Tier 1

TPC Comments

Luke Tyler

Strong performances across competitive environments suggest that Desperado should remain at Tier 1. The deck consists of a strong boss monster, powerful traps and a flexible playstyle that grant it the ability to navigate through various matchups for victory. Furthermore, the deck has a pseudo-Loading... at its disposal in Loading... due to the skill - Master of Destiny . This variant of Desperado has been performing well since its debut, and this is expected to continue.


Desperado is still the strongest deck at the moment. Loading... is extremely powerful and being able to abuse other strong cards such as Loading... and Loading... make this deck very versatile and able to beat almost anything.

Tier 2

TPC Comments:


With the deck becoming Tier 1 last week, a lot more people are siding in Loading... and Loading... . Also a lot more people are maining Loading... and Loading... . This is why Triamids are struggling in the meta.

Luke Tyler

Ancient Gear is still a good deck that has many favoured matchups in the meta. Though none of these matchups are significantly favourable when taking only the deck cores into consideration, the use of tech cards such as Loading... and Loading... helps a lot - and these tech cards in particular are seeing more play amongst Ancient Gear decklists. The slight decline in Six Samurai popularity is also beneficial for Ancient Gear.

Blue-Eyes has adapted to the new meta to better handle Desperado and with less orientation on the Six Samurai matchup. Some deck building trends that would suggest this are in an increase in spells & traps in decklists. Some players are also revisiting Loading... in their Blue-Eyes decks.

Cyberdark remain at Tier 2. With many utilising Desperado Barrel Dragon, the deck is able to prove troublesome for many of its matchups in the format. Even the unfavourable matchups in the format for Cyberdark can be overcome by drawing above average hands that can pump out enough damage to clock the opponent into closing the game out before it's too late. Strong performances from Cyberdark are expected to continue over the upcoming week.

Six Samurai adapted to the Forbidden and Limited restrictions quite fast. The deck is still able to put out strong fields of threats, but less frequently. In regards to deck-building trends, the popular builds of Six Samurai currently tend to be using many backrow.