCG 2024.04 Metagame Report #10, #11

Welcome to Week #10, #11 of the OCG 2024.04 format.

This report tabulates 187 top-performing decks from 36 tournaments that were held in Japan, China Mainland and South Korea during 8 – 16 June 2024.

Metagame Breakdown

  • 32 Yubel (31 Fiendsmith Yubel, 1 Yubel)
  • 31 Fiendsmith Snake-Eye
  • 28 Tenpai Dragon
  • 8 Voiceless Voice (6 Voiceless Voice, 2 Fiendsmith Voiceless Voice)
  • 7 Runick
  • 6 Branded (5 Grass Branded, 1 Branded)
  • 6 Fire King (5 Sinful Spoils Snake-Eye Fire King, 1 Fiendsmith Sinful Spoils Snake-Eye Fire King)
  • 6 Rescue-ACE (5 Fiendsmith Sinful Spoils Snake-Eye Rescue-ACE, 1 Horus Sinful Spoils Rescue-ACE)
  • 5 Dragon Link (3 Dragon Link, 2 Grass Dragon Link)
  • 4 Fiendsmith Chimera
  • 4 Horus Gimmick Puppet
  • 4 Memento (3 Memento, 1 Fiendsmith Memento)
  • 4 Salamangreat (3 Salamangreat, 1 Mathmech Salamangreat)
  • 3 Centur-Ion
  • 3 Infernoid (1 Infernoid, 1 Grass Infernoid, 1 Grass Yubel Sinful Spoils Snake-Eye Infernoid)
  • 3 Labrynth (2 Labrynth, 1 Fiendsmith Labrynth)
  • 3 Ritual Beast
  • 3 Tachyon (1 Tachyon, 1 Bystial Tachyon, 1 Horus Tachyon FTK)
  • 3 White Forest (2 Centur-Ion Toy White Forest, 1 Toy White Forest)
  • 2 Fiendsmith Magical Musket
  • 2 Marincess
  • 2 Melodious Supreme King
  • 2 Sky Striker
  • 2 Tearlaments (1 Fiendsmith Visas Tearlaments, 1 Horus Fiendsmith Tearlaments)
  • 1 Adventurer Fiendsmith Scareclaw
  • 1 Dinomorphia
  • 1 Fiendsmith Unchained
  • 1 Fiendsmith Unchained Evil★Twin
  • 1 Floowandereeze
  • 1 Grass Tearlaments Shaddoll Branded
  • 1 Melodious Symphonic Warrior Solfachord
  • 1 Purrely
  • 1 Ragnaraika Sunavalon Rikka
  • 1 Raidraptor
  • 1 Red Dragon Archfiend
  • 1 Snake-Eye Lyrilusc
  • 1 Supreme King Z-ARC
  • 1 Trickstar


Dinowrestler Pankratops is seeing a return to the Side Deck. Its high ATK and effect to destroy 1 opponent’s card allows it to breakthrough the opponent’s Koa’ki Meiru Drago and Kaiser Colosseum lock.

Knightmare Phoenix in the Extra Deck fulfills a similar role. As a FIRE monster, Knightmare Phoenix could be Link Summoned while Koa’ki Meiru Drago effect is being applied, and with ATK 1900 it could at least trade against the opponent’s Koa’ki Meiru Drago in battle.

Solemn Judgment in the Side Deck provides additional protection against the opponent’s Forbidden Droplet.

Choice Scarf Water Spout Kyogre (围巾喷水盖欧卡) went 9-0-1 and finished 1 – 2nd in “Yu-Gi-Oh! China Mainland WCQ 2024 Shenyang” which had 240 participants.


If you have a starter such as Snake-Eye Ash or Bonfire in your opening hand, then the Fiendsmith package could be used to make Beatrice, Lady of the Eternal to send Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring from deck to the graveyard, and then retrieve it with Salamangreat Sunlight Wolf. This is another way to hedge against Forbidden Droplet by diversifying your disruptions across your hand, field and graveyard, making it difficult for a single board breaker to deal with all of them.

Yongping (永平) went 9-1 and finished 1 – 3rd in “Yu-Gi-Oh! China Mainland WCQ 2024 Chengdu” which had 359 participants.

Tenpai Dragon

Heat Wave has been a highly debated card of whether it should be played in the Side Deck of Tenpai Dragon. Heat Wave can only be played at the start of your Main Phase 1, so it has to be drawn in the opening 5 cards when going first, making it high risk high reward. Players in favor of consistency would be averse to running such risky cards.

However, there are certain match-ups where Tenpai Dragon would want to go first, such as against Yubel. As stated in the Yu-Gi-Oh! OCG Card Database (ファントム・オブ・ユベル), Phantom of Yubel ② effect is not applied on the Monster, and Monsters which are unaffected by Monster Effects could still have their effects changed. This meant that Phantom of Yubel could change the effect of Tenpai Dragon monsters while Sangen Summoning is on the field. Yubel opening board is one of the hardest for Tenpai Dragon to breakthrough, hence Tenpai Dragon might opt to go first to play Heat Wave and prevent Yubel from setting up.

One of the counter to Heat Wave is to play your own Heat Wave, forcing another turn skip and handing the initiative back to you. This Heat Wave mind game have convoluted the metagame such that even some Yubel decks are running Heat Wave in the Side Deck just to counter the opponent’s Heat Wave.

Play Branded for a Lifetime (玩一辈子烙印) went 10-0 and finished 1 – 3rd in “Yu-Gi-Oh! China Mainland WCQ 2024 Chengdu” which had 359 participants.


Fiendsmith Yubel, Fiendsmith Snake-Eye and Tenpai Dragon have solidified themselves as the top contenders at the end of the OCG 2024.04 format.

All China Mainland WCQ 2024 Regionals have also come to an end after 6 weeks of intensive competition.

  • 30 Snake-Eye (28 Fiendsmith Snake-Eye, 1 Snake-Eye, 1 Fiendsmith Millennium Snake-Eye)
  • 28 Tenpai Dragon
  • 15 Yubel (14 Fiendsmith Yubel, 1 Yubel)
  • 6 Centur-Ion
  • 4 Runick
  • 3 Labrynth
  • 26 Others

Fiendsmith Snake-Eye, Tenpai Dragon and Fiendsmith Yubel made up the majority of the top cuts across all China Mainland WCQ 2024 Regionals.

China Mainland WCQ 2024 Regionals Top 2/3/4 Decks
Shanghai Fiendsmith Snake-Eye
Fiendsmith Snake-Eye
Tenpai Dragon
Fiendsmith Millennium Snake-Eye
Beijing Tenpai Dragon
Fiendsmith Yubel
Hangzhou Fiendsmith Yubel
Tenpai Dragon
Guangzhou Centur-Ion
Centur-Ion Dragon Link
Tenpai Dragon
Tenpai Dragon
Shenzhen Tenpai Dragon
Fiendsmith Snake-Eye
Grass Branded
Wuhan Fiendsmith Snake-Eye
Fiendsmith Yubel
Fiendsmith Snake-Eye
Shenyang Fiendsmith Yubel
Fiendsmith Yubel
Chengdu Tenpai Dragon
Tenpai Dragon
Fiendsmith Snake-Eye

The China Mainland WCQ 2024 Regionals conclude the moment the Top 2/3/4 players are determined, without any additional playoffs to decide the overall champion. Regionals with 240 participants give 2 invites, 360 participants give 3 invites, and 480 participants give 4 invites.

The Top 2/3/4 decks reflect a similar breakdown as the top cuts. Tenpai Dragon leads by winning 8 invites, follow by Snake-Eye with 7 invites, and Yubel with 5 invites. These 3 decks are so dominant that only 4 remaining invites went to the other decks.

China Mainland WCQ 2024 to be held on 29 June 2024 will be the closing curtain for the OCG 2024.04 format.

Asia WCQ 2024 and Japan Championship 2024 to be held over the weekend of 13 – 14 July 2024 will be on the new OCG 2024.07 Limit Regulation.

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13 Responses

  1. Joseph Behm says:

    Can someone link to the pure Tachyon list, please and thanks

  2. Jan says:

    I am locking for the 3 infernoid pure und infernoid yubel list ?

    Can anybody help ?

  3. silver says:

    Can someone help me find the purrely list?

  4. Kayla says:

    Can somebody help me find the Lyrilusc list thank you?

  5. Jho Nan says:

    can somebody provide me the link of the Red dragon archfiend deck list?

  6. Chrollo says:

    Do we have the decklists of those Ritual Beast?

  7. Kazuyoshi says:

    Hello, can someone give me the dinomorphia build please? Thank you.

  8. Julius says:

    Can someone linkt to the rikka deck?

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