[TCG] Week 0: Top 20 Decks and Cards

A new thing I’m trying out on the site

For a very long time, we’ve been covering OCG decklists, but no real way to cover the TCG. I’m not often present at YCS events, and even if I was, they’re not going to let me do my own coverage.

The great fellows at YGOscope however have been automating deck information now for a little while and their tool is refined to a point I’m willing to use it. I’m also going to combine it with my own manual efforts to filter out nonsensical information, and use my own general knowledge of the game to present the info more correctly (such as accounting for higher win rate percentage of Infinite Impermanence over Effect Veiler to be due to Called by the Grave and Altergeists).

We have no previous week to compare to, so I’m dubbing this week zero. We will see how the formats evolve week by week, but for now, this will be our starting information.

Week 0 stats: July 16th to 23rd

Top 10 Decks:

  • Gouki – 78.18% win rate with HERO variant, 75.51% win rate with Sky Striker variant. 69.21% without either
  • True Draco – 76.47% win rate with Monarch techs, 72.09% without
  • Invoked Mekk-Knight – 66.67% win rate without the Sky Striker engine, 73.44% with.
  • Frogs – 70.73% win rate with Paleozoic engine, 69.05% without.
  • Sky Striker Trickstars 66.43% win rate
  • Sky Striker Pure 65.52% win rate
  • Altergeist 62.02% win rate
  • ABC – 57.14% win rate
  • Burning Abyss – 54.46% win rate
  • Pendulum – 50.1% win rate

Top 20 Main Deck Cards by win rate:

  • Kyoutou Waterfront – 90%
  • Emergency teleport – 85.71%
  • Machine Duplication – 77.78%
  • Cosmic Cyclone – 78.57%
  • Strike of the Monarchs – 76.92%
  • Lee the World Chalice fairy – 76.47%
  • Red Reboot 76.19%
  • Night Beam – 76.0%
  • True King’s Return – 75.93%
  • Dinomight Knight, the True Dracofighter – 75.91%
  • Autonomous Action Unit – 75%
  • Gouki Bearhug – 74.77%
  • Speedroid Terrortop 74.36%
  • Gozen Match – 74.24%
  • Sky Striker Mecharmory – Hercules Base – 73.97%
  • Zefraniu, Secret of the Yang Zing – 73.91%
  • True Draco Apocalypse –  73.81%
  • True Draco Heritage – 73.68%
  • Dragonic Diagram – 73.53%
  • Mekk-Knight Red Moon – 73.33%

Top 20 Extra Deck Cards by win rate:

  • Qliphort Genius – 83.33%
  • Curious, the Lightsworn Dominion – 83.33%
  • Topologic Bomber Dragon – 82.67%
  • ABC-Dragon Buster – 81.82%
  • Invoked Raidjin – 79.12%
  • Tri-Gate Wizard – 77.48%
  • Knightmare Gryphon – 76.92%
  • Mistar Boy – 75.56%
  • Altergeist Hexstia – 74.03%
  • Borreload Dragon – 73.79%
  • Knightmare Mermaid/Unicorn – 73.68%
  • Invoked Purgatrio -73.42%
  • Link Spider – 72.73%
  • Toadally Awesome – 72.73%
  • Invoked Mechaba – 72.73%
  • Firewall Dragon – 72.37%
  • Summon Sorceress – 71.99%
  • Knightmare Goblin – 71.53%
  • M-X Saber Invoker – 71.1%
  • Tornado Dragon – 70.59%

Tier 1 Decks (>2200 decklists analyzed):

  • Gouki – 18.59% of the field
  • Sky Striker Trickstar – 12.47% of the field
  • Altergeist – 10.78% of the field
  • Sky Striker – 10.33% of the field
  • True Draco – 7.6% of the field
  • All other Decks make up the remaining 40%

Tier 1 Matchups:

Gouki

  • Gouki -> Sky Striker Trickstar – 54.55% Win Rate
  • Gouki -> Altergeist – 45.45% Win Rate
  • Gouki -> Sky Striker – 63.64% Win Rate
  • Gouki -> True Draco – 52.63% Win Rate

Sky Striker Trickstar

  • Sky Striker Trickstar -> Altergeist – 30.12% Win Rate
  • Sky Striker Trickstar -> Sky Striker – 71.43% Win Rate
  • Sky Striker Trickstar -> True Draco – 33.41% Win Rate

Altergeist

  • Altergeist -> Sky Striker – 50%
  • Altergeist -> True Draco – 43.48%

Sky Striker

  • Sky Striker -> True Draco – 37.5%

I’ll be refining this data and how it’s presented in future week recaps as well, but this is a good starting point.

 

Huge thanks and shoutout to our newest friends at http://www.ygoscope.com for compiling such valuable information!